Trump Will Attend the NRA Convention in Dallas - Guns Not Allowed

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In today’s episode of “Everything is Horrible,” we learn that our so-called president is going to the extreme right wing National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, just to make it very clear where he stands on gun violence.

And to really ram the point home about who these people think should be protected from the deadly weapons they relentlessly worship, there are no guns allowed while Trump or Mike Pence speak. Because it just wouldn’t look good if some upstanding good guy with a gun suddenly decides to become a “mentally ill” bad guy with a gun at their event.

Schools, on the other hand, are being encouraged to have as many guns on the premises as possible.

UPDATE at 4/30/18 11:46:36 am by Charles Johnson

Trump’s gun-crazed base is not happy about this restriction, either.

Some gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition. At Texas CHL Forum, a message board for gun owners, commenters aired their frustrations.

“Obviously even republicans and so called leaders don’t trust the ‘good guys.’ I realize it’s the VP, but still makes our whole argument look foolish,” a commenter who self-identified as an NRA member said Thursday.

“You may disagree … but in my opinion the very people that claim to protect the 2A should never host an event that requires disarming the good guys. Sad. No excuses for this … it makes us look stupid,” the commenter said.

Another self-identified NRA member agreed, saying Friday: “Me personally, I won’t be listening to him speak. I won’t be going anywhere that I cant carry my firearm. It’s essentially the nations largest get together for gun owners and they won’t let law abiding legal gun owners carry guns because someone who’s supposedly pro 2A thinks its too ‘dangerous’? thats liberal logic right there.”

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743 comments

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HappyWarrior  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:34:42am

So all that mocking of gun free zones while they have a gun free convention.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:34:52am

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:36:49am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:38:03am

Oh, and speaking of the NRA Convention….

And you thought the cellphone that looked like a gun was as bad as it could get.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:41:40am

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

I wonder if they’re actually going to talk about guns, or will it just be Dan Bongino and Dana Mah Gunz babbling about liberals, socialists, college kids, abortion, gays, and fantasizing about burning down the NYT.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:43:16am
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Dr. Matt  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:44:30am

We should surround our children and public spaces with firearms, but not around the fake POTUS and VP. #NRALogic

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:47:02am

Trump’s gun-crazed base is not happy about this restriction, either.

Some gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition. At Texas CHL Forum, a message board for gun owners, commenters aired their frustrations.

“Obviously even republicans and so called leaders don’t trust the ‘good guys.’ I realize it’s the VP, but still makes our whole argument look foolish,” a commenter who self-identified as an NRA member said Thursday.

“You may disagree … but in my opinion the very people that claim to protect the 2A should never host an event that requires disarming the good guys. Sad. No excuses for this … it makes us look stupid,” the commenter said.

Another self-identified NRA member agreed, saying Friday: “Me personally, I won’t be listening to him speak. I won’t be going anywhere that I cant carry my firearm. It’s essentially the nations largest get together for gun owners and they won’t let law abiding legal gun owners carry guns because someone who’s supposedly pro 2A thinks its too ‘dangerous’? thats liberal logic right there.”

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mmmirele  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:47:41am

I suspect Bryan Fischer’s remarks about Father Patrick Conroy have their basis in the anti-Catholicism always under the surface with these Evangelical bigots.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:49:16am

This is why NRA membership is such a miniscule percentage of gun owners. If the trigger on a gun was as disconnected from the hammer as the NRA is reality we would have the safest gun ever made.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:50:15am

re: #4 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, and speaking of the NRA Convention….

@timothywjohnson
One of the “featured products” at the NRA annual meeting is a pistol that looks like a cellphone. What could go wrong?

And you thought the cellphone that looked like a gun was as bad as it could get.

“Of course the officer shot him. How was he to know it wasn’t one of those guns that look like a cell phone. How dare you suggest that the officer only shot him because he was black”

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:51:43am

re: #11 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Of course the officer shot him. How was he to know it wasn’t one of those guns that look like a cell phone. How dare you suggest that the officer only shot him because he was black”

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

Not to mention “I didn’t know that it was just a bystander taking video with a phone. I thought it was one of those new-fangled guns I saw an ad for.”

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Dr. Matt  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:51:54am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I won’t be going anywhere that I cant carry my firearm.

And they call the Left “snowflakes”. This pathetic, fragile soul is so pathologically frightened that he/she won’t go anywhere without a firearm. Sad.

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:55:29am

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

I think the Secret Service had the last call on this one. I saw something about that the other day when this news first dropped.

Still - pretty funny to watch the NRA meeting turned into a gun-free zone.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:55:30am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Trump’s gun-crazed base is not happy about this restriction, either.

Some of these idiots are having a stopped clock moment in terms of the optics of the NRA’s convention being a gun free zone relative to their arguments on school safety, etc.

And anyone who won’t go anywhere without a firearm isn’t one of the “good guys” these fools are talking about. That’s just someone itching to shoot someone—probably a minority at that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:55:33am

re: #11 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Of course the officer shot him. How was he to know it wasn’t one of those guns that look like a cell phone. How dare you suggest that the officer only shot him because he was black”

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

The other point is that there is NO REASON for a ‘law-abiding gun owner’ to carry something like this, unless you’re carrying it to flout the law.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:02:54pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

“You may disagree … but in my opinion the very people that claim to protect the 2A should never host an event that requires disarming the good guys. Sad. No excuses for this … it makes us look stupid,” the commenter said.

Hmmmm, I wonder who the “good guys” are in this gunner’s imagination?

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The Major  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:03:52pm

When I went back to Illinois last year to meet up with friends and co-workers, one of them was so giddy about his concealed-carry permit. Seems to me that if a shooting broke out, trying to figure out who is “The Good Guy with a gun” vs “The Bad Guy with a gun” is going to lead to a lot of unforeseen consequences - after all, who goes in to a situation wearing a sign that says: “I’m the Good Guy with a Gun”?

Crossfires galore….And what these yahoo’s don’t dare talk about is a Good Guy with a gun can become a bad buy with a gun in an instant for any number of reasons - think jilted lovers….

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:05:46pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:07:17pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

Then, why doesn’t the NRA only hold conventions at sites that allow guns? I understand the Secret Service rules on this. But the NRA should show the courage of their convictions and tell elected officials that they aren’t welcome if the NRA guns aren’t welcome.

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danarchy  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:10:20pm

re: #4 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, and speaking of the NRA Convention….

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And you thought the cellphone that looked like a gun was as bad as it could get.

This isn’t a new product, I remember hearing about it years ago. Here is an article from 2016

nbcnews.com

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:13:07pm

re: #19 Dave In Austin

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Rosie Gauguin

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:16:56pm

re: #18 The Major

Good Guys have blue lasers, Bad Guys have red lasers. Duh.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:17:48pm

This is important because GOPers like to claim that critics cherry pick batshit conspira-liars who are actually fringe-dwellers with no real influence. Well this one is an actual professor at their top institution of “learning,” blessed with the Falwell/Graham seal of approval.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:20:47pm

re: #18 The Major

And what these yahoo’s don’t dare talk about is a Good Guy with a gun can become a bad buy with a gun in an instant for any number of reasons - think jilted lovers….

As a domestic abuse survivor who barely survived, this is the part that freezes my blood every single time this discussion comes up.

The model of crime where it’s always outsiders and driven by “evil” is a just-so story. Anybody who pushes the idea that they can easily discern the “bad guy” is either about to fuck up, apply lynch mob logic, or—and this seems to be the case so far—both.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:22:08pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Dr. Judith Reisman - Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2015

Spoiler Alert: Alfred Kinsey was worse than Hitler.

Dr. Judith Reisman - Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2015

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:26:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:26:08pm

Hung on the last thread because I’m slow:

re: #300 Dr Lizardo

The GOP’s transformation into a white ethno-nationalist party is essentially complete.

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹

It has been a racist party all my life (more than half a century). It was already headed there before the Civil Rights Act. Nixon and Reagan finished the job. All Trump did was remove the dog whistles that liberals already knew were dog whistles.

Seriously, Reagan laying a wreath at the tomb of dead SS soldiers in West Germany? If that wasn’t a dog whistle I don’t know what was.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:27:59pm

Also hanging at the end:

re: #231 jaunte

Some good reporting on the politics of soybeans and tariffs in this thread:

re: #388 Anymouse 🌹

My own district is number three on that list. (Adrian Smith, NE3)

Three Republicans are running to primary Rep. Smith.

Only one Democrat is running, Paul Theobald … if you’re looking to give outside help to our candidate, that would be him.

theobaldforcongress.com

The Senate race is a free-for-all in both parties, with several republicans trying to primary Deb Fischer, and several Democrats trying to unseat her. Currently both my wife and I are behind Jane Reybould.

janeraybould.com

In comparison to a Democrat from many places, they would be rated as conservative. In comparison to any Republican they are flamin’ liberals.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:28:20pm

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹

Hung on the last thread because I’m slow:

The final step is the coming out party.

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Nyet  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:29:25pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:34:10pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:34:13pm

Army investigates 101st Airborne chaplains accused of dismantling on-post programs for Jewish soldiers - Army Times

“… Chaplains in the 101st Airborne Division have fired the longstanding Jewish lay leaders at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, allegedly without providing any reason, effectively ending Friday night Shabbat services for Jewish soldiers and their families.

The two ranking chaplains also refused to support the Jews’ attempts to celebrate Passover on March 30, the first night of the eight-day long religious celebration, allegedly because it conflicted with Christians’ Good Friday observances and would save money during the installation’s four-day holiday. …

… At the meeting in which she was terminated, two subordinate chaplains did not give her a reason for her dismissal, and would only say they appreciated her service of many years, according to Mize.

“I asked him what he ‘appreciated,’ since he and [the other chaplain] had never been to a worship event, even though I had invited them for High Holy Days and Shabbat,” she said.”

One of the chaplains told her he had been busy with a Catholic event and that another Christian Army chaplain reported back to him.

When Mize said that chaplain has never attended a religious worship service, he responded that “it would compromise his religion to attend,” according to Mize.

“They had to celebrate Passover on a non-Passover date,” Weinstein said. “That’s like telling Christians ‘I know you want to do Christmas on Dec. 25, but it’s more convenient if you do it on Dec. 7, so we can save money.’ …”

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Sir John Barron  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:34:58pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is important because GOPers like to claim that critics cherry pick batshit conspira-liars who are actually fringe-dwellers with no real influence. Well this one is an actual professor at their top institution of “learning,” blessed with the Falwell/Graham seal of approval.

“Hey we’re just asking questions…..”

/

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mmmirele  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:36:12pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Wow, she’s a real piece of work. And perfect for Liberty U. BTW, Liberty U is no longer the largest Christian university in the world. That dubious honor goes to Grand Canyon University, listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol LOPE.

religionnews.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:36:18pm

PELICANS!!!!

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:37:32pm

re: #31 Nyet

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re: #31 Nyet

Note the connections between Reisman and the notorious antisemite Henry Makow: google.com
2:28 PM - Apr 30, 2018
Replies 1 1 Retweet likes

Judith Reisman is Jewish — does she generally support anti-Semites and/or racists? Other than Trump of course. ( I know some very orthodox Jews support Trump, though probably because Bibi supports him.)

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:41:14pm

DW recently made a documentary that some here may find interesting:

The dark side of rap - is German hip-hop anti-Semitic? | DW Documentary

At around 5:30 the interviewing is getting input from a couple of young guys who could fit right in with certain groups…

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S'latch  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:41:14pm

re: #26 Dr. Matt

I find no real evidence that Dr. Judith Reisman is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner in any year.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:43:17pm
I won’t be going anywhere that I cant carry my firearm.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:43:47pm

re: #39 S’latch

I find no real evidence that Dr. Judith Reisman is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner in any year.

she wasn’t

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:48:35pm

NRA is pathetic.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:49:10pm

re: #39 S’latch

I find no real evidence that Dr. Judith Reisman is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner in any year.

And the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize went to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, who despite the name are not a musical group.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:49:53pm

re: #43 Blind Frog Belly White

And the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize went to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, who despite the name are not a musical group.

And there are only three of them /////

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S'latch  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:52:08pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sorry. I didn’t watch that kooky video. I just read about her on Wikipedia and Judith sounds like an extreme nutcase and a truly horrible human being.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:52:27pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

NRA is pathetic.

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The NRA should be asking the Secret Service how come they don’t trust them with guns around the POTUS & VPOTUS.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:53:45pm

re: #45 S’latch

Sorry. I didn’t watch that kooky video. I just read about her on Wikipedia and Judith sounds like an extreme nutcase and a truly horrible human being.

Well, Liberty University. Says it all.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:54:34pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

.@johnlegend do you consider veteran United States Navy SEAL, Purple Heart recipient and #NRA member @MarcusLuttrell “a danger to this nation and to the police”? pic.twitter.com

— NRATV

Ah, the GOP is back to praising Purple Heart winners now I see. Or at least this one at this moment in time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:55:16pm

re: #45 S’latch

Sorry. I didn’t watch that kooky video. I just read about her on Wikipedia and Judith sounds like an extreme nutcase and a truly horrible human being.

I didn’t watch it either. I already knew she was not the Nobel Peace Prize winner that year or ever.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:56:27pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

NRA is pathetic.

If he thinks he needs an AR-15 for outside the military, then yes, I might.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:57:37pm
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S'latch  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:59:21pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

But, now South Korean president Moon Jae-in apparently thinks Trump deserves a Nobel for something.

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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 12:59:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:00:01pm

*blink*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:00:26pm

re: #52 S’latch

But, now South Korean president Moon Jae-in apparently thinks Trump deserves a Nobel for something.

I think Moon is just playing the yam

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:01:18pm

re: #52 S’latch

But, now South Korean president Moon Jae-in apparently thinks Trump deserves a Nobel for something.

One translation apparently is “He can take the Nobel Prize if we can have peace.” As in, “he can have it if he wants it.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:02:27pm

exploited…

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S'latch  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:02:43pm

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

Right.

“We’ll take the peace. You can have the prize.”

I get it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:03:15pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

Then they should choose a 2A-friendly venue….

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:04:06pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

if they “cared”, if it really mattered, they’d find somewhere else

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:04:20pm

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

One translation apparently is “He can take the Nobel Prize if we can have peace.” As in, “he can have it if he wants it.”

trump said if there is no agreement then he is going to “politely leave”.

uh huh [checks notes] … no MEETING (his all caps) has been scheduled, no venue selected, and no invitations to attend have been issued.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:04:40pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

exploited…

“They’re taking advantage of the fact that we claim to be a Christian nation to beg for food, shelter, and protection.”

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S'latch  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:05:16pm

I will be shocked if it works out though. Mustache Bolton is going to sabotage it with his comments about the “Libya Model.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:05:43pm

re: #62 Belafon

“They’re taking advantage of the fact that we claim to be a Christian nation to beg for food, shelter, and protection.”

and this administration isn’t doing any exploiting for political agendas of its own…no sirree…

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Mike Lamb  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:10:08pm

re: #53 JordanRules

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And yet he’d probably support Trump if he de-certified the deal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:17:21pm

oh, and meanwhile in Kentucky, our governor is up to no good (as usual):

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:27:13pm

I was wondering how much money was involved…

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:28:49pm

re: #45 S’latch

Sorry. I didn’t watch that kooky video. I just read about her on Wikipedia and Judith sounds like an extreme nutcase and a truly horrible human being.

IOW, a perfect fit for liberty u.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:30:16pm
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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:31:53pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

I laughed out loud.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:32:50pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, and meanwhile in Kentucky, our governor is up to no good (as usual):

Over here in the Old West, Wyoming’s governor tried to do the same thing to the State Superintendent of Education Cindy Hill in 2013. She went to court to challenge the illegal power-stripping move and won. (Gov. Matt Mead-R tried to subsume her powers under the governor’s office.)

The state supreme court declared in 2014 the law passed to make her a ceremonial head was unconstitutional.

trib.com (Casper Star-Tribune)

Afterward, a Republican legislator running in the primary against Liz Cheney posted to his Facebook page that Mrs. Hill was “lawless.” Cindy Hill sued him, but lost a defamation case in court.

trib.com

In a later-deleted Facebook post, Stubson allegedly wrote that during Hill’s time as state superintendent, she “was not following the law, was out of control, had committed illegal acts that the Wyoming Legislature had not disclosed to the public, and that the Legislature had to stop her,” according to Hill’s lawsuit.

Hill’s suit claimed that the Facebook comments were the latest in a continuing pattern of malicious conduct. Also at issue were statements [Tim] Stubson [former Rep, R-Casper] made during a debate about his support for the law.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:33:17pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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exploited…

I don’t trust that sneaky SOB. Somtings up in MikeyWorld. He’s way too quiet these days.

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:34:37pm

Stormy goes for it: defamation suit filed.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels on Monday filed a new lawsuit against President Donald Trump, accusing him of defamation for his response on Twitter to the release of a composite sketch of a man who allegedly threatened Daniels in 2011.

The new lawsuit takes issue with Trump’s tweet about Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, earlier in April. She and her lawyer released a composite sketch of the man Daniels claims threatened her to stay quiet about Trump in 2011. Trump said that the sketch depicted a “nonexistent man” and claimed that the release of the image was a “con job,” retweeting a message arguing that the sketch looked similar to Daniels’ husband.

“In making the statement, Mr. Trump used his national and international audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack Ms. Clifford,” Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, wrote in the complaint. “Mr. Trump knew that his false, disparaging statement would be read by people around the world, as well as widely reported, and that Ms. Clifford would be subjected to threats of violence, economic harm, and reputational damage as a result.”

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:35:04pm

First time eating a mikan orange:

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:41:21pm

I can’t even react to shit like this anymore. Nonstop embarrassment is the new normal.

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:44:14pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was wondering how much money was involved…

ABC News: The Trump campaign has spent nearly $228,000 to cover some of the legal expenses for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, raising questions about whether the Trump campaign may have violated campaign finance laws.

while trump may have suggested, requested or even demanded the payments, i’d think someone, anyone with any experience or expertise at all (like the finance people who cut the damn checks and (ought to) know the rules) would have said (if true) cant do it — don’t do it. its so way far over the line there will be no explanation possible….i mean unless youre just hoping no one sees it and you dont get caught….

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:44:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:45:24pm

re: #77 goddamnedfrank

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look at who in the background is giving him the stinkeye…

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:46:06pm

re: #77 goddamnedfrank

Trump is going to be tweeting his “complete support” of Kelly any minute now.

That gives Kelly about 5 days of employment.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:46:38pm

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

One translation apparently is “He can take the Nobel Prize if we can have peace.” As in, “he can have it if he wants it.”

Throw in one of those medal-encrusted NK general uniforms, and he’ll roll over and play fetch.

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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:47:08pm

Charles Pierce, of course, has some thoughts about the WHCA letter and the event itself.

Anyone who thinks that “a vigorous and free press” and “honoring civility” are equally desirable goals doesn’t love the former enough to deserve the latter…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is not your friend. She is, professionally, the enemy. I don’t care if most of the time she’s a combination of Florence Nightingale, Mother Superior, and Cher. When she gets behind the podium, her job is to belittle you and your profession and, by proxy, all of us who practice it. She is a tower of contempt. That she was discomfited on Saturday night because of a comedian is part of what she gets paid for. Discomfiting the likes of Sarah Huckabee Sanders is part of what Michelle Wolf got paid for. The forces were perfectly in balance.

And he wraps it all up nicely with:

Next year, they should have that dinner in Stockholm.

esquire.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:47:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:48:06pm

re: #80 jaunte

Throw in one of those medal-encrusted NK general uniforms, and he’ll roll over and play fetch.

and epaulets! he needs gaudy gold epaulets!

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:48:34pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

and epaulets! he needs gaudy gold epaulets!

And a sash!

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:48:53pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

I can’t even react to shit like this anymore. Nonstop embarrassment is the new normal.

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Kelly will be fine as long as he doesn’t knock his looks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:49:13pm

re: #84 makeitstop

And a sash!

and a honking huge sabre!

