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meteor  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:02:43pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:06:55pm

wre: #1 meteor

Why is there a cow at the beach

To watch the Jersey Shore?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:07:34pm

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

To watch the Jersey Shore?

*WHACK!*

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:09:16pm

re: #1 meteor

Has anyone ‘shopped a white woman calling the cops on the cow just for hanging out yet?

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:12:13pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:18:56pm

When Trump says you need an ID to buy groceries, his cult interprets it as a dog whistle that poor people have to provide ID in order to qualify for food stamps.

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:19:21pm

I’ve spent years reporting on Manafort’s past, and have consistently found a man who has prioritized influence peddling over integrity again and again. Manafort’s early clients were senators—and that seems to be the ostentatiously dignified style he has adopted for the trial. He has the senatorial habit of excessively tactile behavior. When he entered the court, he put his arm on the back of his attorneys; he shook hands with Biden-like gusto. At one moment, he clasped his own hands and moved a raised forefinger to his lip as if in deep thought. When he rises from his chair, he tends to stand with hands tucked into his pants pockets, cutting a perfectly Kennedyesque silhouette. When lawyers refer to documents, he studiously picks up his reading glasses, showing how seriously he takes it all.

There’s nothing passive about Manafort’s presence in court. He is constantly turning to his lawyers, whispering them his thoughts, just as he might turn to an aide perched over his shoulder. He consults with lawyers on strategy, passing them notes scribbled on a yellow pad. After a lawyer returned a note, he carefully tore it up and submerged it in a coffee cup.

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:20:48pm
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Belafon  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:21:07pm

re: #5 JordanRules

There’s a freaking spelling error in the NYT tweet.

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:22:47pm
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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:23:27pm
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stpaulbear  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:24:07pm

re: #7 JordanRules

Judges don’t necessarily like it when you stuff your hands in your pockets when presenting yourself in court.

Don’t ask how I know that.

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:24:28pm

re: #9 Belafon

There’s a freaking spelling error in the NYT tweet.

On purpose to appeal to Trump’s base. ///

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Belafon  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:24:53pm

re: #11 JordanRules

Imagine if Yellowstone blew.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:25:17pm

re: #9 Belafon

There’s a freaking spelling error in the NYT tweet.

Welcome to The Illiterocracy

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:26:22pm

re: #15 The Vicious Babushka

Welcome to The Illiterocracy

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Skip Intro  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:29:37pm

The Isle of Weight - snort!

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:29:42pm

re: #5 JordanRules

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And whoever’s in charge of NYT twitter can’t tell the difference between isle and aisle. Jeez.

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William Lewis  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:30:03pm

Wow. Had a whole day off, a nice meal and a bottle of cheap red. Not a bad day, in the least.

Thanks all, have a great night.

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:33:53pm
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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:34:57pm

re: #13 JordanRules

On purpose to appeal to Trump’s base. ///

It is of a piece with his “smocking gun.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:35:59pm

re: #18 BeachDem

And whoever’s in charge of NYT twitter can’t tell the difference between isle and aisle. Jeez.

They’ll probably write “free reign” and “tow the line”, too….

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calochortus  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:36:58pm

re: #21 BeachDem

It is of a piece with his “smocking gun.”

The “smocking gun” conjures up quite a picture doesn’t it? No more using those pleating machines or even just doing a bunch of running stitches and then doing all the embroidery-just aim the smocking gun and you’re done!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:38:01pm
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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:38:23pm

re: #22 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

They’ll probably write “free reign” and “tow the line”, too….

Only if someone has “lead” them to do it. (NYT and others use that a lot as the past tense of lead/rhymes with need)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:41:42pm

NYT deleted the “isle” tweet. lmao

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Skip Intro  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:43:13pm

re: #26 GlutenFreeJesus

Just like their guy Trump.

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Jay C  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:43:19pm

re: #25 BeachDem

Only if someone has “lead” them to do it. (NYT and others use that a lot as the past tense of lead/rhymes with need)

Maybe they figure if the past tense of “to read” is spelled “read”, but pronounced “redd”, the past tense of “to lead” is done the same?

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calochortus  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:43:58pm

re: #28 Jay C

Maybe they figure if the past tense of “to read” is spelled “read”, but pronounced “redd”, the past tense of “to lead” is done the same?

Spelling is so last century.
/

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makeitstop  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:44:45pm

New (to me) Twitter account. I like this guy.

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Belafon  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:44:52pm

I picked up a copy of the Icewind Dale Trilogy, books based on a D&D world, to read. The beginning of the second book has an intro written by Drizzt Do’Urden, the Drow elf in the series. It’s a really good description of the positives and negatives of tradition, even if it’s in the context of the book. The end of it goes like this:

Tradition.

What gravity indeed does that word impart! What power it wields! As it roots us and grounds us and gives us hope for who we are because of who w were, it also wreaks destruction and denies change.

I would never pretend to understand another people will enough to demand that they change their traditions, yet how foolish it seems to me to hold fast and unyielding to those mores and ways without regard for any changes that have taken place in the world about us.

For that world is a changing place, moved by advancements in technology and magic, by the rise and fall of populations, even by blending of races, as in the half-elf communities. The world is not static, and if the roots of our perceptions, traditions, hold static, then we are doomed, I say, into destructive dogma.

Then we fall upon the darker blade of that double-edged sword.

google.com

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:52:29pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:53:43pm
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calochortus  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:55:09pm

re: #32 gocart mozart

I can’t imagine wanting an ostrich leather jacket. The texture is interesting in a small piece like a wallet or clutch purse, but there’s a reason you don’t often see it in clothing items. Who wants large “goose bumps” all over their jacket?
Oh. Entitled jerks, apparently.

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calochortus  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:56:54pm

re: #33 Ace-o-aces

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If the Trumpcare plans are short term, but renewable up to 3 years, can we assume they can drop you if you get sick during one of your short periods of coverage?

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 7:57:28pm

re: #5 JordanRules

[Obama ordered Dijon on his hamburger. Bush fumbled in the grocery isle. And Trump says you need an ID to buy groceries.]

they deleted the tweet.

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:00:13pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:00:26pm

head.fucking.desk!

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:01:22pm

They corrected the isle to aisle

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:02:53pm

re: #35 calochortus

If the Trumpcare plans are short term, but renewable up to 3 years, can we assume they can drop you if you get sick during one of your short periods of coverage?

That’s a bingo!

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:02:55pm

re: #20 JordanRules

Honestly, both Junior and his new mistress look like they wear dentures. Both of them.

Weird, isn’t it?

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:04:02pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:04:47pm

re: #41 MsJ

Honestly, both Junior and his new mistress look like they wear dentures. Both of them.

Weird, isn’t it?

She looks like she’s about 70% silicon.

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:07:22pm

re: #28 Jay C

Maybe they figure if the past tense of “to read” is spelled “read”, but pronounced “redd”, the past tense of “to lead” is done the same?

Then I suggest they invest in a dictionary. Drives me crazy.

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plansbandc  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:09:09pm

re: #2 I Would Prefer Not To

Damn it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:09:43pm

re: #44 BeachDem

Then I suggest they invest in a dictionary. Drives me crazy.

It’s cutesy little in-words like “lede” and “graf” that make me feel all stabby….

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:10:38pm

re: #30 makeitstop

New (to me) Twitter account. I like this guy.

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That guys entire timeline is hysterical. I Followed him.

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makeitstop  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:10:59pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:12:23pm
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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:24:00pm

re: #38 goddamnedfrank

head.fucking.desk!

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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:27:27pm

re: #46 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It’s cutesy little in-words like “lede” and “graf” that make me feel all stabby….

Hey, now. You’re dissing my former occupation.

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:29:36pm

re: #46 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It’s cutesy little in-words like “lede” and “graf” that make me feel all stabby….

When did a PowerPoint presentation become a “deck?” A client was talking about a deck the other day and I had no idea what she was going on about. Advertising/marketing folks are famous for inventing buzzwords—in fact, I believe they probably invented the word buzzword.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:29:48pm

I’m a teacher, and I approve of this message.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:33:28pm

re: #52 BeachDem

When did a PowerPoint presentation become a “deck?” A client was talking about a deck the other day and I had no idea what she was going on about. Advertising/marketing folks are famous for inventing buzzwords—in fact, I believe they probably invented the word buzzword.

A deck of cards. I’ve heard “stack” used, too.

Business people are even more notorious for inventing/corrupting language for extra wordiness.
theofficelife.com

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jaunte  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:35:20pm

re: #52 BeachDem

It’s true, this man is deckless.

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jaunte  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:39:16pm
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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:40:44pm

There used to be a site called buzzwhack.com. I fear it is no more, although when you click that it says something good is coming soon. This was an old description of it:

buzzwhack.com
Too many Scooby Snacks raising your data cholesterol?
9/24/2001
Tired of hearing what your company plans to do “going forward?” What did that IT guy mean when he called you a “1K buffer?” Should you be practicing “percussive maintenance?” Buzzwhack is a dictionary of buzzwords, written in a breezy style that makes entertaining reading even when you don’t need to look up “sheeple.” Featured here are excerpts from marketing-speak PR releases, and a list of new buzzwords submitted by fellow annoyed readers. Whether you need a definition to decipher the latest company memo, or are looking for some inspiration to write it, Buzzwhack serves as a great turnkey solution in the marketing space.

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jaunte  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:42:40pm

re: #57 BeachDem

Some of my clients have passed through the “curated” and “narratives” phase and are all the way out into “sensorials.”

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:45:12pm
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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:45:48pm

re: #57 BeachDem

There used to be a site called buzzwhack.com. I fear it is no more, although when you click that it says something good is coming soon. This was an old description of it:

buzzwhack.com
Too many Scooby Snacks raising your data cholesterol?
9/24/2001
Tired of hearing what your company plans to do “going forward?” What did that IT guy mean when he called you a “1K buffer?” Should you be practicing “percussive maintenance?” Buzzwhack is a dictionary of buzzwords, written in a breezy style that makes entertaining reading even when you don’t need to look up “sheeple.” Featured here are excerpts from marketing-speak PR releases, and a list of new buzzwords submitted by fellow annoyed readers. Whether you need a definition to decipher the latest company memo, or are looking for some inspiration to write it, Buzzwhack serves as a great turnkey solution in the marketing space.

From theofficelife.com:

Going forward [exp.] Two words of unnecessary filler that are often used to shift focus from negative past results to bright future possibilities. “Market headwinds dipped our bottomline, but we’re expecting higher earnings on a go-forward basis.”
Suggested by Tom N.

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:46:55pm
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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:49:13pm

re: #54 wheat-dogg

A deck of cards. I’ve heard “stack” used, too.

Business people are even more notorious for inventing/corrupting language for extra wordiness.
theofficelife.com

Randomly looking through, this is my favorite so far:

Disambiguate [v.] An ironic 5-syllable word used in place of ‘clarify.’

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:51:48pm

Great article. Really good.

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:52:48pm

re: #58 jaunte

Some of my clients have passed through the “curated” and “narratives” phase and are all the way out into “sensorials.”

But are they optimizing their ideas across all platforms or segueing to alternative modes?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:52:59pm

re: #62 BeachDem

Randomly looking through, this is my favorite so far:

Disambiguate [v.] An ironic 5-syllable word used in place of ‘clarify.’

The overused, business-y word I hate with a passion?

Dynamic.

That shit needs to die.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:53:33pm

From the last thread …

re: #64 calochortus

Greetings. Why does it take as long to catch up after a trip as you spent on that trip? It’s not like I’m employed or anything…

Well, the answer to that is to take another trip. /s

I guess I’ll find out in a couple days … my wife and I are in Regina tonight at the Sandman Hotel. I recovered my computer’s power cord I left here when we started our trip to Yukon last month (they held it for me).

Tomorrow we cross the border into Montana on our way home, unless crap hits the fan tonight (then we’ll take another lap back to Yukon).

Casualties on the Alaska Highway: One Smart windshield.

Yesterday my lawyer wrote to say our electricity is back on at our house, so I don’t have that excuse anymore to avoid next week’s village board meeting by staying here.

Today we stopped at the second-largest saline lake in North America, Chaplin Lake. The lake is privately-owned by a salt mine (which my wife considered dropping me in). The mining corporation made the lake into a wildlife preserve, as over 90% of the marshes and lakes of southern Saskatchewan have been drained for farmland since 1974 … that means several migratory bird species which use the lakes are now endangered.

tourismsaskatchewan.com (Provincial Website describing Chaplin Nature Centre in the Village of Chaplin)

chaplintourism.com (Village of Chaplin, Sask., with upcoming events at the centre)

We came into Regina just in time for the Queen City Exposition. One of the big things at the expo is trying new foods, and this year’s food is crickets (the insect).

According to a local radio programme I was listening to, toasted crickets taste something like nuts, with “a little something extra” and more crunch. They claimed crickets have about three times the protein of beef.

This year’s hit at the expo are cricket grilled cheese sandwiches … one food site expects over the four days of the expo to use up all fifty million live crickets they brought.

We decided to pass on the expo’s food.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:54:05pm

re: #32 gocart mozart

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Please don’t tell me that Manafort bought an ostrich skin jockstrap.

