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1
ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:41:18pm

Just saw at ESPN a 16th person has died from her injuries in the Humbolt Jr. Hockey team bus crash up in Canada. Athletic therapist Dayna Brons. She was 25. Damn.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:43:15pm
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lawhawk  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:47:50pm

It’s Infrastructure week!

Cohen office, hotel, residence search and seizures.
Cohen would rather be drinking a Dark and Stormy than dealing with subpoenas and search warrants from the DOJ about all references to Stormy Daniels.

Bossert is out at DHS.

Trump’s infrastructure guy DJ Gribben is out.

NSA turnover is at a fever peak as Bolton dumps everyone Trump previously gave thumbs up to.

Pompeo turns out to have lied/omitted about connections to a Chinese company. That should kill his nomination and in a normal world end him at CIA too.

National security is in shambles as Trump beats war drums and is pushing for a trade war with China.

Yeah, this is infrastructure week alright.

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lawhawk  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:49:28pm

re: #2 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

When Fox has nitwits like Hannity on board pushing Russian agitprop every single day? Yeah, that can’t possibly be a thing. The Russians don’t even have to pay for that kind of airtime.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:51:29pm

re: #4 lawhawk

When Fox has nitwits like Hannity on board pushing Russian agitprop every single day? Yeah, that can’t possibly be a thing. The Russians don’t even have to pay for that kind of airtime.

I honestly think FNC is just that partisan. They’d be defending a President Jeb or Kasich too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:52:12pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:52:17pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

I honestly think FNC is just that partisan. They’d be defending a President Jeb or Kasich too.

They are. They’re basically the television extension of the work Rush Limbaugh started. They’re the televangelists of the political world.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:52:30pm

I was pretty young during the Kennedy/Johnson administrations and don’t really remember much from that time.

But I do remember Nixon.

And I remember the televised Watergate trials.

Partisanism always exists in these things, and what was different then was that the Democrats ran Congress.

Not true today.

It’s not quite sunk into my psyche yet, about how far over the edge some of the Republican leadership have gone for Trump, to not hold him accountable on numerous issues.

This in-the-tank-at-all-costs mentality can’t be good in the long run. Partisanship has to take a back seat, for the good of everybody.

I suspect what we are seeing is the manifestation of what we all knew was true - that the showmanship of being a “Republican” has long relied on putting a thin patina of false-rationality over the deep angst of many Americans, who are having this or that crisis based in the loss-of-God problem, or loss-of-identity problem.

We need national voices that will publicly discuss these problems in our society.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:55:08pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That doggie is really looking blissful. Pupper likes a nice massaging bath.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:58:30pm

I remember watching CSPAN when I’d visit my grandparents. My grandparents didn’t hide they were Democrats. They weren’t liberal minded I guess but they appreciated that government had helped them and there wasn’t hypocrisy.

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:58:43pm

Happy Friday, lizards!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:58:49pm

Meanwhile, back ant national Pet Day….

An oldie but a goodie, Rango with a protective Linux T shirt, after getting a tear in his flank stitched.

Look at that nerdy Greyhound, wearing a Linux shirt!

And here’s an even older pic, with recently-adopted Rango and my sweet Zeena girl…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:58:54pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 11, 2018 • 4:59:00pm
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rhuarc  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:07:14pm

One of my favorite pictures of my oldest dog. This was in France in 2016 at an international dog agility competition. She looks like a kangaroo. :)

Kangaroo Dog
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:07:17pm

Puff quietly away but hacking, coughing and wheezing will get you thrown out.
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Kragar  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:07:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:09:30pm

re: #17 Kragar

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Yeah I don’t get where she thinks she knows a thing about elections.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:09:57pm

Republican Congressman Dennis Ross is retiring.

This is who is running to replace him.

“Loretta Miller believes in the Family and Family Values, She feels the family is the core of this government and country. Pizza Gate Falafel Gate no matter what you call it Child abuse , sexual abuse, and mental abuse as well as child slavery, human trafficking will not be tolerated. We need to protect Our Children in Florida as well as all 50 states , the protectives.and the world”

electlorettamillerforcongress.com

Where the hell is that damn asteroid?

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BlueGrl21  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:10:56pm

re: #12 Blind Frog Belly White

Meanwhile, back ant national Pet Day….

An oldie but a goodie, Rango with a protective Linux T shirt, after getting a tear in his flank stitched.

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I have a Labradork and two cats. This one is appparently high. Need to check the catnip supplies.

Diva Cat
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:11:11pm

re: #19 Skip Intro

Republican Congressman Dennis Ross is retiring.

This is who is running to replace him.

“Loretta Miller believes in the Family and Family Values, She feels the family is the core of this government and country. Pizza Gate Falafel Gate no matter what you call it Child abuse , sexual abuse, and mental abuse as well as child slavery, human trafficking will not be tolerated. We need to protect Our Children in Florida as well as all 50 states , the protectives.and the world”

electlorettamillerforcongress.com

Where the hell is that damn asteroid?

I think I lost ten iq points reading that.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:13:09pm

Idiot Dersh is arguing that the live mic on access hollywood was illegally obtained.

This is what he was instructed to do.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:15:03pm

Sandy

Pinky
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:15:47pm

re: #22 Stanley Sea

Idiot Dersh is arguing that the live mic on access hollywood was illegally obtained.

This is what he was instructed to do.

How did Dershowitz go from a lawyer with some acclaim to one of Trump’s biggest lackeys?

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:17:26pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

It just shows that Virginia Fox, Michell Bachman, and Marsha Blackburn are not aberrations, they’re reproducing. Scary music goes here.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:17:49pm

Can’t listen to these people on Chris Hayes’ program talking about how “nice” Paul Ryan is.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:20:38pm

re: #25 Skip Intro

It just shows that Virginia Fox, Michell Bachman, and Marsha Blackburn are not aberrations, they’re reproducing. Scary music goes here.

One goes out, another comes into replace them.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:21:19pm

re: #26 jaunte

Can’t listen to these people on Chris Hayes’ program talking about how “nice” Paul Ryan is.

Yeah I’ve always found Ryan insufferable.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:21:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:21:45pm
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retired cynic  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:22:23pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

Applause for Bubble Guppy!

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:22:37pm

ok I cl’d myself

for actual national pet day

squeak the noir
monster in the tuxedo

monster hard at tax season

a random burrowing owl. not an actual a pet

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:22:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:23:11pm

re: #31 retired cynic

Applause for Bubble Guppy!

I’m still snickering

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:23:32pm

re: #32 dangerman

ok I cl’d myself

for actual national pet day

squeak the noir
monster in the tuxedo

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Your cat noir looks very similar to Mrs. Fish’s Basement Cat.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:24:28pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And remember, Sarah tied with Melania for 9th most admired woman in the US.

Ha.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:24:50pm

re: #19 Skip Intro

Republican Congressman Dennis Ross is retiring.

This is who is running to replace him.

“Loretta Miller believes in the Family and Family Values, She feels the family is the core of this government and country. Pizza Gate Falafel Gate no matter what you call it Child abuse , sexual abuse, and mental abuse as well as child slavery, human trafficking will not be tolerated. We need to protect Our Children in Florida as well as all 50 states , the protectives.and the world”

electlorettamillerforcongress.com

Where the hell is that damn asteroid?

The mass acceptance of Q-anon’s batshit conspiracy theory is pure projection, and on a gigantic scale. Hardly a day goes by without some fundy preacher, church worker or political tool being arrested for, or convicted of, some kind of pedo-perv offense. That sub-culture is a cesspool of perversion, hypocrisy and abuse. RWNJs can see this as easily as we can. Rather than clean it up, their solution is to deflect blame by accusing the innocent. They are truly depraved and there will be no progress in this country until their system and their power are completely crushed and consigned to the dustbin of history.

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Kragar  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:25:54pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:26:52pm

re: #31 retired cynic

Applause for Bubble Guppy!

And forever after shall she be known! (It has the staying power of “zombie-eyed granny starver”.)

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:27:35pm

re: #12 Blind Frog Belly White

There is Zeena love here on this blog.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:28:08pm

re: #38 Kragar

Fat fucking trust fund kid who grew up with a silver spoon up his ass thinks being poor isn’t bad enough, they also need to be treated like criminals.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:28:12pm

re: #38 Kragar

Like Rick Scott’s wife.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:28:21pm

re: #38 Kragar

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Because it’s been proven to work.//

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Kilroy was here  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:28:51pm


Ripley at rest

Ripley at rest on a heated dog bed
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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:28:58pm

2014:

“…The testing is meant to assure taxpayers their money isn’t being “wasted” on the less desirable, those who would somehow manage to buy drugs with the assistance. But in Tennessee, where drug testing was enacted for welfare recipients last month, only one person in the 800 who applied for help tested positive. In Florida, during the four months the state tested for drug use, only 2.6% of applicants tested positive. Meanwhile, Florida has an illegal drug use rate of 8%, meaning far fewer people on services are using drugs than their better-off counterparts. The drug testing cost taxpayers more money than it saved, and was ruled unconstitutional last year.”
time.com

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Kragar  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:29:14pm

re: #43 HappyWarrior

Because it’s been proven to work.//

Just like tax cuts.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:29:45pm

re: #44 Kilroy was here

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Ripley at rest on a heated dog bed

A cat at rest tends to stay at rest, in spite of the external forces trying to act on it.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:31:19pm
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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:31:21pm

re: #38 Kragar

Kragar
@Kragar_LGF
How else are Republicans going to funnel money to all their buddies who run the drug testing labs?

Why should Rick Scott’s cronies be the only ones?

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cat-tikvah  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:33:58pm

My long lived but since departed Big Ed, feeling fine and feisty

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:34:44pm

re: #29 freetoken

All aboard…

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Video

I’ve rode that train several times. San Juan Capistrano is a wonderful day trip.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:35:36pm

re: #48 jaunte

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Indeed. He’s always had this ability. Being afraid to stand up to the GOO base makes him a coward.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:36:09pm

” DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - A pistol-packing Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher who said he’d be willing to be trained to carry a gun to protect the high school faces a criminal charge after he left his Glock 9mm in a public restroom where it was later fired by an drunk homeless man, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. …”

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:38:11pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:39:07pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

Laura Ingraham’s mass exodus of advertisers is picking up steam, as @IBM quietly pulled its ads from @IngrahamAngle. “IBM no longer advertises on the show,” a spokesman confirmed.

the advertisers are leaving because they dont want to continue to associate with these people and their shows

sure part of it is economics and the model may not be working any more

it should be clear, david hogg didnt “make” them leave or “force” them to leave

the awareness he and others brought has pushed their rhetorical shtick to the forefront of their attention.

it may have pushed them over the edge to leave - they would have eventually anyway

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:41:06pm

re: #35 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Your cat noir looks very similar to Mrs. Fish’s Basement Cat.

sometimes i wonder if there is really only one short hair and one long hair black cat in existnece and they time/space travel

similar to the lone fruitcake that moves from household to household (and is never eaten) - making it seem like there’s thousands or (gasp) millions

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:42:04pm

re: #56 dangerman

sometimes i wonder if there is really only one short hair and one long hair black cat in existnece and they time/space travel

similar to the lone fruitcake that moves from household to household (and is never eaten) - making it seem like there’s thousands or (gasp) millions

That would explain a lot about Basement Cat’s mystical powers of apparition.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:43:01pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Wow. Proof that arming teachers is a horrid idea.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:43:18pm

re: #40 Stanley Sea

There is Zeena love here on this blog.

Thank you.

I was looking through old pics to post and now I’m all emotional.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:43:41pm

re: #58 Patricia Kayden

Wow. Proof that arming teachers is a horrid idea.

Nah, he just needed a bigger gun. Or more guns.

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EPR-radar  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:43:57pm

re: #32 dangerman

Monster is a big kitty. Part Maine Coon?

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:44:16pm

This is Leo, frolicking in the snow last winter.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:44:46pm

re: #56 dangerman

sometimes i wonder if there is really only one short hair and one long hair black cat in existnece and they time/space travel

similar to the lone fruitcake that moves from household to household (and is never eaten) - making it seem like there’s thousands or (gasp) millions

I’m sure you’ve seen Coraline.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:46:29pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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you know what?

fuck irresponsible gun toters
just fuck them all

and fuck all the responsible gun toters who won’t take one effing step to rid us of the reckless ones

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:46:48pm

re: #55 dangerman

Ingraham has failed on Fox once before. Let’s hope this is the second and last time.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:47:56pm
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lawhawk  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:49:00pm

re: #66 jaunte

Bannon implying that Trump’s lawyers are dumber than a bag of hammers?

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:49:08pm
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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:49:31pm

it’s a baby step
still….a step forward

Senate panel moves to take up bill protecting Mueller

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants to add the bill to the panel’s business meeting agenda scheduled for Thursday, a spokesman for the senator confirmed to The Hill.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:49:45pm

re: #64 dangerman

you know what?

fuck irresponsible gun toters
just fuck them all

and fuck all the responsible gun toters who won’t take one effing step to rid us of the reckless ones

And the requirement for teachers to be armed means they have to be able to keep up with their gun at all times. They have to do better with their gun than they would with a kid or a pen.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:50:10pm

Evening Lizards,

Have we had our surprise attack on Syria yet?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:50:40pm

Watching IronStache on MSNBC. And now I fear that Nehlen will get the GOP nomination with Lyin’ Ryan out.

I want IronStache to stomp the #2 out of Nehlen!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:51:56pm

re: #71 bill d. (b.d.)

Evening Lizards,

Have we had our surprise attack on Syria yet?

All quiet on the Eastern Front.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:52:32pm

re: #61 EPR-radar

Monster is a big kitty. Part Maine Coon?

i have just been told…

monster is an american long hair
(so is his sister the squeak)

he’s about 12 pounds

i think with the hair he looks like he takes up way more space than he actually does

(squeak’s about 6 lbs)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:53:01pm

re: #67 lawhawk

Bannon implying that Trump’s lawyers are dumber than a bag of hammers?

They’re not sending their best.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:53:09pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:53:11pm

My dog Holly, as a pup.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:53:49pm

Born 1994, rescued from the California Jewelry Mart false ceiling. Yes, ceiling cat.

Shot minutes ago, pretty clear eyes.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:54:07pm

re: #63 Belafon

I’m sure you’ve seen Coraline.

i have not. only the ads back when
sounds like it’ll keep me up nights

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:54:08pm

re: #74 dangerman

i have just been told…

monster is an american long hair
(so is his sister the squeak)

he’s about 12 pounds

i think with the hair he looks like he takes up way more space than he actually does

(squeak’s about 6 lbs)

Basement Cat is an American long hair or similar breed. Both of our cats are of similar weight, but Basement Cat appears to take up a significant amount of volume because of her long fur, which Moral Grey Area Cat does not possess.

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:54:21pm

Up is down, Welcome to wonderland!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:54:26pm

I’m waiting for the SNL skit with John Boehner singing “Because I Got High” 😊

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:56:04pm

re: #65 Skip Intro

Ingraham has failed on Fox once before. Let’s hope this is the second and last time.

she apparently has not yet learned that her bosses/owners/network are not the only stakeholders

there’s the advertisers

oh, yeah, and the audience. they count too!

may she not figure this out until it’s too late for her

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:56:22pm

re: #78 Unshaken Defiance

Aww. Such a cutie.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:58:24pm
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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:59:06pm

re: #70 Belafon

And the requirement for teachers to be armed means they have to be able to keep up with their gun at all times. They have to do better with their gun than they would with a kid or a pen.

bolded for, holy cow, has no one realized this elemental truth yet?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 11, 2018 • 5:59:16pm

re: #78 Unshaken Defiance

psst. Ceiling is the correct spelling.
thefreedictionary.com

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:00:13pm

re: #75 Blind Frog Belly White

They’re not sending their best.

they arent the best

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:01:32pm

re: #76 jaunte

Happy #NationalPetDay from Lucy, who is surprised to find out this is not a year-long celebration.

every day is pet day
alas, every day is not national pet day

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:02:19pm

re: #70 Belafon

And the requirement for teachers to be armed means they have to be able to keep up with their gun at all times. They have to do better with their gun than they would with a kid or a pen.

Aw, c’mon. What’s the worst that could happen?
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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:02:19pm

re: #87 PhillyPretzel

Thanks much! Weird my checker did not catch that.

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:02:32pm
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LadyBehir  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:04:16pm

Jada celebrating Tartan Day 2018

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:04:34pm

re: #91 Unshaken Defiance

Thanks much! Weird my checker did not catch that.

Oddly enough, as a child I wondered whether ‘sealing wax’ was actually ‘ceiling wax’. After all, there’s FLOOR wax, so it just made sense there’d be ceiling wax.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:05:13pm

day of adoption
monster and squeak as kits - 2007 (future bro-in-law as backdrop)
(about six months before i had the good fortune of tracking down mrs dm after 28 years and making her mine forever - hmmm.. could be a post is brewing)

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:05:44pm

Yes, they make specialty goggles for dogs.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:07:02pm

re: #38 Kragar

This includes CEOs that get bailed out when they fuck things up, right?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:07:08pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

Yes, they make specialty goggles for dogs.

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Doggles.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:08:14pm

re: #22 Stanley Sea

Idiot Dersh is arguing that the live mic on access hollywood was illegally obtained.

This is what he was instructed to do.

I keep in mind he is a defense lawyer and he worked the OJ trial.

He works with the guilty.

And he also told Trump, err talked about it at Fox, that Trump should give no interviews, fire nobody and stop Tweeting.

Sounds like what a defense lawyer would do with someone that could be guilty.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:08:53pm

re: #65 Skip Intro

Other than being an awful, nasty woman, she sucks at TV.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:09:39pm

boys and girls,

it’s possible i had one too many single barrel bourbons on ice tonight

not complaining or warning
just observing

(and thank heaven (at least right now) for autocorrect)

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:09:44pm

This is my Halley. Her name comes from the flaming orange mark on the top of her head.

brave miss Halley
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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:10:11pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

Yes, they make specialty goggles for dogs.

[Embedded content]

that dog there is the duke of cool

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:10:22pm

re: #100 Ace Rothstein

She’s pretty bad on radio as well.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:10:27pm

re: #101 dangerman

boys and girls,

it’s possible i had one too many single barrel bourbons on ice tonight

not complaining or warning
just observing

(and thank heaven (at least right now) for autocorrect)

Just remember the Iron Fist rule: If you think you’re too drunk to post, you’re too drunk to post.

…So why don’t I ever follow that again?

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:11:21pm
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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:11:29pm

re: #98 Blind Frog Belly White

Doggles.

apparently there is https://woof.doggles.com/

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:12:47pm

re: #79 dangerman

i have not. only the ads back when
sounds like it’ll keep me up nights

The cat can move between worlds because it knows where the holes are.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:12:49pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

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Watch live as Sean Hannity sucks my tiny member! This time for real and not metaphorically!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:12:51pm

This is Chewie. Can’t believe he’s been gone for almost 5 years now. Rescued him when he was (apparently) 18 months old. Had him till he was 13ish. This is the longest I’ve been without a dog. Having to deal with an elderly parent with dementia has put my plan to adopt all the doggos on hold for a bit.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:13:06pm

re: #105 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Just remember the Iron Fist rule: If you think you’re too drunk to post, you’re too drunk to post.

…So why don’t I ever follow that again?

I…wait…what?

i think it’s time for chocolate cookies

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:13:21pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

Future historians are going to have a fine time working their way through the collected works of Donald Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:14:21pm

re: #112 Skip Intro

Future historians are going to have a fine time working their way through the collected works of Donald Trump.

Yes and this is where they will find it!

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:14:55pm

re: #112 Skip Intro

Is it depressing that I find your assertion that there will be “future historians” as possibly not going to be a thing?

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:15:24pm

re: #109 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Watch live as Sean Hannity sucks my tiny member! This time for real and not metaphorically!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:16:21pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

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*WHACK!*

Now pass the damn eye bleach!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:16:31pm

John Boehner. Whoa.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:17:09pm

these are our fish

they do not have names

are they pets if they dont have names and i dont pet them?

i wonder what keeps all the water from draining out

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:17:28pm

re: #118 dangerman

these are our fish

they do not have names

are they pets if they dont have names and i dont pet them?

