Trump’s Montana Rally: There’s Something Seriously Wrong With This Guy

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For some reason yesterday I decided to subject myself to another Donald Trump hate rally (and yes, that’s exactly what these rallies are).

Maybe it’s because I haven’t watched one of these disgusting events in a while, but he seems to be getting even more delusional and incoherent.

There was plenty of his usual bigotry; vicious hatred directed at the press and Democrats, racist comments about “Pocahontas” directed at Elizabeth Warren and “low IQ” directed at Maxine Waters, wildly exaggerated fear-mongering about MS-13, laughably egomaniacal boasting, and lies, lies, and more lies.

But these two verbatim quotes consisting of pure word salad seem to reveal a deeper problem with Trump’s cognitive abilities…

“Rhetic.” We went from a constitutional law professor to… this.

Trump may be completely ignorant of the history, but “thousand points of light” was George H.W. Bush’s phrase for the many community organizations doing volunteer work to improve the lives of Americans. Something Donald Trump obviously doesn’t care about.

Of course, the crowd laughed and cheered as if nothing was wrong.

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422 comments

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:15:13am

It’s a cult.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:15:32am

Montana is one of the most sparsely populated states in the nation.

There’s plenty of room there.

In fact, most states have plenty of room to welcome more people.

But as this fucker makes clear, the bigots only want a certain kind of person to be here - preferably white, Christian, and European in background.

Immigrants from Africa, South/Central America, and Asia aren’t welcome.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:15:50am

I’m sure hoping the electorate does its job in November, and elects people who will hold Trump to account.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:15:51am

Thoughts and prayers.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:16:52am

Original Tucker Face

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calochortus  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:17:18am

re: #2 lawhawk

Every time I see that shirt, I wonder what, exactly, we’re full of.

Montana may be full. California isn’t.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:17:20am

re: #2 lawhawk

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Montana is one of the most sparsely populated states in the nation.

There’s plenty of room there.

In fact, most states have plenty of room to welcome more people.

But as this fucker makes clear, the bigots only want a certain kind of person to be here - preferably white, Christian, and European in background.

Immigrants from Africa, South/Central America, and Asia aren’t welcome.

Big smile, pushing a baby stroller, with a message of pure bigotry on his t-shirt.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:17:52am

re: #3 Big Beautiful Door

I’m sure hoping the electorate does its job in November, and elects people who will hold Trump to account.

I expect BernieBros, DudeBros, “principled” libruls, and the Russians will do everything in their power to prevent such accountability.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:19:09am

re: #4 Dr. Matt

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:19:44am

re: #8 Dr. Matt

I expect BernieBros, DudeBros, “principled” libruls, and the Russians will do everything in their power to prevent such accountability.

I expect trolls and bots to be out in force as well.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:20:13am

re: #2 lawhawk

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Montana is one of the most sparsely populated states in the nation.

There’s plenty of room there.

In fact, most states have plenty of room to welcome more people.

But as this fucker makes clear, the bigots only want a certain kind of person to be here - preferably white, Christian, and European in background.

Immigrants from Africa, South/Central America, and Asia aren’t welcome.

Already did a Photoshop for this guy from yesterday.

What the shirt really says…
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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:20:18am

re: #2 lawhawk

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Montana is one of the most sparsely populated states in the nation.

There’s plenty of room there.

In fact, most states have plenty of room to welcome more people.

But as this fucker makes clear, the bigots only want a certain kind of person to be here - preferably white, Christian, and European in background.

Immigrants from Africa, South/Central America, and Asia aren’t welcome.

You live in Wyoming. 10th in size, 50th in population. Fuck off, you’re dumb and racist and part of a cult.

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calochortus  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:21:12am

re: #11 ObserverArt

Already did a Photoshop for this guy from yesterday.

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I regret that I have but one upding to bestow.

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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:22:30am

It’s been a while now. Aren’t we due for a safe from the Mueller Safe Company falling on some Trump Cult member’s head?

Any one will do. Indictments will be just fine…

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:25:19am

re: #12 HappyWarrior

You live in Wyoming. 10th in size, 50th in population. Fuck off, you’re dumb and racist and part of a cult.

When the Democrats regain power, they have to play hardball to reestablish balance in the political system to give the urban majority more power commensurate with their numbers. Add more Justices to SCOTUS, expand the House, give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and breakup California so it can have more Senators.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:27:46am
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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:28:37am

re: #15 Big Beautiful Door

When the Democrats regain power, they have to play hardball to reestablish balance in the political system to give the urban majority more power commensurate with their numbers. Add more Justices to SCOTUS, expand the House, give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and breakup California so it can have more Senators.

Breaking up CA is a bad idea. Like every other state, a lot of Democrats are concentrated while the GOP is spread out in rural areas. You would end up with more Republican senators than Democrats. Also, the state lines would increase the cost of business.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:30:42am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:31:23am

Definitely down with DC and PR statehood.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:33:22am

re: #17 Belafon

Breaking up CA is a bad idea. Like every other state, a lot of Democrats are concentrated while the GOP is spread out in rural areas. You would end up with more Republican senators than Democrats. Also, the state lines would increase the cost of business.

If you divide it correctly, each new state will have a big Democratic majority. Its unconscionable that a state with 30 million people has vastly fewer Senators than all those underpopulated red states combined.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:35:56am

Trump speaks their language. He did say that he loves the poorly educated — but they aren’t the only ones in love with him. People will overlook the verbal missteps of those they like; and there is something about the bully and the racist that appeals to tens of millions of Americans. The average voter hears what they want to hear and filters out everything else. These Americans believe he is truly a billionaire because of his brilliant business sense and they aren’t concerned about Putin at all.

Some Trump supporters are aware how pathetic the Russian economy is and their concern is directed toward China. They want to damage the Chinese economy because they see it as the real threat to the status of this nation. They dismiss Russia entirely and really believe it was Hillary who was involved with Russia not Trump, who is playing 11 dimensional chess. Cult followers, regardless of IQ, are delusional beyond belief (See James Woods as a very public example)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:38:35am

re: #20 Big Beautiful Door

If you divide it correctly, each new state will have a big Democratic majority. Its unconscionable that a state with 30 million people has vastly fewer Senators than all those underpopulated red states combined.

Other states are like that too. And the proposed divisions of California are designed to benefit the GOP. In any case, thanks to the Constitution the Senate is gerrymandered as is the electoral college (to a lesser extent) and thanks to GOP legislatures the House is gerrymandered.

The only hope is a true wave election that can overcome these ill-effects.

-minor edit

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mechanic  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:41:11am

The disgust I feel as a Montanan to have that rotten SOB visit my state is beyond description. Many, if not most, people around me in NW Montana think he’s the real deal. I have to walk a fine line as a voluntary public official. It’s the lack of perspective and education that bothers me the most. Oddly enough myself and a friend are direct descendants of those who created the Reagan bandwagon. It just makes the present almost unbearable.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:44:01am
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:44:13am

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

Other states are like that too. And the proposed divisions of California are designed to benefit the GOP. In any case, thanks to the Constitution the Senate is gerrymandered as is the electoral college (to a lesser extent) and thanks to GOP legislatures the House is gerrymandered.

The only hope is a true wave election that can overcome this ill-effects.

He’s propsing the Dem-friendly CA division for after Dems regain power, as you said, there are no remedies for the midterms.

I think there are hundreds of other reforms we can and should pursue before going with the nuclear option of dividing states.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:44:51am

re: #20 Big Beautiful Door

If you divide it correctly, each new state will have a big Democratic majority. Its unconscionable that a state with 30 million people has vastly fewer Senators than all those underpopulated red states combined.

What I think would actually work better is to encourage some of the companies to move part of their operations to states that could be flipped. That would also reduce the chances of the GOP playing games to balance it out and be way more democratic.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:45:07am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:45:32am

Maybe Cillizza has finally seen the light with the Montana speech — though I’ve been disappointed before.

cnn.com

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:46:59am

re: #18 gocart mozart

Actors Left Project When They Received Script

I think that’s all the review we need.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:47:57am

Or maybe

The Screenplay Turned Down By Kevin Sorbo

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:48:25am

re: #30 jaunte

Or maybe

Yeah.

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calochortus  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:48:35am

re: #27 JordanRules

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May have been covered in the previous thread, but apparently the administration is asking for an extension to the deadline to return the kids they kidnapped. After saying “no problem” for the last few days.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:49:19am

re: #32 calochortus

May have been covered in the previous thread, but apparently the administration is asking for an extension to the deadline to return the kids they kidnapped. After saying “no problem” for the last few days.

They’re trying to get this story off the front pages.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:49:40am

re: #2 lawhawk

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Montana is one of the most sparsely populated states in the nation.

There’s plenty of room there.

In fact, most states have plenty of room to welcome more people.

But as this fucker makes clear, the bigots only want a certain kind of person to be here - preferably white, Christian, and European in background.

Immigrants from Africa, South/Central America, and Asia aren’t welcome.

Montana is the 3rd least densely populated state, with the second lowest percentage of immigrants in the country. Tell me again it’s not about race.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:50:40am

re: #27 JordanRules

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They said about Watergate; ‘It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up’. This time, it’s both.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:50:59am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

They’re trying to get this story off the front pages.

This story needs to be on the front pages of every newspaper until all the children are reunited with their parents. Of course, Trump supporters literally do NOT care about the children or their families.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:51:13am

re: #32 calochortus

May have been covered in the previous thread, but apparently the administration is asking for an extension to the deadline to return the kids they kidnapped. After saying “no problem” for the last few days.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:52:34am

re: #35 wrenchwench

They said about Watergate; ‘It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up’. This time, it’s both.

Applies to Russia probe too me thinks.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:52:57am

re: #34 Blind Frog Belly White

Montana is the 3rd least densely populated state, with the second lowest percentage of immigrants in the country. Tell me again it’s not about race.

Exactly though he’s from Wyoming. 49th in density and 50th in population. The people who deal with immigrants the most or may even be immigrants or children of them loudly rejected Trump. Meanwhile in “Real America “ aka places that refuse to adapt embraced the grifter.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:53:16am

re: #36 Hecuba’s daughter

This story needs to be on the front pages of every newspaper until all the children are reunited with their parents. Of course, Trump supporters literally do NOT care about the children or their families.

