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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:23:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:28:00pm
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mmmirele  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:28:05pm

I got QLed, so I’m reupping.

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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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:34:45pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:41:57pm

re: #3 mmmirele

Frankly I think that fake is doing some world class “lying for de Lawd” just like any other Pulpit Pimp!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:45:27pm

re: #4 plansbandc

A fucking Kangaroo Court of the worst order.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:46:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:50:45pm

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jaunte  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:52:58pm
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jaunte  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:55:45pm
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plansbandc  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:56:28pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 8:58:01pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

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Your Da wears his wedding ring on his right hand?

I do too. She Who Must Be Obeyed is a harpist and a left hand ring rattles on the bass (wire) strings of a harp. Why for you Da?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:01:48pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

Carrying on discussion from downstairs: Dude, original Napster was the shit! Sure it was illegal as hell and took 3-5 minutes to download a song but you could find almost anything on there.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:03:22pm

re: #12 austin_blue

Your Da wears his wedding ring on his right hand?

I do too. She Who Must Be Obeyed is a harpist and a left hand ring rattles on the bass (wire) strings of a harp. Why for you Da?

That’s actually a ring that his mother gave to him. She died when my dad was 26.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:05:50pm
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retired cynic  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:06:39pm

re: #15 JordanRules

A religious, god-fearing patriot, speaking for the constitution and them.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:07:37pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:07:39pm
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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:08:44pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

That’s actually a ring that his mother gave to him. She died when my dad was 26.

Well, damn, I hoped he had a logical reason for wearing his wedding ring on his right. Wife does it, I do it.

But I can deeply respect wearing a ring from his moms. Righteous.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:13:29pm

re: #19 austin_blue

Well, damn, I hoped he had a logical reason for wearing his wedding ring on his right. Wife does it, I do it.

But I can deeply respect wearing a ring from his moms. Righteous.

I wish I knew my grandma Helen. She was a somewhat famous model and socialite in Denver during WWII, her husband (my grandfather, who I knew, went to his funeral in 1999) was over in Europe bombing cities for the USAF. Helen was very beautiful in those days. She died of lung cancer in the 70s.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:15:55pm

Lots of interesting and sobering stuff in this thread/q&a:

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:23:24pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:27:09pm
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MsJ  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:28:29pm
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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:31:48pm

re: #20 teleskiguy

I wish I knew my grandma Helen. She was a somewhat famous model and socialite in Denver during WWII, her husband (my grandfather, who I knew, went to his funeral in 1999) was over in Europe bombing cities for the USAF. Helen was very beautiful in those days. She died of lung cancer in the 70s.

My dad’s father was a Division fire chief in Denver during the war. His people came from Westport, Ireland through Springfield, Illinois (mother was a Sullivan) and he came to Denver in the late teens. His wife, my Da’s mum, was from Ballyvourney, County Cork. Her mom married a hard rock miner and she ran two hotels in Blackhawk and Central City during the boom. Sent my grandmother back to Cork for a “proper education”.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 9:46:54pm
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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:03:55pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

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Shocked! Shocked, I say!

Ate at Uchi tonight, our regular Thursday date night. Damn people, the food there is just killer bee. Get there at 4:30, get seated at the sushi bar early and order pretty much everything off the Social Sake menu. So frickin’ good, as usual. We got a huge Hamachi Collar ($20) and a Dessert ($9) off the main menu and were still out the door paying $100 bucks with tax and a stupidly large tip because a couple things got comped, including two lobster nigiri with a lemon beurre blanc w/ Ossetra caviar. If you come to Austin, pin it.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:04:26pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:05:55pm
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Dave In Austin  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:10:12pm

I don’t get it…… Did I miss something?

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:11:26pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:12:59pm
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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:13:52pm

This not okay.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:18:12pm

Charles, when I try to comment on a thread, I sometimes get the message “Duplicate comment!” and the message won’t post. It doesn’t seem to matter what the content of the message is. The only pattern I’ve seen is that it seems to happen when the thread is long.

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danarchy  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:24:24pm

Henry Winkler is on with James Cordon tonight. Every time I see him I am completely befuddled by how at one time he played a character who was the epitome of “cool”

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:27:24pm

re: #35 danarchy

Henry Winkler is on with James Cordon tonight. Every time I see him I am completely befuddled by how at one time he played a character who was the epitome of “cool”

Acting.

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teleskiguy  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:28:44pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

This is my pops, photographed by my moms on the front side of Vail Mountain, around 1991.

Imgur

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:29:46pm

re: #36 austin_blue

Likewise, I am confused as to how that character was the epitome of cool…

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:29:52pm

Night all, I’m out. Sweet scaly dreams.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:44:49pm

re: #35 danarchy

Henry Winkler is on with James Cordon tonight. Every time I see him I am completely befuddled by how at one time he played a character who was the epitome of “cool”

Hey somebody had to be the diametric opposite of Ron “L7” Howard!

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austin_blue  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:45:40pm

re: #38 Sufficient unto the day…

Likewise, I am confused as to how that character was the epitome of cool…

He filled the ecological niche of retro-50’s cool in the TV environment that he inhabited at the time the show was shown. Environments and ecological niches change with time. Of course he’s an anachronism today. So are the rest of the 70’s. Once upon a time there were “Leisure Suits”.

Type that into into Google, search, hit images, and be prepared to laugh your ass off. Of course you are confused. It was a stupid, stupid decade saved only by King Crimson and Fleetwood Mac. To be precise, Lark Tongues in Aspic was the best album of the decade.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:49:52pm

re: #41 austin_blue

I reject the entire existence of the ’70s, none of it happened. Except the music.

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Chrysicat  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:50:03pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:51:11pm

re: #41 austin_blue

He filled the ecological niche of retro-50’s cool in the TV environment that he inhabited at the time the show was shown. Environments and ecological niches change with time. Of course he’s an anachronism today. So are the rest of the 70’s. Once upon a time there were “Leisure Suits”.

Type that into into Google, search, hit images, and be prepared to laugh your ass off. Of course you are confused. It was a stupid, stupid decade saved only by King Crimson and Fleetwood Mac. To be precise, Lark Tongues in Aspic was the best album of the decade.

And I had a half dozen Leisure Suits in neon colors!

BTW, I had an orange leisure suit like this. Also Red, Yellow, Lime Green, Blue and Purple…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:57:17pm

re: #42 Sufficient unto the day…

I reject the entire existence of the ’70s, none of it happened. Except the music.

The sexual revolution of the 60’s was followed by the Sexual Reign of Terror in the 70’s: I was a socially hapless slow pubertizer in a world where sexuality was right in your face and those who did not actively participate in it (and share their experiences) were some sort of outsiders.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:58:06pm

re: #43 Chrysicat

The DHS posted a 14-word headline that started with “we must secure” holy absolute fuck

total deniability while ensuring maximum dogwhistling

this has been the secret of their success all along

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Chrysicat  Jun 28, 2018 • 10:59:28pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:05:42pm

OK guys I got dragged to Sicario 2 and it was a hopelessly nihilistic pile of disjointed dogshit that once again presents Mexico through the jaundiced eyes of a cirrhotic Trumper who thinks deliberately breaking shit and not taking any responsibility for one’s actions is how adults deal with complex problems.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:09:11pm

re: #48 goddamnedfrank

OK guys I got dragged to Sicario 2 and it was a hopelessly nihilistic pile of disjointed dogshit that once again presents Mexico through the jaundiced eyes of a cirrhotic Trumper who thinks deliberately breaking shit and not taking any responsibility for one’s actions is how adults deal with complex problems.

It is how a lot of people would like to deal with their complex problems because lashing out and breaking shit is easier than thinking

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:26:52pm
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Chrysicat  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:31:30pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:33:50pm

re: #51 Chrysicat

Well, he is NOW thanks to all the emoluments. He wasn’t BEFORE taking the throne, though…

He is now in the league where his wealth is no longer measured in money or assets but in the degree of power and influence he wields for and over others.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:37:43pm

re: #50 JordanRules

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Sounds like the desperate rant of a cornered rat to me.

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JordanRules  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:38:24pm

Lots of interesting responses in the replies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:40:29pm

re: #53 Big Beautiful Door

Sounds like the desperate rant of a cornered rat to me.

The approach is to give the GOP Congress an excuse to ignore the findings of Mueller’s report without seeming complicit in the affair.

They will be looking for any perceived conflicts of interests, evidence of partisanship or procedural errors and using them as an excuse to dismiss everything and refuse to act upon it.

Failing that, they will make up shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:43:00pm

re: #54 JordanRules

When did you know something was seriously wrong with modern America?

Bush on the aircraft carrier with the “Mission Accomplished” banner in the background.

I had a mental image of General Santa Ana parading about the ruins of the smoking Alamo with a banner in the background reading “Mission consumado”…

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:49:47pm

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

The approach is to give the GOP Congress an excuse to ignore the findings of Mueller’s report without seeming complicit in the affair.

They will be looking for any perceived conflicts of interests, evidence of partisanship or procedural errors and using them as an excuse to dismiss everything and refuse to act upon it.

Failing that, they will make up shit.

And that is why we need to elect a Democratic Congress in November.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 28, 2018 • 11:58:49pm

re: #57 Big Beautiful Door

And that is why we need to elect a Democratic Congress in November.

If we last until November, when tRump tries to invalidate the election, that’s when the shit will really hit the fan. He’s depending on Vlad. “The fix was supposed to be in! Somebody cheated!” IOW, a Karl Rove in 2012 moment, only sitting in the White House.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:00:17am

This is how democracy dies…with a thunderous Tweetstorm.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:12:56am

re: #30 Dave In Austin

I don’t get it…… Did I miss something?

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Looks like a case of “Instant Asshole: Just Add A Badge” on the part of that cop.

He tased that dude for no reason I could discern other than perhaps sheer sadism.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:15:11am

re: #60 Dr Lizardo

Looks like a case of “Instant Asshole: Just Add A Badge” on the part of that cop.

He tased that dude for no reason I could discern other than perhaps sheer sadism.

Intolerant liberals forced him to do so.

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:20:13am
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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:25:57am

re: #62 Chrysicat

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Ah, Uncle Vova.

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:46:10am

Also, is Prof. Prior teaching even one male in her courses at Liberty? Because I thought that was the type of place that believed in Paul’s word above Red-Letter Word…

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:21:41am

re: #3 mmmirele

Red Hen must serve a condescending liar who defends a bigoted regime but it’s perfectly okay for businesses to deny service to LGBTs because of religious beliefs. Alrighty then.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:26:33am

re: #65 Patricia Kayden

Red Hen must serve a condescending liar who defends a bigoted regime but it’s perfectly okay for businesses to deny service to LGBTs because of religious beliefs. Alrighty then.

We no longer teach Civics and as a result we have hordes of people who rant about Free Speech while they have no idea of what the First Amendment or the Civil Rights Act are about.

Laws prevent discrimination against people for who they are (race or gender), not for the views they express.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:34:48am

re: #29 Single-handed sailor

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More proof that the GOP is a Party of Treason.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:36:49am

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Exactly. Keep in mind that Paul Ryan praised a business owner who declined to let VP Biden visit his establishment. Republicans are nothing if not hypocritical. I’m just sorry that Rep Waters is being subjected to death threats now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:38:18am

The GOP has people convinced that although there was no collusion, Russia still did us a big favor by helping keep Hillary from turning her popular vote lead into an Electoral College majority.

And besides, millions of those votes were illegal anyways…

Again, this is the strength of the Trump Administration; they can have it both ways or even all three ways and they are not called out or asked to explain themselves,

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:39:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:42:44am

re: #70 Dave In Austin

Measles warning - Bristol cases soar and infection now ‘widespread’

So when you get anti-Big Pharma, anti-Western Medicine moonbats finding common cause with anti-Big Science, anti-Big Government wingnuts, you achieve a density of derp that can have catastrophic consequences.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2018 • 1:44:51am

re: #71 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

On the same level as Evangelical Derp…….

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 2:27:21am

re: #70 Dave In Austin

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Rubella, Measles, Mumps and Chicken pox are child killers.

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Bubblehead II  Jun 29, 2018 • 2:31:16am

Morning Lizards. Space X launch this morning (CRS-15). Last launch of the Block 4 booster. It will not be recovered.

spacex.com

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:06:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:18:42am

Ohio is a great example of a state whose voters are split nearly 50-50 GOP and Dem but which regularly sends no more than 3 or 4 Democrats out of their 16 representatives to Congress.

