The Bob Cesca Show: Backbone

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Backbone — NSFW; Kimberley Johnson, author of Peyton’s Choice, is here; We’re on vacation next week; The crisis on the Supreme Court; Anthony Kennedy retires leaving Donald Trump to create a conservative majority for generations; The Democrats must fight to win; The Deval Patrick quote; The possibilities for blocking Trump’s nominee; Collins and Murkowski and Flake; The McConnell Rule; Russia is deciding the Supreme Court balance; Trump in Fargo; Trump and Putin in Helsinki; Paul Manafort owed millions to Russian oligarch; Jim Jordan beclowns himself; and so much more.

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370 comments

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:43:33pm

I fear todays shooting is the beginning of a disturbing trend.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:44:57pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

I fear todays shooting is the beginning of a disturbing trend.

and we have seen, blaming it on the Left for being “uncivil” while reveling in the deaths of leftist journalists….

and not being called out on it

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:48:55pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

I fear todays shooting is the beginning of a disturbing trend.

Straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale. Again.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:50:15pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:51:00pm

re: #3 Big Beautiful Door

Straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale. Again.

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blueraven  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:51:24pm

Does he think this is cute today?

Milo’s Instagram posts after Capital Gazette shooting

instagram.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:51:51pm

re: #4 MsJ

BREAKING: CBS News reports:
*suspect in the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting damaged his fingertips so that law enforcement can’t identify him from finger prints.
*suspect has no ID

This is growing more and more Reichstag fire-like every minute

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:53:54pm

John Roberts will soon be the single most powerful man in America. He will have four Justices to his right and 4 to his left, enabling him to be in the majority on every decision he wants, which will give him the power to decide who will write every decision. He will decide what the Constitution means, and he could have this power for decades to come, unless the Democrats take it from him the next time they gain power by adding seats to the Court to make up for the theft of Garland’s seat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:54:31pm

re: #4 MsJ

Well that’s not disturbing at all…

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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:54:37pm

re: #4 MsJ

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Sounds like the suspect fears his political affiliation could be figured out if he was properly ID’d.

re: #6 blueraven

Does he think this is cute today?

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instagram.com

Classy as always ///

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:56:19pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:57:20pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:57:44pm

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

Well that’s not disturbing at all…

They need to distribute his photo. Someone knows him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:58:33pm

re: #12 MsJ

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Trump may not even bother to replace him.

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makeitstop  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:58:39pm

re: #13 MsJ

They need to distribute his photo. Someone knows him.

And check him for tattoos.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:58:54pm

re: #13 MsJ

They need to distribute his photo. Someone knows him.

If he didn’t blow his face off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:59:12pm

re: #15 makeitstop

And check him for tattoos.

DNA?

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:59:31pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:59:42pm

re: #16 Big Beautiful Door

If he didn’t blow his face off.

I think that detail would have been shared with the fingertips.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:59:47pm

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is growing more and more Reichstag fire-like every minute

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makeitstop  Jun 28, 2018 • 2:59:48pm

re: #16 Big Beautiful Door

If he didn’t blow his face off.

They took him alive, didn’t they?

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:00:40pm

re: #21 makeitstop

They took him alive, didn’t they?

Yes.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:00:49pm

re: #21 makeitstop

They took him alive, didn’t they?

I don’t know; I just assumed he was probably one of the dead.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:01:02pm

re: #6 blueraven

Does he think this is cute today?

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So desperate for attention.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:01:41pm

re: #22 JordanRules

Yes.

With DNA, dental records and his face, they should find out who he is soon enough then.

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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:01:48pm

re: #20 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:03:36pm

re: #25 Big Beautiful Door

With DNA, dental records and his face, they should find out who he is soon enough then.

I’d bet social media can do it much more quickly. I don’t know if they should but it’s a thought.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:03:41pm

re: #14 Big Beautiful Door

Trump may not even bother to replace him.

He won’t.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:04:20pm

re: #21 makeitstop

They took him alive, didn’t they?

He’s white, what do you think?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:05:00pm

re: #27 JordanRules

I’d bet social media can do it much more quickly. I don’t know if they should but it’s a thought.

No reason not to publish his mug shot I can think of.

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makeitstop  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:07:11pm

re: #24 The Vicious Babushka

So desperate for attention.

Right now, there’s a 700-way tie for the top slot on my ‘punch on sight’ list.

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:07:12pm

re: #8 Big Beautiful Door

John Roberts will soon be the single most powerful man in America. He will have four Justices to his right and 4 to his left, enabling him to be in the majority on every decision he wants, which will give him the power to decide who will write every decision. He will decide what the Constitution means, and he could have this power for decades to come, unless the Democrats take it from him the next time they gain power by adding seats to the Court to make up for the theft of Garland’s seat.

Justice Kennedy was in that position for much of his SCOTUS tenure. IMO it is becoming very clear that too much is left up to SCOTUS in the US system of government. A single non-elected official with a lifetime appointment simply shouldn’t have that kind of power.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:07:13pm

On Kelly getting the hell out of Dodge.

According to the WSJ though, the two front-runners to replace Kelly are the head of the Office of Management and Budget / Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau, Mitch Mulvaney, as well as VP Mike Pence’s current Chief of Staff Nick Ayers.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:07:42pm

re: #12 MsJ

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Going to the original source on this one which has additional details. Those Krassenstein brothers basically just jack other peoples work.

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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:07:54pm

re: #31 makeitstop

Right now, there’s a 700-way tie for the top slot on my ‘punch on sight’ list.

Backpfeifengesicht list.

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Mike Lamb  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:09:25pm

re: #27 JordanRules

I’d bet social media can do it much more quickly. I don’t know if they should but it’s a thought.

I’m sure someone might recognize him, but given that he went Kevin Spacey in Seven on his fingertips, is bet he has a low profile.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:10:40pm
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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:11:44pm

re: #36 Mike Lamb

I’m sure someone might recognize him, but given that he went Kevin Spacey in Seven on his fingertips, is bet he has a low profile.

A distinct possibility if they release the way he removed his fingerprints is that he is an operative agent of an intelligence service or a professional assassin.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:18:11pm
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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:18:51pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:19:04pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:19:41pm

I hate this new reality. It’s…confusing.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:20:18pm

re: #40 Teukka

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The one I’d bet they go with is: mentally disturbed, lone wolf

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:20:20pm

re: #40 Teukka

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Crazy person comes to mind.

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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:21:42pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

Crazy person comes to mind.

Depends on how the fingerprint removal was done.

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William Lewis  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:24:03pm

re: #38 Teukka

A distinct possibility if they release the way he removed his fingerprints is that he is an operative agent of an intelligence service or a professional assassin.

Or, far more likely to me, he simply thinks he is. This has a lot of hall marks of a delusional right winger getting his “orders” from Trump twitter bowl evacuations. Had this been any kind of official operation, someone walking in with a shotgun is not the way it would have went down.

