The Trump Virus Spreads to the Official White House Twitter Account

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So much bad shit going down these days, it can be hard to keep up. But today feels like another bad milestone on America’s march toward an outright authoritarian government led by crooks and con men.

Because today the official White House Twitter account (which has been fairly straight-ahead business-oriented stuff for the most part) began tweeting the same kind of blatant dishonesty and reckless bigotry that has been the trademark of Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account. And it’s directed at two sitting Senators who just happen to be women, oddly enough.

I feel like we’ve crossed another bright red line and it should be marked. We’re living through bad history with a madman at the helm.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:08:14pm

At some point (like child separation) he goes too far and actually gets backlash. Let’s talk about more backlash.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:08:43pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:11:48pm

I noticed also that Nielsen, and the DHS account were starting a full-time propaganda campaign about the heroes in ICE who keep America safe, as if what they do is equivalent to serving in the military.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:13:52pm

re: #3 wheat-dogg

Who can forget ICE pushing the MS-13 holdouts all the way from Hicksville to Syosset?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:14:07pm

Red lines. The Muslim ban is a Muslim ban.
nybooks.com

So, if Roberts did not close his eyes, he certainly looked away. Two points are especially noteworthy. He did not dispute that the order was anti-Muslim in intent. And he did not affirm that the order was genuinely based on national security concerns: it was enough that it might be “plausible.” That’s a low bar. On this test, it would not have mattered if the president, upon signing the proclamation, had looked up and said, “I’m doing this because we are a Christian country and Muslims are not welcome here.” As long as it’s “plausible” that national security might be at issue, the court gives the president a pass on even the most venomous prejudice.

Justice Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wrote a blistering dissent. (Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer also dissented, on narrower grounds.) Sotomayor castigated the court for failing to live up to its duty: “Our Constitution demands, and our country deserves, a judiciary willing to hold the coordinate branches to account when they defy our most sacred legal commitments.” The majority “failed in that respect,” she maintained, by “ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals.” She concluded that the president’s proclamation violated the Establishment Clause because it was “contaminated by impermissible discriminatory animus against Islam and its followers.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:17:35pm

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A group of World War II soldiers from Michigan made a pact when they deployed: Give a bottle of whiskey to the last survivor.

The 126th Infantry Regiment was comprised of men from around southwest Michigan, and its Company C was made up of 94 young men just from Kalamazoo County — all of them under age 20 when they left Kalamazoo for training in 1940.

The promise they made to each other nearly 80 years ago was carried out Sunday.

Fred Spencer, 93, poured a shot of Crown Royal whiskey into a bucket of sand in honor of his deceased comrades. As each name of the deceased was read, one shot was poured into the bucket, which will remain outside the VFW Post 1527, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported.

Spencer was just 16 when he joined the Army, needing his parents’ permission to join the National Guard. Two years later, he was under fire in an offensive against Japanese forces in New Guinea.

Spencer was hospitalized for a year after a sniper sent a bullet through his right lung, exiting through his shoulder blade. He survived the end of the war, unlike fifteen of the men in his company who were killed in action during some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific theater.

Spencer became the last surviving veteran of his company in April, following the death of 97-year-old Wheeler Bowman.

During the ceremony Sunday, Michigan state Sen. Margaret O’Brien gave Spencer a plaque from the state thanking him for his service. The VFW Post was overflowing with residents who came to shake his hand and pay their respects to the 93 men who died before him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:19:47pm

Sen. Harris responded:

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:25:10pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:34:33pm

re: #8 jaunte

If it quacks like a duck …

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:35:58pm

Last three days: 101, 104, 102.

This is beginning to look like 2011, which was just hell in a bucket, with 90 days of 100+.

Including 50 over 103, which 40 C. Brutal.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:38:03pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:40:23pm

re: #10 austin_blue

I feel your pain. Philly is having an excessive heat warning.
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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:43:46pm

He must have switched to his summer foundation.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:46:00pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:48:02pm

Eye bleach required.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:48:55pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:48:56pm

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:53:24pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:56:55pm

re: #18 JordanRules

Little known consequences of global warming

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 5:59:14pm

They can GtFO

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:01:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:02:47pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:04:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:05:06pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:06:09pm

LOL

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Charles Johnson  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:07:41pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:10:38pm

re: #8 jaunte

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Cordray shaking up Ohio.

Representing the highly uncivil residents.

And he did that in Newark, which is a bit of a rough edge town about 40 miles east of Columbus. That probably pissed off some of the locals once they heard about it.

I’m sure his opponent Mike DeWine will be crying foul and making some mention of liberal bullying, blah, blah. DeWine has nothing original to say about anything, he’s old school Republican snake.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:10:57pm

re: #25 wheat-dogg

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:11:43pm

the pity party guest list is getting bigger

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:12:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:14:28pm

re: #25 wheat-dogg

LOL

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Well Alan, you chose to be Trump’s number one apologist. You weren’t born that way. You chose to be a Trump toadie. Your friends have every right to ostracize you.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:14:57pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

the pity party guest list is getting bigger

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:15:17pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Collins knows this dang well. She just doesn’t care. I wonder if she has already decided that she won’t run again when up for re-election so she doesn’t feel the need to pretend anymore.

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gocart mozart  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:15:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:16:52pm

re: #34 gocart mozart

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Baffling as it may be to elites left and right, this shit is stupid.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:16:59pm

re: #4 jaunte

Yeah, they really liberated Syosset from the evil MS-13 hordes.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:17:22pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I have no one watching my back,” Cohen has reportedly told friends.

It’s incredible how naive the people are that Trump finds to serve him.

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:17:57pm

re: #25 wheat-dogg

LOL

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Can I just point out… these are the people who didn’t ostracize him for defending Claus von Bulow. They didn’t ostracize him for defending O.J. Simpson.

Only now do his neighbors say “this is too far.”

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:18:09pm

re: #37 jaunte

And not very intelligent either.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:18:52pm

I mean, given Trump’s entire life history, why did Cohen expect anything else?

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:20:07pm

More people should have read David Cay Johnston’s book in 2016.

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lawhawk  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:21:32pm

re: #8 jaunte

Trump repeatedly affirmatively quote tweeted white supremacists and outright Nazis all during the campaign.

Trump equated the goddamned Nazis with the people protesting the goddamned Nazis. It starts at the top - but Trump mirrors the bottom.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:21:57pm

re: #4 jaunte

Who can forget ICE pushing the MS-13 holdouts all the way from Hicksville to Syosset?

Don’t forget how ICE liberated Ambridge PA from MS-13.

But it’s still under the control of the Republican Party…

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:23:08pm

re: #40 jaunte

I mean, given Trump’s entire life history, why did Cohen expect anything else?

I say this about every weirdo in his orbit, especially the ones who are relative noobs. They all think they can tame the dragon and undoubtedly have really delusional opinions of themselves as exceptional rather than utterly mediocre.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:23:51pm

re: #36 lawhawk

Yeah, they really liberated Syosset from the evil MS-13 hordes.

It was a MS-13 hellhole when my folks lived there in the ’80s and ’90s. Finally my mom had to agree to be a mule to get them off their backs. Dad handled firearms repair.
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True fact: Natalie Portman graduated from Syosset High School.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:25:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:26:14pm

O_o

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:27:27pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:27:36pm

I’ve been reading a lot about Nixon the last couple of weeks. He went behind Johnson’s back before the 1968 election, and directly intervened in the peace talks with the North Vietnamese, promising a better deal if they would hold off until after the election. Johnson knew he did it, and Nixon straight up lied to him on the phone about it. Johnson still did nothing about it because he didn’t want to be seen as interfering in an upcoming election. Sound familiar?

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MsJ  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:30:04pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:32:01pm

re: #48 jaunte

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A stealth (globalist)!
This is why you never get in bed with Nazis. They’ll come for you too Jared.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:33:00pm

sounds like a typical day for me, too…

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:39:06pm

Gross.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:40:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:41:47pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:47:56pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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FFS

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:49:09pm

re: #13 JordanRules

He must have switched to his summer foundation.

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I thought he’d been looking even more blockheaded than usual.

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stpaulbear  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:51:00pm

OT: There’s a new Prince album coming out in September that’s just Prince working on and playing songs on his home piano in 1983. One of my very best friends who now lives in San Francisco was Prince’s piano tuner at the time (he got me a backstage pass when Prince played in St. Paul for the Purple Rain tour) so if Prince’s piano is in tune, it’s my friend who’s responsible. I’m thinking this is really pretty cool.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:51:45pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Well Alan, you chose to be Trump’s number one apologist. You weren’t born that way. You chose to be a Trump toadie. Your friends have every right to ostracize you.

Womp womp

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:53:39pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:54:58pm

re: #53 JordanRules

Gross.

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Lol!! Nina Turner is no longer a Democrat so I hope she’s not claiming to represent the Democratic Party. She went way over the deep end with her attacks on Secretary Clinton and the Democratic Party so I wish she would just go away.

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ipsos  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:55:13pm

re: #55 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is he the first Republican who’s tried to visit a child prison? I haven’t seen any others.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:55:37pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

Womp womp

Seriously you gotta love people who associate with this crew crying about treatment.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:56:16pm

re: #61 Patricia Kayden

Lol!! Nina Turner is no longer a Democrat so I hope she’s not claiming to represent the Democratic Party. She went way over the deep end with her attacks on Secretary Clinton and the Democratic Party so I wish she would just go away.

She’s lame.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:57:11pm

re: #62 ipsos

Is he the first Republican who’s tried to visit a child prison? I haven’t seen any others.

first one I’ve seen

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:57:13pm

re: #49 Ace Rothstein

I’ve been reading a lot about Nixon the last couple of weeks. He went behind Johnson’s back before the 1968 election, and directly intervened in the peace talks with the North Vietnamese, promising a better deal if they would hold off until after the election. Johnson knew he did it, and Nixon straight up lied to him on the phone about it. Johnson still did nothing about it because he didn’t want to be seen as interfering in an upcoming election. Sound familiar?

Johnson did nothing about it because doing something about it would have required admitting how he knew (classified surveillance of the foreigners Nixon’s proxies were speaking with).

Just like… Eisenhower knew the “missile gap” was a load of crap, that the Soviets weren’t anywhere near as strong as 1960 candidates tried to suggest. But he only knew that ‘cause of info derived from U-2 overflights, and Ike couldn’t publicly admit that the flights were happening, or that their cameras were as good as they were.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:57:28pm

re: #60 jaunte

Can’t he make friends among Trump supporters to replace those who are now shunning him for being a douche? What did he expect would happen when he decided to become Trump’s unofficial spokesliar? So much whining!

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 6:59:26pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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What a bunch of horseshit. Wooing “Trump Democrats” by endorsing an asshole Republican is NOT a good look, Rhode Island. None of their explanations make a damn bit of sense.

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:02:49pm

re: #66 sagehen

p.s. that’s what motivated his speech about the military-industrial complex.

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Winston_Smith  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:04:04pm

re: #68 BeachDem

Never underestimate the Democrat’s ability to lose elections.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:05:04pm
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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:07:49pm

re: #61 Patricia Kayden

Lol!! Nina Turner is no longer a Democrat so I hope she’s not claiming to represent the Democratic Party. She went way over the deep end with her attacks on Secretary Clinton and the Democratic Party so I wish she would just go away.

When she’s not trashing Democrats, she claims to be one—hey she’s the head of Our (not my) Revolution. She had two speaking slots at our state Dem convention. I walked out on both of them, nauseated as all hell.

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gocart mozart  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:08:53pm
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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:15:34pm

And the award for political fiction of the week goes to…

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:17:54pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:19:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:21:18pm

re: #73 gocart mozart

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They think that’s elite?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:23:41pm

If you’re poor and complain about inequality, they insult you and say you need to work harder. If you’re well off and complain about it, you’re an elite who knows nothing about inequality. Sick of that shit.

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:23:50pm

re: #76 Joe Bacon 🌹

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LeBron will pay very little in taxes, because most of his money goes to his tax-free foundation, which then spends it on college scholarships and youth sports programs and other benefits to society at large.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:24:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:24:23pm

re: #76 Joe Bacon 🌹

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What a loser.

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:26:58pm

so I’m watching this documentary on PBS about a town in Mexico where lots of people work for the local fireworks factories, and they have a big fireworks festival every year, and…

an astonishing number of the men shown on-screen are missing a finger or two or three. There was an old guy who one arm ended at his wrist and the other had 3 fingers, and he’s still stuffing the powder in the tubes…

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:27:23pm
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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:27:36pm

re: #76 Joe Bacon 🌹

You should have held out for more just to afford the Moonbeam weather tax!!!

Devin, 1979 called and wants its tired old joke buried.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:28:45pm

re: #82 sagehen

so I’m watching this documentary on PBS about a town in Mexico where lots of people work for the local fireworks factories, and they have a big fireworks festival every year, and…

an astonishing number of the men shown on-screen are missing a finger or two or three. There was an old guy who one arm ended at his wrist and the other had 3 fingers, and he’s still stuffing the powder in the tubes…

And racist wingers think Latinos are lazy.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:29:08pm

When snow is a distant memory in 2179, conservatives will still be calling their enemies snowflakes.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:30:22pm

re: #74 BeachDem

Wow! That second paragraph is hilarious. Trump is relying on his handlers to decide his nominee. He’s not studying a dang thing.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:44:49pm

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Brian J.  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:45:23pm

re: #61 Patricia Kayden

Lol!! Nina Turner is no longer a Democrat so I hope she’s not claiming to represent the Democratic Party. She went way over the deep end with her attacks on Secretary Clinton and the Democratic Party so I wish she would just go away.

Another benefit of nominating a 28-year-old bartender for Congress, who suddenly made L. Bern Sanders relevant again. And this will continue until November as Ocasio gets ever more aggressive about opposing Democrats.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:45:35pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

Wow! That second paragraph is hilarious. Trump is relying on his handlers to decide his nominee. He’s not studying a dang thing.

I know, right? Also, how does one study someone’s temperament while ensconced at one’s golf course eating cheeseburgers and watching Fox?