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:55:05pm

re: #65 Eclectic Cyborg

The overused, business-y word I hate with a passion?

Dynamic.

That shit needs to die.

Synergy.

Paradigm.

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:56:16pm
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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:56:43pm

re: #67 Joe Bacon 🌹

Please don’t tell me that Manafort bought an ostrich skin jockstrap.

It cost $35,000, not including $7,500 for tailoring and $100 for shipping.

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:57:39pm

re: #68 MsJ

Synergy.

Paradigm.

Architecting (thanks, Vanky)

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jaunte  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:58:09pm

re: #65 Eclectic Cyborg

The overused, business-y word I hate with a passion?

Dynamic.

That shit needs to die.

Advice from the 1920s:

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:58:11pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:59:10pm

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹

Just seeing all of your links makes me want to take a ride on The Canadian!

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jaunte  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:59:17pm

re: #73 gocart mozart

Hey, that’s just bumpy leather.

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 8:59:17pm

re: #69 gocart mozart

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Just want to say that, as a lifelong Red Sox fan, I have never been able to stand Schilling.

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jaunte  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:00:27pm

Also recently topical:

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Cheechako  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:00:34pm

re: #76 BeachDem

Just want to say that, as a lifelong Red Sox fan, I have never been able to stand Schilling.

ditto…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:02:19pm

Hey, I found Tweetler’s Grocery ID Card!

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:03:24pm

CBC here has been reporting all day on an issue of naked capitalistic power being exercised against the Canadian government.

It regards Epi-Pens. Most nations with single payer or socialised medicine are outraged at the huge price hike in Epi-Pens and are demanding the prices be lowered. Pfizer is telling Canada “too bad, and by the way, there’s going to be a shortage of Epi-Pens in your country.”

Health Canada is telling people who rely on the pens that if you are stuck with expired ones and that’s all you have, use them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:05:19pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

CBC here has been reporting all day on an issue of naked capitalistic power being exercised against the Canadian government.

It regards Epi-Pens. Most nations with single payer or socialised medicine are outraged at the huge price hike in Epi-Pens and are demanding the prices be lowered. Pfizer is telling Canada “too bad, and by the way, there’s going to be a shortage of Epi-Pens in your country.”

Health Canada is telling people who rely on the pens that if you are stuck with expired ones and that’s all you have, use them.

And that’s another line my brainwashed relatives will use to support Trump destroying Obamacare!

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electrotek  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:06:12pm

hahahahaha

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Belafon  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:06:23pm

re: #56 jaunte

Blind people:

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retired cynic  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:06:56pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

Dear God, how can they sleep?

If I had my way, they would never sleep again.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:07:56pm

re: #74 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just seeing all of your links makes me want to take a ride on The Canadian!

viarail.ca

We considered booking a trip on The Canadian for this summer, but rejected the idea because you can’t stop and do things like we did today with the bird sanctuary. (Even at the Golden Spike monument we went to in British Columbia a couple days ago, the train doesn’t stop.)

In a car, you see something and woosh you zip in and take a look.

There is the advantage of letting someone else do the driving though.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:09:22pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

CBC here has been reporting all day on an issue of naked capitalistic power being exercised against the Canadian government.

It regards Epi-Pens. Most nations with single payer or socialised medicine are outraged at the huge price hike in Epi-Pens and are demanding the prices be lowered. Pfizer is telling Canada “too bad, and by the way, there’s going to be a shortage of Epi-Pens in your country.”

Health Canada is telling people who rely on the pens that if you are stuck with expired ones and that’s all you have, use them.

Didn’t someone create a generic version?

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:09:35pm

re: #82 electrotek

hahahahaha

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Double hahahaha.

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Belafon  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:11:26pm

re: #82 electrotek

The replies in that thread are funny.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:11:47pm

re: #82 electrotek

hahahahaha

Wearing a bikini to own the libs? lol

Instead gets attacked by her own conservative religious followers.

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Belafon  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:13:04pm

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

Wearing a bikini to own the libs? lol

Instead gets attacked by her own conservative religious followers.

Yeah, I would assume the worst thing a lib would do is state at the picture. I don’t see anyone making comments.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:13:18pm

Whew damn, thank god for LeftWingConspirator. Just bailed me out of jail. I went grocery shopping without acceptable ID and I got caught. I’m so ashamed. Will my wife leave me? I have a record now.

What do I plead?

Can Giuliani get the charge reduce for me?

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:15:01pm

re: #86 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Didn’t someone create a generic version?

goodrx.com

Yes. It’s still way over-priced.

re: #81 Joe Bacon 🌹

And that’s another line my brainwashed relatives will use to support Trump destroying Obamacare!

That socialistic organisation known as the US Army, with tax money, developed the auto-injector. The patent was sold to a corporation because wingnuts require that by law now.

If taxpayer developed property stayed the property of the taxpayers, Epi-Pens would still only be a tiny fraction of what Pfizer is charging (most of the price hike was due to buying the patent rights from another company, not because the company actually developed a new product).

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:16:01pm

People were talking downstairs about libraries and getting library books in rural areas. Two apps you can use to borrow ebooks (maybe not everywhere, YMMV) are Hoopla and Libby. You need to have a bricks-and-mortar library card to use them, and I see no rhyme or reason in what they do or don’t have, but it’s worth checking if you’re looking for something in particular. (Libby also transfers borrowed materials to a Kindle if you want.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:20:26pm

re: #93 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

People were talking downstairs about libraries and getting library books in rural areas. Two apps you can use to borrow ebooks (maybe not everywhere, YMMV) are Hoopla and Libby. You need to have a bricks-and-mortar library card to use them, and I see no rhyme or reason in what they do or don’t have, but it’s worth checking if you’re looking for something in particular. (Libby also transfers borrowed materials to a Kindle if you want.)

A brick-and-mortar library card would be very heavy and probably not fit in my wallet.

As for varying mileage, our library and village boards considered signing up for an E-book service. There were two problems:

a) They are freakin’ expensive. For the cost, the library can pay for hundreds of books every year and pay the fees for every person in town that wants to get a book from an interlibrary loan.

2) Almost no one has a computer or something like a Kindle in my town. (Our house is the most tech infused, and we don’t have a Kindle either.)

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MsJ  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:22:24pm

Brutal. But true.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:23:55pm

re: #1 meteor

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Because it’s summertime?

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:25:44pm

Today’s visit was to Chaplin Lake, Saskatchewan.

Chaplin Lake, Saskatchewan (second largest saline lake in North America)
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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:26:26pm
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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:30:49pm

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

Wearing a bikini to own the libs? lol

Instead gets attacked by her own conservative religious followers.

Jaclyn Glenn fisks two Christian dudes debating whether Christian girls should wear bikinis.

CHRISTIAN CRINGE : Christian Guys On Modesty- Bikinis?

Cringe-worthy

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:33:35pm
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electrotek  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:33:52pm

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

Wearing a bikini to own the libs? lol

Instead gets attacked by her own conservative religious followers.

They always love to talk about how different they are from conservative Muslims when it comes to obsession with modesty, but in reality they’re not any different.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:34:47pm

re: #100 wheat-dogg

Upfist for Jaclyn Glenn.

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electrotek  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:45:34pm

This idiot:

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:46:18pm

Johnny was wrong

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:48:51pm

re: #59 JordanRules

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About time. I wonder what they’ll do with the cannons? They look like twelve pounder Napoleons. They’d fetch a handsome price at auction and sale would ensure their survival and preservation. The bronze plaque with its Lost Cause hagiography belongs in some yet-to-be-built Jim Crow museum.

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gocart mozart  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:50:03pm
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Scottish Dragon  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:53:13pm

re: #104 electrotek

This idiot:

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:53:18pm

re: #104 electrotek

This idiot:

Do people actually think Faith Goldy is a Nazi? Then again, people also think Trump is a Nazi.

What a crazy world we live in.— Jacob Argintaru

Faith Goldy Caught Promoting Neo-Nazi YouTube Channel
Faith Goldy is at it again…
(goes to North 99)

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 1, 2018 • 9:54:54pm

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

About time. I wonder what they’ll do with the cannons? They look like twelve pounder Napoleons. They’d fetch a handsome price at auction and sale would ensure their survival and preservation. The bronze plaque with its Lost Cause hagiography belongs in some yet-to-be-built Jim Crow museum.

City will probably store them somewhere.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:00:08pm

Yeah, that’s totally how secret operations work in real life.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:01:59pm

re: #111 Ace-o-aces

Fiendishly clever ruse

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:07:33pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:08:30pm

re: #111 Ace-o-aces

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:19:16pm

Perusing the previous thread, came across the New York Post video on children not knowing how to use “old tech” like rotary phones.

re: #281 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m glad my kids don’t know what a rotary phone is. (Though I’ll probably teach ‘em anyway.) Knowledge of old tech is only useful for two things: Learn from their mistakes, and for updating it to new tech. Just ask the COBOL and FORTRAN programmers of the world, who rake in big bucks from people who persist in keeping old tech past its prime.

Don’t come to my part of the country if you don’t know how to use a rotary phone or need to make a call and wonder why your cell phone doesn’t work (and what’s that telephone with a coin slot on it, how do I work that). /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:24:56pm

Now I’m caught up with the last thread.

re: #316 BeachDem

Kind of funny too that last night there was quite a discussion about how only old ladies write checks. I am an old lady who pays all bills online, uses a chip card when shopping, but still write checks for things like:

Attending a fundraiser and wanting to “prime the pump” with an in person donation.
Paying dues to local organizations that do not have credit card setups.
Paying my hairdresser, who prefers checks so she doesn’t have to pay merchant fees.

I also cross the divide with a desktop, laptop, two tablets, a smartphone AND a landline (actually, now it’s a digital service through my cable company—and glory be—I still have cable!)

I’d say get off my lawn, but I live in a condo/

I noted yesterday we use cheques or cash for nearly everything at home, since almost no one takes credit cards and no local banks issue debit cards. In the rare instance I purchase something where the company doesn’t want to take a cheque or cash (like when we bought our car), I use a money order. (The Mercedes dealer was somewhat confused about taking a money order to buy a car, but they accepted it.)

My ATM card is good all over the world for getting money (and my bank doesn’t charge a fee for using a non-local bank ATM).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:45:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:48:15pm

Wonkette weighs in on the Shera Bechard (former Playboy playmate) lawsuit against Eliot Broidy (former RNC deputy finance chair forced to resign over making her pregnant while married to another woman and allegedly financing an abortion for her on behalf of, well, someone).

Someone in the last thread noted that the stink of scandal keeps getting worse with Republicans and sex.

In this case, the court unsealed (but redacted much of) the case against Broidy. It would seem he put an unenforceable “penalty clause” in the non-disclosure agreement of $4,800,000.

WTF? Leaving aside the fact penalty clauses in a contract are unenforceable, why would a lawyer insist upon drafting an agreement so that it’s MORE DISADVANTAGEOUS to his own client? He literally increased the “liquidated damages” by 860%! Who the hell was he supposed to be working for here?

Wonkette has screenshots of Ms. Bechard’s suit paperwork, including the huge sections of blacked out pages.

wonkette.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:49:06pm

apparently Amazon is just fine for some things:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:50:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:53:47pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:53:59pm
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Teukka  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:59:01pm

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 1, 2018 • 10:59:48pm

re: #73 gocart mozart

That $15,000 jacket just looks cheap

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Targetpractice  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:00:36pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

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On that subject, I don’t know too many people who scream “X is not a crime!” unless they’ve been caught or are considering doing X.

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BeachDem  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:01:00pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

apparently Amazon is just fine for some things:

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Not that I’d read that garbage anyway, but $15 for the Kindle version? Nah (and it’s an in-depth, whopping 286 pages. And the reviews—Fox must have bought a bunch to give to these people:

Five stars not enough. Half way into this book, I had tears in my eyes.

Brilliant book on a shocking subject. Makes Watergate look like a jaywalking ticket.

I am disgusted with this entire “hoax”

America thanks you, Gregg Jarrett. This is the definitive book on the Russia Hoax.

You need to to understand the hysterical vendetta against President Trump, and the book will have you pulling your hair and screaming ‘lock her up’ (Her being, of course, Hillary)

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Targetpractice  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:01:21pm

re: #124 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

That $15,000 jacket just looks cheap

Check the collar, probably has a “Members Only” tag.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:02:24pm

At this point, it really does look like white folks are calling police simply to harass black folks.

Safeway Employees Called Police on a Black Woman Donating to a Homeless Man (Buzzfeed)

The crux of the story is the woman is a regular customer in the store (as the store noted to the police). Employees called the police about a woman shoplifting (giving her description).

She wasn’t even in the store that day; she’d come to the parking lot to give a homeless man she knew who was there pet food for his pet.

The police rolled in a bunch of cars and cops on her.

Safeway says it is conducting an internal investigation, and apologised to the woman.

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Teukka  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:10:40pm

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹

At this point, it really does look like white folks are calling police simply to harass black folks.

Safeway Employees Called Police on a Black Woman Donating to a Homeless Man (Buzzfeed)

The crux of the story is the woman is a regular customer in the store (as the store noted to the police). Employees called the police about a woman shoplifting (giving her description).