Absolutely

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:53:26am

Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) @HC_Richardson liked my comment

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:55:37am

re: #41 gocart mozart

Dinesh de Felon wants to remove all doubt that he’s a right wing grifter/con artist who is ahistorical and fact-averse.

Between Kruse and Richardson, they gave him such a dragging that they just built a new canal through Panama.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:56:14am

And I’m sorry if it sounds snobby but a lot of these bright red places do refuse to adapt. That’s why they’re bright red and easily conned by empty slogans like Make America Great Again and Lock Her Up.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:57:24am

Trump admin asks for more time to reunite kids and parents separated at border
nbcnews.com

Justice Department complains that it’s too hard to reunite children
with their asylum-seeking parents after parents have been returned
to their countries of origin and murdered.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:57:46am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:57:57am

re: #44 jaunte

Trump admin asks for more time to reunite kids and parents separated at border
nbcnews.com

Justice Department complains that it’s too hard to reunite children
with their asylum -seeking parents after parents have been returned
to their countries of origin and murdered.

Stupid assholes.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 11:59:24am

re: #16 gocart mozart

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The comments are gold.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:01:41pm

re: #44 jaunte

Trump admin asks for more time to reunite kids and parents separated at border
nbcnews.com

Justice Department complains that it’s too hard to reunite children
with their asylum -seeking parents after parents have been returned
to their countries of origin and murdered.

From that link:

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday that his agency is using DNA testing to confirm parent-child relationships for nearly 3,000 children.

Sound so secure and stuff. DNA!

But it’s because any records that were made, have now been destroyed.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:05:44pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) @HC_Richardson liked my comment

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Her history is one I didn’t know.

From another source today (downstairs): Lincoln said: Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Can you imagine any Republican today holding that view?

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:14:22pm

re: #49 Hecuba’s daughter

Hell, it’s hard enough to find major Democrats that will say it that bluntly.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:15:06pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:16:47pm
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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:20:10pm
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:20:21pm

re: #52 jaunte

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:21:07pm

About noon, gonna get hotter.

Potential Record New Highs
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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:22:15pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:22:52pm

Share with a Trump fan.

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ajcharnc  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:26:26pm

re: #9 lawhawk

Now Manafort is whining through his lawyers that he can’t adequately prepare for trial in solitary confinement. I hear some faint music, like a tiny violin.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:27:06pm
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calochortus  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:29:33pm

re: #58 ajcharnc

Now Manafort is whining through his lawyers that he can’t adequately prepare for trial in solitary confinement. I hear some faint music, like a tiny violin.

Well, it will be harder for him to engage in witness tampering, so he’s probably right.

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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:32:10pm

re: #58 ajcharnc

Now Manafort is whining through his lawyers that he can’t adequately prepare for trial in solitary confinement. I hear some faint music, like a tiny violin.

That’s what witness tampering will get you, Pavel. Deal with it.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:36:40pm

re: #54 JordanRules

Tweeted about that earlier today.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:37:22pm

re: #58 ajcharnc

Now Manafort is whining through his lawyers that he can’t adequately prepare for trial in solitary confinement. I hear some faint music, like a tiny violin.

In which ‘prepare for trial’ = tamper with witnesses.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:38:05pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:40:28pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:40:35pm
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unproven innocence  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:42:11pm

re: #48 wrenchwench

From that link:

Sound so secure and stuff. DNA!

But it’s because any records that were made, have now been destroyed.

Sounds like a pretext for dna-testing of all immigrants. Scratch that. EVERYONE.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:43:28pm

re: #67 unproven innocence

Sounds like a pretext for dna-testing of all immigrants. Scratch that. EVERYONE.

It would save me the 23andme cost.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:43:44pm

re: #65 gocart mozart

Dinesh is dumber than a bag of hammers, and shows no sign of recognizing that by tweeting out his dumbassery, he’s removing all doubt as to his idiocy.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:43:56pm

re: #65 gocart mozart

We each must bring our best weapons to this fight.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:45:25pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:47:40pm

re: #67 unproven innocence

Sounds like a pretext for dna-testing of all immigrants. Scratch that. EVERYONE.

Finger prints are so yesterday. The ruling somewhere (I can’t remember) that an unconscious person can have blood taken by cops was another step.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:50:52pm
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unproven innocence  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:53:42pm

re: #72 wrenchwench

Finger prints are so yesterday. The ruling somewhere (I can’t remember) that an unconscious person can have blood taken by cops was another step.

So if I’m ever arrested, they just have to wait until I’m asleep.
/It was urgent Your Honor …just minutes until shift change.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:55:05pm
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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:56:18pm

re: #65 gocart mozart

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:58:33pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

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Damn…that was a tearjerker of a whale story. Good those folks in the boat were there and sort of knew what they were doing.

Thanks for posting that. I needed something good for today because this day has been a complete mess thanks to ATT botching my cell service when I updated to a new phone. I’ve wasted a good 3 hours dealing with that company.

I don’t know how they can treat people the way they do, and then when it is all said and done, I get what I thought I was getting anyway.

They told me the deal I made on June 12th was changed to a better deal on June 14th and they gave me that. It just happened to be the deal I thought I was getting anyway.

It must be a way of trapping people into service they don’t need at a price never agreed to by me the customer. If you don’t throw a fit and go to what they call “customer retention” then you either drop them or pay.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 12:59:07pm

I have so many questions after reading this.

He didn’t have enough money to make it beyond 2 days?? Lolwut

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:00:09pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) @HC_Richardson liked my comment

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:03:00pm
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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:03:04pm

re: #79 Scottish Dragon

DSouzaville Mayor: Nope, we already have one. See - *grabs closest adult* - right here. Don’t need another.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:04:28pm

re: #65 gocart mozart

What the fuck is D’Souza’s degree in? Underwater Basketweaving?

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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:06:41pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

What the fuck is D’Souza’s degree in? Underwater Basketweaving?

Wouldn’t that be ‘D’Souza’s d’gree?’

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:06:45pm

re: #77 ObserverArt

Damn…that was a tearjerker of a whale story. Good those folks in the boat were there and sort of knew what they were doing.

Thanks for posting that. I needed something good for today because this day has been a complete mess thanks to ATT botching my cell service when I updated to a new phone. I’ve wasted a good 3 hours dealing with that company.

I don’t know how they can treat people the way they do, and then when it is all said and done, I get what I thought I was getting anyway.

They told me the deal I made on June 12th was changed to a better deal on June 14th and they gave me that. It just happened to be the deal I thought I was getting anyway.

It must be a way of trapping people into service they don’t need at a price never agreed to by me the customer. If you don’t throw a fit and go to what they call “customer retention” then you either drop them or pay.

That reminds me of Ernestine.

We don’t care. We don’t have to.

That reminds me of Melania…

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:07:22pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

What the fuck is D’Souza’s degree in? Underwater Basketweaving?

“You can major in Game Boy if you know how to bullshit.”

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:07:39pm
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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:07:56pm

re: #83 makeitstop

de felonious de conduct.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:09:35pm

re: #69 lawhawk

Dinesh is dumber than a bag of hammers, and shows no sign of recognizing that by tweeting out his dumbassery, he’s removing all doubt as to his idiocy.

All that hate appears to get in the way of normal brain functions. It is common with so many Republicans/conservatives.wingnuts, etc.

Problem being they are running our country.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:12:13pm

re: #88 ObserverArt

All that hate appears to get in the way of normal brain functions. It is common with so many Republicans/conservatives.wingnuts, etc.

Problem being they are running our country.

I suspect D’Souza is smarter than his tweets make him appear. He looks and acts like a smarmy little git who sees himself as the smartest kid in class and gets his jollies from getting the ‘dumb kids’ to follow his lead. I suspect he has contempt for those he fools.

Mind you, I’m still completely open to the whole ‘bag of hammers’ idea.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:12:21pm

Excellent news.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:12:39pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:13:11pm

Dudebro thinks college kids should rejoice at chance to get paid nothing at all while they work:

shockingly, if you want a really cool job, you might have to do it for free for a while.

More dudebro….

MAXIMUM DUDEBRO

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:14:21pm

re: #92 Scottish Dragon

Dudebro thinks college kids should rejoice at chance to get paid nothing at all while they work:

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Unpaid internships are shams. I don’t care who does it. It’s a sham especially if the kid has to commute to a large city.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:17:31pm

Mercy.

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Belafon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:19:23pm

re: #92 Scottish Dragon

Dudebro thinks college kids should rejoice at chance to get paid nothing at all while they work:

There was a study a few years ago that showed that jobs based on unpaid internships result in jobs that pay less than those that don’t.

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Skip Intro  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:19:34pm

re: #91 lawhawk

It’s going to be the anti-abortion woman with one year of judicial experience.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:20:16pm

re: #94 JordanRules

ICE deliberately and maliciously destroyed information that allow children to be matched with the parents they came with.

This should be adjudicated in a criminal court.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:22:29pm

This happened in Columbus (German Village) yesterday. Rick Neal is running against Steve Stivers for Ohio’s 15th District Congressional Rep seat.

Don’t know what to think about the police decision about how they classify the crime.

Link to story and video embedded.

NBC4i - Hate group leaves sticker on sign in congressional candidate’s yard

Iframe

The story at the link…

Columbus Police are looking into an alleged neo-nazi hate group’s sticker placed on the campaign sign of an openly gay Columbus man running for Congress. And it wasn’t just left on any sign, in any yard.

Among the well-manicured lawns and well-kept homes in German Village is the home of congressional candidate Rick Neal.

He lives with his husband and their 2 daughters who are both African American. He said he expected opponents to take shots at his personal life.

“I’m the first openly gay nominee running for federal office in Ohio’s history. I mean it was bound to get some attention, right,” asked Neal.

But he never expected to see what he found Monday night. A sticker placed on his campaign sign in his front yard promoting the group “Patriot Front”.

“I guess it’s some white supremacist hate group going around trying to intimidate people,” he said.

The southern poverty law center refers to patriot front as a neo-nazi hate group.

NBC 4 reached out to Patriot Front to ask about the group, their purpose and the sticker left on Neal’s campaign sign but haven’t heard back. The group’s website includes a manifesto promoting white supremacist ideology

Neal said he would have preferred it if the person who left the sticker would have simply had a conversation with him.

“Neo-nazis. Or just the Nazis. Do you know what that’s all about? Do you know what they did? Do you know your history?” he said.

