An Excellent Tiny Desk Solo Concert by Dave Matthews

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Stephen Thompson | June 27, 2018 — When you go to a Dave Matthews Band concert, you expect a super-sized performance, complete with expansive solos and a nice, long set list. So when Matthews shed his backing players to swing by the Tiny Desk for a solo gig, he couldn’t just knock out three songs and bail. Instead, he played a set so long — so defiantly un-Tiny — that his between-song banter could have filled a Tiny Desk concert on its own.

After a bit of judicious trimming, we’re still left with this warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed performance, which balances songs from Dave Matthews Band’s new album Come Tomorrow (“Samurai Cop,” “Here on Out”) with older material (1998’s “Don’t Drink the Water,” 2012’s “Mercy”) and a deeper cut from his 2003 solo album (“So Damn Lucky”). And, we had to leave in some of Matthews’ banter, which includes a priceless bit in which he enthusiastically illustrates some of the many differences between playing on stage with a band and sitting at an office desk with an acoustic guitar.

SET LIST
“Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”
“Here on Out”
“Don’t Drink the Water”
“Mercy”
“So Damn Lucky”

MUSICIANS
Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar)

CREDITS
Producers: Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson, Niki Walker, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Bronson Arcuri, Niki Walker, Khun Minn Ohn; Production Assistants: Catherine Zhang; Photo: Samantha Clark/NPR.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:40:11pm
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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:47:35pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:47:56pm

From the last thread:

re: #449 HappyWarrior

That was my thought, thanks.

Of note in the Wikipedia article, they state the first instance in print of the conspiracy theory was published in Lyndon LaRouche’s newsletter, then republished there.

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gocart mozart  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:50:15pm
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MsJ  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:53:57pm
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Kragar  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:54:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 8:55:00pm

Twitter has now suspended the account.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:01:02pm

re: #6 Kragar

Her and her perm had a great time in Nueva York. She’s not fooling anyone.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:03:15pm

This anti-Semite needs to be reported into Twitter oblivion (behind the privacy bar)

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There’s plenty more of it.

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gocart mozart  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:18:54pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:26:12pm

Oh oh

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:29:30pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹

Not going to look further. But can he really not spell Jewry, or is there some point I’m not getting?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:31:21pm

More
UK police declare ‘major incident’ near Salisbury after 2 found unconscious

A “major incident” has been declared in the southern English town of Amesbury after two people may have been exposed to what authorities describe as an “unknown substance.”

The incident happened just a few miles away from Salisbury, where British police say Sergei Skripal, a Russian double agent living in the United Kingdom, and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent in March.
It is not clear exactly what the duo in Amesbury, a man and a woman each in their 40s, may have been exposed to.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:31:26pm

re: #12 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Probably just can’t spell it.

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:38:57pm

re: #11 Single-handed sailor

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Oh oh

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:41:11pm

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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UK police declare ‘major incident’ near Salisbury after 2 found unconscious

Amesbury, where the victims were found, is the town closest to Stonehenge; about 2 miles away on the 303.

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gocart mozart  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:42:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:44:24pm

re: #11 Single-handed sailor

Oh oh

Well, that thread is quickly filling up with concern trolls, whataboutism, and conspiracy theorists.

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:49:29pm

Amesbury is between Salisbury and Stonehenge. An old WWII base is there (Bascombe Down, still used as a research base). Just southwest is the Old Sarum ruin, an Iron Age Hill Fort that figured highly in a Martha Grimes Richard Jury Mystery.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:53:18pm

re: #10 gocart mozart

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Always liked that photo. The tubby reb’s befuddled look and utter lack of self awareness are awesome. Among other things, it’s a good bet that no genuine Confederate butternut uniform was ever produced in anything close to that size.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:57:12pm

re: #10 gocart mozart
LWC and I having some fun…

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sauceruney  Jul 3, 2018 • 9:58:16pm

re: #6 Kragar

I didn’t recognize her without her rifle. I’m like, whyyyy is this girl trash 🤔 and then I clicked through lol

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:00:58pm

I don’t know the jargon and customs of the LEO across the pond, but do we know anything else that makes this more suspicious cause right now all I’m hearing is 2 unidentified folks are unconscious and it’s bad and they are being treated?

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:01:32pm

I’m torn. We finished the first disc of the recently released fifth series of The Americans (killer bee, by the way) and was smoking a cig on the back porch when I heard “Mew!” and looked down to find an orange tom tabby kitten (+/- 9 weeks) saying hello. Sweetheart. Looked healthy, no fleas, and I’m thinking what a cutie! Also, loves scritches. Let him in the house. Went right to the food bowl, had some kibble and a drink of water.

More than likely someone else’s cat. But haven’t seem him before. Alpha cat walked in and kept her hair down. I’ve got chain link all around the back yard and have no idea where he came from. I don’t want/need another cat, but what do I do if he starts hanging around?

Advice, please. I’m a cat guy, but all of them have been litter cats (1) or adult foundlings (2).

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:01:39pm

re: #17 gocart mozart

If it’s really true that Elliott Broidy was covering up for Trump on an pregnancy and abortion with a Playboy Playmate, watch for all of Trump’s Evangelical enablers to excuse him. Just watch. It will happen. They’re that kind of hypocrite.

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mmmirele  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:02:43pm

re: #24 austin_blue

I’m torn. We finished the first disc of the recently released fifth series of The Americans (killer bee, by the way) and was smoking a cig on the back porch when I heard “Mew!” and looked down to find an orange tom tabby kitten (+/- 9 weeks) saying hello. Sweetheart. Looked healthy, no fleas, and I’m thinking what a cutie! Also, loves scritches. Let him in the house. Went right to the food bowl, had some kibble and a drink of water.

More than likely someone else’s cat. But haven’t seem him before. Alpha cat walked in and kept her hair down. I’ve got chain link all around the back yard and have no idea where he came from. I don’t want/need another cat, but what do I do if he starts hanging around?

Advice, please. I’m a cat guy, but all of them have been litter cats (1) or adult foundlings (2).

Take kitty to the vet to see if it’s got a chip. If it doesn’t then you need to figure out if you’re going to keep it. Probably get it tested for FeLV, etc.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:05:39pm

re: #25 mmmirele

If it’s really true that Elliott Broidy was covering up for Trump on an pregnancy and abortion with a Playboy Playmate, watch for all of Trump’s Evangelical enablers to excuse him. Just watch. It will happen. They’re that kind of hypocrite.

Franky Graham Cracker and his Pulpit Pimp Pals already anointed Trump to be our King. Nothing will dislodge them from collectively kissing Trump’s ass!

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Teukka  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:07:12pm

re: #27 Joe Bacon 🌹

Franky Graham Cracker and his Pulpit Pimp Pals already anointed Trump to be our King. Nothing will dislodge them from collectively kissing Trump’s ass!

Kissing? I’m getting “Human Centipede” vibes at this juncture…
Not ///

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:09:15pm

re: #28 Teukka

Kissing? I’m getting “Human Centipede” vibes at this juncture…
Not ///

Why not? That’s what all of those Pulpit Pimps are!

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:10:42pm

The babies can share!

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:12:00pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:16:17pm

re: #24 austin_blue

I’m torn. We finished the first disc of the recently released fifth series of The Americans (killer bee, by the way) and was smoking a cig on the back porch when I heard “Mew!” and looked down to find an orange tom tabby kitten (+/- 9 weeks) saying hello. Sweetheart. Looked healthy, no fleas, and I’m thinking what a cutie! Also, loves scritches. Let him in the house. Went right to the food bowl, had some kibble and a drink of water.

More than likely someone else’s cat. But haven’t seem him before. Alpha cat walked in and kept her hair down. I’ve got chain link all around the back yard and have no idea where he came from. I don’t want/need another cat, but what do I do if he starts hanging around?

Advice, please. I’m a cat guy, but all of them have been litter cats (1) or adult foundlings (2).

My heart says you’ve another roommate. And it’s a blessing. HA.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:18:03pm

re: #23 JordanRules

I don’t know the jargon and customs of the LEO across the pond, but do we know anything else that makes this more suspicious cause right now all I’m hearing is 2 unidentified folks are unconscious and it’s bad and they are being treated?

The police in Salisbury initially thought they might have gotten a bad dose of crack cocaine or heroine. They were tested for those, and came up negative. The police now suspect some other substance, but haven’t said what that might be.

They have cordoned off areas the two people were known to have been in during the hours before they were discovered.

There is speculation this is similar to the Skripal case, but as of yet the police nor the Home Office have actually said anything like that. They are still investigating.

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petesh  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:19:04pm

re: #31 JordanRules

What, Ted Nugent had a prior engagement?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:20:36pm

re: #31 JordanRules

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At least James Watt got Wayne Newton and the Army Blues Band to replace those Gawdless Beach Boys…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:21:14pm

re: #22 sauceruney

I didn’t recognize her without her rifle. I’m like, whyyyy is this girl trash 🤔 and then I clicked through lol

She’s trying too hard for wingnut welfare.

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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:22:23pm

re: #31 JordanRules

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So, how long before the NYT editorial staff push out a story insisting that the White House being a relative ghost town compared to past July 4ths is a “good thing” because it’s a “humble” sort of celebration like the holiday “deserves”?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:22:41pm

Ah, looks like Mr. Racist Priest is gonna get a spanking!

