A Brilliant Stop-Motion Animated Video for the New Eels Song: “Bone Dry”

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Official video for “Bone Dry” from THE DECONSTRUCTION - out now!

Order & tour dates: eelstheband.com
Buy/stream ‘Bone Dry’: smarturl.it

Producers: Sofia Astrom, Tony Candelaria
Executive Producers: Duke Johnson, Dino Stamatopoulos
Director: Sofia Astrom
Art Director: Tony Candelaria
Director of Photography: Joe Passarelli
Lighting Technicians: Matthew Philip Hazelrig, David Charry
Animator: Anthony Scott, Sean Willets, Tony Candelaria, Misha Kline

Set builder: Brent Johnson

Puppets: Tony Candelaria

Design: Stef Choi

VFX supervisor: Ruairí Twohig

Art PA’s: Siyu Li, Mollie Ong, Katie Lazo, Meredith Quinn, Isabelle Aspi, Jeffrey Hsueh, Chase Biado

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236 comments

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:33:24pm

Game Of Trolls

I’ll say it again for the weak minded: Assad and Putin are NO FOOLS!
WHAT REASON would they have to do this, when they are clearly WINNING????
Inches from victory, WHY, would they bring the wrath of the world upon themselves???

What disappoints me, is how easily Trump is manipulated, by treacherous underlings!

Just the other day, Trump had a “secret” national security meeting, within an hour info was leaked in an effort to undermine his position and policies.. TRAITORS are in the nest!

And now THIS??? Does ANYONE think the timing of this event is Coincidence???
Seriously????

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:38:39pm

From the previous thread. I’m going to have to bow out and take a nap, because I need to rest up for tomorrow’s fresh hell (village board meeting; the village clerk just delivered the agenda).

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

wiki is exaggerating or just mis-characterizing with “widely used in residential settings”…it may well have been used at first in residential settings by local governments for mosquito control.

widely used by “lawn owners”? Nope.

It would be tough to say without analysing which pesticides were used by homeowners from 1965 onward. That would be a huge task for sure, and probably not worth the effort. The only thing that matters is whether the chemical is dangerous enough (where enough is defined by liberals as health and conservatives as profitability) or no.

This story is blowing up right away. Snopes is on it now, with mixed reviews based on what the particular claim is.

snopes.com

The most interesting of the issues to me here isn’t whether the scientific studies are conclusive or no. It’s the graft.

Chlorpyrifos, an insecticide with alleged origins in Nazi Germany, was set to be banned by the EPA over health and environmental safety concerns, but President Trump reversed this decision after Dow Chemicals, a manufacturer of the chemical, donated one million dollars to his inauguration fund.

Rating: Mostly true. (The part about the Nazis developing it is false, though they laid the groundwork in organophosphates.)

They go through each of the claims in that quote. (The million dollars is true. Dow makes the chemical. Is that a quid pro quo? Hard to say.)

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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:41:11pm

That was nice. Now back to Ry.

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BigPapa  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:49:02pm

Village Board Meeting comes up a little short for a band name but it’s very worthy for a mid-career consequential album name.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:49:42pm

For our esteemed host Mr. Johnson: That was an interesting video; the music is catchy and the video is quite original.

(Pesky mixed media that the animation catches my eye and distracts from the music. /s)

While some of what you present to us just isn’t my cuppa coffee (why is cuppa in my spell check dictionary), I do appreciate you introducing acts and musical styles with which I am unfamiliar.

I enjoy it when you bring someone or something to my attention I’ve never heard of before.

(I still like Katy Perry /phhht).

Okay, nap time. Someone turn off the wind outside, it’s too loud.
bbc.com (Current weather for Scottsbluff, Nebr. I find it odd that temperatures at the BBC are in centigrade and wind speeds are in miles per hour.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:55:40pm

re: #4 BigPapa

Village Board Meeting comes up a little short for a band name but it’s very worthy for a mid-career consequential album name.

Worst Village People cover band ever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:56:54pm

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not fond of dragging discussions to a new thread, when the old thread is still alive, but here we are.

Not sure why it would be “tough to say” what pesticides were used by homeowners from 1965 on.
It’s not like it was some kind of huge secret back then.

My big pet peeve about this whole Chlorpyrifos discussion, was the initial blaming “lawn owners” as the biggest source for contaminating water.
It just is not true.

Are lawns a significant source of run off pollution? Due to a lack of research, the answer to this question at this time is “maybe”. What is known about run-off pollution and about lawn fertilization and pesticide use trends and behaviors; as well as knowledge of the nutrient cycle, indicates run-off pollution can and does occur from lawns.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Large agricultural interests have for decades tried to shift the environmental damage blame, not just with this particular pesticide but ANY pesticide/herbicide/fungicide/fertilizer, to anyone but itself. And I am confident in making that statement as a longtime farmer extremely familiar with this argument/distraction.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:58:43pm

Posted last year but bears repeating for the amazing images.
How the United States Looked Before the EPA

Back in 1970, then-President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the Environmental Protection Agency. Just after its creation, the EPA created a photo-documentary project called “Project Documerica.” Its purpose? To “record the state of the environment and efforts to improve it.”

Smog May, 1972 (Gene Daniels)
Kaiser Aluminum Plant smokestack (John Messina)
Killed fish (June, 1972 Bill Gillette)
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2018 • 1:59:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:06:53pm

Last thought about groundwater contamination:

IMHO, when it comes to poisoning our water supply, another culprit vying with agriculture for top villain honors is mining interests.
All of those horrible lawn owners as a group do not even come close.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:08:58pm
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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:14:26pm

re: #4 BigPapa

Village Board Meeting comes up a little short for a band name but it’s very worthy for a mid-career consequential album name.

Close.

Village Green Preservation Society ~ The Kinks ~ Live 1973

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:17:19pm

re: #8 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I remember smog alerts, cancelled physical education classes, burning eyes, heavy lungs. Heavy lungs as a kid! The skyline all obscured apart from rare days. I also remember looking up at the layer of tobacco smoke in the room when mom and dad threw a party. Ashtrays all over the place.

Now since gasoline has been cheap in recent years we have muscle cars. Loud, hundreds upon hundreds of horsepower. But no smoke, start easy on cold days and can turn or stop quickly too. All at better mileage.

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Dizzy  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:24:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:25:20pm

re: #13 Unshaken Defiance

I remember smog alerts, cancelled physical education classes, burning eyes, heavy lungs. Heavy lungs as a kid! The skyline all obscured apart from rare days. I also remember looking up at the layer of tobacco smoke in the room when mom and dad threw a party. Ashtrays all over the place.

Now since gasoline has been cheap in recent years we have muscle cars. Loud, hundreds upon hundreds of horsepower. But no smoke, start easy on cold days and can turn or stop quickly too. All at better mileage.

It just astonishes me (although it probably shouldn’t) that a lot of people have no memory of how horrible the pre-EPA days were. And establishing the EPA in 1970 did not instantly produce clean air/water.

For me, it was not so much urban smog that is my most vivid memory, it was the acid rain.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:27:26pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:27:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:28:19pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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LO fucking L

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:31:38pm

Try living in a Western PA steel town in the 50’s-70s with the fly ash sprinkling down on you from the coke ovens along with the rotten egg hydrogen sulfide funds when the ovens were opened. Add the various mills and mines dumping acids and sludge into the Ohio river. You walk on the bridge between Ambridge and the J&L plant in Aliquippa and see swarms of dead fish floating down the Ohio.

The the mills were shut down, the blame laid on the EPA and liberals…you had to leave…

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:32:03pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

Or imagine we had never forced cleanup of those superfund places

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:32:57pm

re: #17 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Can’t be any worse than the Dictionaraoke version!

