The Bob Cesca Show: The Pig Woman and the Yak Man

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

The Pig Woman And The Yak Man — NSFW; The great Jacki Schechner from investigaterussia.org is here; The actual U.S. law regarding collusion; Chris Coons is pulse pounding; Red Hat Suckers; Republicans block election security funding; Trump stupidly praised Kim Jong Un again; Trump is a national security threat; The QAnon conspiracy theorists; Sarah Sanders and the Steele Dossier; Ron DeSantis is a Russia linked Trump clone; and so much more.

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243 comments

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Charles Johnson  Aug 2, 2018 • 2:59:39pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:06:48pm

GE Engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China.

Zheng is accused of stealing trade secrets belonging to his employer, GE, federal prosecutors said in a prepared statement. He is specifically accused of using “an elaborate and sophisticated means to remove electronic files” involving GE turbine technology trade secrets.
He did so by using a system called steganography to hide the data inside an innocuous looking digital picture of a sunset and then emailing that picture and the stolen files to his personal email account, prosecutors said.

and…

Investigators found a handbook explaining Chinese government resources to those who can provide certain technology. His passport showed five trips to China over the past two years and various electronic items. The electronics were to be analyzed

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:13:02pm

re: #2 Shropshire Slasher

GE Engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China.

and…

That type of digital transfer has been known for a bit now. There have been postings around here.

I wonder how much other technology stealing is being done in the same way. You see one, you know there are more.

And, there is probably already some kind of a reader to expose it under development. Big companies will have all things scanned looking for it.

The ongoing digital war.

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electrotek  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:29:33pm
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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:31:48pm

re: #4 electrotek

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We’re now cool with LBGT folks…as long as they are the right color.

Niche bigotry.

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Jack Burton  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:32:08pm

re: #4 electrotek

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Because “OH NO! BROWN PEOPLE!” is their biggest motivation.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:33:31pm

re: #5 ObserverArt

We’re now cool with LBGT folks…as long as they are the right color.

Niche bigotry.

“Okay, we’ll take the n****** and chinks, BUT NOT THE IRISH!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:33:58pm

There are only two people named Q that hold any interest for me:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:34:48pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Every time I hear them say “Q” (instead of QAnon) I immediately think of the latter one and giggle maliciously. The shenanigans involved in this elaborate trolling seem just his style.

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electrotek  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:35:49pm

re: #6 Jack Burton

Because “OH NO! BROWN PEOPLE!” is their biggest motivation.

A white self-described gay guy posted this comment in the link:

It is perfectly acceptable to critique, criticize and reject Islam, its texts, its founder/s and its adherents as harshly as we do with those of other faiths and ideologies, including our own. For indigenous LGBTs with no other country to live in but their lands of birth, it is more than rational and reasonable to reject aspiring newcomers who seek your subordination and eventual extermination, either stated by them directly or justified and promoted by the texts and faiths that the newcomers themselves profess to believe in.

How to respond to that? He has a “Je Suis Charlie” image on his FB as well, to better gauge the type of guy we are dealing with.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:37:36pm

re: #10 electrotek

A white self-described gay guy posted this comment in the link:

How to respond to that? He has a “Je Suis Charlie” image on his FB as well, to better gauge the type of guy we are dealing with.

I’d just point out that it’s a cynical ploy to divide people.

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wrenchwench  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:39:56pm

re: #10 electrotek

A white self-described gay guy posted this comment in the link:

How to respond to that? He has a “Je Suis Charlie” image on his FB as well, to better gauge the type of guy we are dealing with.

So long as they hate the same people I hate, I won’t hate them, as least not so much it shows.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:42:33pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

So long as they hate the same people I hate, I won’t hate them, as least not so much it shows.

It’s like Stalin allying with the UK and US during WWII - as soon as the Nazis were defeated, he stopped being our buddy.

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:43:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:44:08pm

In my observations, there are many native peoples who are far more homophobic than newcomers.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:44:49pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

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Jason Sudekis can play him in the movie.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:44:51pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

**shudder**

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electrotek  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:44:56pm

re: #13 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s like Stalin allying with the UK and US during WWII - as soon as the Nazis were defeated, he stopped being our buddy.

Or China allying with the US during World War II. As soon as Japan became our close ally upon the defeat of Imperial Japan, China quickly became our enemy at an instant.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:47:46pm

re: #9 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Every time I hear them say “Q” (instead of QAnon) I immediately think of the latter one and giggle maliciously. The shenanigans involved in this elaborate trolling seem just his style.

And tRump’s rallies always make me think of the group Q assembled to judge humanity:

STNG - “Q” as judge of humanity

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Dave In Austin  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:50:09pm

re: #17 Colère Tueur de Lapin

**shudder**

Yeah… I know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:51:01pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

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I notice that she is not wearing that huge engagement ring.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:53:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:54:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:56:22pm

moron

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:56:49pm

PLOT TWIST: Qanon is actually Hillary Clinton

The wingnut splodey heads would be delightful.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:58:14pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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“We love our farmers.”

Yeah, so much so that you tarriffed the fuck out of them and are now trying to bail them out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 3:59:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:00:17pm
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Jack Burton  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:02:56pm

re: #10 electrotek

A white self-described gay guy posted this comment in the link:

How to respond to that? He has a “Je Suis Charlie” image on his FB as well, to better gauge the type of guy we are dealing with.