And though he filed a police report, he said he’s not overly worried and that if anything the incident reinforces his decision to run for office in the first place.

“There’s too much at stake in this election to be intimidated,” he said.

Neal said police told him they were investigating the incident as vandalism and not a hate crime.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:22:31pm

re: #94 JordanRules

Mercy.

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These monsters

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:22:47pm

re: #95 Belafon

There was a study a few years ago that showed that jobs based on unpaid internships result in jobs that pay less than those that don’t.

I took some shit for it on a couple progressive blogs, but this is why I am dead set against high schools that require unpaid community service as a graduate requirement.

If the work is worth doing, it’s worth being paid for. If I volunteer, that’s on me. Don’t tell me to show up and work for free.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:23:49pm

re: #100 Scottish Dragon

I took some shit for it on a couple progressive blogs, but this is why I am dead set against high schools that require unpaid community service as a graduate requirement.

If the work is worth doing, it’s worth being paid for. If I volunteer, that’s on me. Don’t tell me to show up and work for free.

No, no, you’re absolutely right.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:26:25pm

re: #97 Scottish Dragon

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ICE deliberately and maliciously destroyed information that allow children to be matched with the parents they came with.

This should be adjudicated in a criminal court.

They’re adminstratively erasing these families. The reasons for doing so are usually foreshadowing something abhorrent.

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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:28:29pm

re: #102 JordanRules

They’re adminstratively erasing these families. The reasons for doing so are usually foreshadowing something abhorrent.

I just had a horrifying thought - is anyone verifying the ‘deportation’ of these adults?

Or are we supposed to just take this administration’s word that people are being returned to their countries of origin?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:28:47pm
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Interesting Times  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:29:42pm

re: #97 Scottish Dragon

ICE deliberately and maliciously destroyed information that allow children to be matched with the parents they came with.

In a world even one iota most just than the one we have now, they’d be dragged before The Hague and charged with crimes against humanity.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:31:40pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:34:06pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

So, we’ve reached the “At least the Nazis kept decent records” part of this US horror show.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:34:40pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:35:36pm

re: #97 Scottish Dragon

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ICE deliberately and maliciously destroyed information that allow children to be matched with the parents they came with.

This should be adjudicated in a criminal court.

Except the article clearly states that Customs and Border Patrol destroyed the information, not ICE.
ICE is not the CBP, and CBP is not ICE.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:36:08pm
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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:36:49pm

This is an unsettling thread. This doctor is furious at Sen. Thom Tillis because the senator’s staff isn’t taking body lice (not head lice) seriously.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:37:11pm

re: #109 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Except the article clearly states that Customs and Border Patrol destroyed the information, not ICE.
ICE is not the CBP, and CBP is not ICE.

And this is the thing that threw me off of my old belief that CBP is not quite AS bad as ICE.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:37:23pm

re: #109 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Except the article clearly states that Customs and Border Patrol destroyed the information, not ICE.
ICE is not the CBP, and CBP is not ICE.

Correction noted.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:38:51pm

re: #109 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Except the article clearly states that Customs and Border Patrol destroyed the information, not ICE.
ICE is not the CBP, and CBP is not ICE.

Any three letter agency found to have been throughly committed to Trumpism will need to be thoroughly deloused when we have the Great Cleansing.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:39:49pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

Any three letter agency found to have been throughly committed to Trumpism will need to be thoroughly deloused when we have the Great Cleansing.

It sounds fascist when you call it that.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:39:59pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

Any three letter agency found to have been throughly committed to Trumpism will need to be thoroughly deloused when we have the Great Cleansing.

ICE needs to flat out be disbanded. It didn’t exist before the post 9/11 reorganization anyway.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:41:05pm

re: #115 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It sounds fascist when you call it that.

How about a truth and reconciliation commission?

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:42:30pm

re: #117 Scottish Dragon

How about a truth and reconciliation commission?

Sometimes one wants the truth before one decides whether they want to reconcile.

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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:43:01pm

re: #109 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Except the article clearly states that Customs and Border Patrol destroyed the information, not ICE.
ICE is not the CBP, and CBP is not ICE.

Both flow to DHS.

DHS is overseeing both - and the destruction of information was on Trumpworld say-so.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:43:26pm

re: #117 Scottish Dragon

How about a truth and reconciliation commission?

We’ve needed those for several generations now.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:44:33pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:46:24pm

re: #109 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Except the article clearly states that Customs and Border Patrol destroyed the information, not ICE.
ICE is not the CBP, and CBP is not ICE.

Both agencies are part of DHS, so this is essentially saying the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing. They’re both part of the same corrupt body and they’re both working towards the same corrupt and abusive goal.

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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:47:58pm

Senator Blumenthal is furious:

ETA: At this point, can we start talking about the possibility that the intention was to traffick kids, at least in part??? Or is that ALCOA chapeau territory still?

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:51:33pm

re: #123 mmmirele

Strange that I had Blumenthal blocked, certain it wasn’t intentional. Has this happened to others, when you discover you have blocked someone you followed?

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:52:31pm

re: #92 Scottish Dragon

My design firm recently turned down an RFP from a major oil company which would have required the participant companies to solve the design/marketing problem FOR FREE in order to make the pitch.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:54:09pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:56:00pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:56:32pm
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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:58:18pm

re: #124 gocart mozart

Strange that I had Blumenthal blocked, certain it wasn’t intentional. Has this happened to others, when you discover you have blocked someone you followed?

No, but Twitter is a weird platform. I’ve accidentally done stuff on there (muted people) I didn’t want to mute.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 6, 2018 • 1:59:54pm

re: #25 JordanRules

He’s propsing the Dem-friendly CA division for after Dems regain power, as you said, there are no remedies for the midterms.

I think there are hundreds of other reforms we can and should pursue before going with the nuclear option of dividing states.

The 22 smallest states have 44 senators and about the same population as California. Those small states will never agree to amend the Constitution to provide for proportional representation in the Senate.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:04:25pm

re: #100 Scottish Dragon

I took some shit for it on a couple progressive blogs, but this is why I am dead set against high schools that require unpaid community service as a graduate requirement.

If the work is worth doing, it’s worth being paid for. If I volunteer, that’s on me. Don’t tell me to show up and work for free.

I don’t fully share that perspective.

A wealthy ( through inheritance) acquaintance of mine is an arch-conservative from a farming background; although his career was as a software developer, he spent summers helping farmers he knew back in his home town.

Many small community groups that help people have shoestring budgets; their full-time staff is often paid minimal salaries. I think it’s worthwhile to teach children to have ties to their community and to help out.

Unpaid internships are a totally different animal.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:07:24pm

re: #102 JordanRules

They’re adminstratively erasing these families. The reasons for doing so are usually foreshadowing something abhorrent.

Somebody should check the availability of adoptees at the lunatic evangelical adoption agencies. My guess is there’s a correlation…

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:07:28pm

We had to learn about this from anonymous sources because DHS is obfuscating, ignoring and lying.

I can’t imagine Gov records being destroyed so quickly after creation. And what the hell does their DR plan look like? How were they destroyed and lost exactly? Makes no damn sense.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:13:38pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:16:42pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

“… The State reported on Friday that McMaster vetoed nearly $16 million in health care services — a move that came with the goal of defunding abortion clinics such as Planned Parenthood. …

… GOP lawmakers have criticized McMaster’s move, saying that only $100,000 of the state’s health care budget would go to Planned Parenthood, according to The Associated Press. …”

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:18:43pm

re: #134 JordanRules

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It only has one legitimate purpose anymore, and it completely, and embarrassingly, blew it when it came up, so… I’ve renounced any support of the EC I had and now support completely abolishing it.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:18:56pm

re: #135 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

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He’s in competition with Texas to have the highest maternal death rate!

/I wish

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:23:54pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:25:16pm

re: #138 JordanRules

[…& pave over tensions…]

Infrastructure week!

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freetoken  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:26:41pm

re: #134 JordanRules

It was always a compromise, from the start.

And that is why we end up sometimes being in compromised positions.

In the beginning, a popular vote was impractical, intractably so.

Today, though, it would be the easiest thing to implement, technologically.

But small states don’t want to feel diminished, so we’re back exactly where we started when Jefferson and his allies argued about these things.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:26:58pm

re: #136 Jack Burton

It only has one legitimate purpose anymore, and it completely, and embarrassingly, blew it when it came up, so… I’ve renounced any support of the EC I had and now support completely abolishing it.

There are no good arguments to keep the electoral college, and many good arguments to get rid of it. It’s a no-brainer. But the electoral college favors Republicans, so Republicans and their both-siderist fellow travelers will seek to keep it in place forever.

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freetoken  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:27:54pm

Whether this is good or bad I can’t tell, but we’re a long way from being so fucked up that there is a mass revolt to rewrite the government.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:28:29pm

re: #140 freetoken

It was always a compromise, from the start.

And that is why we end up sometimes being in compromised positions.

In the beginning, a popular vote was impractical, intractably so.

Today, though, it would be the easiest thing to implement, technologically.

But small states don’t want to feel diminished, so we’re back exactly where we started when Jefferson and his allies argued about these things.

Keeping the EC in place has nothing to do with representation for small states and everything to do with the structural advantages it provides to the Republicans.

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sagehen  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:29:44pm

re: #103 makeitstop

I just had a horrifying thought - is anyone verifying the ‘deportation’ of these adults?

Or are we supposed to just take this administration’s word that people are being returned to their countries of origin?

Would you call me paranoid if I were to wonder out loud how many of these adults turned into organ donors?

they said they would be killed if we sent them back; at least this way their deaths have meaning. and their kids will be adopted into fine new families.

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freetoken  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:30:00pm

re: #143 EPR-radar

Keeping the EC in place has nothing to do with representation for small states and everything to do with the structural advantages it provides to the Republicans.

But it is in working the small states where the GOP has focused for so long now, because they knew that is their leverage in the Senate and the EC.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:30:33pm

NM’s next governor. Currently one of our 3 Representatives.

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:30:59pm

re: #143 EPR-radar

Keeping the EC in place has nothing to do with representation for small states and everything to do with the structural advantages it provides to the Republicans.

Because most of those small states are full ofsparsely filled with a majority of GOP voters.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:34:15pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:36:15pm

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

[Montana has seven people per square mile.]

