A Fantastic Live Performance With the National Symphony Orchestra: Ben Folds Presents “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

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Sara Bareilles performs her sensational hit “Brave” with the National Symphony Orchestra, as arranged by Alex Lacamoire.

New NSO Artistic Advisor Ben Folds curates and hosts a LIVE concert series called DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents. This performance featured performances by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter and Tony®-winning Broadway composer Sara Bareilles and Pulitzer prize-winning composer/singer Caroline Shaw.

Shaw, a standout among modern classical composers, won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for an a capella composition with critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble ‘Roomful Of Teeth.’

Bareilles, is a six-time Grammy®-nominated, platinum-selling, chart-topping musical artist, who also is a New York Times Best Selling author, and Tony®-nominated hit Broadway musical composer.

Conducted by Edwin Outwater, the program will featured some new orchestrations by two of the most sought-after arrangers of our generation: Rob Moose of yMusic and Bon Iver, who has played on multiple Grammy®-winning albums including Arcade Fire’s The Suburb, and Alex Lacamoire, whose orchestral work on Hamilton recently won him two Tony Awards®.

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bratwurst  May 12, 2018 • 11:53:50am
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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 11:54:36am

Okay yeah. I needed to get more woke on this one because I certainly noticed the lack of PoC but missed this.

Lesson learned and that’s a good thing.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 11:57:28am

re: #2 JordanRules

Okay yeah. I needed to get more woke on this one because I certainly noticed the lack of PoC but missed this.

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Lesson learned and that’s a good thing.

I did too. That’s a great point as well. Oh and I’m sure none of those is a SSM spouse because Pence is afraid of gay cooties in the WH.

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 11:59:02am

Jeff Sessions intent on plumbing new depths of moral vacuity.

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 12:02:58pm

Jeff Sessions keeping us safe from the crime wave created by granting asylum to battered women.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 12:14:28pm

re: #4 jaunte

Jeff Sessions intent on plumbing new depths of moral vacuity.

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Feature, not a bug.

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danarchy  May 12, 2018 • 12:14:45pm

re: #2 JordanRules

Okay yeah. I needed to get more woke on this one because I certainly noticed the lack of PoC but missed this.

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Lesson learned and that’s a good thing.

Looks like that picture picture was actually from a different event in April. The Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon, not the WH event. Still doesn’t explain it’s apparent homogeneity.

afoscdc.com

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Jay C  May 12, 2018 • 12:14:49pm

re: #5 jaunte

Jeff Sessions keeping us safe from the crime wave created by granting asylum to battered women.

And why do I get the distinct feeling that if “genital mutilation, honor killings or domestic violence”” were an endemic problem in, say, Norway, our AG’s attitude towards asylum might be just a tad more sympathetic…..???

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 12:16:30pm

re: #7 danarchy

Looks like that picture picture was actually from a different event in April. The Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon, not the WH event. Still doesn’t explain it’s apparent homogeneity.

afoscdc.com

Ahh! Thanks!

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Teukka  May 12, 2018 • 12:17:09pm

re: #8 Jay C

And why do I get the distinct feeling that if “genital mutilation, honor killings or domestic violence”” were an endemic problem in, say, Norway, our AG’s attitude towards asylum might be just a tad more sympathetic…..???

Who knows, it might not be. Clitoridectomy was a valid “treatment” for “excessive masturbation” in females up until the 1950’s. In the West.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 12:17:37pm
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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:19:22pm

re: #11 JordanRules

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I think I caught that with my brother and buddy who were into skating at the time. I never could skateboard because I’m a klutz.

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 12:23:38pm

re: #4 jaunte

Jeff Sessions intent on plumbing new depths of moral vacuity.

Jeff Sessions is an evil little man.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 12:24:55pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

I think I caught that with my brother and buddy who were into skating at the time. I never could skateboard because I’m a klutz.

Same. No good at skating, rollerblading or skateboarding.
Can’t believe Hawk is 50.

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dangerman  May 12, 2018 • 12:29:00pm

re: #13 ObserverArt

Jeff Sessions is an evil little man elf.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:29:22pm

re: #14 JordanRules

Same. No good at skating, rollerblading or skateboarding.
Can’t believe Hawk is 50.

I know.

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PhillyPretzel  May 12, 2018 • 12:31:56pm

re: #13 ObserverArt

re: #15 dangerman

I will call a spade what it is. Sessions is SOB.

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 12:32:24pm

re: #14 JordanRules

Same. No good at skating, rollerblading or skateboarding.
Can’t believe Hawk is 50.

Was never interested in being a skater but I could watch them quite easily. 50? My how time flies…

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 12, 2018 • 12:32:42pm

re: #17 PhillyPretzel

I will call a spade what it is. Sessions is SOB.

I go with POS, but that’s just me.

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 12:33:17pm

Looks like it is pop-up thunderstorm time. Starting to get dark. Too much humidity in the air and we are right on the edge of a cold front to the north. Got kinda steamy today. I think 86° with high humidity in central Ohio should wait until July.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 12:33:43pm
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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:34:29pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 12:37:01pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Saw some of the images in the last thread. James Shaw Jr is a fit young man. A good real hero model for everyone.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:39:15pm

re: #23 ObserverArt

Saw some of the images in the last thread. James Shaw Jr is a fit young man. A good real hero model for everyone.

Yep. Cool they reached out to him or vice versa. Ordinary people tested by extraordinary circumstances.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 12:44:23pm
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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 12:46:53pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is Vlad testing Donny to see if they are still friends.

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BlueGrl21  May 12, 2018 • 12:49:17pm

re: #2 JordanRules

Okay yeah. I needed to get more woke on this one because I certainly noticed the lack of PoC but missed this.

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Lesson learned and that’s a good thing.

I went to high school with one of these women.

She was the ultimate mean girl queen bee.