Reperesentative Jerry Manders

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:23:51am

Good morning, Lizards!
Start your day with a delicious and soul-nourishing portion of wingnut butthurt, all the more satisfying because it comes from an unexpected source.

The Lubbock Avalanche Journal and its sister paper, the Amarillo Globe-News put the outrage tsunami in motion with this cartoon, published in Monday’s editions:

From the response you would think they had suggested locking Baptist Sunday school children in cages, or some other ghastly atrocity.

The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) and the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) both issued lengthy harangues denouncing the paper.

State Representative Dustin Burrows (Pipsqueak-Lubbock) also had his say:

“This cartoon is not funny and is irresponsible. It perpetuates a false narrative that could not be further from the truth.”

Finally, FORMER Democratic county chair and city council rep Todd Klein continued his quixotic and increasingly desperate quest for relevance by commenting:

The AJ has so far refused to knuckle under and ran this editorial defending itself:
Editorial: Controversial editorial cartoon deserves an explanation - and here it is

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harlequinade  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:28:24am

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Is it possible to post that here? I seem to be blocked from accessing it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:30:28am

re: #78 harlequinade

Is it possible to post that here? I seem to be blocked from accessing it.

Do you mean the cartoon?

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:37:12am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Do you mean the cartoon?

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Guessing Harle means the A-J editorial, which if they’re outside the US makes ‘perfect sense’—it’s virtually impossible to read most US papers from foreign IPs, even if it’s one of the few left that isn’t firmly paywalled.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:41:30am

re: #24 MsJ

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Hate to be cynical but I’d be surprised if DHS allowed those cards to actually reach any detained child. This administration is trying to make life intolerable for migrants. That’s the whole point of separating families in the first place.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:42:06am

re: #80 Chrysicat

Got it:

Editorial: Controversial editorial cartoon deserves an explanation - and here it is

It is true that a picture can be worth a thousand words - an editorial cartoon, maybe even more than a thousand.

The editorial cartoon which was published Monday on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Amarillo Globe-News Opinion pages is a prime example of the truth behind the aforementioned saying.

Considering some of the public response to the cartoon, which was done by Rob Rogers of Andrews McMeel Syndicate - the same publishing source as syndicated columnist Ann Coulter, it is worth explaining the rationale behind the A-J/AGN’s selection of the cartoon.

• Here is the basic premise - editorial cartoons reflect the viewpoint/belief/opinion of the author or creator, not of the A-J/AGN. This same logic applies to letters to the editor, syndicated columns, guest columns, etc. Editorial cartoons are no different. Editorials produced by individual newspapers, such as those of the A-J which include the byline of “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,” are the opinions of the A-J editorial board. It is important to understand this distinction.

• The aforementioned cartoon attempted to depict the former situation on the U.S. southern border regarding the federal government’s “zero tolerance policy” and police brutality. (The caption states, “Meanwhile, far from the border … children are being separated from their families,” along with a law enforcement officer pointing a gun at an African-American youth.) Is this an extreme comparison? Yes. Do we agree with this comparison? No, because the former “zero tolerance” policy was a government policy, while actions that constitute police brutality are not condoned by government. The cartoon represents an invalid comparison, but many editorial cartoons make invalid comparisons, exaggerate the truth and portray presidents as gross caricatures of who they really are. This is what editorial cartoons do.

• It needs to be said that the comparison depicted by the cartoon (a “zero tolerance” immigration policy to police brutality) can be interpreted differently. For example, African-Americans may see the cartoon’s comparison in a completely different light - and this needs to be understood.

• The cartoon is not an attempt to disparage all law enforcement, much less first-responders. Law enforcement officers are human beings. We hold the belief that the vast majority of law enforcement officers strive to enforce the law and to protect the public. This is a belief we strongly hold - and for good reason. And this editorial cartoon in no way changes that. When law enforcement deserves criticism, we will provide criticism. When law enforcement deserves credit for the sometimes-thankless job it does, we will be the first to offer praise. This editorial cartoon in no way changes this policy.

• The goal of a vibrant and relevant Opinion page is to provide a diverse view on topics and issues. Any Opinion page that offers the same political views over and over - whether these views reflect the right or the left - is a stale, boring and irrelevant Opinion page. Right below the aforementioned editorial cartoon in both the A-J and AGN print pages was a column by Coulter. Speaking of immigration, which was part of the topic of the cartoon, Coulter made several valid points about the dangers of unchecked illegal immigration - and for the most part we agree with Coulter’s column. Coulter’s column provides an interesting contrast to the invalid comparison depicted in the editorial cartoon. (And again, it should be noted, speaking of diversity, that both the cartoon and Coulter’s column are from the same publishing source.)

To make a long editorial short, Monday’s editorial cartoon made an extreme comparison with which we do not agree. But what is more important than agreement is to provide an outlet which presents differing viewpoints and opinions. This freedom of thought and opinion is invaluable and priceless in a true republic.

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:44:47am
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:51:13am

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The cartoon looks accurate from where I’m sitting. I’ve lost count of the number of unarmed Black (mostly) men who have been killed by police officers. No one is saying that all police officers are bad. There’s nothing controversial about pointing out a problem, however, which is the shoot to kill reflexive response that too many police officers have towards Blacks.

Ramos, the latest White mass shooter, was arrested alive and unharmed. Just saying.

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:53:32am

At this point, if I had more artistic talent, I’d put together a political cartoon of “Donny T’s Everything’s $14.88 Store”.

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:55:09am

re: #85 Chrysicat

At this point, if I had more artistic talent, I’d put together a political cartoon of “Donny T’s Everything’s $14.88 Store”.

Which I am not tweeting because I don’t want to learn the hard way that one of the editorial cartoonists who might come across my stuff has no compunctions about repurposing it for their own monetary edification rather than mine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:56:11am

re: #84 Patricia Kayden

The cartoon looks accurate from where I’m sitting. I’ve lost count of the number of unarmed Black (mostly) men who have been killed by police officers. No one is saying that all police officers are bad.

We proceeded from the assumption that more police officers = better police protection without giving enough thought of the quality of training involved in putting more officers out there.

And as we saw with Ferguson, MO, there is an inherent conflict of interest with a District Attorney who needs to cooperate with police to obtain indictments being compelled to initiate proceedings against a police officer for suspected criminal activity.

And the ubiquity of personal video cameras has altered the dynamic significantly…

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harlequinade  Jun 29, 2018 • 3:57:05am

re: #82 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Thank you :D

That’s…a reasoned response. And patient.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:11:42am

Never heard of Fried Rice syndrome, maybe I won’t get Chinese for lunch. Well, who am I kidding, yes I am.

A Texas woman filed for $1 million in damages from a Chinese buffet after she allegedly suffered a terrifying bout of “fried rice syndrome.”

Germaine Mobley, 62, said went to Asian King Buffet in Waxahachie for a lunch in 2016 that left her gravely ill in an intensive care unit, the Dallas News reported.

Mobley claimed in the lawsuit that she was sickened by Bacillus cereus, also known as “fried rice syndrome,” a type of bacteria often found in foods kept at room temperature.

Mobley said she ordered fried rice at the restaurant and began to feel sick during the drive home.

“Everything tasted fine,” Mobley told news station WFMY.

Mobley, who had pre-existing health conditions, went to the hospital the following day when her health continued to deteriorate, according to the news station.

“I just started vomiting,” she told WFMY. “The next morning, I was having problems breathing, so my husband called an ambulance.”

She stayed in the ICU for eight days, where she was put on a ventilator, according to the Dallas News.

“‘Fried rice syndrome’ sounds like a joke, but it’s very serious,” Mobley’s attorney Kathryn Knotts told the Dallas News.

nypost.com

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:17:37am

re: #54 JordanRules

That was an exceptionally interesting thread. Very thought provoking. Thank you.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:18:32am

re: #89 Shropshire Slasher

Never heard of Fried Rice syndrome, maybe I won’t get Chinese for lunch. Well, who am I kidding, yes I am.

nypost.com

When I was a kid I had what was much later called “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”, which is apparently an allergy to MSG. My dad tried to take us to Chinese restaurants a couple of times, but I’d start to pass out just from the fumes, before the food even got there.

I got over it fortunately, like most of my childhood allergies, but it still seems I feel really bloated after eating at some places, which I suspect is due to their using more MSG than most.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:40:28am

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

Hate to be cynical but I’d be surprised if DHS allowed those cards to actually reach any detained child. This administration is trying to make life intolerable for migrants. That’s the whole point of separating families in the first place.

On some level, the concept of DHS being bombarded with millions of letters of kindness and humanity is larger than anything actually reaching the children.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:43:33am

re: #81 Patricia Kayden

Hate to be cynical but I’d be surprised if DHS allowed those cards to actually reach any detained child. This administration is trying to make life intolerable for migrants. That’s the whole point of separating families in the first place.

They say it was for “deterrence” but I sense a lot of people taking some sort of perverse delight in it…

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steve_davis  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:44:54am

re: #25 austin_blue

My dad’s father was a Division fire chief in Denver during the war. His people came from Westport, Ireland through Springfield, Illinois (mother was a Sullivan) and he came to Denver in the late teens. His wife, my Da’s mum, was from Ballyvourney, County Cork. Her mom married a hard rock miner and she ran two hotels in Blackhawk and Central City during the boom. Sent my grandmother back to Cork for a “proper education”.

you no longer have to mine it. you can go to Itunes and listen to playlists of it that the curators at Apple have thougtfully put together for you at 9.99 a month, plus tax.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:46:19am

re: #91 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When I was a kid I had what was much later called “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”, which is apparently an allergy to MSG. My dad tried to take us to Chinese restaurants a couple of times, but I’d start to pass out just from the fumes, before the food even got there.

I got over it fortunately, like most of my childhood allergies, but it still seems I feel really bloated after eating at some places, which I suspect is due to their using more MSG than most.

I ate a packet of Ramen a while back and thought I was having a case of tachycardia, I am sure it was just overloading on the MSG

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:50:16am

GOP Attacks Russia Probe

It’s almost as if the GOP doesn’t care that a foreign power, Russia, fought against an American political party on behalf of the other American political party, and that the now POTUS colluded with that foreign power to do so. /

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:50:39am

Fuck the censors and the BLOCKhead who fired Rob from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here’s Rob’s latest. He won’t back down!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:53:46am

re: #96 Sir John Barron

GOP Attacks Russia Probe

It’s almost as if the GOP doesn’t care that a foreign power, Russia, fought against an American political party on behalf of the other American political party, and that the now POTUS colluded with that foreign power to do so. /

First: THERE WAS NO COLLUSION!!!

Second: if Russia interfered, they were doing America a favor by preventing Hillary from turning her lead in the popular vote into an Electoral College victory

Third: Those two million votes were stolen!!!

(repeat those talking points until they are taken seriously by enough people to allow DT and the GOP to remain in power)

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:54:34am

re: #48 goddamnedfrank

OK guys I got dragged to Sicario 2 and it was a hopelessly nihilistic pile of disjointed dogshit that once again presents Mexico through the jaundiced eyes of a cirrhotic Trumper who thinks deliberately breaking shit and not taking any responsibility for one’s actions is how adults deal with complex problems.

Too bad, I really liked the first one.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:55:27am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

First: THERE WAS NO COLLUSION!!!

Second: if Russia interfered, they were doing America a favor by preventing Hillary from turning her lead in the popular vote into an Electoral College victory

Third: Those two million votes were stolen!!!

(repeat those talking points until they are taken seriously by enough people to allow DT and the GOP to remain in power)

The Trump Tower meeting with Russians, which was about ADOPTIONS, but shouldn’t have been known about anyway because of corrupt FBI and dossier!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:56:01am

re: #96 Sir John Barron

GOP Attacks Russia Probe

It’s almost as if the GOP doesn’t care that a foreign power, Russia, fought against an American political party on behalf of the other American political party, and that the now POTUS colluded with that foreign power to do so. /

They make it obvious daily when they try to attack Rosenstein and Wray and Mueller as angry Democrats. Until he became their nominee two years ago, those three had in fact served more actively for Republican presidents than Trump had because they don’t spout the racist rhetoric the MAGA cult wants, they’re deep state!

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:56:50am

re: #33 JordanRules

This not okay.

Look, only the left is violent, OK?

