Another Astounding Solo Acoustic Guitar Jam From Luca Stricagnoli: “Dark Necessities” (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

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“Dark Necessities” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, arranged and performed by Luca.

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348 comments

1
mmmirele  Apr 25, 2018 • 8:52:09pm

Crap. I got QLed.

Amazing news…and journalism still has a place in the world.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 25, 2018 • 8:55:41pm

This 2002 Snopes story needs an update in light of Trumpism and flat earth resurgence:

Working with Idiots Can Kill You!

Did a medical study determine that working with ‘stupid people’ is ‘one of the deadliest forms of stress’?

CLAIM: A medical study has determined that working with idiots is ‘one of the deadliest forms of stress.’

STATUS: FALSE.

The claim originated with the “World’s Most Reliable Newspaper,” the Weekly World News. Idiocy was one of WWN’s favorite themes around the turn of the century.

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:04:10pm

re: #2 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This 2002 Snopes story needs an update in light of Trumpism and flat earth resurgence:

Working with Idiots Can Kill You!

The claim originated with the “World’s Most Reliable Newspaper,” the Weekly World News. Idiocy was one of WWN’s favorite themes around the turn of the century.

Working with idiots won’t kill you. Working for idiots will shorten your lifespan. Being governed by idiots can get you killed.

:p

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:05:14pm

Anarchkitty in the USA

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austin_blue  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:07:21pm

Show off.

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Interesting Times  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:09:19pm

Ha:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:09:28pm

re: #1 mmmirele

Crap. I got QLed.

Amazing news…and journalism still has a place in the world.

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austin_blue  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:10:30pm

re: #6 Interesting Times

Ha:

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325!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:10:49pm

I stumbled upon this guy’s YT channel several days ago. He’s a young boatbuilder/sailor who has taken upon himself the somewhat mad idea of restoring a 108-year sailing vessel mostly by himself. If you’re even a little bit interested in woodworking, sailing or mad ideas, you might find it interesting. I’ve watched all 20 episodes.

youtube.com

In one episode. he drives to inner Georgia to meet with a colorful fellow who has the only sawmill in the USA cutting live oak. His saw mill is a great example of repurposing cast-off machinery. It uses four forklift motors.

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MsJ  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:14:15pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:20:40pm
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wheat-dogg  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:20:45pm

re: #10 MsJ

Cleaning house by setting fire to the structure.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:30:15pm

There are more vacancies than qualified personnel in this administration.

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whitebeach  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:32:56pm

re: #4 De Kolta Chair

Anarchkitty in the USA

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OK, here are my favorite three New Yorker cat cartoons, starting with most fave.

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teleskiguy  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:39:43pm

re: #13 Single-handed sailor

The State Department is essentially gutted. We’re fucked.

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austin_blue  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:41:26pm

He’s so fat Melania has to send a SWAT Team in to find his dick.

Yes, yes, it’s gratuitous but it makes me happy to post it.

I am just so tired of having to comment on this waste of oxygen who is supposedely the President of the US.

I’m going to sleep.

She Who Must Be Obeyed is off for a gig tomorrow, returning to Austin, and we are off to Houston for Oliver Rajamani’s Flamenco India show at the Hobby Center on Friday.

She’s playing harp, I’m running the stage. For all of the Houston lizards, this is a good opportunity to see a really great show.

I’ll be the guy in all black with the goatee who looks like the world is falling apart, because that’s what presenting live music actually is like, and you just have to wing it.

I love it.

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teleskiguy  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:43:55pm

re: #16 austin_blue

because that’s what presenting live music actually is like, and you just have to wing it.

I love it.

I think this is why I’ve seen @umphreysmcgee 56 times in 10 different states. Controlled chaos.

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Scout  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:53:30pm

re: #1 mmmirele

That’s awesome!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 25, 2018 • 9:54:37pm

On the previous thread there was discussion of Ford Motor Company discontinuing all automobile models except the Mustang and another model.

Around here all you see are pickup trucks or SUVs. There are very few cars.

That said, at the grocery store today, someone honked their horn at us because of our Smart car … looked over to see, it was an electric Smart with out-of-state tags (I couldn’t make out the state, they were blue with white letters but not similar to Montana).

There’s no way someone drove it to Bridgeport NE due to the range of an electric Smart (sixty miles or so). I figure they brought it on a trailer.

Since Ford trucks and SUVs cost more than my house, I guess I won’t be buying one of those when I need a new vehicle. We’ll just keep driving our Smart (which is approaching five years in age and 60,000 miles). It gets 50+ miles per gallon anyway and has plenty enough room for us. (Smart discontinued selling gasoline operated cars in the USA in 2017, essentially cutting themselves out of the rural market.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 25, 2018 • 10:20:13pm

re: #1 mmmirele

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 25, 2018 • 10:58:09pm

re: #19 Anymouse 🌹

Since Ford trucks and SUVs cost more than my house, I guess I won’t be buying one of those when I need a new vehicle. We’ll just keep driving our Smart (which is approaching five years in age and 60,000 miles). It gets 50+ miles per gallon anyway and has plenty enough room for us. (Smart discontinued selling gasoline operated cars in the USA in 2017, essentially cutting themselves out of the rural market.)

more odd overlaps, hammer dulcimers, proofreading, eastern european heritage: my ex-wife drove a smart until she totaled it spinning out on a snowy road and slamming into a retaining wall. fortunately there was no oncoming traffic.
but the safety cell was deformed so we had to write it off.
our daughter called it the “little zippy car”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 25, 2018 • 11:09:40pm

re: #21 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

more odd overlaps, hammer dulcimers, proofreading, eastern european heritage: my ex-wife drove a smart until she totaled it spinning out on a snowy road and slamming into a retaining wall. fortunately there was no oncoming traffic.
but the safety cell was deformed so we had to write it off.
our daughter called it the “little zippy car”

You’re secretly related to me. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 25, 2018 • 11:16:38pm

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹

You’re secretly related to me. /s

I would not be surprised if a DNA test showed some overlaps.

but definitely brutha-from-anothah-mutha

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 25, 2018 • 11:23:43pm

Jesus, this is some fucking sad cry for help shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 25, 2018 • 11:32:01pm

He has a black friend, therefore he cannot be racist. Remember that.

/

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 25, 2018 • 11:46:52pm
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Single-handed sailor  Apr 25, 2018 • 11:58:00pm

Hello there, have you heard the Word of the Liquid Flouride Thorium Reactor?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:00:06am

re: #27 Single-handed sailor

Hello there, have you heard the Word of the Liquid Flouride Thorium Reactors?

Interesting, but the layout and use of colors remind me of an End Times or CT website…

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:05:41am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Interesting, but the layout and use of colors remind me of an End Times or CT website…

I thought the same thing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:15:32am

re: #29 Single-handed sailor

I thought the same thing.

I saw the “lerner” in the URL and thought for a second it was this Lerner and he’d gone nuts.

Well, he is nuts with his “Plasma Universe” baloney, but that doesn’t mean his Dense Plasma Focus fusion device won’t work.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:24:19am

re: #30 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I saw the “lerner” in the URL and thought for a second it was this Lerner and he’d gone nuts.

Well, he is nuts with his “Plasma Universe” baloney, but that doesn’t mean his Dense Plasma Focus fusion device won’t work.

Lerner and Loewe?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:31:18am

re: #27 Single-handed sailor

Hello there, have you heard the Word of the Liquid Flouride Thorium Reactor?

I can’t load the page. The error I get is it’s a privileged page. (Damn Websites need to check their privilege.)

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Interesting, but the layout and use of colors remind me of an End Times or CT website…

My wife’s Websites use high-contrast colours, but that is to conform to suggestions from disability organisations which hold that high contrast is easier for low-vision users to see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:33:54am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹

I can’t load the page. The error I get is it’s a privileged page. (Damn Websites need to check their privilege.)

My wife’s Websites use high-contrast colours, but that is to conform to suggestions from disability organisations which hold that high contrast is easier for low-vision users to see.

you mentioned, but the End Times and Conspiracy Theory folks seem to feel the need to brighten things up to emphasize their point and get your attention.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:39:06am

re: #33 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mentioned, but the End Times and Conspiracy Theory folks seem to feel the need to brighten things up to emphasize their point and get your attention.

Well, the End of Days is certainly a bright and cheery topic, so bright and cheery web pages would make sense. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:40:07am

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹

Well, the End of Days is certainly a bright and cheery topic, so bright and cheery web pages would make sense. /s

Cheer up, Jesus is coming!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:42:34am

re: #33 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mentioned, but the End Times and Conspiracy Theory folks seem to feel the need to brighten things up to emphasize their point and get your attention.

It’s just the Geocities 1995 look they’re still stuck in.

Remember the Hilarious Horror of Geocities with This Website

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:44:22am

Website design seems to bring out the inner Ed Wood in a lot of people

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:44:45am

re: #35 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Cheer up, Jesus is coming!!!

I’m not going to touch that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:46:53am

re: #36 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It’s just the Geocities 1995 look they’re still stuck in.

Remember the Hilarious Horror of Geocities with This Website

Hey, I was on Quantum Link back in the Eighties (way before they changed to America Online and kicked all the Commodore users off that were the backbone of Q-link).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:47:57am

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not going to touch that.

Reach out and touch faith…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:49:53am

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹

Hey, I was on Quantum Link back in the Eighties (way before they changed to America Online and kicked all the Commodore users off that were the backbone of Q-link).

You’re way ahead of me—I was the latest of late adopters in this whole innert00bz arena. (Spellcheck doesn’t choke on “innert00bz”, but doesn’t recognize “noone”? I give up.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:50:02am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Reach out and touch faith…

Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Remastered Video)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:52:32am

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹

Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 12:55:03am

re: #41 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You’re way ahead of me—I was the latest of late adopters in this whole innert00bz arena. (Spellcheck doesn’t choke on “innert00bz”, but doesn’t recognize “noone”? I give up.)