Here’s hoping the universe gave her an opportunity for growth.

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 12:49:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 12:52:17pm
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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 12:53:45pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

They were right, he does need the whole SNL writer’s room to be funny.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:54:10pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah I remember how well you guys took Obama and Obama wasn’t even a traitorous scumbag. He just made you made because he was black. At least Trump gives liberals legitimate reasons to hate him.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:54:30pm

re: #30 jaunte

They were right, he does need the whole SNL writer’s room to be funny.

He’s like Mike Huckabee bad.

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BlueGrl21  May 12, 2018 • 12:55:16pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Unlike the Right, we’ve been able to let go of Hillary Clinton.

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 12:55:51pm
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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:56:02pm

re: #33 BlueGrl21

Unlike the Right, we’ve been able to let go of Hillary Clinton.

Snap. Better than my retort.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 12:56:46pm

re: #34 jaunte

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Remember when the right threw a fit about Obama’s speaking to American school kids.

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retired cynic  May 12, 2018 • 12:58:30pm

re: #4 jaunte

Jeff Sessions intent on plumbing new depths of moral vacuity.

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B*st*rd!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 12:59:05pm
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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 1:00:29pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

1. Keep Republicans from getting elected.

Actually, I think that’s pretty much it.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:00:43pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m getting a really bad feeling about all this.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:01:02pm

re: #39 Belafon

1. Keep Republicans from getting elected.

Actually, I think that’s pretty much it.

Agreed but easier said than done.

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Dr Lizardo  May 12, 2018 • 1:02:56pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

Prisons? My ass.

Those are concentration camps.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:03:49pm

re: #42 Dr Lizardo

Prisons? My ass.

Those are concentration camps.

I got the same vibe.

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 1:04:55pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

Agreed but easier said than done.

Oh, no. I didn’t mean at all to imply it would be easy. It’s nearly “defeat Hitler” level complicated, because it’s not obvious to many that it needs to happen. So many refuse to see what is being done in their name.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:05:53pm

LOL

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 1:06:40pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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I’m not in Ohio, so would Kasich’s backing hurt or help?

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 1:07:11pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They are doing this crap in the name of our country.

We don’t need to stop people from coming into our country.

We need to be working on doing some throwing people out of office.

And remember, as President, Trump is the party leader. So, the whole GOP gets to own this. They all need to go.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:07:48pm

re: #44 Belafon

Oh, no. I didn’t mean at all to imply it would be easy. It’s nearly “defeat Hitler” level complicated, because it’s not obvious to many that it needs to happen. So many refuse to see what is being done in their name.

Oh yeah I know. Agreed on all accounts.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 1:09:03pm

re: #44 Belafon

Oh, no. I didn’t mean at all to imply it would be easy. It’s nearly “defeat Hitler” level complicated, because it’s not obvious to many that it needs to happen. So many refuse to see what is being done in their name.

So true. I hate that more people don’t get what is happening and how urgent this is. But on the other hand, I love that more people are waking up and working locally for change.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:09:53pm
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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 1:10:47pm

re: #46 Belafon

I’m not in Ohio, so would Kasich’s backing hurt or help?

For the GOP…help. For Ohio…harm.

He’s just grandstanding.

I do have a feeling he is prepping for another go at Trump. This is some of that posturing. He is showing everyone he has “concerns” about his own party (Trumpism) and he is so thoughtful and different.

Gag me. It’s Kasich.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:11:44pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 12, 2018 • 1:13:24pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:17:21pm

On Friday, Giuliani told the Huffington Post that “Trump denied the merger [between AT&T and Time Warner].” That was news to many, as the stance of the White House for the last few months has been that Trump has had no hand at all in the merger, a consolidation which the Department of Justice is suing to block.

In the interest of damage control, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated the White House’s position Saturday morning, “The Department of Justice denied the deal,” she told CNN.

Giuliani was then forced to backtrack, telling CNN that Trump “didn’t interfere” with the Justice Department’s case. According to Giuliani, what he was trying to say was that the $600,000 payment AT&T made to Michael Cohen’s LLC did not sway Trump to act in the corporation’s favor.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 1:17:47pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 1:19:23pm

re: #55 JordanRules

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It’s not torture because you’re too thickheaded to realize that some guys in the back yard is nothing like the real thing.

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 1:19:26pm

re: #55 JordanRules

60 whole seconds.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:19:28pm

re: #55 JordanRules

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that’s not how it’s done, Tim.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 1:19:46pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s like they forgot this guy’s nasty mouth helped kill the travel ban.
They’re all such idiots.
Keep flapping your gums tho Giuls!

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 1:20:28pm

re: #56 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s not torture because you’re too thickheaded to realize that some guys in the back yard is nothing like the real thing.

Not even close to it, for several reasons.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:20:47pm

re: #55 JordanRules

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Idiot. Btw Tim ask American prosecutors who know more than you do if it is. They’d disagree with your ignorant ass.

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Teukka  May 12, 2018 • 1:21:30pm

re: #57 jaunte

60 whole seconds.

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

that’s not how it’s done, Tim.

IRL, it may be 45 mins for a single pour. And the pours keep a’comin’, and you know you can’t do shit to predict or stop ‘em.

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 1:22:03pm

re: #55 JordanRules

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:22:48pm

Some people just wanna be sick fucks.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 1:22:56pm

re: #53 GlutenFreeJesus

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:24:18pm

re: #55 JordanRules

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:24:20pm

re: #65 JordanRules

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Hot sauce on chicken!

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Teukka  May 12, 2018 • 1:25:10pm

re: #63 Belafon

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:26:57pm

re: #68 Teukka

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McCain to his credit argued that. I read a piece by him where he said he or a comrade named the Green Bay Pwckets offensive line as the members of a flight crew I believe just to make it stop.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:27:54pm

Notice the biggest proponents of torture are people like Trump who have never been in the military. Notice also that McCain, no dove is critical of it.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 12, 2018 • 1:28:10pm

re: #55 JordanRules

Loud profanities withheld.