Wow, same as my county, way south of them!

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:36:45pm

re: #135 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

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As a long-time champion for women’s health in the SC House of Representatives, James Smith is a vocal supporter and advocate for Planned Parenthood. He recognizes the critical need for the full range of expert reproductive health care Planned Parenthood South Atlantic provides — including safe, legal abortion — in the communities we serve.

“A PPVSAT endorsement in the governor’s race sends a strong signal to pro-women’s health voters that James Smith can be counted on to promote access to basic reproductive health care in the state’s highest office, and that he supports a woman’s right to make her own deeply personal pregnancy decisions, no matter what,” Vicki Ringer, South Carolina Director of Public Affairs, said.

plannedparenthoodaction.org

Come on, women of South Carolina—support a candidate who supports your health.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:37:16pm

re: #136 Jack Burton

It only has one legitimate purpose anymore, and it completely, and embarrassingly, blew it when it came up, so… I’ve renounced any support of the EC I had and now support completely abolishing it.

Problem is we can’t. Red states will never ratify.

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makeitstop  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:37:36pm

re: #144 sagehen

Would you call me paranoid if I were to wonder out loud how many of these adults turned into organ donors?

they said they would be killed if we sent them back; at least this way their deaths have meaning. and their kids will be adopted into fine new families.

I’ll admit this whole thing has got me thinking some really dark thoughts.

If they’re big enough monsters to take kids away from their parents, it’s not that far of a throw to get to some seriously bad shit. And this administration is doing nothing to make me feel inclined to give them any benefit of the doubt.

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:38:59pm

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

This brings me back to people advocating splitting California up (despite it always being a Republican ploy to gerrymander the split state so that the GOP gets 2-4 more senators out of it). I would only be marginally OK with this IF… IF they also had to split up Texas, and combine a few of those big empty rectangle shaped states in the middle of the country that have less people in them than the county I live in.

North and South Dakota… no reason for them to be separate.

Combine Montana, Wyoming, and maybe Idaho. Possibly others.

This should be the bare minimum that we should be expecting for splitting up any large population blue state.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:40:25pm
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:40:51pm

re: #151 Big Beautiful Door

Problem is we can’t. Red states will never ratify.

If they won the popular vote and lost the EC in a few elections they might.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:41:21pm

re: #137 wrenchwench

He’s in competition with Texas to have the highest maternal death rate!

/I wish

Well, SC is always in the top 5 for women killed by men, so I’m guessing the Republicans are going for another record.

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calochortus  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:41:55pm

re: #155 JordanRules

If they won the popular vote and lost the EC in a few elections they might.

I think it is just a case of small states that get an advantage will never ratify because why would they?

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:41:57pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:44:44pm

Looks like Chuck C. Rage Furby has been suspended by Facebook AGAIN.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:45:13pm
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:45:29pm

re: #157 calochortus

I think it is just a case of small states that get an advantage will never ratify because why would they?

In this scenario…because they’re being ruled by godless liberals despite the GOP running away with the popular vote.

But I get what you’re saying.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:49:38pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:49:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:51:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:53:12pm

heh

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:55:57pm

You know you did something right when the test ride was a trip to the ATM.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:55:58pm

re: #163 gocart mozart

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He really is a dumb racist hack.

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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:56:40pm

This is 7 minutes of crazycakes. It’s a woman who is going on about a prophetic dream she had about Trump. You don’t have to listen to the whole thing to get the full effect of the crazy. Now multiply all that crazy by a million and you can see what we’re up against.

Lauren Atkinson ➤ “Prophetic Dream About Trump”

I left a comment: “Have you ever considered that you might be worshiping Trump as God?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:58:21pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 2:58:30pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

You know you did something right when the test ride was a trip to the ATM.

And the next, ‘wouldn’t you like to take credit cards’ phone call is the shortest one ever.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:00:00pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

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WTF possessed him to mock Bush’s slogan anyhow?

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calochortus  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:01:27pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

WTF possessed him to mock Bush’s slogan anyhow?

Bush is old, ill and can’t fight back? Always punch down.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:02:06pm

re: #172 calochortus

Bush is old, ill and can’t fight back? Always punch down.

True. He’s a tactless ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:03:17pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:05:45pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

True. He’s a tactless ass.

Sounds like western wear. We got a lot of that around here.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:07:24pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:07:47pm

This review of Sicario 2 nails most of my problems with the abject fuckery:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:09:10pm

re: #176 Dave In Austin

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:09:48pm

Inmate firefighters…

This world is so foul sometimes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:10:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:11:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:13:19pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:13:48pm

re: #179 JordanRules

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Inmate firefighters…

This world is so foul sometimes.

I had a guy tell me he was trying to get a job with the forest service fighting fires because he had learned how when he was in prison in Nevada. For buying a stolen bike on the internet.

I don’t believe everything I hear.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:14:16pm

Thread…

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:15:19pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:16:01pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

[lie density]

Upding. Twitter doesn’t have those, so you get it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:17:32pm

re: #168 mmmirele

This is 7 minutes of crazycakes. It’s a woman who is going on about a prophetic dream she had about Trump. You don’t have to listen to the whole thing to get the full effect of the crazy. Now multiply all that crazy by a million and you can see what we’re up against.

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I left a comment: “Have you ever considered that you might be worshiping Trump as God?”

I have insane relatives who have had similar “divine revelations” or they “received a word of knowledge” that Gawd anointed Trump to be our King.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:17:37pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

WTF possessed him to mock Bush’s slogan anyhow?

He knew his crowd. They don’t know what a 1000 Points of Light means either.

And they would never volunteer for anything unless it had something to do with putting down people of color and LBGT folks.

It is a symbiotic relationship.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:18:01pm
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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:18:18pm

That’s been my fear all along.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:19:05pm

re: #175 wrenchwench

re: #173 HappyWarrior

True. He’s a tactless ass.

Sounds like western wear. We got a lot of that around here.

Chaps without pants?

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:19:59pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

WTF possessed him to mock Bush’s slogan anyhow?

Not welcome at his funeral, I’d guess.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:20:18pm

It’s a world of greed
It’s a world of fear
It’s a world of money
It’s a world that’s here
Where selfishness rules
And you screw all the fools
Yes it’s Selfish ol’ Ayn Rand’s World!

It’s Ayn Rand’s World after all
It’s Ayn Rand’s World after all
It’s Ayn Rand’s World after all
Yes it’s Ayn Rand’s World!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:23:26pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:25:43pm
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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:26:40pm

re: #183 wrenchwench

I had a guy tell me he was trying to get a job with the forest service fighting fires because he had learned how when he was in prison in Nevada. For buying a stolen bike on the internet.

I don’t believe everything I hear.

There are inmate firefighters. Here’s a story from the Sacramento Bee from last September.

They get paid $2/day, and $1/day when on an active fire. And yes, inmate firefighters die.

sacbee.com

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:29:41pm

re: #196 mmmirele

There are inmate firefighters. Here’s a story from the Sacramento Bee from last September.

They get paid $2/day, and $1/day when on an active fire. And yes, inmate firefighters die.

sacbee.com

I knew that part was true. A few dollars is not enough to keep it from being slave labor.

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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:29:55pm

re: #190 BeachDem

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That’s been my fear all along.

Trafficking. Like I said earlier. I don’t want to think my ALCOA chapeau is screwed on too tightly, but just when I think it is, something like this comes across the transom.

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mmmirele  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:30:48pm

re: #197 wrenchwench

I knew that part was true. A few dollars is not enough to keep it from being slave labor.

Absolutely, I completely agree. It IS slave labor and perfectly legal in the US of A, because the 13th Amendment excludes incarcerated persons.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:31:39pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

Washington Post

@washingtonpost
Northrop Grumman employee who allegedly attended violent white-supremacist rally is no longer employed at the company wapo.st

6:07 PM - Jul 6, 2018

Trump needs to stop Northrop Gruman…close ‘em down if need be to end this lawlessness. It is just another example of a liberal organization not following the First Amendment…

Heh. Practicing my wingnut character thought process.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:32:50pm

re: #176 Dave In Austin

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Tucker Alex Jones.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:35:29pm

re: #195 Dave In Austin

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Whether racist or sexist in intent, he’s a bigoted piece of shit who doesn’t deserve any benefit of the doubt.

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TedStriker  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:36:05pm

re: #175 wrenchwench

Sounds like western wear. We got a lot of that around here.

That’s “assless chaps”, not “tactless ass”…

Armed and Dangerous - Peep Show - HD

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:37:14pm

re: #131 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t fully share that perspective.

A wealthy ( through inheritance) acquaintance of mine is an arch-conservative from a farming background; although his career was as a software developer, he spent summers helping farmers he knew back in his home town.

Many small community groups that help people have shoestring budgets; their full-time staff is often paid minimal salaries. I think it’s worthwhile to teach children to have ties to their community and to help out.

Unpaid internships are a totally different animal.

You can encourage volunteerism. Mandating it means you are not a volunteer. You are uncompensated conscripted labor.

Truth be told, if I got hit with this in high school, I would arrange an ‘accident’ while I was on the job and a hospital visit to be paid by whatever outfit had me on their clock, so to speak.

You make me work for free, I will arrange that you pay some other way.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:37:31pm

The parking lot pavement is 167.3F Yikes

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:37:52pm

This is a very good gif and I’m mad that I’m just now seeing it.

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plansbandc  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:38:29pm

re: #184 JordanRules

JFC

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:39:53pm

re: #197 wrenchwench

I knew that part was true. A few dollars is not enough to keep it from being slave labor.

Sad. Prisoners more or less lose their citizenship. I guess that next “little” step is their human rights.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:43:33pm

re: #204 Scottish Dragon

You can encourage volunteerism. Mandating it means you are not a volunteer. You are uncompensated conscripted labor.

Truth be told, if I got hit with this in high school, I would arrange an ‘accident’ while I was on the job and a hospital visit to be paid by whatever outfit had me on their clock, so to speak.

You make work for free, I will arrange that you pay some other way.

Agreed. I’m fine with encouraging volunteering but if you’re going to require something or make them commute, you ought to compensate. The unpaid internship has been the bane of so many in my generation. I might accept it more if it actually helped lead to paying work later but that hasn’t been my or my friends experience.

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ThomasLite  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:44:22pm

re: #204 Scottish Dragon

You can encourage volunteerism. Mandating it means you are not a volunteer. You are uncompensated conscripted labor.