MP3 Audio

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:32:59pm

re: #16 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Run Ronny Run

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:36:33pm

re: #19 Joe Bacon 🌹

Try living in a Western PA steel town in the 50’s-70s with the fly ash sprinkling down on you from the coke ovens along with the rotten egg hydrogen sulfide funds when the ovens were opened. Add the various mills and mines dumping acids and sludge into the Ohio river. You walk on the bridge between Ambridge and the J&L plant in Aliquippa and see swarms of dead fish floating down the Ohio.

The the mills were shut down, the blame laid on the EPA and liberals…you had to leave…

my first husband (RIP) worked for Interlake Steel (later named Acme Steel) in Riverdale, Illinois from the late 60s to ~1991.
All of our vehicles were coated in graphite after sitting in the plant parking lot. I do not even want to think what his lungs looked like.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:38:49pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

my first husband (RIP) worked for Interlake Steel (later named Acme Steel) in Riverdale, Illinois from the late 60s to ~1991.
All of our vehicles were coated in graphite after sitting in the plant parking lot. I do not even want to think what his lungs looked like.

My grandmother’s dad was a coal miner. He was only 63 when he died. My grandmother told me at the end when he had black lung, he could barely walk. Sad thing is he was a very healthy man outside his lungs. I’m glad the mines have declined.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:42:54pm
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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:49:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:55:32pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

My grandmother’s dad was a coal miner. He was only 63 when he died. My grandmother told me at the end when he had black lung, he could barely walk. Sad thing is he was a very healthy man outside his lungs. I’m glad the mines have declined.

my first husband was 55 when he died.
I have now lived longer than he has, and I have outlived two of my three step-children.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:57:03pm

re: #26 The Major

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So, Alex is saying that the yam is falling for a false flag operation?

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 2:59:38pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

It just astonishes me (although it probably shouldn’t) that a lot of people have no memory of how horrible the pre-EPA days were. And establishing the EPA in 1970 did not instantly produce clean air/water.

For me, it was not so much urban smog that is my most vivid memory, it was the acid rain.

In a thickly wooded and moist humid environment where it rains often, like places in your area, lower hilly Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, The Carolinas the trees showed it. They weren’t as thick and lush as they had been naturally.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:01:43pm

Father arrested after retrieving gun from son’s backpack at school, reports say

Ramon Nuiry’s first mistake was leaving a gun in his 8-year-old son’s school backpack. His second mistake was showing up at the child’s elementary school in Miami-Dade County to retrieve it.

Nuiry, 53, was arrested Thursday at Kendale Lakes Elementary School in southwest Miami-Dade, according to South Florida news reports.

Nuiry admitted to police that he put the loaded gun inside his son’s book bag and forgot to remove it before the boy went to school, WFOR-Ch. 4 reported.

Instead of notifying school officials or police, Nuiry went to the school and asked staff to call his son — with his backpack — to the office.

A parent who saw Nuiry take the gun out of the bag, put it in his waistband and leave the school told school officials who then notified Miami-Dade Schools police, the Miami Herald reported.

GOOD THING IT WASN’T A BIBLE! THE LIBTURDS WOULD’A PACKED HIM OFF TO FEMA CAMP FOR SURE! OPPRESSION! OUR RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:02:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:03:27pm

re: #29 ObserverArt

In a thickly wooded and moist humid environment where it rains often, like places in your area, lower hilly Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, The Carolinas the trees showed it. They weren’t as thick and lush as they had been naturally.

Watching the trees literally turning brown and dying right before our eyes left a real impression on me.
Then there was the obvious acid rain damage to building facades, rock faces, etc.

Really scary stuff that was.

And the GOP wants to go back to that???

nononononono

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dangerman  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:06:40pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

It just astonishes me (although it probably shouldn’t) that a lot of people have no memory of how horrible the pre-EPA days were. And establishing the EPA in 1970 did not instantly produce clean air/water.

For me, it was not so much urban smog that is my most vivid memory, it was the acid rain.

its that comfort trap thing we were talking about weeks ago when they were gutting “regulations” (why do i need to use a checklist, nothing ever goes wrong)

why do we need all these regs if the air and water are so clean? we should gut em.

the air and water are so clean because we have all these regs

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:08:56pm

re: #19 Joe Bacon 🌹

Try living in a Western PA steel town in the 50’s-70s with the fly ash sprinkling down on you from the coke ovens along with the rotten egg hydrogen sulfide funds when the ovens were opened. Add the various mills and mines dumping acids and sludge into the Ohio river. You walk on the bridge between Ambridge and the J&L plant in Aliquippa and see swarms of dead fish floating down the Ohio.

The the mills were shut down, the blame laid on the EPA and liberals…you had to leave…

Yup, growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1960’s we were told that we never had pollution. The sulfur smell and low hanging yellowish-grey clouds that somehow appeared every morning around 5 when the steel mills fired up, were ‘ground fog’.

And yes, I remember the silvery grey sheen that covered cars some mornings. How the snow turned grey after a couple of days. And all the black soot that would fall out of the window sills when we opened the windows.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:09:45pm

re: #31 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The ONLY good thing about Trump is that he’s doing everything the GOP has promised over the years and his supporters are paying the price. The bad part is others are as well.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:18:48pm

Dad had to retire at 63 after working as a welder except for the five years he was disabled in a mill accident. He had major problems breathing when he hit 60 and Drs gave him multiple pulmonary medications. Before he died at the age of 82 he was at the point where he needed oxygen.

And the Republicans want to bring back the glory days when the Cuyahoga River caught fire…

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:21:41pm

And back in the 1960’s we used to get lectured on how we kids had it so much better than it used to be in the 1940’s. Which was true.

buzzfeed.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:22:38pm

re: #29 ObserverArt

In a thickly wooded and moist humid environment where it rains often, like places in your area, lower hilly Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, The Carolinas the trees showed it. They weren’t as thick and lush as they had been naturally.

When I was 3-4 years old I remember going with Dad to the maple farms in Western PA to tap a tree and get fresh maple syrup. By the mid 60’s the trees were tapped out…thanks to acid rain…

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HappyWarrior  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:24:28pm

re: #37 ckkatz

And back in the 1960’s we used to get lectured on how we kids had it so much better than it used to be in the 1940’s. Which was true.

buzzfeed.com

Dad’s grandfather was an elevator operator at the Frick Building. His grandfather’s father in law an iron puddler. Industrialization was necessary butcevonmies constantly adapt.

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:26:47pm

re: #36 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dad had to retire at 63 after working as a welder except for the five years he was disabled in a mill accident. He had major problems breathing when he hit 60 and Drs gave him multiple pulmonary medications. Before he died at the age of 82 he was at the point where he needed oxygen.

And the Republicans want to bring back the glory days when the Cuyahoga River caught fire…

I never really heard about all the accidents in the mills until some friends started working in them. I suspect that there were a lot of accidents. Mostly not publicized as “Not Newsworthy”. It was often hard and dangerous work.

I am very sorry to hear about your father.

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retired cynic  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:27:07pm

Where I am on the Illinois River, pollution would cling to the river, coming up from St Louis. The valley is about 5-6 miles wide here, and in the 70s you could often not see from the bluffs on one side to the other. Now it is clear and sharp every day.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:29:01pm

We take our environmental progress for granted. Conservatives love talking about pesky regulations. I call them why asthmatic people can breath.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:29:13pm

Look even in the modern pre Trump EPA era, the same one that has made costly mistakes, gone overboard sometimes there is still too much damage being done by shops, factories and certain kinds of production.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:30:44pm

re: #37 ckkatz

And back in the 1960’s we used to get lectured on how we kids had it so much better than it used to be in the 1940’s. Which was true.

buzzfeed.com

and the 1960s were horrible, which gives an idea of how even worse it was in the 1940s.