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Teukka  May 12, 2018 • 1:28:55pm

re: #68 Teukka

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:29:56pm

re: #71 Unshaken Defiance

Loud profanities withheld.

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Correct.

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JordanRules  May 12, 2018 • 1:31:44pm

This fits within the sadism we’re talking about.

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mmmirele  May 12, 2018 • 1:34:47pm

Women should just walk the f*** right out of the Southern Baptist Convention and never go back. Men should, too.

This guy is likely to be the next president of the SBC. He is such an ignorant fool. Complementarianism is patriarchy dressed up in a fancy word. It’s oppression of women first and foremost.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:34:56pm
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Unshaken Defiance  May 12, 2018 • 1:35:34pm

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:36:13pm

re: #75 mmmirele

Women should just walk the f*** right out of the Southern Baptist Convention and never go back. Men should, too.

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This guy is likely to be the next president of the SBC. He is such an ignorant fool. Complementarianism is patriarchy dressed up in a fancy word. It’s oppression of women first and foremost.

I’m sure he also frets that Muslims are just terrible just terrible because of Sharia.

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Teukka  May 12, 2018 • 1:36:43pm

re: #72 Teukka

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:36:50pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well we know what Trump will be tweeting about.

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 1:38:27pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Well we know what Trump will be tweeting about.

If it’s not along the lines of “America is so much better at it. Why only kill one with a knife when you can kill dozens with an assault rifle? SAD!” then it’s not even worth reading. //

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Unshaken Defiance  May 12, 2018 • 1:40:38pm
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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 1:41:55pm

And they’re searching for an unblemished red heifer.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 1:42:44pm

re: #83 jaunte

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And they’re searching for an unblemished red heifer.

Agh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:49:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 1:59:54pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 2:00:58pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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SEE?!?! GUNS AREN’T THE PROBLEM HERE! THOSE CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS STILL KILL EACH OTHER WITH KNIVES!!!!!11!111

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 2:02:41pm

heads up, Art:

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 2:08:29pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

heads up, Art:

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Already had one storm go through. Then the sun came out and the humidity shot right up again. Looks like the next is about a half-hour out.

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PhillyPretzel  May 12, 2018 • 2:09:38pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heavy weather headed to Philly. A Tornado Watch has been issued for the Greater Delaware Valley.
weather.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 2:19:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 2:32:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 2:39:51pm

Quite the abrupt temperature change…bumpy time ahead…

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 2:40:28pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

Quite the abrupt temperature change…bumpy time ahead…

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Columbus…right on that line.

Edit to add…most recent pop-up passed just south of Downtown. Ready for the next.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 2:46:03pm

moron

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 2:49:54pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

SHOWTIME!

(Watch him do some kind of a video presentation with how no one but The Great Trump was able to do this. Especially Obama.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 2:54:12pm

good guy with a gun.
sad ending.

Dwight Wesley was a family man who always tried to help people, his sister said Thursday.

Wesley was trying to help someone Monday morning when he ended up being taken hostage and killed with his own gun.

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Kentucky State Police said Treigh Monroe of Louisville had car trouble on U.S. 42 near Warsaw and Wesley stopped to give him a ride as he drove to work at Swan’s in Florence. At some point, troopers believe there was a disagreement and Monroe took Wesley hostage.

“Treigh ended up with my brother’s gun. My brother did have a concealed carry license, ok. And there was Treigh, my brother was facing away from him,” Grenat said.

Gallatin Co. Sheriff Josh Neale told the local newspaper he tried to get Monroe to drop the gun but Monroe shot Wesley before turning the gun on himself.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2018 • 2:54:39pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2018 • 2:54:46pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well, at least the fact that NK’s puny explosions destroyed their test site should refute the narrative that it was an exceptionally well-isolated cavern, fueling the constant repetitive upward revisions of the yield of their tests. It should, but it won’t.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 12, 2018 • 2:58:29pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 3:02:33pm
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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 3:04:22pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You would think that people who fear the “Deep State” would oppose torture. But wait they’re idiots.

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Cheechako  May 12, 2018 • 3:09:54pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

You know, if they ever managed to waterboard themselves successfully, they could earn a Darwin Award.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 12, 2018 • 3:11:10pm

Right. And she should go away. Also, Nancy Pelosi shouldn’t run for Speaker again. And Maxine Waters and Elizabeth Warren should stop talking so much.

But it’s not about sexism, and you’re stupid to think so.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 3:11:38pm

JFC

moron

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 3:12:43pm

re: #104 Blind Frog Belly White

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Right. And she should go away. Also, Nancy Pelosi shouldn’t run for Speaker again. And Maxine Waters and Elizabeth Warren should stop talking so much.

But it’s not about sexism, and you’re stupid to think so.

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Uh no Tom, that’s simply not correct. Just because you hate Trump doesn’t mean you’re not a sexist ass or blinded by the right’s sexism.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 3:13:06pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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moron

Just shut the fuck up for once and actually do your job rather than bitching about Obama for once.

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BeachDem  May 12, 2018 • 3:15:53pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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moron

Must have had a bad day on the golf course—he seems even more obnoxious than usual.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2018 • 3:18:09pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2018 • 3:19:42pm

Several RW friends of mine are circulating this dumb meme:

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 3:20:48pm

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

Several RW friends of mine are circulating this dumb meme:

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It’s incredibly stupid and racist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 3:22:07pm

moron is really upset

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2018 • 3:26:22pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is really upset

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Right, because as Merrick Garland will tell you, Republicans never obstructed anything…

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 3:27:38pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is really upset

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You have no room to complain about any obstruction when you’re too lazy to fill vacancies.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 3:28:15pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is really upset

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Donny, shut the fuck up.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2018 • 3:29:19pm

re: #114 HappyWarrior

You have no room to complain about any obstruction when you’re too lazy to fill vacancies.