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i wonder what keeps all the water from draining out

Fish are friends, not food.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:18:28pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Glad no one was injured or worse.

Maybe this can go to making the point about how insane it is to have teachers with guns.

Somehow the Parkland Students will use this.

And then Alex Jones will say the teacher did it on purpose and the homeless man was a guy with a fake beard.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:19:59pm

so you dont have to stand on your head
or turn your monitor 180 degrees

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:20:28pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

John Boehner. Whoa.

I guess that ain’t tobacco, eh?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:21:27pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

John Boehner. Whoa.

Dude must have stock in Frito-Lay.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:21:34pm

re: #56 dangerman

sometimes i wonder if there is really only one short hair and one long hair black cat in existnece and they time/space travel

similar to the lone fruitcake that moves from household to household (and is never eaten) - making it seem like there’s thousands or (gasp) millions

About those fruitcakes. They’re out there. Be very afraid.

They stay dormant, never die and then…

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:21:39pm

re: #112 Skip Intro

Future historians are going to have a fine time working their way through the collected works of Donald Trump.

are we doing “worlds’ shortest books”?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:22:34pm

And this is Bear who I had before Chewie. Only had him for a month before he started showing signs something wasn’t right. Rescue took him back thinking it was behavioral issues they could work on, but it ended up being a brain tumor. Glad he let me give him a good home while I could. He had been a stray for a long time before rescue picked him up. When we first met he stuck to my side like glue. That’s all I needed to know!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:22:34pm

re: #107 dangerman

apparently there is https://woof.doggles.com/

There goes the fortune I was gonna make from the trademark.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:23:10pm

re: #119 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Fish are friends, not food.

these fish are friends
bigger fish (and other fish like creatures) may be food

this is not a debate

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:23:39pm

re: #128 dangerman

these fish are friends
bigger fish (and other fish like creatures) may be food

this is not a debate

[AHEM.]

SWIM, SWIM, HUNGRY…

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:23:47pm

re: #118 dangerman

Your tank has CHYNA!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:24:01pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

John Boehner. Whoa.

he changed his mind about marijuana when he found out that there is serious money to be made if it’s legalized.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:24:22pm

re: #123 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dude must have stock in Frito-Lay.

and little brownie bakers - a subsidiary of keebler
(figure it out)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:24:42pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

he changed his mind about marijuana when he found out that there is serious money to be made if it’s legalized.

That’s all it is for him.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:25:18pm

re: #126 GlutenFreeJesus

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And this is Bear who I had before Chewie. Only had him for a month before he started showing signs something wasn’t right. Rescue took him back thinking it was behavioral issues they could work on, but it ended up being a brain tumor. Glad he let me give him a good home while I could. He had been a stray for a long time before rescue picked him up. When we first met he stuck to my side like glue. That’s all I needed to know!

that’s a beauty

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:26:29pm

“History”, as so many people think of the idea today, is sort of a recent phenomenon.

By which I mean, modern historiography is very much concerned with discerning biases from facts, and breaking out of preconceived notions of this or that bit of the past.

But, if you pick up any old (pre 20th century) book which is about “history”, chances are you’re going to be reading a lot of hagiography, or religious dogman, etc.

Even today in some cultures the idea of “history” is just about reifying beliefs.

Think of books by religious fundamentalists, for example. The goal is often to cast the past in a way that will support the current dogma.

It is unclear to me what the world will be like in say 200 years. What we take for granted about “history” may all vanish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:26:34pm

re: #133 GlutenFreeJesus

That’s all it is for him.

indeed

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:27:16pm

re: #130 stpaulbear

Your tank has CHYNA!!

..that i brought up from the bottom of several oceans

one man’s tossed overboard junk is another man’s treasure
- depending on how much time, effort, cost, energy and risk it took to bring it back up

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:28:23pm

re: #121 dangerman

I had a fish for a good number of years.

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LadyBehir  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:30:01pm

re: #127 Blind Frog Belly White

I will never make any money off the IMNSHO brilliant marketing idea I have for Volkswagon. Since they are stopping production of the Beetle, they should make an all electric/smart car and call it the Lightning Bug.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:30:27pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:31:21pm

re: #139 LadyBehir

I will never make any money off the IMNSHO brilliant marketing idea I have for Volkswagon. Since they are stopping production of the Beetle, they should make an all electric/smart car and call it the Lightning Bug.

Instead they made the eGolf. How boring!

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:31:40pm

One of the offshoots of spending time on genealogy is that I need to read up on this or that event of the past, the people, the locations, etc.

And I’m beginning to think that quite a bit of what was popularly believed when I was a child, some decades back, was highly skewed.

And while academics have been hard at work writing histories that break out of old molds, our popular culture doesn’t venture far from the previous generations’.

Change in beliefs is incremental.

Change in our beliefs about the past is likewise incremental.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:31:44pm

re: #138 jaunte

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I had a fish for a good number of years.

one fish
two fish
dogfish
catfish……

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:32:10pm

re: #143 dangerman

one fish
two fish
dogfish
catfish……

Dopefish.

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:32:18pm

re: #102 stpaulbear

She’s beautiful!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:32:39pm

re: #134 dangerman

that’s a beauty

He and Chewie, both Malamutes… Total and complete opposites personality wise. Chewie was a complete goofball and loved everyone universally. Even other dogs. He was well-behaved but had many moments of mischief.

Bear? He was a super-serious hardass that wasn’t fond of other dogs, and weary of strangers. But he was even better behaved (ie calmer) than Chewie. Bear could have never been left off leash outside if even for a second or he would have been gone. Even in my yard with a 6’ fence. You could tell he was a stray, while Chewie never had to fend for himself in his life (he was an owner turn-in due to a divorce apparently). lol

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:33:26pm

re: #142 freetoken

Soooooo, did you find some slave holders?

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JordanRules  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:34:01pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:34:14pm

re: #82 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’m waiting for the SNL skit with John Boehner singing “Because I Got High” 😊

Johnny Boehner, after cutting the first grass of the season, on Friday night down in his basement with his wife…join in the celebration!

Styx - Light Up

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:35:47pm

re: #145 prairiefire

She’s beautiful!

She’s the queen of the cottage.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:36:38pm

re: #147 prairiefire

Soooooo, did you find some slave holders?

Well, a big part of my ancestry is Norwegian (you know, from where Trump claims the good immigrants come), and their last “slaves” were the Irish, I think, that they took to Iceland.

That was a long time ago.

But I have some early colonial ancestors too. I know of only one for sure that owned slaves, as mentioned in the estate records.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:37:11pm

re: #144 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dopefish.

shoulda seen that a mile off
like i said - one too many bourbons

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:38:00pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:38:18pm

re: #152 dangerman

shoulda seen that a mile off
like i said - one too many bourbons

One can never have too many bourbons. Unless one is trying not to make a fool of one’s self in public.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:39:35pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Since I was barely a kid when this broke - is Vince Foster in there?

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:40:04pm

re: #151 freetoken

Norwegian! Are you red headed or blonde? I have a tiny bit from a Norwegian fellow who was fighting for William Of Orange, and then came to the colonies when that did not work out.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:40:14pm

re: #102 stpaulbear

This is my Halley. Her name comes from the flaming orange mark on the top of her head.

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Ha. A bit of wolverine head hair going on. Beautiful cat…nice thick coat.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:41:14pm

re: #146 GlutenFreeJesus

He and Chewie, both Malamutes… Total and complete opposites personality wise. Chewie was a complete goofball and loved everyone universally. Even other dogs. He was well-behaved but had many moments of mischief.

Bear? He was a super-serious hardass that wasn’t fond of other dogs, and weary of strangers. But he was even better behaved (ie calmer) than Chewie. Bear could have never been left off leash outside if even for a second or he would have been gone. Even in my yard with a 6’ fence. You could tell he was a stray, while Chewie never had to fend for himself in his life (he was an owner turn-in due to a divorce apparently). lol

malamutes are one of my favorite breeds to look at
alas florida’s not really their climate (nor is mrs dm up for the idea)

my dream would be a basenji rescue
alas mrs dm not up for the idea of a hyperactive dog anywhere near her two cat loves.
plus i do believe our house would be destroyed in a day or two max

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:41:49pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:41:57pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Where’s that photo of Charlie Kelly and his board? His detective work was more intelligent than Lumpy.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:42:30pm

re: #156 prairiefire

Most of your DNA only comes from a tiny fraction of your on-paper ancestors, so any given ancestor far back doesn’t do much, molecularly, for you.

As for me, my beard when I was young, if I let it grow out (which was hardly never because it is so scraggly), had a warmer tint than the hair on my head. Not enough to qualify as “red beard”, though.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:42:44pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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give it up, sean

really, no one listens to your bullshit anymore

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:43:15pm
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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:43:34pm

re: #154 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

One can never have too many bourbons. Unless one is trying not to make a fool of one’s self in public.

a fair point
and one that makes more sense the more bourbons one has

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:43:51pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Coming up—Sean Insanity links the Clintons to David Rockefeller and the Trilateral Commission!

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:43:58pm
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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:44:18pm

re: #161 freetoken

You scientifics always tamper down us romantics.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:44:20pm

re: #114 freetoken

Is it depressing that I find your assertion that there will be “future historians” as possibly not going to be a thing?

Sure. There will be images and writing of all kinds found from unknown artists of all kinds. They will be able to patch together what really happened through those.

You can manipulate it, or purposely not write it as it goes, but there is always the artists.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:44:31pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Needz moar jooze. Did he remember to add Sid Blumenthal?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:44:32pm

Twix

Sia
Cadbury and Bossie
Misty
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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:44:34pm

Smell the incitement!

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:45:31pm

re: #165 Joe Bacon 🌹

Coming up—Sean Insanity links the Clintons to David Rockefeller and the Trilateral Commission!

Sean doesn’t even look like he is having fun anymore, he used to look like he enjoyed his job.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:45:37pm

re: #165 Joe Bacon 🌹

Coming up—Sean Insanity links the Clintons to David Rockefeller and the Trilateral Commission!

And to Colonel Sanders.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:46:21pm

Bannon is such a Beta. Trump throws him out like trash and still loyal.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:46:34pm

re: #170 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Nice variety!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:47:24pm

re: #158 dangerman

malamutes are one of my favorite breeds to look at
alas florida’s not really their climate (nor is mrs dm up for the idea)

my dream would be a basenji rescue
alas mrs dm not up for the idea of a hyperactive dog anywhere near her two cat loves.
plus i do believe our house would be destroyed in a day or two max

Ha yeah, you’re probably right about that!

Malamutes don’t really do that bad in Florida though. Check out Tonka the Malamute on Youtube. :))))

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:47:38pm

re: #170 Colère Tueur de Lapin

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“cadbury” - brilliant

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:47:40pm

That’s Chloe in the water package.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:47:58pm

re: #162 dangerman

give it up, sean

really, no one listens to your bullshit anymore

Unfortunately, a lot of people do.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:49:59pm

re: #179 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, a lot of people do.

I would hope that Hannity isn’t getting any new viewers?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:50:10pm

re: #171 jaunte

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Smell the incitement!

Stalin and the Gestapo were total fans of warrants. Said no one who actually knows Nazi Germany and the USSR.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:50:29pm

re: #178 jaunte

That’s Chloe in the water package.

That’s a cute picture of her. My cats are not nearly as photogenic. I have pictures of a friend’s cat of her watching animal documentaries… my cats just lounge around and occasionally pretend to avoid the camera.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:50:50pm

re: #178 jaunte

That’s Chloe in the water package.

Predators typically hang around water waiting for their prey.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:51:35pm

re: #179 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, a lot of people do.

re: #180 bill d. (b.d.)

I would hope that Hannity isn’t getting any new viewers?

Hannity’s viewership numbers are going down, but only slowly.

I suspect his audience is just dying off (literally), and that explains the decrease in viewers.

The big hit Fox News took was when Bill O was dropped like a hot potato. His replacement just has not lived up to Bill’s numbers.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:51:51pm

wow

this is the current top headline at breitbart:

Paul Ryan’s Globalist Legacy: Ignoring America’s Working Class at the Behest of Billionaire Koch Brothers

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:52:21pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:53:29pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

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“I must go, my planet needs me!”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:53:36pm

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:54:56pm

re: #184 freetoken

Hannity’s viewership numbers are going down, but only slowly.

I suspect his audience is just dying off (literally), and that explains the decrease in viewers.
Tucker ain’t got it. Hannity is the biggest thing FoxNews has left.

FoxNews’ audience is old folks and old folks don’t like change and FoxNews has had a lot of change. Even if Tucker lasts 10 years they’ll still think of him as the new guy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:56:08pm

Here’s my entry for National Pet Day. Riley on the left, Ellie on the right. Can you tell I had food at the time? ;)

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:56:13pm

re: #189 bill d. (b.d.)

Bill O used to draw bigger numbers than Hannity.

Now, Hannity is drawing better than Carlson.

The big move on cable news shows has been the ascent of Maddow, often doing better numbers than any Fox News show.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:56:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:56:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:56:45pm

Hannity is finding out that actually having one of your own is terrible for business. Michael Moore found that out with Obama.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:56:59pm

re: #158 dangerman

malamutes are one of my favorite breeds to look at
alas florida’s not really their climate (nor is mrs dm up for the idea)

my dream would be a basenji rescue
alas mrs dm not up for the idea of a hyperactive dog anywhere near her two cat loves.
plus i do believe our house would be destroyed in a day or two max

A friend and his wife had two Malamutes. One female and one male. Hers and his. Great dogs. Both were very gentle. But they could get to talking to each other and get a little loud in a small room watching a football game. The male was a huge 120 pound fluff ball and all puppy all the time. A lap crusher, as he wanted to play lap dog or climb on you if you were down on the floor.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:57:24pm

re: #168 ObserverArt

Sure. There will be images and writing of all kinds found from unknown artists of all kinds. They will be able to patch together what really happened through those.

You can manipulate it, or purposely not write it as it goes, but there is always the artists.

a canticle for liebowitz

the ancient “relics” are handwritten notes on crumbling memo pads bearing cryptic texts resembling a 20th-century shopping lists

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:58:17pm

re: #179 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, a lot of people do.

a slightly buzzed man can dream, cant he?

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:58:53pm

re: #185 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

wow

this is the current top headline at breitbart:

Paul Ryan’s Globalist Legacy: Ignoring America’s Working Class at the Behest of Billionaire Koch Brothers

“Globalist” — not showing their prejudices/CTs too much, are they?

Y’all probably already know this, but a fair number of Bitcoin = the new world currency nutjobs also subscribe to the globalist/Rockefeller/Bilderburg/Rothschild CT that the entire world’s economy is run by a secret cabal of (ssshhh!) Juice. There’s also a lot of overlap with so-called anarcho-capitalists and ultra-libertarians, who are also crazy but in different ways.

Jeff Berwick is one such guy. Check out his YT channel at your own risk.

I’m not really surprised that Twiiter’s @jack is touting Bitcoin as a world currency.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:59:10pm

Regarding the viewership numbers, I have convinced myself that many of Fox News viewers never change the channel, which is why their evening shows are stuck in the 2-3 million viewer range with little variation.

Put differently - few people stop and watch Hannity while channel surfing. His numbers like all programs’ vary from night to night and week to week, but not dramatically, not like say when one of the OTA networks put on a rerun (which typically only do a fraction of the first run of an episode.)

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 6:59:40pm

ladys and gents

we’re out

time for one episode of victoria and then a nap before tomorrow’s 4 mile run

dont burn the place down

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:00:13pm

re: #198 wheat-dogg

“Globalist” — not showing their prejudices/CTs too much, are they?

Y’all probably already know this, but a fair number of Bitcoin = the new world currency nutjobs also subscribe to the globalist/Rockefeller/Bilderburg/Rothschild CT that the entire world’s economy is run by a secret cabal of (ssshhh!) Juice. There’s also a lot of overlap with so-called anarcho-capitalists and ultra-libertarians, who are also crazy but in different ways.

Jeff Berwick is one such guy. Check out his YT channel at your own risk.

I’m not really surprised that Twiiter’s @jack is touting Bitcoin as a world currency.

There’s always been a subtle antisemitism towards a lot of anti banking CTs. Some more overt.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:02:30pm

re: #201 HappyWarrior

There’s always been a subtle antisemitism towards a lot of anti banking CTs. Some more overt.

Now there’s another CT circulating that Bitcoin itself is a “false flag” created by the “bankers” to dupe people into putting their money into a project that will just steal it.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:02:42pm

re: #196 dangerman

a canticle for liebowitz

I bought the book, but I’m finding more and more I prefer ebooks, and you can’t get it in ebook form here in the US.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:03:00pm

re: #197 dangerman

a slightly buzzed man can dream, cant he?

I do. Often. Usually about being barefoot and having to borrow someone’s bike to get to the airport for my flight but the pedals are those spiked kind and then I realize I’ve left my kids, wife, passport behind except it turns out they just took a cab and are already there waiting for me and then I try to take a cab but I’m a black man and….

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William Lewis  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:04:54pm

re: #196 dangerman

a canticle for liebowitz

I always loved the illuminated manuscript copy of the electrical schematic from St. Leibowitz…

A very thought provoking novel.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:04:55pm

on breitbart?? really??

Ryan’s brand of Republicanism is reliant on pushing unpopular tax and entitlement reform agendas, as when, in 2016, the House Speaker told American workers that tax cuts — not penalties for multinational corporations — were necessary to stop the massive outsourcing of U.S. jobs to third world nations.

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uriel  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:05:27pm

I guess if we’re doing pet stuff, here’s my guy Thimble:

He’s really angry here, despite appearances. That is, after all, the angry coconut.

(My other glider, Needle, is a bit less willing to pose for the masses.)
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:05:51pm

re: #202 wheat-dogg

Now there’s another CT circulating that Bitcoin itself is a “false flag” created by the “bankers” to dupe people into putting their money into a project that will just steal it.

This Simpsons line from David Duchovny guest starring on Fox Mulder in a crossover covers it pretty well:

Are we alone in the universe? Impossible. When you consider the wonders that exist all around us… voodoo priests of Haiti, the Tibetan numerologists of Appalachia, the unsolved mysteries of Unsolved Mysteries… The truth is out there.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:08:46pm

If you’ve not eaten yet, this will put you off your feed. From Page 6:

The about-to-be-consciously uncoupled Rudy Giuliani is coming off to Upper East Side sex kittens like catnip. They’re purring at him. Sidling — if not actually front-ling — in his direction…Pussycats in their 40s — so OK, so like maybe really late 40s — are setting saucers of milk. One meowed she’s “always loved Rudy.”

Vomitous.

pagesix.com

But the most surprising thing to me is that Cindy Adams is still alive!

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:09:24pm

re: #208 HappyWarrior

This Simpsons line from David Duchovny guest starring on Fox Mulder in a crossover covers it pretty well:

Are we alone in the universe? Impossible. When you consider the wonders that exist all around us… voodoo priests of Haiti, the Tibetan numerologists of Appalachia, the unsolved mysteries of Unsolved Mysteries… The truth is out there.

My middle kid, the one who’s watched some of the X-Files (there’s so many things to watch), Twin Peaks, and watches Samantha Bee, loves that in the episode Full Frontal did on FEMA and Puerto Rico got David Duchovny to do a CT/X-Files style bit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:09:36pm

re: #209 BeachDem

If you’ve not eaten yet, this will put you off your feed. From Page 6:

The about-to-be-consciously uncoupled Rudy Giuliani is coming off to Upper East Side sex kittens like catnip. They’re purring at him. Sidling — if not actually front-ling — in his direction…Pussycats in their 40s — so OK, so like maybe really late 40s — are setting saucers of milk. One meowed she’s “always loved Rudy.”

Vomitous.

pagesix.com

But the most surprising thing to me is that Cindy Adams is still alive!

God he’s a creep.But yeah that Bill Clinton huh wingnuts.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:10:19pm

re: #210 Belafon

My middle kid, the one who’s watched some of the X-Files (there’s so many things to watch), Twin Peaks, and watches Samantha Bee, loves that in the episode Full Frontal did on FEMA and Puerto Rico got David Duchovny to do a CT/X-Files style bit.

