Snarky Puppy Trumpeter Mike “Maz” Maher Rocks: “Arizona”

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Maz Flips the Script, ep. 3
‘Arizona’

Filmed and produced by Amelie Marchier
Additional camera work by Jonathan Schwolsky

Recorded at Atlantic Sound Studios
Engineered by Diko Shoturma
Mixing Engineer - Nic Hard

Musicians:

Louis Cato - drums
David Cutler - bass
Justin Stanton - Rhodes
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Mike Maher - vocals
Michelle Willis - vocals
Melany Watson - vocals

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 10, 2018 • 10:55:49pm

So I found a bat sleeping in my living room this morning

no idea how it got there (there are screens on all the windows)

caught it in a jar and put it on the back porch

weird

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:07:01pm

Too much? Nah, no such thing as too much Trump hate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:08:15pm

re: #3 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Too much? Nah, no such thing as too much Trump hate.

Hate does not enter into it, but it will take us decades to fix the damage his administration is doing.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:13:44pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:18:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:31:18pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I found a bat sleeping in my living room this morning

no idea how it got there (there are screens on all the windows)

caught it in a jar and put it on the back porch

weird

One should be careful around bats. Many bats carry rabies.

The case of the girl who survived rabies through experimental treatment came about because she wanted to shoo a bat out of a church and was bit.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:33:38pm
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ckkatz  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:39:15pm

My experience with bats indoors has been that they want to be there even less than I wanted them there.

I usually wait until they settle on something. (Usually they land on drapes.) I then wrap them up in a large thick towel, walk them outside, and release them.

And… its raining again here in the DC area. I guess we’re in for more flooding.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:39:26pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

One should be careful around bats. Many bats carry rabies.

The case of the girl who survived rabies through experimental treatment came about because she wanted to shoo a bat out of a church and was bit.

I trapped it in a jar without touching it, it was fast asleep and only just woke up and flew away on my back porch

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:40:25pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

One should be careful around bats. Many bats carry rabies.

The case of the girl who survived rabies through experimental treatment came about because she wanted to shoo a bat out of a church and was bit.

What he said. If rabies is endemic where you are, you need to get vaccinated ASAP (it’s nothing like what the treatment used to be).

ETA: even if you didn’t touch it while you were awake, check with your doctor to see what you need to do.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:41:28pm

Elizabeth Warren Just Might Have a Shot at Re-election (Wonkette)

As for fundraising, Warren is exactly the big money draw you’d expect, and it’s not all just from national Dems who love love love her (which we do, of course). The vast majority of Warren’s donations are in amounts under $25, and in the first quarter of 2018, over 10,000 of her donors were right in Massachusetts, where gosh darn it, Democrats like her. She’s among the top fundraisers in the Senate, and well ahead of the Republicans who want to make her stop being so professor-y and liberal and not-Trump. Good luck with that, guys. Despite — or because of, really — Warren’s national profile and fundraising advantage, rightwing groups are expected to throw tons and tons of money into anti-Warren ads, because she is the Devil.

And oh, do they hate Elizabeth Warren. Money going into anti-Warren efforts this year may have less to do with defeating her in the Senate race than in trying out strategies to use against her if she runs for president in 2020. As is mandatory, Warren says she’s very happy as a senator. But the Rightwing Test Kitchen is already in action in Massachusetts: creepy Trumpster billionaire Robert Mercer is involved, funding a super PAC with the creative name “Massachusetts First.” That bunch sponsored this fun anti-Warren radio ad:

“Who is the real Elizabeth Warren?” growls a narrator, stating the opening gambit of what promises to be the GOP’s lead line of attack. “It’s hard to tell.” The ominous-sounding campaign ad, which began airing halfway through 2017, rebukes the first-term senator for making six figures at Harvard while students in the state accumulate debt. “Hypocrite professor Elizabeth Warren,” the voice-over concludes. “Huge salaries for her; rising costs and crushing debt for families and students like you.”

Just your normal everyday billionaire stirring up class resentments against someone who has literally made student debt and protection from financial vultures a focus of her career, even prior to her political career. While Massachusetts voters seem unlikely to dump Warren, the senate campaign seems a likely testing ground for whether messages like that can be scaled up for a national argument. (This Boston magazine article on Massachusetts 2018 as a proving ground for 2020 oppo and ratfucking is a darn good read!)

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:42:40pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:46:14pm

re: #12 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

What he said. If rabies is endemic where you are, you need to get vaccinated ASAP (it’s nothing like what the treatment used to be).

ETA: even if you didn’t touch it while you were awake, check with your doctor to see what you need to do.

I tried to go to the doctor but I cannot stand the daylight…I must go sleep in my native soil now until sundown.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:48:07pm

re: #15 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I tried to go to the doctor but I cannot stand the daylight…I must go sleep in my native soil now until sundown.

LOL. What happens if someone plants flowers on you?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:50:44pm

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹

LOL. What happens if someone plants flowers on you?

death is like a flower that starts to grow within us when we are born and when it blossoms, we die…

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:51:15pm

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹

LOL. What happens if someone plants flowers on you?

Worse…what if they plant garlic?

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JordanRules  Jun 10, 2018 • 11:58:27pm
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:02:05am
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:05:51am
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Jay C  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:10:58am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I found a bat sleeping in my living room this morning

no idea how it got there (there are screens on all the windows)

caught it in a jar and put it on the back porch

weird

You’re lucky you were able to get it easily. The two times I’ve had to deal with a bat in the house, “capture” had to involve much effort with the swimming-pool net on a long pole, and a good deal of rather intemperate language. A lot of the latter directed at over-curious cats….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:13:20am

re: #22 Jay C

You’re lucky you were able to get it easily. The two times I’ve had to deal with a bat in the house, “capture” had to involve much effort with the swimming-pool net on a long pole, and a good deal of rather intemperate language. A lot of the latter directed at over-curious cats….

bat was fast asleep and clinging to a curtain, which made it a lot easier, otherwise I would have just opened windows, closed doors and let it find its way back out.

It is gone now.

still do not know how it got in. there is a hole in one of the screens, but I cannot imagine it crawling through…

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:15:56am

This was amoung the short list that really reminded me how regressive, misogynistic and dangerous they are.

It’s the nature of the life-giving, beautiful beast you garbage people!

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:30:18am

He hates the CIA so there’s that.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:30:20am

re: #24 JordanRules

You’d think bringing back pre-existing conditions as a justification for insurance companies to drop customers would be a losing idea during an election cycle.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:36:01am

re: #26 Patricia Kayden

You’d think bringing back pre-existing conditions as a justification for insurance companies to drop customers would be a losing idea during an election cycle.

long live the Free Market!

/

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:41:17am

re: #26 Patricia Kayden

You’d think bringing back pre-existing conditions as a justification for insurance companies to drop customers would be a losing idea during an election cycle.

Right!!
It’s almost like most of them don’t anticipate free and fair elections…..and another faction is knowingly going all in with ideological purity….and another faction believes someone will save them from themselves (nope, it’s literally constitutionally on you) and another faction is just there being incapable on one hand and highly mediocre on the other.

What a Republican Congressional cluster-eff we have! It’s a pretty good illustration of how we got here.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:45:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:45:59am

re: #28 JordanRules

Right!!
It’s almost like most of them don’t anticipate free and fair elections…..and another faction is knowingly going all in with ideological purity….

They are fully (and probably correctly) expecting people to vote against their own best interests in the name of ideology and “pissing off liberals”

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 12:48:57am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are fully (and probably correctly) expecting people to vote against their own best interests in the name of ideology and “pissing off liberals”

Indeed and with an assist (wink, wink, nod, nod).
Cause they absolutely did not win without that last time.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:08:47am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So I found a bat sleeping in my living room this morning

no idea how it got there (there are screens on all the windows)

caught it in a jar and put it on the back porch

weird

it’s an omen

you will put on a cape and fight crime

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:13:38am

re: #29 JordanRules

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it should happen to a prominent personage who happens to dye his hair orange

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:14:40am

re: #32 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

it’s an omen

you will put on a cape and fight crime

I need to grease my bat pole first

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:15:48am

re: #34 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I need to grease my bat pole first

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:28:00am

16:32:15 to go on the CNN summit countdown clock.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:40:44am

re: #35 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

*spit laughs*

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:47:19am

re: #7 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Growth industry:
Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

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Welcome to the American dystopian future.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:49:50am

re: #38 wheat-dogg

Welcome to the American dystopian future.

And once established, these are JERBZ!!! which must be protected at all costs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:51:53am

re: #39 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And once established, these are JERBZ!!! which must be protected at all costs.

government jobs but through private contractors…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:55:21am

Hospital in Lubbock. They’re good with pedriatic gunshot treatment, from long experience.
Roscoe child accidentally shot with gun, transported to Covenant Pediatric ICU

Keegan Convinton’s mom said he was staying the night at a friends house and that the one of the adults there was shooting at a rattlesnake. That adult thought the gun was unloaded, but it accidentally went off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:56:43am

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Hospital in Lubbock. They’re good with pedriatic gunshot treatment, from long experience.
Roscoe child accidentally shot with gun, transported to Covenant Pediatric ICU

There is such a thing as snake shot, like shotgun pellets but for pistols. Just the thing you need to deal with a rattlesnake. If I lived in the Southwest I would probably carry a pistol loaded with it while hiking.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:58:22am

re: #40 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

government jobs but through private contractors

Just like medical insurance, as long as some cannibal vampire parasite can make a profit from it, that takes the curse off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:59:29am

re: #43 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just like medical insurance, as long as some cannibal vampire parasite can make a profit from it, that takes the curse off.

especially if it is a no-bid cost-plus contract…a licence to print money

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 11, 2018 • 1:59:36am

AFP has been brutal since G7

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:02:14am
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:07:01am

re: #38 wheat-dogg

Welcome to the American dystopian future.

With this regime, we will absolutely beat back and kill the undesirables in multiple ways. So much of our physical, systemic and cultural infrastructure is already primed.

Free & Fair Elections????
First Nations, Black & Brown history with LEO & private prison industry
Flint, MI
Puerto Rico
Gun Violence
Non-white Immigration
Formal rejection of science
Checks & Balances reformulated to only sustain power

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:08:47am

re: #47 JordanRules

People relying on social media for news and information on politics and current events
Schools that do not adequately teach the scientific or historical method
Citizens United ruling still in effect - no transparency in political contributions

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:13:29am

re: #48 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

people relying on social media for news and information on politics and current events
schools that do not adequately teach the scientific or historical method
citizens’ united still in effect - no transparency in political contributions

Indeed and ready to ship a newspaper to everyone I guess.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:18:40am

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Hospital in Lubbock. They’re good with pedriatic gunshot treatment, from long experience.
Roscoe child accidentally shot with gun, transported to Covenant Pediatric ICU

A water hose would have gotten rid of the snake…… Was there Bud Lite involved?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:31:33am

re: #50 Dave In Austin

A water hose would have gotten rid of the snake…… Was there Bud Lite involved?

Don’t Wet On Me!!!

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:34:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:39:53am

re: #52 JordanRules

“Terikova similarly noted that her daughter had no idea what a “hegemon” was and instead sang the similar-sounding Russian word for “hippopotamus.”

I remember confirmation classes in our Byzantine rite Catholic church, being asked “Do you renounce Satan and all his works and all his angels?”

I had no idea who this “Satan” was nor what “renounce” meant, but I replied as taught:
“I do renounce him!”

Yeah, this is fucked-up shit.

This is not a new Cold War, though, this is about restoring the old Russian Empire, which included not only Alaska but the Pacific Northwest (Fort Ross, California, was founded by Russian settlers)

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Teukka  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:44:02am

re: #52 JordanRules

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:44:55am

re: #54 Teukka

Even tho it may be “just” rattling of sabres, there’s a reason why Sweden and other countries are dusting off old publications and procedures.

Finland was also once part of the Russian Empire…

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:46:16am

Found out one of my best students, who graduated last year, has been diagnosed with leukemia. She lost her dad to it in 2008. Her mom’s trying to raise money on a Chinese gofundme type site - about $14,000 for treatment. Any ideas how I could make this an international appeal?

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freetoken  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:47:41am

re: #56 wheat-dogg

Are the usual English-language fund-raising sites blocked in China?