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:49:50pm

re: #77 goddamnedfrank

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the only difference between kelly and jackson is the length of time around trump it took to leave their careers in tatters

(notwithstanding what jackson may or may not have actually done to himself; re tester’s report)

none of these people get that if they had a tad less hubris and stayed out of the light, no one would have ever looked into their pasts.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:49:57pm

re: #77 goddamnedfrank

Does this mean Keith Schiller is coming back?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:50:20pm

re: #76 dangerman

while trump may have suggested, requested or even demanded the payments, i’d think someone, anyone with any experience or expertise at all (like the finance people who cut the damn checks and (ought to) know the rules) would have said (if true) cant do it — don’t do it. its so way far over the line there will be no explanation possible….i mean unless youre just hoping no one sees it and you dont get caught….

Sure there’s an explanation: IOKIYAR

I would be absolutely amazed if the FEC does anything about it, considering its makeup.

Moreover, if they actually did do something, Trump could claim he knew nothing about it, and it was some rogue campaign staffer who authorised it.

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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:51:15pm

Ah, but Kelly is such a protector of “the ladies’ delicate sensibilities.”

To which I say:

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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:54:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:54:25pm

re: #88 plansbandc

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heh…allegro’s bird throws sharp implements from the silverware drawer.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:55:21pm

re: #20 Hecuba’s daughter

Then, why doesn’t the NRA only hold conventions at sites that allow guns? I understand the Secret Service rules on this. But the NRA should show the courage of their convictions and tell elected officials that they aren’t welcome if the NRA guns aren’t welcome.

Didn’t the big Don make a point of saying that gun free zones are invitations for criminals to come in and use guns to kill, rape and rob.

He better explain this to the Secret Service.

Big Don should tell the NRA he isn’t coming as it is not safe.

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terraincognita  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:57:29pm

re: #56 Barefoot Grin

One translation apparently is “He can take the Nobel Prize if we can have peace.” As in, “he can have it if he wants it.”

I think there are going to be a bunch of Swedes that may have a difference of opinion.

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darthstar  Apr 30, 2018 • 1:58:44pm
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:00:35pm

re: #74 Barefoot Grin

First time eating a mikan orange:

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Sis doesn’t even break a chew :)
“He does that all the time”

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:01:18pm

re: #95 terraincognita

I think there are going to be a bunch of Swedes that may have a difference of opinion.

Or especially Norwegians, since it’s Norway which gives the prize.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:02:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:03:05pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:05:03pm
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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:05:10pm

Thread full of people trying to convince John Legend that Democrats are the racist party.

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:05:19pm
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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:06:08pm

re: #99 jaunte

There are a few deported veterans that could fill any positions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:06:19pm
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:06:42pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

look at who in the background is giving him the stinkeye…

Had to go back to look, ooohhhh.

Loggins & Messina - Angry Eyes - (Loggins & Messina - October, 1972)

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:07:04pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:07:48pm
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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:07:51pm

re: #99 jaunte

I’m more bothered by ABC justifying the use of the word “caravan”.

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:08:37pm
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Archangelus  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:09:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:10:37pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:10:51pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:13:48pm

re: #99 jaunte

Nebraska has long been a haven for refugees.

Regarding Syrian refugees, Nebraska has the largest number per capita by state.

The Washington Post did an article about this:

How to be an American: Syrian refugees find a home in Trump country

OMAHA — The rice and chicken were steaming on the stove. The twins chased each other around the apartment and the 2-year-old watched Mickey Mouse on the donated television.

Their mother, Fatema Aljasem, 29, sat at the kitchen table with two women from the local synagogue. Since the Syrian was granted asylum in September, the women had been helping her learn English. She pulled at her hijab and pointed at the words, mouthing ways of conjugating the verb “to go.”

“Shadi goes to school. Ahmad goes to work.”

The one that seemed especially challenging these days, though, was the verb “to be.” How to be calm in the daily chaos of motherhood. How to be comfortable in this new place where the president had just banned refugees like her. How to be an American.

Here in deeply conservative Nebraska, President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim nations elicited complicated feelings about the state’s relationship with refugees. Many Nebraskans had supported attempts to keep the country safe but still wanted to show their heart for people fleeing terrorism and war. Their state has taken in more refugees per capita than any other.

(more at the link)

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:14:04pm

re: #103 gocart mozart

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“play-doh” gov mike. its got nothing to do with homer. been around since like ww2

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:14:52pm
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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:18:01pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

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last 2 seconds….”i meant to do that”

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:18:40pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

I meant to do that!

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:19:18pm

re: #117 dangerman

Great minds etc.

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:19:23pm

re: #99 jaunte

jrBLU5/30Qvsl2rHhNhkbaKV/T5XKT77OUNqIKm43RyN1TvNIi5UmHExOkU6XL3yKRdbkHPPFjXwf2tK8M3HU9/7k94tJlF26nvDFzjASHsVKtAtTeR6GIKFERj+lcMsoa5KOcCiFLCd8D7LCXBzNJUl+2hBM1jF1R0Tmeo+J23b3lqrCgjZGg==

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terraincognita  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:19:53pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

Or especially Norwegians, since it’s Norway which gives the prize.

I stand corrected. Norway determines the Peace Prize. The very thought of the Swedes awarding Trump a Nobel Prize in science or literature truly boggles my mind.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:20:23pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

I can’t even react to shit like this anymore. Nonstop embarrassment is the new normal.

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No big surprise that Kelly and Trump aren’t getting along. There have been leaks reports that claimed this has been the case for months. Also all the stuff leaked reported about Donny using his private phone so he could communicate away from Kelly.

I’m sure the Republicans that said Kelly would be the man to force Trump into acting normal are not concerned with this.

Totally unhinged Trump will be great for this country. Expect a pivot at any moment. Then another just after that…and a few more later…on and on.

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meteor  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:20:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:20:32pm

child gets schooled:

rest of the thread is just as brutally honest

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:20:36pm
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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:21:48pm

re: #119 Romantic Heretic

Great minds etc.

& cat owners feeders….

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darthstar  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:23:33pm

re: #112 Charles Johnson

That’s a big wave.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:25:23pm

re: #125 Charles Johnson

No, that was Rex Tillerson who called Trump that. It’s tough to keep wingnuts straight, even though you’ve made a career out of it, Mr. Johnson.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:26:14pm

re: #110 gocart mozart

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wrenchwench  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:26:39pm

re: #121 terraincognita

OT. I’ve been meaning to ask, is it terra-incognita, or terrain-cognita?

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:27:05pm

re: #129 MsJ

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:27:46pm

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹

No, that was Rex Tillerson who called Trump that. It’s tough to keep wingnuts straight, even though you’ve made a career out of it, Mr. Johnson.

Charles was correct with his first thought:

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terraincognita  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:29:16pm

re: #130 wrenchwench

OT. I’ve been meaning to ask, is it terra-incognita, or terrain-cognita?

terra incognita. Or unknown land.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:29:23pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

Charles was correct with his first thought:

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oops, wrong tweet…meant this one:

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:30:52pm

Eisenhower was a legend when he returned to America. How anyone can think that the military-loving South wouldn’t be enamored with someone who turned out to be the most popular and arguably most influential general of the 20th century?

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Skip Intro  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:32:03pm

Only Democrats Could F*ck This Up, Volume Infinity

The DCCC manages to throw both of its candidates for a House seat under the bus.

I have come to the sad conclusion that, regardless of what happens this November, the DCCC is guaranteed to do just that. There seems to be no coherent policy regarding the idea of competitive primaries. Vox has an interesting look at a winnable congressional race in Texas that has become entirely banjaxed because the DCCC can’t get out of its own way. There are two perfectly fine candidates, both women, and the DCCC somehow has turned this into a problem.

….

In short, in this one campaign, the DCCC already has ratfcked one perfectly fine candidate and then ignored the other one. This kind of bungling not only creates problems on the ground, but it feeds one of the political media’s favorite narratives: namely, Democrats In Disarray.

esquire.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:32:59pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

child gets schooled:

rest of the thread is just as brutally honest

Wholly crap there is a bunch of revisionist derp in that thread.

Yeah, a lot of the GOP supported the Civil Rights Act. That was over fifty years ago.

Who supports it now is what matters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:35:29pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹

Wholly crap there is a bunch of revisionist derp in that thread.

Yeah, a lot of the GOP supported the Civil Rights Act. That was over fifty years ago.

Who supports it now is what matters.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:36:45pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹

Wholly crap there is a bunch of revisionist derp in that thread.

Yeah, a lot of the GOP supported the Civil Rights Act. That was over fifty years ago.

Who supports it now is what matters.

And as someone pointed out somewhere long ago, the key determiner of whether a given Congressman or Senator voted for the VRA and the CRA was not party, but geography. Southern Democrat and Southern Republicans voted against. Northern Democrats and Northern Republicans voted for.

North/South, note Democratic/Republican.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:37:16pm

re: #131 jaunte

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:37:31pm

re: #120 freetoken

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Nebraska ranks 24th of fifty-one (including DC). We’re right in the middle.

en.wikipedia.org

We also do better for price parity (how much your dollar gets versus other states):

Nebraska

Median household income: $54,996
Regional price parity out of 100: 90.6
Real income: $60,702
time.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:39:07pm

State officials say most Medicaid expansion enrollees already have a job or would not be required to work due to age, chronic conditions or other exemptions. The remaining 5 percent — about 36,000 enrollees — would be at risk of losing coverage if they do not engage in work activities.

According to state estimates, up to half, or 18,000, could fall off the rolls the first year, for a projected savings of $30 million in the multibillion-dollar program.

The Republican-controlled General Assembly last year approved a bill requiring Gov. John Kasich’s administration to submit the request as conservatives continue to anguish over the governor’s push to expand Medicaid eligibility to more adults age 19 to 64 without dependent children.

Two public hearings earlier this year on Ohio’s proposal drew dozens of critics who argued that work requirements would strip health insurance for vulnerable Ohioans, denying criticial care from those in need.

Wendy Patton, senior project director for Policy Matters, said most Medicaid beneficiaries have full- or part-time jobs, but work requirements are still difficult for them because hours in fast food or other typical low-wage jobs often vary and may be seasonal. Workers who don’t get enough hours could lose Medicaid coverage.

“This policy will end up kicking people out of medical care and making it harder for them to work, not easier,” she said.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:41:20pm

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

By that measure I am well below the state poverty line. (That might explain why I haven’t paid income tax since 1996 … I am one of Romney’s so-called 47%).

The highest tax I do pay is my property tax (and Nebraska ranks very near the top for property taxes, 1.83%). For lowest property tax, we rank 45th of fifty-one.

wallethub.com

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:41:47pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

I meant to do that…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:43:02pm

Of course I was way too slow in responding.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:45:49pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:46:02pm

That might explain why I was elected to my village board. As one of the poorest people in town and unemployed, giving me the job to an unpaid political position seems okay. /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:49:14pm

Calling out the NRA and GOP:

Fun With Guns but Not at the NRA (Goes to Juanita Jean’s, the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon

The NRA is trying to contend that it’s not them outlawing guns at Pence’s speech, it’s the Secret Service. I guess the Secret Service hasn’t seen the validity of the NRA’s second amendment thoughts. And I guess nobody told the NRA that the Secret Service is the government.

I thought the big, tough, NRA guys said that the government would have to pry their guns out of their cold, dead hands. To see them willing to give up their rights to see Mikey in person gives me pause to reconsider their tough talk.

Not only that, it also gives me a headache.

(more)

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:49:56pm

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

This policy will end up kicking people out of medical care and making it harder for them to work, not easier.

A feature, not a bug.

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plansbandc  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:55:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 2:55:30pm
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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:00:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:00:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:02:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:05:48pm

Roy Moore (R-accused paedophile) has filed a lawsuit against all his accusers, claiming they cost him $40 million in legal expenses to “orchestrate a political conspiracy against him.”

joemygod.com

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:06:29pm
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The Major  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:08:55pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:09:05pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reading through the replies, I see a few patterns.
1. Robert Byrd
2. David Duke
3. If it didn’t happen all at once, it didn’t happen.

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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:09:18pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:12:23pm

Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

so subtle that only James Woods and economically anxious can see it.

:D

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:13:44pm

re: #146 MsJ

Stephen Miller.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:15:58pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:16:18pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

Evidence there is no correlation between IQ and intelligence.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:16:18pm

LOL… .

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HappyWarrior  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:17:34pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

child gets schooled:

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rest of the thread is just as brutally honest

I can actually explain that:
Hoover did well against Al Smith because of Anti-Catholicism in the South.

Eisenhower was a popular war hero who could have ran under any party and Adlai Stevenson was seen as an egghead type by many Southern Dem voters.

Carter was very unique I concede but as well as he did in 1976 in the South, he did worse four years later when Reagan who unlike Ford used the Southern Strategy.

Let’s look at this way. The South has grown more Republican as the GOP has moved to the right on Civil Rights and if these ostriches want to act like the Republican Party hasn’t grown more hostile to Civil Rights since 1964, I’ll gladly point out that in 1964 the Dems nominate the signer of the Act while the Republicans nominated one of the few Non-Southerners to oppose it. And it’s been downhill ever since.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:18:18pm

re: #156 MsJ

Tinder, eh? No wonder Republicans are in Russia’s pocket.

— MsJoanne (@MsJoanne) April 30, 2018

The real question for the GOP is whether they have a copy of Grindr.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:20:07pm

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹

LOL… .

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It is true, but I’m actually not quite sure where the two-different-speed-limits thing came from. It’s been around since Indiana started increasing the speed limit on federal interstates from the historical 55 mph back in the early 2000’s. It does make navigating Indiana’s freeways a pain in the ass, though, especially since the volume of trucking running through the Crossroads of America is rather significant.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:20:38pm

re: #163 Hecuba’s daughter

Evidence there is no correlation between IQ and intelligence.

Did someone accuse James Woods of having a high IQ?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:22:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:23:48pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

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so subtle that only James Woods and economically anxious can see it.

:D

Is that why Dems are doing so well in special elections? Oh and I gotta love someone who loves patting themselves as a “real Merikan” using an actor paint their point. And note to James Woods, just look at how you treated Obama next time before you complain about how we’re treating Trump.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:24:22pm

Crony pollution

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:24:26pm

re: #167 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It is true, but I’m actually not quite sure where the two-different-speed-limits thing came from. It’s been around since Indiana started increasing the speed limit on federal interstates from the historical 55 mph back in the early 2000’s. It does make navigating Indiana’s freeways a pain in the ass, though, especially since the volume of trucking running through the Crossroads of America is rather significant.

Differential speed limits is due to safety.

Nebraska and Wyoming have equal speed limits (Nebraska 75, Wyoming 80).
truckercountry.com

The reason given is usually along the lines of it takes a lot more distance to stop an 80,000 pound truck than a 3,000 pound car.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:25:25pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:25:31pm

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹

Did someone accuse James Woods of having a high IQ?

James Woods has a reported IQ of 180 (may not be totally accurate); he received a 1579 out of 1600 on the SAT’s and was admitted to MIT.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:26:35pm

re: #174 Hecuba’s daughter

James Woods has a reported IQ of 180 (may not be totally accurate); he received a 1579 out of 1600 on the SAT’s and was admitted to MIT.

Woods’ problem IMO isn’t that eh’s stupid. It’s that he’s a hack and a bigot.

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plansbandc  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:28:14pm

re: #167 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I noticed they had different speed limits for trucks and cars in Texas also, the last time we drove through. That was awhile ago, so things might have changed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:30:11pm

re: #167 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It is true, but I’m actually not quite sure where the two-different-speed-limits thing came from. It’s been around since Indiana started increasing the speed limit on federal interstates from the historical 55 mph back in the early 2000’s. It does make navigating Indiana’s freeways a pain in the ass, though, especially since the volume of trucking running through the Crossroads of America is rather significant.

It’s been that way for decades…at least since the 1970s

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fern01  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:30:25pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

I can’t even react to shit like this anymore. Nonstop embarrassment is the new normal.

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Top of the online news in my world

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’

How many times can it be said - This is not normal. We are living down the rabbit hole.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:32:48pm

re: #178 fern01

Top of the online news in my world

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’

“I actually called him a fucklepated addletard.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:33:52pm

re: #178 fern01

Top of the online news in my world

White House chief of staff John Kelly denies calling Donald Trump ‘an idiot’

How many times can it be said - This is not normal. We are living down the rabbit hole.

John Kelly is a proven liar. Witness his treatment of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. So his denial means nothing.

Rex Tillerson OTOH never denied the statements attributed to him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:34:24pm

re: #174 Hecuba’s daughter

James Woods has a reported IQ of 180 (may not be totally accurate); he received a 1579 out of 1600 on the SAT’s and was admitted to MIT.

IQ tests start becoming unreliable after three standard deviations or so, due to the insignificant pool of people to standardise the tests much above that. While there are high-IQ societies which have higher requirements than Triple Nine and ISPE (3 SD), they are questioned due to the instability of scoring above 3SD.

Lots of people get admitted to MIT. Not a sign of exceptional intelligence. (While the exceptionally intelligent probably have a better chance, so do the exceptionally wealthy.)

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Chad Thundercock  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:34:33pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sarah Westwood✔

WHCA members told @ brianstelter a number of ideas floating around for potential changes to the # whcd next year — including hiring dueling comedians (one liberal, one conservative) and hiring a singer instead of a comedian

Here’s a singing act that would be pleasing to Trump and his backers;

Katyusha (Катюша) - Aleksandr Marshal & Valeria Kurnushkina (2013)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:37:07pm

re: #182 Chad Thundercock

Here’s a singing act that would be pleasing to Trump and his backers;

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To show they’re non-partisan they might hire some group like Graphite and Rayon (Diamond and Silk /s).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:37:34pm

re: #182 Chad Thundercock

I’m dying at your choice of display name. Well done.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:38:25pm

re: #181 Anymouse 🌹

IQ tests start becoming unreliable after three standard deviations or so, due to the insignificant pool of people to standardise the tests much above that. While there are high-IQ societies which have higher requirements than Triple Nine and ISPE (3 SD), they are questioned due to the instability of scoring above 3SD.

Lots of people get admitted to MIT. Not a sign of exceptional intelligence. (While the exceptionally intelligent probably have a better chance, so do the exceptionally wealthy.)

IQ tests tell us nothing about morality, compassion, creativity, or human understanding. They are a measure of certain technical skills and memory.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:38:34pm

re: #184 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m dying at your choice of display name. Well done.

Now we just need a Stacey… .

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:43:29pm

re: #185 Hecuba’s daughter

IQ tests tell us nothing about morality, compassion, creativity, or human understanding. They are a measure of certain technical skills and memory.

They don’t usually measure technical skills and memory. Those are measured on tests like the military’s ASVAB test.

While the current theories of intelligence include those (and other) qualifications, the overwhelming majority of tests measure fluid intelligence (Gf) [quoting Wikipedia here, citation needed] including the broad ability to reason, form concepts, and solve problems using unfamiliar information or novel procedures.

Tests such as the California Test of Mental Maturity don’t even use written language: The entire test is pictures.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:48:02pm

On James Woods’s reported IQ (who reported it):

On a related note, this fixed standard deviation (fifteen points) means that the proportion of the population who have IQs in a particular range is theoretically fixed, and current Wechsler tests only give Full Scale IQs between 40 and 160. This should be borne in mind when considering reports of people with much higher IQs.

That range is true of most tests, though some go a few points higher or lower.

Moreover, a person with a putative IQ score of 160 is not meant to imply that person is one-third more intelligent than a person who scores 120.

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:48:47pm

Someone is mean to Cillizza.

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The Major  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:49:06pm

re: #182 Chad Thundercock

I still like the anime version…..

Katyusha-Girls und Panzer (Pravda) Sub

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:51:31pm

WTF?!?!? Everything this moron does is nothing but a fake ass photo shoot.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:52:28pm

Federal court green-lights class action suit against Canada Dry ginger ale. The case alleges Canada Dry actually has no ginger, and as such their labeling “made from real ginger” is false advertising.

courthousenews.com

Could be a break for Vernor’s. /s

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Frenchy  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:53:13pm
“…but still makes our whole argument look foolish,” a commenter who self-identified as an NRA member said Thursday.

“No excuses for this … it makes us look stupid,” the commenter said.