She wasn’t even in the store that day; she’d come to the parking lot to give a homeless man she knew who was there pet food for his pet.

The police rolled in a bunch of cars and cops on her.

Safeway says it is conducting an internal investigation, and apologised to the woman.

It seems to be a Reich Wing fad these days:
o Making nuisance calls to police about non-whites or immigrants is one trick.
o Another is to pick on a non-white or immigrant employee in an establishment and accuse him or her of wrongdoing.
o A third is to walk into an non-white- or immigrant-heavy establishment and create a scene intentionally.

Missed any? Comment!

The last happened a couple of weeks back when a couple of rightards tried to exit through an alarmed door cleary marked as such at a local supermarket. Their tune changed immediately when I showed up (as a Finn, I pass easily for a Swede)… The staff later thanked me.

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Teukka  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:12:08pm

re: #129 Teukka

Addendum, I’ve read about this pattern of behavior before, it has happened when fascists have come to power, such as Germany, Italy and Spain (and many others). People dropping dimes on their outgroup individuals randomly or for minor slights.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:22:47pm

re: #130 Teukka

Addendum, I’ve read about this pattern of behavior before, it has happened when fascists have come to power, such as Germany, Italy and Spain (and many others). People dropping dimes on their outgroup individuals randomly or for minor slights.

It would seem even if there was a crime of shoplifting, a whole regiment of police is not required to respond to it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:28:22pm

LOL …

Imgur

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:31:59pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:32:55pm

re: #124 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

That $15,000 jacket just looks cheap

I’ve seen better-looking ones at Zara for less than the equivalent of $200. And they’re actual cowhide.

A fool and his money are soon parted, as they say.

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:42:02pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:42:45pm

LOL!

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:46:58pm

nytimes.com

Paul Krugman tearing apart the whole concept of crypto-currency. (Amongst other things, he notes the idea goes exactly in the opposite direction of what currency has done through history, which is become easier to use and guard.)

It is a short read, and pretty much falls in line with what I’ve thought (I’m glad to see Krugman has come on board with me /s).

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JordanRules  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:50:46pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:54:03pm

re: #138 JordanRules

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Wingnut translation: “THEY’RE TAKING AWAY MY TAX CUT TO PAY UNIONS!!!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 1, 2018 • 11:59:10pm

Samantha Bee on male prison rape jokes. Not funny. Never funny.

A statistic she cites is 1 in 23 men have been raped in the USA. (This does not include children.)

I am definitely not a fan of such jokes and call them out when I hear them.

Even male children get the “he was asking for it” when raped or abused over long periods of time.

Male Sexual Abuse Isn’t Funny | August 1, 2018 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:00:50am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:02:52am

I’m off to bed. I have a tough decision to sleep on tonight (whether to return to the USA in the morning).

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Jack Burton  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:20:38am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹

I noted yesterday we use cheques or cash for nearly everything at home, since almost no one takes credit cards and no local banks issue debit cards. In the rare instance I purchase something where the company doesn’t want to take a cheque or cash (like when we bought our car), I use a money order. (The Mercedes dealer was somewhat confused about taking a money order to buy a car, but they accepted it.)

I’m Sorry, Are you from the past?

or rather is your town?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:35:21am

re: #4 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Has anyone ‘shopped a white woman calling the cops on the cow just for hanging out yet?

only if it is a brown cow…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:38:55am

re: #33 Ace-o-aces

BREAKING: Trump rolls out junk insurance that requires individual underwriting and no protections.

“Short term plans” intended for 3 months to be able to renewed for 3 years.

A long time ago, back in the 1980’s when i was young and strapping and had no need to see a doctor’s office or clinic for years, I bought a health insurance plan for $50 per month with a $5,000 deductible.

But that was not really health insurance, it was bankruptcy insurance in case I got hit by a truck or something…

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:41:26am

I think this is the perfect time to say Jesus dick-slapping Christ!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:44:06am

re: #105 gocart mozart

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
* Aug 2, 2014
The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!

Johnny 5(r)
@Johnny5
@realDonaldTrump Pretty sure you just ended any chance you ever had at being president. People who help must suffer the consequences?

Lots of us were terribly wrong, he was able to get away with things that no career politician would even dare and came out all the stronger for it between his base cheering and the media relativizing him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:45:03am

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

About time. I wonder what they’ll do with the cannons? They look like twelve pounder Napoleons. They’d fetch a handsome price at auction and sale would ensure their survival and preservation. The bronze plaque with its Lost Cause hagiography belongs in some yet-to-be-built Jim Crow museum.

They could have kept the cannons and changed the plaque simply to note that they were used by Americans to kill other Americans during the Civil War…and how that is never a good thing, even if it is sometimes unavoidable.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 2, 2018 • 2:37:54am

I can’t wait for all this to be over so he can go back to being a right-wing hack.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:44:57am
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:47:25am
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:50:34am

re: #149 Ace-o-aces

A stopped watch is right twice per day.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:53:59am
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451_Montag  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:57:37am

re: #123 Teukka

Sdu+Gfzs0RLcFvpUf3KRxAZnZIdBa3XVO5qxvBcrU1Y=

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:00:24am

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:16:02am

So, nothing to with politics, but being as I have little to do today, I was watching the 1995 film Tank Girl and it got me thinking -

I understand the director of the 1995 film, Rachel Talalay, has been trying to buy back the film rights from Sony Entertainment, but this is a difficult process due to legacy issues from mergers, etc.

If I were going to remake Tank Girl, I’d do it thusly; have Andy Martin and Jamie Hewlett write a screenplay treatment based on one of the Tank Girl story arcs and then polish it for dialogue, etc. I’d use the comics as the storyboard for the film.

Then, I’d make it as a full-length animated feature film. And it’d be just as balls-to-the-wall gonzo as the source material; it would most certainly be Rated R. For voice actors, if she’d be willing to do it, Lori Petty returning as Tank Girl and if she’d be willing to, Naomi Watts as Jet Girl.

Long story short, the whole film would more or less look like this:

Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg - “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)”

I’d watch the hell out of that.

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Weaselone  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:17:16am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹

Upfist for Jaclyn Glenn.

She seems to have developed a case of white privilege per one of her more recent videos.

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jeffreyw  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:23:24am

Imgur


Good morning!

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:29:56am
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Stanley Sea  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:36:20am

re: #158 jeffreyw

Did you see my bird/cat in the wild photo yesterday?

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:37:49am

Is that a promise, Rush:

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:41:03am

Go read the Tom The Dancing Bug comic: dailykos.com.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:42:06am
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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:46:16am

re: #127 Targetpractice

Check the collar, probably has a “Members Only” tag.

All the cool oligarchs are wearing them, tho

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:50:07am

I cannot get over that people take this Q shit seriously.

If you haven’t read this article on Q, please do. It’s crazy interesting.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:54:42am

re: #157 Weaselone

She seems to have developed a case of white privilege per one of her more recent videos.

Yeah, I only occasionally watch her vlogs, but I heard she stepped on some toes recently.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:55:08am

re: #165 MsJ

I read it, it’s crazy interesting. Also it’s just plain crazy.

These people are all around us. And they are able to buy anything normal people can buy.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:58:47am
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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:02:05am

Morning!

Just a quick comment.

I hope teleskiguy is okay. I notice he hasn’t been around the last two evenings. He seemed to be having a bad time with depression when last on LGF. I wish the best for him.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:02:18am
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wheat-dogg  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:03:27am

re: #168 Stanley Sea

The entire family seems android-like, as if they never learned how to be normal human beings, but were programmed to simulate human behavior. The Obamas, and even the Bushes, etc., seemed comfortable in their own skin. They were willing to show their personalities to the public. The Trumps, OTOH, either have no personalities or are mortally afraid everyone will catch on that they are complete phonies. They go through the motions of public appearances and photo ops, but only because it is expected of them. It’s not that they really want to.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:03:56am

re: #150 Joe Bacon 🌹

The Monster: *Kill*
Frankenstein: He’s going to kill again.
Village: Look at what you created. It’s your fault.
The Monster: *Kill’s again*
Frankenstein: He’s going to keep killing.
Village: We’re going to keep telling you it’s your fault until the killings cease.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:05:25am

re: #171 wheat-dogg

The entire family seems android-like, as if they never learned how to be normal human beings, but were programmed to simulate human behavior. The Obamas, and even the Bushes, etc., seemed comfortable in their own skin. They were willing to show their personalities to the public. The Trumps, OTOH, either have no personalities or are mortally afraid everyone will catch on that they are complete phonies. They go through the motions of public appearances and photo ops, but only because it is expected of them. It’s not that they really want to.

To me they’re like a combo of the Romneys and Palins.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:10:19am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

To me they’re like a combo of the Romneys and Palins.

Without the intelligence of the Palins or the charisma of the Romneys.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:12:14am

re: #174 Sufficient unto the day…

Without the intelligence of the Palins or the charisma of the Romneys.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:12:55am

Jim Jordan and Ohio State sports doctor issue not going away…may be getting hotter for Jordan.

NBC - Former Ohio State wrestling coach urged Rep. Jim Jordan’s accusers to recant, texts show

Retired Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson reached out to two ex-team members and asked them to support their former assistant coach, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a day after they accused the powerful congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse by the team doctor, according to the wrestlers and text messages they shared with NBC News.

The former wrestlers said their ex-coach made it clear to them he was under pressure from Jordan to get statements of support from members of the team.

Hellickson’s appeal to help Jordan came after the congressman repeatedly said that he had no idea that team doctor Richard Strauss was allegedly molesting the athletes — contradicting three wrestlers who told NBC News that Jordan must have known since the abuse was frequently discussed in the locker room.

“I’m sorry you got caught up in the media train,” Hellickson wrote in a July 4 text to Dunyasha Yetts that the former wrestler shared with NBC News. “If you think the story got told wrong about Jim, you could probably write a statement for release that tells your story and corrects what you feel bad about. I can put you in contact with someone who would release it.”

In an NBC article published a day earlier, Yetts recounted how Strauss had tried to pull his shorts down when he went to see him for a thumb injury. Yetts said he told Jordan and Hellickson about what happened and insisted they intervene — an account that was later corroborated by another former Ohio State wrestler who said he had witnessed the conversation.

Yetts said Hellickson also called him later on July 4 and said he was under pressure from Jordan, who was an assistant wrestling coach at the university from 1986 to 1994, and from Jordan’s supporters to make “a bold statement to defend Jimmy.”

“He said, ‘I will defend Jimmy until I have to put my hand on a Bible and be asked to tell the truth, then Jimmy will be on his own,’” Yetts said in an interview this week, recalling his conversation with Hellickson. “I told him, ‘I’m going to contradict you, coach, because I’m telling the truth.’”

Mike DiSabato, the former Ohio State wrestler whose whistleblowing spurred the university’s investigation into the alleged abuse by Strauss, also shared a text message defending Jordan that he got from Hellickson. Out of loyalty to his old coach, he asked that NBC News not quote directly from it.

“He called me after the story broke, too,” DiSabato said of Hellickson. “He said Jimmy was telling him he had to make a statement supporting him and he called to tell me why he was going to make it. “

Yetts, DiSabato and three other former Ohio State wrestlers interviewed recently by NBC News all expressed deep respect for Hellickson but said they believe he has been boxed in by Jordan’s denials and is now caught between wanting to support his former protégé and the wrestlers who have called the congressman a liar.

More at link…but I think this first part of the story captures the fact Jordan is pressing people to protect him.

Gymmy knows he knew what was going on…he tried to BS his way out but now finds himself in deeper.

Mr. Investigator is under the hot lights now.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:13:57am

re: #170 MsJ

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Heh, I was working up my comment with the story when you posted that!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:15:24am

re: #176 ObserverArt

Jim Jordan and Ohio State sports doctor issue not going away…may be getting hotter for Jordan.

NBC - Former Ohio State wrestling coach urged Rep. Jim Jordan’s accusers to recant, texts show

More at link…but I think this first part of the story captures the fact Jordan is pressing people to protect him.

Gymmy knows he knew what was going on…he tried to BS his way out but now finds himself in deeper.

Mr. Investigator is under the hot lights now.

Jordan’s in deep shit.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:15:46am

re: #174 Sufficient unto the day…

Without the intelligence of the Palins or the charisma of the Romneys.

Haha. Exactly.

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jeffreyw  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:19:18am

re: #160 Stanley Sea

Did you see my bird/cat in the wild photo yesterday?

Hmm… refresh my memory?

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:21:27am

re: #177 ObserverArt

Heh, I was working up my comment with the story when you posted that!

You done good.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:22:27am

Finally caught that weird DeSantis ad. Holy shit.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:26:28am
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lizardofid  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:27:27am

re: #158 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

That particular shot makes me wonder what’s going on, out of view, under the table.

Oh, and good morning!

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:29:01am

re: #178 HappyWarrior

Jordan’s in deep shit.

Columbus is really a hot spot right now.

We have this Gymmy Jordan story going on at Ohio State.

Then the head football coach Urban Meyer assistant coach domestic violence he may have known more about causing him to be put on paid leave.