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makeitstop  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:25:33pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

Crazy person comes to mind.

I dunno. I don’t think a crazy person would have the presence of mind to obliterate his own fingerprints. That was done for a reason.

I don’t completely buy Teukka’s theory about an assassin or intel personnel, either. I think it’s either some SovCit or a member of a Nazi group.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:25:59pm

re: #38 Teukka

A distinct possibility if they release the way he removed his fingerprints is that he is an operative agent of an intelligence service or a professional assassin.

Or he watched L&O SVU. A serial killer did that to reduce the chances of identification.

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The Major  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:28:21pm

re: #38 Teukka

A distinct possibility if they release the way he removed his fingerprints is that he is an operative agent of an intelligence service or a professional assassin.

Lots of criminals shave/sand off their fingerprints -we just don’t know yet what method.

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Frenchy  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:28:26pm

re: #42 MsJ

Every now and then Joe has a moment of clarity. Then usually turns around and immediately reminds us why we hate his no-child-support-paying douchebag ass.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:28:31pm

All these highways are on the way to the Canadian border.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:30:37pm

re: #49 The Major

Lots of criminals shave/sand off their fingerprints -we just don’t know yet what method.

Yeah it’s a pretty well known technique that disturbed and mentally stable yet very compromised people alike have used.

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electrotek  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:31:22pm

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

All these highways are on the way to the Canadian border.

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Oh fuck, I’m heading to Canada this weekend with the family, and we’re driving from Dallas.

I’m bracing for the worst from ICE, ugh.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:32:30pm
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Weaselone  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:34:50pm

The murderer probably isn’t James Bond. Most likely he’s just trying to delay identification to give the conspiracy theories more time to develop and entrench.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:35:11pm
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Archangelus  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:36:30pm

As if this day didn’t suck enough…

Verge: Harlan Ellison, one of science fiction’s most controversial authors, has died

The science fiction genre has lost one of its greatest — and most controversial — authors. Harlan Ellison, who wrote and edited groundbreaking sci-fi anthologies, short stories, and television episodes, died at the age of 84, according to his wife, via an associate.

Ellison was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934, and published his first short stories in 1949, before moving to New York City to focus on writing science fiction. Throughout the 1950s, he wrote hundreds of short stories, and served in the US Army for two years. In the 1960s, he relocated to California, where he began to write scripts for television shows such as The Outer Limits, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Star Trek. He later served as a consultant for shows such as The Twilight Zone and Babylon 5. Ellison also worked briefly for Walt Disney Studios, only to get fired after a day when co-founder Roy Disney overheard him joking about making a porn film with the company’s characters.

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makeitstop  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:39:21pm

Another thought - might be someone with a prior criminal record.

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Archangelus  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:39:37pm
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gwangung  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:40:14pm

re: #58 makeitstop

Another thought - might be someone with a prior criminal record.

Hmmm..yes….caught alive and didn’t suicide. Expected to be able to escape.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:40:37pm
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makeitstop  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:41:31pm

re: #61 MsJ

Milo Yiannopoulos says he’s been kicked off Venmo — presumably because of his comments about vigilantes shooting reporters.

Womp womp

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:42:17pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:43:28pm

Completely shameless.

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Frenchy  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:46:18pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Pardon my language, but fuck that piece of shit.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:46:34pm

re: #63 JordanRules

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That is from the horrifically racist Neo-Nazi book The Turner Diaries, which inspired the terrorist Timothy McVeigh.

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blueraven  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:49:22pm

Ugh….GOP candidates for FL Governor on Fox debate, seeing who can kiss Trump harder.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:49:42pm
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Archangelus  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:50:03pm

Couldn’t resist.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:50:24pm

re: #66 Big Beautiful Door

That is from the horrifically racist Neo-Nazi book The Turner Diaries, which inspired the terrorist Timothy McVeigh.

Yup and Jared’s written about it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:52:28pm

re: #40 Teukka

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4: sovcit/homegrown militia

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:53:38pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:53:51pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Completely shameless.

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Hey! He’s wearing a tan suit! That’s such a no-no!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:54:31pm

re: #73 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey! He’s wearing a tan suit! That’s such a no-no!

Tan suits are okay if you’re white.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:56:47pm
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Bubblehead II  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:57:04pm

re: #38 Teukka

A distinct possibility if they release the way he removed his fingerprints is that he is an operative agent of an intelligence service or a professional assassin.

WTF? Come on. Probably googled it.

How to remove your finger prints

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A Mom Anon  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:57:46pm

re: #72 MsJ

These people need to be exposed. Every threat, every email. Fuck this bullshit.

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 3:58:26pm

re: #65 Frenchy

Pardon my language, but fuck that piece of shit.

You have my permission as a well mannered older woman to use that language about him all you want.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:00:13pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:00:55pm

...

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:02:05pm

re: #78 calochortus

With my complements.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:02:24pm

Wow

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:02:32pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Leader McConnell needs to fuck himself with a red-hot metal sculpture of a porcupine, complete with all the quills and barbs, sideways.

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blueraven  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:03:27pm

Suspect has been identified through facial recognition. 39 yo WM. No name released yet.
Minor criminal history.
MSNBC

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ObserverArt  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:03:42pm

Suspect in shooting has been identified as a 39 year old uncooperative white guy. He was ID’d by facial recognition software. NBC News.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:03:53pm

NeverTrump Republicans are constantly surprised and disappointed when their former friends and colleagues appear to change before their eyes into authoritarian Trump sycophants.

Guess what? That’s what the rest of us said they were, but you didn’t believe it.

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:05:00pm

Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely (If a Dem is Pres).

politico.com

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:05:19pm

re: #86 Blind Frog Belly White

The never-Trump Republicans simply refuse to accept the fact that Trump is exactly what the GOP has been working toward for decades.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:05:57pm

re: #85 ObserverArt

Suspect in shooting has been identified as a 39 year old uncooperative white guy. He was ID’d by facial recognition software. NBC News.

Pity he didn’t burn off his face along with his fingerprints.

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:06:31pm

re: #85 ObserverArt

Suspect in shooting has been identified as a 39 year old uncooperative white guy. He was ID’d by facial recognition software. NBC News.

Odds of this being a RWNJ stochastic terrorist incident are increasing.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:10:02pm

I wonder how much time he thought the fingerprint thing would buy him for his anonymity?

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:11:01pm

re: #91 JordanRules

I wonder how much time he thought the fingerprint thing would buy him for his anonymity?

Are we sure he has much of a thought process?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:11:02pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:11:33pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:11:56pm

re: #85 ObserverArt

Suspect in shooting has been identified as a 39 year old uncooperative white guy. He was ID’d by facial recognition software. NBC News.

The id’d him but won’t release his name?

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:12:13pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:13:21pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:13:36pm

That news about the fingerprints is definitely pointing toward a right wing lunatic, possibly sovereign citizen variety. But we’ll see.