That’s great. Duchovny sounds like a fun dude.

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Scout  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:12:17pm

re: #165 Joe Bacon 🌹

Coming up—Sean Insanity links the Clintons to David Rockefeller and the Trilateral Commission!

Trilateral Commission — boy, there’s a blast from the past. I remember way back in the late ’70s, early ’80s, people would always call into Larry King’s national radio show to push that conspiracy theory.

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Kragar  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:12:19pm
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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:12:45pm

re: #203 Belafon

I bought the book, but I’m finding more and more I prefer ebooks, and you can’t get it in ebook form here in the US.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:13:21pm

re: #93 LadyBehir

And another great avatar!

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:13:45pm

re: #94 Blind Frog Belly White

Oddly enough, as a child I wondered whether ‘sealing wax’ was actually ‘ceiling wax’. After all, there’s FLOOR wax, so it just made sense there’d be ceiling wax.

You are not alone.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:14:36pm

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

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My brother-in-law is obsessive about the Hunley. Thank dog when they were visiting in February, there was nothing new to see, so we didn’t have to drive down to North Charleston to spend a day looking at it submerged in a tank.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:16:36pm

Wholly moley!

The Nebraska Democratic Party figured out I exist! They sent me an E-mail saying they’d like to put me up on the list of candidates for office they have on their Website.

What’d I do?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:18:26pm
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Cheechako  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:18:32pm

In keeping with today’s National Pet Day, I’d like to introduce Buster (b/w), Sadie (Lt Tan), and their friend Scout, the wiener dog. Buster and Sadie are cock-a-poo siblings who are 12 years old. They have completely opposite personalities. Buster is hyper-active and always busy while Sadie is always very calm, sometimes forgetful and easily distracted. She even forgets why she goes out of the house in the AM. Buster always wants to play and if you’re just sitting there you will soon find his ball in your hand. He also takes turns bringing the ball to everyone in the room. Equal opportunity to play for everyone.

I’ve had dogs all my life and these two are the best.

Buster, Sadie, and Scout
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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:19:09pm

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹

Wholly moley!

The Nebraska Democratic Party figured out I exist! They sent me an E-mail saying they’d like to put me up on the list of candidates for office they have on their Website.

What’d I do?

Governor or nothing.

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:19:20pm

re: #200 dangerman

No, of course downstairs will put out the lights.

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:20:04pm

re: #205 William Lewis

I always loved the illuminated manuscript copy of the electrical schematic from St. Leibowitz…

A very thought provoking novel.

Opened my eyes to thinking outside the box before “outside the box” was a catch phrase

Guess I’m not done tonight after all

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:20:45pm

re: #123 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dude must have stock in Frito-Lay.

Bottom line with pot legalization/huge profit potential

Release those in jail for any pot offenses.

Erase the felony from their record.

NO?

Fuck you, you money hungry fucks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:21:38pm
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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:21:49pm

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹

Wholly moley!

The Nebraska Democratic Party figured out I exist! They sent me an E-mail saying they’d like to put me up on the list of candidates for office they have on their Website.

What’d I do?

Say yes.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:21:50pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

What I like best about the Hannity screenshots is seeing what D level right wing hack is on deck. He seems to have a rotating crew of about a dozen.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:22:28pm

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The most right wing VP pick ever until Pence felt he didn’t have a home? Aww poor baby.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:23:10pm

re: #212 HappyWarrior

That’s great. Duchovny sounds like a fun dude.

Don’t forget, he was in Californication after X-Files’ first go-around.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:23:43pm

re: #230 TedStriker

Don’t forget, he was in Californication after X-Files’ first go-around.

Ya know, I never watched that but my Dad enjoyed it.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:24:10pm

re: #94 Blind Frog Belly White

Oddly enough, as a child I wondered whether ‘sealing wax’ was actually ‘ceiling wax’. After all, there’s FLOOR wax, so it just made sense there’d be ceiling wax.

I’ll bet the idea came from this part of Lewis Carroll’s poem:

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:24:43pm

re: #230 TedStriker

Don’t forget, he was in Californication after X-Files’ first go-around.

Then he had to go to counseling for sex addiction.

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William Lewis  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:24:58pm

re: #232 wheat-dogg

I’ll bet the idea came from this part of Lewis Carroll’s poem:

sealing wax? And other fancy stuff…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:25:10pm
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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:25:27pm

re: #222 Skip Intro

Governor or nothing.

Governor William J. “Anymouse” LePetomane…has a nice ring to it.

///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:25:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:25:54pm

re: #236 TedStriker

Governor William J. “Anymouse” LePetomane…has a nice ring to it.

///

It’s 2018, he’ll have to sue you!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:26:26pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Gee isn’t it a good thing that we didn’t elect that woman that was far too emotional for the job guys? //

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:27:07pm

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Barf. Repeat from earlier—Charles Pierce said it best:

Paul Ryan Will Retire as the Biggest Fake in American Politics

I may never decide what about him I find the most nauseating—the retrograde policies that he gussies up as concern for the poor and downtrodden, or the wet-eyed phony sincerity with which he sells them.

esquire.com

Get a fucking clue, NYT.

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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:27:30pm

re: #98 Blind Frog Belly White

Doggles.

Yup. She used to cut up her eyes running through the brush at the dog park.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:28:49pm

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

At this point, I wonder if both Sessions and Rosenstein are both daring Trump to fire them, because the aftermath would inflict so much pain on Trump that it would be worth it.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:29:07pm

re: #240 BeachDem

Barf. Repeat from earlier—Charles Pierce said it best:

Paul Ryan Will Retire as the Biggest Fake in American Politics

I may never decide what about him I find the most nauseating—the retrograde policies that he gussies up as concern for the poor and downtrodden, or the wet-eyed phony sincerity with which he sells them.

esquire.com

Get a fucking clue, NYT.

Not to go No True Christian but I hate how he sells himself as a good Catholic boy by doing in policy the total opposite of what the church preaches about helping the less fortunate among us. I may disagree fervently with the RCC on many issues but at least I’m not pretending to be a Catholic while pushing policies that totally go against the spirit of the church like Paul does.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:29:10pm
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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:30:18pm

re: #118 dangerman

these are our fish

they do not have names

are they pets if they dont have names and i dont pet them?

I brought two lobsters back from Boston once; Larry and Lucinda Lobster.

I eated them.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:30:54pm

re: #170 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Cadbury & Bossie praise and thank you for your avatar here on LGF.

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:31:47pm

re: #230 TedStriker

Yes, and I believe rehab of one sort or another.

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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:32:01pm

re: #140 jaunte

Yup. He’s gonna fire them.

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Scout  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:33:06pm

re: #243 HappyWarrior

Not to go No True Christian but I hate how he sells himself as a good Catholic boy by doing in policy the total opposite of what the church preaches about helping the less fortunate among us. I may disagree fervently with the RCC on many issues but at least I’m not pretending to be a Catholic while pushing policies that totally go against the spirit of the church like Paul does.

It’s what they do. I know a Republican guy originally from Denver who says at some point — in every single conversation — that he’s a Christian. (“Well, as a Christian, I think ….”) And this guy is totally against affordable health care for low-income people “because we can’t afford it.”
The richest nation in the world can’t afford it. Yeah, right. (And this guy lives in Japan, where we have universal health care, and it works.)

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:33:31pm

re: #248 MsJ

Yup. He’s gonna fire them.

Except Dershowitz, his TV attorney, told him not to fire anyone.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:33:45pm

re: #236 TedStriker

Governor William J. “Anymouse” LePetomane…has a nice ring to it.

///

I’d move there just to vote for the mouse.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:34:20pm

re: #250 Belafon

Except Dershowitz, his TV attorney, told him not to fire anyone.

all depends on who is the last person he hears.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:35:39pm

re: #248 MsJ

Yup. He’s gonna fire them.

I give them until Friday afternoon.

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prairiefire  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:36:52pm

re: #248 MsJ

Meh, he’s in a wedge of a corner, who will he have left?

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:38:10pm

re: #245 MsJ

I brought two lobsters back from Boston once; Larry and Lucinda Lobster.

I eated them.

I was bringing a lobster home under my arm
I met a friend who asked where are you going with that lobster
I said I’m taking it home mto dinner
The lobster piped up and said “I already had dinner, take me to a movie”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:40:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:40:50pm

re: #249 Scout

It’s what they do. I know a Republican guy originally from Denver who says at some point — in every single conversation — that he’s a Christian. (“Well, as a Christian, I think ….”) And this guy is totally against affordable health care for low-income people “because we can’t afford it.”
The richest nation in the world can’t afford it. Yeah, right. (And this guy lives in Japan, where we have universal health care, and it works.)

Yeah I know tons of people who love talking about how this nation (US) needs more God and Christianity in it yet they’re the first to complain about “bums”, “moochers”, etc. I’m no theologian but that definitely isn’t what the church teaches and honestly as a grand nephew of a priest, it does disgust me even if I self identify as agnostic because my Dad’s uncle didn’t enter the priesthood for wealth or fame, he entered it because he did feel a spiritual calling and whlie that’s something I wouldn’t want for myself, he didn’t use it the way people like Falwell and others use it fof. He also risked his life in WWII too.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:41:40pm

re: #253 wheat-dogg

I give them until Friday afternoon.

My money was on tonight. Dammit!

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William Lewis  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:42:14pm

re: #249 Scout

It’s what they do. I know a Republican guy originally from Denver who says at some point — in every single conversation — that he’s a Christian. (“Well, as a Christian, I think ….”) And this guy is totally against affordable health care for low-income people “because we can’t afford it.”
The richest nation in the world can’t afford it. Yeah, right. (And this guy lives in Japan, where we have universal health care, and it works.)

“As a Christian” I’d be happy to tell him he’s full of bovine based organic all natural fertilizer…

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:43:17pm

re: #257 HappyWarrior

Yeah I know tons of people who love talking about how this nation (US) needs more God and Christianity in it yet they’re the first to complain about “bums”, “moochers”, etc. I’m no theologian but that definitely isn’t what the church teaches and honestly as a grand nephew of a priest, it does disgust me even if I self identify as agnostic because my Dad’s uncle didn’t enter the priesthood for wealth or fame, he entered it because he did feel a spiritual calling and whlie that’s something I wouldn’t want for myself, he didn’t use it the way people like Falwell and others use it fof. He also risked his life in WWII too.

Last time I checked, Jesus hung out with the “moochers” and “bums”.

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William Lewis  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:45:01pm

Ok, saw this elsewhere, let’s see if I can get this tweet thread to post…

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:46:12pm

re: #258 Skip Intro

My money was on tonight. Dammit!

Heh. You might win that bet. It depends on how successful staff is in distracting Man-Baby from his “You’re Fired!” urges.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:47:05pm

re: #260 Belafon

Last time I checked, Jesus hung out with the “moochers” and “bums”.

Exactly. Uncle Bill was a parish priest for a rural and predominately black parish in Louisiana. Irish-American kid from North Side Pittsburgh. I bet it was a humbling experience for him even though he knew tragedy having lost his mother- my great grandmother pretty young. The other story I liked hearing about him and you have to remember was Pre-Vatican II when there was still some open bad blood between Protestants and Catholics but my other great grandmother, his sister’s mother in law, a devout Catholic worried about attending a wedding at a Protestant church, he gave her his blessing. I mean that’s not a big deal to us 65 years later but at that time? It’s things like that have me refusing to accept conservatives going “Well that’s the way things are and ought to be because it’s always been that way.” My Dad’s parents being of different social classes also influences that and hell tbh my own parents.

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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:47:55pm

re: #250 Belafon

Except Dershowitz, his TV attorney, told him not to fire anyone.

Does trump ever listen to anyone?

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:48:20pm

re: #264 MsJ

Nope.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:48:34pm

I lurve the Post Office.

My wife ordered some clothes and shoes for me from a company in Commerce City, Colo.

She made clear that UPS is a pain to deliver here, so they said they would use their “partner programme” with the Post Office.

When they processed the order, they sent her a tracking number. Box sat for a couple days at the UPS point in Commerce City, then was delivered to the Commerce City Post Office. It was here today (the next day) in Nebraska.

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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:49:54pm

re: #258 Skip Intro

My money was on tonight. Dammit!

Tomorrow morning. Via tweet.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:50:56pm

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹

My daughter has sent me a “care package.” USPS tracking even works in China. Its last known location was Shanghai, and is apparently on its way here already. Delivery within a week is pretty remarkable, IMO.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:51:03pm

re: #267 MsJ

Tomorrow morning. Via tweet.

Oh hell why not. Tomorrow after Fox and Friends.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:51:36pm

re: #267 MsJ

Tomorrow morning. Via tweet.

After he watches F&F talking about Sessions and Rosenstein.

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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:51:39pm

re: #269 HappyWarrior

Oh hell why not. Tomorrow after Fox and Friends.

During.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:52:17pm

re: #198 wheat-dogg

I think people like Jack who got a lot of money now, have never ever had the need to examine history.

That’s why they flow so easily into items of antisemitism.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:52:22pm

Great minds and all that

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:53:05pm

re: #264 MsJ

Does trump ever listen to anyone?

The hosts of Fox and Friends and anyone else named Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:53:07pm

re: #256 GlutenFreeJesus

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I unfriended Kip Adotta on Facebook because he’s a full-blown Birther.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:54:02pm

re: #272 Stanley Sea

I think people like Jack who got a lot of money now, have never ever had the need to examine history.

That’s why they flow so easily into items of antisemitism.

Not sure of that. I know plenty of ordinary income people who buy into it as well. But, rich people do tend to think that some nefarious forces are keeping them from getting even richer.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:55:26pm

re: #272 Stanley Sea

I think people like Jack who got a lot of money now, have never ever had the need to examine history.

That’s why they flow so easily into items of antisemitism.

Hey not to hijack but pursuant to our email correspondence, check this out.
whoareyoumadeof.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:56:11pm

re: #271 MsJ

During.

Before, after, or during his dump.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:57:26pm

Speaking of history, HBO has the Andre The Giant documentary that it has premiered, but what strikes me is how for most of us the mental image of Andre is shaped by his later years, in the 1980’s up through The Princess Bride.

What we think of as “Andre” is someone who is very heavy, and lumbering.

But he was not always that way. Found on Youtube, a match from 1968:

Andre the Giant vs. Franz Van Buyten 1968 Andre wins his first title !!!!

You can see that Andre’s skeleton is still overly large for the amount of muscle on the upper body, a problem of his condition, but he’s not exactly “fat”. Also, he’s pretty nimble at that time.

Draw a lesson from this: when we think of the past, of “history”, our thoughts are shaped by that to which we have been exposed.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:57:49pm

re: #207 uriel

I’m glad you posted. Perfect. HI THIMBLE!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:58:11pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:58:21pm

Well I’ll be damned. Corey Lewandowski “liked” this tweet.

You can check for yourself if you don’t believe me.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:59:52pm

The WaPo hagiography on Ryan is almost as nauseating at the NYT’s:

“Speaker Ryan is an embodiment of a particular kind of optimistic, pro-growth, pro-free market inclusive conservatism,” said Michael Steel, a former top adviser to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)…

Well, he’s the embodiment of something, that’s for sure.

once his party’s ideological standard-bearer, Ryan has spent the past two years resisting, minimizing and ultimately conceding to a Trumpian revolution he could neither contain nor control…Ryan’s brand of politics, an uplifting fiscal conservatism…

Yeah, when I think of the zombie-eyed granny starver, uplifting is always what comes to mind.

Then there is this—
As recently as January, Ryan described Trump’s vulgar description of some majority-minority nations as “very unfortunate” and “unhelpful.”

Wow, Paulie—such STRONG language. (shudder)

washingtonpost.com

Excuse me, I have to go hurl.

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MsJ  Apr 11, 2018 • 7:59:58pm

re: #278 HappyWarrior

Before, after, or during his dump.

During. Always.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:00:36pm

re: #283 BeachDem

How can one be a “standard bearer” in one doesn’t stand?

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uriel  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:03:31pm

re: #280 Stanley Sea

Thanks!

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:04:21pm

Bank of America has announced they will no longer lend money to companies that produce military style weapons for civilian use:

“We have let them know that we are going to, it’s not our intent to underwrite or finance military-style firearms in a go-forward basis,” Anne Finucane, vice chair for Bank of America, told Bloomberg.

The decision was in direct response to a number of high-profile mass shootings across the country, most recently at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 people dead in February.

“We want to contribute in any way we can to reduce these mass shootings,” Finucane said.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:04:59pm

re: #283 BeachDem

The WaPo hagiography on Ryan is almost as nauseating at the NYT’s:

“Speaker Ryan is an embodiment of a particular kind of optimistic, pro-growth, pro-free market inclusive conservatism,” said Michael Steel, a former top adviser to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)…

Well, he’s the embodiment of something, that’s for sure.

once his party’s ideological standard-bearer, Ryan has spent the past two years resisting, minimizing and ultimately conceding to a Trumpian revolution he could neither contain nor control…Ryan’s brand of politics, an uplifting fiscal conservatism…

Yeah, when I think of the zombie-eyed granny starver, uplifting is always what comes to mind.

Then there is this—
As recently as January, Ryan described Trump’s vulgar description of some majority-minority nations as “very unfortunate” and “unhelpful.”

Wow, Paulie—such STRONG language. (shudder)

washingtonpost.com

Excuse me, I have to go hurl.

Let’s call Ryan what he was. A guy who never grew out of Ayn Rand and fantasies about how economies should be managed.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:05:22pm

re: #285 freetoken

How can one be a “standard bearer” in one doesn’t stand?

Indeed. There’s a reason why Ryan never sought higher office outside when Mitt made him VP.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:06:04pm

re: #283 BeachDem

Paul Ryan, standard-dropper.

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Kragar  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:06:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:07:11pm

Ryan in fact may be a loving father, husband, etc but for 20 years he has pushed policies that benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us. He’s someone who better than most Republicans knows that social programs can and do benefit people but he still has a fuck you, I got mine mentality. That’s the story of Paul Ryan not the “policy wonk” who found himself at odds at what his party had became. Ryan was and is an ideologue that doesn’t know how to lead.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:08:17pm

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Let’s call Ryan what he was. A guy who never grew out of Ayn Rand and fantasies about how economies should be managed.

I do love this response to the NYT bullshit article:

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:08:25pm

Tina would like it known that sister Chloe is not the only cat at the waterhole.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:09:08pm

re: #293 BeachDem

I do love this response to the NYT bullshit article:

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Kind of reminds me of JFK’s comment that the collection of Nobel winners at the WH was the finest collection of genius that had been at the WH since Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:10:03pm

It’s just too bad that Paul and Mitt Romney will never get to serve together. Doesn’t your heart just ache for that? //

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:10:20pm

re: #292 HappyWarrior

Ryan in fact may be a loving father, husband, etc but for 20 years he has pushed policies that benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the rest of us. He’s someone who better than most Republicans knows that social programs can and do benefit people but he still has a fuck you, I got mine mentality. That’s the story of Paul Ryan not the “policy wonk” who found himself at odds at what his party had became. Ryan was and is an ideologue that doesn’t know how to lead.

Lyin’ Ryan practiced what Ayn Rand preached!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:12:10pm

re: #297 Joe Bacon 🌹

Lyin’ Ryan practiced what Ayn Rand preached!

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He couldn’t even get the few things right she had with her ideology. He’s another so con asshole who saw that greed is good and charity is awful part of Rand’s message and ignored that Rand would want to smack him if he tried using the government to limit the right to choose.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:13:05pm

We’re talking about a man so vain he lied about marathon times when he had decent though not spectacular times to make himself seem like a better runner than he is.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:13:39pm

Food time

Oysters Rockefeller from Parker’s Lighthouse in Long Beach CA

Dee-Lish
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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:15:41pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:18:02pm

re: #301 jaunte

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:19:57pm

re: #67 lawhawk

Bannon implying that Trump’s lawyers are dumber than a bag of hammers?

Well, hammers are price per pound. /s

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dangerman  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:22:04pm

re: #301 jaunte

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It’s partially fascism

It’s also a healthy dose of brazen naked self interest

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:23:26pm

In any case, Trump’s rise has proven Sinclair Lewis correct.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:26:17pm

For National Pet Day, as it has not been a year since Felix Randomkitty died.