This is just like that exchange from The Sopranos:

“You can disagree with the evangelicals but they’re great friends of the Jews. They believe Israel is the holy land.”

“Just wait.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:02:59pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

A refugee from the War on Christmas?

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:07:17pm

Just watching Trumpcronies and admin hacks decrying potential Russian interference in the upcoming elections.

Blue wave of wins in the next election? Trump and the regime says illegitimate election, so results invalid. Rinse and repeat.

I think this may be the end of our country.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:09:39pm

re: #18 electrotek

Or China allying with the US during World War II. As soon as Japan became our close ally upon the defeat of Imperial Japan, China quickly became our enemy at an instant.

I thought that ‘instant’ came when Chiang Kai Shek was ousted?

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:12:23pm

re: #31 plansbandc

Just watching Trumpcronies and admin hacks decrying potential Russian interference in the upcoming elections.

Blue wave of wins in the next election? Trump and the regime says illegitimate election, so results invalid. Rinse and repeat.

I think this may be the end of our country.

Nope.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:13:21pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

I would love to have some more context on the tweets of Jeong’s, but I’m not about to go digging through the garbage to find them.

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electrotek  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:13:24pm

re: #32 Blind Frog Belly White

I thought that ‘instant’ came when Chiang Kai Shek was ousted?

Possibly. I just remember what Arthur Chu said in an article a few years back about Ahmed from Irving aka “clock boy”. He brought up how Chinese-Americans were enthusiastic about supporting the internment of Japanese-Americans for obvious reasons and then it bit them in the ass after 1945.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:14:16pm

They can huff and puff, and Trump can throw a fit, but the final decision will come down to us on when this country is done.

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wrenchwench  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:14:25pm

re: #31 plansbandc

Just watching Trumpcronies and admin hacks decrying potential Russian interference in the upcoming elections.

Blue wave of wins in the next election? Trump and the regime says illegitimate election, so results invalid. Rinse and repeat.

I think this may be the end of our country.

They did not have the majority on the day that would have counted (but for the electoral college) and they are a smaller minority now. With a lot of money to spend, at the direction of the source of the money; the oligarchs?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:17:28pm

re: #35 electrotek

Possibly. I just remember what Arthur Chu said in an article a few years back about Ahmed from Irving aka “clock boy”. He brought up how Chinese-Americans were enthusiastic about supporting the internment of Japanese-Americans for obvious reasons and then it bit them in the ass after 1945.

I’m not certain, but I suspect it was already biting them in the ass before that, given how white Americans tend to see Asians.

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:19:39pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:25:16pm

re: #31 plansbandc

Just watching Trumpcronies and admin hacks decrying potential Russian interference in the upcoming elections.

Blue wave of wins in the next election? Trump and the regime says illegitimate election, so results invalid. Rinse and repeat.

I think this may be the end of our country.

You’ll notice that the wingnut “fear” of election interference has risen as their poll numbers have shrunk. It’s as predictable as the tides, only difference is in elections past they’d blame DNC-hired hackers or “dead voters.” This year they’ll spin a tale of Russian hackers throwing the election to the DNC because “PUTIN HATES TRUMP!”

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:26:25pm

Gawd I hate this shit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:26:27pm

Pretty sure the fat bastard won’t be touting THIS chart…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:28:51pm

JFC

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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:29:09pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Gawd I hate this shit.

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“Why won’t Democrats do something about this! It’s because they agree with the Republicans! That’s why we need a third party, because the duopoly doesn’t care about us!!!”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:29:33pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:30:19pm

re: #43 The Vicious Babushka

JFC

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“Which is why I’m doing everything I can to kill Clean Air regulations for my corporate buddies, because the air’s clean enough and we can afford to pump more mercury and sulfur dioxide again!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:31:07pm

re: #45 The Vicious Babushka

Didn’t he just do one of these yesterday?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:31:50pm

Meanwhile…

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Dave In Austin  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:31:59pm

Here’s a gem…….

ebay.com

GatorOstrich?
Ostgator?
Gatorich?

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:33:18pm

Don’t hold your breath.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:35:03pm

re: #50 JordanRules

Don’t hold your breath.

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It’s just that he hasn’t gotten to the part of the speech where he thanks his big supporters.
//

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:35:30pm

re: #50 JordanRules

Don’t hold your breath.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:37:36pm

Ridiculous.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:38:28pm

re: #52 The Vicious Babushka

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Trump supporters are supposed to believe that we should be friends with Russia, and that Putin wanted Trump to lose, because Trump is so tough on Russia.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:39:12pm

re: #53 JordanRules

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Ridiculous.

Hey, now we’re making people into Unpersons. Great going folks!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:39:51pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:39:59pm

re: #54 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Trump supporters are supposed to believe that we should be friends with Russia, and that Putin wanted Trump to lose, because Trump is so tough on Russia.

And ignore that Putin fucking SAID he wanted Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:43:28pm

Stupid cartoonist - Obama can’t run for President again.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:47:09pm

When you hear all of this stuff Trump is saying, remember that he’s running scared, and make sure you continue to laugh at him the way you would at the guy in a car chase that has a helicopter flying overhead.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:48:09pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:50:17pm

JFC….. This turd.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:50:34pm

re: #47 Blind Frog Belly White

Didn’t he just do one of these yesterday?