And the Ohio District 12 House Rep race which has really started to get nasty as Republican candidate Troy Balderson is putting up tons of really negative ads.

And that has Big Donny Trump coming to the Delaware County Fair Coliseum this Saturday.

Funny thing about that Trump visit, it is being billed as another Trump rally (ugh!) when what it really is Trump trying to bring some backing to a candidate that is struggling to hold onto a Republican house seat that has been Republican since the early 80s.

Poll yesterday had the OH D12 race 44% Balberson (R) and 43% O’Connor (D) with the 13% undecideds being the determining group.

I need to run out and get some more popcorn. Shit’s getting real…real.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:32:11am

Three articles to read. I didn’t post the actual tweet with the 2nd story but man, read these.

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jeffreyw  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:32:32am

re: #160 Stanley Sea

Did you see my bird/cat in the wild photo yesterday?

I searched you comments and found it. Looks like an ibis? Kitteh must be really jaded to ignore that thing. Maybe a back story involving that long, curved bill.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:32:56am
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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:34:31am

re: #188 MsJ

November 6th, power outage.
November 7th, Trump: “We have always been at war with Russia.”

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:34:36am

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:36:58am

Oh yeah…forgot to mention, word is Balderson really doesn’t want Trump backing him…too toxic.

And if you watch his ads he uses words like “independent” and “not politics as usual” and “bipartisan in Ohio Senate” to try to get away from the words “Trump Republican.”

I hope Trump is the kiss of death for Balderson.

Even deeply Republican newspaper The Columbus Dispatch is calling out Balderson’s ads for being full of shit and they endorsed Democrat O’Connor.

But hey…Ohio Johnny Kasich just put out a commercial backing Balderson and we know he hates Trump.

This is all causing quite the time in Ohio Republican politics. I hope it hurts them this fall.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:38:08am

re: #190 makeitstop

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

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There have been numerous reports of just how unhappy trump is.

It makes me very, very happy.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:39:07am

In case anyone needs a dose of emergency cuteness.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:39:32am

re: #192 MsJ

There have been numerous reports of just how unhappy trump is.

It makes me very, very happy.

He really thought this job was going to be “fun.” I hope he’s eating himself to an early grave.

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:39:54am

re: #188 MsJ

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The Russians gave this tactic a test drive in Ukraine last year.

If Americans were deprived of their mobile devices for a few days there would be blood in the streets. We’ve become scarily dependent on them.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:41:47am

re: #190 makeitstop

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

[Embedded content]

We’ve heard all along about how he grumbles around the White House. And, that was only after a few months in.

With all the stuff that has hit him the last couple of weeks his behavior has to be getting worse.

My hope is he explodes in a complete rage and spills out info that really brings him down.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:43:54am

He’s worse than Nixon. it’s disturbing me that this Nixon biography is actually make me pine for Nixon but here we are in the age of Trump.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:45:07am

re: #196 ObserverArt

We’ve heard all along about how he grumbles around the White House. And, that was only after a few months in.

With all the stuff that has hit him the last couple of weeks his behavior has to be getting worse.

My hope is he explodes in a complete rage and spills out info that really brings him down.

I’m hoping he has a full-blown meltdown during one of his rallies, so his fans can see how really unhinged he is.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:46:12am

re: #194 HappyWarrior

He really thought this job was going to be “fun.” I hope he’s eating himself to an early grave.

He used to complain about Obama not doing anything, traveling, all the BS that Fox spews and thought “if that n****r can do it, I certainly can”. And he still thinks everything on Fox is true and Q is a real thing.

Trump is certifiably insane and has no business being anywhere near any government position.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:46:24am

re: #198 wheat-dogg

I’m hoping he has a full-blown meltdown during one of his rallies, so his fans can see how really unhinged he is.

I’m hoping he goes off and reveals his true feelings about them being a bunch of easily conned morons. I want them to turn on him. I want him to be destroyed by what he created. I want him to feel despised by everyone.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:46:58am

re: #199 MsJ

He used to complain about Obama not doing anything, traveling, all the BS that Fox spews and thought “if that n****r can do it, I certainly can”. And he still thinks everything on Fox is true and Q is a real thing.

Trump is certifiably insane and has no business being anywhere near any government position.

I wouldn’t want him on my town council. That millions of our fellow Americans thought he was fit to be President? Man that just depresses me.

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SteelPH  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:46:59am

re: #198 wheat-dogg

I’m hoping he has a full-blown meltdown during one of his rallies, so his fans can see how really unhinged he is.

I can’t shake the feeling that they’d love him more for that.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:47:20am

re: #198 wheat-dogg

I’m hoping he has a full-blown meltdown during one of his rallies, so his fans can see how really unhinged he is.

He does at every one.

And they love him for it.

There is nothing he could do that would turn his supporters.

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Stifford  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:48:07am

re: #1 meteor

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SURFING COW!!!

Dead Milkmen - surfin cow

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Stanley Sea  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:49:02am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I’m hoping he goes off and reveals his true feelings about them being a bunch of easily conned morons. I want them to turn on him. I want him to be destroyed by what he created. I want him to feel despised by everyone.

A Face in the Crowd ending

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:52:16am

More on not having power.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:52:19am

re: #198 wheat-dogg

I’m hoping he has a full-blown meltdown during one of his rallies, so his fans can see how really unhinged he is.

Maybe this Saturday when he hits Delaware county Ohio for his rally.

Ohio is many times a deciding factor in politics state.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:53:05am

re: #5 JordanRules

And we remember the significant policy implications of Dijon mustard and Bush in the grocery aisle which were significant because…..

Oh yeah they weren’t.

Meanwhile the Dotard is trying to inflame his mob to suppress the vote.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:54:57am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I’m hoping he goes off and reveals his true feelings about them being a bunch of easily conned morons. I want them to turn on him. I want him to be destroyed by what he created. I want him to feel despised by everyone.

He just says what he means and he’s so clear and not PC that’s what we love about him and everything he says is true!

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:55:26am

Power is a really BFD people don’t think of.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:58:39am

re: #182 HappyWarrior

Finally caught that weird DeSantis ad. Holy shit.

I half expect GOP candidates to start literally eating the bowel movements of Dear Leader in their ads to prove their bonifides.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:00:16am

re: #165 MsJ

Is there an English language version of this tweet?

/

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Lupin  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:01:02am

re: #196 ObserverArt

We’ve heard all along about how he grumbles around the White House. And, that was only after a few months in.

With all the stuff that has hit him the last couple of weeks his behavior has to be getting worse.

My hope is he explodes in a complete rage and spills out info that really brings him down.

https://youtu.be/rXH_12QWWg8

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:01:02am

re: #195 makeitstop

The Russians gave this tactic a test drive in Ukraine last year.

If Americans were deprived of their mobile devices for a few days there would be blood in the streets. We’ve become scarily dependent on them.

I’m also fairly dependent on trucks delivering food to the grocery store.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:02:20am

re: #212 Sir John Barron

Is there an English language version of this tweet?

/

Q is like magnetic poetry. Randomly pick a few words and vomit them into a conspiracy theory.

Someone is having a grand old time with morons.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:02:58am

re: #214 Belafon

I’m also fairly dependent on trucks delivering food to the grocery store.

What grocery store? No refrigeration, no lights, no cash registers.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:03:46am

re: #206 MsJ

More on not having power.

I would expect a mad scramble to decouple the electrical system from any remote control. At that point, we be back to a manual connection system. That would just mean it would take longer to reset if a circuit trips.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:04:44am

re: #216 MsJ

What grocery store? No refrigeration, no lights, no cash registers.

Sorry. I was commenting on how “scary” it is that we’re dependent on our cell phones. I’m dependent on a lot of things outside my control to go throughout my day.

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retired cynic  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:05:08am

re: #169 ObserverArt

Morning!

Just a quick comment.

I hope teleskiguy is okay. I notice he hasn’t been around the last two evenings. He seemed to be having a bad time with depression when last on LGF. I wish the best for him.

Me, too. Someone who is on Twitter should check him there?

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:05:09am

re: #217 Belafon

I would expect a mad scramble to decouple the electrical system from any remote control. At that point, we be back to a manual connection system. That would just mean it would take longer to reset if a circuit trips.

There are standards in place to ensure Critical Infrastructure.

How this happened I don’t know. Electric companies get huge fines over this stuff.

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:05:22am

re: #167 Sufficient unto the day…

I read it, it’s crazy interesting. Also it’s just plain crazy.

These people are all around us. And they are able to buy anything normal people can buy.

You work with them
You work under them
they’re driving the cars around you!
You let them run your local state and natl govts
They operate on you
They prepare and serve your food
They prescribe drugs
Fly planes…

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Lupin  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:06:10am

trickle, trickle… Russian mob money…

Raw

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:06:42am

re: #218 Belafon

Sorry. I was commenting on how “scary” it is that we’re dependent on our cell phones. I’m dependent on a lot of things outside my control to go throughout my day.

I get that.

I was just following through logically how dependent we are on electricity on almost every single aspect of life.

Who’s looking forward to being a cave dweller cooking over an open fire?

We’d become Afghanistan without the 1000s of years of experience.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:07:34am

And if things were not crazy enough around central Ohio…Chipotle is having some rather big issues up in Powell, the community just north of Columbus I keep mentioning.

I rarely eat at Chipotle, after what is going on locally and knowing all the problems they’ve had the last few years, I will be in no hurry to go there again.

The Columbus Dispatch - Hundreds sickened at Chipotle in Powell

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, Clayton Jones felt a nasty twinge in his midsection, but he had no idea it might have been the chicken bowl he ate for lunch Friday at a local Chipotle that doubled him over.

“It was extreme stomach cramps like I have never had in my life,” said Jones, 34, of Powell.

Jones was sick for three days, but he wasn’t sure what had caused his illness until he read Monday that some recent customers of the Chipotle store at 9733 Sawmill Parkway in Powell had gotten sick.

By early Tuesday, the number of complaints of possible food-borne illness originating at the Powell store had climbed to about 170, according to Patrick Quade, founder of iwaspoisoned.com, a website that collects and publishes food-poisoning complaints.

The Delaware General Health District said that by 4 p.m., 368 people had called to report gastrointestinal distress after eating at the store, with some complaints dating to Thursday.

There are links at the story about “Suspected Chipotle illness complaints top 500; first lawsuit filed.”

They have big problems.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:08:24am

re: #220 MsJ

There are standards in place to ensure Critical Infrastructure.

How this happened I don’t know. Electric companies get huge fines over this stuff.

From what I understand, any ability the Russians have to control our systems was done indirectly. The electric company may not have installed a remote switch to control breakers, but the company that makes a component may have installed a remote sensor on that equipment, and that remote sensor allowed access. The failure seems to be in imagination.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:09:19am

re: #224 ObserverArt

And if things were not crazy enough around central Ohio…Chipotle is having some rather big issues up in Powell, the community just north of Columbus I keep mentioning.

I rarely eat at Chipotle, after what is going on locally and knowing all the problems they’ve had the last few years, I will be in no hurry to go there again.

The Columbus Dispatch - Hundreds sickened at Chipotle in Powell

There are links at the story about “Suspected Chipotle illness complaints top 500; first lawsuit filed.”

They have big problems.

Every company serving lettuce (and other raw veg) have problems. This, alas, will likely put them out off business.

McDonalds pulled all their salads. All of them.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:10:16am

re: #225 Belafon

From what I understand, any ability the Russians have to control our systems was done indirectly. The electric company may not have installed a remote switch to control breakers, but the company that makes a component may have installed a remote sensor on that equipment, and that remote sensor allowed access. The failure seems to be in imagination.

Think Stuxnet.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:11:37am

re: #223 MsJ

I get that.

I was just following through logically how dependent we are on electricity on almost every single aspect of life.

Who’s looking forward to being a cave dweller cooking over an open fire?

We’d become Afghanistan without the 1000s of years of experience.

As depressing as that all sounds, the North East did have that multi-day power outage, when was that? I hate to do the “pain is good for people” thing, but there are a lot of people might need to be shocked on how unnecessarily vulnerable we are.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:14:22am

re: #190 makeitstop

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

I personally wouldn’t be at all surprised if that were true. Remember those stories about Nixon wandering about the White House, totally drunk?

Well, Trump doesn’t drink (that’s understandable - his brother was an alcoholic) so he’s gotta do something. And red-faced, spittle-flecked, foaming at the mouth tantrums sounds like the Trumpiest thing ever.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:14:46am

re: #222 Lupin

trickle, trickle… Russian mob money…

Raw

That link didn’t work for me. This one does.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:15:17am

Know what the one thing on my house is that will never become electronic? My door locks.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:16:39am

re: #190 makeitstop

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

I’m imagining the scene from the Force Awakens when Kylo finds out Rey has escaped.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:16:54am

re: #215 MsJ

Q is like magnetic Vogon poetry.

FTFY.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:20:09am

re: #231 Belafon

Know what the one thing on my house is that will never become electronic: My door locks.

Be sure to board up the windows because when the zombie hoard decides that you might have food (or water) or maybe something to barter for food and water, door locks will be only somewhat effective.

Just sayin’.