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Teukka  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:47:53am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Finland was also once part of the Russian Empire…

And if Dugin is to be taken seriously, Finland should be absorbed into Russia. Southern Finland will be combined with the Republic of Karelia and northern Finland will be “donated to Murmansk Oblast”.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:49:22am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Terikova similarly noted that her daughter had no idea what a “hegemon” was and instead sang the similar-sounding Russian word for “hippopotamus.”

I remember confirmation classes in our Byzantine rite Catholic church, being asked “Do you renounce Satan and all his works and all his angels?”

I had no idea who this “Satan” was nor what “renounce” meant, but I replied as taught:
“I do renounce him!”

Yeah, this is fucked-up shit.

This is not a new Cold War, though, this is about restoring the old Russian Empire, which included not only Alaska but the Pacific Northwest (Fort Ross, California, was founded by Russian settlers)

Wow! I don’t have any similar examples honestly. Said the Pledge in public school and kinda ignored the Sunday school stuff when I went to my Dads for the weekend but that’s about it for me.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 2:50:08am

re: #57 freetoken

Are the usual English-language fund-raising sites blocked in China?

I’m not sure. I’ll check when I get back to my apartment. Now I’m on the train.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:01:54am

I misread the Chinese appeal. The target to be raised is $47,000 and the appeal has raised a third of that so far. Her mom has borrowed $14K, but that’s not enough.

To donate through the Chinese site requires a China bank account. No international credit card option.

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Chrysicat  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:09:32am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:09:34am

re: #58 Teukka

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Hence why I not that long ago was reminded that until I turn 60, if the call comes, I have 72 hours to report for active duty, and what rules apply to mobilization orders.

Well, you guys gave a good account of yourselves last time.

What’s Finnish for “WOLVERINES!!!”?

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:10:46am
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Teukka  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:12:08am

re: #63 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, you guys gave a good account of yourselves last time.

What’s Finnish for “WOLVERINES!!!”?

Ahma in Finnish (not including dialects) and Järv in Swedish.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:16:07am

re: #65 Teukka

Ahma in Finnish (not including dialects) and Järv in Swedish.

“Ahma” is what Google Translate gave me, but I couldn’t tell if that was singular or plural.

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Teukka  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:17:24am

re: #66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“Ahma” is what Google Translate gave me, but I couldn’t tell if that was singular or plural.

Ahmat or Ahmoja are the more common ones. Don’t get me start on cases…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:18:46am

re: #63 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, you guys gave a good account of yourselves last time.

What’s Finnish for “WOLVERINES!!!”?

AHMAERICA!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:19:25am

re: #67 Teukka

Ahmat or Ahmoja are the more common ones. Don’t get me start on cases…

you mean all 20?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:20:22am

re: #67 Teukka

Ahmat or Ahmoja are the more common ones. Don’t get me start on cases…

Don’t get me started on treating agglutinative languages as if they were Latin and calling suffixes “case” endings….

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Teukka  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:21:13am

re: #69 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mean all 20?

16. 20 is Hungarian I think.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:50:06am

re: #71 Teukka

16. 20 is Hungarian I think.

That’s right. Finnish is closer to Magyar than any language in Europe isn’t it? That always amazed me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 3:55:23am

re: #72 HappyWarrior

That’s right. Finnish is closer to Magyar than any language in Europe isn’t it? That always amazed me.

The only thing those languages have going for them is that they are completely phonetic.

I would never learn them unless I had a girlfriend from Finland/Hungary

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:09:34am

Basque, Finnish and Hungarian are the three “oddball” European languages, with no similarities with the other language groups. I understand that some linguists believe Basque to be a sole surviving remnant of languages spoken before even the Celts moved in.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:11:49am

re: #74 wheat-dogg

That should say “the sole surviving remnant.” Can’t edit on my phone.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:18:16am

re: #74 wheat-dogg

Basque, Finnish and Hungarian are the three “oddball” European languages, with no similarities with the other language groups. I understand that some linguists believe Basque to be a sole surviving remnant of languages spoken before even the Celts moved in.

I have also read that the Basques themselves are considered to be the sole survivors of the Cro-Magnon race in Western Europe.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:24:21am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have also read that the Basques themselves are considered to be the sole survivors of the Cro-Magnon race in Western Europe.

Yes. Their haplotype is unique among Europeans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:34:19am

re: #77 wheat-dogg

Yes. Their haplotype is unique among Europeans.

life, liberty and the pursuit of haplotypes!

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:34:43am

Ignore my #77. I should have checked references first. Basques are still part of the dominant R1B European haplotype, but one study proposed that’s a result of admixture from Indo-European invaders.

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freetoken  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:36:43am

“Cro-Magnon” is no longer a thing among human evolution and populations.

There has been much published the last few years about human migrations into Europe.

Western Eurasia has had multiple migrations from central Asia and from the Middle east.

All (pre-colonial) Europeans are pretty much the results of at least 4 major migrations and perhaps some smaller ones.

This ignores the small trickle of immigrants from Africa that came during ancient times (think Roman empire.)

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Teukka  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:45:49am

*sighs*
Orlando officer shot while responding to domestic violence call
Suspect barricaded with hostages… :(

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:51:58am

Just another day in America

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:53:31am

re: #82 wheat-dogg

Just another day in America

just another Florida Man on an armed rampage

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 4:57:00am

a metaphor I’m working on: an elephant in a china shop (if only i could draw)

how the hell did it fit throught that door?
well the R-istocracy slathered butter on his sides
the media cut silhouette like shapes in the sides of the door and he slid through
the media then nailed boards over the cutouts - the patch job is not only cartoon obvious, they are standing there, saw and hammer behind the back whislting

inside, the elephant has no idea how he got there
doesnt know why he’s there
cant get out
and any movement of any kind breaks something

the shop owner looks up at the sky/ceiling/heaven, feeling powerless

im one of 300m odd shop owners - frustrated and mostly powerless
sure register, learn, read, vote

or bury my head in the sand and hold onto my sanity

novemeber is only a midterm
and even so between now and then….so much more damage

i lament this has happened

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:02:51am

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Hospital in Lubbock. They’re good with pedriatic gunshot treatment, from long experience.
Roscoe child accidentally shot with gun, transported to Covenant Pediatric ICU

yeah yeah i know no accidents… still if the “adult thought the gun was unloaded” then the gun didn’t ‘accidentally’ go off. it idiodically went off

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:04:07am

re: #85 dangerman

yeah yeah i know no accidents… still if the “adult thought the gun was unloaded” then the gun didn’t ‘accidentally’ go off. it idiodically went off

no Responsible Gun Owner ever assumes that a gun is unloaded

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:08:41am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no Responsible Gun Owner ever assumes that a gun is unloaded

“he was a responsible gun owner up until the moment he wasnt”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:09:45am

re: #87 dangerman

“he was a responsible gun owner up until the moment he wasnt inadvertently shot someone/himself

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:22:36am

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

well to be fair, does anyone ever do anything “advertently”?

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jeffreyw  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:23:35am

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Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:24:06am

re: #89 dangerman

well to be fair, does anyone ever do anything “advertently”?

or “chalantly”?

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:25:01am

Looks like Australian investigative reporters have kicked the lid off this shit bucket. Carter Page, come on down, you traitorous piece of shit.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:25:43am

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

or “chalantly”?

anyone ever been “gruntled”?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:29:06am

re: #93 dangerman

anyone ever been “gruntled”?

Frank Burns: “Major Houlihan is disgruntled…”

Henry Blake: “Look, Frank, I can’t be responsible for anybody’s…gruntlement!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:30:17am

re: #26 Patricia Kayden

You’d think bringing back pre-existing conditions as a justification for insurance companies to drop customers would be a losing idea during an election cycle.

Well look at how Kentucky voters cast more votes for Republicans after Bevin killed Kynect!

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Varek Raith  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:31:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:33:55am

re: #95 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well look at how Kentucky voters cast more votes for Republicans after Bevin killed Kynect!

formula for success…people believe that ACA was the Devil’s Handiwork

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Sir John Barron  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:38:14am

re: #9 Ace-o-aces

And we’re only a year into this thing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:42:26am

re: #92 makeitstop

Looks like Australian investigative reporters have kicked the lid off this shit bucket. Carter Page, come on down, you traitorous piece of shit.

[Embedded content]

Ah, but wait till Maggie waves her Magic Balance Fairy wand and whizzes on the Clintons again!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:43:25am

re: #26 Patricia Kayden

You’d think bringing back pre-existing conditions as a justification for insurance companies to drop customers would be a losing idea during an election cycle.

If voters know. Democrats need to pound this message out from now until November.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:44:35am

re: #26 Patricia Kayden

You’d think bringing back pre-existing conditions as a justification for insurance companies to drop customers would be a losing idea during an election cycle.

It is, but the logic, I think, goes like this: If we tear it down, it will take them so long to fix it that by 2022, it’ll be their fault for not fixing it rather than our fault for destroying it in the first place. Because blacks.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:44:53am

re: #94 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Frank Burns: “Major Houlihan is disgruntled…”

Henry Blake: “Look, Frank, I can’t be responsible for anybody’s…gruntlement!”

Great catch

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Sir John Barron  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:45:11am

re: #9 Ace-o-aces

But Drumpf has been “Putin’s worst nightmare”. “Very tough on Russia he has been, the toughest.”

///

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:45:13am

re: #22 Jay C

You’re lucky you were able to get it easily. The two times I’ve had to deal with a bat in the house, “capture” had to involve much effort with the swimming-pool net on a long pole, and a good deal of rather intemperate language. A lot of the latter directed at over-curious cats….

I once helped a friend move from a city apartment to a farmhouse way outside city limits.

When we were finished, well after dark, we were sitting on the back porch watching the bats go after the mosquitoes that were coming after us. His cat, an all black one named Diablo, was also watching the bats. The look on his face was, “I don’t know what they are, but I want one.”

My friend says to him, “Look, Diablo! The perfect cat food. Birds and mice in one convenient package.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:45:24am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

formula for success…people believe that ACA was the Devil’s Handiwork

Yes and I can bring up how my family refused to enroll in Medicaid or buy a policy in the marketplace. Especially my nephew with two disabled sons, nephew with one son born severely premature and niece with two disabled daughters. They refused to participate in what is called “N-word-care”.

But they done got them some Serious Jesus, coin cans in 7-11 and church bake sales, praise Gawd!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:47:03am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:47:25am

re: #102 Varek Raith

Fox’s Sebastian Gorka accuses Canadian prime minister of “really childish and unprofessional behavior” after G7 summit

Projectors at maximum, Captain!
-Chekov

We have always been at war with **squints** Canada.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:47:57am

re: #106 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes and I can bring up how my family refused to enroll in Medicaid or buy a policy in the marketplace. Especially my nephew with two disabled sons, nephew with one son born severely premature and niece with two disabled daughters. They refused to participate in what is called “N-word-care”.

But they done got them some Serious Jesus, coin cans in 7-11 and church bake sales, praise Gawd!

Agh I feel awful for your grand nieces and nephews. Awful.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:49:57am

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Agh I feel awful for your grand nieces and nephews. Awful.

This is what the fucking RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine did to my family.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:51:47am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s why I call Putin Czar Vladimir I.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2018 • 5:58:37am

And now, a Sermonette from Screwdy G!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:01:03am

re: #110 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is what the fucking RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine did to my family.

Yeah I see that. Terrible

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Varek Raith  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:02:08am

re: #110 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is what the fucking RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine did to my family.

Sorry to hear that.
:(

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:06:19am

re: #110 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is what the fucking RepubliKKKlan 24/7 Bullshit Machine did to my family.

Bad enough that people want to cut off their own nose to spite their face, but they are out to disfigure us all…

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:08:48am

Here’s the link to the Australian Four Corners show, btw.

abc.net.au

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I cannot.  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:11:54am

11 hours and 49 minutes until Trump figures out if NK is serious…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:15:19am

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

I stopped laughing at Trump jokes a long time ago, but this one made me chuckle…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:16:54am

re: #118 I cannot.

11 hours and 49 minutes until Trump figures out if NK is serious…

11 hours and 50 minutes before Maggie posts another one of her Trump worshipping pieces…

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sagehen  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:19:06am

re: #92 makeitstop

Looks like Australian investigative reporters have kicked the lid off this shit bucket. Carter Page, come on down, you traitorous piece of shit.