It is always infrastructure week day.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:50:42pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:52:25pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

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The lying about the wall makes total sense in a twisted way, namely that if he keeps insisting the construction has already begun, then when he shuts down the government over funding for it, his supporters will be insisting that the matter is one of “finishing the job.” In other words, it’s the “sunk cost” fallacy.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:54:29pm

re: #50 JordanRules

Don’t hold your breath.

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Philip Rucker often plays Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown Trump.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:54:49pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:56:38pm

re: #66 Single-handed sailor

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Dafuq?

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:57:36pm

re: #66 Single-handed sailor

Make it stop.

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stpaulbear  Aug 2, 2018 • 4:59:08pm

re: #66 Single-handed sailor

Most people don’t know that…

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sagehen  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:00:01pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

There are only two people named Q that hold any interest for me:

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You meant to say 3, right?

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:00:21pm

re: #69 stpaulbear

A lot of people are saying that.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:02:11pm

re: #58 Blind Frog Belly White

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Stupid cartoonist - Obama can’t run for President again.

Jeez, between tweeting, rallies and meeting with obnoxious assholes for photo ops, he doesn’t have much time for presidentin’. I guess that’s probably a good thing, but JFC on a melba toast, he is so fucking repulsive.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:02:30pm

re: #48 The Vicious Babushka

Fucking Gestapo.

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:02:33pm

So when he “decides” the elections are illegitimate, who’s going to stop him? Will there be rioting in the streets? What good will that do?

I’m extremely concerned about the administration’s sudden acceptance of Russian interference in elections. I think this is the set up.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:04:23pm

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

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Those little waxy blond children of the corn behind him are scaring the shit out of me.

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sagehen  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:06:10pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Gawd I hate this shit.

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a tweet I saved from shortly after the inauguration:

rachel claire
@rachie_claire

I have a list of every friend who told me Hillary was just as bad as Trump and I read the list to myself every night like Arya Stark.

5:34 PM - 28 Jan 2017

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:06:47pm

re: #68 Ace Rothstein

Make it stop.

We’re trying as hard as we can, but the wheels of justice grind slow.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:06:57pm

An Ode to Ivanka the Useless.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:07:01pm

re: #73 Grunthos the Flatulent

Fucking Gestapo.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:09:10pm

re: #75 BeachDem

Those little waxy blond children of the corn behind him are scaring the shit out of me.

Yeah they are creepy as the “Shining” twins. I was wondering why are they wearing shipping tape on their foreheads and then realized it is just the lights reflecting off their sweaty faces.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:09:40pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:10:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:13:21pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

An Ode to Ivanka the Useless.

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That’s her perfectly.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:13:44pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

That’s her perfectly.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:14:28pm

re: #66 Single-handed sailor

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They still do call it England. It’s just officially the UK because the UK isn’t just England you stupid fuck.

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Targetpractice  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:14:30pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

An Ode to Ivanka the Useless.

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Ivanka: All those children just sitting there, not making shoes or sweaters or purses…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:14:57pm

re: #84 The Vicious Babushka

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She’s a feckless runt.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:17:29pm

“Defensive mishes”

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:18:03pm

re: #88 The Vicious Babushka

JFC, he’s still going on like a ferret on meth?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:19:50pm

re: #88 The Vicious Babushka

“Defensive mishes”

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You had Ted Nugent. Quit crying about the fact that actually relevant talent supported your opponent rather than creepy old pants shitters like Nuge.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:20:02pm

re: #58 Blind Frog Belly White

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Stupid cartoonist - Obama can’t run for President again.

all of the updings!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:21:18pm

Seriously if I were a supporter I’d be bored shitless by this. All talk, no action.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:22:06pm

The speedballs are wearing off

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:22:13pm

And btw Don, Jay Z is a better father than you’ve ever been. Does Barron even know who the hell his Dad is?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:22:23pm

re: #88 The Vicious Babushka

“Defensive mishes”

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…”Covfefe.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:22:33pm

re: #93 The Vicious Babushka

The speedballs are wearing off

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He needs to shut up.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:23:11pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

He needs to shut up.

And now the countdown to the inevitable The Big Lebowski reference is begun.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:23:46pm

It’s The Trump Show.

Again.

Amazing this is allowed to go on. Isn’t someone in Republican land slightly embarrassed by this rally stuff?

Or, is it like many say, get him out on the road gets him out of the White House?

What a mess he is…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:24:52pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:26:14pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

He needs to shut up.

How can you even watch??

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:26:17pm

Personal note:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:26:37pm
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fern01  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:26:42pm

Ye gads - what has the country done - imbecile, fool, idiot, liar. His personal attacks on people are so far below what a president would do - I have been in shock for 18 months.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:27:07pm

re: #98 ObserverArt

It’s The Trump Show.

Again.

Amazing this is allowed to go on. Isn’t someone in Republican land slightly embarrassed by this rally stuff?

Or, is it like many say, get him out on the road gets him out of the White House?

What a mess he is…

Seriously. Like damn. Every damn speech is always the same stupid bragging and complaining. Well Republicans, you finally found someone more loathesome than Nixon because at least Nixon could act like a caring human being.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:28:05pm

I’m totally creeped out now by those two robot dolls sitting behind Trump. Their faces are not normal!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:28:09pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

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No, you’re not. You’re just afraid of your treason being exposed to the entire world. You’re not fit to clean Bob Mueller’s jock.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:28:21pm

re: #101 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Personal note:

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:28:46pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

Come with us, Danny. Forever, and ever, and…

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:30:18pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

He needs to shut up.