Quantum Link is so old it’s new again. Running a program named VICE, a Windows or Linux setup becomes a Commodore 64, 128, Plus 4, or Vic-20. You can then run C-64 or C-128 software to access Quantum Link Reloaded (a reverse-engineered version of the original 1985 site). (You can also use an actual Commodore 64 or 128 connected to a PC via a Commodore serial cable to connect with QL Reloaded.)

I have VICE on my computer, primarily for playing SID audio files that were uploaded during the day to QL and Usenet. (My claim to fame is a SID song I wrote and copyrighted.)

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:04:05am
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Single-handed sailor  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:06:07am

re: #45 teleskiguy

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If he wants to be Trump’s bitch who am I to argue?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:07:31am

Twitter has new rules and policies designed to protect your privacy prevent them from being sued:

help.twitter.com

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:08:04am

re: #46 Single-handed sailor

If he wants to be Trump’s bitch who am I to argue?

I won’t use a term that starts with “house” and ends badly….

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:10:28am
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Single-handed sailor  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:12:04am

re: #49 teleskiguy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:12:27am

re: #49 teleskiguy

I’m wondering, is this something that al yankovic has tried?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:12:52am

From Twitters’s policy (so when does Trump get kicked off for threatening nuclear war, men for harassing women, every Nazi on the site glorifying genocide, &c)

Violent threats and glorification of violence

Twitter Rules: You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.
Rationale

We want Twitter to be a place where people feel safe to freely express themselves. Thus, we will not tolerate behavior that encourages or incites violence against a specific person or group of people. We also take action against content that glorifies acts of violence in a manner that may inspire others to replicate those violent acts and cause real offline danger, or where people were targeted because of their potential membership in a protected category.
When this applies

Tweets that violate this policy contain violent threats or glorify violence.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:14:09am
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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:15:31am

re: #50 Single-handed sailor

Honestly I don’t know what it is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:22:20am

I usually don’t get too CT, but I swear, the Kanye/DT thing really looks like a massive red herring to get people distracted from other nasty things happening.

and it cannot have come at a better time

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:25:04am
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Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:34:21am

Thank you, Verizon, for scheduling a random internet outage at 3am so that I could spend half an hour trying to reboot everything before concluding my router had taken a shit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:35:37am

re: #57 Targetpractice

Thank you, Verizon, for scheduling a random internet outage at 3am so that I could spend half an hour trying to reboot everything before concluding my router had taken a shit.

Is Verizon taking lessons from my telephone company?

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Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:36:29am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹

Is Verizon taking lessons from my telephone company?

I have no clue. The other day they sent me an offer to switch back to their cell service, perhaps today was their idea of “tough love.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:39:09am

Well, the weather here is going haywire over the weekend. Quite breezy the next several days. Highs near 80F, lows in the 30’s.

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Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:41:26am

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹

Well, the weather here is going haywire over the weekend. Quite breezy the next several days. Highs near 80F, lows in the 30’s.

Mother Nature seems to be bipolar.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:49:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 1:50:35am

re: #61 Targetpractice

Mother Nature seems to be bipolar.

yes, we had an incredibly sunny and balmy April here on the Rhine but May is coming in cool and rainy…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 2:00:12am

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹

Mother Nature seems to be bipolar.

and passive-aggressive

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:07:28am

re: #57 Targetpractice

Thank you, Verizon, for scheduling a random internet outage at 3am so that I could spend half an hour trying to reboot everything before concluding my router had taken a shit.

Qwest has been having issues since yesterday. Have to soft boot my router to get a new I.P. address every 3-4 hours. Irt’s a pain in the ass.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:34:47am

re: #65 Bubblehead II

Qwest has been having issues since yesterday. Have to soft boot my router to get a new I.P. address every 3-4 hours. Irt’s a pain in the ass.

Qwest. The same company as CenturyLink (my telephone company). Every once in a while CenturyLink decides they need to kill my Internet service whether I want it dead or not. Sometimes it will be out for a couple days.

Hey at least we have touch-tone service here now. (We’ve actually had it for a while but I didn’t know. I don’t see the need to replace my dial telephone though, it works fine.) We did get 911 service in 2011. (The card the county distributed is still on the wall by my telephone stand… .)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:42:05am

Just watched that previous interview with Sarah Kendzior. Gosh do I have a crush on that lady…would just love to sit up and talk politics with her (I will not go into details here about where and how I fantasize about doing that.)

I have to admit that some of the best girlfriends/partners I had were ones I could talk politics and economics and history and current events with, in bed and out.

It is one thing I even miss a bit about my ex-wife.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:42:19am

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹

Qwest. The same company as CenturyLink (my telephone company). Every once in a while CenturyLink decides they need to kill my Internet service whether I want it dead or not. Sometimes it will be out for a couple days.

Hey at least we have touch-tone service here now. (We’ve actually had it for a while but I didn’t know. I don’t see the need to replace my dial telephone though, it works fine.) We did get 911 service in 2011. (The card the county distributed is still on the wall by my telephone stand… .)

Yep. One and the same. I still call them Qwest even thought they changed their name. What irks me is I pay a premium for a fiber optic connection and the speed just isn’t what I expected. May fall back to standard ADSL and save a few bucks.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:50:43am

re: #68 Bubblehead II

Yep. One and the same. I still call them Qwest even thought they changed their name. What irks me is I pay a premium for a fiber optic connection and the speed just isn’t what I expected. May fall back to standard ADSL and save a few bucks.

Fiber optics? We’re only a few decades away from that here. ADSL is all I have available. (I could use a cell phone if I lived a couple blocks closer to the town cell tower.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:56:56am

Feeling old with my dial telephone and telephone book to my left, my typewriter on the table right next to the computer I am using now, my Polaroid camera in the next room (and you can still get film for it) …

Top 10 Things Children Today Don’t Recognize

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 3:58:34am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:00:27am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹

Fiber optics? We’re only a few decades away from that here. ADSL is all I have available. (I could use a cell phone if I lived a couple blocks closer to the town cell tower.)

What really sucks is that it’s more of a hybrid setup. I still have 500 ft of copper wire to the junction box. If I want to have 100% fiber, I would have to have a T1 line installed. I love my internet and streaming video, bur I don’t love it that much.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:05:04am

re: #72 Bubblehead II

What really sucks is that it’s more of a hybrid setup. I still have 500 ft of copper wire to the junction box. If I want to have 100% fiber, I would have to have a T1 line installed. I love my internet and streaming video, bur I don’t love it that much.

My DSL can stream 720p just fine (which is the resolution of my screen), but a lot of videos are 720p60 nowadays. Who needs 60 fps? The worst offender is a channel where all the videos are just a guy standing there talking and displaying still photos. 60 fps? Really?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:05:33am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

Feeling old with my dial telephone and telephone book to my left, my typewriter on the table right next to the computer I am using now, my Polaroid camera in the next room (and you can still get film for it) …

Just the entire concept that TV, phone, camera, radio, recording device and music stereo were separate devices that could not intercommunicate except through bulky analog technology.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:06:28am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹

That awkward moment when Kanye West says “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” for letting Hurricane Katrina victims die in New Orleans, but then says he loves Donald Trump who let Hurricane Maria victims die in Puerto Rico. Oops!

This again reminds me of what an exquisite distraction this all is for the nasty shit coming down around all of DT and his family & associates…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:09:26am

re: #72 Bubblehead II

What really sucks is that it’s more of a hybrid setup. I still have 500 ft of copper wire to the junction box. If I want to have 100% fiber, I would have to have a T1 line installed. I love my internet and streaming video, bur I don’t love it that much.

I have four blocks of copper wire to the central telephone office in the village, then they do copper wire to somewhere. My IP shows up as Jefferson City, Missouri, just up the road from here about seven hundred miles.

In the meantime, more trouble for Mike Pompeo. It seems that McClatchy uncovered connexions with his company in Kansas and the state-owned Chinese oil company, which he failed to disclose.

That brings the total of foreign-owned firms he has failed to disclose to four, all Chinese companies.

New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To China (caution for auto-play video)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:11:53am

re: #73 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My DSL can stream 720p just fine (which is the resolution of my screen), but a lot of videos are 720p60 nowadays. Who needs 60 fps? The worst offender is a channel where all the videos are just a guy standing there talking and displaying still photos. 60 fps? Really?

In the early days of television, 60 fps was selected for two reasons: a) matches AC current feed in US homes, so sync was easier, and b) 60 fps is fast enough that “flicker” is not really a problem for most viewers.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:44:45am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

In the early days of television, 60 fps was selected for two reasons: a) matches AC current feed in US homes, so sync was easier, and b) 60 fps is fast enough that “flicker” is not really a problem for most viewers.

Yeah, that was 60 fields per second, interlaced to give 30 frames per second (odd lines first, then even lines). And it was 525 lines—only about 485 with picture information.

This is all 720 lines, with equal horizontal resolution—instead of less than half like TV—repeated 60 times per second. Much, much more information.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:47:12am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹

I have four blocks of copper wire to the central telephone office in the village, then they do copper wire to somewhere. My IP shows up as Jefferson City, Missouri, just up the road from here about seven hundred miles.

In the meantime, more trouble for Mike Pompeo. It seems that McClatchy uncovered connexions with his company in Kansas and the state-owned Chinese oil company, which he failed to disclose.

That brings the total of foreign-owned firms he has failed to disclose to four, all Chinese companies.

New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To China (caution for auto-play video)

Oh, PLEASE let Pompeo blow up like Jackson! Of course, they’ll confirm him anyway, but that will not be a good look!

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jeffreyw  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:48:01am

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Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:53:24am

re: #80 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

snap, grackle and pop!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 4:56:20am

re: #80 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Needz moar Tippi Hedren.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:03:48am

Bye Bye Candy Man.

