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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 6:25:23pm
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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 6:25:37pm
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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2018 • 6:27:10pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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Ha. I like Sir Charles.

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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2018 • 6:27:39pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

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It’s pretty crazy that they were only together as a quartet for eight years but what an eight years it was.

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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 6:30:02pm
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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2018 • 6:31:28pm

re: #5 gocart mozart

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Yep. He called Hitler a messager of God. Fuck Hagee. He’s no friend of the Jewish people. He’s a pathetic doomsday wet dreamer who wants to use the Jewish people to fulfill his sick fantasy life and that’s the case with many of those like him including Jeffress who was also there. That Bibi shows those men more respect than Obama says a lot about Bibi.

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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 6:31:58pm
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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2018 • 6:33:09pm

re: #7 gocart mozart

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Oh come on. Edgar wasn’t the way he was by choice.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 6:33:23pm

re: #5 gocart mozart

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Fuck Hagee. That ass preaches that only 144,000 male Jewish virgins will survive Armageddon and they will all convert to Christianity when JC returns.

Bottom line—that SOB wants to finish what Hitler started.

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HappyWarrior  May 14, 2018 • 6:34:34pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Fuck Hagee. That ass preaches that only 144,000 male Jewish virgins will survive Armageddon and they will all convert to Christianity when JC returns.

Bottom line—that SOB wants to finish what Hitler started.

He was way worse than Reverend Wright was. Most of these types like him are.

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allegro  May 14, 2018 • 6:36:39pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Fuck Hagee. That ass preaches that only 144,000 male Jewish virgins will survive Armageddon and they will all convert to Christianity when JC returns.

Bottom line—that SOB wants to finish what Hitler started.

Wait. Male virgins? That’s a thing outside of incels?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 6:44:37pm

re: #11 allegro

Wait. Male virgins? That’s a thing outside of incels?

It means I don’t get one of the 144,000 slots.

This bullshit drives me beyond anger…

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allegro  May 14, 2018 • 6:49:50pm

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

It means I don’t get one of the 144,000 slots.

This bullshit drives me beyond anger…

Who would want one?

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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 6:51:58pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 14, 2018 • 6:52:39pm

re: #13 allegro

Who would want one?

Sociopaths who want to be elevated while other people are tormented and killed. This is what Christianity is about.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 6:53:21pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

All that document is showing is programming language.

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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 6:53:23pm
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BlueSpotinAL  May 14, 2018 • 6:54:18pm

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

All that document is showing is programming language.

Looks fine to me (pdf).

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 14, 2018 • 6:55:21pm

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

All that document is showing is programming language.

Your browser is failing to display a PDF.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 14, 2018 • 6:59:12pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Fuck Hagee. That ass preaches that only 144,000 male Jewish virgins will survive Armageddon and they will all convert to Christianity when JC returns.

Bottom line—that SOB wants to finish what Hitler started.

The very high mainstream profile the evangelicals have achieved does have a drawback for them. Media complacency notwithstanding, it is allowing a lot of people to see just how crazy and superstitious a lot of their ideas really are. This is not Billy Graham in his prime, or even Billy Sunday. Guys like Hagee and Barton are the leaders of an atavistic cult, a very powerful and dangerous one.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 14, 2018 • 7:02:11pm

I can just see incels and crazed Dominionists linking up. A match made in Hell.

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William Lewis  May 14, 2018 • 7:04:41pm

re: #15 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Sociopaths who want to be elevated while other people are tormented and killed. This is what Christianity is about.

I know that’s terribly easy to think, especially given the impact of Fundamentalism on what passes for Christianity in America. But I would ask for a slightly narrower brush since there are some of us out here doing our best to live a decent life by what Jesus actually taught rather than by what brings secular power and wealth.

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Belafon  May 14, 2018 • 7:05:15pm

I am having to lie down with my leg elevated and an ice pack, so I can’t be near the dogs as usual. Here’s one looking on me with sadness:

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allegro  May 14, 2018 • 7:06:42pm

re: #21 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I can just see incels and crazed Dominionists linking up. A match made in Hell.

Or Grindr

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2018 • 7:07:10pm

Make you dog feel sympathy and put a plastic cone on your neck

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Stanley Sea  May 14, 2018 • 7:09:10pm

re: #23 Belafon

I am having to lie down with my leg elevated and an ice pack, so I can’t be near the dogs as usual. Here’s one looking on me with sadness:

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Oh my goodness. That face of concern. I hope you are doing ok Belafon!

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calochortus  May 14, 2018 • 7:11:07pm

re: #25 wheat-dogg

Make you dog feel sympathy and put a plastic cone on your neck

And post a picture of yourself wearing it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 14, 2018 • 7:14:27pm

Hagee is a sad case. He is one of the greatest preachers of the age, so far as style and technique are concerned. He could be a great voice of morality and acceptance, but he wastes his talent spouting bigotry and hate.

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bratwurst  May 14, 2018 • 7:15:58pm

From the “fuck this shit” file:

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Citizen K  May 14, 2018 • 7:18:59pm

re: #29 bratwurst

From the “fuck this shit” file:

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Because of course.

No sin is ever too great for a Good Republican to stay off TV, or in the good graces of the party. At least, long as they remain a Republican.

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Stanley Sea  May 14, 2018 • 7:21:18pm

re: #29 bratwurst

From the “fuck this shit” file:

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 7:22:06pm
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MsJ  May 14, 2018 • 7:27:56pm

re: #29 bratwurst

NewsMax. ‘nuff said.

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Stanley Sea  May 14, 2018 • 7:29:12pm

Just finished the monday hotel happy hour. I’m not alone, super nice people, who bond over their *why are you here* sad stories. In house flood is #1.

But they had caramel topped brownies! !

Now going to cheer myself up. Going to watch the Netflix mini docu on that pizza guy bomb in PA.

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gocart mozart  May 14, 2018 • 7:30:18pm
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Ace-o-aces  May 14, 2018 • 7:31:50pm
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allegro  May 14, 2018 • 7:32:47pm

re: #35 gocart mozart

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And what he didn’t say is that we need to isolate our extremists who are the real power behind this.

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bratwurst  May 14, 2018 • 7:33:06pm

re: #33 MsJ

NewsMax. ‘nuff said.

Agreed. If that mayonnaise jar on two legs is going to have a “comeback”, let it be on a channel hardly anyone actually sees.

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allegro  May 14, 2018 • 7:40:24pm

For a moment of regeneration of faith in humanity and what we are capable of at our best…

Cecilia Bartoli, Sposa son disprezzata

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 14, 2018 • 7:48:32pm

Putin and the Saudis have green lighted the Trump/Netanyahu push against Iran or it wouldn’t be happening. Oil prices are their end game.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 7:58:58pm

British actress-multi hyphenate…

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retired cynic  May 14, 2018 • 8:00:12pm

re: #41 JordanRules

British actress-multi hyphenate…

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She was no lady…

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Patricia Kayden  May 14, 2018 • 8:01:32pm

re: #33 MsJ

NewsMax. ‘nuff said.

Didn’t know that Newsmax had a cable station. Oh joy.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 8:01:33pm
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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 8:02:05pm

re: #42 retired cynic

She was no lady…

Indeed!

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Patricia Kayden  May 14, 2018 • 8:02:27pm

re: #41 JordanRules

Chewing Gum!

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Patricia Kayden  May 14, 2018 • 8:05:27pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

And oil prices are inching up to $3 in my area. Funny that you don’t hear Conservatives yapping about gas prices like they did under President Obama.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 8:06:20pm

re: #46 Patricia Kayden

Chewing Gum!

Yesss!!!!

Cancelled :(
She’s creating a new series tho.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 14, 2018 • 8:27:06pm

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plansbandc  May 14, 2018 • 8:44:40pm
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teleskiguy  May 14, 2018 • 8:48:30pm

They’re starting the process of burying the hatchet, thank Ullr.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 8:49:01pm

More context and hilarity in the replies.

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William Lewis  May 14, 2018 • 8:51:58pm

re: #50 plansbandc

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I can’t even find that funny. See, up here in northern Wisconsin that’s how Native Americans are treated quite often. Hear a siren and you’ll hear someone say “Heading for the Rez”. My son, with his mental health history? Vietnamese with long black hair so he looks very much like a native man. So, yeah, a bit too close to home to laugh at it tonight.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 8:55:57pm
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Kragar  May 14, 2018 • 8:57:20pm
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BigPapa  May 14, 2018 • 8:57:46pm

No depth to the depravity.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 14, 2018 • 8:59:52pm

re: #55 Kragar

I’m thinking this was a lame publicity stunt.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 9:01:03pm

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m thinking this was a lame publicity stunt.

Applies to everything they do, no?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  May 14, 2018 • 9:01:20pm

re: #53 William Lewis

Who said it was funny?

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 9:05:13pm
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jaunte  May 14, 2018 • 9:06:01pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 14, 2018 • 9:07:40pm

Revolver Dadi: India’s 86-year-old sharpshooter

Chandro Tomar, the country’s oldest sharpshooter who has won dozens of championships, now teaches young people.

Uttar Pradesh, India - At the grand age of 86, Chandro Tomar stands upright with her arm perfectly straight, holding an air pistol.

Even in old age, her eyesight does not fail her.

Dressed in a white shirt, blue skirt and a scarf covering her head, she aims at a target from a distance of 10 metres. A moment of pause and she hits the bull’s eye.

This is the kind of stuff that used to be the NRA’s main focus. They still promote marksmanship and competition shooting but it is so buried under their insurrectionist politics that sane people no longer notice.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 9:10:54pm
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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 9:14:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 9:17:38pm

Wow, a marathon village board meeting tonight.

Much of the village was at the meeting, with an emergency item on the agenda of the May 10 tornado.

Half an hour before the meeting we got slammed with another severe thunderstorm, right after my insurance agent came to inspect my house for my losses in the tornado.

Several people in town still have no electricity, and it would seem that FEMA is not going to support the village, claiming not enough damage in dollars and the fact neither the Federal government nor the state government made a disaster declaration for the county.

The idea that FEMA seems poised to tell us F-off didn’t sit well with the townspeople. (I really wanted to say “you get who you vote for” but that wouldn’t have been very nice.)

Several local companies have volunteered time or equipment to help us clean up, and the trash company donated one of those giant Dumpsters for people to put trash and destroyed property in.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 9:17:38pm

re: #55 Kragar

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Real talk tho…
Are they dating?

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jaunte  May 14, 2018 • 9:18:48pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

(I really wanted to say “you get who you vote for” but that wouldn’t have been very nice.)

I hope you have more chances to get that point across.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 9:22:30pm

re: #47 Patricia Kayden

And oil prices are inching up to $3 in my area. Funny that you don’t hear Conservatives yapping about gas prices like they did under President Obama.

Something something ni*CLANG in the White House. Gas could have dropped to 49¢ and conservatives would have complained about it.

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plansbandc  May 14, 2018 • 9:22:38pm

Instagram

🔊Sound ON🔊Gotta…have…chicken…right…there…so…close…😂
📹:@beagleful

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2018 • 9:28:42pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

Rural Nebraska — on a par with the entire territory of Puerto Rico. Your townsfolk better get used to it.

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wheat-dogg  May 14, 2018 • 9:31:12pm

Seth’s Closer Looks are both hilarious and stupendously depressing at the same time. It’s like I’m in some kind of nightmare world where everything that could have gone bad has gone bad, and our only coping mechanism is to laugh-cry at it.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 9:34:54pm

re: #70 wheat-dogg

Rural Nebraska — on a par with the entire territory of Puerto Rico. Your townsfolk better get used to it.

It’s so sad. Much of the future can be seen in Flint.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2018 • 9:38:58pm

re: #71 wheat-dogg

I’m really sensing among folks I interact with since the Orange One got elected that they really don’t grasp how dire things are or they just don’t care. Even among some of my more level-headed friends, they’re being worn down to the point of apathy.

Well, not me! I do what I can when I can. This winter I convinced at 17-year-old worker at the ski area - who turns 18 in October - to register to vote on his birthday. I even offered to go with him and take pictures of it, he said he’d consider it.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 9:39:54pm

re: #67 jaunte

I hope you have more chances to get that point across.

Two board members are still without electricity.

After the meeting, I had an interesting conversation with someone from town. She claims she likes to have “no labels” and thinks that as a registered independent voter, it is unfair she doesn’t get to vote for the candidates of the Dems, GOP, or Libertarians she likes (she was saying she wanted to vote for my wife in tomorrow’s Dem primary).

As gently as I could, I pointed out that it would be more unfair to those in any party to have to accept the picks of people who are not members. It would be similar to me demanding a vote on members of the ladies garden club.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2018 • 9:42:10pm

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹

It’s people like you who are crucial to the blue wave in November. Keep up the good fight!

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 9:43:58pm

re: #70 wheat-dogg

Rural Nebraska — on a par with the entire territory of Puerto Rico. Your townsfolk better get used to it.

Puerto Rico’s governor Rosselló made a disaster declaration for the Commonwealth. Our own state governor didn’t for us (it didn’t affect him personally).