Oh, no. Some needs to tell him he’s only been doing this for ten minutes.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:30:50pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

I’m totally creeped out now by those two robot dolls sitting behind Trump. Their faces are not normal!

Me too!!! WTH?!?!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:31:02pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

I’m totally creeped out now by those two robot dolls sitting behind Trump. Their faces are not normal!

Lebensborn.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:31:35pm

re: #110 JordanRules

I think they look like the twins from “The Shining.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:32:06pm

re: #110 JordanRules

Me too!!! WTH?!?!

They’re the twins from The Shining…
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Foreheads.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:32:26pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:32:49pm
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stpaulbear  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:33:19pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

I’m totally creeped out now by those two robot dolls sitting behind Trump. Their faces are not normal!

Someone’s mom decided to make her kids famous.

Fame can suck, mom.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:33:19pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:33:25pm

re: #93 The Vicious Babushka

The speedballs are wearing off

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Trump looks and sounds worse every time he appears on public. I’m seriously worried that he might die in office, and soon. As several Lizards have pointed out, the RWNJs would go absolutely bug-nuts if that happened. To top it all, we would get Lord Gilead himself, Mike Pence, as the immediate replacement.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:34:55pm

re: #79 The Vicious Babushka

What incidents of mass violence? Charlottesville?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:35:32pm

re: #118 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump looks and sounds worse every time he appears on public. I’m seriously worried that he might die in office, and soon. As several Lizards have pointed out, the RWNJs would go absolutely bug-nuts if that happened. To top it all, we would get Lord Gilead himself, Mike Pence, as the immediate replacement.

Now I’m having some VERY disturbing mental images coming up. That’s the problem when the man who is next in line to the Presidency subscribes to a worldview that actively encourages the goddamn apocalypse.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:35:51pm

re: #119 Patricia Kayden

What incidents of mass violence? Charlottesville?

Bowling Green.

/half

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:37:19pm

re: #115 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Yawn. I see Rupert and friends still love to racebait. Trump backs Corey Stewart and backed Roy Moore nuff said.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:38:25pm

re: #115 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Controversial rapper”. Lol. I assume this is an euphemism for non-White.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:40:01pm

Do it. Your base will love you!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:40:16pm

re: #123 Patricia Kayden

“Controversial rapper”. Lol. I assume this is an euphemism for non-White.

Give the Post credit, they know how to scare old white people.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:40:17pm

re: #118 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump looks and sounds worse every time he appears on public. I’m seriously worried that he might die in office, and soon. As several Lizards have pointed out, the RWNJs would go absolutely bug-nuts if that happened. To top it all, we would get Lord Gilead himself, Mike Pence, as the immediate replacement.

That could go several ways.
1) The Trump Base might revolt against Pence, because he’s the one who stands to gain most and he doesn’t have Trump’s ‘White Trash feral cunning’ to appeal to them with.

2) The base might not revolt, but they might be a lot less supportive of Pence. He’s more about the gays and the ladyparts than he is about the Browns. Without the Trump Base to scare the GOP, they might just become more conventionally bad, rather than actively pro-fascist.

3) The GOP might appeal to Trump’s memory to pass some of their egregious shit, in sort of a Bizarro version of LBJ appealing to JFK’s memory to pass GOOD legislation.

4) Without a leader, the Trump Cult that is the GOP might tear itself to pieces and disappear up its own asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:41:45pm

re: #124 Single-handed sailor

Do it. Your base will love you!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:42:57pm

re: #126 Blind Frog Belly White

That could go several ways.
1) The Trump Base might revolt against Pence, because he’s the one who stands to gain most and he doesn’t have Trump’s ‘White Trash feral cunning’ to appeal to them with.

2) The base might not revolt, but they might be a lot less supportive of Pence. He’s more about the gays and the ladyparts than he is about the Browns. Without the Trump Base to scare the GOP, they might just become more conventionally bad, rather than actively pro-fascist.

3) The GOP might appeal to Trump’s memory to pass some of their egregious shit, in sort of a Bizarro version of LBJ appealing to JFK’s memory to pass GOOD legislation.

4) Without a leader, the Trump Cult that is the GOP might tear itself to pieces and disappear up its own asshole.

I think it’d be four.

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:43:12pm

Would the crazy train of Trump followers follow Mike Pence with the same amount verve?

That bunch could get tricky for the Republicans. If Pence does become president he would probably try to be more mainline and that might not work with the new Trump Party.

The cult of personality would be destroyed and I don’t think Pence is liked enough in the party to have much power. It would be hard for him to run in 2020.

Remember, he was close to being out of politics because I don’t think Indiana wanted him anymore. Bannon and Manafort saved his ass and they chose him because they knew he was a lightweight they could count on being a nothing.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:43:43pm

re: #126 Blind Frog Belly White

That could go several ways.
1) The Trump Base might revolt against Pence, because he’s the one who stands to gain most and he doesn’t have Trump’s ‘White Trash feral cunning’ to appeal to them with.

2) The base might not revolt, but they might be a lot less supportive of Pence. He’s more about the gays and the ladyparts than he is about the Browns. Without the Trump Base to scare the GOP, they might just become more conventionally bad, rather than actively pro-fascist.

