Exceptional: Chris Thile and the “Live From Here” Band Do Richard Thompson’s Classic, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

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I’ve always loved this song, and this is one of the best versions I’ve ever heard.

Chris Thile, Rich Dworsky, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, and Ted Poor close out our April 7, 2018 show with Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 8:51:03pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 8:54:21pm

Apparently this happens a lot at the museum. I guess all I can do is hope they learn something there.

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 8:55:50pm
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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 8:58:04pm

Beautiful. I almost posted a version of “I want to see the bright lights tonight” so this is especially appreciated.

Though I’d still rather a nice mid 60’s Bonneville… ;)

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 8:59:54pm

I was also CL’d a bit last thread. Here’s what I felt was important to say:

re: #148 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Ontario has fallen. This is like being in occupied France in the fall of 1940 and hearing that the Germans have captured Dover.

We will not surrender.

Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Winston Churchill, 4 June 1940, the second of the three critical speeches.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:02:55pm

re: #1 jaunte

Not to mention that I’d reckon from a statistical POV, older people are more likely to have pre-existing medical conditions (that’s just the price we pay for getting older).

Older people, IIRC, are a rather large segment of the GOP’s voting base.

So………is the GOP trying to kill off their voters or something?

That’d make a good mid-term campaign commercial, actually - “Hey, uhh, ya know, Trump and the Republican Party? Yeah…….they’re trying to kill you. Seriously. I don’t know why, but for some reason, they want you dead.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:04:03pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

Not to mention that I’d reckon from a statistical POV, older people are more likely to have pre-existing medical conditions (that’s just the price we pay for getting older).

Older people, IIRC, are a rather large segment of the GOP’s voting base.

So………is the GOP trying to kill off their voters or something?

That’d make a good mid-term campaign commercial, actually - “Hey, uhh, ya know, Trump and the Republican Party? Yeah…….they’re trying to kill you. Seriously. I don’t know why, but for some reason, they want you dead.”

And Kentucky voters rewarded the party that killed Kynect.

But they done got Jesus.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:04:03pm

Our county party released this video today. What do you think? (I had nothing to do with production, so if you hate it, don’t worry about hurting my feelings.) I kinda like it (although I think the cuts are a bit too fast). Some of my buds hate it—some love it. I think it’s a good message and sort of uplifting. And at least they’re doing something.

Party With Us!

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:04:15pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

1. Blow it up, watch it burn
2. Profit!
3. Rapture!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:09:28pm

re: #8 BeachDem

Our county party released this video today. What do you think? (I had nothing to do with production, so if you hate it, don’t worry about hurting my feelings.) I kinda like it (although I think the cuts are a bit too fast). Some of my buds hate it—some love it. I think it’s a good message and sort of uplifting. And at least they’re doing something.

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Love it. Excited.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:10:34pm

re: #9 jaunte

1, Blow it up, watch it burn
2. Profit!
3. Rapture!

I can’t shake the feeling that a lot of these people waiting around for the Rapture are gonna be left mighty disappointed when that doesn’t happen.

I say that with a good deal of confidence because the whole idea of the Rapture is essentially mistaken doctrine; created by Darby and popularized by Scofield (IIRC). It actually has no real basis in Christian eschatological teachings - yet the idea seems to have infected a broad segment of Christianity, mostly fundamentalists/evangelicals.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:11:10pm

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

They’re going to start stacking heads on pikes until God notices.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:12:45pm

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

It appeals to (and codifies) the lowest impulses of humans; the wasteful, vengeful, exclusionary tendencies that sober reflection suggests are childish emotional indulgences.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:13:57pm

“Me and my friends are invited to the God Party, but you’re gonna be left behind, nyaaa.”

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garzooma  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:14:49pm

re: #6 Dr Lizardo

Not to mention that I’d reckon from a statistical POV, older people are more likely to have pre-existing medical conditions (that’s just the price we pay for getting older).

Older people are covered by Medicare. This doesn’t affect them.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:16:52pm

re: #8 BeachDem

Our county party released this video today. What do you think? (I had nothing to do with production, so if you hate it, don’t worry about hurting my feelings.) I kinda like it (although I think the cuts are a bit too fast). Some of my buds hate it—some love it. I think it’s a good message and sort of uplifting. And at least they’re doing something.

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Video

I like it. I am especially impressed by them being willing to grab their balls and say

WE ARE FUCKING LIBERAL! DEAL WITH IT!

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:17:38pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:17:52pm

re: #12 The Ghost of a Flea

That’s the beauty of the Rapture—

You don’t have to do anything, the world getting worse is a kind of justice, and most people are foreordained to die horribly. Other people’s pain and suffering, the arbitrary cruelty of nature…these things are now fulfillment of prophecy. You can’t stop them because they are of God.

Every bad thing you fan into a massive horror is progress towards an ultimate victory.

Right now, that’s a comparatively small butcher’s bill: a toll of Dead Arabs, dead Palestinians, dead Israelis. The Rapture-ready squat on websites tracking wars and disasters to compare to the seals in Revelations.

But eventually they’re not going to get their magic teleport off the rock and they’re going to start doubling down.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:18:02pm

re: #11 Dr Lizardo

What they don’t get is that it already happened and no one was good enough…

< whistles innocently … :) >

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:18:06pm

re: #15 garzooma

Older people are covered by Medicare. This doesn’t affect them.

Not for long if this goes on.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:19:02pm

This is one of those nights where I pull out my old Betty Davis cassettes and listen to the #1 diva of the early 70s.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:19:17pm

re: #20 jaunte

Not for long if this goes on.

THAT Yes THAT is exactly what we have to tell people again and again and again…

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:19:35pm

re: #8 BeachDem

Our county party released this video today. What do you think? (I had nothing to do with production, so if you hate it, don’t worry about hurting my feelings.) I kinda like it (although I think the cuts are a bit too fast). Some of my buds hate it—some love it. I think it’s a good message and sort of uplifting. And at least they’re doing something.

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This is good stuff!!

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:19:58pm

re: #22 William Lewis

There is no island of safety.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:20:42pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is one of those nights where I pull out my old Betty Davis cassettes and listen to the #1 diva of the early 70s.

Heh. I know you really didn’t mean this … BUT!

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:22:43pm
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Citizen K  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:24:16pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

And Kentucky voters rewarded the party that killed Kynect.

But they done got Jesus.

That shit is why I’m unconvinced that this will move needles even if/when Dems rightfully slam Trump and the GOP for this shit. There seems to be infinite patience for this kind of shit long as it hurts the ‘other’ just as much, if not more.

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Belafon  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:26:23pm

re: #27 Citizen K

That shit is why I’m unconvinced that this will move needles even if/when Dems rightfully slam Trump and the GOP for this shit. There seems to be infinite patience for this kind of shit long as it hurts the ‘other’ just as much, if not more.

Which is why I am mostly unconcerned with appealing to them unless they make the first move. A strategy that has worked pretty well so far the last 12 months.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:26:28pm

re: #14 jaunte

“Me and my friends are invited to the God Party, but you’re gonna be left behind, nyaaa.”

I’ve never seen a description of “heaven” that made it sound appealing to me. Most don’t sound as bad as “nirvana”, mind you….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:26:29pm

re: #27 Citizen K

That shit is why I’m unconvinced that this will move needles even if/when Dems rightfully slam Trump and the GOP for this shit. There seems to be infinite patience for this kind of shit long as it hurts the ‘other’ just as much, if not more.

Based on the callers I deal with every day the main thing that keeps poor whites happy is when they smack the colored folk down by voting Republican.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:27:16pm
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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:28:03pm

re: #24 jaunte

There is no island of safety.

No? There are two. Canada & Mexico. Neither want fascism on their border and both will fight as hard as necessary. D-day could well come from the North and South next time instead of from the West…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:30:33pm

I lived in Ontario for 24 years. The province goes through cycles just like states back bounce back and forth between Dem and GOP governors.

Ontario is also like California in some respects in that some areas are heavily Liberal while others are staunchly conservative.

It’s also really big.

Point is, we’ve survived shitty admins before and we can do it again.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:30:39pm

re: #12 The Ghost of a Flea

They’re going to start stacking heads on pikes until God notices.

You never go full Aztec.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:30:45pm

re: #32 William Lewis

Speaking of healthcare; Medicare is not guaranteed in a Trump administration.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:31:27pm

re: #35 jaunte

Speaking of healthcare; Medicare is not guaranteed in a Trump admintration.

NOTHING is guaranteed in a Trump administration.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:31:42pm

re: #30 Joe Bacon 🌹

Based on the callers I deal with every day the main thing that keeps poor whites happy is when they smack the colored folk down by voting Republican.

Which is what President Johnson told us after he signed the Civil Rights act.

So?

We keep fighting against the scum anyway. To do any less is to piss on the graves of the Sophie Scholl and the other martyrs of the last time the Nazi’s stuck their fucking heads above ground.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:32:13pm

re: #35 jaunte

Speaking of healthcare; Medicare is not guaranteed in a Trump admintration.

Remember Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” turns Medicare into…Obamacare and Seniors get “premium support” to buy private insurance…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:33:52pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

I lived in Ontario for 24 years. The province goes through cycles just like states back bounce back and forth between Dem and GOP governors.

Ontario is also like California in some respects in that some areas are heavily Liberal while others are staunchly conservative.

It’s also really big.

Point is, we’ve survived shitty admins before and we can do it again.

So is this gomer Rob Ford’s brother or what? I suppose I could look it up.

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teleskiguy  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:34:41pm

Speaking of the never-ending plight on the island of Puerto Rico, Ween played this song at Red Rocks on Tuesday night.

MP3 Audio

There are some very few Boognish Lizards out there, I know of just a very few who have come out and say openly. This is for you. The live show is pretty amazing nowadays.

Note: This comment o’ mine has been edited a bunch of times. I’m pretty sure it is now coherent, legible, and grammatically correct.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:36:18pm

re: #39 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So is this gomer Rob Ford’s brother or what? I suppose I could look it up.

Yes, he is.

I’d also like to note the last Liberal Premier (Canadian version of a governor) was EXTREMELY unpopular, so the vote was more of a “Fuck you” to her than a tacit endorsement of Ford.

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TedStriker  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:36:59pm

re: #39 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So is this gomer Rob Ford’s brother or what? I suppose I could look it up.

Yup.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:37:18pm

re: #36 Eclectic Cyborg

NOTHING is guaranteed in a Trump administration.

I know this is not something people here want to accept, but I believe it is true:

We live in Spain in 1935. Less than a year before anything sane is pissed away in blood, sweat and tears.

We need for leftists to accept the right wing interpretation of the 2nd amendment. Start buying weapons, ammo and accessories. Accept that the second civil war is here. Be willing to die for what you believe in.

Because nothing less will save this nation.

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teleskiguy  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:37:58pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

plz rfrsh

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:38:05pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #42 TedStriker

Thanks.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:42:36pm
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thecommodore  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:44:51pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:45:57pm

re: #43 William Lewis

I know this is not something people here want to accept, but I believe it is true:

We live in Spain in 1935. Less than a year before anything sane is pissed away in blood, sweat and tears.

We need for leftists to accept the right wing interpretation of the 2nd amendment. Start buying weapons, ammo and accessories. Accept that the second civil war is here. Be willing to die for what you believe in.

Because nothing less will save this nation.

Who are we fighting with our personal arsenals?
I’m trying to figure out if this is the same as nutters thinking their guns can stop Gov’t tanks.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:49:50pm

Left behind on the last thread:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:50:54pm

My wife has always liked this song. Thanks for this version, Mr. Johnson.

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I cannot.  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:51:15pm

re: #48 JordanRules

I’m not worried about the government. Because if it gets to that point, it’s already over.

I am worried about the threepers and the oath keepers, and the pizzagaters and the qanoners.

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Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:53:51pm

re: #47 thecommodore

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White Power Barbie says what?

Seriously, fuck this “Support the Troops!” fake patriotism. You’re still young enough to join up, Tomi. I’m sure the Army would be happy to have yet another warm body to feed into the meat grinder that you’ve no problem feeding those same troops into because “‘MURIKA!”

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:54:26pm

re: #47 thecommodore

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Tomi, you bit*h, I gave 16 years of my life with Uncle Sam holding a blank check from me saying “for any amount up to and including my life” in the defense of the CONSTITUTION of the United States.

I DON”T CARE about the fucking flag. It is nothing but a piece of cloth. I could wipe my ass with it and it would not change. The Constitution, OTOH, is where our hopes and dreams exist. The flag only means **it to scum like you who have utterly no ethics. Now either grow up or shut up. I don’t care which. All I know is that I remain a Sargent in the US Army and I will preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies; foreign and domestic.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:54:30pm

re: #51 I cannot.

I’m not worried about the government. Because if it gets to that point, it’s already over.

I am worried about the threepers and the oath keepers, and the pizzagaters and the qanoners.

I could very easily such groups committing (or attempting to commit) purges or massacres against their perceived enemies - especially if/when they feel they’re losing control.

Basically, if Trump loses re-election in 2020, yeah, I could see these groups trying to start some shit.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:54:46pm

re: #43 William Lewis

I know this is not something people here want to accept, but I believe it is true:

We live in Spain in 1935. Less than a year before anything sane is pissed away in blood, sweat and tears.

We need for leftists to accept the right wing interpretation of the 2nd amendment. Start buying weapons, ammo and accessories. Accept that the second civil war is here. Be willing to die for what you believe in.

Because nothing less will save this nation.

I think it has come to that. I have coined the term “Republi-Cong” for the vigilante gangs and half-ass militias we might have to deal with. The most common objection, that “it makes us just like them” is nonsense. Our purpose is not a delusional attempt to defeat the Constitutional armed forces, much less a genocidal pogrom against “others,” but to protect ourselves from criminal gangs who happen to believe that their atrocities are authorized by God.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:55:00pm
That flag and anthem represent more to some than you could ever understand. Some have had to watch their loved ones come home under that flag. It’s not about your political BS, it’s about respect. If you are too ridiculous to understand I suggest you visit Arlington Natl Cemetery

— Tomi Lahren

Tami Lowrent says what?