Truth be told, if I got hit with this in high school, I would arrange an ‘accident’ while I was on the job and a hospital visit to be paid by whatever outfit had me on their clock, so to speak.

You make work for free, I will arrange that you pay some other way.

Getting injured accidentally-on-purpose can come back to bite you in ways difficult to foresee.
And showing an understanding of union history would be quite civic minded, wouldn’t it? I mean, I’d relish explaining the concept of work-to-rule to any and all willing to hear. Particularly anyone else conscripted into that sort of program. Also makes for a *way* more conspicuous protest.

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:48:28pm

I think Dinesh likes stepping on all those rakes.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:49:23pm

I’ve nrvdr liked the idea that we don’t need minimum wage because teenagers don’t need money. That’s bs. Aside from teens learning money management. It also gets them putting money into the economy.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:50:29pm

re: #210 ThomasLite

Getting injured accidentally-on-purpose can come back to bite you in ways difficult to foresee..

Quite true…but I’m vindictive and stubborn enough to do it. The situation with that is such that it gets my hackles up immediately, and I would be very, very sure to make it plain that I am unwilling, uncooperative and a legal liability to have on their premises.

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Bubblehead II  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:56:10pm

re: #13 calochortus

I regret that I have but one upding to bestow.

Every time he posts that pic, I tweet it out as well as the upding.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:01:22pm

Wow….

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:03:24pm

Ha!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:04:28pm
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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:07:44pm

re: #216 gocart mozart

Ha!

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Gold.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:08:14pm

re: #203 TedStriker

That’s “assless chaps”, not “tactless ass”…

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Heh. Armed and Dangerous always gets one star when it shows up on cable—I guess you have to have been in the private security racket at some time to appreciate it….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:12:54pm

re: #219 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Heh. Armed and Dangerous always gets one star when it shows up on cable—I guess you have to have been in the private security racket at some time to appreciate it….

It got a couple RAZZIE nominations from us. Originally written for Belushi and Ackroyd in 1981. they turned it down.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:13:52pm

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:15:24pm

Ah, Jimmy’s going with the old tried and true “Locker Room Talk” defense:

“Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse to us.” Jordan said. “Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than people coming up talking about abuse. No one ever reported any abuse to me. If they had I would have dealt with it.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:15:57pm

Oh look who’s vacationing in Moscow

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:16:56pm
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TedStriker  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:17:31pm

re: #219 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Heh. Armed and Dangerous always gets one star when it shows up on cable—I guess you have to have been in the private security racket at some time to appreciate it….

*raises hand*

Worked seven years as an unarmed guard for Pinkerton’s (before and after the Securitas AB “merger”, but before the Pinkerton’s name went bye-bye), from 1995-2003.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:19:19pm

re: #223 The Vicious Babushka

Oh look who’s vacationing in Moscow

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Is he rooming with his buddy, Edward?

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:19:27pm

re: #222 BeachDem

Ah, Jimmy’s going with the old tried and true “Locker Room Talk” defense:

“Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse to us.” Jordan said. “Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than people coming up talking about abuse. No one ever reported any abuse to me. If they had I would have dealt with it.”

So his tune is changing is it?

Does not look good on him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:19:36pm

re: #222 BeachDem

Ah, Jimmy’s going with the old tried and true “Locker Room Talk” defense:

“Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse to us.” Jordan said. “Conversations in the locker room are a lot different than people coming up talking about abuse. No one ever reported any abuse to me. If they had I would have dealt with it.”

He still had some responsibility to report the allegations but I guess because it wasn’t Hillary Clinton or Obama, he ignored it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:20:11pm

Wonkette weighs in:

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TedStriker  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:20:47pm

re: #220 Joe Bacon 🌹

It got a couple RAZZIE nominations from us. Originally written for Belushi and Ackroyd in 1981. they turned it down.

Yeah, it’s got a cheesy plot, but Candy and Levy were great together; combine them with Meg Ryan, Robert Loggia, and pre-Mike Ehrmantrout Jonathan Banks, there’s enough in it to laugh at as a popcorn movie.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:21:12pm

re: #223 The Vicious Babushka

Oh look who’s vacationing in Moscow

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Yet he didn’t care about the Anti-Americanism that Putin spread in the Obama years. Feckless toad.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:21:51pm

re: #227 ObserverArt

So his tune is changing is it?

Does not look good on him.

He’s dancing as fast as he can (maybe he should join Tucker Carlson and the Texas two-steppers, Rick Perry and Tom DeLay, and save his act for Dancing with the “who the fuck are these people?” competition.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:26:35pm

A guy just bought himself a retirement unicycle. No test ride this time. I have to order it for pick up in a week, on retirement day.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:27:46pm

re: #224 Charles Johnson

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ckkatz  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:28:52pm

re: #225 TedStriker

*raises hand*

Worked seven years as an unarmed guard for Pinkerton’s, from 1995-2003.

Had a friend back in the early 1970’s who worked for them as a security guard. They gave him a .32 cal revolver and not much training. We took it to the range, and it did fire. About half the time.

Anyway, one night this friend was working for them as a guard at a grocery store. (Where another of our group was head cashier.) Robbers came up behind him with another gun. They took his gun and pistol whipped him. (After crawling around the floor hurting for a short bit, he recovered.)

The robbers then took a paper grocery bag, and holding open the bag, went to office and demanded all their money. The store manager dumped in about a $1000 of loose coins into the bag. The coinage did not even slow down as it went through the bottom of the bag and scattered on the floor.n The robbers left at that point.

The friend quit the security job immediately thereafter.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:29:28pm

re: #223 The Vicious Babushka

Oh look who’s vacationing in Moscow

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He should just stay over there. Then he could get Trump apologist rhetoric directly from Putin. Does he know that U.S. intelligence has determined that Russia interfered in our last presidential election or does he just not give a dang?

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:30:43pm

re: #236 Patricia Kayden

He should just stay over there. Then he could get Trump apologist rhetoric directly from Putin. Does he know that U.S. intelligence has determined that Russia interfered in our last presidential election or does he just not give a dang?

“Forget it Jake. It’s Greenwald.”

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:30:54pm

Glenn now appears on RT and Fox. Hmmmmm…..

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:33:18pm

re: #238 Barefoot Grin

Glenn now appears on RT and Fox. Hmmmmm…..

No surprise.

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:33:33pm

re: #238 Barefoot Grin

Glenn now appears on RT and Fox. Hmmmmm…..

“That also wouldn’t look bad on the front page of Pravda.”

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:33:50pm

re: #223 The Vicious Babushka

Good old Green Greenwald. He’s incapable of getting even one sentence into his latest screed without being fundamentally dishonest.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:33:55pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:36:03pm

This is a great insight and is clearly something Trump either knew or intuited considering his “could shoot someone on 5th Ave” comment:

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:36:22pm

re: #233 wrenchwench

A guy just bought himself a retirement unicycle. No test ride this time. I have to order it for pick up in a week, on retirement day.

I’m pessimistic enough to think the natural sequel to this will be retirement hospitalization (lengthy) for multiple broken bones.

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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:36:25pm

119º in Beverly Fucking Hills right now.

Christ on a pogo stick. Glad they all have pools…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:36:26pm

Start & current end of thread.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:38:14pm

re: #243 Barefoot Grin

That’s exactly it. Trump is the first true demagogue of the Fox New era.

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Jack Burton  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:38:29pm

re: #245 austin_blue

119º in Beverly Fucking Hills right now.

Christ on a pogo stick. Glad they all have pools…

Last I looked, it’s in the 80s in northern MANITOBA for fucks sake.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:39:03pm

Having taken Thursday and Friday off, because one day off in the middle of the week is stupid, Mrs. FBW and I took Rango to Half Moon Bay, and introduced him to the Pacific Ocean. Well, Princeton Harbor, really. But still.

Whoa, dude!

This was a lucky shot. Mostly he loved it, and a couple times just lay down in the water and let it wash under him.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:39:10pm

re: #244 EPR-radar

I’m pessimistic enough to think the natural sequel to this will be retirement hospitalization (lengthy) for multiple broken bones.

He remembers riding one about 50 years ago. Unicycles are remarkably safe, for as scary as they are. You almost always land on your feet when it rolls out from under you.

This is what I am told. I do not uni.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:40:39pm
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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:40:42pm

re: #248 Jack Burton

Last I looked, it’s in the 80s in northern MANITOBA for fucks sake.

It’s fire weather everywhere. Gonna be a loooong summer out west, folks. Good luck to you all. Put your bug-out bag together and keep it handy.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:42:01pm

re: #243 Barefoot Grin

This is a great insight and is clearly something Trump either knew or intuited considering his “could shoot someone on 5th Ave” comment:

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They talk about Trump derangement syndrome and that’s McCain’s actual colleagues but Trump’s the one that belittled McCain’s experience as a POW, and frankly if you ask me, Democrats have been far more respectful of McCain’s service than his fellow Republicans have. Trump’s the one that suggested an opponent, one that now kisses his ass had a father that killed JFK. Trump’s the one that attacked the ethnicity of a judge. Trump’s creating something awful in our country and it needs to be stopped. We have our best chance to be (I hope you’re reading this Makeitstop_ the sand in his gears this November. And then we need to beat the asshole in 2 years if somehow he’s still President and send him back to Mar Al Lago hopefully never ot be heard from again due to sheer humiliation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:42:30pm

re: #248 Jack Burton

Last I looked, it’s in the 80s in northern MANITOBA for fucks sake.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:42:54pm

re: #247 EPR-radar

That’s exactly it. Trump is the first true demagogue of the Fox New era.

Trump is really someone you’d read about in another less, stable country and think “Well that would never happen in the good old US.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:43:48pm

I’m pretty damn surprised they haven’t run air exchange lines to the cave.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:43:56pm

re: #246 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Start & current end of thread.

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I hope this is the end of that son of a bitch’s political career.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:45:42pm

re: #248 Jack Burton

Last I looked, it’s in the 80s in northern MANITOBA for fucks sake.

Yikes. I just got back from town, picking up Canadian money for our trip Tuesday. (Being how we’re out in the middle of nowhere, the clerks passed it around first to “ooh” and “ahh” at the artwork and colours.)

