Killer New Song From Guitar Maestro Richie Kotzen: “Riot”

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Whoa now. There oughtta be a law against being able to play guitar like this (without a pick!) while also having such a killer voice. A great new song from Richie Kotzen, with a face-melting solo.

Oh, and uh… you may find the lyrics somewhat topical as well.

This is the official music video for the Richie Kotzen song ‘Riot’ 2018 Directed By Vicente Cordero

LYRICS
(Words and Music By Richie Kotzen)

Riot
(Lyrics)

I don’t wanna hear a word I just wanna live my life
But you keep standing in my doorway
So I can not escape the madness madness madness that you like

I can’t listen to the talk I don’t really wanna hear
You keep dividing all the people
You wanna propagate your madness madness madness in my world

I’m under fire Where’s my army?
We’ve got a riot going on
Circumstances are dire Lock and arm me
I’m standing on the front line front line O’ there’s a riot going on

Theres a riot going on… It’s our time

I can feel it in the street the tension rising right before me
We’ve got to educate our leaders and find a way around the
madness madness madness that divides

Woh No

We’re under fire Where’s my army?
We’ve got a riot going on
Circumstances are dire… Lock and arm me
I’m standing on the front line front line O’
We’re under fire Where’s my army?
We’ve got a riot going on
Circumstances are dire… Lock and arm me
I’m standing on the front line front line O’ there’s a riot going on

It’s our time (check your mind) There’s a riot going on (check your body)
everybody is insane always someone else to blame
Check your mind everybody There’s a riot, there’s a riot going on
There’s a riot going on Theres a riot going on and on

We’re under fire Where’s my army?
We’ve got a riot going on
Circumstances are dire… Lock and arm me
I’m standing on the front line front line O’
I’m under fire Where’s my army?
We’ve got a riot going on
Circumstances are dire… Lock and arm me
Im standing on the front line front line O’ there’s a riot going on

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174 comments

1
Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 8:45:30pm

(This is the same black former naval officer who finished second to Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate primary last year. Sadly, he has no realistic chance of being elected.)

2
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2018 • 8:49:26pm

Ah, checking out Birther Antonio Sabato, Jr in California 26. Right now he is in 3rd place.

And Clueless Stacy Dash in the 44th district is in last place boo hoo…

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Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 8:51:07pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah, checking out Birther Antonio Sabato, Jr in California 26. Right now he is in 3rd place.

And Clueless Stacy Dash in the 44th district is in last place boo hoo…

Dash has been out of the race for several weeks.

The Republicans are likely to be locked out of several House races tonight in California, in addition to the nine where they have no candidate at all. You just don’t hear much about them because all sides already recognize they have no shot of winning those districts.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 5, 2018 • 8:53:24pm

re: #3 Brian J.

Dash has been out of the race for several weeks.

The Republicans are likely to be locked out of several House races tonight in California, in addition to the nine where they have no candidate at all. You just don’t hear much about them because all sides already recognize they have no shot of winning those districts.

I’m in Jimmy Gomez’s district CA-34, the GOP didn’t field a candidate but we have one Green plus another Libertarian on the ballot.

5
Charles Johnson  Jun 5, 2018 • 8:56:16pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:01:12pm
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Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:01:54pm

Villaraigosa trails Cox in the early vote in LA County. I think that pretty much seals the deal for a Newsom-over-Cox governor’s race in November.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:02:22pm

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah, checking out Birther Antonio Sabato, Jr in California 26. Right now he is in 3rd place.

And Clueless Stacy Dash in the 44th district is in last place boo hoo…

Sabato is only 11 years old, having been born on Leap Day, February 29, 1972. He is therefore not eligible to run for the House.
(Hey, it’s more logical than his own batshit about Obama, or his comparison of his own struggle against alleged blacklisting to the plight of Jews in the Holocaust.)

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meteor  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:04:12pm
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freetoken  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:06:36pm

The local election which is most interesting to me is the Congressional district where Car Thief retired.

The results: vote.sos.ca.gov

The lead Republican, Diane Harkey, whose Wiki page reads like an advert (hint: it is), has more than a bit looniness:

Congressional candidate Diane Harkey says that if she’s elected to Congress, she and her colleagues should be back home by 8 p.m. because lawmakers entrusted with setting health-care policies, funding the government and declaring war need a curfew to stay out of trouble.

“As far as going out and partying, a lot of that is up to leadership, I do believe that they need to take a little firmer hand,” Harkey, a Republican on the Board of Equalization, said in an interview on Carl DeMaio’s radio show on Monday. “It’s a lonely life, be sure that everyone is occupied, be sure they have a buddy system. Don’t allow people to be alone wandering the streets. I never went out anywhere after 8:00. Nothing good happens after 8:00 in Sacramento or in D.C., I guarantee you that.”

Her twitter stream seems to be more about food: twitter.com than politics. She doesn’t mention Trump very much at all.

And, the only place “Trump” as a word is found on her website is a mention of an endorsement from Latinos for Trump. harkeyforcongress.com

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Belafon  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:08:56pm

re: #6 Ace-o-aces

I would be interested in her sources about the most polluted cities, but I’m not going to ask her.

I’m pretty sure if we taxed her at 100% it would change her habits.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:19:48pm

Someone last thread asked about Alabama being 2/3rds GOP.

That sounds about right to me. Alabama is one of the deepest of the deep Red states and outside of a few Urban areas like Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa the vast majority of the state are Trump loving, God fearing Muricans.

13
JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:23:42pm
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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:25:36pm

Byyyyyeee!!!

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:29:04pm
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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:30:53pm
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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:38:01pm

Absurd indeed!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:38:05pm
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mmmirele  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:40:31pm

re: #15 JordanRules

This is less than 2 miles from my house.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:43:51pm

US House of Representatives District 1 GOP primary:
Candidate 2 override means the candidate was such a garbage person that the GOP said in advance that they would not certify him.

alreporter.com

Candidate 1 (Bradley Byrne) is no peach, either.