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:33:10pm

re: #38 Joe Bacon 🌹

When I was 3-4 years old I remember going with Dad to the maple farms in Western PA to tap a tree and get fresh maple syrup. By the mid 60’s the trees were tapped out…thanks to acid rain…

I remember the Meyersdale Maple Parade in Laurel Highlands. Apparently the parade still exists.

pamaplefestival.com

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lawhawk  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:35:50pm

re: #43 Unshaken Defiance

Look even in the modern pre Trump EPA era, the same one that has made costly mistakes, gone overboard sometimes there is still too much damage being done.

Often the problem isn’t the agency, but trying to figure out who the polluters are (after successors/mergers/acquisitions/bankruptcies) and getting someone to pay. Then there are the scientific challenges to figure out how to remediate and to what level.

The best way to deal with Superfund sites is to make sure new ones don’t occur and that we minimize the point source pollution. Then we need to get the existing list of sites funded to begin cleanup there as well.

A few towns over we’ve got a Ford paint dump that created a toxic legacy there. In another town, a company dumped hexavalent chromium, and it’s leached into groundwater and is extremely toxic.

Oh, a few towns over from that one, you’ve got a former Dupont munitions plant where they did all kinds of tests and there are all manner of chemicals leaching into the water.

That’s just within a 20 mile sweep of Northern NJ off the top of my head.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:37:20pm

ETA page link to elmhurst.edu: chemistry.elmhurst.edu

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:39:21pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:40:59pm

re: #40 ckkatz

When Dad got out of high school he spent 2 years in the CCC then he went to welding school in East Pittsburgh PA. He was able to do speciality welding and during the war he worked at the Charleston Navy Yard. After the war, Dad worked at the HH Robertson plant in Ambridge PA at the same time as one Charlie Buchinsky (A.K.A. Charles Bronson). Dad was repairing a rolling machine when another employee turned the machine on and Dad’s right arm was crushed. He had to have multiple operations to put his arm back together. Five years he was on worker comp and State Disability (There was no Social Security disability until Eisenhower expanded the benefits in the 50s). After that Dad worked as a guard at the plant until he just couldn’t take the abuse any more from them and he took up welding again, getting a Boilermakers Union card.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:41:11pm
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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:43:27pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Dad’s grandfather was an elevator operator at the Frick Building. His grandfather’s father in law an iron puddler. Industrialization was necessary butcevonmies constantly adapt.

Hmm, the Frick Building. Lots of stories about Henry Clay Frick (Carnegie Steel’s COO) trying to bust union strikes. For example, Fort Frick during the Great Homestead Strike. His was not a popular name when I was growing up.

Homestead Strike
en.wikipedia.org

I believe that the Frick Building is still around:
en.wikipedia.org

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:43:43pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the 1960s were horrible, which gives an idea of how even worse it was in the 1940s.

And earlier. We’ve all seen pictures of turn of the century cities that had just come through the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution how nasty some of the cities were. Open sewers, people dumping stuff in garbage pits, etc.

No thank you!

My buddy sometimes brings “Burning River” over on our Friday night jams as his beverage of choice. That’s fun, but we don’t need the Cuyahoga burning any time soon again.

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Interesting Times  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:43:45pm

Oh, if only these sorts of conversations could be secretly recorded and leaked:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:44:33pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:45:44pm

John Kennedy wrote “Profiles In Courage”

Is it too much to ask one journalist to write “Profiles In Cowardice” that doesn’t do the “Both Sides Do It” bullshit?

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dangerman  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:47:22pm

you know another reason why we have “regulations”?

so fires in high rises don’t kill people

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:47:50pm

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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that is just pathetic

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:48:09pm

re: #51 ckkatz

Hmm, the Frick Building. Lots of stories about Henry Clay Frick (Carnegie Steel’s COO) trying to bust union strikes. For example, Fort Frick during the Great Homestead Strike. His was not a popular name when I was growing up.

Homestead Strike
en.wikipedia.org

I believe that the Frick Building is still around:
en.wikipedia.org

Great Grandpa Bacon was involved in the IWW’s strikes in 1919.

Grandpa Bacon told me how evil Frick was and union organizers considered him to be the Antichrist.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:49:35pm

re: #46 lawhawk

I experienced a misfit first hand. Think jewelry building. And regulations for emissions and waste run by the generator aka each enterprise running. Each of those too small to be regulated. But in the basement plumbing it all came together just as if one big 13 story factory.

if you want a permit to process your waste you can do that. but not for someone else’s. The building could not legally treat the stream of water from upstairs. Because they could not account for all that went in like the generators could. Impasse. Act of Congress impasse.

In short we compromised, and everyone that wants to mfg does, and the waste streams are well taken care of.

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:50:00pm

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:51:56pm

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Oh well then since the charges are accurate we need not worry right? Putin and Trump playing “whose the bigger liar” as fast as they can

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:53:10pm

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

Good on your father for fighting to make it back to a skilled job. I can only imagine all he had to put up with. And having to deal with the lack of a safety net. It was a hard time.

Interesting that he went to school in East Pittsburgh. That was where the US-30/Ardmore Blvd/Lincoln Hwy roadbed collapsed today. By the way, I was just looking, East Pittsburgh’s population is down from a high of 6000 to less than 2000. Many of them elderly.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:53:12pm

re: #56 dangerman

you know another reason why we have “regulations”?

so fires in high rises don’t kill people

I still remember Mom calling me on May 4, 1988 she was so scared because she was watching the First Interstate Bank building in Los Angeles on fire. She got all worried that I was nearby the building. I went outside and DAMN you could see the flames shooting out of it!

en.wikipedia.org

And at that time—sprinklers were being installed but the system was inoperative!

This is what a real life Towering Inferno looked like…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:53:43pm

re: #61 Unshaken Defiance

Oh well then since the charges are accurate we need not worry right? Putin and Trump playing “whose the bigger liar” as fast as they can

“playing who’s the bigger liar” is just pillow talk for those two.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:53:45pm

Evening Lizardim.

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makeitstop  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:54:35pm

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So Trump is stuck between the thought of bombing something and the possible boost in approval ratings he wants so badly, and pissing off Uncle Daddy Vlad?

This should be fun to watch.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:55:05pm

re: #62 ckkatz

Good on your father for fighting to make it back to a skilled job. I can only imagine all he had to put up with. And having to deal with the lack of a safety net. It was a hard time.

Interesting that he went to school in East Pittsburgh. That was where the US-30/Ardmore Blvd/Lincoln Hwy roadbed collapsed today. By the way, I was just looking, East Pittsburgh’s population is down from a high of 6000 to less than 2000. Many of them elderly.

I drove that a lot with Dad when I lived back in Pittsburgh. But that’s what happens with years of neglecting road maintenance PLUS lax building codes!

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:55:30pm

We should remember the Russian fighters there are spoiling for payback. They want the fight, regardless because we killed hundreds of them in a recent lopsided battle. I’m a little surprised bigger incidents have not yet occurred, an indication of well disciplined forces.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:56:05pm

I’m sitting here thinking about the President dining with the nations military leaders this evening.
I imagine they’re quite busy trying to talk Dotard down from dropping a nuke on a Syrian military base.

Now you’re all thinking about it too.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:57:30pm

re: #69 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m sitting here thinking about the President dining with the nations military leaders this evening.
I imagine they’re quite busy trying to talk Dotard down from dropping a nuke on a Syrian military base.

Now you’re all thinking about it too.