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:46:50pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:48:08pm

re: #89 Brian J.

Another benefit of nominating a 28-year-old bartender for Congress, who suddenly made L. Bern Sanders relevant again. And this will continue until November as Ocasio gets ever more aggressive about opposing Democrats.

WTF does a “debate” between Nina Turner and Rick Santorum have to do with Ocasio?

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petesh  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:49:37pm

re: #89 Brian J.

Another benefit of nominating a 28-year-old bartender for Congress, who suddenly made L. Bern Sanders relevant again. And this will continue until November as Ocasio gets ever more aggressive about opposing Democrats.

Huh? All I have heard and seen so far is Ocasio-Cortez insisting that she IS a Democrat and SUPPORTS Democrats. So what’s your problem?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:49:41pm

re: #92 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

WTF does a “debate” between Nina Turner and Rick Santorum have to do with Ocasio?

Guilt by association. This shit is just as bad as the Bernie Bros attacking everyone who isn’t Bernie as a Neolib sell out.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:50:54pm

re: #89 Brian J.

Another benefit of nominating a 28-year-old bartender for Congress, who suddenly made L. Bern Sanders relevant again. And this will continue until November as Ocasio gets ever more aggressive about opposing Democrats.

Get the hell over her already. She’s already shown herself to be a much better Democrat than Bernie ever was. She shouldn’t be seen as an awful person and Democrat simply because she supported Sanders.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:51:24pm

re: #89 Brian J.

Dude, please.

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petesh  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:54:45pm

re: #96 Amory Blaine

Dude, please.

What the hell is his problem?

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sagehen  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:55:05pm

re: #82 sagehen

so I’m watching this documentary on PBS about a town in Mexico where lots of people work for the local fireworks factories, and they have a big fireworks festival every year, and…

an astonishing number of the men shown on-screen are missing a finger or two or three. There was an old guy who one arm ended at his wrist and the other had 3 fingers, and he’s still stuffing the powder in the tubes…

OMG!!

The missing fingers and eyes and scars aren’t from incidents at the factory!! Their festival is the Hold My Beer Running of the Bulls, wherein all the bulls are constructed of wood and chicken wire and papier mache, stuffed full of fireworks, with fireworks sticking out of them…. then they set them alight and roll them down the street and people run next to them and between them and around them and jump over them…

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 7:57:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:00:02pm

I was thinking about what sparked my political awakening so to speak as I worked out earlier. Two events come to mind. When I was in 8th grade, I read Inherit the Wind and saw a production of it at Fords Theater in D.C. I thought and obviously still do think it was a travesty that someone would be put on trial for teaching Darwin. The second? Well it was two years later in 10th grade. My history teacher was a former Washington Redskins football player but he was a great history teacher because he really taught the modern parts of history and he showed us the movie Cry Freedom with Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. I thought about Apartheid especially as the credits rolled showing the names of men and women killed in custody by the regime and the last name was in early 1987. I was born in July 1987 and I knew that the Reagan administration supported the regime as a bulwark against Communism. And this was while we were hearing that Reagan was up there as one of the greatest Presidents ever and even the greatest American ever. it just showed me the double standards that Reagan showed. Talk about freedom and liberty when it came to the people of the Eastern Bloc but okay with tyranny for black Africans. Oh and of course the 2000 election and its aftermath inspired me too but those two I would say informed my sense of justice the most.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:00:15pm

Her having the baby on her hip was just normal multi-tasking perfection!

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:01:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:01:55pm

re: #101 JordanRules

Her having the baby on her hip was just normal multi-tasking perfection!

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He should resign. He’s already the worst EPA head ever. Pretty impressive since I’ve heard stories about Gorsuch’s mother.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:02:25pm

re: #101 JordanRules

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:04:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:05:12pm

Frankly I don’t care about a self described Democratic socialist being nominated for Congress when the Virginia GOP nominated a man still fighting the Civil War for Senate.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:05:35pm

re: #104 Amory Blaine

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Kitty has a strong yoga game!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:06:27pm

Folks once again it’s food time. Must share this because after I looked at it I needed an insulin shot and a couple Lipitor tablets..

Anyway home from Kaiser and now I have to keep the left foot elevated thanks to diabetic complications. Second year in a row I had to cancel my Amtrak 4th of July trip…

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:07:16pm

Oh silly Kellyanne!

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:07:25pm

re: #101 JordanRules

Tomorrows NYT headline: Left-leaning woman threatens Trump EPA chief at restaurant; tells him to quit; causes turmoil among Democrats looking to clarify message for November.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:08:07pm

re: #109 JordanRules

Oh silly Kellyanne!

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Alternative tweets.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:10:37pm

re: #109 JordanRules

Oh silly Kellyanne!

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She’s such a ditz.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:11:28pm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:12:41pm

re: #113 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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WOW! That Doctor really regenerated!

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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:12:59pm

In other genocide news from around the globe …

Sound familiar?

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:13:30pm

re: #113 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:18:23pm

Shall we name the virus O. Assholicus?

(O for Orange)

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:19:38pm

Kevin Kruse puts up.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:19:45pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:22:23pm

re: #118 jaunte

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Kevin Kruse puts up.

Not a single Democrat voted for it? Uh the signature civil rights legislations were sponsored by Democrats and signed by Democrats. Meanwhile the GOP showed how serious they were about the issue when they nominated an opponent of the CRA-1964 with Goldwater and then embraced Nixon’s Southern Strategy. It’s true. The GOP was formed to oppose slavery and its spread which makes its present incarnation all the more pathetic.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:25:16pm

Wow Kevin is amazing. But yeah there’s a ton of them. And you know who made it acceptable for Southern white Democrats to become Republicans? Not Nixon though he encouraged the voting for Republicans, Reagan. And it won’t surprise me if Trump ends up being the same for many Rust Belt white Democrats.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:28:01pm

I’m fine with giving credit to pro civil rights Republicans. Nelson Rockefeller, John Lindsay, and hell even pre Southern Strategy Richard Nixon,, and others but the fact is the party ceased to see Civil Rights as a serious issue the minute they nominated Goldwater. And the African-American vote bears fruit for that. I think the only Republican presidential nominee who actively supported CRA-1964 was Ford. Reagan opposed as a candidate for Governor and Bush Sr did too. That’s another similarity Reagan has with Trump. An actual elitist ass convincing poor whites he’s one of them through their shared resentment of PoC.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:29:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:29:21pm

I will take the civil rights record the past 50 years of the Democratic Party over any party in this country when it comes to not just positions but legislation passed. All the Republicans have at this point is “Hey we were Abraham Lincoln’s party.” Yes you were and now you’re Corey Stewart’s party and Donald Trump’s.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:31:43pm

re: #123 jaunte

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Dinesh got owned big time. And I will like to point this out but the Dems who did support Jim Crow were always conservatives. They used “states rights” and yes the Bible, Jeff Sessions to justify their positions. Hmmmm who does that nowadays!

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:38:04pm
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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:39:58pm

re: #123 jaunte

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Dayum!! Stacking receipts like a boss.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:50:12pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:51:13pm

re: #123 jaunte

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:52:48pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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I don’t object to her positions but I really hope she stops pulling shit like this.

Bernie won in those states and other even more red ones because of white racism against Hillary’s core black supporters and the perception that she would’ve continued Obama’s legacy. Bernie wasn’t ever going to win places like Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska or Idaho in a general election and could easily have done far worse in many of the states she lists. I don’t think she’s far left, but I do think that like many on the far left she’s probably prone towards a revisionist view of 2016 that places all blame on Hillary while dismissing Bernie’s responsibility for the harm he irresponsibly inflicted in furtherance of his own ego after the primary nomination was locked up.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 8:58:33pm

re: #130 goddamnedfrank

I don’t object to her positions but I really hope she stops pulling shit like this.

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Bernie won in those states and other even more red ones because of white racism against Hillary’s core black supporters and the perception that she would’ve continued Obama’s legacy. Bernie wasn’t ever going to win places like Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska or Idaho in a general election and could easily have done far worse in many of the states she lists. I don’t think she’s far left, but I do think that like many on the far left she’s probably prone towards a revisionist view of 2016 that places all blame on Hillary while dismissing Bernie’s responsibility for the harm he irresponsibly inflicted in furtherance of his own ego after the primary nomination was locked up.

That’s reasonable. I wish she’d learn already that Bernie is all about Bernie. Hopefully she gets elected and sees the Bernie we’ve all come to see.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:01:43pm
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Teukka  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:01:44pm
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Interesting Times  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:03:36pm

re: #130 goddamnedfrank

In her defense, I do think Duckworth’s comment was ill-timed and ill-advised (if nothing else because it feeds the MSM’s ravenous appetite for “Dems in disarray” drivel). However, Ocasio-Cortez would’ve been better off giving this guy’s example as a rebuttal:

(Yes, yes, I know. He voted for Trump -_- However, the reason he’s winning in blood-red West Virginia as a Democrat is because of his pro-union stance (which helped Connor Lamb, as well). So it’s just downright dumb to dismiss pro-worker positions as something only progressives in deep-blue districts can pull off).

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:07:27pm

re: #38 sagehen

Can I just point out… these are the people who didn’t ostracize him for defending Claus von Bulow. They didn’t ostracize him for defending O.J. Simpson.

Only now do his neighbors say “this is too far.”

re: #126 JordanRules

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It’s not that Dershowitz likes Trump, it’s that he loves defending guilty parties and getting them off. He enjoys the challenge of taking someone who has clearly committed an offense and managing to persuade the jury of their innocence. He doesn’t seem to understand the difference between a criminal whose crime is in the past and one whose crime is ongoing where we are all the direct victims.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:09:19pm

re: #123 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:09:29pm

The problem I have is the Dem establishment is framed as hostile towards the working class which I’m sorry is bullshit and something Sanders needs to own for lying about. The party is far more inclusive and yes liberal than it’s ever been. A Dem moderate today is yesterday’s liberal. A lot of what Sanders attacks as corporate donations are in fact people at those corporations supporting Dems and I’d rather have white collar people who share our message of inclusion for all Americans then blue collars whites who are uncomfortable with that. If you’re blue collar and cool with LGBT rights, immigrant rights, etc, then welcome but if you want special and fetishized treatment because you’re a working class white dude and want those groups to get ignored, nope.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:12:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:13:23pm

I wish more self fancied progressives would see how little Bernie cares about immigrants. I know he signed on but while others were marching on Saturday, he wasn’t. And I’m disappointed that more don’t see that about him and I hope if he runs in 2020, it’s used against him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:13:56pm

re: #138 Single-handed sailor

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Go back to Russia, Jill. You’re a fraud.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:14:54pm

Fly your American flag at half mast and upside down. That’s appropriate this week.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:15:57pm

re: #131 HappyWarrior

That’s reasonable. I wish she’d learn already that Bernie is all about Bernie. Hopefully she gets elected and sees the Bernie we’ve all come to see.

She also cozied up to Tulsi.

I’m not saying Ocasio should have stiff-armed Tulsi’s tweet but she needs to realize that A.) Her win was an extreme outlier and is getting all this attention precisely because socialists have NOT been winning many primaries this year, and B.) these particular allies are divisive and self-serving mendacious fuckers who did nothing to support her candidacy and undermine Democrats at almost every opportunity. Bernie didn’t endorse her, Tulsi didn’t endorse her, these assholes are just hitching their wagons to her now because she won and by beating a high ranking incumbent and being one of the only socialists to win instantly became a national story. Fuck, her opponent in the primary, the Democratic primary Rep she defeated, has already done far more to boost her not only by immediately conceding (in contrast to how Bernie refused to concede to Hillary for months) but by praising her and pledging to do everything in his power to support her campaign.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:16:24pm

The other problem I have with Sanders is he’s really a terrible leader. I can’t imsgine him working better with allies than Trump has. Bernie only likes you if you share his worldview. Obama was able to find common ground with Merkel even though she’s reasonably conservative. He’s also as stupid as Trump is about trade imo.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:17:29pm

re: #142 goddamnedfrank

She also cozied up to Tulsi.

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I’m not saying Ocasio should have stiff-armed Tulsi’s tweet but she needs to realize that A.) Her win was an extreme outlier and is getting all this attention precisely because socialists have NOT been winning many primaries this year, and B.) these particular allies are divisive and self-serving mendacious fuckers who did nothing to support her candidacy and undermine Democrats at almost every opportunity. Bernie didn’t endorse her, Tulsi didn’t endorse her, these assholes are just hitching their wagons to her now because she won and by beating a high ranking incumbent and being one of the only socialists to win instantly became a national story. Fuck, her opponent in the primary, the Democratic primary Rep she defeated, has already done far more to booster her not only in immediately conceding (in contrast to how Bernie refused to concede to Hillary for months) and by praising her and pledging to do everything in his power to support her campaign.

Agreed. She’s still got a lot to learn imo.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:17:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:18:52pm

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The Dutch are bringing drugs. They’re bringing cheese.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:19:56pm

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m going to go out on a limb and say this PM will never again be invited to the Trump & Co White House.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:20:30pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The Dutch are bringing drugs. They’re bringing cheese.

Chocolate.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:20:38pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The Dutch are bringing drugs. They’re bringing cheese.

And pretty gouda edam cheese at that….

(Stolen from If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium.)

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Interesting Times  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:21:28pm

re: #145 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

On a trivial-visuals note, I agree with VB/Alouette - the reason Cheeto Benito always sits in that ridiculous lean-forward, fingers steepled, straddle-the-chair-like-it’s-either-a-bicycle-or-a-porn-star way is to hide his fat gut.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:21:50pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The Dutch are bringing drugs. They’re bringing cheese.

They’re bringing Heineken.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:22:22pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The Dutch are bringing drugs. They’re bringing cheese.

re: #148 wheat-dogg

Chocolate.

Tulips

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:22:40pm

re: #134 Interesting Times

In her defense, I do think Duckworth’s comment was ill-timed and ill-advised (if nothing else because it feeds the MSM’s ravenous appetite for “Dems in disarray” drivel).