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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:21:38am

re: #171 wheat-dogg

The entire family seems android-like, as if they never learned how to be normal human beings, but were programmed to simulate human behavior. The Obamas, and even the Bushes, etc., seemed comfortable in their own skin. They were willing to show their personalities to the public. The Trumps, OTOH, either have no personalities or are mortally afraid everyone will catch on that they are complete phonies. They go through the motions of public appearances and photo ops, but only because it is expected of them. It’s not that they really want to.

The Trumps make me think of royal families in other countries: They’ve been raised in a rarefied atmosphere, open to the public and yet walled off from it at the same time by the expectations of their station, and weighed down by the worry of how their own actions would reflect upon their parents. Remember the story about Don Jr getting slapped so hard he feel to the ground because Daddy didn’t approve of him wearing anything but a suit to a baseball game? Whenever they’ve tried to loosen up, to act like normal human beings, he’s stamped out their individuality and made clear they will conform to his demands. The only “normal” one of the family seems to be Tiffany, and that’s only because Marla seemed to have no interest in letting him run her life.

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:21:39am

re: #229 Dr Lizardo

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I personally wouldn’t be at all surprised if that were true. Remember those stories about Nixon wandering about the White House, totally drunk?

Well, Trump doesn’t drink (that’s understandable - his brother was an alcoholic) so he’s gotta do something. And red-faced, spittle-flecked, foaming at the mouth tantrums sounds like the Trumpiest thing ever.

he’s not being president or even much “presidential”
he got the gig
He’s ignoring the rules and protocol and simply doing what he wants / feels like.
He’s detached, purposly in a bubble and does not care.

He’s “made it” - he’ll have a portrait.
Even at 39% approval. He’s in the club.
Thats what he wanted

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:21:42am
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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:22:23am

re: #231 Belafon

Know what the one thing on my house is that will never become electronic? My door locks.

Cats

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:22:56am

re: #234 MsJ

Be sure to board up the windows because when the zombie hoard decides that you might have food (or water) or maybe something to barter for food and water, door locks will be only somewhat effective.

Just sayin’.

I’ve already come up with a plan for what to do in my house if we have to deal with zombies, as long as they’re not WWZ (the movie) zombies.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:24:11am

re: #238 dangerman

Cats

I love cats, but I’m allergic to them. So the only way I could have one is if it were electronic.

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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:24:28am

re: #237 JordanRules

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How cute, she’s still trying to maintain the fiction that she is serving a role as Daddy’s conscience. I guess she just saw the sales figures for the remaining product lines.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:24:29am

Daddy Donnie is going to be madz

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:24:37am

re: #238 dangerman

Cats

Who will have no compunction to eat you once their food runs out. ;-)

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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:24:56am

re: #239 Belafon

I’ve already come up with a plan for what to do in my house if we have to deal with zombies, as long as they’re not WWZ (the movie) zombies.

*muttermuttergrumblemutter*

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:25:35am

re: #190 makeitstop

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

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Womp womp.

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:26:04am

re: #240 Belafon

I love cats, but I’m allergic to them. So the only way I could have one is if it were electronic.

I thought like that before I was married…;-)

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:27:35am

re: #243 MsJ

Who will have no compunction to eat you once their food runs out. ;-)

They can have my dead body. A robot cat might not have the courtesy to wait

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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:28:22am

re: #190 makeitstop

I hope this is true. Grandpa Racist deserves to be the unhappiest person on earth.

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I’m sure the staff have a good idea of what it was like in the Berlin bunkers during those last days of the Reich…

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:33:13am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:33:37am
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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:33:40am

re: #242 Dr. Matt

Daddy Donnie is going to be madz

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I don’t think so. As noted above, Ivana’s brood rarely do anything that does not have Daddy’s approval beforehand. Hence why I doubt this is anything more than the usual “conscience of the king” BS, the supposed “softening” of his character by making it appear as though she’s distraught by the effects of his more inhumane policies.

It should really be viewed more a trial balloon of sorts, his trying to see if he’ll earn some brownie points if he changes his policies to address her “distress.”

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:35:13am

re: #225 Belafon

From what I understand, any ability the Russians have to control our systems was done indirectly. The electric company may not have installed a remote switch to control breakers, but the company that makes a component may have installed a remote sensor on that equipment, and that remote sensor allowed access. The failure seems to be in imagination.

Go and read that Wired story on the Ukraine power grid hacks.

They gained access the same way they got into the DNC - spear-phishing passwords.

But what they did once they were in is frankly terrifying. And between the first and second power grid hacks they improved their methods. The second hack was way more precise and total than the first.

I shudder to think what the US populace, used to having their noses buried in their smart phones, would do if those little screens went blank for any amount of time.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:37:46am

re: #252 makeitstop

Go and read that Wired story on the Ukraine power grid hacks.

They gained access the same way they got into the DNC - spear-phishing passwords.

But what they did once they were in is frankly terrifying. And between the first and second power grid hacks they improved their methods. The second hack was way more precise and total than the first.

I shudder to think what the US populace, used to having their noses buried in their smart phones, would do if those little screens went blank for any amount of time.

Or access their money from their bank accounts.

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:38:51am

re: #242 Dr. Matt

Daddy Donnie is going to be madz

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Kayfabe.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:40:25am

Foxtards and friends just smacked around Dana on live TV.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:40:52am

re: #252 makeitstop

Go and read that Wired story on the Ukraine power grid hacks.

They gained access the same way they got into the DNC - spear-phishing passwords.

But what they did once they were in is frankly terrifying. And between the first and second power grid hacks they improved their methods. The second hack was way more precise and total than the first.

I shudder to think what the US populace, used to having their noses buried in their smart phones, would do if those little screens went blank for any amount of time.

Most people will adjustl; it’s what they do. I see it when the power goes out in my neighborhood. People eventually wonder outside and talk to their neighbors.

I do worry about those of us who are news junkies.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:41:16am

re: #255 Dr. Matt

Foxtards and friends just smacked around Dana on live TV.

What’s in the picture?

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Interesting Times  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:42:09am

re: #253 Dr Lizardo

Or access their money from their bank accounts.

Exactly why stories like this make me nervous as hell: No Shirt, No Swipe, No Service

For years, small businesses have asked customers to pay cash, set credit card minimums, or added a surcharge onto card transactions, in an effort to defray the premiums imposed by companies like Mastercard and Visa. Now, an increasing number of businesses are doing the opposite. Head out of Slate’s offices for lunch and you might wind up at Dos Toros, a local burrito minichain; for coffee you might pick Devoción, a Colombian-born coffeehouse with an airy storefront. In either case, you’d be confronted with the same demand: Pay with plastic.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:43:20am

re: #255 Dr. Matt

Foxtards and friends just smacked around Dana on live TV.

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No terrorist planning to hijack a plane would want to break the law against popping the metal piece out of their plastic gun!/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:44:26am
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:44:28am

re: #256 Belafon

I have thought of all that hacked personal data as easily weaponised in cyber warfare. Flood the credit system with bogus data and fake accounts. poison the well so bad you have to go to a physical bank to do anything with your money, circa 1970.

The elephant in the room is military retaliation for a cyber attack. Who is gonna kick that door open?

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William Lewis  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:44:28am

re: #258 Interesting Times

Exactly why stories like this make me nervous as hell: No Shirt, No Swipe, No Service

That’s when I place a big order and let them trash it when I refuse to use plastic.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:44:32am

re: #257 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

A video clip. Dana was claiming by law that every firearm needs a certain mass of metal so it can be detected by a metal detector. Kilmeade replied, “yeah, but you can remove the metal”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:45:00am
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:45:05am

Wow.

10:26 a.m.: A ‘top-five’ client: Manafort spent more than $2 million in five years on home TV and internet set-up, witness says

Joel Maxwell, the chief operating officer of Florida-based home automation and technology company Big Picture Solutions, said he helped set up television and Internet access at homes Manafort owned up and down the East Coast.

Day 3 coverage.

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:45:55am

re: #257 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Some bozo who doesn’t think anyone would print a 3d gun in violation of the metal content federal law

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:45:59am

re: #259 Big Beautiful Door

No terrorist planning to hijack a plane would want to break the law against popping the metal piece out of their plastic gun!/

Just wait until these firearms are used for mass shootings, hijackings, terrorism, etc. The Nazis/GOP/NRA will then tell us there is nothing we can do to regulate them because…..

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:46:45am

re: #263 Dr. Matt

A video clip. Dana was claiming by law that every firearm needs a certain mass of metal so it can be detected by a metal detector. Kilmeade replied, “yeah, but you can remove the metal”.

Then she said that’s against the law! Well duh Dana, its against the law to take a gun on a plane as well!

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:47:47am

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Would be nice if they had that Voting act do something before an election and not after incursions happen. But, hey, republicans.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:48:04am

re: #268 Big Beautiful Door

Then she said that’s against the law! Well duh Dana, its against the law to take a gun on a plane as well!

Wasn’t there this argument by gun people (I think Dana, but I’m not sure) that laws wouldn’t prevent people from doing some things, and that’s why we didn’t need the laws?

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:49:22am

re: #263 Dr. Matt

A video clip. Dana was claiming by law that every firearm needs a certain mass of metal so it can be detected by a metal detector. Kilmeade replied, “yeah, but you can remove the metal”.

Serious question I don’t want to Google

What ammo is used in these platic guns? What’s it made of?

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:50:16am

re: #270 Belafon

Wasn’t there this argument by gun people (I think Dana, but I’m not sure) that laws wouldn’t prevent people from doing some things, and that’s why we didn’t need the laws?

It’s their go to argument

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:50:47am

re: #260 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Unless there’s something really weird about the bill, it should get all of the Democrats on board. Will enough Republicans join to override a veto?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:50:47am

re: #270 Belafon

Wasn’t there this argument by gun people (I think Dana, but I’m not sure) that laws wouldn’t prevent people from doing some things, and that’s why we didn’t need the laws?

Except abortion; women totally won’t buy abortion drugs over the internet and do at home abortions if its illegal (except they already are in states where the GOP has made legal abortions difficult to impossible for poor women to get).

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:51:25am

re: #271 dangerman

Serious question I don’t want to Google

What ammo is used in these platic guns? What’s it made of?

Conventional ammo. The firearm can be manufactured for any caliber.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:51:51am

re: #271 dangerman

Serious question I don’t want to Google

What ammo is used in these platic guns? What’s it made of?

I wouldn’t be surprised if you can make 3D plastic bullets as well.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:51:53am

I hope lawhawk shows up as I have a question. What is a False Invoice in relation to the Manafort trial?

It’s “kind of” an invoice from Big Picture Solutions, Maxwell said. But it wrongly described the business as an LLC, the address was wrong, and there was none of the detail that their invoices typically include on what services were provided. Global Endeavour Inc., Maxwell said, was not a client of his.

Prosecutors have yet to explain the meaning of these false invoices to jurors.

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:52:43am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:53:54am

re: #255 Dr. Matt

Foxtards and friends just smacked around Dana on live TV.

I haz confuse

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:55:04am

re: #279 Sir John Barron

I haz confuse

It sounds like her statement was so idiotic they couldn’t even let it stand.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:55:07am

re: #279 Sir John Barron

I haz confuse

It was unintentional. Remember F&F aren’t exactly the brain trust that some people think they are.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:56:09am
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:59:06am

re: #281 MsJ

It was unintentional. Remember F&F aren’t exactly the brain trust that some people think they are.

He just accidentally blurted out the truth.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:02:53am

I can’t see the picture, but Gabe Ortiz went and dug up Ivanka’s previous reaction to children being locked up:

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:03:35am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:03:45am

re: #276 Big Beautiful Door

I wouldn’t be surprised if you can make 3D plastic bullets as well.

My dad once had the wildest idea - a bullet made of ice, and kept frozen in a liquid oxygen environment. The bullet does its job, and simply melts away. He postulated it’d be the perfect lethal projectile for a hitman in one of those old pulp novels.

Heh.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:05:19am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:08:21am

re: #287 JordanRules

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States rights except for when we want to tell the states what to do.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:10:59am

So, we’re having quite the heatwave here in Europe and it’s getting problematic.

The Czech Republic has just seen its hottest day so far this year, with temperatures reaching highs of 37 degrees Celsius in places on Tuesday, and the current heatwave shows no signs of abating. As temperatures soar to mid-30s around the country, the scorching heat continues to affect the lives of individuals as well as business operations.

Long running summer heatwaves have become rather common in the Czech Republic in recent years but the country still needs to readjust itself to the changing weather conditions. For instance the Prague transport authority is gradually increasing the number of air-conditioned trams and buses in its fleet. By the end of the year, up to one third of Prague trams should be equipped with air-conditioning, a spokeswoman said.

Above average temperatures in the Czech Republic are expected to continue throughout August and only slightly cool off towards the end of the month.

Man, I hope this isn’t gonna be a repeat of the 2003 heatwave; that killed over 70,000 people in Europe.

Yeah………air conditioning is not common here. It’s usually just the shopping centers and new(ish) office buildings that have it. Some older buildings have been retrofitted with A/C units, but it’s really expensive to do that and with some buildings, like the concrete panel apartment blocks, it’s often quite difficult to do the retrofitting owing to the nature of their construction.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:12:53am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

So, we’re having quite the heatwave here in Europe and it’s getting problematic.

