They Might Be Giants Learn to Love the Air Horn: “The Neck Rolls Aren’t Working”

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that air horn is blowing away
the clear thinking that’s needed to stop
the loud air horn from making itself the discussion.
this headband I don’t think it’s mine it’s the
wrong size it’s cutting off my circulation
and making me think that it’s fine.

and I saved up all my money
for some lessons on how to spend money
and the neck rolls aren’t working
and the neck rolls aren’t working
and the neck rolls aren’t working like you said

this gut wrench I’m using to fix
the bad drainpipe
that’s leaking all over my gut wrench
is right on the brink of destroying
my chances of wrecking my chances of wrecking
any last hope of defeating any last hope that I had
to go back to being broken
like before when I quit working
and the neck rolls weren’t working
and the neck rolls weren’t working
and the neck rolls weren’t working either then

then, then, why’d you have to make me say
then, then, I don’t need reminders of
when, when, I was just a child of
ten, ten, watching astronaut john
glenn, glenn spashing down to earth a
gain, gain, while I’m still orbiting.

headband I guess the headband
I changed my mind the headband
not so bad

and the air horn
how can you stay mad at the air horn?
just look it’s adorable
how can you not put your ear to it?

monday, still not working yet
thursday, wait I mean it’s still
monday, I’m not losing my hair
it’s getting shorter
and the kids are getting shorter
and the rain is falling upwards
and I saved up all my money
for some lessons on how to waste money
and the neck rolls aren’t working
and the neck rolls aren’t working
and the neck rolls aren’t working like you said

Dial-A-Song Video Week 25.

Kudos to Craig J. Clark for the footage used in this video.

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133 comments

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:24:34pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:30:36pm

Nice song.

from downstairs.

trumphotels.org

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:33:34pm

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So to recap, basically, unless the US is a net exporter to their country, Trump’s going to put tariffs on until they are.

We gon’ envy the peeps in 1932.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:35:18pm

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Teukka  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:35:21pm

re: #3 Chrysicat

So to recap, basically, unless the US is a net exporter to their country, Trump’s going to put tariffs on until they are.

We gon’ envy the peeps in 1932.

I would prefer that they envy the peeps from the 1933-1945 era…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:35:52pm

This is going to make the Smoot-Hawley tariff kerfuffle look like a Studio 54 Disco Party!

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Teukka  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:40:39pm
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Jay C  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:43:48pm

re: #6 Joe Bacon 🌹

This is going to make the Smoot-Hawley tariff kerfuffle look like a Studio 54 Disco Party!

One major difference: the Smoot-Hawley tariffs were, basically, a Congressional initiative, with the specifications worked out (over something like a year), and then passed and sent to President Hoover for signature (not that he cared).

This time round, though, it seems like tariff “policy” (using that word advisedly) seems to be mainly a product of the White House i.e., Donald Trump’s angry brainfarts over whatever “unfair” practice he thinks he can gin up resentment over.

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:43:50pm

OTOH, when they literally voted for Antichrist and can’t tell that FU Graham is likely the False Prophet…

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Teukka  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:48:01pm

re: #9 Chrysicat

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OTOH, when they literally voted for Antichrist and can’t tell that FU Graham is likely the False Prophet…


And given the Trump & Co penchant for confidence artistry, they will be the marks of the beast…
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mmmirele  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:48:19pm

I got (didn’t pick up on) a phone call from a Democratic candidate for Attorney General here in Arizona, January Contreras. She left a message asking me to call her. I was pretty impressed that she’d personally call me. I’m not a huge donor or anything like that.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:48:22pm

TMBG never disappoints with their videos.

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lawhawk  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:48:38pm

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

Trump’s trade policy is to pull out the most protectionist/nativist/isolationist bulkshit (because bullshit just doesn’t quite cover it) and then double down with even more unnecessary grandstanding.

The net result is the US is going to vaporize its trade relations with allies and strategic partners while others benefit.

The 800 pound gorilla in the room: Russia. They benefit from the strife Trump’s more than willing to initiate. They benefit from the EU breakup and BREXIT. They benefit from the chaos Trump’s engaging in domestically while putting white nationalist policies into effect here.