Felix Randomkitty: 2009-2017 (goes to the right-hand column of Little Green Footballs_

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:27:18pm

re: #304 dangerman

How about we go with Narcissistic Fascism?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:28:21pm

Pastor Who Celebrated Orlando Massacre Found Guilty Of Child Molestation

Anti-gay pastor who claimed Orlando massacre victims got “what they deserve” is found guilty of eight counts of child molestation.

Pastor Ken Adkins, who had congregations in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Brunswick, Georgia, was arrested late last summer on eight charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation.

On Monday a jury found Pastor Adkins guilty on all charges. Adkins, 57, now faces life in prison. He will be sentenced on April 25.

Also this, from Abilene Texas:
Sex abuse investigation of ex-Abilene church daycare worker expands to 21 children

I think we have found that global pedophile cult/conspiracy the fundies keep yammering about, and THEY ARE IT.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:29:23pm

re: #308 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Pastor Who Celebrated Orlando Massacre Found Guilty Of Child Molestation

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Also this, from Abilene Texas:
Sex abuse investigation of ex-Abilene church daycare worker expands to 21 children

I think we have found that global pedophile cult/conspiracy the fundies keep yammering about, and THEY ARE IT.

Lock him up and forget about the key.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:31:39pm

re: #109 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Watch live as Sean Hannity sucks my tiny member! This time for real and not metaphorically!

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:32:17pm

re: #308 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They sure as hell are.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:33:41pm

I saw here or maybe it was elsewhere but a great point about same sex couples having the right to adopt. Every child that will be brought into a same sex couple’s home will be wanted and planned. You can’t say that about every child brought into a couple that are the opposite sex’s home.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:37:55pm

Trumpettes acting like they’re so fond of the Bill of Rights in whining about the search of Cohen just makes me laugh. You support the guy who wanted to execute people who were exonerated of a crime FFS.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:40:12pm

re: #241 MsJ

Yup. She used to cut up her eyes running through the brush at the dog park.

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UH that tongue.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:47:43pm

re: #308 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Pastor Who Celebrated Orlando Massacre Found Guilty Of Child Molestation

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Also this, from Abilene Texas:
Sex abuse investigation of ex-Abilene church daycare worker expands to 21 children

I think we have found that global pedophile cult/conspiracy the fundies keep yammering about, and THEY ARE IT.

The Georgia Pastor was convicted last year (according to the Times-Union article).

re: #298 HappyWarrior

He couldn’t even get the few things right she had with her ideology. He’s another so con asshole who saw that greed is good and charity is awful part of Rand’s message and ignored that Rand would want to smack him if he tried using the government to limit the right to choose.

And Ayn Rand was an atheist. I doubt if she was running for office she would be seeking the approval of the Evangelical Wrong Right.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:50:30pm

re: #293 BeachDem

What does the phrase “move right” even mean anymore, except as a placeholder for something that could actually describe what has happened to the GOP?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:53:00pm

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹

And Ayn Rand was an atheist. I doubt if she was running for office she would be seeking the approval of the Evangelical Wrong Right.

They would flock to her because she always advocated school vouchers.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:53:45pm

On a night of various media morons glorifying Paul Ryan—that good Catholic boy—I’ll leave you with the story of Stephen’s Place, fought for and made a reality by a feisty nun named Sister Virginia Longcope.

stephens-place.org

Restoring lives by breaking the cycle of addiction.

Providing services for 10 to 12 residents annually, Stephen’s Place believes that men returning to the community after incarceration should have a safe, spiritual environment in order to address early recovery from substance abuse as well as develop personal life skills. Therefore, Stephen’s Place provides a Half-Way House to help these men transition back into the community as productive citizens.

stephens-place.org

She fought hard to get it going, and this weekend, it’s their 25th anniversary.

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:57:11pm

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹

I lurve the Post Office.

My wife ordered some clothes and shoes for me from a company in Commerce City, Colo.

She made clear that UPS is a pain to deliver here, so they said they would use their “partner programme” with the Post Office.

When they processed the order, they sent her a tracking number. Box sat for a couple days at the UPS point in Commerce City, then was delivered to the Commerce City Post Office. It was here today (the next day) in Nebraska.

UPS Smart Post is the same thing. UPS delivers to a USPS facility and then they finish the delivery. That’s how most of my Amazon stuff used to arrive but now that they have a warehouse in Shakopee MN, they deliver with their own trucks (which means that sometimes orders are dropped off on Sunday).

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 8:59:23pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:00:13pm

re: #317 Joe Bacon 🌹

They would flock to her because she always advocated school vouchers.

Her militant atheism would probably dissuade them.

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:01:05pm

re: #320 Anymouse 🌹

Fox News

@FoxNews
Florida school shooter wants victims to have his inheritance

Except, you know, they’re dead.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:02:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:04:33pm

re: #321 Hecuba’s daughter

Her militant atheism would probably dissuade them.

Fixed. “Militant atheist” is a loaded term, as is “militant feminist” or “militant leftist.”

It is meant to imply violence, such as the letter in the newspaper I responded to the other day.

Ayn Rand was a horrible person, but she did not advocate for violence in the name of atheism.

Shameless Page Promotion
Apologetics Fail #21: Militant Atheists (goes off-site to Cynics for a Better Tomorrow)

Frequently, when atheists speak out against such things as religious intrusion on the affairs of statecraft, or even on defending their own rights, they are defined as “militant.” This characterisation is not solely applied by religious people; ofttimes the popular press will apply the term “militant atheist” to people such as Sam Harris or Daniel Dennett.

The term “militant” is used, especially by apologists, as both a strawman (atheists are angry) and in an equivocation fallacy (the image brought forth is of a group of armed fighters trying to overthrow the established order).

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:05:16pm

Bad lip reading the Scots way.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:07:38pm

re: #325 jaunte

Bad lip reading the Scots way.

Fresh Air on NPR this afternoon was weighing in with a fashion person on how horribly Zuckerberg was dressed for a congressional hearing.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:11:06pm

re: #325 jaunte

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Bad lip reading the Scots way.

There’s nothing quite like listening to Glaswegian.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:12:35pm

Because it is impossible in our country to accuse a conservative white guy of rape, another to add to the GOP Rape Advisory Chart:

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:12:42pm

Three ferapoun!

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:14:28pm

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹

Fresh Air on NPR this afternoon was weighing in with a fashion person on how horribly Zuckerberg was dressed for a congressional hearing.

I was just noticing that Robert Fripp also pulls off that haircut a lot better than Zuckerberg.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:15:59pm
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Kragar  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:22:16pm
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makeitstop  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:27:23pm

Dunno if this has been posted.

I never knew that the Wikileaks dump happened the same day as the Access Hollywood video. As in 30 minutes after the video story broke.

mediaite.com

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majii  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:28:48pm

re: #312 HappyWarrior

“You can’t say that about every child brought into a couple that are the opposite sex’s home.”

Thanks for saying this. One of my former students is gay and has adopted a little boy. Whenever I see them together, the kid is happy. He knows he’s loved, and that’s all that should be important. Your comment reminded me of the couple in Texas that adopted a little girl from India. The first story the dad gave was that he put her outside in the alley beside the house because she wouldn’t drink her milk. It turned out that he’d killed her all along. Around the same time when this baby died, the parents and another child had gone out to dinner and left that child at home all alone. Afterward, pediatrician told law enforcement that she’d seen signs of abuse on the child and she’d reported it. I’m not quite sure whether child welfare authorities investigated as thoroughly as they should have, but somehow and for some reason, the baby remained with her adoptive family and ended up dead. Her body was found not too far from the home a little less than two weeks after she disappeared. I still think about that little girl and wonder how anyone could abuse any child. It could have been that if she’d been adopted by a same—sex couple, she’d be alive and thriving, but we have some nuts in America that seem to think certain Americans shouldn’t be permitted to adopt. That needs to change. It must change.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:29:06pm

LOL

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:33:06pm

re: #334 majii

“You can’t say that about every child brought into a couple that are the opposite sex’s home.”

Thanks for saying this. One of my former students is gay and has adopted a little boy. Whenever I see them together, the kid is happy. He knows he’s loved, and that’s all that should be important. Your comment reminded me of the couple in Texas that adopted a little girl from India. The first story the dad gave was that he put her outside in the alley beside the house because she wouldn’t drink her milk. It turned out that he’d killed her all along. Around the same time when this baby died, the parents and another child had gone out to dinner and left that child at home all alone. Afterward, pediatrician told law enforcement that she’d seen signs of abuse on the child and she’d reported it. I’m not quite sure whether child welfare authorities investigated as thoroughly as they should have, but somehow and for some reason, the baby remained with her adoptive family and ended up dead. Her body was found not too far from the home a little less than two weeks after she disappeared. I still think about that little girl and wonder how anyone could abuse any child. It could have been that if she’d been adopted by a same—sex couple, she’d be alive and thriving, but we have some nuts in America that seem to think certain Americans shouldn’t be permitted to adopt. That needs to change. It must change.

You bet. I have a distant cousin who is gay and successful, intelligent, happy, & has a lovely family. We met when I was a teenager but we reconnected through my family research. His grandmother was my Nana’s older sister and she looked up to her. He’s a great guy. He and his husband deserves the same rights under the law as any heterosexual couple.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:35:43pm

Estacionamiento. it’s almost German in its length.

‘night.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:38:16pm

re: #324 Anymouse 🌹

…”Militant atheist” is a loaded term, as is “militant feminist” or “militant leftist.”

It is meant to imply violence, such as the letter in the newspaper I responded to the other day.

Ayn Rand was a horrible person, but she did not advocate for violence in the name of atheism.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read her so my memory may be somewhat flawed.

The term militant does not necessarily imply violence but being combative and aggressive in support of a cause. And that she was. She had total and vocal contempt toward those who were religious

Ayn Rand may not have advocated for violence in the name of atheism but she definitely rejoiced in violence in her magnum opus Atlas Shrugged in support of her economic philosophy. She did not care how many perished if they did not follow her ideology. What turned me off her permanently was the train crash early in the novel — when she justified the deaths by saying the passengers all deserved their fate because they preached compassion or charity or some other virtue that she characterized as a vice. IRL she was a fan of a serial killer William Hickman; she admired his sociopathy; as praise she wrote “Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should”.

Of course, somehow Paul Ryan has managed to combine his Catholic faith with an economic philosophy that was antithetical to everything that Catholicism stands for

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:47:38pm

re: #338 Hecuba’s daughter

There is her rather -uh- graphic descriptions of violence in her fiction. That violence is supported with her philosophy (objectivism) [Ha, my spell check doesn’t recognise her philosophy as a word], not her atheism.

She was quite outspoken on the subject (as was Christopher Hitchens, and is Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, David Silverman, &c). She considered religious views as a rejection of reason, but did not seek to kill anyone over religious views or ban them.

aynrandlexicon.com (Ayn Rand on atheism)

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retired cynic  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:51:08pm

re: #333 makeitstop

Dunno if this has been posted.

I never knew that the Wikileaks dump happened the same day as the Access Hollywood video. As in 30 minutes after the video story broke.

mediaite.com

Yep. It was just almost like they had that dialed up ready to drop, knowing Access Hollywood was coming. Amazing, isn’t it? /

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 9:53:07pm

Salon did an interesting article on libertarian atheists versus liberal atheists.

The Atheist Libertarian Lie: Ayn Rand, Income Inequality, and the Free Market (Salon, 2014)

They assert that the libertarian position on free markets as existing in some sort of privileged position that cannot be questioned is sort of the rigid dogma that atheists try to avoid (thus strawmanning atheists somewhat, since atheism means absolutely nothing other than the disbelief in the assertion of a god or gods).

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:02:53pm

re: #341 Anymouse 🌹

Salon did an interesting article on libertarian atheists versus liberal atheists.

The Atheist Libertarian Lie: Ayn Rand, Income Inequality, and the Free Market (Salon, 2014)

They assert that the libertarian position on free markets as existing in some sort of privileged position that cannot be questioned is sort of the rigid dogma that atheists try to avoid (thus strawmanning atheists somewhat, since atheism means absolutely nothing other than the disbelief in the assertion of a god or gods).

Every libertarian “free market” social experiment has failed miserably. Rand’s may have worked out OK for her fictional protagonists, but notably she ignored the ramifications for everyone else. Randian objectivism is another form of feudal determinism: there should be people at the top telling the people under them what to do, and btw serfs, the rent is due.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:03:46pm

re: #341 Anymouse 🌹

Typecasting is a lot easier than exposition on the nuances of human beliefs.

“Libertarianism” is as empty of meaning as the “moving right” phrase I mentioned earlier.

What does “libertarianism” mean?
1) Ayn Rand worshiper?
2) Libertine laws on smoking weed?
3) Fantasy land of no taxes?

It’s one of those words people use as identifiers, a tribal mark, but without a tribe.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:07:11pm

In my opinion Rand is just the opposite coin of Marxism. If Communists can be accused of being too optimistic in their belief of human nature, I can just as easily level that against Objectivists. At least the welfare state has shown some success. Objectivism? Not so much. Rand’s philosophy makes heroes out of jerks and makes villains out of those aware that “It’s about all of us.” Obviously individual rights are important in a society but societies old and young rely on community.

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:07:29pm

re: #343 freetoken

Typecasting is a lot easier than exposition on the nuances of human beliefs.

BTW, I was referring to Salon and similar stories, not you.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:09:33pm

re: #343 freetoken

Typecasting is a lot easier than exposition on the nuances of human beliefs.

“Libertarianism” is as empty of meaning as the “moving right” phrase I mentioned earlier.

What does “libertarianism” mean?
1) Ayn Rand worshiper?
2) Libertine laws on smoking weed?
3) Fantasy land of no taxes?

It’s one of those words people use as identifiers, a tribal mark, but without a tribe.

Libertarian differences are interesting to see. I think their big fault comes down to they can’t see that business can be as evil as government or if they can, they can’t see how the so called free market as they see it is flawed.

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retired cynic  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:10:40pm

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Everything has the defects of its qualities.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:12:29pm

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Libertarian differences are interesting to see. I think their big fault comes down to they can’t see that business can be as evil as government or if they can, they can’t see how the so called free market as they see it is flawed.

Their main failing is not understanding basic human nature, and the capability of humans to be greedy to the point of deliberately harming others to gain more wealth and power. If we were all perfect angels, libertarianism might work, but even God had trouble with disobedient angels.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:12:49pm

re: #347 retired cynic

Everything has the defects of its qualities.

I find it amusing to talk policy with libertarians because I always end up sounding the most practical. I think in some fields libertarians have the right idea but they’re too focused on an absolutist position economics especially to see the big picture.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:13:33pm

re: #348 wheat-dogg

Their main failing is not understanding basic human nature, and the capability of humans to be greedy to the point of deliberately harming others to gain more wealth and power. If we were all perfect angels, libertarianism might work, but even God had trouble with disobedient angels.

As I said, they’re a lot like Marxists in their naïveté.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:15:19pm

re: #350 HappyWarrior

As I said, they’re a lot like Marxists in their naïveté.

Indeed. Marx would be appalled by the power structure in China, for example.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:16:32pm

What a coincidence, the comrades at DPRK are on the same subject:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:16:38pm

re: #351 wheat-dogg

Indeed. Marx would be appalled by the power structure in China, for example.

Yep. I think a lot of people misunderstand Marx’s beliefs, both his adherents and detractors equally.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:22:05pm

I’ll call it a night with this final thought but I think part of the reason why certain ideologies like conservatism and libertarianism appeal because of not understanding history or perhaps better said how the present was earned. Easy to look down on collective bargaining when you have benefits.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:24:26pm

China Bans On-Line Bible Sales (goes to the New York Times), more at the link:

nytimes.com

China has not banned printing of Bibles. The article also notes they are in discussions with the Holy See about healing the rift between the Roman Catholic Church and the government-overseen Catholic Church.

Bible commentaries and other books are still available according to the Times. Bibles themselves are still available if they are printed in China.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:29:10pm

re: #355 Anymouse 🌹

China Bans On-Line Bible Sales (goes to the New York Times), more at the link:

nytimes.com

China has not banned printing of Bibles. The article also notes they are in discussions with the Holy See about healing the rift between the Roman Catholic Church and the government-overseen Catholic Church.

Bible commentaries and other books are still available according to the Times. Bibles themselves are still available if they are printed in China.

The subtle difference is Chinese-printed Bibles may leave out some parts foreign translations might not.

I’m not sure why China has suddenly gone after online Bible sales, but the government is trying hard to quell religious belief/Western influences here. State-sanctioned churches are OK, but woe be unto you if you belong to a religious group that is not sanctioned.

Bibles are also still available in libraries and bookstores, AFAIK.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:30:31pm

re: #343 freetoken

Typecasting is a lot easier than exposition on the nuances of human beliefs.

“Libertarianism” is as empty of meaning as the “moving right” phrase I mentioned earlier.

What does “libertarianism” mean?
1) Ayn Rand worshiper?
2) Libertine laws on smoking weed?
3) Fantasy land of no taxes?

It’s one of those words people use as identifiers, a tribal mark, but without a tribe.

Well, when I use it, I always capitalise the word when I am referring to the Libertarian Party or one of its members.

I use it lower-cased (or write it as “small-l libertarian”) when referring to a person who claims the title but does not hold to the Libertarian Party’s ideas.

“Libertine” was coined by John Calvin to name those he deemed were sexually immoral. Later the term expanded in definition to mean debauchery. (I suppose you could consider using maryjane a libertine activity if you define that use as debauchery.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:37:26pm

re: #357 Anymouse 🌹

I also find it as a catch-all self-desination for people who just sort of make up their political beliefs on the fly based on what sounds like a good idea to them.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:39:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 10:58:49pm

Dan Fisher (R candidate for governor of Oklahoma) speaks to Dave Daubenmire (wingnut preacher - masturbation is homosexuality) about Mississippi’s fifteen-week abortion ban.

He isn’t satisfied with Mississippi’s law. He wants it banned entirely.

Utah Outcasts goes after both of them (caution for coarse language, 10:34) on their so-called “pro-life” stance.

(Note: On the idea calling a foetus a baby, those who promote that equivocation know they’re lying. The point is to gin up the fear of conservative voters.)

Governor Hopeful Talks to Dave Daubenmire About Abortion

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:03:21pm

re: #360 Anymouse 🌹

Mr. Fisher also should get a panel on the GOP Rape Advisory Chart for his horrible take on rape (well, it’s okay if she’s under twenty).

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:04:48pm

re: #349 HappyWarrior

I find it amusing to talk policy with libertarians because I always end up sounding the most practical. I think in some fields libertarians have the right idea but they’re too focused on an absolutist position economics especially to see the big picture.

There are things I can admire with regard to libertarianism as a philosophy; however, it’s pretty obvious that like Marxism, it has too optimistic a view of human nature. It’s fairly obvious to me that as a governing philosophy, libertarianism would fail - it would lead to chaos.

We have a left-libertarian party here in the Czech Republic, the Pirate Party, and they just got elected into the Chamber of Deputies; they are learning to compromise, which I see as a promising sign. They have some solid ideas and as long as they can manage to temper their idealism with pragmatism, I think they’ll be a force to reckon with in the future here. They’re certainly a damn sight better than some of the other parties here, which range from outright Stalinist to quasi-fascist to oligarchial.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:12:14pm

re: #360 Anymouse 🌹

Apparently you’re not a real Christian unless you’ve got an ugly ass red hat with a cross on it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:19:27pm

re: #362 Dr Lizardo

We have a left-libertarian party here in the Czech Republic, the Pirate Party, and they just got elected into the Chamber of Deputies; they are learning to compromise, which I see as a promising sign. They have some solid ideas and as long as they can manage to temper their idealism with pragmatism, I think they’ll be a force to reckon with in the future here. They’re certainly a damn sight better than some of the other parties here, which range from outright Stalinist to quasi-fascist to oligarchial.

The Pirate Party managed to get elected to some state and local parliaments in Germany a few years back but then promptly fell apart.