/

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:57:13am

re: #96 Sir John Barron

GOP Attacks Russia Probe

It’s almost as if the GOP doesn’t care that a foreign power, Russia, fought against an American political party on behalf of the other American political party, and that the now POTUS colluded with that foreign power to do so. /

Gee, RepubliKKKlan KKKongressmen act just as if Putin has Kompromat on them. Wonder how many profiles on Grindr found their way into Vlad’s hands thanks to Snowden?

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:57:42am

re: #17 JordanRules

King is a goddamned Nazi.

Everyone keeps beating around that bush. He consorts with white nationalists. He enables white supremacists. He’s gone out of his way to push white nationalist positions, and has been a bigot every step of the way. And he’s openly enabling goddamned Nazis.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:59:19am

re: #3 mmmirele

I got QLed, so I’m reupping.

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:

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:

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.

“Well, look, I asked a very innocent question, very calmly, and in love, about this murdering asshole killing sweet innocent babies and he got mad!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 5:59:23am

re: #104 lawhawk

King is a goddamned Nazi.

Everyone keeps beating around that bush. He consorts with white nationalists. He enables white supremacists. He’s gone out of his way to push white nationalist positions, and has been a bigot every step of the way. And he’s openly enabling goddamned Nazis.

And by letting him get away with it, we are making Fascism and White Supremacism appear to be just another point on the political spectrum rather than something that is evil and anathema to everything America stands for.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:01:45am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

They make it obvious daily when they try to attack Rosenstein and Wray and Mueller as angry Democrats. Until he became their nominee two years ago, those three had in fact served more actively for Republican presidents than Trump had because they don’t spout the racist rhetoric the MAGA cult wants, they’re deep state!

And even if Wray and Rosenstein, and Comey and Mueller, were Democrats, so what? DJT and Jordan are partisan Republican ideologues but they’re carrying on as if their completely disinterested non-partisan actors. It’s BS, obviously.

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:03:30am

Am I that late to the party that I hadn’t noticed/seen that Harlan Ellison died yesterday?
I would have thought it would have been noticed here.
Sad, though anyway, another giant of the genre gone….

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:04:25am

re: #107 Sir John Barron

And even if Wray and Rosenstein, and Comey and Mueller, were Democrats, so what? DJT and Jordan are partisan Republican ideologues but they’re carrying on as if their completely disinterested non-partisan actors. It’s BS, obviously.

Exactly

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:05:55am

re: #107 Sir John Barron

And even if Wray and Rosenstein, and Comey and Mueller, were Democrats, so what? DJT and Jordan are partisan Republican ideologues but they’re carrying on as if their completely disinterested non-partisan actors. It’s BS, obviously.

The facts have to somehow be allowed to stand on their own.

By attacking the investigation, by shooting the messenger, the GOP is in effect practicing the “moral relativism” they so claim to hate. Their argument basically is, “Never mind our crime, if there was one, because the investigators, even if they’re Republicans, are compromised, not perfect, etc, so no facts you uncover matter.”

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jeffreyw  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:06:48am

YouTube


Good morning!

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:07:21am

re: #108 Jay C

Posted that yesterday.

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A Mom Anon  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:07:45am

re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I’m 58. I was lucky enough to attend really good public schools in Columbus Ohio. I learned about the Cold War and why Russia was not a friend to the US. It completely freaks me out that people older than me are just totally fine and casual about Russia interfering in our elections. I’m no genius, wasn’t fortunate enough to afford college, and even I can figure out what the fuck is seriously wrong with this.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:09:26am

re: #110 Sir John Barron

The facts have to somehow be allowed to stand on their own.

By attacking the investigation, by shooting the messenger, the GOP is in effect practicing the “moral relativism” they so claim to hate. Their argument basically is, “Never mind our crime, if there was one, because the investigators, even if they’re Republicans, are compromised, not perfect, etc, so no facts you uncover matter.”

Actually, by attacking the investigation and the investigators (remember they want a list of names of everyone involved in the investigation) they’re basically saying that their crimes shouldn’t be uncovered. Or that the process for determining if there were crimes shouldn’t even be allowed to play out.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:12:49am

re: #114 Sir John Barron

Actually, by attacking the investigation and the investigators (remember they want a list of names of everyone involved in the investigation) they’re basically saying that their crimes shouldn’t be uncovered. Or that the process for determining if there were crimes shouldn’t even be allowed to play out.

And the demand to put some arbitrary time limit on the investigation is of course another argument with the same purpose. It’s as if they’re saying, “If we hid our crime well enough to delay the time necessary to uncover it, we should be allowed to get away with it”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:16:59am

re: #113 A Mom Anon

I’m 58. I was lucky enough to attend really good public schools in Columbus Ohio. I learned about the Cold War and why Russia was not a friend to the US. It completely freaks me out that people older than me are just totally fine and casual about Russia interfering in our elections. I’m no genius, wasn’t fortunate enough to afford college, and even I can figure out what the fuck is seriously wrong with this.

Modern Russia is not the same as the Soviet Union: not a mortal ideological enemy, but it is still no sort of friend of the USA.

But the RW rationalization is that Hillary was such crooked evil threat to America that it justified any role that Russia played in keeping her out of office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:17:57am

re: #115 Sir John Barron

And the demand to put some arbitrary time limit on the investigation is of course another argument with the same purpose. It’s as if they’re saying, “If we hid our crime well enough to delay the time necessary to uncover it, we should be allowed to get away with it”.

If you bury the body deep enough, it will be decomposed before anyone can find it…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:19:46am

re: #115 Sir John Barron

5+ years the Asshole RepubliKKKlans “investigated” Benghazi.

And those same Asshole RepubliKKKlans haven’t spent a single second investigating the deaths of 4 American servicemen in Niger.

Conclusion—It’s OK when a Republican President has servicemen killed on his watch.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:20:54am

The thing guys is if there was the slightest hint of this with Obama or Clinton, the same people shrugging it off would want blood. Hell they talk about imprisoning Obama and Clinton just cuz.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:22:43am

re: #115 Sir John Barron

And the demand to put some arbitrary time limit on the investigation is of course another argument with the same purpose. It’s as if they’re saying, “If we hid our crime well enough to delay the time necessary to uncover it, we should be allowed to get away with it”.

They are in essence trying to put a statute of limitations on their treason.

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BigPapa  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:34:13am

This has been a shitty week in a shitty year in the shittiest presidency. The 4th estate and Old Decorum Democrats need to get a hell of a lot more pepper and get in the fight. But John Lewis shines through again:

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:34:24am

re: #33 JordanRules

This not okay.

I hope they were at least civil when they made those death threats.

/////

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:36:43am

Got a little larger than expected paycheck today so I threw $15 at the preferred Democratic candidate for my congressional district. They’re using ActBlue so I’ve just signed up for enormous amounts of SPAM, but the candidate is actually - I feel - pretty damn good.

The “About Me” blurb says a lot to me:

I’m a 24-year retired veteran of the United States Military. I spent three years on active duty working as an Electrician’s Mate in the U.S. Navy followed by twenty-one years in the Naval Reserve and Minnesota Air National Guard. Following my active duty enlistment, I worked as a union locomotive electrician and train dispatcher for the BNSF Railroad before attending college and graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. I then worked as a Deputy Sheriff of Corrections at the St. Louis County Jail in Duluth, Minnesota for two and a half years and applied to University of Wisconsin Law School. After earning my law degree, I settled in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin and practiced law focusing much of my time on Guardian ad Litem work.

Following the 2016 elections, I joined together with my neighbors in Polk County to help organize our local Democratic Party. I’m running for Congress because I love my country and I am concerned for its future. The people of northern and western Wisconsin need to know that someone is standing up for them in Washington. I will be your fierce advocate and steadfast guardian.

I am active in local public service groups, including American Legion Post 278 in Balsam Lake and the Community Referral Agency (CRA) domestic violence shelter serving Polk, Burnett and Barron counties.

Here’s her website if you are interested.
vetfordemocracy.com

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:37:42am

re: #122 Eventual Carrion

I hope they were at least civil when they made those death threats.

/////

The death threats were spoken in love.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:41:26am
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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:43:15am

Larry Kudlow is Trump’s top economic adviser.

Kudlow was on Fox this morning absolutely lying about the state of the deficit.

The deficit isn’t declining. The debt isn’t declining. It’s growing, and it’s growing faster thanks to Trump/GOP tax scam coupled with the massive increase in defense spending.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:44:27am

re: #33 JordanRules

Have any Democrats stood up in support of Representative Waters? Especially Democrats outside of the Black Caucus. I was pissed when Pelosi and Schumer took it upon themselves to scold her for her benign remarks.
By the way, Rep Fredricka Wilson couldn’t even return to her job for awhile because of death threats when she challenged Trump’s story about his call to the widow.
Democrats have to stand up for their outspoken members and stop leaving them to twist in the wind. Get a dang backbone.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:51:22am

re: #127 Patricia Kayden

The difference:

Ryan on King’s overt goddamned Nazi stance. He’s entitled to his opinion (refuses to censure/attack him for being a goddamned Nazi) and we still accept him in the GOP.

Pelosi/Schumer on Waters: be more civil.

Voters see the difference. And it’s time that the Democrats’ leadership “man” up and rise up and take a position against Trump in the most active and aggressive manner in Congress. They’re the minority party, but the GOP was able to fight through being the minority to complete control over Congress, the redistricting system, and are actively subverting the electoral system. They’re also packing the courts with right wing extremists.

Do what you have to and don’t spare the language. Civility went out the window long ago. Comity was destroyed in the Senate thanks to McConnell. Schumer needs to understand that there’s no going back based on what McConnell did. The Supreme Court is going to be lost for a generation at least, and that can and will lead to an undoing of so much social progress - or worse - prevent additional social progress (like expanded health coverage or enviromental justice, etc.)

Retaking the House in November is an absolute necessity. Trying to gain back the Senate is critical but unlikely given the class year - more Democrats’ seats at stake. But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight for every goddamned seat across the country.

It’s because our very lives are at stake. Our votes matter. Our voices matter. And it’s time that the Democrats speak as one against this vile admin instead of 2 steps forward, 1 step back, then another, then another, a half step forward, repeat.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:51:54am

re: #125 lawhawk

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Rich Mike given that Hatch literally suggested Garland would be acceptable and then blocked his nomination. And Trump wouldn’t know the Biblical Moses from Moses Malone.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:55:46am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Modern Russia is not the same as the Soviet Union: not a mortal ideological enemy, but it is still no sort of friend of the USA.

But the RW rationalization is that Hillary was such crooked evil threat to America that it justified any role that Russia played in keeping her out of office.

And there’s been a long and steady propaganda campaign by both Russians and ultra-conservative Americans and Christians to portray Russia as some “last best hope for heterosexual Western civilization” disregarding the fact that Putin plays on fears of Western civilization destroying Russian traditional values at home. Many Americans literally think Putin was a better leader than Obama.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:55:49am

re: #126 lawhawk

Larry Kudlow is Trump’s top economic adviser.

Kudlow was on Fox this morning absolutely lying about the state of the deficit.

The deficit isn’t declining. The debt isn’t declining. It’s growing, and it’s growing faster thanks to Trump/GOP tax scam coupled with the massive increase in defense spending.

LK: The deficit is coming down

Reporter: the latest numbers say it is not

LK: Those are not the real deficit numbers

Reporters: these are data from the government, your government, your administration, OMB

LK: Are you going to believe me or your own lying eyes?

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 6:57:20am

re: #126 lawhawk

Larry Kudlow is Trump’s top economic adviser.

Kudlow was on Fox this morning absolutely lying about the state of the deficit.

The deficit isn’t declining. The debt isn’t declining. It’s growing, and it’s growing faster thanks to Trump/GOP tax scam coupled with the massive increase in defense spending.

The sugar ration has been increased from 2 to one 1 gram.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:08:07am

re: #125 lawhawk

Trump wouldn’t put Moses up.

Because Moses himself would oppose Trump in the most assertive of tones.

and the ancient Israelites did not expressly forbid abortion

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:09:29am

re: #130 Barefoot Grin

And there’s been a long and steady propaganda campaign by both Russians and ultra-conservative Americans and Christians to portray Russia as some “last best hope for heterosexual Western civilization” disregarding the fact that Putin plays on fears of Western civilization destroying Russian traditional values at home. Many Americans literally think Putin was a better leader than Obama.