Everywhere you look, Russia benefits from Trump’s actions, and yet the GOP continues to enable, condone, and cheer on Trump’s actions as though he can do no wrong.

Even on the immigration policy the GOP isn’t standing up to Trump, but rather complaining that Trump’s going to fuck up the GOP chances in the midterms. It’s a style problem for the GOP elected officials, not that Trump’s pushing white nationalism/supremacist policies.

Everywhere you look, GOPers are trying to deflect and project. They’re taking pages out of Trump’s bigot brigade routine. They aren’t standing up to their base, let alone the bigots because this is who they are.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 1:59:56pm

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

Did you see that disclaimer at the bottom? The proprietors of the website are acutely aware how sue happy Fuckface Von Clownstick and his family is. You know they lawyered up before the site’s launch. I mean, how many disclaimers out there cite case law?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:00:02pm

re: #8 Jay C

One major difference: the Smoot-Hawley tariffs were, basically, a Congressional initiative, with the specifications worked out (over something like a year), and then passed and sent to President Hoover for signature (not that he cared).

This time round, though, it seems like tariff “policy” (using that word advisedly) seems to be mainly a product of the White House i.e., Donald Trump’s angry brainfarts over whatever “unfair” practice he thinks he can gin up resentment over.

And note that Congress ceded this power to the President. It’s going to drive the economy into meltdown!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:04:40pm
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lawhawk  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:07:32pm
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lawhawk  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:08:52pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

The same people who claimed the economy during Obama’s second term were awful will then claim that Trump’s presiding over the best economy ever.

Misinformation and agitprop is what Trump excels at. It’s what con artists do. They don’t get held to account for anything until they’ve run their course.

The GOP certainly wont.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:10:34pm

Here’s the mealy mouthed “be civil to fascists” column from The Washington Post if you want to read the rest.

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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:15:08pm

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Moron.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:17:14pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

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Here’s the mealy mouthed “be civil to fascists” column from The Washington Post if you want to read the rest.

The Washington Post is usually a better outlet than the New York Times, but this one I can’t even.

On one level I understand their argument. But I’m at the point with the Trump gang and their systematic destruction of everything decent about this country in favor of right wing fantasyland authoritarian bullshit that I think we need to worry less about “civility” and more about the wrecking crew in office.

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JordanRules  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:18:27pm
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JordanRules  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:20:38pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

The Washington Post is usually a better outlet than the New York Times, but this one I can’t even.

On one level I understand their argument. But I’m at the point with the Trump gang and their systematic destruction of everything decent about this country in favor of right wing fantasyland authoritarian bullshit that I think we need to worry less about “civility” and more about the wrecking crew in office.

David Axelrod is heavy on the civility shit today too. Blech.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:24:01pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

The Washington Post is usually a better outlet than the New York Times, but this one I can’t even.

On one level I understand their argument. But I’m at the point with the Trump gang and their systematic destruction of everything decent about this country in favor of right wing fantasyland authoritarian bullshit that I think we need to worry less about “civility” and more about the wrecking crew in office.

You see a guy say something rude to a woman in some public space and you politely object. At work some employee comes in late one time too many. A polite correction is in order. When you see a man attempting to beat a woman down, or an employee threaten violence, polite is over with. It’s time to act. The damn lies have muddied where genuine worthwhile red lines of policy are. Cross that line and the people re assert the power to correct it. Added edit- Best we do this while we still can and apply peer pressure to force change.

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Old Liberal  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:25:09pm

re: #23 JordanRules

David Axelrod is heavy on the civility shit today too. Blech.

Civility? Trump, Lewandowski, Stone, Manafort, Giuliani, Sessions, Pruitt, but we common folk are supposed to be civil? FUCK YOU AXELROD FUCK ALL YOU PEARL CLUTCHERS. YOU THINK THIS IS UNPLEASANT, HANG AROUND.

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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:25:20pm

My wife tells me that Glenn Beck stormed off of CNN today?

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:26:18pm

re: #26 makeitstop

My wife tells me that Glenn Beck stormed off of CNN today?

He did.