Man, I hope this isn’t gonna be a repeat of the 2003 heatwave; that killed over 70,000 people in Europe.

Yeah………air conditioning is not common here. It’s usually just the shopping centers and new(ish) office buildings that have it. Some older buildings have been retrofitted with A/C units, but it’s really expensive to do that and with some buildings, like the concrete panel apartment blocks, it’s often quite difficult to do the retrofitting owing to the nature of their construction.

So this is what I’m flying into next week. Have a cousin now in Prague btw celebrating his 20th anniversary. Looks like he’s having a great time. I gave him some tips.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:13:05am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

So, we’re having quite the heatwave here in Europe and it’s getting problematic.

Man, I hope this isn’t gonna be a repeat of the 2003 heatwave; that killed over 70,000 people in Europe.

Yeah………air conditioning is not common here. It’s usually just the shopping centers and new(ish) office buildings that have it. Some older buildings have been retrofitted with A/C units, but it’s really expensive to do that and with some buildings, like the concrete panel apartment blocks, it’s often quite difficult to do the retrofitting owing to the nature of their construction.

I am lucky to live in an old farmhouse with thick walls that is easy to keep cool, but even the masonry is starting to warm up.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:14:11am

The cities of Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus and Cincinnati filed the lawsuit in federal court in Maryland, arguing that Trump’s actions against the Affordable Care Act violate the Constitution’s provision that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:14:11am

re: #286 Dr Lizardo

My dad once had the wildest idea - a bullet made of ice, and kept frozen in a liquid oxygen environment. The bullet does its job, and simply melts away. He postulated it’d be the perfect lethal projectile for a hitman in one of those old pulp novels.

Heh.

I think that was a plot in some old TV cop drama - except instead of an ice bullet, the murder weapon was an icicle.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:15:59am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

States rights except for when we want to tell the states what to do.

No State’s Rights when the Civil Rights of humans businesses are concerned.

/

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:16:07am

re: #176 ObserverArt

Jim Jordan and Ohio State sports doctor issue not going away…may be getting hotter for Jordan.

NBC - Former Ohio State wrestling coach urged Rep. Jim Jordan’s accusers to recant, texts show

More at link…but I think this first part of the story captures the fact Jordan is pressing people to protect him.

Gymmy knows he knew what was going on…he tried to BS his way out but now finds himself in deeper.

Mr. Investigator is under the hot lights now.

So Hellickson is basically saying—I’ll lie for Gym and try to make others lie for Gym right up until my own ass is on the line—then Gym is on his own. What a guy.

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:18:49am

Please let this happen. Please.

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers’ Advice

President Trump pushed his lawyers in recent days to try once again to reach an agreement with the special counsel’s office about his sitting for an interview, flouting their advice that he should not answer investigators’ questions, three people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

Mr. Trump has told advisers he is eager to meet with investigators to clear himself of wrongdoing, the people said. In effect, he believes he can convince the investigators for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, of his belief that their own inquiry is a “witch hunt.”

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Twenty minutes with Mueller’s team and Trump will confess to everything from kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby to trading Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:19:21am

re: #291 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am lucky to live in an old farmhouse with thick walls that is easy to keep cool, but even the masonry is starting to warm up.

Yep, you are lucky. I live in one of those concrete panel apartment towers (panelák).

On the top floor.

With a West-facing window.

Gaaah.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:20:08am

re: #286 Dr Lizardo

My dad once had the wildest idea - a bullet made of ice, and kept frozen in a liquid oxygen environment. The bullet does its job, and simply melts away. He postulated it’d be the perfect lethal projectile for a hitman in one of those old pulp novels.

Heh.

IIRC this was a plot point in at least one murder mystery.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:21:39am

re: #296 makeitstop

Please let this happen. Please.

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers’ Advice

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Twenty minutes with Mueller’s team and Trump will confess to everything from kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby to trading Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.

LOLOL

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:21:47am

re: #291 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My office is in a 100 year old steel and marble building. It’s amazing how long the structure radiates warmth after a heat wave breaks. The south side face a street level parking lot. So long hours of sun without shadow. But we have window ac units.

If all these places get a/c, can the grid take it?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:23:16am

re: #298 wheat-dogg

IIRC this was a plot point in at least one murder mystery.

It probably was - he was a fan of Ellery Queen and Perry Mason and some of those old pulp detective novels.

I read one of the original Perry Mason books, many years ago. As I recall, he was kind of a prick.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:24:28am

re: #296 makeitstop

Please let this happen. Please.

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers’ Advice

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Twenty minutes with Mueller’s team and Trump will confess to everything from kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby to trading Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.

He’s so used to being around people that want to be conned that he thinks everyone wants to be.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:24:51am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

So, we’re having quite the heatwave here in Europe and it’s getting problematic.

Man, I hope this isn’t gonna be a repeat of the 2003 heatwave; that killed over 70,000 people in Europe.

Yeah………air conditioning is not common here. It’s usually just the shopping centers and new(ish) office buildings that have it. Some older buildings have been retrofitted with A/C units, but it’s really expensive to do that and with some buildings, like the concrete panel apartment blocks, it’s often quite difficult to do the retrofitting owing to the nature of their construction.

China has managed to retrofit older buildings with AC units, one per office or flat. But the lack of insulation makes the operation thereof quite expensive.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:26:36am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I’m hoping he goes off and reveals his true feelings about them being a bunch of easily conned morons. I want them to turn on him. I want him to be destroyed by what he created. I want him to feel despised by everyone.

So, a Lonesome Rhodes/A Face in the Crowd ending? I can live with that.

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Teukka  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:26:46am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

So, we’re having quite the heatwave here in Europe and it’s getting problematic.

Man, I hope this isn’t gonna be a repeat of the 2003 heatwave; that killed over 70,000 people in Europe.

Yeah………air conditioning is not common here. It’s usually just the shopping centers and new(ish) office buildings that have it. Some older buildings have been retrofitted with A/C units, but it’s really expensive to do that and with some buildings, like the concrete panel apartment blocks, it’s often quite difficult to do the retrofitting owing to the nature of their construction.

News said the Iberian peninsula may have 50°C / 122°F this week… And we have had 30-35°C / 86-95°F for weeks here in Stockholm. It’s really beginning to get to me… :(

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:27:12am

re: #304 BeachDem

So, a Lonesome Rhodes/A Face in the Crowd ending? I can live with that.

Don’t know. Never saw/read either of those. I just want that orange bastard humiliated and knowing he’s despised.

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Teukka  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:29:24am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:32:49am

re: #305 Teukka

News said the Iberian peninsula may have 50°C / 122°F this week… And we have had 30-35°C / 86-95°F for weeks here in Stockholm. It’s really beginning to get to me… :(

I was born - and grew up - in Los Angeles. That sort of heat during the summer months is something I’m used to from my childhood. But then again, virtually everywhere has air conditioning in Southern California…..homes, cars, apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, supermarkets, you name it. So it makes things more tolerable. Here in the more northern parts of Europe, A/C is still not all that common.

If I had the money to invest, I’d put some into a publicly-traded company that installs or retrofits A/C units in residential and commercial buildings. I have a feeling they’re gonna be doing quite well in the not-too-distant future.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:36:32am

re: #242 Dr. Matt

Daddy Donnie is going to be madz

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Yeah—that’s certainly BREAKING news. Ugh.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:43:43am
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TedStriker  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:44:24am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I’m hoping he goes off and reveals his true feelings about them being a bunch of easily conned morons. I want them to turn on him. I want him to be destroyed by what he created. I want him to feel despised by everyone.

Lonesome Rhodes’ downfall in A Face in the Crowd; that’s what we want from Trump:

“Good night, you stupid people!” clip from A FACE IN THE CROWD

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:49:34am

re: #311 TedStriker

Lonesome Rhodes’ downfall in A Face in the Crowd; that’s what we want from Trump:

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Video

I could see Trump unwittingly doing that on a hot mic. Thing is, his cult followers probably wouldn’t give two shits about it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:50:16am

re: #312 Dr Lizardo

I could see Trump unwittingly doing that on a hot mic. Thing is, his cult followers probably wouldn’t give two shits about it.

GEORGE SOROS MADE HIM SAY IT. // But I just want them to hear from his own fat mouth how much he has contempt for them.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:50:26am

re: #311 TedStriker

Lonesome Rhodes’ downfall in A Face in the Crowd; that’s what we want from Trump:

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Video

Andy Griffith was a good cast in that flick. That sweet southerner in him was perfect.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:50:34am

re: #52 BeachDem

When did a PowerPoint presentation become a “deck?”

A deck is pokemon, or MtG, or any of other myriad games, it does not refer to a powerpoint anything. PP should also be banned from existence, too, as well/

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:54:58am

re: #315 Colère Tueur de Lapin

A deck is pokemon, or MtG, or any of other myriad games, it does not refer to a powerpoint anything. PP should also be banned from existence, too, as well/

What? You’ve never played PowerPoint before? There are many different ways to construct your deck: Confusion, Intimidation, Demoralization, and rarely, Clarity.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:55:39am

re: #296 makeitstop

Please let this happen. Please.

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers’ Advice

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Twenty minutes with Mueller’s team and Trump will confess to everything from kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby to trading Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.

What could go wrong?

/

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:57:17am

I don’t really believe Trump wants an interview. I think he’s just blowing smoke

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:01:08am

re: #52 BeachDem

When did a PowerPoint presentation become a “deck?” A client was talking about a deck the other day and I had no idea what she was going on about. Advertising/marketing folks are famous for inventing buzzwords—in fact, I believe they probably invented the word buzzword.

I’m guessing it was someone in their late 40s or older? It’s not terribly uncommon use of the term in science and medicine even today. Some colleagues still use it because back in the day we use to use actual “slide decks” from a set of slides in a projector tray.

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sagehen  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:01:18am

re: #256 Belafon

Most people will adjustl; it’s what they do. I see it when the power goes out in my neighborhood. People eventually wonder outside and talk to their neighbors.

I do worry about those of us who are news junkies.

Transistor radios.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:02:06am

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Don’t know. Never saw/read either of those. I just want that orange bastard humiliated and knowing he’s despised.

Great movie (Lonesome Rhodes is the Trump-like character). The ending lines, after he’s “caught on tape” telling what he really thinks of his fans.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:04:05am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I’m hoping he goes off and reveals his true feelings about them being a bunch of easily conned morons. I want them to turn on him. I want him to be destroyed by what he created. I want him to feel despised by everyone.

My two cents - The Simpsons

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sagehen  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:04:51am

re: #277 MsJ

I hope lawhawk shows up as I have a question. What is a False Invoice in relation to the Manafort trial?

If they invoice you $200k for items/services that are really only 40k…. then the other 160k they take their 20% vig and give you the rest in cash.

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Lupin  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:05:45am

Military family shattered as wife of decorated US marine deported to Mexico.

The Guardian

Awful, just awful. You’re ruled by cylons.

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sagehen  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:09:20am

re: #293 makeitstop

I think that was a plot in some old TV cop drama - except instead of an ice bullet, the murder weapon was an icicle.

There was also an Agatha Christie story where the “blunt object” murder weapon was a frozen leg of lamb; by the time the detectives were at the kitchen table interviewing the widow, she was carving the roast and fed them slices.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:11:16am

re: #319 Dr. Matt

I’m guessing it was someone in their late 40s or older? It’s not terribly uncommon use of the term in science and medicine even today. Some colleagues still use it because back in the day we use to use actual “slide decks” from a set of slides in a projector tray.

That’s my impression of what happened with pitch/marketing/sales decks too. Presentations switched from actual slide decks and PowerPoint ruled as the new format for so long (but others are used). And of course the application already used the the term slide to slide folks into the new technology in ways that would make sense to them.
I’ve heard the term since I can remember.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:11:18am

re: #318 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

I don’t really believe Trump wants an interview. I think he’s just blowing smoke

He doesn’t want to be interviewed but he can’t make it appear that he’s afraid of one. Of course, this is another instance in which the dotard overestimates his cult followers, who don’t care, whatever he does, they’ll continue to defend him whatever.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:12:24am
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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:15:41am

re: #324 Lupin

Military family shattered as wife of decorated US marine deported to Mexico.

The Guardian

Awful, just awful. You’re ruled by cylons.

I’m hoping some people learn that words should matter:

She also wonders if her marriage, which remained strong through the stresses of her husband’s various deployments, can survive this separation, especially because Temo voted for Trump in 2016.

“I said Trump was insulting Mexicans in general but he said he just talks a lot. Then when Trump released his executive orders I was mad at him. He just said he never thought it would come to this,” she said.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:18:09am

Well, we’re leaving Regina in a few minutes. We’re coming back to the USA (remind me again why we’re doing this). Severe thunderstorm warnings for our trip south to the border (yay). I’m told the electricity is back on at my home… . catch y’all later.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:19:18am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:19:24am

Weather weirding going on: a tornado warning in Peace River, Alberta, just south of the border with the Northwest Territories.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:22:04am

re: #331 JordanRules

A single company with a one TRILLION dollar cap.

JFC.