[Embedded content]

Another heretofore unconfirmed item in the Steele Dossier…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:20:27am

re: #121 sagehen

Another heretofore unconfirmed item in the Steele Dossier collection of Soros-funded DNC lies from the pit of hell

/

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:24:19am

After the unprecedented embarrassing behavior at the G7 from the so-called potus and his Nazi regime, it’s still hard to believe the right continues to defend this douche.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:26:01am

re: #123 Dr. Matt

After the unprecedented embarrassing behavior at the G7 from the so-called potus and his Nazi regime, it’s still hard to believe the right continues to defend this douche.

Nah I can believe it. He’s everything they’ve ever wanted. He’s a proud, unapologetic asshole. Now I am glad there are some Republicans disgusted by him but none of them seem to realize that Trump is a direct indictment of their party. The Republican Party as we know it is a morally and intellectually bankrupt organization.

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:26:06am

Any further word on what’s happening at the St. Regis in Singapore? Strange tweet here…

Left what? The hotel? Singapore?

Just imagine if Kim, having gotten Trump to fly all the way out there, just picked up and left without even meeting Trump…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:26:29am

re: #123 Dr. Matt

After the unprecedented embarrassing behavior at the G7 from the so-called potus and his Nazi regime, it’s still hard to believe the right continues to defend this douche.

they have to, they staked all their cards on him

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:29:11am

re: #124 HappyWarrior

Nah I can believe it. He’s everything they’ve ever wanted. He’s a proud, unapologetic asshole. Now I am glad there are some Republicans disgusted by him but none of them seem to realize that Trump is a direct indictment of their party. The Republican Party as we know it is a morally and intellectually bankrupt organization.

The intelligent and objective members of the party are aware that they lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million and that they only hang onto their Congressional majority through gerrymandering and voter suppression and that time and demographics are working against them.

So they need DT to do as much damage as possible while they still can.

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b.d. (De-ICE the USA)  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:30:56am

re: #125 makeitstop

Any further word on what’s happening at the St. Regis in Singapore? Strange tweet here…

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Left what? The hotel? Singapore?

Just imagine if Kim, having gotten Trump to fly all the way out there, just picked up and left without even meeting Trump…

Just stayed long enough to grab all the soaps, lotions, shampoos, hotel robes & towels.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:32:19am

re: #125 makeitstop

Any further word on what’s happening at the St. Regis in Singapore? Strange tweet here…

[Embedded content]

Left what? The hotel? Singapore?

Just imagine if Kim, having gotten Trump to fly all the way out there, just picked up and left without even meeting Trump…

Ultimate trolling.

We may have to even invent a new trolling level: Kim Jong-un level troll.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:33:33am

re: #128 b.d. (Witch Hunt!!)

Just stayed long enough to grab all the soaps, lotions, shampoos, hotel robes & towels.

Maybe he picked up that sweet Officine Panerai he’s been hankering for, and just said, “Yeah, got the watch. Now I gotta meet Trump tomorrow. Nah…..fuck it”.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:33:35am

What could possibly go wrong??

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:33:45am

And the hits just keep on coming…

Am I wrong in starting to feel like we might be moving to ‘shit hitting the fan’ status like, any day now?

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:34:57am

re: #128 b.d. (Witch Hunt!!)

Just stayed long enough to grab all the soaps, lotions, shampoos, hotel robes & towels.

To keep Pruitt from getting them.

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Mattand  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:38:00am

re: #108 Sir John Barron

We have always been at war with **squints** Canada.

Made me LOL IRL. Good one!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:39:57am

re: #132 makeitstop

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Varek Raith  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:40:25am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:40:26am

re: #123 Dr. Matt

After the unprecedented embarrassing behavior at the G7 from the so-called potus and his Nazi regime, it’s still hard to believe the right continues to defend this douche.

Trump’s attack on Prime Minister Trudeau is beyond the pale. As Charles said, it’s fricking unbelievable that the so-called President is insulting and denigrating our closest and longtime ally.

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Varek Raith  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:41:12am

Freaking tourists.
/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:41:34am

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The intelligent and objective members of the party are aware that they lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million and that they only hang onto their Congressional majority through gerrymandering and voter suppression and that time and demographics are working against them.

So they need DT to do as much damage as possible while they still can.

They’re aware of that yes but what I’m talking about is how their party is rotten to the core to the point where someone like Trump was viable to their party. Flake doesn’t help when he says this isn’t our party. He’d be more effective if he were honest and say “This is our party in 2018 and it fucking sucks.” Not literally mind you but not woe is us Repubiicans, our party isn’t really like this.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:41:37am

re: #136 Varek Raith

Ah, OK. A little sightseeing.

Why not? Photos I’ve seen of Singapore look like it’d be a hell of an interesting place to see.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:43:16am

re: #135 Dr. Matt

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The NRA has become just another ideological arm of the Republican Party. Dana Loesch will attack modern men and women if she feels it suits her agenda. The real problem with the NRA though? They’re a bunch of racist assholes who don’t give two shits about the rights of minority gun owners. Dumbass Dana even blamed Philando Castille for his own death because he had marijuana on him. Wake up gun owners, the NRA doesn’t give a fuck about you or your rights, ti cares about a right wing agenda.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:43:45am

re: #106 Joe Bacon 🌹

This right here is why Republicans might get away with bringing back pre-existing conditions. Eliminating them was part of Obamacare and fuck that Obama guy for every stupid thing he ever did.

They won’t use the term “pre-existing condition” though, they’ll sell it as “dismantling Obamacare”.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:44:09am

Rage Furby is having a bad few weeks:

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Mattand  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:44:10am

re: #132 makeitstop

And the hits just keep on coming…

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Am I wrong in starting to feel like we might be moving to ‘shit hitting the fan’ status like, any day now?

Only if enough people care.

As referenced above, Kentucky voters willingly stripped themselves of the best ACA exchange in the country. People basically said, “When I get sick, I want it to be as difficult as possible to get health care.” All the evidence and proof in the world that this was a fucking insane idea didn’t mean shit to them.

Americans’ ability to ignore evidence and insist that a blue sky is actually purple with green paisley should never be underestimated.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:44:48am

re: #141 HappyWarrior

The NRA Republican Party has become just another ideological arm of the Republican Party NRA.

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Varek Raith  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:46:13am

re: #143 Dr. Matt

Rage Furby is having a bad few weeks:

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Ouch.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:46:36am

re: #143 Dr. Matt

Rage Furby is having a bad few weeks:

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Good. Let the streak continue.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:47:05am

re: #145 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sure that works. But the NRA even into my early years of voting while fucked up wasn’t the mess it’s become with people like Loesch on board.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:48:19am

re: #135 Dr. Matt

NRA = New Russian Alliance

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:49:12am

re: #149 Dr Lizardo

NRA = New Russian Alliance

National Russialove Association. I know, a stretch.

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:49:32am

So, in addition to the genuine lies they tell on the regular, now they’re spreading bogus lies, too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:50:14am

re: #148 HappyWarrior

Sure that works. But the NRA even into my early years of voting while fucked up wasn’t the mess it’s become with people like Loesch on board.

It does not represent gun owners, and it has gone beyond representing even just the gun lobby, it seems to be promoting an entire agenda that goes above and beyond 2nd Amendment issues.

What did Benghazi have to do with a well-regulated militia?

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:50:41am

re: #132 makeitstop

And the hits just keep on coming…

[Embedded content]

Am I wrong in starting to feel like we might be moving to ‘shit hitting the fan’ status like, any day now?

I sure hope so.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:51:09am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It does not represent gun owners, and it has gone beyond representing even just the gun lobby, it seems to be promoting an entire agenda that goes above and beyond 2nd Amendment issues.

What did Benghazi have to do with a well-regulated militia?

I already said that :).

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:51:39am

re: #21 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

George Wallace

@MrGeorgeWallace
Shout out to wrists, the neck of the arm.
1:39 AM - Jun 11, 2018

Which is literally the Japanese word for wrist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:51:46am

re: #151 makeitstop

Wow. A senior White House aide is reportedly sharing fake stories with staffers to identify who’s leaking to the press

A very Machiavellian approach: get us to distrust anything that leaks from the WH…like putting up a sign in the watermelon patch that one of them is poisoned and only the owner knows which one…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:52:50am

I knew the NRA was a hypocritical group of gun hoarding shitheads when they went all in for Bob McDonnell against Creigh Deeds here in Virginia. Deeds’ record as a legislator here in Va was not hostile to gun owners at all but still the NRA endorsed McDonnell and lied about Deeds’ record. My grandfather was a gun owner but let me say this loudly and proudly, fuck the NRA and especially Dana Loesch, Ted Nugent, Oliver North, and Wayne LaPierre, and the coward that runs their social media account.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 6:53:29am

re: #151 makeitstop

So, in addition to the genuine lies they tell on the regular, now they’re spreading bogus lies, too.

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These fucking people need to go away from public life.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:01:04am

re: #151 makeitstop

Lol!! Lies upon lies upon lies. It’s fascinating how they’re so concerned with leaks instead of the substance of what is being leaked.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:02:44am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

Lol!! Lies upon lies upon lies. It’s fascinating how they’re so concerned with leaks instead of the substance of what is being leaked.

wheels within wheels!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:05:05am

re: #151 makeitstop

Someone must have watched Midway this weekend on AMC. It’s the exact same strategy (fake intelligence) used in the movie to determine the Imperial Navy was going to strike Midway.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:07:59am

re: #161 Dr. Matt

Someone must have watched Midway this weekend on AMC. It’s the exact same strategy (fake intelligence) used in the movie to determine the Imperial Navy was going to strike Midway.

I watch that movie to count the number of scenes they recycled from Tora! Tora! Tora! and laugh at the sight of Japanese torpedo bombers attacking the runway on Midway Island…

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:22:12am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I watch that movie to count the number of scenes they recycled from Tora! Tora! Tora! and laugh at the sight of Japanese torpedo bombers attacking the runway on Midway Island…

I still love all those WWII from the 60s and 70s as campy and often inaccurate as they were: MacArthur, Midway, Patton, Tora ^3, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, The Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Any of those pop up on Saturday afternoon and suddenly I get sucked it.

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Citizen K  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:23:26am

McConnell’s victory continues to make itself more and more apparent:

They may have the power to keep institutionally fucking us no matter what happens in November….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:24:44am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

I still love all those WWII from the 60s and 70s as campy and often inaccurate as they were: MacArthur, Midway, Patton, Tora ^3, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, The Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Any of those pop up on Saturday afternoon and suddenly I get sucked it.

Tora! Tora! Tora! went out of its way to be accurate and even rebuilt old AT-6 trainers to resemble Japanese carrier planes.

But to me, taking an old US surplus tank and slapping a black cross on it and calling it a Tiger is like taking an old Dodge Duster, putting a Mercedes star on it and calling it an SLK roadster.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:25:49am

re: #164 Citizen K

McConnell’s victory continues to make itself more and more apparent:

They may have the power to keep institutionally fucking us no matter what happens in November….

They know that numbers and demographics are against them, these are their weapons of last resort.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:26:40am

re: #164 Citizen K

What was their “reasoning”?

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:26:51am

re: #142 Eclectic Cyborg

This right here is why Republicans might get away with bringing back pre-existing conditions. Eliminating them was part of Obamacare and fuck that Obama guy for every stupid thing he ever did.

They won’t use the term “pre-existing condition” though, they’ll sell it as “dismantling Obamacare”.

The Rs have probably already accepted that they’re going down. They also know that it will be hard to undo what they’ve done, especially if they can hang on to the Senate. (By the same token, what they’re trying to do may not pass the Senate.)

I just hope enough of us get off our asses and confront this (Again. Sigh.) instead of channeling RWNJs and posting about allegedly unmovable brainwashed masses. In fact, the unpopularity of ACA was brought about by a steady stream of misinformation, and it’s getting more popular by the day as people get better acquainted with it. Even if your particular relatives happen to be part of the unmovable 20%.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:28:16am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

I still love all those WWII from the 60s and 70s as campy and often inaccurate as they were: MacArthur, Midway, Patton, Tora ^3, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, The Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Any of those pop up on Saturday afternoon and suddenly I get sucked it.