He withdraws just as Lawrence predicted last night.

cnn.com

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:04:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:04:54am

re: #84 Bubblehead II

Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:05:08am

re: #83 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bye Bye Candy Man.

He withdraws just as Lawrence predicted last night.

cnn.com

But Donald already set the stage for the spin on how he was hounded out by hostile Deep Staters…

Bill O’Reilly was obviously in on it, he was reporting as early as yesterday:

“”I am depressed that the state of America is that anybody being considered to help the Trump administration is to be torn apart…I think that’s brutal.”

Yep, it is “brutal” when an alcoholic abuser is not allowed to be appointed to high government office.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:06:39am

No surprises there I guess

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:07:31am

State Holiday here tomorrow (Arbor Day, last Friday in April).

Now if we could get some trees out here… .

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:07:53am

As a military man, he would have been too soft on those veteran moochers, anyway. I’m sure somebody can be found who’ll show them what’s what!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:08:59am

re: #84 Bubblehead II

Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee

YAY!

Now maybe we can get someone who actually can run a large hospital system, GOP? K, tnx, from a veteran.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:10:25am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

State Holiday here tomorrow (Arbor Day, last Friday in April).

Now if we could get some trees out here… .

No Trees On Flat Earth - A Comprehensive Version

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A Mom Anon  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:10:55am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

Maybe he shouldn’t be working in government at all, let alone practice medicine. If the drug/prescription allegations are true, charges need to be filed yesterday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:12:00am

oh lookie…my congresscritter is also a moron:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:12:52am

re: #92 A Mom Anon

Maybe he shouldn’t be working on government at all, let alone practice medicine. If the drug/prescription allegations are true, charges need to be filed yesterday.

We’ll be hearing how he kept Obama all hopped up on the goof balls—the FAUX Noise crowd will eat that up with a spoon.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:14:31am

Now all we need is for Pompeo to crash and burn.

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If the allegations were false, why didn’t he go ahead with the hearings and refute them?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:14:32am

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh lookie…my congresscritter is also a moron:

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He knows better. He just knows that people who vote for him don’t or maybe not after seeing the Country of Islam in SCOTUS arguments.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:15:29am
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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:16:58am

Poor Natasha. All of this seems to be getting to her.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:17:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:18:29am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:18:40am

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Didn’t see him object when Bibi was invited to bash Obama either. Fucking hypocritical weasel makes this too easy.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:19:34am

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Gee I’m old enough to remember when Tucker cried that Jon Stewart was too easy with Dem politicians.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:19:37am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:20:59am

re: #95 Bubblehead II

Now all we need is for Pompeo to crash and burn.

If the allegations were false, why didn’t he go ahead with the hearings and refute them?

He believed his own conservative propaganda. Much like Trump, Cohen, Manafort, &c.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:24:44am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:25:48am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹

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Miller does look like the kind of guy who would believe that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:27:01am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:29:26am

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

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“Mein Fuhrer. What is Blondi’s favorite chew toy?”

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:29:31am

re: #84 Bubblehead II

Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA secretary nominee

Now back to treating the POTUS and White House folks like nothing ever happened?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:33:23am

re: #109 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

Now back to treating the POTUS and White House folks like nothing ever happened?

Equally likely scenario Trump throws Jackson under the bus and insists he never wanted him.

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:34:18am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Equally likely scenario Trump throws Jackson under the bus and insists he never wanted him.

Everything Trump touches dies…

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:35:59am

re: #111 b.d. (Candy Man)

Everything Trump touches dies…

Yep. Love the new monicker btw.

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ipsos  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:38:21am

re: #110 HappyWarrior

Equally likely scenario Trump throws Jackson under the bus and insists he never wanted him.

“OBAMA APPOINTED HIM! WHY WASN’T HE PROPERLY VETTED?!11TY”

//

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:39:54am
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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:41:56am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Yep. Love the new monicker btw.

:)

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:43:50am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:44:13am
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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:44:47am

Let’s see … who would be worse and willing to take the VA position? Scott Walker?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:44:50am

re: #114 MsJ

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Jackson was dyslexic. He meant Trump was 329 pounds and that Trump wouldn’t have lived to be 20 if he always ate the way he did. // Anyhow, no idea who will be the next pick but it’s definitely going to be someone from within. I recall hearing reports that he wanted Rick Perry for it in a shuffle but I don’t know how true that is. It’s going to be another shitty pick though since Trump has no idea how to build up a team.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:45:02am

re: #116 makeitstop

I don’t even have to look to know what the picture is….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:48:06am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹

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WTF is he talking about. Republican judicial nominees all the time question the merits of Roe. And Blumenthal rightfully so is frustrated by his bs.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:48:48am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹

The new know-nothingism.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:50:08am

re: #122 Sir John Barron

The new know-nothingism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:51:43am

re: #121 HappyWarrior

WTF is he talking about. Republican judicial nominees all the time question the merits of Roe. And Blumenthal rightfully so is frustrated by his bs.

Conservatives fought on the side of Dixie in the Civil War.

He knows that an answer of “Brown was incorrectly decided” would not fly in today’s environment, so all he can do (just like the last nominee) is dance around the question without answering it. The real answer is “Yes, I believe we should have segregation.”

Conservatism will never give up the idea of apartheid.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:52:25am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But Donald already set the stage for the spin on how he was hounded out by hostile Deep Staters…

Bill O’Reilly was obviously in on it, he was reporting as early as yesterday:

“”I am depressed that the state of America is that anybody being considered to help the Trump administration is to be torn apart…I think that’s brutal.”

Yep, it is “brutal” when an alcoholic abuser is not allowed to be appointed to high government office.

So Jackson was either torn apart or he was a deep state Obama-mole.

/

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:56:41am

He’s going to be raging on Twitter about how UNFAIR it is Jackson got treated this way adn how Jackson is a GOOD MAN. He’ll blame the Dems and ignore that it was Jackson’s colleagues that expressed this.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:57:19am

I’ve been busy with midterm teacher stuff and just got back online to see yet another Trump associate is out the door. I wonder which stooges will now be the White House doctor and the head of the VA.

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 5:59:34am

Thinking about Ford’s announcement last night that they are going to reduce their passenger car production in North America, I think that’s really predicated on the idea that Trump’s ending of the CAFE regulations is going to take hold. What are they going to do when the next administration reinstates them, or, as I hope even more, Democrats make them law in 2021?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:00:50am

This whole “Deep State” bullshit is IMAX-level projection. Unfortunately there is a Deep State. It consists of reactionary moles that Bush planted all up and down the Executive and Judicial branches. Oh well—in 50 or 60 years they’ll all be dead….

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:02:26am

If you haven’t seen the gif over at Balloon Juice, it’s worth a look.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:03:09am

re: #130 Belafon

If you haven’t seen the gif over at Balloon Juice, it’s worth a look.

YEah I like that lol.

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:12:00am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:13:56am

re: #132 MsJ

They’ve basically seized control of the GOP.

The GOP will have to be destroyed. But a new party will arise from its ruins, hopefully, a sensible one.

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fern01  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:15:18am

Anyone who works for or associates with trump now can be 100% sure (if there ever was a doubt), if you have a problem, he doesn’t know you

But I am not involved, I am not involved

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:16:14am

re: #132 MsJ

This also points out the futility in going after the “economically oppressed” white vote.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:16:29am

re: #127 wheat-dogg

I’ve been busy with midterm teacher stuff and just got back online to see yet another Trump associate is out the door. I wonder which stooges will now be the White House doctor and the head of the VA.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:16:45am

re: #134 fern01

Anyone who works for or associates with trump now can be 100% sure (if there ever was a doubt), if you have a problem, he doesn’t know you

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Cohen only fetched coffee every once in a while.

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fern01  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:16:47am

re: #113 ipsos

“OBAMA APPOINTED HIM! WHY WASN’T HE PROPERLY VETTED?!11TY”

//

Bush appointed him, but trump doesn’t know that :)

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:16:56am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area.

Jackson has withdrawn his nomination for VA Secretary. Good. He never should have been nominated in the first place. Trump never vetted him beyond whether Jackson considered himself loyal to Trump.

That’s all Trump cares about. He doesn’t care about core competencies, only whether someone is loyal to him even as he shows zero loyalty to anyone who works for him. He is quick to throw people under the bus precisely because the moment they no longer are useful to him he’s done with them.

This is how the party of personal responsibility works these days. They’ll be quick to blame Obama for this failed nomination, even though all these problems should have been picked up by Trump’s vetting before his name was made public as the nominee.

Oh, and Trump was on Fox and Friends this morning, and it was as cringeworthy as one would expect.

He’s trying to claim that Cohen is just a tiny part of the Trump legal team. Trying to minimize the work Cohen does, even as Cohen has asserted his 5A right (you know, the one where Trump claimed that if you take the 5th, you must be working for the mob - and Trump’s right). Trump tweets from years gone by are a treasure trove of this kind of thing. Trump is mobbed up, and the investigations are showing just how criminal he and the people surrounding him are.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:17:18am

re: #127 wheat-dogg

I’ve been busy with midterm teacher stuff and just got back online to see yet another Trump associate is out the door. I wonder which stooges will now be the White House doctor and the head of the VA.

Well, not out the door quite yet, apparently.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:19:55am

re: #140 makeitstop

Well, not out the door quite yet, apparently.

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Until he gets called before a military tribunal.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:20:35am

re: #68 Bubblehead II

Yep. One and the same. I still call them Qwest even thought they changed their name. What irks me is I pay a premium for a fiber optic connection and the speed just isn’t what I expected. May fall back to standard ADSL and save a few bucks.

Morning!

Ha…I haven’t heard of Qwest in many years.

Back in ‘95 when I was with involved with IndyCar racing, one of the main sponsors of one of the Columbus Ohio race teams was LCI International, which was headquartered in Dublin, a Columbus suburb.

Qwest bought out LCI in 1998 for 4+ billion.