Or when he nominates the worst fucking people on earth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 3:30:08pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 12, 2018 • 3:31:14pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 3:31:45pm

re: #118 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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I would say it’s more like how Taco Bell is Tex-Mex.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 12, 2018 • 3:32:53pm

re: #75 mmmirele

Women should just walk the f*** right out of the Southern Baptist Convention and never go back. Men should, too.

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This guy is likely to be the next president of the SBC. He is such an ignorant fool. Complementarianism is patriarchy dressed up in a fancy word. It’s oppression of women first and foremost.

I’m waiting for the Southern Fried Baptists to pull the plug on Paula White.

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Jay C  May 12, 2018 • 3:35:52pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

You would think that people who fear the “Deep State” would oppose torture. But wait they’re idiots.

Well, mainly because (assuming it’s the Usual Gang Of Idiots we’re talking about) they always assume - take it as an article of faith, in fact, that any “torture” - however defined - is always, and ONLY going to be inflicted on Somebody Else. You know, Those People. Them. Bad People who deserve it. Not Decent Regular Folks Like Us - now THAT would be an atrocity……

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2018 • 3:37:29pm

re: #121 Jay C

Well, mainly because (assuming it’s the Usual Gang Of Idiots we’re talking about) they always assume - take it as an article of faith, in fact, that any “torture” - however defined - is always, and ONLY going to be inflicted on Somebody Else. You know, Those People. Them. Bad People who deserve it. Not Decent Regular Folks Like Us - now THAT would be an atrocity……

Oh absolutely.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 12, 2018 • 3:43:01pm

Naturally various image artists are running with Sarah’s inmate look.

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 3:46:25pm

re: #108 BeachDem

Must have had a bad day on the golf course—he seems even more obnoxious than usual.

Awwww….geeeezzzzz, say it ain’t so.

He’s been pretty obnoxious all along. There are no longer degrees. It just all runs together.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 12, 2018 • 3:52:10pm

What I always wanted!

A Trump Magnetic Dressup Set!

normalbob.com

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Cheechako  May 12, 2018 • 3:54:19pm

re: #108 BeachDem

Must have had a bad day on the golf course—he seems even more obnoxious than usual.

He cheats….he can never have a bad day on the golf course.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2018 • 3:54:30pm

re: #125 Joe Bacon 🌹

What I always wanted!

A Trump Magnetic Dressup Set!

normalbob.com

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Good god! I haven’t seen one of those for 55 years! They still make those?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 12, 2018 • 3:57:20pm

And the Trump Dress Me Up is Online, too!

trumpdressup.com

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 4:03:47pm

Stepped off a one fotr step wrong, came down on my left ankle, heard a pop, and my ears started ringing, so now I am in the emergency room.

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Ace Rothstein  May 12, 2018 • 4:05:08pm

re: #125 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s not nearly fat enough. But he is the right amount of orange.

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PhillyPretzel  May 12, 2018 • 4:05:14pm

re: #125 Joe Bacon 🌹

re: #127 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

There are still paper dress-up dolls.
amazon.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 4:05:18pm

re: #129 Belafon

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Jay C  May 12, 2018 • 4:07:47pm

re: #129 Belafon

[hidden]Stepped off a one fotr step wrong, came down on my left ankle, heard a pop, and my ears started ringing, so now I am in the emergency room.[/hidden]

Not a good sign (any of it): let us know how you’re doing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 4:27:06pm
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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 4:29:43pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 4:34:25pm

re: #129 Belafon

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Ouch. Hope all goes well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 4:39:33pm

In Ohio

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2018 • 4:41:16pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 12, 2018 • 4:44:02pm

Fucking idiot Donald Trump doesn’t seem to realize that the only reason they are dismantling that site is because it became useless after the last test destabilized the fucking mountain. Rendering the site useless. It all just a show to gaslight him. And he’s buying it.

I actually think he is informed enough to know that, but he also knows what his supporters want to hear…

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 4:44:05pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

In Ohio

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Wow…out on Columbus’ far west side. I don’t recognize the black SUV with the big white Police on it. Must be one of the townships out that way.

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 4:46:19pm

And, yet, I’m not the worst injury here.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2018 • 4:51:27pm

re: #129 Belafon

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OUCH! Hope things turn out well.

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bratwurst  May 12, 2018 • 4:51:53pm

Tonight in poorly translated Eurovision Song Contest tweets:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 5:01:16pm
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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2018 • 5:03:08pm

re: #139 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Fucking idiot Donald Trump doesn’t seem to realize that the only reason they are dismantling that site is because it became useless after the last test destabilized the fucking mountain. Rendering the site useless. It all just a show to gaslight him. And he’s buying it.

I actually think he is informed enough to know that, but he also knows what his supporters want to hear…

Well if that’s the case case, they will be sorely disappointed when KJU detonates another nuke at a newer site (probably already under construction). Said test to be taken just as soon as tRump reneges on any deal he makes.

*Edited for a very embarrassing typo. Thanks Ted.

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TedStriker  May 12, 2018 • 5:04:21pm

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Ace-o-aces  May 12, 2018 • 5:07:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 5:09:10pm
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Ace-o-aces  May 12, 2018 • 5:09:39pm
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Citizen K  May 12, 2018 • 5:10:17pm

re: #147 Ace-o-aces

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Yet they get to play the victims and be rewarded for it every fucking time.

The ease in which any thought becomes easily accepted long as it comes from a conservative activist or politician is fucking wholly depressing.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2018 • 5:11:03pm

re: #146 TedStriker

Umm, that should be ‘reneges’.

OOPS! Fixed. Thanks for the correction.