Agree, Duckworth should’ve dodged that one or just said something more vague like “Democrats have core principles that we won’t compromise on but will also pragmatically tailor candidates to their constituencies to advance progress wherever progress can be made. That means we’re always fighting to get the most progressive candidate capable of winning into office.”

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:22:48pm

re: #135 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not that Dershowitz likes Trump, it’s that he loves defending guilty parties and getting them off. He enjoys the challenge of taking someone who has clearly committed an offense and managing to persuade the jury of their innocence. He doesn’t seem to understand the difference between a criminal whose crime is in the past and one whose crime is ongoing where we are all the direct victims.

That makes more sense when you are actual counsel for the party you are going out of your way to defend for free (presumably).
He also went a little batty before Trump iirc.
I believe he understands very well about old and new crimes and that’s still separate from him relegating all of his constitutional law knowledge to the gutter.

I look back on when I used to respect his legal mind and voice and am amazed at where we’re at now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:23:07pm

re: #142 goddamnedfrank

She also cozied up to Tulsi.

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I’m not saying Ocasio should have stiff-armed Tulsi’s tweet but she needs to realize that A.) Her win was an extreme outlier and is getting all this attention precisely because socialists have NOT been winning many primaries this year, and B.) these particular allies are divisive and self-serving mendacious fuckers who did nothing to support her candidacy and undermine Democrats at almost every opportunity. Bernie didn’t endorse her, Tulsi didn’t endorse her, these assholes are just hitching their wagons to her now because she won and by beating a high ranking incumbent and being one of the only socialists to win instantly became a national story. Fuck, her opponent in the primary, the Democratic primary Rep she defeated, has already done far more to booster her not only in immediately conceding (in contrast to how Bernie refused to concede to Hillary for months) and by praising her and pledging to do everything in his power to support her campaign.

Ocasio really doesn’t understand that her victory was solely because of extremely low turnout in the district; the voters assumed Crowley would win and didn’t turn out. It was fortunate that she is poised, intelligent, and already a skilled politician, though naive. But this could have equally happened with a candidate whose views were totally antithetical to Democratic ideology.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:25:01pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:25:53pm

re: #152 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Tulips

French fries with mayonnaise.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:26:35pm

re: #130 goddamnedfrank

I don’t object to her positions but I really hope she stops pulling shit like this.

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Bernie won in those states and other even more red ones because of white racism against Hillary’s core black supporters and the perception that she would’ve continued Obama’s legacy. Bernie wasn’t ever going to win places like Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska or Idaho in a general election and could easily have done far worse in many of the states she lists. I don’t think she’s far left, but I do think that like many on the far left she’s probably prone towards a revisionist view of 2016 that places all blame on Hillary while dismissing Bernie’s responsibility for the harm he irresponsibly inflicted in furtherance of his own ego after the primary nomination was locked up.

I don’t know. I think she has a real good point. If you are running against a Republican and you base your campaign on running as a Republican light, you are going to lose every time.

Just get in there and call them out for the assholes that they are, and for the policies that fuck the average voter right up the ass.

Why not? What have you got to lose? The tweaking of the status quo ante is just a loser of a campaign policy when what is needed is fundamental change.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:26:36pm

re: #156 Single-handed sailor

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But Mueller needs to shut down.// Says the guy who investigated Benghazi for five years and didn’t get one criminal indictment.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:27:35pm

re: #134 Interesting Times

In her defense, I do think Duckworth’s comment was ill-timed and ill-advised (if nothing else because it feeds the MSM’s ravenous appetite for “Dems in disarray” drivel). However, Ocasio-Cortex would’ve been better off giving this guy’s example as a rebuttal:

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(Yes, yes, I know. He voted for Trump -_- However, the reason he’s winning in blood-red West Virginia as a Democrat is because of his pro-union stance (which helped Connor Lamb, as well). So it’s just downright dumb to dismiss pro-worker positions as something only progressives in deep-blue districts can pull off).

He voted for who now?

That’s really, really, really hard for me to ignore.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:29:48pm

re: #160 JordanRules

He voted for who now?

That’s really, really, really hard for me to ignore.

It is me too but imagine how bad his Republican candidate must be.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:30:44pm

re: #160 JordanRules

He voted for who now?

That’s really, really, really hard for me to ignore.

IKR! Like I’d vote for him if he was literally the only Dem on the ticket but I’m probably still gonna kick him in the nuts if the opportunity presents.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:31:53pm

re: #161 HappyWarrior

It is me too but imagine how bad his Republican candidate must be.

That’s something I’m used to. Having “Dems” who *just* voted for that fascist is not.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:32:49pm

re: #157 Ace Rothstein

French fries with mayonnaise.

I’ve only eaten those at McAustria

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:32:53pm

re: #163 JordanRules

That’s something I’m used to. Having “Dems” who *just* voted for that fascist is not.

True true.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:33:35pm

re: #162 goddamnedfrank

IKR! Like I’d vote for him if he was literally the only Dem on the ticket but I’m probably still gonna kick him in the nuts if the opportunity presents.

He apparently regrets it from what I read but I seriously question his intelligence and judgment.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:34:31pm

re: #142 goddamnedfrank

She also cozied up to Tulsi.

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I’m not saying Ocasio should have stiff-armed Tulsi’s tweet but she needs to realize that A.) Her win was an extreme outlier and is getting all this attention precisely because socialists have NOT been winning many primaries this year, and B.) these particular allies are divisive and self-serving mendacious fuckers who did nothing to support her candidacy and undermine Democrats at almost every opportunity. Bernie didn’t endorse her, Tulsi didn’t endorse her, these assholes are just hitching their wagons to her now because she won and by beating a high ranking incumbent and being one of the only socialists to win instantly became a national story. Fuck, her opponent in the primary, the Democratic primary Rep she defeated, has already done far more to booster her not only in immediately conceding (in contrast to how Bernie refused to concede to Hillary for months) and by praising her and pledging to do everything in his power to support her campaign.

I don’t have a problem with her positions; I thought she handled her weekend interviews well, but JFC, she got 16,000 votes in a primary—she didn’t win the presidency (although there are koskids already lamenting that she’s too young to run for president.) I’m happy for her and I hope she does well, but ENOUGH ALREADY with the media frenzy. She won a primary—good for her, and good for us if it gets people excited about voting, but I don’t think it’s the earth-shattering intergallactic event they’re making of it.

And speaking of primaries—our losing primary House candidate, who came in second in the main primary 40/29 and lost the runoff 51.4 to 48.6 sent out a letter tonight (don’t think he’s technically conceded yet—sigh) saying, “We fought the establishment Democrats and opportunistic Republicans, to essentially a draw.” Uh, sorry pal, you LOST. Get over it and move on.

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:35:49pm

re: #162 goddamnedfrank

IKR! Like I’d vote for him if he was literally the only Dem on the ticket but I’m probably still gonna kick him in the nuts if the opportunity presents.

For sure on all accounts!
But I’m on guard against an onslaught of Sheriff Clarks too. These fuckers cheat. It’s what they do.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:36:23pm

re: #158 austin_blue

I don’t know. I think she has a real good point. If you are running against a Republican and you base your campaign on running as a Republican light, you are going to lose every time.

Just get in there and call them out for the assholes that they are, and for the policies that fuck the average voter right up the ass.

Why not? What have you got to lose? The tweaking of the status quo ante is just a loser of a campaign policy when what is needed is fundamental change.

I feel like there are a lot of places where what you have to lose is any realistic shot at winning. Like I’m pretty sure that knowing how trash Simi Valley is that if Katie Hill was running as an avowed socialist that she’d have no chance whatsoever of defeating Steve Knight.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:40:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:41:33pm

I think you need a core message but realize different places want to hear about different matters. BeachDem, you asked me to ask Jennifer Wexton what committees she’d be interested in. Well she was asked that and she said Justice and Transportation. She also wants to be known as someone who gets results. Alexandria wants to be an unapologetic supporter of the working class and I’m fine with that but a rah rah working class message isn’t for VA-10 like it is NY-14.

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:42:20pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The Dutch are bringing drugs. They’re bringing cheese.

I assume some of them are Gouda people.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:42:42pm

Dude.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:44:17pm

re: #173 teleskiguy

Dude.

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Dude!

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jaunte  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:44:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:44:43pm

re: #172 jaunte

I assume some of them are Gouda people.

Okay it’s only 44 mins into the day but you win.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:45:14pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

I think you need a core message but realize different places want to hear about different matters. BeachDem, you asked me to ask Jennifer Wexton what committees she’d be interested in. Well she was asked that and she said Justice and Transportation. She also wants to be known as someone who gets results. Alexandria wants to be an unapologetic supporter of the working class and I’m fine with that but a rah rah working class message isn’t for VA-10 like it is NY-14.

Cool, as a public transit wonk, I like her already! Will have to read up on her more—maybe send her a few bucks. I sent my ideas to Joe Cunningham’s campaign manager; haven’t heard back from him yet. Of course, my campaigns only work is Arrington stays in the race because they’re geared at getting Sanford to endorse Joe. (I have less than zero interest/hope in my own House race—it’s a loser from the get-go)

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Belafon  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:46:04pm

re: #134 Interesting Times

What we have to watch out for is that in a number of places in the South, pro-worker means pro-White-worker. And I’m afraid that that’s what someone who votes for Trump is standing for.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:48:17pm

re: #177 BeachDem

Cool, as a public transit wonk, I like her already! Will have to read up on her more—maybe send her a few bucks. I sent my ideas to Joe Cunningham’s campaign manager; haven’t heard back from him yet. Of course, my campaigns only work is Arrington stays in the race because they’re geared at getting Sanford to endorse Joe. (I have less than zero interest/hope in my own House race—it’s a loser from the get-go)

Transportation is a huge issue here as you can guess with all the DC commuters. She’s also passionate about helping kids and abused women. I like her. She definitely could use some help since the RCCC wants to fight hard for Comstock.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:52:07pm

America is being led by garbage lowlife trash.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:52:42pm

Well, I’m for the rack. Sweet scaly dreams to the Lizard Nation. See you tomorrow.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:56:35pm

re: #179 HappyWarrior

Transportation is a huge issue here as you can guess with all the DC commuters. She’s also passionate about helping kids and abused women. I like her. She definitely could use some help since the RCCC wants to fight hard for Comstock.

I just made a little donation to her on ActBlue (it’s too damn easy, what with my credit card on file.) You can take credit for getting the donation!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:58:00pm

re: #182 BeachDem

I just made a little donation to her on ActBlue (it’s too damn easy, what with my credit card on file.) You can take credit for getting the donation!

Thanks for the help! I haven’t had a Dem rep my entire life unless you include my time in college.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2018 • 9:58:46pm

re: #172 jaunte

I assume some of them are Gouda people.

Brie Best.

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austin_blue  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:00:56pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

I feel like there are a lot of places where what you have to lose is any realistic shot at winning. Like I’m pretty sure that knowing how trash Simi Valley is that if Katie Hill was running as an avowed socialist that she’d have no chance whatsoever of defeating Steve Knight.

I think you miss my point. If she tries to run against him as a slightly better alternative to him on the Left, she’ll lose. She needs to stomp on his face as a *real* alternative to his cloaked fascism. It’s time to call these people out for what they are.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:01:07pm

FB is such a pile of crap

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:03:43pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

FB is such a pile of crap

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Sorry Bush’s Baked Beans.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:08:00pm

re: #93 petesh

Huh? All I have heard and seen so far is Ocasio-Cortez insisting that she IS a Democrat and SUPPORTS Democrats. So what’s your problem?

I supported Sanders. Then I supported Clinton. I’m a DSA member.

OOONoez!! I’m trying to rodent copulate an election to a village board to screw the Democrats!!!!

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t done a damn thing to upset the Democratic Party, other than defeat her primary opponent (something that’s never happened in the history of elections, apparently), who enthusiastically endorsed her immediately afterwards.

She’s not running for President, she’s running to represent her district. The voters in her district chose her over her opponent to represent them.

I imagine she is going to continue to do the very things that got her the nomination: engage her local voters, speak to issues that matter to them, &c. She isn’t going to talk about ranching in Nebraska or his win in the primary here: That has absolutely nothing to do with The Bronx or her potential constituents.

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BeachDem  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:10:23pm

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Thanks for the help! I haven’t had a Dem rep my entire life unless you include my time in college.

I had a Dem rep once, for two whole years in Ohio, from 1981-1983—Republicans before and after (freakin’ Kasich from 1983-2001), and, of course, only Republicans here in south by dog…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:13:14pm

re: #189 BeachDem

I had a Dem rep once, for two whole years in Ohio, from 1981-1983—Republicans before and after (freakin’ Kasich from 1983-2001), and, of course, only Republicans here in south by dog…

I had Frank Wolf until he retired. No idea what he thinks of Trump but I imagine he doesn’t like Trump kissing the ass of dictators.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:20:39pm

re: #130 goddamnedfrank

I don’t object to her positions but I really hope she stops pulling shit like this.

Bernie won in those states and other even more red ones because of white racism against Hillary’s core black supporters and the perception that she would’ve continued Obama’s legacy. Bernie wasn’t ever going to win places like Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska or Idaho in a general election and could easily have done far worse in many of the states she lists. I don’t think she’s far left, but I do think that like many on the far left she’s probably prone towards a revisionist view of 2016 that places all blame on Hillary while dismissing Bernie’s responsibility for the harm he irresponsibly inflicted in furtherance of his own ego after the primary nomination was locked up.

I can’t say about other states. I can say Dems in this state voted for Hillary Clinton after the state went for Bernie Sanders.

You’re right, Bernie Sanders wasn’t likely to win here. Neither was any other candidate without an (R) after their name. Democratic support (in my county at least) for Sanders wasn’t about racism.

I could equally assert that Sanders won here because he campaigned here. Clinton didn’t. Since the press covered neither candidate here (because not-R), Sanders brought his message here.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:21:16pm

re: #138 Single-handed sailor

And Jill Stein blocked me!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:23:04pm

re: #192 Joe Bacon 🌹

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She always has to get in cheap digs at the Dems. Say Jill, what has the Green Party actually done for immigrants instead of lip service?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:23:49pm

re: #193 HappyWarrior

She always has to get in cheap digs at the Dems. Say Jill, what has the Green Party actually done for immigrants instead of lip service?