He has Lou Dobbs on the phone and Franky Graham Cracker is giving “spiritual advice”…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:57:56pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 3:58:33pm

re: #56 dangerman

you know another reason why we have “regulations”?

so fires in high rises don’t kill people

You know why Trump doesn’t want regulations?

So he cannot be held responsible for fires that kill people.

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:05:35pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

“playing who’s the bigger liar” is just pillow talk for those two.

re: #66 makeitstop

So Trump is stuck between the thought of bombing something and the possible boost in approval ratings he wants so badly, and pissing off Uncle Daddy Vlad?

This should be fun to watch.

Or is it all theater in the round?

I just can’t trust anything either is doing and not want to think Putin could be playing along with Trump so that he can keep him alive politically as long as possible.

It’s almost like Pro Wrestling Politics. They throw chairs at each, the media plays it all up and behind the scenes, business as usual.

I don’t want to think like that. But…

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:05:52pm

re: #67 Joe Bacon 🌹

I drove that a lot with Dad when I lived back in Pittsburgh. But that’s what happens with years of neglecting road maintenance PLUS lax building codes!

Very true. Plus, of course, losing most of the local tax base. Iirc, big local employers were Westinghouse to the east in picturesquely named Wilmerding and the US Steel at the junction of Turtle Creek and Monongahela River. (Opposite Kennywood) I suspect that neither is the big employer they were 50 years ago.

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retired cynic  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:07:00pm

I just enjoy Charlie Pierce so much. His end of week column always features some dinosaur news, New Orleans jazz, and old movie footage on Pathe. esquire.com was so good I quoted the entire dinosaur piece. Hope my formatting is clear, but everything from here on is CP:

Is it a good day for dinosaur news, New York Times? It’s always a good day for dinosaur news!

Gigantic dinosaurs frolicked and splashed some 170 million years ago in the lagoons of what is now Scotland. That’s what a team of paleontologists has determined after discovering dozens of jumbo-sized footprints belonging to long-necked sauropods on the Isle of Skye. Mixed with the herbivores’ tracks were a few clawed impressions left behind by two-legged meat-eaters known as theropods.

Sure, you say “frolicking,” and the theropods say, “Lunch!”

Identifying two types of footprints in the same place also challenges the idea that long-necked dinosaurs waded into shallow, muddy waters to escape predators, said Stephen Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an author of the new study. “We’re actually seeing these dinosaurs interacting with each other and interacting with their environment,” he said. The team reported their findings Monday in the Scottish Journal of Geology.

Sure, you say “interacting,” and the theropods say, “a la carte.”

Ms. dePolo plans to explore the Isle of Skye for more sauropod and theropod footprints. She and her colleagues are asking anyone who thinks they might have spotted a dino track on the island to reach out. “Let the big nerds who do this for a living know, so we can chase them down and tell these dinosaurs’ stories,” she said. “I’m willing to look at a thousand tidal pools that are not footprints in order to key in on the one that might be.”

She sounds like she’s having a good time, which is as it should be, because dinosaurs frolicked then to make us happy now.

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ckkatz  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:09:41pm

re: #73 ObserverArt

Or is it all theater in the round?

I just can’t trust anything either is doing and not want to think Putin could be playing along with Trump so that he can keep him alive politically as long as possible.

It’s almost like Pro Wrestling Politics. They throw chairs at each, the media plays it all up and behind the scenes, business as usual.

I don’t want to think like that. But…

Yup, it’s all a reality show and theatrics. Until suddenly it isn’t.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:12:05pm

re: #66 makeitstop

So Trump is stuck between the thought of bombing something and the possible boost in approval ratings he wants so badly, and pissing off Uncle Daddy Vlad?

This should be fun to watch.

Actually, it’s the best of both worlds for them.. Vlad will give him a worthless target, He’ll bomb it and destroy nothing, get the boost for being strong and Vlad will act pissed off but do nothing about it.Just like the last time.

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retired cynic  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:15:19pm

re: #77 Bubblehead II

I hope.

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:16:47pm

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:17:42pm

Still having proxy server grief so here’s links to a couple of cool pics, just because that’s the mood I’m in.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:19:01pm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:19:28pm

For all the Rango fans here on LGF, here’s a gratuitous Rango pic….

When he wants you to pet him, he’ll reach out a paw to touch you with. I guess he REALLY wanted to be petted!

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retired cynic  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:20:45pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

For all the Rango fans here on LGF, here’s a gratuitous Rango pic….

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When he wants you to pet him, he’ll reach out a paw to touch you with. I guess he REALLY wanted to be petted!

I LOVE sighthounds!!

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:21:51pm

re: #81 Ace Rothstein

He is not Goku.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:23:35pm

re: #84 Belafon

He is not Goku.

Kamehame — [spontaneously self-immolates.]

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:24:26pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

For all the Rango fans here on LGF, here’s a gratuitous Rango pic….

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When he wants you to pet him, he’ll reach out a paw to touch you with. I guess he REALLY wanted to be petted!

Pet him NOW! Every Lizard would if we were there. Pet him NOW! This is not a drill.

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:26:50pm

re: #79 The Major

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:28:05pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:28:23pm

re: #86 I Would Prefer Not To

Pet him NOW! Every Lizard would if we were there. Pet him NOW! This is not a drill.

Not to worry. I gave him head/ear scritchies while he firmly planted his paws on my chest and gave me a blissed-out look.

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:32:45pm

re: #87 ObserverArt

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MsJ  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:44:55pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

Not to worry. I gave him head/ear scritchies while he firmly planted his paws on my chest and gave me a blissed-out look.

Good deal! My kids are safely ensconced in their crates until which time the new dishwasher has been pushed into its hole. They kept trying to help.

They weren’t being helpful.

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 4:45:12pm

re: #90 The Major

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:05:32pm
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:07:22pm

As a middle aged married guy with kids, I have to say that the Bob and Linda thread from tonight’s Bob’s Burgers was a hoot.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:15:05pm

Disney’s social media manager is going through some shit right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:17:29pm

re: #72 ObserverArt

You know why Trump doesn’t want regulations?

So he cannot be held responsible for fires that kill people.

apparently he was correct when he said he could kill someone on Fifth Avenue and none of his base would care…

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:22:10pm

LOL

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:23:50pm
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:28:18pm

The show is called Pet Shenanigans based in Busch Gardens amusement park in Williamsburg, Virginia in the US.

The trained animals were once shelter animals who were rescued by their now-trainers and have become the new-born stars of the popular show…

h/t Balloon Juice

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:32:25pm

Tony Robbins is a douche.
That. Is. All.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:34:25pm

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

LOL

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There are a few threads in that that are hilarious as well.

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dangerman  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:52:14pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

apparently he was correct when he said he could kill someone on Fifth Avenue and none of his base would care…

i did say this last night.
im surprised everyone didnt latch onto that moronic and boastful tweet everywhere

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:53:12pm
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Sea Mexican!  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:56:26pm

re: #84 Belafon

He is not Goku.

Trump is to Goku what Dan is to Ryu.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:57:08pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 5:58:38pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Tony Robbins is a douche.
That. Is. All.

He started the fake apology with an #ad for his stupid seminar.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:05:50pm

I’m behind one ep before tonight’s TWD.

So, I’m waiting.

Found an old friend. Audible.

I get a shit ton of housework/spring cleaning done while listening.

I’ve got 5 bankers boxes of files to ship to my home office. OUTTA MY HOUSE.

Before the Fall, btw.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:07:05pm

Obvs I’m taking a break.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:07:50pm
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Mattand  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:09:41pm

re: #98 Belafon

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LOL, the look on his face. It’s like the photographer caught at the exact moment that Lumpy realized all his Trump proselytizing has only earned him a one-way ticket to hell.