Veterans don’t own the flag. That flag belongs to all Americans. Every last person in my family served in the military supporting the Constitution, which protects the right to protest.

She can take a hike with her fake patriotism. If she’s so concerned about the military, I used to be a Navy recruiter and she’s still young enough to enlist. I can point her in the right direction.

On the other hand, I’m not sure I would want to inflict a wingnut like that on the Navy.

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teleskiguy  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:55:10pm
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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:56:29pm

re: #48 JordanRules

Who are we fighting with our personal arsenals?
I’m trying to figure out if this is the same as nutters thinking their guns can stop Gov’t tanks.

I’m simply saying that we all have to be ready - not necessarily as in 1860 (or 63 when a vet of 1812 fought at Gettysburg with his personal rifle) - to do what is necessary. I’m a little wired at the moment so forgive the hyperbola.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 9:59:36pm

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹

Tami Lowrent says what?

Veterans don’t own the flag. That flag belongs to all Americans. Every last person in my family served in the military supporting the Constitution, which protects the right to protest.

She can take a hike with her fake patriotism. If she’s so concerned about the military, I used to be a Navy recruiter and she’s still young enough to enlist. I can point her in the right direction.

On the other hand, I’m not sure I would want to inflict a wingnut like that on the Navy.

She could, if she dared, try the Ranger school. But we all know better.

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:00:49pm

re: #58 William Lewis

I’m simply saying that we all have to be ready - not necessarily as in 1860 (or 63 when a vet of 1812 fought at Gettysburg with his personal rifle) - to do what is necessary. I’m a little wired at the moment so forgive the hyperbola.

Oh no worries! I wasn’t being snarky. I truly wanted a bit of clarity.
I happen to agree that things are quite dire. But I am hoping to find another way before we get to that. That arm everyone strategy runs directly up against some very important young people right now who are doing their best to help us find another way too. And of course it’s extra risky for certain groups.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:04:29pm

re: #54 Dr Lizardo

I could very easily such groups committing (or attempting to commit) purges or massacres against their perceived enemies - especially if/when they feel they’re losing control.

Basically, if Trump loses re-election in 2020, yeah, I could see these groups trying to start some shit.

Oh, they will—guaranteed. I think they will be surprisingly (to them) ineffectual, but there will be considerable bloodshed. But collective action is what it takes to discredit a movement in America. The Vietnam War protests have discredited the Left for 50 years.

The Vietnam-era Left killed, what? One guy? By accident? Meanwhile, right-wing terrorists have killed hundreds of people, but as long as they’re all LONE WOLVES!! nobody cares.

As soon as the gun-humpers start forming up and taking collective action, I think that’s going to get old real quick, and they’re going to get slapped down pretty easily.

But finally we’ll have something to bitch about, the way the Right has been re-litigating the Vietnam War for two generations….

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:06:45pm

Saddest reality in this current America? If we really want gun control we have to get a thousand black men to walk into DC open carrying AR-15’s.

The AR will be banned the next day…

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:07:22pm

re: #61 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Oh, they will—guaranteed. I think they will be surprisingly (to them) ineffectual, but there will be considerable bloodshed. But collective action is what it takes to discredit a movement in America. The Vietnam War protests have discredited the Left for 50 years.

The Vietnam-era Left killed, what? One guy? By accident? Meanwhile, right-wing terrorists have killed hundreds of people, but as long as they’re all LONE WOLVES!! nobody cares.

As soon as the gun-humpers start forming up and taking collective action, I think that’s going to get old real quick, and they’re going to get slapped down pretty easily.

But finally we’ll have something to bitch about, the way the Right has been re-litigating the Vietnam War for two generations….

I’m sure they’ll try something, and as you said, there will unfortunately be a considerable amount of bloodshed.

And then they’ll be put down quite mercilessly.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:08:33pm

So, when other countries start slapping tariffs on American pork, guess which Congressional districts are going to get hit?

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:09:29pm

re: #64 freetoken

That is an old map, of course.

But today, Iowa is still the principle hog state, and Indiana and Ohio also will be hurt bad.

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:10:07pm

Someone at Fox will eventually incorrectly use these pics and attribute them to a Trump rally.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:10:23pm

re: #62 William Lewis

Saddest reality in this current America? If we really want gun control we have to get a thousand black men to walk into DC open carrying AR-15’s.

The AR will be banned the next day…

Remember Farrakhan and the NoI’s Million Man March on D.C.?

Now make that an NoI Million Man March - with AR-15’s, etc.

Yeah - some pretty strict federal firearms regulations would appear almost overnight. And five will get ya ten that the NRA would be the biggest supporters of such legislation.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:11:56pm

All those real Americans who live in agricultural areas… they are going to feel what it means to have an American made great again:

State Rankings by Hogs and Pigs Inventory - 2015

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:13:03pm

“People used to get dressed up and go to Bedlam hospital to gawk at the insane. The internet delivers them like pizza.”

Facebook Post

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:15:11pm

re: #67 Dr Lizardo

Remember Farrakhan and the NoI’s Million Man March on D.C.?

Now make that an NoI Million Man March - with AR-15’s, etc.

Yeah - some pretty strict federal firearms regulations would appear almost overnight. And five will get ya ten that the NRA would be the biggest supporters of such legislation.

Of course. Because that’s what they have always been about.

I like the Czech laws because they give us a real regulation system without that kind of crap. Know about firearms? Know the laws? Know the first aide you’ll need if you shoot? Can you pass a basic sanity test? Then you get a “Must Issue” license.

That is exactly what the 2nd amendment says we require.

Perhaps I know I can pass no matter what and so I don’t care, but damn, I bet we’d cut our mass murder rate by a huge percent.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:17:17pm

Alrighty then. Off to work.

Later, Lizards.

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teleskiguy  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:18:39pm

Boognish

MP3 Audio

Sorry. Not sorry.

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BlueGrl21  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:23:22pm

My father lost his small business in the 1990s because his early-onset arteriosclerosis was considered pre-existing. Parents could not afford a quadruple bypass for him. Over $100k. 8 people lost their jobs when he had to shut down.

My bipolar would be considered pre-existing. My medications (except for one) are relatively cheap, but God forbid I go round the twist and have to be hospitalized.

And what about genetic predispositions? Both my sons are at high risk for bipolar, as they already have ADHD and their mom’s family is rife with it. Would a transition to bipolar be considered pre-existing?

The whole thing is madness.

This is one of those days when I need to walk away from the internet and go hang out with my cats.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:26:24pm

re: #1 jaunte

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Incredible that this Administration is trying to take health insurance away from its own voters, and set the stage for single payer health care.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:26:31pm

re: #73 BlueGrl21

My father lost his small business in the 1990s because his early-onset arteriosclerosis was considered pre-existing. Parents could not afford a quadruple bypass for him. Over $100k. 8 people lost their jobs when he had to shut down.

My bipolar would be considered pre-existing. My medications (except for one) are relatively cheap, but God forbid I go round the twist and have to be hospitalized.

And what about genetic predispositions? Both my sons are at high risk for bipolar, as they already have ADHD and their mom’s family is rife with it. Would a transition to bipolar be considered pre-existing?

The whole thing is madness.

This is one of those days when I need to walk away from the internet and go hang out with my cats.

I don’t even want to think about my son’s diagnosis of “juvenile onset schizophrenia” in this context…

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:28:39pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:28:40pm

re: #64 freetoken

So, when other countries start slapping tariffs on American pork, guess which Congressional districts are going to get hit?

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Looks like Iowa may come to regret voting for Trump.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:33:12pm

re: #54 Dr Lizardo

I could very easily such groups committing (or attempting to commit) purges or massacres against their perceived enemies - especially if/when they feel they’re losing control.

Basically, if Trump loses re-election in 2020, yeah, I could see these groups trying to start some shit.

I don’t think so, except for a handful of loonies like we have already seen, such as the Vegas shooter who turned out to be an anti-government terrorist. Most of these people have high incomes and lead comfortable lives; they may talk a big game, but they aren’t going to give their lives up to join terror cells and become fugitives.

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MsJ  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:33:40pm

re: #77 Big Beautiful Door

Looks like Iowa may come to regret voting for Trump.

On the plus side, pig is gonna be hella cheap for a long time.

Unfortunately, lots of pig farmers (or whatever they’re called), are going to go under.

As will many who farm corn, soybeans, etc. for export.

At which point, ADM will swoop in and buy all the land for pennies on the dollar.

Woo hoo.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:35:03pm

There would be nothing illegal about a red state mosque arming its members, buying its own shooting range, and fortifying its facilities with bunkers and sandbags as a precaution against a wingnut “open carry” demonstration getting out of hand. Imagine the reaction if one actually did so though. The entire right-wing would go bug-fuck crazy and demand a B-52 strike in response.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:37:32pm

re: #78 Big Beautiful Door

I don’t think so, except for a handful of loonies like we have already seen, such as the Vegas shooter who turned out to be an anti-government terrorist. Most of these people have high incomes and lead comfortable lives; they may talk a big game, but they aren’t going to give their lives up to join terror cells and become fugitives.

They are not people like me with little to lose. Too many of them are sitting in thier nice houses with big TV’s and hoverounds…

Meanwhile, someone like me who knows guerrilla tactics and the like has much less to lose… It’s enough to make a person wonder …

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BigPapa  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:37:33pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:41:09pm

re: #82 BigPapa

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I have little doubt that my cat would eat me if it was lion size.

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VegasGolfer  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:44:33pm

Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly said he plans to skip the traditional visit to the White House if his team wins the Stanley Cup due to his opposition to President Trump’s rhetoric.

“The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist,” Smith-Pelly, who is Canadian and one of the two black players on the team, said Wednesday, according to a Canadian newspaper.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:44:51pm

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

There would be nothing illegal about a red state mosque arming its members, buying its own shooting range, and fortifying its facilities with bunkers and sandbags as a precaution against a wingnut “open carry” demonstration getting out of hand. Imagine the reaction if one actually did so though. The entire right-wing would go bug-fuck crazy and demand a B-52 strike in response.

Of course not.

But it would be exactly like California under Raygun when the Black Panthers dared to exercise their rights… it really fucking pisses me off.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:45:44pm

re: #84 VegasGolfer

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Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly said he plans to skip the traditional visit to the White House if his team wins the Stanley Cup due to his opposition to President Trump’s rhetoric.

“The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist,” Smith-Pelly, who is Canadian and one of the two black players on the team, said Wednesday, according to a Canadian newspaper.

Good.
For.
Him.
:D

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:48:03pm

re: #74 Big Beautiful Door

Incredible that this Administration is trying to take health insurance away from its own voters, and set the stage for single payer health care.

Won’t happen. When the Republicans kill Obamacare and go back to the old rule you will not see any movement towards single payer because the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine will repeat the message that Government health care is a failure and they will point out that Obamacare was a disaster.

And the masses will act just like Kentucky voters who cast even more votes for the GOP after Bevin killed Kynect.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:55:11pm

re: #81 William Lewis

They are not people like me with little to lose. Too many of them are sitting in thier nice houses with big TV’s and hoverounds…

Meanwhile, someone like me who knows guerrilla tactics and the like has much less to lose… It’s enough to make a person wonder …

We cannot save America. Only the rest of the world can do that by dumping the dollar as the reserve currency, shorting Treasury notes and applying increasing economic sanctions.

I got a feeling that the G7 is going to get real nasty as Trump finds that he’s either alone or only Japan sort of sides with him on some things. I would not be surprised to see Merkel kick out Grenell during the meeting.

Next—I’m really hoping that the Southern Fried Baptist meeting turns into the Suicide Squad and they shatter into pieces tearing each other apart.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 10:58:27pm

re: #69 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“People used to get dressed up and go to Bedlam hospital to gawk at the insane. The internet delivers them like pizza.”

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Someone should point out to Asshole Alex that these are the REAL vampires sucking away America’s lifeforce!

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:06:34pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:07:28pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:11:10pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:16:35pm

Another ad hoc civics lesson for the MAGAts:
Bars can refuse service to Trump supporters, judge says

A judge in New York City has ruled in favor of a bar that kicked someone out for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. According to the New York Post, Philadelphian Greg Piatek was booted from The Happiest Hour in January of 2017, just after Donald Trump’s inauguration, because he was wearing a red MAGA cap.

So the 31-year-old sued the place, claiming the incident “offended his sense of being American,” according to the lawsuit. But according to The Happiest Hour’s lawyer, Elizabeth Conway, political beliefs are not protected from discrimination by law - only religious beliefs are.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:19:09pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:21:38pm
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Teukka  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:22:44pm

re: #69 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“People used to get dressed up and go to Bedlam hospital to gawk at the insane. The internet delivers them like pizza.”

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*resets “Head Case” alarm*

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Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:23:10pm

re: #94 Single-handed sailor

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Donny invites Kim to White House, wingnut press immediately declares “This is something Obama never could have done!!!”, as if it’s suddenly an accomplishment to invite a murderous dictator to D.C.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:24:39pm

re: #97 Targetpractice

Donny invites Kim to White House, wingnut press immediately declares “This is something Obama never could have done!!!”, as if it’s suddenly an accomplishment to invite a murderous dictator to D.C.

And can you imagine the screaming if Obama had done it?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:25:25pm

Trump is envious of Kim. He sees in Kim someone who has everything he wants and more.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:26:31pm

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Another ad hoc civics lesson for the MAGAts:
Bars can refuse service to Trump supporters, judge says

America needs civics and Constitution lessons. We do not understand what Freedom of Speech, Religion and Association mean in real life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:27:26pm

re: #99 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump is envious of Kim. He sees in Kim someone who has everything he wants and more.

Kim gets to watch porn in the Presidential Palace.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:28:26pm

Aletta is looking pretty impressive on satellite tonight:
ssd.noaa.gov

Even 24 hours ago she was not expected to strengthen that much, now Aletta is a major hurricane.