“What occurred at Saint Mary’s Parish this morning does not reflect the Catholic Church’s fundamental calling to respect and uplift the God-given dignity of every person,” wrote the Rev. Michael W. Fisher, who was recently installed as auxiliary bishop for ministerial leadership of the archdiocese, which covers the District and the nearby Maryland suburbs and exurbs. “I want to reach out to you first to offer my prayers for your loved one that God will grant her a place in his kingdom of eternal light and love, and condolences to your family. On days such as today, our response should always be one of compassion and sympathy for the bereaved as well as prayers for the deceased. I reiterate and reinforce the sincere apology you and your family received” earlier.

washingtonpost.com

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BeachDem  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:22:55pm

re: #31 JordanRules

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Just a mile and a half away from the South Lawn, a slew of celebs will be performing at PBS’s annual “A Capitol Fourth.” That event, hosted by John Stamos and airing live at the same time as the White House event, airs on PBS, will showcase the Beach Boys, Pentatonix, Jimmy Buffett and the cast of his Broadway show “Escape to Margaritaville,” Chita Rivera, Luke Combs, the Temptations and more.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:23:57pm

re: #36 Anymouse 🌹

She’s trying too hard for wingnut welfare.

Oh she’s already got a couple Sugar Daddies taking care of their new Coulter wannabee!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:24:36pm

re: #31 JordanRules

Were Kid Rock and Ted Nugent unavailable?

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Targetpractice  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:25:15pm

re: #40 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh she’s already got a couple Sugar Daddies taking care of their new Coulter wannabee!

No surprise, Tomi is starting to lose her appeal to the “younger” audience and they’ll soon need a new airhead to lead the herd.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:25:16pm

Foot propped up watching the Pirates lose another game on MLB TV…Never fails whenever I tune in to watch a game, they lose…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:27:36pm

re: #34 petesh

What, Ted Nugent had a prior engagement?

Beat me by 5 minutes.

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:32:18pm

re: #26 mmmirele

Take kitty to the vet to see if it’s got a chip. If it doesn’t then you need to figure out if you’re going to keep it. Probably get it tested for FeLV, etc.

I don’t think anyone chips a 9-week old kitten.

Update: Just checked his neck. No RFID.

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petesh  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:33:26pm

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

Beat me by 5 minutes.

And I was somewhat more polite, suggesting that they might have something better to do … which I doubt.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:35:22pm

re: #43 Joe Bacon 🌹

Foot propped up watching the Pirates lose another game on MLB TV…Never fails whenever I tune in to watch a game, they lose…

That’s okay. The Cubs won in a come-from-behind victory so my wife is happy. (Unfortunately, over my Tigers.)

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:38:08pm

I’m hanging a flag upside down tomorrow outside of my house. Fuck this Administration.

They aren’t on the side of the Constitution.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:39:38pm

re: #48 austin_blue

I’m hanging a flag upside down tomorrow outside of my house. Fuck this Administration.

They aren’t on the side of the Constitution.

I have to be a bit more reserved about that due to both where I am and my position in town. I have my flag up along with a Gold Star Family banner.

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:41:37pm

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹

I have to be a bit more reserved about that due to both where I am and my position in town. I have my flag up along with a Gold Star Family banner.

I understand. But do you also understand my symbolic position?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:53:33pm

Tomorrow is always a bittersweet day. But I will get through it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:55:35pm

re: #2 JordanRules

This whole case is horrible.

I would rather just about any other way Jim Jordan lose his seat than something this horrible. That said, I really hope this takes him out.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:56:12pm

re: #50 austin_blue

I understand. But do you also understand my symbolic position?

Yes.

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austin_blue  Jul 3, 2018 • 10:59:44pm

Well alrighty, then, off to bed.

Drumpf went apeshit today, didn’t he?

He’s A) nuts, and B) desperate. Perhaps he’s nervous about his private meeting with his boss in Helsinki about his annual performance review.

Gotta be nerve-wracking for a 72-year old to have to put up his bona fides to his sugar daddy. Cash flow can be a bitch for such an “unbelievably successful businessman” as he is who has filed for bankruptcy as many times as he has.

Night all.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:02:40pm

re: #54 austin_blue

Well alrighty, then, off to bed.

Drumpf went apeshit today, didn’t he?

He’s A) nuts, and B) desperate. Perhaps he’s nervous about his private meeting with his boss in Helsinki about his annual performance review.

Gotta be nerve-wracking for a 72-year old to have to put up his bona fides to his sugar daddy. Cash flow can be a bitch for such an “unbelievably successful businessman” as he is who has filed for bankruptcy as many times as he has.

Night all.

Not just him; it seems a whole bunch of Republicans are in Russia for their annual performance reviews.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:05:20pm

I think I found a new wife for Rage Furby.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:09:07pm

Hope everyone is prepared for the RW patriotic bullshit that is inevitable to occur throughout the day.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:11:20pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹

The police in Salisbury initially thought they might have gotten a bad dose of crack cocaine or heroine. They were tested for those, and came up negative. The police now suspect some other substance, but haven’t said what that might be.

They have cordoned off areas the two people were known to have been in during the hours before they were discovered.

There is speculation this is similar to the Skripal case, but as of yet the police nor the Home Office have actually said anything like that. They are still investigating.

Yeah pretty much what I read. Maybe I’m just more used to people going unconscious in big cities here.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:14:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:16:01pm

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

Hope everyone is prepared for the RW patriotic bullshit that is inevitable to occur throughout the day.

I expect my town will be mostly quiet (other than fireworks).

There won’t be quite as much RW bs from politicians, since they seem to be in Russia this year.

For every one of those guys who are up for reëlection, every Dem running against them should be using that as an advert.

“Representative Jones spent American Independence Day gladhandling Russian politicians in Moscow. I promise if elected, I will represent you, not Russia.”

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:16:06pm

Putin oil!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:16:44pm

re: #59 JordanRules

I swear to God if one more Trumper tries to tell me they aren’t internment camps…

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:37:17pm

re: #34 petesh

What, Ted Nugent had a prior engagement?

Turns out, nobody actually wants to hear Ted sing.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:39:12pm

re: #35 Joe Bacon 🌹

At least James Watt got Wayne Newton and the Army Blues Band to replace those Gawdless Beach Boys…

Watt was a man ahead of his time, a crazed fundy in government before many people really understood what that meant.

Watt periodically mentioned his Dispensationalist Christian faith when discussing his method of environmental management. Speaking before Congress, he once said, “I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns, whatever it is we have to manage with a skill to leave the resources needed for future generations.”

He apologized to the Beach Boys after he found out the Reagans were friends and VP Bush was not only a fan but a personal friend of the group. That was only after the concert with Wayne Newton, who was booed when he went on stage.

Watt continues to disgrace us with his presence (he is now 80).

In a 2001 interview, Watt applauded the energy policy of the Bush administration, stating that its preference of oil drilling and coal mining to conservation was just what he recommended in the early 1980s

He must be in hog heaven over Trump’s slash and burn environmental policies, but I haven’t heard about him in recent years.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:41:55pm

re: #62 Eclectic Cyborg

I swear to God if one more Trumper tries to tell me they aren’t internment camps…

They probably confuse “internment” with “interment” and since there aren’t any mass graves yet, they reject the term.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:49:53pm

re: #61 JordanRules

Putin oil!

Invading Venezuela would be just a really, really bad idea, to say the least. For one thing, their oil infrastructure is a shambles now, and a military assault would only make things worse.

This mean Trump will try it, because it’s a dumb move.

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JordanRules  Jul 3, 2018 • 11:54:52pm

A formal ban seems a bit authoritarian but I guess that’s on brand with Murrika.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:15:47am

Oh no!!! I hope it wasn’t due to the trauma he experienced by the hands of Maxine Waters. //

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:20:50am

re: #67 JordanRules

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A formal ban seems a bit authoritarian but I guess that’s on brand with Murrika.

Heh, it will be fun to watch RWNJs twist themselves into pretzels trying to take sides on this one.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:23:20am

Just got back from Aspen. Saw a wildfire up close. It was eerie, and kind of terrifying. Remember this viral video from last year?

Commuter drives through raging wildfire in California – dashcam video

That’s kind of what it looked like from the highway.

The fire was started by some ammosexuals firing tracer rounds at a gun range. They’ve been cited by law enforcement, it is illegal to discharge firearms outside anywhere right now, Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect.

Hundreds of homes are threatened, lots of mandatory evacuations in and around Basalt, CO right now.

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freetoken  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:51:26am
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:58:12am
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:02:51am

re: #71 freetoken

Oh that’s nice!
Added it to my cookout playlist.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:17:36am

Interesting world we have.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:21:12am

re: #74 JordanRules

Bill Gates committed to paying off $76 million of Nigeria’s debt after the country met polio vaccination targets.

What percentage of their debt does $76 million comprise?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:21:14am

re: #72 JordanRules

Politicking while black.

Has anyone identified Canvassing Charlotte yet?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:23:10am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹

Politicking while black.

Has anyone identified Canvassing Charlotte yet?

Siege mentality

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:24:34am

Something of a different concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts (Goes to Science Magazine, more at the link):

Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp out the virus, but it keeps spreading. It has already paralyzed 29 children, and on 21 June a case was reported on the border with Uganda, far outside the known outbreak zone, heightening fears that the virus will sweep across Africa. The DRC is “absolutely” the most worrisome polio outbreak today, says Michel Zaffran, who heads the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The outbreak also underscores the latest complication on the bumpy road toward polio eradication. It is caused not by the wild virus hanging on by a thread in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and perhaps Nigeria, but by a rare mutant derived from the weakened live virus in the oral polio vaccine (OPV), which has regained its neurovirulence and the ability to spread. As OPV campaigns have driven the wild virus to near-extinction, these circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) have emerged as the greatest threat to polio eradication. If the outbreaks are not stopped quickly, polio scientists warn, they could spiral out of control, setting eradication efforts back years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:27:05am

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹

Something of a different concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts (Goes to Science Magazine, more at the link):

If the outbreaks are not stopped quickly, polio scientists warn, they could spiral out of control, setting eradication efforts back years.