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ObserverArt  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:26:51pm

re: #18 lawhawk

The same people who claimed the economy during Obama’s second term were awful will then claim that Trump’s presiding over the best economy ever.

Misinformation and agitprop is what Trump excels at. It’s what con artists do. They don’t get held to account for anything until they’ve run their course.

The GOP certainly wont.

They are claiming that now.

Even with his tariffs eating up the less than meager tax cuts, driving the market down and the dollar suffering as the world currency.

He’s bringing trade to where it should have been all along. The great Trump, The Payback President®.

And like always, the biggest proclaimers of all that success are the ones least able to afford the reality.

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freetoken  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:27:29pm

Given everything else going on, some otherwise news worthy items get to easily overlooked, such as this:

A Leading Climate Agency May Lose Its Climate Focus

What few comments this has generated today seem to be focusing on this part:

[…]

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is part of the Department of Commerce, operates a constellation of earth-observing satellites. Because of its work on climate science data collection and analysis, it has become one of the most important American agencies for making sense of the warming planet. But that focus may shift, according to a slide presentation at a Department of Commerce meeting by Tim Gallaudet, the acting head of the agency.

In the presentation, which included descriptions of the past and present missions for the agency, the past mission listed three items, starting with “to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts.” In contrast, for the present mission, the word “climate” was gone, and the first line was replaced with “to observe, understand and predict atmospheric and ocean conditions.”

And yes, that is all quite suspiciously a simple way to bury “climate” because Trump is an idiot. Some appear to be saying it’s not so important that “climate” as a word be included, and that may be so.

But to me, the real problem is not being discussed, and it’s this part:

The presentation also included a new emphasis: “To protect lives and property, empower the economy, and support homeland and national security.”

In other words, to make NOAA a part of a Trump authoritarian organ.

NOAA has always been about learning and care-taking (oceans, mostly.)

Given that the Coast Guard used to be part of the DoT and thus also closely related to NOAA was one of those things of casual but not dramatic importance.

But the sense of the new proposed mission statement for NOAA puts homeland security up front.

Be ware.

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ObserverArt  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:28:53pm

re: #20 makeitstop

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Moron.

Trumper: “We don’t need China! We’re Making America Great Again.”

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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:29:11pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

The Washington Post is usually a better outlet than the New York Times, but this one I can’t even.

On one level I understand their argument. But I’m at the point with the Trump gang and their systematic destruction of everything decent about this country in favor of right wing fantasyland authoritarian bullshit that I think we need to worry less about “civility” and more about the wrecking crew in office.

From that opinion piece:

[…]

Several of the restaurant’s staff are gay and objected to Ms. Sanders’s defense of Mr. Trump’s discriminatory policies against transgender people. The staff also objected to the administration’s recent actions leading to the separation of thousands of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Respecting her staff’s wishes, the restaurant owner politely asked Ms. Sanders to leave, and Ms. Sanders politely acceded. She then tweeted about the episode, turning it into a public controversy.

[…]

A little later:

But never-at-rest social media have blurred the line between work hours and private time

The people denied a meal at their restaurant of choice spend all of their working hours making the private time of millions of people absolutely unbearable. May they experience hunger.

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JordanRules  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:30:34pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:32:09pm

Sure. Let’s have a nice chat about… Civility in political discourse. Reminds me of when “ethics in gamer journalism” was a thing.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:34:12pm
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unproven innocence  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:35:13pm

Trump’s notion that exports and imports must be balanced between every pair of trading partners under the sun, and that lack of such balance is somehow evidence of unfairness —that is utter bullshit.

Of course, if any one nation’s overall exports does not come close to matching that same nation’s overall imports for a long while, that would be cause for concern.

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:36:30pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:38:19pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:45:49pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

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And when you accompany a friend whose boyfriend beat her because she got pregnant to an abortion clinic you get to run a gauntlet of ignorant religious assholes including a priest who spits in your face deliberately trying to get you to punch him so you get arrested.

A major reason why I detest churches and will never step in another one as long as I live.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:50:39pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:54:03pm

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

[ Nastiness reflects desperation not strength. They can’t win the argument so they use nastiness. Sad and dangerous.]

