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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:35:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:36:34am

Joe B will be playing just downstream from us in two weeks at the Loreley open air on May 12th.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:37:02am

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

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When can I order a dozen?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:37:24am

I can watch this over and over.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:39:43am

re: #4 The Vicious Babushka

And over, and over, and over, and…

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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:41:26am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:43:41am
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Ace Rothstein  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:45:29am

Maybe it’s just me, but didn’t the media follow every single Trump plane landing, sitting on the tarmac, taxiing, batshit speech, then take off during the campaign?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:45:30am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Damn, you beat me.
I’ll still add Soledad’s endorsement

For those wondering, Kathy got to “S”

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ObserverArt  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:50:59am

Well one thing is for damn certain. Michelle Fox had one powerful and clear mirror she held up last night.

And a lot of people in and around DC are all upset because they didn’t like what they saw.

No, really, believe all of the American people that are just plain at wits end trying to figure out when this madness will be righted.

That’s you.

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JordanRules  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:51:35am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:52:29am

re: #8 Ace Rothstein

Maybe it’s just me, but didn’t the media follow every single Trump plane landing, sitting on the tarmac, taxiing, batshit speech, then take off during the campaign?

Don’t forget the empty podium.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:55:25am

Apparently, the sapling (from Belleau Wood) is in quarantine now. As is required by US Customs.
Which means, the White House broke federal law for a photo op

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:55:51am

re: #4 The Vicious Babushka

I can watch this over and over.

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I miss having a President who knows what the hell he’s doing.

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Weaselone  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:56:30am

Given Keratingate last week and now SmokeyEyeGate, I think the media is trying to drive up their unfavorables with the left as high as they are with the right. Apparently, they will only be happy if a majority of Democrats as well as Republicans consider them enemies of the nation so they can both sides it comfortably.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:57:57am

re: #15 Weaselone

Given Keratingate last week and now SmokeyEyeGate, I think the media is trying to drive up their unfavorables with the left as high as they are with the right. Apparently, they will only be happy if a majority of Democrats as well as Republicans consider them enemies of the nation so they can both sides it comfortably.

Isn’t this already happening?

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plansbandc  Apr 29, 2018 • 11:58:23am

re: #13 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In every minute detail the orange piece of shit is an abject idiot.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:01:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:04:03pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:04:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:06:13pm
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Weaselone  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:08:37pm

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

Isn’t this already happening?

Not according to this Quinnipiac Poll.

Apparently 51% of Republicans compared to 3% of Democrats believe that “enemy of the people” more closely describes the media than “part of democracy”.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:08:52pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

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So right on. My niece is Hispanic. These pendejos booed the sheer mention of her ethnicity. She’s four and sang God Bless America in front of a crowd.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:09:36pm

re: #22 Weaselone

Not according to this Quinnipiac Poll.

Apparently 51% of Republicans compared to 3% of Democrats believe that enemy of the people more closely describes the media than part of democracy.

I’m annoyed by the media but they’re not the enemy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:10:16pm

re: #9 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Damn, you beat me.
I’ll still add Soledad’s endorsement

For those wondering, Kathy got to “S”

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and Michael Ian Black deserves a repost:

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:11:39pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

You know, there’s a larger picture here in which conservative “humor” hinges on saying ugly, “rude” things about targeted people and believing them to be entirely true.

Dishing but not being able to take it defines these people.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:13:11pm

re: #26 The Ghost of a Flea

You know, there’s a larger picture here in which conservative “humor” hinges on saying ugly, “rude” things about targeted people and believing them to be entirely true.

Dishing but not being able to take it defines these people.

It defines every bully I’ve known. And that includes Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:15:11pm
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JordanRules  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:15:24pm
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Weaselone  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:17:10pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

I believe that as well, but their current alliance with Republicans in gaslighting Michelle Wolf’s performance last night as an unfair attack on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ appearance because she called them out for being hacks make it harder to hold onto that conviction.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:17:32pm

re: #29 JordanRules

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Good job Dave.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:19:39pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:20:49pm

Oops, forgot the screenshot.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:23:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:23:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:24:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:25:30pm
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DodgerFan1988  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:25:44pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:30:47pm

Where are the attack helicopters??? Where is the Army holding this horde back??

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:31:54pm

re: #38 DodgerFan1988

The KKK just took out a full page ad on the front page a Virginia newspaper…

I know that is getting passed around a lot on twitter, but as phrased that sentence is misleading, is it not?

I thought the real story is such: a local KKK circulated a flier in a town. Then, a newspaper not far away decided to run a (not positive) story on it, and reproduced the flier in the article. Then, readers started to point out that by reproducing said flier that said newspaper was in essence running an advert for the KKK. Which brought about a mea culpa from the newspaper.

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plansbandc  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:33:08pm

Watching Mad Men for the third time and now I’ve fallen down this awesomely terrible rabbit hole…

Easy Listening - The Very Best Instrumental Hits Part 1 - 2Hrs Playlist

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:34:49pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You literally likened liberals to herpes at CPAC. Fuck off already. You can dish it out but you can’t take it. Typical conservative twit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:35:50pm

re: #39 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

sure isn’t too difficult to climb that wall when there is a chain link fence accessible for footholds via the thoughtfully provided gaps in the steel panels.

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ObserverArt  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:38:18pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔
@Green_Footballs
Now people are talking about discontinuing the dinner. Congratulations, @michelleisawolf - you might have killed the #WHCD with the awesome power of a joke about eye makeup.

3:24 PM - Apr 29, 2018

I think I mentioned that possibility last night.

Video: Michelle Wolf’s Complete Performance at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner - Comment #43

Ouch…she is killing everyone.

She may put an end to these events. At least as far as inviting any comedians.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:40:44pm

You know why they’re pissed? Its not because she mocked SHS. It’s because she called them out for not doing their job on the administration.

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Citizen K  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:41:56pm

re: #26 The Ghost of a Flea

You know, there’s a larger picture here in which conservative “humor” hinges on saying ugly, “rude” things about targeted people and believing them to be entirely true.

Dishing but not being able to take it defines these people.

Conservative humor tends to boil down to ‘punching down, because the folks you’re punching deserve it for being inferior, and that’s funny’

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:43:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:43:59pm

re: #46 Citizen K

Conservative humor tends to boil down to ‘punching down, because the folks you’re punching deserve it for being inferior, and that’s funny’

See, Trump making fun of the disabled reporter.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:44:40pm

re: #47 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I imagine the Paralympians find it tough to watch him run his mouth.

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plansbandc  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:45:10pm

I need booze to cope with things like him shitting on the Paralympics. NO ONE shits on the Paralympics. JFC

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:45:16pm

re: #39 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

For those who don’t know, the US ran the fence out into the water, and the US side is a “park”, in which the Department of Homeland Security vans can park and pick up people:

goo.gl

This is less of an “invasion” then the monarch butterflies who cross the border every year, whose only American impediments are bats in Texas.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:45:54pm

That park, btw, is one of the great euphemisms of our nation: “International Friendship Park”.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:46:19pm

Trump mentions the word Hispanics and the crowd boos. Pretty much silence from the media on this today. Michelle mocks the Press Secretary. OUTRAGE!

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stpaulbear  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:48:18pm

re: #44 ObserverArt

I think I mentioned that possibility last night.

Video: Michelle Wolf’s Complete Performance at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner - Comment #43

The most read story at WaPo right now is Michelle Wolf’s caustic comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated. It’s a full transcript with links to the stories that Michelle was riffing on.

Hugh Hewitt’s WaPo response is titled Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House correspondents’ dinner: What a fail. I wish I could get to the comments without clicking on the link to his self-righteous tripe.

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danarchy  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:49:32pm

re: #50 plansbandc

I need booze to cope with things like him shitting on the Special Olympics. NO ONE shits on the Special Olympics. JFC

minor nitpick, the paralympics and special olympics are different things.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:49:40pm

re: #54 stpaulbear

The most read story at WaPo right now is Michelle Wolf’s caustic comedy routine at the White House correspondents’ dinner, annotated. It’s a full transcript with links to the stories that Michelle was riffing on.

Hugh Hewitt’s WaPo response is titled Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House correspondents’ dinner: What a fail. I wish I could get to the comments without clicking on the link to his self-righteous tripe.

Hugh Hewitt is a walking example of a fail.

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plansbandc  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:50:57pm

re: #55 danarchy

Oh crap. I meant Paralympics. Yeah, I know they’re different things.

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scottslemmons  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:53:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 12:55:32pm

re: #58 scottslemmons

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I’m sure she’ll be happy to battle wits with a has-been whose whole schtick is I went right wing because of 9/11 and just became a right wing arrogant douche rather than a left wing one.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:02:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:04:29pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

and Michael Ian Black deserves a repost:

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Half Baked: Scarface quits his job

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:04:41pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

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Remember when Donald Trump accused the father of one of his rivals of murdering President Kennedy. I don’t like Ted Cruz’s father at all but that was fucking disgusting even for Trump.

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:10:17pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

I was thinking about that. Maybe, unless there’s an actual president to confront, comedians shouldn’t accept showing up because the media makes it about themselves, and in our current case, uses it as an excuse not to pay attention to the president.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:10:40pm

re: #51 freetoken

For those who don’t know, the US ran the fence out into the water, and the US side is a “park”, in which the Department of Homeland Security vans can park and pick up people:

goo.gl

This is less of an “invasion” then the monarch butterflies who cross the border every year, whose only American impediments are bats in Texas.

The image makes people think that swarms of these caravan hordes are crawling over the border fence like zombies

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:12:55pm

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People trying to come in, who have not been clued in, try to come in via the beach route.

But it’s the easiest way for them to be picked up by DHS, because there’s nowhere to go or hide (what you going to do, try to swim up Long Beach?)

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:15:54pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:24:12pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:24:52pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

Michael is correct. Michelle was very reserved in her jokes. Can you imagine a George Carlin tearing the media and Republican operatives to pieces? Michelle should have been so rough that they got up and walked out in disgust like the weak kneed snowflakes they are.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:26:28pm

re: #66 The Vicious Babushka

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And Schlapp knows this how?

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:26:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:28:02pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

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Did she mention her ethnicity knowing it would get boos from the audience? SEriously this shit is pathetic. Trump literally got his audience to boo the ethnicity of 18% of the American people but let’s whine about a comedian poking fun at a press secretary at a orast because that’s the real outrage!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:33:19pm

I’m just imagining the reaction if Obama said white people to a throng of boos. Yeah.