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:47:49pm
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Belafon  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:49:13pm

re: #21 JordanRules

Hey garzooma, tell me how this works again?

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:52:04pm

Republican candidate for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama:
Tom Parker is basically Roy Moore. Ran absolutely idiotic
conspiracy theory ads (George Soros spent millions to stop Tom Parker, etc).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:54:12pm
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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 9:59:18pm

In the last 12 hours:

Russia probe, check…

Puerto Rico, check…

Equal Rights, check…

GOTV + Politics is local, check…

Immigration- Dreamers, check…

Economy, check…

Democrats!!

I picked her randomly, but I’ve seen every message that should be expected out there from so many Dems. And the new crop is campaigning their ass off with the message, tailored locally.

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:01:21pm
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freetoken  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:04:14pm

Kevin DeLeon has moved into 2nd place in the Senate primary here in CA.

If he holds that, it means in the general there will not be a Republican candidate.

In general I suppose a one-party state is not a good thing, but until a new party that is not a racist nationalist party can find its way into the American public, I’m fine with the Trump GOP dying out.

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Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:06:34pm

Even by their standards, this has been a bad night for BernieBro, Inc., California Division.

Their statewide candidates are off to bad starts. Delaine Eastin, not listed on their page, but whom Wikipedia shows as endorsed by the SF Berniecrats and Our Revolution Ventura County, is in 6th place at 2.6%. Gayle McLaughlin, an independent/ NPP running for Lieutenant Governor, is in 8th place in that race at 3%.

Of their six Congressional candidates, two are currently in position to make their runoffs- in two of California’s five most Republican districts, the 1st (Audrey Denney v. Doug LaMalfa) and the 50th (Ammar Campa-Najjar v. Duncan Hunter). Their candidates in the 25th, 26th, 29th and 39th districts, which include a Green, are all mired in single digits. Indeed, of these six candidates, Denney is doing best at 16%.

In the State Assembly, Anker Patel, who has already lost a special election in the 45th District, is losing the general election. Jovanka Beckles is in 4th place in the 15th District race. At least James Elia will apparently make the runoff… in the 71st District in whitest San Diego County, where GOoPers are outpolling him 68-32.

Genevieve Jones-Wright, Dave Myers, and Monica Montgomery are running for San Diego DA, Sheriff, and City Council. All are losing. Jane Kim? Third in the SF mayoral race. Pam Price? 28 points down running for Alameda County sheriff. Noah Phillips? 30 points down in Sac-Town, but that’s 5 points closer than Milo Fitch running for sheriff. Steve Madrone trails in the race for Humboldt County Supervisor, but narrowly. Penny Newman is third in the race for Riverside County Supervisor.

Twenty candidates, three runoffs, zero likely wins.

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Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:09:22pm

Oh, I forgot one: Cesar Armendariz is running for the Long Beach Board of Education. And he’s losing 62-38. So there’s number 21.

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mmmirele  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:13:04pm

re: #24 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m personally waiting for the craven NFL owners to force all players on the sidelines during the anthem (as opposed to being in the locker room.) Then I’ll just wait for the first player to refuse to go out because he thinks the whole business with the anthem is idolatry and a violation of their religious beliefs. *rubs hands*

That will make for an interesting set of circumstances and I do think it’s quite possible.

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:45:29pm

Prediction:
All the Our Revolution losses will not color Bernie’s coverage as much as it should. He will remain a media darling with invites and traditional media engagement that far outstrips his actual standing, influence and work. Oh and he will still supposedly be repping Dems (of which he is not one) while shitting on them.

I hope to be proven wrong.

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:47:28pm

We can push for even more in November!!

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:51:36pm

Oh hell yeah!!

We may have to do more of this over the next decade. Good to see the muscle getting stretched.

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garzooma  Jun 5, 2018 • 10:59:49pm

re: #22 Belafon

Hey garzooma, tell me how this works again?

Glad you asked. It seems pretty clear:
1.) Democrats by and large don’t talk about the Russia scandal, as documented by the Corn & Tomasky articles I referenced. If you disagree, take it up with them — or with Charles for posting the Corn article.
2.) Idiots and partisan hacks claim that Democrats are focusing on the Russia scandal anyway.

I’m of the opinion that Democrats should stop doing what isn’t working, a.) because it isn’t working, and b.) because it enables non-idiot commentators like Jon Stewart to say, with some justification, that Democrats “don’t give a f*ck about Russia”, which in turn empowers the aforementioned idiots and partisan hacks.

And just to show there is an alternative way for things to work, do a Google search for “idea of America is at risk.” You’ll see a number of references to Adam Schiff’s statement “The very idea of America is at risk,” and no one calling it “Trump derangement syndrome” or what have you.

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gwangung  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:01:36pm

re: #28 Brian J.

The coinage of political power is WINNING ELECTIONS (be they primary or general).

If Sanders’ faction actually won elections, I’d pay attention to them.

Since they can’t, I won’t. And it has nothing to do with corruption; at the lower levels, strong organizing can overcome the money the Democrats put into elections.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:03:33pm
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freetoken  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:06:52pm

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

She’s one of the many delusional hate-right folk.

Seriously, our county have many people how, now that their worldview is collapsed (even if they don’t admit it even to themselves) are only left with empty gestures and magic phrases.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:07:48pm

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

And here I thought that dumb hashtag wasn’t a thing anymore.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:29:55pm

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Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:30:06pm

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

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As of 11:30pm PDT:

Democrats running for CA Governor 1,622,228 (60.36%)
Republicans ditto 1,030,703 (38.35%)
Third parties/ Indies 34,451 (1.28%)

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freetoken  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:42:01pm

re: #40 Brian J.

The Lt. Governor primary is even more lopsided, I believe.