Remember folks!

GREEN =

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:25:05pm

re: #194 Joe Bacon 🌹

Remember folks!

GREEN =

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November!

Yep but hey they stayed pure.//

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:26:47pm

re: #195 HappyWarrior

Yep but hey they stayed pure.//

Happy they stayed so pure that they stuck us with Dumbya in 2000 and Shithead in 2016.

I fear who they will stick us with the third time…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:27:56pm

re: #196 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy they stayed so pure that they stuck us with Dumbya in 2000 and Shithead in 2016.

I fear who they will stick us with the third time…

I know. I’m mocking them. I’m worried about that too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:34:12pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

FB is such a pile of crap

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This is what happens when you trust your algorithms too fucking much.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:36:30pm

re: #158 austin_blue

I don’t know. I think she has a real good point. If you are running against a Republican and you base your campaign on running as a Republican light, you are going to lose every time.

Just get in there and call them out for the assholes that they are, and for the policies that fuck the average voter right up the ass.

Why not? What have you got to lose? The tweaking of the status quo ante is just a loser of a campaign policy when what is needed is fundamental change.

Yup.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:37:37pm

re: #155 Hecuba’s daughter

Ocasio really doesn’t understand that her victory was solely because of extremely low turnout in the district; the voters assumed Crowley would win and didn’t turn out. It was fortunate that she is poised, intelligent, and already a skilled politician, though naive. But this could have equally happened with a candidate whose views were totally antithetical to Democratic ideology.

So, she ran in a primary? /s

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JordanRules  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:42:01pm
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freetoken  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:43:09pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:45:43pm

re: #192 Joe Bacon 🌹

And Jill Stein blocked me!

Achievement unlocked.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:46:46pm

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

So, she ran in a primary? /s

You are right — but wasn’t it low for a contested primary, given how blue the district was, and the winner was likely to win in the general? But yes, a primary in an off-year election has notoriously low turnout.

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gwangung  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:51:37pm

re: #204 Hecuba’s daughter

You are right — but wasn’t it low for a contested primary, given how blue the district was, and the winner was likely to win in the general? But yes, a primary in an off-year election has notoriously low turnout.

Could indicate savvy as those are conditions where an upset is more possible.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:56:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:56:46pm

re: #203 Anymouse 🌹

Achievement unlocked.

Yes but Joel 0$teen, Ann KKKolter and $u$an $arandon beat her to the Block Bacon Button!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 10:56:47pm

re: #204 Hecuba’s daughter

You are right — but wasn’t it low for a contested primary, given how blue the district was, and the winner was likely to win in the general? But yes, a primary in an off-year election has notoriously low turnout.

I can’t say, as I am not good enough at searching on the Internet for previous election year primary results.

ballotpedia.org

Ballotpedia does note the candidates in 2016 were unopposed in primaries (D) and (R), and in 2014 were unopposed (D, NY Conservative, Green, and no R).

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:04:52pm

OT: My wife is making the ferry reservations now to go to and from Juneau … like our reservations on the Lake Huron ferry a couple years ago, the smallest car length you can pull from the dropdown menu is way longer than our car.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:09:29pm

because fascists lie, outright fucking lie, and this is a fascist administration no mistaking it now

fascism in america didn’t come wrapped in an american flag and carrying a bible after all - it came in the form of a sick racist clown

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:19:16pm

re: #210 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

because fascists lie, outright fucking lie, and this is a fascist administration no mistaking it now

fascism in america didn’t come wrapped in an american flag and carrying a bible after all - it came in the form of a sick racist clown

Well, the pulpit pimps were carrying the Bible; Donald Trump was busy hugging flags.

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freetoken  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:21:46pm

America, 2018:

A campaign to blitz the country with ‘In God We Trust’ laws takes root

As the summer heat waxes and state legislative sessions wane, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation has scored a few small but significant victories.

This year, five state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the U.S. motto, “In God We Trust.” The addition of Arkansas, which passed such a law in 2017, brings to six the number of states with public school mandates, including Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Those laws, mostly sponsored by legislative prayer caucuses in about 30 states, were inspired by the foundation’s 2017 manual known as Project Blitz, a 116-page guide for state legislators listing 20 model bills of which “In God We Trust” is the first.

[…]

This is of course an attempt at theocracy.

The old worldview does not go quietly into the night. It will fight, and kill if necessary, to survive.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:23:43pm

re: #212 freetoken

America, 2018:

A campaign to blitz the country with ‘In God We Trust’ laws takes root

This is of course an attempt at theocracy.

The old worldview does not go quietly into the night. It will fight, and kill if necessary, to survive.

And the argument the right will use if you oppose this is “you’re anti-American, you oppose the national motto.” It will be smuggled in under patriotism, not religion.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:24:25pm

re: #212 freetoken

Dominionism once again.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:26:45pm

LOL, my wife is entering passport numbers now into the ferry reservation system. It requires a birth date, and offers “2 June 2018.”

She says, “what, do these people think I was born yesterday?”

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piratedan  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:26:57pm

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹

enjoy the trip to Juneau… lots of nifty things to see there…

Glacier Gardens
The tram
Mendenhall Glacier…

if you get time, I can recommend The Hanger to eat at downtown, you can have a good meal and watch the seaplanes come in to land and take off…

that is if all those items are still there… at least they were the last time I was there…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:29:02pm

re: #216 piratedan

enjoy the trip to Juneau… lots of nifty things to see there…

Glacier Gardens
The tram
Mendenhall Glacier…

if you get time, I can recommend The Hanger to eat at downtown, you can have a good meal and watch the seaplanes come in to land and take off…

that is if all those items are still there… at least they were the last time I was there…

There’s also Cheechako. My first meetup with a denizen of LGF. He’s offered to show us around town.

(Damn the ferry is expensive: $1,294, though we are getting a cabin for the Juneau-Prince Rupert leg)

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:33:50pm
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piratedan  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:35:26pm

re: #217 Anymouse 🌹

its a beautiful little town, its roughly 50K of people crammed into the sides of the sound and a river delta. Yes, it has a touristy feel, but its got a pretty, cool statehood museum downtown too. Familiar with it as my mother used to live there for roughly a decade. Took a charter out into the sound each summer we were there to catch salmon. Sometimes we’d score fresh crab or halibut too… the scenery is stunning, you could easily see seals, eagles, bears, whales (orcas and humpbacks) and moose during your trip. Enjoy the trip, Juneau is one of my favorite places.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:37:23pm

re: #70 Winston_Smith

Never underestimate the Democrat’s ability to lose elections.

we already have an electoral system that is stacked against them…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:42:23pm

re: #100 HappyWarrior

I was thinking about what sparked my political awakening so to speak as I worked out earlier. Two events come to mind. …

I was a teenager, still exploring and developing my political views, was interested in Socialism but had decided that Free Market capitalism was best, then I recall Lee Iacocca and the Chrysler bailout: state corporate socialism to save a failing industry because the social consequences were more than any politician wanted to bear.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:44:04pm

re: #218 Single-handed sailor

Would be nice if the US Chamber of Commerce started supporting the party that actually cares about trade (Democrats).

Nebraska they estimate has $327 million impacted (two-thirds of which is to Canada, followed by China, Mexico, and the EU)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:44:54pm

Probably could have prevented this if they had just issued him a gun…
//

“… A third-grade teacher is being accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a Pennsylvania elementary school — and police are investigating if tried to hypnotize others.

One victim told police James Mentzer made her repeat the phrase “I will obey you, Master” as he swung a necklace in front of her eyes. …”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:48:15pm

re: #173 teleskiguy

Dude.

“guy” in singular is a male, but “you guys” in plural can refer to any gender

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:49:34pm

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“guy” in singular is a male, but “you guys” in plural can refer to any gender

And yet no one ever uses “you girls” in plural for any gender (or “dudettes.”)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:50:28pm

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

This is what happens when you trust your algorithms too fucking much.

I recall a similar thing with the Vatican site blocking “Sextimus”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:52:01pm

re: #202 freetoken

FB is a source of info on what local events is happenin’, where my homies are hangin’, what they be eatin’ an’ how cute they kidz and petz is.

Not a source of news and I delete/block political posts/excessive posters.

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:52:51pm

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹

Dude is dude. One of the English language’s great anomalies, like the word “ain’t.”

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:55:03pm
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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:56:46pm

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall a similar thing with the Vatican site blocking “Sextimus”.

Or the British town of Scunthorpe

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:57:13pm

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“guy” in singular is a male, but “you guys” in plural can refer to any gender

i’m old enough to remember in the 60s when wimmenz still objected to being included in “guys” and insisted on “gals”

“heeyyy cats and kittens! everybody ready to jive n swing?”

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teleskiguy  Jul 2, 2018 • 11:58:38pm

re: #231 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“heeyyy cats and kittens! everybody ready to jive n swing?”

Lay off my headbone, dadio!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:01:29am

re: #230 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Or the British town of Scunthorpe

and Fucking Hell…a pale (hell) beer from Fucking, Austria.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:02:38am

Living while black or brown is still apparently a crime:

Dear Police, Minorities Are Playing Dominoes In Harlem!! Halp Me! (goes to Wonkette).

It would appear that since 2015, one person has been making hundreds of complaints about a (now) 105-year-old Latino man who hosts dominoes parties on his porch every week. He’s only been doing this for decades.

Apparently some white person who moved into Harlem doesn’t want to assimilate in the culture there.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:08:25am

The devs at Steemit broke the network.

The wonders of decentralized social media.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:14:30am

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“guy” in singular is a male, but “you guys” in plural can refer to any gender

“Girl” was originally a young person of either sex, and “guy” was an insult, comparing someone to a straw Guy Fawkes effigy….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:19:27am

re: #236 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“Girl” was originally a young person of either sex, and “guy” was an insult, comparing someone to a straw Guy Fawkes effigy….

In Old English “kerl” meant “servant”.

Funny, because in German, “Kerl” has become masculine (pretty much the equivalent of “guy”) while “girl” has become feminized. Like girly men…

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:21:06am

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹

OT: My wife is making the ferry reservations now to go to and from Juneau … like our reservations on the Lake Huron ferry a couple years ago, the smallest car length you can pull from the dropdown menu is way longer than our car.

They have a special corner for kiddie cars.

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:23:19am

re: #216 piratedan

enjoy the trip to Juneau… lots of nifty things to see there…

Glacier Gardens
The tram
Mendenhall Glacier…

if you get time, I can recommend The Hanger to eat at downtown, you can have a good meal and watch the seaplanes come in to land and take off…

that is if all those items are still there… at least they were the last time I was there…

Everything’s still there (plus more).

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teleskiguy  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:24:37am

It’s #umphreys week in Colorado.

MP3 Audio

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:25:04am

re: #217 Anymouse 🌹

There’s also Cheechako. My first meetup with a denizen of LGF. He’s offered to show us around town.

(Damn the ferry is expensive: $1,294, though we are getting a cabin for the Juneau-Prince Rupert leg)

The ferry system will measure your car and make an adjustment when you first check in.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:25:16am

re: #209 Anymouse 🌹

OT: My wife is making the ferry reservations now to go to and from Juneau … like our reservations on the Lake Huron ferry a couple years ago, the smallest car length you can pull from the dropdown menu is way longer than our car.

Parallels in our existence scare me sometimes: Eastern European descent, I played in a hammer dulcimer band in the 80’s and again about eight years ago, work as a translator/editor and share most of your political views. And we used to drive a Smart until my ex totaled it on a snowy road. (She was safe but for some bruises from the seat belt)

I can assume we are some sort of distant genetic relations.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:27:02am

re: #211 Anymouse 🌹

Well, the pulpit pimps were carrying the Bible; Donald Trump was busy hugging flags.

Once I was convinced that the Fundies would never vote for a whoremonger, serial adulterer and purveyor of gambling and drinking, but I misunderestimated their love of power and authority. They see DT as a Flawed Vessel to implement God’s Will on Earth.

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:28:06am

re: #219 piratedan

its a beautiful little town, its roughly 50K of people crammed into the sides of the sound and a river delta. Yes, it has a touristy feel, but its got a pretty, cool statehood museum downtown too. Familiar with it as my mother used to live there for roughly a decade. Took a charter out into the sound each summer we were there to catch salmon. Sometimes we’d score fresh crab or halibut too… the scenery is stunning, you could easily see seals, eagles, bears, whales (orcas and humpbacks) and moose during your trip. Enjoy the trip, Juneau is one of my favorite places.

Actually about 30k population. The State Museum was completely rebuilt a year ago and is a great stop.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:36:01am

re: #238 Cheechako

They have a special corner for kiddie cars.

LOL. Immediately after using her credit card to pay for the ferry, the “fraud alert” call from CitiBank came in. “Yes, I’m trying to make a purchase in Alaska.”

She tried to make a reservation for us to stay at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar in Juneau, but their Website says we have to call for that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:38:54am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Parallels in our existence scare me sometimes: Eastern European descent, I played in a hammer dulcimer band in the 80’s and again about eight years ago, work as a translator/editor and share most of your political views. And we used to drive a Smart until my ex totaled it on a snowy road. (She was safe but for some bruises from the seat belt)

I can assume we are some sort of distant genetic relations.

MY LONG LOST BROTHER I THOUGHT I NEVER HAD!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:39:28am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

LOL. Immediately after using her credit card to pay for the ferry, the “fraud alert” call from CitiBank came in. “Yes, I’m trying to make a purchase in Alaska.”

She tried to make a reservation for us to stay at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar in Juneau, but their Website says we have to call for that.

Take advantage of visiting Alaska before Putin repossesses it for non-payment of debts.

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teleskiguy  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:39:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:41:01am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹

MY LONG LOST BROTHER I THOUGHT I NEVER HAD!!!

I am sure that a DNA test could probably trace us both back to relatives from the same village somewhere in Central Europe. All my grandparents came over around 1900 from Slovakia, Bohemia, Croatia and Hungary.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:57:08am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹

MY LONG LOST BROTHER I THOUGHT I NEVER HAD!!!