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:33:25pm

I saw Avengers movie. Enjoyed. But I have a serious question: Why do people still get up from Marvel movies before the credits are finished? There’s only one in this movie, but you have to see it.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:34:06pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

Don’t forget when Trump insulted not only the physical appearance but also the mental stability of Mrs. Cruz. When is the media going to demand that Trump apologize for calling Rep Waters “low I.Q.”? Or for claiming that Mika had bad plastic surgery?

Andrea Mitchell can go take several seats with her sanctimonious self. Please!

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Interesting Times  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:34:10pm

Here, have a media personality taking sense about the WHCD for a change:

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:34:41pm

re: #73 Belafon

I’m about to see it now. It apparently has already broken international box office records.

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:35:21pm

re: #76 Patricia Kayden

I’m about to see it now. It apparently has already broken international box office records.

Two words: Be prepared.

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:37:40pm

re: #76 Patricia Kayden

I’m about to see it now. It apparently has already broken international box office records.

Just looked, and they’re saying it will make $630M worldwide for opening weekend.

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:38:45pm

re: #78 Belafon

Just looked, and they’re saying it will make $630M worldwide for opening weekend.

JFC…

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:38:56pm

Trump Repellent

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:39:43pm

re: #75 Interesting Times

Thank you, Laurence!!! Exactly. Trump lacks the decorum of a pig wallowing in mud. I can’t believe how the MSM (which Trump and his sycophants despise) is all hot and bothered about a comedian’s jokes.

Ms. Wolff is not President nor does she hold any position of power. The same can’t be said of the Bigot in the White Hoise.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:40:58pm

re: #77 Belafon

Two words: Be prepared.

Well, that sounds quite ominous!! As long as Trump doesn’t make a cameo appearance, it’s all good.

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:41:09pm

re: #79 TedStriker

JFC…

Yep, and it hasn’t opened in Russia or China yet.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:42:07pm

Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. Y’know the thing about a shark, he’s got… lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’… until he bites ya.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:42:42pm

While the pearl-clutching over SHS makeup reference continues…

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:43:01pm

re: #83 Belafon

Yep, and it hasn’t opened in Russia or China yet.

To think, it all started with a roll of the dice by Marvel Studios and Paramount on Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man just ten years ago to kickstart the MCU.

IMO, if someone else like Tom Cruise or another action-oriented actor had played Stark/IM in that first movie, I don’t think the MCU (and, by extension, Marvel Studios and Disney) would have been anywhere near as successful; Downey is Stark.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:43:32pm

re: #77 Belafon

Two words: Be prepared.

Glad you scouted it out for us, so to speak…
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Interesting Times  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:43:43pm

Anyone else follow @irisrimon (aka BWD) on Twitter? Looks like her account’s been suspended! I was reading her timeline last night, but still have no idea what tweet did it…? I’m assuming she’s been the target of a coordinated right-wing/bot attack.

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Mattand  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:44:47pm

How much you want to bet the same people clutching their pearls about Michelle Wolf are the same people crying about Colbert 12 years ago?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:47:03pm

BTW, there’s been a Carpenter Bee the size of a planet hitting the lavender outside my window this afternoon, and it just bounced off said window with a serious *thunk*. She’s so big, when she lands on one of the flowers, it be-e-ends way over.

I told The Older Boy how big she is, and he said, “Don’t fat-shame the Carpenter Bee!”

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:48:01pm

re: #90 Blind Frog Belly White

BTW, there’s been a Carpenter Bee the size of a planet hitting the lavender outside my window this afternoon, and it just bounced off said window with a serious *thunk*. She’s so big, when she lands on one of the flowers, it be-e-ends way over.

I told The Older Boy how big she is, and he said, “Don’t fat-shame the Carpenter Bee!”

To quote Cartman, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned!”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:48:20pm

I guess we will have to set up safe rooms for the snowflake Republicans who are having the vapors over Michelle Wolf’s monologue. Fortunately, the GOPers themselves have supplied plenty of instructions for this: Cookies, playdough, live puppies, etc.

Oh, wait. Maybe it’s not such a good idea to have puppies if the Huckabees will be around.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:49:19pm

re: #91 TedStriker

To quote Cartman, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned!”

Big BUNNED is more like it!

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allegro  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:49:46pm

For a complete change of pace for your Sunday afternoon enjoyment…

Klys talking about her sister’s Sweet Adeline competition got me to remembering the best barbershop quartet I ever heard (out of so many I couldn’t count) who performed at one of the Tidelander’s shows. These guys were astonishingly talented and funny as hell. Their coolest gimmick, for lack of a better word, was putting words to classical symphonic pieces and singing them, as follows…

Beethoven 5.1

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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:49:56pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:50:45pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

My mom didn’t die from eye shade poisoning. It’s a joke, lighten up. She died of cancer

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:51:54pm

re: #96 gocart mozart

It’s toxic if it’s made from facts.

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Mattand  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:52:20pm

re: #92 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I guess we will have to set up safe rooms for the snowflake Republicans who are having the vapors over Michelle Wolf’s monologue. Fortunately, the GOPers themselves have supplied plenty of instructions for this: Cookies, playdough, live puppies, etc.

Oh, wait. Maybe it’s not such a good idea to have puppies if Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be around.

As long as Sarah doesn’t let her K9 serial murderer brother dog sit, they should be okay.

I criticized an obvious conservative on a FB group for posting a graphic that said you should buy an electric vehicle to help defeat terrorism. Could have gone with any other positive message, but this guy went with “Booga booga booga, buy an EV or the terrorists under your bed will murder you.”

His response: liberals are so full of hate.

I just laughed and told him that conservatives are so fragile, mild criticism is hate speech. These people are un-fucking-real.

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:52:24pm

re: #97 Belafon

It’s toxic if it’s made from facts.

Like water to the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 29, 2018 • 1:58:21pm

Again, The Hashtag
#TrumPISSopoor

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:16:23pm

re: #85 jaunte

And this draws no outcry from the MSM because….

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:17:38pm
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sagehen  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:18:19pm

re: #29 JordanRules

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Stand up straight. Shoulders back. Smile.

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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:25:37pm

Lucian Wintrich has officially lost it:


That’s probably not even her….
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:25:39pm

I’m catching up on all the whining from the press and it seems I was right last night, they seem to truly believe that Huckaboo did them a favor by appearing last night and Michelle somehow broke an unspoken agreement by ridiculing her. If you want to define “lapdog press,” just show the tweets and video clips of journalists “outraged” by jokes made about this administration and their demands for apologies on Huckaboo’s behalf.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:25:40pm

Liz Mair is a dope.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:27:17pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:28:45pm

re: #104 The Major

Lucian Wintrich has officially lost it:

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That’s probably not even her….

Carrot Top.

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retired cynic  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:29:19pm

re: #94 allegro

For a complete change of pace for your Sunday afternoon enjoyment…

Klys talking about her sister’s Sweet Adeline competition got me to remembering the best barbershop quartet I ever heard (out of so many I couldn’t count) who performed at one of the Tidelander’s shows. These guys were astonishingly talented and funny as hell. Their coolest gimmick, for lack of a better word, was putting words to classical symphonic pieces and singing them, as follows…

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Some friends of my father had a quartet, and the piece I always enjoyed most was singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, getting the words off by one syllable from the music. They kept singing and looking at each other and trying to figure out what was wrong, ending one syllable before the music ended. I used to be able to do it, but it takes practice, and I can’t do it anymore!

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:29:39pm

re: #86 TedStriker

To think, it all started with a roll of the dice by Marvel Studios and Paramount on Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man just ten years ago to kickstart the MCU.

IMO, if someone else like Tom Cruise or another action-oriented actor had played Stark/IM in that first movie, I don’t think the MCU (and, by extension, Marvel Studios and Disney) would have been anywhere near as successful; Downey is Stark.

To see where I’m coming from (and for a really fun review), please listen to the Late Seating (with Jason Harding and Steve Shives) review of Iron Man they just did a few days ago to coincide with the release of Avengers: Infinity War (and because IM is now 10 years old, one of their review criteria); I can’t link it here, because my work filters won’t let me go there from here, but it’s funny.

If you like comedy with your movie reviews, Late Seating is really good.

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stpaulbear  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:30:07pm

re: #105 Targetpractice

Well the WaPo has this on their front page right now. There are some MSM people sticking up for Michelle.

Michelle Wolf got it just right

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:30:31pm

re: #104 The Major

Lucian Wintrich has officially lost it:

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That’s probably not even her….

I guess that’s who Lucian wants to get down with when he plays Mystery Date.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:36:10pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:36:13pm

The snowflakes seem to think that ridiculing SHS’s appearance is much worse than calling her a liar.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:37:30pm

Meanwhile this is the top polling RepubliKKKlan running against Dianne Feinstein…

The man in question is Patrick Little, an extremist with hardline anti-Semitic views who is backed by David Duke and other far-right extremists. Little will be squaring off in a top-two primary with 10 other Republicans as well as Democrats and independents on June 5 for the chance to oppose veteran Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. According to a recent poll, released last week, he very much has a chance of winning the right to face off with the incumbent.

A poll conducted by local ABC News affiliates along with the polling company Survey USA, suggested that Little is polling at 18 percent of the vote on the Republican ticket, a full 10 points ahead of his next strongest opponent. The 84-year-old Feinstein, who first entered office way back in 1992, at the start of Bill Clinton’s first term, remains a solid favorite to win the state—polling at 39 percent.

newsweek.com

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:38:05pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:43:21pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:45:07pm

re: #110 TedStriker

To see where I’m coming from (and for a really fun review), please listen to the Late Seating (with Jason Harding and Steve Shives) review of Iron Man they just did a few days ago to coincide with Avengers: Infinity War; I can’t link it here, because my work filters won’t let me go there from here, but it’s funny.

It really was a big gamble on Marvel’s part. RDJ was still viewed as “damaged goods” in Hollywood, Iron Man wasn’t as big a Marvel property as the X-Men (sold to Fox) or Spiderman (sold to Sony), Jon Favreau was still relatively new to Hollywood, and comic book movies had taken a seriously dive after the late-90s/early-00s period of exchanging “wild and wacky” for “dark and angsty.”

Marvel was prepared to accept just breaking even, possibly even making enough to fund a sequel. Despite what it seems like now, there was no plan in place when they filmed that Nick Fury post-credits scene.

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ipsos  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:45:20pm

re: #117 jaunte

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That tweet from Liz Mair doesn’t age well when played alongside Wintrich’s late-afternoon derpage, which is a pure attack on Wolf’s appearance. But IOKIYAR, of course.