3) The GOP might appeal to Trump’s memory to pass some of their egregious shit, in sort of a Bizarro version of LBJ appealing to JFK’s memory to pass GOOD legislation.

4) Without a leader, the Trump Cult that is the GOP might tear itself to pieces and disappear up its own asshole.

I vote for #4.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:46:31pm

re: #130 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I vote for #4.

I do too. Pence is a weakling. The RR would rally behind him I’m sure but he’ll never have Trump’s cult. Trump will always have the cult since he’s the one who “beat” HRC.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:46:50pm

re: #126 Blind Frog Belly White

That could go several ways.
1) The Trump Base might revolt against Pence, because he’s the one who stands to gain most and he doesn’t have Trump’s ‘White Trash feral cunning’ to appeal to them with.

2) The base might not revolt, but they might be a lot less supportive of Pence. He’s more about the gays and the ladyparts than he is about the Browns. Without the Trump Base to scare the GOP, they might just become more conventionally bad, rather than actively pro-fascist.

3) The GOP might appeal to Trump’s memory to pass some of their egregious shit, in sort of a Bizarro version of LBJ appealing to JFK’s memory to pass GOOD legislation.

4) Without a leader, the Trump Cult that is the GOP might tear itself to pieces and disappear up its own asshole.

And in November:

Trump’s dead? What a relief! Now I don’t need to vote!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:47:09pm

re: #118 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Trump looks and sounds worse every time he appears on public. I’m seriously worried that he might die in office, and soon. As several Lizards have pointed out, the RWNJs would go absolutely bug-nuts if that happened. To top it all, we would get Lord Gilead himself, Mike Pence, as the immediate replacement.

I don’t want Trump to die in office, unless he shoots himself on Fifth Avenue.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:48:58pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:49:31pm

HOLY SHIT! IT WORKED!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:50:06pm

Pence would be if Dan Quayle took over for HW Bush. Gore, sigh Cheney, & Biden would have been capable administrators. Pence would be obsessed with a Socon agenda. Even Trump isn’t that pigheaded.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:50:22pm

re: #135 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

HOLY SHIT! IT WORKED!

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Welp, we’re all boned.///

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:50:43pm

re: #134 JordanRules

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I guess extreme vetting doesn’t count if you’re trying to fuck.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:50:59pm

re: #132 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And in November:

Trump’s dead? What a relief! Now I don’t need to vote!

I remember once, when I was young, we were talking about someone who’d been very sick for a long time, and I said I thought the person had already died.

My Dad said, “You know, it’s not nice to speak death of the ill.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:51:14pm

re: #134 JordanRules

The old KGB vets must be laughing their asses off at how easy this was.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:51:38pm

re: #135 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

HOLY SHIT! IT WORKED!

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How come I can’t get my Laser Printer to print me a laser?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:52:28pm

re: #140 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The old KGB vets must be laughing their asses off at how easy this was.

They’re laughing in their dachas over homemade vodka. And I don’t blame them. The American right are a bunch of easily conned fools.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:52:37pm

re: #141 Blind Frog Belly White

How come I can’t get my Laser Printer to print me a laser?

I’ll bet Varek has one that does.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:53:20pm

re: #138 HappyWarrior

I guess extreme vetting doesn’t count if you’re trying to fuck.

I guess it was NOT “a…nice day for a … white vetting”*

*Apologies to Billy Idol

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:54:05pm

re: #144 Blind Frog Belly White

I guess it was NOT “a…nice day for a … white vetting”*

*Apologies to Billy Idol

Get outta here ;)

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ObserverArt  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:55:50pm

re: #144 Blind Frog Belly White

I guess it was NOT “a…nice day for a … white vetting”*

*Apologies to Billy Idol

For that you should apologize to the LGF members.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:56:18pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

I’m totally creeped out now by those two robot dolls sitting behind Trump. Their faces are not normal!

It’s Prussian Blue for a new era.

They really are creepy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:57:24pm

re: #140 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The old KGB vets must be laughing their asses off at how easy this was.

Philip Mikhail and Elizabeth Nadhezhde, now in their late 70s, think about all the people they had to fuck, or kill, or fuck THEN kill, and just shake their heads.

Stan Beeman wonders why the fuck he even bothered.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:58:23pm

re: #145 HappyWarrior

Get outta here ;)

“That’s it for me folks! Remember to tip your servers! And try the veal!”

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:58:43pm

re: #115 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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makeitstop  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:59:05pm

re: #68 Ace Rothstein

Make it stop.

Don’t blame me, yo.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:59:21pm

re: #115 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Wonkette has a piece up about this bullshit and the NYT comparing Obama using mustard and Trump yapping about grocery store IDs

New York Times And New York Post Had A Jerk-Off Contest And Everybody Died

wonkette.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 5:59:42pm

re: #146 ObserverArt

For that you should apologize to the LGF members.

You keep your member to yourself!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:00:02pm

Heh

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TedStriker  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:00:19pm

re: #129 ObserverArt

Would the crazy train of Trump followers follow Mike Pence with the same amount verve?

That bunch could get tricky for the Republicans. If Pence does become president he would probably try to be more mainline and that might not work with the new Trump Party.

The cult of personality would be destroyed and I don’t think Pence is liked enough in the party to have much power. It would be hard for him to run in 2020.

Remember, he was close to being out of politics because I don’t think Indiana wanted him anymore. Bannon and Manafort saved his ass and they chose him because they knew he was a lightweight they could count on being a nothing.