Still, Aletta is expected to fade away at sea, about a thousand miles to the south of me.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:30:23pm

Aletta, not Alexa.

Perhaps my brain has been fried by Amazon.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:31:01pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:31:23pm

Ted’s mom married a horse’s ass so I guess it’s possible.

Facebook Post

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:33:05pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Rafael Cruz is still equating marriage equality to bestiality

“consenting adults” is not a concept to these guys

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:35:00pm

re: #105 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Ted’s mom married a horse’s ass so I guess it’s possible.

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Who was the box turtle guy again? I keep thinking Cocaine Mitch, but that’s probably because he looks like one.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:37:26pm

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Kim gets to watch porn in the Presidential Palace.

Kim Jong-Il was a noted aficionado, right? I’m sure his porn library is intact.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:40:27pm

re: #108 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Kim Jong-Il was a noted aficionado, right? I’m sure his porn library is intact.

There was a joke about how North Korea could double the speed of its Internet by shutting down Kim’s porn channel.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 11:42:25pm

Aletta easy to spot on the full disk:

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:29:42am

I’m still convinced I made the right decision by never dealing with Facebook. Facebookerati might want to check to see if Facebook really fixed their privacy settings after this bug exposed all new posts from roughly 14 million people over a period of two weeks.

Your Private Facebook Posts May Have Been Public For Days (Huffington Post)

Facebook has had another privacy mishap, this time announcing a recent bug that may have caused up to 14 million users’ new posts to appear publicly even if they had previously chosen a more private default setting such as “friends only.”

The company said Thursday that over several days last month ― from May 18 to May 27 ― a bug had caused affected users’ new posts to automatically be set to “public,” overriding their usual privacy settings, which may have restricted who could view their posts and photos.

The company said it had fixed the bug, changing the settings of all of new posts published over that period back to the affected users’ previous settings. The bug didn’t affect older posts, the company said.

“We’d like to apologize for this mistake,” Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, said in a statement.

(more)

They have begun notifying users who may have been affected so they can review their privacy settings.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:32:38am

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹

I’m still convinced I made the right decision by never dealing with Facebook. Facebookerati might want to check to see if Facebook really fixed their privacy settings after this bug exposed all new posts from roughly 14 million people over a period of two weeks.

Your Private Facebook Posts May Have Been Public For Days (Huffington Post)

(more)

They have begun notifying users who may have been affected so they can review their privacy settings.

I post nothing on Facebook that I am not willing to share with the entire world.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:34:03am

re: #112 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I post nothing on Facebook that I am not willing to share with the entire world.

Probably the safest way to handle them, since they clearly aren’t interested in their users.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:38:50am

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹

Probably the safest way to handle them, since they clearly aren’t interested in their users.

Which is also why I generally do not post anything political or comment on such posts. As a rule, I just delete them.

FB is about keeping in touch with friends & family. I joined it after a banjo student posted one of our gigs on FB and filled up the place with her friends.

It is a great way to advertise a gig or organize a session.

(btw: why “ise” in “advertise” and “ize” in “organize”? I had a German client ask me that once…)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:45:47am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

(btw: why “ise” in “advertise” and “ize” in “organize”? I had a German client ask me that once…)

Got me. They both come from Latin via French. Probably just to keep people guessing. In British English they both are spelled with “s.”

The State Department has expanded its alert for diplomats in Guangzhou to all of China, after more consular offices report the same symptoms as were reported in Cuba last year.

independent.co.uk

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:47:14am

I’m off to bed … g’night y’all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:47:25am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹

Got me. They both come from Latin via French. Probably just to keep people guessing. In British English they both are spelled with “s.”

eggzackly (or in UK spelling “eggsackly”)

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Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:51:00am

re: #104 Ace-o-aces

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“This is how you got Trump” is not a logical or moral argument, it’s a petulant whine. It’s the sound of white privilege feeling the pinch, of “alpha males” looking at their positions of privilege being torn down and not knowing how to react besides impotent rage, of the “working class” dealing with the systematic dismantling of everything they and their parents worked for by blaming “those people” rather than themselves for voting for hucksters and robber-barons because of fear of “those people.”

Shapiro is the same tired bullshit in a new wrapping.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:59:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:02:10am

re: #118 Targetpractice

“This is how you got Trump”

We fail to properly teach civics and government
We fail to properly teach history, science or critical thinking
We fail to teach people how to use media, especially social media as a source of information on politics and current events
We have an electoral system that over-represents sparsely populated rural areas at the expense of more densely populated areas
We have a lack of transparency in who is offering financial support to candidates (read Citizens’ United)

That is how we got Trump

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:03:55am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

(btw: why “ise” in “advertise” and “ize” in “organize”? I had a German client ask me that once…)

I can only guess that -ize is still a productive ending but “advertise” had its spelling fossilized earlier? American spelling would try to spread the “z” back to the dividing line where it became a grammatical element, but they might be wrong about its exact timing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:06:46am

re: #121 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I can only guess that -ize is still a productive ending but “advertise” had its spelling fossilized earlier? American spelling would try to spread the “z” back to the dividing line where it became a grammatical element, but they might be wrong about its exact timing.

I just recall a German client insisting it must be “advertize” in American English BECAUSE THAT IS THE RULE, to which I had to point out that for any “rule” of English grammar, there are generally more exceptions to the rule than examples of it.

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freetoken  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:18:52am
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Single-handed sailor  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:21:02am

re: #119 Dave In Austin

6 Democrats not voting? Unless they are on their death beds, they got some ‘splainin’ to do.

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I cannot.  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:59:19am

marketwatch.com

I love his background

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:18:48am

re: #2 JordanRules

So much for the argument that younger Whites aren’t racist. I see no evidence of that, tbh.

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:40:22am

re: #61 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The Vietnam-era Left killed, what? One guy? By accident? Meanwhile, right-wing terrorists have killed hundreds of people, but as long as they’re all LONE WOLVES!! nobody cares.

As soon as the gun-humpers start forming up and taking collective action, I think that’s going to get old real quick, and they’re going to get slapped down pretty easily.

But finally we’ll have something to bitch about, the way the Right has been re-litigating the Vietnam War for two generations….

The Right is still re litigating the Haymarket era…

When anarchists, pro-union activists and others on the left killed hundreds. They bombed Wall Street, the Los Angeles Times, something-something in Chicago and Pittsburgh.

The Pinkertons and Nat’l Guard, putting down these activities, killed thousands.

This is how, when and why the FBI came into being.

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Alephnaught  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:50:02am

Just listened to the latest podcast by Josh Marshall of TPM, and it might be of interest to Lizards. Mention is made of Jade Helm, and even Jim Hoft’s website gets a mention.

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, author of the new book “Assault on Intelligence,” discusses efforts Russia made to latch onto controversial narratives in the United States even before Donald Trump was running for President. Remember “Jade Helm”? Or Ebola coming across the southern border? Hayden, who served as NSA director and head of the CIA, examines how Russian bots propagated conspiracies that originated in the U.S.

You can listen to the podcast here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:51:34am

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

So much for the argument that younger Whites aren’t racist. I see no evidence of that, tbh.

These kids are clueless, having grown up brainwashed. No memory of Civil Rights or MLK, only the vaguest memories of Obama’s election.

There is nothing inherently contradictory between Making America Great and racial tolerance, and as far as minorities go, Trump has been much worse to Muslims and Latinos than he has to blacks.

Let us hope that at least some of these kids will think twice about wearing such a hat to a museum like that again.

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Bubblehead II  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:53:23am

It’s awake.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:55:57am

re: #127 sagehen

The Right is still re litigating the Haymarket era…

When anarchists, pro-union activists and others on the left killed hundreds. They bombed Wall Street, the Los Angeles Times, something-something in Chicago and Pittsburgh.

This was always portrayed as mob violence directed at the sole factory owner, who in those days was often a single person.

Much different than the multi-million(billion)-dollar international corporations of today

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freetoken  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:57:58am

Getting back to the SWBTS and Paige Patterson blow-up, it appears some people are spreading the idea that Patterson was ousted by…. yup, SOROS!!

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 3:59:30am

re: #2 JordanRules

The museum should ban caps or hats. That would solve that problem. I’ll be visiting for the third time in August and will make that suggestion.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:01:49am

So that guy who allegedly stole the APC a couple of days ago? Turns out he’s a dev for two cryptocurrency projects, one of which was hacked a few days before the APC incident.

heavy.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:01:55am

re: #133 Patricia Kayden

The museum should ban caps or hats. That would solve that problem. I’ll be visiting for the third time in August and will make that suggestion.

and MAGA T-shirts? it is not about banning, it is about educating

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:04:19am

re: #132 freetoken

Getting back to the SWBTS and Paige Patterson blow-up, it appears some people are spreading the idea that Patterson was ousted by…. yup, SOROS!!

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In other words, ITS THE JOOOOOOOS, MAN!!

*headdesk*

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:06:25am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This was always portrayed as mob violence directed at the sole factory owner, who in those days was often a single person.

Much different than the multi-million(billion)-dollar international corporations of today

The bombing at the stock exchange was specifically aimed at JP Morgan. But he was late to work that day; his office was destroyed, and some of his staff died.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:07:08am

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

In other words, ITS THE JOOOOOOOS, MAN!!

*headdesk*

“Deep State” is also a big catch-all: we forget that our government needs professionals to function, and their careers must necessarily extend beyond any single president’s administration. They have to make sure that procedures and institutions remain intact and cannot be too heavily influenced or affected by partisan considerations.

A new president does not represent a hostile takeover of a private corporation in which all the staff can be replaced or forced to sign NDAs…

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freetoken  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:07:57am

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

It’s such a mess.

Some are saying it’s the libruls trying to take over.
Others are saying it is the Calvinists who are trying to take over.
See the obvious conflict between the above.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:12:36am

re: #139 freetoken

It’s such a mess.

Some are saying it’s the libruls trying to take over.
Others are saying it is the Calvinists who are trying to take over.
See the obvious conflict between the above.

it is a logical conflict.

logic plays no role in paranoia

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wheat-dogg  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:26:46am

I say it’s demons.
/

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:36:08am

Woah; CNN Breaking News that Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.

edition.cnn.com

Cause of death was suicide.

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:40:31am

OMG OMG OMG!! Say it isn’t so!!

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The Major  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:44:33am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

CNN Breaking News that Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.

That news showed up as a push notification on my HP Elite x3 smartphone. Afew months ago they had a picture of him and his girlfriend walking on a beach - Bourdain was rocking six-pack abs - not bad for a 60 year old.

A tragedy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:45:09am

re: #141 wheat-dogg

I say it’s demons.
/

I’m not saying it was demons, but it was demons

deep-state soros demons

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:45:22am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Woah; CNN Breaking News that Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.

edition.cnn.com

Cause of death was suicide.

So sorry to hear this. Used to love his shows and seeing him on Top Chef.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:47:47am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and MAGA T-shirts? it is not about banning, it is about educating

You could ban T-shirt’s with messages. Sure. Who has time to educate racists? They’re obviously wearing MAGA clothes to tick off and disrespect Black people. I’m not interested in educating racists at all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:49:26am

re: #147 Patricia Kayden

You could ban T-shirt’s with messages. Sure. Who has time to educate racists? They’re obviously wearing MAGA clothes to tick off and disrespect Black people. I’m not interested in educating racists at all.

in other words, all t-shirts with any writing or images on them…

whatevers

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:49:29am

re: #129 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Are you Black? What position are you in to state that Trump has been worse to other minorities than Blacks?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:50:49am

re: #149 Patricia Kayden

Are you Black? What position are you in to state that Trump has been worse to other minorities than Blacks?

I am a white kid who grew up a minority in Gary, Indiana.

Trump has been an asshole to almost all US minorities, my subjective impression is that he has been somewhat less of an asshole to blacks than to others.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 4:55:33am

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

So sorry to hear this. Used to love his shows and seeing him on Top Chef.

Definitely a shame. I caught his show a couple of times and I enjoyed it.

RIP.

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Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:00:50am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Well shit.
:(

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:02:04am

Okeydokey - back to work.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:04:28am

re: #132 freetoken

Getting back to the SWBTS and Paige Patterson blow-up, it appears some people are spreading the idea that Patterson was ousted by…. yup, SOROS!!

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Never thought there’d come a day I could post this here…

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wheat-dogg  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:05:51am

Bourdain was not just a chef. He was a student of human culture and behavior.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:05:56am

re: #151 Dr Lizardo

I really love the episode he did with President Obama in Vietnam. That restaurant has kept the table and settings as a shrine.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:07:24am

re: #156 wheat-dogg

And I really appreciated that he visited countries that weren’t necessarily popular when you think about great food. He also seemed to focus on regular people on his visits which was nice. Huge loss.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:07:29am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Woah; CNN Breaking News that Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.

edition.cnn.com

Cause of death was suicide.

FUCK. :(

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:08:08am

re: #155 Teukka

Never thought there’d come a day I could post this here…

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My birthday is “Hilliary Clinton tried to bribe ISIS to undermine American Values!!!!!111!”

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Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:10:12am

The liberal media cavorted with ISIS to form a Luciferian one-world goverenment.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:12:16am

“Bernie Sanders funneled money to the Russians to ensure Hillary Clintons victory.”
Woah.

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b.d. (Witch Hunt!!)  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:12:32am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Woah; CNN Breaking News that Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61.

edition.cnn.com

Cause of death was suicide.

F*ck

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:19:05am

This almost slid past me in the social media flow. Not good. Not good at all :(

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:26:44am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Dizzy  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:26:50am

No collusion. You’re the collusion.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:29:14am

re: #164 Teukka

In 2014, 11 Russian agencies, including FSB, SVR, Interior Ministry, Justice Ministry, General Prosecutor’s Office, signed secret order to destroy historical evidence of the Gulags and Stalin’s repressions.

In 5 years, they will deny it ever happened

Fake Izvestia!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:30:42am

re: #166 Dizzy

No collusion. You’re the collusion.