I also turned in my piggy bank of coins to convert to currency … over two hundred dollars, though the coin hopper spit out a Canadian nickel, quarter, and a Loonie as uncountable. (Guess those found their way in their from the last trip.)

Now I just need to put a sign on my car “Yukon or Bust.” (What is it that high schoolers use to paint up their rear windows at graduation? That would work.)

Maybe strap some gold panning items and a couple cookpots to the outside. /s

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:46:24pm

re: #93 HappyWarrior

Unpaid internships are shams. I don’t care who does it. It’s a sham especially if the kid has to commute to a large city.

Shit, I had to do a whole semester’s worth of unpaid internship in the form of student teaching…and I had the PAY for it on top of that!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:46:25pm

re: #250 wrenchwench

He remembers riding one about 50 years ago. Unicycles are remarkably safe, for as scary as they are. You almost always land on your feet when it rolls out from under you.

This is what I am told. I do not uni.

My sister rides a unicycle. She’s been doing it since her twenties. She used to commute to work on it two miles each way.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:47:35pm

re: #260 Anymouse 🌹

My sister rides a unicycle. She’s been doing it since her twenties. She used to commute to work on it two miles each way.

These are my people. Whackos on wheels. No motors.

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:47:45pm

re: #250 wrenchwench

He remembers riding one about 50 years ago. Unicycles are remarkably safe, for as scary as they are. You almost always land on your feet when it rolls out from under you.

This is what I am told. I do not uni.

It’s true.
At least when I tried some time ago. Looked silly riding it, though.
xD

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:47:54pm

re: #245 austin_blue

119º in Beverly Fucking Hills right now.

Christ on a pogo stick. Glad they all have pools…

107 here in Koreatown. The high was 110 according to my EVE weather indoor & outdoor monitors.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:48:47pm

Today was actually a little cooler than it’s been but it’s still been hot. Haven’t hiked in a week or so but have been working out.

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:49:23pm

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Today was actually a little cooler than it’s been but it’s still been hot. Haven’t hiked in a week or so but have been working out.

Monday and Tuesday were like being in a blast furnace.

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wrenchwench  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:49:31pm

re: #262 Varek Raith

It’s true.
At least when I tried some time ago. Looked silly riding it, though.
xD

Then you were doing it right. Silly is what they are made for. If you’re not juggling at the same time, you’re just a beginner.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:49:48pm

re: #259 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Shit, I had to do a whole semester’s worth of unpaid internship in the form of student teaching…and I had the PAY for it on top of that!

Coming up next: internships where YOU HAVE TO PAY TO WORK.

They probably already have those somewhere.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:50:33pm

Current in Death Valley, only a little warmer than LA:

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:50:34pm

re: #266 wrenchwench

Then you were doing it right. Silly is what they are made for. If you’re not juggling at the same time, you’re just a beginner.

Juggling?
Oh my no. I’d fall off and get hit in the head with the tennis balls.
/Cartoonish

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:52:07pm

Ha!

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Cheechako  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:53:18pm

Currently a pleasant 72 with 53% RH in SE Alaska. That’s after a record breaking 84 yesterday. Rain/light showers in the forecast.

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danarchy  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:53:40pm

re: #256 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m pretty damn surprised they haven’t run air exchange lines to the cave.

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I believe they are trying too, but it is 3.5 miles in pretty bad conditions. They have also been stockpiling air tanks.

Apparently one of the rescue divers died when he ran out of air on the way back out.

They are also discussing drilling down from the top ala the miners in peru.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:53:42pm

re: #100 Scottish Dragon

I took some shit for it on a couple progressive blogs, but this is why I am dead set against high schools that require unpaid community service as a graduate requirement.

If the work is worth doing, it’s worth being paid for. If I volunteer, that’s on me. Don’t tell me to show up and work for free.

It does make me wonder how teens are supposed to get a job to pay for things like car insurance and gasoline and get some experience in the real world while they are going to school. I have no idea what the community service requirement is going to be in high school, but for the middle school IB magnet my kids go to, it’s 10 hours for 6th grade, 20 hours for 7th grade, and 30 hours for 8th grade! Of course, because these kids can’t drive and no place will allow children that young to volunteer without parents, that cuts into my work time because I’m an independent contractor and work all hours. Their dad fell down on the job last year and my eldest didn’t get any hours of community service in. No big deal, apparently, because even if she failed classes, they would have moved her right on up to 8th (whole ‘nuther rant about that!). If she wants to have a shot of actually getting into a quality school this year, she’s going to have to do her community service AND get excellent grades in the very first quarter (which she hasn’t the past few years and the divorce didn’t help). She might be learning what logical consequences actually mean.

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:54:06pm

re: #271 Cheechako

Currently a pleasant 72 with 53% RH in Se Alaska. That’s after a record breaking 84 yesterday. Rain/light showers in the forecast.

That sounds ni…

in Se Alaska

…bad.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:54:36pm

More on Jim Jordan. I just saw this at NBC. I am only putting up the last bit of the article because it is the most interesting part. Most of the rest of the article has been covered.

Although, apparently there is now a sixth wrestler that said Jordan knew what was going on.

The part of the NBC article I am covering has some interesting wording from former Ohio State Wrestling head coach Russ Hellickson.

NBC - Rep. Jim Jordan says he never heard locker-room talk of abuse by Ohio State doctor/a>

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DiSabato and the other ex-wrestlers said they were prompted to come forward after the conviction earlier this year of former Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The evidence that DiSabato turned over to Ohio State included a videotape featuring statements from himself; Coleman; a former OSU student who worked at a clinic with Strauss; and the former Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson.

After NBC News reported earlier this week that former Ohio State wrestlers were criticizing Jordan, Fury quoted Hellickson, Jordan’s mentor, as saying: “At no time while Jim Jordan was a coach with me at Ohio State did either of us ignore abuse of our wrestlers. That is not the kind of man Jim is, and it is not the kind of coach that I was.”

Several articles in conservative outlets have featured that Hellickson quotation in their stories.

But in the video made by DiSabato and viewed by NBC News, Hellickson said he told school administrators about Strauss’s abusive behavior and also warned the doctor that he was being too “hands on” with students and that he should stay away from his wrestlers.

Hellickson has not returned calls for comment from NBC News

Notice how those two sentences in bold work together? Hellickson said “they” would never ignore it. But then he also said he knew what was going on. Jordan is part of “they” and if Hellickson knew, doesn’t that mean Jordan also knew? And if Hellickson went to school administrators and also warned the doctor, and he admits they both wouldn’t ignore it…then Jordan didn’t ignore it either.

This is all getting clumsy. That happens a lot when you are lying.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:55:06pm

re: #267 The Vicious Babushka

Coming up next: internships where YOU HAVE TO PAY TO WORK.

They probably already have those somewhere.

Oh yeah—from 2013:

But some of the most desirable intern gigs go to the highest bidder - and I mean that literally. Earlier this spring, the charitable fundraising site Bidding for Good auctioned off a one-month internship at Marc Jacobs in the Collections Accessories Sales Department for $4,000. Over at Charity Buzz, another such platform, there are currently ten internships on the block including a one-day gig with Fox 2000 Pictures executive Jessica Goodman that offers to help someone “get your foot in the door.” With nine days to go, the leading bid is $325…

There are outfits like Dream Careers, whose website boasts of “Guaranteed Intern Placement. Top Companies” in cities such as New York, Washington DC and San Francisco and says that spending $8,499 for a two-month internship (food and housing included) is a “practical and wise investment in your professional future.” Another such company is the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

theguardian.com

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Cheechako  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:55:37pm

re: #274 Varek Raith

That sounds ni…

…bad.

Yah…fixed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:55:44pm

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Today was actually a little cooler than it’s been but it’s still been hot. Haven’t hiked in a week or so but have been working out.

85F in the far west of Nebraska.

Hurricane Beryl is NNE of Suriname, and Tropical Depression Three is off the coast of North Carolina, with a Tropical Storm warning up for the offshore waters of the state.

nhc.noaa.gov

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:57:29pm

re: #265 Varek Raith

Monday and Tuesday were like being in a blast furnace.

I know right?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:57:36pm

re: #268 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I want there the first week of July two years ago. A sandstorm ended any chance of the planned night hike and overnight photography. So I went out of my resort (ish) hotel room at about midnight, feeling a couple strong beers and a joint, walked out on the lawn and took in the sensations of crystal clear stars, 110F and freeway speed wind. It made quite an impression.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:57:37pm

re: #271 Cheechako

Currently a pleasant 72 with 53% RH in SE Alaska. That’s after a record breaking 84 yesterday. Rain/light showers in the forecast.

We’re ready to mount up and headed your general way on Tuesday.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:58:48pm

re: #253 HappyWarrior

They talk about Trump derangement syndrome and that’s McCain’s actual colleagues but Trump’s the one that belittled McCain’s experience as a POW, and frankly if you ask me, Democrats have been far more respectful of McCain’s service than his fellow Republicans have. Trump’s the one that suggested an opponent, one that now kisses his ass had a father that killed JFK. Trump’s the one that attacked the ethnicity of a judge. Trump’s creating something awful in our country and it needs to be stopped. We have our best chance to be (I hope you’re reading this Makeitstop_ the sand in his gears this November. And then we need to beat the asshole in 2 years if somehow he’s still President and send him back to Mar Al Lago hopefully never ot be heard from again due to sheer humiliation.

I agree to everything you wrote except for the humiliation part. I do not think Donny Trump can be humiliated. You have to have some humility first. And if he did have any to begin with, he would never have run as president…at least in the way that he did.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:59:33pm

re: #131 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t fully share that perspective.

A wealthy ( through inheritance) acquaintance of mine is an arch-conservative from a farming background; although his career was as a software developer, he spent summers helping farmers he knew back in his home town.

Many small community groups that help people have shoestring budgets; their full-time staff is often paid minimal salaries. I think it’s worthwhile to teach children to have ties to their community and to help out.

Unpaid internships are a totally different animal.

I’m so conflicted about this because on the one hand, I’m a firm believer of having kids learn to volunteer, but on the other hand, I see the reality and there is simply not enough time (and my kids aren’t even involved in any extracurriculars!).

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Cheechako  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:59:38pm

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

We’re ready to mount up and headed your general way on Tuesday.

Keep posting on the trip. Almost every motel or community has WiFi available.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 4:59:53pm

re: #270 gocart mozart

Ha!