HA! Just kidding. That would imply Lumpy has self-awareness.

Seriously, fuck him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:12:34pm

COURAGEOUS MASTERS WIN!!!

good fucking grief…pretty sure it doesn’t mean what he thinks it means…

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Mattand  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:13:09pm

re: #81 Ace Rothstein

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My nearly two-and-a-half decades of computer graphics experience says this might be a Photoshop manipulation.

Might.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:17:33pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:17:41pm

Hey, I’m back. Just got back from Snowmass Mountain for a weekend of skiing with a motley crew I’ve been skiing with for about four winters now. We raised almost 10 grand for the V Foundation in honor of our dearly departed member of the ski crew Kimberly, who died of cervical cancer two years ago, she was only 44. Her favorite color was purple, so the crew got all dolled in purple yesterday and went skiing! You couldn’t miss us, lots of people took pictures when we went in the lodge for lunch.

I’m the one with the glasses. I commissioned my mother to crochet the hat and scarf. I auctioned the hat at the apres ski party we put on and threw that 50 bucks into the charity.

Best part? It snowed a foot last night. Wet heavy snow, but I’ll take it! Fun was had by all.

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:26:48pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

COURAGEOUS MASTERS WIN!!!

good fucking grief…pretty sure it doesn’t mean what he thinks it means…

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Doral? Hmmm. Doral…let me think.

Yep, Trump golf club. He had to thank the Master’s Champ so he could mention his golf club.

Dude is a piece of work.

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Skip Intro  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:28:19pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

COURAGEOUS MASTERS WIN!!!

good fucking grief…pretty sure it doesn’t mean what he thinks it means…

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He didn’t say he could beat him. That’s different.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:28:24pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

COURAGEOUS MASTERS WIN!!!

good fucking grief…pretty sure it doesn’t mean what he thinks it means…

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Fucking advertising his property too.

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Jay C  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:29:23pm

re: #108 Stanley Sea

Obvs I’m taking a break.

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Very weird: there are funny connections in everything: I didn’t know Todd Brassner, but one of his friends was an old contact from my semi- former RL job (art). Bummer, though, that his fortunes apparently depended on an apartment in Trump Tower.

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:29:43pm

re: #117 Stanley Sea

Fucking advertising his property too.

Got you by one stroke Stanley.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:30:35pm

Damn…… Now I’m Gay. Oh well. I can think of worse things.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:31:02pm

re: #114 teleskiguy

Hey, I’m back. Just got back from Snowmass Mountain for a weekend of skiing with a motley crew I’ve been skiing with for about four winters now. We raised almost 10 grand for the V Foundation in honor of our dearly departed member of the ski crew Kimberly, who died of cervical cancer two years ago, she was only 44. Her favorite color was purple, so the crew got all dolled in purple yesterday and went skiing! You couldn’t miss us, lots of people took pictures when we went in the lodge for lunch.

I’m the one with the glasses. I commissioned my mother to crochet the hat and scarf. I auctioned the hat at the apres ski party we put on and threw that 50 bucks into the charity.

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Best part? It snowed a foot last night. Wet heavy snow, but I’ll take it! Fun was had by all.

The V foundation is admirable. Congrats Edit, weird comment, oops.

Thanks is all that’s needed.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:32:22pm

re: #119 ObserverArt

Multitasking! Congrats!

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stpaulbear  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:33:04pm

re: #118 Jay C

Very weird: there are funny connections in everything: I didn’t know Todd Brassner, but one of his friends was an old contact from my semi- former RL job (art). Bummer, though, that his fortunes apparently depended on an apartment in Trump Tower.

It sounds like he may have been too pack-ratted into the space to move out. Sounded like there were some mental health issues involved too. He was withdrawing from his friends.

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bratwurst  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:35:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:39:48pm

re: #123 stpaulbear

It sounds like he may have been too pack-ratted into the space to move out. Sounded like there were some mental health issues involved too. He was withdrawing from his friends.

Reports I read this morning is that he had extremely serious health problems, was on the verge of bankruptcy, and his family was refusing to further bail him out financially.

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makeitstop  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:39:48pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:40:18pm

Like many other RWNJs Hannity reminds me of the shagbat, a mythical bird that flies round and round in ever decreasing circles until it disappears up its own ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:42:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:44:41pm

McCain can just fuck off.

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Jay C  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:46:04pm

re: #126 makeitstop

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Sounds more like the Administration, as usual, is exchanging a Theater of War for War Theater: hearing about a supposed attack on a Syrian base, I only wonder how much advance notice they gave to minimize any real damage….

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makeitstop  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:48:06pm

re: #130 Jay C

Sounds more like the Administration, as usual, is exchanging a Theater of War for War Theater: hearing about a supposed attack on a Syrian base, I only wonder how much advance notice they gave to minimize any real damage….

Just like last time. I’m wondering if the media will be as credulous as they were last time.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:50:13pm

re: #124 bratwurst

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Bros whine about the DNC “selling its soul for wins,” but having a pure soul don’t mean shit if you keep losing elections.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:50:31pm

re: #126 makeitstop

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attacked by several rockets that seem to be fired by American forces.

seem to be fired by American forces”…fact or ratfucking fake news?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:51:29pm

re: #124 bratwurst

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It’s not about Bernie ffs.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:51:45pm

They we a girl from my Jr. High on Genius Junior tonight. Unfortunately her team didn’t make it. If you haven’t watched, check the show out. It’s crazy. Here’s an example of one of the challenges.

Kids Show Off Their Amazing Memory Skills on ‘Genius Junior’

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:51:54pm

re: #131 makeitstop

Just like last time. I’m wondering if the media will be as credulous as they were last time.

Earlier I compared it to big time wrestling. Trump throws some chairs at Vlad, Vlad calls him out tosses a chair back and they slap each other and the bell rings. Back ‘stage’ it is business as usual. Theater in the round.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:52:13pm

re: #132 Targetpractice

Bros whine about the DNC “selling its soul for wins,” but having a pure soul don’t mean shit if you keep losing elections.

If you ask me, we’ve elected some great candidates. The Bros don’t know how to run a movement.

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:55:49pm

re: #121 Stanley Sea

In addition to the 50 bucks from auctioning the hat my mom made, I kicked in $100 last night as well. Though I only skied with Kimberly a handful of times, she was very fun to ski with, a hard charger. It was the least I could do.

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 6:58:46pm

We’ll have to send this to the Department of Redundancy Department.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:00:04pm

re: #137 HappyWarrior

If you ask me, we’ve elected some great candidates. The Bros don’t know how to run a movement.

The Bros are lost as to why their dire predictions about how the DNC would keep losing elections unless it embraced Bernie-ism haven’t come true.

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gwangung  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:01:53pm

re: #132 Targetpractice

Bros whine about the DNC “selling its soul for wins,” but having a pure soul don’t mean shit if you keep losing elections.

The coinage of political power is WINNING ELECTIONS.

“Moral” victories means that you do not have political power. And you are less able to undo the damage when you do get it back.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:01:57pm

re: #135 GlutenFreeJesus

They we a girl from my Jr. High on Genius Junior tonight. Unfortunately her team didn’t make it. If you haven’t watched, check the show out. It’s crazy. Here’s an example of one of the challenges.

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Video

how

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:04:17pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:04:58pm

re: #138 teleskiguy

In addition to the 50 bucks from auctioning the hat my mom made, I kicked in $100 last night as well. Though I only skied with Kimberly a handful of times, she was very fun to ski with, a hard charger. It was the least I could do.

Super sad she died so young.

Always a kick in the gut when you realize the massive hardship others have suffered.

(My familiarity with the V foundation is via Dick Vitale) They do good.