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Bubblehead II  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:14:40pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

If I remember correctly, early (1920’s-40’s) criminals used an acidic paste to remove epidermal layers to remove their “prints”

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:15:28pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

That news about the fingerprints is definitely pointing toward a right wing lunatic, possibly sovereign citizen variety. But we’ll see.

That was my thought, too.

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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:15:55pm

re: #95 Winston_Smith

The id’d him but won’t release his name?

Very smart idea. Guess who gets first crack at any possible social media, friends, family, etc.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:17:17pm

We may know more shortly.

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:19:29pm

re: #102 JordanRules

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We may know more shortly.

And it is best to wait and get confirmed information.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:20:55pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:22:43pm

re: #97 JordanRules

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You see his man boobs through the suit jacket. Dude needs to wear a bro.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:24:54pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

You see his man boobs through the suit jacket. Dude needs to wear a bro.

Manssierre!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:25:10pm

re: #97 JordanRules

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chickens…roost…

coward

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:29:39pm

County to the east of me.

Currently 99° F, 19° F dew point at my house, and it’s been windy as fuck all day.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:30:21pm
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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:30:25pm

re: #97 JordanRules

At least reporters have finally found a topic that they won’t just move on if Trump doesn’t want to talk about it.
Also, Trump looked really unhappy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:31:36pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

County to the east of me.

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Currently 99° F, 19° F dew point at my house, and it’s been windy as fuck all day.

5.6% Relative Humidity. Jeezus.

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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:31:47pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:32:47pm
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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:33:43pm

re: #97 JordanRules

Personally, the way that shouting reporter was phrasing his question would make me not want to respond.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:36:45pm

“Morning, Sam.”

“Morning, Ralph.”

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:37:00pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:38:10pm

re: #113 The Vicious Babushka

“…he’s a master negotiator.”

Assumes facts not in evidence.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:38:52pm

Yet we must always understand them. No cost is spared to get analysis on the trump voter psyche.

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:39:13pm

re: #110 calochortus

At least reporters have finally found a topic that they won’t just move on if Trump doesn’t want to talk about it.
Also, Trump looked really unhappy.

Trump looking unhappy is the best news I’ve seen in several days. Pitiful, but I’ll take what I can get.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:40:17pm
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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:40:29pm

re: #116 Stanley Sea

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Almost as funny as a noose in the black guy’s locker.
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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:40:42pm

re: #119 EPR-radar

Trump looking unhappy is the best news I’ve seen in several days. Pitiful, but I’ll take what I can get.

Me too.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:41:22pm

Why does Senator Shelby hate America?

Honestly, though, the ease and rapidity with which the rank and vile of the GOP elected officials go from American Exceptionalism to Blame America First has been breathtaking.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:41:32pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:42:54pm

re: #101 Cheechako

So we don’t id him.

Oh, and I’m sorry I’m back. I hope you can live with that. If not you should tell the site owner.

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:43:32pm

re: #118 MsJ

Yet we must always understand them. No cost is spared to get analysis on the trump voter psyche.

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There is no point in analyzing the Trump voter psyche, any more than there is a point to doing a detailed analysis of all the infectious agents present in a foot abscess someone got from stepping on a foot-long cesspool splinter.

In the case of the abscess it need to be lanced and disinfected, and in US politics Republicans need to be outnumbered at the polls.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:44:53pm

re: #120 Single-handed sailor

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:47:55pm

I had ice cream for lunch and dinner, and some mac & cheese in between.

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:48:05pm

re: #127 MsJ

Like Chris really cares about that.

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:48:25pm

re: #120 Single-handed sailor

Of the last 22 years, Democrats have controlled the House 4 years and the Republicans 18 years. I’m sure that has much more to do with leadership issues in the House Democrats than Cillizza’s drivel.

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mmmirele  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:48:33pm

re: #6 blueraven

I reported that asshat’s posts. I don’t care anymore, that is so incredibly inappropriate.

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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:48:37pm

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

Mac and cheese sounds so good.

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Jenner7  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:50:10pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:50:25pm

re: #114 Cheechako

Personally, the way that shouting reporter was phrasing his question would make me not want to respond.

Probably something to do with their professional colleagues being shot and killed today.
No matter, he ignores them a lot when he’s not feeding them to his base.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:50:46pm

re: #132 plansbandc

Mac and cheese sounds so good.

The Older Boy made Mac and Cheese the other day. He increased the Bechamel sauce from 2 cups to 3, and added cooked bacon to the bread crumbs for the topping.

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calochortus  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:50:50pm

re: #123 Blind Frog Belly White

Why does Senator Shelby hate America?

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Honestly, though, the ease and rapidity with which the rank and vile of the GOP elected officials go from American Exceptionalism to Blame America First has been breathtaking.

Possibly because he’s just stupid enough not to know with whom he is dealing.
I just finished Bill Browder’s Red Notice (highly recommend.) He’s the founder of Hermitage Capital which did business in Russia and then got embroiled in exposing corruption there. Sergei Magnitsky was one of their lawyers.
I knew there was a lot of corruption. I knew Putin was untrustworthy. But I found the degree of callous disregard for individuals and their rights to be shocking.

Anyone who so much as gives Putin the time of day is a fool and possibly a traitor.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:50:53pm

Well…. And to think. Just maybe……

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:52:32pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:52:45pm

Jeff Flake Is the Emptiest Suit in American Politics

Charles Pierce tells us what we already know, but it’s still a good read.

esquire.com

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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:52:55pm

re: #125 Winston_Smith

So we don’t id him.

Oh, and I’m sorry I’m back. I hope you can live with that. If not you should tell the site owner.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:54:16pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:55:02pm

re: #140 Cheechako

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:55:52pm

re: #137 Dave In Austin

Well…. And to think. Just maybe……

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I heard commentary yesterday about how important the Judiciary, especially SCOTUS is in GOP thinking, and how the Dems have paid far too little attention to it, to our detriment. This is one reason I think the Dems need to make a show of resistance to the nomination, but not derail it long enough to have it still open by election time.

But our more casual voters are likely to become discouraged or angry if the Dems don’t manage, against all odds, to stop the confirmation. Sometimes I really get the shits of my own party.

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mmmirele  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:56:03pm

re: #96 JordanRules

One of the sites here in Arizona surprised me.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:56:50pm

re: #138 The Vicious Babushka

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Fuck this. Trump curses all the goddamn time.

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:58:38pm

re: #145 HappyWarrior

Yeahbutt he’s a Christian Trump supporter, just like that lady.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:59:22pm
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sagehen  Jun 28, 2018 • 4:59:47pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

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This thing you posted on the last thread slipped from view much too quickly; it really deserves more attention

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:02:40pm

re: #144 mmmirele

We have a lot more marches in the state than I would have anticipated given some of the past performances. I’m super stoked we have so much engagement especially being a southern border state. I will definitely be hitting up the one at the Capitol.