What made a lot of those neat were the actors were WWII vets. My favorite is the Great Escape. It’s actually pretty accurate though they use composite characters and the McQueen subplot is pure Hollywood but it’s a fun movie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:29:02am

re: #168 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

The Rs have probably already accepted that they’re going down. They also know that it will be hard to undo what they’ve done, especially if they can hang on to the Senate. (By the same token, what they’re trying to do may not pass the Senate.)

I just hope enough of us get off our asses and confront this (Again. Sigh.) instead of channeling RWNJs and posting about allegedly unmovable brainwashed masses. In fact, the unpopularity of ACA was brought about by a steady stream of misinformation, and it’s getting more popular by the day as people get better acquainted with it. Even if your particular relatives happen to be part of the unmovable 20%.

They just need to combine that unmovable 20% with a gullible or poorly informed 31% and they have it nailed.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:29:17am

re: #165 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tora! Tora! Tora! went out of its way to be accurate and even rebuilt old AT-6 trainers to resemble Japanese carrier planes.

But to me, taking an old US surplus tank and slapping a black cross on it and calling it a Tiger is like taking an old Dodge Duster, putting a Mercedes star on it and calling it an SLK roadster.

Kinji Fukasaku was one of the directors on the Japanese part of the film, along with Toshio Masuda.

Originally, the Japanese part of the film was supposed to be directed by Akira Kurosawa. He was replaced by the aforementioned two weeks into shooting.

Minoru Genda, the man who largely planned - and actually led - the Pearl Harbor raid, served as an uncredited technical adviser. That’s pretty damned impressive.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:30:13am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

I still love all those WWII from the 60s and 70s as campy and often inaccurate as they were: MacArthur, Midway, Patton, Tora ^3, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, The Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Any of those pop up on Saturday afternoon and suddenly I get sucked it.

Propaganda films don’t have to be accurate.

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b.d. (De-ICE the USA)  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:30:35am

re: #136 Varek Raith

[Embedded content]

So Kim is going to win the PR war in this thing too.

Remember Pence throwing that international hissy fit over North Korea being close to him at the Olympics and what a classless idiot he looked like?

You ain’t seen nothing yet…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:30:55am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just need to combine that unmovable 20% with a gullible or poorly informed 31% and they have it nailed.

Channeling again, I see. I’m really sick of it, in case you hadn’t noticed.

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William Lewis  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:31:23am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

I still love all those WWII from the 60s and 70s as campy and often inaccurate as they were: MacArthur, Midway, Patton, Tora ^3, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, The Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Any of those pop up on Saturday afternoon and suddenly I get sucked it.

I enjoy Dirty Dozen and Kelly’s Heroes the most out of those movies because they did not take things too seriously. The fight between Oddball’s Sherman and the Tiger in the streets of the village? With a paint round in the 76mm? Classic.

Guns of Navarone was fun too if a bit more “straight” as was the long delayed sequel of Force 10 From Navarone. Oh, Where Eagles Dare as well :)

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:31:43am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

What made a lot of those neat were the actors were WWII vets. My favorite is the Great Escape. It’s actually pretty accurate though they use composite characters and the McQueen subplot is pure Hollywood but it’s a fun movie.

Great movie too. Anything with McQueen is awesome.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:32:37am

re: #164 Citizen K

McConnell’s victory continues to make itself more and more apparent:

[Embedded content]

They may have the power to keep institutionally fucking us no matter what happens in November….

Now every state starts doing the same thing in 3…2…1…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:32:40am

re: #175 William Lewis

I enjoy Dirty Dozen and Kelly’s Heroes the most out of those movies because they did not take things too seriously. The fight between Oddball’s Sherman and the Tiger in the streets of the village? With a paint round in the 76mm? Classic.

Guns of Navarone was fun too if a bit more “straight” as was the long delayed sequel of Force 10 From Navarone. Oh, Where Eagles Dare as well :)

Von Ryan’s Express is another fun one. Sinatra and Trevor Howard.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:32:47am

re: #176 Dr. Matt

Great movie too. Anything with McQueen is awesome.

We used to try to jump our bicycles over chain-link fences just because of that movie.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:33:42am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

Now every state starts doing the same thing in 3…2…1…

Not every state, but some of the important ones. All we can do right now is make sure everyone checks their voter registration status.

Though I wonder what Republicans would do if California purged their voter rolls.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:34:14am

re: #176 Dr. Matt

Great movie too. Anything with McQueen is awesome.

King of Cool but my favorite character is the late James Garner’s Hendley. Total wiseass and resourceful. But it’s a great cast all in all and it always stirs my imagination about what I would do if I were a captured airman during WWII behind enemy lines. I actually visited Colditz Castle this past summer. Amazing experience. Those guys were so brilliant. A lot of them got done in by sheer dumb luck. The odds were very against them being in a Castle deep in Saxony.

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:34:32am

Starting to look like our allies are taking it upon themselves to verify Russian interference in the US elections as well as Brexit.

Five Eyes has a lot of the same info as our intel agencies. Between Australia’s reveal of Carter Page’s complicity and this Brexit story, they may have made a conscious decision to get this stuff into the public eye.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:34:38am

Doesn’t the Ohio law purge voters who haven’t voted in several elections? In my younger days, that happened any time you failed to vote in a general election and we still won elections. We can do this — just get the word out that you need to re-register and keep doing it.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:35:23am

Off to gym. Later.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:35:28am

re: #182 makeitstop

Starting to look like our allies are taking it upon themselves to verify Russian interference in the US elections as well as Brexit.

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Five Eyes has a lot of the same info as our intel agencies. Between Australia’s reveal of Carter Page’s complicity and this Brexit story, they may have made a conscious decision to get this stuff into the public eye.

Russians, here, there, and everywhere. Speaking of Brits, I heard the new Frank Turner MAGA song, awesome, showed it to my Dad who loved it as well.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:35:59am

re: #183 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Doesn’t the Ohio law purge voters who haven’t voted in several elections? In my younger days, that happened any time you failed to vote in a general election and we still won elections. We can do this — just get the word out that you need to re-register and keep doing it.

This isn’t poll tax level interference. It just means we’re going to have to be diligent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:36:24am

re: #181 HappyWarrior

King of Cool but my favorite character is the late James Garner’s Henley. Total wiseass and resourceful. But it’s a great cast all in all and it always stirs my imagination about what I would do if I were a captured airman during WWII behind enemy lines. I actually visited Colditz Castle this past summer. Amazing experience. Those guys were so brilliant. A lot of them got done in by sheer dumb luck. The odds were very against them being in a Castle deep in Saxony.

I also remember watching Stalag 17 with my dad…just recently watched it with my son and he enjoyed it every bit as much as I did. William Holden is the baddest-assed prisoner of all those movies

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Citizen K  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:37:30am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

Now every state starts doing the same thing in 3…2…1…

Clearly not every state. That’s the thing, it’s almost always in Dems’ best interests to ensure as many people as possible vote. Major blue states aren’t going to be pulling this shit. But GOP states, especially the swing states they control, will damn sure try to and ensure those states stay as immovably red as possible. And we can’t afford another Ohio to pull this shit. That’s why I’m worried about becoming institutionally fucked with more decisions and laws like this: it may lock us out with permanent consequences at this rate.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:38:10am

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

I also remember watching Stalag 17 with my dad…just recently watched it with my son and he enjoyed it every bit as much as I did. William Holden is the baddest-assed prisoner of all those movies

I still need to see that one but I did like Bill Holden in Sunset Boulevard.

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William Lewis  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:38:40am

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

I also remember watching Stalag 17 with my dad…just recently watched it with my son and he enjoyed it every bit as much as I did. William Holden is the baddest-assed prisoner of all those movies

It always amuses me to no end how the producers of Hogan’s Heroes basically took Stalag 17 as their starting point and then plopped the insanity of a commando operation run from the camp on top of it.

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sagehen  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:39:03am

re: #161 Dr. Matt

Someone must have watched Midway this weekend on AMC. It’s the exact same strategy (fake intelligence) used in the movie to determine the Imperial Navy was going to strike Midway.

In the European theater, they went so far as to mock up fake orders in the pocket of a dead body made to look like his parachute didn’t open.

And in Babylon 5, they sacrificed an entire warship and it’s crew so fake intel would be found on the computer.

Bryan Cranston in Babylon 5

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Citizen K  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:40:45am

re: #167 Belafon

What was their “reasoning”?

I haven’t seen the court opinions yet. I do know what Ohio SoS said and how it’s likely going to be applied, so…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:40:54am

re: #190 William Lewis

It always amuses me to no end how the producers of Hogan’s Heroes basically took Stalag 17 as their starting point and then plopped the insanity of a commando operation run from the camp on top of it.

Sergeant Schultz and the hapless idiotic camp commander, yes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:41:48am

re: #191 sagehen

In the European theater, they went so far as to mock up fake orders in the pocket of a dead body made to look like his parachute didn’t open.

you recall the story of the dead body they arranged to wash up on the beaches of Spain carrying fake orders for the invasion of Greece?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:43:21am

re: #194 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you recall the story of the dead body they arranged to wash up on the beaches of Spain carrying fake orders for the invasion of Greece?

Wasn’t that the body of some homeless fellow? I seem to recall that was a British counter-intelligence operation.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:44:19am

re: #195 Dr Lizardo

Wasn’t that the body of some homeless fellow? I seem to recall that was a British counter-intelligence operation.

Yes.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:44:47am

Next up in Trump’s America: If you have a driver license and don’t drive, you can lose you license.

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:44:49am

No words.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:46:05am

re: #198 makeitstop

No words.

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That’s.That’s not a doctrine. That’s how 13 year olds see the world.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:46:35am

re: #195 Dr Lizardo

Wasn’t that the body of some homeless fellow? I seem to recall that was a British counter-intelligence operation.

some fellow who had died of pneumonia so that an autopsy would indicate that he had drowned…it was dramatized as The Man Who Never WasLink

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ObserverArt  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:52:35am

re: #125 makeitstop

Any further word on what’s happening at the St. Regis in Singapore? Strange tweet here…

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Left what? The hotel? Singapore?

Just imagine if Kim, having gotten Trump to fly all the way out there, just picked up and left without even meeting Trump…

Morning (I think)!

I don’t think that would be strange at all if they went home. I think they like to be in control even if that appears to be out of control.

Trump is the one that has made this a big thing and I think Kim and NK knows it is much more important for Trump to score big as they really have nothing to lose if it all goes sideways.

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sagehen  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:53:16am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

What made a lot of those neat were the actors were WWII vets. My favorite is the Great Escape. It’s actually pretty accurate though they use composite characters and the McQueen subplot is pure Hollywood but it’s a fun movie.

The extras playing French refugees in Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca were real French refugees waiting out the war in California.

They didn’t need onions or acting skills for their to cry with voices cracking while they sang La Marselleise.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:53:25am

re: #201 ObserverArt

Morning (I think)!

I don’t think that would be strange at all if they went home. I think they like to be in control even if that appears to be out of control.

Trump is the one that has made this a big thing and I think Kim and NK knows it is much more important for Trump to score big as they really have nothing to lose if it all goes sideways.

I recall reading that Kim has not even let his own people know where he is or what he is up to…and I wondered why.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:58:41am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 11, 2018 • 7:59:17am

re: #200 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

some fellow who had died of pneumonia so that an autopsy would indicate that he had drowned…it was dramatized as The Man Who Never WasLink

And the greatest feat of misinformation; creating an entire fake army around Patton to make the Germans believe the primary invasion of Europe would be at Calais.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:00:55am

re: #205 Big Beautiful Door

And the greatest feat of misinformation; creating an entire fake army around Patton to make the Germans believe the primary invasion of Europe would be at Calais. convincing people that it did not matter who they voted for or if at all, as there was no difference between the candidates…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:01:14am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:01:16am

re: #205 Big Beautiful Door

And the greatest feat of misinformation; creating an entire fake army around Patton to make the Germans believe the primary invasion of Europe would be at Calais.

Some of the counter-intel ops the Allies ran against the Axis wouldn’t be believed if they hadn’t been documented.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:05:25am

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sagehen  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:06:42am

re: #204 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I’d strike Celine Dion from that list.

But THANK YOU CANADA for Keifer Sutherland and Cirque de Soleil.