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:45:51pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:46:01pm

re: #119 ipsos

Attacking appearance is supposed to be a conservatives-only weapon.

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:46:20pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:52:00pm

Limbaugh makes disgusting remarks about a female Democrat and the press (if they cover it) defend him by saying “he’s an entertainer” and thus it’s his job to say shocking and outrageous things.

Wolf says something about Huckaboo’s eye makeup and the fainting couches of America are immediately occupied by journalists demanding apologies and wailing over a conservative woman having her appearance criticized.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:52:22pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:55:30pm

re: #113 The Vicious Babushka

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I suppose it can be considered progress that they’re lying about lack of education instead of just going with the standard “They vote Dem to get handouts!” talking point.

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Skip Intro  Apr 29, 2018 • 2:56:59pm

re: #124 The Vicious Babushka

Does the South win in the Fox version?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:00:52pm

re: #126 First Epistle of Paul to the Bagmen

It ends up as a tie./

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danarchy  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:01:26pm

re: #104 The Major

Lucian Wintrich has officially lost it:

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That’s probably not even her….

That’s Carrot Top… I think he was trying to be funny

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:04:43pm

re: #118 Targetpractice

It really was a big gamble on Marvel’s part. RDJ was still viewed as “damaged goods” in Hollywood, Iron Man wasn’t as big a Marvel property as the X-Men (sold to Fox) or Spiderman (sold to Sony), Jon Favreau was still relatively new to Hollywood, and comic book movies had taken a seriously dive after the late-90s/early-00s period of exchanging “wild and wacky” for “dark and angsty.”

Marvel was prepared to accept just breaking even, possibly even making enough to fund a sequel. Despite what it seems like now, there was no plan in place when they filmed that Nick Fury post-credits scene.

Sort of, but not quite, because Marvel/Universal already had The Incredible Hulk in the can when Iron Man released to theaters (IM released in May 2008, TIH released a month later) and they had quite a few references to IM and the nascent MCU already in that movie, including the appearance of Downey-as-Tony Stark about the Avenger Initiative, much as Sam Jackson did in Iron Man, and StarkTech references throughout.

However, it was indeed a huge gamble to create a massive cinematic universe from whole cloth.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:06:21pm

re: #123 Targetpractice

Limbaugh makes disgusting remarks about a female Democrat and the press (if they cover it) defend him by saying “he’s an entertainer” and thus it’s his job to say shocking and outrageous things.

Wolf says something about Huckaboo’s eye makeup and the fainting couches of America are immediately occupied by journalists demanding apologies and wailing over a conservative woman having her appearance criticized.

And Chuck Todd just now on the late afternoon MTP repeat is playing Trump calling Comey “leaking, lyin’ Comey” without comment.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:07:54pm
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William Lewis  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:11:24pm

re: #86 TedStriker

Downey is Stark.

Well sure, an asshat playing an asshat is a sure thing //////

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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:13:21pm

re: #120 gocart mozart

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That’s exactly it.

Like I said last night - she took that idealized version of The Rules of Trump World (that anyone can say anything with no consequences) and threw it right back at them.

‘You guys love being politically incorrect, right? Okay, let’s do that.’

‘First off - fuck your feelings, let’s get real.’

Wolf got way too real for the press corps. She told them what they really are, and they hated that brief unvarnished look they had at themselves.

They’ll happily side with a woman who considers them enemies of the state rather than look honestly at how they are failing at their jobs.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:13:29pm

Evening Lizardim.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:15:53pm
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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:18:47pm

re: #132 William Lewis

Well sure, an asshat playing an asshat is a sure thing //////

I know you’re sarc’ing there, but it really is why Downey’s Stark is so believable and real, because his own well-known character flaws make his performances as Stark so spot-on.

I can’t imagine another actor playing Stark nearly as well.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:23:08pm

re: #136 TedStriker

I know you’re sarc’ing there, but it really is why Downey’s Stark is so believable and real, because his own well-known character flaws make his performances as Stark so spot-on.

I can’t imagine another actor playing Stark nearly as well.

It’s also the reason why he was so good as Sherlock Holmes in the Guy Richie films, because he played well the more “true-to-the-books” image of Holmes as a eccentric, erratic character rather than tight-laced, upper-crust gentleman that later depictions have gone for.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:25:33pm

re: #126 First Epistle of Paul to the Bagmen

Does the South win in the Fox version?

The favorite subject of alternate history writers. Winston Churchill himself wrote one.

Harry Turtledove’s Southern Victory is an epic 11 volume series in the genre. Without giving away too much, only the prologue is about the Civil War itself, explaining the “hinge point” where his history diverges from the real one. The rest is a remarkably elaborate history of the alternate world that results, right up to the middle of the twentieth century.

Southern Victory

The Southern Victory series or Timeline-191 are fan names given to a series of eleven alternate history novels by author Harry Turtledove, beginning with How Few Remain (1997) and published over a decade.

This alternate world is pointedly much worse than the real one where the south lost, and not just for the United States.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:30:04pm

Here’s your wingnut talking point for the week:

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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:30:26pm

I saw this on a guitar forum I visit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:33:23pm

I see there are some Twitter accounts dedicated to digging up (or making up?) old shit about liberal celebrities, like Joy Reid. Now Jimmy Kimmel is their target:

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Jay C  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:36:58pm

re: #115 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile this is the top polling RepubliKKKlan running against Dianne Feinstein…

The man in question is Patrick Little, an extremist with hardline anti-Semitic views who is backed by David Duke and other far-right extremists. Little will be squaring off in a top-two primary with 10 other Republicans as well as Democrats and independents on June 5 for the chance to oppose veteran Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. According to a recent poll, released last week, he very much has a chance of winning the right to face off with the incumbent.

A poll conducted by local ABC News affiliates along with the polling company Survey USA, suggested that Little is polling at 18 percent of the vote on the Republican ticket, a full 10 points ahead of his next strongest opponent. The 84-year-old Feinstein, who first entered office way back in 1992, at the start of Bill Clinton’s first term, remains a solid favorite to win the state—polling at 39 percent.

newsweek.com

Wait a sec: doesn’t California have a “jungle primary” for Senate seats: the top two (regardless of party) go on the final ballot?
IIRC, Kamala Harris won her Senate seat in 2016 running against another Democrat. I also recall a Democratic officeholder (Kevin DeLeon??) in the race: who may be polling better than Mr. Little (?)

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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:40:43pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:40:53pm

re: #142 Jay C

Wait a sec: doesn’t California have a “jungle primary” for Senate seats: the top two (regardless of party) go on the final ballot?
IIRC, Kamala Harris won her Senate seat in 2016 running against another Democrat. I also recall a Democratic officeholder (Kevin DeLeon??) in the race: who may be polling better than Mr. Little (?)

And now “Jungle Boogie” is stuck in my head.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:41:16pm

re: #139 Targetpractice

Pretending the significance of the Aunt Lydia character is that she’s a lesbian is idiotic.

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:42:17pm

White House physician Ronny Jackson will not return to his role as the president’s personal physician, according to two senior administration officials, after a string of allegations caused the Navy rear admiral to withdraw his nomination last week to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sean Conley, a Navy officer who took over Jackson’s role as the president’s personal doctor last month, will continue in the role, the officials said.

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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:43:19pm

re: #145 jaunte

Pretending the significance of the Aunt Lydia character is that she’s a lesbian is idiotic.

And as Wolf herself tweeted earlier, the fact that these people are bringing up Sanders’ looks says an awful lot about what they think of her looks.

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William Lewis  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:43:23pm

re: #137 Targetpractice

It’s also the reason why he was so good as Sherlock Holmes in the Guy Richie films, because he played well the more “true-to-the-books” image of Holmes as a eccentric, erratic character rather than tight-laced, upper-crust gentleman that later depictions have gone for.

If we could get the best of Jeremy Brett & Downey in one person, that would be a perfect Holmes.

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:44:05pm

re: #137 Targetpractice

It’s also the reason why he was so good as Sherlock Holmes in the Guy Richie films, because he played well the more “true-to-the-books” image of Holmes as a eccentric, erratic character rather than tight-laced, upper-crust gentleman that later depictions have gone for.

Downey was fantastic as Holmes.

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:46:45pm
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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:46:47pm

re: #146 Belafon

If Jackson has any sense, he’d be quietly putting in for retirement right now and hope that the IG and JAGs don’t end up stripping his rank and pension and putting him in prison.

Dude is fucked…

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:47:53pm

re: #139 Targetpractice

Here’s your wingnut talking point for the week:

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I guess Liz missed all the times HRC was called a lesbian by actual Republican office holders.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:49:53pm

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

I see there are some Twitter accounts dedicated to digging up (or making up?) old shit about liberal celebrities, like Joy Reid. Now Jimmy Kimmel is their target:

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FFS. I remember that bit. It definitely was in bad taste but it’s got shit nothing to do with Kimmel now. Meanwhile these people could care less that the mere mention of Hispanics gets a boo from a Trump crowd.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:50:11pm

Toompa Loompa is butthurt that Michelle Wolf never even mentioned her.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:50:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:52:01pm

re: #155 jaunte

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Yep I don’t even watch the show but it’s obvious that’s what the comment was about.

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Jenner7  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:52:27pm

I think Sanders looked great last night.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:53:17pm

“…In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and nothing was true… The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:53:29pm

re: #154 The Vicious Babushka

Toompa Loompa is butthurt that Michelle Wolf never even mentioned her.

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Millennial Coulter says what. Seriously Tomi, you’re typical. You dish it out about liberals all the time and the second a liberal actually mocks your side, you cry about ohw mean and intolerant we are. Maybe if you left your safe space at Fox News, you’d realize that but nah you’re just a stupid hack who gets paid to look pretty and sound like Limbaugh so the old bastards who watch FNC can get boners over a woman old enough to be their granddaughters sound like Rush.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:53:33pm

re: #154 The Vicious Babushka

Toompa Loompa is butthurt that Michelle Wolf never even mentioned her.

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That White Power Barbie can say that shit with a straight face after all the insults hurled at Hillary Clinton since she first entered the national scene shows just how much of a joke all this “outrage” over Wolf’s digs is.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:54:46pm

re: #160 Targetpractice

That White Power Barbie can say that shit with a straight face after all the insults hurled at Hillary Clinton since she first entered the national scene shows just how much of a joke all this “outrage” over Wolf’s digs is.