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G6+2; Trump needs a friend, Vlad, there.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:34:14am

re: #132 freetoken

Getting back to the SWBTS and Paige Patterson blow-up, it appears some people are spreading the idea that Patterson was ousted by…. yup, SOROS!!

Kooks

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Dizzy  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:34:29am

re: #168 Big Beautiful Door

G6+2; Trump needs a friend, Vlad, there.

How transparent can he be? How spineless can the Republicans be? How immoral?
I know the answers to those questions but I never thought in my lifetime I would have to be asking them.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:34:53am

re: #166 Dizzy

No collusion. You’re the collusion.

The assassinations in Britain must have sealed the decision for drumPf.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:36:30am

re: #72 teleskiguyThank you so much for sharing these!!! Long time fan — first show was in ‘92 with just Gene, Dean and a beatbox! It’s freaking awesome that your parents went too. Again, thanks for sharing.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:36:54am

re: #170 Dizzy

How transparent can he be? How spineless can the Republicans be? How immoral?

More spineless than a tapeworm whipped upright?

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:38:09am

re: #66 JordanRules

Someone at Fox will eventually incorrectly use these pics and attribute them to a Trump rally.

The MAGA rally pictures the liberal media doesn’t want you to see!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:40:23am

I suppose this means that the moron in cheese will be tweeting regularly about the WITCH HUNT!!11!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:41:03am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:42:09am

re: #166 Dizzy

No collusion. You’re the collusion.

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Wow. Trump isn’t even pretending not to be Putin’s Puppet. Yet, he makes ridiculous claims that Secretary Clinton colluded with Russians …. to lose.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:43:20am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am heading for Canada and the G-7 for talks that will mostly center on the long time unfair trade practiced against the United States. From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization. Won’t be talking about the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax for a while!

— Donald J. Trump

Bye, don’t hurry back.

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I cannot.  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:47:31am

re: #177 Patricia Kayden

I mean, I can actually get how people think Trump has been hard on Russia.

Getting your dick sucked this hard for this long would be EXHAUSTING.

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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:47:59am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am a white kid who grew up a minority in Gary, Indiana.

Trump has been an asshole to almost all US minorities, my subjective impression is that he has been somewhat less of an asshole to blacks than to others.

Ah, impressions. They got Trump elected.

He only has appeared less an asshole to blacks because he knows they are a huge voting block against him. So, he is using people like Kayne West, Diamond and Silk and others because he thinks that will get him “his blacks.”

He most definitely thinks commuting the sentence of the Black grandmother to please reality star Kim is gonna be a big hit.

Nothing in his past shows he has ever cared, in fact many things prove he doesn’t.

When Trump actually cares about a Black person beyond what it can do for him it will be the first time.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:48:45am

Donald Trump Called Asbestos Poisoning a Mob-Led Conspiracy, Now His EPA Won’t Evaluate Asbestos Already in Homes

he Environmental Protection Agency will not consider the health risks and impacts of asbestos already in the environment when evaluating the dangers associated with the chemical compound, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s head, quietly announced last week. That means asbestos used in tiles, piping and adhesives throughout homes and businesses in the United States will remain largely unchecked and unaccounted for. Nearly 15,000 Americans die each year from asbestos-related diseases, but President Donald Trump has called the substance “100 percent safe, once applied.”

In his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, Trump argued that the association of the chemical with health risks was part of a mob-created conspiracy. “I believe that the movement against asbestos was led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal. Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented,” he wrote.

*blink* *blink* *blink* *blink* *blink* *blink* *blink*

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b.d. (Witch Hunt!!)  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:48:51am

“If Trump and Kim Jong-un were going to have a bit of a summit to try and mend relations and they wanted you to cater, what would you serve?” asked a TMZ reporter.

“Hemlock,” Bourdain deadpanned.

thehill.com

dammit!!

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:49:29am

re: #181 Teukka

Donald Trump Called Asbestos Poisoning a Mob-Led Conspiracy, Now His EPA Won’t Evaluate Asbestos Already in Homes

*blink* *blink* *blink* *blink* *blink* *blink* *blink*

Also, did y’all know Russia makes 58% of the worlds asbestos supply?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:49:55am

re: #180 ObserverArt

Ah, impressions. They got Trump elected.

He only has appeared less an asshole to blacks because he knows they are a huge voting block against him. So, he is using people like Kayne West, Diamond and Silk and others because he thinks that will get him “his blacks.”

I was just saying that I find him less of an asshole regarding blacks as he has with Latinos Muslims or LGBTs

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:50:27am

And this is before the Healthcare thing which has to kill the GOP.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:52:21am
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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:52:31am

re: #165 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Somehow no birds around the feeder seems appropriate today. Kind of fits the mood around here lately.

Come back birdies…

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:52:35am

re: #179 I cannot.

Lol!! It’s hard to believe that Republicans used to hate Russia. How quickly things have changed. Now we have a Republican President advocating for Russia on the world stage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:54:28am

O_o

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:55:00am

re: #179 I cannot.

I mean, I can actually get how people think Trump has been hard on Russia.

Getting your dick sucked this hard for this long would be EXHAUSTING.

😂🤣😂🤣

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:55:01am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:55:07am

re: #180 ObserverArt

President Obama commuted the sentence of more nonviolent offenders than other presidents. That appears to be lost in the coverage of Trump’s one commutation.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:55:18am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

Lol!! It’s hard to believe that Republicans used to hate Russia. How quickly things have changed. Now we have a Republican President advocating for Russia on the world stage.

They think the Democrats and all of our allies are communists, but not the KGB Colonel running Russia.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:55:44am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which is also why I generally do not post anything political or comment on such posts. As a rule, I just delete them.

FB is about keeping in touch with friends & family. I joined it after a banjo student posted one of our gigs on FB and filled up the place with her friends.

It is a great way to advertise a gig or organize a session.

(btw: why “ise” in “advertise” and “ize” in “organize”? I had a German client ask me that once…)

It stopped being that when Twiter stopped being about what restaurant you were at. Now, 40% of it’s users get their news from the site. You can either let them get their news unfiltered from idiots, or you can work to counter that. But, if you don’t, then those around you will continue to get it from less informed sources.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:57:19am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

The headline sounds a little worse than what it is, I think:

Under a law passed by Congress during the final year of the Obama administration, the E.P.A. was required for the first time to evaluate hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals and determine if they should face new restrictions, or even be removed from the market. The chemicals include many in everyday use, such as dry-cleaning solvents, paint strippers and substances used in health and beauty products like shampoos and cosmetics.

So it sounds as if they were still in the stage of finalizing the rule of the legislation, rather than upending a long-standing practice.

Don’t get me wrong, still sounds like a crappy decision, but it doesn’t amount to a reversal of something the EPA had been doing for a long time.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:58:37am

Stunned this morning, huge fan of Bourdain and his show. Sunday nights we eat, watch 60 minutes, Bourdain then Kamau Bell. What a shame.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:58:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:59:12am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

BREAKING: Trump on June 12 North Korea summit: “I don’t think I have to prepare that much. It’s about attitude.”

Trump campaigned as the anti-politician. It allows him to get away with things like this and to have them seen as something desirable by his supporters.

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:59:12am

Fuckin’ Bourdain, man. What a horrible story to wake up to.

When I think of all that man got to do and see, it makes me wonder if he just decided he’d seen enough.

I’ve struggled with depression over the past few years, and at times it’s been extremely difficult. Thankfully I’ve had the support of my wife and friends. Without them, life could have very easily been overwhelming. There but for the grace of God.

Rest easy, Mr. Bourdain. You rocked the planet while you were here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 5:59:50am

oh

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:00:36am

re: #194 Belafon

It stopped being that when Twiter stopped being about what restaurant you were at. Now, 40% of it’s users get their news from the site. You can either let them get their news unfiltered from idiots, or you can work to counter that. But, if you don’t, then those around you will continue to get it from less informed sources.

yes, and when “trending on Twitter” became a news item in and of itself, I began to despair for the future of our great Republic.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:01:28am

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

“She’s a great First Lady.”

For now anyway. Within the walls of the WH. Probably not blameless. We’ll see what happens.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:02:43am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As usual, he says little while saying a lot. “We’ll see what happens” means Pruitt is here until he is a liability for Trump and then Trump can fire him and act like it was his idea all long.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:03:22am

re: #199 makeitstop

Fuckin’ Bourdain, man. What a horrible story to wake up to.

When I think of all that man got to do and see, it makes me wonder if he just decided he’d seen enough.

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Rest easy, Mr. Bourdain. You rocked the planet while you were here.

Yeah I saw that too. Awful stuff.

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:04:57am

re: #204 HappyWarrior

Yeah I saw that too. Awful stuff.

Hey, Frank Turner was awesome the other night. He was down by you the night before, in Ballmer.

New record sounds really good live.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:05:44am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

I don’t see Ali taking that from Trump.

Edit: Just to be clear, I’m talking about if he were alive.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:06:52am

re: #203 HappyWarrior

As usual, he says little while saying a lot. “We’ll see what happens” means Pruitt is here until he is a liability for Trump and then Trump can fire him and act like it was his idea all long.

Pruitt is doing exactly what he was hired to do, destroy the EPA, and he’ll keep on doing it until Trump decides its time to throw him under the bus, and not before.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:08:00am

re: #206 Belafon

I don’t see Ali taking that from Trump.

Ali has passed away. I hope none of his kin take it from Trump.

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:09:11am

Bourdain’s last tweet, from last Sunday.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:09:41am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We’ll see what happens” is one of Trump’s most annoying catchphrases — even more so than “Believe me!” Arghhh.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:10:13am

re: #205 makeitstop

Hey, Frank Turner was awesome the other night. He was down by you the night before, in Ballmer.

New record sounds really good live.

Cool deal. Didn’t know he had a new one.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:11:16am

What I liked about Bourdain was his respect as a traveler. No one would accuse him of being an ugly American.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:12:49am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

I only saw a few snippets of his show and it looked good. This is very sad news. RIP Mr Bourdain.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:14:31am

Latest Soros conspiracy: He’s secretly one of the owners of Triple Crown contender Justify!!!!!1!

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:17:46am

re: #211 HappyWarrior

Cool deal. Didn’t know he had a new one.

I posted a page with his song ‘Make America Great Again’ (yeah, seriously) yesterday, and the video for the song ‘1933’ the other day. I’ll happily post it again because it’s so good. :)

Frank Turner - 1933

He’s not shying away from the political - he’s diving right into it on this record.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:20:16am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

The human truths of travel and food were the basic foundation of his show. With his skill as a chef and style as an interviewer, all the right pieces were in place. Over the years his production crew got better, got promoted from within. I loved that he browbeat CNN to pony up the bigger bucks to shoot the Rome episode on real film. That casual style brought out insights and candor from his guests. I guess he will always be most famous for the episode where he had lunch with Obama. One of the few times he was a little visibly starstruck.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:20:27am

re: #215 makeitstop

I posted a page with his song ‘Make America Great Again’ (yeah, seriously) yesterday, and the video for the song ‘1933’ the other day. I’ll happily post it again because it’s so good. :)

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He’s not shying away from the political - he’s diving right into it on this record.

Thanks. Been busy since my brother got home. Glad he’s going right at it.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:21:48am

Maybe the best tribute to Anthony would be to have a drink and a meal with someone you can get to know better, learn something from. What he did does not require a camera or broadcast to be well worthwhile.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:22:22am

re: #216 Unshaken Defiance

It sounds like he should have had his show on PBS. They would not have complained about using real film.

I think the show “Mind of a Chef” (I think that is the title) was on PBS. It was very good.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:23:44am
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dangerman  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:28:15am

re: #206 Belafon

I don’t see Ali taking that from Trump.

Edit: Just to be clear, I’m talking about if he were alive.

As I recall he wore the conviction proudly.
That’s what civil disobedience is all about
Taking a stand. Facing and accepting the consequences

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:29:37am

I get the feeling we’ll start hearing a lot of this type of thing. There are probably a whole lot of Putin fanboys in our government.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:30:00am

Yep! Really enjoyed that Frank Turner, thanks Makeitstop. Really captures a lot of what I’ve been feeling the past few years.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:30:16am

From the NYT:

[U.S.] Suicide rates rose steadily in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, increasing 25 percent nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. In 2016, there were more than twice as many suicides as homicides.

That’s really an astounding ratio.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:31:13am

re: #224 Sir John Barron

The new analysis found that nearly 45,000 Americans aged 10 or older died by their own hand in 2016. The increase varied widely by state, from a low of 6 percent in Delaware to more than 57 percent in North Dakota. The rate declined in just one state, Nevada, where it has historically been higher than average.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:31:52am

re: #222 makeitstop

I get the feeling we’ll start hearing a lot of this type of thing. There are probably a whole lot of Putin fanboys in our government.

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Gee I can remember when we criticized the wisdom of going to war with Iraq and we were told that we were unpatriotic but now it’s okay to be buddy bud with the man trying to destabilize the West so he can make MRGA. And yes I bet we have a lot of Putin fans in the Executive and Legislative Branch. We already know we have a big fan at the top.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:36:12am

Some ad is killing me. It is making this site unusable. It has kicked me 4 times in the last 2 minutes.

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:36:43am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Yep! Really enjoyed that Frank Turner, thanks Makeitstop. Really captures a lot of what I’ve been feeling the past few years.

Thought you’d dig it. :)

If you haven’t checked my page, here’s the video for ‘MAGA.’ Pretty funny, totally Turner.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:38:06am

re: #228 makeitstop

Thought you’d dig it. :)

If you haven’t checked my page, here’s the video for ‘MAGA.’ Pretty funny, totally Turner.

TY. He’s really an insightful dude. I read a short interview with him in a BBC history magazine and he named as a personal hero, this guy whose name escapes me who opposed both Cromwell and the Stuarts in the English Civil War era. I really wish I could remember the name.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:38:56am

re: #222 makeitstop

I get the feeling we’ll start hearing a lot of this type of thing. There are probably a whole lot of Putin fanboys in our government.