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TedStriker  May 12, 2018 • 5:12:27pm

re: #151 Bubblehead II

OOPS! Fixed. Thanks for the correction.

*salutes*

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mmmirele  May 12, 2018 • 5:13:23pm

Not sure if this Twitter thread got posted over the past two days, but definitely worth a read. Jared Yates Sexton has his finger on a lot of crap about how Evangelicals see Trump and saw Obama and why they give Trump a pass. It’s ultimately scary. (Thread)

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2018 • 5:25:08pm
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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2018 • 5:26:40pm

Jim Carrey’s getting really good at this.

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2018 • 5:30:45pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

His first sale is going to be a media event.

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2018 • 5:31:28pm

Beuller?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 5:36:09pm

heh

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 5:38:02pm

re: #157 Dave In Austin

Beuller?

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I’m assuming the point is that it converges quickly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 5:40:04pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 5:40:38pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

Given that we’re currently experiencing the annual pre-Memorial Day gas price hike, I’m envying Japan right now.

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 5:40:48pm

A painful ankle image is afoot:

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Citizen K  May 12, 2018 • 5:41:40pm

re: #153 mmmirele

Not sure if this Twitter thread got posted over the past two days, but definitely worth a read. Jared Yates Sexton has his finger on a lot of crap about how Evangelicals see Trump and saw Obama and why they give Trump a pass. It’s ultimately scary. (Thread)

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How do you even begin to deprogram this kind of shit? Because it’s not even about trying to change an individual mind. Sometimes, that’s just impossible. It’s about trying to defuse the bomb that these kinds of groups set, trying to turn back the tidal wave of bullshit they’ve set out and manage to get momentum for. If they were harmless, it wouldn’t fucking matter, but they have ALL THE FUCKING POWER.

How do you deprogram a country and political system that has decided, now that it had a black president once, racism isn’t just good again, but the only way to save “Real America”?

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Interesting Times  May 12, 2018 • 5:41:41pm

In which John Harwood has the sense and courage to describe what far too many of his colleagues willfully and cynically ignore:

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TedStriker  May 12, 2018 • 5:42:31pm

re: #162 Belafon

A painful ankle image is afoot:

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Been there, done that, had my left ankle look like that while my right knee was swollen like a basketball…at the same time.

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 5:45:52pm

Deadliest mass shooting in Australia in 22 years.

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2018 • 5:53:20pm
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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 5:58:18pm

Pence gave the commencement address at Hillsdale College?!?

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retired cynic  May 12, 2018 • 5:59:26pm

Vroom, vroom!

digg.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 5:59:28pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

Oh, relax. Somewhere in this fine country, some wingnut college would be willing to have Vice President Pence as a commencement speaker. Now, what happens after he gets his ass impeached, I have no idea, but that has to happen first.

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 6:03:01pm

re: #170 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Pence is the slimiest empty suit out there. I have a visceral hatred for his smug fucking face. His piousness is so fake, if there’s a heaven and hell I hope he ascends and Jesus himself kicks him in the balls to kick start that long fall into hell.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2018 • 6:03:28pm

re: #162 Belafon

A painful ankle image is afoot:

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Hopefully no more than a bad sprain.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 6:04:42pm

re: #168 teleskiguy

Pence gave the commencement address at Hillsdale College?!?

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feel free to barf

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 6:05:15pm

They gave me a pain shot in the arm, and for a brief moment, the medicine more than the ankle.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 12, 2018 • 6:06:44pm

re: #166 teleskiguy

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Deadliest mass shooting in Australia in 22 years.

Just another day in America.

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2018 • 6:06:50pm

re: #13 ObserverArt

Jeff Sessions is an evil little man.

That’s why Trump picked him.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 6:08:21pm

re: #172 Bubblehead II

Hopefully no more than a bad sprain.

I had a similar sprain when I started taekwondo classes. My instructor at the time be like, “Please don’t let this be the thing that scares you away…” I told him, “Dude. My girlfriend broke her foot taking her last exam with you. I am definitely in for the long haul with this.”

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Jay C  May 12, 2018 • 6:08:26pm

re: #174 Belafon

They gave me a pain shot in the arm, and for a brief moment, the medicine more than the ankle.

I’m guessing you meant “the medicine hurt more than the ankle”, but between the pain and the meds, we’ll give you a pass.

Hope it’s minor(ish) and heals up quickly!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 6:10:11pm

re: #171 teleskiguy

Pence is the slimiest empty suit out there. I have a visceral hatred for his smug fucking face. His piousness is so fake, if there’s a heaven and hell I hope he ascends and Jesus himself kicks him in the balls to kick start that long fall into hell.

You and I both know that’ll probably happen, but in the meantime, just relax in the knowledge that Pence thinks he is holier than thou. He’ll get his comeuppance eventually. Not soon enough, but eventually.

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:11:09pm

re: #153 mmmirele

Not sure if this Twitter thread got posted over the past two days, but definitely worth a read. Jared Yates Sexton has his finger on a lot of crap about how Evangelicals see Trump and saw Obama and why they give Trump a pass. It’s ultimately scary. (Thread)

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This thread talks about a number of the theological problems that American Evangelicalism is based on - but the greatest of these is the false teachings that John Nelson Darby first proposed (and popularized) as the pre-tribulation rapture in 1827. Darby and other prominent Brethren were part of the Brethren movement which impacted American Christianity, especially with movements and teachings associated with Christian eschatology and fundamentalism, primarily through their writings. With the publication of the The Fundamentals (a series of 90 essays starting in 1910) this garbage theology got it’s foot in the door every place that fell for the anti-modern world attitudes of Fundamentalism.

So like they say in the thread, why worry about tomorrow if the end is nigh? No need to repent for real from their sins and their racism. Never mind that even while saying apocalyptic things, Jesus also said no one knows when the end is coming and Paul taught that even if the end is nigh, one is not freed from living a virtuous life, working or caring for the community. And god forbid they should be forced to live up to the promise of Paul that “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” for that would require them to live the Way rather than grift their way through it.