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Brian J.  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:45:29pm

re: #41 freetoken

The Lt. Governor primary is even more lopsided, I believe.

Actually, less. The four Democrats have just 54% of the vote among them, but the third party candidates are stronger (almost 6% of the vote) and the GOP vote more splintered.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:57:20pm

re: #42 Brian J.

Actually, less. The four Democrats have just 54% of the vote among them, but the third party candidates are stronger (almost 6% of the vote) and the GOP vote more splintered.

Is the filing fee lower? That’s why the late, great Vic Meyers decided to run for Lt. Governor instead of Governor of Washington.

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JordanRules  Jun 5, 2018 • 11:57:27pm

re: #34 garzooma

Glad you asked. It seems pretty clear:
1.) Democrats by and large don’t talk about the Russia scandal, as documented by the Corn & Tomasky articles I referenced. If you disagree, take it up with them — or with Charles for posting the Corn article.
2.) Idiots and partisan hacks claim that Democrats are focusing on the Russia scandal anyway.

I’m of the opinion that Democrats should stop doing what isn’t working, a.) because it isn’t working, and b.) because it enables non-idiot commentators like Jon Stewart to say, with some justification, that Democrats “don’t give a f*ck about Russia”, which in turn empowers the aforementioned idiots and partisan hacks.

And just to show there is an alternative way for things to work, do a Google search for “idea of America is at risk.” You’ll see a number of references to Adam Schiff’s statement “The very idea of America is at risk,” and no one calling it “Trump derangement syndrome” or what have you.

I disputed those articles regarding your conclusions when you posted them in the ealier threads. They aren’t even close to proving a point about Democratic messaging like the Columbia Journalism Review study cited in the Vox article I posted. They didn’t document anything even remotely persuasive IMO.
Charles posted the article because it’s a good one. i didn’t see him pushing a Dem messaging narrative with it. That article is so much more than your highlights (which I disputed) and deserves it’s shine. Ted Lieu fighting every day the same way Schiff is, was a pretty glaring omission.

After 42 flips, the Alabama Senate, PA etc….what exactly isn’t working?
Regarding Russia, the GOP Congress has to be the one to act. It’s not even the elephant in the room. It’s been said and continues to be said. Everyone knows this and knows what it can mean for us because they aren’t acting.

As Dangerman pointed out, the investigation continues. Mueller hasn’t released a report but there is always Dem push back on leaks from the Trump side and what they are trying to do with the propaganda. The Trump regime is aided by the media who is flat-footed with respect to our new reality and that deserves more of your attention.

Dems have also put on record the House and Senate investigations. I’ve watched enough of the hearings to know who is fighting this and who isn’t.

The Republicans must act. They will not.

The media representation issue for Dems which naturally extends to minority representation (because we have most of them) isn’t even new. It’s a bigger deal now obviously but that bias has been in place. No Dems invited last week for Sunday shows. Why??

Now even if a good number of high profile Dems were dedicated to Trump-Russia solely what about the other side of the Dem messaging attack that says we shouldn’t focus on him? They say we should not be the anti-Trump party, only focusing on him.
That doesn’t make sense either. What I see makes sense and Kamala illustrated that well. They are touching on all of it. Equal rights and Puerto Rico are important as hell too for example! Politics is local is freaking time tested. We need to flip the house!

If the media doesn’t cover the messaging then one needs to re-adjust their focus. We can do better at least, even if they won’t. Acting like the ‘Democrats have no message’ or ‘Democrats don’t fight Trump’ narratives are real and not indicative of the same systemic bullshit that got us here is a real blind spot.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:02:47am

re: #44 JordanRules

I also get tired of people—not just this year, it’s always the same—who want the Dems to shoot their wad early, just to make sure it’s Old News™ by November.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:11:45am
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Kragar  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:12:36am
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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:13:48am

re: #45 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I also get tired of people—not just this year, it’s always the same—who want the Dems to shoot their wad early, just to make sure it’s Old NewsTM by November.

Right and that one has an opposite argument too. Wait, wait, wait to do or say anything until we can be pure and focus group tested for maximum strategic benefit. The reality on the ground is we’ve always got somebody shooting but nobody covering it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:17:35am

re: #46 Kragar

GOP state lawmaker: Businesses should be allowed to “turn away people of color”

Private clubs and establishments may be selective about their clientele.

They would then not need to be “bullied” by gays and blacks.

But this dimboat does not understand the basics of what being a public business entails, including the fact that it uses public infrastructure to make itself accessible.

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:29:32am

Uh, keep it real I guess.

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:32:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:33:28am

re: #50 JordanRules

Dean of Moscow state University: “The EU is coming apart at the seams —thanks to American God & voters, Trump is smashing it with a sledgehammer. That’s why Putin says he isn’t trying to weaken the EU. Why would he bother? Trump is doing all the work for him.”

Trump is just keeping up his end of the arrangement…

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:36:57am

re: #51 JordanRules

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Whoa.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 12:55:37am

re: #51 JordanRules

The reality is, Nunes is winning his district easily. Rohrbacher too.

At least in coastal SD and southern Orange county, it looks like that is one district that can be flipped.

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meteor  Jun 6, 2018 • 1:00:15am
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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 1:03:41am

Repeating what I have written before:

Trump is the symptom, not the cause.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 1:46:25am

If you want to see how hopeless the Republican party is statewide, look at the state map for the Senate primary:
vote.sos.ca.gov
Feinstein won every county, even the few allegedly Republican ones.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 1:52:57am

Look at the map for Insurance Commissioner:
vote.sos.ca.gov

Poizner holds a slim lead. Note his party is “NPP” - no party preference.

He used to be a Republican in same said position:
en.wikipedia.org

But he knows he can’t win as a Republican anymore, so he’s pretending to not be one anymore.

Yet the total number of ballots so far counted have the two Democrats combined getting more votes than Poizner.