Allegory to our times: we are looking at damages that will take years or decades to repair.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:28:46am

re: #75 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What percentage of their debt does $76 million comprise?

Currently about 0.1%.

Honestly, not bad for one dude. Of all the tech billionaires Gates seems to be the only one who is using his wealth to do some real good.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:29:42am

re: #79 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If the outbreaks are not stopped quickly, polio scientists warn, they could spiral out of control, setting eradication efforts back years.

Allegory to our times: we are looking at damages that will take years or decades to repair.

And wait for the antivaxxers to weigh in on the new serotype 2 vaccine being deployed.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:29:52am

re: #80 goddamnedfrank

Currently about 0.1%.

Honestly, not bad for one dude. Of all the tech billionaires Gates seems to be the only one who is using his wealth to do some real good.

givingpledge.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:31:05am

re: #80 goddamnedfrank

Currently about 0.1%.

Honestly, not bad for one dude. Of all the tech billionaires Gates seems to be the only one who is using his wealth to do some real good.

Bill Gates’s foundation was the organisation which originally upgraded our telephone facilities and public library to provide Internet service to our town a few years ago. His foundation also provided computers, and training for the then library director and assistant, along with free lessons for anyone in the village who wanted them.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:32:42am

I’m going to be in the Denver area for three days this week. Seriously considering packing my skis, guitars, and my safe with my important papers in case a goddamned wildfire starts and burns my place down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:35:17am

re: #84 teleskiguy

I’m going to be in the Denver area for three days this week. Seriously considering packing my skis, guitars, and my safe with my important papers in case a goddamned wildfire starts and burns my place down.

Nearly 100% chance of wildfires given the holiday and the weather…

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:38:45am

Seriously, what I saw tonight was super spooky. A whole hillside, we’re talking many many football fields in size, all on fire. It’s really trippy at night.

I’ve only seen fires like that up close a few times, ever. Terrifying.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:40:17am

re: #84 teleskiguy

I’m going to be in the Denver area for three days this week. Seriously considering packing my skis, guitars, and my safe with my important papers in case a goddamned wildfire starts and burns my place down.

Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Those chowderheads firing tracer rounds during a red flag warning ought to spend a few years under a jail.

We’re off to Saskatchewan next Tuesday to begin our trip to Yukon and Alaska. Don’t think about coming to rob our house while we’re gone, there are more guns than people in this town.

Bad news from my sister tonight:

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:41:36am

re: #80 goddamnedfrank

Of all the tech billionaires Gates seems to be the only one who is using his wealth to do some real good.

Any speculation on why?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:42:26am

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹

Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Those chowderheads firing tracer rounds during a red flag warning ought to spend a few years under a jail.

We’re off to Saskatchewan next Tuesday to begin our trip to Yukon and Alaska. Don’t think about coming to rob our house while we’re gone, there are more guns than people in this town.

Bad news from my sister tonight:

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:42:26am

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹

Those chowderheads firing tracer rounds during a red flag warning ought to spend a few years under a jail.

Not only a Red Flag Warning, Stage 2 friggin’ fire restrictions, that’s as strict as it gets before Stage 3 which is full closure of public lands. You can’t even smoke outside during Stage 2!

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:44:43am

I’ve only seen this happen a handful of times in my life in Colorado (born and raised, never left), all municipal fireworks displays in western Colorado are canceled for the holiday.

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:46:29am

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:48:34am

re: #89 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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teleskiguy  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:48:48am

There’s no less than a dozen wildfires burning in Colorado right now, eight of them have wildland firefighting teams working on them. We’re at about 100,000 acres burned. It’s the 4th of July.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:50:02am

re: #91 teleskiguy

I’ve only seen this happen a handful of times in my life in Colorado (born and rainsed, never left), all municipal fireworks displays in western Colorado are canceled for the holiday.

In the meantime, just up the road from you, we’re practically drowning from all the rain (more again today). The North Platte River is much higher than it usually is this time of year. The Platte River downstream, which tends to dry up entirely about this time of year, is quite full.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 1:57:36am

LOL:

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2018 • 2:07:33am

Found on FB:

Facebook Post

Also,

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 2:59:04am

Bedtime at Chez Tumbleweed … catch y’all later.

Countdown to trip: Six days and a wake up.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2018 • 3:04:51am

And Uncle Vova’s trolls are beginning to hammer at the poison story out of the UK…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 3:30:59am

PS: A Wonkette story. It seems the New York Times has demoted a woman journalist covering the DC beat for having an affair with a staffer in Washington for three years.

New York Times So Touchy About Reporter Who Was Touching Her Source (Sometimes Wonkette URLs do not match the headline they provide; in this case the URL reads “Who Does a New York Times Reporter Have to Shoot to Get Fired Around Here”)

Not sure if the wingnuts will pick up on this, but folks are trying to tie this to leaks from the maladministration.

The New York Times announced Tuesday that it has reassigned reporter Ali Watkins, whose three-year affair with a Senate aide came to light as part of a leak investigation by the Justice Department. Watkins, 26, had a relationship with Senate Intelligence Committee aide James Wolfe, who’s been charged with making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with journalists. Her phone and email records were seized by the Department of Justice as part of the leak probe. The Times said Watkins will be assigned a mentor and transferred to a beat in New York.

(more)

Wonkette notes that this is part-and-parcel of the MeToo movement, that to gain access to powerful men, women often have to do things men wouldn’t have to.

In a staff memo, [NYT Editor Dean] Baquet directly addressed the Department of Justice’s brazen actions (pulling her phone and email records for years) and some more by the Department of Homeland Security (spying on her, threatening her, trying to blackmail her, the usual) before detailing the “concerns” he had about Watkins’s conduct

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 3:55:58am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 4, 2018 • 3:59:40am

re: #99 Teukka

And Uncle Vova’s trolls are beginning to hammer at the poison story out of the UK…

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Veterans Today is the Russian oriented troofer site I warned Central Michigan University about a couple of weeks ago.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:04:17am

re: #102 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Veterans Today is the Russian oriented troofer site I warned Central Michigan University about a couple of weeks ago.

They need to just change the name to something unassailable like “Christian Patriots Association”

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wheat-dogg  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:07:10am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Christian Patriotic Family Association

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:08:56am

re: #37 Targetpractice

So, how long before the NYT editorial staff push out a story insisting that the White House being a relative ghost town compared to past July 4ths is a “good thing” because it’s a “humble” sort of celebration like the holiday “deserves”?

Yeah, but we actually have a letter from founding father John Adams to Abigail Adams describing how Independence Day should be celebrated. And, “humble” is not in the description. Not that history means anything, of course.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:15:33am

re: #105 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Yeah, but we actually have a letter from founding father John Adams to Abigail Adams describing how Independence Day should be celebrated. And, “humble” is not in the description. Not that history means anything, of course.

Well, Trump and “humble”…yeah, they really go together, don’t they?

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:43:39am
A Michigan gas station manager was fired after her callous response to an employee’s request for time off to be with her son, who was reportedly placed on life support, went viral.

Crystal Fisher, of Albion, told FOX 17 that her son Jason, 18, was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after his temperature spiked to 104 degrees and he had “low oxygen.”

Fisher had her 14-year-old daughter, who was not named in the report, contact her boss at PS Food Mart to let them know she could not make it to work due to her son’s illness.

“[Fisher’s daughter] said, ‘Can you have somebody cover mom for [Friday], my brother’s really sick, they’re going to have to ventilate him,’” Fisher said. “And the boss, I could hear her over the phone and she told my daughter, ‘This ain’t the way we run things, you’re mother needs to be the one calling me.’”

snip

“As a result of this finding, we took quick action and that manager is no longer employed by PS Food Mart. We have also reaffirmed to our employee that she will be able to take all the time off that she needs during this difficult period,” the statement concluded.

Fisher said doctors told her that her son may have a type of sepsis.

“My concern is when my son does wake up and when he does open his eyes, he sees mommy there,” Fisher said.

I hear President Trump is hiring…

nypost.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:50:57am

re: #107 Shropshire Slasher

A Michigan gas station manager was fired after her callous response to an employee’s request for time off to be with her son, who was reportedly placed on life support, went viral.

“family values” vs “business friendly”

why does our system force us to see one in conflict with the other?

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Bubblehead II  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:52:05am

re: #107 Shropshire Slasher

snip

I hear President Trump is hiring…

nypost.com

Folk Oil just (barely) avoided a FMLA lawsuit.

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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:52:18am

re: #6 Kragar

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When I first saw that tweet the other day, my first thought was “Bathe more than on Saturday night and you’ll smell better.”

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 4, 2018 • 4:55:39am

A plot to hold two Hollywood celebrities for ransom ends.

The woman, identified as Amber Neal, 25, was indicted last month along with Keith Andre Stewart and Johntae Jones in a plot to kidnap and extort an actor and actress in Compton, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

The trio were charged with 17 felonies, including kidnapping, assault with a firearm and mayhem in connection with an incident that took place in May 2017, court records show.