I think Qwest still has their building up in Dublin but I don’t know if is still identified as Qwest or CenturyLink.

The 90s was a crazy time with all the telecommunications start-ups, buy-outs, mergers, etc.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:21:59am

re: #141 wheat-dogg

Until he gets called before a military tribunal.

Well, if. No guarantees that this won’t be swept under the rug.

As Pete Townsend once said, ‘People forget.’

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:22:06am

re: #133 Dr Lizardo

They’ve basically seized control of the GOP.

The GOP will have to be destroyed. But a new party will arise from its ruins, hopefully, a sensible one.

GOP delenda est.

The country has survived the implosion or destruction of major parties before.

The Libertarian Party is already positioned as a potential opponent to the Democratic Party, since the LP has a presence in all fifty states. They will have to figure out a way to get rid of their own wingnuts though, or they’ll destroy the LP too.

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fern01  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:22:16am

re: #139 lawhawk

He also said he stayed overnight in Russia - and Comey lied when he wrote the notes saying trump told him he did not stay overnight.

Which is why Comey wrote the notes. On this issue - I believe Comey.

… I miss Obama.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:22:36am

Somedays I just want to give up. “I hearing”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:23:45am

re: #136 Big Beautiful Door

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I’ll be honest—when they first reported that Dump appointed “his doctor” to head the VA I assumed that’s who they meant.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:24:42am

Amazing economic news this morning. Initial unemployment claims last week decreased to 209,000, the lowest number since 1969, when the labor force was only half the size it is now.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:26:25am
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fern01  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:27:28am

re: #146 I Would Prefer Not To

Somedays I just want to give up. “I hearing”

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Comments: Where’s he link, what is in the texts
Reply: Do your own research

You just have to laugh or you will cry forever.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:29:10am

re: #148 Big Beautiful Door

Amazing economic news this morning. Initial unemployment claims last week decreased to 209,000, the lowest number since 1969, when the labor force was only half the size it is now.

Indeed it is, and what’s particularly interesting is that wage growth isn’t occurring despite the massive windfall to companies.

It’s as though the trickle down isn’t.

Which, any one following basic economics would have predicted. Trickle down doesn’t work, and the companies have instead sat on the windfall, bought back shares, or rewarded their shareholders, instead of raising wages.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:29:50am

Lock her up.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:30:39am

re: #144 Anymouse 🌹

GOP delenda est.

The country has survived the implosion or destruction of major parties before.

The Libertarian Party is already positioned as a potential opponent to the Democratic Party, since the LP has a presence in all fifty states. They will have to figure out a way to get rid of their own wingnuts though, or they’ll destroy the LP too.

The Libertarians will also have to figure out a way to prevent the Christian Nationalist wingnuts from migrating over to them as the GOP implodes.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:30:55am

re: #144 Anymouse 🌹

GOP delenda est.

The country has survived the implosion or destruction of major parties before.

The Libertarian Party is already positioned as a potential opponent to the Democratic Party, since the LP has a presence in all fifty states. They will have to figure out a way to get rid of their own wingnuts though, or they’ll destroy the LP too.

I’m pretty confident that won’t happen. The GOP and Democratic parties are institutionalized into the government sector, so the GOP won’t go away; it will just change when the elderly white base it depends on for votes can’t support it anymore. Libertarians have no chance of becoming a major party because its goal of eliminating domestic programs is toxically unpopular and has already been pushed about as far as the Republicans can take it, as we see with the teachers’ backlash in WV, Ky and Oklahoma.

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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:32:29am

re: #148 Big Beautiful Door

Amazing economic news this morning. Initial unemployment claims last week decreased to 209,000, the lowest number since 1969, when the labor force was only half the size it is now.

Lots of us aren’t really looking for work or more work anymore because it just isn’t there. Take that into account when you see those numbers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:32:55am

re: #146 I Would Prefer Not To

Somedays I just want to give up. “I hearing”

According to Twitter’s new policies, reporting her should be enough to have her kicked off Twitter.

You can try, anyway.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:34:12am

So, a personal note; I’ve been vaping for the last several months in an effort to quit smoking and last week I took my e-liquid down to 0% nicotine. Just flavoring, in my case, French pipe tobacco flavor.

And I’m feeling better, I have to say.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:34:17am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:34:52am

re: #146 I Would Prefer Not To

Somedays I just want to give up. “I hearing”

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This shit is fucking libelous at best, at worse inciting violence.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:35:47am

re: #151 lawhawk

Indeed it is, and what’s particularly interesting is that wage growth isn’t occurring despite the massive windfall to companies.

It’s as though the trickle down isn’t.

Which, any one following basic economics would have predicted. Trickle down doesn’t work, and the companies have instead sat on the windfall, bought back shares, or rewarded their shareholders, instead of raising wages.

That is because despite the official low 4.1% unemployment rate, there is still room for job growth. The participation rate in the prime 25-54 age group is still not particularly high. Another factor is that the economy is losing diversity as fewer companies control more of it, so there is little competition for workers, plus almost no private sector workers have unions to bargain for raises anymore.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:36:28am

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

I’m pretty confident that won’t happen. The GOP and Democratic parties are institutionalized into the government sector, so the GOP won’t go away; it will just change when the elderly white base it depends on for votes can’t support it anymore. Libertarians have no chance of becoming a major party because its goal of eliminating domestic programs is toxically unpopular and has already been pushed about as far as the Republicans can take it, as we see with the teachers’ backlash in WV, Ky and Oklahoma.

I tell my libertarian friends who are libertarian in ideology but not really active with the party that their stands on those issues is what kills them from having any chance. Privatize pretty much everything isn’t a solution. It’s a platitude.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:37:33am

re: #132 MsJ

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Republican voters love Trump.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:37:49am

re: #157 Dr Lizardo

So, a personal note; I’ve been vaping for the last several months in an effort to quit smoking and last week I took my e-liquid down to 0% nicotine. Just flavoring, in my case, French pipe tobacco flavor.

And I’m feeling better, I have to say.

Congratulations!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:42:38am

re: #163 Big Beautiful Door

Congratulations!

Thanks.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:43:12am

re: #132 MsJ

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From The Economist.

I wonder why you won’t see anything like this in the New York Times…

The organising principle of Mr Trump’s Republican Party is loyalty. Not, as with the best presidents, loyalty to an ideal, a vision or a legislative programme, but to just one man—Donald J. Trump—and to the prejudice and rage which consume the voter base that, on occasion, even he struggles to control. In America that is unprecedented and it is dangerous.

The best rebuke to Mr Trump’s solipsism would be Republican defeat at the ballot box, starting with November’s mid-term elections. That may yet come to pass. But Mr Trump’s Republican base, stirred up by his loyal media, shows no sign of going soft. Polls suggest that its members overwhelmingly believe the president over Mr Comey. For them, criticism from the establishment is proof he must be doing something right.

But responsibility also falls to Republicans who know that Mr Trump is bad for America and the world. They feel pinned down, because they cannot win elections without Mr Trump’s base but, equally, they cannot begin to attempt to prise Mr Trump and his base apart without being branded traitors.

Such Republicans need to reflect on how speaking up will bear on their legacy. Mindful of their party’s future, they should remember that America’s growing racial diversity means that nativism will eventually lead to the electoral wilderness. And, for the sake of their country, they need to bring in a bill to protect Mr Mueller’s investigation from sabotage. If loyalty to Mr Trump grants him impunity, who knows where he will venture? Speaking to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 George Mason put it best: “Shall that man be above [justice], who can commit the most extensive injustice?”

economist.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:44:18am

re: #161 HappyWarrior

I tell my libertarian friends who are libertarian in ideology but not really active with the party that their stands on those issues is what kills them from having any chance. Privatize pretty much everything isn’t a solution. It’s a platitude.

I was talking to my libertarian brother who voted for Gary Johnson, and he told me he supports a universal basic income and even tax increases to pay for it; we finally agreed on something! He got hooked on the idea from another businessman running for President, Andrew Yang.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:46:16am

re: #152 makeitstop

Lock her up.

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So Shill Jill acting just like Cheetolini! Whodathunkit?

Remember folks, GREEN =

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November!

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:46:30am

re: #146 I Would Prefer Not To

Somedays I just want to give up. “I hearing”

We should never have texted about this. Now our plans are being found out.

/////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:47:01am

re: #149 makeitstop

For Trump’s lawyers this must be like watching your toddler play in traffic.

every time Trump leaks out of his pie hole, his handlers and staff immediately have to start figuring out how to spin, rationalize and explain away what he actually “meant” by what he said

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:47:26am

re: #168 Sir John Barron

We should never have texted about this. Now our plans are being found out.

/////

Well when plotting to assassinate the President, how else would you communicate?//

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:48:05am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

every time Trump leaks out of his pie hole, his handlers and staff immediately have to start figuring out how to spin, rationalize and explain away what he actually “meant” by what he said

But it does not matter to the overwhelming majority of the RepubliKKKlan Party base. Trump is their Jesus.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:49:11am

re: #150 fern01

Comments: Where’s he link, what is in the texts
Reply: Do your own research

You just have to laugh or you will cry forever.

Yuse the Google I don’t have to du yur research for U!

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:49:14am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

every time Trump leaks out of his pie hole, his handlers and staff immediately have to start figuring out how to spin, rationalize and explain away what he actually “meant” by what he said

Trump’s such a straight talker he needs an army of sycophants and professional spinmeisters to twist his words into pretzels.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:49:30am

re: #171 Joe Bacon 🌹

But it does not matter to the overwhelming majority of the RepubliKKKlan Party base. Trump is their Jesus.

that is true, the spin is for the rest of the world, and that makes it even more different, they have to leave enough wiggle room so that the base gets to keep their interpretation

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:50:02am

re: #166 Big Beautiful Door

I was talking to my libertarian brother who voted for Gary Johnson, and he told me he supports a universal basic income and even tax increases to pay for it; we finally agreed on something! He got hooked on the idea from another businessman running for President, Andrew Yang.