Gee guys, ya think?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:53:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:54:02pm

re: #191 b.d. (Candy Man)

WTF?!?!? Everything this moron does is nothing but a fake ass photo shoot.

CBS is a bit behind.

fox6now.com

The tree was removed and placed in agricultural quarantine, as it was imported into the country and not inspected before the photo shoot.

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darthstar  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:54:49pm

re: #189 gocart mozart

Someone is mean to Cillizza.

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That’s a good read. Thanks.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:55:34pm

re: #194 Blind Frog Belly White

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The Olympics was a huge media focus and Trump couldn’t stand not being part of the story

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:55:57pm

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹

CBS is a bit behind.

fox6now.com

The tree was removed and placed in agricultural quarantine, as it was imported into the country and not inspected before the photo shoot.

aha, thanks

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:55:59pm

re: #191 b.d. (Candy Man)

WTF?!?!? Everything this moron does is nothing but a fake ass photo shoot.

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The tree was removed and put in quarantine as per USDA regs. It’ll get replanted later.

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plansbandc  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:58:25pm

They should play this instead “Hail to the Chief” When iQ45 speaks…

Russia National anthem Russian & English lyrics

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:58:51pm

My older daughter graduated from MIT, thanks to Jack in the Box.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:59:08pm
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:59:21pm

re: #191 b.d. (Candy Man)

WTF?!?!? Everything this moron does is nothing but a fake ass photo shoot.

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” leaving many to wonder where the sapling is.”. I bet it is next to Churchill’s bust.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 3:59:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:00:44pm

re: #201 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My older daughter graduated from MIT, thanks to Jack in the Box.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:01:40pm

A White House official said that Ayers informed Kelly and White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin about the situation

OK Donnie, still gonna try and ruin Tester over your screwup/coverup?

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:04:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:08:32pm

Going through the Courthouse News site looking at interesting cases (it’s the TV Tropes of lawsuits), I ran across an interesting decision:

courthousenews.com

A nursery school and a couple teachers sued DC over its requirement for pre-employment drug tests arguing the tests violate the IV Amendment.

They won.

DC has had the ordinance on the books for many years, but only recently started enforcing it.

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Frenchy  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:12:06pm

re: #174 Hecuba’s daughter

Although most people who hold right wing politics DO seem to be stupid, not all are.
Some are just hateful, selfish, lacking in compassion, etc.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:13:02pm

Shocked? Nah.

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:15:02pm

One thing Michelle Wolf failed to clearly point out about the MSM:

If a politician (or anyone else) lies,
and the MSM is fully aware they lied,
but then reports the information and does not report the information as a lie,
then the MSM is truly reporting Fake News.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:17:16pm

Senate Democrats successfully force a vote on Net Neutrality, now scheduled for May 9.

engadget.com

Democrats in Congress have been against the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules from the beginning. They’ve had the signatures in favor of restoring the rules since January, along with a companion House bill (with 80 co-sponsors). Senator Edward J. Markey also introduced a formal Congressional Review Act “resolution of disapproval” in February. Now, Markey tweeted that Democrats will force a floor vote restore the rules on May 9th.

Of course, this last-ditch attempt to save net neutrality can only help congressional supporters of as they move into mid-term elections. “We’re in the homestretch in the fight to save net neutrality,” Senator Chuck Schumer said in a statement. “Soon, the American people will know which side their member of Congress is on: fighting for big corporations and ISPs or defending small business owners, entrepreneurs, middle-class families and every-day consumers.”

(more)

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:17:38pm

Defamatory tweets. Calling people liars and fake news will cost Donny money.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:17:55pm

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹

Federal court green-lights class action suit against Canada Dry ginger ale. The case alleges Canada Dry actually has no ginger, and as such their labeling “made from real ginger” is false advertising.

courthousenews.com

Could be a break for Vernor’s. /s

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:18:12pm

PWN3D

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:18:18pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Nope. It’s been a looooooooong time since I’ve seen any, but I know what it is.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:19:05pm

Yup. Someone be leakin’.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:24:09pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Major probably knows as well.

I can get Vernor’s, but I have to go to FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne to get it. (The Commissary is the closest store to me - 130 miles - which sells Vernor’s. That by itself is almost worth the trip … I am a real fan… .)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:25:33pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

LOL just looked at your profile: “Lord of the Pies.”

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William Lewis  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:26:39pm

re: #218 Anymouse 🌹

Major probably knows as well.

I can get Vernor’s, but I have to go to FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne to get it. (The Commissary is the closest store to me - 130 miles - which sells Vernor’s. That by itself is almost worth the trip … I am a real fan… .)

I know of it but like the other brand talked about it’s just “ugh”. But then, the only sugar water I really like anymore is Fanta.

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fern01  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:27:53pm

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹

CBS is a bit behind.

fox6now.com

The tree was removed and placed in agricultural quarantine, as it was imported into the country and not inspected before the photo shoot.

Laws are only for the little people. Do that in my part of the world you are arrested and at a minimum, fined.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:27:58pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

My mother was from Detroit. We visited her family every summer and enjoyed Vernor’s mixed with milk while there.

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:29:13pm

O.K. - I’ll bite. What is Vernor’s? Never heard of it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:30:09pm

re: #223 Cheechako

O.K. - I’ll bite. What is Vernor’s? Never heard of it.

It’s an old-school ginger ale invented and mostly sold in Michigan.

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:31:03pm

re: #224 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Thanks.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:32:12pm

re: #217 MsJ

Yup. Someone be leakin’.

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Palace Coups on a Monday? How gauche.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:37:17pm

So the Secret Service will let Trump blindly walk right up to the DMZ with thousands of guns trained on him by this nation’s sworn enemies but a NRA convention scares them sh*tless?

I don’t blame them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:38:05pm

wonkette.com

A recent study came out showing the IQ of children can be lower if they are raised by mothers with clinical depression (the assumption is less emotional support of the child).

The press is misreporting the meaning of the study, as it’s been a long time since the press employed science reporters. That reporting is all Depression will make your kids dumb!

The researchers themselves noted the limitations: The test used does not have a sufficient pool of pre-schoolers to properly norm the test. That said, the test used scores IQ from 1-19, and the deviation between children was 0.34 points. One standard deviation on that test is 1.94.

Writer Carlos Sagan goes into the hair-on-fire reporting from ABC, what the researchers actually said about their longitudinal study, and how you take an interesting and probably significant study (if it can be repeated) and turn it into hair-on-fire clickbait at ABC.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:38:38pm

re: #221 fern01

Laws are only for the little people. Do that in my part of the world you are arrested and at a minimum, fined.

Well, they’re not going to arrest Emanuel Macron (the guy who brought in the tree).

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:39:54pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Hubby likes it. I think it’s gross.

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:40:30pm

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹

Perhaps I’m just being nostalgic, but given we now live in the click-bait era, I think I can make a case that journalism proper in this country peaked in the 1970’s, and has been going down hill since.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:40:37pm

re: #176 plansbandc

I noticed they had different speed limits for trucks and cars in Texas also, the last time we drove through. That was awhile ago, so things might have changed.

Washington has always had 10 mph lower speed limits for trucks.

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:41:01pm

Pretty pictures, embedded videos, and click-bait language do not make for journalism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:43:07pm

re: #230 MsJ

Hubby likes it. I think it’s gross.

My wife thinks it’s horrible as well. She drinks Diet Dr. Pepper though, so I think she’s biased.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:45:04pm

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹

Federal court green-lights class action suit against Canada Dry ginger ale. The case alleges Canada Dry actually has no ginger, and as such their labeling “made from real ginger” is false advertising.

courthousenews.com

Could be a break for Vernor’s. /s

I was extremely taken aback when I got my first taste of real ginger ale. All I’d ever tried was Canada Dry, which is just 7-up without the flavor.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:46:11pm

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹

My wife thinks it’s horrible as well. She drinks Diet Dr. Pepper though, so I think she’s biased.

BLECH. I’m a Diet Pepsi kinda gal. Throw in a Fanta Orange (diet, I despise soda sugar on my teeth) now and again and I’m good.

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plansbandc  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:46:47pm

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹

Diet Dr. Pepper is delicious. <3

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lawhawk  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:47:56pm

I’ve posted before, but it’s worth mentioning again, but the NRA convention is a gun-free zone. It’s been that way for years.

And when the gun nuts go there once a year, it turns out that gun injury/death rates drop significantly everywhere else for the duration of the convention.

A decline of 63 percent was seen in the states where the conventions were being held, apparently due to large numbers of gun owners being at the events, as well as, in some cases, gun venues such as firing ranges or hunting grounds having closed while their staff attended the convention.

Nationally, there was a 20 percent reduction in firearm injuries during the convention.

In contrast, gun-related crime did not decrease during the conventions.

Turns out that the gun nuts aren’t so good with their guns, so when they can’t use them normally, it makes it safer for everyone else.

What a shocker.

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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:49:11pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Nope—I know what it is (lived in Ohio) but can’t stand it. I’m Canada Dry all the way!

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KGxvi  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:52:03pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

The NRA is fucked up enough that they would allow unlimited weapons at all their events. The “No Guns” policy is set by the venue.

I vaguely recall a similar situation during the Bush administration and the explanation then was “the Secret Service said no fucking guns”

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:53:44pm

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹

My wife thinks it’s horrible as well. She drinks Diet Dr. Pepper though, so I think she’s biased.

I don’t drink “pop” (as we call it) but I liked Vernors as a kid, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We called it a “Boston float.” Go know.

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KGxvi  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:53:52pm

re: #237 plansbandc

Diet Dr. Pepper is delicious. <3

Love Dr Pepper but can’t really stand any diet soda. What I really love is the real sugar versions of Dr Pepper and coke. Especially in a glass bottle

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:54:22pm

re: #237 plansbandc

Diet Dr. Pepper is delicious. <3

I got your back here too, it rocks.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:55:16pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:55:32pm

re: #242 KGxvi

Love Dr Pepper but can’t really stand any diet soda. What I really love is the real sugar versions of Dr Pepper and coke. Especially in a glass bottle

I acquired a taste for diet soda after I stopped drinking the regular stuff because I couldn’t control myself enough to keep my calorie counts down.

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KGxvi  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:56:01pm

re: #227 b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)

So the Secret Service will let Trump blindly walk right up to the DMZ with thousands of guns trained on him by this nation’s sworn enemies but a NRA convention scares them sh*tless?

I don’t blame them.

I’m guessing the Secret Service is in line right behind the Pentagon screaming “don’t go to the fucking dmz you idiotic fucking moron!”

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:56:03pm

Real news would be a leak about the one person in the White House who hasn’t called Trump some version of “goddamn moron.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:56:35pm

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹

My wife thinks it’s horrible as well. She drinks Diet Dr. Pepper though, so I think she’s biased.

Diet Dr. Pepper is absolutely the worst diet pop—it tastes like it literally has pepper in it!

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:56:58pm

re: #247 Barefoot Grin

Real news would be a leak about the one person in the White House who hasn’t called Trump some version of “goddamn moron.”

I would call that Fake News.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:57:07pm

re: #236 MsJ

BLECH. I’m a Diet Pepsi kinda gal. Throw in a Fanta Orange (diet, I despise soda sugar on my teeth) now and again and I’m good.

I switched from Tab to Diet Pepsi to avoid aspartame, and then Pepsi put the aspartame back in. I’ve stocked up on old Pepsi cans for now; but Amazon will still provide the aspartame free Diet Pepsi, so I should be ok.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:57:30pm

re: #248 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Diet Dr. Pepper is absolutely the worst diet pop—it tastes like it literally has pepper in it!

[joe wilson] YOU LIE!! [/joe wilson]

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:57:59pm

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹

LOL, a comment from the writer of that article:

Carlos Sagan • 5 hours ago

You people need to follow me on Twitter. I post and retweet the GREATEST science stuff there. Also, I only have 36 followers and that makes Carlos muy triste.

Carlos Sagan is the pseudonym of, hey! I’m not telling! A MexiCAN, not a MexiCAN’T when it comes to all things science and snark. When not writing for Wonkette, your faithful narrator can be found working at a biotech company, kicking a soccer ball, writing a screenplay or hanging with his family. Email (deleted by me) Twitter: @RealCarlosSagan

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Chad Thundercock  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:58:19pm

re: #224 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I used to get Vernor’s here in California. It wasn’t bad, but now the only soda i drink is ginger beer.

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KGxvi  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:58:41pm

re: #245 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I acquired a taste for diet soda after I stopped drinking the regular stuff because I couldn’t control myself enough to keep my calorie counts down.

I don’t drink as much as I used to. Part of the reason is I have been drinking sugar free rockstar for a little more than a decade, so that handles my caffeine needs. And part is because I typically try to control my calories, but I tend tiny be bad at that too

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 4:59:02pm

There’s one thing about Dr. Pepper….you either love it or hate it. I hate it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:00:47pm

The only “local” beverage that I enjoy is Faygo. Their flavored seltzer is great.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:00:47pm

re: #237 plansbandc

Diet Dr. Pepper is delicious. <3

I drink diet soda and use sucralose in Kool-Aid because a VA dentist several years ago said if I kept drinking half-a-gallon of Kool-Aid a day plus sugar soda I could kiss my teeth good-bye.

I mostly stick to Diet Crush or Diet Mountain Dew (and Diet Vernor’s when I can get it).

Sugar sodas such as Triple Cola or Nehi Orange are rare treats.

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Chad Thundercock  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:01:16pm

re: #254 KGxvi

I don’t drink as much as I used to. Part of the reason is I have been drinking sugar free rockstar for a little more than a decade, so that handles my caffeine needs. And part is because I typically try to control my calories, but I tend tiny be bad at that too

Don’t buy Rockstar. The company is owned by extreme right-wing radio talker Michael Savage and his family.

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KGxvi  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:01:25pm

Actually, what might be my favorite but is rarely available in California, is iron beer. Usually can only find it in Cuban places. Guessing it’s more readily available in south Florida

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:01:34pm

re: #255 Cheechako

There’s one thing about Dr. Pepper….you either love it or hate it. I hate it.

The sugar-sweetened stuff is OK—it’s just prune cola. Not one of my favorites.

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teleskiguy  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:02:07pm

Oof.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:03:16pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:03:17pm

re: #130 wrenchwench

OT. I’ve been meaning to ask, is it terra-incognita, or terrain-cognita?

WW—weren’t you the one that was having the same problem I did with embedded tweets in Firefox? It took me a few days, but I finally thought to search exactly that: “embedded tweets in Firefox”. (Brain salad surgery, right?)

I found a discussion on the Mozilla forum with a guy who had the same problem. First they wanted him to refresh Firefox (which tosses all your extensions, so…no thanks). “I told you I already did that.” Then they wanted him to just wipe FF and start over from scratch. “Did that, too.”

Finally somebody chimed in about disabling “Tracking Protection”. Bingo! You should see a little shield icon next to the favicon in the address bar. Click on that and you see “Tracking Protection” which you can “disable for this…”—mine says “site”, they said “session”. I don’t know if that’s a version difference or a Mac vs. PC difference, so you might have to do it each time…but anyway, it worked! Tweets show in all their resource-hog glory!

Disabling “protection” sounds like a bad idea, but if nobody else has it, and I got by without it on FF until recently—and haven’t been arrested yet—I’ll chance it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:04:07pm

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

The only “local” beverage that I enjoy is Faygo. Their flavored seltzer is great.

I used to lurve Faygo Red Pop as a kid. I have no idea what they put in it (probably safer that way).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:06:29pm

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

The only “local” beverage that I enjoy is Faygo. Their flavored seltzer is great.

Barq’s Red Cream Soda for me. I’ve only ever seen it back in fish country (no idea where it’s local to), so whenever I go back home my folks pick up a 12-pack.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:07:55pm

re: #262 Patricia Kayden

Trump was never serious about doing anything to stop gun violence. He’s only serious about measures that will enrich his family or will overturn Obama’s accomplishments. An evil man to his core — followed by people who are either deplorable or truly naive.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:08:54pm

re: #265 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Barq’s Red Cream Soda for me. I’ve only ever seen it back in fish country (no idea where it’s local to), so whenever I go back home my folks pick up a 12-pack.

Barq’s is Coca-Cola’s brand of root beer, so it should be available anywhere. That said, I’ve never seen Red Cream Soda. Sounds interesting.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:10:36pm

re: #267 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Barq’s is Coca-Cola’s brand of root beer, so it should be available anywhere. That said, I’ve never seen Red Cream Soda. Sounds interesting.

Never been a fan of cream sodas or root beer. Actually I only enjoy colas and ( I confess) an occasional Dr. Pepper.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:10:48pm

re: #267 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Barq’s is Coca-Cola’s brand of root beer, so it should be available anywhere. That said, I’ve never seen Red Cream Soda. Sounds interesting.

It’s definitely not available everywhere. Actually, here in the wild north country, I don’t think I’ve even seen its generic brand replacement, Big Red, which hails from Texas.

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fern01  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:12:03pm

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹

They need to so VERY CLEARLY define what is net neutrality. The GOP deliberately named the concept so folks would think bad is good and up is down.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:12:56pm

re: #264 Anymouse 🌹

I used to lurve Faygo Red Pop as a kid. I have no idea what they put in it (probably safer that way).

You’re not perchance Insane or a Clown or a member of a Posse?

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:14:19pm

Tax Cuts!!

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:14:39pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Nope!

It was a favorite when young in the 60s.

It had some zip to it back then. Last time I tried it wasn’t anywhere near as good.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:14:54pm

On science, I do like the “Spurious Correlation” Website.

tylervigen.com

Plots charts to correlate to entirely unrelated sets of data.

Divorce Rate in Nebraska v Per Capita Consumption of Margarine
Correlation: 0.940555
tylervigen.com

Marriages are better off sticking to butter … perhaps that’s why I’m still married. /s

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:16:41pm

re: #224 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s an old-school ginger ale invented and mostly sold in Michigan.

It was always available in Northern Ohio.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:16:50pm

re: #268 Hecuba’s daughter

Never been a fan of cream sodas or root beer. Actually I only enjoy colas and ( I confess) an occasional Dr. Pepper.

We always just buy the store brand from whatever the closest store is—currently Safeway. We like to get their equivalent of Cola Zero and their diet black cherry and mix them half-and-half. Much better than anybody’s cherry cola.

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:18:24pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:18:42pm

re: #276 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We always just buy the store brand from whatever the closest store is—currently Safeway. We like to get their equivalent of Cola Zero and their diet black cherry and mix them half-and-half. Much better than anybody’s cherry cola.

Wild Cherry Pepsi was my jam when I was in high school. It was my fuel of choice for when I was performing my feats of academic and intellectual excellence.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:19:11pm

I really like Powerade Zero (the red kind). I find it tastes a lot better than the regular powerade.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:19:21pm

re: #231 freetoken

Perhaps I’m just being nostalgic, but given we now live in the click-bait era, I think I can make a case that journalism proper in this country peaked in the 1970’s, and has been going down hill since.

I think the entry of USA Today started to change the industry. It was more picture less text. It also meant less in depth coverage. That happened in the early 80s.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:19:28pm

re: #279 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I really like Powerade Zero (the red kind). I find it tastes a lot better than the regular powerade.

That’s my go-to hangover cure ;)

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:20:51pm

re: #276 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We always just buy the store brand from whatever the closest store is—currently Safeway. We like to get their equivalent of Cola Zero and their diet black cherry and mix them half-and-half. Much better than anybody’s cherry cola.

I accidentally purchased a diet Pepsi Cherry Cola because it was aspartame free (and I didn’t notice the particular flavor) — and decided I would not repeat that purchase again. So standard flavored colas for me — if they are diet and missing aspartame, which really limits the selection.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:21:54pm

re: #277 gocart mozart

Heaven forfend that the press call out a lie …

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:22:58pm

I think I would have chosen to serve my country as a White House staffer had I known there was a candyman.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:23:09pm

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

I accidentally purchased a diet Pepsi Cherry Cola because it was aspartame free (and I didn’t notice the particular flavor) — and decided I would not repeat that purchase again. So standard flavored colas for me — if they are diet and missing aspartame, which really limits the selection.