Well, there are numerous people here who think women, minorities, gays, and others should be treated the same as white males.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:39:52am
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plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:39:58am

re: #199 makeitstop

We watched his show for years. Very sad.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:40:47am

Fuck. Anthony Bourdain is dead. I have all his books, I keep them with all my cookbooks and books about American food history and traditions.

Why are we killing ourselves at such an alarming rate? We’ve lost too many people who were really lights in this world. I worry about those struggling who see others die and think they have no reason to carry on. Chester Bennington killed himself on Chris Cornell’s birthday, that wasn’t a coincidence.

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plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:42:36am

re: #224 Sir John Barron

Every day we are fed negativity and hate by the piece of shit pretending to be President. I’m not the least bit surprised that the rate is up so much. People are giving up.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:43:30am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:43:54am

I am just unbearably sad. I loved what he did with his platform, especially in later years.
I loved his shows and ability to make the world appear as one big kitchen. We need more nourishment.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:45:33am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:47:15am

re: #231 JordanRules

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He trashes Canada for the War of 1812 but ignores what Russia has actually done under Putin, sounds legit. And I agree with Lieu.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:47:53am

re: #235 Ace-o-aces

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Yeah that’s teh ticket. Go with the fact that we hate him as your measure he’s doing a great job. We hated that Hitler fella too ya know.

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Weaselone  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:54:09am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think Pruitt would be doing an even better job inside the walls of a 4 x 4 foot cell preferably positioned on a Pacific Island just above the current high tide level.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:54:25am

Enjoyed the performance of “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” here. I’ve seen Richard do it live a couple of times. It comes from a great album. I personally love “Break Somebody’s Heart Tonight.”

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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:55:04am

re: #79 MsJ

On the plus side, pig is gonna be hella cheap for a long time.

Unfortunately, lots of pig farmers (or whatever they’re called), are going to go under.

As will many who farm corn, soybeans, etc. for export.

At which point, ADM will swoop in and buy all the land for pennies on the dollar.

Woo hoo.

I remember a similar state of affairs in the 1980s. Different triggers. Same result.

It was personal/we went down.

And I am so shook this morning with the suicide of Anthony Bourdain. He inspired and irritated me. He was the same age as my brother when he committed suicide. Rats….

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2018 • 6:55:41am

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

I lived in Ontario for 24 years. The province goes through cycles just like states back bounce back and forth between Dem and GOP governors.

Ontario is also like California in some respects in that some areas are heavily Liberal while others are staunchly conservative.

It’s also really big.

Point is, we’ve survived shitty admins before and we can do it again.

The last time we had a so-called ‘conservative’ (They’re not) government here in Ontario I got to be homeless.

I’m hoping that won’t happen this time because my housing is a municipal responsibility. I do expect my disability to be reduced though, and a work requirement added.

I figure we’ll end up like Kansas

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:05:00am

I know that chefs like Prudhomme and Emeril came before him, but Bourdain was the first ‘celebrity chef’ I could relate to. A little younger than me, unashamedly in love with The Ramones, with that borderline fucked-up New York sense of humor.

I’m going to Brooklyn to see the Bowie exhibit and get all this out of my head for a while. RIP, Bourdain, you magnificent ambassador.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:06:53am

I found it: Bourdain’s show “The Mind of a Chef”
pbs.org

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:06:56am

re: #244 makeitstop

I know that chefs like Prudhomme and Emeril came before him, but Bourdain was the first I could relate to. A little younger than me, unashamedly in love with The Ramones, with that borderline fucked-up New York sense of humor.

I’m going to Brooklyn to see the Bowie exhibit and get all this out of my head for a while. RIP, Bourdain, you magnificent ambassador.

I normally don’t get into the chef shows but I am an avid traveler and Bourdain appealed to that in me. Part of the fun of travel for me is not just seeing places that you only see in movies or read about but trying new food. It’s probably one of the biggest bonds I share with my closest brother in age. Our youngest brother is a little more conservative when it comes to new food but when it comes to him and I, we’re all in.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:09:08am

re: #222 makeitstop

They’re jealous of Putin’s power. They wish they had the same power to loot and kill.

Just like the barbarians they are.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:10:58am

re: #247 Romantic Heretic

They’re jealous of Putin’s power. They wish they had the same power to loot and kill.

Just like the barbarians they are.

Indeed, Putin has powers that they only could dream of here.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:12:07am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

Their dreams (DT and Company); our nightmare. :(

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:17:21am

re: #233 A Mom Anon

I suspect it is for the same reason I tried to take my own life.

It appears you are going to die. All that’s left is how. You can die in one of the myriad horrible ways your imagination dreams up, or quiet, clean and quick.

In my case it was just after I became homeless. It seemed to me I could die in one of the many ways a homeless person could die in a February night in Canada, or hang myself.

In America, and I suspect much of the West, the dichotomy between our mythology of individual freedom and the reality of being producing-consuming economic agents is one many intelligent people can only resolve by leaving this life.

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:22:52am

I just went on the Brooklyn Museum site. The Bowie exhibit is completely sold out.

Looks like the wife and I are gonna have to find something else to do today.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:24:53am

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

So much for the argument that younger Whites aren’t racist. I see no evidence of that, tbh.

In my 40-odd years of sitting next to UC Berkeley and shooing the younguns off my lawn, I have seen more and more casual intermingling of all races, starting from my college days, when it was practically nonexistent. So there’s that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:25:30am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:30:07am

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:31:09am

re: #252 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

In my 40-odd years of sitting next to UC Berkeley and shooing the younguns off my lawn, I have seen more and more casual intermingling of all races, starting from my college days, when it was practically nonexistent. So there’s that.

Racism as a percentage of an age group is about the same no matter what the age. But, as you note, I’m seeing more kids of different races hanging out together. Which hopefully means they’ll have an easier time marginalizing the bigots than we did/do.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:34:18am

Andrew Zimmern did a similar thing, and so I was interested in what he said:

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makeitstop  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:38:33am

Well, it ain’t the Bowie exhibit, but it should be a cool hike.

We’re going to Fort Totten. Photos will be taken. Catch you guys later.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:39:34am

re: #257 makeitstop

Well, it ain’t the Bowie exhibit, but it should be a cool hike.

We’re going to Fort Totten. Photos will be taken. Catch you guys later.

Sounds like a fun adventure. I’m probably going to go on a walk today after my shift ends listening to that new Turner album.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:39:50am

CNN had an expert on who rightly pointed toward the economic crisis over the last ten years and accessibility to guns contributing to spike in suicide, but a correlation that hasn’t been mentioned as far as I have seen is our 15-year-long war and the toll it is taking on soldiers and vets (that is also correlated with econ/gun issues, of course). That is also a significant contributing factor to the alarming rise in suicides.

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Weaselone  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:44:26am

re: #259 Barefoot Grin

CNN had an expert on who rightly pointed toward the economic crisis over the last ten years and accessibility to guns contributing to spike in suicide, but a correlation that hasn’t been mentioned as far as I have seen is our 15-year-long war and the toll it is taking on soldiers and vets (that is also correlated with econ/gun issues, of course). That is also a significant contributing factor to the alarming rise in suicides.

The increase and reasons for it probably aligns with those for the increase in mass shootings. It’s just that Americans in general are going to shoot themselves as opposed to going on a killing rampage.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:49:19am

re: #260 Weaselone

The increase and reasons for it probably aligns with those for the increase in mass shootings. It’s just that Americans in general are going to shoot themselves as opposed to going on a killing rampage.

That’s a really good point.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:49:50am

It’s frustrating how we have this stigma. I remember when Robin Williams killed himself and people called him selfish. I hate that word for someone who takes their own life. As someone who has suffered from some depression issues though anxiety’s mainly been my thing, I’m not trying to be selfish. I’m in pain. If we could see mental issues as no different from physical aches, maybe we could do something here.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:50:34am

To those of us who know this fight, it’s rare when words are found to reflect it well. And that is, oddly enough, part of the struggle. This thread does an amazing job of granting us some words.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:57:41am

re: #252 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

In my 40-odd years of sitting next to UC Berkeley and shooing the younguns off my lawn, I have seen more and more casual intermingling of all races, starting from my college days, when it was practically nonexistent. So there’s that.

I think it was Warren Beatty, around the time Bulworth came out, who observed that it was remarkable that Halle Berry was considered a sex symbol - just as much for white males as black males. He noted that such a thing would’ve been practically unthinkable in his youth.

I agree with that sentiment entirely.

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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:57:52am

re: #263 JordanRules

To those of us who know this fight, it’s rare when words are found to reflect it well. And that is, oddly enough, part of the struggle. This thread does an amazing job of granting us some words.

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Oh, yes. Tears. Thank you for that!

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 7:58:31am

The PBS take on Anthony Bourdain’s death.
whyy.org

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:00:45am

I’ll never enjoy anything as much as this guy enjoys his first exposure to Rage Against the Machine.
openculture.com

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:02:25am

re: #264 Dr Lizardo

I think it was Warren Beatty, around the time Bulworth came out, who observed that it was remarkable that Halle Berry was considered a sex symbol - just as much for white males as black males. He noted that such a thing would’ve been practically unthinkable in his youth.

I agree with that sentiment entirely.

The way I see it, we have come a long way but we have to keep on pressing forward because progress is an everlasting journey. I have no doubt that my values will probably seem conservative 50 years from now but that’s okay. As long as we retain our basic values of kindness, open-mindness, etc, we’ll be okay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:04:40am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

The way I see it, we have come a long way but we have to keep on pressing forward because progress is an everlasting journey. I have no doubt that my values will probably seem conservative 50 years from now but that’s okay. As long as we retain our basic values of kindness, open-mindness, etc, we’ll be okay.

Do not take for granted any of the gains we have made over the last 50 years in personal freedoms, minority, women’s or LGBT rights. There are plenty of people who would like to undo them. In fact we need to secure our gains before we can start thinking about making progress

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BeachDem  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:05:54am

re: #257 makeitstop

Well, it ain’t the Bowie exhibit, but it should be a cool hike.

We’re going to Fort Totten. Photos will be taken. Catch you guys later.

Damn, now I really feel old. The only time I got caught breaking parental rules while in high school was telling the parental units I was going to Fort Totten to visit a friend’s sister and brother-in-law, but actually going to Manhattan to go to clubs. Now, it’s historical. Ah, memories.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:06:17am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do not take for granted any of the gains we have made in personal freedoms, minority, women’s or LGBT rights. There are plenty of people who would like to undo them. In fact we need to secure our gains before we can start thinking about making progress

Exactly.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:07:19am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do not take for granted any of the gains we have made in personal freedoms, minority, women’s or LGBT rights. There are plenty of people who would like to undo them. In fact we need to secure our gains before we can start thinking about making progress

Blacks first held office in the late 1800s. They played in MLB in the early 1900s. And that was taken away for the next 30+ years. There are plenty of people who want to take it a away, and plenty of people who will act like it’s no big thing.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:08:28am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do not take for granted any of the gains we have made in personal freedoms, minority, women’s or LGBT rights. There are plenty of people who would like to undo them. In fact we need to secure our gains before we can start thinking about making progress

How do we secure those gains? Conservatives will always be with us, trying to tear down anything good and replace it with their sick subculture.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:08:58am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

The way I see it, we have come a long way but we have to keep on pressing forward because progress is an everlasting journey. I have no doubt that my values will probably seem conservative 50 years from now but that’s okay. As long as we retain our basic values of kindness, open-mindness, etc, we’ll be okay.

I agree 100% - but I know full well there’s a whole lotta people out there who are genuinely frightened at the progress that’s been made thus far. They feel that their position at the apex of the social pyramid is now threatened - and their sense of identity, their very sense of being, is under siege.

And I am no under illusion that they will lash out. A final spasm of rage against what they believe to be the “dying of the light”.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:10:41am

re: #264 Dr Lizardo

I think it was Warren Beatty, around the time Bulworth came out, who observed that it was remarkable that Halle Berry was considered a sex symbol - just as much for white males as black males. He noted that such a thing would’ve been practically unthinkable in his youth.

I agree with that sentiment entirely.

I still remember how Dorothy Dandridge and Eartha Kitt were treated…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:10:56am

re: #273 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

How do we secure those gains? Conservatives will always be with us, trying to tear down anything good and replace it with their sick subculture.

for starters we need to gain a majority of the votes and convert that into a majority of seats in congress

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:13:19am

re: #272 Belafon

Blacks first held office in the late 1800s. They played in MLB in the early 1900s. And that was taken away for the next 30+ years. There are plenty of people who want to take it a away, and plenty of people who will act like it’s no big thing.

And it’s the latter group that help empower the former. They always break my heart.

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I cannot.  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:14:15am

re: #273 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

There’s no way to “secure” them, it’s a constant rear-guard action that has been going on since civilization began, and will go on as long as civilization endures.

Cheerful thought, isn’t it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:15:36am

LOL, just pathetic

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:16:45am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, just pathetic

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It’s always about him isn’t it?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:17:26am

re: #274 Dr Lizardo

I agree 100% - but I know full well there’s a whole lotta people out there who are genuinely frightened at the progress that’s been made thus far. They feel that their position at the apex of the social pyramid is now threatened - and their sense of identity, their very sense of being, is under siege.

And I am no under illusion that they will lash out. A final spasm of rage against what they believe to be the “dying of the light”.

Oh yeah, that’s part of my point. That’s why we can’t take anything for granted. It’s why we have to fight for progress whenever/whereever we can.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:17:35am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

First the Eagles now Warriors and the Cavaliers. DT is one piece of work.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:18:21am

re: #272 Belafon

Blacks first held office in the late 1800s. They played in MLB in the early 1900s. And that was taken away for the next 30+ years. There are plenty of people who want to take it a away, and plenty of people who will act like it’s no big thing.

Yep. A lot of the Holocaust survivors have said indifference is what allowed the mistreatment of the Jews to succeed and this is correct not just there but here too.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:18:43am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

First the Eagles now Warriors and the Cavaliers. DT is one piece of work.