Andrew Yang is who my more lefty brother likes.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:50:43am

re: #157 Dr Lizardo

So, a personal note; I’ve been vaping for the last several months in an effort to quit smoking and last week I took my e-liquid down to 0% nicotine. Just flavoring, in my case, French pipe tobacco flavor.

And I’m feeling better, I have to say.

Congratulations! Keep it up.

I’ve been vaping in place of smokes for 14 months now. I’ve still got a fair amount of nicotine in the mix, but I’m working my way downwards.

I feel so much better. And I’m saving a ton of dough, not having to spend 12 bucks every other day.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:52:59am

re: #167 Joe Bacon 🌹

So Shill Jill acting just like Cheetolini! Whodathunkit?

Remember folks, GREEN =

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November!

The Greens will be key to Moscow’s plans to re-elect Trump. Trump got less than half the vote in states which gave him over 100 electoral votes. Moscow and its American operatives must convince a large enough sliver of the Left’s voters that the Democratic nominee is just another crooked politician and the Democrats and Republicans are the same in order to slip Trump through again.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:53:19am

re: #146 I Would Prefer Not To

Somedays I just want to give up. “I hearing”

FWIW, I recently started receiving, unsolicited, some really low grade Tea Party emails, and I just got one with some word salad about Deep State and FBI text messages. This tweeter must be getting the same messages from headquarters.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:55:28am

re: #170 Big Beautiful Door

Well when plotting to assassinate the President, how else would you communicate?//

Gotta meet in the parking garage after midnight but only when I put my potted plant outside the window.

/

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:55:32am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:56:12am
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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:56:59am

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh lookie…my congresscritter is also a moron:

Whoa…that was pretty stupid. Does he have the guts to say he screwed up or will he just ignore it and act like no big deal?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:57:06am

re: #181 Bubblehead II

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He already drank a 5th this morning before he took the 5th.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:58:14am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

Andrew Yang is who my more lefty brother likes.

I think a UBI is a great idea, but unless Yang plans to spend a billion dollars on his campaign, he has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, because the two parties are fundamentally different. Mainstream Republicans have to bullshit a huge amount while speaking in code to their racist base, so when Trump ditched the code
and mainstreamed the racism he exposed the other Republicans as the empty suits they are. Democrats care about real issues and have major constituencies like African-Americans you have to win over, and that’s hard work that Bernie, for example, didn’t do.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:58:58am

re: #182 ObserverArt

Whoa…that was pretty stupid. Does he have the guts to say he screwed up or will he just ignore it and act like no big deal?

He’s a RepubliKKKlan. It doesn’t matter what he says or does as long as he just says to the voters of his district, “Lock Up Hillary”!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:59:14am

re: #176 makeitstop

Congratulations! Keep it up.

I’ve been vaping in place of smokes for 14 months now. I’ve still got a fair amount of nicotine in the mix, but I’m working my way downwards.

I feel so much better. And I’m saving a ton of dough, not having to spend 12 bucks every other day.

I quit cold turkey more or less (bummed a smoke last Saturday).

I used to be Mr. casual smoker, would smoke 2-3 per week, mostly because I was being social and joining my girlfriend out on the balcony.
Then after we split up, I started smoking regularly..five or six or more per day…I realize that it was psychologically related to thinking and brooding about her, so I decided to drop it entirely.
Been eating too much, though…

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 6:59:43am

re: #176 makeitstop

Congratulations! Keep it up.

I’ve been vaping in place of smokes for 14 months now. I’ve still got a fair amount of nicotine in the mix, but I’m working my way downwards.

I feel so much better. And I’m saving a ton of dough, not having to spend 12 bucks every other day.

That’s great! Keep up the good work!

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:01:34am

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

Feeling old with my dial telephone and telephone book to my left, my typewriter on the table right next to the computer I am using now, my Polaroid camera in the next room (and you can still get film for it) …

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Video

What the hell is that :-)
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:03:47am

re: #182 ObserverArt

Whoa…that was pretty stupid. Does he have the guts to say he screwed up or will he just ignore it and act like no big deal?

100% likelihood of the latter.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:11:08am

re: #134 fern01

Anyone who works for or associates with trump now can be 100% sure (if there ever was a doubt), if you have a problem, he doesn’t know you

Axios ✔
@axios
Trump says Michael Cohen did a “tiny, tiny little fraction” of his legal work, “like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal”

8:37 AM - Apr 26, 2018

Wait, I thought Trump knew nothing about the Stormy deal? Yet by prefacing that Cohen did tiny, little fractions of HIS legal work like the the Stormy Daniels deal he is admitting he knew Cohen did it for HIM.

Trumpy can’t keep his bullshit straight. It is no wonder everyone knows he is a dead man if he is ever interviewed by Mueller.

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

re: #184 Big Beautiful Door

I think a UBI is a great idea, but unless Yang plans to spend a billion dollars on his campaign, he has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, because the two parties are fundamentally different. Mainstream Republicans have to bullshit a huge amount while speaking in code to their racist base, so when Trump ditched the code
and mainstreamed the racism he exposed the other Republicans as the empty suits they are. Democrats care about real issues and have major constituencies like African-Americans you have to win over, and that’s hard work that Bernie, for example, didn’t do.

I like what I see from Yang ideas wise but he’s better equipped to be an adviser type.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:17:32am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:22:52am

re: #176 makeitstop

Congratulations! Keep it up.

I’ve been vaping in place of smokes for 14 months now. I’ve still got a fair amount of nicotine in the mix, but I’m working my way downwards.

I feel so much better. And I’m saving a ton of dough, not having to spend 12 bucks every other day.

Ciggies are getting expensive here too (well, relative to general income). They’re averaging about $4.50/pack now. And yeah, vaping is considerably less expensive.

So far, most vapers here are smokers trying to quit - I’ve only seen a couple of Ostrava’s would-be “hipsters” vaping out clouds of obnoxygen (using sub-ohm rigs).

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:24:23am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:24:40am

re: #190 ObserverArt

Wait, I thought Trump knew nothing about the Stormy deal? Yet by prefacing that Cohen did tiny, little fractions of HIS legal work like the the Stormy Daniels deal he is admitting he knew Cohen did it for HIM.

Trumpy can’t keep his bullshit straight. It is no wonder everyone knows he is a dead man if he is ever interviewed by Mueller.

Trump lies so much and about so many things, even trivial things, that he’d immediately perjure himself right after he states his name.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:25:13am

re: #193 Dr Lizardo

Ciggies are getting expensive here too (well, relative to general income). They’re averaging about $4.50/pack now. And yeah, vaping is considerably less expensive.

So far, most vapers here are smokers trying to quit - I’ve only seen a couple of Ostrava’s would-be “hipsters” vaping out clouds of obnoxygen (using sub-ohm rigs).

“Obnoxygen.” I like that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:26:21am

1.) Trump said he decided to call into Fox News as a gift to first lady Melania Trump for her birthday. When asked by Fox hosts if he gave Melania anything else besides doing a Fox interview to celebrate her birthday, Trump replied that he “didn’t get her so much… I got her a beautiful card.”

2.) Trump ranted about Senate Democrats obstructing his nominees after Ronny Jackson, his pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, withdrew his name. Trump said that Jackson, who has been accused by multiple people of drinking on the job and fostering a toxic work environment, had an “unblemished record.” He also said that “top of the line people” were “leaving their jobs” to come work for his administration, but fumed that Democrats were throwing up roadblocks to their confirmations.

3.) Trump admits he stayed overnight in Moscow during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Former FBI Director James Comey alleged in his contemporaneous memos that Trump told him allegations involving him and Russian prostitutes couldn’t possibly be true because he didn’t stay overnight in Moscow during his trip there in 2013. Trump fumed that “of course I stayed in Russia overnight” — although he again denied that there was any collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.

4.) Trump throws his own lawyer, Michael Cohen, under the bus. In the most stunning part of the interview, Trump said that most of Cohen’s work isn’t as an attorney, but as a private businessman. Trump also said he had “nothing” to do with Cohen’s private business interests and claimed that Cohen only performs a “tiny little fraction” of the legal work done on his behalf. These statements could potentially undermine Cohen’s claims that all documents seized in an FBI raid on his office should not be admissible evidence because they fall under attorney-client privilege.

5.) Even Fox News host Brian Kilmeade tells Trump to not watch so much cable news. During a long rant about the “unfair” treatment he receives in the mainstream press, Kilmeade interjected and said, “I’m not your doctor, Mr. President, by I would recommend you watch less of them.” “I don’t watch them at all!” Trump replied, before going into detail about a CNN show that he watched on Wednesday night.

6.) Trump went on a nonsensical rant about the Department of Justice being against him. Trump fumed that the DOJ was not investigating the alleged crimes of his political enemies, which prompted host Steve Doocy to tell him that “It’s your Justice Department!” Trump said that he does not want to get involved with the DOJ because of the Mueller “witch hunt” that’s being conducted against him. He then complained about the Mueller probe.

“I have a phony cloud over my head that doesn’t exist!” the president complained.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:27:43am

re: #41 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You’re way ahead of me—I was the latest of late adopters in this whole innert00bz arena. (Spellcheck doesn’t choke on “innert00bz”, but doesn’t recognize “noone”? I give up.)

Spellchecker assumes all words with numbers are out of its review purview and assumes you, the human, is correct.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:29:01am

I caught just a tiny bit of Morning Joke this AM, and it was a bit about Ronny Jackson.

There was some talk about someone in the Pentagon must have big issues with Ronny being head of the VA. The thought was if Ronny was doctor to many Presidents, his issues must have been known by all previously. Why all of a sudden are they mentioned now?

Were they made up, unknown, hidden by someone in the Pentagon?

It even seems a bit like Ronny was comfortable with it all, like he knew it was hidden away too.