Sibling rivalry: you have only been here for three years (I have been here over ten years) and you are already beating me for karma points.

MUST STOP!!!

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:59:12am

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

LOL. Immediately after using her credit card to pay for the ferry, the “fraud alert” call from CitiBank came in. “Yes, I’m trying to make a purchase in Alaska.

She tried to make a reservation for us to stay at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar in Juneau, but their Website says we have to call for that.

If the Alaska Hotel and Bar doesn’t work out I’d recommend Grandma’s Feather Bed. The Alaska Hotel and Bar is in the middle of downtown while Grandma’s is out in the valley.

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teleskiguy  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:04:55am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:06:50am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am sure that a DNA test could probably trace us both back to relatives from the same village somewhere in Central Europe. All my grandparents came over around 1900 from Slovakia, Bohemia, Croatia and Hungary.

All my paternal grandparents came from the Gdansk area before WW2, but I don’t know about where my family might have lived before that. Poland’s borders have shifted quite a bit over the centuries … according to the Polish Heritage Center here, it is very difficult to get documentation if you are trying to do family research before WW2.

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sibling rivalry: you have only been here for three years (I have been here over ten years) and you are already beating me for karma points.

MUST STOP!!!

It’s not my fault, honest. I blame other people.

You have more updings than my sister (that said, my sister isn’t on the site, though I’ve been trying to convince her to join).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:07:45am

The Safety Gdansk

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:08:22am

re: #251 Cheechako

If the Alaska Hotel and Bar doesn’t work out I’d recommend Grandma’s Feather Bed. The Alaska Hotel and Bar is in the middle of downtown while Grandma’s is out in the valley.

My wife says “thanks” and is looking up Grandma’s Feather Bed now.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:11:25am

Grandma’s is about twice as much … plus my wife says there’s always the charm of staying in a hotel that was once billed as a brothel (the one downtown).

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:11:51am

re: #255 Anymouse 🌹

My wife says “thanks” and is looking up Grandma’s Feather Bed now.

Note…it is pricey. Plus parking can be difficult downtown.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:17:06am

Now that the Thai football squad has been found safe and mostly sound in that cave, rescuers have to decide how to get them out.

khaosodenglish.com

The boys and their coach were in good health, aside from some minor scrapes or bruises. British divers were the first to find them.

One plan is to keep them in the cave until it’s safe to extract them. There is no dry escape route now.

khaosodenglish.com

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:20:32am

re: #257 Cheechako

Note…it is pricey. Plus parking can be difficult downtown.

The Westmark Barronoff Hotel is downtown and has free parking in the back.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:21:57am

re: #259 Cheechako

The Westmark Barronoff Hotel is downtown and has free parking in the back.

She says she already looked at that hotel, but at $300 a night it’s quite pricey for us.

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Cheechako  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:31:42am

re: #260 Anymouse 🌹

She says she already looked at that hotel, but at $300 a night it’s quite pricey for us.

There are other good, less expensive hotels/motels available. Some are downtown while others are out in the valley but close to the airport.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:34:53am

#secondcivilwarletters is trending on Twitter. Some are pretty funny.

twitter.com

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:39:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:18:37am

re: #262 wheat-dogg

#secondcivilwarletters is trending on Twitter. Some are pretty funny.

twitter.com

Dear Mother,

Our Liberal forces have just liberated Andersonville Prison Camp, and the state of the detainees there is horrific: they have been fed on nothing but a steady diet of Pringles, Twinkies, Oreos and cheeseburgers and most of them are too fat and bloated to make it out the gate on their way home.

Your son,

John Franklin Barack

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:32:37am

re: #261 Cheechako

There are other good, less expensive hotels/motels available. Some are downtown while others are out in the valley but close to the airport.

She’s going to give a call to the Alaska Hotel and Bar this morning when they are open to find out what’s what. If for some reason that doesn’t work out (full, too expensive, something else), she has a list of other hotels and motels in the area.

I’m sure we’ll end up somewhere not sleeping in a Smart parked on the street.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:41:23am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹

She’s going to give a call to the Alaska Hotel and Bar this morning when they are open to find out what’s what. If for some reason that doesn’t work out (full, too expensive, something else), she has a list of other hotels and motels in the area.

I’m sure we’ll end up somewhere not sleeping in a Smart parked on the street.

how is that at all even possible?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:46:04am
The National Rifle Association (NRA) defense that it is not a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign does not hold water, McClatchy reported on Monday.

The NRA has claimed that they have yet to hear from the FBI about the investigation.

McClatchy’s legal experts say that is because Mueller’s investigators did not need the NRA’s cooperation to identify any potential Russian funding of the group’s record financial backing of the Trump campaign.

It is illegal to spend foreign money to influence an American election.

The Federal Election Commission does not require that the NRA disclose the source of it’s “dark money” contributors, but the group was required to provide that information to the Internal Revenue Service.

rawstory.com (more)

I would like to think the NRA is in deep doo-doo here, but we’ll have to see.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:47:55am

re: #266 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

how is that at all even possible?

Sleeping in a Smart? I don’t know if you really can (though my wife has slept while I was driving before).

Our former village board chairman wanted to know how we make out in the car. I suggested we could park it in front of his house and he can give directions on how we should bend or fold ourselves to do it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:47:58am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹

The Federal Election Commission does not require that the NRA disclose the source of it’s “dark money” contributors, but the group was required to provide that information to the Internal Revenue Service.

Citizens United does have some loopholes, I see.

And we need to find out the extent of involvement with foreign governments and figures on the part of the NRA - and the entire Trump administration, family and business organization.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 2:50:21am

re: #268 Anymouse 🌹

Sleeping in a Smart? I don’t know if you really can (though my wife has slept while I was driving before).

Our former village board chairman wanted to know how we make out in the car. I suggested we could park it in front of his house and he can give directions on how we should bend or fold ourselves to do it.

My kids used to sleep in the car (we even had a special Smart kiddie seat.

I miss those days. Was out with my two-yer-old daughter once and saw a sign for Trier (home of Karl Marx and some Roman ruins from its days as a provincial capital) saying 100 kilometers…hey, I said, that is only 3.4 liters of gasoline, let’s go!

And we did

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LastYearsMan  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:00:38am

re: #228 teleskiguy

Dude is dude. One of the English language’s great anomalies, like the word “ain’t.”

Nothing wrong with “ain’t”. It just means “am not”. There used to be “amn’t”, too.

Ain’t is just wrong for 2nd and 3rd person. But it took a lot of class-based bad grammarians to ruin ain’t in the 1st person.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:09:07am

re: #271 LastYearsMan

Nothing wrong with “ain’t”. It just means “am not”. There used to be “amn’t”, too.

Ain’t is just wrong for 2nd and 3rd person. But it took a lot of class-based bad grammarians to ruin ain’t in the 1st person.

my favorite is “yain’t”, a combination of y’all (you all) and ain’t (are not)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:37:13am

re: #270 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My kids used to sleep in the car (we even had a special Smart kiddie seat.

I miss those days. Was out with my two-yer-old daughter once and saw a sign for Trier (home of Karl Marx and some Roman ruins from its days as a provincial capital) saying 100 kilometers…hey, I said, that is only 3.4 liters of gasoline, let’s go!

And we did

Folk around here who ask seem to be amazed our car gets better mileage than a Harley. (That said, a Harley has a bigger engine.)

We share photographs with the service agent at the Mercedes dealer in Denver every time we go on a trip (she has them plastered around her office). It sort of works for them too: “Can you travel in one of these things?” (pull out pictures of Arkansas, Oklahoma, the Great Lakes, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Iowa, Illinois, &c)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:38:42am

My Dearest Brother,

I’m writing you from what the enemy calls Real America. Yesterday we passed through something called a Chick-fil-a. It’s nothing like the organic chicken eateries we have. One of the fellows tried chicken between bread. He was amazed because all the enemy prisoners have insisted, it’s the best chicken ever. I tried some and I was underwhelmed. Real America is a strange place. The flags and patriotism everywhere nearly triggered me at first but I have carried on and marched for cultural Marxism and our leader, George Alinsky Soros. But Rules for Radicals only prepares a man so hard. It is hard to fight an enemy with no firearms but still they fear us. My term of enlistment ends soon and I look forward to returning to returning home to be permanently dependent on government and an elite forever. I am forever your gender non conforming and god hating sibling.

- X

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:39:26am

re: #271 LastYearsMan

Nothing wrong with “ain’t”. It just means “am not”. There used to be “amn’t”, too.

Ain’t is just wrong for 2nd and 3rd person. But it took a lot of class-based bad grammarians to ruin ain’t in the 1st person.

There’s also anachronisms such as mayn’t (which I use because I am an anachronism).

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William Lewis  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:42:29am

re: #275 Anymouse 🌹

There’s also anachronisms such as mayn’t (which I use because I am an anachronism).

My favorite of those is “belike” :)

Off to work! Wheee!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 3:45:28am

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Sample travel picture. 54th Parallel sign in Saskatchewan. (Hidden since my wife is in the picture.) I presume we’ll be able to get a 60th Parallel picture on our trip in a couple weeks.

Yes, that blue sticker on the left is a Sanders campaign sticker. It came off when I switched my support to Clinton.

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:30:26am

So this scrolled by on my FB feed…


And this…
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:40:33am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:48:22am

re: #263 wheat-dogg

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:50:25am

re: #279 Patricia Kayden

Dear Democrats:

Policing your left flank on “Abolish ICE” is a sucker’s game.

Instead, make this about Trump’s cruelty and incompetence.

Trump is presiding over an immense moral and logistical disaster. You can win that argument.

Dear Greg Sergeant,

ICE’s cruelty is exactly about Trump’s cruelty and incompetence. His moral disaster is encapsulated in what ICE is doing along with his graft, and his logistics disaster is shown in many things.

The Democrats aren’t ignoring any of them, and are busy hanging all of that not just on Trump, but the whole GOP.

Signed, me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:56:35am

Thoughts on GOP reps and senators spending Independence Day in Russia … I wonder if we’re seeing that famous thing trick of authoritarians who get caught … will they stay in Russia?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:57:24am
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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 4:57:56am

re: #282 Anymouse 🌹

Thoughts on GOP reps and senators spending Independence Day in Russia … I wonder if we’re seeing that famous thing trick of authoritarians who get caught … will they stay in Russia?

The tinfoily part of me wonders if it’s to keep them out of harms way while something pre-arranged happens on the 4th…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:03:09am

They’re not just upset by Ocasio-Cortez:

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jeffreyw  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:10:16am

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Good morning!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:16:25am

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹

So what if Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t win in the mid-west? Manchin and Heitkamp couldn’t win in Maryland or most other deeply blue states.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:27:35am

re: #287 Patricia Kayden

So what if Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t win in the mid-west? Manchin and Heitkamp couldn’t win in Maryland or most other deeply blue states.

Precisely. Joe Manchin or Heidi Heitkamp wouldn’t get past a primary in Massachusetts, New York, or California.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is running to win NY-14, not NE-3.

For all the bashing Sen. Manchin or Sen. Heitkamp get, they seem to be liked by their states. I guarantee you if those two weren’t in the Senate from ND or WVa, then it would be a wingnut GOPer.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:28:13am

Jen Sorenson’s comic is spot on: dailykos.com

Someone other than me will have to copy it over.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:29:11am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:29:31am

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹

They’re not just upset by Ocasio-Cortez:

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Duckworth is I’m pretty sure inspiring in the dictionary. I like Ocasio-Cortez but she’s not a savior.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:29:46am

The take on Ocasio-Cortez seems like another attempt to divide Democrats. Instead of arguing all this crap, our response should be “You’re still not going to win, GOP.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:29:55am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:31:47am

re: #287 Patricia Kayden

So what if Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t win in the mid-west? Manchin and Heitkamp couldn’t win in Maryland or most other deeply blue states.

And honestly every state and district have their own issues. I’m sorry but income inequality isn’t one of the problems facing my district. It doesn’t mean I accept it but it does explain why Dems here are more likely to talk about other issues.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:33:18am

re: #293 Anymouse 🌹

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Ron Paul is a racist kook. I’m glad that the Libertarians I know see him for what he is but they’re minorities.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:34:34am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹

I certainly wouldn’t support anyone as conservative as Manchin if he were to run for a primary against any of my current Reps and Senators. But since he is not running in my state, it’s a non-issue. I doubt Republicans have any liberal or progressive politicians left in any state. Perhaps Collins or Murkowski fit that bill but they pretty much vote for all of Trump’s policies so not sure how they differ much from other Republicans.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:37:33am

Morning Crew.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:38:37am

re: #296 Patricia Kayden

I certainly wouldn’t support anyone as conservative as Manchin if he were to run for a primary against any of my current Reps and Senators. But since he is not running in my state, it’s a non-issue. I doubt Republicans have any liberal or progressive politicians left in any state. Perhaps Collins or Murkowski fit that bill but they pretty much vote for all of Trump’s policies so not sure how they differ much from other Republicans.

In my state Jane Raybould is running to unseat Trump-supporting Sen. Deb Fischer. For Nebraska politicians she is a leftie, but in blue states she would not be considered so I imagine.

That said, should she win she would move our state further left than our two current senators. As much as a lot of liberals seem to hate incrementalism, it seems to work better to change minds than a sudden radical shift.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:39:04am

re: #296 Patricia Kayden

I certainly wouldn’t support anyone as conservative as Manchin if he were to run for a primary against any of my current Reps and Senators. But since he is not running in my state, it’s a non-issue. I doubt Republicans have any liberal or progressive politicians left in any state. Perhaps Collins or Murkowski fit that bill but they pretty much vote for all of Trump’s policies so not sure how they differ much from other Republicans.

They talk a good game but they still vote for Trump’s agenda more than not. I imagine the opposite is true with Heidelkamp and Manchin, that they may annoy us but ultimately they’re more against Trump’s agenda than for it. The problem really is finding the right people to represent you and to be effective at that.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:41:09am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹

In my state Jane Raybould is running to unseat Trump-supporting Sen. Deb Fischer. For Nebraska politicians she is a leftie, but in blue states she would not be considered so I imagine.