Prosecutors said Stewart, Jones and Neal went to the home of actress Daisy McCrackin and “pistol whipped” actor Joseph Capone before placing black hoods on both victims. Capone was then taken hostage at a Compton home, where he was stripped naked and held in a bathtub without food for about 30 hours, according to the district attorney’s office.

I knew her brother, Phil.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 4, 2018 • 5:08:46am
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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2018 • 5:28:28am

My act of 4th of July warfare is to simply repost, yet again, my favorite seasonal song. There’s a page with it over on the side.

Here’s a little something more by X since that’s the mood I’m in this morning.

X the band Live in 1987 3 blistering songs John Doe, Exene Cervenka

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jeffreyw  Jul 4, 2018 • 5:41:48am

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Good morning!

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steve_davis  Jul 4, 2018 • 5:45:08am

re: #24 austin_blue

I’m torn. We finished the first disc of the recently released fifth series of The Americans (killer bee, by the way) and was smoking a cig on the back porch when I heard “Mew!” and looked down to find an orange tom tabby kitten (+/- 9 weeks) saying hello. Sweetheart. Looked healthy, no fleas, and I’m thinking what a cutie! Also, loves scritches. Let him in the house. Went right to the food bowl, had some kibble and a drink of water.

More than likely someone else’s cat. But haven’t seem him before. Alpha cat walked in and kept her hair down. I’ve got chain link all around the back yard and have no idea where he came from. I don’t want/need another cat, but what do I do if he starts hanging around?

Advice, please. I’m a cat guy, but all of them have been litter cats (1) or adult foundlings (2).

If he likes you, he’ll keep you. I once was living in an upstairs apartment with a roommate when I looked around the room as we laughed at something on t.v. The giant eunuch cat from downstairs was sitting in a corner of the room, and looked completely shocked that we made him exit the premises. It’s usually less traumatic for everyone if you just let the cat do whatever the hell it wants to do.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:03:34am

re: #24 austin_blue

I’m torn. We finished the first disc of the recently released fifth series of The Americans (killer bee, by the way) and was smoking a cig on the back porch when I heard “Mew!” and looked down to find an orange tom tabby kitten (+/- 9 weeks) saying hello. Sweetheart. Looked healthy, no fleas, and I’m thinking what a cutie! Also, loves scritches. Let him in the house. Went right to the food bowl, had some kibble and a drink of water.

More than likely someone else’s cat. But haven’t seem him before. Alpha cat walked in and kept her hair down. I’ve got chain link all around the back yard and have no idea where he came from. I don’t want/need another cat, but what do I do if he starts hanging around?

Advice, please. I’m a cat guy, but all of them have been litter cats (1) or adult foundlings (2).

You have been chosen.
Do not resist.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:20:30am

re: #68 JordanRules

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So when will Little Mikey turn up on Fox?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:22:40am

re: #117 Joe Bacon 🌹

So when will Little Mikey turn up on Fox?

When he’s blonde and a double d.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:23:21am

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:28:29am

re: #118 HappyWarrior

When he’s blonde and a double d.

Please! It’s only 625 here in LA.

Woke up at 2AM heard a lot of bangs, booms and gunfire. Gosh was Alex Jones right?
Nope. Police sirens at 3AM breaking up a party…

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:29:10am

re: #25 mmmirele

If it’s really true that Elliott Broidy was covering up for Trump on an pregnancy and abortion with a Playboy Playmate, watch for all of Trump’s Evangelical enablers to excuse him. Just watch. It will happen. They’re that kind of hypocrite.

Yep, it will be “but I thought you liberruls like abortion…. Your [sic] the hypocrites.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:30:27am

re: #120 Joe Bacon 🌹

Please! It’s only 625 here in LA.

Woke up at 2AM heard a lot of bangs, booms and gunfire. Gosh was Alex Jones right?
Nope. Police sirens at 3AM breaking up a party…

Sorry sorry. Anyhow 9:30 on the East Coast, not having avocado toast that I won’t be able to afford a home with.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:30:53am

re: #121 Barefoot Grin

Yep, it will be “but I thought you liberruls like abortion…. Your [sic] the hypocrites.”

That’s exactly what it will be.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:33:44am

No matter what the DC Gasbags and the Corporate Press BS about, there is no middle ground this 4th.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:35:25am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:37:36am

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rich considering you wanted to ban LGBT people from service Mikey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:38:43am

what a jackass

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:39:49am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:43:48am

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:45:50am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Our President is your right wing uncle’s Facebook timeline.

My whole family regurgitates the latest Republican bullshit. Right now their Facebook pages are loaded with postings about Awan.

And my nephews who belong to right wing militias faithfully post everything they get from #QAnon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:46:25am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:47:43am

re: #130 Joe Bacon 🌹

My whole family regurgitates the latest Republican bullshit. Right now their Facebook pages are loaded with postings about Awan.

And my nephews who belong to right wing militias faithfully post everything they get from #QAnon.

That’s what I mean. Your family just spews bullshit without checking it. Trump does the same.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:48:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:51:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:55:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 6:56:26am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:01:04am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

A total imbecile. Entergy started building a new power plant in Lake Charles, LA. (200 miles from me) back in January, powered by…take a guess!…natural gas.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:03:36am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The contradictions is as much part of the history as the words Jefferson wrote. And I am glad Douglass and other abolitionists saw that.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:04:22am

re: #130 Joe Bacon 🌹

Like the 2,500 Iranians that Obama gave American citizenship, Imran Awan will also become an article of faith.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:04:49am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:05:50am

re: #139 Ace Rothstein

Like the 2,500 Iranians that Obama gave American citizenship, Imran Awan will also become an article of faith.

That’s where FNC comes in. They spread this bullshit. And they may even later admit they were wrong but by then, it’s become an article of faith. And you know what, that wouldn’t be as horrible as it is if among the people who buy it weren’t the President of the United States.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:06:21am

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jeezus. No wonder why he was able to portray awful people so easily.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:14:38am

re: #141 HappyWarrior

That’s where FNC comes in. They spread this bullshit. And they may even later admit they were wrong but by then, it’s become an article of faith. And you know what, that wouldn’t be as horrible as it is if among the people who buy it weren’t the President of the United States.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:15:47am

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Jeezus. No wonder why he was able to portray awful people so easily.

I read here that his famous line from House of Cards, “Everything is about sex. Except sex itself. Sex is about power.” was an ad-lib.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:18:50am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:20:12am

Nuts may boost male fertility: study

Eating nuts “significantly” boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday.

The findings “support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality,” they said, but stressed the study participants were all healthy, apparently fertile men.

The potential benefits of nuts for men struggling with fertility have yet to be probed.

For the study, researchers recruited 119 men aged 18-35, who they divided into two groups.

One group ate 60 grammes of almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts daily on top of their usual “western-style” diet, while the second group got no nuts.

After 14 weeks, the nut group “had significant improvements in their sperm count, vitality, motility (movement) and morphology (shape)” — all associated with male fertility, said a statement.

“Moreover, the subjects in the nut group also showed a significant reduction in their levels of sperm DNA fragmentation, a parameter closely associated with male infertility.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:25:12am

Meanwhile back at the Jim Jordan domicile, he plays the Sgt. Schultz card!

“It’s not true,” Jordan told Politico in a Tuesday night interview. “I never knew about any type of abuse. If I did, I would have done something about it. And look, if there are people who are abused, then that’s terrible and we want justice to happen.”

You goddamned liar! You were probably Strauss’ wingman.

#RESIGNJIMJORDAN

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:30:37am

re: #138 HappyWarrior

The contradictions is as much part of the history as the words Jefferson wrote.

QFT

Yes indeed. Too many folks don’t want the whole story.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:31:56am
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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:34:59am

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This was one of the patriotic quotations we used at my church on Sunday. It and a speech by Robert Kennedy in Johannesburg SA against apartheid were the two best for pointing out what is and what can be.

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William Lewis  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:37:14am

And now, off to do 8 hours at time and a half. I’d almost rather I had the day off (it’s going to be nuts) but OTOH, $18/hour is almost worth it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:38:03am

re: #151 William Lewis

And now, off to do 8 hours at time and a half. I’d almost rather I had the day off (it’s going to be nuts) but OTOH, $18/hour is almost worth it.

Happy Independence Day, my friend. Be sure to drink your vodka in honor of those Republicans who decided to spend the day in the Motherland.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:41:32am

re: #143 The Vicious Babushka

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Yep. President FNC.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:44:07am

Ha! At first I did think Favs was admiring his own work, but not so.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:47:22am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:48:57am

later in her TL:

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:51:45am

LOL!

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Chrysicat  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:54:31am

re: #75 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What percentage of their debt does $76 million comprise?

He needs to be more worried about how much of his fortune $76M comprises, and recall that Percy Ross died broke because of the way he gave it all away in his declining years, I fear…

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:57:10am

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

Hope everyone is prepared for the RW patriotic bullshit that is inevitable to occur throughout the day.

I’ll be watching World Cup and Netflix for most of the day so no RW b.s. for me.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:58:10am

re: #159 Patricia Kayden

No World Cup matches until Friday.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 7:58:29am

re: #158 Chrysicat

He needs to be more worried about how much of his fortune $76M comprises, and recall that Percy Ross died broke because of the way he gave it all away in his declining years, I fear…

Huh??
He’s worth 92 billion. You really think he’s going to go broke?

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:00:12am
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:02:42am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:03:13am

The United States of America did this.

At night, Andriy sometimes wakes up screaming in the bunk bed he shares with his mother and baby brother. When he started to wet the bed, Calderon put him back in diapers. Sometimes he throws his tiny body down on the floor, hands behind his back, acting out what happened to his father.