As far as Republicans go, Poizner is far from the worst. But he’s not stupid, he knows that being associated with Trump in this state is poison.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:04:18am

Oh, Headline writers:

Democrats seem poised to avoid getting shut out of key California House races

That headline makes it sound as if the Democrats are playing defense here in California.

But…

You have to dig way down into the story to get to the truth:

For the most part, though, Republicans in the state are on the defense. None of the Democrats being targeted by the Republicans have attracted challengers with serious fundraising.

Republican voter registration has cratered in the state, officially reaching third-party status below Democrats and unaffiliated voters shortly before primary day.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:09:03am

Aaron Persky, Judge in Brock Turner Rape Case, Recalled in California

He is the first judge recalled in California since 1932. The California Bar opposed his recall election, arguing it undermines the rule of law. Voters weren’t having that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:37:11am

Iowa results: Far more Democrats turned out than Republicans for the race.

In IA-1 and IA-3, the Democratic candidates for the election will be women, Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne. If either woman is elected, she will become the first Congresswoman ever elected from Iowa. (The first woman ever elected to a federal position was Joni Ernst in 2014.)

Incumbent Rep. Rod Blum in IA-1 ran unopposed and got 14,000+ votes. Ms. Finkenauer ran against three candidates and got 29,000+ (the total for IA-1 Democrats was 44,134). Republican turnout might have been depressed with only one choice to vote for in IA-1 through 3.

Incumbent Representative Dave Loebsack (D) took twice as many votes in IA-3 as Dave Young (R). Cindy Axne in IA-2 took more votes (running against three candidates) than Christopher Peters (R)

results.enr.clarityelections.com

The only Republican House race with a competitor was IA-4, where Steve King defeated his female challenger 27,000+ to 9,000+. Three Democrats ran in IA-4, gaining a total of 28,339 votes; JD Schloten won that contest.

Numbers like that show IA-1 and IA-2 are flippable, and possibly IA-4, if interest in the General Election is high. I would dearly love to see Blum (R-cypher) and King (R-acist) ousted from the state next door.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:45:36am

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

The theocrats in western Iowa love their King. It will be hard to unseat him.

Agree, though, that the two other Iowa seats are flippable.

Arguably the most important elections though will be the US Senate elections. The Democratic party has to flip at least two seats to fend off Pence’s heavy thumb.

However, as I noted earlier this morning, the real problem is not Trump, or King. It’s the millions of Americans who are in full atavist mode, rejecting the modern worldview and withdrawing into a dark-ages politics.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:49:14am

re: #62 freetoken

The theocrats in western Iowa love their King. It will be hard to unseat him.

Agree, though, that the two other Iowa seats are flippable.

Arguably the most important elections though will be the US Senate elections. The Democratic party has to flip at least two seats to fend off Pence’s heavy thumb.

However, as I noted earlier this morning, the real problem is not Trump, or King. It’s the millions of Americans who are in full atavist mode, rejecting the modern worldview and withdrawing into a dark-ages politics.

The Senate would certainly be a prize for sure. I’m behind Jane Raybould here to hopefully unseat Republican cypher Deb Fischer.

Taking House seats out here in Redstatia would be nice as well. To get a majority in the House will require taking seats out here.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:52:49am

re: #33 JordanRules

Oh hell yeah!!

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We may have to do more of this over the next decade. Good to see the muscle getting stretched.

My concern is this sends the message to judges to throw the book at all criminal defendants, when we genuinely have too many people being sent to prison. OTOH, judges do need to take sexual violence more seriously.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:56:37am

re: #64 Big Beautiful Door

My concern is this sends the message to judges to throw the book at all criminal defendants, when we genuinely have too many people being sent to prison. OTOH, judges do need to take sexual violence more seriously.

The judge’s whole defence of his position was “well, you know, we don’t want to ruin a good [white] kid’s chances” (and it turned out they both went to the same university).

That sort of cronyism needs to be ousted from the bench.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 2:58:03am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹

In King’s district, due to the last redrawing of the district maps, wherein Iowa lost a US Rep, Story county was added to King’s district. It’s home of a very large university. The primary in June means most students are away.

Now, many students in November may remain registered in their home counties/states, but there will be many 18/19 year olds voting for the first time, and they will be voting in Story county. I don’t know if that will be enough to swing the district or not, but it ought to help.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:03:54am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

The judge’s whole defence of his position was “well, you know, we don’t want to ruin a good [white] kid’s chances” (and it turned out they both went to the same university).

That sort of cronyism needs to be ousted from the bench.

Good point. I just hope it doesn’t send the wrong message to other judges.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:06:35am

re: #67 Big Beautiful Door

Good point. I just hope it doesn’t send the wrong message to other judges.

Well, considering the last judge in California was recalled in 1932, this doesn’t seem to be a big trend.

The locals were really pissed about that verdict in a rape case. The MeToo movement probably also contributed to the judge’s ouster.

Rape is a serious and violent crime. Serious and violent crimes should get long sentences (throwing the book at him as noted above).

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:06:47am

Regarding the Democratic race in Iowa to oppose King, I thought the doctor from Story county would have been the favorite… but I did not know that the eventual winner, Scholten, had some extra help:

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:09:02am

re: #69 freetoken

Regarding the Democratic race in Iowa to oppose King, I thought the doctor from Story county would have been the favorite… but I did not know that the eventual winner, Scholten, had some extra help:

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The Force is strong with this one!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:13:06am

re: #70 Big Beautiful Door

The Force is strong with this one!

The Farce is strong with King, though. (I so want to see him sent packing.)

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:13:44am

re: #70 Big Beautiful Door

The Force is strong with this one!

He’s relatively young, and has been very impressive. MoJo wrote up a story about him a few days ago.

Lots of bigots in western Iowa, though. Still, there are plenty of farmers who have been hurt by Trump’s policies, and this will help Scholten.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:17:06am

I just saw on 538 that California Democrats have lost their 2/3 supermajority in the state senate because a Democrat was successfully recalled and replaced by a Republican.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:23:57am

re: #73 Big Beautiful Door

As if that will make any difference at all.