They admire and wish to emulate his autocratic, oligarchic, militaristic, theocratic state. The only difference would be Fundamentalist Protestant theocracy instead of Russian Orthodox.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:11:09am

re: #103 Joe Bacon 🌹

Gee, RepubliKKKlan KKKongressmen act just as if Putin has Kompromat on them. Wonder how many profiles on Grindr found their way into Vlad’s hands thanks to Snowden?

Time to remind everyone of this article from last August from the Dallas News Opinion Pages.

It may be simple to explain why Mitch and Gang are so standoffish about Trump and Vlad. They got paid.

Add this to the revelation that many GOPers also got money from the NRA which is probably also Russian gifting only not direct, the NRA was the bag man.

They all got paid. The current U.S. government was bought by the Russians. The GOP is their shiny new toy.

Note: The article was updated in May 2018 due to revelations of Micheal Cohen also getting money from a Russian oligarch.

How Putin’s oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team probes deeper into potential collusion between Trump officials and representatives of the Russian government, investigators are taking a closer look at political contributions made by U.S. citizens with close ties to Russia.

Buried in the campaign finance reports available to the public are some troubling connections between a group of wealthy donors with ties to Russia and their political contributions to President Donald Trump and a number of top Republican leaders. And thanks to changes in campaign finance laws, the political contributions are legal. We have allowed our campaign finance laws to become a strategic threat to our country.
An example is Len Blavatnik, a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen and one of the largest donors to GOP political action committees in the 2015-16 election cycle. Blavatnik’s family emigrated to the U.S. in the late ’70s from the U.S.S.R. and he returned to Russia when the Soviet Union began to collapse in the late ’80s.

Data from the Federal Election Commission show that Blavatnik’s campaign contributions dating back to 2009-10 were fairly balanced across party lines and relatively modest for a billionaire. During that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and to $273,600 in 2013-14, still bipartisan.

In 2015-16, everything changed. Blavatnik’s political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.

In 2017, donations continued, with $41,000 going to both Republican and Democrat candidates, along with $1 million to McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund.

- - more at link - -

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:14:25am

re: #108 Jay C

Am I that late to the party that I hadn’t noticed/seen that Harlan Ellison died yesterday?
I would have thought it would have been noticed here.
Sad, though anyway, another giant of the genre gone….

Many mentions made here. You can always be sure that just about everything newsworthy makes it here. One of the great aspects of LGF. I can get the news without having to watch the news.

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:16:42am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and the ancient Israelites did not expressly forbid abortion

The whole anti-abortion/infanticide principal came about as the early Christians were trying to integrate themselves into the vastly more conservative Roman culture than the original messages of Christ or even Paul (there is no Jew or Greek, no free or slave, etc) were. There was already a distaste for the casual disregard of infants in Rome or worse in the earlier Phoenician/Carthaginian religion where actual child sacrifice was practiced. In this the Christians tried to stake out a moral high ground while still being within the Roman culture (Timothy, Titus and the other psuedo-Pauline Epistles show this conservative Roman appeasement). At least with the anti-infanticide and the expectation that the child should be raised appropriately, the early Christians were far more moral and consistent than the, so-called, Pro-life swine of the modern era.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:19:33am

Good question, Hoarse! Where’d Yuckmouth go?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:22:08am

re: #132 Sir John Barron

The sugar ration has been increased from 2 to one 1 gram.

Larry’s cocaine ration has increased from 1 to 2 kilos…

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:22:41am

re: #138 makeitstop

Good question, Hoarse! Where’d Yuckmouth go?

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Ha…I was sanding some woodwork I stripped yesterday and that very thought hit me. What happened to Rudy “The Mouth with Bug Eyes” Gooey-yanni?

Sad when those kinds of thoughts occupy your mind while doing small tasks. Shows you where my head is at.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:23:14am

*tap* *tap* *tap* ‘this thing on?
Testing my new intertubes connection.

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:26:39am

re: #136 ObserverArt

Many mentions made here. You can always be sure that just about everything newsworthy makes it here. One of the great aspects of LGF. I can get the news without having to watch the news.

True this: must have been those irksome RL chores kept me out of the loop…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:26:56am

Well, the UN smacks President Manger Merde down over his choice for the UN Refugee Commission post!

Seems they don’t want an asshole associated with Pulpit Pimp Franky Graham Cracker running the agency!

The UN migration agency on Friday voted down Ken Isaacs, the Trump administration’s candidate to lead the International Organization for Migration, a US official told CNN, leaving it without an American at the helm since 1951.

Isaacs once wrote on Twitter that Austria and Switzerland should consider building a wall in the Alps to keep refugees out.

The tweet is one of more than 140 previously unreported tweets from before Isaacs was nominated reviewed by CNN’s KFile.

cnn.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:27:40am

re: #141 Teukka

*tap* *tap* *tap* ‘this thing on?
Testing my new intertubes connection.

The bombing starts in five minutes!

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:27:40am

re: #141 Teukka

*tap* *tap* *tap* ‘this thing on?
Testing my new intertubes connection.

Well, you got through to LGF so something is working right.

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Weaselone  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:31:32am

re: #125 lawhawk

Moses isn’t the ultimate lawgiver…that would be God.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:32:09am

re: #111 jeffreyw

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Video

Good morning!

Have you named all the birds? Can you even tell them apart enough to note which ones visit most often?

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:32:13am
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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:32:24am

A PS to my comment about contributions to my local democrat, I also sent a request for yard signs and they’ve already gotten back to me. There is a local “meet & greet” fundraiser next Thursday so I’ll go to that and get the signs then.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:36:12am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:36:47am

re: #150 MsJ

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN.

half sarc

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:37:09am

re: #149 William Lewis

A PS to my comment about contributions to my local democrat, I also sent a request for yard signs and they’ve already gotten back to me. There is a local “meet & greet” fundraiser next Thursday so I’ll go to that and get the signs then.

Always nice to hear they’re organized and attentive.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:38:10am

re: #150 MsJ

: Member states reject candidacy of U.S. evangelical to lead UN migration agency, in major snub to Trump administration.

Time to quit the UN. Might as well if we are quitting NATO…

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:38:32am

re: #151 Sir John Barron

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN.

half sarc

Full truth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:38:32am

re: #151 Sir John Barron

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN.

half sarc

you beat me to it

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SteelPH  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:39:33am

re: #151 Sir John Barron

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN.

half sarc

You joke, but I fully expect it to happen.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:41:12am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The bombing starts in five minutes!

Good, I’m not missing the show :)

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:41:29am

They are all alike. Every one of these morons. SLAPP his ass into oblivion.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:42:12am

re: #145 Jay C

Well, you got through to LGF so something is working right.

Had to reboot machines and whack the router into submission.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:42:13am

Has SMOTI and Rage Furby “confirmed” yet that Jarrod Ramos is a life-long registered DemLib?

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jeffreyw  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:43:22am

re: #147 sagehen

Have you named all the birds? Can you even tell them apart enough to note which ones visit most often?

I’ve named them Those There, Them There, and No, Those Other Ones.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:43:23am

We will never have any kind of democracy as long as Fox News and hate radio exists. Not ever.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:43:33am

re: #158 MsJ

They are all alike. Every one of these morons. SLAPP his ass into oblivion.

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Milo ends his message with “Your life is over”. Talk about lack of self-awareness.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:44:40am

re: #151 Sir John Barron

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN.

half sarc

This has been the Birchers wet dream ever since they were founded. Still remember the Birchers back home with the big ass lawn signs saying “Get US OUT of the United Nations!”

And those signs were always prominently displayed on the lawns of the Birch Churches!

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:44:41am

re: #158 MsJ

They are all alike. Every one of these morons. SLAPP his ass into oblivion.

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Damn, I knew Milo liked bags but I didn’t realized so much that he was going to be carrying them under his eyes.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:45:09am
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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:45:17am

re: #164 Joe Bacon 🌹

This has been the Birchers wet dream ever since they were founded. Still remember the Birchers back home with the big ass lawn signs saying “Get US OUT of the United Nations!”

And those signs were always prominently displayed on the lawns of the Birch Churches!

Problem is what signals it will send to the international community on top of the zero tolerance policy.

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TedStriker  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:45:57am

re: #42 Sufficient unto the day…

I reject the entire existence of the ’70s, none of it happened. Except the music.

And the movies… some damn fine films came out in the 70s, some of the finest.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:46:05am

Winning

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ipsos  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:47:32am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

Why are we using taxpayer money to pay advisors to the president’s daughter?

That would have gone over just fine if it had been Malia or Sasha or Chelsea, I’m sure.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:48:08am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

And Trump wouldn’t know the Biblical Moses from Moses Malone.

Of course he would.

One of them’s a big black guy. The other is a swarthy middle-easterner with a long beard.

He’d be hard-pressed to know which one he should hate more.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:50:27am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

Top adviser to Ivanka Trump leaves job at White House: report ]

all the best people

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:50:31am
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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:51:34am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:51:48am

re: #90 MsJ

That was an exceptionally interesting thread. Very thought provoking. Thank you.

I thought so too. All kinds of answers from the very personal to the obvious events widely held as harbingers. Lots of things I’d forgotten about that I quickly realized I knew at the time were really bad.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:51:54am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

Winning

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For once it is a win.

Note to Ivanka…this won’t keep your pretty ass out of prison (assuming we ever have democracy again).

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:52:13am

re: #146 Weaselone

Moses isn’t the ultimate lawgiver…that would be God.

Leave it to Huckabee to be so completely ignorant about basic religious precepts. Such a good Christian.

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:55:21am

re: #177 lawhawk

Leave it to Huckabee to be so completely ignorant about basic religious precepts. Such a good Christian.

Huckabee is a sick joke even by evangelical standards (such as they are). I am grateful that even the worst priest I’ve ever personally dealt with was a much better person than he could ever be.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:56:44am

re: #146 Weaselone

Moses isn’t the ultimate lawgiver…that would be God.

Moses isn’t a US citizen, never lived in America, and doesn’t speak English. Huckabee would be the first to throw his ass out of country.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:58:13am

re: #179 Dr. Matt

Moses isn’t a US citizen, never lived in America, and doesn’t speak English. Huckabee would be the first to throw his ass out of country.

What do we do with guys who lead a group of people through the desert to the Promised Land?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:58:24am

re: #125 lawhawk

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:58:47am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What do we do with guys who lead a group of people through the desert to the Promised Land?

Build a wall.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:59:15am

So, OT and germane to nothing in particular, I picked up the LP of the new Gorillaz album - “The Now Now” - today and dropped it on the record player.

Damn. It’s really good; one of the best I’ve heard from Gorillaz in a long time.

I recommend it if your a Gorillaz fan.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 29, 2018 • 7:59:24am

re: #179 Dr. Matt

Moses isn’t a US citizen, never lived in America, and doesn’t speak English. Huckabee would be the first to throw his ass out of country.

Also, he’s dead.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:00:17am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What do we do with guys who lead a group of people through the desert to the Promised Land?

From the viewpoint of Pharaoh, Moses was a terrorist.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:01:11am

re: #174 Dr. Matt

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Here’s the story Politico wrote about it way, way back in April 2017 as the Gorsuch confirmation loomed:

“Say hello to your boy,” Trump said, “Special guy.” “Your kids have been very nice to him,” Kennedy replied. “Well,” Trump said, “they love him, and they love him in New York.”

While the White House is focused this week on shepherding Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, through the Senate confirmation process, the president and his team are obsessed with the next possible vacancy.

The likeliest candidate is Kennedy, who has sat at the decisive fulcrum of the most important Supreme Court cases for more than a decade. Replacing him with a reliable conservative would tip the court to the right, even if no other seat comes open under Trump — whose team has taken to exploring every imaginable line of communication to keep tabs on the justice and to make him comfortable as he ponders a potential retirement.

One back channel is the fact that Kennedy’s son, Justin, knows Donald Trump Jr. through New York real estate circles. Another is through Kennedy’s other son, Gregory, and Trump’s Silicon Valley adviser Peter Thiel. They went to Stanford Law School together and served as president of the Federalist Society in back-to-back years, according to school records. More recently, Kennedy’s firm, Disruptive Technology Advisers, has worked with Thiel’s company Palantir Technologies.

In fact, during the early months of the Trump administration, Gregory Kennedy has worked at NASA as a senior financial adviser as part of the so-called “beachhead” team. Both Kennedy boys were spotted at the White House last month for the administration’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration (Justice Kennedy is Irish Catholic). In February, Ivanka Trump attended oral arguments of the Supreme Court with her daughter. She was a guest of Justice Kennedy.

politico.com

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TedStriker  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:03:35am

re: #183 Dr Lizardo

So, OT and germane to nothing in particular, I picked up the LP of the new Gorillaz album - “The Now Now” - today and dropped it on the record player.