You know those dystopian movies with the mega corporation that controls everyones lives?

I think this is how it starts.

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sagehen  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:23:35am

re: #324 Lupin

Military family shattered as wife of decorated US marine deported to Mexico.

The Guardian

Awful, just awful. You’re ruled by cylons.

That’s absurd; cylons had a plan.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:25:15am

re: #334 sagehen

OBJECTION! ASSUMES PLAN NOT IN EVIDENCE, YOUR HONOR!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:25:57am

re: #325 sagehen

There was also an Agatha Christie story where the “blunt object” murder weapon was a frozen leg of lamb; by the time the detectives were at the kitchen table interviewing the widow, she was carving the roast and fed them slices.

That was a Ronald Dahl teleplay “Lamb To The Slaughter” that became a classic Alfred Hitchcock episode

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:27:20am
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:27:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:28:37am
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:28:53am

re: #333 Eclectic Cyborg

A single company with a one TRILLION dollar cap.

JFC.

You know those dystopian movies with the mega corporation that controls everyones lives?

I think this is how it starts.

It’s pretty nuts.
Sounds like some folks need another tax cut! //

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:29:54am

re: #332 Anymouse 🌹

Weather weirding going on: a tornado warning in Peace River, Alberta, just south of the border with the Northwest Territories.

You may need some ballast for that smart car

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:30:18am

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:31:06am

re: #336 Joe Bacon 🌹

That was a Ronald Dahl teleplay “Lamb To The Slaughter” that became a classic Alfred Hitchcock episode

Roald Dahl - who I believe was married to Patricia Neal, who was the woman freaking out in the control room in that Lonesome Rhodes clip.

Just sittin’ here, connecting the dots between seemingly unconnected comments…

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:44:31am

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:47:28am
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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:52:46am

re: #343 makeitstop

Roald Dahl - who I believe was married to Patricia Neal, who was the woman freaking out in the control room in that Lonesome Rhodes clip.

Just sittin’ here, connecting the dots between seemingly unconnected comments…

Roald Dahl, he of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:53:07am

re: #345 JordanRules

conservative outrage is all fake, designed to fool the referees while they punch brass knuckles into america’s genitals.

I was thinking the exact same thing this morning during my commute to work. Just look at all their seething outrage in Tampa this week. Why the fuck are they angry? What the fuck are they exactly complaining about? They got their Nazi-loving president. They got their Nazi-loving senators and congress critics. The economy has been booming for nearly 8 years. The markets are up. Gas prices aren’t terrible (yet). Food prices and consumer goods prices aren’t terrible (yet). Either these people are perpetually miserable or it’s complete fake outrage.

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:54:26am

re: #346 Belafon

Roald Dahl, he of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame.

And fighter ace and spy! All around interesting dude.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:56:45am

re: #330 Anymouse 🌹

Well, we’re leaving Regina in a few minutes. We’re coming back to the USA (remind me again why we’re doing this). Severe thunderstorm warnings for our trip south to the border (yay). I’m told the electricity is back on at my home… . catch y’all later.

Because you took an oath to defend this country as a member of the military. And by still being a citizen here you will try to help do that any little or big way you can.

All hands on deck!

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 9:59:16am

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

I had no clue this was going on. I had to go look her up. I can’t twitter directly, but I ran across this that includes some of her stuff: heavy.com. What I see there makes this white man laugh:

In the tweets that Navabi exposed, Jeong says a series of defamatory comments about white people. “I just realized why I can’t stand watching Breaking Bad or Battlestar Galactica,” Jeong tweeted. “The premise of both is just ‘white people being miserable.’”

In another tweet, Jeong allegedly wrote, “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins”

In still another tweet, Jeong referenced the extinction of white people, writing, “White people have stopped breeding. You’ll all go extinct soon. This was my plan all along.”

I agree, this is conservatives faking outrage.

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:03:29am

re: #350 Belafon

I had no clue this was going on. I had to go look her up. I can’t twitter directly, but I ran across this that includes some of her stuff: heavy.com. What I see there makes this white man laugh:

I agree, this is conservatives faking outrage.

Wow, those tweets are some weak sauce.

Makes the NYT look pretty damn stupid for falling for it.

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austin_blue  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:05:01am

re: #331 JordanRules

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That’s a lot of zeroes…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:05:12am

re: #333 Eclectic Cyborg

A single company with a one TRILLION dollar cap.

JFC.

You know those dystopian movies with the mega corporation that controls everyones lives?

I think this is how it starts.

Remember Apple’s P/E ratio is ridiculously low. It would be worth many, many trillions if investors were as credulous about it as Amazon or Google, for example. Amazon was worth many hundreds of billions while losing money every year, but the most profitable company in history? Apple is DOOOOMED!!! It’ll always be doomed.

There’ll be resistance and its market cap will be well below a trillion by tonight.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:06:51am

re: #353 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Remember Apple’s P/E ratio is ridiculously low. It would be worth many, many trillions if investors were as credulous about it as Amazon or Google, for example. Amazon was worth many hundreds of billions while losing money every year, but the most profitable company in history? Apple is DOOOOMED!!! It’ll always be doomed.

There’ll be resistance and its market cap will be well below a trillion by tonight.

Just two days ago I got a notification that Apple fell short by only selling 41 million iPhones and there was no way they’d hit a cool trill.

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retired cynic  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:08:55am

A comment on WaPo to an editorial by Max Boot, starting with a quote by Boot:

“There are so many smoking guns in the Russiagate scandal that it can be hard to clearly discern what’s going on amid all the haze.”

As the top Brexit funder and Russian agent (now under investigation) Aaron Banks once drunkenly told a British journalist about the Brexit vote:

“You’re looking for a smoking gun but there’s a smoking gun on every table! And no-one cares. No-one cares!”

theguardian.com

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:09:51am

re: #347 Dr. Matt

I was thinking the exact same thing this morning during my commute to work. Just look at all their seething outrage in Tampa this week. Why the fuck are they angry? What the fuck are they exactly complaining about? They got their Nazi-loving president. They got their Nazi-loving senators and congress critics. The economy has been booming for nearly 8 years. The markets are up. Gas prices aren’t terrible (yet). Food prices and consumer goods prices aren’t terrible (yet). Either these people are perpetually miserable or it’s complete fake outrage.

Its both I think.
Even though I knew the real answer, during Obama’s terms, I always wanted to ask white folks what they were so damn mad about and how exactly their life was worse. This one lady I used to work with was always complaining about Obama and at one point she tried to say something about taxes and our checks. We already knew we made the same amount and I knew exactly the small amount our check went up under Obama. She didn’t have a rebuttal when the receipts came out. Didn’t stop her from hating him though, as we all expected.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:10:07am

re: #343 makeitstop

Roald Dahl - who I believe was married to Patricia Neal, who was the woman freaking out in the control room in that Lonesome Rhodes clip.

Just sittin’ here, connecting the dots between seemingly unconnected comments…

I thought he was married to Kim Stanley.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:10:46am

Alex Jones’ attorney today argued that “no reasonable reader or listener” would expect that Jones spoke factually on his show, Infowars.

While Infowars has billed itself as the “lone crusader of truth,” as Texas Monthly put it, Jones’ attorneys are attempting to build a defense around the idea that their client doesn’t really means the words he says — a similar defense to the ones used in his custody case, where his legal team called Jones a “performance artist,” claiming he was playing a character on Infowars.

It’s a fine line. Jones’ legal team now finds itself in the precarious position of attempting to convince both the courts and his audience. To his audience, he must maintain that he’s the lone source of truth in a world overrun with dishonest media. Simultaneously, he must convince the courts that his truly odd brand of entertainment is fictional, and that no “reasonable” person would mistake it as factual.

One false step and Jones stands to lose millions, either in his viewers who abandon the show after finding out he’s misleading them for profit, or to the families of the victims he’s defamed if courts rule in their favor.

In the first of these suits, Jones will try to convince the courts that he’s playing a character, and one that only a fool would take seriously — although one viewer, Lucky Richards, clearly didn’t get the message.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:14:43am

re: #357 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I thought he was married to Kim Stanley.

According to the internet, he was married to Neal at one time.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:15:51am

“One false step and Jones stands to lose millions, either in his viewers who abandon the show after finding out he’s misleading them for profit, or to the families of the victims he’s defamed if courts rule in their favor.”

I see no downside to this.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:16:11am

re: #331 JordanRules

See how Great I make America! But I bet nobody will give me credit. Media won’t report! Economy doing so great end Hoax Witch-Hunt, get 28 Angry Democrats instead who are so compromised.

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:17:09am

re: #359 Belafon

According to the internet, he was married to Neal at one time.

For 30 years! They had five kids together, and he took charge of her recovery from multiple aneurysms.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:18:36am

re: #360 Eclectic Cyborg

“One false step and Jones stands to lose millions, either in his viewers who abandon the show after finding out he’s misleading them for profit, or to the families of the victims he’s defamed if courts rule in their favor.”

I see no downside to this.

Downside? I feel like a cheerleader shaking pom-poms on the sideline.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:21:15am

re: #360 Eclectic Cyborg

“One false step and Jones stands to lose millions, either in his viewers who abandon the show after finding out he’s misleading them for profit, or to the families of the victims he’s defamed if courts rule in their favor.”

I see no downside to this.

The prosecution needs to reiterated “You’re only an entertainer, then, right?” in the courtroom and then hold a press conference every day stating “Alex Jones states that he’s only an entertainer. For all of you who literally bought into his acting, and purchased items he’s pushed, you might want to consider legal action.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:21:23am

re: #359 Belafon

According to the internet, he was married to Neal at one time.

I meant Kim Hunter, of course—I always make that mistake—but I was wrong anyway….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:21:59am

re: #360 Eclectic Cyborg

“One false step and Jones stands to lose millions, either in his viewers who abandon the show after finding out he’s misleading them for profit, or to the families of the victims he’s defamed if courts rule in their favor.”

I see no downside to this.

Sounds like a win win situation. He’s a modern day Streicher.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:23:20am

Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:23:25am

I see ads similar to the mesothelioma ones: “Were you or a loved one defrauded by Alex Jones? Call this number now, you may be entitled to compensation.”

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:23:37am

Ah, Twitter. You do amuse sometimes.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:24:46am

re: #367 JordanRules

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Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

And python vests. Don’t forget the $18,000 python vest.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:24:55am

re: #367 JordanRules

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Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

Yet you probably support bathroom laws and Trump’s immigration policy. You’re a stupid phony.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:25:04am

re: #367 JordanRules

Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

Back then, we kept all these people hiding under their desks with periodic duck and cover drills.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:25:25am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:26:07am

Look at meeer I claim to be anti government but I loves Trump.//

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lawhawk  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:27:26am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Looks like the document review for Kavanaugh will take longer - pushing the hearings into October. That’s because the amount of records will take time to compile.

That is being equated with obstructionism.

Sorry. That’s just bulkshit.

The GOP engaged in obstructionism. This is due diligence. This extremist is getting his hearing, and he’ll get his vote because the GOP will see to both.

The GOP refused to engage in advise and consent by blocking even a hearing on Garland.

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lawhawk  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:28:27am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:29:46am

re: #375 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Looks like the document review for Kavanaugh will take longer - pushing the hearings into October. That’s because the amount of records will take time to compile.

That is being equated with obstructionism.

Sorry. That’s just bulkshit.

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The GOP engaged in obstructionism. This is due diligence. This extremist is getting his hearing, and he’ll get his vote because the GOP will see to both.

The GOP refused to engage in advise and consent by blocking even a hearing on Garland.

GFY Orrin like now. Your party pulled worse shit in Garland and was going to do the same to anyone HRC picked. Fuck Kavanagh and you.

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:30:53am

re: #367 JordanRules

Wanted to tell her what a fucking moron she is, but alas. I already have her blocked.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:30:57am

re: #373 JordanRules

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Moving up the ladder

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:31:10am

re: #367 JordanRules

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Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

Jesus, another one? We’re gonna be up to our asses with conserva-chicks with assault rifles before long.

Re moon landing: that catch-all ‘fake news’ oughta cover it.

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:33:12am
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:33:41am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:34:16am

re: #367 JordanRules

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Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

The internet has an unfortunate side effect of making stupid people feel really smart.

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:34:40am

re: #367 JordanRules

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Please find the good fake moon landing joke in here because my mind has been occupied by ostrich jackets and it’s all too much.

plastic straws are not constitutionally protected

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:34:41am

re: #323 sagehen

If they invoice you $200k for items/services that are really only 40k…. then the other 160k they take their 20% vig and give you the rest in cash.

For fraud, yes. But this isn’t the companies doing the fraud, it’s Manafort.

Lawhawk, please see this comment. What say you? littlegreenfootballs.com

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lawhawk  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:37:03am

re: #385 MsJ

The false invoices - shielding from prying eyes at the IRS - the amount of income that was being reported.

It could be a combination of inflating the costs and hiding the profit there, or some other combination of acts the purpose of which is to try and illegally minimize the reporting of income to the IRS.

That’s the general gist.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:37:44am

re: #380 makeitstop

Jesus, another one? We’re gonna be up to our asses with conserva-chicks with assault rifles before long.