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Citizen K  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:07:03am

re: #198 makeitstop

No words.

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Sweet christ.

Belligerence personified….

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:07:52am

re: #210 sagehen

I’d strike Celine Dion from that list.

But THANK YOU CANADA for Keifer Sutherland and Cirque de Soleil.

She gave us a great song for Deadpool 2, and a great video to boot.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:07:55am

re: #210 sagehen

I’d strike Celine Dion from that list.

But THANK YOU CANADA for Keifer Sutherland and Cirque de Soleil.

Let us not forget William Shatner.

And the fact that many popular TV shows are now filmed in Vancouver.

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ObserverArt  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:08:28am

re: #183 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Doesn’t the Ohio law purge voters who haven’t voted in several elections? In my younger days, that happened any time you failed to vote in a general election and we still won elections. We can do this — just get the word out that you need to re-register and keep doing it.

Yes that is how it works. I believe the new law came about because the Republicans discoverer a lot of people that hadn’t voted within the time limit were not being dropped off the roles. They did the legislation to more or less make sure they are.

What I am hoping is enough people are aware of what is going on and check to see they are registered and if not, register again.

The Republicans know much of their voting block vote no matter what every major election so they are almost always registered and won’t be dropped.

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sagehen  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:09:13am

THANK YOU CANADA for Samantha Bee.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:09:34am

re: #213 wheat-dogg

Let us not forget William Shatner.

And the fact that many popular TV shows are now filmed in Vancouver.

And The Man in the High Castle was filed in British Columbia

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:11:50am
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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:12:14am
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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:14:02am
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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:14:28am

I’ll go with one of the suggestions from that Canada tweet - Pursuit of Happiness!

Gotta get up and take on that world…

The Pursuit of Happiness “I’m an Adult Now”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:14:37am

re: #218 gocart mozart

It is a Rorschach test: to supporters, it shows a resolute America standing up to Americas interest against “lesser nations” who would “harm” us through unfavorable trade deals.

To the rest of it, it is a petulant weenie who does not play well with others and is out to wreck the playground.

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steve_davis  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:15:00am

re: #23 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

bat was fast asleep and clinging to a curtain, which made it a lot easier, otherwise I would have just opened windows, closed doors and let it find its way back out.

It is gone now.

still do not know how it got in. there is a hole in one of the screens, but I cannot imagine it crawling through…

it didn’t crawl through the screen. it came in through the door last night as Timothy Dalton. Made mad, passionate love to you while you were kept within its hypnotic trance. Then turned into a bat before dawn in the hopes of sleeping it off through the daylight. Check to see later if there’s a tuxedo out on your lawn with a burned body inside. That was Timothy.

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KGxvi  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:15:08am

re: #183 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Doesn’t the Ohio law purge voters who haven’t voted in several elections? In my younger days, that happened any time you failed to vote in a general election and we still won elections. We can do this — just get the word out that you need to re-register and keep doing it.

Yeah, from what I saw in the opinions, if someone doesn’t vote, they get sent an address verification card (return postage prepaid), and if they fill it out and send it in, they’re good. If they don’t return it, they’re only dropped if they don’t vote at least once in the next four years.

I’ve only briefly skimmed the opinions, but this case seems closer than what a lot of people want to say it is. The system, at least in theory, has some solid guardrails on it. But like anything else, it can be used in an inappropriate way. It’s entirely possible that while the program is constitutional, it has been used in an unconstitutional way. One of those things people really need to learn in the Trump era - just because something is generally legal or lawful doesn’t mean it is so in all circumstances.

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:15:35am
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ObserverArt  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:16:50am

I was watching a bit of NBC this morning both local and national. You know what I did not hear? Any mention of De Niro’s “Fuck Trump” from last night.

Anyone else notice lack of that being covered? Anyone hear coverage? I haven’t been paying close attention, I just thought it would be a thing,

I’m wondering if the whole Roseanne and Sam Bee thing has blown news media minds and they don’t know what to do or say.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:17:24am

re: #222 steve_davis

it didn’t crawl through the screen. it came in through the door last night as Timothy Dalton. Made mad, passionate love to you while you were kept within its hypnotic trance. Then turned into a bat before dawn in the hopes of sleeping it off through the daylight. Check to see later if there’s a tuxedo out on your lawn with a burned body inside. That was Timothy.

That explains why I felt an aversion to going out into the sunlight today and feel a desire to rest on a bed of my native soil…

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:17:57am
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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:18:37am

re: #151 makeitstop

So, in addition to the genuine lies they tell on the regular, now they’re spreading bogus lies, too.

[Embedded content]Wow. A senior White House aide is reportedly sharing fake stories with staffers to identify who’s leaking to the press

i woulda thought they’d have figured this one out a year ago
doesnt anyone there watch “the americans”?
or a james bond movie
or rocky and bullwinkle?

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:18:38am
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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:21:11am
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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:22:17am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

I still love all those WWII from the 60s and 70s as campy and often inaccurate as they were: MacArthur, Midway, Patton, Tora ^3, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, The Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. Any of those pop up on Saturday afternoon and suddenly I get sucked it.

kelly’s heroes
oddball: “sixty feet of bridge i can pick up almost anywhere”

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KGxvi  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:26:55am

re: #230 gocart mozart

For someone as image conscious as Trump, I’m really kind of amazed that this picture happened. Why is he the only person sitting down? Why does he have his arms folded? (I’d ask why he looks so smug, but we already know the answer to that question.)

I’ve seen a couple of others where he looks less petulant, but this one is just so jarring (whether or not it truly reflects what was happening).

What I wouldn’t give for something like this…

Looks tired

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Stanley Sea  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:27:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:28:32am

re: #232 KGxvi

For someone as image conscious as Trump, I’m really kind of amazed that this picture happened. Why is he the only person sitting down? Why does he have his arms folded? (I’d ask why he looks so smug, but we already know the answer to that question.)

he sees it as projecting the image of a resolute leader standing up to lesser nations

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:29:30am

re: #233 Stanley Sea

Kim Jong un cheered a like a rockstar on his arrival at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

how much is hipster irony and how much is just sheer ignorance and cussedness?

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Citizen K  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:29:49am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

he sees it as projecting the image of a resolute leader standing up to lesser nations

Yep. Because sitting down, arms folded and closed off, with a smirk that just screams “I’m not listening” truly projects an image of power to these folks. The same folks that draw him like a fucking chiseled golden god a la Ben Garrison…

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:30:27am

re: #233 Stanley Sea

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That’s not far from Kuala Lumpur is it?

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calochortus  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:30:42am

re: #235 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

how much is hipster irony and how much is just sheer ignorance and cussedness?

Maybe they were brought in to cheer him?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:31:03am

re: #238 calochortus

Maybe they were brought in to cheer him?

or paid

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:32:01am

re: #225 ObserverArt

I was watching a bit of NBC this morning both local and national. You know what I did not hear? Any mention of De Niro’s “Fuck Trump” from last night.

Anyone else notice lack of that being covered? Anyone hear coverage? I haven’t been paying close attention, I just thought it would be a thing,

I’m wondering if the whole Roseanne and Sam Bee thing has blown news media minds and they don’t know what to do or say.

I heard Mike Smerconish (probably spelled his name wrong) say he thinks stuff like this just helps Trump because it fires up his base.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:32:17am

re: #238 calochortus

Maybe they were brought in to cheer him?

^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Jay C  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:32:22am

re: #201 ObserverArt

Morning (I think)!

I don’t think that would be strange at all if they went home. I think they like to be in control even if that appears to be out of control.

Trump is the one that has made this a big thing and I think Kim and NK knows it is much more important for Trump to score big as they really have nothing to lose if it all goes sideways.

I’ll disagree: Kim has (pretty much) as much at stake on the PR front as Trump does. Remember, Kim heads a vicious totalitarian regime which has made his hellhole of a country an international rogue/pariah state since forever: the spectacle of him (a NoKo leader, finally, after sixty+ years) meeting in a one-on-one with a POTUS in a well-advertised summit is a prestige occurrence which he would be quite foolish to pass up. Regardless of what the Singapore Summit actually accomplishes, if anything. It makes little difference to Fat Kim what the folks at home think - they only see and hear what he wants them to, and love it (or else!). Yes, Trump has a lot on the line too (and at least 2/3 of a skeptical media at home ready to jump on any shortcomings of this long-touted meeting), but NK is in the position of reaping the bulk of the PR benefits, so I think it’s unlikely they’d want to cancel/bolt/fuck up the meeting too badly.

What I think is more likely, though, is a major nothingburger in terms of “results”: Trump and Kim will meet (with suitable photo-ops), trade translated banalities for a couple of hours, then leave (after more photo-ops) each claiming some sort of “victory” - and each side can go back to the status quo ante if need be.

Of course, It’s Trump and Kim Jong-Un: the whole thing could very easily blow up in a shitshow: we’ll just have to wait and see.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:32:34am

re: #212 Belafon

She gave us a great song for Deadpool 2, and a great video to boot.

I’ve seen her hold her own on stage with Aretha. She stays!

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KGxvi  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:32:59am

re: #236 Citizen K

Yep. Because sitting down, arms folded and closed off, with a smirk that just screams “I’m not listening” truly projects an image of power to these folks. The same folks that draw him like a fucking chiseled golden god a la Ben Garrison…

Turns out that a picture is worth a thousand words, but its a different thousand words to each viewer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:33:02am

re: #240 Big Beautiful Door

I heard Mike Smerconish (probably spelled his name wrong) say he thinks stuff like this just ehlps Trump because it fires up his base.

exactly, again, they project their image of the Great Defender of American Interests onto an image like that while the rest of us see a festering pussbag.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:33:34am

re: #240 Big Beautiful Door

I heard Mike Smerconish (probably spelled his name wrong) say he thinks stuff like this just ehlps Trump because it fires up his base.

Yeah, they were all on the fence there…./////

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BeachDem  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:34:05am

re: #192 Citizen K

I haven’t seen the court opinions yet. I do know what Ohio SoS said and how it’s likely going to be applied, so…

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I always wonder how different things might have been in Ohio if Jennifer Brunner, who was a great SoS, had run for re-election for that office instead of running a losing campaign for a Senate seat. She was a true champion of voter rights and if she’d stayed on, Ohio never would have had to deal with Jon Husted and his ugly crap.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:34:12am
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:36:08am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:36:36am

re: #248 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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As Natasha Bertrand said, there’s a log of huge news today on the Trump/Russia/Brexit axis that will get no attention due to Singapore.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:37:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:37:45am

re: #247 BeachDem

I always wonder how different things might have been in Ohio if Jennifer Brunner, who was a great SoS, had run for re-election for that office instead of running a losing campaign for a Senate seat. She was a true champion of voter rights and if she’d stayed on, Ohio never would have had to deal with Jon Husted and his ugly crap.

Ohio is a great example: although overall votes are split nearly 50-50 between Democrats and GOP, only 4 of the 16 Ohio Representatives are Democrats thanks to gerrymandering.

This is how the GOP stays in power and they know it.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:38:04am
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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:39:33am

re: #232 KGxvi

For someone as image conscious as Trump, I’m really kind of amazed that this picture happened. Why is he the only person sitting down? Why does he have his arms folded? (I’d ask why he looks so smug, but we already know the answer to that question.)

I’ve seen a couple of others where he looks less petulant, but this one is just so jarring (whether or not it truly reflects what was happening).

What I wouldn’t give for something like this…

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The arms-folded position is Trump’s “I’m not going to let anyone change my mind” position. I doubt he was even listening.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:40:18am

re: #254 Belafon

The arms-folded position is Trump’s “I’m not going to let anyone change my mind” position. I doubt he was even listening.

His internal voice was saying “nag, nag, nag….”

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:42:39am
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:46:22am

re: #232 KGxvi

For someone as image conscious as Trump, I’m really kind of amazed that this picture happened. Why is he the only person sitting down? Why does he have his arms folded? (I’d ask why he looks so smug, but we already know the answer to that question.)

I’ve seen a couple of others where he looks less petulant, but this one is just so jarring (whether or not it truly reflects what was happening).

What I wouldn’t give for something like this…

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He’s had a number of horrible images throughout his Presidency and no NBC Apprentice team to help. Also, he’s lazy as fuck. Remember last year at another int’l summit when he was on the golf cart while all the other world leaders were walking the tiny distance to their destination?