I think that’s what distinguishes the black-label colas (Cola Zero, etc.)—they have acesulfame instead of aspartame.

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:23:23pm

The only soda I drink is Pepsi made with real sugar. I average maybe 2 cans a week, so a 12-pack llasts a while.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:23:30pm

I’m refined (picky) enough to know that warm Pepsi is better than warm coke, and that nothing beats coke from a glass bottle (but they are too hard to come by - the ones in my supermarkets are only 8 ounces and they aren’t worth buying.)

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:24:24pm

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lawhawk  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:25:04pm

re: #277 gocart mozart

The JCPOA is why Iran doesn’t have nukes now. The Iran deal derailed the nuclear ambitions. We know this. Iran’s hardliners know this. They’d love to see the deal die too.

Trump is a nut.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:25:39pm

re: #288 Charles Johnson

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You knew I was a snake—oh, never mind!

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:26:03pm

re: #241 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t drink “pop” (as we call it) but I liked Vernors as a kid, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We called it a “Boston float.” Go know.

Ha. Vernor’s floats. I remember them.

Anyone remember the round plastic bulb with two spout/tubes that snapped apart in two halves and held one scoop of ice cream and then you put one of the tubes into the opening of a classic old pop bottle and the other you drank the pop through the ice cream?

I can’t remember if it had a name, but I remember my brothers and cousins and all used to put vanilla ice cream in it and drink either Vernor’s, Orange pop or Root Beer through it.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:26:12pm

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

I accidentally purchased a diet Pepsi Cherry Cola because it was aspartame free (and I didn’t notice the particular flavor) — and decided I would not repeat that purchase again. So standard flavored colas for me — if they are diet and missing aspartame, which really limits the selection.

At my hospital I occasionally scarf a little grape juice cup. One time I was rushing and the fridge light was out and I accidentally grabbed a prune juice and it was halfway down before I realized it and it was too late to stop. I couldn’t get that taste out of my mouth all day.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:27:08pm

re: #288 Charles Johnson

On that topic, look what just popped up on my Facebook feed…

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:27:13pm

I haven’t had soda/pop on a regular basis since high school when I could walk during open lunch to the convenience store, smoke a couple of pinch hits, and get Hostess Donut Gems and Mountain Dew. The second half of B-lunch class was epic, but the crash by 6th period was hard. That’s when I discovered Midol.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:27:32pm

re: #285 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I think that’s what distinguishes the black-label colas (Cola Zero, etc.)—they have acesulfame instead of aspartame.

Unfortunately it also includes aspartame. My favorite, Tab, has both saccharin and aspartame; I’m thinking of writing Coke and suggesting they return to their original formulation.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:27:49pm

re: #289 lawhawk

To me the whole thing demonstrates that Netanyahu sees Trump not so much as an ally, or a fellow traveler, but as Useful Idiot.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:29:34pm

re: #296 Blind Frog Belly White

To me the whole thing demonstrates that Netanyahu sees Trump not so much as an ally, or a fellow traveler, but as Useful Idiot.

Much of the GOP shares Trump’s view on the Iran deal.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:29:42pm

re: #293 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Lemme see - the “Mean Girl” goes out every night in front of strangers to tell truths that make them laugh, while the “Class Act” goes out every day in front of people she knows to tell lies that they print anyway.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:29:54pm

re: #291 ObserverArt

Ha. Vernor’s floats. I remember them.

Anyone remember the round plastic bulb with two spout/tubes that snapped apart in two halves and held one scoop of ice cream and then you put one of the tubes into the opening of a classic old pop bottle and the other you drank the pop through the ice cream?

I can’t remember if it had a name, but I remember my brothers and cousins and all used to put vanilla ice cream in it and drink either Vernor’s, Orange pop or Root Beer through it.

BOSTON COOLER!!! That’s what we called it. I don’t think people in Boston even ever heard of Vernors.

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b.d. (Disposable)  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:29:57pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:30:19pm

FUCK HIS FEELINGS

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teleskiguy  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:31:07pm

re: #112 Charles Johnson

That is *NUTTY*.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:33:37pm
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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:33:58pm

re: #267 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Barq’s is Coca-Cola’s brand of root beer, so it should be available anywhere. That said, I’ve never seen Red Cream Soda. Sounds interesting.

The one thing about Barq’s, unlike other root beers, is that it contains caffeine (hence the “one with bite” campaign).

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:35:41pm

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹

Senate Democrats successfully force a vote on Net Neutrality, now scheduled for May 9.

engadget.com

(more)

That’s good. This needs to be one of the things they need to talk about this fall. I work with a few 20 somethings that are interested in this (they’re software engineers, so they actually know what it means), that really aren’t paying attention to much else. The can win some more votes with this issue.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:36:15pm

There are those that my disagree, but I think she is a Nat. Treasure at this point.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:36:45pm

re: #297 Hecuba’s daughter

Much of the GOP shares Trump’s view on the Iran deal.

True, but in this case as someone pointed out, Netanyahu’s presentation was intended for an audience of one, and since even Israel admitted there was nothing really new in the whole thing, it seems to me it was intended to fool our Moron-In-Chief. That’s why I’m pretty sure Netanyahu think’s Trump’s an idiot who can be easily manipulated with shiny objects, rather than an ally.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:38:03pm

Good old Google image search…

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:38:38pm

re: #293 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

On that topic, look what just popped up on my Facebook feed…

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I missed the part where Sarah has been a class act.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:40:24pm

re: #309 Belafon

I missed the part where Sarah has been a class act.

She’s a good Christian (i.e. a Republican).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:40:47pm

re: #309 Belafon

I missed the part where Sarah has been a class act.

She didn’t walk out while being roasted, which was all of 4 lines. Gathering up her stuff would have taken longer.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:41:38pm

re: #306 Dave In Austin

There are those that my disagree, but I think she is a Nat. Treasure at this point.

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I follow Stormy, but only for the articles.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:41:42pm

re: #310 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

She’s a good Christian (i.e. a Republican).

Her pappy is a preacher. She’s a preacher’s daughter.

Can’t not be no bad in that girl…spit!

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:41:44pm

Was there a press briefing today or was everyone licking their wounds?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:42:21pm

re: #313 ObserverArt

Her pappy is a preacher. She’s a preachers daughter.

Can’t not be no bad in that girl…spit!

Mrs. Fish is a pastor’s daughter and I can completely disagree with that statement. ;)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:43:12pm

re: #313 ObserverArt

Her pappy is a preacher. She’s a preachers daughter.

Can’t not be no bad in that girl…spit!

Am attempting to work my way through the triple negatives….

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teleskiguy  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:45:04pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Best Ginger Ale ever. My local Ridley’s carries it.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:45:35pm

re: #316 Blind Frog Belly White

Am attempting to work my way through the triple negatives….

You isn’t ain’t from Ark Kansas isn’t you?

: )

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:45:52pm

re: #167 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It is true, but I’m actually not quite sure where the two-different-speed-limits thing came from. It’s been around since Indiana started increasing the speed limit on federal interstates from the historical 55 mph back in the early 2000’s. It does make navigating Indiana’s freeways a pain in the ass, though, especially since the volume of trucking running through the Crossroads of America is rather significant.

California had (has) trailers limited to 55 on some highways. I tow a trailer behind my harley and could never get a clear answer whether that applied to me or not.
So I tooled along in the right lane at 55.

I did find out that inspection stations “all trailers must exit here” did not apply to me. “What are you doing here?”. “sign said all trailers”. “no, not you”. Ok

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:46:48pm

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

In Philly we say “Is it Frank’s? Thanks.”

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:48:02pm

WTF is Benjamin Netanyahu doing. Argh. We really are living in the Age of the Warmongers.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:48:33pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

I love Vernor’s just as much I love Tom Tucker Mint Ginger Ale.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:48:59pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

WTF is Benjamin Netanyahu doing. Argh. We really are living in the Age of the Warmongers.

HE really needs a war with Iran to distract the masses.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:49:23pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

WTF is Benjamin Netanyahu doing. Argh. We really are living in the Age of the Warmongers.

The airstrike or the revelation of the alleged documents?

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:51:50pm

re: #320 PhillyPretzel

In Philly we say “Is it Frank’s? Thanks.”

Can you still get Hires Root Beer down there? I used to love that stuff.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:53:58pm

re: #325 makeitstop

I have not seen too much Frank’s lately. I have seen Day’s. Then again Hires and Pennsylvania Dutch are still around.

I am typing this while watching Star Wars. It is difficult to concentrate.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:54:12pm

re: #303 The Vicious Babushka

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An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @BarackObama’s birth certificate is a fraud.
4:23 PM - Aug 6, 2012

Can we see Mr. Trump’s Wharton transcripts?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:56:28pm

re: #325 makeitstop

Can you still get Hires Root Beer down there? I used to love that stuff.

I liked Snapple and Best Health All Natural’s Root Beer. Both had an incredible taste but were crystal clear—no caramel coloring!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:57:16pm

re: #293 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

On that topic, look what just popped up on my Facebook feed…

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If I had a daughter (I don’t), the last thing I would want her to be is an Evangelical liar.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:57:40pm

re: #327 Barefoot Grin

Dr Amy Gutmann, the current president of University of Pennsylvania, might be able to help. She is not very fond of him.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:57:53pm

re: #284 Barefoot Grin

I think I would have chosen to serve my country as a White House staffer had I known there was a candyman.

The yam, in his infinite ability to ruin everything, has placed the eyes on this casual drug dispensary. (I’d totally participate of course.)

People are freaking out that he’s ruined an awesome benefit.

Red eyes are gonna be shitty from now on.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:58:03pm

re: #319 dangerman

You should be fine riding the posted speed limit with a MC trailer. That applies to commercial trailers.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 5:59:16pm

Mom and Dad LOVED Tom Tucker Mint Ginger Ale. It’s sold in the Pittsburgh area.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:01:41pm

re: #324 Unshaken Defiance

The airstrike or the revelation of the alleged documents?

Yes.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:02:11pm

re: #325 makeitstop

Can you still get Hires Root Beer down there? I used to love that stuff.

We had Stewart’s Root Beer in my old hometown. The absolute best Root Beer ever. That stuff was so strong it would choke you. And it was loaded with co2 bubbles. Made the best floats ever. They sold it at the Stewart’s Root Beer stands (restaurants) where they also made great burgers and fries and hot chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, etc.

They had other flavors of soft drinks too that were all good, but they were known for their root beer.

Between Stewart’s Root Beer Stands and Isaly’s Ice Cream and Snack Bars…my old hometown had some classics. Now the city is almost dead.

I see it is still sold somewhere as it is part of The Snapple Group.

Link

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retired cynic  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:02:32pm

re: #295 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately it also includes aspartame. My favorite, Tab, has both saccharin and aspartame; I’m thinking of writing Coke and suggesting they return to their original formulation.

I loved Coke Zero. The new Zero sugar Coke, not so much. I replaced it with Pellegrino sparkling water, and hope that is better for me.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:03:52pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

WTF is Benjamin Netanyahu doing. Argh. We really are living in the Age of the Warmongers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:04:35pm

re: #318 ObserverArt

You isn’t ain’t from Ark Kansas isn’t you?

: )

Yes. Or no. Whichever is appropriate.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:04:41pm
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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:05:10pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:05:56pm

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

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Bolton probably tweeted that. I’m shocked they took it down.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:06:03pm

Another flagrant lie gets memory-holed.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:06:35pm

Iraq 2.0

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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:07:10pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Mom and Dad LOVED Tom Tucker Mint Ginger Ale. It’s sold in the Pittsburgh area.

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If you (or anybody else) is ever near Easton, MA, check out Simpson Spring—water, craft soda and craft seltzer. Yum.

simpsonspring.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:07:48pm

Their current tweet:

Gee, if only a bunch of countries could get together and use economic pressure to get Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program! Wouldn’t that be swell?

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:08:04pm

I’m sure these tweets about Iran’s nuke program are really upsetting Mitch and the Gang down at the Senate. Right?

Right???

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retired cynic  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:09:44pm

Root Beer: IBC is the best IMO. Their cream soda, too. Although my memories of A&W in the frozen mugs place that real high on the charts!

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:11:56pm

re: #347 retired cynic

Root Beer: IBC is the best IMO. Their cream soda, too. Although my memories of A&W in the frozen mugs place that real high on the charts!

Me too, but I don’t know if it is just nostalgia or if the original A&W served at their car-hop stands in those glass mugs really was superior.

Loved those little squawk boxes through which one could not understand what was being said.

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nowherenorth2  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:13:48pm

re: #347 retired cynic

I like Vernors. I like a and w root beer and a good sasparilla. Here in northern New York we have saranac, which is the local cheap soda and they make a good ginger ale and a decent root beer.

Fun fact. They come in 3 liter sizes. I used the 3 liter ginger ale and a bottle of crown royale to make a nice 3 liter highball for my 21 birthday. It was good. And it was spiked like a football when emptied.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:15:20pm

re: #348 freetoken

Me too, but I don’t know if it is just nostalgia or if the original A&W served at their car-hop stands in those glass mugs really was superior.

Loved those little squawk boxes through which one could not understand what was being said.

Indianola, IA has an A&W restaurant. They still have the phones you order from at the tables. It actually distracted me a little bit because I could hear the person responding to me behind me out of sync with their voice on the phone.

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:15:22pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:17:41pm
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Chad Thundercock  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:17:49pm

re: #345 Blind Frog Belly White

Their current tweet:

The White House✔
The Iranian regime has shown it will use destructive weapons against its neighbors and others. Iran must never have nuclear weapons.

Umm… there are other countries that used “destructive weapons” against Iran’s neighbors.
like, say, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:21:10pm

re: #352 Blind Frog Belly White

You better watch out, Karen, or they’ll call you a mean girl.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:21:19pm

Going through my E-mail … hmmm …

My Wells Fargo credentials need updating.

Interesting, since I never had a Wells Fargo account.

Plus, even if Wells Fargo wanted to send me an E-mail, I doubt it would go through hindustannet (dot) com.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:24:08pm

re: #355 Anymouse 🌹

Going through my E-mail … hmmm …

My Wells Fargo credentials need updating.

Interesting, since I never had a Wells Fargo account.

Plus, even if Wells Fargo wanted to send me an E-mail, I doubt it would go through hindustannet (dot) com.

Just tell them that if they let you withdraw $5000 first to establish their credibility then you’ll provide the information.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:24:36pm

re: #293 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:25:43pm

At the hotel happy hour. Because free. They just said goodbye to the family who’s been here 8 months.

Totally think I’ll be here till 6/30.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:26:21pm

re: #352 Blind Frog Belly White

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What the fuck do these people do for this lifestyle?

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:30:33pm

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

What the fuck do these people do for this lifestyle?

They’re white.

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:31:08pm

A long thread from PropaneJane worth the read:

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stpaulbear  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:32:28pm

re: #246 KGxvi

I’m guessing the Secret Service is in line right behind the Pentagon screaming “don’t go to the fucking dmz you idiotic fucking moron!”

I’m guessing that Pence is right behind Trump whispering that it would be a genius!! move and he’ll be worshiped through all eternity if he goes to the DMZ.

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:33:03pm

re: #352 Blind Frog Belly White

Remember, NBCU has been in bed with Trump for many years. They’ve sent him millions and millions of dollars.

And their parent conglomerate now, Comcast, is one of the big sticks by which to hit Congresspeople.

So why do people think that Chuck Todd & Co. are really going to question what is going on?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:33:16pm

re: #181 Anymouse 🌹

Lots of people get admitted to MIT. Not a sign of exceptional intelligence. (While the exceptionally intelligent probably have a better chance, so do the exceptionally wealthy.)

My congresscritter Thomas Massie is an MIT grad.
He is an idiot.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:34:35pm

re: #360 freetoken

They’re white.

I’ve got that covered.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:34:57pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:35:53pm

re: #365 Barefoot Grin

I’ve got that covered.

What do you use? Everything I try runs when I sweat….

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:36:19pm

re: #365 Barefoot Grin

I’ve got that covered.

They be doing white and they be born into the right families.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:40:06pm

Continuing through my E-mail …

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:42:14pm

re: #367 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

What do you use? Everything I try runs when I sweat….

If it makes anyone feel better, I’m over 50, an age where we used to put things on our white skin to enhance the creation of melanoma on purpose. We didn’t know that. We didn’t need to. Our selective science said that tobacco caused no ills.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:46:35pm

re: #288 Charles Johnson

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:48:06pm

The word “elite” expresses a terror of being judged, as far as I can tell.

It’s not about a real hierarchy, but about claiming victimhood exclusively and claiming all criticism is down-punching. And furthermore staking out populist real estate by painting all comers as aristos.

It’s the Ultimate Nullifier, but for structured arguments: to claim moral or intellectual equality is to actually claim inherent superiority, and thus arrogance, and thus reason and articulateness indict the articulate reasoner as, in gnostic terms, the truly immoral/ignorant one.

This is the other side of the pastoralism and sentimentality that form the folksy real genius, for whom “common sense” is real intelligence, and moral character.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:49:02pm

re: #360 freetoken

They’re white.

If you read the Times article linked above in Blind Frog’s #352, Matt Schlapp basically admits he sold his soul and reputation for the money. But hey, the snake charmer couple have each other!

I did not know he worked with the Kochs. That says a lot.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:49:30pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:50:03pm

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Dave In Austin  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:50:28pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

WTF is Benjamin Netanyahu doing. Argh. We really are living in the Age of the Warmongers.

Promoting engagement. With added John Bolton!

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:52:04pm

re: #344 BeachDem

If you (or anybody else) is ever near Easton, MA, check out Simpson Springs—water, craft soda and craft seltzer. Yum.

simpsonspring.com

One of the great things produced in my hometown!! Root beer to die for.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:53:47pm

re: #374 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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People pay to watch those idiots?

Damn, I guess doing the right thing doesn’t pay.

Damn nuns lied to me in school. Ruined me for life. *Grumble*

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:54:31pm

I’m saying this in my best Irish brogue for no reason: these are not smart people:

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:54:34pm
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plansbandc  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:54:56pm

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

Diet Mountain Dew is delicious too. My big treat these days though is Cherry Coke Zero. Yum!

If I have a rare sugar pop, I love a Mexican Coke (cane sugar) in a bottle. Tastes like Coke from when we were kids.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:55:26pm

re: #361 Belafon

A long thread from PropaneJane worth the read:

Damn. What does she really think?

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:55:32pm

One of my earliest LGF creations.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:56:31pm

I mean honestly, are we really surprised can’t even release a damn statement without screwing it up?

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:58:08pm

re: #332 Dave In Austin

You should be fine riding the posted speed limit with a MC trailer. That applies to commercial trailers.

This was years ago. And all I had was the signs. If I’m back out that way again I’ll say Dave in Austin said it was ok. ;-)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 30, 2018 • 6:58:13pm

re: #372 The Ghost of a Flea

Tying this into my favorite preoccupation [drink!]—

The axiom is that they get to do the judging and that their judgement can’t be questioned.

Hence being “elite”—putatively higher in standing, or better—is both the most threatening thing possible and the greatest transgression.

This is…well, it’s not something to chuckle about. Inherent hierarchy is one of the precursors to ideology that results in fucking up constantly and not admitting it, and thus constantly need heads on pikes to keep afloat.

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dangerman  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:00:43pm

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

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JESUS H CHRIST they have taken down the tweet. It was probably just a clerical error. They just don’t know what the fuck they are doing. They couldn’t follow the evidence or didn’t understand what was being said.

I am just…done

Sorry Elliot. You’re not nearly done.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:01:06pm

re: #381 plansbandc

Diet Mountain Dew is delicious too. My big treat these days though is Cherry Coke Zero. Yum!

If I have a rare sugar pop, I love a Mexican Coke (cane sugar) in a bottle. Tastes like Coke from when we were kids.

We can buy Mexican Coca-Cola at the local (sixteen miles away) grocery store.

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:01:13pm

Weird, I just lost all images from Twitter, whether embedded here or on their site.