Last year a tornado hit another city in my county (Bayard, population 800). Our state senator, Steve Erdman (R-NE47) made sure to get the governor to declare a disaster right away (because Bayard is his home). Us over here on the other side of the county? Doesn’t affect him so he doesn’t care.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 9:51:04pm

I’ll be putting in a call to Mr. Erdman’s office tomorrow and see if I can press him (since I know him personally he’ll talk to me, unlike other Republicans like my Federal senators and representative) to get the government to issue a disaster declaration for the county.

I shouldn’t have to use connexions like “we’re both in the same VFW hall you know” over “I’m your constituent” but that’s where we are.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 9:57:21pm

LOL for the headline at Wonkette

Vanessa Trump: A Verb and 9-1-1

More of the Family Values party at work. People probably wouldn’t hammer Republicans so much on individual GOPer’s morality if they didn’t position themselves as the arbiters of morality and God’s Own Party.

LORD HAVE MERCY the leaks continue to spill about Vanessa Trump, who is in the process of divorcing the unfortunate science experiment that happened the first time Donald Trump participated in human reproduction. Apparently things have been getting kinda stinky in divorce-y town, and because the Trumps are a nasty family, they’ve been leaking stuff (allegedly!) about Vanessa to the New York Post. For instance, last time we had a story about this, it was a thing about how Vanessa Trump used to date MS-13’s big brother or something, and you know how jittery Daddy Trump is about the Hispanics.

We originally saw this story in Vanity Fair, but don’t worry, because it came from Page Six originally, so we can be PURTY SURE it was leaked by either Donald Trump Jr., or his publicist, John Barron Jr. The new news is that Vanessa had ANOTHER interesting boyfriend before she got trapped underneath a Trump grundle and couldn’t get out for over a decade, and he was a Saudi Arabian Prince!

(more)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 14, 2018 • 9:57:56pm
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meteor  May 14, 2018 • 10:00:20pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

ROFLMAO

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:03:24pm

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹

Puerto Rico’s governor Rosselló made a disaster declaration for the Commonwealth. Our own state governor didn’t for us (it didn’t affect him personally).

Last year a tornado hit another city in my county (Bayard, population 800). Our state senator, Doug Erdman (R-NE47) made sure to get the governor to declare a disaster right away (because Bayard is his home). Us over here on the other side of the county? Doesn’t affect him so he doesn’t care.

That’s messed up! Nothing is guaranteed by that declaration anymore unfortunately. But it certainly can tell a story as you expressed…willful neglect due to proximity and other terrible political calculations.

When the declaration is invoked by the State Gov’t official who understands their role in the state-federal dynamic and the response is completely absent or woefully lacking it creates another really significant case of Government neglect.

Its so damaging to the fabric of a really large and diverse nation that counts on these threads of commonwealth support. Oh and we all pay for it too! All of us are damaged and short-changed.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 10:12:17pm

re: #81 JordanRules

That’s messed up! Nothing is guaranteed by that declaration anymore unfortunately. But it certainly can tell a story as you expressed…willful neglect due to proximity and other terrible political calculations.

When the declaration is invoked by the State Gov’t official who understands their role in the state-federal dynamic and the response is completely absent or woefully lacking it creates another really significant case of Government neglect.

Its so damaging to the fabric of a really large and diverse nation that counts on these threads of commonwealth support. Oh and we all pay for it too! All of us are damaged and short-changed.

I mis-entered his name, it’s not Doug (a relative) it’s Steve.

That said, I might have considered running against him, but the state legislature pays too little for me to have a home in my senate district and another in Lincoln 400 miles away.

The pay structure of our senators is set up that way on purpose; it prevents poor people from running for office unless they live in or close to Lincoln.

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Dr Lizardo  May 14, 2018 • 10:12:56pm

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

I suppose they’re raking in those sweet, sweet rubles and don’t feel like talking about it.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:17:13pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

The pay structure of our senators is set up that way on purpose; it prevents poor people from running for office unless they live in or close to Lincoln.

When we think we get how much of an uphill battle it is to entrench good governance…and then there’s this. SMH

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 10:20:30pm

re: #84 JordanRules

When we think we get how much of an uphill battle it is to entrench good governance…and then there’s this. SMH

That’s true in a lot of states. It’s also easy to sell to voters who think politicians are simply parasites on the public purse, so why should we pay them more?

We had a referendum on the ballot in the last election to modestly raise a state senator’s pay, which I strongly supported. It went down in disastrous defeat for just that reason (why should i pay more).

The old saw of “you get what you pay for” applies.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:20:35pm
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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 10:25:41pm

re: #86 JordanRules

Yay for Romance novelists (and editors humblebrag). Also yay for African-American woman in Georgia of all places.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:28:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 10:32:42pm

re: #86 JordanRules

Stacy Abrams’s primary race in Georgia is May 22. If you are interested in her positions and background (or throwing her a few Ameros), her campaign Website is below.
staceyabrams.com

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:37:26pm

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹

Yay for Romance novelists (and editors humblebrag). Also yay for African-American woman in Georgia of all places.

Ha, ha! I for real totally thought of you when they gave that nice hat tip to her pursuits and careers.

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Cheechako  May 14, 2018 • 10:43:21pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

I mis-entered his name, it’s not Doug (a relative) it’s Steve.

That said, I might have considered running against him, but the state legislature pays too little for me to have a home in my senate district and another in Lincoln 400 miles away.

The pay structure of our senators is set up that way on purpose; it prevents poor people from running for office unless they live in or close to Lincoln.

Up here in Alaska the members of the Legislature get a per-diem for having to live in Juneau for 3 months.
But, they set themselves up to use the Federal per-diem rate instead of the State of Alaska rate, which is required for all other State employees. It seems the State rate is about 20-25% less than the Federal rate. This is one of many issues they refuse to address in a State that is flat broke. Also, they have a policy where if you live within so many miles from the Capitol you can’t claim per-diem. This policy applies to many small communities in SE Alaska preventing many people from seeking election.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:43:30pm

I don’t know enough here. Would love to hear from local lizards and folks who have followed what’s going on in Seattle and folks familiar with this type of tax.

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 10:54:53pm

Humanitarian Coordinator calls for protection of Palestinians during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip and West Bank

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, today called for the protection of Palestinians, particularly children and health workers, in the context of demonstrations taking place in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and for demonstrators to refrain from actions that prevent the functioning of the main entry point for humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip.

“With tensions high across Gaza and the West Bank this week, it is crucial that all efforts be exerted to avoid further deterioration and that responses by Israeli security forces to Palestinian demonstrators be in line with their obligations under international law,” said Mr. McGoldrick. “Children, in particular, should be protected. Where possible, they should not be the targets of violence and should be kept away from potentially violent situations.”

The lack of protection for health workers responding to the wounded is an increasing concern. Between 30 March and 4 May, at least 169 health personnel were reported injured and 18 ambulances damaged in the Gaza Strip. “It is inconceivable that first responders lack protective gear and must risk their own lives in order to provide first aid to the injured,” said Mr. McGoldrick, “Health workers must be protected at all times and the right to health respected.”

ochaopt.org
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 10:58:24pm

LOL this description by Jim Wright:

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goddamnedfrank  May 14, 2018 • 11:01:13pm

re: #92 JordanRules

I don’t know enough here. Would love to hear from local lizards and folks who have followed what’s going on in Seattle and folks familiar with this type of tax.

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I grew up in Redmond and lived in Seattle for 14 years, got my B.A. from the UW. Now I’ve been gone for 13 years but in all of my time there Seattle’s city government was a joke and I’m not the least bit surprised that they haven’t gotten their shit together since.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 11:12:43pm

My wife just posted a “get out and vote” post to Daily Kos for tomorrow’s Nebraska Primary (as well as making a pitch for her write-in campaign for state treasurer, listing her qualifications).

dailykos.com

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 11:17:50pm

re: #95 goddamnedfrank

I grew up in Redmond and lived in Seattle for 14 years, got my B.A. from the UW. Now I’ve been gone for 13 years but in all of my time there Seattle’s city government was a joke and I’m not the least bit surprised that they haven’t gotten their shit together since.

Echoes a lot of what I’m hearing from some college friends that hung around a bit after their stint at Udub.

Politics is local. Peat and repeat!

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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 11:24:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 11:24:53pm

Georgia to Reunite Orphan Fetuses with Mothers (Daily Kos, more at the link):

Remember the recent story about police using DNA from a crime scene involving the Golden State serial killer to search online genetic databases to winnow prospective individuals with varying degrees of relatedness in their search for his identity? In Georgia, state investigators are comparing DNA from flushed fetuses to online genetic profiles to track down the mothers involved.

An article in New Scientist describes the privacy concerns raised by law enforcement’s use of DNA profiles on online ancestry websites.

While most people would be happy to help track down a serial killer, there are concerns this could be just the beginning of police using commercial genetics services to investigate other, less serious crimes.

Or even no crime at all. Aan Augusta, Georgia city coroner who autopsied fetal remains discovered at a water-treatment facility before contacting state authorities to conduct a full autopsy and genetic profile to be compared with online consumer sites, claims that it’s for the protection of women, to ‘make sure that [the mother] is not bleeding or infected and can have her miscarried or aborted child properly disposed of.’

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2018 • 11:31:11pm
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JordanRules  May 14, 2018 • 11:33:13pm

I miss Harry Reid. Get well sir.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 11:35:10pm

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

For conservative abuse of commercial sites like 23andMe and Ancestry (though I also object to the Mormons running that) is exactly why I have no intent of ever submitting DNA samples to do genealogy research.

I have no faith in a corporation to guard my privacy.

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teleskiguy  May 14, 2018 • 11:39:36pm
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Single-handed sailor  May 14, 2018 • 11:48:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹  May 14, 2018 • 11:51:18pm

re: #104 Single-handed sailor

And the graft goes on… .

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goddamnedfrank  May 14, 2018 • 11:53:30pm
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Single-handed sailor  May 14, 2018 • 11:54:49pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 14, 2018 • 11:55:55pm

I’m always up for some Glennwald shade.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:00:49am

re: #108 goddamnedfrank

I’m always up for some Glennwald shade.

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I am too but I guess…

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:02:34am

You know we are gonna have to take up arms against these people (conservatives) who oppose us “progresses” “liberals” “left wing” right?

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2018 • 12:03:23am

re: #109 JordanRules

I am too but I guess…

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wheat-dogg  May 15, 2018 • 12:08:01am

re: #108 goddamnedfrank

GG is confusing “have died” (the past perfect) with “were killed” (the passive voice of the simple past tense). My Chinese students can be excused when they mix them up. Not sure about a native English speaker whose profession is writing English sentences.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:09:22am

re: #111 goddamnedfrank

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I gotcha. Enough headline/lead language was rightfully blasted today that I’m not gonna stretch to guard GG on this. Seemed pedantic and centering a weird defense I guess tho.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:13:20am
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wheat-dogg  May 15, 2018 • 12:14:19am

re: #113 JordanRules

I gotcha. Enough headline/lead language was rightfully blasted today that I’m not gonna stretch to guard GG on this. Seemed pedantic and centering a weird defense I guess tho.

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I assume GG was trying to say the NYT could have written a headline like, “Israeli soldiers shoot dozens of protesting Palestinians,” (which in fact would be a better headline), but he tried to be all wordsmithy about it and screwed up.

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:15:55am
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teleskiguy  May 15, 2018 • 12:16:33am

re: #110 VegasGolfer

Giphy

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freetoken  May 15, 2018 • 12:17:28am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

For conservative abuse of commercial sites like 23andMe and Ancestry (though I also object to the Mormons running that) is exactly why I have no intent of ever submitting DNA samples to do genealogy research.

I have no faith in a corporation to guard my privacy.

Note that Ancestry has gone through a couple of iterations of ownership by now, including being held by an investment group. The people who now own it may be Mormon - I don’t know - but it is not officially related to the LDS.

Regarding DNA - I have no qualms about doing the genealogy DNA tests.

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:17:59am

re: #117 teleskiguy

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:18:07am
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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:19:39am

re: #115 wheat-dogg

I assume GG was trying to say the NYT could have written a headline like, “Israeli soldiers shoot dozens of protesting Palestinians,” (which in fact would be a better headline), but he tried to be all wordsmithy about it and screwed up.

Fair take Wheat, sounds like GG for sure.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2018 • 12:21:42am

re: #119 VegasGolfer

You’re saying “look out ‘cause we’re going to be shooting at each other with guns” and I respond and I’m an asshole. Okay.

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teleskiguy  May 15, 2018 • 12:24:47am

I don’t want to shoot anyone with a gun, ever.

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:32:34am

re: #122 teleskiguy

You’re saying “look out ‘cause we’re going to be shooting at each other with guns” and I respond and I’m an asshole. Okay.

No dick, I’m saying these people are (will) gonna kill you without question, but keep posting memes while trying to be peaceful and see where that gets you.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:38:00am

re: #124 VegasGolfer

No dick, I’m saying these people are (will) gonna kill you without question, but keep posting memes while trying to be peaceful and see where that gets you.

You stopped golfing and are 24/7 antifa now or naw?

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Bass Reeves  May 15, 2018 • 12:38:58am

re: #125 JordanRules

I feel you can do both. Nazis golf.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:40:24am

re: #126 Bass Reeves

I feel you can do both. Nazis golf.