Ain’t nothing nastier than taking a baby from a parent.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:54:17pm

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh great. He’s threatening the whole world now.

Fuck those fucking complicit Republican fucks in congress. They are allowing Trump to burn this country to the ground and piss all over the ashes.

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ObserverArt  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:56:24pm

What times.

Trump.

Backed by the likes of Rudy and Newt.

We need new characters.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:58:02pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 24, 2018 • 2:59:06pm

re: #27 teleskiguy

He did.

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This was deliberate. Beck is trying to draw attention to himself to help his floundering company.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:02:55pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh great. He’s threatening the whole world now.

Fuck those fucking complicit Republican fucks in congress. They are allowing Trump to burn this country to the ground and piss all over the ashes.

And they’re only doing it because they want to sit in their congressional seats for as long as they can. Situations like this are why I was in favor of congressional term limits long ago.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:04:31pm

re: #45 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And they’re only doing it because they want to sit in their congressional seats for as long as they can. Situations like this are why I was in favor of congressional term limits long ago.

California has term limits for its’ legislators. All term limits did was cede power to lobbyists and erase institutional memory of how to draft and pass legislation.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:04:53pm

re: #45 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My fear is that Russia is again going to ratfuck the whole thing and the GOP will manage to gain seats in November.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:05:43pm

re: #46 Joe Bacon 🌹

California has term limits for its’ legislators. All term limits did was cede power to lobbyists and erase institutional memory of how to draft and pass legislation.

And this is the major problem with term limits. It’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” problem.

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nines09  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:05:49pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:05:56pm

re: #46 Joe Bacon 🌹

California has term limits for its’ legislators. All term limits did was cede power to lobbyists and erase institutional memory of how to draft and pass legislation.

That’s actually interesting to me. I assumed that term limits came with consequences, but I couldn’t figure out what the catch was. That makes sense.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:12:39pm

re: #50 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s actually interesting to me. I assumed that term limits came with consequences, but I couldn’t figure out what the catch was. That makes sense.

For years, energy companies wanted to deregulate California’s energy market but Willie Brown the House Speaker stood in the way and kept blocking it. So they allied with the Koch Brothers and bankrolled the Term Limits initiative playing the race card effectively against Willie. Term limits implemented and when Willie was termed out of office in came the energy deregulation which Enron used to rip Californians off. The crown jewel was supposed to be the selloff of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to private investors but that barely failed.

Enron successfully disrupted energy transmission to the point that they forced Gray Davis out of office and got their stooge Ah-Nold in.

Term Limits suck dead elephant dicks.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:12:45pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:14:20pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:15:24pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

She only feels remorse because it killed her cash cow. She never would’ve regretted it if she didn’t face consequences.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:21:46pm

re: #54 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s the thing with a lot of racists, they think they’re insulated from consequences. And much of the time they are, especially the rich ones or the ones who feel safe where they are (Cobb County GA, I’m giving you side eye…). So when their shit sprays back on them, they start flailing. As we see… Roseanne owns a farm in Hawaii, she should go there and try to stfu on Twitter and do something useful…. and then I laughed and laughed at how there’s barely a chance of that ever happening. Once people get entrenched past a certain point, they don’t come back.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:24:32pm

re: #54 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

She only feels remorse because it killed her cash cow. She never would’ve regretted it if she didn’t face consequences.

She was and still is arrogant enough to believe that she could do whatever she wanted because she had the #1 show and ABC would continue to kiss her ass 24/7 to keep it for the advertising $$$$.

I’m still amazed that ABC canned her!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:27:04pm

re: #56 Joe Bacon 🌹

She was and still is arrogant enough to believe that she could do whatever she wanted because she had the #1 show and ABC would continue to kiss her ass 24/7 to keep it for the advertising $$$$.

I’m still amazed that ABC canned her!

You and me both, actually. I’m still wondering how she had the #1 show. I suppose it was a combination of nostalgia and the bittersweet smell of grade-A bullshit.

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Old Liberal  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:28:01pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

And this is the major problem with term limits. It’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” problem.