Damn. It’s really good; one of the best I’ve heard from Gorillaz in a long time.

I recommend it if your a Gorillaz fan.

A “LP”…how quaint!

/channeling Scotty from Star Trek IV

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:05:32am
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sagehen  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:05:41am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and the ancient Israelites did not expressly forbid abortion

in fact…

if a married woman got pregnant by someone other than her husband, abortion was REQUIRED.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:09:03am

re: #162 MsJ

We will never have any kind of democracy as long as Fox News and hate radio exists. Not ever.

Yeah, the culture of AM talk radio has always flown a little under the radar, but I think it’s been pretty influential in shaping, or confirming, a certain range of attitudes and prejudices, and of course it must be said, it’s always been extremely, um, not civil. So this “loss” of civility some on the right are starting to complain about has very deep roots in its own soil, as they very well know.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:09:05am

re: #189 sagehen

in fact…

if a married woman got pregnant by someone other than her husband, abortion was REQUIRED.

And I think her life was on the line, too - adultresses were stoned to death IIRC.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:09:25am

re: #187 TedStriker

A “LP”…how quaint!

/channeling Scotty from Star Trek IV

Heh.

Vinyl is really popular here. Hell, as little as five years ago, you could find a record player for free - people were giving them away.

Now…….prices of turntables have shot through the roof. Even old, fully-functional Communist-era turntables are selling for a small fortune.

And the music stores here in town are frantically trying to make space for LP’s again.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:13:53am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:13:55am

re: #188 JordanRules

It’s also somewhat clever and evasive of him. He can point to this tweet and say, correctly, that HE, DJT, isn’t saying Russia didn’t meddle. He’s only saying that Russia says it didn’t meddle. But he doesn’t follow it up with his own views, or acknowledge the US IC investigations. And needless to say, he still can’t bring himself to criticize Russia or Putin at all for anything nor can be bring himself to say the truly patriotic, nationalistic thing, that being that he will make sure that countries who meddle in our election will pay a price. Because of course he invited that meddling himself.

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:13:59am
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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:14:18am

re: #183 Dr Lizardo

So, OT and germane to nothing in particular, I picked up the LP of the new Gorillaz album - “The Now Now” - today and dropped it on the record player.

Damn. It’s really good; one of the best I’ve heard from Gorillaz in a long time.

I recommend it if your a Gorillaz fan.

I do love me some Gorillaz. This is good, though I liked the last album too. My son rolls his eyes every time I fire it up though (he likes his techno/dubstep/house/synth stuff more). I’m rather fond of “Hollywood feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle” myself.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:15:44am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

Vinyl is really popular here. Hell, as little as five years ago, you could find a record player for free - people were giving them away.

Now…….prices of turntables have shot through the roof. Even old, fully-functional Communist-era turntables are selling for a small fortune.

And the music stores here in town are frantically trying to make space for LP’s again.

I have a linear turntable back in the States. If my kids don’t want it, I may sell it.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:17:47am

I should’ve added this article; it’s a couple of years old, but it’ll give readers an idea. It partly explains why vinyl is so popular here in the Czech Republic.

All Zdeněk Pelc wanted, as record sales succumbed to the hi-tech onslaught of the digital age, was to head Europe’s final vinyl production factory.

Now the ambition to be last man standing where others have fallen has bloomed into an unlikely business success that would have been unimaginable when his once old-fashioned plant was the heart of the former communist Czechoslovakia’s state-run record industry.

From the rustic setting of Loděnice - an unprepossessing village of 1,640 people in the Czech Republic’s Bohemian hills, 16 miles south of Prague - Pelc’s company, GZ Media, has become the global leader fuelling an unforeseen revival of vinyl records.

A product once regarded as a relic of a bygone era has made an unexpected comeback, thanks partly to the doggedness of Pelc, 65, who could not bear to preside over the death of vinyl even when it appeared obsolete.

And here’s a nice little zinger:

With upward trends continuing, GZ Media will produce 25m records this year, a 40% increase on 2015 figures.

That is far more than rival companies in Germany and the US. The firm’s success recently prompted it to buy a vinyl plant in Memphis, Tennessee, and open a new one on a green field site near Toronto.

theguardian.com

On a side note, this factory is hiring pretty much anyone that’s breathing in order to meet the demand for vinyl LP’s.

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:17:51am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

Vinyl is really popular here. Hell, as little as five years ago, you could find a record player for free - people were giving them away.

Now…….prices of turntables have shot through the roof. Even old, fully-functional Communist-era turntables are selling for a small fortune.

And the music stores here in town are frantically trying to make space for LP’s again.

Bleah. In 1983 I put headphones on and heard “The Pretenders” on the first CD player in a store in Ansbach Germany. I was instantly converted. As soon as I could afford CD, I sold all my vinyl and do not miss the noise or wearing out LPs (I burned out 3 copies of “Who’s Next” in high school… )

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:18:30am

re: #196 William Lewis

I do love me some Gorillaz. This is good, though I liked the last album too. My son rolls his eyes every time I fire it up though (he likes his techno/dubstep/house/synth stuff more). I’m rather fond of “Hollywood feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle” myself.

Oh yeah, “Hollywood” is a great track. Love it.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:19:02am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:19:43am

Thread…

Please don’t run for President dude.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:20:10am

re: #191 wheat-dogg

And I think her life was on the line, too - adultresses were stoned to death IIRC.

If the pregnancy was the result of adultery, I would think so. (And the father would also be subject to the penalty.)

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:21:29am

re: #198 Dr Lizardo

I should’ve added this article; it’s a couple of years old, but it’ll give readers an idea. It partly explains why vinyl is so popular here in the Czech Republic.

And here’s a nice little zinger:

theguardian.com

On a side note, this factory is hiring pretty much anyone that’s breathing in order to meet the demand for vinyl LP’s.

Eh. Just so long as FOMA keeps making film & JJ keeps making vacuum tubes, they can make vinyl too. I just won’t buy that living dinosaur ;)

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:22:23am

re: #194 Sir John Barron

It’s also somewhat clever and evasive of him. He can point to this tweet and say, correctly, that HE, DJT, isn’t saying Russia didn’t meddle. He’s only saying that Russia says it didn’t meddle. But he doesn’t follow it up with his own views, or acknowledge the US IC investigations. And needless to say, he still can’t bring himself to criticize Russia or Putin at all for anything nor can be bring himself to say the truly patriotic, nationalistic thing, that being that he will make sure that countries who meddle in our election will pay a price. Because of course he invited that meddling himself.

I’ve noticed that this is a frequent ploy of his. Whether it’s journalists, or Democrats, or wayward Republicans, or private businesses, or late night talk show hosts, he’s never shy about accusing his opponents of lying.

But in regards to Russia and Putin, he suddenly adopts this very credulous (and obviously phony) stance of, Well, All I Know Is, Russia Says They Didn’t Do It, and Hey, Shouldn’t We Believe Them (over our own IC).

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:23:32am

re: #202 JordanRules

Michael Bloomberg — a week after pledging $80 million to help Dems win the House (nytimes.com) — held a fundraiser at his home last night for Republican Rep. Peter King.

Co-hosts asked to raise $10k for King. pic.twitter.com

— Shane Goldmacher

Great. Just what we need.

/

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:24:46am

DB pulling in the headlines this week.

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:25:02am

re: #202 JordanRules

Thread…

[Embedded content]

Please don’t run for President dude.

Mike’s probably just covering a few extra bases here: one tell is the note as to Rep. King’ assignments —

Member, Financial Services Committee

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:26:03am

re: #204 William Lewis

Eh. Just so long as FOMA keeps making film & JJ keeps making vacuum tubes, they can make vinyl too. I just won’t buy that living dinosaur ;)

I know it’s not for everyone. And of course, it’s all subjective - personal preference.

Czechs are taking a good deal of pride in GZ Vinyl being a genuine world leader in that particular product. “Well, at least we’re #1 in something good” seems to be the general attitude.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:28:50am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:30:17am

I can’t help but notice the stark difference in the way DJT talks about our allies in regard to trade issues and how he talks about Russia and it’s well known meddling campaign.

On trade, he routinely yells, abuses, insults, allied countries, claiming that they’ve been ripping us off and taking advantage of us, etc, and how he, with his great MAGA trade policies will end this abuse. And of course, these tirades are almost always bereft of actual data and details.

But with Russia, this combative tone and bullying attitude disappears. Instead, he tries to divert blame from Russia to someone else, anyone else, and when that fails, just kind of shrugs his shoulders and says rather meekly that, hey, don’t we want good relations with Russia?

Spit

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TedStriker  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:31:20am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

Vinyl is really popular here. Hell, as little as five years ago, you could find a record player for free - people were giving them away.

Now…….prices of turntables have shot through the roof. Even old, fully-functional Communist-era turntables are selling for a small fortune.

And the music stores here in town are frantically trying to make space for LP’s again.

It’s not just there… vinyl has been having a resurgence here too, especially among the millennials. It’s CDs and downloads that are now on the downswing, because streaming is now king for on-the-go listening and people are going back to vinyl for serious listening at home.

Pressing plants are reopening and new ones are popping up all over the country, with Jack White being one of the leading proponents; his Third Man Records studio here in Nashville has the only live-to-vinyl recording suite in the US and he recently opened up a pressing plant in Detroit. Hell, Sony has reopened one of their Japanese pressing plants that had been shuttered for a couple of decades; that’s saying something right there.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:32:11am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

Winning

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Look at her face. She has the same expression on her face that Daddy has. Imagine what she’ll look like in 30 years.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:33:45am

re: #212 TedStriker

It’s not just there… vinyl has been having a resurgence here too, especially among the millennials. It’s CDs and downloads that are now on the downswing, because streaming is now king for on the go and people are going back to vinyl for serious listening at home.

Pressing plants are reopening and new ones are popping up all over the country, with Jack White being one of the leading proponents; his Third Man Records studio has the only live-to-vinyl recording suite in the US and he recently opened up a pressing plant in Detroit. Hell, Sony has reopened one of their Japanese pressing plants that had been shuttered for a couple of decades; that’s saying something right there.

I’ve certainly noticed that the new pressings - even of classics like “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Number of the Beast” are mostly on 180 gram virgin vinyl. I have both of those on LP and it’s really great sound.

Now, I just have to get a kick-ass 1980’s monster stereo system and I’ll be set, LOL. Get me some speakers that can vibrate the plaster right off the walls. :D

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Chrysicat  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:34:01am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:35:17am
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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:37:04am

re: #209 Dr Lizardo

I know it’s not for everyone. And of course, it’s all subjective - personal preference.

Czechs are taking a good deal of pride in GZ Vinyl being a genuine world leader in that particular product. “Well, at least we’re #1 in something good” seems to be the general attitude.

Well, see that’s part of why I mention both FOMA & JJ - both are world leaders in their categories. I prefer FOMA (especially branded as arista.edu) over Ilford or Kodak and JJ are the only new tubes I buy for my amp.

And I’d love to afford a new mauser based hunting rifle from CZ…

The Czechs do many things very well.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:37:41am

re: #213 The Vicious Babushka

Look at her face. She has the same expression on her face that Daddy has. Imagine what she’ll look like in 30 years.

Same face, with all the Eric-like edges sanded off.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:38:02am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:38:54am

re: #218 makeitstop

Same face, with all the Eric-like edges sanded off.

LMAO!!
Sanded off… I’m crying!!!!!

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:40:21am

re: #220 JordanRules

LMAO!!
Sanded off… I’m crying!!!!!

There are some photos out there where she looks just like Eric. Or Eric in drag.

Her face is as fake as her persona.

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:42:48am

re: #211 Sir John Barron

I can’t help but notice the stark difference in the way DJT talks about our allies in regard to trade issues and how he talks about Russia and it’s well known meddling campaign.

On trade, he routinely yells, abuses, insults, allied countries, claiming that they’ve been ripping us off and taking advantage of us, etc, and how he, with his great MAGA trade policies will end this abuse. And of course, these tirades are almost always bereft of actual data and details.

But with Russia, this combative tone and bullying attitude disappears. Instead, he tries to divert blame from Russia to someone else, anyone else, and when that fails, just kind of shrugs his shoulders and says rather meekly that, hey, don’t we want good relations with Russia?