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Dinesh is such a jackass. BTW Dinesh look up who Winfield Scott Hancock was. One of the best Union generals and a Democrat. The GOP deserves credit for how ti handled 1860. Too bad, your party today is on the opposite side of what Lincoln stood for and still does.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:01:25pm

re: #282 ObserverArt

I agree to everything you wrote except for the humiliation part. I do not think Donny Trump can be humiliated. You have to have some humility first. And if he did have any to begin with, he would never have run as president…at least in the way that he did.

He can be humiliated … strip his properties for RICO violations and expose him as a poor fraud.

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:01:33pm

re: #258 Anymouse 🌹

Yikes. I just got back from town, picking up Canadian money for our trip Tuesday. (Being how we’re out in the middle of nowhere, the clerks passed it around first to “ooh” and “ahh” at the artwork and colours.)

I also turned in my piggy bank of coins to convert to currency … over two hundred dollars, though the coin hopper spit out a Canadian nickel, quarter, and a Loonie as uncountable. (Guess those found their way in their from the last trip.)

Now I just need to put a sign on my car “Yukon or Bust.” (What is it that high schoolers use to paint up their rear windows at graduation? That would work.)

Maybe strap some gold panning items and a couple cookpots to the outside. /s

White shoe polish. Scrape it off with a razor blade scraper.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:03:26pm

re: #284 Cheechako

Keep posting on the trip. Almost every motel or community has WiFi available.

My wife said she had a second dream that puts her off the idea of a trip (we’re still going).

The first was going on a “gold rush” style trip to Yukon and finding a football sized gold nugget.

The second was the Alaska Panhandle being hit by a hurricane while we’re there.

I will be putting up a link to our final planning for our trip later.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:04:30pm

re: #287 ObserverArt

White shoe polish. Scrape it off with a razor blade scraper.

Aha. Can do that.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:08:37pm
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:12:30pm

re: #205 Unshaken Defiance

The parking lot pavement is 167.3F Yikes

Now you know what I deal with on a daily basis. Bwahahaha!

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ObserverArt  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:14:44pm

re: #286 Anymouse 🌹

He can be humiliated … strip his properties for RICO violations and expose him as a poor fraud.

He would be pissed and he would try to flip it on someone or something else. And his backers would back him.

I thought to be humiliated you have to know you have been lowered. Hasn’t that happened to him how many times now in his private life?

And yet, he became a supposed reality TV star and then ran for president and he has put himself in another spot that makes him look bad…and he goes on and on.

Maybe there is a different word for Trump.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:15:28pm

re: #243 Barefoot Grin

This is a great insight and is clearly something Trump either knew or intuited considering his “could shoot someone on 5th Ave” comment:

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Donald Trump’s “thousand points of light” are all carrying tiki torches.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:16:11pm
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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:16:24pm

re: #292 ObserverArt

He would be pissed and he would try to flip it on someone or something else. And his backers would back him.

I thought to be humiliated you have to know you have been lowered. Hasn’t that happened to him how many times now in his private life?

And yet, he became a supposed reality TV star and then ran for president and he has put himself in another spot that makes him look bad…and he goes on and on.

Maybe there is a different word for Trump.

Megalomaniac. That’s a good word for Drumpf. Spunktrumpet also works well.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:18:31pm

re: #90 JordanRules

This regime’s attempt to intimidate protesters has gone awry. So glad that the jury refused to play along.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:18:45pm

re: #271 Cheechako

Currently a pleasant 72 with 53% RH in SE Alaska. That’s after a record breaking 84 yesterday. Rain/light showers in the forecast.

Bastard. It was 79 degrees w/a rh of 84% (that is a dew point of 72 deg.) this morning here, which is outside of DC.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:18:52pm

re: #244 EPR-radar

I’m pessimistic enough to think the natural sequel to this will be retirement hospitalization (lengthy) for multiple broken bones.

Not necessarily. My brother learned how to ride a unicycle as a kid. He is now 50 and was bringing his unicycle to a friend to borrow. I asked him if he could still ride it and he said he certainly could.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:19:14pm

re: #285 HappyWarrior

Dinesh is such a jackass. BTW Dinesh look up who Winfield Scott Hancock was. One of the best Union generals and a Democrat. The GOP deserves credit for how ti handled 1860. Too bad, your party today is on the opposite side of what Lincoln stood for and still does.

It was in ‘88, I think—the first Lee Atwater election—that they started trying to appropriate our heroes, saying if FDR or Harry Truman were still alive, they’d be voting Republican.

The notion is obscene, but I freely admit that if this were 1856, or ‘60, or ‘64, or ‘68, or ‘72, I’d be voting Republican. The Fraud of the Century in 1876, though, would have put an end to that.

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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:19:25pm

re: #290 Charles Johnson

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The hottest I’ve ever seen in Austin is 117º. You guys are killing it, today.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:21:01pm

Friday… Trump ongoing… hot… very hot… must have… ice cold vodka drink… don’t care which kind… must… vodka… where vodka…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:21:33pm

re: #295 austin_blue

Megalomaniac. That’s a good word for Drumpf. Spunktrumpet also works well.

Spanky.

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Teukka  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:22:57pm

re: #295 austin_blue

Megalomaniac. That’s a good word for Drumpf. Spunktrumpet also works well.

Isn’t Megalomania one of the symptoms of the end stages of neurosyphilis?
Just asking questions…

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freetoken  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:23:02pm

I think the temp here peaked today at 107F.

Well over even the “normal” early July temps.

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Teukka  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:24:04pm
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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:24:30pm

re: #303 Teukka

Isn’t Megalomania one of the symptoms of the end stages of neurosyphilis?
Just asking questions…

Gameta, yes it is.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:24:56pm

re: #301 Charles Johnson

Friday… Trump ongoing… hot… very hot… must have… ice cold vodka drink… don’t care which kind… must… vodka… where vodka…

#CoupCoupFriday!!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:25:57pm

re: #307 Dave In Austin

#CoupCoupFriday!!!!

Coup Coup Kachoo!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:28:49pm

re: #299 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It was in ‘88, I think—the first Lee Atwater election—that they started trying to appropriate our heroes, saying if FDR or Harry Truman were still alive, they’d be voting Republican.

The notion is obscene, but I freely admit that if this were 1856, or ‘60, or ‘64, or ‘68, or ‘72, I’d be voting Republican. The Fraud of the Century in 1876, though, would have put an end to that.

And yet I don’t know if I could have voted for Bryan for President. He was such a nimrod….

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:28:50pm

re: #304 freetoken

I think the temp here peaked today at 107F.

Well over even the “normal” early July temps.

85F here at Chez Tumbleweed at 6:30 Mythical Daylight Time, dewpoint of 63F (48% RH). Tonight down to 67F.

Someone scheduled us for 101F tomorrow and 100F for Sunday. Ugh,

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freetoken  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:29:13pm

Not only did many daily high records fall today, but some all-time high records too:

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:30:55pm

re: #305 Teukka

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I want to know why we should show him and his administration any respect. He’s a jackass.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:33:04pm

I just thought it was funny.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:33:48pm

re: #311 freetoken

Not only did many daily high records fall today, but some all-time high records too:

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Holy moley. 118F in Riverside? I’m not complaining about my 85F now then. (Might complain about 100F tomorrow though.)

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:34:27pm

re: #311 freetoken

That moment outdoor plants become sudden indoor hanging decorations
facebook.com

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:34:35pm

re: #314 Anymouse 🌹

Holy moley. 118F in Riverside? I’m not complaining about my 85F now then. (Might complain about 100F tomorrow though.)

I’d never complain about 85. 85 is near perfect.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:35:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:35:54pm

re: #316 HappyWarrior

I’d never complain about 85. 85 is near perfect.

85 is too warm for me. 70 is about right. (Tell me why I live here again. Oh right, cheap.)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:37:40pm

re: #318 Anymouse 🌹

85 is too warm for me. 70 is about right. (Tell me why I live here again. Oh right, cheap.)

70 is nice but not optimal for swimming. I need to be in the water.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:38:12pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:40:04pm

By the way, Mac users can type the degree symbol with Option-0 (zero, not the letter O).

118º IN RIVERSIDE

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:40:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:41:36pm

re: #319 HappyWarrior

70 is nice but not optimal for swimming. I need to be in the water.

We have hundreds of miles of beach. I live on the beach. As for water, not so much. The North Platte River is not so good for swimming in.

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Teukka  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:42:46pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

By the way, Mac users can type the degree symbol with Option-0 (zero, not the letter O).

118º IN RIVERSIDE

On PC’s, [left alt] + ( [0] [1] [7] [6] ) (on the number pad)

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:43:03pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

By the way, Mac users can type the degree symbol with Option-0 (zero, not the letter O).

118º IN RIVERSIDE

Wait, I’ve been spelling out my favorite band’s name when I could have gone for the far cooler: 98º?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:44:44pm

Chris Hayes is now playing the video clip of the quote I highlighted above.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:45:03pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

By the way, Mac users can type the degree symbol with Option-0 (zero, not the letter O).

118º IN RIVERSIDE

On a PC you can do it by holding ALT and typing 0176 on the numeric keypad.

85° IN BROADWATER

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:45:33pm

re: #322 gocart mozart

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There were no legal immigrants in 1860, you fuckwit.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:47:39pm

re: #320 gocart mozart

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She believed a family legend to be true as opposed to Trump’s father who knew his family was German and represented himself as Swedish so prospective tenants would stay in his buildings.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:48:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:49:16pm

re: #330 Anymouse 🌹

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They want to.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:50:14pm

I don’t blame Warren. I always thought I was Slovak ethnically but I’m actually Rusyn.

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William Lewis  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:50:32pm

re: #301 Charles Johnson

Friday… Trump ongoing… hot… very hot… must have… ice cold vodka drink… don’t care which kind… must… vodka… where vodka…

A mojito (white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and crushed mint leaves) is my preferred tipple in that circumstance. A really fine rum helps too.

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Teukka  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:51:07pm

re: #329 HappyWarrior

She believed a family legend to be true as opposed to Trump’s father who knew his family was German and represented himself as Swedish so prospective tenants would stay in his buildings.

When you’re trying to fake Swedish heritage, see to it that your name doesn’t mean “Sullen” in Swedish…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:51:51pm

re: #334 Teukka

When you’re trying to fake Swedish heritage, see to it that your name doesn’t mean “Sullen” in Swedish…

Yep!