We had 5 ballot propositions which ought not have been ballot propositions, if the legislature wasn’t so slow. By nature deliberative bodies are slow, I know, but still, look at the ballot propositions:

vote.sos.ca.gov

All of this could have, should have, been done by the legislature.

None of the results are close, and no one expected them to be.

Anyway, come fall, the supermajority has a chance to appear once again. Yet, I have never seen where it’s really made any difference.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:28:49am

Almost certainly Duncan the Lesser will be reelected in the fall. Look at his districts results:
vote.sos.ca.gov

Unless mail ballots changes things, Duncan the Lesser’s opponent will be Ammar Campa-Najjar.

Given the make-up of the district, all those Christians (reminder - Hunter’s district is the original home of the Institute for Creation Research) will take one look at that name and believe Ammar is a terrorist.

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:30:22am

re: #74 freetoken

Anyway, come fall, the supermajority has a chance to appear once again. Yet, I have never seen where it’s really made any difference.

Are you kidding me? Of COURSE it makes a difference.

Any tax increase in the state — property tax, state income tax, gas tax, any tax at all, as well as approving the regular annual budget, requires a super-majority. Another legacy of the hideous Prop 13.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:31:28am

This is what will work for Duncan the Lesser:

Congressional candidate renounces grandfather’s violent legacy, calls for Middle East peace

An East County congressional candidate is calling for a lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis after a Tel Aviv newspaper published a story about his grandfather’s ties to a terrorist group.

Ammar Campa-Najjar, 28, of Jamul, says he never met his grandfather, Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar, who died in 1973.

[…]

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:32:01am

re: #76 sagehen

In theory.

But in practice, the supermajority hasn’t been so profound.

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freetoken  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:34:18am

re: #76 sagehen

Eventually, budgets were passed even without the supermajority. What the supermajority did was decrease the drama theatre around the passing of the budgets.

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Thanos  Jun 6, 2018 • 3:54:08am

Just dropping this by before work - Does anyone else think that the Kneeling man in this photo looks like the evil chuck johnson?

msn.com

Not enough facial features to ID for sure, but there’s supposed to be a video out there.

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jeffreyw  Jun 6, 2018 • 4:02:33am

Imgur


Good morning!

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b.d. (Witch Hunt!!)  Jun 6, 2018 • 4:58:19am

re: #81 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

hahaha, I know the feeling Mr. Blue Jay

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:05:34am

re: #8 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Sabato is only 11 years old, having been born on Leap Day, February 29, 1972. He is therefore not eligible to run for the House.
(Hey, it’s more logical than his own batshit about Obama, or his comparison of his own struggle against alleged blacklisting to the plight of Jews in the Holocaust.)

Well Sabato squeaked into 2nd place. Can’t wait to see Julia put that Birther Boob into the meatgrinder!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:07:54am

re: #80 Thanos

Just dropping this by before work - Does anyone else think that the Kneeling man in this photo looks like the evil chuck johnson?

msn.com

Not enough facial features to ID for sure, but there’s supposed to be a video out there.

Nope. Hair isn’t red enough and the guy isn’t plump enough… 😏

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jeffreyw  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:12:29am

re: #82 b.d. (Witch Hunt!!)

hahaha, I know the feeling Mr. Blue Jay

Blue Jay: “I was told there would be seeds…hello?…HEY!…WHERE’S THE FUCKIN SEED!!!”

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:19:53am

re: #80 Thanos

Just dropping this by before work - Does anyone else think that the Kneeling man in this photo looks like the evil chuck johnson?

msn.com

Not enough facial features to ID for sure, but there’s supposed to be a video out there.

Nope. Hair is not red enough. Different facial shape from what I can tell from the side view.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:44:02am

Things from Balloon Juice:

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:46:58am

Democrat Arthur wins Missouri election in Northland days after Greitens resigns

Democratic Rep. Lauren Arthur prevailed by a double-digit margin over Republican Rep. Kevin Corlew in a special election for a state Senate seat Tuesday night.

Republicans won’t risk losing control of the Missouri Senate on Tuesday, but Arthur’s victory in a Northland special election could signal the GOP’s grasp on Jefferson City has weakened after months of drama surrounding former Gov. Eric Greitens.

Arthur, a former teacher from Kansas City, beat Corlew with 59.6 percent to 40.3 percent of the vote to win the special election for Missouri’s 17th Senate district. She’s the first Democrat to hold the seat in more than a decade.

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:47:39am

re: #33 JordanRules

Oh hell yeah!!

[Embedded content]

We may have to do more of this over the next decade. Good to see the muscle getting stretched.

Good to see this. There was a big MBF piece on NPR yesterday about him that pissed me off.

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:57:05am
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sagehen  Jun 6, 2018 • 5:59:53am

(kelly anne’s husband)

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:00:50am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:02:19am

re: #23 BlueSpotinAL

Ran absolutely idiotic
conspiracy theory ads (George Soros spent millions to stop Tom Parker, etc).

A typical GOP campaign nowadays.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:03:05am

re: #91 sagehen

(kelly anne’s husband)

Good on Tapper for using the correct word, ‘lies’.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:07:01am

So for all the bruhaha over the California “jungle primary” our gov race is the top dem vs the top republican. Exactly what we would have gotten in a closed primary.

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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:11:15am

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

It was election night around the nation, and Democrats did quite well for themselves. They got some top notch candidates, and women again led the way all around the nation.

So why are leading media outlets and punditocracies claiming that Democrats escaped with a victory or that they “avoided disaster in California?

Democrats had a strong showing. They even turned out in New Jersey, where an awful Democrat in Bob Menendez was rebuked by voters and didn’t get a huge margin of victory.