Someone who would be no threat to Trump himself and who was craven enough to take the gig.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:01:15pm

re: #138 HappyWarrior

I guess extreme vetting doesn’t count if you’re trying to fuck.

But you should probably wear a condom…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:02:18pm

re: #155 TedStriker

Someone who would be no threat to Trump himself and who was craven desperate enough to take the gig.

ObserverArt was right; Indiana was about to throw Pence out on his pasty white Jesus-humping ass. Nobody I knew back home liked him. Even fishfolk, literally the only nice thing they could say about him was about his gay-hating militant faith. Politically, he was a train wreck in progress.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:03:08pm

Psst! No Pennsylvanians outside of Wilkes Barre give a flying crap.

No, the issue that divides Pennsylvanians is whether it’s Soda or Pop.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:05:18pm

re: #129 ObserverArt

Would the crazy train of Trump followers follow Mike Pence with the same amount verve?

That bunch could get tricky for the Republicans. If Pence does become president he would probably try to be more mainline and that might not work with the new Trump Party.

The cult of personality would be destroyed and I don’t think Pence is liked enough in the party to have much power. It would be hard for him to run in 2020.

Remember, he was close to being out of politics because I don’t think Indiana wanted him anymore. Bannon and Manafort saved his ass and they chose him because they knew he was a lightweight they could count on being a nothing.

Bannon and Manafort, you say? Gee, if they became a couple, the cute ‘couple name’ you might give them would be….

Bananafort.

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TedStriker  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:06:32pm

re: #144 Blind Frog Belly White

I guess it was NOT “a…nice day for a … white vetting”*

*Apologies to Billy Idol

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Brian J.  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:09:00pm

The good news for Sandbaggers is that Our Devolution will win 100 percent of its primary contests tonight in Tennessee. The bad news is that they’ve got only one candidate, Edward Nelson, running unopposed in the 19th District east of Knoxville. Cheeto Boy won the district 75-21%, and the three Republicans have 4 1/2 times as many early votes as he does, so this is kind of an empty victory.

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Brian J.  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:12:15pm

On the other hand, the Congresscritter Mike (Tup) Pence endorsed, Diane Black, is losing badly in the governor’s race to Bill Lee (not the Spaceman, presumably), so our schadenfreude requirement will be fulfilled.

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:12:30pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:13:17pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:16:42pm

re: #124 Single-handed sailor

Do it. Your base will love you!

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How exactly would Trump shut down the government?
Go golfing and refuse to stop?
Lock himself in at Mar-A-Lago?
Go on an extended vacation to Russia?

I really hope he finds a way to torpedo Republicans’ chance to keep control of Congress. Works for me.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:16:55pm

Cruz has probably never heard of Muleshoe.

Facebook Post

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:18:14pm

re: #164 The Vicious Babushka

But remember that it is Secretary Hillary Clinton whom Meghan McCain hates.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:18:59pm

re: #167 Patricia Kayden

But remember that it is Secretary Hillary Clinton whom Meghan McCain hates.

Because she is a good little Fox News consumer.

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:20:16pm
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:20:48pm

re: #166 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Cruz has probably never heard of Muleshoe.

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He’s putting in so much work. What an impressive campaign!

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gocart mozart  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:21:57pm
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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:25:25pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:28:44pm

re: #172 jaunte

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Why are we pushing you toward him? Because we like everybody and don’t restrict ourselves to just white people? Because we’re calling Trump out as a liar, hypocrite, traitor, asshole, and moron, and you just can’t resist a basket case? Or maybe you’re just completely full of shit and I wouldn’t believe you if you said the sky was blue, I dunno.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:32:40pm

re: #172 jaunte

I do not get how someone unsympathetic to Trump could be pushed toward him by the media coverage, unless that person is a complete moron.

And complete morons are rare…

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:33:49pm

re: #174 Blind Frog Belly White

“Defense & natsec reporter @FreeBeacon. @JMU alumna 2015”

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:35:34pm
The Washington Free Beacon is the online publication of the self proclaimed “conservative advocacy group” the Center for American Freedom. According to its website, the publication is “dedicated to uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day.”
sourcewatch.org

She’s a baby troll.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 6:55:43pm

Another haboob rolling thru Phoenix.
Hang in there trees!

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Archangelus  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:00:29pm
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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:01:17pm

re: #178 Archangelus

What a shame.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:01:34pm

re: #154 The Vicious Babushka

Heh

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moron has a napkin RIGHT THERE ON THE FUCKING TABLE but nooooooooooooo…he has to put the water glass next to the napkin on the wood table.

asshole

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Archangelus  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:02:54pm

re: #179 jaunte

What a shame.

I know, right? Thoughts and prayers (damn, knew I was forgetting a hashtag in that)… xD

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calochortus  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:03:06pm

re: #177 JordanRules

Another haboob rolling thru Phoenix.
Hang in there trees!

See? This is what multiculturalism brings you, foreign sounding dust storms.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:04:49pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:05:56pm

re: #172 jaunte

No one can push me towards supporting a bigot but that’s just me.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:06:10pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron has a napkin RIGHT THERE ON THE FUCKING TABLE but nooooooooooooo…he has to put the water glass next to the napkin on the wood table.

asshole

All the water glasses are on round coasters. BUT HE’S DOING THAT FUCKING HAND TRIANGLE. I thought I had figured it out that he does the hand triangle thing so that everybody LOOKS AT HIS CROTCH WHILE HE IS SEATED but he’s doing it on the table. I guess because he sees everyone else with hands folded like they’re saying grace?