Now I know how Belafon feels when he’s at work.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:03:45pm
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retired cynic  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:04:51pm

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹

Elect the same to be governor.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:06:49pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:07:43pm

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹

supah mumsie
@supahmumsie
I drove through Missouri & every exit had porn, liquor, guns, & fireworks. What the hell do people DO there??

9:09 PM - Apr 30, 2018

Get drunk, shoot their dicks off, light a string of fireworks all while watching Ron Jeremy DVDs.

Hell of a rush. At least the first time.

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scottslemmons  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:07:52pm

re: #371 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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This is absolutely my favorite Don’t Tread variant. :)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:08:04pm

re: #392 jaunte

Considering how tight a ship Robert Mueller has run so far, I am somewhat sceptical of someone purporting to have a list of questions he wants to ask Donald Trump.

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BigPapa  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:09:35pm

I’m wondering if these leaked Q’s were authorized to be leaked by Mueller or somebody is going to be in trouble. He doesn’t usually play those games.

Unless the leak is meant to convince Team Trump of what questions and avenues SC will take. Only to change avenue and ask new or other questions for the trip up.

Hard to call at the moment but it’s not Mueller’s style.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:09:43pm

re: #395 Anymouse 🌹

He does run a tight ship, but it would be a huge black eye to the NYT if this list turns out to be faked.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:10:04pm

They would probably be careful about the sourcing.

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:10:53pm

re: #395 Anymouse 🌹

re: #396 BigPapa

When is a leak not a leak?

Anyway, I too am doubtful if these questions are a real leak. Perhaps some lawyer just jotted down all the questions that an investigator would likely ask?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:11:25pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

Am I the only other person here who knows what Vernor’s is?

Vernor’s is so superior to Canada Dry, it’s almost not worth trying to explain.

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scottslemmons  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:11:31pm

Haven’t been able to drink soda for a few years, but I can tell you Diet Dr Pepper is the best possible regular diet soda, exceeded only by Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper, which is what they serve in Heaven.

Also, root beer is oh-so-good, and I miss it oh-so-much.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:11:43pm

re: #397 jaunte

He does run a tight ship, but it would be a huge black eye to the NYT if this list turns out to be faked.

Would another black eye show on their current face?

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:11:54pm

re: #396 BigPapa

I’m wondering if these leaked Q’s were authorized to be leaked by Mueller or somebody is going to be in trouble. He doesn’t usually play those games.

Unless the leak is meant to convince Team Trump of what questions and avenues SC will take. Only to change avenue and ask new or other questions for the trip up.

Hard to call at the moment but it’s not Mueller’s style.

I think someone in the White House leaked them. McGahn, maybe?

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:12:13pm

re: #395 Anymouse 🌹

Considering how tight a ship Robert Mueller has run so far, I am somewhat sceptical of someone purporting to have a list of questions he wants to ask Donald Trump.

Mueller’s team reportedly shared the list of questions with Trump’s lawyers, that’s where the leak would have come from.

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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:12:16pm

re: #398 jaunte

They would probably be careful about the sourcing.

They were written on the back of a receipt attached to the pizza that was delivered at 1AM to the data archiving center.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:12:17pm

I can’t wait for next week when Tom goofs on the Presstitute Clambake!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:13:35pm
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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:13:40pm

re: #404 goddamnedfrank

Mueller’s team reportedly shared the list of questions with Trump’s lawyers, that’s where the leak would have come from.

Check. McGahn’s my guess.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:14:10pm

re: #224 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s an old-school ginger ale invented and mostly sold in Michigan.

It’s available here in TheBackwoods. I always have a reasonable supply on hand in the pantry (right now there are 2-1/2 cases).

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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:15:08pm
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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:15:14pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:16:35pm

Cheebus. Fox News is still going on about Michelle Wolf. She really struck a raw nerve or two.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:18:09pm
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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:18:22pm
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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:19:54pm

re: #412 The Vicious Babushka

Cheebus. Fox News is still going on about Michelle Wolf. She really struck a raw nerve or two.

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So many raw nerves at the after parties in their power circles doing the jerk.

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Interesting Times  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:20:03pm

re: #412 The Vicious Babushka

Cheebus. Fox News is still going on about Michelle Wolf. She really struck a raw nerve or two.

Meanwhile, when I checked Wolf’s follower count right around the time of the WHCD, it was somewhere between the 220-250k mark. Now, it’s pretty much double at 443k. Not bad for a “bomb” :D

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:21:49pm
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Renaissance_Man  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:22:32pm

re: #396 BigPapa

I’m wondering if these leaked Q’s were authorized to be leaked by Mueller or somebody is going to be in trouble. He doesn’t usually play those games.

Unless the leak is meant to convince Team Trump of what questions and avenues SC will take. Only to change avenue and ask new or other questions for the trip up.

Hard to call at the moment but it’s not Mueller’s style.

Or, given who we’re talking about, release the questions and Trump and his family will probably answer all of them on Twitter and on TV. Because they can’t help themselves.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:22:44pm

The butthurt goes on and on

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:22:50pm

re: #415 JordanRules

So many raw nerves at the after parties in their power circles doing the jerk.

Fashionably upset.

Tsk, tsk. The nerve!

…More champagne?

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Amory Blaine  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:25:00pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Here’s John Galt in the forum:

User avatar

John Galt
Senior Member
Posts: 586
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Location: DFW
Re: 147th Annual NRA Meeting in Dallas
Postby John Galt » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:41 pm

I am just going to make it easy on myself and leave the gun at home.

Because doing the easy thing is what John Galt would do. HAHAHAHAHA

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:25:48pm

re: #418 Renaissance_Man

Or, given who we’re talking about, release the questions and Trump and his family will probably answer all of them on Twitter and on TV. Because they can’t help themselves.

Oh pretty please. I’d laugh my ass off.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:26:52pm

re: #407 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:27:16pm

And then on the other hand:

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:27:46pm

re: #412 The Vicious Babushka

And while I was replying to this, Ingraham’s video played, and she had a picture of both Wolf and Debbie Wasserman Schultz together. Why? Because of their looks.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:28:04pm

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

The butthurt goes on and on

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:28:58pm

re: #418 Renaissance_Man

Or, given who we’re talking about, release the questions and Trump and his family will probably answer all of them on Twitter and on TV. Because they can’t help themselves.

I’d say you might be on the right road. It would not be surprising at all.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:30:04pm

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

The butthurt goes on and on

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He makes a point about ‘abortion jokes.’

Uh Matt, let’s talk about that m’kay?

Do you want to go there?

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Amory Blaine  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:31:48pm

Maybe you guys can help me. I’m having a dickens of a time trying to find one of those zombie shooting target that looks like Donald Trump. Huh, I wonder why that is…

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BigPapa  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:34:32pm

re: #418 Renaissance_Man

Or, given who we’re talking about, release the questions and Trump and his family will probably answer all of them on Twitter and on TV. Because they can’t help themselves.

Yeah, I missed where the WH has already received the questions. I suppose in their position of multi-precarity releasing the questions and white noising the chatter might provide an advantage.

But I’m sure Team Mueller thought of that.

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:35:09pm

re: #425 Belafon

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And while I was replying to this, Ingraham’s video played, and she had a picture of both Wolf and Debbie Wasserman Schultz together. Why? Because of their looks.

Further tying Wolf to elite demonic democratic leaders. It’s a cheap easy target, which the Republican party is good for feeding their ignorant base.

It will eventually turn to: “Did you see that Debbie Wasserman Schultz woman telling all them dirty jokes about abortion at the White House?”

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ObserverArt  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:39:16pm

Jill Wine-Banks on Lawrence O’Donnell just said something to the effect of: “I can’t remember, how long has it been now that Rudy Giuliani was going to get to putting an end to this investigation by getting Mueller to talk with him?”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:40:29pm

Of course he does

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:43:01pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:47:56pm
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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:49:03pm

re: #377 Cheechako

One of the great things produced in my hometown!! Root beer to die for.

Heh—I wondered if you would see this. Went last summer and only regret I could only drink what I had time for while in Easton and couldn’t bring any home.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:50:04pm

re: #425 Belafon

And while I was replying to this, Ingraham’s video played, and she had a picture of both Wolf and Debbie Wasserman Schultz together. Why? Because of their looks.

Here’s a fun fact. Wolf worked at Bear Stearns and JPMorganChase for four years before breaking into stand-up.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:51:20pm

re: #397 jaunte

He does run a tight ship, but it would be a huge black eye to the NYT if this list turns out to be faked.

Like the Iraq War? Like her E-mails? Like Maggie Haberman’s outage over Michelle Wolf? Like their support of Hitler (the first one)?

It doesn’t seem as though the NYT has shame.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:51:53pm

re: #438 Anymouse 🌹

All good points, but I believe this list is real.

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gocart mozart  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:53:17pm
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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:54:34pm

re: #437 wheat-dogg

Here’s a fun fact. Wolf worked at Bear Stearns and JPMorganChase for four years before breaking into stand-up.

She made a joke about it in the monologue - something like ‘I worked at Bear Stearns, and I got fucked just like everybody else’ (paraphrasing).

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:55:01pm

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s available here in TheBackwoods. I always have a reasonable supply on hand in the pantry (right now there are 2-1/2 cases).

I’m planning my trip from Chez Tumbleweed to your place right now… .

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:55:43pm

re: #414 JordanRules

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Netanyahu’s whole thing about this is about what Iran was doing in fucking 2003 for fuck’s sake. And they killed the program anyway.

The worst thing about this? Trump will fall for it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:56:27pm

It’s coming!

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:57:48pm

What the ever loving fuck?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 30, 2018 • 7:59:52pm

re: #445 MsJ

What the ever loving fuck?

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Look, I’m sure whatever problems you ladies are having with your lady parts will work themselves out. Now just sit there and look pretty like God created you to do.///

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:00:21pm

re: #429 Amory Blaine

Maybe you guys can help me. I’m having a dickens of a time trying to find one of those zombie shooting target that looks like Donald Trump. Huh, I wonder why that is…

You can get “Donald Trump, Zombie Hunter” at amazon.com

It’s about as bad from the description as you’d expect.

As for targets, shooting pictures of political opponents is a conservative thing.

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:00:24pm

re: #436 BeachDem

Heh—I wondered if you would see this. Went last summer and only regret I could only drink what I had time for while in Easton and couldn’t bring any home.

Last time I was there I stopped by to get small supply.

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MsJ  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:01:00pm

From the Everything He Touches Dies file.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:03:20pm

re: #445 MsJ

What the ever loving fuck?

Nothing like public shaming there either … teacher E-mails the entire staff to say which girl is allowed to wear a sweater around their waist so she’s not dinged for violating the dress code.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:06:57pm

Catching up on this thread I see y’all have been debating soda (pop) brands. Why has no one mentioned Ale-8-One, the pride of Winchester, KY? Among ginger flavored drinks, it’s my favorite (aside from ginger beers, which have way more bite).

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:06:59pm

re: #449 MsJ

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:08:24pm

re: #452 Belafon

I updated my tweet.

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scottslemmons  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:08:46pm

re: #450 Anymouse 🌹

Nothing like public shaming there either … teacher E-mails the entire staff to say which girl is allowed to wear a sweater around their waist so she’s not dinged for violating the dress code.

Don’t even have to email the staff. Everyone in school is going to know that girls wearing their sweaters around their waist are on their periods.

I swear, sometimes I suspect school administrators are just made of pure bottled cruelty.

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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:09:45pm

re: #448 Cheechako

Last time I was there I stopped by to get small supply.

I did bring home some maple bacon syrup and 3-pepper ketchup from their little store. I love that place. (Even my crabby nieces like going there.)

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Belafon  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:11:29pm

re: #454 scottslemmons

Don’t even have to email the staff. Everyone in school is going to know that girls wearing their sweaters around their waist are on their periods.

I swear, sometimes I suspect school administrators are just made of pure bottled cruelty.

Based on who was in the picture at the story, black girls, it’s obvious the school was being run by some racists who think they need to correct these girls with hard discipline.

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:13:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:15:00pm

re: #454 scottslemmons

Don’t even have to email the staff. Everyone in school is going to know that girls wearing their sweaters around their waist are on their periods.

I swear, sometimes I suspect school administrators are just made of pure bottled cruelty.

Charter school administrators: Libertarians.

At least Reason Magazine has quit bashing “liberals stifling Kevin Williamson’s free speech.” They’re now arguing why Allison Mack is being railroaded on the sex trafficking cult she was part of.
reason.com

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:15:56pm

re: #455 BeachDem

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:21:37pm
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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:22:54pm

Is an attack on one liar an attack on all liars, or does it matter who the liars (Fox News) are?

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:24:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:29:39pm

re: #462 jaunte

Response to that tweet …

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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:30:27pm

re: #463 Anymouse 🌹

It looks like Pence is adopting Trump’s posture.

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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:36:51pm
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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:37:00pm

re: #459 Cheechako

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:37:46pm

For the second year in a row, someone stole credentials to nominate Donald Trump for a Nobel Prize.

washingtonpost.com

A person appears to have stolen someone’s identity to nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize — for the second year in a row.

Olav Njolstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Peace Prize, told The Washington Post via email that it appears the same person is responsible for both forged nominations. The perpetrator had pretended to be someone else to make the nomination, Njolstad said — someone who was qualified.

“We receive many invalid nominations each year in the sense that they don’t meet the deadline or the nominator is not in fact qualified to nominate,” Njolstad said. “But to my knowledge this is the first example of a forged nomination where someone has stolen the identity of another person.”

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sauceruney  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:40:52pm

re: #452 Belafon

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Anyone coming here for FIFA would demonized by FOX as a horde of bad-hombres planning on overstaying their visas, then met by violent MAGA protesters and ICE officers at the borders/airports. So Trump is being a troll.

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makeitstop  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:43:28pm

After this NYT story, tomorrow morning’s tweet storm should be one for the books.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:50:12pm

Trump allied House Conservatives draft articles of impeachment “as a last resort” against Rod Rosenstein.

washingtonpost.com

350,000 people are now registered to hit the streets if that happens:
act.moveon.org

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:51:34pm

re: #441 makeitstop

She made a joke about it in the monologue - something like ‘I worked at Bear Stearns, and I got fucked just like everybody else’ (paraphrasing).

“That whole company went down on me without my consent“

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:54:00pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 30, 2018 • 8:54:55pm
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jaunte  Apr 30, 2018 • 9:00:13pm
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freetoken  Apr 30, 2018 • 9:02:12pm

re: #465 JordanRules

Blankenship has gone after McConnell in startlingly personal ways. During a recent interview with POLITICO, Blankenship said McConnell “has a lot of connections in China,” and that Chao is “from China, so we have to be really concerned that we are in truth” putting America’s interests first.

The GOP laying in bed with the America-firsters has given them coal-tar fleas.

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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 9:14:11pm
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JordanRules  Apr 30, 2018 • 9:22:06pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:02:37pm

re: #471 goddamnedfrank

“That whole company went down on me without my consent“

“I wasn’t sexually harassed, but I definitely got fucked.”

First f-bomb I’ve ever heard at the WHCD. Might be the last, too. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

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teleskiguy  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:06:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:17:20pm
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BeachDem  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:23:55pm

Must be dust in the air. From Shah Marai, one of those killed in the Kabul suicide bombing.

But there is no more hope. Life seems to be even more difficult than under the Taliban because of the insecurity. I don’t dare to take my children for a walk. I have five and they spend their time cooped up inside the house. Every morning as I go to the office and every evening when I return home, all I think of are cars that can be booby-trapped, or of suicide bombers coming out of a crowd. I can’t take the risk. So we don’t go out. I remember all too well my friend and colleague Sardar, who was killed with his wife, a daughter and a son while on an outing at a hotel, with only his small son somehow surviving the attack.

I have never felt life to have so little prospects and I don’t see a way out. It’s a time of anxiety.

correspondent.afp.com

But let’s talk about Sarah’s eye makeup and how dismayed the WHCA is about Michelle’s harsh words. Ugh. I’m out for the night.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:29:26pm

re: #481 BeachDem

Perhaps Maggie Haberman should have that tossed at her Twitter feed.

I doubt she’d care, nor Chris Cillizza.

The new conservative cruelty, same as the old conservative cruelty.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:31:25pm

I’m out for the night. Leaving on a funny tweet … .

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Cheechako  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:34:48pm

re: #466 BeachDem

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 30, 2018 • 10:49:04pm

re: #410 JordanRules

Trump could either tell the truth in answer to those questions, in which case he’d incriminate himself, or he could lie, in which case he’d perjure himself. Most likely, Mueller already knows the answers to these questions.

For Trump, it’s the ultimate Catch-22; I have no doubt his legal team easily recognizes this.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:10:53pm

Luna Lee has a new cover — Cinnamon Girl.

Neil Young- Cinnamon Girl Gayageum ver. by Luna

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:32:07pm

re: #472 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The anti-vaccine movement in the United States has spread to pets, prompting the British Veterinary Association to issue a warning: Dogs cannot develop autism

Yeah, but what about epilepsy? Think about the epileptic dogs

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:36:18pm

Saudi Arabia will execute ‘atheist for insulting the prophet’

A Saudi Arabian man who renounced Islam and made disparaging remarks about the prophet Muhammad has been sentenced to death.

Authorities became aware of Ahmad Al-Shamri in 2014 after he uploaded a series of videos reflecting his views on social media. He was subsequently arrested on charges of atheism and blasphemy, faced trial and was sentenced to death in February 2015.

Al-Shamri is reportedly in his early 20s and comes from the city of Hafar Al-Batin, located in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:39:32pm

re: #488 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Saudi Arabia will execute ‘atheist for insulting the prophet’

and we are still convinced that the Saudis must represent “moderate” Islam because they are our allies…

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:46:52pm

White House Chief of Staff Kelly denies reports he called Trump an ‘idiot’

these statements generally come a week or two before the firing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:48:42pm

re: #490 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

White House Chief of Staff Kelly denies reports he called Trump an ‘idiot’

these statements generally come a week or two before the firing

There was an old Soviet-era joke about the fellow who got ten years in prison camp for calling Chairman Brezhnev and idiot: One year for insulting Soviet authorities and nine years for revealing a state secret.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 30, 2018 • 11:56:20pm

re: #491 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There was an old Soviet-era joke about the fellow who got ten years in prison camp for calling Chairman Brezhnev and idiot: One year for insulting Soviet authorities and nine years for revealing a state secret.

heh!

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freetoken  May 1, 2018 • 12:25:58am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 12:42:16am

I’m looking at my Democratic Party primary ballot right now. (I’m going to town in the morning to pay my property taxes, vote, and then take my wife to the doctor.)

Wholly moley! The Dems here have candidates for everything this year, from my local school board to the natural resources district board.

Every position has at least one candidate. Well done, Nebraska Democrats.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 1, 2018 • 12:48:12am

re: #494 Anymouse 🌹

I’m looking at my Democratic Party primary ballot right now. (I’m going to town in the morning to pay my property taxes, vote, and then take my wife to the doctor.)

Wholly moley! The Dems here have candidates for everything this year, from my local school board to the natural resources district board.

Every position has at least one candidate. Well done, Nebraska Democrats.

what sort of chances do they stand, or rather, which ones have a reasonable chance of at least doing well?

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Anymouse 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 12:58:43am

re: #495 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

what sort of chances do they stand, or rather, which ones have a reasonable chance of at least doing well?

Well, on my school board election, one of the Democrats is the vice-chair and another is a member of the board. (Three seats are up for election on the board this year.)

On my village board, beats me what chance I have. /s

State governor has a GOP defector from 2017, state senator Bob Krist. He has a legal challenge for switching parties in December from one of the candidates, Tyler Davis. I don’t know much about him, but Nebraska TV has several clips from ABC about the legal challenge to Sen. Krist. (The Dems have refused to give Krist access to the voter lists of the Democratic Party, but are not commenting on the case.)
nebraska.tv

My choice for governor would be long-time Omaha activist Vanessa Ward. (Amongst other things, she wants to know how Trump’s tariffs are going to hurt NE-3 farmers and ranchers.)
nebraska.tv

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Anymouse 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 1:20:32am

The only position the Nebraska Democratic Party has no candidate for is State Treasurer.

My wife has now launched a write-in campaign for the primary, which is May 15.