Laura Ingraham with a straight face complained about it too. Someone reminded her that it wasn’t Michelle that belittled a gun shooting survivor. Too bad joseph Welch who famously told off McCarthy can’t come back and tell these people off. They have no shame at all.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:58:35pm

“…Why the constant, often blatant lying? For one thing, it functioned as a means of fully dominating subordinates, who would have to cast aside all their integrity to repeat outrageous falsehoods and would then be bound to the leader by shame and complicity. “The great analysts of truth and language in politics”—-writes McGill University political philosophy professor Jacob T. Levy—-including “George Orwell, Hannah Arendt, Vaclav Havel—can help us recognize this kind of lie for what it is…. Saying something obviously untrue, and making your subordinates repeat it with a straight face in their own voice, is a particularly startling display of power over them. It’s something that was endemic to totalitarianism.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:59:48pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 3:59:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:00:02pm

You know what the truth is? It’s that conservatives are a bunch of cowards who have made an even bigger coward, Trump their standard bearer. History will judge the right harshly for embracing the likes of Trump at a critical moment in our nation’s history.

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Interesting Times  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:00:52pm

Ha:

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:01:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:01:24pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

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I honestly don’t think he was ever that funny. He’s always been an obnoxious jackass. If he had stayed left wing, he’d be just another Bill Maher type that laughs at his own shit and smugly reminds you how smart and better he is than anyone else. 9/11 just made him a right wing version of that. And Wednesday? You’re really going to need that long?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:02:28pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

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Okay Roseanne, I get that you’ve gone full Trumper but have you ever attended a roast before because I’ve seen plenty of roasts where lesser known comics target someone with lots of name recognition.

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mmmirele  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:02:51pm

This is a long thread on Twitter, but I encourage people to click through to it and at least dip your toes in.

Ireland is going to have a referendum on whether to repeal its ban on abortion. This is scheduled for May 25.

The author of the tweets is CEO of a legal research startup in Dublin. Here he shows how a website Undecided8 dot org ultimately goes to Protectthe8th dot org and to Catholic groups who appear to be based in the USA.

This Tweet is why this is important to us and it’s not just about Irish abortion law.

If we don’t know who is buying ads on FB and YouTube, it could be anyone. Anyone.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:03:27pm

Michelle did her job. She triggered the Trumpers in and out of the administration. And Trump saying she bombed? Yeah Donnie, you want Greg Gutfeld, who is never funny and just a smug, talking gas bag.

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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:03:55pm

I read this piecce a while back and thought of it when someone mentioned Tuna Leaden.

I’m a former reality TV star who almost became a conservative pundit. I couldn’t stomach it.

“I know you said you’re not politically conservative, but with your doctorate in religious studies and your look, you could get a lot of work as a talking head or host for a conservative outlet. They love blonde, girl-next-door types.”

I heard some version of this from half a dozen agents when I was looking for TV work. I wasn’t surprised. It was not the first time I was asked to lie about my identity for the sake of making “good” television. As a former reality TV star, I understood the game well.

The first time I realized I was a brand, not a person, was in 1998. I had just starred on the MTV reality show Road Rules: Down Under. Like many young people in the late ’90s, I had loved the new wave of reality TV shows like Real World, and I found the unscripted and seemingly “real” nature of the cast members refreshing and authentic.

I decided to audition (via VHS tape!) to be a part of one of these social experiments. I was thrilled when I was chosen for the “ride of my life” as a cast member on Road Rules. I filmed my first season of reality TV at 18 years old.

It wasn’t until after we wrapped up filming and the show began airing that I began to see that through editing, I had been distilled down to a particular trope.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:05:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:05:12pm

re: #170 mmmirele

This is a long thread on Twitter, but I encourage people to click through to it and at least dip your toes in.

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If we don’t know who is buying ads on FB and YouTube, it could be anyone. Anyone.

I really hope this passes in Ireland. Ireland’s been treading more socially liberal in recent years. Voted overwhelmingly for SSM via referendum, have a gay Taoiseach(Prime Minister) who is also biracial, but abortion has always been a controversial issue on the island.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:06:22pm

“Pelosi seems so mean and bitter! She only has money because of her husband! She’s old and needs to step down so somebody younger can take over!”

“Hillary screeches all the time! She needs to smile more! She needs to ditch the pantsuits so she doesn’t look like a man! And she needs to be at home knitting and being a grandmother!”

“Pocahontas!”

“Bleeding from her ‘you know what’!”

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a habitual liar who is helping to perpetuate an authoritarian state.”

“HOW DARE YOU INSULT A STRONG CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!?”

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William Lewis  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:07:01pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t think he was ever that funny. He’s always been an obnoxious jackass. If he had stayed left wing, he’d be just another Bill Maher type that laughs at his own shit and smugly reminds you how smart and better he is than anyone else. 9/11 just made him a right wing version of that. And Wednesday? You’re really going to need that long?

His writers do. You don’t think HE actually comes up with his own garbage? He’d have to have even a wee bit of talent for that.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:08:10pm

re: #175 Targetpractice

“Pelosi seems so mean and bitter! She only has money because of her husband! She’s old and needs to step down so somebody younger can take over!”

“Hillary screeches all the time! She needs to smile more! She needs to ditch the pantsuits so she doesn’t look like a man! And she needs to be at home knitting and being a grandmother!”

“Pocahontas!”

“Bleeding from her ‘you know what’!”

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a habitual liar who is helping to perpetuate an authoritarian state.”

“HOW DARE YOU INSULT A STRONG CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!?”

They can dish it out but they can’t take it. They’ve proven everything I believed to be true about them and their ideology with their reaction to Michelle’s monologue and that’s conservatives love to insult people but the second you push back even a little at them, they cry like babies. Maybe they need the safe spaces more than we do.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:08:29pm

re: #176 William Lewis

His writers do. You don’t think HE actually comes up with his own garbage? He’d have to have even a wee bit of talent for that.

Ha touche.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:10:54pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:11:20pm

Of course Trumpers are upset at a comedian making fun of SHS because, well, that’s what they do.

One can’t be a Trumper and have a well developed sense of introspection.

Now, one can be a mogul who knows exactly what he is doing when supporting Trump, but that is just cynical manipulation of the masses.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:12:04pm

Limbaugh who actually has pull in conservative circles calls a young woman a slut who advocates for more comprehensive contraception coverage. Lighten up! He’s a satirist! I get it, conservatives, you love it when Rush mocks women without power but you don’t like it when a comedienne mocks one of your own.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:12:50pm

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

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Didn’t hear any complaining from the people who are whining about Michelle about this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:14:44pm

hahahahahahaaaa!!!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:15:26pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahaaaa!!!!!!!!

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SAD!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:16:27pm
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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:16:29pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahaaaa!!!!!!!!

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Ready the burn unit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:18:29pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The comedians will save us if the press is full of toadies like them.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:19:30pm

If Michelle Wolf is the straw that breaks the camel’s back, if she finally ends nerd prom, her act last night needs to go into the Smithsonian.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:19:43pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:20:38pm

Dennis Miller’s whole shtick is he’s a “thinking man’s comedian,” i.e. he throws a reference to the Battle of Thermopylae into a joke and the “smart guy” in the audience goes “I get it!” It’s why he totally bombed when he was brought on to provide commentary for Monday Night Football, because they expected a comedian and instead got the college professor who laughs at his own jokes. It says a lot that even back in ‘99, when he first started as commentator, the common complaint from viewers was “he sounds scripted.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:21:47pm

re: #181 HappyWarrior

Limbaugh who actually has pull in conservative circles calls a young woman a slut who advocates for more comprehensive contraception coverage. Lighten up! He’s a satirist! I get it, conservatives, you love it when Rush mocks women without power but you don’t like it when a comedienne mocks one of your own.

But wingnuts lost their shit when Wanda Sykes said “I hope his kidneys fail” after Limpballs said he hoped Obama failed. OMG IT’S A DEATH THREAT!!!1!!!!

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:21:48pm

Speaking of moguls and such, there is a lot of tweeting action going on right now but like usual so many are targeting the front men/women.

People like Ingraham and Lauren etc. are just the pawns of the real players, like Murdoch, Epperson and Atsinger (heads of Salem, owners of outlets like Red State, lots of radio states, etc.), David Smith (head of Sinclair, owns oodles of outlets), etc.

I see so many young people who want to be progressive and support their gay or transgendered friends, or who want to support their brown-skinned friends, etc., but then who turn right around and willingly put money in the pockets of the likes of Murdoch.

This is why any attempt to reform America has to go straight to one of the key issues: that a small group of people have extreme influence through great wealth.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:22:15pm

The only time Michelle Wolf made fun of someone’s looks was when she made fun of herself.

We should definitely talk about the women in the Trump administration. There’s Kellyanne Conway. Man, she has the perfect last name for what she does: Conway. It’s like if my name was Michelle Jokes Frizzy Hair Small Tits.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:22:38pm

Negative levels of insight.

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:24:35pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t think he was ever that funny. He’s always been an obnoxious jackass. If he had stayed left wing, he’d be just another Bill Maher type that laughs at his own shit and smugly reminds you how smart and better he is than anyone else. 9/11 just made him a right wing version of that. And Wednesday? You’re really going to need that long?

It’ll take him that long to marshal what brain cells he has to put together a putdown that makes him laugh.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:24:48pm

Personally, I always thought the first rule of comedy was “There are no sacred cows.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:25:35pm
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William Lewis  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:26:01pm

re: #172 makeitstop

I read this piecce a while back and thought of it when someone mentioned Tuna Leaden.

I’m a former reality TV star who almost became a conservative pundit. I couldn’t stomach it.

Thank you for posting that. As a religious lefty, I found her thinking interesting. Especially when admitting to being tempted. I remember a great bit in a novel where the main character was tempted by an offer of everything he’d ever wanted to look the other way about the issue he was investigating…

He fought to keep his words even. “Just … wrestling with temptation.”
Illyan’s voice came back, amused. “Who’s winning?”
Miles’s eye followed the cracks in the plaster, overhead. His voice came out high and light, on a sigh: “I think … I’m going for the best two falls out of three.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:27:15pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:27:28pm

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

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Or a gorilla.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:29:29pm

All I can say is anyone who watched Wolf’s performance and thinks it was “mean-spirited” has never sat through a roast.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:29:38pm

re: #173 teleskiguy

How many Switzerlands fit in Brazil?

you can’t fit that many in because they’re swiss so they can’t stand to stand that close to each other

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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:32:03pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

All I can say is anyone who watched Wolf’s performance and thinks it was “mean-spirited” has never sat through a roast.

Brings back memories of the old Dean Martin Comedy Roasts back in the 1970s. Now THAT’S some first class handiwork there. Too bad not all of them are available-just a select set.