This image seems quite in line with the rest of the visuals of this regime to me.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:46:30am

re: #240 Big Beautiful Door

Lol. Every dang thing “fires up the base” when it comes to Trump. So why weren’t people concerned that attacks against President Obama fired up his base?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:49:17am

OT, but hey, we need a break.

I’ve been reading here and there that apparently, the Vallejo County Sheriff’s Department has sent DNA samples of the Zodiac Killer off for testing about a month or so ago. No doubt, they’re hoping to strike gold, like they did with the recently apprehended Golden State Killer.

Results could be known in as little as a few weeks.

Investigators searching for the Zodiac Killer have submitted evidence to a private DNA lab in the hopes of obtaining a genetic profile of one of California’s most elusive criminals — then tracking him down using the same kind of family-tree tracing recently used in the East Area Rapist case.

Vallejo police Detective Terry Poyser, who has worked the Zodiac case for four years, said his agency has submitted two envelopes that contained letters from the Zodiac Killer for a type of advanced DNA analysis that previously had not been available in the case.

Poyser declined to identify the lab, but said it would attempt to obtain a full DNA profile from saliva on the envelope flap and stamps. He said he expected to have results back from the lab as soon as in the next few weeks, and almost certainly by summer.

“They were confident they would be able to get something off it,” Poyser said.

sacbee.com

Quite interesting, to say the least. Maybe another unresolved mystery can be put to bed.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:49:54am

re: #240 Big Beautiful Door

I heard Mike Smerconish (probably spelled his name wrong) say he thinks stuff like this just helps Trump because it fires up his base.

I actually like Mike but i don’t give a shit. These are the people who shouted Trump that bitch and wore shirts that pretty much blamed Hillary for Bill’s affairs. Trump’s supporters don’t deserve our or Bobby D’s respect.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:50:27am

re: #259 Dr Lizardo

OT, but hey, we need a break.

I’ve been reading here and there that apparently, the Vallejo County Sheriff’s Department has sent DNA samples of the Zodiac Killer off for testing about a month or so ago. No doubt, they’re hoping to strike gold, like they did with the recently apprehended Golden State Killer.

Results could be known in as little as a few weeks.

Quite interesting, to say the least. Maybe another unresolved mystery can be put to bed.

Yes, especially the Texas Senate election to replace Ted Cruz…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:51:27am

re: #259 Dr Lizardo

OT, but hey, we need a break.

I’ve been reading here and there that apparently, the Vallejo County Sheriff’s Department has sent DNA samples of the Zodiac Killer off for testing about a month or so ago. No doubt, they’re hoping to strike gold, like they did with the recently apprehended Golden State Killer.

Results could be known in as little as a few weeks.

sacbee.com

Quite interesting, to say the least. Maybe another unresolved mystery can be put to bed.

Now they just need to solve Black Dahila and they’ll complete the trio of California unsolved crimes. I’ve been replaying Rockstar’s LA Noire. Very inspired by Black Dahila and L.A. Confidential which I still need to see.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:52:02am

re: #261 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, especially the Texas Senate election to replace Ted Cruz…

Ted’s cousin Jack the Ripper will run for that.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:52:38am

re: #258 Patricia Kayden

Lol. Every dang thing “fires up the base” when it comes to Trump. So why weren’t people concerned that attacks against President Obama fired up his base?

Because they didn’t give a shit or respected what we thought because we weren’t a strong majority of white people in bumfuck Egypt.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:52:44am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

Now they just need to solve Black Dahila and they’ll complete the trio of California unsolved crimes. I’ve been replaying Rockstar’s LA Noire. Very inspired by Black Dahila and L.A. Confidential which I still need to see.

Brutally underrated game IMO.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:54:18am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

Now they just need to solve Black Dahila and they’ll complete the trio of California unsolved crimes. I’ve been replaying Rockstar’s LA Noire. Very inspired by Black Dahila and L.A. Confidential which I still need to see.

L.A. Confidential is a modern masterpiece. As far as I’m concerned, it got robbed of a Best Picture Oscar because of Titanic.

Not to say that Titanic didn’t deserve a Best Visual Effects Oscar - it certainly did. But not Best Picture…..no way. L.A. Confidential was a vastly superior film.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:56:09am

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

Brutally underrated game IMO.

A rare thinking man’s game. The pity though is there’s not much replay. But I haven’t played in five years so everything is fairly new again. My brother and I have been watching Mindhunter and it just got me thinking about playing it again.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:56:37am

re: #266 Dr Lizardo

L.A. Confidential is a modern masterpiece. As far as I’m concerned, it got robbed of a Best Picture Oscar because of Titanic.

Not to say that Titanic didn’t deserve a Best Visual Effects Oscar - it certainly did. But not Best Picture…..no way. L.A. Confidential was a vastly superior film.

Sounds good. I don’t hate Titanic like some people do but it’s merely a good movie not a great one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 8:58:28am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Sounds good. I don’t hate Titanic like some people do but it’s merely a good movie not a great one.

I went to see it in the cinema and enjoyed it. I did my best to ignore the hype.

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gwangung  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:00:42am

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Because they didn’t give a shit or respected what we thought because we weren’t a strong majority of white people in bumfuck Egypt.

This is just restating the poor snowflakes turned racist because we made fun of them.

Fuck that. They’re shit people because of what they do, and they’ll get excited at ANYTHING we do.

Stop rolling over and just CRUSH them at the voting booth.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:01:05am

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

I went to see it in the cinema and enjoyed it. I did my best to ignore the hype.

If you take it for what it is, a romantic drama period piece that is technically well done, it’s a good movie. It’s just not great. Unfortunately hype causes the total opposite reaction sometimes. People seem to either love or hate movies and not realize there’s wiggle room in between. I’ll give an example, The Hoax, a Richard Gere movie about the Howard Hughes autobiography hoax, not a great movie by any means but it was entertaining and told a story about something I didn’t know too much about.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:01:53am

re: #270 gwangung

This is just restating the poor snowflakes turned racist because we made fun of them.

Fuck that. They’re shit people because of what they do, and they’ll get excited at ANYTHING we do.

Stop rolling over and just CRUSH them at the voting booth.

I’ll be voting tomorrow :). But yes, they cry we made fun of them yet they’re the ones who embrace people like Trump. ‘Nuff of that crap.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:02:04am

re: #270 gwangung

This is just restating the poor snowflakes turned racist because we made fun of them.

Fuck that. They’re shit people because of what they do, and they’ll get excited at ANYTHING we do.

Stop rolling over and just CRUSH them at the voting booth.

there is no arguing or debating with them, they just change the subject or move the goalposts. all we can do is to remove as many of them as we can from power by democratic means

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:02:20am

The era of net neutrality is officially over. Watch for new TOS from your ISP after which they can start fiddling with loading speeds or even block some websites.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:03:00am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

there is no arguing or debating with them, they just change the subject or move the goalposts. all we can do is to remove as many of them as we can from power by democratic means

Well we’re not talking about the elected officeholders, we’re talking about the electorate. People we have to live, work, etc with.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:03:03am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Sounds good. I don’t hate Titanic like some people do but it’s merely a good movie not a great one.

From a technical point of view, Titanic is a brilliant film, and richly deserves the praise it gets for that. The story? Meh; it was, as you said, good - but not great.

I have to give Cameron a lot of credit for his directing skills - even though, by all accounts, including his own, he’s a control freak on the set. But sometimes, that’s what it takes. (I’m looking at you, ghost of Stanley Kubrick).

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:03:28am

re: #274 Big Beautiful Door

The era of net neutrality is officially over. Watch for new TOS from your ISP after which they can start fiddling with loading speeds or even block some websites.

Thanks Jill and Bernie Busters. I bet it feels real good.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:05:07am

re: #74 wheat-dogg

Basque, Finnish and Hungarian are the three “oddball” European languages, with no similarities with the other language groups. I understand that some linguists believe Basque to be a sole surviving remnant of languages spoken before even the Celts moved in.

I thought that Estonian was also one of the unique languages with no relatives?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:05:13am

re: #276 Dr Lizardo

From a technical point of view, Titanic is a brilliant film, and richly deserves the praise it gets for that. The story? Meh; it was, as you said, good - but not great.

I have to give Cameron a lot of credit for his directing skills - even though, by all accounts, including his own, he’s a control freak on the set. But sometimes, that’s what it takes. (I’m looking at you, ghost of Stanley Kubrick).

I don’t think I could ever be friends with James Cameron like I could with Martin Scorsese but man I would love to discuss the oceans with him. He’s only one of three people who have been to the deepest point of the Earth, that’s amazing when you consider more people have been on the surface of the Moon than have visited Challenger Deep. Cameron’s a talented guy. Just yeah a control freak. Terminator 2 is one of the best sci-fi movies ever and one of the best sequels ever too.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:05:26am

re: #237 Barefoot Grin

That’s not far from Kuala Lumpur is it?

Several hours by surface transport, and about 2 by air IIRC.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:05:43am

re: #278 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I thought that Estonian was also one of the unique languages with no relatives?

I think Estonian is a Baltic language so probably a relative of Latvian and Lithuanian. But I’m not sure.

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electrotek  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:06:10am

Speaking of Malaysia and Singapore, it boggles the mind on why there is not a single high speed rail link between the two countries still.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:06:48am

re: #280 wheat-dogg

Several hours by surface transport, and about 2 by air IIRC.

I was just thinking that Singaporeans, at least, should remember what happened to Kim’s half-brother there not long ago (as they treat him like a rock star).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:06:59am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

I think Estonian is a Baltic language so probably a relative of Latvian and Lithuanian. But I’m not sure.

no, it is a cousin of Finnish

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:07:36am

re: #278 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I thought that Estonian was also one of the unique languages with no relatives?

Wikipedia says it’s related to Finnish.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:07:39am

It depends what you think makes a movie anyhow. Is it acting? is it story? Is it the technical aspects i.e. camera work? Etc. A lot of scholars say Citizen Kane is the best movie of all time but whlie I appreciate its technical brilliance, I can’t say I’ve ever really enjoyed the film and it’s not the film’s age. I enjoy plenty of movies from that era but C. Foster Kane just doesn’t interest me as a character the way say the Corleone family does. It’s all subjective though.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:07:53am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no, it is a cousin of Finnish

Ah well I stand corrected.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:08:28am

re: #270 gwangung

This is just restating the poor snowflakes turned racist because we made fun of them.

Fuck that. They’re shit people because of what they do, and they’ll get excited at ANYTHING we do.

Stop rolling over and just CRUSH them at the voting booth.

Then they should have no trouble understanding why some people don’t want to follow their god.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:09:48am

re: #282 electrotek

Speaking of Malaysia and Singapore, it boggles the mind on why there is not a single high speed rail link between the two countries still.

I’m sure China will offer them a great deal.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:13:00am

The doctrine of the utterly mediocre. It’s their only refuge.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:14:52am

re: #290 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

The doctrine of the utterly mediocre. It’s their only refuge.

Remember how mad they got when we pointed out that their whole ideology was just pissing on everything Obama did. This is a strategy that people who think about policy like middle schoolers formulate.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:16:08am

re: #290 JordanRules

“We’re America” means less and less every day.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:16:21am

re: #290 JordanRules

The doctrine of the utterly mediocre. It’s their only refuge.

If you’re using “We’re America” as the entire reasoning for your argument, you’ve already lost.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:17:08am

Speaking of high speed rail, last week I traveled between where I live in Zhengzhou to Xi’an 270 miles away in a matter of hours, without once needing a car or a bus. Walked about 15 minutes to the subway, spent an hour on the subway, walked from the subway right to the ticket office of the train station. About 2.5 hours on the train (top speed 193 mph), entered the Xi’an subway station at the train station, 20 minutes to the hotel — the subway station is next to the hotel. I left my flat around 11 am, reached my hotel room by 5 pm.

Total transportation cost was less than $40.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:17:24am

re: #293 Belafon

If you’re using “We’re America” as the entire reasoning for your argument, you’ve already lost.

It’s how we justified torture.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:17:32am

re: #292 Dr. Matt

“We’re America” means less and less every day.

They’ve run the ship aground, and are pulling off the planks to use as firewood.