Look forward to hearing how the Chandler event ends up too.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:04:10pm

re: #148 sagehen

This thing you posted on the last thread slipped from view much too quickly; it really deserves more attention

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Additional discussion here:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:04:35pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I mean, just two years ago, the GOP told us there’s no reason the Supreme Court can’t get along with fewer than 9 judges for an entire year, if not years.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:06:07pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:06:23pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:06:45pm

re: #138 The Vicious Babushka

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:07:52pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:08:12pm

Look who voted against authorizing nutrition programs for the next 5 years.

GOP Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Dean Heller (Nev.), James Inhofe (Okla.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), James Lankford (Okla.), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) voted against the bill.

The $428-billion farm bill authorizes agriculture assistance and nutrition programs for the next five years. The current farm bill expires on Sept. 30.

Mr. I Have No Spine Flake himself. Quite the surprise, is it not?

thehill.com

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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:09:04pm

re: #156 Winston_Smith

Look who voted against authorizing nutrition programs for the next 5 years.

Mr. I Have No Spine Flake himself. Quite the surprise, is it not?

thehill.com

Corker too.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:09:16pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:09:34pm

re: #152 teleskiguy

Capital Murder and Domestic Terrorism

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:10:11pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Flake’s the hypocrite who gets my blood boiling.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:12:34pm

re: #158 teleskiguy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:12:53pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Corker too.

and Rand Fucking Paul

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:13:22pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:13:41pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:13:54pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nice company Flake keeps.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:15:42pm
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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:16:05pm

re: #99 Bubblehead II

If I remember correctly, early (1920’s-40’s) criminals used an acidic paste to remove epidermal layers to remove their “prints”

Soaking your hands in lemon juice and using very fine sandpaper was an old yegg trick. Works for a few days, too. Then they grow back.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:16:14pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Corker too.

It’s not lack of spine. It’s lack of empathy. Flake is a Tea Partier, after all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:16:56pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:17:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:18:02pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:18:27pm

Trigger fingers are getting itchy.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:19:08pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

and Rand Fucking Paul

No surprise there.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:19:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:19:40pm

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s not lack of spine. It’s lack of empathy. Flake is a Tea Partier, after all.

Right.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:19:55pm

‘God is racist,’ Jewish people ‘all descend from Satan,’ NC candidate says

A website tied to a candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly says God is a racist white supremacist and that Jews are descended from Satan.

Russell Walker is a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 which includes Scotland and Hoke counties.

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Republican Party withdrew its support for Walker.

“Based on recent behavior and previous statements, the North Carolina Republican Party is unable and unwilling to support the Republican nominated candidate for North Carolina House District 48,” GOP chairman Robin Hayes said in a statement Tuesday. “The NCGOP along with our local parties in Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties will be spending our time and resources supporting Republican candidates that better reflect the values of our party.”

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Jenner7  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:21:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:21:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:22:16pm

re: #160 Winston_Smith

Flake’s the hypocrite who gets my blood boiling.

I hear ya.

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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:22:59pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:23:23pm

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m sure that’s not a conflict of interest. Nothing Trump related is. He just can’t find any good people who haven’t paid him money.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:23:46pm
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Bubblehead II  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:24:37pm

re: #167 austin_blue

Soaking your hands in lemon juice and using very fine sandpaper was an old yegg trick. Works for a few days, too. Then they grow back.

Yep. My point exactly. He was a wanna be “Mission Impossible” twit.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:24:54pm

Pulitzer Prize by acclamation?
Capital Gazette homepage
Their own coverage of the shooting was up within minutes. Much of it was produced by reporters from the affiliated Baltimore Sun but it is still an amazing example of professionalism and dedication.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:27:56pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:28:00pm

re: #167 austin_blue

Soaking your hands in lemon juice and using very fine sandpaper was an old yegg trick. Works for a few days, too. Then they grow back.

May have worked 100 years ago, but probably useless against modern technology.

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:28:07pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:28:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:29:42pm

re: #182 teleskiguy

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Then your boss shouldn’t call them the enemies of the people you ass.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:29:57pm

re: #180 plansbandc

I. WANT!!

Those cheeks! OMG! (Swoon, faint, thud)

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:30:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:35:18pm
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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:35:55pm

re: #190 MsJ

I mean, look at that face. I would give him ALL the treats.

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:36:00pm

re: #160 Winston_Smith

Flake’s the hypocrite who gets my blood boiling.

Every Republican elected official and almost all Republican appointed officials in DC are shitbirds. It’s part of the definition by now. (Mueller is the only apparent exception I can readily think of).

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:37:51pm

re: #193 plansbandc

I mean, look at that face. I would give him ALL the treats.

Every single day. That poor pup would weigh 1000 pounds.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:43:03pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:43:10pm

re: #194 EPR-radar

Every Republican elected official and almost all Republican appointed officials in DC are shitbirds. It’s part of the definition by now. (Mueller is the only apparent exception I can readily think of).

I think we can add Rosenstein to the list.

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ThomasLite  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:44:34pm

re: #186 The Vicious Babushka

May have worked 100 years ago, but probably useless against modern technology.

Why? it’s not as if lifting fingerprints was some half-understood primitive art back then; tracking the bloody thing out of a 100K+ possibilities in some horrible index card system was the problem. Being able to feed a print into the computer and get it matched without putting in that horrible amount of effort is what modern technology has added; anything that smooths the epidermis for a few days to a point where 1918 dust, brush and tape would not have lifted a print would likely still work today, it seems to me.

Hell, even CSI would struggle to fantasise their way out of that.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:45:10pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:46:06pm

Just left a message at my Senator Cory Gardner’s office in Washington, D.C.

I basically said this.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:46:41pm

This is a lot of it. Some have forgotten what it used to be. Those younger have never been without.
It’s going to get real different before it gets better.
This thread nails what I’m saying. Nails it to the bone.

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:48:50pm

re: #198 ThomasLite

Why? it’s not as if lifting fingerprints was some half-understood primitive art back then; tracking the bloody thing out of a 100K possibilities in some horrible index card system was the problem. Being able to feed a print into the computer and get it matched without putting in that horrible amount of effort is what modern technology has added; anything that smooths the epidermis for a few days to a point where 1918 dust, brush and tape would not have lifted a print would likely still work today, it seems to me.

Hell, even CSI would struggle to fantasise their way out of that.

That’s exactly right. It’s like bleach and blood- low tech and 100% effective if done right. Most criminals are idiots, which is why they are almost always caught. A smart, knowledgeable criminal can have a very long and lucrative career.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:51:22pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

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Possibly the announcement of Trump’s SCOTUS nominee?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:51:44pm

re: #197 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I think we can add Rosenstein to the list.

And Wray.

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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:52:04pm

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:52:38pm

re: #198 ThomasLite

Why? it’s not as if lifting fingerprints was some half-understood primitive art back then; tracking the bloody thing out of a 100K+ possibilities in some horrible index card system was the problem. Being able to feed a print into the computer and get it matched without putting in that horrible amount of effort is what modern technology has added; anything that smooths the epidermis for a few days to a point where 1918 dust, brush and tape would not have lifted a print would likely still work today, it seems to me.