At least they helped point out out that we need a new, younger generation governing us who understand how developments in media and technology are affecting social, economic and political life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:19:42pm

re: #363 Eclectic Cyborg

Apparently you’re not a real Christian unless you’ve got an ugly ass red hat with a cross on it.

and hate gays and sluts

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:25:31pm

Winter Storm watches all over Nebraska except the five SW counties of the Panhandle (that includes me, but I only live a few miles from the warned area to my east).

Red flag warning to my west in Wyoming going south and east, all the way to the border with Mexico.

On the national map right now, the tiny dot which is a sea of calm in Nebraska bordering Wyoming and Colorado’s mess is where I live.

weather.gov

The rest of the country looks like someone used the map as a paint pallet.

For us, potentially heavy snow on Friday, but 71 degrees tomorrow.
bbc.com (Scottsbluff, if you like your temps in centigrade and your wind speeds in mph)

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:31:06pm

I’m a bit late to the party (haven’t been around my photo collection all day), but here’s a picture of Scout. Nearly 16 years old now, but this older photo is still a good likeness.

And with that, good night all.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:51:25pm

Frank Amedia (Jim Bakker’s sidekick) claims his prayers are what stopped the Austin bomber, and then he got crazier.

(caution for coarse language, 8:37)

Frank Amedia Claims Success in Stopping Austin Bomber

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 11, 2018 • 11:55:12pm

10 Louisiana Senators vote against bestiality ban

All 10 senators who voted against the bill were Republicans, and they raised concerns over the specification regarding sodomy laws.

The bill will next be voted on by the Louisiana House of Representatives.

teh gays!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:05:33am

re: #369 Single-handed sailor

10 Louisiana Senators vote against bestiality ban

obviously in deference to their constituency

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:12:03am

The Donald Trump theme song.

Beau Jocque ~ “Pop That Coochie”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:21:09am

re: #369 Single-handed sailor

10 Louisiana Senators vote against bestiality ban

teh gays!

The sheeple party. Ewe just gotta admire their family values.

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freetoken  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:26:15am

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹

We are desperate for rain here in San Diego county. It’s been another very dry winter, and the window is closing for getting any more rain.

It was very warm here on Monday and Tuesday, abnormally so, and the loquats look devastated.

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freetoken  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:32:05am

re: #366 Anymouse 🌹

I see that the NWS are predicting lows in your part of the world will be 20 to 30F below normal! I know that western Nebraska tends to have dramatic weather changes from day to day, but still, that is a bit wild.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:34:02am

Thanks, family values conservatives, for making Trump Sex News (tm) a thing. I’m really missing a real family values president, like Barack Obama.

The National Enquirer, a Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence: How the media organization protected the Presidential candidate early in his campaign. (Goes to The New Yorker, the lede, more at the link):

Late in 2015, a former Trump Tower doorman named Dino Sajudin met with a reporter from American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, at a McDonald’s in Pennsylvania. A few weeks earlier, Sajudin had signed a contract with A.M.I., agreeing to become a source and to accept thirty thousand dollars for exclusive rights to information he had been told: that Donald Trump, who had launched his Presidential campaign five months earlier, may have fathered a child with a former employee in the late nineteen-eighties. Sajudin declined to comment for this story. However, six current and former A.M.I. employees, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared legal retaliation by the company, said that Sajudin had told A.M.I. the names of the alleged mistress and child. Reporters at A.M.I. had spent weeks investigating the allegations, and Sajudin had passed a lie-detector test, during which he testified that high-level Trump employees, including Trump’s head of security, Matthew Calamari, had told him the story.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:36:00am

re: #374 freetoken

I see that the NWS are predicting lows in your part of the world will be 20 to 30F below normal! I know that western Nebraska tends to have dramatic weather changes from day to day, but still, that is a bit wild.

Yup. Friday looks like blizzard conditions: heavy snow and winds in excess of fifty miles per hour.

Good thing my wife and I went to the store today (it was windy enough it was difficult to keep Maxwell on the road).

I’ve already notified the grandees of the village who might make noise about it if they didn’t know why that I will remove the village’s flags from display Thursday night due to high winds.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:37:33am

re: #373 freetoken

We are desperate for rain here in San Diego county. It’s been another very dry winter, and the window is closing for getting any more rain.

It was very warm here on Monday and Tuesday, abnormally so, and the loquats look devastated.

It’s not so bleak in the Bay Area, raining tonight and we are almost at 16” of rain and it’s still in our forecast, local reservoirs are filled and there’s some snow-pack. It’s 45F here so that makes snow level around 4800’. Depending on water release requirements for Sacramento Delta ecology, we should do OK. Southern California also depends heavily on water release on the Colorado River and it’s not doing well this year either.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:45:14am

Rosie Ledet reminds me of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood.

You Can Eat My Possiere- Rosie Ledet

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:50:08am

Looking to learn a disco tune to play on the hammered dulcimer for that event I’ll be attending at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver August 30 to September 3.

The problem is a lot of disco songs don’t have a whole lot of variation.

Perhaps electronica, such as Popcorn by Hot Butter. (I can already play that.)

Traditionalists hate me.

Hot Butter - Popcorn

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:53:18am

You know disco still sucks, right?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:54:51am

re: #380 Single-handed sailor

You know disco still sucks, right?

but not if you approach it ironically and postmodernistically

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:55:36am

re: #372 Anymouse 🌹

The sheeple party. Ewe just gotta admire their family values.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:00:08am

re: #380 Single-handed sailor

You know disco still sucks, right?

I like disco. Phht.

Of course, there’s this… .

Disco Lives Forever!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:01:56am

There are actually a handful of disco era hits I have learned to appreciate for some reason, Disco Inferno, Rubber Band and Don’t Leave Me This Way come to mind.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:04:51am

Stuck in the middle with ewe.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:09:27am

re: #384 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are actually a handful of disco era hits I have learned to appreciate for some reason, Disco Inferno, Rubber Band and Don’t Leave Me This Way come to mind.

Probably my two favourites:

Abba—Voulez Vous
Diana Ross—Upside Down

Abba - Voulez-Vous

Diana Ross — Upside Down Video HQ

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:12:43am

In honor of Louisiana Republicans…

Thanks, Smokey!

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Kragar  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:15:10am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:15:30am

I have a special place in my disco soul for Donna Summer though.

Stamp Your Feet (2008, 3:37)
Love to Love You, Baby (1975, 17:03, I have the 12” single)

Donna Summer - Stamp Your Feet

Donna Summer Love To Love You Baby original long version (Disco 70s)

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Kragar  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:20:17am
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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:24:34am

re: #390 Kragar

I’m reasonably sure that’s not disco.

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Kragar  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:26:32am

re: #391 Single-handed sailor

I’m reasonably sure that’s not disco.

Depends on the disco you go to.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:26:43am

re: #391 Single-handed sailor

I’m reasonably sure that’s not disco.

Mike Oldfield made a foray into disco (briefly) …

Guilty (6:24)

Guilty: Mike Oldfield

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freetoken  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:28:37am

Your educational video for the morning is on… geology.

Namely, the formation of the west coast of the US, presented by professor Nick Zentner.

He’s very good at presenting copious information but keeping the lecture accessible to the layperson:

Exotic Terranes of the Pacific Northwest

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:32:15am

take the A terrane!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:42:33am

In today’s mail:

I received the second application pitch from the National Rifle Association in a month.

This one contained a plastic membership card with a serial number, and a pitch to join with their regular fees.

That makes me wonder about their membership numbers. People have speculated for a long time whether the NRA inflates their membership numbers or no, particularly since the NRA doesn’t share that information with the public.

Scratching my head on this speculation, I wonder if these membership pitches with serial numbered cards are included in their membership numbers.

(I also wonder why they’re sending me membership applications; I’ve never gotten those before from the NRA until the last month.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:51:03am

Atheist disabled veteran told by employer to quit parking in a handicap parking spot (though he has a placard) because of the pro-atheist sticker and plate on his car.

Support our vets, except the atheists in foxholes.

(caution for coarse language, 1:03)

Considering the usual response he can expect to be fired soon. (Several commentators suggest he contact FFRF or the EEOC)

Welcome to the south.. Open Discrimination at work.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:58:49am

re: #397 Anymouse 🌹

Any ADA attorney could make a fortune off that if it was proved true.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:02:25am

re: #398 Single-handed sailor

Any ADA attorney could make a fortune off that if it was proved true.

Well, this fellow has been making videos for a long time at YouTube, and I imagine he wouldn’t put his face in a video and make an accusation if it wasn’t true (or he’s really stupid, and he’s not).

The problem with getting fired is you might be able to make a case, but you have to survive not starving until you win a case. Moreover, in a right-to-starve state, or if an employer comes up with some other trumped up reason, they’ll get rid of him. (This is a common problem with religious minorities in the USA.)

And I imagine our current conservative cruelty ain’t going to do jack for an atheist if they don’t have to. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third’s DOJ? Bwahahahaha.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:08:51am

re: #397 Anymouse 🌹

Atheist disabled veteran told by employer to quit parking in a handicap parking spot (though he has a placard) because of the pro-atheist sticker and plate on his car.

Support our vets, except the atheists in foxholes.

(caution for coarse language, 1:03)

Considering the usual response he can expect to be fired soon. (Several commentators suggest he contact FFRF or the EEOC)

There were two handicapped parking spaces in front of our local supermarket. I noticed that one of them had been occupied by a Christmas sales display and mentioned that to the manager. He replied that that there was still one place free.

To which I replied. “Wouldn’t it be something if there were only one handicapped person in the world?”

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:09:28am

re: #399 Anymouse 🌹

Louisiana IS a third world country. I have some Hunter Thompson stories of my 24 hours there. States rights seem to overrule the bill of rights down there.

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Botsplainer  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:13:52am

re: #62 teleskiguy

This is Leo, frolicking in the snow last winter.

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I have a Tervuren named Leo!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:20:11am

re: #400 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There were two handicapped parking spaces in front of our local supermarket. I noticed that one of them had been occupied by a Christmas sales display and mentioned that to the manager. He replied that that there was still one place free.

To which I replied. “Wouldn’t it be something if there were only one handicapped person in the world?”

Yup. It’s against the law to block handicap parking spaces with anything. Another answer might be “wouldn’t it be a shame if that second customer went somewhere else?”

Even in my tiny village we enforce our two handicap spaces rigidly. (They are both in front of the village hall.) It is one of the few reasons we will call the sheriff to enforce a village traffic ordinance if we can’t find the person to move their car (because we have to pay for those).

We have a handicap placard (for my wife). That said, we don’t often use it, because usually my wife gets along fine, so we save it for when she needs it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:22:46am

re: #401 Single-handed sailor

Louisiana IS a third world country. I have some Hunter Thompson stories of my 24 hours there. States rights seem to overrule the bill of rights down there.

I will not go to Dixie unless it is an emergency. I remember how I was treated in Arkansas when we went to Little Rock for a convention with a marriage equality sticker on our car.

That trumped my Gold Star Family plate. I couldn’t wait to get out of the South.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:26:31am

re: #403 Anymouse 🌹

These were spots on a private parking lot, so I do not know what the legislation is there, I got the general impression that the manager was unaware or indifferent and/or just following orders.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:30:38am

re: #405 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

These were spots on a private parking lot, so I do not know what the legislation is there, I got the general impression that the manager was unaware or indifferent and/or just following orders.

Handicap parking is covered under the ADA for private businesses, and is a violation of Federal law if the minimum number of spaces are not available.

Welcome to the south.. Open Discrimination at work.

That said, police are not required to enforce Federal laws. A person can sue, but you’re left with the problem of “is it worth it, or do I just take my business elsewhere?” (If enough people do the latter, then you wind up with one of two situations: The owner notices the drop in business, or the other businesses start doing the same and you have Jim Crow for handicap parking.)

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:33:02am

This is Shmoo; he passed away in February after 13 years of being a sweet, loving devoted pet.

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:34:32am

And this is Peaches; she’s about 9 now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 2:41:31am

re: #406 Anymouse 🌹

Handicap parking is covered under the ADA for private businesses, and is a violation of Federal law if the minimum number of spaces are not available.

I suspected as such in Germany as well and just wanted to make the manager aware of it, I suspect he was not.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:02:42am

re: #409 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I suspected as such in Germany as well and just wanted to make the manager aware of it, I suspect he was not.

And what seems strange is the response “there’s another one.” There’s also a hundred non-handicap spaces.

I don’t suppose telling the manager “well you could just use the reserved space for the manager” would have flown well.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:08:10am

Since we’re doing pets, the ten smallest cat breeds. (9:42)

THE 10 SMALLEST CAT BREEDS In The World

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:19:59am

It has awoken.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:45:53am

re: #412 Bubblehead II

It has awoken.

And it’s not making any sense.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:46:31am

re: #412 Bubblehead II

There is something wrong with an adult who cannot control himself. Trump’s tweets are alarming and dangerous. He’s going to tweet us into an unnecessary war.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:54:37am

re: #413 Anymouse 🌹

re: #414 Patricia Kayden

The closer Mueller gets, the more unhinged he gets. It wouldn’t surprise me if he doesn’t try to fire the whole DOJ. Using a tweet of course.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:55:21am

re: #414 Patricia Kayden

There is something wrong with an adult who cannot control himself. Trump’s tweets are alarming and dangerous. He’s going to tweet us into an unnecessary war.

He has risen to the highest office in the nation but he cannot rise above the pettiest squabbles.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 3:57:00am

Arizona House Passes Bill Requiring Women to State Why They Are Seeking an Abortion (Huffington Post)

Party of small government. Y’know, if we renamed “uterus” to “gun,” I’ll bet we could get the NRA to pay politicians millions of dollars to oppose such regulations.

I am really tired of religious belief touted as public policy. (I’d wager no church organisation at all, any of them, came out against this bill either.)

The lede:

The Arizona state House of Representatives passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to fill out an invasive questionnaire that asks the reason for the procedure.

The legislation, passed on Monday, would force women to answer questions, including whether the abortion is elective for economic reasons, if the pregnancy was from a rape or incest, if the woman does not want children at this time, if the abortion is due to fetal or maternal health, and if the patient is having “relationship issues” such as domestic abuse or an extramarital affair.

The bill passed along party lines, 35-22, the Arizona Star reported. A version already has been approved by the state Senate, which now must decide whether to accept House amendments.

State Rep. Eddie Farnsworth (R) said the bill was about “getting information,” according to the Arizona Star. But when Rep. Daniel Hernandez (D) suggested the questionnaire add questions asking women whether they lacked access to affordable health care and had access to comprehensive sex education, Farnsworth shut the idea down.

“Sex education is not a health-care issue,” Farnsworth said. “Having access to contraception is not a health-care issue.” [my emphasis]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:08:43am

re: #417 Anymouse 🌹

Arizona House Passes Bill Requiring Women to State Why They Are Seeking an Abortion (Huffington Post)

Party of small government. Y’know, if we renamed “uterus” to “gun,” I’ll bet we could get the NRA to pay politicians millions of dollars to oppose such regulations.

I am really tired of religious belief touted as public policy. (I’d wager no church organisation at all, any of them, came out against this bill either.)

The lede:

Until the 80’s, Germany used to have an “indication law” that required women to obtain permission to get an abortion: she would have to demonstrate that she was mentally or physically unfit, or that there was some economic or social reason that she could not be expected to bear a child.

The main point was that she was not expected to make the decision on her own and had to ask a (usually male) “expert”.

And it also just meant that you went to the Netherlands if you did not get a green light.

That was eliminated. Women are required to obtain counseling but are free to decide on their own.

This led to the Catholic Church to close its counseling centers because they refused to issue a conseling certificate in the event that the mother decided to get an abortion.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:09:37am

re: #417 Anymouse 🌹

I have to assume that AZ voters are okay with such legislation or they would stop electing Republicans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:12:19am

re: #419 Patricia Kayden

I have to assume that AZ voters are okay with such legislation or they would stop electing Republicans.

They have the bulk of their their minority voters nicely ghettoized into South Phoenix and West Tucson, the rest is firmly GOP

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:13:14am

re: #419 Patricia Kayden

I have to assume that AZ voters are okay with such legislation or they would stop electing Republicans.

Arizona is a particularly gerrymandered state.

Moreover, these types of laws bigots conservatives try to pass have two aims:

a) Deplete the resources of civil libertarian groups which fight against the laws. State governments have unlimited (essentially) tax money to fight each and every case as far as they can.

b) The goal is to overturn Roe v Wade. With thousands of courts across the land, all it takes is one of these laws to slip through.

This bill in a different form already passed the Ariz. senate. They will need to reconcile the bills somehow (or one house accepts the other’s) to get it in front of the state governor.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:16:46am

Biblical prophecy claims the Rapture is coming April 23, numerologist says (Goes to FOX News Channel)

The wingnut in question predicts Nibiru will be the “destroyer of worlds” as it were, to usher in the last judgement.

I’m out to bed … I’m tired and such. G’night y’all.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:19:26am

re: #412 Bubblehead II

Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”

What.
The.
Fuck.

Hey, jackhole, this isn’t a goddamn reality TV show. There’s no “tune in next week, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!” for military action.

This capricious, immature buffoon is so utterly incompetent and out of his depth, he makes Napoleon III look like Alexander the Great.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:19:37am

re: #421 Anymouse 🌹

Unfortunately, it appears that Republican women are okay with anti-choice legislation and hence they keep voting for Republicans. It’s amazing that they don’t see this as an issue of women controlling their own bodies and reproductive choices. Why should the state be able to dictate whether or not I carry a pregnancy to term?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:32:05am

re: #421 Anymouse 🌹

Arizona is a particularly gerrymandered state.

Moreover, these types of laws bigots conservatives try to pass have two aims:

I remember when South Phoenix and West Tucson, two heavily minority areas, were connected by a narrow strip running down I-10 into one electoral district.

At least that has changed

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 4:39:55am

My kids classes are canceled Friday for one more big teacher demonstration at the Capitol in Frankfort as the Kentucky General Assembly wraps up its 2018 session. Among the issues on its plate are overriding Governor Bevin’s veto of the state budget and HB 227 designed to kill the Kentucky solar energy industry at the behest of the utilities.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 5:48:22am

Morning!

I mentioned this idiot’s radio ads yesterday and how he uses every freaking wingnut current political cliche watchword. Well, late yesterday I saw he turned on the TV commercials.

Count the conservo talking points with the other visual cliches. I think he manages to get them all. Even shooting a TV. Gee, I wonder what the point of that was.

I also wonder if there are any issues with him blowing out a crt. But a pig like this isn’t concerned about something like the environment or proper handling of an old TV tube.

The people of eastern and southeastern Ohio who he represents in this state are the ones that crawled out of their holes to vote in record numbers for Trump. Grrrr.

Larry Householder - “Stick to Our Guns”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 5:54:34am

re: #427 ObserverArt

His big selling point seems to be “the highest NRA rating in Ohio”

because Dark money (and dark skin) is out to take away our guns (and our womenfolk)

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Mattand  Apr 12, 2018 • 5:55:06am

re: #424 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately, it appears that Republican women are okay with anti-choice legislation and hence they keep voting for Republicans. It’s amazing that they don’t see this as an issue of women controlling their own bodies and reproductive choices. Why should the state be able to dictate whether or not I carry a pregnancy to term?

You can thank religion for that one, to be brutally frank.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 5:56:25am

re: #429 Mattand

You can thank religion for that one, to be brutally frank.

That was a bandwagon that they really jumped on in the late 70’s, and one of the things that put me off any form of Christianity that was busy missionizing at the time.

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jeffreyw  Apr 12, 2018 • 5:56:25am

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Good morning!

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:01:50am

re: #412 Bubblehead II

It has awoken.

He’s noticed that it’s pretty obvious that he gave away attack plans, so he’s reduced to saying “But I didn’t say which year.”

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lizardofid  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:03:45am

re: #426 Big Beautiful Door

My kids classes are canceled Friday for one more big teacher demonstration at the Capitol in Frankfort as the Kentucky General Assembly wraps up its 2018 session. Among the issues on its plate are overriding Governor Bevin’s veto of the state budget and HB 227 designed to kill the Kentucky solar energy industry at the behest of the utilities.