Of course! That would be most folks’ take.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:41:13am

re: #127 JordanRules

Of course! That would be most folks take.

But we can’t post memes tho.

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:45:27am

re: #125 JordanRules

re: #125 JordanRules

You stopped golfing and are 24/7 antifa now or naw?

Wow. Really you are falling for that? In the words of trump sad, loser.

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:49:25am

re: #126 Bass Reeves

Actually nazis would swing a driver into your head, and have a nice hefewizen and a schnitzel and relax.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 12:49:57am

re: #129 VegasGolfer

Wow. Really you are falling for that? In the words of trump sad, loser.

Oh nooesssss!!!!!! All my moral authority, good works, ability to understand our reality and nuance have evaporated.

Who quotes Trump as a defensive mechanism!?!? FOH

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 12:51:23am

re: #1 gocart mozart

Sure, Cobain was great, but Nirvana was never the same for me after Charles Barkley left.

nor did they survive the death of Andy Kaufman

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 12:54:22am

re: #131 JordanRules
dont even try to put me and you in the same category as obama. I know im not there and if you even try to say you are, im saying you’re full of shit.

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Bass Reeves  May 15, 2018 • 12:59:17am

re: #133 VegasGolfer

Maybe don’t tell the black lady where she is in relation to Obama.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:00:40am

We had severe weather yesterday. I got home just before a cloudburst sailed over the neighboring Diebachtal…two years ago our valley got hit by a similar downpour that led to serious flooding when a tree trunk blocked a culvert in the middle of the village:

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Single-handed sailor  May 15, 2018 • 1:00:50am
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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 1:02:39am

re: #133 VegasGolfer

dont even try to put me and you in the same category as obama. I know im not there and if you even try to say you are, im saying you’re full of shit.

I was just posting a meme, for impact, based on your comment at #124. Disregard the Obama part, I could have used any meme and my sentiment would have been the same.

I hope you understand this and understand my respect for Obama.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:06:12am

re: #118 freetoken

Note that Ancestry has gone through a couple of iterations of ownership by now, including being held by an investment group. The people who now own it may be Mormon - I don’t know - but it is not officially related to the LDS.

Regarding DNA - I have no qualms about doing the genealogy DNA tests.

As noted in the article I linked above
re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

the state of Georgia is now using private genealogy databases to track down women who’ve had a miscarriage (allegedly to find illegal abortion doctors to “protect women”)

HIPPA does not apply if you give your data to a private company not related to a medical purpose. As the article notes, few people would have an issue with using such databases to track down a serial killer as was recently done in California. However in Georgia, they are now using the same to go after women under the guise of their “protection.” Additionally, the state may use commercial services for non-criminal matters while state databases cannot be used that way.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:11:14am

re: #123 teleskiguy

I don’t want to shoot anyone with a gun, ever.

Then become a policeman, they shoot unarmed people all the time…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:13:23am

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹

As noted in the article I linked above

the state of Georgia is now using private genealogy databases to track down women who’ve had a miscarriage (allegedly to find illegal abortion doctors to “protect women”)

Because if they had not done so much to block access to abortions that there would be no demand for illegal abortion doctors.

This is like the “gateway drug” issue: of course if you make marijuana illegal it is going to bring people into contact with dealers of other illegal substances.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:14:53am

re: #124 VegasGolfer

No dick, I’m saying these people are (will) gonna kill you without question, but keep posting memes while trying to be peaceful and see where that gets you.

I live in a whole town full of conservatives and no one has threatened me with anything.

In the event I am threatened for some reason by someone, I’ll let the county sheriff handle it. I most certainly am not interested in shooting at someone unless it’s in immediate defence of myself, my wife, or another who is in danger of great bodily harm.

I can do those things without saying “we need to defend ourselves against group X.”

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Bass Reeves  May 15, 2018 • 1:17:25am

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

Sure. But you’re straight, white, and male. Your experience in your area is not going to be my experience, or jordan’s experience, or majii’s experience.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:19:10am

re: #110 VegasGolfer

You know we are gonna have to take up arms against these people (conservatives) who oppose us “progresses” “liberals” “left wing” right?

There are people out there waiting for an excuse to get out and play Wolverines. That is the scary part. I am not about to become an armed Honey Badger, I will leave that to authorities who are trained and properly armed to deal with insurgents.

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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 1:21:42am

re: #137 JordanRules

re: #137 JordanRules

Bro, got no problem with you, and we are on the same page with regards to Mr. Obama

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 1:23:50am
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VegasGolfer  May 15, 2018 • 1:27:51am

re: #141 Anymouse 🌹

I really hope that you can be safe with that point of view, and I really respect and enjoy your posts here, but I’m sensing bad things on the horizon. That’s all im saying to the people here is to be protected by whatever means necessary.

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wheat-dogg  May 15, 2018 • 1:30:54am

Sometimes it pays to look over old data. One of NASA’s Jupiter probes may have passed right through a watery plume from Europa’s surface.

Scientists have re-examined 20-year-old data from a Jupiter spacecraft, and their discovery may considerably improve the chance we’ll find alien life in the solar system.

The data came from NASA’s nuclear-powered Galileo probe, which the space agency launched in 1989. The robot reached Jupiter in 1995 and orbited the gas giant and its moons, returning some of the most detailed and astounding data about the distant worlds.

In 1997, Galileo zoomed within 130 miles of the icy surface of Europa, one of Jupiter’s largest moons. Galileo’s magnetic measurements of Europa suggested the moon hides a vast, salty, ocean that harbours more water than exists on Earth.

scmp.com

They are proposing a new probe to sample those plumes, which may reach Europa in 2025. That is, assuming Trump & Co. have not gutted NASA to the 2x4s.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:31:42am

re: #142 Bass Reeves

Sure. But you’re straight, white, and male. Your experience in your area is not going to be my experience, or jordan’s experience, or majii’s experience.

That’s true I am those things. I’m also an open atheist, an “anchor grandbaby” (Steve King’s slur is gaining traction around here), the only elected Democrat in a sixty-eight thousand square mile area.

While you can’t look at me and see those things, the visible things about me are known everywhere here (the car I drive, my silly hats, my very long hair, &c).

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:32:22am
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Bass Reeves  May 15, 2018 • 1:36:26am

re: #148 Anymouse 🌹

And? Be black.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:41:08am

re: #150 Bass Reeves

And? Be black.

The original post said they would come after liberals, not African-Americans. That was what I was responding to.

If we had a putative uprising of wingnuts against liberals, I have a big fat public target painted on me, and so does my wife. Every single adult in my town owns at least one gun.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:41:55am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹

It’s all becoming clear. We are now very aware of why @realDonaldTrump is suddenly wanting to save Chinese Telecom company ZTE which poses as a national security risk. China is going to contribute $500M to….

Wait for it…

A trump hotel project in Indonesia.

Emoluments.

If the political will existed, we would need no Mueller investigation, Trump could be impeached over egregious conflict of interest and emoluments clause violations.

All the more reason for voters to exercise their political will

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 1:43:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:43:47am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹

The original post said they would come after liberals, not African-Americans. That was what I was responding to.

If we had a putative uprising of wingnuts against liberals, I have a big fat public target painted on me, and so does my wife. Every single adult in my town owns at least one gun.

And with the exception of perhaps Ben Carson, Herman Cain and Kanye West, all blacks are assumed to be liberals, and even in the case of the aforementioned, many would shoot first and ask questions later…

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:46:00am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And with the exception of perhaps Ben Carson, Herman Cain and Kanye West, all blacks are assumed to be liberals, and even in the case of the aforementioned, many would shoot first and ask questions later…

There is that.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also noted (paraphrasing) that just as bad as the Klan or the White Citizens’ Councils of his day were putative white allies who are more interested in “order” than “justice.”

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 1:57:23am

Utah Outcasts weighs in what was billed as the first-ever Flat Earth convention in the United Kingdom. “What they lack in traditional fact-checking, they more than make up for with moxy.” (11:21)

Flat Earthers Claim Australia Doesn’t Exist

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 1:59:09am

re: #156 Anymouse 🌹

Utah Outcasts weighs in what was billed as the first-ever Flat Earth convention in the United Kingdom. “What they lack in traditional fact-checking, they more than make up for with moxy.” (11:21)

I really wonder how many flat-earthers are just performance artists who take delight in getting a rise out of people, many of whom are also just feigning their shock and surprise in response.

Poe’s Law has become a guiding force in modern discourse these days.

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freetoken  May 15, 2018 • 2:01:21am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 2:16:51am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really wonder how many flat-earthers are just performance artists who take delight in getting a rise out of people, many of whom are also just feigning their shock and surprise in response.

Poe’s Law has become a guiding force in modern discourse these days.

Well, they sort of fit into the same category of “ufologists.” (Why is that word in Mozilla’s dictionary?) They’ve been holding huge conventions for years … the flat earthers seem to be getting in on the money making.

When my wife was doing the flat earth club with DEC engineers, it was primarily a lark. When people started coming the bar where they held their meetings and taking them seriously, they broke up.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 2:20:51am

re: #159 Anymouse 🌹

Well, they sort of fit into the same category of “ufologists.” (Why is that word in Mozilla’s dictionary?) They’ve been holding huge conventions for years … the flat earthers seem to be getting in on the money making.

When my wife was doing the flat earth club with DEC engineers, it was primarily a lark. When people started coming the bar where they held their meetings and taking them seriously, they broke up.

A lot of people I knew were getting into esotericism, The Golden Bough and Alistair Crowley and Ousspensky, all of which I saw as in interesting source of artistic inspiration and imagery, but not as a personal philosophy or way of life.

I finally wound up parting ways with people who started taking it way to seriously.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 2:33:13am

South Dakota Congressional Candidate Said Terrorist Attack Would Help Him Win Primary (Goes to Huffington Post, caution for auto-play video, more at the link.)

State senator Neil Tapio is running for the US House SD-At Large seat. (I tell ya, we’re surrounded by wingnuts.)

A GOP candidate running for South Dakota’s lone seat in Congress said last year that a terrorist attack would help him win a contested primary, and also suggested members of the U.S. military are “mercenaries for Saudi Arabia.”

In audio obtained by HuffPost, state Sen. Neal Tapio said in a recorded conversation in the state capitol of Pierre that “there will be one more terrorist attack between now and then and I will be the, just by the Trump effect, I will be the candidate.”

(HP has the audio recording and a text transcript of the relevant section.)

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 2:50:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 2:59:02am

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹

That awkward moment when the White House mocks John McCain’s medical condition and then they get indignant when people make comments about First Lady Melania Trump being hospitalized. Oops!

It’s not like she’s dying or anything…

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freetoken  May 15, 2018 • 3:04:23am

AGU put up a video about tracking the workforce in geological professions, the problems with education in geology, etc.

Not my field, but I am very interested in their overall observations about college education, workforce changes, etc.

Some things pop up:

1) current political climate in the US is affecting possible job placements in environmental services;
2) automation is affecting white collar workers in the geology profession;
3) expectation for increased global flow of skilled people as Asian nations’ educational programs become as good as those in the US.

The essence of any field of expertise in 2018 is that the world is growing smaller.

This of course runs exactly counter to Trumpism and the hyper-parochialism that is part of the essence of current American atavism.

Watch at 1.4x:

The Current and Mid-21st Century Geoscience Workforce

One thing that made me go “hmmmm….” is that the speaker doesn’t seem to embrace the idea that race/ethnicity has always been a cultural creation and has no objective basis outside of human desire to associate with this or that group or this or that label.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 3:04:24am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s not like she’s dying or anything…

There is that. I don’t wish her any harm, but that doesn’t mean I have to like her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 3:08:57am

re: #164 freetoken

AGU put up a video about tracking the workforce in geological professions, the problems with education in geology, etc.

Train them to find more reserves of oil and natural gas and nothing else.

That was the attitude in the early 70’s and produced a total glut of specialized geologists when oil prices tanked in the 80’s over the Iraq-Iran war because both sides were selling as much oil as they could produce to fund their military.

/

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 3:22:24am

starherald.com

The first county in Nebraska has completely transitioned to all-mail voting, eliminating polling stations. Garden County (about fifteen miles east of me) implemented a pilot programme in the next town east (Lisco, population 64) to see how it would work.

Garden County (population 2,000) has now eliminated all polling stations for today’s primary election.

Mail voting was implemented by Nebraska some time ago, but polling stations were not entirely eliminated. It was intended for primarily rural counties like Garden and my own. (My county still uses polling stations in the two largest towns.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 3:26:41am

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹

starherald.com

The first county in Nebraska has completely transitioned to all-mail voting, eliminating polling stations. Garden County (about fifteen miles east of me) implemented a pilot programme in the next town east (Lisco, population 64) to see how it would work.

Garden County (population 2,000) has now eliminated all polling stations for today’s primary election.

Mail voting was implemented by Nebraska some time ago, but polling stations were not entirely eliminated. It was intended for primarily rural counties like Garden and my own. (My county still uses polling stations in the two largest towns.)

It also works well in urban centers where people are too busy working on a weekday to take time to get to polls and wait in line while election officers meticulously check voter ID and cause delays.