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:06:44pm

America, what a country.

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:06:47pm
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:07:02pm
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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:08:14pm
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:12:06pm
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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:12:57pm
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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:13:27pm

re: #186 Single-handed sailor

America, what a country.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:15:53pm

re: #192 MsJ

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My understanding is the she had tire rot and paranoid delusions.

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:16:18pm

re: #192 MsJ

So, public defender, then.

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mmmirele  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:16:37pm

Haboob video I took. I have been sneezing and coughing since then. That dust is fine and not FINE if you know what I mean.

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calochortus  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:30:46pm

re: #195 mmmirele

Haboob video I took. I have been sneezing and coughing since then. That dust is fine and not FINE if you know what I mean.

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Does not look like fun. Breathe with care.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:32:54pm
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Interesting Times  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:34:34pm

re: #197 Dr. Matt

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:35:30pm
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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:37:37pm

re: #197 Dr. Matt

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:43:15pm

re: #191 jaunte

AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:45:23pm

re: #201 plansbandc

Huge AND true.

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:45:23pm

re: #197 Dr. Matt

How can you be that angry when your man is in charge? Jesus.

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calochortus  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:50:19pm

My current First World problem.

I am in the unenviable (or enviable, depending on your point of view) position of being in the market for a new laptop and a smart phone. My current laptop is a 6 year old MacBook Pro which works great except that it is old enough that it doesn’t play well with the newer OS.
My phone works fine, but it is a flip phone and I’ve decided to join the 21st century and get a smart phone. Then there’s the question of a service plan for said phone. With data and stuff. Gah.
I’m a complete Luddite and have found Apple products reasonably intuitive, so I’m likely to go with lower end MacBook and iPhone because they’ll just end up becoming obsolete anyway. Spending this kind of money should be more fun…

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:50:28pm

Something I wrote for DK:

Let’s Be Clear: The Job of Democrats for the Next Few Years is to Save the Republic

We are in a perilous time in our country. While we have a madman in the White House, the true Constitutional Crisis is Congress. The Republican Party refuses to due the job required of it as head of the House and Senate: Be a proper check on the President. They refuse to hold him accountable. They refuse to require him to follow the law. They won’t even make him follow the minimum requirements of the office, such as not accepting gifts or payments from foreign officials. They are what’s wrong right now.

While we can’t take the presidency right now, we can regain control of Congress. With one chamber, we can start investigating him. With both, we can truly hold him accountable.

And holding him accountable must be our goal. And we must understand that not only is that our highest priority, we must also understand that, for the next couple of years at least, it will be the only significant accomplishment we will have.

The reality is this: If we gain control of both chambers, it will be with slim majorities in both. In the House, the GOP has had time to gerrymander so many districts that even our wave will switch far fewer districts our way than if there were not gerrymandering. In the Senate, the GOP has six people running for reelection, three retiring, while we have 24. So, even if we were to somehow sweep, we would end up with 58 seats. (In 2020, the GOP as 24 members running for reelection.)

What all of this means for us is that we’re not going to be able to push through many legislative goals. Hell, it’s going to be a fight just to make him follow the law because all the enforcement power, short of impeachment, is in the Executive. But, the Democrats can expose him, and their ability to investigate, plus our ability to scare those 24 Senators, can possibly turn some of the GOP against Trump, if we have control of Congress.

Now, the problem is, we have to get to that point, being in control of Congress. And this is where things are going to get really rough.

We’re Democrats. We are everywhere. There are more Democrats in small towns than there are Republicans in big cities. We truly represent the country as a whole. As a party, though, we generally aren’t one. We’re generally a loose collection of people going in the same direction. Which can be OK, 80% of the time. But it doesn’t work when the other party, the one with all of the current levers of power, is trying to destroy the country (you either let them run everything, or they’ll burn it all). For once, we have to be strongly united, against a common enemy.

And when I mean united, I mean truly leave-no-man-behind, if-you’re-not-with-us-you’re-against-us united. The Right, the Russians, and the far-far left (the part that believes the best way to save the country is to raze it) will be coming after us, and after our candidates and representatives.

We’re going to have to stand up for each other and our candidates. Imagine an accusation of assault against a candidate in October. In a tight race, if we throw up our hands, it could be win or lose. But wouldn’t October be a bit late for something like this to come out? Like it was planned? They know, from 2016, that a late term announcement can change a race. They also know we’d rather err on the side of caution. We’re going to have to stand tough, and weather issues like this.

We also need to be wary of those that want to pretend to be our friends, but actually want to divide us. We know some of them are in our party (Third Way, anyone?), but we also know of other people and parties that try to sound like they are appealing to disaffected Democrats (Jill Stein). We cannot let these people in and we cannot let them divide us. And they will try, and they will make statements that sound good, and will try to fool us. “Of course the Democrats can override a presidential veto, all they need are a few Republican votes.” “Why aren’t Democrats trying to solve real American problems?” “Shouldn’t Democrats care about all Americans?”

None of this is to imply that we stop caring about our other issues. We have to keep doing the things we do every day to help people, and we have to notify our Congresspeople when things our wrong so they can shine a light on them. But we can’t solve them with a broken system. The country won’t end in 2018, but it will be in far worse shape if we don’t take back Congress this year, and it will take longer to make things right, things like universal healthcare and education, reducing poverty, and taking care of immigrants. We have to stick together for our country.