He’ll probably invite the Capitals though so him and Ovechin can slobber over Putin together.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:19:05am

Often the toughest battle to fight is the war with oneself.

I’ve been down that road too. I’ve had some rough times but I haven’t been suicidal for years thank God.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:19:56am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

First the Eagles now Warriors and the Cavaliers. DT is one piece of work.

I believe this is the 2nd time he’s “uninvited” the Warriors. Last time we got an epic tweet from Lebron in response:

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:21:37am
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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:21:56am
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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:22:09am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:22:20am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:22:36am

A lot of people hate so called SJWs because they see them as busy bodies but the way I look at is this.
An attack on transgender rights is an attack on my rights even though I’m not trans.

An attack on immigrants is an attack on me even though I’m not an immigrant.

Racism against black people by cops attacks me even though I am white.

A lot of people try to cop out of being called racist by claiming to be color blinded but color blindness is a cop out. I’m always going to see the differences in skin color, religion, accent, etc but where I and we grow is where we those differences as not defining that person. That was King’s dream. He didn’t want people to act like color or ethnicity wasn’t a thing but he did want people to see people as people first.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:22:56am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

First the Eagles now Warriors and the Cavaliers. DT is one piece of work.

“You can’t say you’re not coming — I’m not inviting you!” Like “you can’t fire me, I just quit!”

And no matter how he blusters, it has to sting.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:23:26am

re: #287 JordanRules

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He certainly didn’t hold back. And he wasn’t wrong about Kissinger.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:23:27am

Thread

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:23:48am

re: #290 JordanRules

Dear @realDonaldTrump: Even if we ignored Russia’s bad behavior, it doesn’t deserve to be in the G-7 because it’s not even a top ten economy. Both Brazil & India have far larger economies.

so on top of being a toady or a man who knows that putin has the dirt on him, he is probably unaware of basic economic facts…

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:24:09am

re: #278 I cannot.

There’s no way to “secure” them, it’s a constant rear-guard action that has been going on since civilization began, and will go on as long as civilization endures.

Cheerful thought, isn’t it?

Yep. //
If I were to teach history in school, that would be my lesson. The forces of evil are always looking for ways to wreck things, and one of their tools is patience, because good people start thinking things will stay as they are (which side is conservative again?).

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:24:24am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:25:01am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, just pathetic

“He’s bringing Americans together!”

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:25:16am

re: #296 Belafon

Yep. //
If I were to teach history in school, that would be my lesson. The forces of evil are always looking for ways to wreck things, and one of their tools is patience, because good people start thinking things will stay as they are (which side is conservative again?).

Personal freedoms require an atmosphere of safety and stability: there are plenty of people who want to see chaos and threat so they can crack down on freedoms

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:25:31am

re: #297 JordanRules

That is one way of putting it. (No pun intended)

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:25:43am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, just pathetic

I don’t think Trump is going to have as easy of a time taking on the NBA as the NFL.

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BeachDem  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:26:09am

And then there’s this:

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:26:45am

re: #296 Belafon

Yep. //
If I were to teach history in school, that would be my lesson. The forces of evil are always looking for ways to wreck things, and one of their tools is patience, because good people start thinking things will stay as they are (which side is conservative again?).

My mantra: don’t get complacent.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:26:59am

re: #301 Belafon

I don’t think Trump is going to have as easy of a time taking on the NBA as the NFL.

I don’t think so either. Of the main four leagues, the NBA by far is the most liberal minded.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:27:46am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

He’ll probably invite the Capitals though so him and Ovechin can slobber over Putin together.

Devante Smith-Pelly already said he won’t go because the yam is racist and sexist.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:28:00am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

A lot of people hate so called SJWs because they see them as busy bodies but the way I look at is this.
An attack on transgender rights is an attack on my rights even though I’m not trans.

An attack on immigrants is an attack on me even though I’m not an immigrant.

Racism against black people by cops attacks me even though I am white.

A lot of people try to cop out of being called racist by claiming to be color blinded but color blindness is a cop out. I’m always going to see the differences in skin color, religion, accent, etc but where I and we grow is where we those differences as not defining that person. That was King’s dream. He didn’t want people to act like color or ethnicity wasn’t a thing but he did want people to see people as people first.

Yep. That’s why I am tempted to get a tattoo of a cross with “bellator iustitia socialis” inscribed on it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:28:40am

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

Devante Smith-Pelly already said he won’t go because the yam is racist and sexist.

Good to hear.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:29:33am

re: #306 William Lewis

Yep. That’s why I am tempted to get a tattoo of a cross with “bellator iustitia socialis” inscribed on it.

Nice, you gotta post a pic when you get that done. I have a few tats already myself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:30:18am

re: #306 William Lewis

Yep. That’s why I am tempted to get a tattoo of a cross with “bellator iustitia socialis” inscribed on it.

just don’t let anyone change the first letter to an “F”

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:33:06am

re: #303 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

My mantra: don’t get complacent.

The problem is the synonym for complacent: content. Content is what a lot of people want. They’re not looking to write the next great novel, earn a Nobel prize, or even cook the world’s most perfect steak. They don’t really want tomorrow to be much different than today. They’re the hardest to get to realize that things are changing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:33:07am

re: #301 Belafon

I don’t think Trump is going to have as easy of a time taking on the NBA as the NFL.

What’s the over/under on when he starts calling MLB players “illegals”?

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:33:09am

Well, the chances of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting next week in Dallas turning into a first-class dumpster fire have lessened:

Under fire, controversial Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has pulled out of giving key sermon at upcoming convention

The article also includes a letter sent by Patterson to the current head of the SBC, where he withdraws and states his beliefs. I’m going to post this here and just point out that Patterson’s gospel is pervers when the first thing he says he believes in is complementarianism. Just to rant, but Jesus didn’t live and die so that men like Patterson could be patriarchs.

I remain a proponent of God’s plan and purpose for marriage as the union of one man and one woman in lifetime commitment as delineated in Genesis 2 and 3; in the biblical, complementary role assignments for men and women as given in Scripture (1 Cor. 11; 1 Tim. 2); in the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture in every syllable (2 Tim. 3:16-17); in the task of world-wide evangelism since Christ died for all and has invited all to trust Him as Savior (1 Jn. 2:2); in the protection by the strong of all who are weaker (Is. 40:11); and in calling for absolute justice for every human being (Mic. 6:8).

washingtonpost.com

This was announced by Scott Colter, whose wife Sharayah stepped on my last church nerve last week by posting documents probably stolen by Patterson from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003. The intent was to discredit a woman who said Patterson told her not to report her rape. Instead, it stoked the dumpster fire even hotter.

The whole thing is still a cluster and I would advise women to just simply walk out of their Southern Baptist churches, because it’s obvious that the most important thing to these guys is not Jesus, but whether they can subjugate women.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:33:14am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:33:21am

The way I’ve been looking at more and more is that while I’m proud to be an American, humanity is really what unites us. So yeah I can legitimately say I feel more of a bond with people who may not be my countrymen or women but share my belief in humanity above all.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:33:39am

re: #311 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s the over/under on when he starts calling MLB players “illegals”?

Sessions has had it out for the Dominicans for years.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:35:25am

This is weird.

His last post was yesterday

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:35:37am

re: #310 Belafon

The problem is the synonym for complacent: content. Content is what a lot of people want. They’re not looking to write the next great novel, earn a Nobel prize, or even cook the world’s most perfect steak. They don’t really want tomorrow to be much different than today. They’re the hardest to get to realize that things are changing.

Thus the need for my mantra. Forever, I’m afraid.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:37:14am

re: #316 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

This is weird.

If that’s what David was banned for, then Twitter’s ban policy is crap.

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gwangung  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:37:43am

re: #318 Belafon

If that’s what David was banned for, then Twitter’s ban policy is crap.

It’s ALWAYS been crap.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:37:52am

re: #316 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Bill O’Reilly:

Gallup poll says that half of Americans think U.S. moral values are ‘poor’ and getting worse.

Here’s the question: what are our moral values?

Moral values are personal, subjective and fluid.

They serve as a basis for your personal choices.

What were yours, Bill?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:38:23am

re: #318 Belafon

If that’s what David was banned for, then Twitter’s ban policy is crap.

His account is still active, so I expect he got an automated timeout. Twitter’s timeouts are automated, based on user reports, and some of those users are scumbags who think Bill O is a great man.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:39:34am

re: #316 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

This is weird.

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Your last tweet is usually not the one you’re banned for. Someone I follow just recently got a warning over copywrite infringement regarding a music video in a tweet that was 5 years old.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:41:18am

re: #318 Belafon

If that’s what David was banned for, then Twitter’s ban policy is crap.

I don’t tweet, but I just used a browser to look at his site and it seems to be fully accessible. I’ll miss him if he’s gone.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:42:20am

re: #316 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

This is weird.

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That is weird. And Bill, our values should be the total opposite of yours, you’re a serial sexual harasser and a spousal abuser.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:42:40am

re: #322 JordanRules

Your last tweet is usually not the one you’re banned for. Someone I follow just recently got a warning over copywrite infringement regarding a music video in a tweet that was 5 years old.

That is so weird.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:42:47am

re: #323 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I don’t tweet, but I just used a browser to look at his site and it seems to be fully accessible. I’ll miss him if he’s gone.

I hope he comes back. I’ll definitely miss him too. Breaks can be good though.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:43:50am

re: #325 HappyWarrior

That is so weird.

Sometimes assholes go through a person’s whole timeline to look for something to report to cause them trouble.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:44:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:47:12am

re: #327 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Sometimes assholes go through a person’s whole timeline to look for something to report to cause them trouble.

I call that a good reason not to tweet.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:48:49am

re: #329 HappyWarrior

I call that a good reason not to tweet.

You get most of the downside of Twitter right here, when mad Tweets are posted.
Might as well Tweet to taunt these people, rather than just read their idiocy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:51:26am

I recommend reading Van jackson’s entire thread

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Stanley Sea  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:56:28am

The yam just “postponed” meeting with Macron.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:56:29am

It just occurred to me that, by floating this completely useless pardon suggestion, the moron wants to achieve a two-fer pander: Ali was black AND Muslim.

Good to see Ali’s lawyer rejecting it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:56:55am

re: #332 Stanley Sea

The yam just “postponed” meeting with Macron.

uh huh…sure thing.
*wink*

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:57:26am

re: #332 Stanley Sea

Why am I not surprised?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:58:18am

with his European friends.
heh

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:58:20am

“Winning” at the G-7 in Quebec

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:58:43am

re: #332 Stanley Sea

The yam just “postponed” meeting with Macron.

Which means Macron postponed it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 8, 2018 • 8:59:20am

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BeachDem  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:00:27am

re: #304 HappyWarrior

I don’t think so either. Of the main four leagues, the NBA by far is the most liberal minded.

And just because I love this picture (and Bill Russell)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:01:04am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

It just occurred to me that, by floating this completely useless pardon suggestion, the moron wants to achieve a two-fer pander: Ali was black AND Muslim.

Good to see Ali’s lawyer rejecting it.

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plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:01:16am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:01:28am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump must not realize how much Ali would loathe him (for his racism and Islamophobia) if he were still alive.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:01:49am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:02:46am

re: #342 plansbandc

Nice!!

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electrotek  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:04:17am

re: #343 Patricia Kayden

Trump must not realize how much Ali would loathe him (for his racism and Islamophobia) if he were still alive.

I wish Ali was not only still alive, but in working form. He would have been the only one to mitigate Islamophobia to the core.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:05:49am

re: #331 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So if diplomacy doesn’t work with NK, then what? A ground war? I know that Bolton is a warmonger but we’re still in Afghanistan and barely eked out of Iraq. We don’t need any more wars.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:06:00am

Those wee feets!!!

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:06:51am

re: #342 plansbandc

Can you post the other two tweets for those of us who can’t twitter at work?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:07:19am

re: #346 electrotek

One of his most famous sayings was, “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” With DT Ali would have used an entire hive no butterflies.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:08:00am

re: #346 electrotek

I wish Ali was not only still alive, but in working form. He would have been the only one to mitigate Islamophobia to the core.

I doubt that. Because of his condition he wasn’t seen as a threat any longer. The response to him would not have been the same if he was still seen as a vital, brash, vocal, black muslim. He still was all that to me though.

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BeachDem  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:08:27am

re: #332 Stanley Sea

The yam just “postponed” meeting with Macron.

Let me guess—postponed till noon tomorrow, when the yam is leaving Canada at 10:30 am?

(And what is his big rush to get to Singapore if his meeting with “Rocket Man” isn’t until Tuesday?)

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:08:50am
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electrotek  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:09:47am

re: #353 Barefoot Grin

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Singapore’s streets are about to get dirty once again.

Where’s the cane when you need it? It would be hilarious if Gorka suffered the same treatment as Michael P Fay did.

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TedStriker  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:10:07am

Just saw about Bourdain…man, I’m fucking numb right now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:10:24am
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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:11:33am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, just pathetic

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:12:41am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It just occurred to me that, by floating this completely useless pardon suggestion, the moron wants to achieve a two-fer pander: Ali was black AND Muslim.

Good to see Ali’s lawyer rejecting it.

Evidently, Ali was never pardoned by The Donald. Ali should be grateful that it’s finally happening.

/////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:13:12am

re: #356 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In addition to the fact that Muhammad Ali doesn’t need a pardon, Trump’s logic is bizarre. He’s willing to pardon Ali for the very same resistance for which he’s castigating NFL players.

there are thought processes involved here, but logic and consistency have little to do with them

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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:15:23am

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

First the Eagles now Warriors and the Cavaliers. DT is one piece of work.

Did anyone notice he singled out LeBron and Stephen Curry and said nothing at all about Warriors coach Steve Kerr who has been a lot more critical of Trump and even has laughed at Trump’s BS?

Hmmm, I wonder. Anything to do with skin color of the coach versus the players?