That said, should she win she would move our state further left than our two current senators. As much as a lot of liberals seem to hate incrementalism, it seems to work better to change minds than a sudden radical shift.

I actually prefer incrementalism to rapid change because it’s more effective. Sometimes you need rapid change of course but incremental change is the way imo to ensure change not only happens but it works and stays.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:41:15am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹

That said, should she win she would move our state further left than our two current senators. As much as a lot of liberals seem to hate incrementalism, it seems to work better to change minds than a sudden radical shift.

I am sure that a lot of liberals are fine being incremental.

Rat-fuckers and vocal ideologues, however, are not, and promote extremism to catastrophic ends.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:46:49am

re: #279 Patricia Kayden

This is that same false choice that people who keep saying run for something other than against Trump. Trump ran against everything Democrats stood for, thus, by running on our platform we are running against Trump. Similarly, ICE represents the cruelty and unlawfulness of Trump’s immigration policies. We can’t be against the policies and not oppose ICE, and we can’t let the people who are currently in ICE continue in their jobs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:48:05am

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Duckworth is I’m pretty sure inspiring in the dictionary. I like Ocasio-Cortez but she’s not a savior.

We do not need saviors or superstars, we need viable, winning candidates.

People who inspire voters to get out and vote when and where it counts.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:49:14am

MAGA:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:50:51am

re: #302 Belafon

Similarly, ICE represents the cruelty and unlawfulness of Trump’s immigration policies. We can’t be against the policies and not oppose ICE, and we can’t let the people who are currently in ICE continue in their jobs.

It is being spun that opposing ICE and how it is run = wanting open borders and lawlessness. Cannot let them get away with that. Make them spend their time finding and reuniting the lost children.

I want to see a group of kids being led to any GOP campaign rally representing the number of unaccounted-for children and asking them what they are doing to resolve that issue.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:54:25am

The Macarena is older than ICE. We don’t need ICE in it’s current inception.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:58:02am

It’s funny as hell to me seeing Republicans steadfastly defend a federal agency.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 5:59:47am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

It’s funny as hell to me seeing Republicans steadfastly defend a federal agency.

They will defend anything designed to keep them in power. See Putin.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:00:14am

re: #308 Belafon

They will defend anything designed to keep them in power. See Putin.

Yep.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:01:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:03:57am

re: #310 Anymouse 🌹

My Dearest Mother,

They have sent the non-denominational Starbucks holidays cups ahead of us to prepare the way. When the darkness settles, we hear the howling cries of “boycott” carried on the wind. It breaks the heart and confuses the mind.

Yours,

Dearest Emily,

as the War on Christmas drags into another decade, we begin to falter in our resolve to see all religious overtones eliminated from it. But prevail we must if only to justify the sacrifice of of those who have given their lives to the cause.

Your dear Jerome

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:04:48am

Verizon’s new military discount could save you $40 a month (Military Times)

Service members, veterans and Gold Star family members are eligible to save up to $40 a month on their cellphone plans under a military discount program launched last week by Verizon.

The deal offers $15 off the regular monthly price of one phone line, $30 off two lines and $40 off three lines under any of Verizon’s three “unlimited” plans. Those plans start at $40 a month, per line.

Eligible customers also can receive a $200 gift card when they activate a new 4G LTE smartphone on a new line. The deal can be used more than once; a military family of four can get $800 for opening a four-line plan with four new phones, for instance.

Verizon also will offer a 15 percent discount to military members, veterans and military families on other phone plans, as well as discounts up to 25 percent on some accessories purchased via the company’s My Verizon portal.

(more, with additional benefits, and details on how to sign up for the programme)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:05:24am

re: #310 Anymouse 🌹

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We stood our ground saying HAPPY HOLIDAYS until we were forced to retreat to our safe space.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:08:45am

moron

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:10:15am

re: #314 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

Talk about scared.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:11:14am

I still want to know what towns ICE has liberated from MS-13.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:14:29am

re: #316 Belafon

I still want to know what towns ICE has liberated from MS-13.

You’ll be waiting for a long time (i.e., forever) for a response. I saw some idiot on Twitter claim that Rhode Island was liberated by ICE. Lol.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:14:43am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:15:35am

What’d ya do for the 4th? Oh nothing, just met with the guys hacking away at our Gov. No biggie!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:16:16am

re: #314 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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He’s in for a rude awakening. I have no idea how many seats will be lost but there will be some which will drive him insane.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:17:39am

re: #319 JordanRules

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What’d ya do for the 4th? Oh nothing, just met with the guys hacking away at our Gov. No biggie!

We just want you to interfere in our elections again because we’re skeered.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:17:45am

re: #319 JordanRules

Hopefully Granger’s opponent is ready to question her patriotism, spending her 4th in Russia rather than here.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:21:41am

re: #319 JordanRules

I hope Mueller is able to uncover what dirt the Russians have on Republicans. We all know that the RNC was also hacked. There’s a reason for Republicans willingness to cozy up to a foreign country which interfere with our election according to our own intelligence agencies.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:23:29am

re: #319 JordanRules

Jon Huntsman is our ambassador to Russia so his presence would be expected. For the rest though — this is actually terrifying that the GOP feels safe to openly collaborate with our enemies. Are they announcing that we are officially a fascist regime now?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:23:50am

re: #323 Patricia Kayden

I hope Mueller is able to uncover what dirt the Russians have on Republicans. We all know that the RNC was also hacked. There’s a reason for Republicans willingness to cozy up to a foreign country which interfere with our election according to our own intelligence agencies.

so the theory is that the Russians blackmailed the RNC into accepting Trump?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:24:06am

re: #322 Belafon

Hopefully Granger’s opponent is ready to question her patriotism, spending her 4th in Russia rather than here.

Can you imagine if Dem officials had done this? We’d never hear the end of it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:24:57am

re: #326 HappyWarrior

Can you imagine if Dem officials had done this? We’d never hear the end of it.

I stopped thinking about what if Obama/the Democrats had done XYZ…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:26:52am

re: #327 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I stopped thinking about what if Obama/the Democrats had done XYZ…

You did. I know how much outrage there would be if Dem Senators were even meeting an Ally on 7/4.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:28:03am

re: #328 HappyWarrior

You did. I know how much outrage there would be if Dem Senators were even meeting an Ally on 7/4.

I stopped at “What if Obama had five children by three different mothers?”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:29:29am

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I stopped at “What if Obama had five children by three different mothers?”

True.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:29:48am

re: #321 HappyWarrior

We just want you to interfere in our elections again because we’re skeered.

We just want you to give us asylum before we’re arrested.

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:30:07am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so the theory is that the Russians blackmailed the RNC into accepting Trump?

My theory is that the Russians started by grooming and recruiting Trump.

And they took the kompromat they gathered on Republicans over the course of the campaign hacking incidents (remember, the RNC was hacked, too) and gave it all to Trump - who is hanging it over their heads.

That said, there is a certain level of complicity between the Fundie/Dominionist wing and the Russians. But I think that many Rs are going along with this shit because they don’t want to be ruined by whatever Trump’s got on them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:31:23am

re: #332 makeitstop

That said, there is a certain level of complicity between the Fundie/Dominionist wing and the Russians. But I think that many Rs are going along with this shit because they don’t want to be ruined by whatever Trump’s got on them.

They want the same sort of autocratic, oligarchic, militaristic theocratic state, just with Fundamentalist Protestantism instead of Russian Orthodoxy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:32:45am

Conservatives have been out to destroy the government since the so-called “Reagan Revolution.” If Russia is willing to help them do that, then why should the GOP refuse the help?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:32:52am

re: #332 makeitstop

My theory is that the Russians started by grooming and recruiting Trump.

And they took the kompromat they gathered on Republicans over the course of the campaign hacking incidents (remember, the RNC was hacked, too) and gave it all to Trump - who is hanging it over their heads.

That said, there is a certain level of complicity between the Fundie/Dominionist wing and the Russians. But I think that many Rs are going along with this shit because they don’t want to be ruined by whatever Trump’s got on them.

Your last sentence would explain Lindsay Graham imo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:33:26am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:35:59am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

Conservatives trying to be funny just doesn’t work:

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:36:15am

White House relents on Annapolis’ flag request.

I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for this White House to just do the right thing instead of doing the wrong thing and then backing off after they realize that it makes them look bad.

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:37:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:37:26am

re: #337 Anymouse 🌹

Dearest Wife,

The war is over. It took like five seconds. They all lived in gun free zones. Silly leftists. LOL.

Sincerely,

It is not about living in a gun-free zone, it is about sending our children to places where they can be safe without armed protection in the form of gun-carrying wanna-be vigilantes.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:37:52am

re: #338 makeitstop

I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for this White House to just do the right thing instead of doing the wrong thing and then backing off after they realize that it makes them look bad.

In one word: Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:38:01am

re: #338 makeitstop

White House relents on Annapolis’ flag request.

I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for this White House to just do the right thing instead of doing the wrong thing and then backing off after they realize that it makes them look bad.

For a whole day:

whitehouse.gov

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:40:06am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dear Alex,
The push into Austin was met with little resistance until we entered the city. Then, it was a battle from block to block. We kept losing soldiers. Sometimes one, sometimes two, and sometimes an entire regiment would get separated from us by one of those damn trucks. The pork, the chicken, the beef. I’m afraid I might succumb before this is over.

Help,
Sue

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:42:29am

Jim Wright is on another righteous rant

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:42:44am

Dearest Father,

The cons had us surrounded and totally destroyed us with a Ben Shapiro andecote. My entire platoon was nearly destroyed. The Captain says we may have to endure a a Milo campus visit soon. I’m afraid his British accent and superior wit will be too much for me. This will be my last letter. Please tell the refugees I care more about them than the homeless vets.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:43:03am

re: #338 makeitstop

White House relents on Annapolis’ flag request.

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I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for this White House to just do the right thing instead of doing the wrong thing and then backing off after they realize that it makes them look bad.

Trump doesn’t have an innate understanding of what is decent or moral; he always goes with his gut instincts, which are to mock or disparage anyone who doesn’t worship him, unless bad press and/or unfavorable reactions from the MAGAts persuade him to change his mind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:43:26am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:43:37am

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jim Wright is on another righteous rant

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Or dissidents. But all Iranians are bad right Donald?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:46:11am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:47:36am

re: #347 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:49:35am

re: #350 Dr Lizardo

James Bond supervillains were usually highly intelligent, deeply cultured, sophisticated and often genuinely accomplished. Sure, their toadies left something to be desired, but the villains themselves were worthy foes.

The evil geniuses are lurking in the background, Trump is the toadie.

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Weaselone  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:50:40am

re: #350 Dr Lizardo

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Vlad’s the Bond villain. Trump’s a toadie.

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Weaselone  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:51:38am

re: #351 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The evil geniuses are lurking in the background, Trump is the toadie.

I’m apparently too slow.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:57:09am

Any thought that the Republicans would ever cooperate with Mueller to follow where the evidence leads and bring justice seems a fairy tale in light of Congressional Reps trip to Moscow and Trump’s upcoming “summit.”

And with things like the walkaway hashtag, it’s clear that bot attacks are only intensifying.

And we’re worried about whether Alexandra O-Cortez is too much of a socialist to play in Peoria. Who cares.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:58:07am

re: #338 makeitstop

White House relents on Annapolis’ flag request.

I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for this White House to just do the right thing instead of doing the wrong thing and then backing off after they realize that it makes them look bad.

Just returned from lowering the flags in the village. Thanks for mentioning it.

The fellow who lives next to the flagstaff in the park was out in his yard when I lowered the flag. He asked me what it was for, so I told him.

He mentioned we need to get a handle on gun violence in the country. I agreed, and noted several people have floated ideas about that which are worth looking into.

Baby steps in redstatia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:58:26am

I love this story about a bug rescue; start here:

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 3, 2018 • 6:58:42am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:02:10am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:05:34am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:06:51am

Well, I’m off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:08:00am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:08:40am

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

the pity party guest list is getting bigger

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Just following orders.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:11:22am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:14:40am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:14:57am

re: #359 JordanRules

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That’s gonna hurt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:16:23am

old tweet but YOWSER!

The nasty little bug gets its name from its food of choice, tarantulas. It’s hard to imagine something the size of a wasp hunting one of the largest spiders.

The sting from a Tarantula Hawk is so painful that the recommended treatment by biologist Justin O. Schmidt is to simply “lie down and scream.” Thankfully, the creature doesn’t come in contact with humans too often, though they are common in the southern United States. They generally only sting when provoked, and the pain, while crippling, subsides rather quickly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:18:45am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:19:11am
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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:21:21am

re: #368 JordanRules

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Shades of Hastert.

These people…it’s like there isn’t a single redeeming quality among the lot of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:21:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:22:22am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:24:00am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

Which is obviously why we’re less sick during the winter. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:24:09am
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:27:04am

Last comment, then bed.

Just got back from the Post Office. Yay! My medications arrived for my trip! (The VA treats them like it comes out of the pharmacist’s personal stash of barbiturates.)

More than reservations in Yukon or Alaska, that was the thing that was most important to make our trip.

This afternoon we’re going into town to get Canadian money. (I have some, but not enough.)

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:27:24am

Good little thread…

Good response thread…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:27:59am

re: #368 JordanRules

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Shocker.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:28:18am

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

Since commodities fluctuate like a yo-yo it is quite possible that they went up there and quickly retreated. Kitco says it is $73. It may go up there again.
kitco.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:28:41am

moron must be watching teevee again

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:29:00am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

As Health Conditions Worsen At Prison Holding 1,000 Detainees, Staff Fears A Riot

It’s gotten so bad that staffers are calling the Victorville units that house detainees the “chickenpox unit” & the “scabies unit.”

This is really bad.

The spin: “Democrats demand free healthcare for illegal aliens!”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:29:38am

re: #375 JordanRules

Good little thread…

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Rod wouldn’t have been a Christian fed to the lions, he would be cheering the lion and yes I realize the lion is more legend but it’s the mindset I’m getting at.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:29:59am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:30:23am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron must be watching teevee again

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It’s almost like someone has oversight of the NSA. I forget what they call that guy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:32:02am
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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:33:44am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron must be watching teevee again

“Motor Cycle”

You should see those new fangled aeroplanes they’re working on.