Hell, even CSI would struggle to fantasise their way out of that.

A pair of cotton gloves would work better at leaving no prints and be far less painful.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:52:47pm

So sad reading stuff like this.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:53:56pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:57:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:58:59pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 28, 2018 • 5:59:48pm

Harlan Ellison, one of science fiction’s most controversial authors, has died (The Verge)
Ellison’s 1968 short story “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” also earned him a Hugo award, depicting an apocalyptic world in which machines wage war, kill off nearly all of humanity, and torture the survivors with cruel games. He adapted the story into a computer game (Steam) in 1995.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:00:28pm
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retired cynic  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:02:16pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

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We need the meme/photo of Boromir saying “what fresh hell is this?” pinned at the top of the blog. I’m tempted to pin it to the top of my FB page.

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retired cynic  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:05:11pm

re: #201 Dave In Austin

This is a lot of it. Some have forgotten what it used to be. Those younger have never been without.
It’s going to get real different before it gets better.
This thread nails what I’m saying. Nails it to the bone.

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I believe that is how my great-aunt died. My grandmother and mother never said so in so many words, but they were old-time Democrats, “conservative” in the good sense, but they were very definite in their feelings about safe and legal abortion.

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ObserverArt  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:05:44pm

re: #118 MsJ

Yet we must always understand them. No cost is spared to get analysis on the trump voter psyche.

4mvp
@44mmvvpp
This 👇👇
According to Gallup, 90% of the Republican Party is less than 23% of all registered voters! When we hear that a majority of republicans support the Liar in Chief, we may be discussing no more than “17” percent of the total population of the United States! There’s that!

11:21 AM - Jun 28, 2018

Well, that is heartening.

I sort of figured it was around 20% that was Trump’s base.

But they are driven and loud. And that goes right in line with Trump’s methods. Act big and push your weight around with intimidation.

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Bubblehead II  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:05:50pm

Night Lizards. Tomorrow is (in my world, Monday). Going to take a long soak and relax.

With a bath bomb.

Tonight is a Teak Rain

She gets the jewelry. Hell I love this woman. She spoils me

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:06:47pm
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dangerman  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:06:58pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

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Morning, Sam.”

“Morning, Ralph.”

+1

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ThomasLite  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:07:36pm

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

A pair of cotton gloves would work better at leaving no prints and be far less painful.

Oh absolutely. Not really what I was responding to, though ;)
Also there are circumstances where wearing gloves could be suspicious, so there might be some rational reason to do so anyway. OTOH, this guy probably is a few fries short of a happy meal anyway.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:07:56pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:10:02pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

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I think the twitter profile photos are people involved with his lawsuit. Not himself.

He’s marked them with the hand of god or some demented shit.

How did he get the gun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:11:49pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

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hasn’t tweeted anything but has 48 followers.

Oh yeah…not suspicious at all…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:11:58pm

re: #221 Stanley Sea

I think the twitter profile photos are people involved with his lawsuit. Not himself.

He’s marked them with the hand of god or some demented shit.

How did he get the gun.

Very easily, I’m sure.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:13:00pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:13:25pm

re: #223 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Very easily, I’m sure.

Probably bought it in a strawman purchase with no paper trail in Virginia, perfectly legal there.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:13:50pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:14:32pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Specific meaning: it’s from a horror/fantasy series where people can sacrifice the people they love to get a wish granted (but with an especially aggro version of Monkey Paw rules applying) by demonic things with god-like powers.

That brand is the mark of someone going to be sacrificed. The manga’s hero is someone branded but who survives (basically, impossible) and fights back.

So…massive fucking martyr/hero complex going on there.

Also I’m offended because I actually like the comic he’s citing.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:15:20pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:16:47pm

Where are all the 2A supporters suggesting we arm reporters?!

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EPR-radar  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:17:19pm

re: #227 The Ghost of a Flea

Specific meaning: it’s from a horror/fantasy series where people can sacrifice the people they love to get a wish granted (but with an especially aggro version of Monkey Paw rules applying) by demonic things with god-like powers.

That brand is the mark of someone going to be sacrificed. The manga’s hero is someone branded but who survives (basically, impossible) and fights back.

So…massive fucking martyr/hero complex going on there.

Also I’m offended because I actually like the comic he’s citing.

This business of some of the worst people in the world using anime images etc. to spread their political pollution is getting irritating.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:17:25pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:17:44pm

re: #229 GlutenFreeJesus

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BeachDem  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:17:47pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

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Is this right:

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:17:51pm

re: #199 MsJ

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Privatize The Profit, Socialize The Costs.

When I was in the AF, the cooks in the alert shack were all AF personnel. A guy could be a cook for twenty years and retire with a pension (well, he would manage other cooks and the kitchen, supplies, sundries, &c later in his career). Now everything is outsourced to private companies.

True story. When the Space Shuttle broke up over Texas and littered the Piney Woods with debris, a Private Company (I think it was Fluor Daniels) was awarded a contract to get people to walk through the National Forest and tag debris. They were paid $75/person/day, plus perdiem. A friend of mine who spoke no Spanish but had a technical background (a field chemist who ran an on-site real time data lab truck at environmental sites) was in a real slow cycle for work and was offered a crew chief position at $35/ hour. What the hell, he thought, $1,400/ wk.

His entire crew was Spanish speaking and almost certainly undocumented, with no OSHA training. They were paid $10/hour. They lived in tents, at night, in February, and literally walked abreast for miles every day looking for pieces parts. For weeks.

I asked him if he learned any Spanish. “Sure”, he said “Culebra means snake and culebra peligroso means dangerous snake. We saw a lot of those. Also little pieces of Shuttle. Tagged them, bagged them, photos and GPS coordinates for each piece. A couple of big chunks we had to call in trucks or ATVs. Those Mexicans were just tireless and worked like dogs on that job. And the Contractor cleared $20,000 a day on my crew of forty. And they had something like 200 crews. That’s $4,000,000 a day for weeks.”

Privatize The Profit And Socialize The Cost. Modern Corporate Welfare.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:17:53pm

On a Ramos twitter account:

Jarrod W. Ramos
@EricHartleyFrnd
16 Sep 15
Referring to @realDonaldTrump as “unqualified” @capgaznews could end badly (again). capitalgazette.com… Like so: wsj.com
View summary * Reply Retweet Like

If that’s him then he’s a Trump supporter.

re: #182 teleskiguy

What? No thought with those prayers? She must be sending thoughtless prayers.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:18:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:18:50pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:19:33pm

Is Eric Hartley now dead. The shooter is obsessed with hatred for him, even used his name for his Twitter Jarrod W. Ramos @EricHartleyFrnd

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:19:59pm

Seriously, can these trash boat motherfuckers just go make their own fucking culture and ideas instead of pickpocketing clip art from other people’s work?