As federal agencies work on reuniting more than 2,000 families that remain apart, affected by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, many children are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the separations.

A 1-year-old taken from his father in November still wakes up crying, quieting only when his mother reassures him that she is there. In the first week of living in a Jefferson Park apartment, he would grab his mother’s legs and start to cry if someone came to visit.

“Those are absolutely classic signs of acute trauma,” said Dr. Amy Cohen, a child psychiatrist. As a volunteer at an immigrant respite center in McAllen, Texas, Cohen identified and helped traumatized children and adults separated in detention.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:06:16am

‘Morning, Lizards. This has been on my mind since last night, but my wife and I (and Scout) spent last night out on the patio watching fireworks.

Does anyone else believe that this Jim Jordan story is a direct and brutal slapback for Jordan trying to be badass and threatening Rod Rosenstein last week? Because I do.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see stories like this coming out and taking down Trump’s loudmouth defenders who have been dogging the intel community.

There’s a good chance that whatever kompromat Russia has on these clowns, the IC has, too. If I were Devin Nunes I’d be losing sleep nowadays.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:12:34am

re: #162 JordanRules

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They know they have him by the balls.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:13:00am

re: #161 JordanRules

Huh??
He’s worth 92 billion. You really think he’s going to go broke?

He’s been saying for years that people like him should give away most of their money, and suiting his words to his work with the Gates Foundation.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:14:40am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

They know they have him by the balls.

To quote Charles Colson: “When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:15:57am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here’s the transcript of the president’s West Virginia remarks about how coal is safer than oil from a “national security” perspective, since it’s easy to bomb an oil pipeline but coal is “indestructible.”

1944: The completely destroyed facilities of the Ancona railway station in northern Italy

Except for those things you have to use to move it around.
ww2colorfarbe.blogspot.com

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:17:12am

re: #167 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

He’s been saying for years that people like him should give away most of their money, and suiting his words to his work with the Gates Foundation.

Yes, he and Buffet. That was my first thought. It’s good he doesn’t want to hoard it right.
Having to guard against, ‘oops I went broke’, seems like quite a stretch tho.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:21:04am

re: #170 JordanRules

Yes, he and Buffet. That was my first thought. It’s good he doesn’t want to hoard it right.
Having to guard against, ‘oops I went broke’, seems like quite a stretch tho.

Mine too — just enlarging on what you said.

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mmmirele  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:30:26am

re: #45 austin_blue

I don’t think anyone chips a 9-week old kitten.

Update: Just checked his neck. No RFID.

My bad—I originally read that as ‘nine month’, not ‘nine week.’ Yeah, nobody chips a kitten.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:33:03am

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

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MsJ  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:33:40am

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

That honest to God had me squealing. So funny and kind of amazing. I loved it!!

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Bubblehead II  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:33:59am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

It’s has been a dud so far.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:35:34am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

Canceled on account of rain.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:37:54am

re: #165 makeitstop

‘Morning, Lizards. This has been on my mind since last night, but my wife and I (and Scout) spent last night out on the patio watching fireworks.

Does anyone else believe that this Jim Jordan story is a direct and brutal slapback for Jordan trying to be badass and threatening Rod Rosenstein last week? Because I do.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see stories like this coming out and taking down Trump’s loudmouth defenders who have been dogging the intel community.

There’s a good chance that whatever kompromat Russia has on these clowns, the IC has, too. If I were Devin Nunes I’d be losing sleep nowadays.

I don’t think it is directly tied to the Rod Rosenstein’s questioning last week…but overall the timing is good.

This OSU doctor sex abuse story broke right after the Michigan State trial for Larry Nasser. And it has been building since early spring.

Jim Jordan was part of the OSU wrestling team as assistant coach and apparently the investigators asked him what he knew about the doctors abuse and said he had never heard of anything going on and denied allegations from team members that said Jordan knew what was going on.

That heated everything up this week because there are some very respected members of Ohio State’s wrestling team that were close to Jordan and say he is lying his ass off.

If anything, Jordan’s grandstanding and his noxious politics may have encouraged others to call Jim Jordan out.

I hope like all get out as an Ohioan this kills Jordan’s career. But, in Trump world, many of Jordan’s constituents might call all of this more fake news.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:38:11am
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can't think of a decent username  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:39:27am

re: #165 makeitstop

There’s a good chance that whatever kompromat Russia has on these clowns, the IC has, too. If I were Devin Nunes I’d be losing sleep nowadays.

The minute Nunes is out of office, he becomes absolutely useless to the Russians. He should be way more terrified than he is.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:39:28am

This is the famous speech the President gave at the end of the movie Independence Day. Read it in the context of our country and the geopolitical situation today:

“Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation.

We’re fighting for our right to live. To exist.

And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!

Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

Fun trivia fact: The speech was filmed exactly 50 years to the day after the Hiroshima bombing, in front of a hangar that once housed the Enola Gay.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:40:12am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

Alex Jones’ forewarning the American people of the pending crisis prevented it

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:41:38am

re: #176 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Canceled on account of rain.

I thought it was because of overheating.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:42:29am

Question:
is the fact that #IndependanceDay is trending third in the US absolutely hilarious, or downright depressing?

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:42:46am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s been very civil.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:44:17am

re: #183 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Question:
is the fact that #IndependanceDay is trending third in the US absolutely hilarious, or downright depressing?

that depands…

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Jay C  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:44:26am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

Well, so far, it’s been pretty polite, hence quite “civil”….

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:45:49am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

Needs more cowbell.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:46:33am

re: #183 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

i was hoping for dancers. //

Paged this a minute ago, just some thoughts on the most difficult 4th of July politically.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:47:56am

re: #188 Unshaken Defiance

i was hoping for dancers. //

Paged this a minute ago, just some thoughts on the most difficult 4th of July politically.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:49:02am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

Some explosions at midnight last night, but the dog returned effective counterbarkery fire.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:52:24am

About the fireworks last night and pets - Scout usually has an IDNGAF attitude about fireworks, but our next door neighbors were setting them off and when the explosions were directly over our heads, Scout got a little spooked.

We gave him one of those CBD treats (my wife has dubbed them ‘Scooby snacks’), and within about 15 minutes he was back to his old, not-giving-a-fuck doggy self. I recommend them to anyone who has an anxious dog, they really do work.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:54:54am

re: #155 Joe Bacon 🌹

Love that photo. Wish we knew more about that young man who has made such a powerful and timely statement.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:56:14am

These goofballs…

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:56:19am

In other news - my wife’s lilies have popped, just in time for the 4th!

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plansbandc  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:56:55am

re: #24 austin_blue

Kittems chose YOU!

Been blasting through “The Americans” also. Currently on season 4. Thoroughly entertaining show.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:57:35am

re: #191 makeitstop

I’m wondering about my cats. Last night was rough, some illegal firecrackers close by, big ones. Couple dozen. I woke up suddenly a lil disoriented, two am, and was not thinking 4th of July it just sounded like a nearby gunfight. Just a few minutes. That’s when I hit the tincture to get back to sleep after calming a Maine Coon and a Manx, and not CBD either. THC and a shot o rum.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:58:34am
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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:59:29am

re: #196 Unshaken Defiance

I’m wondering about my cats. Last night was rough, some illegal firecrackers close by, big ones. Couple dozen. I woke up suddenly a lil disoriented, two am, and was not thinking 4th of July it just sounded like a nearby gunfight. Just a few minutes. That’s when I hit the tincture to get back to sleep after calming a Maine Coon and a Manx, and not CBD either. THC and a shot o rum.

They make them for kitties, too! Worth checking out.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 8:59:46am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:01:44am

re: #194 makeitstop

In other news - my wife’s lilies have popped, just in time for the 4th!

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Ka Bloom!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:02:00am

re: #199 JordanRules

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And they stiff me on residuals…

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:02:02am

re: #163 JordanRules

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The only thing great about this country is that people are resisting and Mueller is investigating. That’s about it.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:02:17am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:03:51am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:05:22am

re: #197 Ace-o-aces

As a woman of Jamaican heritage who was born in England and has scores of Black relatives living in England, the fact that the English soccer team is diverse is something that I expect. England is not an all-White country. Watson is projecting again since it is probably rightwingers like him who are furious to see non-Whites playing on European teams. He’s not fooling anyone.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:06:17am

re: #183 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Question:
is the fact that #IndependanceDay is trending third in the US absolutely hilarious, or downright depressing?

We wouldn’t be America without a large amount of hypocrisy about freedom and bad spelling.

Edited.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:07:18am

re: #204 The Vicious Babushka

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stpaulbear  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:07:29am

re: #206 Belafon

We wouldn’t be America without a large amount of hypocrisy about freedom.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:08:18am

re: #207 Unshaken Defiance

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I had to edit that Tweet so you might want to retweet it again.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:08:32am
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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:08:51am

Flash flood warnings in Houston again today.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:09:26am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:09:44am

re: #211 jaunte

Flash flood warnings in Houston again today.

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Raining steady here in Montgomery County.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:10:46am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:11:57am
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:15:05am

re: #197 Ace-o-aces

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Guess whose team is not very diverse for some interesting reasons?