Spit

I’ve always thought that Trump’s noticeably-different attitude towards Russia (vis-a-vis “real” allies) stems from the fact that they probably own him. Literally. AFAICT, the extent of the Trump Organization’s debts (or Donald’s, personally) to Russian-connected interests has never been thoroughly explored (still less exposed) - I’m thinking that the possible uncovering of these foreign liabilities is what lies behind Trump’s frothing ranting at even the barest mention of official inquiry (say, by Robert Mueller) into his “personal business”.

IMO, what used to be quaintly regarded as “corruption” on the grandest scale (the POTUS having enormous and undisclosed financial obligations to foreign lenders?) - shrugged/blown-off by the Congressional Majority out of raw power-grabbing and generally ignored/dismissed by the media.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:46:18am

Back later. Gonna do my shopping now so I won’t have to tomorrow.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:47:12am

re: #216 JordanRules

Fortunately we’ve banned refugees from Syria so they won’t come here and infest us.

////

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Alephnaught  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:48:53am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

Vinyl is really popular here. Hell, as little as five years ago, you could find a record player for free - people were giving them away.

Now…….prices of turntables have shot through the roof. Even old, fully-functional Communist-era turntables are selling for a small fortune.

And the music stores here in town are frantically trying to make space for LP’s again.

There’s been a similar process in the UK for the past decade. (And, from what I’ve seen in Dublin today, is a similar story in the Republic of Ireland. Oh, did I mention I’m currently in Dublin on Pride Weekend?) It’s like of weird how it happened: first it was second hand record players and records. Then, when Ryan they become more like goldust, then new players and records were produced at premium prices. You’re lucky to get a cheap and nasty USB connected player for under £100. Meanwhile, the going rate for single albums (generally pressed in heavy 180gsm) is £18, which is more than they would have cost on CD when prices were at their height in the early 90s in the UK.

Note that is not just some audiophile “Ultimate Deluxe Edition” reserved for classic albums. Most major releases also receive this treatment. The flagship FFOP record store in Glasgow’s Union Street used to be majority CD and DVD, with one shelf for vinyl, usually DJ/dance releases. Now, vinyl- newly pressed, takes just over half of the floorspace from the front of stores onwards.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:54:36am

re: #207 JordanRules

It still amazes me a decade later that the apparent answer to “too big to fail” was to make the banks even fucking bigger.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:56:52am

re: #226 KGxvi

It still amazes me a decade later that the apparent answer to “too big to fail” was to make the banks even fucking bigger.

and totally failed to understand that if a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to remain unregulated.

that when capital reaches such concentrations, it can no longer be regarded as purely private property but becomes a resource that must be maintained

oh forget it, we’re fucked

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:56:56am

Just how misinformed is a Fox News viewer? This much.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:57:41am

re: #222 Jay C

I’ve always thought that Trump’s noticeably-different attitude towards Russia (vis-a-vis “real” allies) stems from the fact that they probably own him. Literally. AFAICT, the extent of the Trump Organization’s debts (or Donald’s, personally) to Russian-connected interests has never been thoroughly explored (still less exposed) - I’m thinking that the possible uncovering of these foreign liabilities is what lies behind Trump’s frothing ranting at even the barest mention of official inquiry (say, by Robert Mueller) into his “personal business”.

IMO, what used to be quaintly regarded as “corruption” on the grandest scale (the POTUS having enormous and undisclosed financial obligations to foreign lenders?) - shrugged/blown-off by the Congressional Majority out of raw power-grabbing and generally ignored/dismissed by the media.

I think it’s probably 60% the debts and 40% the fact that Trump, deep down, wants so desperately to be an autocrat that he sees Putin and other world leaders like him as kindred spirits… I do not believe for a second that any of them see him as a kindred spirit, more as a useful idiot who failed upward, all the way to the top.

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SteelPH  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:58:15am

re: #228 jaunte

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Just how misinformed is a Fox News viewer? This much.

Selling them literally the opposite of reality.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 8:58:28am

re: #183 Dr Lizardo

So, OT and germane to nothing in particular, I picked up the LP of the new Gorillaz album - “The Now Now” - today and dropped it on the record player.

Damn. It’s really good; one of the best I’ve heard from Gorillaz in a long time.

I recommend it if your a Gorillaz fan.

Damon Albarn is one of this eras most versatile musicians/composers

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:01:41am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and totally failed to understand that if a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to remain unregulated.

that when capital reaches such concentrations, it can no longer be regarded as purely private property but becomes a resource that must be maintained

oh forget it, we’re fucked

I still think they should have all got the Standard Oil treatment. But apparently that wasn’t on the Big Wheel O’ Decisions back then…

South Park - American Economics

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:02:06am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:05:03am

Perhaps most important, Trump used the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to demonstrate to Kennedy how his own legacy could be preserved. He ensured that Kennedy was involved in swearing in Gorsuch, who used to clerk for him—something that gave Kennedy “virtually parental pride,” Turley told me, describing Kennedy’s obvious delight at the ceremony’s after-party. After Gorsuch was sworn in, the White House made sure to float two more potential Supreme Court candidates—Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Raymond Kethledge—both of whom also clerked for Kennedy.

DONALD TRUMP MADE JUSTICE KENNEDY AN OFFER HE COULDN’T REFUSE

Behind the scenes, the president worked for months to assure Kennedy his legacy would be in good hands. “I think the Gorsuch nomination had a huge impact,” one law professor said.

vanityfair.com

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:06:41am

re: #229 KGxvi

I think it’s probably 60% the debts and 40% the fact that Trump, deep down, wants so desperately to be an autocrat that he sees Putin and other world leaders like him as kindred spirits… I do not believe for a second that any of them see him as a kindred spirit, more as a useful idiot who failed upward, all the way to the top.

I quite agree about the “useful idiot” part (emphasis on the latter) - but what really chaps my @ss is that under Trump - well, actually, as much the GOP Congress, too - even the vaguest notions of “ethical” behavior in elected officials (including, but not limited to, blatant financial conflicts-of-interest and/or profiteering) seem to have not just fallen by the wayside, but been vigorously tossed out the window, and run over several times, with little public awareness (still less outrage), and IOKIYAR enshrined as a guiding principle of government.

And even “60% debt” is 60% too much for ethical governing.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:08:25am

re: #231 ObserverArt

Damon Albarn is one of this eras most versatile musicians/composers

He is. I didn’t really like this song a whole lot upon first hearing it, but man, did it ever grow on me. It’s still one of the oddest videos I’ve ever seen.

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots (Official Video)

In other news, apropos of nothing…

An online mag I subscribe to runs a ‘Free Gear Friday’ contest every week, and every week I enter even though I’ve never won anything in any of its contests.

This week they were giving away a sweet Eventide Harmonizer. I got the notification of the winner announcement and clicked the link. And what did I see?

WTF is Graham going to do with a damn Harmonizer??

(I know, different spelling. Still.)

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:09:51am

re: #213 The Vicious Babushka

Look at her face. She has the same expression on her face that Daddy has. Imagine what she’ll look like in 30 years.

Brazil (2/10) Movie CLIP - Plastic Surgery (1985) HD

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:11:39am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:12:34am
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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:13:14am

re: #150 MsJ

Trump’s also signaling his intention of the US to withdraw from the WTO.

The same international trade organization that sides with the US 87% of the time.

This fucker is intent on destroying the American economic system, destroy our alliances and strategic partnerships, and gets a rousing reception in the know nothing GOP circles because he cloaks all of this as America First.

They are removing all doubt that they are the heirs of the American Nazi Party in every way imaginable.

And who benefits? Russia of course. Hobble America’s economic ability. Get China into a trade war with the US. Gut the WTO. And Russia fills the vacuum. Rinse and repeat.

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mmmirele  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:14:19am

re: #226 KGxvi

It still amazes me a decade later that the apparent answer to “too big to fail” was to make the banks even fucking bigger.

Except my evil TBTF employer is under a restriction not allowing it to grow any bigger until it cleans up some fundamental problems. Which, I might add, were on the banking side. We’re coming up on two years since we on the tech side first found out what was going on and I’m still pissed off.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:21:08am

Trump supporters hate sharing the tax burden with anyone, including the rich.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:21:31am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:25:17am

re: #241 mmmirele

Except my evil TBTF employer is under a restriction not allowing it to grow any bigger until it cleans up some fundamental problems. Which, I might add, were on the banking side. We’re coming up on two years since we on the tech side first found out what was going on and I’m still pissed off.

They probably should have faced even stricter sanctions. As you described, the problems were so fundamental and for their critical business that is so important to our economic infrastructure. It still boggles my mind.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:26:42am

Fuck Marco Rubio.

How did Florida reelect him after he said he was out of politics? He admitted right there he has no game and isn’t going to help anyone but himself.

I guess it must be the heat and humidity that makes Florida do really stupid shit.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:33:37am

re: #239 JordanRules

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Winston_Smith  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:38:32am

Fair warning. This may make you vomit.

You’ve been warned.

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Winston_Smith  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:39:51am

re: #151 Sir John Barron

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN.

half sarc

It’s coming. Just a matter of when.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:40:24am

re: #246 MsJ

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Oh fucking really Marco? Stop acting like the President is Ned Flanders. And also fuck you.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:42:18am

re: #242 jaunte

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Trump supporters hate sharing the tax burden with anyone, including the rich.

It would be beneficial to us on so many levels. It just upsets the xenophobic assholes in Trump’s administration and base though so they must remain.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:45:27am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:47:22am

Another master of the self own

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Winston_Smith  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:47:37am

re: #213 The Vicious Babushka

Look at her face. She has the same expression on her face that Daddy has. Imagine what she’ll look like in 30 years.

She’ll look like her mother, which is a frightening thought.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:48:07am

re: #251 MsJ

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:48:55am

Want to read an interesting and tragic story about the journey of a high school soccer ball?

Even though it all happened so long ago, this is the first time I think anyone heard this about a soccer ball and its connection to one of the astronauts that was lost aboard Challenger when it broke up in flight back in January 1986.

I’m only going to post the intro to the story. Breaking out any small part of a fairly long piece does it no justice.

Sometimes ESPN gets it right with a sports story that is so much bigger than sports.

ESPN - Mission Accomplished

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that survived — and the family that sent it into space, twice.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:48:59am

re: #252 I Would Prefer Not To

Merciful noodles!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:49:35am

re: #251 MsJ

DO NOT become aggressive.

push back gently

assume that anything you say will be taken and presented out of context to prove that you advocate violence, want open borders and MS-13 taco and crack trucks on every corner

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:49:56am

I know this feeling.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:50:22am
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Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:51:01am

re: #252 I Would Prefer Not To

Another master of the self own

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Rahman noodles? Is that what’s served for Eid-al-Fitr??

Sounds suspicious: quick! Slap a tariff on them!!!!

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:51:27am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:51:41am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:51:52am

re: #252 I Would Prefer Not To

Another master of the self own

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What? First off, it’s Ramen Noodles. Secondly, Trump being wealthy didn’t stop him from claiming the economy was in the shitter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:52:21am

I remember my student days, they used to have ramen noodles on sale, eight for a buck…that meant warm food every day and double helping on Sunday!

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:52:47am

re: #251 MsJ

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Winston_Smith  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:52:52am

re: #243 Sufficient unto the day…

Maybe the pussygrabber guy? The guy who said he wanted to FUCK a married woman with FAKE TITS. Maybe look there, little Mario.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:53:15am

re: #251 MsJ

Got it covered. I got a rule when I protest: Shit gets too out of hand, I leave as soon as possible for my own safety.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:53:52am

re: #266 Winston_Smith

Maybe the pussygrabber guy? The guy who said he wanted to FUCK a married woman with FAKE TITS. Maybe look there, little Mario.

Seriously, Rubio wants to act like the President, the same man he made a dick joke about has been Ned Flanders when it comes to the words he uses. Stupid Marco has already forgotten “The sons of bitches should be fired.”

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:54:19am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:54:37am

re: #259 jaunte

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We all have people like her grandmother in our stories. I’ve got people who fled the Potato Famine, discrimination in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:55:30am

re: #269 JordanRules

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If five journalists are killed and the President has attacked the media as an enemy of the people, yes, John, he should.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:56:42am
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b.d.  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:58:18am

re: #272 MsJ

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I am shocked that Collins is being the two-faced, bs artist that she has always been!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:58:30am

re: #272 MsJ

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Good bye Roe. It was nice knowing you.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:58:36am

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

Got it covered. I got a rule when I protest. Shit gets too out of hand, I leave as soon as possible for my own safety.