I shit you not, I think one of the traits present in a lot of these assholes is that they lack creativity just as much as they do conscience, and thus have to dabble in the shallow end of the pool when it comes to expressing themselves.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:21:33pm

re: #236 Charles Johnson

he sure can move fast when he’s motivated…

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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:21:41pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:22:37pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:22:49pm

Oh fuck, so he’s marking people he hates?

Jesus, I need to go bathe. Disgusting and stupid.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:23:58pm

re: #243 The Ghost of a Flea

Oh fuck, so he’s marking people he hates?

Jesus, I need to go bathe. Disgusting and stupid.

He may have killed him.

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dangerman  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:24:29pm

re: #212 JordanRules

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A president under active criminal investigation of whether he won legitimately and whether he has obstructed that very investigation should not be permitted by a mere Senate majority to designate the justice whose votes could prove pivotal to the fate of his presidency.

A president who possibly illegitimately won the office should not be able to pardon himself for the crimes thatst stole him into the office
…or anyone else

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:24:55pm

re: #242 gocart mozart

Well I’m confused.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:25:21pm
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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:25:28pm

re: #234 austin_blue

Privatize The Profit, Socialize The Costs.

When I was in the AF, the cooks in the alert shack were all AF personnel. A guy could be a cook for twenty years and retire with a pension (well, he would manage other cooks and the kitchen, supplies, sundries, &c later in his career). Now everything is outsourced to private companies.

True story. When the Space Shuttle broke up over Texas and littered the Piney Woods with debris, a Private Company (I think it was Fluor Daniels) was awarded a contract to get people to walk through the National Forest and tag debris. They were paid $75/person/day, plus perdiem. A friend of mine who spoke no Spanish but had a technical background (a field chemist who ran an on-site real time data lab truck at environmental sites) was in a real slow cycle for work and was offered a crew chief position at $35/ hour. What the hell, he thought, $1,400/ wk.

His entire crew was Spanish speaking and almost certainly undocumented, with no OSHA training. They were paid $10/hour. They lived in tents, at night, in February, and literally waked abreast for miles every day looking for pieces parts. For weeks.

I asked him if he learned any Spanish. “Sure”, he said “Culebra means snake and culebra peligroso means dangerous snake. We saw a lot of those. Also little pieces of Shuttle. Tagged them, bagged them, photos and GPS coordinates for each piece. A couple of big chunks we had to call in trucks or ATVs. Those Mexicans were just tireless and worked like dogs on that job. And the Contractor cleared $20,000 a day on my crew of forty. And they had something like 200 crews. That’s $4,000,000 a day for weeks.”

Privatize The Profit And Socialize The Cost. Modern Corporate Welfare.

Just to be fair, many of the search crews were off season wild-land fire crews along with their overhead. They also busted their butts searching for debris.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:25:57pm

re: #229 GlutenFreeJesus

Where are all the 2A supporters suggesting we arm reporters?!

LOL Good point.
There is one, a bit atypical. Free safety and handling training available to any credentialed reporter under threat.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:29:07pm

re: #244 Stanley Sea

Yeah, I get that.

I’m just more disgusted because of the psychology involved in this shit. The way it’s all about some asshole with power/control issues such that they have to take that extra petty step.

eta: admittedly, this reflects my personal issues with this kind of scenario as a result of life experience with something similar, so if I don’t totally make sense beyond loquacious versions of *ugh*, it’s because this is a raw subject for me.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:29:31pm

Old booking photo - 2013?

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:29:31pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:29:34pm

re: #247 MsJ

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How many former aides that are relative to this investigation does he have geez

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:30:56pm

re: #253 JordanRules

How many former aides that are relative to this investigation does he have geez

His poisonous reach is likely very long. He’s been involved with Republican politics for decades.

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:32:07pm

re: #247 MsJ

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That picture makes Stone look like Zippy the Pinhead’s dumb first cousin.

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:34:02pm

re: #248 Cheechako

Just to be fair, many of the search crews were off season wild-land fire crews along with their overhead. They also busted their butts searching for debris.

They did! And they got paid fair wages for their labor.

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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:36:06pm

re: #242 gocart mozart

Judge Moylan was next (does “Frnd” mean “I’m gonna kill you?”)

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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:37:45pm

re: #257 gocart mozart

Funny @jack didn’t find all this asshole’s tweets broke the TOS.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:38:16pm

The little things crack me up sometimes.

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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:38:54pm

Damn.

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:39:02pm

re: #251 Stanley Sea

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Old booking photo - 2013?

He’s rocking that Babe Magnet of a beard, isn’t he?

Laaadieeees! What a catch!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:40:15pm
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lawhawk  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:42:54pm

re: #117 Blind Frog Belly White

“…he’s a master negotiator.”

Assumes facts not in evidence.

All these people claiming Trump is a great negotiator.

Let’s see a single deal that he came out ahead on. Go on. Let’s hear what deal really worked out for him?

His bankruptcies? Yeah, that’s a great deal for him.
Or, maybe his deal with the Russians to extend him credit. Please do tell. How is that really working out for him, let alone the rest of the nation and the world.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:43:37pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:45:02pm

re: #264 MsJ

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:46:30pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:46:48pm

re: #265 MsJ

Yep, we’re boned. Right in the ear.

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:47:42pm

re: #265 MsJ

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But Gorsuch was NONE of those things and you supported him. Hmmm…

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fern01  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:48:36pm

re: #226 JordanRules

Trump is turning sane people insane. Unbelievable and pure spite that Harper would do this to his country.

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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:48:50pm

re: #264 MsJ

Ahh…the arm twisting and special side deals are just beginning. I wonder what Murkowsky will sell her soul for this time. She already got ANWR open for drilling. Maybe the natural gas pipeline this time?

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:49:18pm

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and we have seen, blaming it on the Left for being “uncivil” while reveling in the deaths of leftist journalists….

and not being called out on it

Milo just recently called for the shooting of journalists and Trump has said that the press is America’s greatest enemy. It isn’t the Left demonizing the media.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:49:28pm

WTF is wrong with people? From BBQ Becky to Permit Patty to now Dining Dan.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:50:30pm

re: #259 MsJ

The little things crack me up sometimes.

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Huge LOL

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:50:55pm

re: #226 JordanRules

This is very shocking. Didn’t know Harper had it in him to go against his own Prime Minister like that. His behavior is a betrayal of Canada and for what exactly?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:52:41pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:52:42pm

re: #269 fern01

Trump is turning sane people insane. Unbelievable and pure spite that Harper would do this to his country.

Harper always was Bush lite. He tried really hard. Made it so scientists couldn’t talk to the press, made the Parliament librarians who research purposed legislation only report things that supported his positions (unheard of previously). He’s always been an ASSHOLE.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:53:04pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:53:10pm

re: #269 fern01

Trump is turning sane people insane. Unbelievable and pure spite that Harper would do this to his country.