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:32:09pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

SHS gets a hand when she shows up tomorrow to do her daily lying.
Call me Kreskin.

— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 29, 2018

That happens and that’ll cement the notion that the WH press corps are nothing but state media stenographers pushing the official TrumpGOP party line, lest they get banished for any coverage unfavorable to King Donald.

The trick is making everyone else give a shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:33:56pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:34:22pm

Speaking of women and outrage:

Saudi Arabia ‘sorry’ for promotional footage of women wrestlers

Saudi Arabia’s sport authority has apologised for the appearance of scantily clad women during a wrestling broadcast.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) held matches in Jeddah, billed as its Greatest Royal Rumble.

Men and women attended, although no female wrestlers were allowed to take part in the fights.

But state television cut off its broadcast of the event when promotional footage showing female wrestlers aired.

The footage rolled on giant television screens around the arena during the fight.

Saudi General Sports Authority apologised for what it described as “indecent scenes”.

What happened was, even though no women were allowed on the show, and WWE did not bring any women at all, during the show they aired one of their in-program video inserts of some of their female talent speaking about how great things are.

Apparent the image of these (mix of married and single) women, heads uncovered, in the video stream was too much.

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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:36:47pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:37:22pm

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:37:46pm

Chrissy ain’t taking no shit off nobody.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:42:14pm

While checking to see if Comedy Central still does celebrity roasts (they do, just infrequently), I was reminded that both Trump and Barr have been roasted. And yes, both were roasted by comedians whose fame is lower than the person in the chair.

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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:42:15pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:42:26pm

in the old days, public figures used to consider it de rigeur to laugh as hard as possible no matter how mean the jokes about them were

it was considered a sign of good sportsmanship, not to mention a sign emotional maturity

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:42:29pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Chrissy ain’t taking no shit off nobody.

An elite, rich world? Sounds like Mar a Lago to me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:43:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:43:21pm

re: #212 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

in the old days, public figures used to consider it de rigeur to laugh as hard as possible no matter how mean the jokes about them were

it was considered a sign of good sportsmanship, not to mention a sign emotional maturity

I thought Obama took the birtherism really well all things considered.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:43:55pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mike, that’s why they’re Republicans. Feature not a bug.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:44:15pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:45:44pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The former is “Trump being Trump,” the latter is “A GRAVE INSULT TO THESE STRONG CONSERVATIVE WOMEN AND HAS FOREVER SHATTERED THE GOOD NATURE OF THE WHCD!!!”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:47:19pm

Shit I remember the reaction when Obama used the lipstick on a pig metaphor for Palin. And they got pissed. Meanwhile she was calling him anti American and a terrorist sympathizer.

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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:50:11pm

re: #206 freetoken

Speaking of women and outrage:

Saudi Arabia ‘sorry’ for promotional footage of women wrestlers

What happened was, even though no women were allowed on the show, and WWE did not bring any women at all, during the show they aired one of their in-program video inserts of some of their female talent speaking about how great things are.

Apparent the image of these (mix of married and single) women, heads uncovered, in the video stream was too much.

No, it’s right in your first paragraph; it was the WWE running promos of their female roster on the venue screens during the show (even though the WWE left the ladies back here in the US) that was broadcast by Saudi state TV and that’s what the kerfuffle is about.

In any case, fuck the WWE and Vince McMahon and fuck the Saudi royals.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:52:58pm

re: #220 TedStriker

No, it was the WWE running promos of their female roster on the screens in the venue (even though the WWE left the ladies back here in the US) that was broadcast by Saudi state TV and that’s what the kerfuffle is about.

I thought that’s what I said.

Anyway, yes, I believe WWE needs to register as an agent of a foreign government now, especially as Linda McMahon is in Trump’s cabinet.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:53:10pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:53:27pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:55:48pm

But the eye shadow jokes crossed the line…

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 4:58:15pm

A neo-Nazi Republican is polling at 18%. In California.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:00:36pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:03:22pm

re: #225 jaunte

A neo-Nazi Republican is polling at 18%. In California.

That’s probably lower than the percentage of Californians who believe in Chupacabra.

Just to put things in a different perspective.

Overall, the Republican party in California is in bad shape. The sane ones are fewer and fewer and threatening to leave the party (e.g., Schwarzenegger) and they are old. Young people are not joining the party much. And the middle age to elderly who are left in the party will be the distilled remnant of bigots and rich people (hence the neo-Nazi.)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:03:35pm

re: #140 makeitstop

I saw this on a guitar forum I visit.

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Dark side of the Un.

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ObserverArt  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:03:58pm

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

Peter Baker ✔
@peterbakernyt
Unfortunately, I don’t think we advanced the cause of journalism tonight.

11:47 PM - Apr 28, 2018

The journalists don’t seem to grasp it yet, but they are looking like the NRA/Gun Industry/Gun Nuts against the Students From Parkland Florida and Elsewhere Protesters.

They are trashing the person that got the upper hand last night. Michelle Wolf is speaking for the frustrated.

The media is acting like the NRA in attack. It’s a bad look. They aren’t seeing it.

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:05:04pm

Twitter fight (Tyrmand is some Bretbart / Project Veritas choad)*
* Choad is my new go to insult.

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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:11:59pm

re: #230 gocart mozart

This guy is a real class act….-NOT:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:12:01pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:12:45pm

re: #229 ObserverArt

Well, it’s not all journalists, just some.

I suspect that those who are squealing the loudest are those who have something to lose, namely “access”, in this age of access-journalism.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:13:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:20:26pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:23:31pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:26:05pm

re: #236 jaunte

How is that not collusion?

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petesh  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:29:14pm

Head on over to Washington Monthly for this horrifyingly stupid news:
washingtonmonthly.com

… Trump apparatchiks are implementing an array of pointless microaggressions that don’t even have a policy effect and aren’t designed to grab headlines, just to twist the screws a little more on anyone not privileged enough to be a white Christian man in power. …

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:30:50pm

re: #237 Patricia Kayden

Trump keeps repeating “no collusion” because that’s not technically a crime, but he won’t mention “conspiracy.”

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:30:56pm

re: #217 Dave In Austin

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Only works that way if you’re Republican though.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:35:24pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

What if Shaw doesn’t want to meet Trump? I think it’s a good thing when Trump ignores Black people, tbh. It seems that when he does notice us, it’s to call us “low I.Q.” or “sons of bitches” or to attack an entire continent and country full of us. Shaw doesn’t need to meet with Trump to be a hero.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:36:12pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

All I can say is anyone who watched Wolf’s performance and thinks it was “mean-spirited” has never sat through a roast.

It was no more mean spirited than Trump is every single day.

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:40:36pm

re: #172 makeitstop

The person in that Vox article

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Belafon  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:40:54pm

re: #238 petesh

Head on over to Washington Monthly for this horrifyingly stupid news:
washingtonmonthly.com

These are why, if you’re not a lawyer fighting against the administration, you need to be donating to a group that is.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:42:44pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:48:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:50:52pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s choice to serve as his spokeswoman met with President Trump to assure him of her loyalty to his agenda so that she would be hired, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Sarah Isgur Flores, who has worked as an adviser for GOP candidates and organizations for at least a decade, told the president in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that she supported his agenda and would be honored to work in his administration, several sources familiar with the meeting told the Post.

The meeting was seen as necessary because Isgur Flores had criticized Trump during the 2016 campaign and would likely lose her chance at the job unless she met with Trump, according to the Post. Cabinet secretaries typically have the freedom to make their own hires.

Flores declined The Hill’s request for comment.

JFC

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stpaulbear  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:52:52pm

re: #246 teleskiguy

My favorite part of that joke is that a tree falling on Conway was p0rn to Scott Pruitt. Not because of the Conway part, but because of the tree falling.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:55:45pm

hahahahaaa

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:56:38pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahaaa

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:57:57pm

Skerd of what them negros mite think? Yeah, i’m skerd

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 5:58:15pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JFC

Did she also do the proper salute and pledge her undying loyalty to Adolf Hit…I mean, Donald Trump?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:03:21pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:05:26pm
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The Major  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:08:37pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:09:20pm
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TedStriker  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:10:30pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

As SHS laughed to herself and thought, “Man, they’re trained real good!”, I bet.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:10:58pm

re: #257 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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So the POTUS AND the VPOTUS are both going to address that crowd of losers?

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:11:03pm

re: #252 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Skerd of what them negros mite think? Yeah, i’m skerd

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The whole article really speaks to the truth about the modern South: They want to hang onto their idealized version of the past and plow under all the ugliness. The people who make the most noise about the need to keep monuments to the first because “That’s our history” want to destroy as much evidence of the latter because they are personally ashamed of it.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:12:17pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The lap dog press rushing to make sure that their master understands how much they care for her.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:12:40pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:21:26pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did SHS extend her foot so those journalists could kiss it? Or will she wait to do that on Monday before her lying session?

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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:23:10pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

Several reporters who cover the White House approached Ms. Sanders in the Hilton ballroom to express sympathy in the immediate aftermath of Ms. Wolf’s monologue.

I want names, NYT.

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BeachDem  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:23:48pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And then she went to the MSNBC party, where Stephanie and Ali took a picture with her and then Stephanie applauded her grace. Barf. The end.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:24:07pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:26:44pm

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

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Or depicting Michelle or Barack as primates.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:27:31pm

re: #265 BeachDem

jeebus…Stephanie’s boobs….

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:27:54pm

re: #265 BeachDem

Lol! So it’s okay that SHS lies. Just don’t be rude and point out the lies. Got it?

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BeachDem  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:30:32pm

re: #268 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…Stephanie’s boobs….

Best money can buy…

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Charles Johnson  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:30:57pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:31:53pm

Oh God Damn!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:32:21pm

OH LOOK MOAR BLACKS FOR TRUMP

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:32:53pm

re: #272 Dave In Austin

Oh God Damn!!

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Hello, police? I’d like to report a murder.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:33:09pm

he’s watching teevee…

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:34:43pm

re: #273 The Vicious Babushka

OH LOOK MOAR BLACKS FOR TRUMP

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Hey, at least she’s honest, Republicans are people who either are rich or think they’re going to be rich soon.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:34:55pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:36:05pm

re: #274 Targetpractice

FINISH HIM

Hello, police? I’d like to report a murder.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:36:06pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

Stop trying to make “Trump’s Triumphs” happen, Donnie. It’s not going to happen.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:36:10pm

I watched the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 and they already took it to eleventy and I’m like this is White Girl Privilege.