(a feature, not a bug)

Germany votes on a Sunday. And since everyone already has a registered address (which means you are automatically registered to vote) and a mandatory ID, there is no question of voter fraud, you show up, present your ID and they cross your name off the list.

I know that I am a voice in the wilderness, but introducing a mandatory national ID (one for citizens and one for legal resident aliens) would go a long way to solving a lot of issues and be cheaper and more effective than building and maintaining a border fence…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 3:32:20am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 3:33:56am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It also works well in urban centers where people are too busy working on a weekday to take time to get to polls and wait in line while election officers meticulously check voter ID and cause delays.

(a feature, not a bug)

Germany votes on a Sunday. And since everyone already has a registered address (which means you are automatically registered to vote) and a mandatory ID, there is no question of voter fraud, you show up, present your ID and they cross your name off the list.

I know that I am a voice in the wilderness, but introducing a mandatory national ID (one for citizens and one for legal resident aliens) would go a long way to solving a lot of issues and be cheaper and more effective than building and maintaining a border fence…

Well, the border wall Trump proposes isn’t really about voting. It’s about Mexicans allegedly taking jobs in fruit orchards or farm work that Americans would be lining up around the block for. Or racism, take your pick.

My own village had eliminated its polling station before we moved here, so we’ve always used mail voting.

As for a national ID card, that has been suggested before with Evangelicals, sovereign citizen types, and some others flipping their lids (“mark of the beast,” privacy issues, &c.)

Allegedly in states that are implementing voter ID laws, a driver’s license will do. On the other hand, states like Alabama then eliminate the driver’s license offices in places they don’t want people to vote (read minorities).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 3:34:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 3:34:04am

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

180 years ago, the 26 year old Charles Dickens used the word “gammon” to describe a large, self-satisfied, middle aged man who professes an extreme patriotism in large part to disguise his essential selfishness and corruption.
(Nicholas Nickleby, Chapter 16)

The gammon is back!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 3:35:01am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals

I suppose honey badgers are right out

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 3:36:09am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I suppose honey badgers are right out

>
And what will Tea Partiers do without their rattlesnakes?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 3:37:49am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹

Well, the border wall Trump proposes isn’t really about voting. It’s about Mexicans allegedly taking jobs in fruit orchards or farm work that Americans would be lining up around the block for. Or racism, take your pick.

Allegedly in states that are implementing voter ID laws, a driver’s license will do. On the other hand, states like Alabama then eliminate the driver’s license offices in places they don’t want people to vote (read minorities).

A driver’s license (btw Anymouse, I fully expected you to refer to it as a “driving licence” as it is the UK variant) is at best proof of residence but not citizenship. That is the issue at stake here. And the issue with a registered address will be rejected by both Right and Left, but here in Germany it means that you have to show your registered address to sign a lease, an employment contract, open a bank account, register a car or enroll your children in school.

That would make it a lot more difficult for illegals to establish themselves here once they get over the Wall and make the latter all but unnecessary.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 3:40:18am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 3:43:19am

re: #175 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A driver’s license is at best proof of residence but not citizenship. That is the issue at stake here. And the issue with a registered address will be rejected by both Right and Left, but here in Germany it means that you have to show your registered address to sign a lease, an employment contract, open a bank account, register a car or enroll your children in school.

That would make it a lot more difficult for illegals to establish themselves here once they get over the Wall and make the latter all but unnecessary.

Well, undocumented immigrants largely avoid things such as rental or employment contracts already. Bank accounts require such things as Social Security numbers so a lot of people simply avoid banks all together, or in theory could forge a Social Security card.

Registering to vote here already requires some sort of proof-of-citizenship such as a birth certificate. (The point of voter ID laws are to disenfranchise people who are already permitted to vote, as they have already registered but the voter registration card is not accepted as a valid ID for voting.)

Homeless people are permitted to vote if they are citizens, but such ID laws or proof-of-address renders that all but impossible. (It is why I didn’t vote from 1996 to 2007 - proof-of-address was required and “public library cubicle” or “friend’s sofa” doesn’t qualify. That could be fixed with a national ID card, but the same people who are opposed to that are generally opposed to homeless people existing anyway.)

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 3:58:56am

In the 2000 Presidential election, Florida absentee ballots received from deployed military personnel were not counted in some cases. As the result of that election was very close (meaning the Supreme Court overrode state law to give the state to Bush), a bill was passed under the Obama Administration to prevent disallowing military ballots.

In 2012, a proof-of-citizenship bill was advanced in the Missouri legislature to require strict proof-of-citizenship, stripping the voting rights of many deployed military personnel and their dependents.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 4:07:19am

Well, that document that won’t display is from the Congressional Research Service, showing how state proof-of-citizenship requirements were disenfranchising large portions of the military and their dependents deployed. (That’s a feature not a bug, because enlisted personnel tend to vote more for Democrats.)

The point of the GOP saying “they support the troops” is not for the troops consumption; they know that’s a lie. It’s for civilian consumption.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 4:09:47am

re: #178 Anymouse 🌹

In the 2000 Presidential election, Florida absentee ballots received from deployed military personnel were not counted in some cases. As the result of that election was very close (meaning the Supreme Court overrode state law to give the state to Bush), a bill was passed under the Obama Administration to prevent disallowing military ballots.

In 2012, a proof-of-citizenship bill was advanced in the Missouri legislature to require strict proof-of-citizenship, stripping the voting rights of many deployed military personnel and their dependents.

It is not about preventing voter fraud as much as it is preventing certain groups of people from voting…

our voter registration system stems from a time when most people lived in small communities and tended to stay in one place for most of their lives.

we need one that reflects the modern, transient and mobile nature of contemporary society

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 4:10:07am
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freetoken  May 15, 2018 • 4:13:16am

Too, too many words…

Critical Theory and Postmodernism

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 4:15:08am

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Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 4:15:53am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not about preventing voter fraud as much as it is preventing certain groups of people from voting…

our voter registration system stems from a time when most people lived in small communities and tended to stay in one place for most of their lives.

we need one that reflects the modern, transient and mobile nature of contemporary society

I agree. A national ID card considered as meeting the requirements of voter ID laws in states that have those laws would suffice. As I noted above, that won’t happen.

The voter registration card issued by a state should be sufficient, but states with strict voter ID laws won’t take them.

Texas for example requires certain forms of ID to vote: a concealed-carry permit (no picture) is allowed, state issued college IDs (with pictures) are not allowed. State drivers licenses (allowed) until recently required women to list their maiden name as their middle name. That ID would not match the voter rolls, so a large number of women were disenfranchised. (That was famously shown when a Federal judge was prohibited from voting.)

Conservatives don’t want people to vote in states which are close. It’s why a number of states were refusing Federal absentee ballots (used by those in the military who no longer have an address in their home states).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 4:21:37am

re: #182 freetoken

Too, too many words…

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Europeans grow up in a world in which concepts, symbols and imagery have fixed and established meanings. They have to train themselves to “un-learn” them. In America, we often grow up in a nearly complete cultural vacuum, that allows us to approach these concepts and images from our own personal and subjective point of view.

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Dave In Austin  May 15, 2018 • 4:23:35am

re: #183 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Our little ones are making their first showing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 4:25:50am

re: #186 Dave In Austin

Our little ones are making their first showing

you can’t make an owlet without breaking an egg

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Shropshire Slasher  May 15, 2018 • 4:33:40am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 4:33:56am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you cant make an owlet without breaking an egg

I need to replace my bird feeder after the tornado took it out.

If you’d like to see lots of pictures of pigeons and starlings every day, when I get it it fixed I could upload those… .

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 4:34:43am
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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 4:34:46am

re: #186 Dave In Austin

Our little ones are making their first showing

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Name him Fuzzy Owl?

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 4:37:38am

re: #191 jeffreyw

Name him Fuzzy Owl?

Or Mensa (as the owl is the mascot of Mensa).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 4:41:20am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹

Or Mensa (as the owl is the mascot of Mensa).

Athention!

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 4:49:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 4:52:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 4:56:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 4:58:38am

gaaaaaahhhhhhh

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MsJ  May 15, 2018 • 5:08:31am

I thought this was hyperbole but nah. Just Republicans being Republicans.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:08:34am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It also works well in urban centers where people are too busy working on a weekday to take time to get to polls and wait in line while election officers meticulously check voter ID and cause delays.

(a feature, not a bug)

Germany votes on a Sunday. And since everyone already has a registered address (which means you are automatically registered to vote) and a mandatory ID, there is no question of voter fraud, you show up, present your ID and they cross your name off the list.

I know that I am a voice in the wilderness, but introducing a mandatory national ID (one for citizens and one for legal resident aliens) would go a long way to solving a lot of issues and be cheaper and more effective than building and maintaining a border fence…

But a border fence, armed guards, and uncertain ID that allow you to check papers and hold people indefinitely are all (desired) features, not bugs.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:11:44am

re: #183 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Had enough hungry cardinals that they ate the feeder as well as the seed?

;)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 5:12:47am

re: #199 Feline Fearless Leader

But a border fence, armed guards, and uncertain ID that allow you to check papers and hold people indefinitely are all (desired) features, not bugs.

Of course, it is not about solving problems in any humane or rational way, it is about
signals and symbols

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:14:24am

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹

I need to replace my bird feeder after the tornado took it out.

If you’d like to see lots of pictures of pigeons and starlings every day, when I get it it fixed I could upload those… .

Change your seed mix. I used to simply put out sunflower seeds - and got a lot fewer starlings and mourning doves as a result of that. And more cardinals, chickadees, titmouse, and woodpeckers.

(I have a bias against starlings. My mother did not like them.)

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:15:51am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaaahhhhhhh

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I presume that Huckabee would also support deadly force in response to the next Black Lives Matter protest.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:17:02am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Of course, it is not about solving problems in any humane or rational way, it is about
signals and symbols

Also some very nice grift for friends of Trump and Texas/Arizona politicians when that construction contract goes out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 5:18:19am

re: #204 Feline Fearless Leader

Also some very nice grift for friends of Trump and Texas/Arizona politicians when that construction contract goes out.

and lots of trump supporters getting their property seized under eminent domain…

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 5:18:57am

re: #198 MsJ

Glad that guy likes disabled vets.

Boy am I glad we left Oklahoma when Mary Fallin was elected. The whole place brought out the hardcore conservatives.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 5:20:46am

re: #204 Feline Fearless Leader

Also some very nice grift for friends of Trump and Texas/Arizona politicians when that construction contract goes out.

And a nice giant monument to the history of conservative racism.

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 5:22:48am

re: #200 Feline Fearless Leader

Had enough hungry cardinals that they ate the feeder as well as the seed?

;)

We are doing a porch to roof rehab, rumor has it that Bird Bath and Beyond will do a feature story soon!

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:23:09am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and lots of trump supporters getting their property seized under eminent domain…

I’m sure that the administration will be able to get Mexico to pay proper compensation for the property.
/

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2018 • 5:23:36am

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That cartoon is apt since under Trump, Netanyahu pretty much has carte blanche to do whatever the hell he wants. The peace dove might as well be dead.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 5:24:02am

re: #198 MsJ

I thought this was hyperbole but nah. Just Republicans being Republicans.

Nazi chicken
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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:25:41am

re: #208 jeffreyw

We are doing a porch to roof rehab, rumor has it that Bird Bath and Beyond will do a feature story soon!

Should install a bird-cam with the new feeder to save on having to use the camera. Plus entertainment value for the online Feline Overlord community.

(Chat Noir is currently sitting in the window watching the neighbor’s feeders.)

(I can also report further sightings of the “Puffin under the bed”. Not quite as reclusive as Chica.)

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2018 • 5:26:05am

re: #198 MsJ

How is what he’s saying “pro-life”? He’s pretty much advocating the death of poor people. Wow.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:27:02am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

Mein Führer, I can cluck!

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 5:27:49am

re: #213 Patricia Kayden

How is what he’s saying “pro-life”? He’s pretty much advocating the death of poor people. Wow.

“Pro-life” is ad copy. Conservatives never stood for that position (death penalty, paying for abortions for mistresses, &c).

Killing the poor is a centuries-long position of conservatives in every country (Irish potato famine, Nazi, &c).

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 5:32:08am

re: #212 Feline Fearless Leader

Should install a bird-cam with the new feeder to save on having to use the camera. Plus entertainment value for the online Feline Overlord community.

We put in Ultra High Definition CAT-TV for them last year!

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Mike Lamb  May 15, 2018 • 5:34:32am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good luck with that ADA lawsuit….

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 15, 2018 • 5:35:12am

When did you say the coffee would be ready?

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Dave In Austin  May 15, 2018 • 5:36:19am

re: #216 jeffreyw

I’m going to attempt owl cam in a slightly bigger box next year.

I don’t have a clue how to do it so any advice will be welcome.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2018 • 5:40:02am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹

True and they need to be called out for this. They have never been about anything beyond forcing women to give birth. The baby and children are on their own.

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 5:40:14am

re: #219 Dave In Austin

I’m going to attempt owl cam in a slightly bigger box next year.

I don’t have a clue how to do it so any advice will be welcome.