Yet Menendez got more than 50% more votes as his soon to be GOP challenger Bob Hugin.

In fact, Menendez’s challeger, Lisa McCormick, got nearly as many votes as Hugin did. That tells you something about the turnout in NJ. It says that Democrats are engaged and know what is at stake.

They also know that enabling Hugin to win in November will further protect Trump’s regressive agenda.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:15:30am

re: #91 sagehen

President Trump repeatedly lies in attack on Philly Eagles

Uh oh, in his attempt to defend what is Sacred about America, he is attacking that which is Most Sacred about America

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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:17:41am

Once again, the media is trying to claim that the election is close, that Democrats are underperforming, and doing all they can to seemingly depress turnout.

What. The Everlasting Fuck.

That’s not their job. Their job is to report the news, and all the spin is opinion bulkshit. They’ve got their narratives they’re trying to spin and it seems to uniformly come out against Democrats, despite fact that they’ve been picking up seats in deep red country for the past 18 months in specials and general elections).

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:19:36am

re: #98 lawhawk

They need a nail-biter. Also, as #44 JordanRules references:

Edit: I really only wanted the last comment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:22:03am

When not in power, the GOP is the “resistance”, when not in power the Democrats are “obstructionist”. Just look at how many times they have obstructed the GOP majority in House and Senate by not voting along with it.

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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:29:31am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When not in power, the GOP is the “resistance”, when not in power the Democrats are “obstructionist”. Just look at how many times they have obstructed the GOP majority in House and Senate by not voting along with it.

And the media whistles past the graveyard of US Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland.

Meanwhile, McConnell’s gaming the system further by trying to keep the Senate in session during what is normally the summer recess to prevent Democrats from campaigning to keep their seats.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:34:19am

re: #101 lawhawk

And the media whistles past the graveyard of US Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland.

GOP deserves some serious payback for that

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Jay C  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:48:15am

re: #33 JordanRules

re: #89 William Lewis

Not to want to put a damper on good news (FWIW I think Judge Persky deserved the boot) but I’m not sure this is a trend we really want to encourage on a wider level.
I can’t help but be reminded of the campaign by wingers in Iowa to unseat those of their SC Justices who were up for retention elections over their rulings in favor of SSM a few years back. Those campaigns were successful, and three judges had to be replaced. It’s a moot issue NOW, but getting “revenge” on the judiciary via election (and in normally minor, bottom-of-the-ballot elections) is most definitely a two-edged sword…

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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:51:50am
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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:53:03am

re: #103 Jay C

Not to want to put a damper on good news (FWIW I think Judge Persky deserved the boot) but I’m not sure this is a trend we really want to encourage on a wider level.
I can’t help but be reminded of the campaign by wingers in Iowa to unseat those of their SC Justices who were up for retention elections over their rulings in favor of SSM a few years back. Those campaigns were successful, and three judges had to be replaced. It’s a moot issue NOW, but getting “revenge” on the judiciary via election (and in normally minor, bottom-of-the-ballot elections) is most definitely a two-edged sword…

As Anymouse noted, since the last one was in 1932, it’s not like there is a trend here.
I’m not concerned.

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:54:35am
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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:55:17am

re: #104 lawhawk

And we’re fighting goddamned Nazis who are emboldened by Trump right here in the US. Today.

I’m gonna re-up a song I posted here the other day. The second verse says it all.

If I was of the greatest generation I’d be pissed
Surveying the world that I built slipping back into this
I’d be screaming at my grandkids: “We already did this”
Be suspicious of simple answers
That shit’s for fascists and maybe teenagers
You can’t fix the world if all you have is a hammer

The first time it was a tragedy
The second time is a farce
Outside it’s 1933 so I’m hitting the bar
But I don’t know what’s going on anymore
The world outside is burning with a brand new light
But it isn’t one that makes me feel warm
Don’t go mistaking your house burning down for the dawn

Frank Turner - 1933

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Teukka  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:57:04am

re: #107 makeitstop

I’m gonna re-up a song I posted here the other day. The second verse says it all.

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“The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated”
— Justice Robert Jackson, opening address of the US prosecution, Nuremberg Trials

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2018 • 6:59:18am

re: #104 lawhawk

What’s the name of these candidates? That way I have them on file when someone starts talking about Nazis being leftists.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:05:47am

re: #33 JordanRules

Oh hell yeah!!

[Embedded content]

We may have to do more of this over the next decade. Good to see the muscle getting stretched.

The article fails to mention that Chief Justice Rose Bird and two other California Supreme Court Justices were kicked off the bench in 1986.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:08:51am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:11:26am

Hump Day “huh?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:14:27am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

reminded me of this

TOKYO REVERSE - FULL VERSION

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:15:17am
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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:16:37am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Hump Day “huh?”

[Embedded content]

That actually happened to a friend of mine when I was a kid - he had a ‘53 Chevy and blew out forward gears trying to pull a hole shot. I was in the car when he drove home in reverse.

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:17:05am
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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:20:50am

He’s greasing the skids for pardoning everyone who’s complicit with Russia, no doubt.

I can almost hear the excuses already - ‘Nobody complained about the first 30 pardons, why are they complaining about this bunch?’

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:21:17am

No word on his specific job, or possible company he was contracted through.
And, while bad, it’s not quite as bad as originally thought, the warrant has only been out a couple weeks. So, it’s unlikely he was hired after the warrant was in effect

“… Secret Service officials confirmed to The Washington Post that Martese Edwards, 29, was taken into custody just after noon on Tuesday after his name was found to match one with an outstanding warrant.

CBS News reported that Edwards worked as a contractor for the White House National Security Council.

The Secret Service did not say what charges the man faces, but authorities in Prince George’s County, Md., separately told the Post that Edwards’s name matched one with an outstanding warrant for attempted first-degree murder.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office told the Post that the warrant was taken out against Edwards on May 17. …”

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:23:27am

re: #94 Sir John Barron

Good on Tapper for using the correct word, ‘lies’.