I mean they are showing a fiction show about atrocities being done to White Girls that have been done to Women of Color for millennia.

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:37:18pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:37:21pm

It really says a lot that the press has gone in just over a decade from “Jeff Gannon acted in total violation of journalistic ethics by lying and cozying up to the White House” to “NOTICE ME, SARAH-SENPAI!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:37:49pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:38:52pm
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makeitstop  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:38:55pm

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Is that the tweet in response to Kanye calling Emma his hero?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:39:08pm

I mean that final scene where

June cut the tag off her ear

was just like the final scene with Rosalie in Underground.

Except Underground got cancelled so Rosalie went back to being a slave for 6 more years.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:40:39pm

re: #265 BeachDem

And then she went to the MSNBC party, where Stephanie and Ali took a picture with her and then Stephanie applauded her grace. Barf. The end.

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This makes me sad. I like SR, but she’s getting this wrong.

On NPR tonight David Folkenflick said of the hand wringing that, considering the passes the media have given Trump for the vulgar things he has said and continues to say “it’s appallingly disingenuous” to criticize Michelle Wolf.

Mitch McConnell still getting his neck circumcised?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:41:14pm

re: #285 makeitstop

Is that the tweet in response to Kanye calling Emma his hero?

yes

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gocart mozart  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:41:32pm

re: #272 Dave In Austin
Not sure that is real. I can’t find it in Obama’s Twitter feed.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:42:37pm

re: #289 gocart mozart

Not sure that is real. I can’t find it in Obama’s Twitter feed.

I always doubt tweets when they don’t come with twitter’s own embed code.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:42:52pm

re: #284 freetoken

When did it become okay to be more offended by what someone with no power says than by what someone with power does?

Whenever there is any hint of the playing field being leveled by a hair.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:43:05pm

This is the stupidest meme you will see all day. In spoiler tags for those who want to avoid The Stupids.

WARNING: THIS MEME IS STUPID.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:44:16pm

The night Trump got elected was the moment it became wrong to criticize those in power yet no sin to criticize those with no power.

The more these cretins are resisted the more they will impugne the motives of that resistance. We don’t have much longer.

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BeachDem  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:44:34pm

re: #273 The Vicious Babushka

OH LOOK MOAR BLACKS FOR TRUMP

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And a former Bernie campaign worker—what are the odds??

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:45:35pm

re: #227 freetoken

That’s probably lower than the percentage of Californians who believe in Chupacabra.

Just to put things in a different perspective.

Overall, the Republican party in California is in bad shape. The sane ones are fewer and fewer and threatening to leave the party (e.g., Schwarzenegger) and they are old. Young people are not joining the party much. And the middle age to elderly who are left in the party will be the distilled remnant of bigots and rich people (hence the neo-Nazi.)

I posted the Newsweek article before and some folks didn’t believe it.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:46:45pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:47:00pm

re: #227 freetoken

That’s probably lower than the percentage of Californians who believe in Chupacabra.

Just to put things in a different perspective.

Overall, the Republican party in California is in bad shape. The sane ones are fewer and fewer and threatening to leave the party (e.g., Schwarzenegger) and they are old. Young people are not joining the party much. And the middle age to elderly who are left in the party will be the distilled remnant of bigots and rich people (hence the neo-Nazi.)

So, have the remnants started accusing the Dem majority of “outlawing” them yet?

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:48:22pm

re: #277 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would love for someone to ask her when she’s ever demanded that Trump apologize for all of the nasty, mean spirited bullying he has done over the last two years. Would love to see her response.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:48:25pm

re: #231 The Major

He’s just another BreitFART boob!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:50:18pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:50:25pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:53:15pm

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

I watched the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 and they already took it to eleventy and I’m like this is White Girl Privilege.

I mean they are showing a fiction show about atrocities being done to White Girls that have been done to Women of Color for millennia.

If I recall the novel correctly, Blacks were in detention centers and thus weren’t really part of the story. I thought the novel was very sad so I’m not tempted to watch the series although I’ve read glowing reviews.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:53:53pm

re: #297 Targetpractice

So, have the remnants started accusing the Dem majority of “outlawing” them yet?

I don’t really check the local news outlets. And AM Radio around here has long been dominated by the hate-right, ever since Clear Channel started to rise. With only a few exceptions.

I do know that even though Facebook knows where I live, that I don’t get any political ads anymore. Then again, many of the 2016 ones I got on Facebook were probably Russian funded, given some of my relatives.

If the neo-Nazi does come in 2nd in the primary, and thus get on the final ballot (though I’m expecting two Dems on the Nov ballot), I strongly suspect that many local Republicans will find themselves in a tough spot.

In most places with a city, Republicans are already rare. That Car Thief remains in office has to do with his district running up to Orange county, and even though his coastal San Diego district portion contains some of the wealthiest communities in the country, on the whole that part of San Diego county has inched into Democratic side, the holdouts being much about fundamentalists and very rich people who are only in politics for the tax cuts.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:57:35pm

re: #296 Dave In Austin

I’m crying

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:58:00pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:58:25pm

I do know this: when Trump finally came here, he was tightly scheduled to only interact with the contractors doing the “wall” demos, and the fundraiser event at a conclave of wealthy people up in the LA region.

Notably absent were flocks of local Republican party candidates.

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ObserverArt  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:59:27pm

re: #265 BeachDem

And then she went to the MSNBC party, where Stephanie and Ali took a picture with her and then Stephanie applauded her grace. Barf. The end.

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I see that image and I am thinking it looks like a cast party after a good show.

Not journalists and political people they cover for their networks, websites, magazines, etc.

Actors in the big Washington DC play.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 6:59:40pm

re: #302 Patricia Kayden

If I recall the novel correctly, Blacks were in detention centers and thus weren’t really part of the story. I thought the novel was very sad so I’m not tempted to watch the series although I’ve read glowing reviews.

In the novel, Giliead was a white supremacist authoritarian state but the Hulu series completely ignores the racism angle, even including a few WOC as Handmaids and showing June in an interracial relationship.

I watched season 1 in tandem with episodes of Underground (which was cancelled) and it struck me how similar they were.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:00:36pm

A comic who’s actual job is satire and insults is being held to a much higher standard than the president.

This is insane. Highly entertaining but extremely damaging.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:03:36pm

It was only a matter of time before I started on Handmaid’s Tale. I like to let them stack up before the binge but I can’t wait for this one.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:03:56pm

Shit shit…… Didn’t see that coming

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:04:33pm

re: #301 jaunte

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At Betsy DeVos’s urging. It’s a school safety measure.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:05:05pm

re: #309 BigPapa

A comic who’s actual job is satire and insults is being held to a much higher standard than the president.

This is insane. Highly entertaining but extremely damaging.

What makes it particularly galling is how many times they’ve defended the same shit from conservative men like Limbaugh or Hannity with “They’re entertainers! They’re supposed to provoke controversy!”

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:07:10pm

Just putting this out here: We’re at the point were the Trump Republican Party would embrace a remake of The Triumph of the Will.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:07:26pm

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

In the novel, Giliead was a white supremacist authoritarian state but the Hulu series completely ignores the racism angle, even including a few WOC as Handmaids and showing June in an interracial relationship.

I watched season 1 in tandem with episodes of Underground (which was cancelled) and it struck me how similar they were.

There was a scene described in the novel which was not included in the series (at least not yet). Gilead expelled all the Jews. Of course by that time a whole bunch of random people who were not Jews wanted to leave so only Hasidics who could pass a “religion test” were allowed to leave, non-Orthodox Jews were not allowed to leave.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:07:43pm

heh

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:09:52pm

re: #313 Targetpractice

Yup. 20 years ago I heard Savage say ‘every time a woman complains about sexual harrasment they should be fined $50.’ I thought it was shtick. And here we are now with Trump and the GOP who made a deal with the devil.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:10:19pm

Some enterprising young film makers ought to do that: create a remake of The Triumph of the Will, then shop it around to local GOP groups and see if anyone bites.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:11:01pm

Charles: Spy is dumping out to the front page again, anytime I use one of the formatting buttons on top of the text entry box.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:11:08pm

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t think Coulter is enjoying 280 character twitter

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:13:04pm

“…Just to return to the admiral for a minute. The depths of his self-serving smarminess should have been evident when he “examined” Trump and declared, “I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term and even the remainder of another term if he is elected.”

Sycophancy, as Team Trump demonstrates, can be contagious. It can also be dangerous to careers. The doctor should have known.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:14:03pm

re: #317 BigPapa

Yup. 20 years ago I heard Savage say ‘every time a woman complains about sexual harrasment they should be fined $50.’ I thought it was shtick. And here we are now with Trump and the GOP who made a deal with the devil.

The press who give Limbaugh a pass to this day for coining the term “feminazi” because “he’s an entertainer” want Wolf to bow and kiss Huckaboo’s feet in contrition for saying she uses the ashes of burnt facts as eyeliner.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:14:28pm

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Kind of scary how Atwood correctly forecasted the direction of American politics. Her novel feels a little too close to home. Ditto “It Can’t Happen Here” which I read for the first time last year.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:16:37pm

Some possible titles for the remake:

Mastery of Great, Again
The Wonder of American Greatness
Prevailing Towards Greatness
The Ascendancy of America Again

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:16:52pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The softball coach? I took that one as SHS is a sort of gruff type. If she were a guy, Michelle could have easily said football coach. Mags is just looking to get outraged.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:18:44pm

re: #321 jaunte

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Wingnuts have been trying to argue that if the report on Jackson is true, then Obama should have fired him back in ‘12. Considering how the report says Jackson is a total suck-up to his superiors in order to advance his career, I’m perfectly willing to believe that Obama could not square the report’s findings in his head with the friendly guy he met at least once a year and decided to withhold judgment barring further evidence.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:19:24pm

re: #323 Patricia Kayden

Kind of scary how Atwood correctly forecasted the direction of American politics. Her novel feels a little too close to home. Ditto “It Can’t Happen Here” which I read for the first time last year.

I can just see one of those stupid Buzzfeed quiz clickbaits “What Gilead Woman Are You?”

1. Wife
2. Aunt
3. Handmaid
4. Martha
5. Econowife
6. Jezebel
7. Unwoman

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:19:51pm

re: #325 HappyWarrior

The softball coach? I took that one as SHS is a sort of gruff type. If she were a guy, Michelle could have easily said football coach. Mags is just looking to get outraged.

Maggie claims that “softball coach” is code for “lesbian”.

O_o

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:22:25pm

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

What does that make “softball question” code for?