Nah, that couldn’t be it…

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:18:25am

re: #353 Barefoot Grin

Actually, Dennis Rodman may be the most experienced if that bunch since he already has ties to the NK Leader.

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CongoJack  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:20:39am

LGF is killing my browser today and is constantly loading the page:

Using Firefox:
I see the issue being an ad loading:
Read ad.lkqd.net
Read vpaid.springserve.com
Transferring data from trk.vidible.tv
Waiting px.moatads.com

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:22:01am

re: #362 CongoJack

I keep getting the message that this page is using significant energy. I am plugged into an outlet. grr

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:23:11am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:23:26am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

A lot of people hate so called SJWs because they see them as busy bodies but the way I look at is this.
An attack on transgender rights is an attack on my rights even though I’m not trans.

An attack on immigrants is an attack on me even though I’m not an immigrant.

Racism against black people by cops attacks me even though I am white.

A lot of people try to cop out of being called racist by claiming to be color blinded but color blindness is a cop out. I’m always going to see the differences in skin color, religion, accent, etc but where I and we grow is where we those differences as not defining that person. That was King’s dream. He didn’t want people to act like color or ethnicity wasn’t a thing but he did want people to see people as people first.

I like to ask what exactly makes “social” justice so allegedly contemptible in their view, then watch the ‘splaining and shuffling feet.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:24:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:25:01am
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plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:26:45am

re: #349 Belafon

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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:27:02am

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

Devante Smith-Pelly already said he won’t go because the yam is racist and sexist.

As a Columbus Blue Jackets fan I do not like The Caps. We should have beaten those son-a-guns this year in the first round.

But I will give credit to Smith-Pelly for his stance.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:27:47am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:28:01am

re: #366 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Me when the restaurant doesn’t get over medium right.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:29:13am
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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:29:24am

re: #362 CongoJack

LGF is killing my browser today and is constantly loading the page:

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There’s a ‘report’ button to bring that to Charles’ attention. Looks like this: !

You know, in case he should miss a comment. It happens once in a while.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:29:28am

re: #369 ObserverArt

As a Columbus Blue Jackets fan I do not like The Caps. We should have beaten those son-a-guns this year in the first round.

But I will give credit to Smith-Pelly for his stance.

Trump is making strange sports bedfellows. Imagine a Cowboy’s fan having to cheer the Eagles.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:30:56am

re: #374 Belafon

That Cowboys fan is stuck in Philly during a blizzard. /

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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:30:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:31:24am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

The first lady’s office said she’d undergone a procedure for a benign kidney condition, but Trump says the first lady isn’t traveling with him because she had a four-hour operation and doctors told her not to fly for a month

a fairly irrelevant bit of news that is being overscrutinized while Trump and his henpersons are dismantling America’s government and wrecking its environment, society and economy.

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Kilroy was here  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:34:11am
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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:34:53am

re: #332 Stanley Sea

The yam just “postponed” meeting with Macron.

What a punk-ass baby. President “touch-me-not.”

And if anyone ever wonders why he is so close to his family…it’s because he has no friends as that is how he always acts.

And I bet if you could really get his damn kids to talk, they probably don’t like him either. They like his money and the attention. I bet he was abusive and cold with them. Well, except his strange touchy-feely relationship with Ivanka.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:35:00am

re: #378 Kilroy was here

Wow. Someone seriously cleaned up that picture of KellyAnn.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:35:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:36:24am

re: #380 Belafon

Wow. Someone seriously cleaned up that picture of KellyAnn.

she has some seriously weird teeth

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:36:30am
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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:36:39am

From the top:

I’ve always loved this song, and this is one of the best versions I’ve ever heard.

# Me Too. A guy used to come here once in a while and play a few gigs, always brought his bike, and let me work on it if it needed anything. He came for the rides as much as the gigs. He gave me one of his CDs with this song on it. Liner notes apologize for doing it so fast, but I’ve never heard a bad version.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:37:31am
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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:37:37am

re: #342 plansbandc

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Trump thinking: “I will pardon Muhammad Ali anyway, as a gesture to my Blacks.”

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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:38:39am

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Obama…nothing but class.

Unlike that other ass.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:38:55am

re: #385 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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He waddles, then totally hesitates before the ramp.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:39:46am
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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:40:31am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:41:04am

re: #388 Stanley Sea

He waddles, then totally hesitates before the ramp.

It’s hard for him to balance on his teensy little feet, even smaller than his small hands!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:41:50am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:43:11am

re: #388 Stanley Sea

He waddles, then totally hesitates before the ramp.

re: #391 The Vicious Babushka

It’s hard for him to balance on his teensy little feet, even smaller than his small hands!

He doesn’t walk on grass much. Even when he plays golf he only takes a few steps from his golf cart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:44:29am
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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:45:13am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:46:25am

re: #392 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:47:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:48:24am

jeebus.
and this happened at the Canadian border…

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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:52:43am

re: #395 gocart mozart

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Damn…1971 and that Carlin video could be about today.

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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:55:52am

@potcoin ???!!!!

This also once happened. He spelled Melania wrong

Donald Trump fires Dennis Rodman for spelling error

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:57:47am

re: #400 gocart mozart

Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @Prince_Mrketing , I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump and Marshall Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com

— Dennis Rodman

Ok, I feel much better now. Thanks.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:59:12am

re: #400 gocart mozart

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This also once happened

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Cannabis can be bought with Bitcoin. This seems odd and unnecessary.

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:59:18am

re: #399 ObserverArt

Damn…1971 and that Carlin video could be about today.

It is. Carlin performances never expire.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:59:46am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 9:59:48am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:00:55am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mitt also was shocked when he lost.

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ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:02:07am

Freaking storm getting ready to hit. Grrrrrr. Well, we managed to get a few nice days this week.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:02:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:03:27am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:04:21am

re: #392 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Don’t care much for his politics, but best wishes to him and his family during this time.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:05:17am

Well…when you’re a horrible deal maker, generally an idiot and indebted to the other party.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:05:19am

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

Except Dump is trying to destroy the G7 and EU and NATO, etc, as well. So he and Puutin have that in common.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:06:03am

re: #411 JordanRules

Well…when you’re a horrible deal maker, generally an idiot and indebted to the other party.

He’s not trying to make any deals with Putin, it’s a flat out giveaway.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:06:05am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

Melania is a Birther so I’m not sure she has a problem with Trump’s racism. Plus, she defended his “grab then by the p*ssy” comment as locker room talk.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:06:12am

ELIDA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say sheriff’s deputies have seized a military-style AR-15 carbine and 500 rounds of ammunition from a former student who threatened to shoot up an Ohio high school this coming September.

The Lima News reports four Elida high school students reported the threat late Wednesday, leading Allen County sheriff’s deputies to arrest 19-year-old Tristan Ascura, of Lima, early Thursday. He’s been charged with inducing panic.

The Sheriff’s Office says Ascura told the students to avoid going to school Sept. 1 because he was going to “shoot it up.”

School officials say Ascura dropped out of Elida High School in early April. Superintendent Joel Mengerink says the four students acted heroically.

Court records don’t indicate whether Ascura has an attorney.

Elida is roughly 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Toledo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:08:28am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:11:29am

re: #378 Kilroy was here

“Cheese Commander”: Cobra Commander’s ne’er-do-well older brother who’s such a schmuck that Cobra Commander refuses to talk about him.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:16:10am

re: #416 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I don’t like McCain much but I’ll give him credit, he’s never been a Putin ass kisser unlike the others in his party.

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I cannot.  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:17:43am

re: #417 Dr Lizardo

“Cheese Commander”: Cobra Commander’s ne’er-do-well older brother who’s such a schmuck that Cobra Commander refuses to talk about him.

Someone do a cosplay of this. Start with the Cobra Commander costume, then use a modified cheesehead to replace Cobra Commander’s helmet.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:17:52am

re: #403 wrenchwench

It is. Carlin performances never expire.

As one of my students put it, “He wasn’t so much a comic as he was a prophet.”

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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:19:35am
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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:19:36am

re: #420 Dr Lizardo

As one of my students put it, “He wasn’t so much a comic as he was a prophet.”

True of great artists everywhere.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:22:16am

re: #392 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live in heartbreaking letter foxnews.com
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 8, 2018

Even though he’s a never-Dotarder, it’s hard to feel sorry for a man that helped create the mess we are in today. He spent a good portion of his life feeding right-wing propaganda to society’s lowest common denominator.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:24:15am

I wonder how Trump will rescind the death penalty Tamir Ricer was subjected to three and a half years ago

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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:24:40am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:26:48am

re: #421 Kragar

Stole that.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:27:58am

Anaconcat

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:29:25am

re: #423 Dr. Matt

Even though he’s a never-Dotardd, it’s hard to feel sorry for a man that helped create the mess we are in today. He spent a good portion of his life feeding right-wing propaganda to society’s lowest common denominator.

I cannot feel any sympathy or compassion for someone who endlessly spread lies and disinformation. Karma has caught up with him.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:40:00am

This is a lovely piece.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:47:11am

WTF?!?

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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:49:30am

WE GOT ONE!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:50:54am
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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:51:38am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:51:40am

re: #431 Kragar

WE GOT ONE!

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*exits Netflix, turns on the tele to wait for details*

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:52:35am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:53:23am

re: #432 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:55:53am

Associate of Manafort, linked to Russian intelligence

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:57:53am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:58:25am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 10:59:23am
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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:00:00am
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jaunte  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:00:05am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:01:07am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:01:22am

Just another Friday in Florida

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:02:10am

re: #441 gocart mozart

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Charmingly Persistent  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:02:34am

re: #272 Belafon

Blacks first held office in the late 1800s. They played in MLB in the early 1900s. And that was taken away for the next 30+ years. There are plenty of people who want to take it a away, and plenty of people who will act like it’s no big thing.

Yeah, social progress often comes with a hell of a backlash. I am thinking aboout women after WWII as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:03:07am

re: #430 JordanRules

NEW - Roger Stone has encouraged Donald Trump to pardon Marcus Garvey

When will he ask the Supreme Court to overturn the Dredd Scott Decision?

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:03:22am

re: #431 Kragar

WE GOT ONE!

We believe in and preach the Rule of Law except this case and everything involving DjT and Russia because it’s all a hoax by Deep State.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:04:11am

re: #430 JordanRules

WTF?!?

Next: President offers to posthumously pardon John Wilkes Booth.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:05:09am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:05:18am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:05:51am

re: #441 gocart mozart

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A whole lot of religions you’re not including in there Mr. White Westerner!

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:06:35am

re: #450 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The Federalist (probably): This indictment like all the so-called Russian collusion indictments are invalid because The Corrupt FBI Dossier and Obama FBI Spy!!

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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:06:52am

re: #438 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:06:55am

re: #441 gocart mozart

Who is this dear soul?

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:07:01am

re: #447 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When will he ask the Supreme Court to overturn the Dredd Scott Decision?

Im guessing around November 2020.

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jaunte  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:07:02am
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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:07:39am

re: #457 jaunte

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Yikes!

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dangerman  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:07:49am

re: #441 gocart mozart

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If you’re religious, then you believe there’s a special place in hell or purgatory for people like Anthony Bourdain who take their own lives.

Depends on the religion

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:08:07am

re: #452 JordanRules

A whole lot of religions you’re not including in there Mr. White Westerner!

For some reason, rwnjs never want to talk about how there are more gun deaths by suicide than murder.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:08:13am

re: #444 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Just another Friday in Florida

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And

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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:09:17am
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dangerman  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:10:06am

re: #444 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Just another Friday in Florida
Pet monkey gets loose, attacks Home Depot worker in Florida, authorities say
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Whew
NOT Florida man
Possibly Florida cousin though

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plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:11:10am

Some sweetness on yet another rough day.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:11:47am

“… More than 140 children — between 5 and 14 years — were slaughtered at the same time in Peru’s northern coastal region, about 550 years ago.

The children’s ruptured remains contained cuts to their breastbones, which are believed to have been made by a ceremonial knife.

Dislocated rib cages suggest that whoever carried out the bloody sacrifices may have been trying to tear out the children’s’ hearts. …”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:12:09am
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gocart mozart  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:13:02am

drive.google.com

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:13:08am

re: #460 wrenchwench

For some reason, rwnjs never want to talk about how there are more gun deaths by suicide than murder.

They talk about it. They say that doesn’t count in the gun death statistics because it was a choice.

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VegasGolfer  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:17:25am

re: #466 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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dangerman  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:17:29am

re: #450 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Do NOT gloss over this:

BREAKING: Fmr. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hit with another superseding indictment by Special Counsel Mueller’s office -

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:18:58am

re: #470 dangerman

Do NOT gloss over this:

BREAKING: Fmr. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hit with another superseding indictment by Special Counsel Mueller’s office -

Just waiting for him to get into his acrobatic stance and flip
*taps watch*

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jaunte  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:19:31am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:19:59am

re: #465 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Gruesome to be sure.

Just speculating here, but I’d associate a mass human sacrifice (children or adults) with either some kind of major natural disaster or the dedication of a religious center.

Being it was in Peru, maybe a subduction zone earthquake?

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:20:41am
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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:20:43am

re: #471 JordanRules

Just waiting for him to get into his acrobatic stance and flip
*taps watch*

I keep hearing that Manafort is the one guy Mueller doesn’t want to flip. At this point you couldn’t trust what he said, and any type of immunity might just be used like Ollie North did.

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dangerman  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:20:57am

re: #461 Stanley Sea

And

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Davie woman / alligator

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:21:28am

That ratio!

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Jenner7  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:21:53am

:D

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:22:08am

re: #475 Belafon

I keep hearing that Manafort is the one guy Mueller doesn’t want to flip. At this point you couldn’t trust what he said, and any type of immunity might just be used like Ollie North did.

Ahh yes. I’ve heart that. I’m cool with that too. Lots more folks available for the acrobatics.

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dangerman  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:22:56am

re: #468 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

They talk about it. They say that doesn’t count in the gun death statistics because it was a choice.

I want to find stats on how many of those suicides are with someone else’s gun

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Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:23:15am

re: #478 Jenner7

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:D

Just a tad.