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TedStriker  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:05:40pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

Which means it probably is true.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:07:03pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

COURAGEOUS MASTERS WIN!!!

good fucking grief…pretty sure it doesn’t mean what he thinks it means…

It means he wasn’t captured. /

re: #120 Dave In Austin

Damn…… Now I’m Gay. Oh well. I can think of worse things.

Dave Daubenmire does that “coach” bit because he is trying to attract an audience of young boys and men. Most of his topics are sex and why it’s bad. So bad you should only reserve it for women in a marriage.

He is not a coach, has never been to any theological seminary, and is not a pastor in the usual sense of the word (ordained). He wouldn’t be worth talking about except he has millions of followers on his podcasts and YouTube combined.

Utah Outcasts dealt with this story four days ago. Felicia’s response when told is priceless … .

NSFW for discussions with vulgar language and discussion of sex (the healthy kind, not the Fundamentalist wingnut kind).

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makeitstop  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:07:34pm

re: #145 TedStriker

Which means it probably is true.

Malcolm Nance thinks it’s the Israeli Air Force doing to attacking.

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:07:35pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

In the last 72 hours I’ve been followed by a bunch of BernieBots on Twitter.

Guess it’s time to block these twits….

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:08:54pm

re: #141 gwangung

The coinage of political power is WINNING ELECTIONS.

“Moral” victories means that you do not have political power. And you are less able to undo the damage when you do get it back.

And they cost a lot of coin. People complain about spending a billion dollars on a presidential election, but that’s in a country with 326 MM people (about $3 a person).

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Jay C  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:09:52pm

re: #141 gwangung

The coinage of political power is WINNING ELECTIONS.

“Moral” victories means that you do not have political power. And you are less able to undo the damage when you do get it back.

“Moral victories”are basically a euphemism for “losing”. I’m sure that if the Democrats win a 30-seat majority in the next Congress, some Berniebros are likely to burn up the Internet whining and bitching that was only a victory for “corporate Dems”,and that if Bernie had been elected, it would have been a 150-seats: all dedicated Socialists….

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:10:41pm

I just don’t know what to say about this dude, but just laugh…

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:13:42pm

Tonight is a feast.

Cornish game hens on sale.

Going back to my old school gourmet (I used to cook a LOT………no mas)

Crabmeat stuffing. Making gravy via roux.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:14:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:14:52pm

re: #150 Jay C

“Moral victories”are basically a euphemism for “losing”. I’m sure that if the Democrats win a 30-seat majority in the next Congress, some Berniebros are likely to burn up the Internet whining and bitching that was only a victory for “corporate Dems”,and that if Bernie had been elected, it would have been a 150-seats: all dedicated Socialists….

I’m a pragmatic socialist. I would rather start from the fifty-yard line with the Democrats than from the two-yard line with the Republicans.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:15:30pm

re: #120 Dave In Austin

Damn…… Now I’m Gay. Oh well. I can think of worse things.

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Awwwwwww! Mr. Pulpit Pimp struck out on Rentboy!

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:16:13pm

re: #152 Stanley Sea

OH and I found thick stalk asparagus. The thin stalks that look so good? tasteless compared.

:)

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:16:19pm

re: #144 Stanley Sea

Her battle with cancer was freaky. Stage 4 diagnosis, given the whole six months talk. She goes through treatment and goes into remission. Only 3% of Stage 4 diagnosis patients go into remission. So she got to live for two more years. Then the cancer came back. She refused treatment and started doing bucket list stuff. She went to Iceland to see sloths. She went to a water park in Texas. She finally skied Snorkel on Arapahoe Basin’s East Wall. Etcetera, etcetera. She went skiing at A-Basin just 19 days before she passed.

Our little ski crew has raised $23,000 for the V Foundation in the last two winters. It’s all for her. My buddy Jim (he’s the one with the twin purple poms on his helmet in the above photo, we also share a birthday! I met him [and Kimberly, and all those other folks in the photo] on our birthday in the parking lot of A-Basin, that’s a whole other funny ass story for another time) who organizes the trips and fund raising told me today on the chairlift that he wants Kimberly Major to be the next Susan Komen. Lofty goal, to be sure. But we’re doing this annually now, and we’re kicking ass and taking names (money).

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:19:18pm

re: #152 Stanley Sea

Tonight is a feast.

Cornish game hens on sale.

Going back to my old school gourmet (I used to cook a LOT………no mas)

Crabmeat stuffing. Making gravy via roux.

Oooh, I love Cornish hens. (We ate them when I was a kid because they were really cheap.) The crab meat stuffing sounds particularly good. (And far too expensive here.)

Turns out they’re still not expensive and Safeway will deliver them to your door frozen (not here of course).

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dangerman  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:19:25pm

re: #150 Jay C

“Moral victories”are basically a euphemism for “losing”. I’m sure that if the Democrats win a 30-seat majority in the next Congress, some Berniebros are likely to burn up the Internet whining and bitching that was only a victory for “corporate Dems”,and that if Bernie had been elected, it would have been a 150-seats: all dedicated Socialists….

Bernie didn’t get elected because he didn’t get enough votes.

They don’t seem to get that aspect of how elections work.

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:20:21pm

re: #150 Jay C

“Moral victories”are basically a euphemism for “losing”. I’m sure that if the Democrats win a 30-seat majority in the next Congress, some Berniebros are likely to burn up the Internet whining and bitching that was only a victory for “corporate Dems”,and that if Bernie had been elected, it would have been a 150-seats: all dedicated Socialists….

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:22:50pm

re: #157 teleskiguy

I’m so glad she got to do the things she wanted to do. Most do not get to do that.

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dangerman  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:25:01pm

Hey…looka dis:

Ivanka Trump’s clothing company will be spared from [Chinese] tariffs, thanks to her dad

Thinkprogress

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:25:56pm

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹

I’m so glad she got to do the things she wanted to do. Most do not get to do that.

So true. Her husband is retired military who’s done pretty good for himself in the civilian world, so she was quite lucky to really enjoy her last days on this planet.

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dangerman  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:26:21pm

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹

I’m so glad she got to do the things she wanted to do. Most do not get to do that.

I remind myself of this every day.
Then do what im able

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:27:31pm

re: #151 The Major

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:27:33pm

re: #150 Jay C

“Moral victories”are basically a euphemism for “losing”. I’m sure that if the Democrats win a 30-seat majority in the next Congress, some Berniebros are likely to burn up the Internet whining and bitching that was only a victory for “corporate Dems”,and that if Bernie had been elected, it would have been a 150-seats: all dedicated Socialists….

That depends. Improving a hopeless district to a narrow loss is spun as a moral victory. We’ve had a couple of those since Trump was elected. They still put fear in the bean counters in the other party, because they can see a less-lopsided district as a loss.

But yeah, you kind of need to win a majority before you can do much if the other party simply won’t compromise.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:29:08pm

re: #160 teleskiguy

The pink unicorn in the blender should make me feel bad, not laugh out loud. It’s your fault.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:29:40pm

re: #156 Stanley Sea

OH and I found thick stalk asparagus. The thin stalks that look so good? tasteless compared.

:)

My sister would marinate thin stalk asparagus in Italian dressing, grill it and then sprinkle fresh grated Romano cheese on it…To…Die…For…

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SteelPH  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:31:13pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Tony Robbins is a douche.
That. Is. All.

I hear Tony Robbins and this is the first thing that comes to mind:

Family Guy - Tony Robbins Hungry (S3Ep22)

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:31:37pm

Hey Anymouse, just read your Letter To The Editor. I like this sledgehammer approach of yours:

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.