Morning!

Should have said he’s a bullshitter. Heh.

By the way, just getting caught up…another busy day/week.

But, I did see some comments about women doing very well in the primaries. Hopefully a bunch of them get elected.

I’ve often commented I’d like to see women be the majority in the U.S. Congress. I think they could lend a restorative hand this country needs, especially on the social end of things.

Maybe they’d also be way more realistic about our standing in the world and manage to work out a way to end the mess in the Middle East.

For sure, men, especially Republican men, have mucked things up pretty good. And I say that as a man.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:24:45am
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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:25:39am

re: #98 lawhawk

Once again, the media is trying to claim that the election is close, that Democrats are underperforming, and doing all they can to seemingly depress turnout.

What. The Everlasting Fuck.

That’s not their job. Their job is to report the news, and all the spin is opinion bulkshit. They’ve got their narratives they’re trying to spin and it seems to uniformly come out against Democrats, despite fact that they’ve been picking up seats in deep red country for the past 18 months in specials and general elections).

Isn’t it getting rather clear that the old crap about calling it the “liberal media” should end about now?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:26:31am

re: #117 makeitstop

He’s greasing the skids for pardoning everyone who’s complicit with Russia, no doubt.

I can almost hear the excuses already - ‘Nobody complained about the first 30 pardons, why are they complaining about this bunch?’

[Embedded content]

It will not surprise me if the Tangsnorter pardons every crooked preacher and right wing thug he can get his hands on.

He’s probably throwing a big fit because he can’t pardon Scott Roeder for killing Dr. Tiller.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:27:38am

re: #121 ObserverArt

Isn’t it getting rather clear that the old crap about calling it the “liberal media” should end about now?

I’ve been referring to them as the Corporate Censored Conservative Press for quite a while!

Hey, where else have I seen “CCCP”???????

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:28:18am

re: #85 jeffreyw

Blue Jay: “I was told there would be seeds…hello?…HEY!…WHERE’S THE FUCKIN SEED!!!”

Bluejays love them some peanuts more than seeds.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:28:35am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

[Embedded content]

Video

And that reminded me of this - not exactly the same, but it gives me a chance to post another cool song. :)

Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.

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retired cynic  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:29:27am

So beautiful! The NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 31 is a Hubble photo of a nearby spiral galaxy that shows depth. Just lovely. apod.nasa.gov

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:32:25am

re: #76 sagehen

Are you kidding me? Of COURSE it makes a difference.

Any tax increase in the state — property tax, state income tax, gas tax, any tax at all, as well as approving the regular annual budget, requires a super-majority. Another legacy of the hideous Prop 13.

Not for the budget anymore. CA passed the change by initiative after years of Republican obstructionism.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:34:48am

re: #117 makeitstop

He’s greasing the skids for pardoning everyone who’s complicit with Russia, no doubt.

I can almost hear the excuses already - ‘Nobody complained about the first 30 pardons, why are they complaining about this bunch?’

[Embedded content]

From other sources it appears he’s playing with a new toy as much as anything. Someone needs to find something shiny to distract him.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:35:10am

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

right-wing information puke funnel

I gotta remember this

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:36:57am

re: #99 Belafon

It’s fairly incredible the degree to which the notion that there’s been “no collusion” revealed has taken hold. Pointing to the Trump Tower meeting alone would be an effective rejoinder (even if debatable). But few Democrats actually make that point.

— Sam Stein

Yeah this really burns me up.

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jeffreyw  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:37:04am

re: #124 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Bluejays love them some peanuts more than seeds.

When they complain we tell them they should have spoken up when the menu was posted for comment.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:37:58am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:38:37am

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!

— Donald J. Trump

Yeah, your tweets about President Obama’s birth certificate were much more reliable.

///

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:39:58am

re: #128 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

From other sources it appears he’s playing with a new toy as much as anything. Someone needs to find something shiny to distract him.

Yeah, I read yesterday that he talks about pardons incessantly now.

He’s got the mind of a 3 year old.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:41:10am

re: #134 makeitstop

Yeah, I read yesterday that he talks about pardons incessantly now.

He’s got the mind of a 3 year old.

It’s shocking how the Lock Her Up! candidate is now trying to pardon everybody in sight, including himself.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:41:40am
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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:42:31am

re: #136 Dave In Austin

I’d like to report a drive by shooting.

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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:42:36am
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lawhawk  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:43:07am

More importantly:

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:43:17am

re: #136 Dave In Austin

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Oh!?

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:44:34am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:44:48am

re: #118 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

No word on his specific job, or possible company he was contracted through.
And, while bad, it’s not quite as bad as originally thought, the warrant has only been out a couple weeks. So, it’s unlikely he was hired after the warrant was in effect

[Embedded content]

The Best People.

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:45:01am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Hump Day “huh?”

[Embedded content]

That video is all over Columbus media since it is just a bit south of the city, but still in the metro area.

I know whoever driving should not have done it, but I have to say they did a heck of a job driving in reverse. That is not easy to do. It might be some truck driver or someone in construction that is good with backing up with a trailer connected. That is skill.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:51:36am

re: #140 JordanRules

Oh!?

[Embedded content]

I keep seeing these hints that Maggie is giving up on her hero. Looks like even Hillary hatred isn’t keeping her pure. Too bad it’s years too late and her reputation will never recover. At least not with me.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:53:06am

I think Walter may be worth following…..Thoughts?

Pure Gold

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delilah  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:54:39am

re: #95 Unshaken Defiance

Yes, but what about Feinstein and de Leon?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:54:54am

That’s called voter fraud Walter, and its illegal.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:56:58am

re: #138 lawhawk

“The incompetence of Trumpworld is pervasive and overwhelming.

“Today memorializes the sacrifices made in rolling back the Nazis in WWII as we opened up the Western Front against Nazi Germany.”