Seems like another “more to this story” kind of thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:32:00am

re: #197 The Vicious Babushka

Well now, that’s a fine birthday president for the First Lady, ain’t it? A rambling interview from President Trump - who’s clearly scared shitless.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:33:21am

re: #188 Eventual Carrion

The switch to turn on the bright lights in an older car (probably a pre 1980s GM?). That’s now integrated on most car steering wheel column toggles.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:34:57am

Priutt is bobbing and weaving like hell. Refusing to answer yes and no questions.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:35:20am

Today would be a good day for Trump to release his tax returns.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:36:05am

re: #200 Dr Lizardo

Well now, that’s a fine birthday president for the First Lady, ain’t it? A rambling interview from President Trump - who’s clearly scared shitless.

Dude, he got her a damn card! What more do you want???
///

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:39:12am
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Jay C  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:43:36am

re: #197 The Vicious Babushka

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I’m wondering if this bit:

6.) Trump went on a nonsensical rant about the Department of Justice being against him. Trump fumed that the DOJ was not investigating the alleged crimes of his political enemies, which prompted host Steve Doocy to tell him that “It’s your Justice Department!” Trump said that he does not want to get involved with the DOJ because of the Mueller “witch hunt” that’s being conducted against him. He then complained about the Mueller probe.

might not be the Achilles’ Heel of the Trump Administration, and what finally (if belatedly) brings it down. Twitter gibberings about “Crooked HIllary” and leading chants of “Lock Her Up!” at rallies may make for cheap cheers, but in the grubby reality the rest of us have to live in, “political prosecution” truly WILL take us to banana-republic dictatorship levels of governance.
What exactly “alleged crimes” are Trump’s political enemies supposed to have committed? And what level of hold-up-in-court proof might the G (?DoJ?) be able to produce to back up any such charges?
My own guess as to answers are a) bullshit and b) none: but unfortunately, who knows what an increasingly desperate Admin and GOP might try to deflect attention from their own criminality and/or corrupt toleration of it?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:44:27am

re: #201 lawhawk

The switch to turn on the bright lights in an older car (probably a pre 1980s GM?). That’s now integrated on most car steering wheel column toggles.

Yep. My first car—a ‘56 Mockery Mercury still had a floor dimmer.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:45:33am

re: #157 Dr Lizardo

Congrats! I stopped smoking and switched to vaping several years ago. Haven’t totally dropped the nicotine, am still at 3 mgs but I am in way better health/shape than I was when smoking!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:46:29am

re: #198 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Spellchecker assumes all words with numbers are out of its review purview and assumes you, the human, is correct.

Ah! Thanks—I really found that puzzling.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:49:08am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:50:13am

re: #188 Eventual Carrion

Hi-beam switch.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:52:06am

re: #208 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Congrats! I stopped smoking and switched to vaping several years ago. Haven’t totally dropped the nicotine, am still at 3 mgs but I am in way better health/shape than I was when smoking!

Yeah, my health has improved considerably.

I can breathe again, LOL. Which is nice. I rather enjoy this “breathing” thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:53:22am

re: #203 lawhawk

Today would be a good day for Trump to release his tax returns resign.

FTFY.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:53:25am
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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:54:33am
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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:55:01am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:55:35am
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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:56:08am

Because of course:

GOP House candidate wrote a glowing foreword to a bigotry-filled book by a racist who resigned in disgrace from the Trump administration

Republican congressional candidate and Pennsylvania State Sen. Guy Reschenthaler wrote an enthusiastic foreword to a bigotry-filled 2012 book by Carl Higbie, who resigned earlier this year from a government position because of toxic comments he made as a pundit.

Higbie’s book, Battle on the Home Front: A Navy SEAL’s Mission to Save the American Dream, attacked black, LGBTQ, Muslim, and Puerto Rican people as well as Hurricane Katrina survivors. In it, he also boasted of verbally attacking a fellow passenger on an airplane because of her weight and proposed killing undocumented immigrants who attempt to cross the U.S. border.

Reschenthaler is running in the Republican primary for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district seat against state Rep. Rick Saccone. He previously served as an attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He was also Higbie’s former co-host on the now-defunct Sound of Freedom radio program.

[…]

The ugliness that elected Trump runs deep in this country.

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Bubblehead II  Apr 26, 2018 • 7:57:56am

McCarthyism! McKinley from W. Virginia .

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:02:35am

re: #216 lawhawk

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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:03:27am

So…Drunk Uncle called in to Fox and Friends this morning eh?

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:03:51am

re: #214 gocart mozart

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:04:31am

re: #221 Jenner7

So…Drunk, bigoted and demented Uncle called in to Fox and Friends this morning eh?

ftfy.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:04:40am

re: #210 darthstar

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I can’t wait for this moment. We all know it’s coming.

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I cannot.  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:05:46am

re: #217 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I never need someone to tell me a link is from Wonkette, I just see the title and know it’s from the mommy blog and recipe hub Wonkette.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:09:11am

re: #225 I cannot.

I never need someone to tell me a link is from Wonkette, I just see the title and know it’s from the mommy blog and recipe hub Wonkette.

Inorite? But seriously, there’s got to be some kind of style manual. I’d love to get a look at it….

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:09:18am

re: #221 Jenner7

So…Drunk Uncle called in to Fox and Friends this morning eh?

Yeah, and he fucked up about 10 things without even breaking a sweat.

That’s a special talent.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:10:53am

re: #227 makeitstop

Yeah, and he fucked up about 10 things without even breaking a sweat.

That’s a special talent.

We knew from the beginning that this is a Greek tragedy, and Trump would destroy himself.

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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:12:58am

re: #188 Eventual Carrion

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Funny thing is there used to be starter switches like that too. Key on to give power then step on the switch ;) More will remember the dimmer switch that way I’d bet though.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:13:08am

Trump is not “destroyed”, though, until he is impeached and/or in jail.

The former is very unlikely with Republicans in control of Congress.

The latter won’t happen for federal charges because the next Republican President will pardon Trump. However, I suppose it might still be possible for Trump to be convicted of breaking a state law, but if that day ever comes to pass then the politics in this country will be as ugly as the civil war, as I suspect somewhere in Alabama there is a judge who will want to throw Obama in jail.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:14:00am

Harkening back to my discussions on relativity… in Trump’s frame of reference Trump is still “winning”.

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:14:28am

lol, I guess that’ one take on it.

A plane crash a day changes the narrative too.

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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:15:06am

lol

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:16:20am

re: #233 Jenner7

The looks on the guys over Trump’s left shoulder are priceless.

They look like they are peering around to see if anyone will recognize them as part of the parade…

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:17:55am

re: #233 Jenner7

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lol

I really believe that Jackson gave him a big ol’ bag of pills that he eats like M&Ms.

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Jay C  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:18:16am

re: #232 b.d. (Candy Man)

lol, I guess that’ one take on it.

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A plane crash a day changes the narrative too.

Yeah, right, Jack…

What he doesn’t seem to realize is that even though Trump’s call-ins might “re-set” that day’s narrative, the lead-in is going to be the same, I.e. “What did the idiot say NOW?”…

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:19:38am
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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:25:37am
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dangerman  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:25:43am

It is nothing but false national pride that lauds and embraces such a buffoon as president*

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:25:53am

re: #197 The Vicious Babushka

5.) Even Fox News host Brian Kilmeade tells Trump to not watch so much cable news. During a long rant about the “unfair” treatment he receives in the mainstream press, Kilmeade interjected and said, “I’m not your doctor, Mr. President, by I would recommend you watch less of them.” “I don’t watch them at all!” Trump replied, before going into detail about a CNN show that he watched on Wednesday night.

This is gold, Jerry, GOLD!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:28:23am

re: #240 Sir John Barron

This is gold, Jerry, GOLD!

When you’ve lied your way through life, but now you’re so senile you can’t keep a lie straight for two sentences in a row.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:30:08am

re: #234 freetoken

The looks on the guys over Trump’s left shoulder are priceless.

They look like they are peering around to see if anyone will recognize them as part of the parade…

“Damn my fucking boss for telling me I had no choice but to do this. Where is that little shit? I’ll get him, you just wait…”

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:32:20am

re: #220 GlutenFreeJesus

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And the Trump Administration is working to make it easier for for-profit colleges to give out fake degrees and fleece taxpayers and students.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:33:22am

re: #221 Jenner7

So…Drunk Uncle called in to Fox and Friends this morning eh?

Demented Racist Uncle may be better since Trump famously doesn’t drink.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:33:40am

Again on the ugly running deep in this country…

Center for Inquiry video of a speaker addressing working on ensuring the quality of the content on Wikipedia:

Guerrilla Skepticism On Wikipedia | Susan Gerbic

… garners comments from the underbelly of the alt-right anti-SJW types.

Because of course.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:33:51am

re: #223 freetoken

ftfy.

Beat me to it.

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:36:09am
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:38:22am

re: #140 makeitstop

Well, not out the door quite yet, apparently.

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WH staff lined up at Jackson’s door for the final scripts.

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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:44:13am
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Mike Lamb  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:45:41am

re: #247 gocart mozart

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“I don’t say these things because I particularly dislike you…although I do, I think you are an asshole…but objectively speaking, you are a terrible person that is unfit for office.”

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Mike Lamb  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:48:11am

re: #241 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

When you’ve lied your way through life, but now you’re so senile you can’t keep a lie straight for two sentences in a row.

I was thinking about the lying issue this morning: how often Trump is even remotely aware that he is lying? I believe he is objectively stupid, regardless of any potential cognitive deterioration. For that reason, I doubt he understands that he’s lying.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:50:14am

re: #249 Jenner7

“Slimy, slippery James Comey was not loyal to our dear president, boys and girls. “

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dangerman  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:51:05am

re: #245 freetoken

Again on the ugly running deep in this country…

Center for Inquiry video of a speaker addressing working on ensuring the quality of the content on Wikipedia:

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… garners comments from the underbelly of the alt-right anti-SJW types.