When Trump had his rally teasing the big Arpaio announcement we left the protest as soon as we saw the MAGAs filing out of the venue. And on the way to the car we heard the flashbangs and then heard on the radio that the tear gas had been deployed by LEO. I believe the inflated Trump chicken had also departed by then.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 29, 2018 • 9:59:43am

Protest tomorrow, I plan on showing up at least one hour early and looking around as large a radius as I can in that hour.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:00:35am

re: #247 Winston_Smith

Fair warning. This may make you vomit.

You’ve been warned.

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And she’s wearing a Trump hat. What a fucking cult.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:01:09am

re: #277 Dr. Matt

And she’s wearing a Trump hat. What a fucking cult.

They complain about the media being biased and then they have shit like this.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:02:44am

re: #252 I Would Prefer Not To

Multimillionairs Michael Moore, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert are sick of the booming economy and record unemployment for average Americans. These guys are rich enough to keep eating lobster and truffles while we tough out a recession on Rahman noodles

— jofraw

It always helps when you can start accepting the government supplied economic data as real.

////

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:04:07am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:04:26am

re: #279 Sir John Barron

It always helps when you can start accepting the government supplied economic data as real.

////

What I find hilarious about this is those guys are a bunch of touch elites but Trump and his cabinet aren’t. Then again that’s part of how the word elite is abused to death these days. Trump is an everyman. //

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:04:50am

Civility:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:05:02am

re: #280 jaunte

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The American people couldn’t possibly want something like context. // Context is for the deep state.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:05:04am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

What I find hilarious about this is those guys are a bunch of touch elites but Trump and his cabinet aren’t. Then again that’s part of how the word elite is abused to death these days. Trump is an everyman. //

The miners have all been magically put back to work, too.

/

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Winston_Smith  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:05:27am

re: #277 Dr. Matt

And she’s wearing a Trump hat. What a fucking cult.

Fox is promoting this “dream couple”, to no one’s surprise.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:05:33am

re: #282 Dr. Matt

Civility:

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A stupid woman whose sole purpose in this world is being a pretty face for guns that she pretends iike she knows how to use.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:05:52am

re: #285 Winston_Smith

Fox is promoting this “dream couple”, to no one’s surprise.

Of course.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:06:01am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

“When we step on a rake, the video is confidential.”

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:06:09am

re: #282 Dr. Matt

Civility:

It’s very uncivil to criticize uncivil people.

/

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:07:14am

re: #288 jaunte

“When we step on a rake, the video is confidential.”

Highlights (artists rendition):

The Simpsons : Sideshow Bob Steps On Rakes (15 minute)

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:08:14am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:08:39am

re: #285 Winston_Smith

Fox is promoting this “dream couple”, to no one’s surprise.

Pure as the driven snow these two.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:09:59am

Dale doing the dirty work again.

Interesting mention here:

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:10:45am

What the living fuck….??

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rhuarc  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:10:46am

re: #262 JordanRules

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I hope Mueller and/or the DoJ are letting these Quislings step into their own nooses and eventually kick away the chair. Keep drawing the rats into their demise.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:11:37am

re: #293 JordanRules

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:12:44am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:14:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:14:57am

re: #297 MsJ

The Trump White House is suggesting that there is a difference between innocent and “non-innocent” journalists, and only innocent journalists don’t deserve to be shot.

And the WH gets to determine who is innocent and who is a walking target.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:15:01am

re: #293 JordanRules

Trump speaking at the White House: “Journalists like all Americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.”

— Daniel Dale

Thank dog. I was half expecting him to say they had it coming, so his deranged bots would be free to conduct their purge.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:15:35am

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

And the WH gets to determine who is innocent and who is a walking target.

That’s right. Pay attention to what MAGA prez says.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:15:46am

re: #300 Sir John Barron

Thank dog. I was half expecting him to say they had it coming, so his deranged bots would be free to conduct their purge.

His surrogates are giving the winks and the nods.

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:19:27am

re: #280 jaunte

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RELEASE THE MEMOS TRANSCRIPTS!!!!!!

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:20:52am

re: #298 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Sean Hannity yesterday: Maxine Waters and Obama are to blame for the Annapolis shooting

Sean Hannity today (prob): CNN is blaming MAGA prez for the Annapolis shooting! Outrage!!!

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:22:20am

re: #286 HappyWarrior

A stupid woman whose sole purpose in this world is being a pretty face for guns that she pretends iike she knows how to use.

She is not that pretty…her mouth and politics make her ugly.

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Citizen K  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:22:43am
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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:23:21am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:23:25am

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

And the WH gets to determine who is innocent and who is a walking target.

Replace WH with Kremlin and it would be straight-up fact.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:24:06am
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:24:24am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:24:43am

re: #304 Sir John Barron

Sean Hannity yesterday: Maxine Waters and Obama are to blame for the Annapolis shooting

Sean Hannity today (prob): CNN is blaming MAGA prez for the Annapolis shooting! Outrage!!!

Obama really? And Waters? Really what a pathetic loser.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:25:07am

re: #305 ObserverArt

She is not that pretty…her mouth and politics make her ugly.

I agree.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:25:53am

Here is the contact form page for Susan Collins. She seems to take comments from all over the country.

Take a few minutes and let it rip. I did. Form is on the left side column.

Contact | Senator Susan Collins

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:26:31am
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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:26:35am

re: #255 ObserverArt

Thank you.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:28:06am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Dude just shut the fuck up. Your whole act is fucking lame. Act like a grown man instead of some punkass teenager and I apologize because I know most teenagers are more mature than him.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:28:54am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:29:16am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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[question type=rhethorical]But can he prove he was just trolling?[/question]

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:29:42am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:31:19am
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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:31:31am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In the zeal to create a postcard sized document, they’ve basically made it even more complex because they shifted a bunch of lines to separate worksheets that have to be completed. There’s also the double sided nature of the filing, which means that paper returns will need additional scanning (or have double-sided scanners in place for the 2019 tax season). Right now, tax returns are all single sided.

This doesn’t simplify anything. Taxpayers who currently itemize may still need to run the numbers as if they are itemizing to see if they benefit from the standard deduction or not. Some taxpayers will find out that they’re getting hit with higher costs because of the tax plan’s fallout in high tax states.

Oh, and every single state that bases their tax on the federal returns (line 28, line 32, etc.) will have to update their tax returns to address the changes.

If the IRS and Congress wanted true simplification, they would have ordered the IRS to send out a pre-filled return to everyone showing the information that the IRS already gets from everyone - the W2, 1099, etc., as they do now to verify your prepared return. We should then be able to amend/modify with the additional deductions/credits, which the IRS doesn’t have.

That would simplify things to the point of making it all signing the returns and accepting the tax statement (pay underpaying tax/credit for overpayment). It would essentially kill off tax prep companies, but they’re the ones who profit from all these changes if you’re not using turbotax or similar product to do your own taxes.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:35:18am

re: #321 lawhawk

Maybe it’s a fold-over type deal, with maybe a self adhesive strip, or suggestion to staple/tape.
either way, more of a pain to process

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:37:37am

re: #321 lawhawk

In the zeal to create a postcard sized document, they’ve basically made it even more complex because…

that is what happens when you try to impose a simplistic solution that sounds good as a talking point to your base on a practical issue that is a bit more complex than what they really want to deal with

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:38:35am

I ignored social media and the news almost entirely yesterday. Had not heard of the shooting until maybe 45 minutes ago.
So, you can imagine I’m filled with disgust today

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:39:29am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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No you weren’t you arrogant CENSORED!

Why hasn’t it been deported?

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:40:04am

Twitter suspended yesterday’s shooter’s account. His tweets are no more.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:40:58am

re: #326 MsJ

Twitter suspended yesterday’s shooter’s account. His tweets are no more.

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Anyone get screen shots?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:43:09am

re: #326 MsJ

Jarrod Ramos, the suspected Annapolis killer, not only appears to be a Trump supporter but he also seems to have threatened the Capital Gazette for insulting Trump (see tweet below)

And Sean Hannity blames Maxine Waters.. Come On People!!

He was fine until Maxine triggered him…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:44:17am

re: #326 MsJ

Twitter suspended yesterday’s shooter’s account. His tweets are no more.

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When does the media start if ever holding Trump accountable for violent rhetoric and people like Lumpy for outright lyng.

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Winston_Smith  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:45:31am

re: #329 HappyWarrior

He’s just an entertainer, like Limbaugh.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:45:55am

re: #329 HappyWarrior

When does the media start if ever holding Trump accountable for violent rhetoric and people like Lumpy for outright lyng.

It’s been over 2 years for Trump so I don’t see it happening unfortunately.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:46:11am

re: #329 HappyWarrior

When does the media start if ever holding Trump accountable for violent rhetoric and people like Lumpy for outright lyng.

Never. Maggie and the rest of the Washington Press Corpse won’t give up their beloved access to Tweetler.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:46:28am

re: #297 MsJ

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Oh but don’t deny the Trump administration officials meals or mock them because that’s so much worse. //

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:46:40am

re: #321 lawhawk

In the zeal to create a postcard sized document, they’ve basically made it even more complex because they shifted a bunch of lines to separate worksheets that have to be completed. There’s also the double sided nature of the filing, which means that paper returns will need additional scanning (or have double-sided scanners in place for the 2019 tax season). Right now, tax returns are all single sided.

This doesn’t simplify anything. Taxpayers who currently itemize may still need to run the numbers as if they are itemizing to see if they benefit from the standard deduction or not. Some taxpayers will find out that they’re getting hit with higher costs because of the tax plan’s fallout in high tax states.

Oh, and every single state that bases their tax on the federal returns (line 28, line 32, etc.) will have to update their tax returns to address the changes.

If the IRS and Congress wanted true simplification, they would have ordered the IRS to send out a pre-filled return to everyone showing the information that the IRS already gets from everyone - the W2, 1099, etc., as they do now to verify your prepared return. We should then be able to amend/modify with the additional deductions/credits, which the IRS doesn’t have.

That would simplify things to the point of making it all signing the returns and accepting the tax statement (pay underpaying tax/credit for overpayment). It would essentially kill off tax prep companies, but they’re the ones who profit from all these changes if you’re not using turbotax or similar product to do your own taxes.

“Yeah but Postcard sized!!!!!!”

///

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:47:36am

re: #330 Winston_Smith

He’s just an entertainer, like Limbaugh.

An entertainer who has the President’s full attention.

336
Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:47:45am

re: #326 MsJ

Twitter suspended yesterday’s shooter’s account. His tweets are no more.

[Embedded content]

I couldn’t find any explicit Trump support in Ed’s post. Is it there?

337
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:48:32am

re: #321 lawhawk

re: #334 Sir John Barron

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:48:35am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Almost the dumbest thing ever.

Thanks, guys. But can I just use the old forms? Those were better.

339
makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:49:25am

re: #330 Winston_Smith

He’s just an entertainer, like Limbaugh.

He’s like a terrible Borscht Belt comedian. I’m thinking of calling him ‘Preznit Shecky.’

340
Citizen K  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:50:22am

re: #336 Barefoot Grin

I couldn’t find any explicit Trump support in Ed’s post. Is it there?

Ed was originally linking a tweet from the shooter, which no longer shows since the account was shut down.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:50:45am

re: #339 makeitstop

He’s like a terrible Borscht Belt comedian. I’m thinking of calling him ‘Preznit Shecky.’

I notice the post I responded to was about Lumpy, not Preznit Shecky. Sorry ‘bout that.

342
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:52:11am

re: #337 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

343
HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:53:10am

I didn’t realize Kennedy’s son had such big ties to Trump. How on Earth was this missed in the fall?

344
MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:53:42am

re: #336 Barefoot Grin

I couldn’t find any explicit Trump support in Ed’s post. Is it there?

There was one I saw. He said something about being sorry for something someone said about trump. I don’t recall specifically but it was definitely pro trump.

345
jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:54:21am

re: #334 Sir John Barron

“Yeah but Postcard sized!!!!!!”

///

This reminds me of the Stalin-era stories from Russia about some metal dishware factories whose output was graded by the tonnage shipped. Of course they solved for the requirement by making tremendously heavy pots. Government agencies chasing Trump’s promises will keep giving us Stalinist inefficiencies.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:54:29am

So Stuttering John pranked Preznit Shecky. And the stupid asshole fell for it.