My broadband is so slow I could never make one work, My bird cams are all sneaker net.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 5:41:22am

So I sometimes check newsmax for the same reason I used to read Pravda, to see what the party line and official talking points are. And here I see a bit of variance from the all-out unquestioning support that we see over at Fox:

60 Dead in Gaza Protests as Israel Fetes US Embassy Move

In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed at least 60 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

It was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, and further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump’s hoped-for peace plan.

By RW standards, this is downright critical.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 5:45:13am

re: #220 Patricia Kayden

True and they need to be called out for this. They have never been about anything beyond forcing women to give birth. The baby and children are on their own.

Well, we have been calling them out for this for a long time. If the press won’t print or broadcast that, we have to come up with better methods.

There was a husband-and-wife team who went by the name “Saturday Chores” to counter-protest forced birthers at a particular clinic which was being harassed. They eventually raised enough money to erect a privacy fence around the clinic to end the harassment.

They inspired a movement of people in other towns taking to the streets with absurd protest signs making fun of anti-choicers.

saturdaychores.tumblr.com

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 6:14:05am

re: #183 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

A congress of cardinals?

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 6:16:20am

re: #224 makeitstop

A congress of cardinals?

Well, since they’re only one game behind in the National League Central, they’re apparently not a “basement of Cardinals.”

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 6:19:51am

re: #224 makeitstop

A congress of cardinals?

A group of cardinals is known as a “college”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 6:19:57am

re: #224 makeitstop

A congress of cardinals?

a college of cardinals

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 6:20:53am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

6 seconds of separation, yo.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 6:21:37am

re: #228 jeffreyw

6 seconds of separation, yo.

but you still won

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 15, 2018 • 6:22:29am

re: #224 makeitstop

A congress of cardinals?

Remember: Black smoke means “no new Pope yet”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 6:24:05am

so an Australian friend explained that “wagga” is Aboriginal for “crow” and that the town of “Wagga-Wagga” is comes from the Aboriginal term meaning “many crows”

So: what is “wagga-wagga-wagga-wagga”?

-Murder!

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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 6:25:44am

re: #230 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Remember: Black smoke means “no new Pope yet”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 6:26:15am

yep…still a moron

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 6:27:22am

re: #222 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I sometimes check newsmax for the same reason I used to read Pravda, to see what the party line and official talking points are. And here I see a bit of variance from the all-out unquestioning support that we see over at Fox:

60 Dead in Gaza Protests as Israel Fetes US Embassy Move

In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed at least 60 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

It was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, and further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump’s hoped-for peace plan.

By RW standards, this is downright critical.

Morning! What hell awaits us today???

I think Trump’s hoped-for peace plan was on display yesterday. The plan is this: unless everyone buckles under to Israel as the region’s supreme power and let’s them control, there will be no peace.

What a plan, eh?

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 6:27:59am

re: #230 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Remember: Black smoke means “no new Pope yet”.

No, it means, ‘There’s still no goddamn feeder out here so we set the table on fire.’

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 6:28:21am

The Only Moral Abortion Is My Abortion (British Columbia’s Pro-Choice Action Network)

Somewhat dated, but a series of stories of forced birthers going to clinic staff to get abortions and rationalising why theirs are important but everyone else is a baby-killer.

In many of the stories, they would be back on the sidewalk the next day calling women “baby killers.”

One story is about a university so-called pro-life group campus president getting an abortion.

Another is from a doctor who considers being anti-choice a position which indicates that when the person demands (and they frequently demand) and abortion they are not of their right mind, and refuse said abortions. No pro-choicer is ever going to sue a clinic for failure to provide an abortion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 6:28:32am
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Belafon  May 15, 2018 • 6:30:23am

re: #221 jeffreyw

My broadband is so slow I could never make one work, My bird cams are all sneaker net.

If you wanted to be high tech, you could set up a wifi network just for your cameras and have one of the network cards (either your lan or wireless, whichever is free) connected to that. Collect everything through that connection, and then you can push them out through the internet that way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 6:30:26am
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Teukka  May 15, 2018 • 6:31:19am

re: #237 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 6:38:37am

re: #222 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I sometimes check newsmax for the same reason I used to read Pravda, to see what the party line and official talking points are.

Well over at Pravda today you get this for an article:

Science Has Once Again Declared: ‘We Were Created’

Yeah, no.

They’re promoting creationism (the article talks about a recent religious conference in Turkey, where the theologians claim that science proves creation).

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 6:42:26am

Columbus attempts to pass some city ordinances on gun control and of course an Ohio gun group goes off. (I tried posting the dang video, but for some reason the embed code would not work with Charles’ tool. Not sure why)

TV10 - Columbus passes “common sense” gun laws; organizations look at possible legal action

COLUMBUS, Ohio
After Columbus City Council approved what members call “common sense” gun laws, Monday, President Shannon Hardin gave this statement:

“This package was about keeping our community safe. It’s about doing what we can do as a city to make sure that we are abating gun violence in Columbus.”

Monday evening, Chuck LaRosa with Ohioans for Concealed Carry gave this statement:

“We’ve already been in touch with our attorneys and we believe there may be numerous actionable violations of state law.”

LaRosa says the organization is looking carefully at what was passed and will plan its next steps, which could include legal action.

Council passed ordinances that close the gaps between state and federal weapons laws, including the banning of bump stocks.

LaRosa says that’s illegal.

He says Ohio’s Revised Code 9.68 that deals with the right to bear arms states a person may own, possess, purchase or sell any firearm, part of a firearm, its ammunition and it’s components.

LaRosa says a bump stock is a component.

“By banning the bump stock, they’re banning what the ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] has long-determined, many times determined to be a gun component,” he said.

The city also says no imitation guns can be sold to minors. LaRosa says that only adds to the “illusion of the forbidden fruit” to children.

Also, the new laws would protect victims of domestic violence, which can take away firearms from those involved in a domestic violence situation, or a violation of a protection order.

“What we have is a comprehensive plan that really speaks to neighborhood safety and community safety,” Hardin said.

Hardin says out of 143 homicides in Columbus in 2017, 80 percent of those involved guns. He did not say, however, how many could have been prevented if laws like these were in place.

“Did he say anything about how many youngsters were killed in cars,” LaRosa asked. “Or, what they’re doing about that? It’s many times more than what’s happening with guns.”

The city is prohibiting gun sales in residential areas and going after properties where a felony offense has happened.

“We believe that it is important for the city to step up and to act and to do what we can and to keep neighborhoods safe,” Hardin said. “And, we believe that this plan is a good step in that direction.”

Four ordinances. Eleven policies looking to make Columbus safer, but some fear it’s at too steep a price.

“The city should not be allowed to violate what is an enumerated right in the U. S. Constitution and the State Constitution,” LaRosa said.

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Belafon  May 15, 2018 • 6:42:53am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t want to live in the America where we don’t talk about race. That’s how we ended up with a racist president.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 6:43:01am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 6:43:12am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

New Conservative Cruelty, same as the Old Conservative Cruelty.

And Trump brings the country together? BWAHAHAHAHA what bad drugs did he get?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 6:46:33am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

Well over at Pravda today you get this for an article:

Science Has Once Again Declared: ‘We Were Created’

Yeah, no.

They’re promoting creationism (the article talks about a recent religious conference in Turkey, where the theologians claim that science proves creation).

When I was in Moscow about 25 years ago, the best and most independent coverage was to be found in Komsomol’skaya Pravda, the youth league edition of the newspaper. Sort of like how Bravo! has become one of the few reputable sources of journalism in the USA nowadays…

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 6:48:30am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’ll be 64 this year, I’m as white as it gets.

Can I say I am getting so freaking sick of cranky old white assholes being cranky old white assholes?

All of you cranky old white assholes need to shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down.

You wanna know why we have so many problems in this country?

Look in the mirror and listen to yourselves and the crap you spew.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 6:51:33am
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jeffreyw  May 15, 2018 • 6:53:16am

re: #238 Belafon

If you wanted to be high tech, you could set up a wifi network just for your cameras and have one of the network cards (either your lan or wireless, whichever is free) connected to that. Collect everything through that connection, and then you can push them out through the internet that way.

Step 1: ?
Step 2: a miracle happens
step 3: profit!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 6:54:35am

hahahahahaa

no, it doesn’t work that way, robert

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 6:55:11am

re: #249 jeffreyw

Step 1: ?
Step 2: a miracle happens
step 3: profit!

Bird Feeder Cam featuring The Cardinals.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 6:56:03am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fox & Friends blames dead Gazans for being shot by Israeli snipers: “If someone is determined to create unrest with these great numbers, what are you supposed to do”

Not like they’re trying to justify killing liberals protesting in great numbers… .

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 6:57:05am

re: #22 William Lewis

I know that’s terribly easy to think, especially given the impact of Fundamentalism on what passes for Christianity in America. But I would ask for a slightly narrower brush since there are some of us out here doing our best to live a decent life by what Jesus actually taught rather than by what brings secular power and wealth.

The being nice to others thing in Liberal Christianity is fine, but the bottom line is it’s a religion that teaches that people who adhere to it will be rewarded while people who don’t will be punished for all eternity. That’s not OK.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 7:01:08am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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hahahahahaa

no, it doesn’t work that way, robert

Oh look, it’s one of them. A cranky old white asshole.

This one happens to also call himself a man of God.

And he is lying.

And that is just a start of all the sinning he is doing by not following his own God’s laws.

To Hell with you Pastor Robert Jeffress.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 7:03:03am

re: #253 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The being nice to others thing in Liberal Christianity is fine, but the bottom line is it’s a religion that teaches that people who adhere to it will be rewarded while people who don’t will be punished for all eternity. That’s not OK.

That is not all that it teaches, and in the end, it is the aspects that you stress in how you practice your religion. Don’t forget that Islam is not all about Jihad and beheading adulteresses and infidels, it is also protecting the helpless and aiding the poor and less fortunate.

Holy scriptures are just books, the only religion that matters is the one that people live.

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mmmirele  May 15, 2018 • 7:07:30am

Nothing like driving into the work parking lot at 5:50 am behind a big black truck with Three Percenter stickers on it. At least this person works in the south building.

The Three Percenters (also styled 3%ers and III%ers) is the name of an American paramilitary movement whose members pledge armed resistance against attempts on the restriction of private gun ownership.

en.m.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 7:09:04am

re: #256 mmmirele

Nothing like driving into the work parking lot at 5:50 am behind a big black truck with Three Percenter stickers on it. At least this person works in the south building.

en.m.wikipedia.org

Here in Kentucky, that truck would also have a “Friends of Coal” license plate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 7:10:06am

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here in Kentucky, that truck would also have a “Friends of Coal” license plate.

and a confederate flag sticker/magnet/whatever

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 7:10:31am

re: #252 Anymouse 🌹

Not like they’re trying to justify killing liberals protesting in great numbers… .

I was reading through the overnight thread.

I think this is where Vegas Golfer was headed with his comments.

He could have said it all in a better way, but he was warning that conservatives could very easily determine that the best thing they could do to protect their cranky white asshole world is to eliminate liberals.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 7:12:02am

re: #259 ObserverArt

I was reading through the overnight thread.

I think this is where Vegas Golfer was headed with his comments.

He could have said it all in a better way, but he was warning that conservatives could very easily determine that the best thing they could do to protect their cranky white asshole world is to eliminate liberals.

He could have also said everything without calling other people names.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 7:13:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 7:14:54am

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

He could have also said everything without calling other people names.

no need for that here at all, that is one of the reasons I like coming here

But I have to agree that there are a whole lot of pathetic yahoos out there who are just dying for a chance to get out their tactical gear and play Wolverines

I would leave those to trained professionals who are also equipped to deal with insurgents

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mmmirele  May 15, 2018 • 7:24:41am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I suppose honey badgers are right out

Emotional Support Honey Badger

One of my coworkers wants one of these.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 7:25:05am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 7:33:39am

re: #255 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is not all that it teaches, and in the end, it is the aspects that you stress in how you practice your religion. Don’t forget that Islam is not all about Jihad and beheading adulteresses and infidels, it is also protecting the helpless and aiding the poor and less fortunate.

Holy scriptures are just books, the only religion that matters is the one that people live.

Then you’re not talking about Christianity, you’re talking about something else you’ve gotten involved in that rejects the life after death stuff. Possibly secular humanism.

Half of Christians are right-wing monsters. All of them look forward to being magically rewarded after death while others suffer.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 7:37:04am

re: #265 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I think it’s better if I stay out of this sort of conversation this time. It usually devolves into a lot of hurt feelings and no resolution of the problem.’

How ‘bout those Cubbies?

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Sea Mexican!  May 15, 2018 • 7:37:53am

re: #113 JordanRules

I gotcha. Enough headline/lead language was rightfully blasted today that I’m not gonna stretch to guard GG on this. Seemed pedantic and centering a weird defense I guess tho.

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The things you learn in the interwebs… 15+ years of learning English in school/university, and I finally understand the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs…

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William Lewis  May 15, 2018 • 7:43:40am

re: #265 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Then you’re not talking about Christianity, you’re talking about something else you’ve gotten involved in that rejects the life after death stuff. Possibly secular humanism.

Half of Christians are right-wing monsters. All of them look forward to being magically rewarded after death while others suffer.

No. Not all of us do.