This level of error is why Christianity in America is not worth following, not really, unless you find one of the small church groups trying to emerge from this mess. Some of us try hard to live the way of Jesus but when you watch these asshole shit on the world and shriek that “God sez it’s OK ‘cause ur all gonna get killed in our fantasy of the Endtimes!” , well, it just makes me want to give up.

OTOH, why should I surrender what I am just because those assholes stealing the name of the annointed? I’ll do what I can despite those who want to make atheism the only really sane choice in modern America (yeah, I know. I never claimed to be sane ;)

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:12:24pm

re: #179 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

He’ll get his comeuppance eventually. Not soon enough, but eventually.

Like the pineapple treatment given to Hitler from the movie “Little Nicky”?

Little Nicky - Hitler Pineapple Scene

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2018 • 6:13:54pm

re: #34 jaunte

And if their TVs aren’t tuned to Fox News, they’ll be punished? Can you imagine the outcry if President Obama had suggested that all TVs at a federal agency had to be tuned to MSNBC? What Trump gets away with is outrageous.

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 6:14:48pm

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:15:55pm

re: #183 Belafon

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 6:16:05pm

re: #182 Patricia Kayden

He’s getting away with so many bigger unacceptable acts the smaller ones fade into background noise.

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retired cynic  May 12, 2018 • 6:16:14pm

re: #183 Belafon

Oh, dadgummit! Best wishes!

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BeachDem  May 12, 2018 • 6:16:14pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

feel free to barf

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And Robert “you can’t be saved being a Jew” Jeffress will be leading the prayer.

I will be projectile vomiting for sure.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 6:16:16pm

re: #183 Belafon

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:16:20pm

re: #183 Belafon

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 12, 2018 • 6:17:09pm

re: #162 Belafon

Please take care!

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2018 • 6:18:02pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is highly disturbing. Going to ask my Senators to look into this. Migrants don’t deserve this reprehensible treatment just because they’ve crossed our borders. Given this regime, God only knows what’s happening to them behind closed doors.

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:19:19pm

re: #182 Patricia Kayden

And if their TVs aren’t tuned to Fox News, they’ll be punished? Can you imagine the outcry if President Obama had suggested that all TVs at a federal agency had to be tuned to MSNBC?

I was shocked to see that my cable provider is actually carrying BBC World Service on video.

Now THAT would be a much more apropos channel for the FDA/CDC, given our own domestic services suck….

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2018 • 6:21:18pm

re: #183 Belafon

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:21:51pm

re: #180 William Lewis

eschatology

Eschatology was doomed from the start…..

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Jay C  May 12, 2018 • 6:22:29pm

re: #183 Belafon

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:22:54pm

re: #194 The Major

Eschatology was doomed from the start…..

< SMACK >

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Unshaken Defiance  May 12, 2018 • 6:22:56pm
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dangerman  May 12, 2018 • 6:24:44pm

re: #182 Patricia Kayden

And if their TVs aren’t tuned to Fox News, they’ll be punished? Can you imagine the outcry if President Obama had suggested that all TVs at a federal agency had to be tuned to MSNBC? What Trump gets away with is outrageous.

He’s not getting away with it
They are helpinng and enabling him

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Unshaken Defiance  May 12, 2018 • 6:25:09pm

For some reason the image would not embed above.

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:26:10pm
< SMACK >

NEVER feed me a straight line - I’ll run with it in some rather amusing ways….

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 6:27:45pm

re: #189 William Lewis

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BeachDem  May 12, 2018 • 6:27:45pm

re: #175 GlutenFreeJesus

Just another day in America.

And here in South Carolina, this woman is running for governor:

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2018 • 6:29:35pm

re: #201 Belafon

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:30:12pm

re: #202 BeachDem

Reminds me of the old Robin Williams routine about Texans:

< BANG! > Stop or I’ll shoot!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 6:32:22pm

re: #203 Eclectic Cyborg

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 6:32:32pm

re: #195 Jay C

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 6:32:44pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 12, 2018 • 6:33:00pm

re: #183 Belafon

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 6:33:55pm

re: #206 Belafon

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 6:36:03pm

re: #207 teleskiguy

Porn star Stormy Daniels quote tweeting bubble gum popular culture icon Christine Teigen is… something else.

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allegro  May 12, 2018 • 6:36:35pm

re: #180 William Lewis

OTOH, why should I surrender what I am just because those assholes stealing the name of the annointed? I’ll do what I can despite those who want to make atheism the only really sane choice in modern America (yeah, I know. I never claimed to be sane ;)

just a thought… why don’t you just live by your own good conscience and do what you know is right?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 6:38:37pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 12, 2018 • 6:40:22pm

hre: #183 Belafon

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2018 • 6:42:46pm

re: #212 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yes!

Doggy 1

Immoral fucking assholes 0

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:44:13pm

re: #211 allegro

just a thought… why don’t you just live by your own good conscience and do what you know is right?

It is what I try to do. Some days I come closer than others. The goal, in the end, is to leave things better than I found them.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 6:45:13pm

re: #215 William Lewis

It is what I try to do. Some days I come closer than others. The goal, in the end, is to leave things better than I found them.

And we try to do exactly that. In the end, in the aggregate, I think we are successful. At the individual level, well, people like me probably underperform.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 6:47:18pm
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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:47:46pm

re: #216 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And we try to do exactly that. In the end, in the aggregate, I think we are successful. At the individual level, well, people like me probably underperform.