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calochortus  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:22:37pm

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

I can just see one of those stupid Buzzfeed quiz clickbaits “What Gilead Woman Are You?”

1. Wife
2. Aunt
3. Handmaid
4. Martha
5. Econowife
6. Jezebel
7. Unwoman

Econowife. :)

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:23:04pm

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

Lol!! I guess I’d be in a detention center so an “unwoman”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:23:34pm

So, ex-Bush ethics lawyer has left the GOP, and running for Minnesota Al Franken’s former US Senate seat as a Democrat.
Don’t fall for that shit

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:24:02pm

Sailing in search of the Great White Pivot.

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Weaselone  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:25:01pm

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

Maggie claims that “softball coach” is code for “lesbian”.

O_o

Too bad for Maggie that “softball coach” is not a term actually used in the bit. Does expose Maggie’s stereotypes about lesbians rather nicely though.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:25:14pm

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

Maggie claims that “softball coach” is code for “lesbian”.

O_o

Reading way too much into it.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:25:53pm

Caroline O is a great Twitter follow. She’s really on point.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:26:48pm

re: #335 HappyWarrior

Reading way too much into it.

Lesbians. Men always read way too much into lesbians.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:27:14pm

re: #325 HappyWarrior

The softball coach? I took that one as SHS is a sort of gruff type. If she were a guy, Michelle could have easily said football coach. Mags is just looking to get outraged.

Yes, it makes no sense as a code word for “lesbian” since the joke was partly about the White House press corps.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:28:03pm

re: #338 Barefoot Grin

Yes, it makes no sense as a code word for “lesbian” since the joke was about the White House press corps.

She was making fun of Accosta in that bit too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:28:47pm

Maggie is gonna get her outrage, facts or no facts…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:30:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:30:25pm

I mean there is the lesbian softball coach stereotype but she clearly was poking fun at SHS’s personality which is something you see in a gruff coach like that. If Spicer still had the job, she easily could have said football. SHS gives off a dour vibe.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:31:33pm

re: #325 HappyWarrior

The softball coach? I took that one as SHS is a sort of gruff type. If she were a guy, Michelle could have easily said football coach. Mags is just looking to get outraged.

“Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited because I’m not really sure what we’re going to get: you know, a press briefing, a bunch of lies, or divided into softball teams. ‘It’s shirts and skins, and this time, don’t be such a little b*tch, Jim Acosta.’”

I’m not seeing the sexual orientation reference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:33:28pm

re: #343 jaunte

I’m not seeing the sexual orientation reference.

that’s because you don’t know the code like Maggie does…

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:36:20pm

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s because you don’t know the code like Maggie does…

[/ Maggie sigh]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:39:22pm

yeah…he’s been stewing about it ALL FREAKING DAY:

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:39:41pm
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calochortus  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:39:56pm

re: #343 jaunte

I’m not seeing the sexual orientation reference.

Perhaps because there isn’t one? Just a thought…

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wheat-dogg  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:41:44pm

re: #342 HappyWarrior

I mean there is the lesbian softball coach stereotype but she clearly was poking fun at SHS’s personality which is something you see in a gruff coach like that. If Spicer still had the job, she easily could have said football. SHS gives off a dour vibe.

SHS gives off the air of someone forced into a job she doesn’t like to deal with people (the media) she hates. If she’s upset with Wolf’s jokes, she could always follow Truman’s advice and get the hell out of the kitchen.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:43:22pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:45:20pm

re: #349 wheat-dogg

SHS gives off the air of someone forced into a job she doesn’t like to deal with people (the media) she hates. If she’s upset with Wolf’s jokes, she could always follow Truman’s advice and get the hell out of the kitchen.

She enjoys lying to the press the exact same way her Dad lied about why he overrode the Arkansas parole board and allowed Wayne Dumond to go free so he could rape and kill again. But that wasn’t enough for Huck Sinn because he did the same thing letting Maurice Clemmons out of jail which led to Clemmons killing 4 police officers in Washington State.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:45:49pm

re: #348 calochortus

Perhaps because there isn’t one? Just a thought…

It is interesting that so many read so much about personal appearance into the comments about Sanders, requiring so much twisted inference.

I swear, if Wolf had said, “Have you seen the weather? It’s getting ugly out there!”, they’d have said, “How dare she call Sarah ugly!”

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:46:07pm
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Varek Raith  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:49:46pm

Butthurt media is butthurt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:51:06pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:51:29pm

re: #354 Varek Raith

Butthurt media is butthurt.

It has really exposed the DC media.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:51:33pm

re: #351 Joe Bacon 🌹

If I recall correctly Dumond had raped a Clinton relative (third cousin) so Huckabee’s actions were possibly politically motivated.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:52:05pm

re: #354 Varek Raith

Butthurt media is butthurt.

They’re laser focused on jokes Michelle Wolf told that they perceive as personal attacks on individuals. The media is mostly silent of her final tirade where she called them out for not vetting Fuckface Von Clownstick properly and subsequently reaping more money with him as president.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:53:49pm

re: #358 teleskiguy

They laser focused on jokes Michelle Wolf told that they perceive as personal attacks on individuals. The media is mostly silent of her final tirade where she called them out for not vetting Fuckface Von Clownstick properly and subsequently reap more money with him as president.

Yup.

Aversion in action.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:53:54pm

Well, who didn’t expect that

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:53:59pm

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

More than a few encounters in that room where you could cut the tension with a knife. Oh to be a fly on the wall!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:54:48pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:56:23pm

re: #359 freetoken

Still… it was beautiful. Michelle Wolf took her comedy to level I think is the most admirable, the act was an absolute good. This tweet kind of summed it up for me.

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:56:35pm

There it is. The walk back and suck up watusi.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:57:17pm

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:57:18pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:58:20pm

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like April was taping it.

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Varek Raith  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:59:29pm

re: #360 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, who didn’t expect that

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Well, maybe if they bothered to research who they hired…
Ah fuck it.
Media and research is dead.

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BeachDem  Apr 29, 2018 • 7:59:33pm

Back to the Joy Reid thingie for a minute.

What is up with this Hayley Miller from HuffPo? She really seems to have her claws out for Joy. She’s now written five lengthy diatribes, the latest castigating Joy’s supporters for not further vilifying her. And, if I remember correctly, she, Miller, is supposedly the only reporter who claims to have been in touch personally with “Jamie Maz.”

Something smells funny about her obsession with Joy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:02:35pm

I think we’ve all seen this movie.
It doesn’t end well for a lot of people

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:03:17pm

re: #360 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, who didn’t expect that

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The DC Press Corpse will make up for it next year by hiring Yakov Smirnoff live from Branson.

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Varek Raith  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:04:21pm

re: #370 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, we’re boned.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:06:01pm

re: #370 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Shit. I’m in the zone where day will just turn to night forever and we’ll slowly freeze to death. If that thing blew, I’d rather be in Jackson or Driggs. Vaporisation.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:06:32pm

Last night, I decided to watch some old James Bond movies I don’t remember ever seeing. First up: Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

Horrible. It looked like a TV movie, and I could tell Connery was just phoning in his performance, because by that time he’d already decided to quit as 007. Also, the two guys playing the hitmen were portrayed as gay, but in such offensive, stereotypic ways I can understand why this flick is rarely seen on cable now.

Seeing Jill St. John in a bikini was a plus, though.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:09:00pm

re: #374 wheat-dogg

Last night, I decided to watch some old James Bond movies I don’t remember ever seeing. First up: Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

Horrible. It looked like a TV movie, and I could tell Connery was just phoning in his performance, because by that time he’d already decided to quit as 007. Also, the two guys playing the hitmen were portrayed as gay, but in such offensive, stereotypic ways I can understand why this flick is rarely seen on cable now.

Seeing Jill St. John in a bikini was a plus, though.

And Jimmy Dean as Willard (Howard Hughes) Whyte…

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:10:17pm

re: #372 Varek Raith

Well, we’re boned.

Here’s your answer to global warming and you’re all “we’re boned….” ///

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BigPapa  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:10:46pm

re: #370 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Like all the rest of the movies, scientists will be ignored.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:10:50pm

re: #375 Joe Bacon 🌹

And Jimmy Dean as Willard (Howard Hughes) Whyte…

Yeah! Been ages since I thought of him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:12:30pm

he’s nuts

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:13:49pm
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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:14:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:14:31pm
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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:15:35pm

Access journalism has always been a problem, it’s not new.

Indeed, 100 years ago Presidents could do basically what they wanted without the press really knowing what was going on. Only the other politicians in DC and lobbyists that hung around them could really know what was going on in the government.

Here in 2018 we’ve grown accustomed to instant everything, but it is pretty clear that the truth, whatever that is, is hardly instant.

I’m cynical enough about our society by now to think that frankly most Americans just don’t care what Trump does as long as they are allowed to go about their daily routine as usual. Why should they care if someone they will never know gets deported? Why should they care if some person never gets into a hospital because of costs, if they don’t know that person?

This is why Trump is President today: because a great many Americans just don’t care.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:15:38pm

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

She covered that base in her act.

Yeah, shoulda done more research before you got me to do this.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:17:52pm

Did anyone verify if that POTUS (Obama, naturally ) to Kanye was real?

Cuz I doubt it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:18:27pm

re: #385 Stanley Sea

Did anyone verify if that POTUS (Obama, naturally ) to Kanye was real?

Cuz I doubt it.

it wasn’t in Obama’s TL

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:21:27pm

re: #385 Stanley Sea

It’s fake. Obama wouldn’t do that, he’s too careful.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:26:47pm

The 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and a twice Acting-Surgeon General of the United States
For context, the 20th is currently serving. I would add that five other Acting-SGOTUS, that served with in the time span of the 15th-20th did not sign on

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Stanley Sea  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:27:48pm

re: #387 teleskiguy

It’s fake. Obama wouldn’t do that, he’s too careful.

Too above it all. Shit, he’s probably parasailing.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:28:25pm

re: #362 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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On the drive over, I wondered what would happen if the WHCA put out an apology like this. I really should have been wondering when it would happen, because I knew that journalists have spines of vermicelli when “access” is on the line.

What’s the most disgusting part of it all is they’ve effectively thrown Michelle to the wolves (no pun intended), trying to act as though they were caught totally unaware of who it was they brought in to do jokes. I may have to agree that it’s time to put an end to the WHCD if this is the sort of chickenshit attitude that greets the least bit of criticism.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:30:29pm

re: #389 Stanley Sea

Shit, he’s probably parasailing.

Never too early to take up snow skiing! 😎

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BeachDem  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:30:46pm

re: #381 jaunte

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They say…
Each day, we work to ensure that the men and women who cover the White House have the ability to seek answers from powerful officials, up to and including the President.