I’m sending an E-mail blast to everyone in the state I know… .

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John Hughes  May 1, 2018 • 1:38:05am

re: #23 The Ghost of a Flea

Good Guys have blue lasers, Bad Guys have red lasers. Duh.

Sounds like something a Synth would say.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 2:45:51am

re: #497 Anymouse 🌹

The only position the Nebraska Democratic Party has no candidate for is State Treasurer.

My wife has now launched a write-in campaign for the primary, which is May 15.

I’m sending an E-mail blast to everyone in the state I know… .

Good luck to your wife!

Although not the same situation — the Democratic Party in Illinois was supporting a write-in candidate for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Board this March and he received the requisite number of votes to compete in November. The original candidate had died and it was too late for a substitute to qualify to be on the ballot. Hopefully your wife will be successful.

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goddamnedfrank  May 1, 2018 • 2:48:18am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 2:58:21am

re: #499 Hecuba’s daughter

Good luck to your wife!

Although not the same situation — the Democratic Party in Illinois was supporting a write-in candidate for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Board this March and he received the requisite number of votes to compete in November. The original candidate had died and it was too late for a substitute to qualify to be on the ballot. Hopefully your wife will be successful.

Good luck with the candidate in Illinois.

Here it’s simply the most votes wins in the primary. If she only gets two votes and every other write-in gets one, that’s it. (Rush to the county seat, file for the General Election.)

I sent an E-mail blast to everyone I know in Nebraska, plus Nebraska-Western Iowa Mensa’s discussion board. She is going to get on Daily Kos tomorrow and put up a post.

Private because as of yet this is such a long shot it’s unbelievable and has real names and such (and this is not really a campaigning site):

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Anymouse 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 3:11:28am

Well, for the second time, I’m out for the night. Long drive tomorrow. G’night y’all.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 3:20:14am

re: #501 Anymouse 🌹

Good luck with the candidate in Illinois.

Here it’s simply the most votes wins in the primary. If she only gets two votes and every other write-in gets one, that’s it. (Rush to the county seat, file for the General Election.)

….

Here, the “exalted” position on the Board requires 8,075 votes to win the primary but winning the Democratic primary is tantamount to winning the election.

Heading back to bed after my extended bout of insomnia :-(

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 3:24:48am

re: #501 Anymouse 🌹

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Amory Blaine  May 1, 2018 • 3:40:18am

re: #479 teleskiguy

Hehe. That pop chair is dead on. I used to love cracking my back on those desks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 1, 2018 • 3:41:14am

Parkland Survivors Mock NRA for Banning Guns During Pence Speech at Convention

What mean, insensitive bullies! We don’t want our kids to grow up to be like that!

/

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Patricia Kayden  May 1, 2018 • 4:14:56am

re: #496 Anymouse 🌹

Congrats on throwing your hat in the ring. Good luck!!!

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Targetpractice  May 1, 2018 • 4:50:43am

It’s awake…and screaming at the top of its lungs:

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John Hughes  May 1, 2018 • 5:10:07am

re: #345 Blind Frog Belly White

The Iranian regime has shown it will use destructive weapons against its neighbors and others.

Against its neighbours? ISIS is Iran’s neighbour now?

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jeffreyw  May 1, 2018 • 5:10:46am

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Good morning!

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 5:39:40am

re: #508 Targetpractice

It’s awake…and screaming at the top of its lungs:

Today is the day that…oh never mind.

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Eventual Carrion  May 1, 2018 • 5:42:16am

re: #467 Anymouse 🌹

For the second year in a row, someone stole credentials to nominate Donald Trump for a Nobel Prize.

washingtonpost.com

The term “my comrade Donald Trump” in the nomination request might have been a tell.

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dangerman  May 1, 2018 • 5:45:47am

you ever walk into the laundry room, see a cat in the litter box and say “oh, pardon me”, without thinking about it?

i have

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Alephnaught  May 1, 2018 • 5:58:06am

re: #508 Targetpractice

It’s awake…and screaming at the top of its lungs:

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Hmmm, “no questions on collusion”, eh?

… And that’s just the ones I’m aware of.

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b.d. (Disposable)  May 1, 2018 • 6:00:16am

[us news] A comedian said a mean joke to an elite WH official, the COS called the POTUS a doo-doo head & there is a giant meteor hurtling towards earth. More on the White House situation when we return….[/us news]

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b.d. (Disposable)  May 1, 2018 • 6:00:58am

re: #510 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Looks like you need an animal in your yard that eats pine cones

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b.d. (Disposable)  May 1, 2018 • 6:01:46am

re: #514 Alephnaught

Hmmm, “no questions on collusion”, eh?

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… And that’s just the ones I’m aware of.

Who leaked these questions? Rudy is my guess…

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Unshaken Defiance  May 1, 2018 • 6:03:41am

re: #513 dangerman

you ever walk into the laundry room, see a cat in the litter box and say “oh, pardon me”, without thinking about it?

i have

Yes and judging by the reaction my apology was… inadequate.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 6:09:59am

What with the Russian involvement…do you suppose Mueller has the sense of humor to have the shit really hit the fan on May Day?

(Yes, I know they’re not Commies any more….)

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 6:11:31am

Totally OT — almost finished with the Comey book, which is very readable but is he sanctimonious! Question: in several places pre-Trump, he reports actual conversations but I did not see where he described how he recalled these exact words. Did he keep a diary or other record of daily events?

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 6:13:15am

re: #495 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

what sort of chances do they stand, or rather, which ones have a reasonable chance of at least doing well?

Greater than previous years when no one ran.

We have the same thing here in Texas, finally, Democrats running everywhere. Having all these people running will help get voters out for the state wide offices as well, and will help Beto against Cruz.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 6:13:58am

re: #508 Targetpractice

It’s awake…and screaming at the top of its lungs:

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?”Leaked” to the media? Wasn’t it his attorneys who were responsible?

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 6:20:27am

Grayson’s running for his old seat….

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 6:21:37am

re: #523 makeitstop

Grayson’s running for his old seat….

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I’ll pass on this one. If he’s the only Dem running sure but Grayson is a useless dick.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 6:24:21am

re: #513 dangerman

you ever walk into the laundry room, see a cat in the litter box and say “oh, pardon me”, without thinking about it?

i have

I’ve seen worse in a laundry room…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 6:30:09am

So nice to see the House FreeDUMB KKKauKKKus draft articles of impeachment against…Rosenstein…

The document, which was obtained by The Washington Post, underscores the growing chasm between congressional Republican leaders, who have maintained for months that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should be allowed to proceed, and rank-and-file GOP lawmakers who have repeatedly battled the Justice Department during the past year.

The draft articles, which one of its authors called a “last resort,” would be unlikely to garner significant support in Congress. But the document could serve as a provocative political weapon for conservatives in their standoff with Mueller and the Justice Department.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus — led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a Trump confidant — finalized the draft in recent days. It came after weeks of disputes with Rosenstein over the Justice Department’s response to congressional requests for documents about the decisions and behavior of federal law enforcement officials working on the Russia investigation and other federal probes, including the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server.

washingtonpost.com

The RepubliKKKlan Party must lose control of the House in November.

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Alephnaught  May 1, 2018 • 6:30:21am

re: #517 b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)

Who leaked these questions? Rudy is my guess…

I’ve seen three theories so far:
1) Someone in the Trump team- they’re very leaky, but to be honest I don’t see how a leak would help them, as some of the questions appear to confirm certain details, and hint at further revelations.
2) Some who used to be in the Trump team when the questions were submitted, but has since left. (I”m seeing the name John Dowd mentioned.)
3) Someone from the Mueller team- they don’t expect Trump to submit to answering the questions, they’re surreptitiously putting them out to give the public a hint of what they know.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 6:34:03am

re: #508 Targetpractice

It’s awake…and screaming at the top of its lungs:

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Does ‘it’ realize that his own lawyers most likely leaked the questions?

Of course he does. This is part of the play.

Rumor is going around that ‘former’ Trump lawyer John Dowd may have been the revealer. As we know, no one is ever completely gone from Trump until they are completely broke or in jail.

Oh yeah…good morning!

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 6:34:07am

re: #514 Alephnaught

Hmmm, “no questions on collusion”, eh?

… And that’s just the ones I’m aware of.

But they don’t use the word collusion, so obviously Mueller isn’t looking for collusion. //

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 6:35:13am

re: #526 Joe Bacon 🌹

So nice to see the House FreeDUMB KKKauKKKus draft articles of impeachment against…Rosenstein…

The document, which was obtained by The Washington Post, underscores the growing chasm between congressional Republican leaders, who have maintained for months that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should be allowed to proceed, and rank-and-file GOP lawmakers who have repeatedly battled the Justice Department during the past year.

The draft articles, which one of its authors called a “last resort,” would be unlikely to garner significant support in Congress. But the document could serve as a provocative political weapon for conservatives in their standoff with Mueller and the Justice Department.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus — led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a Trump confidant — finalized the draft in recent days. It came after weeks of disputes with Rosenstein over the Justice Department’s response to congressional requests for documents about the decisions and behavior of federal law enforcement officials working on the Russia investigation and other federal probes, including the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server.

washingtonpost.com

The RepubliKKKlan Party must lose control of the House in November.

Yeah I just saw that. Meadows seems to think he’s there to serve Trump rather than the American people.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 6:38:53am

re: #530 HappyWarrior

Yeah I just saw that. Meadows seems to think he’s there to serve Trump PUTIN rather than the American people.

FIFY

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 6:39:25am

re: #529 Belafon

But they don’t use the word collusion, so obviously Mueller isn’t looking for collusion. //

You have to spell it out for the Don.

He’s very smart and has the best words.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 6:46:17am

re: #530 HappyWarrior

Yeah I just saw that. Meadows seems to think he’s there to serve Trump rather than the American people.

It’s like I mentioned about the Ohio races where every Republican is swearing their loyalty to Donny Trump. They are running on how much Trump love you have versus just being a dirty old established Republican.

Apparently it really is no longer the Republican Party.

It IS The Freedom Party now.

If America really revolts against everything Trump there will be no recovery for the Republican party because the mere alliance to Trump will cause people to ignore them.

I sure hope that happens because this country needs a good political cleaning.

Call in the demolition crew. 2018 and 2020 is blow up Republicans in elections time.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 6:48:05am

re: #533 ObserverArt

It’s like I mentioned about the Ohio races where every Republican is swearing their loyalty to Donny Trump. They are running on how much Trump love you have versus just being a dirty old established Republican.

Apparently it really is no longer the Republican Party.

It IS The Freedom Party now.

If America really revolts against everything Trump there will be no recovery for the Republican party because the mere alliance to Trump will cause people to ignore them.

I sure hope that happens because this country needs a good political cleaning.

Call in the demolition crew. 2018 and 2020 is blow up Republicans in elections time.

Yep a bunch of assholes trying to get in by how much Daddy Trump likes them or they’re like him. Cult of personality.

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Barefoot Grin  May 1, 2018 • 6:49:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 6:51:36am

he’s all over the place this morning

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 6:51:38am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 6:53:12am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 6:53:21am

re: #534 HappyWarrior

Yep a bunch of assholes trying to get in by how much Daddy Trump likes them or they’re like him. Cult of personality.

Republicans worship Trump the exact same way Soviet Communists worshipped Stalin.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 6:53:33am

re: #536 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s all over the place this morning

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Raging Douchebag is eventually going to slip up eventually and confess everything one morning.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 6:54:40am

re: #536 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s all over the place this morning

Someone should take all of these tweets, replace Trump’s name with Nixon’s, and date them 1973.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 6:54:52am
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wheat-dogg  May 1, 2018 • 6:54:58am

re: #540 HappyWarrior

Raging Douchebag is eventually going to slip up eventually and confess everything one morning.

He needs to call F&F again and just start talking. Once he gets going, there’s no stopping him.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 6:55:48am

re: #538 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ben Shapiro needs a good kick in the ass. It might make him actually act like a human being. Btw notice he only goes after liberal pro choice women like Michelle and I’m sorry Ben but you have no right to complain about improper jokes considering you and Milo used to be bffs. Go fuck yourself, you historically illiterate sexist shit.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 6:56:07am

re: #539 Joe Bacon 🌹

Republicans worship Trump the exact same way Soviet Communists worshipped Stalin.

Yep.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 6:59:02am

re: #543 wheat-dogg

He needs to call F&F again and just start talking. Once he gets going, there’s no stopping him.

Maybe Fox ‘n’ Friends, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity can do a full day at Fox News asking Donny all of those questions. You know, see what he thinks.

I think it would serve him well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 7:01:15am

the revolving door continues:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 7:01:32am

re: #544 HappyWarrior

Ben Shapiro needs a good kick in the ass. It might make him actually act like a human being. Btw notice he only goes after liberal pro choice women like Michelle and I’m sorry Ben but you have no right to complain about improper jokes considering you and Milo used to be bffs. Go fuck yourself, you historically illiterate sexist shit.

Benjy will never stop reciting Alt-Right talking points no matter what. He’ll do anything to get back in good graces with the Racist Right even though they keep kicking him out of the clubhouse again and again!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 7:03:26am

re: #546 ObserverArt

Maybe Fox ‘n’ Friends, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity can do a full day at Fox News asking Donny all of those questions. You know, see what he thinks.

I think it would serve him well.

All of them would endlessly kiss his ass the same way Vladimir Posner kissed Brezhnev’s ass 24/7 on TASS/Izvestia/Pravda!

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Alephnaught  May 1, 2018 • 7:05:10am

re: #535 Barefoot Grin

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That’s an interesting take, as some of the questions hint at issues which were not public knowledge, and don’t exactly do Trump’s team any favours, especially that Paul Manafort one.

If that’s what Trump’s team are preparing for, I get the feeling they’re preparing for the worst.

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Dave In Austin  May 1, 2018 • 7:08:49am
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plansbandc  May 1, 2018 • 7:12:55am

From Reddit re: Dunning-Kruger

R1: So there’s an actual psychological term for “Too stupid to know how stupid you are”?

R2: Ah yes, I believe the currently used term is “President”.

fin

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Unshaken Defiance  May 1, 2018 • 7:13:05am

Condi Rice- The “new” Iranian dossier only reinforces what was already known. Not a perfect source, but a very well informed one. In this case I do believe her. CBS This Morning

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 7:14:02am

re: #551 Dave In Austin

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Holding Michelle Wolf to a higher standard than the President again. Shocked. Somehow I doubt this person cared when Trump called HRC nasty or went on a weird rant about Rosie O’Donnell and his weird rants about Megyn Kelly and Mika B.

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scottslemmons  May 1, 2018 • 7:15:25am

re: #547 Backwoods_Sleuth

the revolving door continues:

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Good riddance to the fascist SOB. Hope he spends a couple decades in prison eventually.

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scottslemmons  May 1, 2018 • 7:19:21am

re: #548 Joe Bacon 🌹

Benjy will never stop reciting Alt-Right talking points no matter what. He’ll do anything to get back in good graces with the Racist Right even though they keep kicking him out of the clubhouse again and again!

The kid desperately wants to lead some death squads. He’s fantasized about it for years.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 7:20:41am

re: #556 scottslemmons

The kid desperately wants to lead some death squads. He’s fantasized about it for years.

And Benjyboy is too f’n deluded to realize that those death squads would be putting him in a real life Running Man situation!

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 7:21:18am

re: #556 scottslemmons

The kid desperately wants to lead some death squads. He’s fantasized about it for years.

He’s really fucked up but he’s just a dishonest hack when it comes down to it.

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jeffreyw  May 1, 2018 • 7:24:07am

re: #516 b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)

Looks like you need an animal in your yard that eats pine cones

Here comes one now!

Imgur

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 1, 2018 • 7:26:20am

re: #558 HappyWarrior

He’s really fucked up but he’s just a dishonest hack when it comes down to it.

There is nothing Benjy won’t do to get his hands on that sweet wingnut welfare money!

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Barefoot Grin  May 1, 2018 • 7:28:17am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 7:28:55am

re: #560 Joe Bacon 🌹

There is nothing Benjy won’t do to get his hands on that sweet wingnut welfare money!

I find him rather pathetic tbh. Goes to college campuses belittling people 15 years younger than him.

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 7:30:04am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 7:30:04am

re: #561 Barefoot Grin

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Well yeah you wouldn’t last one day doing that Matt because that’s real work rather than being a right wing hack.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 7:30:43am

re: #563 JordanRules

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Something really really stinks about her.

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 7:31:06am

re: #526 Joe Bacon 🌹

So nice to see the House FreeDUMB KKKauKKKus draft articles of impeachment against…Rosenstein…

The document, which was obtained by The Washington Post, underscores the growing chasm between congressional Republican leaders, who have maintained for months that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should be allowed to proceed, and rank-and-file GOP lawmakers who have repeatedly battled the Justice Department during the past year.

The draft articles, which one of its authors called a “last resort,” would be unlikely to garner significant support in Congress. But the document could serve as a provocative political weapon for conservatives in their standoff with Mueller and the Justice Department.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus — led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a Trump confidant — finalized the draft in recent days. It came after weeks of disputes with Rosenstein over the Justice Department’s response to congressional requests for documents about the decisions and behavior of federal law enforcement officials working on the Russia investigation and other federal probes, including the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server.

washingtonpost.com

The RepubliKKKlan Party must lose control of the House in November.

Glad to see the Freedom Caucus is continuing its concern with *squints* covering DJT’s fat as$.

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 7:32:28am

re: #563 JordanRules

In fairness to Jill and the Green Party, they’re not used to doing anything in non-presidential election years.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 7:33:45am

re: #558 HappyWarrior

He’s really fucked up but he’s just a dishonest hack when it comes down to it.

I am trying to think of one actual original take on anything political that Ben has ever written or talked about.

He is like all the younger Republican pundits. They all mimic one another on talking points handed down by the seniors like Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Coulter, etc.

Ben could go away tomorrow and no one would miss him. He has no weight in the political world.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2018 • 7:37:50am

re: #518 Unshaken Defiance

Yes and judging by the reaction my apology was… inadequate.

Your cat must have very different sensibilities than mine. When I am doing a litter box cleaning, I have one who is in the box scritching around and peeing the second she hears the new litter being poured in.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 7:44:09am

OK—I knew there were Moon landing deniers, climate change deniers, flat-Earthers/space deniers (and some of the flat-Earthers are Australia deniers!), nuclear weapons deniers, and lately jet-fuel deniers. This is a new one on me, though—now we’ve got population deniers:

There Are Less Than 1 Billion People On Earth

(The video is by a guy who ridicules various types of lunatics.)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2018 • 7:50:07am

re: #570 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Fewer, not less.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 7:59:22am

I think it’s time to deport these criminals:

Fifty-seven people linked with six Texas white supremacist groups face charges in an alleged drug and kidnapping conspiracy, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

The loose affiliation of Texas white supremacists allegedly trafficked meth across the state since at least 2015. But the network imploded when a member of the white supremacist Aryan Circle allegedly stole money from members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, blamed someone else, then helped kidnap and cut off part of the scapegoat’s finger.

The indictment from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, names the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Aryan Brotherhood (unrelated), the Aryan Circle (a splinter group of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas), the Peckerwoods (loosely affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas), the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, and the Dirty White Boys. The groups, many of which incorporate Nazi imagery, are known for their involvement in drug trafficking.

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The six white supremacist groups allegedly worked to traffic meth with Tango Blast, a collection of predominately Hispanic gangs in Texas.

“Throughout the investigation, agents stopped the flow or seized over 190 kilograms of methamphetamine, 31 firearms, and seized approximately $376,587 in cash,” the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement.

h/t Daily Kos

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 7:59:25am
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Teukka  May 1, 2018 • 8:13:15am

re: #570 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

OK—I knew there were Moon landing deniers, climate change deniers, flat-Earthers/space deniers (and some of the flat-Earthers are Australia deniers!), nuclear weapons deniers, and lately jet-fuel deniers. This is a new one on me, though—now we’ve got population deniers:

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(The video is by a guy who ridicules various types of lunatics.)

What the everloving fuck? World is going down the drain…

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 8:14:34am

re: #573 JordanRules

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 8:18:23am

Who wouldn’t?