I know that feeling all too well.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 12, 2018 • 6:48:27pm

re: #55 JordanRules

We did this yesterday for almost 45 minutes. The average pour was anywhere from 10 to 60 sec. You can try to hold your breath but the water pools at the back of your sinuses running down your eyes and nose. Plain and simple. It’s not torture. #CIA #GinaHaspel #waterboarding
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BeachDem  May 12, 2018 • 6:49:01pm

Okay—stipulating that it was an assy thing to say and that the White House response has been, as it always is, idiotic and unacceptable—with everything else that is going on in the world, is the crap whatsherface said about McCain really a 4-day (and counting) story?

“It’s [a] pretty disgusting thing to say, if it was a joke, it was a terrible joke,” Graham said Saturday in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation,” set to air Sunday morning.

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The Major  May 12, 2018 • 6:49:48pm

re: #216 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And we try to do exactly that. In the end, in the aggregate, I think we are successful. At the individual level, well, people like me probably under-perform.

When Jay Bakker, the son of disgraced Tele-evangelist Jim Bakker, and the original Wonkette, Ana Marie Cox claim they’re Christians - believe them. Jay is quite unlike his father, and Ana Marie Cox still is on the right side of issues.

BTW, Dopefish: Ana Marie Cox lives in Minnesota now, if Wikipedia is to be believed….

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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 6:49:59pm

How many ways can the reporter/editor avoid saying a hothead with a gun was the problem?

Argument over peach cobbler at Mississippi truck stop leaves man with gunshot wound
RED BANKS, Miss. — Peach cobbler caused gunfire and chaos at a Mississippi truck stop.

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2018 • 6:50:06pm

re: #183 Belafon

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 6:53:52pm

re: #219 Hecuba’s daughter

Dude had his buddies pour a bunch of water on his face with his face covered with a towel. He was not restrained. He was not on the “board” - which is at an angle where your feet are higher than your head - he was not kidnapped and told he was going to die at any moment.

Hitch volunteered to get kidnapped and waterboarded by professionals in that sort of thing. He got waterboarded twice, both times he didn’t last more than *a few seconds.*

He came out of the experience and said “It’s torture.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2018 • 6:56:34pm

re: #183 Belafon

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:56:38pm

Was up early to work this morn and I’m feeling it now as the sun has set and twilight lingers. Have a good night all you lizards.

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2018 • 6:56:53pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

Jim Carrey’s getting really good at this.

He’s come a long way from “In Living Color”.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 12, 2018 • 6:57:24pm

re: #222 jaunte

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How many ways can the reporter/editor avoid saying a hothead with a gun was the problem?

Argument over peach cobbler at Mississippi truck stop leaves man with gunshot wound
RED BANKS, Miss. — Peach cobbler caused gunfire and chaos at a Mississippi truck stop.

Over peach cobbler. Sheesh. Crazy Mississippian. Now, if it had been apricot cobbler…

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 6:57:45pm

I thought he was a jackass at times during the Iraq War era.

I miss Christopher Hitchens.

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William Lewis  May 12, 2018 • 6:58:34pm

re: #228 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Over peach cobbler. Sheesh. Crazy Mississippian. Now, if it had been apricot cobbler…

Pft. It’s not a cobbler if it’s not apple. :) And now off for real.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2018 • 6:59:14pm

re: #228 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Over peach cobbler. Sheesh. Crazy Mississippian. Now, if it had been apricot cobbler…

Peach cobbler caused gunfire and chaos at a Mississippi truck stop.

When peach cobblers are illegal, only outlaws will have peach cobblers!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 7:00:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:00:48pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 7:02:08pm
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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 7:02:29pm

re: #232 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“…Schlapp is the same pious hypocrite who walked out of the WHCD because a comedian joked said something accurate about Sarah Saunders’ makeup. character.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 7:04:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:06:28pm

re: #232 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Kathy Griffin has something to say about this, too:

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2018 • 7:07:14pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Good to see that he was fired though.

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 7:07:58pm

re: #229 teleskiguy

This may sound lofty and pretentious. I will say it, though. After I read “God Is Not Great” by Hitch, I found a deep and everlasting peace with religion. I was agnostic before I read that book, I became atheist after. And I’m not one of those guys that *proselytizes* that shit. I find it something not even worth discussing or debating, which is another important idea I took away from “God Is Not Great.” I know there are a lot of religious Lizards, and I respect that. Live and let live. That’s written somewhere in some religious text, right? Anyhoo, it’s true a single book made me turn agnostic to atheist.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 12, 2018 • 7:08:29pm

re: #224 teleskiguy

Dude had his buddies pour a bunch of water on his face with his face covered with a towel. He was not restrained. He was not on the “board” - which is at an angle where your feet are higher than your head - he was not kidnapped and told he was going to die at any moment.

Hitch volunteered to get kidnapped and waterboarded by professionals in that sort of thing. He got waterboarded twice, both times he didn’t last more than *a few seconds.*

He came out of the experience and said “It’s torture.”

Yep. He was not waterboarded. I meant to include include in my comment above, that Tim Kennedy should volunteer to have experts waterboard him and see whether he is equally dismissive of it.

As part of a medical procedure, I personally had to undergo something that was a mild form of stress position for about 30 minutes — and it was a nightmare experience that I will definitely avoid in the future.

Was Gina Haspel ever waterboarded as part of her training?

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 7:10:10pm

re: #223 ObserverArt

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:10:49pm

TROY, Mich. (WWMT) - The Troy Police Department deputized the second candidate for its special feline unit on Friday.

“Pawfficer” Donut was sworn in by a judge during a ceremony for the unit, which is meant to be used for therapeutic purposes and public appearances.

“Pawfficer” Badges, the first candidate for the position, was diagnosed with feline leukemia, a disease that is often fatal and can be transmitted to other cats.

The Troy Police Department tweeted that Badges with always be the first “pawfficer.”

The department has also set up a merchandise page for anyone looking to buy Troy Police Feline Unit apparel. All proceeds go to the Michigan Humane Society.