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electrotek  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:17:53am

re: #289 wheat-dogg

I’m sure China will offer them a great deal.

I trust Japan a lot more than China when it comes to high speed rail expertise.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:17:56am

Imagine if one of Obama’s people had said “We’re America, bitch!”

The fainting couches would have sold out in minutes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:17:58am

re: #293 Belafon

If you’re using “We’re a rose-tinted memory of an America that never existed” as the entire reasoning for your argument, you’ve already lost.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:18:27am

NSFW.

Dead Letters: Special Insane Voicemail Edition

From deadspin.com: We arrived at work this morning to find this fantastic message, left by a caller in the Bay Area around 10 p.m. local time on Friday night. As is the case with so many great pieces of hate mail, it begins with “I got an anonymous tip,” and winds towards “You think Mr. Soros is going to back you once I blow your organization through, uh let’s just say, social media hell?”

The unhinged messenger comes off just like Rage Furby.

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Renaissance_Man  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:18:28am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Remember how mad they got when we pointed out that their whole ideology was just pissing on everything Obama did. This is a strategy that people who think about policy like middle schoolers formulate.

It’s a policy that would make sense only in the minds of people who watch a lot of FOX. This demonstrates what I’ve been saying - the highest levels of government aren’t oligarchs trying to fleece rubes, they are brainwashed cultists just like the rubes. The White House and Congress are filled with people who watch FOX and are filled with bottomless, unreasoning hatred of Obama, Democrats, foreigners, and liberals. Their every action and thought is bent towards expressing this hatred. FOX is not state TV, it is the state.

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:19:30am

Trump: ‘We’re America, bitch.’

Rest of world: ‘Who you callin’ bitch, Fat Boy?’

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:21:28am

“We’re America, bitch”

Rest of the world: Bye guys. Was nice knowing ya. America we’ll hit you up again when you get rid of the orange shitgoblin and start taking better care of yourself.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:22:16am

re: #297 electrotek

I trust Japan a lot more than China when it comes to high speed rail expertise.

China’s tech is quite good. But the strings attached to their rail projects would give any intelligent government reason to pause. China expects its partners to toe the line when it comes to China’s geopolitical shenanigans. For example, Malaysia and Singapore would have to cut all diplomatic ties with Taiwan and agree to Chinese sovereignty over most of the South China Sea.

Japan would be a better partner for many reasons beside its technical expertise.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:24:05am

re: #304 wheat-dogg

China’s tech is quite good. But the strings attached to their rail projects would give any intelligent government reason to pause. China expects its partners to toe the line when it comes to China’s geopolitical shenanigans. For example, Malaysia and Singapore would have to cut all diplomatic ties with Taiwan and agree to Chinese sovereignty over most of the South China Sea.

Japan would be a better partner for many reasons beside its technical expertise.

I think this will ultimately be a huge barrier to “One Belt, One Road” initiative. One of my Chinese students said he thinks the need for constant security against terrorists will be a problem, but they seem to have the Uighur issue in Xinjiang pretty well locked down.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:24:16am

Been traveling all day. So, time to hit the hay. Can’t wait to see what Orange Shitgibbon will tweet in the morning.

In fact, I’d prefer no tweets at all from him, but they seem inevitable.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:26:16am

re: #301 Renaissance_Man

It’s a policy that would make sense only in the minds of people who watch a lot of FOX. This demonstrates what I’ve been saying - the highest levels of government aren’t oligarchs trying to fleece rubes, they are brainwashed cultists just like the rubes. The White House and Congress are filled with people who watch FOX and are filled with bottomless, unreasoning hatred of Obama, Democrats, foreigners, and liberals. Their every action and thought is bent towards expressing this hatred. FOX is not state TV, it is the state.

Precisely. This isn’t coming from people who have studied and read up on foreign policy. This is people who just go with their gut and fancy it common sense. FNC is owned by an Australian right wing asshole who has never had this nation’s interests in mind but rather pushing a right wing agenda.

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garzooma  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:27:07am

re: #198 makeitstop

No words.

[Embedded content]
Official: The Trump Doctrine is, “We’re America, Bitch.”

We’re Russia’s bitch

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:27:47am

re: #299 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s kind of how the British nationalists talk about their former empire. Nostalgia as policy is the worst thing you can do which is why I think that part of the left is equally naive ot think we can just go back to 1950’s tax brackets and social programs and all will be fine. We need 21st century solutions for 21st century problems. Not to sound like a cliche but that’s what we need.

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electrotek  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:28:15am

re: #304 wheat-dogg

China’s tech is quite good. But the strings attached to their rail projects would give any intelligent government reason to pause. China expects its partners to toe the line when it comes to China’s geopolitical shenanigans. For example, Malaysia and Singapore would have to cut all diplomatic ties with Taiwan and agree to Chinese sovereignty over most of the South China Sea.

Japan would be a better partner for many reasons beside its technical expertise.

Yup.

And no one ever brings up Japan’s past with Malaysia and Singapore the way its brought up in China and SK often.

Which is weird given how brutal imperial Japan was to British Malaya.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:29:05am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

It’s kind of how the British nationalists talk about their former empire. Nostalgia as policy is the worst thing you can do which is why I think that part of the left is equally naive ot think we can just go back to 1950’s tax brackets and social programs and all will be fine. We need 21st century solutions for 21st century problems. Not to sound like a cliche but that’s what we need.

no, they just want 1950’s civil rights and McCarthyism

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:30:58am

re: #292 Dr. Matt

“We’re America” means less and less every day.

Ask em to explain it

We’re America. Yeah and therefore …….

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:31:00am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

It’s kind of how the British nationalists talk about their former empire. Nostalgia as policy is the worst thing you can do which is why I think that part of the left is equally naive ot think we can just go back to 1950’s tax brackets and social programs and all will be fine. We need 21st century solutions for 21st century problems. Not to sound like a cliche but that’s what we need.

It’s going to involve higher taxes, and I would prefer a progressive taxing solution.

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:31:06am
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Romantic Heretic  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:31:26am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s definitely one of those movies that is painful for a grognard like me to watch.

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electrotek  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:31:45am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

It’s kind of how the British nationalists talk about their former empire. Nostalgia as policy is the worst thing you can do which is why I think that part of the left is equally naive ot think we can just go back to 1950’s tax brackets and social programs and all will be fine. We need 21st century solutions for 21st century problems. Not to sound like a cliche but that’s what we need.

The only good thing they did was making sure all of its territories were driving on the left side of the road.

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meteor  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:32:13am

dw.com

Penka the Wanderin’ Bulgarian Cow got a reprieve!

Moo!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:33:03am

re: #315 Romantic Heretic

It’s definitely one of those movies that is painful for a grognard like me to watch.

Midway was one movie I was really excited to hear about when it was coming out and then terribly disappointed at how cheesy it turned out

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:33:22am

re: #308 garzooma

We’re Russia’s bitch

Ha! Perfectly played!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:33:24am

re: #313 Belafon

It’s going to involve higher taxes, and I would prefer a progressive taxing solution.

I would too but we’re not going to go from 35% on top earners to 90%.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:34:03am

re: #316 electrotek

The only good thing they did was making sure all of its territories were driving on the left side of the road.

Ha, yeah I’m not fond of the British empire either really.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:34:28am

re: #198 makeitstop

No words.

Official: No. There’s definitely a Trump Doctrine.
Goldberg: What is it?
Official: The Trump Doctrine is, “We’re America, Bitch.”

i swear any minute i expect them to start saying:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:34:49am

re: #311 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no, they just want 1950’s civil rights and McCarthyism

They want 1950’s America where a heterosexual white Christian male is taken seriously as default.

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electrotek  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:35:00am

re: #321 HappyWarrior

Ha, yeah I’m not fond of the British empire either really.

Canada used to drive on the left in the early 20th century as a result.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:35:27am

re: #322 dangerman

i swear any minute i expect them to start saying:

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Well Tom Tancredo’s PAC was called Team America. I don’t think he got that Parker and Stone were making fun of people like him even if they are libertarian/conservative leaning.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:35:40am

re: #324 electrotek

Canada used to drive on the left in the early 20th century as a result.

Did not know that.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:35:53am

re: #204 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I have to pull out my Canada 150 tshirt. The Halifax is probably too subtle

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:36:33am

re: #320 HappyWarrior

I would too but we’re not going to go from 35% on top earners to 90%.

How about a reverse Laffer Curve? There is the idea that when taxes reach a certain rate, they are a disincentive to work harder.

Well, what if we knew that millionaires were paying up to 90% of their income and we worked harder to help them earn more and in doing so generate more taxes to build roads, schools and infrastructure for us all?

What a concept…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:36:36am
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Winston_Smith  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:37:03am

re: #9 Ace-o-aces

Wasn’t it a Trumperhoid who told Canada to “go to hell”. Chris needs to stop overdosing on gun oil.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:37:24am

re: #322 dangerman

i swear any minute i expect them to start saying:

AMERICA FUCK YEAH

I have seen people posting that song without any sense of irony about it

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:37:27am

How we’re going to get progressive policy? Well we got make it work and by doing that, we have to pass our agenda and re-elect Democrats and win the communication battle. When a Republican accuses you of wanting big government, counter with better government.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:37:56am

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

I have Mitsuo Fuchida’s book on Midway. Very interesting to read about it from the other side.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:38:12am

re: #328 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How about a reverse Laffer Curve? There is the idea that when taxes reach a certain rate, they are a disincentive to work harder.

Well, what if we knew that millionaires were paying up to 90% of their income and we worked harder to help them earn more and in doing so generate more taxes to build roads, schools and infrastructure for us all?

What a concept…

I’m no economist but I think what we need to do is raise taxes on the wealthy and cut waste mainly in the DoD and other areas.

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electrotek  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:38:29am

re: #326 HappyWarrior

Did not know that.

Yup. The last province to switch to the right was Newfoundland, which was in 1949.

Pretty ironic, as decades later most of British Columbia and Alberta are inundated with RHD Japanese imports as a result of the 15 year import policy Canada has.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:38:57am

re: #334 HappyWarrior

I’m no economist but I think what we need to do is raise taxes on the wealthy and cut waste mainly in the DoD and other areas.

we need to revamp our entire military concept.

and stop using it to defend sources of oil

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:39:21am

re: #330 Skip Intro

Wasn’t it a Trumperhoid who told Canada to “go to hell”. Chris needs to stop overdosing on gun oil.

Him and his wife both.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:40:15am

re: #316 electrotek

The only good thing they did was making sure all of its territories were driving on the left side of the road.

And that ain’t right..

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:40:38am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

we need to revamp our entire military concept.

and stop using it to defend sources of oil

You know, this is more cultural but I’d like to change how we view the military too. I really want to get rid of the military’s relationship to commercial interests. I hate forced patriotism.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:41:14am

re: #335 electrotek

Yup. The last province to switch to the right was Newfoundland, which was in 1949.

Pretty ironic, as decades later most of British Columbia and Alberta are inundated with RHD Japanese imports as a result of the 15 year import policy Canada has.

Interesting. Still need to make it to Canada one of these days.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:41:56am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

You know, this is more cultural but I’d like to change how we view the military too. I really want to get rid of the military’s relationship to commercial interests. I hate forced patriotism.

they were the ones who wanted to get NFL players out for the National Anthem…in order to promote more “patriotic spectacles”

and we all know what that led to

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:43:18am

TBH conservatives to me prove how little serious they erally are about the budget when they refuse to consider DoD cuts. It’s like saying “Yeah I know I need to diet but I’m still going to eat two pieces of pie after dinner guys!” I mean is there waste in social spending? Sure that happens but Republicans would rather cut those programs that actually help people participate in the economy than cut down on wasteful spending in the defense department.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:43:18am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have seen people posting that song without any sense of irony about it

I shoulda been clearer
I meant as actual articulated foreign policy..the logical extension after we’re America bitch

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:44:18am

This guy! Making sure the powerless fast food franchise and tech CEO have a voice. /

Such a tool!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:44:48am

re: #341 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they were the ones who wanted to get NFL players out for the National Anthem…in order to promote more “patriotic spectacles”

and we all know what that led to

Exactly. That’s a new thing. Keep patriotism, a solemn and personal thing away from professional sports. If we must do this, let’s applaud our teachers and other people who make a difference in our lives too. I hope i don’t sound like I’m disrespecting the military here but too often I feel the military is used as a cynical political tool to divide people. Oh? You can’t care about refugees because of homeless vets. Bullshit, you can and should care about both.