And nobody ever comes out of any dealings with him smelling good. So yeah insane. You’re going to let this man shit on you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:54:39pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:58:34pm

re: #268 austin_blue

But Gorsuch was NONE of those things and you supported him. Hmmm…

And she’s proud of it.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:59:21pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 6:59:38pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:00:32pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:00:41pm

re: #272 MsJ

WTF is wrong with people? From BBQ Becky to Permit Patty to now Dining Dan.

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911, get the SWAT team here, stat!

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:01:18pm

re: #277 teleskiguy

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I know! Hiaasen has made me laugh from the first page of his first book, “Tourist Season.” (That’s Season as in hunting season.)

What a horrible thing to happen. But you know what? He’s going to go full on cock and balls butt-fucking on this Admin for the rest of his days over this. And Dave Berry is going to be swinging for the fences, too.

Pro Tip: Don’t poke the wasp nest of the Fourth Estate. You are gonna get your eyes eaten.

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:03:28pm
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LastYearsMan  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:08:04pm

What the fucketty fuck?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:09:36pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:11:36pm

re: #285 austin_blue

Carl’s collected columns from The Miami Herald, “Kick Ass” and “Paradise Screwed,” remain some of my favorite reads. Carl proved to me once and for all with those books that truth is always stranger than fiction.

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:11:38pm

re: #286 MsJ

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Jodie Laubenburg is in the Texas State House of Representatives. Not US Congress. And a prime example of why Molly Ivins (sniff!) wrote that

“Every two years, little villages across the length and breadth of the Great State of Texas send their idiots to Austin.”

She’s from Collin County, a hard red suburban enclave north of Dallas, where people often complain at Love Field that Southwest Airlines should provide them with the option of flying on planes with two right wings.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:11:42pm

re: #285 austin_blue

Rob and Carl, Im proud to say are both UF alum.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:12:15pm

The strategy should be raw conflict of interest. Trump claims he can pardon himself. The part of the law that says it applies to everyone will have to go to SCOTUS. Trump can’t pick his judge if justice has any meaning.

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sagehen  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:12:41pm

re: #285 austin_blue

I know! Hiaasen has made me laugh from the first page of his first book, “Tourist Season.” (That’s Season as in hunting season.)

Hiaasen (and his characters) are who I imagine every time I hear the phrase “Florida man”…

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:13:30pm
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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:14:34pm

re: #294 sagehen

Hiaasen (and his characters) are who I imagine every time I hear the phrase “Florida man”…

Except for Skink. Skink is my fucking hero.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:14:56pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick is meeting with the boss in Helsinki on 16 July.

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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:16:00pm

re: #297 teleskiguy

Must be time for trump’s performance review.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:17:26pm

re: #298 Cheechako

Must be time for trump’s performance review.

He’ll get high marks. Putin might even destroy one of the (many) copies of the pee tape he has in front of him, to assuage his mind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:18:18pm
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retired cynic  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:18:22pm

What DT is doing, every single day, is making sure that his name and photo are “above the fold.” He is a black hole, absorbing attention, no matter what the news, and that is just the way he likes it. There is no end to how much he can absorb.

And the media, and we-the-people, have no choice but to swim in that relentless tide. How on earth do we stop this?

(I went out and pulled weeds and worked up good sweat, and it felt good in my soul to be away from it for just a while.)

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BeachDem  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:18:30pm

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How does a toddler appear in court for a deportation hearing?

Immigration judge, Jack Weil thinks it’s easy-peasy

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver on Kids (Immigration Courts)

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:18:31pm

re: #287 LastYearsMan

What the fucketty fuck?
twitter.com

I suspect Stephen Miller drafted that press release.

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Cheechako  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:19:13pm

re: #299 teleskiguy

He’ll get high marks. Putin might even destroy one of the (many) copies of the pee tape he has in front of him, to assuage his mind.

In addition, he’ll probably get Putin to forgive one of his loans

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:21:55pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:23:08pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:23:52pm

Really wish I could embed an Instagram post. An old friend from my Steamboat days posted a picture of her breastfeeding her newborn in Hart Senate Office Building today, behind her were hundreds of women getting arrested. Powerful picture.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:24:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:24:55pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:25:06pm

re: #305 JordanRules

The tea partier’s waveform collapsed and they popped back into quantum foam.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:28:49pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:28:49pm

re: #308 JordanRules

Also imaginary: a bunch of armed fuckwits at a bird sanctuary.

And the people outside women’s health clinics.

And Oathkeepers.

And on and on.

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BeachDem  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:29:39pm

re: #308 JordanRules

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And, like clockwork, a NYT writer’s “both sides” bullshit—even Maggie wasn’t buying it.

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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:30:34pm

re: #76 Bubblehead II

WTF? Come on. Probably googled it.

How to remove your finger prints

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:31:07pm
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Winston_Smith  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:31:07pm

GOP holding a Thoughts and Prayers session.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:32:06pm

re: #313 BeachDem

And, like clockwork, a NYT writer’s “both sides” bullshit—even Maggie wasn’t buying it.

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Addicted to “hot” takes and party invites.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:33:01pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:33:16pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:35:08pm

Heartbreaking.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:35:26pm

“…resources are being prioritized…” That means “we’re stretched pretty fucking thin right now and it’s getting worse.”

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ipsos  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:36:43pm

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:37:58pm

Well someone who leads a country had to do it. Thanks Trudeau.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:40:03pm

re: #322 ipsos

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:42:17pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:45:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:45:56pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:46:02pm

OT

“Walkin’ On The Sun” by Smash Mouth is a good song.

Walkin’ On The Sun

Fight me.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:47:48pm

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow, thanks for the turn on to that site. I see a few shirts I need.

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dangerman  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:48:40pm

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How does a toddler appear in court for a deportation hearing?

Hopefully not in chains

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:50:04pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:50:43pm

Oh yeah. I’ll be largely absent from the internets for three days next week to see my favorite rock ‘n’ roll circus play three nights at Red Rocks. I look forward to it.

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ipsos  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:51:14pm

re: #324 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:51:33pm
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dangerman  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:51:39pm

re: #301 retired cynic

What DT is doing, every single day, is making sure that his name and photo are “above the fold.” He is a black hole, absorbing attention, no matter what the news, and that is just the way he likes it. There is no end to how much he can absorb.

And the media, and we-the-people, have no choice but to swim in that relentless tide. How on earth do we stop this?

(I went out and pulled weeds and worked up good sweat, and it felt good in my soul to be away from it for just a while.)

(I’m running a nine miler tomorrow AM for the same reason)

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Teukka  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:52:40pm

re: #322 ipsos

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:55:03pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:55:39pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:56:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:58:34pm

thread

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dangerman  Jun 28, 2018 • 7:59:22pm

re: #333 teleskiguy

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Oh yeah. I’ll be largely absent from the internets for three days next week to see my favorite rock ‘n’ roll circus play three nights at Red Rocks. I look forward to it.