Look up Universalism. Look up “Love Wins”. I personally believe in god but do not believe in heaven or an afterlife. I do what I do without hope of heaven or fear of hell - I do it because I believe it is the right thing to do, taught by the son of man. I do not believe that I am alone in this attitude.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 7:44:16am

re: #265 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Then you’re not talking about Christianity, you’re talking about something else you’ve gotten involved in that rejects the life after death stuff. Possibly secular humanism.

Half of Christians are right-wing monsters. All of them look forward to being magically rewarded after death while others suffer.

Too much generalization. If you are talking about Fundamentalist, literalist Christians, then you are correct.

But I have also met some Christians who simply live and witness a humane worldview and are not too terribly concerned about the rewards or sufferings of the afterlife.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 7:45:01am

re: #267 Sea Mexican!

The things you learn in the interwebs… 15+ years of learning English in school/university, and I finally understand the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs…

🙈

transvestite verbs? I supposed they will want to share subordinate clauses with normal verbs!

/

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 7:45:41am

The David Pakman Show has a cryptocurrency account using Coinbase for donations to his show. That was hacked and apparently his show lost several thousand dollars. He got caught when Coinbase asked him for a ticket number publicly on Twitter (Coinbase does that), then the information was leveraged to thieve his money.

He says he has contacted the FBI, but this is cryptocurrency. Good luck recovering the money bits.

They didn’t lose all their money bits, but their account is frozen while Coinbase investigates, and thus he has no access to the money bits that wasn’t stolen.

David Pakman Show Coinbase Account Hacked, Thousands $ Stolen

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mmmirele  May 15, 2018 • 7:50:56am

re: #271 Anymouse 🌹

Cryptocurrencies are a great way to lose your money. You’d have more fun flushing your money down a toilet.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 15, 2018 • 7:53:11am
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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 7:53:37am

A law was passed in 2016 in Nebraska allowing people to take selfies of their filled-in ballots.

The Nebraska Democratic Party is encouraging today people to take selfies of their ballots and post them on social media.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 7:55:54am

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹

I think it’s better if I stay out of this sort of conversation this time. It usually devolves into a lot of hurt feelings and no resolution of the problem.’

How ‘bout those Cubbies?

I always understand your point. The problem always seems to be in wording that is too general. If you just make it clear you are talking about the hierarchy of a particular church organization and not like you are talking about Christian individuals it might fly better.

And take this as a gentle observation. If I remember correctly you came out swinging hard and it did seem you were putting down individuals that are Christians in an “they are all that way” big sweep. People took that as you are a Christian hater and the rep stuck.

Lately you have tried to clean it up and talk about the church as an organization but you still have the rep.

As a schooled Catholic, I know that the Catholic Church has made statements about the teachings of other Christian Churches/Denomination and how it can be dangerous and out of line with The Bible…but they also do stupid stuff. Pointing out one stance taken doesn’t seem to work against your generalizations as you want some form of political purity and you are talking about humans.

No organization of humans is ever pure. Impossible. And that goes to all human activity. Just an opinion.

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steve_davis  May 15, 2018 • 7:55:57am

re: #115 wheat-dogg

I assume GG was trying to say the NYT could have written a headline like, “Israeli soldiers shoot dozens of protesting Palestinians,” (which in fact would be a better headline), but he tried to be all wordsmithy about it and screwed up.

an even better headline would be “Palestinians dick around for 70 years trying to drive Jews into the sea and all they got for their efforts was a lousy t-shirt,” but presumably it would have had to have been in 4-point font to fit. I have enormous sympathy for Palestinians wanting their own homeland. I would have even more sympathy for them if they’d just kept the large one they had in 1947 and recognized the new Jewish state, rather than going to war with Israel a dozen times and getting their asses kicked each time. The moral is, you lose land as the aggressor in a war, the victor has the right to not give a shit if you want the land back.

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 7:57:47am

re: #273 Shropshire Slasher

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Video

That looks pretty good!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2018 • 7:58:20am

I bet you that asshole Republican who wants to euthanize disabled people would change his tune if he lost a leg.

The blanket belief that disabled people don’t contribute anything to society is so fucking stupid I’m not even gonna bother offering a detailed response to it.

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 8:01:25am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

Robert Jeffress went on Fox last night and complained his past comments are being “either manufactured or ripped out of context” Video

Are they though

— Leanne Naramore

Well, they are manufactured—by Jeffries.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 8:03:26am

re: #275 ObserverArt

I will note I never came out as “all Christians are that way.” That was assigned to me.

That is as far as I’m going to go on that.

How ‘bout those Cubbies?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 8:03:42am

re: #266 Anymouse 🌹

I think it’s better if I stay out of this sort of conversation this time. It usually devolves into a lot of hurt feelings and no resolution of the problem.’

How ‘bout those Cubbies?

an issue surrounding “religion” is that it is such a loose term, it is easy to get a discussion chasing its own tail.

I cannot recall the name of the Muslim theologian who pointed out that most any religion has four sorts of adherents:

1) those who simply identify with the religion as part of their social and cultural heritage, recognize its holidays and general tenets but do not follow it too closely.
(That applies to an awful lot of us, and in that sense I am a Christian.)

2) Then there are whose who follow it more closely but would never think to impose their faith or their views on others.

3) There there are those who would use theocratic laws to impose their views, and

4) others who would use violence and force.

You find a lot of Bigots who assume that all “true Muslims” belong to the latter groups.
And a lot of Mullahs who think the same…

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Anymouse 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 8:08:15am

I’m going to bail for now. I’m tired, as I’ve been up all evening. Catch y’all later… .

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 8:09:01am

re: #278 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet you that asshole Republican who wants to euthanize disabled people would change his tune if he lost a leg.

The blanket belief that disabled people don’t contribute anything to society is so fucking stupid I’m not even gonna bother offering a detailed response to it.

He’s just a Nazi. It’s that simple.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 8:09:52am

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

I will note I never came out as “all Christians are that way.” That was assigned to me.

That is as far as I’m going to go on that.

How ‘bout those Cubbies?

Because it was not clear you were talking about Christian denomination political bodies holding other denominations responsible for their words/teachings.

And I hate the fucking Cubbies! : )

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 8:15:41am

re: #284 ObserverArt

Because it was not clear you were talking about Christian denomination political bodies holding other denominations responsible for their words/teachings.

And I hate the fucking Cubbies! : )

Don’t get me going on the Cubs.

I was in love with that team. In 1968 my brother even took me to a couple of games at Wrigley field. He caught a foul ball in the stands and gave it to me which I had autographed by Ferguson Jenkins (which I showed off to the kids in the neighborhood and promptly got it stolen)

They broke my heart in 1968 and then did nothing but disappoint me for so long after that that. I gave up on them entirely and it was only two years ago that I decided I would even begin to pay attention to them again…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 8:15:47am

re: #284 ObserverArt

Because it was not clear you were talking about Christian denomination political bodies holding other denominations responsible for their words/teachings.

And I hate the fucking Cubbies! : )

Them’s fighting words…for some members of my family, but not me.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 8:17:03am

How ‘bout them Pirates?

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 8:17:05am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 8:25:12am

re: #288 JordanRules

87. That’s a lot better than all the deaths at 69 I keep seeing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 8:25:46am

re: #289 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

87. That’s a lot better than all the deaths at 69 I keep seeing.

anything beyond 70 is sad but no longer tragic

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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 8:28:45am

This is an interesting thread:

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 15, 2018 • 8:30:28am

re: #290 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

anything beyond 70 is sad but no longer tragic

It’s a sliding scale from “His whole life was ahead of him!” through “He had so much left to do” to “He lived a long, full life!”

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ckkatz  May 15, 2018 • 8:30:37am

re: #186 Dave In Austin

Our little ones are making their first showing

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“Owl be seeing you; At all the old, familiar places…”

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2018 • 8:30:51am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹
He seems to be insane. Are we sure he is actually running for governor. chrisforgov.com
Who ever accessed our accounts did a great job at posting things I’ve said in the past, such as below:

I’d like to take a moment to thank The University of Tulsa. Without their encouragement and corruption, I would never have had the drive to enter public office. Specifically, I want to thank the head nazi, TU Vice Provosot Winona Tanaka. Not only is Winona Tanaka a nazi, she also hates America. I must also give thanks to TU Professor Susan Barrett. If she were not such a terrible liar, I would never have entered this race. The University of Tulsa, along with Winona Tanaka and Susan Barrett are Ultimately responsible.

Finally, I’d like to thank the very corrupt law firm of Hall Estill, specifically J. Patrick Cremin and Johnathan Rogers. These two idiots have tried to take away free speech for everyone. I have stood up for free speech, unlike the child molesting lovers Brady Henderson at the ACLU.

The University of Tulsa also pushed an agenda of euthanizing all students who did not meet their arian race agenda. This is amazing to read as I never said this, nor did The University of Tulsa. Again, more evidence that our Facebook page was compromised.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2018 • 8:37:58am

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

I will note I never came out as “all Christians are that way.” That was assigned to me.

That is as far as I’m going to go on that.

How ‘bout those Cubbies?

Hey — I am now and have always been a White Sox fan (to be fair — I never watch games or pay attention to standings — at least not since high school, many decades ago). And the Cubs owners are Republicans who supported Trump against Clinton.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 8:39:09am

re: #295 Hecuba’s daughter

Hey — I am now and have always been a White Sox fan (to be fair — I never watch games or pay attention to standings — at least not since high school, many decades ago). And the Cubs owners are Republicans who supported Trump against Clinton.

then I will go on ignoring them

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 8:39:45am

No doubt the White House is not prepared, and has no wish to answer questions about the Gaza massacre yesterday

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2018 • 8:41:04am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2018 • 8:42:05am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Todays episode of “Lying liars and the lies they tell” has been postponed. In its place, we hope you enjoy these entertaining gorilla videos.”

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2018 • 8:48:34am

re: #294 gocart mozart

He seems to be insane. Are we sure he is actually running for governor. chrisforgov.com
Who ever accessed our accounts did a great job at posting things I’ve said in the past, such as below:

I’d like to take a moment to thank The University of Tulsa. Without their encouragement and corruption, I would never have had the drive to enter public office. Specifically, I want to thank the head nazi, TU Vice Provosot Winona Tanaka. Not only is Winona Tanaka a nazi, she also hates America. I must also give thanks to TU Professor Susan Barrett. If she were not such a terrible liar, I would never have entered this race. The University of Tulsa, along with Winona Tanaka and Susan Barrett are Ultimately responsible.

Finally, I’d like to thank the very corrupt law firm of Hall Estill, specifically J. Patrick Cremin and Johnathan Rogers. These two idiots have tried to take away free speech for everyone. I have stood up for free speech, unlike the child molesting lovers Brady Henderson at the ACLU.

The University of Tulsa also pushed an agenda of euthanizing all students who did not meet their arian race agenda. This is amazing to read as I never said this, nor did The University of Tulsa. Again, more evidence that our Facebook page was compromised.

Is he serious or is he a troll? He appears to be in a same sex marriage, which is unusual for a Republican, and he supports raising salaries for teachers. OTOH he wants to reduce taxes and salaries for other government employees.

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Jay C  May 15, 2018 • 8:55:29am

BTW, I think it popped up upthread a bit, but FWIW, today’s NY Times’ print edition was headlined:

ISRAELIS KILL DOZENS IN GAZA

over a large picture of the smoke-filled riot: it was accompanied, just below, by a smaller headline about the Jerusalem Embassy opening: featuring a pic of “Daddy’s Little Ghoul” in her white dress beaming at the new Embassy plaque. Charming.

The online edition wasn’t quite as blatant, though: I did wander though some of the comments, and man, what a collection of all-sides derp.
No surprise: any I/P issue tends to bring it out in wholesale lots.

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Belafon  May 15, 2018 • 8:55:54am

re: #300 Hecuba’s daughter

Is he serious or is he a troll? He appears to be in a same sex marriage, which is unusual for a Republican, and he supports raising salaries for teachers. OTOH he wants to reduce taxes and salaries for other government employees.

If he’s not a Log Cabin Republican, then he just didn’t fill out the paperwork. He sounds like one, and also sounds like a typical Republican: “I don’t care until it affects me.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 8:56:30am

The sick Republicans want to starve the poor in Illinois.
dailykos.com

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 8:56:48am

re: #291 Dr Lizardo

This is an interesting thread:

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I always thought that Rosneft deal would come to play a big part in this mess.

Trump is a fucking traitor. There is no other way to put it.

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2018 • 8:58:03am

Thread about Prager’s lying agenda

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dangerman  May 15, 2018 • 8:59:54am

Hey all

We’re through pre-op and just waiting for the a-team

Having the good fortune to calmly plan all this ahead is a much better experience than an emergency or life-threatening event

We seem to be mostly calm

Stay tuned
More from the other side

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whitebeach  May 15, 2018 • 9:05:43am

re: #290 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

anything beyond 7072 and counting is sad but no longer tragic

Slight adjustment for ya.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 9:06:21am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 9:06:31am

re: #305 gocart mozart

Thread about Prager’s lying agenda

As long as the GOP was “the Party of Lincoln”, no Southerner would be associated with it.