//

Why would a motorcycle company work with him. Trump’s punishing car companies that produce cars in the US.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:33:47am

re: #368 JordanRules

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:35:25am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

You should be thrilled and honored to pay for my hotel bill. Oy Vey this is no way to run a government.

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ipsos  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:35:50am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

In a country that still had a functioning justice system, Scott Pruitt would die behind bars for the scope of his corruption.

This does not appear to be that country.

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:37:49am

Clarification on the ‘deleted’ NSA records…

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:38:57am

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The spin: “Democrats demand free healthcare for illegal aliens!”

And the wingnuts think that I’m nutty when I’m point out that the US will one day be severely burned by a contagious disease which goes untreated because people can’t afford it, exacerbating contagion…

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retired cynic  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:39:33am

Heads up. Terry Gross (Fresh Air) has Michael McFaul on her show today to talk DT/Russia.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:40:05am

re: #271 LastYearsMan

Nothing wrong with “ain’t”. It just means “am not”. There used to be “amn’t”, too.

Ain’t is just wrong for 2nd and 3rd person. But it took a lot of class-based bad grammarians to ruin ain’t in the 1st person.

Spaceballs : We Ain’t Found Shit

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:41:18am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:41:48am

re: #377 PhillyPretzel

Since commodities fluctuate like a yo-yo it is quite possible that they went up there and quickly retreated. Kitco says it is $73. It may go up there again.
kitco.com

Since I’m off of work this week, been avoiding kitco. But thanks to your link I found something very objectionable. Finance guys are riffing off POTUS tweets. Since he gets the information in advance of the rest of the world…

(Kitco News) - Gold prices are under some selling pressure ahead of this morning’s U.S. payroll data. The fact that that the President tweeted his anticipation of seeing the numbers, when he has already been briefed on the data release, suggests the job creation number may be on the high side.

It’s as if “insider trading” was legalized or something. Twice a week or so these days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:47:15am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:50:12am

re: #393 Unshaken Defiance

With DT insider trading does not exist. Anything that makes money for him and his associates is perfectly legal.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:50:26am

“Scott Pruitt repeatedly asked his 25-year-old staffers to put hotel reservations on their personal credit cards rather than his — then refused to pay them back.“

Please tell me this is illegal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:52:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:57:14am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 7:57:28am
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jaunte  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:04:26am

No grift too small.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:07:33am

re: #400 jaunte

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No grift too small.

also, this report from yesterday:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:08:16am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

In 1996, a public poll was held in Canada to suggest new names for the Northwest Territories. The most popular choice was to retain the name the territory already had; the second most popular choice was to rename it ‘Bob’.

Carrying on a great tradition. As everyone knows, the early settlers couldn’t decide on a name for their country, so they decided the fair thing would be to pick the letters randomly from a hat.

And so it was. “First letter…’C’. Ay?” “Second letter…’N’, Ay?” “Third letter…’D’, Ay?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:08:35am

what a useless bag of gas:

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:08:49am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the kind of nativity scene I could get behind! Especially in July.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:10:18am

re: #401 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, this report from yesterday:

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So, I wonder who Pruitt owes money to, and how much, and what the usual bodily injuries are if he can’t pay up.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:11:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:12:21am

cats just gotta be cats…

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jaunte  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:14:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:19:22am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:22:10am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:23:39am

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wonder if the Kremlin or TrumpCo already knew about this?

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:25:57am

re: #410 JordanRules

Tech elites are attending so-called songversations, gatherings that combine philosophical rap sessions with improvised music, run by a ukulele-strumming songstress who describes herself as a “heartist”

Ya gotta wonder why some tech people are accused of being pompous and self-important.
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:27:47am

LOL
English is quite hilarious to be honest.

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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:30:00am
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Jay C  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:30:01am

re: #413 JordanRules

LOL
English is quite hilarious to be honest.

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But “lingerie” isn’t English, is it? It’s French, non?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:30:09am

re: #413 JordanRules

LOL
English is quite hilarious to be honest.

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obviously, lingerie is the singular of langolier…jake’s pronunciation is no laughing matter…

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:30:31am

re: #413 JordanRules

LOL
English is quite hilarious to be honest.

English is an immigrant language.

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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:31:10am

re: #415 Jay C

But “lingerie” isn’t English, is it? It’s French, non?

The French have no word for entrepreneur!

(yeah, yeah, I know he didn’t say it but still…funny!)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:32:07am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:32:43am

re: #417 Belafon

English is an immigrant language.

Does that mean Trump is going to ban it and switch us all to Navajo?

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:33:55am

Give me your nouns, your verbs, your superlative adjectives yearning to be pronounced differently.

Changed.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:34:06am

re: #420 Eclectic Cyborg

Does that mean Trump is going to ban it and switch us all to Navajo?

Newspeak.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:34:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:34:37am
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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:35:35am

re: #423 JordanRules

Like his facebook counterpart, jack doesn’t care because it doesn’t affect him personally.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:41:30am

re: #425 Belafon

Like his facebook counterpart, jack doesn’t care because it doesn’t affect him personally.

Absolutely!

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:47:09am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

LGF seems to have eated my last reply, so here it is again

Am I missing something here? Leaving Trump’s curious notions of retroactive economics aside, it seems like his response to an American company’s moving production capability abroad (to avoid tariffs on exports) is to invite foreign manufacturers to set up production here? For motorcycles? Why would they? Unless offered some YUUUGE tax break/giveaway?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:47:54am

re: #420 Eclectic Cyborg

Does that mean Trump is going to ban it and switch us all to Navajo?

The Athabaskan languages are much more recent in America than the rest of the Native languages. Then Eskimo-Aleut came in on top of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:50:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:50:57am

re: #427 Jay C

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Am I missing something here? Leaving Trump’s curious notions of retroactive economics aside, it seems like his response to an American company’s moving production capability abroad (to avoid tariffs on exports) is to invite foreign manufacturers to set up production here? For motorcycles? Why would they? Unless offered some YUUUGE tax break/giveaway?

He’s a moron.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:51:09am

re: #425 Belafon

Like his facebook counterpart, jack doesn’t care because it doesn’t affect him personally.

That, and white supremacists use his platform so much he doesn’t want to kill his golden goose.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:51:55am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

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also, there’s obvious white trash sitting on that wall…

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jaunte  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:52:42am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

One more conservative gadflyette buzzing around the griftpile.

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Lupin  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:52:46am

It occurred to me that all of Trump’s tweet would make more sense if they all began with “Dear Santa,”

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:53:10am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only reason I’m smiling in this photo is because it was the only spot in NYC I couldn’t smell piss or see trash on the ground.

Dear Frizzlehead,

You’re more than welcome to never come back. You’re not worthy of smelling the piss or looking at the trash.

On the other hand, I can understand how you know trash when you see it.

Don’t come back,
makeitstop

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:54:54am

re: #435 makeitstop

Dear Frizzlehead,

You’re more than welcome to never come back. You’re not worthy of smelling the piss or looking at the trash.

On the other hand, I can understand how you know trash when you see it.

Don’t come back,
makeitstop

I will add the post script of: and do not come to Philly. We do not want you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:55:42am
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Jay C  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:56:34am

re: #430 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s a moron.

Nope. I didn’t miss that….

But btw, Aaron Rupar seems to have got something wrong too, IIRC, the Harley-Davidson flap isn’t that they’re “mov[ing] to Europe”, but that they were planning to set up production in (?) Thailand for export TO Europe: to beat the retaliatory tariffs put on direct exports from the US - “retaliatory” thanks to Trump’s trade war.

But yeah, the whole H-D thing seems to have been fueled by their making Trump look like a Chump. All too easy a task…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:56:58am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So is this the Kompromat Putin has on Jordan?

nbcnews.com

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:57:24am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kaitlin Bennett
@KaitMarieox
The only reason I’m smiling in this photo is because it was the only spot in NYC I couldn’t smell piss or see trash on the ground.

That’s what you have to expect when you hang around Trump Tower.

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:00:18am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kaitlin Bennett
@KaitMarieox
The only reason I’m smiling in this photo is because it was the only spot in NYC I couldn’t smell piss or see trash on the ground.

That’s funny: I can see plenty of trash in this photo….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:01:33am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:03:56am

re: #337 Anymouse 🌹

Because killing liberals is so hilarious!! Hardy har har.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:05:26am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:06:00am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so the theory is that the Russians blackmailed the RNC into accepting Trump?

Not necessarily into accepting Trump but in going along with Trump’s bizarre and damaging policies. No matter what Trump does, they play along and vote in lockstep. I interpret their behavior to mean that whatever was hacked by the Russians is being held over their heads by Trump and his minions.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:08:18am

re: #408 jaunte

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They do teach this Dinesh. Just because you’re too stupid to notice context doesn’t mean the schools aren’t doing their jobs. Just admit that you’re fucking wrong, you stupid toad.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:09:46am

re: #440 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

That’s what you have to expect when you hang around Trump Tower.

If she hates New York so much, why is she visiting? Someone really wants ot be the next Tomi Lahren.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:10:11am

re: #446 HappyWarrior

They do teach this Dinesh. Just because you’re too stupid to notice context doesn’t mean the schools aren’t doing their jobs. Just admit that you’re fucking wrong, you stupid toad.

He does that, he might turn liberal having accepted responsibility.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:11:14am

re: #447 HappyWarrior

If she hates New York so much, why is she visiting? Someone really wants ot be the next Tomi Lahren.

Why would you want to work when you can have money thrown at you if you’re willing to debase yourself enough?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:13:41am

I wonder how many people in the IC want to punch Trump out.

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Varek Raith  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:13:55am

Hola.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:14:44am

re: #447 HappyWarrior

If she hates New York so much, why is she visiting? Someone really wants ot be the next Tomi Lahren.

Amazing how the Republicans crank out right wing bimbo after bimbo after bimbo…

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:15:51am

re: #452 Joe Bacon 🌹

They would not know how to handle a woman who is respectable.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:17:37am

re: #445 Patricia Kayden

Not necessarily into accepting Trump but in going along with Trump’s bizarre and damaging policies. No matter what Trump does, they play along and vote in lockstep. I interpret their behavior to mean that whatever was hacked by the Russians is being held over their heads by Trump and his minions.

I don’t think you need to infer this. They go along with Trump because they’re afraid of being primaried. Also too, they are too ignorant of anything outside their own mudpile to recognize how damaging it all is — and protectionism and reducing American involvement with all those furriners have been Repug talking points for years.

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Jay C  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:18:07am

re: #449 Belafon

Why would you want to work when you can have money thrown at you if you’re willing to debase yourself enough?

“Debased” only in the eye of the beholder: I’m sure Kaitlin Bennett positively revels in the notion of being to make a name/living off of nothing else than being a cute young blonde, and “owning the libs” by flaunting guns, and posting imbecilic insults on Twitter.

Nice work, if you can get it.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:18:53am

re: #452 Joe Bacon 🌹

Amazing how the Republicans crank out right wing bimbo after bimbo after bimbo…

They’re all the same person. Same nastiness. New York’s not a perfect city but you know what, I like it there when I visit. I love that I can find unique food on every corner nad I love that people of virutally every ethnicity have called it home. Now Pittsburgh is where I have my soft spot for due to my family but I have a lot of family on my mom’s mom’s side that went to NYC too.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:19:41am

re: #455 Jay C

“Debased” only in the eye of the beholder: I’m sure Kaitlin Bennett positively revels in the notion of being to make a name/living off of nothing else than being a cute young blonde, and “owning the libs” by flaunting guns, and posting imbecilic insults on Twitter.

Nice work, if you can get it.

She’s going to find out the hard way that can only get you so far. They’ll find a new pretty face to push this crap. Only the truly dedicated like Ann Coulter really stand the test of time.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:19:51am

re: #455 Jay C

“Debased” only in the eye of the beholder: I’m sure Kaitlin Bennett positively revels in the notion of being to make a name/living off of nothing else than being a cute young blonde, and “owning the libs” by flaunting guns, and posting imbecilic insults on Twitter.

Nice work, if you can get it.

…and have a strong enough stomach, since it would mean associating with RWNJs 24/7.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:22:33am

re: #456 HappyWarrior

They’re all the same person. Same nastiness. New York’s not a perfect city but you know what, I like it there when I visit. I love that I can find unique food on every corner nad I love that people of virutally every ethnicity have called it home. Now Pittsburgh is where I have my soft spot for due to my family but I have a lot of family on my mom’s mom’s side that went to NYC too.

Happy there is no place like New York. Remember the time I’ve spent there and seeing all the different cultures. And the food! And the streets are so narrow…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:23:22am

re: #458 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

…and have a strong enough stomach, since it would mean associating with RWNJs 24/7.

There really is a big market for men too chicken shit to look at actual porn who like having a woman old enough to be their granddaughter talk like Rush Limbaugh to them. Talk dirty to me, baby, tell me that New York’s a shithole and that liberals are why everything is so bad! It’s sad honestly. Kaitlin could learn a lot by actually visiting New York and talking to New Yorkers. I love cities much more than what the wingers consider “real America” becaues frankly the cities are real America. They’re where many of us truly became Americans. And yeah I like food choice too and having a new adventure daily.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:23:32am

re: #457 HappyWarrior

She’s going to find out the hard way that can only get you so far. They’ll find a new pretty face to push this crap. Only the truly dedicated like Ann Coulter really stand the test of time.

Right now she loves her right wing Sugar Daddies who pay the bills.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:24:00am

re: #459 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy there is no place like New York. Remember the time I’ve spent there and seeing all the different cultures. And the food! And the streets are so narrow…

Oh yeah New York’s definitely in a class of its own. I always love going back.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:24:49am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:26:22am

re: #459 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy there is no place like New York. Remember the time I’ve spent there and seeing all the different cultures. And the food! And the streets are so narrow…

Toronto is just like New York with people of many different cultures, great food, excellent entertainment and everybody is polite and kind.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:26:42am

re: #463 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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you’re fucking stupid and should flog yourself for being so full of yourself, Dumabld.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:27:32am

re: #464 The Vicious Babushka

Toronto is just like New York with people of many different cultures, great food, excellent entertainment and everybody is polite and kind.