I envy you your disconnected time

And the music. That too

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:00:30pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:02:07pm

re: #342 dangerman

I envy you your disconnected time

And the music. That too

If they play Making Flippy Floppy I will lose my mind.

I can’t believe it
And people are strange
Our president’s crazy
Did you hear what he said
Business and pleasure
Lie right to your face
Divide it in sections
And then give it away

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:03:53pm

re: #339 teleskiguy

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Brian J.  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:04:02pm

re: #319 JordanRules

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Pandering. You can no more abolish the ICE than whackjob right-wingers could abolish the IRS, and claiming you can dodges the questions of how to reform it to do its job without reeneacting the excesses of certain 20th century central Europeans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:06:02pm

re: #343 JordanRules

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the news article about the harassment case noted that, at the time (2010, maybe?), the shooter was a 31-year-old federal employee. Wonder what his job was back then?

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:06:28pm

re: #346 Brian J.

OH HAI! You lost like 200 karma last night, bro! Just sayin’.

I’mma post more Smash Mouth.

The Fonz

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:07:52pm

nobody told me there would be purity wingnut civics lessons tonight…

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:10:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:10:15pm
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Brian J.  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:11:44pm

re: #348 teleskiguy

OH HAI! You lost like 200 karma last night, bro! Just sayin’.

I’mma post more Smash Mouth.

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That and two bucks wouldn’t buy me a cup of coffee. I’ll survive.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:12:24pm

re: #352 Brian J.

That and two bucks wouldn’t buy me a cup of coffee. I’ll survive.

Did you like the song?

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gocart mozart  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:14:22pm
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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:16:07pm

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

nobody told me there would be purity wingnut civics lessons tonight…

Nice smolder!

I’m old enough to remember BBS flame wars, at a blazing 300 bits per second.

Well, “wars” my not be correct. “Sieges” would probably be better. It took forever to construct and send a post and you’d get a response—maybe— the next hour. Or Day.

And you kids get offa my lawn!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:17:54pm

JFC

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Brian J.  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:18:01pm

re: #353 teleskiguy

Did you like the song?

Not especially. I prefer “When the Morning Comes,” myself.

Seriously, the Republicans just spent seven years screaming to the world that they were going to abolish Obamacare, only to be unable to put together an alternative when they finally had the chance because they were too busy telling each other how much they hated it. The point is to learn from others’ mistakes and copy tactics that succeed, not the other way around.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:19:46pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:20:32pm

Dave Matthews visits the tiny desk. Solid set.

npr.org

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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:22:32pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:22:41pm

re: #355 austin_blue

First time I used the internet I was 12 or so, using an ISP called Prodigy. I could only use it a half hour at a time because it was dial-up and it was a long distance call to Grand Junction, CO, over a hundred miles to the west. That howling sound that came out of telephone receivers in the house is still one of my favorite sounds. In those days, when I heard that sound, I knew I was plugged in and can look at stuff and talk to other people far away from me… on the internet.

I’m still “green” around here when it comes to computers. Some of you folk talk about cards with holes in them and magnetic tape.

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retired cynic  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:24:23pm

re: #361 teleskiguy

First time I used the internet I was 12 or so, using an ISP called Prodigy. I could only use it a half hour at a time because it was dial-up and it was a long distance call to Grand Junction, CO, over a hundred miles to the west. That howling sound that came out of telephone receivers in the house is still one of my favorite sounds. In those days, when I heard that sound, I knew I was plugged in and can look at stuff and talk to other people far away from me… on the internet.

I’m still “green” around here when it comes to computers. Some of you folk talk about cards with holes in them and magnetic tape.

I work with someone who is still on prodigy. He’s the only one I know. Probably got it back on dialup, when I got AOL, not of blessed memory.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:24:53pm

re: #361 teleskiguy

Dial up for me too. AOL and Netscape. ;)

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mmmirele  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:25:09pm

So there is this fuckery from “The ‘Gospel Coalition.’” The author is Karen Swallow Prior, who is a professor at Liberty University. Basically, she gives a right-wing Christian argument for so-called “hospitality,” which means that the Red Hen should have served Sarah Sanders.

And as I said, we get fuckery, where she describes how, years ago, she confronted a doctor who performed abortions in a store:

I knew what my role was when I was at the clinic protesting at the site where his hands did their dirty work. But I had no idea what I was supposed to do when I faced him in the clean, well-lighted convenience store, where citizens of all walks of life come together, bonded by our common need to buy gas, milk, bread, coffee, and water.

Suddenly, with no forethought or plan, with his back still toward me, I spoke gently toward his ear, “When are you going to stop killing babies?”

My tone was as if I’d asked if he thought we might get some rain soon. My volume such that the cashier made no indication he’d heard me speak.

But the abortion doctor heard.

He wheeled around so fast that my heart began beating impossibly faster than it had been before. His voice exploded into a torrent of angry words, aimed like bullets at my impassive face. I stood still and didn’t say another word. When the alarmed cashier—who had no idea what caused this outburst—tried to calm the man, the doctor turned on him, telling him he would never come into this store again. Finally, after what seemed like hours but was probably only a minute, he stormed out of the store.

And then there’s a whole people should have served Sarah Sanders and Maxine Waters should not use those words, because it’s not hospitable. Then we come to the end and her supreme hypocrisy:

If I could go back to that scene in the convenience store today, would I do the same thing? Yes, I think so. I was unexpectedly given the opportunity to offer piercing words, spoken in love, in hopes of pricking a man’s conscience.

She’d do it again. She’d tell the doctor (not ask) again: “When are you going to stop killing babies?” This is fucking bullshit. (Here’s the whole piece of trash: thegospelcoalition.org )

She got a number of laudatory tweets, but I gave her a piece of my mind in several tweets.

Tired of this bullshit. And yes, pro-lifers have had 45 years to convince people of the rightness of their cause, but instead it’s become exquisitely clear how much they want to control the bodies of women. For that, they can surely fuck off.

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retired cynic  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:27:22pm

Rude Pundit, from the above link:

Go with “You don’t get to appoint your judge. Why should Trump?”

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:29:36pm

re: #363 Eclectic Cyborg

Dial up for me too. AOL and Netscape. ;)

Prodigy > CompuServe > AOL > and then somewhere I figured out how to use web browsers (called WWW, world wide web) that are basically what we know of them today, they were called Mosaic in those days. This all happened rather quickly, from age 12 to 14 for me.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:30:47pm

re: #366 teleskiguy

Remember Geocities and Angelfire? Oooee, good times, good times.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:32:27pm

re: #367 Eclectic Cyborg

I was 18 years old, in a dorm with reliable ethernet cable internet when Napster was *all music.*

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:33:54pm

re: #368 teleskiguy

And by *all music,* I mean all of the music on planet Earth that was in digital form was there and free to download. Those days were pretty wild in retrospect.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:48:07pm

re: #272 MsJ

WTF is wrong with people? From BBQ Becky to Permit Patty to now Dining Dan.

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A burrito? How suspicious. Bet a Big Mac would have been ok.


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