I’m certain it’s provoking debate in the Nebraska panhandle.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:31:58pm

re: #158 Anymouse 🌹

Oooh, I love Cornish hens. (We ate them when I was a kid because they were really cheap.) The crab meat stuffing sounds particularly good. (And far too expensive here.)

Turns out they’re still not expensive and Safeway will deliver them to your door frozen (not here of course).

Mom would stuff Cornish hens with oysters, diced celery, diced onions and cornbread. She’d glaze them with orange marmalade. DEE-LISH!

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:33:20pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:35:07pm

Y’all getting me HUNGRY. First Stanley Sea with asparagus and then Anymouse with Cornish game hens!

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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:36:07pm

Porg - the other white meat.

Chewbacca Eating a Porg!!!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:38:04pm

re: #170 teleskiguy

Hey Anymouse, just read your Letter To The Editor. I like this sledgehammer approach of yours:

I’m certain it’s provoking debate in the Nebraska panhandle.

I hope it is. I did get a call thanking me for the letter.

I was on break from my public information officer class and reading the paper in a restaurant. When I came across the original letter I responded to, I yelled out “oh HELL no” loud enough everyone looked at me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:39:12pm

re: #173 Joe Bacon 🌹

Y’all getting me HUNGRY. First Stanley Sea with asparagus and then Anymouse with Cornish game hens!

My wife is making tarragon chicken right now.

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gwangung  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:42:11pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹

And they cost a lot of coin. People complain about spending a billion dollars on a presidential election, but that’s in a country with 326 MM people (about $3 a person).

In this current environment, winning elections is correlated with raising money, usually corporate money. Winning candidates adapt to the environment.

Trying to offer candidates who refuse to take PAC money means you are handicapped in this environment. WIN FIRST….then change the environment.

Basic biology 101. Basic economics 101.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:42:11pm
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Kragar  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:42:39pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:43:05pm

re: #114 teleskiguy

There’s now a bench at the Arapahoe Basin ski area dedicated to Kimberly. It was unveiled today.

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The Major  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:47:48pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:49:59pm

That’s not optimal

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:51:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:55:01pm

Thread:

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:55:42pm

re: #163 teleskiguy

If I ever find stage 4, I’m OFF. Maxing out every credit card.

Pyramids
Literary tour of the UK (Bobby Burns!!!)
Vietnam
Whatever’s next.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 7:57:30pm

re: #171 Joe Bacon 🌹

Mom would stuff Cornish hens with oysters, diced celery, diced onions and cornbread. She’d glaze them with orange marmalade. DEE-LISH!

In the oven. I’ll report back. maybe.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:00:23pm

re: #185 Stanley Sea

If I ever find stage 4, I’m OFF. Maxing out every credit card.

Pyramids
Literary tour of the UK (Bobby Burns!!!)
Vietnam
Whatever’s next.

I got desecrate Trumps grave.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:01:41pm

re: #157 teleskiguy

Kimberly sounds like she had her priorities straight, and you guys are doing good work, but… Iceland to see sloths?

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:11:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:14:22pm

re: #164 dangerman

I remind myself of this every day.
Then do what im able

Touring Yukon is on my bucket list. That was meant to happen last year, but our vacation money went into Felix Randomkitty’s hospital bill instead.

We’re trying for Yukon this year combined with our conference trip at the Brown Palace in Denver.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:16:24pm

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹

Yukon is on my bucket list too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:17:42pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

There are a lot of candidates in the IA-4 primaries this year.

Democratic Party

Leann Jacobsen
John Paschen
J.D. Scholten

Withdrew

Paul Dahl
Ryan Meyers

Republican Party

Cyndi Hanson
Steve King - Incumbent

Libertarian Party

Charles Aldrich

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:18:53pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

I reckon he’s still not over those Ottoman Empire and Mongol invasion things.

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Dizzy  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:19:18pm

Just thought I’d drop this poignant quote here from the brilliant Canadian author Robertson Davies:

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.
Robertson Davies, “A Voice from the Attic”, 1960

Note: I highly recommend Davies “Deptford Trilogy”. One of my favourite literary series. For those interested in fantastical archetypes, Jungian psychology and mythology it is one of the masterpieces of literature from the 20th century.

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KGxvi  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:20:00pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

Steve King quoting autocrats in a positive light… my shocked face, this is it

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Cheechako  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:20:29pm

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹

Touring Yukon is on my bucket list. That was meant to happen last year, but our vacation money went into Felix Randomkitty’s hospital bill instead.

We’re trying for Yukon this year combined with our conference trip at the Brown Palace in Denver.

Here’s a place you do not want to miss on your Yukon trip:

Frostbitten racer plans to send his amputated toes to Yukon bar for its signature cocktail

Finishing the drink (without swallowing the toe) will get you a nice certificate to hang on your wall.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:21:18pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

Sure, there’s no country on earth with a more homogeneous culture than Hungary.
en.wikipedia.org

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:21:54pm

Steve King is a dimwitted fucktard. And he’s been in Congress since 2003.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:24:55pm

re: #194 Dizzy

Just thought I’d drop this poignant quote here from the brilliant Canadian author Robertson Davies:

Note: I highly recommend Davies “Deptford Trilogy”. One of my favourite literary series. For those interested in fantastical archetypes, Jungian psychology and mythology it is one of the masterpieces of literature from the 20th century.

I read the second book, The Manticore, ages ago when I was in high school. In chorus, we had been singing Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore or The Three Sundays of a Poet and I thought the Davies book was about the mythical creature. I soon discovered my error, but as I recall, the novel was still pretty interesting.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:27:41pm

The woman trying to primary Rep. Steve King, Cyndi Hanson, on her campaign site says she has a doctorate in education (but no political experience).

She repeats over and over again she is an “authentic Iowan” (the implication being Steve King is not).

hanson4iowa.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:28:52pm

re: #196 Cheechako

Here’s a place you do not want to miss on your Yukon trip:

Frostbitten racer plans to send his amputated toes to Yukon bar for its signature cocktail

Finishing the drink (without swallowing the toe) will get you a nice certificate to hang on your wall.

That bar is in the tourist guide we got from the territorial government. I think I will pass on the toe-drink.

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:30:04pm

Oof…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:35:42pm

How Do I Become a Member?

Step 1 - Come down to the Sourdough Saloon and ask for Captain River Rat
Step 2 - Purchase a shot (most club members prefer Yukon Jack)
Step 3 - Pledge the ‘Sourtoe Oath’
Step 4 - Watch as a (genuine) dehydrated toe is dropped in your drink
Step 5 - Drink your Sourtoe Cocktail

Be sure to remember the most important rule: “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips have gotta touch the toe”

Sourtoe Cocktail Recipe:

1 ounce (minimum) of alcohol
1 dehydrated toe
garnish with courage
dawsoncity.ca

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whitebeach  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:39:12pm

re: #196 Cheechako

Here’s a place you do not want to miss on your Yukon trip:

Frostbitten racer plans to send his amputated toes to Yukon bar for its signature cocktail

Finishing the drink (without swallowing the toe) will get you a nice certificate to hang on your wall.

Fuck that. Mix me a sazerac. No certificate needed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:42:42pm

I was reading this troll as he appeared in the wild at Wonkette.

Deleted Comments: You Know What Causes School Shootings? Porn And Not Loving The Founders.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:44:33pm

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹

Funny, I’ve never had an urge to be violent after watching porn.

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:53:46pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 8, 2018 • 8:59:02pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:01:20pm

Not an excuse to be complacent in the upcoming election, but an excuse for cautious optimism. (Could also be a “omygodtheliberalsaregonnakillusgetoutandvote!” for conservative voters.)