Because of course.

ive been a subscriber to the Skeptical Inquirer for more than 30 years.

they had her article on this subject one or two issues ago

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:57:43am
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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 8:59:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:00:05am

re: #182 ObserverArt

Whoa…that was pretty stupid. Does he have the guts to say he screwed up or will he just ignore it and act like no big deal?

he’s doubling down and shifting the blame:

because whoever wrote the news reports couldn’t possibly have misheard the word…that’s never happened before…

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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:00:37am
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gocart mozart  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:02:02am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:07:47am
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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:08:15am

Is it infrastructure week again?

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:09:06am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Diamond (of Diamond and Silk) just claimed repeatedly in front of the House Judiciary Committee that the two have “never” been paid by the Trump campaign.

But per this FEC report they received $1274.94 from the campaign in 11/2016 for “field consulting.” docquery.fec.gov pic.twitter.com

— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) April 26, 2018

Were they sworn in?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:09:21am

re: #260 Dr. Matt

Is it infrastructure week again?

It’s always infrastructure week, Dr. Matt.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:09:42am

re: #261 Dr. Matt

The question is, will the Republicans who run the show charge the duo with perjury?

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:09:49am

re: #262 Dr Lizardo

It’s always infrastructure week, Dr. Matt.

Touche’.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:09:50am

re: #261 Dr. Matt

Were they sworn in?

Ooooh….yeah, if they were, they just lied under oath.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:10:49am

re: #254 gocart mozart

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Avenatti is so damned impressive.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:12:18am

Worth reading once again….

“The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. He keeps on proving it.” ~President Barack Obama (America’s last real president)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:15:42am
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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:16:19am

Dr. Lincoln is at it again:

Length contraction: the real explanation

Fewer dissenters in the comments compared to the last video on time dilation. Maybe it’s because “time” triggers the reactions of people more, or perhaps it is because this time Don threw in some math.

Regardless, the hand wringing that shows up in the comments to Don’s videos remind me of this, from Conservapedia:

Attempts to prove E=mc²

Attempts to prove E=mc² are futile because there is no mass-energy equivalence. But that has not stopped people, including liberals who avoid the Bible, from insisting that they have cleverly developed a “proof” of E=mc², and thereby established a mass-energy equivalence which, in fact, does not exist. No Nobel Prize has ever been awarded for any experimental verification of this implausible equation, because no such verification exists.

The above is evidence why Trump made it into office as President.

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:17:32am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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lol, too rich!

Lock ‘em up!!

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:18:47am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Looks like Diamond and Silk are fixing to be Bread and Water.

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:19:19am

Anthony Bourdain gave an interview in the Daily Beast flogging the new season of his show on CNN. Apparently he goes to West Virginia and “gets real” with the folks about why they love their guns and support Trump.

He couches it in the usual “We have to have a conversation, everyone needs to listen, we have to understand their fears” stuff.

I’m so sick of hearing this. I’m so fucking tired of hearing I need to understand why people, who are so proud of being Christian and American, looked at a bigoted, immoral monster like Trump and said “Yeah, that’s our guy.”

I just don’t get it. Or I do, and it makes me sick to my stomach.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:20:09am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

Republican voters love Trump.

Only 85% of them. The other 15% worship him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:21:58am

This is what happens when you do away with “job killing regulations” you just end up with killing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:22:09am

re: #229 William Lewis

Funny thing is there used to be starter switches like that too. Key on to give power then step on the switch ;) More will remember the dimmer switch that way I’d bet though.

That’s how it works with our ‘47 Chevy.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:23:08am

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

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You’d think he could have called a jeweler and ordered something between the 7th and 8th hole.

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:25:43am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:27:24am

re: #272 Mattand

I’m so sick of hearing this. I’m so fucking tired of hearing I need to understand why people, who are so proud of being Christian and American, looked at a bigoted, immoral monster like Trump and said “Yeah, that’s our guy.”

I just don’t get it. Or I do, and it makes me sick to my stomach.

THIS x10000000.

These people ignored decency, morality, and dignity just so they can brag their team won. I have lost life-long friends, people I’ve known since grade school, because of their undying support for this monster. There is no political or social issue big enough for you to ignore the countless moral shortcomings of this vile, miserable asshole.

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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:28:01am

re: #272 Mattand

Anthony Bourdain gave an interview in the Daily Beast flogging the new season of his show on CNN. Apparently he goes to West Virginia and “gets real” with the folks about why they love their guns and support Trump.

He couches it in the usual “We have to have a conversation, everyone needs to listen, we have to understand their fears” stuff.

I’m so sick of hearing this. I’m so fucking tired of hearing I need to understand why people, who are so proud of being Christian and American, looked at a bigoted, immoral monster like Trump and said “Yeah, that’s our guy.”

I just don’t get it. Or I do, and it makes me sick to my stomach.

Yeah, I read that. Bourdain, as much as I like him, got taken in by hanging with locals.

But their minds will never be changed. He’s entitled to his opinion, but he’s just wrong on this.

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:30:50am

re: #272 Mattand

Anthony Bourdain gave an interview in the Daily Beast flogging the new season of his show on CNN. Apparently he goes to West Virginia and “gets real” with the folks about why they love their guns and support Trump.

He couches it in the usual “We have to have a conversation, everyone needs to listen, we have to understand their fears” stuff.

I’m so sick of hearing this. I’m so fucking tired of hearing I need to understand why people, who are so proud of being Christian and American, looked at a bigoted, immoral monster like Trump and said “Yeah, that’s our guy.”

I just don’t get it. Or I do, and it makes me sick to my stomach.

Maybe he can tackle why they’re afraid that black people might get treated as equals.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:31:11am

re: #279 makeitstop

But their minds will never be changed. He’s entitled to his opinion, but he’s just wrong on this.

Specifically, Bourdain is like so many who run most of the time in very rich circles, and highly educated circles, that he can’t truly appreciate how indoctrinated into their religion many of the “conservatives” out there in WV truly are.

To the Trumpers who hate the likes of Obama, their hatred of Obama and love of Trump is part of their existential crisis. It’s all they really have left of their belief system after modernity has taken away all the magic.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:32:58am

re: #229 William Lewis

Funny thing is there used to be starter switches like that too. Key on to give power then step on the switch ;) More will remember the dimmer switch that way I’d bet though.

I remember the starter switches. It helped that my older brothers were into “old” cars back in the 60s. And the father of a girl I dated in early high school had a huge collection of early Ford Model T and A cars and trucks.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:33:39am

re: #140 makeitstop

Well, not out the door quite yet, apparently.

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Hammered to the gills, but at work.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:33:41am

re: #269 freetoken

My proof.

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:33:58am
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Mike Lamb  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:35:39am

re: #279 makeitstop

Yeah, I read that. Bourdain, as much as I like him, got taken in by hanging with locals.

But their minds will never be changed. He’s entitled to his opinion, but he’s just wrong on this.

I suppose the only justification for the “we have to understand folks in rural communities” is that the Electoral College gives their opinions a ridiculously disproportionate impact. But generally speaking, fuck those people.

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:37:12am

This thread is hysterical.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:38:06am

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:39:38am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

Possibly, but I think it’s more likely that D&S have no clue what under oath means.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:40:00am

re: #287 MsJ

This thread is hysterical.

The disabled folk wanna be out after hours now?!??!?!?

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:40:18am
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Belafon  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:40:38am

re: #290 Sir John Barron

The disabled folk wanna be out after hours now?!??!?!?

Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting jobs.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:41:23am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

If you think about it, a political campaign could be a very useful/easy way to launder money

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:42:00am

re: #287 MsJ

This thread is hysterical.

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Reported that ass.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:42:16am

re: #260 Dr. Matt

Is it infrastructure week again?

And a mighty fine infrastructure week it has been, too.

/

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:43:54am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

“Yes we got a check and we gave the money to Rev. Creflo Dollar so he could buy his new jet!”

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Dizzy  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:44:23am

re: #291 MsJ

Profile: bracewell.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:45:17am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

It’s also possible that a non-campaign entity or super pac gave them tons of money so they could deny that the campaign did. It’s also possible that they really believe that labeling anything fake news is a get out of jail card.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:46:03am

Since I’m the flag committee chairman in my village, I note all the days every month the flag is recommended for display, with historical notes.

I thought I would do that with a shameless page promotion here, especially since May has so many of them:

Flag Observances for May (goes to the right hand column of Little Green Footballs)

If you’d rather not get a monthly update for flag observances, let me know.

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:46:32am

He’s never going away is he?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:47:11am

re: #294 Joe Bacon 🌹

Reported that ass.

Yeah, I’ll ask my wife if she only wants to be out and about from nine to five. I’m sure she’d agree with that fool’s assertion.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:48:21am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:48:50am

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

Yeah, I’ll ask my wife if she only wants to be out and about from nine to five. I’m sure she’d agree with that fool’s assertion.

Karma has a way of striking back at these fools!

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:48:50am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

More than likely they don’t think that free plane tickets are considered a form of payment.

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:49:37am

re: #302 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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How long is Scaramucci’s 15 minutes going to be?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:49:51am

re: #296 Joe Bacon 🌹

“Yes we got a check and we gave the money to Rev. Creflo Dollar so he could buy his new jet!”

I mentioned Rev. Dollar and his jet to one of my students and she thought I was making it up.

The look on her face when she realized it was all too true was priceless. I shoulda photographed her, LOL.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:53:19am

People in Moscow are walking around with paper bags over their heads out of embarrassment for backing Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:56:04am
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makeitstop  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:56:25am

re: #288 The Vicious Babushka

Is it possible that Diamond & Silk are actually telling the truth? It wouldn’t be surprising if the Trump campaign claimed them on the FEC report BUT THEN NEVER PAID THEM. I mean, Trump has a history of not paying folks.