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2018 • 7:17:19pm

Obligatory Saturday Nite Sharpening Video.

How To Sharpen Chef Knife

If anyone wants a recommendation for an excellent set of kitchen knives at a moderate price look at these. I got the full set and what a dream…
Sedge knives

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Citizen K  May 12, 2018 • 7:19:57pm

Again…some people are just so close to the vicinity of ‘getting it’ and yet…

Firstly, as someone rightfully pointed out to Matt in the comments, acquiescing to A basically is…what we’ve kind of done for decades, and it’s what MLK kind of pointed out regarding the difference between a “negative peace” (the absence of tension) to “positive peace” (the presence of justice). The idea is that a lot of this isn’t just somehow a mass rise in racial tension. It’s that it’s been there all along, and just being exposed, and if that somehow makes folks turn to the GOP, that still is telling in their sympathies.

Secondly, if calling out people for their behavior and for their supposed sympathies ‘forces’ them to identify more with the sympathies they supposedly didn’t have, answer one question for me: how come the ‘liberal media’ attacks haven’t resulted in some sort of hyper-lefty intractable media juggernaut, and in fact has only resulted in the Foxification of news? How come repeatedly attacking ‘liberal media’ icons has resulted constantly in cowing and kowtowing, rather than the supposed instant hardening of hearts and being driven into the arms of those who would supposedly welcome them by such attacks?

Maybe the entire thing is bullshit, and is justification for shitty folks finding ways to blame their shittiness on the oppressed rather than the oppressors. Just saying.

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 7:27:03pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 7:31:53pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 12, 2018 • 7:34:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:35:39pm

gaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:37:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:38:59pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 7:40:59pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:41:08pm
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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 7:47:18pm
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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 7:48:14pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 7:49:14pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2018 • 7:53:11pm

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

The entire GOP is sleazy as hell. That’s why they’re defending Trump and his imps.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 7:54:26pm

science is hard…

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MsJ  May 12, 2018 • 7:55:33pm

re: #255 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Citizen K  May 12, 2018 • 7:57:15pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

Still waiting on those “Clinton voters who voted for Clinton and don’t regret it” stories….

Stillllll waiting……

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 8:00:02pm

re: #258 MsJ

Maybe Sippy Cup is suggesting 59,000 victims were unemployed?

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 8:00:26pm

I have this sinking feeling that a Cascadia megathrust earthquake will happen in my lifetime. Everything west of I-5 from northern California to Vancouver… just fucked, utterly fucked.

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Citizen K  May 12, 2018 • 8:02:48pm

re: #261 teleskiguy

I have this sinking feeling that a Cascadia megathrust earthquake will happen in my lifetime. Everything west of I-5 from northern California to Vancouver… just fucked, utterly fucked.

That’s just silly…

I’m pretty sure the states between the San Andreas fault and Oklahoma get fucked too because of all the fracking quakes

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MsJ  May 12, 2018 • 8:09:16pm
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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 8:11:44pm

re: #262 Citizen K

Have you read this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 8:12:30pm
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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 8:14:04pm
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jaunte  May 12, 2018 • 8:16:45pm

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

Regan?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2018 • 8:18:04pm

re: #267 jaunte

Regan?

hey…spelling is hard, too!

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Citizen K  May 12, 2018 • 8:18:17pm

re: #264 teleskiguy

Eesh….well that’s…sobering, to put it lightly.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 12, 2018 • 8:20:00pm

JJ threading on info provided by Dems on house Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
democrats-intelligence.house.gov (From JJ “Warning, these are large files and you’ll have to unzip them to peruse the propaganda.”)

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2018 • 8:21:24pm

re: #269 Citizen K

That piece won a Pulitzer Prize.

We got Cascadia. We got Yellowstone. We got the big meteor.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2018 • 8:23:54pm

re: #162 Belafon

A painful ankle image is afoot:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 12, 2018 • 8:28:24pm

re: #258 MsJ

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Belafon  May 12, 2018 • 8:31:38pm

re: #263 MsJ

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one way to fix that is to keep them out of office.

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MsJ  May 12, 2018 • 8:42:59pm

re: #274 Belafon

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2018 • 8:48:40pm
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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2018 • 8:52:14pm

Kate McKinnon is killing it tonite as Mormon Mommy….

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MsJ  May 12, 2018 • 8:54:53pm

Someone here the other day took umbrage in the article about criminal NRA Ollie North saying the Parkland kids were Terrorists and that he didn’t really say that.

If this quote is correct, he absolutely did.

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wheat-dogg  May 12, 2018 • 8:57:16pm

re: #162 Belafon

Looks like a bad sprain. Been there, done that.

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wheat-dogg  May 12, 2018 • 9:01:05pm

re: #183 Belafon

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  May 12, 2018 • 9:21:08pm

Greetings from Anchorage (magnitude 9+ earthquake in 1964), where I have my first decent internet connection in a month and MY PHONE WORKS!

I still don’t have anything but a phone to type with, so notes on the trip and photos will have to wait (still haven’t finished the Australia/NZ photos).

Someone should tell DT that there’s a big old world out there, and it can get on very nicely without the US.

Belafon, take care of yourself. Teleskiguy, a Real (and respected) Geologist has said the Yellowstone magma chamber seems to be emptying, not filling, so best to worry about Cascadia.

I’ll have a keyboard in two or three days, so until then…

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MsJ  May 12, 2018 • 9:25:54pm

re: #276 Dave In Austin

Might I suggest he get a dog? 😜

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vgranucci  May 12, 2018 • 9:58:53pm

re: #183 Belafon

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Eventual Carrion  May 13, 2018 • 7:14:15am

re: #62 Teukka

IRL, it may be 45 mins for a single pour. And the pours keep a’comin’, and you know you can’t do shit to predict or stop ‘em.

And the person doing it hates your fucking guts and wishes you would die.


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