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 8:22:37am

re: #576 MsJ

Who wouldn’t?

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Work will just have to wait!

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Dave In Austin  May 1, 2018 • 8:23:13am
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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 8:24:18am

I know some of us were struggling to recall who said what, so here’s a handy graphic.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 8:24:45am

re: #577 JordanRules

Work will just have to wait!

There are more important things in life than work!

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 8:24:59am

re: #578 Dave In Austin

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 8:27:45am

re: #565 HappyWarrior

She’s a Russian potted plant.

Her answers about her connections to Russia are evasive, nonresponsive, and indicate that she’s got far too much to hide.

That she’s evasive on everything relating to Russia but not other aspects shows that there’s far more to her connections than she’s ever willing to let on.

And for the record, it’s not protecting civil liberties she’s worried about. It’s about not having to explicitly take the 5th at this time. Because that’s where this is heading for her and her campaign.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 8:28:19am

re: #578 Dave In Austin

Gee Bernie…if only there was someone in congress who could change the tax laws. Oh wait, we just did. Yippee.

Bernie sounds more like Trump every damn day.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 8:33:05am

re: #574 Teukka

What the everloving fuck? World is going down the drain…

Did not watch the video but given that supposedly this guy ridicules lunatics, is it possible he’s actually making fun of conspiracy theories — that it’s really just a spoof video?

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Teukka  May 1, 2018 • 8:35:24am

re: #584 Hecuba’s daughter

Did not watch the video but given that supposedly this guy ridicules lunatics, is it possible he’s actually making fun of conspiracy theories — that it’s really just a spoof video?

The guy who he is ridiculing could be a troll, yeah. But then there’s this thing called Poe’s law…

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 8:38:58am

re: #581 JordanRules

Amazon has paid taxes in prior years, though not as much as other companies on its profits, politifact.com. But its not like Amazon is doing anything illegal. The tax law allows them to do it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 8:39:09am

re: #584 Hecuba’s daughter

Did not watch the video but given that supposedly this guy ridicules lunatics, is it possible he’s actually making fun of conspiracy theories — that it’s really just a spoof video?

When there are flat Earthers who claim Australia doesn’t exist and 9/11 troofers who claim the planes couldn’t have started the fires because jets don’t burn fuel, they run on compressed air…no, there are some pretty seriously deranged people running around loose.

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Weaselone  May 1, 2018 • 8:41:39am

re: #581 JordanRules

I’m not sure I even get the point here.
1. Bezos also lost something like 10 billion over a few days earlier this year when Trump’s Post Office comments drove down the price of the stock. These are all unrealized stock gains and losses.
2. Although he owns the company, I’m not sure what Amazon paying taxes or not paying taxes has to do with Bezos’ taxes and increase in net worth. If we’re concerned about that we need to restructure the tax code so that capital gains and dividends are taxed at a higher rate and more difficult to offset with losses and other accounting gimmicks.
3. Amazon hemorrhaged money for years, so they have to be sitting on an ungodly amount of loss carry forwards. We can argue about whether those need to be made less generous, but the did lose a metric fuckton of cash in their early years and the profit margins indicate they aren’t exactly making out like bandits now.

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gocart mozart  May 1, 2018 • 8:42:26am
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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 8:44:49am

re: #588 Weaselone

I believe it goes like this: “Big Number!!!! Ooga-booga! Aren’t you scared now? I will save you.”

There are serious criticisms of Amazon and our tax system, but random big numbers without context aren’t it.

Edited

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 1, 2018 • 8:45:07am

re: #587 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When there are flat Earthers who claim Australia doesn’t exist and 9/11 troofers who claim the planes couldn’t have started the fires because jets don’t burn fuel, they run on compressed air…no, there are some pretty seriously deranged people running around loose.

Yeah, then where’d all these fucking Eucalyptus trees come from?

I will admit, though, having once watched an evening of Australian Rules Football with a bunch of Aussies, that the possibility it’s all just a practical joke seems more plausible.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 1, 2018 • 8:45:38am

re: #523 makeitstop

Grayson’s running for his old seat….

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Screw Alan Grayson. If he hadn’t run such a scorched earth campaign in the ‘16 florida Senate primary Murphy might have done better in the general. Now he’ll likely do th same against Soto. All for his own ego.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 8:46:47am

re: #586 Belafon

Amazon has paid taxes in prior years, though not as much as other companies on its profits, politifact.com. But its not like Amazon is doing anything illegal. The tax law allows them to do it.

I think it was Judge Learned Hand (yes, that was his real, given name) said something along the lines of “we have a patriotic duty to pay as little tax as the law allows.” I don’t get too upset when people/businesses take advantage of the tax system. What I do get annoyed with are politicians who bitch about loopholes and tax advantages and then do nothing to fix them - or do things that make those loopholes and advantages even greater.

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Mike Lamb  May 1, 2018 • 8:47:04am

re: #238 lawhawk

I’ve posted before, but it’s worth mentioning again, but the NRA convention is a gun-free zone. It’s been that way for years.

And when the gun nuts go there once a year, it turns out that gun injury/death rates drop significantly everywhere else for the duration of the convention.

Turns out that the gun nuts aren’t so good with their guns, so when they can’t use them normally, it makes it safer for everyone else.

What a shocker.

Sir, the number has decreased by the exact number of accidents that Homer Simpson is known or suspected to have caused…

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 8:47:30am

re: #588 Weaselone

I’m not sure I even get the point here.
1. Bezos also lost something like 10 billion over a few days earlier this year when Trump’s Post Office comments drove down the price of the stock. These are all unrealized stock gains and losses.
2. Although he own’s the company, I’m not sure what Amazon paying taxes or no taxes has to do with Bezos’ taxes and increasing in net worth. If we’re concerned about that we need to restructure the tax code so that capital gains and dividends are taxed at a higher rate and more difficult to offset with losses and other accounting gimmicks.
3. Amazon hemorrhaged money for years, so they have to be sitting on an ungodly amount of loss carry forwards. We can argue about whether those need to be made less generous, but the did lose a metric fuckton of cash in their early years and the profit margins indicate they aren’t exactly making out like bandits now.

And this is why Bernie wouldn’t be a good President because I’m sure Clinton could speak intelligently and with the necessary nuance about all the points you brought up.

For Bernie it’s just going with what works for his revolution to get them excited. Then you have the added benefit of sharing a target (Bezos) with Trump and the lovely irony of not having released his own taxes.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 8:48:52am

re: #588 Weaselone

I’m not sure I even get the point here.
1. Bezos also lost something like 10 billion over a few days earlier this year when Trump’s Post Office comments drove down the price of the stock. These are all unrealized stock gains and losses.
2. Although he own’s the company, I’m not sure what Amazon paying taxes or not paying taxes has to do with Bezos’ taxes and increase in net worth. If we’re concerned about that we need to restructure the tax code so that capital gains and dividends are taxed at a higher rate and more difficult to offset with losses and other accounting gimmicks.
3. Amazon hemorrhaged money for years, so they have to be sitting on an ungodly amount of loss carry forwards. We can argue about whether those need to be made less generous, but the did lose a metric fuckton of cash in their early years and the profit margins indicate they aren’t exactly making out like bandits now.

Bezos net worth is based primarily on stock ownership, so if the stock price slumps, his net worth slumps with it. The company’s actual profit margin and GAAP accounting is separate and distinct as is its tax strategy to minimize its tax burden via legal methodologies (NOLs, capital losses offsetting cap gains, etc.)

The current position re: NOLs has made it easy for any company to take prior year losses and reduce current year tax burdens. It’s become even easier since the 2001 and 2003 tax acts.

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 8:50:34am
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 1, 2018 • 8:51:04am

re: #588 Weaselone

You don’t bring a knife facts and reason to a gunfight old man ranting at clouds, cowboy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 1, 2018 • 8:51:30am

re: #597 JordanRules

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But, not Pruitt.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 8:52:32am

re: #595 JordanRules

And this is why Bernie wouldn’t be a good President because I’m sure Clinton could speak intelligently and with the necessary nuance about all the points you brought up.

For Bernie it’s just going with what works for his revolution to get them excited. Then you have the added benefit of sharing a target (Bezos) with Trump and the lovely irony of not having released his own taxes.

Populism is a dangerous drug for democracy, mostly because it doesn’t really give a fuck about facts and details, it’s driven by emotion. In theory, that’s the beauty of our system of government (from Federalist 62):

The necessity of a senate is not less indicated by the propensity of all single and numerous assemblies to yield to the impulse of sudden and violent passions, and to be seduced by factious leaders into intemperate and pernicious resolutions.

Unfortunately, when you have moral cowards in the Senate, that seems to matter less.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 8:52:47am

re: #599 Blind Frog Belly White

But, not Pruitt.

My exact first (and only) thought.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 8:52:59am
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Alephnaught  May 1, 2018 • 8:54:21am

re: #597 JordanRules

[Embedded content: “BREAKING: Head of EPA announces two top aides leaving agency amid ethics investigations.”]

Presumably, given this adminstration, they were being investigated over allegations that they might have ethics.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 8:55:28am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 8:56:55am

re: #591 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, then where’d all these fucking Eucalyptus trees come from?

I will admit, though, having once watched an evening of Australian Rules Football with a bunch of Aussies, that the possibility it’s all just a practical joke seems more plausible.

Some of them say when people are supposedly “flown” to “Australia” where they actually arrive is some spot in the prairies of Canada staffed with actors hired to talk with a weird accent—all to cover up NASA’s lies that the Southern Hemisphere exists. It always comes down to NASA somehow. Aristotle proving the Earth is round? Paid off by NASA!

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 1, 2018 • 8:57:00am

re: #596 lawhawk

Bezos net worth is based primarily on stock ownership, so if the stock price slumps, his net worth slumps with it. The company’s actual profit margin and GAAP accounting is separate and distinct as is its tax strategy to minimize its tax burden via legal methodologies (NOLs, capital losses offsetting cap gains, etc.)

The current position re: NOLs has made it easy for any company to take prior year losses and reduce current year tax burdens. It’s become even easier since the 2001 and 2003 tax acts.

Exactly. It’s within the realm or possibility for that Amazon stock to become worthless without him ever realizing any profit from it. That’s one reason we don’t tax it - how would you tax unrealized capital gains, and what would you do about unrealized losses?

Mind you, huge net worth based on unrealized capital gains allows you to borrow against it, and essentially play with other people’s money, so it’s something that is hugely beneficial but not taxable under current law.

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b.d. (Disposable)  May 1, 2018 • 8:57:52am

re: #599 Blind Frog Belly White

But, not Pruitt.

Fire your coaches first, see if that takes the heat off.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 8:57:52am

re: #602 lawhawk

On the one hand, I get the need/desire to expand a business. On the other, I don’t understand how nobody seems to have the patience and forethought to consider the notion that taking on massive debt to expand into markets that you have no experience in might not be the best of ideas.

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b.d. (Disposable)  May 1, 2018 • 8:58:49am

re: #604 lawhawk

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If I were a wingnut, I’d scream false flag….

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 1, 2018 • 8:58:51am

re: #605 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Some of them say when people are supposedly “flown” to “Australia” where they actually arrive is some spot in the prairies of Canada staffed with actors hired to talk with a weird accent—all to cover up NASA’s lies that the Southern Hemisphere exists. It always comes down to NASA somehow. Aristotle proving the Earth is round? Paid off by NASA!

When your belief requires that kind of mental gymnastics, it’s probably just sheer cussedness.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 8:58:56am

Gotta say, this Jackson guy is a real turd. It looks like Papa Pence got some retribution for Mother.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 8:59:52am

re: #606 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s the same way that the former head of Theranos had been identified as a billionaire, but when the company went bust over scamming people, her value evaporated with it.

She couldn’t cash out.

The Enron people were caught selling stock and using insider trading all while knowing the company wasn’t worth a fraction of what it was selling at.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 8:59:55am

re: #604 lawhawk

Someone sent them a book on the environment.

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CriticalDragon1177  May 1, 2018 • 9:00:57am

Charles Johnson

This just shows the incredible hypocrisy of the NRA. If the people in charge really believed their nonsense about “good guys with guns” and “more guns equaling less crime,” not to mention their claims about “gun free zones making us less safe,” than why wouldn’t they let people with guns into their convention?

Ironically the lower level gun nuts who are complaining about the NRA not allowing guns actually kind of have a point in this case.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 1, 2018 • 9:02:19am

re: #613 Belafon

Someone sent them a book on the environment.

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Mike Lamb  May 1, 2018 • 9:03:31am

re: #609 b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)

If I were a wingnut, I’d scream false flag….

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+1.

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I cannot.  May 1, 2018 • 9:04:04am

re: #587 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Have you seen the lifeforms alleged to be from “Australia”? There’s no way all those…things can be real! They’re like something out of Doom!

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:04:13am

re: #615 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That deserves solid 10’s across the board. What are you…a French ice skating judge? (that’s an inside skating thing)

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 1, 2018 • 9:05:59am

re: #612 lawhawk

Then there’s how a bunch of tech workers got royally screwed by exercising stock options at high market price but not selling the stock before it became worthless.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 1, 2018 • 9:06:41am

Would be a good year to restart Postal banking

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Weaselone  May 1, 2018 • 9:08:33am

re: #620 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Would be a good year to restart Postal banking

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I also think we should expand the Postal Service to provide at least basic nationwide internet access.

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 9:09:41am

Even when Lin is telling people to chill tf out on an app, he’s great.

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I cannot.  May 1, 2018 • 9:10:27am
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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:11:18am

re: #606 Blind Frog Belly White

Exactly. It’s within the realm or possibility for that Amazon stock to become worthless without him ever realizing any profit from it. That’s one reason we don’t tax it - how would you tax unrealized capital gains, and what would you do about unrealized losses?

Mind you, huge net worth based on unrealized capital gains allows you to borrow against it, and essentially play with other people’s money, so it’s something that is hugely beneficial but not taxable under current law.

On that second point, you can do the same with real estate (see: Trump’s entire career).

On the first point, how you treat unrealized losses when a bubble bursts could determine whether it’s a manageable recession or whether it’s a depression that will take a world war to get out of. During the dot-com bubble burst, Yahoo’s stock went from $118 in January 2000 to $8 in September of 2001. That’s a nightmare to try and figure out how to tax in anything that resembles an equitable way.

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wrenchwench  May 1, 2018 • 9:15:07am

re: #622 JordanRules

Even when Lin is telling people to chill tf out on an app, he’s great.

[Gmorning.
Take your SWEET ASS TIME today.
*But…but…”
TAKE A BREATH AND SAVOR THE SUN ON YOUR FACE.
*Sound nice, but tests/kids/health/real life*
Oh my God it’s just A MORNING TWEET, WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING ME ON THIS ONE BREATH, TAKE A BREATH AND LOOK UP FOR A SECOND]

About 6 months ago, I was walking to work pretty fast, and an old guy I know hollered out from his porch, ‘Hurry up! They’re going to catch you!’ It took about two blocks for that to sink in, then I slowed down. Now I hear his voice whenever I accelerate.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:16:19am

re: #620 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Would be a good year to restart Postal banking

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A Third Bank of the US really needs to be considered. If it’s incorporated into the postal system, I suppose that’s fine, but I believe the government can do a lot of good as a market participant, in addition to it’s role as a regulator.

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:16:50am

re: #602 lawhawk

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It was only a matter of time before that happened. Henry Juscewitz (sp?) tried hard to build the company into a ‘lifestyle brand’ like Harley Davidson, and failed miserably.

I read that they’re cutting loose the audio divisions which they never should have acquired in the first place. They didn’t even go to the winter NAMM (music merchandisers) show in LA, opting instead to show at a consumer electronics show in Vegas instead.

Henry’s lost the plot entirely. Bankruptcy might help, but Gibson won’t get truly fixed until they get rid of Henry and get a real guitar guy to run the company.

Meanwhile, I’m happy with my old Gibsons and have no intentions of buying any of their new stuff. They were so focused on trying to expand their empire, they’ve neglected basics like good quality control. I had to try 8 Les Pauls before I found a good one the last time I bought new. That’s gotta change.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 9:16:56am
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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 9:18:40am

re: #628 lawhawk

I’m now really interested in how the Avengers ties into the movie. Not that I wasn’t going to go see it in the first place.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 9:20:37am

Trump wants to create space marines. Yeah… I’m guessing complete with laser beams and Moonraker type outfits for the women.

Meanwhile, the US continues to be hit by cyberwarfare from Russia with the intent to destabilize our election process and he wont do nearly enough to protect us from that.

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I cannot.  May 1, 2018 • 9:21:15am

re: #626 KGxvi

Market participation would be a great passive form of regulation.

Write a check that bounces because it goes over your balance by $0.17 from a bank and you get a $34 fee. If a hypothetical Third Bank of the United States only charged $5, then banks would tend to lower their fees to avoid losing business.

Sign me the fuck up as soon as it opens.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 9:21:18am

re: #629 Belafon

Apparently Ant Man and The Wasp takes place before Infinity War and after Captain America: Civil War

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:22:38am

re: #630 lawhawk

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Trump wants to create space marines. Yeah… I’m guessing complete with laser beams and Moonraker type outfits for the women.

Meanwhile, the US continues to be hit by cyberwarfare from Russia with the intent to destabilize our election process and he wont do nearly enough to protect us from that.

Star Trek TOS uniforms or GTFO.

On a more serious note: didn’t he mention this yearsmonths ago? The idea of a Space Force? He can’t let it go, he can’t let anything go.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 9:22:54am

re: #625 wrenchwench

WW, did you see my comment at 263 about the embedded Tweets in Firefox?

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:23:48am

re: #631 I cannot.

Market participation would be a great passive form of regulation.

Write a check that bounces because it goes over your balance by $0.17 from a bank and you get a $34 fee. If a hypothetical Third Bank of the United States only charged $5, then banks would tend to lower their fees to avoid losing business.

Sign me the fuck up as soon as it opens.

It’s also the reason I favor a public option. Allowing people to buy into medicare (and maybe merging it with medicaid) would have similar effects on the health insurance markets.

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 9:25:00am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 9:26:32am

re: #636 JordanRules

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Well I there’s always cosplaying as the Brett Spiner doctor character from ID4 if his medical career doesn’t work out.

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I cannot.  May 1, 2018 • 9:27:01am

re: #630 lawhawk

Did someone call for the Smurf Marines?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 1, 2018 • 9:27:29am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 9:27:47am

re: #638 I cannot.

Did someone call for the Smurf Marines?

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The few, the proud, the smurf.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:27:49am

re: #636 JordanRules

Gee, I wonder if they had the proper HIPPA waivers signed… or if the good doctor has just admitted to a violation of Trump’s privacy rights… oh, wait, that bit about hair growth stuff probably qualifies.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:28:04am

This is some weird shit.

In February 2017, a top White House aide who was Trump’s longtime personal bodyguard, along with the top lawyer at the Trump Organization and a third man, showed up at the office of Trump’s New York doctor without notice and took all the president’s medical records.

The incident, which Dr. Harold Bornstein described as a “raid,” took place two days after Bornstein told a newspaper that he had prescribed a hair growth medicine for the president for years.

“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos,” Bornstein said, who described the incident as frightening.

Bornstein said the original and only copy of Trump’s charts, including lab reports under Trump’s name as well as under the pseudonyms his office used for Trump, were taken.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:29:36am

re: #641 KGxvi

Gee, I wonder if they had the proper HIPPA waivers signed… or if the good doctor has just admitted to a violation of Trump’s privacy rights… oh, wait, that bit about hair growth stuff probably qualifies.

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Nope. No waivers.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:29:40am

re: #642 MsJ

Bornstein said the original and only copy of Trump’s charts, including lab reports under Trump’s name as well as under the pseudonyms his office used for Trump, were taken.

Who uses a pseudonym at the doctor’s office?

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:30:14am

re: #636 JordanRules

Trump’s doctor, Dr. Harold Bornstein, tells NBC that Trump’s bodyguard & lawyer spent 30 minutes raiding his office.

“I couldn’t believe anybody was making a big deal about a drug that’s to grow his hair, which seemed to be so important… what’s the matter with that?”