The State Dept statement is ahistorical mumbo jumbo.“

Much worse than that. Today’s Germany will not take kindly to being compared to the Third Reich.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2018 • 7:57:35am

re: #147 Dave In Austin

That’s called voter fraud Walter, and its illegal.

[Embedded content]

It’s gotta be parody acct.. Gotta Be

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:02:06am
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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:02:55am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:04:00am

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

I thought Junior was supposed to be tending to Daddy’s businesses, not to politics.

/

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:06:08am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:06:22am

re: #151 JordanRules

Nope, all Obummer’s fault. Donny says so.

//

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:07:33am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

GO FUCK YOURSELF

[Embedded content]

Unfortunately, three words to Trump would be entirely insufficient.

BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS, YOU SENILE OLD BIGOT

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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:07:53am
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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:09:04am

re: #117 makeitstop

He’s greasing the skids for pardoning everyone who’s complicit with Russia, no doubt.

I can almost hear the excuses already - ‘Nobody complained about the first 30 pardons, why are they complaining about this bunch?’

[Embedded content]

I hope he is greasing himself for an easier removal.

Trump is weird and getting weirder. I think this whole thing is making him bug out.

Running around the White House talking to everyone about pardons is not normal by any stretch. And you have to ask of all things why is he so hung up on pardons? The simplest answer is he knows his whole campaign staff, those carried over to the original staff and the ‘kids” are guilty as hell. And he is already plotting a way out.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:09:35am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

GO FUCK YOURSELF

[Embedded content]

Worst president ever.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:09:40am

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

Recently, a Democratic senator asked for Trump Jr. to return to the Senate and testify when it became clear he lied about the Trump campaign’s outreach to foreign powers. Senator Chris Coons (D-CT) invoked the possibility Trump Jr. violated a law against lying to Congress, which is punishable with up to 5 years imprisonment.

Daddy would definitely be firing up the pardon pen. How would this one play out. Not really asking, I know it’s nothing.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:10:01am
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JordanRules  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:11:13am

Thread…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:11:37am

re: #157 ObserverArt

I hope he is greasing himself for an easier removal.

Trump is weird and getting weirder. I think this whole thing is making him bug out.

Running around the White House talking to everyone about pardons is not normal by any stretch. And you have to ask of all things why is he so hung up on pardons? The simplest answer is he knows his whole campaign staff, those carried over to the original staff and the ‘kids” are guilty as hell. And he is already plotting a way out.

It’s the easiest way for him to abuse the power that the worst of us gave to him.
He isn’t even going through the pardon process, just pardoning whoever Fox tells him to pardon.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:11:58am

Fair enough, Granny Starver. Now what are you gonna do about it?

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Citizen K  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:13:06am

re: #44 JordanRules

re: #99 Belafon

As spot on as the Atrios tweet at the end is, it’s blunted by nearly everyone following, Atrios included, still laying the infinite blame on Dems just being losers and not wanting to win. “Oh, why would the media want to cover such LOSERS like the Dems, who are just such LOSERS all the time and don’t fight enough to be on, so obviously producers wouldn’t want to book such LOSERS, maybe that’s why the media doesn’t bother to invite such LOSERS ever.’

It’s just so much goddamn DARVO that I have to throw up my hands and fucking give up ever trying to understand it.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:13:34am

The last 7 days I spent trekking around the great state of Michigan. I saw almost no news the entire time. It was glorious. It feels like a different country when you completely avoid the shit show from the McSpanky Regime.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:14:49am

re: #165 Dr. Matt

The last 7 days I spent trekking around the great state of Michigan. I saw almost no news the entire time. It was glorious. It feels like a different country when you completely avoid the shit show from the McSpanky Regime.

Which is why the people around me are oblivious to the damage he’s causing.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:16:10am

re: #147 Dave In Austin

That’s called voter fraud Walter, and its illegal.

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I’m pretty sure Walter is being sarcastic.

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:16:42am

re: #147 Dave In Austin

That’s called voter fraud Walter, and its illegal.

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Don’t you think Walter’s tweets are meant to be a joke? All the little errors and what he is saying…looks like a lampooner to me.

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:18:22am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

GO FUCK YOURSELF

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FUCK YOU FRAUD

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William Lewis  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:19:07am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

GO FUCK YOURSELF

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Impeachment for treason

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:24:12am

re: #148 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

“The incompetence of Trumpworld is pervasive and overwhelming.

“Today memorializes the sacrifices made in rolling back the Nazis in WWII as we opened up the Western Front against Nazi Germany.”

The State Dept statement is ahistorical mumbo jumbo.“

Much worse than that. Today’s Germany will not take kindly to being compared to the Third Reich.

Especially being accused of bombing Pearl Harbor.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:25:22am

re: #138 lawhawk

.@statedeptspox “Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germanycnn.com

— Ankit Panda

wtfits?

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Renaissance_Man  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:54:03am

re: #157 ObserverArt

I hope he is greasing himself for an easier removal.

Trump is weird and getting weirder. I think this whole thing is making him bug out.

Running around the White House talking to everyone about pardons is not normal by any stretch. And you have to ask of all things why is he so hung up on pardons? The simplest answer is he knows his whole campaign staff, those carried over to the original staff and the ‘kids” are guilty as hell. And he is already plotting a way out.

It’s actually not even that complex. Trump lacks the ability to reason that through - he literally doesn’t think that he’s done anything wrong, because he doesn’t think that deeply. It is literally nothing more than the fact that he’s getting attention, most of it positive, for pardoning people, so he wants to play with this new toy that has people fawning over him on FOX.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2018 • 8:54:42am

re: #166 Belafon

Which is why the people around me are oblivious to the damage he’s causing.

I was actually have those same thoughts while I was driving down I-75 (lots of Trump country) from Traverse City. Seeing this country through blissful ignorance, you would have no idea that we have an ignorant tyrant occupying the White House.


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