I wonder if the will make the Kentucky Coal Museum pull out their panels?

Oh, and good morning all.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:05:47am

re: #433 lizardofid

I wonder if the will make the Kentucky Coal Museum pull out their panels?

Oh, and good morning all.

No, its just designed to keep any more home owners from installing solar panels.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:06:54am

Rolling Stone has a good article on Cohen’s extensive links to organized crime.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:09:37am

re: #433 lizardofid

I wonder if the will make the Kentucky Coal Museum pull out their panels?

Oh, and good morning all.

Take down those solar panels…this state is going to do everything we can to stop the future from progressing! Yay!

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:10:46am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area. So what exactly happened overnight? The realization that National Enquirer that typical revels in releasing salacious tidbits and lies about various public figures spiked a story involving Trump and a potential love child? That’s new news?

I thought everyone knew that the Enquirer, owned by a pal of Trump, was helping Trump all through the campaign by fixating all their efforts on smearing Clinton while burying anything that might bubble up about Trump.

Meanwhile, looks like Pompeo’s in a wee bit of trouble.

Pompeo lied about his ties to a Chinese company. That’s disqualifying IMO and should ordinarily mean that his nomination is killed, but this is Trumpworld, where the GOP rubber stamps all Trump extremist picks because it just furthers the GOP agenda of destroying functioning government to funnel more tax breaks to millionaires like Trump.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:11:07am

re: #432 Belafon

He’s noticed that it’s pretty obvious that he gave away attack plans, so he’s reduced to saying “But I didn’t say which year.”

Pretty much. Or Vlad gave him a call and reminded him about the pee tape.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:14:31am

re: #435 Big Beautiful Door

Rolling Stone has a good article on Cohen’s extensive links to organized crime.

Imagine everyone’s surprise to find that a thug New York lawyer would have ties to the mob. How does that happen?

I hope they squeeze Says Who Cohen into Says Everything Cohen and he sings like a bird to take down The Don.

You know, I bet Mueller knows his time might be getting short so it would not surprise me if he already has a nice tight case and is only embellishing it now. So, if need be he can do a report of it all now for Justice and Congress to consume.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:23:49am
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:26:35am

re: #439 ObserverArt

Imagine everyone’s surprise to find that a thug New York lawyer would have ties to the mob. How does that happen?

I hope they squeeze Says Who Cohen into Says Everything Cohen and he sings like a bird to take down The Don.

You know, I bet Mueller knows his time might be getting short so it would not surprise me if he already has a nice tight case and is only embellishing it now. So, if need be he can do a report of it all now for Justice and Congress to consume.

If Trump does fire Rosenstein or Mueller, it could help turn a blue wave into a tsunami in November.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:26:42am

re: #439 ObserverArt

Imagine everyone’s surprise to find that a thug New York lawyer would have ties to the mob. How does that happen?

I hope they squeeze Says Who Cohen into Says Everything Cohen and he sings like a bird to take down The Don.

You know, I bet Mueller knows his time might be getting short so it would not surprise me if he already has a nice tight case and is only embellishing it now. So, if need be he can do a report of it all now for Justice and Congress to consume.

Mueller’s probably got enough for the obstruction of justice charges, financial crimes, etc., that would be airtight against Trump, Kushner, Junior, etc., as well as conspiracy to the aforementioned criminal charges.

But he also has given other offices (SDNY) the ability to go after other individual criminal acts by Trumpworld, as with Cohen’s financial crimes/campaign finance violations, which in turn will likely result in other criminal acts uncovered.

Everyone around Trump is dirty. They’ve just been accustomed to not having anyone scrutinize their actions for years on end, but now every last thing is under the microscope.

And the investigations don’t end with the feds, or Mueller. NYS is still looking at Trumpworld too.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:27:03am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:33:36am

re: #443 lawhawk

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It’s definitely an excuse. And hiding behind his family is lame.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:34:35am

re: #444 HappyWarrior

It’s definitely an excuse. And hiding behind his family is lame.

you beat me to that, my response was about to be word-for-word the same

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:34:36am

TBH I’m trying to think of someone close to Trump not dirty. Not counting Mattis. They’re not close.

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:35:31am

re: #444 HappyWarrior

It’s definitely an excuse. And hiding behind his family is lame.

Like that time he went to the soup dinner after it was closed.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:35:48am
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:36:53am

re: #446 HappyWarrior

TBH I’m trying to think of someone close to Trump not dirty. Not counting Mattis. They’re not close.

Tiffany, I guess. And Barron.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:37:39am

re: #447 Sea Mexican!

Like that time he went to the soup dinner after it was closed.

Yep. I don’t know how old his kids are but claiming it’s about wanting more to do with raising the kids is quite interesting since he just took the Speaker’s job last year. It’s a fear move. It’s okay that he’s lying about why he’s leaving but he’s not fooling anyone.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:38:34am

re: #449 Big Beautiful Door

Tiffany, I guess. And Barron.

I said close. Not casual acquaintances that happen to be his children :) but yeah point made.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:42:32am
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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:46:08am

re: #452 HappyWarrior

And the GOP embraced both positions with open arms. Destroy the safety net, lie to everyone in sight, and pocket the money via massive tax breaks to millionaires.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:46:52am

re: #448 Big Beautiful Door

Yep Ryan set the stage for Trump, because he made toxically unpopular libertarianism into the GOP brand, which gave Trump an opening in the GOP primaries by promising to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from cuts.

The GOP was always looking for ways to privatize or abolish nearly every aspect of government, Ryan jut make the mistake of being too open and direct about it. But yes, Bush’s total failure in i his attempts to push privatization of Medicare and SS should have been enough of a warning.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:47:30am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:48:49am

re: #453 lawhawk

And the GOP embraced both positions with open arms. Destroy the safety net, lie to everyone in sight, and pocket the money via massive tax breaks to millionaires.

Yep.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:50:29am

re: #451 HappyWarrior

I said close. Not casual acquaintances that happen to be his children :) but yeah point made.

IOW, the only adult relationships Trump has is with the people who do his dirty work for him.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:52:29am

re: #457 Big Beautiful Door

Up to and including his not yet estranged adult spawn.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:55:39am

I really didn’t want to mow the lawn today. Plugs laptop in to top off battery

High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Southern Twin Falls County; Southwest Highlands; Upper Treasure Valley; Western Magic Valley
NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

…STRONG WINDS EAST OF BOISE TODAY… .A cold front will be followed by strong winds through this evening. …HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…West to northwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph, strongest south and east of Boise.

* TIMING…Wind will increase this morning, with the strongest winds from late morning through late afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Winds of this magnitude can cause property damage and hazardous travel conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. Driving will be most difficult on north-south roads and over bridges.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:56:39am

re: #450 HappyWarrior

Yep. I don’t know how old his kids are but claiming it’s about wanting more to do with raising the kids is quite interesting since he just took the Speaker’s job last year. It’s a fear move. It’s okay that he’s lying about why he’s leaving but he’s not fooling anyone.

Time is flying Happy. Ryan has been Speaker of the House since 2015.

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makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 6:58:43am
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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:00:02am

re: #459 Bubblehead II

I really didn’t want to mow the lawn today. Plugs laptop in to top off battery

High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Southern Twin Falls County; Southwest Highlands; Upper Treasure Valley; Western Magic Valley
NWS Boise (Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon)

…STRONG WINDS EAST OF BOISE TODAY… .A cold front will be followed by strong winds through this evening. …HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…West to northwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph, strongest south and east of Boise.

* TIMING…Wind will increase this morning, with the strongest winds from late morning through late afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Winds of this magnitude can cause property damage and hazardous travel conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. Driving will be most difficult on north-south roads and over bridges.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

We have high wind warnings here in Ohio too. Gusts up to 50. We have a warm front moving into the Ohio Valley, could get to 70° today.

I guess it blows all over.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:05:27am

re: #460 ObserverArt

Time is flying Happy. Ryan has been Speaker of the House since 2015.

Shit. It is.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:12:17am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:13:14am

Soooo. Russia and Syria have had 2 (?) days to move their assets out of harm’s way…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:14:52am

re: #465 GlutenFreeJesus

Soooo. Russia and Syria have had 2 (?) days to move their assets out of harm’s way…

Trump is going to wait it out until they feel safe and put them back…

/

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:17:37am

.re: #407 Lupin

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This is Shmoo; he passed away in February after 13 years of being a sweet, loving devoted pet.

So sorry you lost him. He looks like he was a wonderful pup.

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:20:29am

re: #467 Jebediah, RBG

.

So sorry you lost him. He looks like he was a wonderful pup.

Thank you ; he really was the sweetest dod we ever had (hence his name)

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:21:37am

re: #407 Lupin

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This is Shmoo; he passed away in February after 13 years of being a sweet, loving devoted pet.

growing up, we had these

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:22:49am

re: #462 ObserverArt

We have high wind warnings here in Ohio too. Gusts up to 50. We have a warm front moving into the Ohio Valley, could get to 70° today.

I guess it blows all over.

When the winds start gusting above 40 MPH they tend to shut down the Perrine and Hansen bridges to high profile vehicles to keep them from getting blown over.

Truck getting blown over on the Hansen Bridge new Twin Falls, Idaho.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:23:04am

re: #408 Lupin

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And this is Peaches; she’s about 9 now.

we had these growing up too:

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:26:07am

re: #412 Bubblehead II

It has awoken.

Where is our “Thank you America?

now he’s copping off Lenny Bruce?

YouTube

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:27:03am

re: #414 Patricia Kayden

There is something wrong with an adult who cannot control himself. Trump’s tweets are alarming and dangerous. Congress is going to let him He’s going to tweet us into an unnecessary war.

just helpin out….

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:27:44am

re: #470 Bubblehead II

When the winds start gusting above 40 MPH they tend to shut down the Perrine and Hansen bridges to high profile vehicles to keep them from getting blown over.

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Video

Yikes. I had to look up those bridges. How high up is that Hansen Bridge anyway? I can see why they would be wind problems. The valleys make a great wind tunnel.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:29:50am

Why it just seems like the other day that Trump was announcing that America’s role in Syria was coming to a close and we needed to get our troops out unless other countries would pay us to stay. My, how time flies.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:29:54am

re: #415 Bubblehead II

The closer Mueller gets, the more unhinged he gets. It wouldn’t surprise me if he doesn’t try to fire the whole DOJ. Using a tweet of course.

staff: sir, your tweets do not carry the authority of the office
trump: yes they do
staff: sir, are you sure you want to….
trump: oh yeah, wait.
staff: well?
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trump: nah - no one’s ever gonna go back and read my old stuff

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Stanley Sea  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:32:09am
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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:32:17am

re: #475 Targetpractice

Why it just seems like the other day that Trump was announcing that America’s role in Syria was coming to a close and we needed to get our troops out unless other countries would pay us to stay. My, how time flies.

////////

That was all part of his war moves deceptions.

You know, he knows more than…the generals. He told us.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:32:32am

re: #474 ObserverArt

Yikes. I had to look up those bridges. How high up is that Hansen Bridge anyway? I can see why they would be wind problems. The valleys make a great wind tunnel.

It’s about 350 foot above the canyon floor.

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:32:42am

re: #469 dangerman

growing up, we had these

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Not many people remember L’il Abner today… :-)

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:33:01am

re: #422 Anymouse 🌹

Biblical prophecy claims the Rapture is coming April 23, numerologist says (Goes to FOX News Channel)

The wingnut in question predicts Nibiru will be the “destroyer of worlds” as it were, to usher in the last judgement.

I’m out to bed … I’m tired and such. G’night y’all.

after thousands of years of missed predictions, one day it’s gonna actually happen
then whoever predicted that particular time is gonna say “see, i told you all and you wouldnt listen”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:33:19am

re: #480 Lupin

Not many people remember L’il Abner today… :-)

too old for me, I just know them from a reference in M*A*S*H*

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:33:47am

re: #471 dangerman

we had these growing up too:

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So we’re not great at naming dogs! :-) The latest addition to the family is Puck:

And yes, she’s from Midsummer’s Night. :-)

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:35:49am

re: #427 ObserverArt

larry, larry, larry

you cannot support trump while you claim to be a christian

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:36:51am

re: #482 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

too old for me, I just know them from a reference in M*A*S*H*

There was a nice set of hardcover reprints Kitchen Sink put out 15/20 years or so ago; got them all! :-)

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Dave In Austin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:37:00am

As the Mooch complains about the discourse, he retweets this shit.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:37:09am
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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:38:39am

re: #437 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area….

Pompeo lied about his ties to a Chinese company. That’s disqualifying IMO and should ordinarily mean that his nomination is killed, but this is Trumpworld, where the GOP rubber stamps all Trump extremist picks because it just furthers the GOP agenda of destroying functioning government to funnel more tax breaks to millionaires like Trump.

…they got no one else

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:38:40am
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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:40:34am

re: #439 ObserverArt

Imagine everyone’s surprise to find that a thug New York lawyer would have ties to the mob. How does that happen?

I hope they squeeze Says Who Cohen into Says Everything Cohen and he sings like a bird to take down The Don.

You know, I bet Mueller knows his time might be getting short so it would not surprise me if he already has a nice tight case and is only embellishing it now. So, if need be he can do a report of it all now for Justice and Congress to consume.

i wouldnt be surprised if a draft wasnt already written
its way premature and too much isnt known and/or could still change
as protection though, it would be prudent

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Teukka  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:41:15am

I’m just gonna leave this right here…

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:42:13am

re: #479 Bubblehead II

It’s about 350 foot above the canyon floor.

So I see the Perrine Bridge is 486 feet above the Snake River and is claimed as the highest bridge in the US.

Do they ever have people freak out on it and come to a stop in the middle of it, even if it less than a 1/4 mile in length.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:42:36am

re: #443 lawhawk

f you can put politics aside, this is actually an incredible moment for gender roles in the house. “My wife’s doing 90 percent of the parenting and I don’t want that to happen,” Ryan said.

@lawhawk
And yet it’s also an excuse to avoid the political reality he helped set in motion.

not such an incredible moment when you recognize it for the lie that it is

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:43:08am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:44:15am

Report this fucker and tag the FBI.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:44:54am

re: #494 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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There are stories that Steve Doocy’s parents are siblings.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:45:14am

Those who fail to learn from history…

According to the report, a ranking GOP House member said Ryan will step down and “be gone by the end of July.”

The report, which lists House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) or House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Ryan’s potential replacement, said Republicans in the House fear an all-out internal war could hurt them as they face the 2018 midterms where they are already looking at an uphill battle to maintain their majority.

According to the report, a battle may already be brewing between the mainstream Republicans and the hard-right Freedom Caucus which has been a thorn in Ryan’s side.

For the rest of us whose memories are longer than that of a goldfish, what we’re viewing is the resumption of the very same civil war that threatened to break out after John of Orange found a dagger embedded between his shoulder blades. For which Ryan was thrust into the job as a “compromise” because both sides felt he was “loyal” to them.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:45:28am

re: #453 lawhawk

And the GOP embraced both positions with open arms. Destroy the safety net, lie to everyone in sight, and pocket the money via massive tax breaks to millionaires.

what’s amazing is they had a fairly good prediction that brazen, widespread lying would work. and they were right enough

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:46:09am

re: #495 GlutenFreeJesus

Report this fucker and tag the FBI.

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These people need fucking help. They’re proving why we need gun control. So gun nuts if you lose your guns, thank your psycho reactions to children who were shot.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:47:15am
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Teukka  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:47:25am

re: #495 GlutenFreeJesus

Report this fucker and tag the FBI.

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Done.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:49:23am

re: #497 Targetpractice

Those who fail to learn from history…

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For the rest of us whose memories are longer than that of a goldfish, what we’re viewing is the resumption of the very same civil war that threatened to break out after John of Orange found a dagger embedded between his shoulder blades. For which Ryan was thrust into the job as a “compromise” because both sides felt he was “loyal” to them.

Nice party you got there Republicans.

It would be a shame good to see something happen to it.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:49:51am

re: #483 Lupin

So we’re not great at naming dogs! :-) The latest addition to the family is Puck:

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And yes, she’s from Midsummer’s Night. :-)

i wasnt snarking
i think you’re doing great

although extra dings to whoever last night named their bunny cadbury

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:50:05am

re: #492 ObserverArt

So I see the Perrine Bridge is 486 feet above the Snake River and is claimed as the highest bridge in the US.

Do they ever have people freak out on it and come to a stop in the middle of it, even if it less than a 1/4 mile in length.

Not that I am aware of. Base jumpers love it as it’s one of the few bridges they can legally jump from.

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plansbandc  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:51:14am

Happy belated Pet Day! Here’s my vicious beast:

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:51:54am

re: #489 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Mueller is “investigating” matters which have absolutely nothing to do with his job as Special Counsel.

while this statement is factually wrong, lewinsky had what to do with whitewater?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:52:18am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan says Congress should debate military force against Syria: “That’s what the Constitution clearly spells out.”

whoa, that’s the sorta thing the GOP usually only says when a Democrat is President

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:52:41am

re: #491 Teukka

I’m just gonna leave this right here…

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that’s not writing, that’s just typing

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:53:30am

re: #495 GlutenFreeJesus

Report this fucker and tag the FBI.

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If you don’t have Twitter, you can send them the link to the tweet.

tips.fbi.gov

You don’t have to provide any personal info either. But I did because fuck guys like this.

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plansbandc  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:54:21am

re: #495 GlutenFreeJesus

Reported.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:54:27am

re: #491 Teukka

I’m just gonna leave this right here…

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already forwarded to my Aussie “friends”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:54:38am
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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:54:57am

re: #500 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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If it was someone like him, a thieving snake trying to tear down the agency from within while putting its teeth out with a pair of rusty pliers? He’d be one of those defending them, arguing that it’s a waste of the committee’s time to call them to testify when their actions “speak for themselves.”

But (of course), if it was a Democrat who actually tried to make the CFPB operate as intended, he’d want them held in contempt and forced to resign for feeling that he can operate outside of “Congressional oversight.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:55:41am

re: #503 dangerman

i wasnt snarking
i think you’re doing great

although extra dings to whoever last night named their bunny cadbury

Bossie is named as such because she looks like a 🐄

And, thanks for picking up on that reference.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:56:03am

Pls Report

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:56:22am

FYI, at the end of last year, the major French newspaper LE FIGARO (center-right) commissioned a survey on the French’s opinion of Trump.

article from Le Figaro in French

90% of French people disapproved of Trump vs 78% of Putin, 56% of Macron (last November he hit a slump) and 32% of Merkel.

54% of French people thought Trump reminded then of Marine Le Pen, and thought he was aggressive (87%), racist (81%), dangerous (81%), versus competent (14%).

Extending the sample to a basket of Europeans (French, English, German, Italians, Spanish) barely ticked: 86% disapproval for Trump, 75% for Putin, 45% Macron, 43% Merkel.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:56:43am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Aw, how cute, Jim thinks half of the country will take him seriously and the other half will give a damn if Congress tells Trump “No.”

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:57:02am

re: #495 GlutenFreeJesus

Report this fucker and tag the FBI.

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Done.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:57:13am

re: #507 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

whoa, that’s the sorta thing the GOP usually only says when a Democrat is President

And don’t forget, Jordan is a massive asshole.

Have I ever told you how much I hate the bastard? Aww…I repeat myself.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:57:16am

Michelle Obama’s hates white water.// We have a tape.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 7:57:55am

re: #519 ObserverArt

And don’t forget, Jordan is a massive asshole.

Have I ever told you how much I hate the bastard? Aww…I repeat myself.

He just looks like a jerk.

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I cannot.  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:00:30am

re: #515 Dave In Austin

Account already suspended.

Tango Down.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:01:48am

re: #521 HappyWarrior

He just looks like a jerk.

Know any wrestlers from high school? That look should be familiar. He was an Ohio state champion. So pugnacious is a huge part of his character.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:04:21am

I think it helps to remind the class that 5 years ago, when the White House talked about carrying out airstrikes on Syrian military targets in response to gas attacks as a means of ensuring that the Syrian military could not conduct future attacks…the GOP not only demanded that Obama come to Congress personally to make the case for an AMF (rejecting the long-running argument that it would fall under the ‘01 anti-AQ AMF), but openly threatened to impeach him if he took military action without Congressional approval.