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Weaselone  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:45:32am

re: #290 JordanRules

There’s the Obama Doctrine, and the ‘Fuck Obama’ Doctrine. We’re the ‘Fuck Obama’ Doctrine.

Given the vulgar paraphrase of the Obama Doctrine was “Don’t do stupid shit.” The Trump Doctrine is essentially, “Fuck it, let’s do stupid shit.”

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:46:26am

re: #344 JordanRules

This guy! Making sure the powerless fast food franchise and tech CEO have a voice. /

Such a tool!

Really, Marco. Where are my additional wives?

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Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:46:40am

re: #314 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

This summit is so important that Trump won’t even spend a full day attending it. Imagine my surprise…

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:47:04am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

Don’t come in the winter. Unless you’re teleskiguy.

If you’re in Toronto let me know and I’ll show you around.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:47:15am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:48:20am

re: #314 gocart mozart

Where does the Victory Speech get scheduled in?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:48:22am

re: #344 JordanRules

This guy! Making sure the powerless fast food franchise and tech CEO have a voice. /

[Embedded content]

Such a tool!

You know what, Marco, just the shut the fuck up, people on Twitter have the right to express their opinions about that homophobic restaurant chain. Maybe Jack didn’t need to apologize. And both sides? There is the side of civil rights and there is your side, your side that is constantly fighting civil rights. If the Cathy family want ot belong to such a church fine, but you know what, I have a right to call them out for believing that the marriage of my cousin is sinful and immoral when I know my cousin to be a better man, father, and husband than you are. You claimed you stayed in the SEnate because of Pulse, by kissing Chik a Fila’s ass, you prove yourself to be the same homophobic loser you’ve always ben.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:48:26am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

In the rest of the world’s militaries what they say about America’s is, “In America there’s enough graft for everybody.”

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:48:35am

re: #346 Weaselone

Given the vulgar paraphrase of the Obama Doctrine was “Don’t do stupid shit.” The Trump Doctrine is essentially, “Fuck it, let’s do stupid shit.”

Great point. Pretty damn accurate!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:48:46am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

Oh? You can’t care about refugees because of homeless vets. Bullshit, you can and should care about both.

I remember a response from a leftist German politician to a comment about how they do not have money for their own homeless but are sheltering million of refugees: “Even without the refugees, there would still not be enough money for the homeless!”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:48:46am

re: #347 Belafon

Really, Marco. Where are my additional wives?

I wonder if Marco mixes his fabric.

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:49:25am

re: #346 Weaselone

Given the vulgar paraphrase of the Obama Doctrine was “Don’t do stupid shit.” The Trump Doctrine is essentially, “Fuck it, let’s do stupid shit.”

slap any label on it
its not any dimensional chess
its not even checkers

there aint no plan
no goal or anything other than trumps individual enrichment

the rest is total shoot from the hip chaos - that can about turn at any second

there is no coordinated consideration for any result

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:50:04am

re: #355 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember a response from a leftist German politician to a comment about how they do not have money for their own homeless but are sheltering million of refugees: “Even without the refugees, there would still not be enough money for the homeless!”

If we helped the homeless vets which we actually have done here in Va qutie a bit, they’d find some otehr but but group. Help everyone out. Why is that hard? Oh right, conservatives are a bunch of hypocritical douches who want their tax dollars spent on telling people what bathroom to use but not onl you know things that benefit society.

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Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:54:06am

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” - America, 1960

“We’re America, bitch!” - America, 2018

*sigh*

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Winston_Smith  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:54:18am

re: #137 Patricia Kayden

Trump’s attack on Prime Minister Trudeau is beyond the pale. As Charles said, it’s fricking unbelievable that the so-called President is insulting and denigrating our closest and longtime ally.

It’s all he knows how to do.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:54:37am

re: #359 Targetpractice

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” - America, 1960

“We’re America, bitch!” - America, 2018

*sigh*

We’ve come a long way sigh.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:55:16am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:55:17am

re: #329 GlutenFreeJesus

Respect us are President!

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Citizen K  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:56:10am

re: #359 Targetpractice

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” - America, 1960

“We’re America, bitch!” - America, 2018

*sigh*

re: #361 HappyWarrior

We’ve come a long way sigh.

The backslide is far too real….

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dangerman  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:57:29am

re: #355 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember a response from a leftist German politician to a comment about how they do not have money for their own homeless but are sheltering million of refugees: “Even without the refugees, there would still not be enough money for the homeless!”

We have the money for the homeless, refugees and a robust military

The budget is the result of hateful people holding some of the levers of power

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:58:20am

re: #365 dangerman

We have the money for the homeless, refugees and a robust military

The budget is the result of hateful people holding some of the levers of power

Little shitheads like Paul Ryan who read Atlas Shrugged and think they know shit about economics who also lie about their Marathon times.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 9:59:30am

re: #364 Citizen K

The backslide is far too real….

Trump has made us a much poorer nation. I truly believe we’re a great country, warts and all but we won’t be a great country if Trumpism prevails throughout the land.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:00:02am

Just remember, the Left are snowflakes:

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:02:49am

re: #359 Targetpractice

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” - America, 1960

“We’re America, bitch!” - America, 2018

*sigh*

The Right tossed out “the survival and the success of liberty” when the Civil Rights Act was passed.

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b.d. (De-ICE the USA)  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:03:20am

“Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.”

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:03:37am

re: #368 Dr. Matt

Just remember, the Left are snowflakes:

What’s in the picture?

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:04:14am

re: #368 Dr. Matt

What did it

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Winston_Smith  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:04:50am

re: #164 Citizen K

McConnell’s victory continues to make itself more and more apparent:

[Embedded content]

They may have the power to keep institutionally fucking us no matter what happens in November….

We need to get that fucker McConnell out of the Leader’s seat. While Trump gets all the press, McConnell is the one undermining everything we thought this country stood for.

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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:04:59am

re: #372 gocart mozart

What did it

[Embedded content]

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:05:24am

re: #372 gocart mozart

What did it

[Embedded content]

I’ve never had much use for Meaghan. She’s not as obnoxious or mean spirited as Palin’s kids but she’s not GWB’s daughters either.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:05:37am

re: #373 Skip Intro

We need to get that fucker McConnell out of the Leader’s seat. While Trump gets all the press, McConnell is the one undermining everything we thought this country stood for.

Absolutely.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:05:55am

re: #371 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Meaghan McCain. Apparently she blocked Oliver.

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BeachDem  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:07:44am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

Interesting. Still need to make it to Canada one of these days.

One of my favorite trips ever was going from Toronto to Vancouver by train. We actually got off in Edmonton, wandered around Alberta for a few days (drove down to Calgary, then up through Banff, got back on in Jasper) and ended in Vancouver, spent a few days there and flew home.

viarail.ca

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Dr. Matt  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:13:10am

re: #371 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Meghan McCain blocked Oliver

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Stanley Sea  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:24:01am

re: #350 JordanRules

Gainesville Sun, good work.

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makeitstop  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:24:30am

The Pros spotted a rube…and you won’t believe what happened next!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:30:14am
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JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:37:40am
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jaunte  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:38:01am
385
wrenchwench  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:39:19am

This morning’s credit card processor sales phone call:

-determines I am the owner
-launches into pitch, including great rates, guaranteed for as long as I use their wonderful processing service
-asks whether I swipe or scan cards
-finds out I don’t take cards
-I add, ‘I took cards for 17 years. Never again.’
-She says, ‘I don’t blame you one bit.’

The sales people know. They don’t even try when they find out I know.

Credit cards suck for the businesses that accept them. Most of them can’t afford not to, due to consumer demand.

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:39:48am
387
jaunte  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:39:58am

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

388
JordanRules  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:42:40am
389
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:43:36am

re: #388 JordanRules

Domino’s Pizza unveils U.S. infrastructure project filling potholes

very much in their own interest, keeps their delivery cars from getting wrecked

390
Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:45:45am

re: #388 JordanRules

I’m going to love living in the Snow Crash universe.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:46:03am

re: #387 jaunte

[Embedded content]

This is probably why Donald is going to get on with Kim so well.

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gocart mozart  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:49:28am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:50:26am

re: #392 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Oh shut up Rod.

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:50:31am

re: #390 Belafon

I’m going to love living in the Snow Crash universe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:51:57am

re: #394 jaunte

Dennis Rodman involved in international relations, Kim Kardashian handling criminal justice reform, and a reality TV star as president.

If this was a movie, it would be laughed away as too ridiculous to be believed.

They would jut turn it down as a bad rip-off of Idiocracy

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BigPapa  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:55:05am

This is Tom Clancy + Idiocracy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:55:42am

re: #396 BigPapa

This is Tom Clancy + Idiocracy

plus Dr Strangelove

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:56:22am

re: #314 gocart mozart

Steve Kopack

@SteveKopack
3h
Just out: Official White House schedule for the Trump/Kim summit —>

—9p ET: Trump greets Kim

—9:15p ET: Bilateral meeting

—10p ET: Expanded bilateral

—1130p ET: Working lunch between Trump + Kim

—4a ET: Trump news conference

—630a ET: Trump departs Singapore

So — at the very most, 7 hours to discuss all issues and reach some kind of agreement? Does Trump have pictures of his inauguration and maps of his electoral college victory to show Kim? I know, that’s the time needed for Kim to bribe him with a Trump hotel in the middle of Pyongyang! And Trump to agree to pull out all troops from SK in the next 3 months in exchange for a NK promise not to test any nuclear weapons in the next 6 months.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:56:34am

re: #390 Belafon

I’m going to love living in the Snow Crash universe.

Ah, the glorious dystopian future of Jennifer Government has arrived.

en.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Jun 11, 2018 • 10:57:30am

Something we have to look forward to here, as the sickness at the top spreads:

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Charles Johnson  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:00:04am
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Kragar  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:01:03am
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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:01:21am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no, it is a cousin of Finnish

“Ima let you Finnish, but Russian is the greatest language” - low info Trump supporter/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:01:23am

re: #401 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Jeezus.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:01:53am

re: #402 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Senator, meet Donald Trump.

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Targetpractice  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:02:12am

re: #398 Hecuba’s daughter

So — at the very most, 7 hours to discuss all issues and reach some kind of agreement? Does Trump have pictures of his inauguration and maps of his electoral college victory to show Kim? I know, that’s the time needed for Kim to bribe him with a Trump hotel in the middle of Pyongyang! And Trump to agree to pull out all troops from SK in the next 3 months in exchange for a NK promise not to test any nuclear weapons in the next 6 months.

It’s like I’ve been saying for awhile, he’s going there with every expectation that the “deal” is already worked out, he’s just there to put his scrawl on it before grimacing for the cameras.

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Belafon  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:03:16am

re: #402 Kragar

It’s fun to say that, but I’m pretty sure he was trying to be a tough guy for Kim, to show Kim he wouldn’t be a pushover. Instead, he’s shown that he’ll need a win, no matter what the cost.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:04:16am

re: #297 electrotek

I trust Japan a lot more than China when it comes to high speed rail expertise.

China’s high speed train system is reliable - they stole the technology from the very best.

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BeachDem  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:06:54am

re: #396 BigPapa

This is Tom Clancy + Idiocracy

re: #397 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

plus Dr Strangelove

With a soupçon of “A Face in the Crowd” thrown in for good measure.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:13:19am

re: #385 wrenchwench

This morning’s credit card processor sales phone call:

The sales people know. They don’t even try when they find out I know.

Credit cards suck for the businesses that accept them. Most of them can’t afford not to, due to consumer demand.

My favorite bar is cash only. He wants nothing to do with the card companies. He is also the most inexpensive bar in town for 6-packs to go or sitting there having a shot and beer.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:14:43am

re: #388 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

And get some “Carl’s Jr. Big Ass Fries”

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 11, 2018 • 11:18:05am

re: #403 BlueSpotinAL

“Ima let you Finnish, but Russian is the greatest language” - low info Trump supporter/

Reminds me of a note left on the breakroom microwave one time. It said, “Turn off when finnish.”, and someone had written under that “Turn on when danish.”. Made me laugh.


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