But they leave out “We don’t care if the answers are truthful or pure bullshit, and just don’t say anything mean about Sarah Huckabee and the lies she tells, or we’ll have to call you out, because it’s all about the access, baby.”

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:31:30pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:32:53pm

re: #392 BeachDem

They say…
“Each day, we work to ensure that the men and women who cover the White House have the ability to seek answers from powerful officials, up to and including the President. recite the latest Republican Party talking points”.

Fixed it for those liars.

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Targetpractice  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:33:55pm

And so, next year they’ll do as they did after Colbert killed it in ‘06: They’ll massively overcompensate by bringing in a “safe” and “nonpolitical” comedian who will get panned but will leave journalists feeling comfortable again that their biases are not being questioned.

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retired cynic  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:36:20pm

re: #289 gocart mozart

Not sure that is real. I can’t find it in Obama’s Twitter feed.

It’s by @ electorotting, not Obama, sad to say.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:36:21pm

I was looking for a cheap MacBook for my gf—anybody know what’s wrong with Craigslist? It takes every page forever to load—doesn’t even show on MenuMeters. Searches always come up in gallery—you can hit “list” till your finger falls off, but it comes back up in gallery. The first thumbnail isn’t finished loading after 15 minutes. Tried killing my VPN—no difference. Tried Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome—same thing. Rebooted—same thing. Every other site is fine.

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:37:19pm

re: #390 Targetpractice

I doubt Michelle will care much about the WHCA. If anything, she’s going to become a rallying point.

However, the vermicelli, on the other hand, are going to be ridiculed by everyone. Not only will they continue to be pissed on by Trump (he’s into that kind of thing we hear), but now even more people in general will deride them.

And other journalists will see an opening to start to look at their own profession with another perspective. It’s a competitive business, and I’m sure there are a lot of up-and-comers who will want to make their mark.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:39:49pm

re: #391 teleskiguy

Never too early to take up snow skiing! 😎

Case in point. The man didn’t start skiing until his mid-40s.

100 Year Old Skier Skis On His Birthday - George Jedenoff

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:43:40pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:43:58pm

re: #397 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I was looking for a cheap MacBook for my gf—anybody know what’s wrong with Craigslist? It takes every page forever to load—doesn’t even show on MenuMeters. Searches always come up in gallery—you can hit “list” till your finger falls off, but it comes back up in gallery. The first thumbnail isn’t finished loading after 15 minutes. Tried killing my VPN—no difference. Tried Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome—same thing. Rebooted—same thing. Every other site is fine.

I’m starting to note that several pages that I frequent are now getting slowed down.

Thanks, Ajat Pai!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:45:03pm

trump has more self pity than all the susan hayward weepies put together

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William Lewis  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:45:43pm

re: #397 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I was looking for a cheap MacBook for my gf—anybody know what’s wrong with Craigslist? It takes every page forever to load—doesn’t even show on MenuMeters. Searches always come up in gallery—you can hit “list” till your finger falls off, but it comes back up in gallery. The first thumbnail isn’t finished loading after 15 minutes. Tried killing my VPN—no difference. Tried Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome—same thing. Rebooted—same thing. Every other site is fine.

Try here groups.google.com It’s a Mac oriented swapping/selling mail list. Everything from old Apple II to the latest Mac’s move on it. Put up a WTB ad (after reading the FAQs) and you’ll probably find something in your budget range.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:48:37pm

re: #403 William Lewis

But don’t buy anything too old. My daughter’s MacBook is now close to 15 years old. It still runs OK, but she cannot update the OS. Get one built in the last three or four years.

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jaunte  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:49:31pm

Hannibal Buress: The comic who kindled the Cosby firestorm

By Tre’vell Anderson Dec 31, 2015

Just over a year ago, a comedy routine by Hannibal Buress changed the lives of nearly 50 women.

“Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the ’80s,” Buress said during a show at a Philadelphia comedy club, mocking Bill Cosby. “Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby. So turn the crazy down a couple notches.”
latimes.com

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Teukka  Apr 29, 2018 • 8:50:46pm

OffT, but this just floated by on my FB:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:01:35pm

re: #404 wheat-dogg

But don’t buy anything too old. My daughter’s MacBook is now close to 15 years old. It still runs OK, but she cannot update the OS. Get one built in the last three or four years.

Also check the Apple Support pages to see the models that are no longer supported for repair purposes.Generally applies to products that were discontinued more than 5 years ago.

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teleskiguy  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:07:12pm

re: #406 Teukka

I’m kind of a weird guy. I saw that and thought of this:

Yee

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:08:05pm

re: #404 wheat-dogg

But don’t buy anything too old. My daughter’s MacBook is now close to 15 years old. It still runs OK, but she cannot update the OS. Get one built in the last three or four years.

Yeah, my “Early 2009” Whitebook is stuck on El Capitan. Sierra’s big feature was Siri on the Mac, which I would never use, and High Sierra’s is a new file system that’s incompatible with hard disks, so screw ‘em anyway.

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BeachDem  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:08:12pm

re: #402 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

trump has more self pity than all the susan hayward weepies put together

Heh—“I Want to Live,” the weepiest of them all, was on TCM tonight.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:08:39pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:10:29pm

re: #409 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yeah, my “Early 2009” Whitebook is stuck on El Capitan. Sierra’s big feature was Siri on the Mac, which I would never use, and High Sierra’s is a new file system that’s incompatible with hard disks, so screw ‘em anyway.

Also, High Sierra’s new file system is only compatible with solid state hard drives. My Mac Mini with a fusion drive had major problems when I tried to upgrade. I was glad an Apple Store genius was able to realign the Fusion Drive to get it going again!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:12:24pm

re: #412 Joe Bacon 🌹

Also, High Sierra’s new file system is only compatible with solid state hard drives. My Mac Mini with a fusion drive had major problems when I tried to upgrade. I was glad an Apple Store genius was able to realign the Fusion Drive to get it going again!

My son has offered to install Linux on his sister’s MacBook to make it more useful, but she’s shopping for a new PC for the family.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:14:46pm

re: #412 Joe Bacon 🌹

Also, High Sierra’s new file system is only compatible with solid state hard drives. My Mac Mini with a fusion drive had major problems when I tried to upgrade. I was glad an Apple Store genius was able to realign the Fusion Drive to get it going again!

Yeah, that’s what I meant. It will format your hard disk in the old filesystem if that’s what you have. I’m not sold on storage with no moving parts that actually wears out!

What I want is a “Mid-2012” MacBook Pro—the last one with a hard disk and an optical drive. They actually sold them till October 2016, so it should be a few years before they’re unusable.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:17:06pm

re: #413 wheat-dogg

My son has offered to install Linux on his sister’s MacBook to make it more useful, but she’s shopping for a new PC for the family.

Linux as in “write your own OS on the fly if you want it to do anything”? No thanks. And if a PC is the only remaining choice, I’ll just stop using a computer altogether—I’m old enough that I consider it a luxury….

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freetoken  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:17:47pm

re: #414 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My iMac is ancient, a relic of an era gone by…

My PowerMac (the original 17” version) is downright antediluvian.

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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:18:01pm

re: #395 Targetpractice

And so, next year they’ll do as they did after Colbert killed it in ‘06: They’ll massively overcompensate by bringing in a “safe” and “nonpolitical” comedian who will get panned but will leave journalists feeling comfortable again that their biases are not being questioned.

or bring in a noncomedian like Dennis Miller.

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Interesting Times  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:19:19pm

re: #417 BlueSpotinAL

or bring in a noncomedian like Dennis Miller.

Speaking of which, he seems to be trending on Twitter. Can someone else find out why so I don’t have to? -_-

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:20:08pm

re: #416 freetoken

My iMac is ancient, a relic of an era gone by…

My PowerMac (the original 17” version) is downright antediluvian.

I’ve still got an Indigo slot-loading iMac running Tiger—works fine, but anything web-related is hopeless on it now—mainly because of the PPC rather than the OS.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:21:45pm

re: #415 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Linux as in “write your own OS on the fly if you want it to do anything”? No thanks. And if a PC is the only remaining choice, I’ll just stop using a computer altogether—I’m old enough that I consider it a luxury….

Pretty much. My daughter is pretty good with computers, but not on the level of wanting to deal with Linux and its many quirks. Their existing Windoze laptop is also getting long in tooth and Wheat-Dogg Jr and I are advising them on what would make a good replacement. Wheat-Doggette is comfortable with both Mac and Windows, but her husband is more of a Windows guy. Plus, Macs for all their swoopy tech and ease of use are still more expensive than a similar Windows machine.

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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:21:53pm

re: #418 Interesting Times

Speaking of which, he seems to be trending on Twitter. Can someone else find out why so I don’t have to? -_-

Dennis Miller tweeted something stupid about how he could make mean jokes that would kill just as much as Michelle Wolf’s. Why he should start writing killer jokes now after 20 years is still a mystery.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:22:15pm

re: #418 Interesting Times

Speaking of which, he seems to be trending on Twitter. Can someone else find out why so I don’t have to? -_-

He claims that he will have a new set of “jokes” to slam Michelle on Wednesday…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:22:52pm

re: #417 BlueSpotinAL

or bring in a noncomedian like Dennis Miller.

Even before 9/11 drove him crazy, he was funny as an access. I always thought he could profit from a really serious beating.

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Interesting Times  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:24:06pm

re: #421 BlueSpotinAL

re: #422 Joe Bacon 🌹

I saw that, but figured it was (literally) yesterday’s news. Therefore, I thought his trending *now* was due to something even more pathetic and cringe-worthy…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:25:49pm

re: #424 Interesting Times

I saw that, but figured it was (literally) yesterday’s news. Therefore, I thought his trending *now* was due to something even more pathetic and cringe-worthy…

Gotta wait till Wednesday for that…

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William Lewis  Apr 29, 2018 • 9:35:05pm

re: #419 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ve still got an Indigo slot-loading iMac running Tiger—works fine, but anything web-related is hopeless on it now—mainly because of the PPC rather than the OS.

I want to get my grubbies on a cheap G4 Mac Mini so I can run MorphOS on it. Just for giggles and to see how a PPC works as a sort of Amiga ;)

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BigBadDemocrat  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:26:39am

So that’s all

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LastYearsMan  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:14:46am

re: #318 freetoken

Some enterprising young film makers ought to do that: create a remake of The Triumph of the Will, then shop it around to local GOP groups and see if anyone bites.

Trump of the Will


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