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:26:11am

re: #187 ObserverArt

Somehow no birds around the feeder seems appropriate today. Kind of fits the mood around here lately.

Come back birdies…

There’s a finch lurking in the back. We are not seeing as many birds lately, it may be because birds are sitting nests, and many birds shift towards insects for the protein boost that helps growing young.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:28:54am

Arm twisting eh.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:29:04am

From the indictment:

Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. p. 32.2, notice is hereby given to the defendants that the United States will seek forfeiture as part or any sentence in accordance with Title 1 8, United States Code, Sections 981 and 982(a)(l), and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c), in the event of the defendants’ conviction. Upon conviction of the offense charged in Count Two, the defendant PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., shall forfeit to the United States any property, real or personal, involved in such offense, and any property traceable to such property.

They’re going for forfeiture.

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:29:31am

re: #482 jeffreyw

There’s a finch lurking in the back. We are not seeing as many birds lately, it may be because birds are sitting nests, and many birds shift towards insects for the protein boost that helps growing young.

Speaking of protein boost, thank you for not following the picnic table shot with one of a plate of fried eggs lately.

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jaunte  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:31:40am

re: #484 Dr Lizardo

and any property traceable to such property.

Overseas property and accounts?

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:32:03am
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calochortus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:33:46am

re: #459 dangerman

Depends on the religion

Isn’t there a “not in right mind” exemption in many religions as well?

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:33:53am
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Archangelus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:34:24am
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Teukka  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:34:48am

re: #484 Dr Lizardo

From the indictment:

They’re going for forfeiture.

Am I jumping too far ahead thinking Paulie appears proper f***ed at this juncture?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:34:52am

re: #486 jaunte

Overseas property and accounts?

IANAL, but as layman, that’s how I’d interpret it.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:35:37am

With Trump’s new metals tariffs, Putin said, Europeans are now finally getting their comeuppance for showing excessive deference to Washington — and getting a taste of the way the United States had long treated Russia.

“In essence, these are sanctions,” Putin said of the tariffs. “What, did they ‘annex Crimea,’ as many of our partners say?”

Putin went on: “Our partners probably thought that these counterproductive policies would never affect them. . . . No one wanted to listen, and no one wanted to do anything to stop these tendencies. Here we are.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:37:37am

re: #491 Teukka

Am I jumping too far ahead thinking Paulie appears proper f***ed at this juncture?

Paulie is Manafucked.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:37:48am

I’ve been off of work this week (woot) so I went out to fix mom’s golf cart headlights (replaced the switch and fixed some loose wiring). Also I trained 3 new people at work last week and bought donuts on Friday for the dudes, but one of them did not eat them and it occurred to me that he might be observing Ramadan. I hope it wasn’t too uncomfortable for the guy. Also my stove has been taken over by ants. I for one am not too happy about my new overlords and do not wish to toil in their sugarcaves. They walk around the ant traps like they aren’t there. I need an ant nuke.

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Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:38:31am

re: #490 Archangelus

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:39:54am

re: #495 Amory Blaine

Move the traps into the new path.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:40:15am
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calochortus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:41:00am

re: #495 Amory Blaine

I’ve been off of work this week (woot) so I went out to fix mom’s golf cart headlights (replaced the switch and fixed some loose wiring). Also I trained 3 new people at work last week and bought donuts on Friday for the dudes, but one of them did not eat them and it occurred to me that he might be observing Ramadan. I hope it wasn’t too uncomfortable for the guy. Also my stove has been taken over by ants. I for one am not too happy about my new overlords and do not wish to toil in their sugarcaves. They walk around the ant traps like they aren’t there. I need an ant nuke.

NPR had a piece on Muslim food workers and Ramadan. One of them said something to the effect that it was actually good to work feeding others because it let him reflect more on his fast. None of them objected to other people eating in their presence. It is presumably harder to fast here than in a Muslim country where everyone is fasting, but I assume they adjust.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:42:31am

re: #493 Belafon

He’s such a regressive asshole.

501
Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:43:04am

At the Ancestral Home for Dad’s 100th. He might not know who I am exactly, but he’s happy to see me!

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:43:09am

re: #498 JordanRules

Sounds like something the new AG can look into, and it won’t be pardonable by the president.

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calochortus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:44:47am

re: #498 JordanRules

My question with that is whether the “assessed value” is the actual value on the real estate market. Our house’s assessed value is way below market value, and always has been as far as I know. And I have the 50 year old tax records on the house.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:44:47am
505
Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:44:48am

re: #490 Archangelus

Selfishly taking your own life and hurting your friends and family makes you the steaming, gaping asshole Anthony Bourdain. pic.twitter.com

— David Leavitt

“Just in case your day wasn’t sh*tty enough, here’s my flaming hot, moral values, opinion.”

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Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:46:05am

re: #504 JordanRules

Corrupt Obama-Clinton FBI Deep State purge the FBI and all USIC!!!!111. MAGA!! Imthe3%!!!

507
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:46:30am

Ann retweets the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s censoring of Rob Rogers cartoons because the pro-Trump Presstitute editor loves Twitterlini

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:46:49am

re: #490 Archangelus

So, asshole count:
Bourdain: 1
Leavitt: A whole lot more.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:47:08am

re: #1 jaunte

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This should be the death knell for Republicans running in November. How many millions of us have preexisting conditions and need affordable healthcare?

510
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:47:20am

re: #490 Archangelus

You weren’t really following that jackass, were you?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:48:46am

re: #507 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ann retweets the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s censoring of Rob Rogers cartoons because the pro-Trump Presstitute editor loves Twitterlini

[

This is not censorship, it is just editorial choice.

I did not find many of them funny, but then again, I have long since lost the ability to laugh at Trump humor

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:48:53am
513
JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:49:16am

re: #503 calochortus

My question with that is whether the “assessed value” is the actual value on the real estate market. Our house’s assessed value is way below market value, and always has been as far as I know. And I have the 50 year old tax records on the house.

They were definitely looking at market value here.

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Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:49:26am
515
Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:49:53am

re: #490 Archangelus

Wow. That’s beyond deplorable behavior. Unbelievable.

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JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:51:00am

re: #514 Kragar

[Embedded content]

That is absolutely disgusting.

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Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:51:30am

re: #514 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Fucking seriously?!

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:51:36am

re: #514 Kragar

So if the labor was forced, why is she being penalized for it?

519
Amory Blaine  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:51:47am

Krauthammer is dying.

A note to readers

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.

In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications — which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

520
JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:51:58am
521
goddamnedfrank  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:52:55am

re: #505 Sir John Barron

“Just in case your day wasn’t sh*tty enough, here’s my flaming hot, moral values, opinion.”

It’s worse than that, Leavitt isn’t offering a genuine moral opinion, he’s just still pissed off that Bourdain dunked on him for making fun of the Manchester bombing attack. The guy is a just a worthless wound collecting piece of shit.

Freelance writer David Leavitt shredded for Ariana Grande jokes after Manchester attack

522
Kragar  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:53:09am
523
Archangelus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:53:21am

re: #510 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

You weren’t really following that jackass, were you?

Sadly I did. Started following him been back when I still checked out Twitter’s “who to follow” recommendations and saw that a rather large number of my followers followed him too.
Seemed decent enough at the time based on what I saw then. Didn’t really notice that much of his stuff until today.
As of this time, his followers still include “1125 Followers you know” for me, though I reckon that number’s gonna start dropping over the next few days…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:53:38am

re: #517 Varek Raith

Fucking seriously?!

re: #518 Patricia Kayden

So if the labor was forced, why is she being penalized for it?

And before that, she was forced to watch her husband dig his own grave and watch his execution.

gaaahhh

525
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:53:43am

re: #512 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

OH! and you added sliced almonds on top!!!!!!!!!!

To.
Die.
For.

526
Sir John Barron  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:53:48am

re: #521 goddamnedfrank

It’s worse than that, Leavett isn’t offering a genuine moral opinion, he’s just still pissed off that Bourdain dunked on him for making fun of the Manchester bombing attack. The guy is a just a worthless wound collecting piece of shit.

Freelance writer David Leavitt shredded for Ariana Grande jokes after Manchester attack

Ah, I see.

527
plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:55:12am

re: #507 Joe Bacon 🌹

My Trump Kittens add-on prohibits me from viewing those cartoons. :D

528
JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:56:33am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:57:10am

re: #495 Amory Blaine

I’ve been off of work this week (woot) so I went out to fix mom’s golf cart headlights (replaced the switch and fixed some loose wiring). Also I trained 3 new people at work last week and bought donuts on Friday for the dudes, but one of them did not eat them and it occurred to me that he might be observing Ramadan. I hope it wasn’t too uncomfortable for the guy. Also my stove has been taken over by ants. I for one am not too happy about my new overlords and do not wish to toil in their sugarcaves. They walk around the ant traps like they aren’t there. I need an ant nuke.

Have you tried diatomaceous earth? It kills crawling bugs by shredding their bodies. You can buy it at Home Depot.

530
Archangelus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:57:56am

re: #523 Archangelus

Also, in my defense, what’s not to like when nearly everything you see from a particular Twitter person is along the lines of “Please tell .realDonaldTrump to go fuck himself”?

531
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:57:58am
532
plansbandc  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:58:37am

I’m going to need to be drunk at some point today.

533
Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:58:46am

re: #524 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow! If anyone is deserving of refugee status, it has to be her. What a horrifying experience.

534
calochortus  Jun 8, 2018 • 11:59:52am

re: #529 Patricia Kayden

Have you tried diatomaceous earth? It kills crawling bugs by shredding their bodies. You can buy it at Home Depot.

Also, disrupt their scent trail. Kill them, wipe them up, and then clean their trail-preferably where they come into the house. Windex, Lysol, whatever.

535
Jenner7  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:01:00pm
536
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:01:17pm

re: #529 Patricia Kayden

Have you tried diatomaceous earth? It kills crawling bugs by shredding their bodies. You can buy it at Home Depot.

That sounds really cruel when you put it like that.

537
JordanRules  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:02:15pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:04:18pm

re: #536 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That sounds really cruel when you put it like that.

It’s made out of the skeletons of tinier critters.

539
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:05:37pm

re: #538 wrenchwench

It’s made out of the skeletons of tinier critters.

Aieeeeeee! It’s death all the way down!

540
Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:05:39pm

re: #519 Amory Blaine

Krauthammer is dying.

A note to readers

Fuck cancer.

541
calochortus  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:05:44pm

re: #538 wrenchwench

It’s made out of the skeletons of tinier critters.

Save the diatoms!
Oh wait. They were already dead.

542
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:06:59pm

re: #541 calochortus

Save the diatoms!
Oh wait. They were already dead.

Resurrect the diatoms!

543
Patricia Kayden  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:07:12pm

re: #538 wrenchwench

Didn’t know that. Sounds like something you’d read about in sci fi novel.

544
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:07:57pm

re: #444 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Just another Friday in Florida

Episode 2

545
wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:08:01pm

re: #543 Patricia Kayden

Didn’t know that. Sounds like something you’d read about in sci fi novel.

Life is like that. Death, even more so.

546
calochortus  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:09:28pm

re: #542 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Resurrect the diatoms!

Pretty sure there’s not a diatom shortage out there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:09:50pm

re: #544 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

BREAKING: For more than a year, the Florida Dept of Agriculture failed to conduct background checks on tens of thousands of concealed weapons permit applications

we really need to attack this as a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment, namely the first clause about “well regulated”

548
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:16:29pm

re: #547 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we really need to attack this as a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment, namely the first clause about “well regulated”

The commas mean “A well regulated Militia” is separate and distinct from “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”
But, the comma does count as a separation with “shall not be infringed” because “tree of liberty/blood of tyrants” or some such nonsense

549
BeachDem  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:25:13pm

re: #537 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Have I ever mentioned that I love that man? (Only about a zillion times, but once more, I love Lin-Manuel Miranda)

550
electrotek  Jun 8, 2018 • 12:53:53pm

re: #499 calochortus

NPR had a piece on Muslim food workers and Ramadan. One of them said something to the effect that it was actually good to work feeding others because it let him reflect more on his fast. None of them objected to other people eating in their presence. It is presumably harder to fast here than in a Muslim country where everyone is fasting, but I assume they adjust.

While in Pakistan, many Muslims get triggered when they see anyone eating in public. There was a good Op-Ed in The Express Tribune about that, which was very spot on. I’ll be sure to link it when I find it (kind of hard to do at work at the moment).

551
jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:04:52pm

re: #485 wrenchwench

Speaking of protein boost, thank you for not following the picnic table shot with one of a plate of fried eggs lately.

Do you find the juxtapositioning somehow macabre? We just don’t do full on breakfasts very often, and almost never for actual breakfast - more often for an easy, fast supper. Mmm… pancakes, hash browns, sausages and eggs, French toast, huevos rancheros, frittatas!

552
wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:11:53pm

re: #551 jeffreyw

Do you find the juxtapositioning somehow macabre? We just don’t do full on breakfasts very often, and almost never for actual breakfast - more often for an easy, fast supper. Mmm… pancakes, hash browns, sausages and eggs, French toast, huevos rancheros, frittatas!

A little macabre, but it is silly of me. I eat eggs (not in front of any birds…) and I watch birds raid the nests of other birds. They do seem to wait until hatching before raiding, but that’s beside the point.

Post what you wish. The food always looks good.

553
electrotek  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:12:19pm

re: #507 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ann retweets the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s censoring of Rob Rogers cartoons because the pro-Trump Presstitute editor loves Twitterlini

[Embedded content]

But…but…but….JE SUIS CHARLIE DOE!!!

554
petesh  Jun 8, 2018 • 1:43:35pm

Dead thread, I know, but hey. That’s a wonderful version of 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, definitely better than Richard Thompson’s original. For my money, the best I have ever heard was Richard solo at Hardly Strictly a few years back — and I just found it on Youtube!

Richard Thompson at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10/6/2013 1952 Vincent Black Lightning


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