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:53:48pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:53:50pm

I just always get a kick out of Trump’s appeal to having “very good genes.” Billy Carter had “very good genes” by his reckoning.

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retired cynic  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:54:19pm

re: #333 William Lewis

A mojito (white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and crushed mint leaves) is my preferred tipple in that circumstance. A really fine rum helps too.

I’m with you on that! mmmmmmmmm

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:54:40pm
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lawhawk  Jul 6, 2018 • 5:57:07pm

re: #322 gocart mozart

Dinesh de felon has been dragged this week by Kevin Kruse, Heather Richardson, and now Erich Rauchway.

He’s batting 0.000. 3 strikeouts on 9 consecutive pitches.

Alternatively, he’s the pitcher who served up home runs to Ruth, Gehrig, and Lazerri, and thinks he got a win.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:00:30pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:10:45pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Big smile, pushing a baby stroller, with a message of pure bigotry on his t-shirt.

Fuck that guy. There is good reason that state is so sparsely populated. And has an economy about the size of Anaheim. But enough xenophobia to fill a detention camp five miles square.

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:11:38pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

By the way, Mac users can type the degree symbol with Option-0 (zero, not the letter O).

118º IN RIVERSIDE

Freaking hell.
/Literally.

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Unabogie  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:12:00pm

Every once is a while I post the hashtag #QAnon just the flush the chumps. The replies are exactly what you’d expect.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:12:53pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:13:00pm

re: #24 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:16:53pm

re: #339 Charles Johnson

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:18:36pm

re: #347 gocart mozart

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Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

Like.
Whut.

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Varek Raith  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:19:29pm

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:20:51pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:28:53pm

re: #347 gocart mozart

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“organ Leroy at his organ again.” (Obscure Firesign Theatre reference)

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:29:01pm

re: #347 gocart mozart

Penis envy?

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:31:53pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:32:20pm

Is there an Elton John song about Steve Bannon sucking his own cock?

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:32:36pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:34:20pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:34:39pm

re: #355 Single-handed sailor

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I love it! The problem is that 30,000,000 people get El Douche’s tweets and far, far fewer get the corrections. Overall, I hate Twitter.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:35:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:35:46pm

re: #353 gocart mozart

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That moron went to Dartmouth?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:37:25pm

re: #342 Unshaken Defiance

Fuck that guy. There is good reason that state is so sparsely populated. And has an economy about the size of Anaheim. But enough xenophobia to fill a detention camp five miles square.

Bigotry isn’t limited to rural (Rebecca Shoenkopf also lives in Montana).

Betcha I could find a whole bunch of bigots in Atlanta or Virginia Beach.

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sagehen  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:37:35pm

re: #341 JordanRules

Johnson said it was time to “evaluate” whether to lift US sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea, saying they have failed to change Moscow’s behavior and cut US businesses out of Russian deals. cc @RadioFreeTom

So four years of sanctions wasn’t enough to change Russia’s behavior, that makes it a failure and we should give it up.

But 50 years of sanctions against Cuba… just didn’t give it enough time to work, ending it was premature.

Got it.

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stpaulbear  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:41:36pm

re: #349 Varek Raith

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I’m amazed by that quote because it shows that even though Trump is completely stupid about everything, he’s even more extra completely stupid about music. All he knows about Elton John is that he’s a celebrity, and all he knows about music is that it gets in the way of his own voice. I’d feel sorry for his music-less life, but I don’t really care.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:42:01pm

re: #358 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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We applied for a pup from a rescue agency and were denied because we couldn’t prove there wouldn’t be any times in the first few months when the pup wouldn’t be alone longer than three hours. To be honest, only made me trust the rescue more. We’ll be putting in an application for an older dog this fall. (We have pretty flexible schedules and work close by, so a dog would never be alone for more than a few hours, but we can’t promise three.)

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:46:06pm
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sagehen  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:47:45pm

re: #362 stpaulbear

I’m amazed by that quote because it shows that even though Trump is completely stupid about everything, he’s even more extra completely stupid about music. All he knows about Elton John is that he’s a celebrity, and all he knows about music is that it gets in the way of his own voice. I’d feel sorry for his music-less life, but I don’t really care.

The other thing he knows is that for a million dollars, Elton John was willing to play at Rush Limbaugh’s 4th wedding.

That’s why he was so astonished the guy wouldn’t play at his inauguration for any amount of money.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:50:10pm

Uh.

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EPR-radar  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:54:32pm

re: #366 JordanRules

Excellent. A fight over Trump subpoenas is just the thing to possibly get the damn media both-siderists to start seeing some reason.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:57:16pm

re: #366 JordanRules

Challenge accepted!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 6:58:58pm
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:01:08pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

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LOL!

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:02:12pm
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:12:13pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:12:40pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:14:10pm
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:17:43pm

I really like Murphy.

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:22:52pm

re: #372 JordanRules

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Well, according to the latest mag-splaining, he’s been “toggling” and “hobbled” while picking his next justice, which the NYT describes as hoping to match last year’s success, which was an unalloyed triumph. Yeah, those were words they used to describe “Apprentice—Supreme Court Edition.”

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:25:21pm

re: #376 BeachDem

Blech!!!

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BeachDem  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:26:46pm

re: #377 JordanRules

Blech!!!

My sentiments exactly!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:31:00pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:31:52pm

Lest we forget

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:34:19pm

re: #372 JordanRules

Do not congratulate.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:35:35pm
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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:36:24pm

re: #382 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Another Republican abuse fan.

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jaunte  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:40:05pm

re: #371 gocart mozart

#Greenwald: I came to #Russia to combat US’ toxic view on the country

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Mattand  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:40:54pm

re: #372 JordanRules

If you read the WP article in the tweets, they give Trump the red folder in order to cut down on his workload.

Let that sink in for a minute.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:42:51pm

re: #382 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He is horrible. Glad he is term limited a bit.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:46:23pm

re: #385 Mattand

If you read the WP article in the tweets, they give Trump the red folder in order to cut down on his workload.

Let that sink in for a minute.

“Workload” is the cover story the enablers have to use. It’s really just the ‘please, please, please at least read this’ folder. It’s pathetic. Every part of it is pathetic.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:52:46pm

Oh damn.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:56:35pm

re: #380 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Lest we forget

Lest we forget, this is the guy harassing him running for Congress.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 7:59:53pm

re: #384 jaunte

#Greenwald: I came to #Russia to combat US’ toxic view on the country

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Except those I trash. They’re not fine//

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:01:36pm

When the GOP sends candidates, they don’t send their best. They send batterers and accused attempted murderers. Some I assume are good people.

This is the GOP candidate attacking Mr. Guttenberg claiming he is “exploiting” his daughter’s death.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:06:21pm

re: #295 austin_blue

My favourite these days is Lord Dampnut.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:06:45pm

Watching Bobby Kennedy for President ep 2. LBJ immediately speaking for the liberty of all men.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:13:11pm

floridapolitics.com

Details at the time on the GOP candidate above (Manjarres), who when he was a political blogger (the right-wing Tea Party Shark Tank) along with his arrest report for attempted murder, battery, and shooting up a truck.

He was awarded CPAC’s 2011 “Blogger of the Year” award.

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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:14:42pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:20:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:23:18pm

re: #396 gocart mozart

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OFFS. If he were a Dem, you’d want his head.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:23:55pm

And he does seem to have known or heard things.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:24:22pm

re: #396 gocart mozart

Don’t know about “oversight”, but Jordan seems quite effective at “overlooking”.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:31:43pm

It’s been a day.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:36:07pm

re: #400 goddamnedfrank

Nice Blade Runner riff.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:38:20pm

re: #400 goddamnedfrank

It’s been a day.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:42:53pm

Went looking for something fresh, different by way of my music tonight.

Black Violin fits the bill

Iframe

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:43:08pm

re: #397 HappyWarrior

OFFS. If he were a Dem, you’d want his head.

And Rep. Gaetz supported Roy Moore for the Senate.

Plenty of eight-digit Twitter handles in that thread supporting Rep. Jordan. I wonder if any of them know which towns are in Jordan’s district? St. Petersburg is a few time zones to the east.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:46:41pm

re: #404 Anymouse 🌹

And Rep. Gaetz supported Roy Moore for the Senate.

Plenty of eight-digit Twitter handles in that thread supporting Rep. Jordan. I wonder if any of them know which towns are in Jordan’s district? St. Petersburg is a few time zones to the east.

Quite a few ha!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:47:42pm

In a survey conducted of young women to determine the reason behind falling birth rates, “more options” and “financial insecurity” are near the top. Instead, the fascist-curious NYT puts this in their headline:

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:49:52pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:53:44pm

How many average taxpayers does it take to cover this bill?

Post Office Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million for Statue of Liberty Photo Mistake

Back in 2010, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released a now-famous Statue of Liberty “forever” stamp. But it was soon discovered that the small stamp had a big problem: instead of showing the actual Statue of Liberty in New York, the selected photo shows the copyrighted replica that’s found in Las Vegas. Now a federal court has ordered that the USPS must pay $3.5 million for its mistake.

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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 8:58:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:05:24pm

Bad news …

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:08:28pm

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

xcfBGiZLzB6vhjlVQUpmSgnJQvCIInfm630mI48PBhMO9TSIcBizwHADHJQSXt5rkh3kUB0r79Fh/doxpWjy8Q==

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Amory Blaine  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:14:14pm
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JordanRules  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:16:30pm

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

Oh no. That is devastating.
Recovery thoughts, hope and strength to you and yours.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:17:26pm

re: #407 JordanRules

It looks vaguely like the Marmalade Terror.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:19:46pm

re: #411 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

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austin_blue  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:24:58pm

re: #400 goddamnedfrank

It’s been a day.

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Shield the wiring and belt-mount the battery pack.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:26:07pm

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

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Mattand  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:27:48pm

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

Ugh. Sorry to hear that. Pulling for her.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:28:19pm

May have already been posted here but Steve Ditko has died.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:40:03pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 9:58:57pm

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

Bad news …

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 6, 2018 • 10:03:15pm

Final trip route now scheduled.

Google Maps apparently won’t let me put in more than ten stops, so this goes to Mapquest.

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We’re out of here Tuesday.


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