I have family that went to Toronto too. A cousin of my grandmother’s and an uncle of my grandfather’s and I’m sure I have other family that went there too that I don’t know about.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:30:14am

re: #464 The Vicious Babushka

Toronto is just like New York with people of many different cultures, great food, excellent entertainment and everybody is polite and kind.

Plus, you get Superman during the day, and Batman at night.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:34:37am

re: #466 HappyWarrior

I have family that went to Toronto too. A cousin of my grandmother’s and an uncle of my grandfather’s and I’m sure I have other family that went there too that I don’t know about.

You should visit and let them take you around Toronto and its suburbs. Lots of great sightseeing and great restaurants. A pretty, clean and safe city given its size.

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danarchy  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:36:03am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I used to work in Manhattan on a semi regular basis and I love the city. Unfortunately, she isn’t wrong about the smell. I guess you put that meany people into that small of a space and certain odors are unavoidable, but there are so many other things the city has in the Pros column. I bet you go nose blind to the smells if you live there.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:37:39am

re: #427 Jay C

Time is not linear in Trump’s alternate universe.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:42:54am

re: #468 Patricia Kayden

You should visit and let them take you around Toronto and its suburbs. Lots of great sightseeing and great restaurants. A pretty, clean and safe city given its size.

I adore Toronto! It’s an amazing city. Probably would have tried to move there years ago if it wasn’t for the winters. I did my 5 winters in Michigan and that was enough for me. But man oh man do places with serious winters just blossom during spring and summer! Toronto in the summer is magical to me.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:46:28am

Sure thing bub!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:46:28am

re: #468 Patricia Kayden

You should visit and let them take you around Toronto and its suburbs. Lots of great sightseeing and great restaurants. A pretty, clean and safe city given its size.

Yeah I’d like to see it and them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:46:56am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:50:02am

re: #474 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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No pick-a-nick baskets? Lame!

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:50:49am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:52:02am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:52:10am

re: #475 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Why have a picnic basket when you can have a margarita? He is a civilized bear. Maybe urbane would fit better.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:55:19am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:56:37am

re: #474 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The most California story of the season.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:57:26am
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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:09:52am

John Cole has a post up about the woman, Kristin Mink, who told Pruitt to resign. In her Facebook bio, she has “Pronounces name im-PEECH NOW”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:10:36am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:14:10am

re: #457 HappyWarrior

She’s going to find out the hard way that can only get you so far. They’ll find a new pretty face to push this crap. Only the truly dedicated like Ann Coulter really stand the test of time.

And, the kellyanne’s of the world. You can see into their soul and recognize that it is bled dry. kaitlin will end up the same withered husk.

ed-fixed name spletting

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:15:10am

re: #483 The Vicious Babushka

We all know, White House, that that’s not what ICE and CBP are being allowed to do. In fact, you’re diverting resources from drug smuggling response to your own personal game.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:15:10am
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:19:08am

re: #486 I Would Prefer Not To

to yntbe:
Start a kindle account. You will find it there.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:26:10am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:28:31am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:28:56am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:33:20am

re: #488 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:37:57am

The middle one is Playmate who, it is believed, David Broidy helped Trump cover for over pregnancy. I think we know the other two.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:42:22am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:44:46am
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:54:58am
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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:56:53am

re: #491 Joe Bacon 🌹

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:58:12am
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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:59:37am
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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:07:09am

If I were a prospective juror, I’d tell them in no uncertain terms that this information was none of their business. Or I’d just lie and tell them I voted for Trump to get on the jury and vote to convict.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:07:41am
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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:11:08am

re: #499 makeitstop

If I were a prospective juror, I’d tell them in no uncertain terms that this information was none of their business. Or I’d just lie and tell them I voted for Trump to get on the jury and vote to convict.

[Embedded content]

Is asking how someone votes legal? I did not know one could be compelled to share that.

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:12:35am

re: #500 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Well, that should rival the Atlas Shrugged series for its unparalleled box office success. Snerk.

The trilogy received predominantly negative critical reviews and the aggregate USA box office is just under $9 million (revenues do not include video and television).

The first film, directed by Paul Johansson, stars Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Johansson, Graham Beckel and Jsu Garcia was released in April 2011 and had a USA box office of $4.5 million on a budget of under $20 million. Most of the marketing was done online.

The second film, directed by John Putch, stars Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Patrick Fabian, D.B. Sweeney and Esai Morales, and had a USA box office of $3.3 million on a budget of under $10 million.

The third film, directed by J. James Manera, stars Laura Regan, Rob Morrow, Greg Germann, Kristoffer Polaha, Lew Temple and Joaquim de Almeida, and had a USA box office of less than $1 million on a budget of under $5 million.

Also - no Scott Baio? LOL

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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:14:43am

In other news…we suck. Fuck ICE.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:16:04am

This is major. I hope Phoenix will do the same soon.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:18:10am

re: #503 makeitstop

In other news…we suck. Fuck ICE.

[Embedded content]

Disgusting.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:19:03am

re: #500 JordanRules

What’s in the picture?

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SteelPH  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:20:43am

re: #506 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

News about an anti-abortion flick being made by wingnuts.

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Kragar  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:22:04am
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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:22:14am

re: #506 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:25:28am

re: #507 SteelPH

News about an anti-abortion flick being made by wingnuts.

Flies in the face of their constant bullshitting that conservatives can’t get any work in Godless Hollywood…

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SteelPH  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:26:42am

re: #510 Joe Bacon 🌹

Flies in the face of their constant bullshitting that conservatives can’t get any work in Godless Hollywood…

I expect it to flop hard.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:26:45am

re: #508 Kragar

[Embedded content]

First step in what Criswell Bacon predicted. First, reduce production and then continue to reduce it until the plant is shut down…

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:27:10am

re: #509 MsJ

The film will be so bad that the audience will believe that the woman’s name was actually Roe.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:29:07am

Lawd Amber Tamblyn is wearing me out again!

I just…
This might be peak privilege purity posturing. I am amazed at the accomplishment.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:29:54am

re: #511 SteelPH

I expect it to flop hard.

I remember going to see the first Atlas Shagged movie. There were 10 people in the theater. 9 of them clutched worn copies of their gospel as if they were in church.

One (GUESS WHO) was repeatedly snickering at a new RAZZIE classic made so cheap that it should have really been titled “Supertrain: The Motion Picture”.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:30:57am

re: #512 Joe Bacon 🌹

First step in what Criswell Bacon predicted. First, reduce production and then continue to reduce it until the plant is shut down…

If BMW shuts that plant down, it’s gonna hit South Carolina like this:

2012 (2009 film) Himalayas Tsunami Scene

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:33:33am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:34:06am

re: #516 Dr Lizardo

If BMW shuts that plant down, it’s gonna hit South Carolina like this:

[Embedded content]

Video

And what will South Carolinians do? We know what they will do—BLAME OBAMA!

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:36:43am

re: #518 Joe Bacon 🌹

And what will South Carolinians do? We know what they will do—BLAME OBAMA!

Ridicule them if they do it.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:37:35am
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makeitstop  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:42:31am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:43:31am

re: #518 Joe Bacon 🌹

And what will South Carolinians do? We know what they will do—BLAME OBAMA!

Of course they will; that’s par for the course. I don’t know what sort of Olympic-level mental gymnastics that’s have to pull off to do that, but I’m quite confident they’ll be able to turn in a gold medal performance.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:44:30am

re: #521 makeitstop

I’m deeply tempted to tweet back “Cool story, bro” to Dersh.

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Kragar  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:47:17am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:48:13am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:48:16am

re: #521 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

Hey Dersh, tell me how you feel about separating families and then we can dialogue. Until then STFU.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:49:16am

re: #521 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

You are whining.

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Kragar  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:51:52am

He’s going to blow him.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:51:54am

re: #517 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

re: #521 makeitstop

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:52:12am
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plansbandc  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:55:13am

re: #521 makeitstop

What a dickhead.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:56:39am
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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:58:17am

re: #532 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

No way this could be his cage being rattled… ///

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:58:28am

re: #531 plansbandc

What a dickhead.

re: #521 makeitstop

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:58:52am

re: #528 Kragar

It’s not even the first time this has happened. We don’t know what’s really going down at their meetings or on their phone calls.

“Trump, Putin met for nearly an hour in second G20 meeting”
cnn.com

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Kragar  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:00:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:01:29pm

re: #532 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

Seriously Sarah just shut the hell up sometimes.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:06:18pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:07:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:08:33pm

re: #528 Kragar

He’s going to blow him.

[Embedded content]

Doesn’t seem interested in debunking the idea he conspired with Vlad.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:10:16pm

re: #235 wheat-dogg

The devs at Steemit broke the network.

[Embedded content]

The wonders of decentralized social media.

Wasn’t that (forking of the records) one of the issues with blockchain based bitcoin type currencies being hacked?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:11:04pm

Gonna call it a day. Have fun, Lizards.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:12:08pm

Thread…

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:12:46pm

“Trust me, they’re lining up to make their motor cycles in America.”

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:13:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:13:44pm

re: #543 JordanRules

Thread…

[Embedded content]

I would counter that birth control is a form of personal responsibility. It’s like sending someone into the darkness without a flash light or map and then getting mad at them for getting lost.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:14:12pm

re: #544 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

“Trust me, they’re lining up to make their motor cycles in America.”

LOL, no they are not…we don’t have the cheap labor

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:14:48pm

re: #544 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

“Trust me, they’re lining up to make their motor cycles in America.”

OFFS. This is all about his pathetic campaign to look as macho as possible isn’t it? Oh and those other companies aren’t going ot last long with your stupid tariffs Dumbass and seeing how you treated Harley.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:15:10pm

re: #547 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, no they are not…we don’t have the cheap labor

Maybe we should put Donald to work at a Harley plant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:15:13pm

re: #544 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

“Trust me, they’re lining up to make their motor cycles in America.”

also, those tariffs still apply.

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:16:17pm

re: #543 JordanRules

Thread…

[Embedded content]

This.

I have only one thing to say:

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:16:37pm

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and Fucking Hell…a pale (hell) beer from Fucking, Austria.

[Embedded content]

My favorite was trying to get access to a java programming language document at the University of Vermont at Manchester while working on a government computer. I got a sudden “This site not permitted” in big red letters.

Turned out the group storing the document was the Java User Group aka ‘JUG’. And some wit there had gotten the url manjug . org (I assume that the site has long since gone away.)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:16:56pm

Never did like the other Republican presidents of my lifetime but they weren’t into bullying businesses that ruined their fake macho bullshit.

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Belafon  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:17:19pm

re: #544 Single-handed sailor

“Trust me, they’re lining up to make their motor cycles in America.”

I’m sure they’re going to line up when they know that it only takes one action by Trump to ruin any incentive he might have given them. Especially since he has no clue how the economy is hooked together.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:17:28pm

re: #544 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

“Trust me, they’re lining up to make their motor cycles in America.”

I don’t want a pickle.
Just want to ride my motorsickle.
I don’t want to die.
Just want to ride my motorcy.
Cle.

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ckkatz  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:21:43pm

re: #237 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In Old English “kerl” meant “servant”.

Funny, because in German, “Kerl” has become masculine (pretty much the equivalent of “guy”) while “girl” has become feminized. Like girly men…

I always assumed that “Karl” originally meant free man (non-serf).

en.wikipedia.org

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can't think of a decent username  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:25:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:25:59pm

My favorite thing is seeing right wing memes and how much projecting goes into them. It’s almost like satire, it’s that bad.

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wrenchwench  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:28:00pm

re: #555 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I don’t want a pickle.
Just want to ride my motorsickle.
I don’t want to die.
Just want to ride my motorcy.
Cle.

You have assumed the Arlo duties, it seems. Hey, where’s that dangerman?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jul 3, 2018 • 12:36:34pm

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

If this take Jordan down…so be it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 1:13:28pm

re: #553 HappyWarrior

Never did like the other Republican presidents of my lifetime but they weren’t into bullying businesses that ruined their fake macho bullshit.

Happy I have 40+ years in Civil Service and this is how I grade my bosses:

Ford-C+ (He wouldn’t cancel the “Stay In School” program that allowed me to work in a Social Security office during a summer while I was in college)
Carter-C- (Because 1) he signed the Civil Service Reform act that started the decline of Civl Service 2) He signed the Disability Reform act that allowed Reagan to purge people from the disability rolls)
Reagan-F- (Ordered people purged from Disability rolls, led to a high number of suicides, Cut civil service COLA and benefits and forced new hires into an inadequate retirement scheme. Forced us to pay Medicare tax. Cut SSA staffing by 40%. Froze our pay multiple years. Appointed most incompetent Commissioner Dorcas Hardy who purged competent people from the agency. Hardy was forced out after she was caught allowing credit bureaus access to SSA earning records. Cut health benefits. Contracted with MCI for third rate phone system)
Old Man Bush-C (Instituted locality pay and promised Federal employees would reach pay equity in 10 years but he failed to implement that and continually limited raises.)
Bill Clinton-B+ (Established SSA as Independent Agency. Fired Republican hacks and replaced them with competent people such as Bill Halder. Insisted on Management working with Unions. Ordered reevaluation of position duties which upgraded classifications for employees. Instituted dental and eyeglass insurance)
Dumbya-F (Removed Clinton’s competent upper management and reinstated the previous Republican hacks, cut civil service pension benefits, cut health benefits, contracted work out to private companies that continually leaked confidential information)
Obama-C- (Eliminated using locality pay to calculate retirement benefits, Froze pay 3 years in a row, cut integrity review funding, closed offices, dramatically increased contracting out work which led to several massive data links, closed local offices, pushed people to contact agency on the internet)
Trump-F (Mandating a 25% staff cut. Openly supports shutting down SSA offices and contracting out to H&R Block)


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