Hence the Southern Democrat.

it took nearly 100 years after Lincoln’s death for the GOP to be able to make inroads into the South.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 9:14:24am
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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 9:15:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 9:17:06am

re: #311 JordanRules

“If the world governments do not turn over Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League to me, the Legion of Doom will have no other choice but to use our doomsday ray on all of your cities.”

a Washington DC Marvel…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2018 • 9:18:21am

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

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meteor  May 15, 2018 • 9:19:15am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 9:19:46am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

Please.
The only thing the Dotard has written in decades is his signature

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2018 • 9:20:31am
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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 9:20:40am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

Exactly. That was written by someone who actually understands Ramadan within the context of Islam (not just someone who thinks it means Muslims don’t eat for a month for……reasons).

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Jay C  May 15, 2018 • 9:21:28am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

Gee, ya think?

I wonder who DID write it, though?, it’s a decent-enough bit of boilerplate. But in the Trump Era, these sort of releases tend to only emphasize the actual idiocy of the incumbent……

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 9:21:50am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

nor could he ever read it out loud

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 9:22:37am

re: #319 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nor could he ever read it out loud

one could have fun trolling RW sites by posting it as an Obama quote from 2016 and then watch the comments pile up on it

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 9:22:38am
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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 9:26:03am

re: #321 JordanRules

Some specials too!

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 9:27:16am

re: #311 JordanRules

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The hell is up with the lighting in that photo?

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 9:28:38am

re: #318 Jay C

Gee, ya think?

I wonder who DID write it, though?, it’s a decent-enough bit of boilerplate. But in the Trump Era, these sort of releases tend to only emphasize the actual idiocy of the incumbent……

My guess is that there’s a document from the Obama era with pretty much the exact wording.

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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 9:29:22am

re: #324 makeitstop

My guess is that there’s a document from the Obama era with pretty much the exact wording.

I wouldn’t be surprised….they just tacked on Donald and Melania’s name to the end of it.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 9:31:18am

re: #323 makeitstop

The hell is up with the lighting in that photo?

Sun breaking through trees or something like that formed a bright spot on a dark character.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 9:31:34am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 9:32:41am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2018 • 9:33:21am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

Interesting. Obama’s messages were more personal and began with “Michelle and I”. It is well-written. Who on the Trump staff is capable of this thoughtful eloquence? Or was it cribbed from a different President?

—Edited to add: Did not see the last lines where Melania was included. My error

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KGxvi  May 15, 2018 • 9:35:11am

re: #318 Jay C

Gee, ya think?

I wonder who DID write it, though?, it’s a decent-enough bit of boilerplate. But in the Trump Era, these sort of releases tend to only emphasize the actual idiocy of the incumbent……

You know there is a keystone cops style internal investigation in the White House right now to try and figure out who the competent staffer is.

So they can be quickly terminated.

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 9:35:14am

re: #326 ObserverArt

Sun breaking through trees or something like that formed a bright spot on a dark character.

I’m a little surprised he didn’t just burst into flames.

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goddamnedfrank  May 15, 2018 • 9:35:59am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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They should’ve immediately held a vote right after she left.

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Jay C  May 15, 2018 • 9:36:14am

re: #330 KGxvi

You know there is a keystone cops style internal investigation in the White House right now to try and figure out who the competent staffer is.

So they can be quickly terminated.

For over-Muslimizationing, or something……

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KGxvi  May 15, 2018 • 9:36:25am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Highest forms of diplomacy!

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KGxvi  May 15, 2018 • 9:37:06am

re: #333 Jay C

For over Muslimizationing, or something……

Nah, just for general competence… can’t have someone doing shit like they actually know what they’re doing. Doesn’t fit the Trump (tm) brand

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 9:39:14am

Of course he did!

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KGxvi  May 15, 2018 • 9:40:10am

re: #336 JordanRules

That explains why the Ecuadorians were finally said, “fuck this guy.”

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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 9:41:46am

re: #336 JordanRules

Maybe that will be the final straw - the Ecuadorians will finally throw Assange’s useless ass out into the street…..and into the waiting arms of the British police.

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ipsos  May 15, 2018 • 9:48:31am

Worst AirBnB guest ever…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 9:48:46am

re: #336 JordanRules

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Of course he did!

The embassy didn’t notice a satellite dish?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2018 • 9:52:25am

re: #313 Eclectic Cyborg

No way Orange Foolius actually wrote that.

Compare to all of Obama’s Ramadan messages.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2018 • 9:52:54am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Oh, that makes me so fucking mad.

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Jay C  May 15, 2018 • 9:53:23am

re: #340 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The embassy didn’t notice a satellite dish?

The article says Assange had his own “satellite internet access”, so he probably just hacked/wired into the embassy’s existing dish.
Maybe that’s why Julian (reportedly) so-seldom showered? He didn’t want the Ecuadorians poking around in his room if they could help it?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 9:54:28am

re: #343 Jay C

The article says Assange had his own “satellite internet access”, so he probably just hacked/wired into the embassy’s existing dish.
Maybe that’s why Julian (reportedly) so-seldom showered? He didn’t want the Ecuadorians poking around in his room if they could help it?

It reminds us that this fellow is the Ultimate Prick

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 9:58:23am

re: #343 Jay C

The article says Assange had his own “satellite internet access”, so he probably just hacked/wired into the embassy’s existing dish.
Maybe that’s why Julian (reportedly) so-seldom showered? He didn’t want the Ecuadorians poking around in his room if they could help it?

I just assumed he was a basement-dwelling geek.

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 9:59:21am

Today on ‘This Day in Nepotism’….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 10:03:12am

re: #346 makeitstop

Today on ‘This Day in Nepotism’….

Amazing. Trump just nominated Mitch McConnell & Elaine Chao’s brother-in-law to lead the nation’s pension agency. The White House announcement doesn’t even list a current job for him & WH won’t answer questions. Below, his announcement vs. a typical one

No point in even arguing it. You will be told that it is part of draining the swamp: appointing an untainted outsider.

I am really growing disheartened by all this.

The end cannot come soon enough, but even after that, it will take us years to recover.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 10:08:17am
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b.d.  May 15, 2018 • 10:08:51am

re: #334 KGxvi

Highest forms of diplomacy!

NOBEL!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 10:09:07am

re: #348 JordanRules

The White House just canceled today’s press briefing. No reason given.

so much winning, they are worn out from it

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 10:09:56am
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2018 • 10:12:01am

re: #327 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Wow. So all Palestinians are our enemies now. She’s so weak that she can’t even listen to a Palestinian speak. Pathetic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 10:12:07am

re: #351 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’d guess it’s because of the #TrumpMassacre

You mean those Palestinians who threw themselves into sniper fire just to make Trump look bad?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 10:12:32am

re: #352 Patricia Kayden

Wow. So all Palestinians are our enemies now. She’s so weak that she can’t even listen to a Palestinian speak. Pathetic.

I can only guess she is bucking for a promotion.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2018 • 10:17:07am

re: #354 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can only guess she is bucking for a promotion.

Or maybe she is “just following orders”. Like anyone who is confirmed for CIA director will be “just following orders” when torture is reinstated.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2018 • 10:17:43am

re: #308 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

When President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, he said that he knew Democrats would lose the South. The parties switched positions and racist Democrats flocked to Republicans in the 70s culminating in Ronald Reagan’s election.

Inconvenient facts are still facts.

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 10:24:11am

I’m loving this Spin headline: Sean Hannity is Basically Trump’s Wife Now.

Fox News host Sean Hannity enjoys a creepy codependent relationship with President Trump, according to a New York Magzine profile by Olivia Nuzzi. The fact that the president has a close friendship/ unofficial advisor relationship with the primetime cable host who most shamelessly carries his water is already well-known, but the depths of their relationship, as described by myriad sources speaking to Nuzzi, is a little unsettling.

According to NY Mag, Hannity typically calls when the president has left the Oval Office and has cloistered himself away in his bedroom at the White House residence for a relaxing evening of screaming at the TV, usually around 7 pm. It’s not uncommon for Trump and Hannity to speak several times a day, one instance being right after the nightly broadcast of Hannity’s show, before Trump’s bedtime. They typically don’t speak in the morning as to not interrupt the president’s strict regimen of watching at least four hours of cable news and tweeting about it. From NY Mag:

Their chats begin casually, with How are yous and What’s going ons. On some days, they speak multiple times, with one calling the other to inform him of the latest developments. White House staff are aware that the calls happen, thanks to the president entering a room and announcing, “I just hung up with Hannity,” or referring to what Hannity said during their conversations, or even ringing Hannity up from his desk in their presence.

One source claims that Hannity and the president talk as a way to fill the void Melania Trump left given that she and the president reportedly lead separate lives outside of photo ops.

The guy leading this country is one pathetic son of a bitch. But no, I don’t feel the least bit sorry for him. I hope he’s miserable, every minute of every day he inflicts himself upon us.

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:30:00am

re: #348 JordanRules

They can cancel, not give a reason, and you will like it.

///

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:31:01am

re: #310 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump’s Ramadan Mubarak message pic.twitter.com

— Andrew Beatty

Wait till drUmpf finds out.

/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 10:32:52am
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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 10:34:40am

re: #357 makeitstop

I’m loving this Spin headline: Sean Hannity is Basically Trump’s Wife Now.

The guy leading this country is one pathetic son of a bitch. But no, I don’t feel the least bit sorry for him. I hope he’s miserable, every minute of every day he inflicts himself upon us.

Sean and Donny up in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 10:35:37am

moron is meddling in elections again:

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:36:28am

re: #362 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is meddling in elections again:

She has a primary opponent?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 10:38:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 10:38:37am

re: #363 Sir John Barron

She has a primary opponent?

yep:

Fischer’s primary opponents are Republicans Jack Heidel of Omaha, Dennis Frank Macek of Lincoln, Jeffrey Lynn Stein of Omaha and Todd F. Watson of Lincoln.
On the Democratic ballot are Jane Raybould of Lincoln, Frank Svoboda of Lincoln, Larry Marvin of Fremont and Chris Janicek of Omaha.
Libertarians Mark Elworth Jr. of Omaha and Jim Schultz of Lincoln are also seeking the Senate seat.

omaha.com

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:40:40am

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep:

omaha.com

Very RINO and disrespectful of these so-called Repubs to run someone against their MAGA president’s own Senator.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 10:41:09am

missed this one when I was off running errands this morning:

total moron

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 10:44:01am

Shocked, shocked I say

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 10:44:52am
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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:46:43am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

Can you believe that with all of the made up, unsourced stories I get from the Fake News Media, together with the $10,000,000 Russian Witch Hunt (there is no Collusion), I now have my best Poll Numbers in a year. Much of the Media may be corrupt, but the People truly get it!

— Donald J. Trump

So much presidenting today, very non-bi-partisan, really bringing people together!

////

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MsJ  May 15, 2018 • 10:47:13am

re: #361 Dr Lizardo

Sean and Donny up in a tree
K-I-S-S-I-N-G…..

B-L-O-W-I-N-G…

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Mike Lamb  May 15, 2018 • 10:52:20am

re: #369 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

[Embedded content]

Still at -9.5 in the Real Clear Politics poll average, and isn’t above water in any of the polls that RCP is highlighting.

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:53:48am

re: #372 Mike Lamb

Still at -9.5 in the Real Clear Politics poll average, and isn’t above water in any of the polls that RCP is highlighting.

Those are all fake polls.

//

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Single-handed sailor  May 15, 2018 • 10:56:07am
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jaunte  May 15, 2018 • 10:56:51am

re: #374 Single-handed sailor

Are the Kushners already asking for a 50-pack of do-overs?

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 10:57:26am

re: #374 Single-handed sailor

Financial Disclosure requirements are very Deep State.

///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 10:57:32am
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MsJ  May 15, 2018 • 10:58:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:01:23am
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jaunte  May 15, 2018 • 11:01:27am

re: #378 MsJ

What happens if he just doesn’t file it? Paul Ryan might have to come out of his hole.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 11:02:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 11:03:39am

re: #381 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Meghan McCain on WH leaks: “You have leaking problems” when you’re not inspiring loyalty

being a boorish asshole is not the way to inspire loyalty

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:04:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:05:45am

*blink*

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 11:08:45am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 11:10:16am

re: #384 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[Embedded content]

So he and Rauner are on the same page.
They might be able to sell me on this by executing cops who kill unarmed people. We need to get police brutality under control.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:10:46am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abortion-rights groups said Tuesday that they had filed a lawsuit challenging the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, an Iowa provision that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy.

The state’s attorney general said he would not defend the law, which was slated to take effect July 1. Democrat Tom Miller said he based his decision on a belief that the measure “would undermine rights and protections for women.”

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are seeking an injunction that would put the law on hold during the lawsuit, a process that could take years.

Republicans want any legal challenge to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:11:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:13:22am

y’all remember Matthew Heimbach?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A white nationalist on probation for harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally in Kentucky is going to jail after a domestic abuse incident in Indiana.

Matthew Heimbach was ordered to serve 38 days in jail for violating the terms of his two-year probation for the Trump rally incident. The 27-year-old Heimbach appeared Tuesday in misdemeanor court in Louisville and was led away in handcuffs.