“Russia’s World Cup Team Bucks Multiethnicity Seen On Swiss, Other Teams” (Link is to Radio Free Europe)
rferl.org

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:15:38am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:18:03am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:18:34am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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They’re being used. I’m sorry for what happened to their loved ones but this is a disgusting thing to do that’s literally out of the Nazi playbook.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:18:58am
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Belafon  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:20:49am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bet you a dollar that if you put them and the Parkland kids in a room together, it wouldn’t be the Parkland kids screaming.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:21:02am

re: #197 Ace-o-aces

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Actually Paul. People like you call the diversity of the team “cultural Marxism.” If the English team were one and done, you’d be using it to validate your bigoted views. Have a nice 4th of July wanker.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:23:51am

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

As a woman of Jamaican heritage who was born in England and has scores of Black relatives living in England, the fact that the English soccer team is diverse is something that I expect. England is not an all-White country. Watson is projecting again since it is probably rightwingers like him who are furious to see non-Whites playing on European teams. He’s not fooling anyone.

I caught part of an ESPN broadcast where they were talking about Putin using sports to try to show some of his country’s power, and all I could think of is Hitler and how he needs to be shown up.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:26:00am

re: #211 jaunte

Flash flood warnings in Houston again today.

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Has the city done anything to mitigate any of the issues they had in last year’s big flood?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:29:09am

re: #224 ObserverArt

Has the city done anything to mitigate any of the issues they had in last year’s big flood?

That is an excellent question…especially with the height of Hurricane season about a month away.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:30:38am
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Ace-o-aces  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:30:54am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:31:38am

re: #227 Ace-o-aces

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You should have ended there Meg.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:37:31am
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jeffreyw  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:38:23am

re: #194 makeitstop

In other news - my wife’s lilies have popped, just in time for the 4th!

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MrsJ has some of those.

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Ours are past prime, now. The heat isn’t kind.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:38:41am

re: #229 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Might be a good way to avoid the orcas too.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:39:25am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:40:04am

re: #223 Belafon
“I caught part of an ESPN broadcast where they were talking about Putin using sports to try to show some of his country’s power, and all I could think of is Hitler and how he needs to be shown up.”

Well, Russia is out of the World Cup so that’s a start.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:40:10am

re: #224 ObserverArt

There’s some planning going on:
bizjournals.com

“…Here are some of the options that the report discussed:

Conduct a study on the condition of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs to reduce uncertainty about their structural integrity.
Build a new reservoir in northwest Harris County to mitigate flooding in the Cypress Creek watershed. A current plan proposes a third reservoir to mitigate new development, but this reservoir would not reduce flooding from Buffalo Bayou or solve issues with the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.
Create a coordinated housing plan in conjunction with flexible buy-out programs.
Produce better regulations overseeing new development near floodplains.
Carry out a public information campaign to better educate Houstonians about flood-mitigation projects.
Build a consolidated, regional and public source of data about flooding.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:42:15am

re: #233 Patricia Kayden

“I caught part of an ESPN broadcast where they were talking about Putin using sports to try to show some of his country’s power, and all I could think of is Hitler and how he needs to be shown up.”

Well, Russia is out of the World Cup so that’s a start.

No, they are not.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:44:31am
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Jay C  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:45:45am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I noticed that the NYT didn’t have comments enabled for that Trump-fluffing piece. Funny thing, that…

One can certainly feel sorry for these families’ losses - but that they are either letting their grief be exploited in the service of Trump’s bigoted xenophobic agenda (or worse, vigorously promoting said exploitation themselves) kinda diminishes the sympathy quotient just a bit.

Also, too: I think Vogel and Rogers are overstating these “angel families’” political influence to a marked degree. That even as The Orange Anus keeps blathering endlessly about “criminals” and “animals” and parading these folks around at his grotesque rallies, they have only been able to recruit “three dozen” families as props - one would think, given Trump’s rhetoric, that there would be thousands - leads me to think (PACs notwithstanding) that their actual impact may be a lot less than meets the eye.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:46:12am

re: #235 I Would Prefer Not To

No, they are not.

They’re playing Croatia Saturday at 2 IIRC. Go Croatia.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:48:06am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:52:56am

re: #160 Ace Rothstein

No World Cup matches until Friday.

Yes, I’m seeing that these are repeat games.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:56:52am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 9:59:43am

re: #216 JordanRules

“Many Russians tend to view diversity of European squads such as France, Germany, England, and Switzerland as a sign of the corresponding nations’ weakness and the erosion of traditional cultures,” Malamud said.

He said there’s a common perception in Russia: “Europe is dying under the hordes of invading barbarians.”

“It’s basically a part of the country’s official ideology,” he said.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:00:03am

re: #239 jaunte

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Because half of the country sees it as a good thing that damned Hillary isn’t president.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:03:13am

re: #242 Patricia Kayden

“Many Russians tend to view diversity of European squads such as France, Germany, England, and Switzerland as a sign of the corresponding nations’ weakness and the erosion of traditional cultures,” Malamud said.

He said there’s a common perception in Russia: “Europe is dying under the hordes of invading barbarians.”

“It’s basically a part of the country’s official ideology,” he said.

And this is totally cool with the Republican Congressional delegation celebrating in Moscow.

Shelby is getting the business in his replies.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:04:07am

re: #230 jeffreyw

MrsJ has some of those.

Ours are past prime, now. The heat isn’t kind.

Same. Thy’re not lasting long this season. But there’s another whole line ready to go right behind these.

Besides the tiger lilies (which seem to do better in the heat), my wife bought the day lilies from a woman who is actually known as the ‘flower lady.’ She actually had to go to the woman’s house for an interview - if the flower lady doesn’t think you’re serious about growing them, no lilies for you.

That was 15 years ago! And we get this great pop of color every year. Another wise investment by my wife. Those flowers coming around every year make this place feel even more like our home.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:05:33am

I really hope Russia doesn’t win the World Cup.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:06:20am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:06:59am

re: #246 Eclectic Cyborg

I really hope Russia doesn’t win the World Cup.

You know Trump will want to invite them and we’ll read about it. But yeah I’m rooting for team Croatia. My first pick was Peru but they’re long gone.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:09:06am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:09:31am

re: #233 Patricia Kayden

No they’re not. They’re in the quarterfinals and they play Croatia on Saturday.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:11:25am

re: #249 JordanRules

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They just don’t care. She’s as heartless as Trump is.

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Winston_Smith  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:12:03am

re: #239 jaunte

Because it isn’t going to sell any cars today.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:12:22am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:13:53am

re: #247 JordanRules

The woman who runs that website has been subjected to horrific abuse. Glad to see that she’s still going strong. It ticks racists to see that Blacks were part of European history, I guess.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:14:06am

re: #253 JordanRules

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It would make him hurl seeing what his successors have done.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:14:31am

re: #250 Ace Rothstein

No they’re not. They’re in the quarterfinals and they play Croatia on Saturday.

Just noticed that. UGH. Hope they lose.

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The Major  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:14:38am

re: #172 mmmirele

Yeah, nobody chips a kitten.

Actually, they do chip kittens - my late tortie Voodo was chipped at 9 weeks.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:15:16am

re: #246 Eclectic Cyborg

I really hope Russia doesn’t win the World Cup.

Seconded.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:15:23am

re: #254 Patricia Kayden

The woman who runs that website has been subjected to horrific abuse. Glad to see that she’s still going strong. It ticks racists to see that Blacks were part of European history, I guess.

They have this delusion that Europe was always white. Shit, look at the Iberian Peninsula and even Russia.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:17:51am

re: #254 Patricia Kayden

The woman who runs that website has been subjected to horrific abuse. Glad to see that she’s still going strong. It ticks racists to see that Blacks were part of European history, I guess.

It’s so sad how protected she has to make herself because of all the hate.
Her work and the work that she amplifies is so important. Plus, the art is amazing!

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:17:51am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:19:20am

re: #242 Patricia Kayden

“Many Russians tend to view diversity of European squads such as France, Germany, England, and Switzerland as a sign of the corresponding nations’ weakness and the erosion of traditional cultures,” Malamud said.

He said there’s a common perception in Russia: “Europe is dying under the hordes of invading barbarians.”

“It’s basically a part of the country’s official ideology,” he said.

Rather than realize that pretty much nobody wants to migrate TO Russia.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:21:21am

re: #261 jaunte

[Embedded content]

OFFS.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:21:24am

re: #261 jaunte

“Her” bio: Nurse Practitioner, Constitutionalist, Capitalist,~~SECURE THE BORDER—-ERADICATE ISIS~—A speck of red in a sea of blue—CALIFORNIA~~A Storm is Coming

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:21:57am

re: #264 Ace Rothstein

She had me at “patriot”

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:22:33am

re: #261 jaunte

(He’s wrong, but it’s still funny.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:26:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:26:15am
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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:29:39am

I just saw a list of all the Republican Senators celebrating America’s freedom holiday in Russia.

A very interesting list. They all look like they are from some of the states Donny loves to do his rallies in. Hopefully the Democrats are working on some ad materials based on this group spending a day they should be with constituents spending a day with their real constituent.

The congressional delegation included Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Steve Daines (R-MT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Thune (R-S.D.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

Heh, a nice James O’Keefe-like video of someone interviewing Trump supporters in these states and asking them “do you know where you Senator is spending the 4th of July this year” would be fun.

I can see them giving some answers unaware of where they are and the videographer telling them they are all in Russia meeting with Vlad. The reactions would be pretty good. I bet a few of them would be in some pretty good throes of denial.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:32:36am

“…a more flagrant image of human inconsistency can scarcely be conceived…”

Until the present day Republican party.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:33:44am

re: #270 jaunte

[Embedded content]

“…a more flagrant image of human inconsistency can scarcely be conceived…”

Until the present day Republican party.

“abridged Alcoran”

What is that? Al Koran? The Koran?