Fast-forward 5 years and Trump rattles the saber as loudly as he can while Republicans…mumble that he needs to seek Congressional approval. No teeth, no threats, just “Pretty please, would you not sink our reelection chances by starting WWIII?”

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retired cynic  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:05:17am

re: #523 ObserverArt

Know any wrestlers from high school? That look should be familiar. He was a Ohio state champion. So pugnacious is a huge part of his character.

Shoot! My husband was a high school wrestler, and he was the sweetest, least pugnacious person you could have ever met! I know the stereotype, tho’.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:07:36am

re: #522 I cannot.

Account already suspended.

Tango Down.

Good. I even recorded my phone screen and played the video. Just to have it in case something ever happens to David.

And I did report directly to the FBI.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:07:54am

re: #525 retired cynic

Shoot! My husband was a high school wrestler, and he was the sweetest, least pugnacious person you could have ever met! I know the stereotype, tho’.

Sorry, I should have put in a qualifier in that statement. I had friends that were wrestlers in high school. They were not all bad. But the ones that qualified as assholes were way over the top.

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danarchy  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:08:37am

re: #483 Lupin

So we’re not great at naming dogs! :-) The latest addition to the family is Puck:

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And yes, she’s from Midsummer’s Night. :-)

In college one of the plays we did was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our faculty adviser felt the need to correct us whenever someone called it A Midsummer’s Night Dream(which happened a lot)

Just paying it forward ;)

P.S. cute Pup

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:09:36am

GOP: “If the DNC wins in November, they will impeach the duly-elected President of these United States and threaten the safety and security of this nation…”

Trump: “ALRIGHT, CHYNA, YOU HAD THIS COMIN’ TO YOU! BABY KIM, YOU’RE NEXT! AND ARE YOU GIVIN’ ME FUNNY LOOKS, SYRIA?! THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY SHOULD BE WORSHIPING ME AS A GOD!!!”

GOP: “…we’re so screwed.”

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mmmirele  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:10:49am

Apparently I hit a nerve out there at “Together For The Gospel 2018” (aka #T4G18). A high muckety muck in the very tiny Sovereign Grace denomination came out and talked to me. He told me the local (Gilbert, AZ) pastor had told him yesterday I was going to be out there and so he came to introduce himself. This guy (Mickey) didn’t seem like he wanted to be out there at all. But he apparently came to give me a message, and the message is that there will be no independent investigation of C.J. Mahaney. I told him a cloud would hang over Sovereign Grace until there was one. It also means I’ll be picketing Sovereign Grace Gilbert for the time being.

I’d really prefer to sit in my underwear on Sunday morning.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:12:12am

re: #528 danarchy

In college one of the plays we did was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our faculty adviser felt the need to correct us whenever someone called it A Midsummer’s Night Dream(which happened a lot)

Just paying it forward ;)

P.S. cute Pup

I would like two Whoppers junior, please!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:13:21am

Guys like him say law enforcement missed signs that could have prevented the Parkland shooting. Hopefully the FBI doesn’t miss his video and takes away his 2A.

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I cannot.  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:13:22am

Oh shit.

cnbc.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:15:48am

re: #533 I cannot.

Oh shit.

cnbc.com

What a sign of the times. I thought it was going to be news of another school shooting.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:16:29am

re: #522 I cannot.

Account already suspended.

Tango Down.

What was the original tweet? Death threat against a high school student?

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Lupin  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:16:47am

re: #528 danarchy

In college one of the plays we did was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our faculty adviser felt the need to correct us whenever someone called it A Midsummer’s Night Dream(which happened a lot)

Hold my beer, says I.

Totally correct if you include the word Dream — it is a Dream of a Midsummer Night — so the ‘s should be after night.

But in my case, I didn’t; our lovely Puck is a child of a night of Midsummer, so an ‘s after Midsummer is correct.

Pedant out.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:20:03am

re: #535 Dr. Matt

What was the original tweet? Death threat against a high school student?

Pretty much.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:20:29am

re: #535 Dr. Matt

Yup. He posted video of him shooting up a photo of David while bragging about civil war.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:20:50am

I was just watching a video elsewhere with the noxious Cent Unger and one of his Young Turkey’s going over the anonymous Republican’s comments that Erik Erikson reported.

So with keeping in mind the Young Turks are what they are, there is some interesting bits in this, like holding off on impeachment until after the primaries, etc.

Anonymous Republican On Trump: ‘Impeach The Motherf*cker’

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Dr. Matt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:21:00am

re: #537 Bubblehead II

Pretty much.

Ugh. I just saw the video. Law Enforcement better be visiting this asshole soon. Clearly that was a death threat.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:25:43am

re: #540 Dr. Matt

Ugh. I just saw the video. Law Enforcement better be visiting this asshole soon. Clearly that was a death threat.

I have a feeling there are a lot of those going around. And not just at Hogg. Emma and the rest of the main players have all been threatened.

And they put out that Photoshop of Emma tearing up the US Constitution yet it really was her tearing up a gun range target that pissed them off.

Free speech for me, not for thee.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:27:12am

re: #540 Dr. Matt

Ugh. I just saw the video. Law Enforcement better be visiting this asshole soon. Clearly that was a death threat.

I cannot watch videos at work. Law enforcement always has the problem of separating those who really mean a threat and those who rant in anonymous media but who never have any intention of carrying out threats.

A lot of us casually say “I’m going to kill ….” when all we mean is “I’m irritated with … and displeased with what they’ve done”

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makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:27:25am

Guitar miscellany behind the button…

I’ve had this parts Stratocaster for a few years, but it never got much play because the electronics were weak. I had the idea over the weekend to convert it to a single pickup, using a P-90 pickup that came out of another guitar. I ordered a new pickguard and a volume control and swapped out the electronics yesterday.

As simple as it gets.

It’s a snarly little beast, but at present it’s got a grounding problem. I’ll have to tear it down and figure out where the noise is coming from later today. If I can get it a little quieter, it’ll get a lot of run in the coming weeks.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:27:56am

PRAISE ME! PRAISE ME!
PRAISE ME DAMN IT!

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MsJ  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:28:10am

re: #539 ObserverArt

I was just watching a video elsewhere with the noxious Cent Unger and one of his Young Turkey’s going over the anonymous Republican’s comments that Erik Erikson reported.

So with keeping in mind the Young Turks are what they are, there is some interesting bits in this, like holding off on impeachment until after the primaries, etc.

[Embedded content]

I agree with holding off on impeachment. Look at what happened during the Walker recall. Not until after the midterms.

If there is still a country and world left.

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:31:47am

re: #542 Hecuba’s daughter

I cannot watch videos at work. Law enforcement always has the problem of separating those who really mean a threat and those who rant in anonymous media but who never have any intention of carrying out threats.

A lot of us casually say “I’m going to kill ….” when all we mean is “I’m irritated with … and displeased with what they’ve done”

From what others have described, it looks like it involved shooting a picture of Hogg.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:33:44am

re: #546 Belafon

From what others have described, it looks like it involved shooting a picture of Hogg.

Just a good ol’ boy mixin’ up his First and Second Amendment fun!

/

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:34:03am

re: #545 MsJ

I agree with holding off on impeachment. Look at what happened during the Walker recall. Not until after the midterms.

If there is still a country and world left.

If there isn’t a country or world left, then it’s not our problem if doing the right thing is pointless. We should continue to do what needs to be done. It’s a bit like learning a new language late in life. Just do it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:35:56am

re: #545 MsJ

I agree with holding off on impeachment. Look at what happened during the Walker recall. Not until after the midterms.

If there is still a country and world left.

The problem is that as long as DT is President, he has a lot of aces up his sleeve.
And People like Bolton around him are going to show him how to pull them out and play them.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:37:45am

re: #545 MsJ

I agree with holding off on impeachment. Look at what happened during the Walker recall. Not until after the midterms.

If there is still a country and world left.

Like the Turkeys said in the video, the thinking appears to be the guy realizes he is most likely going to get dumped in November, but if he holds off on impeachment until after the primaries (May, June?) he won’t get primaried out and can run in November.

Then if the Republicans band together with the Dems and dump trump before November they just might be able to stand a chance with some Republican voters that think impeaching Trump is important.

I think that is optimistic thinking on any GOPer’s part, but a summer impeachment could be very interesting overall.

I guess we are going to find out if that is their real backroom thinking or just BS.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:39:52am

re: #550 ObserverArt

The GOP could present themselves as “the saviors of the Republic” if they went with a summer impeachment.

I doubt very highly they’d do it, though.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:40:18am

If Congress had been Republican under Nixon, even though it was far saner than the current Congress, it would never have conducted hearings into the Watergate break-in and Nixon would never have been forced out.

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gocart mozart  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:42:20am

re: #495 GlutenFreeJesus

That account has been suspended

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Dr. Matt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:42:42am

Robert Mueller:
*Storied prosecutor
*Served as U.S. Attorney, U.S. Assistant AG, & as Acting U.S. Deputy AG
*FBI director for 12 years for both President Bush and Obama
*Decorated military veteran (received Bronze Star Medal)

Lumpy:
*Carriers water for the GOP

Dotard:
*Started his political career lying about President Obama’s birth certificate
*Filed for bankruptcy 4 times
*Brags about sexually assaulting women
*Mocked a disabled reporter and an American POW
*Calls Nazis “fine people”

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:43:14am

re: #550 ObserverArt

Like the Turkeys said in the video, the thinking appears to be the guy realizes he is most likely going to get dumped in November, but if he holds off on impeachment until after the primaries (May, June?) he won’t get primaried out and can run in November.

Then if the Republicans band together with the Dems and dump trump before November they just might be able to stand a chance with some Republican voters that think impeaching Trump is important.

I think that is optimistic thinking on any GOPer’s part, but a summer impeachment could be very interesting overall.

I guess we are going to find out if that is their real backroom thinking or just BS.

BS

A GOP Congress is never going to impeach him. They are compromised too. How much money did the Russians provide to the GOP? We know they funded the NRA — who else did they help out?

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:51:22am

re: #555 Hecuba’s daughter

BS

A GOP Congress is never going to impeach him. They are compromised too. How much money did the Russians provide to the GOP? We know they funded the NRA — who else did they help out?

If they are evil as you say, they very well could try this.

They don’t care about Trump. They care about their money making machine and saving their butts and access to it.

If they don’t go dramatic they go away. How does that benefit them?

I hate Republicans with the heat of a thousand suns, but I would never consider them to not be as devious as to throw Trump over the side rail of the S.S. GOP.

He was never one of them anyway.

Like anymouse always says…they will do anything to stay elected and keep the power.

This could be one of their better methods to do it. It comes down to do they have the guts to do it and take the lumps that will come with it?

To me this is fascinating politics at play. I’m never going to make any firm comment on their tactics. They are Republicans. We can’t trust them, Trump surly can’t trust them and I bet they don’t trust each other.

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Skip Intro  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:53:55am

re: #465 GlutenFreeJesus

Soooo. Russia and Syria have had 2 (?) days to move their assets out of harm’s way…

Or more if they need it. Just let Trump know and he’ll accommodate you.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 8:59:35am

What I expect is for the GOP to run two campaigns: National and local.

The national campaign, as I joked about above, is centered around “THEY’RE GONNA IMPEACH HIM!,” hoping to drive up turnout not simply among wingnuts, but among voters who don’t want to go through an impeachment. Look forward to pundits making a lot of noise this summer and fall about how Dem talk about impeachment would “hurt” the country and (totally unironically) a lot of referencing to public opposition to Monicagate, the unspoken argument being that people who hated Bill being impeached should be equally opposed to seeing Donny go through the same.

The local campaigns, by contrast, are gonna be tailored towards the fears of the local crowds. That’s going to mean more promises to ban abortion, more promises to overturn/override regulations keeping some local project from going through, the same bogus promises of “jobs,” and the truly insane ones trying a play at convincing the rubes that running massive deficits is actually “good” for the country…again.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:04:48am

re: #544 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:06:07am

re: #491 Teukka

I’m just gonna leave this right here…

[Embedded content]

My son married an Australian.

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Skip Intro  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:07:16am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So here’s an idea. Why don’t you dick wankers just do it instead of posturing about it? As you say, it is your job, so do it.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:07:34am

re: #558 Targetpractice

Recall, when the impending Blue Wave was evident prior to the 2006 midterms, the GOP had no defense of dubyah and the ME wars so they basically ran on the message of,
“If you elect the Democrats, they are going to impeach the President”. Sadly, the spineless Democrats had to reassure Americans that impeachment was “not on the table”. I don’t think the Dems will have to reassure Americans this time around.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:08:39am

re: #481 dangerman

after thousands of years of missed predictions, one day it’s gonna actually happen
then whoever predicted that particular time is gonna say “see, i told you all and you wouldnt listen”

Its like the perennial Bears who predict a stock market crash every year, then when it finally happens after being wrong for years they get touted as market gurus.

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:09:22am

re: #560 The Vicious Babushka

My son married an Australian.

Are you sure? //

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MsJ  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:09:58am

re: #548 Belafon

re: #549 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #550 ObserverArt

The issue I see is that by doing what is right (impeachment), it is going to be a rallying call to all those on the hard right who, at the moment, are not happy with life and content to not vote. That rallying call is what I fear.

Of course, I also fear nuclear war…and the fact that what world remains will remember US as it once did Germany - for the atrocities committed in our name, with the same good Germans Americans helping out.

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makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:10:18am

re: #560 The Vicious Babushka

My son married an Australian.

An actress, obvs.
/

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:11:21am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:13:22am

re: #560 The Vicious Babushka

My son married an Australian.

So, an actress…

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:14:43am

re: #558 Targetpractice

What I expect is for the GOP to run two campaigns: National and local.

The national campaign, as I joked about above, is centered around “THEY’RE GONNA IMPEACH HIM!,” hoping to drive up turnout not simply among wingnuts, but among voters who don’t want to go through an impeachment. Look forward to pundits making a lot of noise this summer and fall about how Dem talk about impeachment would “hurt” the country and (totally unironically) a lot of referencing to public opposition to Monicagate, the unspoken argument being that people who hated Bill being impeached should be equally opposed to seeing Donny go through the same.

The local campaigns, by contrast, are gonna be tailored towards the fears of the local crowds. That’s going to mean more promises to ban abortion, more promises to overturn/override regulations keeping some local project from going through, the same bogus promises of “jobs,” and the truly insane ones trying a play at convincing the rubes that running massive deficits is actually “good” for the country…again.

That is not truly a local campaign — that is running a campaign on national issues, except for the item bolded above. A local campaign deals with specific community issues: funding for a new roads or developments in the district, additional support for local schools, building a VA hospital in the district, getting help in dealing with local crime, etc.

Gingrich won in 1994 by nationalizing elections; since then, almost all elections for federal office have been based on national issues or finding a serious political or sex scandal that undermines your opponent. Cable news is national, not local.

We have to win on that level — the national level. We need more than impeachment — we need to pin spiraling deficits on the GOP — attempts to undermine Medicare and Social Security on the GOP — resurrecting death panels but this time the blame should be on the GOP depriving people of health care. And this can be done by quoting their own words.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:15:03am

re: #567 Ace-o-aces

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Brought to you by Donald “I didn’t know that was in the bill!!!” Trump, ladies and gents.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:15:11am

re: #541 ObserverArt

Free speech for me, not for thee.

“You can say anything you want as long as I agree with it.”

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:17:04am

re: #560 The Vicious Babushka

My son married an Australian.

Are they down under…on the underside of this flat earth?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:17:09am

re: #560 The Vicious Babushka

My son married an Australian.

just leave out the “Austr” part and you’ve got it…

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:18:32am

re: #259 William Lewis

“As a Christian” I’d be happy to tell him he’s full of bovine based organic all natural fertilizer…

Hay that has already been processed through the bovine.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:21:13am

All the damage he’s done to our standing in the world and he wants other countries to THANK HIM??

Christ, it’s like the abusive husband who wants his wife to dress up pretty and act all happy at the big party this weekend.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:21:26am

re: #491 Teukka

I’m just gonna leave this right here…

[Embedded content]

Well, where the fuck was I for 4 months when I was studying abroad my junior year of college? Apparently, the Matrix was a documentary.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:22:41am

re: #576 Mike Lamb

Well, where the fuck was I for 4 months when I was studying abroad my junior year of college? Apparently, the Matrix was a documentary.

More like Idiocracy is now.

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Weaselone  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:23:59am

re: #576 Mike Lamb

Well, where the fuck was I for 4 months when I was studying abroad my junior year of college? Apparently, the Matrix was a documentary.

Apparently either South America or some small island in the Pacific.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:25:27am

re: #562 Dr. Matt

Recall, when the impending Blue Wave was evident prior to the 2006 midterms, the GOP had no defense of dubyah and the ME wars so they basically ran on the message of,
“If you elect the Democrats, they are going to impeach the President”. Sadly, the spineless Democrats had to reassure Americans that impeachment was “not on the table”. I don’t think the Dems will have to reassure Americans this time around.

The big difference between then and now is Mueller. In ‘06, the GOP could convincingly argue that any impeachment proceedings against Dubya would be political and “Doesn’t want another Monicagate!”

This time? While public opinion is still generally set against impeachment, a majority support Mueller’s investigation and feel it should be allowed to conclude and its findings made available to the public. Any move to prevent such can tip the country into wanting impeachment, which would turn the wave into a tsunami.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:25:55am

re: #575 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

All the damage he’s done to our standing in the world and he wants other countries to THANK HIM??

Christ, it’s like the abusive husband who wants his wife to dress up pretty and act all happy at the big party this weekend.

“It’s like”

I bet that has actually happened too. So more than like…”is”

And I bet his past wives could attest to it, well, if they could get around the settlement agreements.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:26:37am

I met a fellow who insisted that WW2 was all staged to rid the planet of excess population, that people were sent into the bomb shelters in London and Berlin and Cologne while they just dynamited the city to clear out the old buildings…

no less implausible.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:29:22am
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Weaselone  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:30:12am

re: #581 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I met a fellow who insisted that WW2 was all staged to rid the planet of excess population, that people were sent into the bomb shelters in London and Berlin and Cologne while they just dynamited the city to clear out the old buildings…

no less implausible.

Makes sense. Why did the US send all those young men abroad to die and keep everyone else safe at home?

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Mike Lamb  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:30:48am

re: #567 Ace-o-aces

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His aids didn’t include that part in the bullet points so as not to upset him…

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:33:40am

re: #582 Ace-o-aces

“Quit making us hate you!”

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Mike Lamb  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:33:45am

re: #578 Weaselone

Apparently either South America or some small island in the Pacific.

Well, if Australia doesn’t exist, because, you know, FLAT!, I can’t see how Micronesia, Fiji, Tonga, et al., could be anything other than a nefarious plot. So it must have been South America, although I would have expected different accents.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:35:50am
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Skip Intro  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:39:45am

re: #587 lawhawk

Can we believe anything that’s leaked out of this WH?

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:40:59am

re: #587 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

And you can be sure that Donny believes three things:

1. The members of the TPP will happily welcome the US into the fold because they “need” us

2. We’ll get favorable terms and be able to demand whatever rewrites we like because we’re America

3. If any member(s) balk at our demands, we can just walk away again and they’ll be left off worse than if they’d just bowed to us.

The idea that the TPP members are gonna view us like a perspective pledge at a frathouse just does not cross his mind at all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:41:43am

re: #582 Ace-o-aces

If your takeaway from Holocaust Remembrance Day is, “we need to be less open to refugees”, than your history teacher did a really bad job

I am gonna try to approach this question very carefully:

Germany took on around a million refugees over recent years.

Which I believe was a good and admirable thing to do.

But of course, it was not without its problems and did start to lead to a degree of backlash against immigrants and foreigners not seen in Germany for a long time.

And the rise of the AfD, a seriously right-wing, anti-immigrant party, which entered parliament with around 13% of the vote.

If Germany did anything wrong, it was to take refugees in unlimited numbers or rather as an unlimited share of the overall total who entered the EU, which would have still been considerable, as Germany is the largest nation by population with the largest GDP.