Heimbach was arrested in Paoli, Indiana, in March on battery charges for allegedly assaulting his wife’s stepfather, David Matthew Parrott. The men had argued over Heimbach’s alleged affair with Parrott’s wife, according to court documents.

Heimbach has been a leading figure in the white nationalist movement. He was one of the scheduled speakers at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 11:13:55am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is just like when Obama tweeted out his favorite polls every week.

Oh no wait he never did that. He had dignity.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 11:16:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:17:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:18:00am
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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 11:19:02am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

y’all remember Matthew Heimbach?

He (allegedly) had an affair with his wife’s step-father’s wife? Or his mother-in-law? I suspect they mean the step-father’s former wife or some other woman, but what a tangle.

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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2018 • 11:20:58am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

y’all remember Matthew Heimbach?

[Embedded content]

“step-father’s wife”: needs clarification.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2018 • 11:26:17am

re: #395 Barefoot Grin

“step-father’s wife”: needs clarification.

‘Step-mother’, usually. Mother-in-law, with or without the ‘step’, in this case. Doesn’t sound good no matter how you slice it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 11:26:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 11:28:13am

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nikki Haley claims Israel acted with restraint.

Restraint?

they didn’t just shoot everybody

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:28:42am

re: #394 Sir John Barron

He (allegedly) had an affair with his wife’s step-father’s wife? Or his mother-in-law? I suspect they mean the step-father’s former wife or some other woman, but what a tangle.

it’s complicated:

The co-founders of an Indiana-based white nationalist party - Matthew Heimbach and David Parrott - got into a fight Tuesday at a Paoli trailer park after Parrott confronted his wife and Heimbach over an affair, according to a police report.

Heimbach, the 26-year-old co-founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party, was arrested and charged with battery and domestic battery Tuesday by Paoli police. He was freed on $1,000 bond.

snip

David Parrott, the 35-year-old co-founder and spokesman of the white nationalist group, called Paoli police from a Walmart parking lot at 1 a.m. Tuesday and said he’d been assaulted by his wife, Jessica Parrott, 31, and Heimbach, according to a police report obtained by Courier Journal.

David Parrott claims his wife and Heimbach were having an affair, according to a police report. So he and Heimbach’s wife — who is Parrott’s former stepdaughter from another marriage — went to Parrott’s trailer around midnight to see if a tryst was taking place.

courier-journal.com

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 11:29:08am

re: #394 Sir John Barron

He (allegedly) had an affair with his wife’s step-father’s wife? Or his mother-in-law? I suspect they mean the step-father’s former wife or some other woman, but what a tangle.

No, his mother in law. I believe the FiL and his wife were eavesdropping outside the trailer and caught them in the act.

On Monday night, police wrote, Heimbach’s wife and stepfather-in-law “made a plan to ‘set up’ Matthew Heimbach to see if Matthew would in fact attempt to sleep with Jessica.”

The plan apparently worked — to a point. Matt Parrott and his stepdaughter watched from a window outside a trailer on his property in rural Paoli, Ind., that night, while Heimbach and Jessica Parrott rendezvoused inside, the police report said.

Heimbach’s wife recorded evidence of the tryst, according to the report, then got scared and ran away. Matt Parrott “stayed behind watching the encounter on a box through the window.”

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:30:17am
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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 11:30:50am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s complicated:

snip

courier-journal.com

Just very good people, all around.

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:31:45am

re: #402 Sir John Barron

Just very good people, all around.

//

family values…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 11:32:09am

re: #395 Barefoot Grin

“step-father’s wife”: needs clarification.

re: #396 wrenchwench

‘Step-mother’, usually. Mother-in-law, with or without the ‘step’, in this case. Doesn’t sound good no matter how you slice it.

I’m going to assume the stepfather’s wife is not related to Heimbach’s wife. As such, she would not be a “mother-in-law”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:32:35am
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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:33:10am
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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 11:33:58am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

y’all remember Matthew Heimbach?

[Embedded content]

Oh look…scum doing scummy stuff.

And they see themselves as the superior race at the same time.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:34:44am
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wrenchwench  May 15, 2018 • 11:34:56am

re: #404 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m going to assume the stepfather’s wife is not related to Heimbach’s wife. As such, she would not be a “mother-in-law”

I’ll go with ‘complicated’. And scummy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2018 • 11:35:24am

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

Christ, I’d hate to see them unrestrained.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 11:35:44am

Yeah, doesn’t look like Trump is getting Iraq’s oil…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 11:36:15am

re: #400 makeitstop

No, his mother in law. I believe the FiL and his wife were eavesdropping outside the trailer and caught them in the act.

Ah, keeping it all in the family…

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:38:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:38:33am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s complicated:

This article is a regular soap opera:

Heimbach’s wife Brooke, 24, said she and David M. Parrott learned recently that Parrott’s wife, Jessica, and Heimbach had been having an affair, according to a statement in the court record from Rachel Rodriguez, a Paoli police officer.

Brooke Heimbach is David M. Parrott’s stepdaughter, according to a court record.

Matthew Heimbach and Jessica Parrott said the affair was over, but Jessica Parrott and Brooke Heimbach made a plan to “set up” Matthew Heimbach to see if he would try to sleep with Parrott again, according to the report.

Brooke Heimbach and David Parrott then planned to spy on their spouses from outside the mobile home where the two were to meet.

Brooke Heimbach got scared and ran away, but David Parrott stayed behind, “watching the encounter” while standing on a box so he could see in a window, according to the police report.

Parott said in a statement that he saw his wife and Heimbach preparing to have sex.

The box broke, however, and David Parrott ran inside the trailer and confronted Heimbach, telling him to get off the property, which Parrott owned, according to the court record.

After Parrott poked Heimbach in the chest, Heimbach allegedly choked Parrott until he passed out briefly.

Heimbach allegedly choked Parrott a second time during a confrontation at Parrott’s house next door a few minutes later, the report said.

kentucky.com

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 11:39:22am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s complicated:

snip

courier-journal.com

Wow, lots of white bubba cliches in that report.

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ObserverArt  May 15, 2018 • 11:40:50am

re: #408 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Is that a freakin’ clip-on tie Jared is wearing?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 11:41:32am

re: #411 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, doesn’t look like Trump is getting Iraq’s oil…

[Embedded content]

ISN’T, ISN’T, ISN’T

Damn it.

I need to take a nap

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 11:41:46am

re: #416 ObserverArt

Is that a freakin’ clip-on tie Jared is wearing?

Looks like it, yeah.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 11:42:28am

re: #409 wrenchwench

I’ll go with ‘complicated’. And scummy.

Yeah, a “stepfather’s” subsequent wife would not be a “step-mother” in the typically accepted sense.
And, you know. It’s fucking Kentucky

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:44:07am

re: #416 ObserverArt

Is that a freakin’ clip-on tie Jared is wearing?

Yikes! Sure looks like it.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:45:39am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 15, 2018 • 11:47:01am

re: #416 ObserverArt

Is that a freakin’ clip-on tie Jared is wearing?

Did he pull it off and toss it into the crowd like Donny Osmond did back in the 70s?

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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 11:47:14am

re: #421 JordanRules

Who run Bartertown?

Well, it sure as hell ain’t Trump.

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whitebeach  May 15, 2018 • 11:48:00am

re: #415 ObserverArt

Wow, lots of white bubba cliches in that report.

Hey, give the guys some credit anyway. Sounds like they’re really going the extra mile to avoid the incel mob.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 15, 2018 • 11:48:30am

I give up.

I do not know if the Israel/Palestine problem can be solved in our lifetime. More people will die. I have loved ones in Jerusalem and I pray for their safety every day.

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makeitstop  May 15, 2018 • 11:49:43am

re: #421 JordanRules

Kim Jong-un runs the show now.

Sure does.

Trump. What a sap.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 11:49:50am

re: #416 ObserverArt

Is that a freakin’ clip-on tie Jared is wearing?

re: #418 makeitstop

Looks like it, yeah.

re: #420 JordanRules

Yikes! Sure looks like it.

It’s The Onion. It might not even be Jared’s body in the picture. I suspect it’s not, since that suit is rather poorly fitted, and I’ve neve seen an image of Jared in a suit that wasn’t a precise fit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:51:08am
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Belafon  May 15, 2018 • 11:51:38am

re: #425 The Vicious Babushka

I give up.

I do not know if the Israel/Palestine problem can be solved in our lifetime. More people will die. I have loved ones in Jerusalem and I pray for their safety every day.

Short of leaving a crater where Jerusalem is, I don’t think there’s a “solution.” Providing economic release to the Palestinians, and telling Israel to accept a state, will piss people off on both sides. They’re the same type of people who here think that raising everyone else’s standard of living is an affront to them.

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JordanRules  May 15, 2018 • 11:52:25am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s The Onion. It might not even be Jared’s body in the picture. I suspect it’s not, since that suit is rather poorly fitted, and I’ve neve seen an image of Jared in a suit that wasn’t a precise fit.

Good point!

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Dr Lizardo  May 15, 2018 • 11:54:40am

Time to call it a day. Good night, Lizards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:54:46am
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2018 • 11:55:22am

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Well, they could have dropped a nuclear weapon on the protesters so there’s that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 11:56:22am
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Jenner7  May 15, 2018 • 11:59:05am

Warner is a yes on Haspel.

::longannoyedwhatthehellaredemocratsdoingsigh::

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Dr. Matt  May 15, 2018 • 12:01:24pm

@CillizzaCNN is getting his dick slapped by Trump’s Nazis because they want to believe he made a death threat against Dotard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 12:02:15pm
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wrenchwench  May 15, 2018 • 12:04:29pm

re: #419 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, a “stepfather’s” subsequent wife would not be a “step-mother” in the typically accepted sense.
And, you know. It’s fucking Kentucky

‘Step mother out-law’. And this crap happens in every state.

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Kragar  May 15, 2018 • 12:05:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 12:06:12pm
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BeachDem  May 15, 2018 • 12:07:24pm

re: #413 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

If more people would listen to George Lakoff, the world would be a better place.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 12:08:14pm

good grief…

A Republican candidate hoping to unseat California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein may not be the one behind the robo-calls that have gone out to voters spreading an anti-Semitic message, but he certainly appears to appreciate them.

The message encourages voters to elect Patrick Little “to rid America of the traitorous Jews like Dianne Feinstein,” according to KFI News radio. It also says that Little will “get rid of all the nation-wrecking Jews from our country.”

Little denied having anything to do with the message, but when sent a recording of it and asked if he approved of it or renounced it, he responded to the San Francisco Chronicle by saying, “Show me the lie, and I will consider renouncing it.”

On his verified account on the social media site Gab, known as being the preferred platform for white nationalists, Little had posted about the robo-calls, saying, “The robo call was great work, whoever did that.” The account’s page is littered with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel posts.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 15, 2018 • 12:08:23pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 12:08:41pm

We put the Bop in the bop-she-bop and we can take the Ram out of the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2018 • 12:10:15pm

re: #442 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Show me the lie, and I will consider renouncing it”: GOP Senate candidate Patrick Little praises anti-Semitic robocalls. The story:

he sort of has a point, these are all expressions of opinion rather than statements of fact

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2018 • 12:13:05pm

speaking of bible stories and whatnot:

One of our Byzantine Greek service books, a collection of lessons for the Saturdays and Sundays of Lent, contains a very special recipe: not only is it completely vegan, it is said to have been received directly from Heaven. The short note is preserved in a lection for the first Saturday of the Great Lent which records the miraculous revelation of the new recipe as follows.

‘When the Emperor Julian, who ruled the Roman Empire after Constantine the Great, returned to his old pagan habits, he decided to defile the Great Lent of the Christians, and ordered the mayor of Constantinople to pollute all the food in the markets of the city with animal blood. While imperial soldiers were spreading blood throughout the markets of Constantinople, God sent the martyr Theodore the Younger (who died about 50 years before Julian) to the archbishop of the city to reveal to him the Emperor’s plans.’

‘Hearing about the pollution of the food in the markets, the Archbishop was terrified and asked the saint: “So what can we eat then?” “Koliva,” replied Theodore. “What an earth is that?” asked the surprised archbishop. “Koliva is wheat kernels boiled soft and sweetened with honey, sesame seeds, almonds, ground walnuts, cinnamon, pomegranate seeds, raisins and anise.’ When the archbishop inquired who is the provider of the new recipe , his visitor simply answered, ‘I am Theodore the Martyr of Christ whom he has now sent to you to reveal this and provide new food for his people.’

The archbishop immediately announced the new discovery to the inhabitants of Constaninople, who successfully overcame Julian’s machinations. To this day, people remember the martyr and this miracle with cooking and eating koliva.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 15, 2018 • 12:15:03pm

He seems nice

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Sir John Barron  May 15, 2018 • 12:18:48pm

re: #447 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He seems nice

Lynchings come next.

not sure if /

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EPR-radar  May 15, 2018 • 1:29:01pm

re: #278 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet you that asshole Republican who wants to euthanize disabled people would change his tune if he lost a leg.

The blanket belief that disabled people don’t contribute anything to society is so fucking stupid I’m not even gonna bother offering a detailed response to it.

Murdering the disabled because they aren’t sufficiently ‘productive’ is literally from the Nazi playbook.


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