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:34:25am

re: #269 ObserverArt

Apparently they are all on the $appropriations$ committee too.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:34:34am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

That’s how I interpreted it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:34:58am

re: #261 jaunte

“Democrats have removed cursive handwriting with Common Core.”

Oh, for fuck’s sake. And this woman votes.

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jaunte  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:36:07am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

John Adams Library copy:
archive.org

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:36:36am

re: #274 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, for fuck’s sake. And this woman votes.

Cursive’s been on its way out for awhile. Typing is more pertinent skill to have.

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Winston_Smith  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:37:47am

IT all began when the Democrats removed quill pens from the schools.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:38:31am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:38:52am

re: #277 Winston_Smith

IT all began when the Democrats removed quill pens from the schools.

Ha!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:39:45am

re: #277 Winston_Smith

IT all began when the Democrats removed quill pens from the schools.

And thofe filly extra long effef.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:40:35am
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Teukka  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:40:47am

On this side of the pond, the Russian ambassador warns threatens the Swedish PM…


“The Swedish Prime Minister repeatedly points out Russia as the biggest threat, without any evidence of it. We are tired of it now. It does not matter if you are prime minister, pope or jesus christ, you can not even make groundless accusations. And you have to understand that it can not happen without response, he says,

Russian ambassador’s warning to Stefan Löfven
[Original] Ryska ambassadörens varning till Stefan Löfven

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:42:07am

re: #282 Teukka

The military, the MSB and the security service agree on the assessment that the Russian Federation intelligence services are the biggest threat against Sweden.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:43:17am

re: #282 Teukka

On this side of the pond, the Russian ambassador warns threatens the Swedish PM…


“The Swedish Prime Minister repeatedly points out Russia as the biggest threat, without any evidence of it. We are tired of it now. It does not matter if you are prime minister, pope or jesus christ, you can not even make groundless accusations. And you have to understand that it can not happen without response, he says,

Russian ambassador’s warning to Stefan Löfven
[Original] Ryska ambassadörens varning till Stefan Löfven

Trump: Wouldn’t it be great if we were friends with Russia?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:43:40am

re: #283 Teukka

The military, the MSB and the security service agree on the assessment that the Russian Federation intelligence services are the biggest threat against Sweden.

Not Muslims.//

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wrenchwench  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:43:41am

I saw no Border Patrol in the parade. (They usually are.) I could have missed them, I saw about 95% of the whole thing. Sooo many softball and Little League teams. Lots of political candidates. Both political parties, several churches, a couple political issues, left, right, and local. Opened with police and fire departments, lots of sirens. The John Deere tractor collection seemed a bit slower, and they’ve let another brand join them. Smokey the Bear with the forest service. Cheerleaders and dance teams.

Lots of clouds, so 10 degrees cooler than yesterday, and people sitting on both sides of the street, instead of all jammed on the shady side. Across the street from me were a guy I know and his parents. They’re Navajo, or as the Declaration of Independence refers to them, ‘merciless savages’. That’s a bit after the ‘all men are created equal’ part, which the founders and many followers don’t seem to have taken seriously.

Everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:44:38am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:45:26am

re: #280 Blind Frog Belly White

And thofe filly extra long effef.

Juſt wanted to ſee if a real long “s” would ſhow up here.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:45:36am

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I remember when I thought Huntsman could be a part of a reasonable GOP post Tea Party. I was naive.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:46:10am

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fuck em. Fuck em all.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:47:01am

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wish I could believe it was kompromat, because the alternative - that the GOP has completely gone over to ‘Russia, the Last True White Country, is our natural ally’ thinking is much, much worse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:47:33am

re: #290 Ace Rothstein

Fuck em. Fuck em all.

Alternatively,

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:48:00am

What in the fuck…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:48:03am

re: #269 ObserverArt

Heh, a nice James O’Keefe-like video of someone interviewing Trump supporters in these states and asking them “do you know where you Senator is spending the 4th of July this year” would be fun.

I can see them giving some answers unaware of where they are and the videographer telling them they are all in Russia meeting with Vlad. The reactions would be pretty good. I bet a few of them would be in some pretty good throes of denial.

I believe “in Russia where Vlad won’t bother to meet with them” is more accurate.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:48:16am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

Trump: Wouldn’t it be great if we were friends with Russia?

Being basically a bathroom rug for Russia and its friend are two different things…

re: #285 HappyWarrior

Not Muslims.//

Swedes are corny because they don’t take lightly to projections of power such as downing broadcasts masts, sending one of their useful idiots to photograph “Grizzly” and other protected objects. And those are just the things I’m allowed to talk about. There is a reason why Sweden is sharply increasing preparedness.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:49:55am

re: #295 Teukka

Being basically a bathroom rug for Russia and its friend are two different things…

Swedes are corny because they don’t take lightly to projections of power such as downing broadcasts masts, sending one of their useful idiots to photograph “Grizzly” and other protected objects. And those are just the things I’m allowed to talk about. There is a reason why Sweden is sharply increasing preparedness.

I know. It’s a legitimate concern. No doubt your intelligence services have seen what happened here and in the UK.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:50:05am

re: #291 Blind Frog Belly White

I wish I could believe it was kompromat, because the alternative - that the GOP has completely gone over to ‘Russia, the Last True White Country, is our natural ally’ thinking is much, much worse.

And I think that’s exactly what it is.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:50:27am

re: #291 Blind Frog Belly White

I wish I could believe it was kompromat, because the alternative - that the GOP has completely gone over to ‘Russia, the Last True White Country, is our natural ally’ thinking is much, much worse.

It’s probably a little of both if you ask me.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:50:34am

re: #289 HappyWarrior

I remember when I thought Huntsman could be a part of a reasonable GOP post Tea Party. I was naive.

And then there is Abby who went to Fox News as a reporter and weekend Fox Friend.

She tried to sell herself as a moderate and intelligent Republican voice when she was on MSNBC for a bit.

The Huntsmans like all good mercenaries will go and do whatever the party needs at the time. Before the election of Trump they were all cautionary. Now they are all in.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:51:05am

Lre: #299 ObserverArt

And then there is Abby who went to Fox News as a reporter and weekend Fox Friend.

She tried to sell herself as a moderate and intelligent Republican voice when she was on MSNBC for a bit.

The Huntsmans like all good mercenaries will go and do whatever the party needs at the time. Before the election of Trump they were all cautionary. Now they are all in.

Yep, you got it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:53:07am

rocking that Spongebob hairdo

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:54:03am

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

rocking that Spongebob hairdo

[Embedded content]

SpongeDon Fatpants.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:55:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:57:31am
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:57:40am

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

He looks even more absurd than usual, thought it looks like he ran out of orange spray paint.

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Teukka  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:58:03am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

I know. It’s a legitimate concern. No doubt your intelligence services have seen what happened here and in the UK.

Yes. And why MSB (our DHS-ish) is making a note of it in “If Crisis or War Comes”.

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BeachDem  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:59:09am

re: #193 JordanRules

These goofballs…

[Embedded content]

Scott Adams, if not THE most pompous ass on the planet, is definitely in the top 10. Remember, he’s an expert on humor and satire—just ask him, he’ll tell you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 10:59:45am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:00:48am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

An armed society is a society where more people end up dead over stupid arguments.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:01:48am

re: #307 BeachDem

Scott Adams, if not THE most pompous ass on the planet, is definitely in the top 10. Remember, he’s an expert on humor and satire—just ask him, he’ll tell you.

TBH I never saw what Dilbert’s appeal was and it’s got nothing ot do with Adams being a toxic right wing paranoid prick.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:02:42am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

“abridged Alcoran”

What is that? Al Koran? The Koran?

I think he means the Qur’an. In Arabic, al-Qur’an. Alcoran.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:03:25am

re: #244 JordanRules

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:03:41am

If you don’t say it on your propaganda show, he’ll never see it crazy lady.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:04:43am

re: #313 JordanRules

If you don’t say it on your propaganda show, he’ll never see it crazy lady.

[Embedded content]

Pruitt is less of a swamp, and more of a boil. He needs to be lanced, then drained.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:04:45am

re: #313 JordanRules

If you don’t say it on your propaganda show, he’ll never see it crazy lady.

[Embedded content]

Got news for you Laura, he is the swamp himself and you did everything to get him elected because you hated HRC and you hated PoC more than you wanted an actual government.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:04:55am

re: #311 Dr Lizardo

I think he means the Qur’an. In Arabic, al-Qur’an. Alcoran.

It’s almost time for al-cohol.

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ObserverArt  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:06:53am

I went and visited a brother in northern Ohio yesterday. Driving back to Columbus last evening, it was right as the sun was setting and a rainstorm had passed through the city when the most gorgeous full arc from end-to-end rainbow formed right above the highway. It had very distinct color bars, was vibrant and the foreground above was light blue and the background below was dark grey from the storm.

Really a once in a lifetime rainbow.

And right next to me on the seat of my car was my Nikon digital reflex camera and my new Samsung phone. But I was in the outside lane, it was still spitting rain and the road was busy at 65+ mph and I wasn’t going to risk trying to reach for anything and try and manage getting it in the proper position to shoot the rainbow directly above the car.

I was bummed. It would’a’ been a great shot.

But I still got to see it.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:07:52am

I’m a bit of a beer snob so before I made my beer purchase for today, my Dad says “Hey go with PBR, that’s a nice patriotic beer.” Well I ended up finding an IPA called a Hppwork Orange but that’s not the best part about this beer, it’s that it’s brewed near Charlottesville. Definitely going to be drinking this out of my Super Abe mug.