They did say the money was for plane tickets, so I’m assuming they were paid.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:56:37am

Am I the only one who suddenly started giggling at the thought that this abhorrent waste of time by a Congressional committee, in interviewing Diamond and Silk, may result in a full blown FEC investigation of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign financial filings and payment activities?

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:57:10am

re: #262 Dr Lizardo

It’s always infrastructure week, Dr. Matt.

Trump is the Infrastructure President.

It is always infrastructure time. 24/7/12/365

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:57:35am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:58:43am
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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:59:09am

Conservatives always whine and claim libruls play the “race card”, but Cubic Zirconia and Nylon did exactly that at the end of this video when they challenged Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) because they haven’t see him challenging White people. Wow. Just fucking wow.

YouTube

FFW to the 5:00 minute mark

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:59:44am

re: #194 Belafon

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Alt-secret.

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darthstar  Apr 26, 2018 • 9:59:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:01:36am

yeah, that went very well, I think…

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:03:20am

re: #204 makeitstop

Dude, he got her a damn card! What more do you want???
///

She might have preferred a divorce and alimony.

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:04:46am

re: #318 Eventual Carrion

She might have preferred a divorce and alimony.

Are we taking bets on how many minutes it will be before divorce papers are served once he’s gone?

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b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:05:59am

re: #314 Dr. Matt

Conservatives always whine and claim libruls play the “race card”, but Cubic Zirconia and Nylon did exactly that at the end of this video when they challenged Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) because they haven’t see him challenging White people. Wow. Just fucking wow.

[Embedded content]

Video

FFW to the 5:00 minute mark

lol, I’ll take your word for it. I’m not watching those morons, I’d rather take trigonometry lessons from Sarah Palin.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:06:50am

re: #309 makeitstop

They did say the money was for plane tickets, so I’m assuming they were paid.

Even though the FEC filing lists the payment was for “field consulting”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:07:08am

heh

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:07:52am
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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:08:04am

Oh my god, what an asshole.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:09:12am
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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:09:14am

re: #317 Backwoods_Sleuth

Please tell me that as soon as he hung up all three of them said “what the fuck was that?”

Because they definitely had that look on their faces. I’m guessing if Fox wants to turn against Trump, that video will be as useful as Nixon’s missing 18 minutes

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:10:05am
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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:10:34am
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:10:36am

re: #303 Joe Bacon 🌹

Karma has a way of striking back at these fools!

Hasn’t struck him off Twitter yet.

I see they’re upholding their new community guidelines they just published nicely (just like the old ones, that is, they’re not).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:11:39am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:11:50am
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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:15:17am

re: #278 Dr. Matt

THIS x10000000.

These people ignored decency, morality, and dignity just so they can brag their team won. I have lost life-long friends, people I’ve known since grade school, because of their undying support for this monster. There is no political or social issue big enough for you to ignore the countless moral shortcomings of this vile, miserable asshole.

Ignore?

Or is the more painful truth is they acknowledge the moral shortcomings and agree?

If Trump has done anything, he has drawn out a whole crap load of hate that has been there all along.

Remember when we used to think “you don’t say that in polite company?”

We no longer have polite company. It is just let it rip because we have Trump and they are all now a part of the Trump gang so it is okay to say it.

This country is really no longer polite.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:17:35am

re: #330 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

How many of those kids are looking at that guy like, “that’s not Captain America’s suit.”

I mean, could they at least have got a suit that wasn’t from the 80s?

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:18:13am

re: #293 KGxvi

If you think about it, a political campaign could be a very useful/easy way to launder money

Hello!

Where have you been?

: )

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:18:45am

re: #312 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is there a clip of that, and more importantly, do I want to view it?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:20:10am

re: #333 KGxvi

How many of those kids are looking at that guy like, “that’s not Captain America’s suit.”

I mean, could they at least have got a suit that wasn’t from the 80s?

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:21:04am

re: #302 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Trump and his Chaos Theory of Management.

Logical outcome: Chaos.

Wow, it works. Go figure.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:25:14am

re: #332 ObserverArt

Ignore?

Or is the more painful truth is they acknowledge the moral shortcomings and agree?

If Trump has done anything, he has drawn out a whole crap load of hate that has been there all along.

Remember when we used to think “you don’t say that in polite company?”

We no longer have polite company. It is just let it rip because we have Trump and they are all now a part of the Trump gang so it is okay to say it.

This country is really no longer polite.

I’m not sure we’ve ever been a polite country. We’ve had times where we were polite to certain people, but it rarely extended to everyone. We (meaning, mostly, white people) have been impolite to African Americans, Asian Americans (Chinese Exclusion Act, Internment camps, indentured servitude), Native Americans, Indian Americans, gays, transgender people, Latinos, anyone who doesn’t speak English, the Irish, Italians, Muslims, Jewish people (turning away refugees before entering WWII), and just about every other group that wasn’t deemed sufficiently “normal” (meaning: straight, cis, Christian, white).

Hell, that impoliteness has even been intersectional as members of one minority group have been less than polite to members of other minority groups.

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dangerman  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:26:23am

re: #326 KGxvi

Please tell me that as soon as he hung up all three of them said “what the fuck was that?”

Because they definitely had that look on their faces. I’m guessing if Fox wants to turn against Trump, that video will be as useful as Nixon’s missing 18 minutes

That we even merely think the words “president of the United States” and “unhinged” in the same sentence is…..

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:27:16am

re: #272 Mattand

Anthony Bourdain gave an interview in the Daily Beast flogging the new season of his show on CNN. Apparently he goes to West Virginia and “gets real” with the folks about why they love their guns and support Trump.

He couches it in the usual “We have to have a conversation, everyone needs to listen, we have to understand their fears” stuff.

I’m so sick of hearing this. I’m so fucking tired of hearing I need to understand why people, who are so proud of being Christian and American, looked at a bigoted, immoral monster like Trump and said “Yeah, that’s our guy.”

I just don’t get it. Or I do, and it makes me sick to my stomach.

I’m still waiting on one of them (any of them) to come out to so-called “Trump Country” and interview one of us who voted for Hillary Clinton.

When the Philadelphia Inquirer published one of these “views from Trump supporters” articles, I directly wrote the author of the piece asking if the newspaper there would be willing to interview any Clinton supporter, anywhere, in or out of Philly. I offered a phone interview if he wanted one.

He did not respond to my E-mail.

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dangerman  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:29:26am

re: #338 KGxvi

I’m not sure we’ve ever been a polite country. We’ve had times where we were polite to certain people, but it rarely extended to everyone. We (meaning, mostly, white people) have been impolite to African Americans, Asian Americans (Chinese Exclusion Act, Internment camps, indentured servitude), Native Americans, Indian Americans, gays, transgender people, Latinos, anyone who doesn’t speak English, the Irish, Italians, Muslims, Jewish people (turning away refugees before entering WWII), and just about every other group that wasn’t deemed sufficiently “normal” (meaning: straight, cis, Christian, white).

Hell, that impoliteness has even been intersectional as members of one minority group have been less than polite to members of other minority groups.

Instant individual comms. …social media have brought it out in the open
Everyone’s got a megaphone

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:30:18am

re: #332 ObserverArt

Remember when we used to think “you don’t say that in polite company?”

We no longer have polite company. It is just let it rip because we have Trump and they are all now a part of the Trump gang so it is okay to say it.

This country is really no longer polite.

YOu nailed it, a lot of what people complain about as “excessivly PC” is simply a matter of Polite Communication

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:34:39am

re: #326 KGxvi

Please tell me that as soon as he hung up all three of them said “what the fuck was that?”

Because they definitely had that look on their faces. I’m guessing if Fox wants to turn against Trump, that video will be as useful as Nixon’s missing 18 minutes

I only watched a few minutes of some of the linked videos in this thread, but Trump seemed to use that whole “interview” as a way to dump out all of his frustrations.

I hope they flushed after it was over.

Phew!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:37:14am

re: #272 Mattand

Anthony Bourdain gave an interview in the Daily Beast flogging the new season of his show on CNN. Apparently he goes to West Virginia and “gets real” with the folks about why they love their guns and support Trump.

He couches it in the usual “We have to have a conversation, everyone needs to listen, we have to understand their fears” stuff.

I’m so sick of hearing this. I’m so fucking tired of hearing I need to understand why people, who are so proud of being Christian and American, looked at a bigoted, immoral monster like Trump and said “Yeah, that’s our guy.”

I just don’t get it. Or I do, and it makes me sick to my stomach.

What if - now, bear with me here - what if I already DO understand their fears?

And what if I understand that most of what they are afraid of is not true, and the other stuff they’re afraid of is best addressed by something other than trying to recreated the US of the 1950s in a 21st Century world?

What if I also understand the fears of the rest of society, and what if I have compared the two and find the fears of the Trumpkins to be trivial and silly by comparison?

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2018 • 10:38:34am

re: #344 Blind Frog Belly White

What if - now, bear with me here - what if I already DO understand their fears?

And what if I understand that most of what they are afraid of is not true, and the other stuff they’re afraid of is best addressed by something other than trying to recreated the US of the 1950s in a 21st Century world?

What if I also understand the fears of the rest of society, and what if I have compared the two and find the fears of the Trumpkins to be trivial and silly by comparison?

Yeah, it’d be nice if the whole “listening to the other side” thing actually went in both directions.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 11:15:32am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Are they Trump University grads?

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 11:51:48am

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

Yeah, I’ll ask my wife if she only wants to be out and about from nine to five. I’m sure she’d agree with that fool’s assertion.

Same here. If he said that to my wife she would take off her prosthetic leg and whack him upside his head.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 26, 2018 • 11:53:21am

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Am I the only one who suddenly started giggling at the thought that this abhorrent waste of time by a Congressional committee, in interviewing Diamond and Silk, may result in a full blown FEC investigation of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign financial filings and payment activities?

Unintended consequences.


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