The only answer that works is an informed active citizenry. All the other “external fixes”, whether they be term limits or balanced budget amendments etc. etc. etc., are simply proof that we, as a nation, don’t have what it takes to be a democratic republic.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:31:46pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:32:14pm

re: #58 Old Liberal

The only answer that works is an informed active citizenry. All the other “external fixes”, whether they be term limits or balanced budget amendments etc. etc. etc., are simply proof that we, as a nation, don’t have what it takes to be a democratic republic.

Stricter regulation of Lobbyists may help.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:35:20pm

Right Wing Fruedian Slip.

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:41:17pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:41:19pm
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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:49:33pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:50:04pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:51:47pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 3:57:14pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:00:06pm

re: #67 wrenchwench

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Winston_Smith  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:06:31pm

re: #67 wrenchwench

The token “Democrat” again?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:08:15pm

re: #67 wrenchwench

I think Sen Sanders is bit too old for the job. Maybe it is best if he retires.

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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:08:59pm

re: #69 Winston_Smith

The tofaken “Democrat” again?

Sorry, I still got a little Will Shortz in my head.

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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:09:11pm

Dupe, sorry. Stupid Kindle.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:10:05pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:10:16pm

re: #70 PhillyPretzel

I think Sen Sanders is bit too old for the job. Maybe it is best if he retires.

I don’t want to say what I think his problem is, but it’s not age.

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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:11:46pm

Is this where they announce that they’re teaming up and challenge the EU to a Texas death match?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:12:05pm

re: #74 wrenchwench

Most likely but age in this case is a very good reason to use when needed.

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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:13:12pm

Economically Anxious Nazi Jesse Watters:

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wrenchwench  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:14:03pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:20:15pm

Neil and Liam Finn again?

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:21:16pm
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Dizzy  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:22:07pm

I’m dreading what those images will eventually show, but I’m eagerly anticipating the outcome of their publicity.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:22:18pm
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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:23:26pm
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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:25:01pm
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allegro  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:27:27pm

This thread:

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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:30:17pm

Interrupt a Trump supporter’s meal to ask them if they’re ok with overwhelming economic stupidity.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:30:39pm

Mental Health Break.

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:32:43pm
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garzooma  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:32:43pm

With Trump’s fixation on the MS-13 gang, has anyone seen mention of his own ties to the Russian Mob (a.k.a. Bratva). Here’s one of many stories (from US News) :

Trump Had Ties to Russian Mob Figures: Testimony
By Alan Neuhauser, Staff Writer Jan. 18, 2018, at 7:09 p.m.
Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson testified that the real estate mogul built relationships with Russian gangsters, who were themselves tied to the Russian government.
THE FOUNDER OF AN opposition research firm that assembled a now-infamous dossier on Donald Trump during his presidential campaign told congressional investigators in November that Trump, as a real estate developer, had ties to Russian mafia figures who appeared to be laundering money through Trump-owned and Trump-licensed properties.

“It gradually reached a point where it seemed like most of the people around Trump had a connection to Russian organized crime or Russia in one way or another,” Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson said, according to a transcript of the interview released Thursday.

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Belafon  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:42:24pm

re: #88 Chrysicat

Ask Steve Scalise about being saved by a lesbian.

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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:43:50pm

I was working in the yard this afternoon and missed this. Wow.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:44:50pm

Darn. There is a severe thunderstorm warning for Eastern Montgomery Co and Philadelphia Co until 8 this evening. :(

Addendum: I just heard a rumble of thunder.

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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:48:54pm
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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:55:16pm
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Chrysicat  Jun 24, 2018 • 4:56:52pm
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jaunte  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:00:26pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:06:08pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:06:48pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:12:47pm
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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:14:04pm

BOOM. Go, Mira.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:16:28pm

Such lovely people. He didn’t even read the article, of course.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:17:54pm
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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:18:08pm

re: #100 makeitstop

BOOM. Go, Mira.

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Oops. The coward that stepped to Mira deleted his tweet. Here’s the screen shot.