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makeitstop  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:08:30am

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

Pruitt is less of a swamp, and more of a boil. He needs to be lanced, then drained.

And then arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.

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Belafon  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:14:08am

I don’t think he’d be a good president, but I would pay to see the debates:

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unproven innocence  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:15:36am

re: #317 ObserverArt

[snip]
I was bummed. It would’a’ been a great shot.

But I still got to see it.

And you lived to tell about it, so congrats.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:17:23am

re: #320 Belafon

I don’t think he’d be a good president, but I would pay to see the debates:

[Embedded content]

Sorry Mike but don’t. You’re a good lawyer and that’s good enough.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:17:44am
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sagehen  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:18:19am

re: #276 HappyWarrior

Cursive’s been on its way out for awhile. Typing is more pertinent skill to have.

30 years ago typing and word processing was a “skill”. Even, in fact, a marketable skill.

Today, it’s about as impressive as being able to tie your shoes. I’d worry about any 9-year-old couldn’t do it.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:18:27am

re: #323 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Of course not. He’s a chickenshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:19:09am
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sagehen  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:19:27am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

What makes you think it was an accident?

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BeachDem  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:20:35am

re: #318 HappyWarrior

I’m a bit of a beer snob so before I made my beer purchase for today, my Dad says “Hey go with PBR, that’s a nice patriotic beer.” Well I ended up finding an IPA called a Hppwork Orange but that’s not the best part about this beer, it’s that it’s brewed near Charlottesville. Definitely going to be drinking this out of my Super Abe mug.

And to think you could have bought ZIMA—limited edition re-issue. Saw it at the store yesterday and cringed.

My only question is why?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:20:50am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Good morning folks,

How goes the Civil War?

/

ahem

it’s The War Between the States, Suh!

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:20:56am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:22:39am

re: #328 BeachDem

And to think you could have bought ZIMA—limited edition re-issue. Saw it at the store yesterday and cringed.

My only question is why?

You do remember my grandmother’s mother was a Zima right :). Grandma’s cousin got some of it when it first came out in the 90’s just because. Looking forward to actual Slovak beer next month.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:23:29am

re: #330 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

LOL. Sure Jack. BTW this isn’t a fucking dynasty. And besides, he’d hand the keys to Ivanka before Fredo and Fredo II.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:24:05am

re: #320 Belafon

Hm. I don’t know the guy too well apart from obvious recent events. But my first thought was maybe, if only because we will want the next guy (and Congress) to push out Trump policies really aggressively. Much as Trump has done to Obama policy but without the ego first motive. More like put it right motivation. He has the energy.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:24:15am

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

ahem

it’s The War Between the States, Suh!

War of Northern Aggression despite the fact we sort of fired on a federal installation.

335
Jenner7  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:25:07am

Happy 4th!

I hate fireworks. My dog hates them, my daughter needs ear plugs, and my neighbors set them off way too late. #ImOld

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:25:24am

re: #242 Patricia Kayden

“Many Russians tend to view diversity of European squads such as France, Germany, England, and Switzerland as a sign of the corresponding nations’ weakness and the erosion of traditional cultures,” Malamud said.

He said there’s a common perception in Russia: “Europe is dying under the hordes of invading barbarians.”

“It’s basically a part of the country’s official ideology,” he said.

The Russian Federation is also composed of over 180 nationalities.

So just call them fucking garden variety Racists who happen to speak Russian.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:27:22am

re: #330 JordanRules

That moment you really, really hope they get the sarcasm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:27:52am

re: #262 Eventual Carrion

Rather than realize that pretty much nobody wants to migrate TO Russia.

That always was an issue, the “minority” nationalities who came to live in Russia at the same time as Russia was settling its people in the other Soviet states to strengthen their control (especially the Baltic states and Eastern Ukraine) and now let millions of them stranded outside Russia in the world’s largest diaspora.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:31:23am

re: #328 BeachDem

And to think you could have bought ZIMA—limited edition re-issue. Saw it at the store yesterday and cringed.

My only question is why?

Before I was of legal drinking age, my friends and I made interesting alcoholic beverage choices. Among them was drinking Zima with packets of koolaid poured in.

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petesh  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:31:42am

re: #236 Ace-o-aces

,,, The US wants to examine re-examine “bad naturalization cases” to find U.S. citizens they say “should not have been naturalized, to revoke their citizenship, and then eventually deport them.” …

All of us, Katie. I’ve been saying for a while that anyone (for instance me, babe) can have their naturalization stripped. The form is, or at least was in my day, so ridiculous that it was essentially impossible to fill it out without making a false statement. List every organization of which you have ever been a member, for a start. I suppose the form may have improved but I doubt it.

On a lighter note, I did enjoy answering the question that went (IIRC, and I’m close): “Did you at any time between the years 1933 and 1945, inclusive, discriminate against anyone on grounds of race or religion?”

Why, no, I honestly replied, I wasn’t even born yet; and my daddy fought the Nazis anyway, though of course even he may now be regarded as a premature anti-fascist.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:32:44am

thread:

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:35:22am

That might get interesting. Got some Trump guys that follow me from work.

Facebook Post

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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:37:38am
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:38:04am
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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:39:59am
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Single-handed sailor  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:42:24am

they is so dumb

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:44:29am
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Charles Johnson  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:46:33am

Final order yesterday from the judge in Chuck’s Twitter lawsuit - he’s been anti-SLAPPed and the case is dismissed. Case management conference next month, presumably to discuss how much he’s going to have to pay Twitter.

And he is NOT getting his Twitter account back.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:48:41am

re: #330 JordanRules

Those are some godawful shoes.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:49:26am

re: #348 Charles Johnson

Final order yesterday from the judge in Chuck’s Twitter lawsuit - he’s been anti-SLAPPed and the case is dismissed. Case management conference next month, presumably to discuss how much he’s going to have to pay Twitter.

And he is NOT getting his Twitter account back.

I sure hope Chuckles can get that job as night-shift manager at Taco Bell. Sounds like he’s gonna need it.

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JordanRules  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:52:01am

re: #349 Eclectic Cyborg

Those are some godawful shoes.

Perfect for godawful people.

Just noticed how hard they are trying to project a powerful posture.
LOL Such numbnuts!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:53:46am

re: #346 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

they is so dumb

This happened again? JFC they are dumb.

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Nyet  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:55:47am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 4, 2018 • 11:56:46am

re: #277 Winston_Smith

IT all began when the Democrats removed quill pens from the schools.

BRING BACK INK WELLS TO THE SCHOOLS!!!!!!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:02:00pm

re: #348 Charles Johnson

So being uncivil got him into civil court where he lost.
The irony.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:03:30pm
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Jay C  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:05:27pm

re: #323 JordanRules
.

[Embedded content]

So Sen. Elizabeth Warren spends the pre-Fourth holiday visiting US service personnel stationed abroad - while six of her GOP colleagues are off in Moscow hobnobbing with Russians for some reason*. And yet, I’m sure that it would still be taken as an article of faith by a non-trivial segment of the electorate that “Democrats hate the troops

* I’ve still not found the “official” reason for the Moscow Seven’s little junket. Anybody linkee??

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MsJ  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:06:48pm

re: #320 Belafon

I don’t think he’d be a good president, but I would pay to see the debates:

[Embedded content]

Anybody would be better than the traitor in Chief.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:07:51pm

re: #356 Single-handed sailor

Jesus christ, leave Canada the fuck alone Trump. I highly doubt there are hundreds of Canadians trying to sneak across the northern border.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:11:40pm

re: #348 Charles Johnson

I hope Ginger Snapped’s fine is so huge that it puts a major dent in Sugar Daddy Peter Thiel’s wallet!

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MsJ  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:15:41pm

re: #360 Joe Bacon 🌹

I hope Ginger Snapped’s fine is so huge that it puts a major dent in Sugar Daddy Peter Thiel’s wallet!

That’s the problem. Chuck isn’t losing anything except a little face. And he’ll lie his way through that.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:29:47pm

re: #346 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

they is so dumb

They are falling for it again after last year. JFC, they are stupid.

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mmmirele  Jul 4, 2018 • 12:55:59pm

re: #348 Charles Johnson

Final order yesterday from the judge in Chuck’s Twitter lawsuit - he’s been anti-SLAPPed and the case is dismissed. Case management conference next month, presumably to discuss how much he’s going to have to pay Twitter.

And he is NOT getting his Twitter account back.

This made me do a happy dance!


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The US Army Is Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was ...
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Dave Alvin - the 4th of July Every year, I find this song, with it's melancholia speaks more to me and every year I've been here, I've shared a version of the song. This year I thought I'd page it as well. Best known as a ...
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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Al Greenery (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio performing "Al Greenery" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 5, 2018. Host: Kevin ColeAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Jim Beckmann kexp.orgdlo3music.com
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Khruangbin - Maria También (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Khruangbin performing "Maria También" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 26, 2018. Host: Cheryl WatersAudio Engineers: Tim Iseler & Kevin Suggs Cameras: Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgkhruangbin.com
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Dessa - Velodrome (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Dessa performing "Velodrome" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 27, 2018. Host: Kevin ColeAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Alaia D'Alessandro, Kendall Rock & Justin WilmoreEditor: Scott Holpainen kexp.orgdoomtree.net
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Paramore: Caught in the Middle [OFFICIAL VIDEO] We're doing it LIVE! Get your tickets to see Paramore on tour now with Foster The People at paramore.net Paramore's music video for 'Caught In The Middle' from the album, After Laughter - available now on Fueled By Ramen. ...
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