Re moon landing: that catch-all ‘fake news’ oughta cover it.

Everyone is in search of the big payoff.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:38:53am

re: #358 MsJ

… One false step and Jones stands to lose millions, either in his viewers who abandon the show after finding out he’s misleading them for profit, or to the families of the victims he’s defamed if courts rule in their favor. …

Why can’t it be both?

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:39:28am

re: #387 MsJ

Everyone is in search of the big payoff.

At gunpoint, if necessary.

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lawhawk  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:43:09am

re: #376 lawhawk

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:43:48am

re: #370 MsJ

And python vests. Don’t forget the $18,000 python vest.

I used to breed Ball Pythons. Making a vest, or really any kind of skin-suit, did not occur to me.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:44:15am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:44:21am

re: #388 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Why can’t it be both?

I like the way you think.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:45:07am
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:45:49am
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:46:31am

re: #386 lawhawk

The false invoices - shielding from prying eyes at the IRS - the amount of income that was being reported.

It could be a combination of inflating the costs and hiding the profit there, or some other combination of acts the purpose of which is to try and illegally minimize the reporting of income to the IRS.

That’s the general gist.

Ah, so lowering prices shown on the invoices so he could claim them as tax deductions that would have come from legitimate sources but that his regular reported income would support.

Got it! Thanks!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:47:05am

re: #370 MsJ

And python vests. Don’t forget the $18,000 python vest.

It’s not a vest, it’s a jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. Unless there is a matching vest in which case ewwww

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:47:25am

re: #391 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I used to breed Ball Pythons. Making a vest, or really any kind of skin-suit, did not occur to me.

I don’t like snakes and it would never occur to me, either.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:47:27am
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retired cynic  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:47:33am

re: #369 MsJ

Ah, Twitter. You do amuse sometimes.

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Intellect of a 12 year old, syphilitic dementia…. hmmmmm. And?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:48:01am

re: #383 Eclectic Cyborg

The internet has an unfortunate side effect of making stupid people feel really smart.

Conservative media does that without needing the Internet. It wasn’t the Internet that first tried to tell me that uneducated yahoos are the “real smart people”.

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Kragar  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:48:19am
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:48:58am

re: #400 retired cynic

Intellect of a 12 year old, syphilitic dementia…. hmmmmm. And?

And Trump is actually dumber than that.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:49:21am

re: #397 The Vicious Babushka

It’s not a vest, it’s a jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. Unless there is a matching vest in which case ewwww

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The jacket was bought to complete the outfit started with the vest.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:49:52am
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:49:56am

re: #397 The Vicious Babushka

It’s not a vest, it’s a jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. Unless there is a matching vest in which case ewwww

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3/4 sleeves on a dude? Uhm…no.

And that jacket/vest/veskett? Definite no.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:50:43am

re: #404 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The jacket was bought to complete the outfit started with the vest.

That was the ostrich skin jacket which has a matching vest.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:51:51am

re: #382 Single-handed sailor

Excellent points. It’s just too easy to amplify our stupidity. The Russians must laugh. Gun ownership is illegal in Russia but nobody in the NRA crowd seemed to question where a gun toting Russian woman came from. politico.com

— John Sipher

Wow, is that true?

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Skip Intro  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:52:17am

re: #312 Dr Lizardo

I could see Trump unwittingly doing that on a hot mic. Thing is, his cult followers probably wouldn’t give two shits about it.

They’d cheer him.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:52:26am
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:53:35am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:53:41am

re: #397 The Vicious Babushka

It’s not a vest, it’s a jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. Unless there is a matching vest in which case ewwww

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Ugh, that is gaudy as hell.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:53:42am
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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:54:18am

re: #369 MsJ

Ah, Twitter. You do amuse sometimes.

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I don’t believe that’s Capone

It doesn’t look anything like deniro

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:55:09am

re: #410 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Most of those conservatives don’t think anything the rest of their party does will affect them.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:55:28am

re: #343 makeitstop

Just sittin’ here, connecting the dots between seemingly unconnected comments…

Where are the goats?

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:55:47am
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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:56:15am

re: #358 MsJ

Alex Jones’ attorney today argued that “no reasonable reader or listener” would expect that Jones spoke factually on his show, Infowars.

I don’t go to InfoWars or any of his other crappy sites, I only watch the videos posted here and elsewhere where he is being mocked.

If his lawyer is going to make this claim wouldn’t Jones need to have some kind of noticeable warning posted on his site or on his videos announcing what you are reading and watching is satire/lampooning and should never be taken as fact?

Of course he does no such thing as fare as I can tell so that argument falls flat.

Jones knows his crap is intended to be taken seriously as that is the only way people would stick with him as followers.

I too hope this cooks his fat ass good and he has to take his sites off the web.

This world will be better off without him messing about. Go get a real job Alex. That is if you can actually do anything.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:57:57am

re: #375 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Looks like the document review for Kavanaugh will take longer - pushing the hearings into October. That’s because the amount of records will take time to compile.

That is being equated with obstructionism.

Sorry. That’s just bulkshit.

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The GOP engaged in obstructionism. This is due diligence. This extremist is getting his hearing, and he’ll get his vote because the GOP will see to both.

The GOP refused to engage in advise and consent by blocking even a hearing on Garland.

And there’s this:

(edited because I am a dumbass and copied a whole lot more than I intended to first time around—sorry)

“We want the same standard that we afforded the Republicans when they asked for a large amounts of paper trail from Elena Kagan,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Tuesday. “There were 170,000 pages that were turned over by the archives.

U.S. archivists called the production of the Kagan documents a “herculean task,” saying that it required more than 6,000 hours of work put in by nearly two-dozen staffers. Kagan’s confirmation on Aug. 5 occurred nearly three months after her nomination on May 10.

bloomberg.com

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:58:11am

re: #358 MsJ

Alex Jones’ attorney today argued that “no reasonable reader or listener” would expect that Jones spoke factually on his show, Infowars.

Such a very serious person.

/

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:58:14am
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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:58:29am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:58:56am
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:59:05am

re: #418 ObserverArt

This world will be better off without him messing about. Go get a real job Alex. That is if you can actually do anything.

“Drunk, fat and unemployed by your own stupidity is no way to go through life, son.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:59:11am

re: #392 JordanRules

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I’ll always love Baldwin for schooling Buckley at Oxford.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:59:46am

re: #422 jaunte

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Oh? I feel so secure.//

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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 10:59:47am

re: #358 MsJ

This is really the genius, if you will of wingnut world, as the gibberish they spout can be recognized at once for the absurdity it all is while also being irrefutable truth and evidence of their own superiority and complete otherness of those they hate.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:01:17am

Damnet.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:02:43am

re: #418 ObserverArt

I don’t go to InfoWars or any of his other crappy sites, I only watch the videos posted here and elsewhere where he is being mocked.

If his lawyer is going to make this claim wouldn’t Jones need to have some kind of noticeable warning posted on his site or on his videos announcing what you are reading and watching is satire/lampooning and should never be taken as fact?

Of course he does no such thing as fare as I can tell so that argument falls flat.

Jones knows his crap is intended to be taken seriously as that is the only way people would stick with him as followers.

I too hope this cooks his fat ass good and he has to take his sites off the web.

This world will be better off without him messing about. Go get a real job Alex. That is if you can actually do anything.

Jones’ crap will be taken seriously by his audience, even if someone makes him put up a disclaimer saying it’s not factual. They’ll rationalize that the deep-state made him do it.

They want to believe, because it makes them feel like they have superior knowledge, without having to learn anything. Watching Infowars is much easier than getting a poli-sci degree and life-experience in politics.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:03:00am
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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:04:12am
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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:04:42am

re: #417 jaunte

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I’m not in a position to understand fully” what occurred in Trump-Putin summit, said the nation’s senior-most intelligence official DNI Coats

Where are the goddamn flashing lights and sirens and defcon 1 after that stunning admission of the state of things

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:05:15am

re: #397 The Vicious Babushka

It’s not a vest, it’s a jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. Unless there is a matching vest in which case ewwww

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I can honestly say, I’m not sure which one is uglier
Though, as it appears the darker one is a hoodie, it may be pulling ahead.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:05:16am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:06:25am

re: #432 dangerman

Where are the goddamn flashing lights and sirens and defcon 1 after that stunning admission of the state of things

Ssssh, Sarah Huck Sanders says let’s talk about *squints* the administration’s workplace development something or other.

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:06:40am

Whoopsy.

We mentioned earlier that a federal judge had confirmed the legal legitimacy of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s appointment, and ordered a witness who had been challenging it to appear before the grand jury. The Post’s Ann Marimow and Manuel Roig-Franzia now have a more complete account of what happened:

A former aide to longtime President Trump confidant Roger Stone must testify before the special counsel’s grand jury, a federal judge in Washington ruled Thursday.

The judge rejected a challenge from Andrew Miller, a former assistant to Stone, who tried to block subpoenas from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in his ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The redacted opinion from Chief Judge Beryl Howell does not identify Miller by name, but his attorney confirmed that the ruling is in response to Miller’s request.

Howell’s ruling orders Miller to “appear before the grand jury to provide testimony at the earliest date available” and to provide the subpoenaed records.

“We’re disappointed with the court’s ruling,” Miller’s attorney Paul Kamenar said in an interview. “But the judge obviously took our challenge to Mueller’s constitutionality seriously as evidenced by the 93-page opinion.”

You can read their full report here.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:06:50am

re: #431 jaunte

“So, you’re saying that if I don’t have my receipt, I can get store credit?”

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:07:18am

re: #416 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Where are the goats?

Ha! Goat’s Tobacco!

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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:07:34am

re: #358 MsJ

re: #358 MsJ

Alex Jones’ attorney today argued that “no reasonable reader or listener” would expect that Jones spoke factually on his show, Infowars

Reasonable listeners are not his audience

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:08:21am
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:08:42am

re: #430 The Vicious Babushka

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:08:58am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

That was the ostrich skin jacket which has a matching vest.

So, we have forced to debate which particular ‘exotic’ dead animal’s skin has been turned into which specific piece of clothing that it should never have been turned into?

Sad.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:11:35am

re: #380 makeitstop

Jesus, another one? We’re gonna be up to our asses with conserva-chicks with assault rifles before long.

Re moon landing: that catch-all ‘fake news’ oughta cover it.

I was wondering if there is already a Conservative Hot Gals with Guns soft porn site on the ‘net.

I bet there is….but I don’t want to do a Google search for fear of what might turn up. It is the ‘net after all…

444
Charles Johnson  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:12:05am
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dangerman  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:14:41am

re: #442 Colère Tueur de Lapin

So, we have forced to debate which particular ‘exotic’ dead animal’s skin has been turned into which specific piece of clothing that it should never have been turned into?

Sad.

Remember just the other day we had pictures of/from Jupiter?

Effing Jupiter
The planet.
Not the city in Florida

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:15:27am

re: #433 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I can honestly say, I’m not sure which one is uglier
Though, as it appears the darker one is a hoodie, it may be pulling ahead.

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For the life of me I can not understand why someone would pay that amount of money for these fugly shmattas that would be leftovers at Goodwill. Are there blood diamonds sewn into the lining?

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:15:52am

re: #443 ObserverArt

I was wondering if there is already a Conservative Hot Gals with Guns soft porn site on the ‘net.

I bet there is….but I don’t want to do a Google search for fear of what might turn up. It is the ‘net after all…

Rule 34, bro.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:16:15am

re: #446 The Vicious Babushka

For the life of me I can not understand why someone would pay that amount of money for these fugly shmattas that would be leftovers at Goodwill. Are there blood diamonds sewn into the lining?

Money laundering

449
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:21:33am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

That was the ostrich skin jacket which has a matching vest.

I literally can’t keep track of this shit anymore.

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Axolotl  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:29:32am

re: #439 dangerman

Alex Jones’ attorney today argued that “no reasonable reader or listener” would expect that Jones spoke factually on his show, Infowars

Reasonable listeners are not his audience

If he is admitting that his audience is not reasonable (since they demonstrably believe him and took action in this case) isn’t he somehow MORE responsible for the behavior he invokes?

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:42:40am

re: #429 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Jones’ crap will be taken seriously by his audience, even if someone makes him put up a disclaimer saying it’s not factual. They’ll rationalize that the deep-state made him do it.

They want to believe, because it makes them feel like they have superior knowledge, without having to learn anything. Watching Infowars is much easier than getting a poli-sci degree and life-experience in politics.

True.

But his lawyers are making claims in a courtroom. I’m talking about the legal aspects which Jones has not covered what he is now claiming.

You can’t make ignorant people smart but you can give them a notice. What they do after that is up to them. The notice would be there to protect Jones and back up his lawye’rs claims.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 11:48:35am

re: #447 makeitstop

Rule 34, bro.

Heh. I was unfamiliar with Rule 34. I could guess though.

So I did a search which took me to the Urban Dictionary and my guess was correct.

Thanks for the “rule” though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 12:20:54pm

re: #414 dangerman

I don’t believe that’s Capone

It doesn’t look anything like deniro

It *is* Capone.
It’s his booking photo when he was transferred from Alcatraz to Terminal Island prison hospital facility in January of 1939.


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