It has led to complaints like “Why are we taking on more refugees when we don’t have enough money for our own poor and homeless?”

A response from a leftist politician here, Gregor Gysi, summed it up:

“Even without the refugees, we would not still find enough money for our own poor”.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:42:05am

re: #491 Teukka

I have been to Australia. By boat.

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I cannot.  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:42:16am

re: #588 Skip Intro

If it’s a leak about it being a shitshow, it’s probably true. If its a leak about how well everyone is working together…LOLNOPE.

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makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:42:17am

I posted this link last night, but this needs to get more attention than it’s been getting. It points up a crucial aspect of the timing of the Wikileaks Clinton email dump, and might answer why the FBI was looking for information about the Access Hollywood video.

there is another aspect of the Post being the outlet which got the big scoop that has always struck me as potentially very significant. The Post’s reporter, David Fahrenthold, has said that he was only made aware of the tape, via an unnamed source, THAT day — which is a clear indication that whomever was trying to get the Post to release it had decided to do so in tremendous haste. After all, if the source had planned it sooner they would have made contact with Fahrenthold well before then because he might have been out of pocket that day.

Why is this timing important? Well, two other significant events happened that day in almost exactly the same time period. That morning, U.S. intelligence released a statement formally accusing Russia of breaking the law in an effort to influence our election. That afternoon, WikiLeaks began releasing emails which were hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Now it is certainly possible that this timing was all coincidental. After all, it was just two days before a huge presidential debate and just one month before the election was over. However, especially now in light of the Cohen raid, there is now plenty of reason to reevaluate what was really going on here.

To be precise - the Wikileaks dump started 31 minutes after the Access Hollywood video dropped. Ziegler speculates that the Trump campaign may have leaked the video, but to me it looks more like the email dump was a defensive move against the video.

Imagine if they find evidence that Cohen coordinated with Wilileaks to order the mail dump. Game over at that point. All the dots would be connected.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:42:43am

re: #587 lawhawk

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Just wait about 20 minutes—Trump will put out a Tweet or a statement that totally undermines what Kudlow allegedly said to Sasse…

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:48:25am

re: #588 Skip Intro

Can we believe anything that’s leaked out of this WH?

Don’t know - and that includes when Trump himself is leaking.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:50:11am

re: #595 lawhawk

Don’t know - and that includes when Trump himself is leaking.

I hear there’s a pill for that these days.

//I regret nothing!

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Weaselone  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:50:55am

re: #591 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I have been to Australia. By boat.

Nah. It was just one of the Channel Islands near LA. They just turned the boat around at night while you were sleeping.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:51:16am

re: #593 makeitstop

I posted this link last night, but this needs to get more attention than it’s been getting. It points up a crucial aspect of the timing of the Wikileaks Clinton email dump, and might answer why the FBI was looking for information about the Access Hollywood video.

To be precise - the Wikileaks dump started 31 minutes after the Access Hollywood video dropped. Ziegler speculates that the Trump campaign may have leaked the video, but to me it looks more like the email dump was a defensive move against the video.

Imagine if they find evidence that Cohen coordinated with Wilileaks to order the mail dump. Game over at that point. All the dots would be connected.

And throw in Roger Stone into that mix - you’ve got Stone who admits to having communicated with wikileaks; Cohen knows Stone via Trump and Manafort (Stone and Manafort were partners in consulting biz and both go back decades with Trump).

That may be the missing link there.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:54:12am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:54:16am
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Interesting Times  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:55:08am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:56:19am

re: #600 Bubblehead II

Screaming and venting on Twitter every day is a “disciplined approach” ???

Fucking hell.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:56:52am

re: #600 Bubblehead II

[Embedded content]

Either somebody upped the dosage on the tranquilizers…or somebody else wrote that.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:57:56am

re: #593 makeitstop

I posted this link last night, but this needs to get more attention than it’s been getting. It points up a crucial aspect of the timing of the Wikileaks Clinton email dump, and might answer why the FBI was looking for information about the Access Hollywood video.

To be precise - the Wikileaks dump started 31 minutes after the Access Hollywood video dropped. Ziegler speculates that the Trump campaign may have leaked the video, but to me it looks more like the email dump was a defensive move against the video.

Imagine if they find evidence that Cohen coordinated with Wilileaks to order the mail dump. Game over at that point. All the dots would be connected.

I suppose it’s possible that knowing the tape was out there they decided to dump it themselves and then do wikileaks to dull the blow, but this seems like a more simple explanation.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:58:07am

A new Dead Mall video from Dan Bell - personally, I find these fascinating.

DEAD MALL SERIES : Palm Trees and Broken Dreams : West Oaks Mall : Ocoee, Florida

I worked at a Sears in a mall for about eight years back when I lived in states, so malls have always fascinated me as a result.

On that note, US-style 1980s/90’s mall culture is thriving here in the Czech Republic.

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Archangelus  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:58:33am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:58:36am

re: #603 Targetpractice

Either somebody upped the dosage on the tranquilizers…or somebody else wrote that.

I’ll go with with who writes tRumps sane tweets for $500.00 Alex

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:58:40am

re: #582 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Only in America wingnuttia can you make a living railing against immigrants while being one yourself and yes she wasn’t paying attention.

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CongoJack  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:59:11am

re: #601 Interesting Times

[Embedded content]

Me: that can’t be real

*clicks link*

SOB

*views replies*

SOB those Russians are busy today.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 9:59:18am

re: #599 lawhawk

Mueller was putting away criminal scum like yourself when you were in diapers.
11:53 AM - Apr 12, 2018
Replies Retweets likes

Wasn’t Mueller putting away scum like Wohl even before Wohl was born?

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:00:21am

re: #606 Archangelus

[Embedded content]

Because the Gestapo were big on warrants, due process, and the rights of the accused.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:00:32am

re: #610 Hecuba’s daughter

Wasn’t Mueller putting away scum like Wohl even before Wohl was born?

Yes because he was putting away scum before I was born and I’m older than Wohl I believe.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:00:39am

I was just listening to Preet’s latest podcast. He makes a pretty good case for why it would be incredibly difficult to get rid of Mueller (but then notes unhelpfully something like ‘but who knows, these are crazy times’). He also thinks that since the Cohen case is being handled by SDNY it is essentially decoupled from Mueller and will continue there regardless of anything Trump does to muddle the SC’s case.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:01:12am

re: #609 CongoJack

Me: that can’t be real

*clicks link*

SOB

*views replies*

SOB those Russians are busy today.

It’s real, but it’s also from 2013.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:01:31am

re: #611 Targetpractice

Because the Gestapo were big on warrants, due process, and the rights of the accused.

/////

Seriously. I get that these people are trying to spread bullshit but comparing this to the Nazis is especially laughable given that. Newt again proves he’s a stupid person’s idea of what a smart person sounds like.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:02:04am

re: #606 Archangelus

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:03:11am

re: #605 Dr Lizardo

A new Dead Mall video from Dan Bell - personally, I find these fascinating.

I worked at a Sears in a mall for about eight years back when I lived in states, so malls have always fascinated me as a result.

On that note, US-style 1980s/90’s mall culture is thriving here in the Czech Republic.

They cannot die quickly enough, I watched one of the early mega-malls kill off downtown Gary back in the 70’s

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:03:23am

re: #612 HappyWarrior

Yes because he was putting away scum before I was born and I’m older than Wohl I believe.

Wohl is only about 20 — so much younger than you!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:03:40am

To Jewish lizards who lost family in the Holocaust. May your ancestors never be forgotten. May their memories live on through you, their descendants. The Holocaust and Third Reich should never be used as a cheap punch line by a partisan hack who doesn’t like things. If this were truly Nazi Germany as idiots like Newt and others contend, there would be no trial and Trump would already be dead but I get it, history is hard for wingnuts.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:05:11am

re: #618 Hecuba’s daughter

Wohl is only about 20 — so much younger than you!

Oh then yeah. He was born after Mueller was part of the Commission prosecutions in the 80’s and early 90’s. As I said, Mueller is the man Trumpers and Republicans think they are, Trump is the man they actually are. Mueller is a public servant in the best sense of the world. He serves country not party.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:06:50am

re: #606 Archangelus

I even checked the quote to make sure it was not being stretched out of context, but nope:

“It ain’t the rule of law when they kick in your door at 3 in the morning and you’re faced with armed men. And you have had no reason to be told you’re going to have that kind of treatment,” he continued.

“That’s Stalin. That’s the Gestapo in Germany. That shouldn’t be the American FBI.”

It is rule of law when they are executing a legally issued warrant, and coming at 3am is also standard practice to ensure that you do not have a chance to hide or destroy any evidence.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:09:02am

re: #617 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They cannot die quickly enough, I watched one of the early mega-malls kill off downtown Gary back in the 70’s

They opened a mega-mall here a few years back…..and to no one’s surprise, it totally killed off the downtown core.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:10:07am

It’s been close to 20 years but I still remember the child I got when we studied the Holocaust.

museumoftolerance.com

I think I remember her name for a couple reasons, one, that it was Frank like Anne but also like Anne, her father was a German WWI veteran. And kind of like Schindler’s List, she wore a distincitive red coat. She was a few years older than my niece when she was last seen. 1 one person with one unique story out of six million Jews killed by the Nazis. How dare Gingrich use the horrors of Nazism to attack a legal search warrant. Twitter wingnuts may not know better but Newt as former Speaker and a a history professor should.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:10:39am

re: #622 Dr Lizardo

They opened a mega-mall here a few years back…..and to no one’s surprise, it totally killed off the downtown core.

It’s OK. The Internet will eventually kill the mall. It’s the cycle of life.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:12:22am

re: #624 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s OK. The Internet will eventually kill the mall. It’s the cycle of life.

Czech Republic is #1 in the EU for online shopping.

That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone because the prices online are far lower than in a Czech brick-and-mortar store and there’s infinitely greater selection of products to choose from.

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plansbandc  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:17:11am

OT

Check out these cool Muffler Men:

vice.com

627
makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:19:32am

A long, good read - What, exactly, was Michael Cohen doing for Donald Trump?

Cohen is often described as Trump’s “personal lawyer,” but that doesn’t really seem to illuminate his work. It’s helpful to start at the beginning. The Associated Press retold the origin story of the Trump-Cohen relationship, also told elsewhere, on Tuesday: Cohen was a resident at a Trump building and a member of the condo board in the early 2000s when he intervened in a dispute and impressed Trump. “So Trump said, ‘Who is this guy? My lawyers that I give thousands of dollars to couldn’t do it. I’d like to meet him,’” Cohen’s uncle told the AP.

That incident is telling: Cohen wasn’t acting as a lawyer, so much as a mediator and troubleshooter. And at many stages in his association with Trump since then, he also has been doing work that doesn’t really seem primarily legal in nature.

Trump himself was—is—famously litigious. On real-estate matters, however, Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten tended to speak for the company. Marc Kasowitz, who briefly represented Trump in the Russia matter last year, often represented Trump in big cases, from the Trump University suit to an unsuccessful libel case against journalist Timothy O’Brien. Cohen, by contrast, has made light of his own poor performance at a lesser law school, a classmate told the AP. And while he practiced law for a time, Cohen made his fortune as a real-estate and taxi mogul, not in courtrooms.

Adam Davidson, who has reported at length on Trump Organization deals overseas, notes that Cohen was heavily involved in projects abroad, some of which have since come under scrutiny over whether Trump did insufficient due diligence. “He was not part of the Trump Org legal team in any real sense,” Davidson writes. “Trump Org lawyers either set up contracts for deals others had brought or they handled litigation. Cohen did neither. He was a deal maker. The only non-Trump deal maker doing all those international deals.”

Consider Cohen’s three most prominent appearances connected to the Trump campaign. One came in August 2016, when, on CNN, Brianna Keillar confronted Cohen with the fact that polls showed his boss trailing. Cohen demanded to know which polls, to which Keillar replied, “All of them.” Whatever role Cohen was playing there, it wasn’t legal, nor was it politically informed.

More telling were the other two. In 2015, The Daily Beast uncovered an old anecdote in which Ivana Trump had accused Donald of marital rape. (She later backed away from the claim—and signed a sweeping gag order in her divorce agreement.) Cohen’s threat to the Beast was less legal than brutal: “I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know. So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?” On matters of law, however, he was shaky, arguing that one could not legally rape a spouse—which hasn’t been true in New York since 1984.

The other was the agreement with Daniels, which came shortly before the election. The details and legality of that agreement remain up for dispute, but Trump has said that he was unaware of the agreement, and Cohen says he paid Daniels out of his own pocket, raising questions about whether Cohen was serving as Trump’s personal lawyer or something else. Daniels has also accused Cohen of sending a man to threaten her, which would be, to put it delicately, extra-legal.

Indeed, both of these cases show Cohen more in a “fixer” role than as a lawyer.

Could attorney-client privilege not even apply here?

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:20:30am

That wave of GOPers who aren’t running for reelection in November continues climbing.

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:22:26am

re: #625 Dr Lizardo

Czech Republic is #1 in the EU for online shopping.

That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone because the prices online are far lower than in a Czech brick-and-mortar store and there’s infinitely greater selection of products to choose from.

Which is why malls killed off downtowns. The old downtowns won’t be coming back when malls are gone.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:23:19am

re: #627 makeitstop

I think it’ll still apply, which gives Cohen undeserved deference.

But it also opens up Cohen to more issues with the NYS Courts (which overseees attorney discipline).

631
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:26:44am
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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:28:59am

re: #631 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump doesn’t fire them in person anyway.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:33:29am

re: #622 Dr Lizardo

They opened a mega-mall here a few years back…..and to no one’s surprise, it totally killed off the downtown core.

Columbus, in one of their more stupid civic panning mistakes, built a freaking mall downtown to revitalize it back in ‘89. Nothing like an enclosed mall in a city center. It was like a concrete fortress that had few openings to the actual city. Very uninviting from a street level.

Then the owner operator opened a newer mall years later in the Dublin suburb area of to the northwest that stated a decline. When Les Wexner (L-Brands) decided to build Easton Town Center in the Northwest, a downtown like, more open center of individual and joined shops, it declined even more.

Then Glimcher Realty, out of I believe Cleveland, opened Polaris Fashion Place, another combo-mall and faux downtown setting up north on I-71. It was the knockout punch. By 2009 City Center Mall was gone…concrete dust.

But it left the city a huge downtown parking garage and a big hole the city turned into a commons park-like area. The parking garage now acts as the parking area for new mixed high rise buildings that have lower floor office/retail and upper floor condo/apartments that are actually real downtown buildings…with people.

What a concept…they are actually putting people into downtown that work in Ohio government, insurance and banking business, etc.

Since online shopping is now killing all malls a little at a time, thankfully the downtown is actually alive and well with restaurants, smaller more intimate shops and entertainment. And now it is booming. People actually live and work downtown and it all supports itself. Amazing, who would have thought people was the answer to a city’s downtown.

What a waste in materials and dollars it all was and is. And so circular in how it all went.

Link to Wiki - Columbus City Center Mall

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:35:34am

The UPR Mayagüez students are having their second assembly of the semester.

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635
Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:35:43am

ICE finally stepped in it:

The Delano Police Department has forwarded a report to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office requesting criminal charges against two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who police say lied about a chase that eventually led two undocumented immigrants to crash their vehicle. Santo Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto, farm workers and parents of six children, were killed at the scene. Delano, California, police say that following the deadly crash, ICE agents gave them information that did not match up with surveillance footage:

Shortly after the March 13 crash, a deportation officer told police officers that his car followed in the same direction of a vehicle he was attempting to stop, but that he was not in “pursuit with emergency lights/sirens,” according to a statement provided in a Delano Police Department traffic collision report.

But surveillance footage obtained by the Police Department showed that one of two cars driven by the deportation officers had its front and rear emergency lights activated and the second had its rear emergency lights activated. A time stamp showed the couple’s car at 06:48:42 traveling at a faster rate of speed than other traffic. At 06:48:52, two cars that matched the deportation officers’ vehicles followed with the lights activated, according to the report.

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ObserverArt  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:36:53am

re: #629 Belafon

Which is why malls killed off downtowns. The old downtowns won’t be coming back when malls are gone.

Read my #633. Columbus is doing a fine job of bring back a downtown. The key was and is people.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:37:42am

re: #631 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I imagine the bellowing and venting of bile in his general direction was also part of the regular schedule.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:37:46am
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CongoJack  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:38:05am

re: #614 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s real, but it’s also from 2013.

Oh thank dog. Not noticing the date is my flaw - also a good reason not to be on twitter as I assume that would constantly happen to me over and over again.

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plansbandc  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:39:21am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:39:24am

re: #638 Barefoot Grin

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Uh no, they’re not Mike.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:42:06am

re: #638 Barefoot Grin

[Embedded content]

“I don’t remember what he said, but I know he didn’t give me any improper orders” only makes sense if you’re stoned, concussed, or lying your ass off.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:42:39am

re: #638 Barefoot Grin

[Embedded content]

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:44:53am

re: #643 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

IT was just a rookie mistake. // No big deal.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:47:45am

Somebody desperately wants Huckaboo’s job:

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:48:59am

re: #645 Targetpractice

Somebody desperately wants Huckaboo’s job:

[Embedded content]

Pathetic especially given the attacks on her father.

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plansbandc  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:49:53am

re: #645 Targetpractice

Oh FFS.

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sagehen  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:51:26am

re: #593 makeitstop

Imagine if they find evidence that Cohen coordinated with Wilileaks to order the mail dump. Game over at that point. All the dots would be connected.

My fear is that somebody’s going to suggest, and Fox and the rest of the devoted Trumptards will believe, that Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Papadopolous, Kushner, Sessions, Junior, Prince, Thiel, Mercer, Bannon, Stone, etc all conspired behind Pumpkin Pinochet’s back… he knew none of it, he’s the victim here.

649
HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:51:34am

I remember when I thought Meaghan McCain could be a thoughtful voice. That was a good one.

650
dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:56:38am

re: #559 Ace-o-aces

Are you not aware we can read your old tweets?

re: #476 dangerman

staff: sir, your tweets do not carry the authority of the office
trump: yes they do
staff: sir, are you sure you want to….
trump: oh yeah, wait.
staff: well?
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trump: nah - no one’s ever gonna go back and read my old stuff

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:57:35am

re: #648 sagehen

My fear is that somebody’s going to suggest, and Fox and the rest of the devoted Trumptards will believe, that Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Papadopolous, Kushner, Sessions, Junior, Prince, Thiel, Mercer, Bannon, Stone, etc all conspired behind Pumpkin Pinochet’s back… he knew none of it, he’s the victim here.

And that helps him how exactly?

652
Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:57:40am

re: #648 sagehen

My fear is that somebody’s going to suggest, and Fox and the rest of the devoted Trumptards will believe, that Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Flynn, Papadopolous, Kushner, Sessions, Junior, Prince, Thiel, Mercer, Bannon, Stone, etc all conspired behind Pumpkin Pinochet’s back… he knew none of it, he’s the victim here.

That’s their last-ditch firewall, ala Iran-Contra: “They took advantage of his power to pursue their own ends! He’s the victim here!”

653
I cannot.  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:59:47am

re: #648 sagehen

Oh, I’m certain that’s already going around. That’s one reason why people hate Kushner and Ivanka, they’re sure that the “globalists” are there manipulating daddy.

654
lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:02:04am

It’s the Necromonger way. You keep what you kill.

655
dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:06:35am

re: #652 Targetpractice

That’s their last-ditch firewall, ala Iran-Contra: “They took advantage of his power to pursue their own ends! He’s the victim here!”

what “power”?
he wasnt president yet

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:09:03am

re: #653 I cannot.

Oh, I’m certain that’s already going around. That’s one reason why people hate Kushner and Ivanka, they’re sure that the “globalists” are there manipulating daddy.

he’s not that outsider, independent, clear thinking, decisive deal maker we all heard about?

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sagehen  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:16:57am

re: #651 Belafon

And that helps him how exactly?

It keeps him out of prison.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:03:08pm

re: #628 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

That wave of GOPers who aren’t running for reelection in November continues climbing.

dropping like flies


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