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Belafon  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:22:57pm

re: #96 jaunte

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:28:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:31:31pm

moron

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Dave In Austin  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:31:32pm
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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:32:22pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

But I can’t go to an Amazon store and spend hours walking around until they say “If you’re going to spend all day here anyway, put some books up”

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ObserverArt  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:32:47pm

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

Donald J. Trump ✔
@realDonaldTrump
.@jimmyfallon is now whimpering to all that he did the famous “hair show” with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have “humanized” me-he is taking heat. He called & said “monster ratings.” Be a man Jimmy!

8:01 PM - Jun 24, 2018

This will be made part of the public record and go down in history for all time.

A president said this.

And future people will wonder what was wrong with us.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:35:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:36:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:38:11pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:39:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:39:40pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That girl needs to be on her national team for the next World Cup.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:39:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:40:31pm

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That girl needs to be on her national team for the next World Cup.

And she did it while wearing a skirt and high heels!

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ObserverArt  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:42:01pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

And she did it while wearing a skirt and high heels!

David Beckham is jealous. He couldn’t have ‘bent’ that any better.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:44:22pm
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wheat-dogg  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:45:15pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope she plays soccer (football).

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:46:12pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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GGGOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!

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Dave In Austin  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:47:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:50:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:52:41pm
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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:52:42pm

My wife got a new phone last week, and was taking pics of Scout. She went for the closeup.

sniffsniffsniffsniffsniff
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mmmirele  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:52:44pm

And in other news, Stamford, CT art gallery owner Fernando Luis Alvarez was arrested for dropping off a 800-pound steel sculpture of a bent, burnt heroin spoon in the driveway of Purdue Pharma on Friday morning and then refusing to remove it. He was charged with a misdemeanor and a felony.

The sculpture, named “Purdue,” was made by Boston-based artist Domenic Esposito, who was present at the time of the sculpture drop. Esposito was not charged or arrested. He said before the art drop that he and Alvarez decided who would take the criminal charges.

*snip*

“I have been extremely bothered and moved by the architects of this epidemic,” Alvarez said. “I want to hold this family responsible for what they created and put in front of society and created a modern-day massacre.”

*snip*

At 10:45 a.m., workers from the city public works department showed up with a backhoe, scooped up the spoon and loaded it onto a flatbed truck to be taken away. Police said the sculpture would be registered as evidence.

courant.com

This Time magazine article has more information—the two are talking about gifting the spoon to Massachusetts since it’s taken the lead in going after opioid manufacturers.

time.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:56:07pm
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Belafon  Jun 24, 2018 • 5:59:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 24, 2018 • 6:05:04pm

Meghan just needs to chill

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Varek Raith  Jun 24, 2018 • 6:05:58pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s gotta be worth a couple of dozen points.

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teleskiguy  Jun 24, 2018 • 6:07:08pm

re: #129 Varek Raith

That shit wins the game automatically. In heels?!? GTFO

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makeitstop  Jun 24, 2018 • 6:22:31pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meghan just needs to chill

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Hey, Meghan - FYF.

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Teukka  Jun 24, 2018 • 6:31:20pm

re: #78 wrenchwench

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Another is to take a cue from the recon forces of small nations. Like, where I come from, some recon also handle operations behind enemy lines. To put it short, learn ways, even ways which do not involve firing a single round, to be as corrosive as a super-charged belt sander with a 30-grit belt to enemy troops without engaging. Pull pranks, leave notes… The options are endless.

And yes, a hat tip from FDF recon to the resistance movements of various countries against the Nazi’s are in order.

This is a taster:

How well trained are basic Finnish reconnaissance soldiers?

How do you measure good training?

There are several lines of reconnaissance soldiers.

o Army trains “foot recons”
o Army armored corps have armored recons
o Border Guard have their own reconnaissance corps, every other batch are trained as Sissi who specialize in guerrilla warfare and every other as recons

Early into my training we went to see some army “foot” recons setting up antipersonnel weapons such as claymores and pipe bombs. We literally walked into them, they were busy doing things but still we only saw them from a few meters distance.

During one of the training sessions these same guys put the Military Police company to a test - every hour the MP’s were told where the recon squad was. For a whole weekend they chased them without seeing them once.