I used to play at a club where John’s band also played, pre-Stern Show. John wasn’t the sharpest tool in the drawer - one night he played the club and left behind a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe and never bothered to come back for it.

The club’s sound man ended up selling the guitar to a friend of mine, who still has it.

347
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:54:49am

re: #343 HappyWarrior

I didn’t realize Kennedy’s son had such big ties to Trump. How on Earth was this missed in the fall?

The same way we overlooked all the obvious and egregious conflicts of interest and violations of the Emoluments Clause…

348
makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:55:22am

re: #344 MsJ

There was one I saw. He said something about being sorry for something someone said about trump. I don’t recall specifically but it was definitely pro trump.

The gist was that criticizing Trump ‘could end badly - again.’

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:55:34am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Do Drumpf and Munchen know the IRS stuff is all online anyway?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:55:57am

re: #345 jaunte

This reminds me of the Stalin-era stories from Russia about some metal dishware factories whose output was graded by the tonnage shipped. Of course they solved for the requirement by making tremendously heavy pots. Government agencies chasing Trump’s promises will keep giving us Stalinist inefficiencies.

I recall seeing a 1980’s Soviet newspaper showing production figures for the year which also gave the figures for electronics in tons shipped.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:56:03am

re: #346 makeitstop

Well, then, he is the perfect person to be able to talk at trump’s level.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:56:44am

re: #346 makeitstop

So Stuttering John pranked Preznit Shecky. And the stupid asshole fell for it.

Something like this could have serious consequences some day

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:57:07am

re: #346 makeitstop

So Stuttering John pranked Preznit Shecky. And the stupid asshole fell for it.

[Embedded content]

[Embedded content]

Someone should pretend to be Putin and call him. Anyone do a Russian accent?

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:57:10am

re: #348 makeitstop

The gist was that criticizing Trump ‘could end badly - again.’

Yep and he referenced Charlie Hedbo.
*shudders*

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:57:18am

re: #351 MsJ

Well, then, he is the perfect person to be able to talk at trump’s level.

Very true. I will give him credit for parlaying being Stern’s stooge into a career of sorts, though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:57:23am

re: #349 Sir John Barron

Do Drumpf and Munchen know the IRS stuff is all online anyway?

It is about the symbolism.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:57:39am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 10:57:46am

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Something like this could have serious consequences some day

Yeah all joking aside this shows how stupid and ill prepared he is.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:00:11am

re: #347 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The same way we overlooked all the obvious and egregious conflicts of interest and violations of the Emoluments Clause…

Very true gah.

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b.d.  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:00:13am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

[Embedded content]

Make sure you get the smart watch in the picture so people know i’m not a square

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:00:55am

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:01:23am

re: #360 b.d.

Make sure you get the smart watch in the picture so people know i’m not a square

It’s a sure bet that the only thing he uses it for is to tell time.

363
Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:02:17am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The Hill
Milo Yiannopolous: I was just “trolling” when I called for the murder of journalists

Wasn’t that Charles Manson’s defense?

364
JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:03:41am
365
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:03:57am

re: #349 Sir John Barron

Do Drumpf and Munchen know the IRS stuff is all online anyway?

But, the post card is “free”, while the online filings depend on the service you’re using vary based on your total income/age

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:05:48am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:06:51am

re: #366 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Winston called it.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:07:02am
369
wrenchwench  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:08:53am

re: #368 MsJ

[12-year-old black kid gets cops called on him for cutting neighbors’ grass]

Did he cut it too short? Not short enough? Some people are so picky.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:08:57am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

Am I seeing things or did Gov Huck manage to tweet out something that was almost reasonably sane?

371
jaunte  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:09:16am

re: #368 MsJ

Even though Fields said he was initially discouraged that someone would call the cops on him for mowing a neighbor’s lawn, he has been encouraged by the support that he has received from people in the community — and he’s even seen his business orders pick up after his story garnered media attention.

“Just give me a call,” he tells News 5 Cleveland. “I will be there. On time!”

Smart guy. Those neighbors should be ashamed.

372
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:09:29am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:09:36am

One term

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:10:42am

re: #369 wrenchwench

Did he cut it too short? Not short enough? Some people are so picky.

/

The neighbor, who seems to call the police on neighborhood kids regularly for things like snowball fights, said the kid cut HIS (or her) grass and THE HORROR. The kid said he didn’t realize he was cutting someone else’s lawn and it was a mistake.

He sold his services on the news and got new customers. So…PFFFFFT asshole neighbor.

375
Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:12:22am

Sweet mother of mercy.

The 919 Hybrid Evo sets a new all-time record lap at the Nürburgring, “Nordschleife”.

The 919 Tribute Tour: On-board record lap, Nordschleife.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:13:34am

re: #368 MsJ

[Embedded content]

OFFS

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:14:20am

re: #368 MsJ

“Caller reports black kid with a dangerous looking weapon so sharp it cuts right through grass.”

378
HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:15:17am

re: #377 Sir John Barron

“Caller reports black kid with a dangerous looking weapon so sharp it cuts right through grass.”

We have a black kid doing a job here, I repeat a black kid doing a job here.

379
HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:15:43am

The cops have their own problems but so do the people calling them.

380
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:17:12am
381
ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:18:54am

re: #369 wrenchwench

Did he cut it too short? Not short enough? Some people are so picky.

/

Some people are too busy being busybodies.

382
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:19:08am

re: #380 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

About that new “postcard”-sized tax form: while the 1040 specifically has been shortened, it may not actually simplify the tax prep process since it now requires attaching five other schedules, in addition to Schedule A for taxpayers who choose to itemize.

It is about the symbolism of how our country should be: idiot proof for hard working people

383
Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:19:25am

re: #380 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So the postcard sized 1040 will need to be bunched into the same large envelope as before with all the extra schedules.

384
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:22:08am

re: #383 Sir John Barron

So the postcard sized 1040 will need to be bunched into the same large envelope as before with all the extra schedules.

Don’t forget the increased postage!

385
ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:22:36am

re: #371 jaunte

Smart guy. Those neighbors should be ashamed.

Shame???

Wha’s that?

I think shame is gone from this society.

386
Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:25:28am

re: #368 MsJ

Burn the world down…except the lawns that this kid mows.

387
sagehen  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:25:30am

re: #307 MsJ

[Embedded content]

Not sure which is cuter, the girl or the puppy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:27:08am

re: #380 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

I just noticed that there’s a check box for “full-year health care coverage”.

I thought the moron-in-chief already declared that the individual mandate had been killed, so what’s the deal with that check box?

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:27:19am

re: #375 Dr Lizardo

Sweet mother of mercy.

[Embedded content]

Video

14 miles of pure heart stopping insanity…done in a tick over 5 minutes. Yeow.

390
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:29:01am

GFY

391
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:29:22am

so full of shit

392
MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:29:52am

yay!

393
MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:30:02am

re: #392 MsJ

yay!

394
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:30:13am
395
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:31:08am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

The remarkable thing is that the letter was signed by a majority of the special agents in charge of ICE’s field offices.

Just shows how far the Deep State has penetrated our government…

396
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:31:16am
397
Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:31:32am

re: #391 Backwoods_Sleuth

so full of shit

AND THE MINES ARE ALL BACK OPEN AND RUNNING AND ALL THE MANUFACTURING FACTORIES ARE ALL OPEN AGAIN AND WERE MAKING STUFF AGAIN!!!!!

/

398
Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:32:43am

re: #340 Citizen K

Ed was originally linking a tweet from the shooter, which no longer shows since the account was shut down.

Ok thanks.

399
Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:32:50am

re: #396 Backwoods_Sleuth

We also had a few folks who shushed is in the audience. Of course we are not going to be shushed.

— Jim Acosta

Look, media, MAGA prez said he was sorry some of your journo buddies got killed, what more do you want?

////

400
gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:34:17am
401
Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:34:45am

re: #393 MsJ

Does it say anything about seeking better relations with Russia at all costs?

/

402
ThomasLite  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:34:59am

re: #375 Dr Lizardo

Sweet mother of mercy.

[Embedded content]

Video

That makes the track look small. Hell, it hardly looks like the same track as when something somewhat, marginally, ever so slightly more reasonable takes a good 7 1/2 minutes to go round. It’s a scary track at the best of times but geesh.

re: #401 Sir John Barron

Does it say anything about seeking better relations with Russia at all costs?

/

Why would it? That’s the white house’s work by now.
/

403
MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:36:15am
404
wrenchwench  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:37:59am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

[At least 19 ICE investigators are seeking to dissolve the agency]

ICE is melting!

405
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:38:37am

re: #403 MsJ

Meanwhile, the unprecedented Emoluments & Trump Conflicts Of Interest stories continue (and continue to get lost in the TrumpSwamp). ProPublica has found $16.1 million in political and taxpayer spending at Trump properties:

and this is why Mueller is pointless: if Congress can ignore these blatant and egregious high crimes and misdemeanors, why the fuck would they care about some FBI report?

406
JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:38:38am
407
Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:38:39am
408
JordanRules  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:41:53am

re: #405 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and this is why Mueller is pointless: if Congress can ignore these blatant and egregious high crimes and misdemeanors, why the fuck would they care about some FBI report?

A report that they are preemptively and in some instances probably illegally trying to obstruct.

409
Jay C  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:43:45am

BTW, in all the jabber out there regarding the Annapolis newspaper shootings, has there been any substantive evidence* uncovered that would indicate there was any political/quasi-political/ideological component to Jarrod Ramos’ rampage?
AFAICT, Ramos appears to have been the common-or-garden variety nutcase, pissed off at the paper over what seem fundamentally personal issues. Though it was pretty apparent there might have been a problem brewing, as those “issues” were related to his being publicized as a harassing stalker prone to making violent threats….

410
b.d.  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:44:00am

re: #407 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Wiki:

The conspiracy theory was initially promoted by Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi,[4] but in May 2018 Right Wing Watch reported that Jones and Corsi had ceased to support QAnon, declaring the source to now be “completely compromised.”[5]

When you’ve lost Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi….

411
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:44:43am

Lamar did some really good investigative work on this

412
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:45:49am
413
ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:47:08am

re: #402 ThomasLite

That makes the track look small. Hell, it hardly looks like the same track as when something somewhat, marginally, ever so slightly more reasonable takes a good 7 1/2 minutes to go round. It’s a scary track at the best of times but geesh.

He must know that track extremely well, like having driven it hundreds of times because that is considered 170 turms.

And he did hit 228 mph on the long straight.

Another amazing thing…that car was stuck to the track. There are many places where F1 cars used to “jump” from crests in the track. His aero down force seemed to keep him firmly on the ground…a good thing.

Amazing.

414
MsJ  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:47:10am

re: #410 b.d.

Wiki:

When you’ve lost Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi….

Sorry but you can’t put that genie back in the bottle.

415
Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:47:12am

re: #410 b.d.

Wiki:

When you’ve lost Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi….

Why, is QAnon not batshi*ty enough anymore?

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2018 • 11:48:52am

re: #405 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and this is why Mueller is pointless: if Congress can ignore these blatant and egregious high crimes and misdemeanors, why the fuck would they care about some FBI report?

That report nevertheless is extremely important.

It will be leaked to the press where American can read it. One way or another.

417
danarchy  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:00:47pm

re: #286 HappyWarrior

A stupid woman whose sole purpose in this world is being a pretty face for guns that she pretends iike she knows how to use.

Don’t forget she also pimps fake superfoods…

ispot.tv

418
makeitstop  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:02:28pm

re: #417 danarchy

Don’t forget she also pimps fake superfoods…

ispot.tv

That’s why Hoarse Whisperer, hilariously, calls her ‘Beet Lady.’

419
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:10:51pm

re: #408 JordanRules

A report that they are preemptively and in some instances probably illegally trying to obstruct.

so that when they refuse to act on it it does not make them look quite as complicit

420
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:12:22pm

re: #409 Jay C

BTW, in all the jabber out there regarding the Annapolis newspaper shootings, has there been any substantive evidence* uncovered that would indicate there was any political/quasi-political/ideological component to Jarrod Ramos’ rampage?

It was held up as proof that Maxine Waters was inciting liberal hate and they are still pusing that angle

421
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2018 • 12:14:31pm

re: #416 ObserverArt

That report nevertheless is extremely important.

It will be leaked to the press where American can read it. One way or another.

I meant that it will not lead Congress to act on it directly…it will likely have an effect on public opinion, though.


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