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:03:40pm

re: #208 GlutenFreeJesus

Gee, Owen. You could try to get a real job instead of mooching off other people, y’know.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:03:41pm

re: #208 GlutenFreeJesus

He was making money on Twitter? And who is this brave defender of liberty who had Twitter’s blue checkmark?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:07:22pm

re: #210 wheat-dogg

Gee, Owen. You could try to get a real job instead of mooching off other people, y’know.

Seriously. Somebody fucking shoot me if I reach a place where my only source of income is Twitter.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:09:14pm

re: #196 Cheechako

Here’s a place you do not want to miss on your Yukon trip:

Frostbitten racer plans to send his amputated toes to Yukon bar for its signature cocktail

Finishing the drink (without swallowing the toe) will get you a nice certificate to hang on your wall.

You see, that’s what comes of not having gun rights or a Second Amendment in your barbarous country: Drunken cannibalism instead of God-fearing, fully armed American drunkenness.

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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:09:39pm

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

He was making money on Twitter? And who is this brave defender of liberty who had Twitter’s blue checkmark?

Breitbart calls him a libertarian comedian. O_o

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danarchy  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:10:29pm

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

Serious. Somebody fucking shoot me if I reach a place where my only source of income is Twitter.

I just checked out his patreon page. Dude has over a 1000 patrons for over $8000/month.

I am in the wrong line of work.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:10:30pm

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

Seriously. Somebody fucking shoot me if I reach a place where my only source of income is Twitter.

Isn’t the “WeRateDogs” guy making a good living from Twitter?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:11:25pm

Sinclair Broadcasting Airs Allied Progress Ad - Between Attacks on the Group (goes to Common Dreams, more at the link):

Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to air a commercial from a progressive watchdog that’s critical of the broadcaster’s actions.

But Allied Progress called foul Sunday.

Sinclair began running the 30-second spot with a 15-second defense of Sinclair, followed by the Allied Progress 30-second ad, and then another 15-second of Sinclair’s voiceover: “The misleading ad you just saw focused on a brief promotional message that simply said we’re a source for truthful news. It ignored thousands of hours of local news we produce each year to keep you informed. The ad was purchased by a group known for its liberal bias, and we hope you won’t buy into the hysteria and hype.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:12:13pm

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t the “WeRateDogs” guy making a good living from Twitter?

Yes, but I am sure he’s also smart enough to have a backup plan in case his account gets suspended or whatever.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:13:19pm

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹

Not an excuse to be complacent in the upcoming election, but an excuse for cautious optimism. (Could also be a “omygodtheliberalsaregonnakillusgetoutandvote!” for conservative voters.)

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Luntz said that while the economy has done well, the president largely has not gotten credit for it. He suggested President Trump could draw more attention to his successes by tweeting less and focusing on the economy rather than attacking the press or other lawmakers.

I’m curious whether Franky thinks Donny deserves credit for the market downturn and investor panic due to the trade war he started?

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:13:31pm

re: #214 BlueSpotinAL

Breitbart calls him a libertarian comedian. O_o

His postings are funny? I was going to say that’s an oxymoron but then I remembered P.J. O’Rourke, who can be clever and entertaining.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:15:39pm

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:16:09pm

re: #219 Targetpractice

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:17:08pm

re: #217 Anymouse 🌹

That is appalling and dishonest to the core. Sinclair needs to be brought down. I wish Tom Steyer would buy it out instead of running those Impeach Trump ads.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:18:29pm

re: #222 jaunte

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But the downside

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majii  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:18:59pm

re: #208 GlutenFreeJesus

In re: Owen Benjamin.

He wasn’t thinking about his family when he decided to attack a child that had survived a school shooting that will likely leave him traumatized for the rest of his life, so I have zero sympathy for him losing access to Twitter. He should have thought about his family before he decided to f*ck with David Hogg. In doing so, he painted a target on his account and was begging to be reported. Some persons reported him and now he’s whining about not being able to take care of his family? There’s a solution for his current predicament: He can start submitting apps so he can get a job and take care of his family. It wouldn’t surprise me if his next step is to set up a gofundme page where he can continue complaining and start begging for others to send him money.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:24:13pm

re: #222 jaunte

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You know what also sucks, that these two media bros and those like them refuse to name names. At the end of the day it’s still one big club, and they may be disgusted with their Hessian conservative colleagues but even as they complain about the behavior they pointedly are not burning any bridges.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:28:59pm

re: #226 goddamnedfrank

You know what also sucks, that these two media bros and those like them refuse to name names. At the end of the day it’s still one big club, and they may be disgusted with their Hessian conservative colleagues but even as they complain about the behavior they pointedly are not burning any bridges.

It’s like a mob racket. Everyone keeps quiet and takes their cut and everything runs smoothly. On the other hand if someone starts snitching…

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:32:54pm

re: #221 Stanley Sea

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:37:17pm

re: #208 GlutenFreeJesus

We should start calling him a liberal since he does do any real work for a living. //

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whitebeach  Apr 8, 2018 • 9:54:51pm

re: #215 danarchy

I just checked out his patreon page. Dude has over a 1000 patrons for over $8000/month.

I am in the wrong line of work.

OK, the other day I finally subscribed here and managed to kick in a little extra too. This isn’t some kind of brag, there’s another point. I was fucking shocked to see that Charles’s go-fund-me had gained approximately as much, over three goddamn years, as the asshole in question above was making per month. I live on a three-figure state pension and a lower three-figure SS check. But I should have donated here long ago,. and I mean to do it as much as I can going forward. This site is like a lifeline to sanity and intelligent humanity for me, living as I do in Shitland Switch, La., surrounded by Trumpoids. All I’m saying is, if you feel at all like I do, let’s try to help Charles as best we can.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 8, 2018 • 10:08:33pm

re: #208 GlutenFreeJesus

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LOL, that wiped the smirk right off his face; he might have to get a real job now.

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BigPapa  Apr 8, 2018 • 10:09:03pm

I’ve long suspected many pundits don’t believe the BS they spout but do it for cash. Some believe it, some DGAF.

Then you read this and think about Sinclair’s move:
How Trump thrives in ‘news deserts’
Relentless use of social media and partisan outlets helped him swamp Clinton and exceed Romney’s performance in places lacking trusted local news outlets.
By SHAWN MUSGRAVE and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM 04/08/2018 05:00 PM EDT

The local news isn’t perfect but it seems it beats back the lunacy somewhat. Now Sincliar is trying to lock up that info stream. And there’s big business in spouting bullshit and propaganda with a bunch of willing tools doing it for cash.

The only reasonable thing to do about it is drink one of these.

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BigPapa  Apr 8, 2018 • 10:16:58pm

re: #208 GlutenFreeJesus

That warms my heart and makes up for some bad juju. Now I get to go play with ‘but what about Free Speech’ nitwits.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 8, 2018 • 10:23:53pm

Needs to keep that FOX News gig for when his Ohio Governors bid fails

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 8, 2018 • 10:33:55pm

re: #225 majii

In re: Owen Benjamin.

He wasn’t thinking about his family when he decided to attack a child that had survived a school shooting that will likely leave him traumatized for the rest of his life, so I have zero sympathy for him losing access to Twitter. He should have thought about his family before he decided to f*ck with David Hogg. In doing so, he painted a target on his account and was begging to be reported. Some persons reported him and now he’s whining about not being able to take care of his family? There’s a solution for his current predicament: He can start submitting apps so he can get a job and take care of his family. It wouldn’t surprise me if his next step is to set up a gofundme page where he can continue complaining and start begging for others to send him money.

He already set up a Patreon account over the fallout.

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sagehen  Apr 9, 2018 • 1:46:14am

re: #234 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Needs to keep that FOX News gig for when his Ohio Governors bid fails

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