Finnish recons have a motto: “Never steal more than you can carry”

It is their favorite pastime to confuse, distract and steal stuff from their enemies during war exercises. Among things stolen are included tent heaters, these big things:

[photo of heater size of a small oil barrel]

To steal one from a tent from infantry in defensive positions is in my opinion no small feat given that there can be a whole company in defensive positions with overlapping firing zones and each tent is typically occupied at all times in and within it’s presence.

Note: they don’t steal things to keep, they return them at some point and it’s merely to practice their war time infiltration skills and to test their ability and to also train the opposing force to realize that if it had been Spetsnaz unit they’d all be dead - so better be more aware and perceptive the next time.

The recons do not primarily infiltrate and engage enemy forces though. It is their primary mission to provide reconnaissance for the command and some units are equipped and trained to lead indirect fire from concealed positions.

The recons if spotted will seek to simply avoid and disengage. They are incredibly good at packaging their entire camp in an instant and committing a fighting withdrawal. If you chase them you’ll be constantly running into a series of ambushes and booby traps which will deter your pursuit - provided you can even keep up with their pace - they’re the fastest troops in the entire FDF.

Border Guards recons are very similar, just belonging to different organization during peace time but incorporated into military during war time.

Armored recons have a different job and setup - they have assault tanks (IFV’s) or some other platform for rapid movement. Armored recons are slightly more aggressive and more about acting as the lead element to armored corps - they find the enemy and they’d love to ambush them while doing so.

Guards Jägers also train their own special variety of urban recons, specialized in reconnaissance operations in urban setting since Guards Jägers specialize in urban warfare in metropolitan area, including and not limited to underground (literally, in tunnels and such) fighting.

Foot recons primarily avoid any contact.

Sissi guerrilla fighting forces have all the skills that recons have but they are a combat force where recons are more purely infiltrators and “ghosts”. Sissi take these same infiltration and camouflage skills but they use them to create an element of surprise which combined with them choosing the battlefield and the enemy and every other condition means that they can destroy larger superior enemy formations via ambushes.

From a French foreign legionnaire:

In support of Matti Porkka´s [Guy above/Teukka] answer, I will correlate in saying that some retelling from friends of mine in the Swedish Defense Forces who did joint exercises with them are a bit unsettling…

As an exemple, during one of these exercises, a platoon of Swedish soldiers was to try and track down a team of Finnish Long Range Recon Patrol in Northern Sweden. The Swedes were equipped with all kinds of gear including helicopters, night vision gear and K-9 assets.

The exercise was supposed to last 6 days. The Swedes never found them. They never so little as glimpsed or heard them once and every trail their dogs picked up led into a maze of several hours in impossible terrain before leading them back to the exact original point where they had picked the scent up.

During this week, the Sissi :

regularly stole food from the Swedes and left thank you notes in Finnish

” borrowed ” canteens, ammo, clothing and even boots from the Swedes which they hanged up in trees

stuffed the heads of dead rabbits and snakes in some of the Swedes´ rucksacks

woke them up early in the morning with tear gas

they culminated in capturing one of their sentries and held him captive for 48 hours before returning him blindfolded and unarmed but well fed and healthy to his camp

At the end of the exercise, the Sissi exposed to the Swedes high resolution photographies of each one of them with names and ranks. They even had some of their nicknames written down. They had sketches portraits of the dogs with their specificities such as name, sex, size, approximative weight and physical characteristics. They also had their radio codes.

That might give you an idea how well trained and skilled they are at what they do.

These people train at ” welcoming” Russians to their land again any day of the week since WWII and that is a very serious matter to them. They have not let their guard down since then, it´s part of their military culture. Finns in general are very special compared to the rest of Nordics. Finns are considerably tougher on the average, it is due to a rather unique cultural concept they refer to as sisú. Mental toughness and resolve is still a cultural value to Finns which is very unique among Nordics. I have always been impressed by Finnish military knowledge of bushcraft and winter warfare and not many military in the world of armed forces master these type of knowledge to the extent Finnish long range recon patrols do.

How well trained are basic Finnish reconnaissance soldiers?

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austin_blue  Jun 24, 2018 • 10:30:03pm

re: #124 makeitstop

My wife got a new phone last week, and was taking pics of Scout. She went for the closeup.

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You have a pet moose?


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