I dunno if I’m totally buying this. It’s probably more likely that he handed over the files and made up the ‘raid’ story, especially the hair growth drug part.

At any rate, Trump’s trying really hard to hide more things. I’m thinking there’s a big hunk of horrible news in those med files.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:31:04am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 9:31:29am

re: #644 KGxvi

Who uses a pseudonym at the doctor’s office?

The Artist Formerly Known as “Trump”?

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:31:33am

re: #644 KGxvi

Who uses a pseudonym at the doctor’s office?

Crazy people. Truly crazy.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 9:31:33am

re: #644 KGxvi

Who uses a pseudonym at the doctor’s office?

Our weirdo President.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:32:12am

re: #645 makeitstop

I dunno if I’m totally buying this. It’s probably more likely that he handed over the files and made up the ‘raid’ story, especially the hair growth drug part.

At any rate, Trump’s trying really hard to hide more things. I’m thinking there’s a big hunk of horrible news in those med files.

The Hair Growth thing was apparently from months before that. It’s linked in the story.

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:33:31am

re: #648 MsJ

Crazy people. Truly crazy.

Maybe someone who, I dunno, is being treated for an STD and didn’t want his name on the records?

Just spitballin’ here….

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 1, 2018 • 9:34:12am

re: #630 lawhawk

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Trump wants to create space marines. Yeah… I’m guessing complete with laser beams and Moonraker type outfits for the women.

Meanwhile, the US continues to be hit by cyberwarfare from Russia with the intent to destabilize our election process and he wont do nearly enough to protect us from that.

To be fair, this isn’t really a Trump administration effort. It’s coming from the House. And, Trump is simply a pliable nitwit.

Now personally, if we gotta go this route, I prefer Space Corps. Under the Department of the Air Force. Similar to the Marine Corps under the Department of the Navy

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:34:24am

re: #651 makeitstop

Maybe someone who, I dunno, is being treated for an STD and didn’t want his name on the records?

Just spitballin’ here….

ED drugs. Totally ED drugs…in addition to STDs. And baldness. And the myriad of other shit that happens to normal people.

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allegro  May 1, 2018 • 9:35:09am

re: #651 makeitstop

Maybe someone who, I dunno, is being treated for an STD and didn’t want his name on the records?

Just spitballin’ here….

Good thought. Are STDs still reportable to the CDC for tracking?

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:35:38am

re: #646 MsJ

Yeah, listening to the analysis last night, these feel more like topics to be discussed in an interview/deposition. Similar to what you would see if you were going to depose a “person most qualified/knowledgeable” for a corporate entity. It’s also standard practice for a good attorney to create a list like this so they can get the most out of the testimony.

I’ve no doubt this came from Trump’s team because every fucking leak comes from Trump’s team. Mueller has a team of professionals who know how to keep quiet while prosecuting a case. Trump’s team is, and always has been, more concerned with winning the media narrative… which is hard to do when your client is constantly saying stupid shit in public that undermines your ability to properly defend the case.

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:36:07am

re: #654 allegro

Good thought. Are STDs still reportable to the CDC for tracking?

Is the CDC still open for business?
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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:38:12am

re: #655 KGxvi

Yeah, listening to the analysis last night, these feel more like topics to be discussed in an interview/deposition. Similar to what you would see if you were going to depose a “person most qualified/knowledgeable” for a corporate entity. It’s also standard practice for a good attorney to create a list like this so they can get the most out of the testimony.

I’ve no doubt this came from Trump’s team because every fucking leak comes from Trump’s team. Mueller has a team of professionals who know how to keep quiet while prosecuting a case. Trump’s team is, and always has been, more concerned with winning the media narrative… which is hard to do when your client is constantly saying stupid shit in public that undermines your ability to properly defend the case.

And Trump was really quick to jump on the ‘no questions about collusion’ thing.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he had someone read him the questions, didn’t hear the word ‘collusion’ and ordered them leaked, thinking it would be a ‘win.’

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Jay C  May 1, 2018 • 9:38:27am

re: #644 KGxvi

Who uses a pseudonym at the doctor’s office?

“John Barron” - the 6’3”, 239-lb healthiest 71-year-old ever!

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 9:39:53am

re: #658 Jay C

“John Barron” - the 6’3”, 239-lb healthiest 71-year-old ever!

Who could also live to 200.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:40:12am

What is #basta?

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:40:54am

re: #659 HappyWarrior

Who could also live to 200.

God freaking forbid.

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Dave In Austin  May 1, 2018 • 9:41:09am

re: #660 MsJ

What is #basta?

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I think Michael uses it as a Twitter file marker.

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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 9:41:43am

re: #609 b.d. (Perfect Smokey Eye)

If I were a wingnut, I’d scream false flag….

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If Scott Pruitt wasn’t head of the EPS and facing ouster for his crazy spending and paranoia I wouldn’t think he might have someone send a package to his office so he could say: “See people are out to get me!”

Note: Yes, I am behind, because I am working…so by the time I get to the last current comment, the whole thing may have been solved!

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CriticalDragon1177  May 1, 2018 • 9:42:37am

Another pro gun nut thinks that he is going to be able to stand against the US military.

Walking Deads Negan Is An Analogy For..

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 9:43:24am

re: #661 MsJ

God freaking forbid.

It’s okat. Ronald and the Colonel will do their part to ensure that doesn’t happen.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 9:44:38am

re: #652 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

To be fair, this isn’t really a Trump administration effort. It’s coming from the House. And, Trump is simply a pliable nitwit.

Now personally, if we gotta go this route, I prefer Space Corps. Under the Department of the Air Force. Similar to the Marine Corps under the Department of the Navy

There is only one branch that has practiced putting people in containers and having them spend long periods of time away from support. And the Air Force isn’t it.

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Skip Intro  May 1, 2018 • 9:47:52am

re: #628 lawhawk

So Marvel films are the new Soma for Americans who love to play “let’s pretend”.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 9:48:18am

re: #666 Belafon

There is only one branch that has practiced putting people in containers and having them spend long periods of time away from support. And the Air Force isn’t it.

Good point. I consider the separate Air Force a failed experiment anyway, that needs to to be roled back into the Army. Any force operating in “This New Ocean” should be part of the Navy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 9:49:00am
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ObserverArt  May 1, 2018 • 9:49:38am

re: #627 makeitstop

It was only a matter of time before that happened. Henry Juscewitz (sp?) tried hard to build the company into a ‘lifestyle brand’ like Harley Davidson, and failed miserably.

I read that they’re cutting loose the audio divisions which they never should have acquired in the first place. They didn’t even go to the winter NAMM (music merchandisers) show in LA, opting instead to show at a consumer electronics show in Vegas instead.

Henry’s lost the plot entirely. Bankruptcy might help, but Gibson won’t get truly fixed until they get rid of Henry and get a real guitar guy to run the company.

Meanwhile, I’m happy with my old Gibsons and have no intentions of buying any of their new stuff. They were so focused on trying to expand their empire, they’ve neglected basics like good quality control. I had to try 8 Les Pauls before I found a good one the last time I bought new. That’s gotta change.

Wouldn’t it be something if the folks at Heritage Guitars could somehow end up owning the Gibson brand name and stock.

For those that do not know, Heritage is a small boutique guitar maker that operates out of the old Kalamazoo Michigan factory that was the original Gibson factory up to when the new owner moved the production to Nashville.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 9:50:33am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jacob isn’t old enough to remember the Iraq War

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b.d. (Disposable)  May 1, 2018 • 9:51:33am

re: #644 KGxvi

Who uses a pseudonym at the doctor’s office?

Someone getting multiple prescriptions?

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 9:51:58am

re: #652 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s already there though.

We have a US Space Command.

Complete with a bunch of guys under a mountain running things and making sure that the bad guys don’t drop missiles on our cities.

Atari 2600 commercial for Asteroids, Missile Command & Space Invaders

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 9:52:06am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 1, 2018 • 9:52:14am
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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 9:52:18am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think Bob is missing the important part of Jacob’s tweet: he wants regime change “by hook or by crook”. Wars of aggression because we don’t like a particular form of government tend to not work out very well for us. But fuck it, let’s bomb some shit, that’s sure towin hearts and minds.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 9:52:56am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

And if you remember Iraq, then realize that that will be the equivalent of taking over an elementary school playground compared to Iran.

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Interesting Times  May 1, 2018 • 9:53:46am

re: #671 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jacob isn’t old enough to remember the Iraq War

Speaking of not being old enough to remember…

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wrenchwench  May 1, 2018 • 9:53:51am

re: #634 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

WW, did you see my comment at 263 about the embedded Tweets in Firefox?

Now I have, thanks! Off to fiddle with stuff. Including my personal bike, which is in the repair stand. 10 years of grime is good sun screen. The paint is brightest where the dirt was thickest.

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MsJ  May 1, 2018 • 9:54:09am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Vicious Babushka  May 1, 2018 • 9:54:27am

re: #645 makeitstop

I dunno if I’m totally buying this. It’s probably more likely that he handed over the files and made up the ‘raid’ story, especially the hair growth drug part.

At any rate, Trump’s trying really hard to hide more things. I’m thinking there’s a big hunk of horrible news in those med files.

His real weight, which is 329, not 239.

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VegasGolfer  May 1, 2018 • 9:55:27am

re: #660 MsJ

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:56:21am

re: #670 ObserverArt

Wouldn’t it be something if the folks at Heritage Guitars could somehow end up owning the Gibson brand name and stock.

For those that do not know, Heritage is a small boutique guitar maker that operates out of the old Kalamazoo Michigan factory that was the original Gibson factory up to when the new owner moved the production to Nashville.

I would love that. And put those guys in charge of QC. I had the opportunity to play a Heritage Les Paul, and it blew Gibson’s stuff clean out of the water.

A lot of the original Heritage guys were former Gibson workers who didn’t make the move when they went to Nashville. I’d trust them with that brand in a hot second.

And any new owners should buy Henry J out and send his ass down the road. He’s the reason they’re in the shit right now. A new broom should sweep clean, IMO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 9:57:12am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 9:58:20am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ready to enlist Jacob? Oh wait didn’t think so. Creating a power vacuum in Iran would be profoundly stupid.

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 9:58:55am

re: #681 The Vicious Babushka

His real weight, which is 329, not 239.

Hey, it was a simple typo!
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 10:00:42am

re: #681 The Vicious Babushka

His real weight, which is 329, not 239.

My basic framework is just about exactly his size. (I even have small hands.) When I weigh 239, I’ve got a ways to go, but I don’t look bad at all. He weighs well over 300, maybe 350. Believe me, I know what I’m talking about.

I hate fat-shaming, but this is lie-shaming.

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 10:02:33am

re: #687 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My basic framework is just about exactly his size. (I even have small hands.) When I weigh 239, I’ve got a ways to go, but I don’t look bad at all. He weighs well over 300, maybe 350. Believe me, I know what I’m talking about.

I hate fat-shaming, but this is lie-shaming.

What I hate is he’s in the shape he’s in and shames other people. I as a rule don’t like fat shaming but I make an exception for those who are hypocrites about it.

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 10:03:57am

The classroom of life.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 10:08:11am

re: #689 JordanRules

The classroom of life.

And, in trying everything they could to prevent students from learning too much about how government works, they set up the conditions forcing students to learn how they can affect government.

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wrenchwench  May 1, 2018 • 10:09:02am
re: #634 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

WW, did you see my comment at 263 about the embedded Tweets in Firefox?

re: #679 wrenchwench

Now I have, thanks! Off to fiddle with stuff. Including my personal bike, which is in the repair stand. 10 years of grime is good sun screen. The paint is brightest where the dirt was thickest.

It worked! Now imma hafta unChrome everything and remember passwords and stuff. I hate change.

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 10:10:32am

re: #684 Backwoods_Sleuth

First Manafort tried to claim that Mueller was exceeding his authority in indicting Manafort.

Now he’s claiming that the deep state leaked on him.

What’s left when this nonsense ends is that Manafort will be facing life in prison, or he flips on Trump to avoid that outcome.

There are no outcomes where his flights of fancy should be indulged but for Fox, which uses the lies and smears and substitutes those for facts.

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 10:10:46am

The California Supreme Court has an interesting unanimous ruling published today on whether workers are independent contractors or employees:

Workers whose roles are most clearly comparable to those of employees include individuals whose services are provided within the usual course of the business of the entity for which the work is performed and thus who would ordinarily be viewed by others as working in the hiring entity’s business and not as working, instead, in the worker’s own independent business.

That’s going to drastically change the “gig economy.” Especially since it appears that whether someone is an independent contractor is no longer up to the employer:

When a worker has not independently decided to engage in an independently established business but instead is simply designated an independent contractor by the unilateral action of a hiring entity, there is a substantial risk that the hiring business is attempting to evade the demands of an applicable wage order through misclassification. A company that labels as independent contractors a class of workers who are not engaged in an independently established business in order to enable the company to obtain the economic advantages that flow from avoiding the financial obligations that a wage order imposes on employers unquestionably violates the fundamental purposes of the wage order

And the burden in the future will be on the employer to show that the worker was established as an independent business.

Full decision here, if you’re looking for a cure for insomnia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:11:18am
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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 10:12:20am

re: #686 makeitstop

Hey, it was a simple typo!
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That’d be funnier if a typo in a statement last night didn’t almost create a confrontation with Iran over the nuclear deal.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 1, 2018 • 10:12:24am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #671 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #677 Belafon

And if you remember Iraq, then realize that that will be the equivalent of taking over an elementary school playground compared to Iran.

re: #685 HappyWarrior

Ready to enlist Jacob? Oh wait didn’t think so. Creating a power vacuum in Iran would be profoundly stupid.

See:
re: #435 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:14:48am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 1, 2018 • 10:15:54am

Mules carrying Tigers?

OK, this planet is truly spiraling out of control

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:17:48am

heh

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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 10:18:23am

re: #696 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

See:

Yeah well he’s a fucking little idiot who needs to get out of his parents basement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:20:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:24:03am

and the hits keep coming:

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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 10:25:53am

re: #702 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2018 • 10:29:45am

re: #703 lawhawk

Time for more home equity loans. That bill is only 2 Stormies.

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 10:33:19am

re: #702 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the hits keep coming:

Whitch Hunt!!!!! End the IRS!!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 10:34:19am

re: #704 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Time for more home equity loans. That bill is only 2 Stormies.

Lol @ “Stormies”. And here I thought the Crore of Rupees was the weirdest-ass monetary unit!

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 10:36:03am

re: #669 Backwoods_Sleuth

They will not keep up their end of the deal. They’ve demonstrated that. The deal should be torn up, and the regime should be toppled by hook or by crook

— Jacob Wohl

Nice, passive language there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:36:41am

I think that’s because there is nobody left at the State Department for the yam to address.

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 10:39:20am

re: #708 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think that’s because there is nobody left at the State Department for the yam to address.

The State Department is Deep State.

//

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 10:40:37am

re: #708 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think that’s because there is nobody left at the State Department for the yam to address.

What if all Deep State State Department Employees promise to wear the nice red MAGA hats for his visit?

//

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dangerman  May 1, 2018 • 10:43:21am

re: #693 KGxvi

The California Supreme Court has an interesting unanimous ruling published today on whether workers are independent contractors or employees:

That’s going to drastically change the “gig economy.” Especially since it appears that whether someone is an independent contractor is no longer up to the employer:

And the burden in the future will be on the employer to show that the worker was established as an independent business.

Full decision here, if you’re looking for a cure for insomnia.

employee vs independent status is not something the ‘employer’ decides. nor is it a negotiated agreement between the “employer” and the “worker”.

this ‘misunderstanding’ has been going on like since forever

the irs has used a facts and circumstances test (somewhere betwen 17 and 20 or so points - its changed over time) to determine whether a relationship is in fact independent or not.

in short it comes down to who tells you what to do when to do it and how to do it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:44:27am
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lawhawk  May 1, 2018 • 10:44:49am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 10:46:24am

re: #713 lawhawk

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And yet you got mad at Michelle Wolf for using comedy to point out how his press secretary helps him with that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:46:51am

*blink*

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Skip Intro  May 1, 2018 • 10:48:46am

It’s called a police state.

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dangerman  May 1, 2018 • 10:49:07am

re: #705 Sir John Barron

Whitch Hunt!!!!! End the IRS!!!!

I think these are nyc taxes
End the NYC department of finance doesn’t have the same ring

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 10:51:11am

re: #715 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

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Boosted by the fact that we know a lot more about Cohen, this is actually the type of lawyering I expect from him. And Trump is who hires this guy.

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Sir John Barron  May 1, 2018 • 10:51:55am

re: #715 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

I’ll admit, sounds like a niche market.

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Belafon  May 1, 2018 • 10:53:28am

re: #715 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

Who was famous for doing that here in the states? The Russian mafia. I remember hearing about them when people started figuring out this was a scam going on that was costing people their lives.

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Frenchy  May 1, 2018 • 10:53:56am

re: #687 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I dunno, as someone who used to be 320 (now 230), albeit not as tall as Trump, I would put him somewhere in the 270-280 range. I’d be surprised if he was 300+, and no way is he 350.

Agreed though that 239 is quite wishful thinking on his part.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 1, 2018 • 10:54:01am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 10:54:27am

re: #718 JordanRules

Boosted by the fact that we know a lot more about Cohen, this is actually the type of lawyering I expect from him. And Trump is who hires this guy.

At least his legal practice was a lot more extensive than we thought it was….

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Dr. Matt  May 1, 2018 • 10:55:22am

Dow is down -230. What did Dotard say today?

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 10:56:16am

re: #711 dangerman

employee vs independent status is not something the ‘employer’ decides. nor is it a negotiated agreement between the “employer” and the “worker”.

this ‘misunderstanding’ has been going on like since forever

the irs has used a facts and circumstances test (somewhere betwen 17 and 20 or so points - its changed over time) to determine whether a relationship is in fact independent or not.

in short it comes down to who tells you what to do when to do it and how to do it.

In theory, it should be a negotiated agreement between the parties. In practice, it has rarely been negotiated, which is why the law has developed all these tests.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 1, 2018 • 10:56:31am

re: #720 Belafon

Who was famous for doing that here in the states? The Russian mafia. I remember hearing about them when people started figuring out this was a scam going on that was costing people their lives.

So pretty soon every car is going to have to have a dashcam in this country, too?

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ipsos  May 1, 2018 • 10:57:22am

re: #702 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the hits keep coming:

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Why, that’s a full 2.16 Stormies!

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makeitstop  May 1, 2018 • 10:57:58am

re: #695 KGxvi

That’d be funnier if a typo in a statement last night didn’t almost create a confrontation with Iran over the nuclear deal.

Yeah, I was sort of referring to that.

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JordanRules  May 1, 2018 • 11:00:30am
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gocart mozart  May 1, 2018 • 11:01:12am
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HappyWarrior  May 1, 2018 • 11:01:26am

re: #729 JordanRules

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Just what we need…..not

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 11:02:36am

re: #724 Dr. Matt

Dow is down -230. What did Dotard say today?

“ok, time to go to the Oval Office”?

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goddamnedfrank  May 1, 2018 • 11:02:46am
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Interesting Times  May 1, 2018 • 11:03:37am

re: #729 JordanRules

Someone needs to invent a browser plugin that automatically alerts users to the effect of “This site is owned by Sinclair/the Mercers/Breitbart/[any other douchetastic regressive right org]”

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KGxvi  May 1, 2018 • 11:04:21am

re: #730 gocart mozart

Michael Cohen is basically an incompetent Saul Goodman. Which just adds to this all being Stupid Watergate.

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Amory Blaine  May 1, 2018 • 11:04:27am

It was questionable if they were going to make their bond payment this month, but Gibson declared bankruptcy today.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 1, 2018 • 11:05:54am

re: #715 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

John Hendrickson

@JohnGHendy
A @RollingStone investigation found that Michael Cohen represented numerous clients who were involved in deliberate, planned car crashes as part of an attempt to cheat insurance companies. rollingstone.com … via @seth_hettena
12:14 PM - May 1, 2018

That was an ancient L&O episode many years ago.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 1, 2018 • 11:09:09am