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:55:18pm

re: #164 The Vicious Babushka

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My God. I can’t even.

For all of McCain’s real faults, this is so despicable I don’t even know how to express it. Trump doesn’t deserve to fucking polish McCain’s flight boots.

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Belafon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:55:57pm

I found this to be something worth reading, if a bit depressing: dailykos.com.

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:57:55pm
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Scottish Dragon  Aug 2, 2018 • 7:59:55pm

re: #197 Dr. Matt

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Holy shit she is a deadite from Army of Darkness!

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stpaulbear  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:03:43pm

re: #204 calochortus

Spending this kind of money should be more fun…

Spend it on a stereo system instead.
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LadyBehir  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:04:37pm

re: #158 Blind Frog Belly White

Sheetz vs Wawa

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:05:10pm

re: #172 jaunte

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Free Beacon conservative ideologue. I’m 100% certain that she’s lying and did vote for Trump. Just seen too much of this pretend concern bullshit.

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retired cynic  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:05:55pm

Off topic: just was heading out with buckets to feed the horses, and heard a commotion. A big bunch of deer, including some does and two medium sized bucks with good racks and a Big Boy with a Big Rack were just a dozen yards from my car parked in front of my house. Having some sort of meeting. They packed up their pow wow and headed up into the woods. Always a bit of a thrill.

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calochortus  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:08:19pm

re: #210 stpaulbear

Spend it on a stereo system instead.
/

LOL, that won’t bring my phone service into this century, and we have a more or less antique stereo system that still works fine. Besides, if I buy a really good stereo system it will cost more than I intended to spend on the electronics.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:08:36pm

re: #165 Patricia Kayden

How exactly would Trump shut down the government?
Go golfing and refuse to stop?
Lock himself in at Mar-A-Lago?
Go on an extended vacation to Russia?

I really hope he finds a way to torpedo Republicans’ chance to keep control of Congress. Works for me.

Veto a spending bill passed by Congress.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:10:13pm

re: #174 Blind Frog Belly White

I do not get how someone unsympathetic to Trump could be pushed toward him by the media coverage, unless that person is a complete moron.

And complete morons are rare…

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My daddy was a complete moron; I’m a half-wit!

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:10:26pm

re: #207 Belafon

I found this to be something worth reading, if a bit depressing: dailykos.com.

Absolutely true. He’s right on the money. Sadly.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:10:35pm

re: #204 calochortus

For your plan, take a look at Virgin Mobile (you’ll have to buy your iphone from them). The only drawback I’ve had with them is their network is only in the US. If you travel abroad you need to get your phone unlocked (no charge) and get a SIM card for the new country.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:11:19pm

re: #205 Belafon

Really good stuff Belafon!

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MsJ  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:11:53pm

re: #205 Belafon

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William Lewis  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:12:37pm

re: #204 calochortus

1) Stick to the low end phone you know.
2) Do you run any apps that need to upgrade the OS? If not and your laptop still runs acceptably for you, stick with it instead of wasting money on a new one. Upgrade ram and convert to SSD if you aren’t already using one, if you can, that will speed things up more than anything.

My son needs a new laptop because his old one only has 4gb ram and can’t be upgraded to the 8gb his app (in his case a game) needs. Without that kind of requirement, just keep the old one going.

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calochortus  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:12:42pm

re: #218 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

For your plan, take a look at Virgin Mobile (you’ll have to buy your iphone from them). The only drawback I’ve had with them is their network is only in the US. If you travel abroad you need to get your phone unlocked (no charge) and get a SIM card for the new country.

We very rarely travel outside the country, so that’s no problem. How’s their coverage? We do go to many obscure locations out in the wide open spaces.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:13:46pm
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:14:54pm

re: #195 mmmirele

Haboob video I took. I have been sneezing and coughing since then. That dust is fine and not FINE if you know what I mean.

[Embedded content]

I went out to take pics. They all sucked. Had to shower and de-dust myself.

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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:16:24pm

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

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He was the hype man I needed!

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Kragar  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:18:45pm
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JordanRules  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:19:24pm
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retired cynic  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:23:00pm

re: #227 JordanRules

He is a bastard, and everyone standing there clapping, cheering and laughing is a bastard.

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Skip Intro  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:25:35pm

re: #228 retired cynic

He is a bastard, and everyone standing there clapping, cheering and laughing is a bastard.

And so is every Republican in Congress who just keeps quiet and lets him get away with it.

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plansbandc  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:25:51pm

re: #228 retired cynic

Shit “president”
Shit cult.

The worst people in our country.

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calochortus  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:26:20pm

re: #221 William Lewis

As I said, I’m a Luddite and I’ve got no clue what upgrading to SSD even means. So when Firefox kept giving me the spinning beachball of death because because the OS was too old to support the updates, I updated the OS, but now it tends to run hot, and I’m going to need to put some money into a new battery soon and the cord is splitting, and so forth.

As to the phone, there are some occasions when I really could use a smart phone. Since I’ve gone on Medicare and am not paying gobs of money for medical insurance, I’m going to splurge a bit.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:28:56pm

re: #222 calochortus

We very rarely travel outside the country, so that’s no problem. How’s their coverage? We do go to many obscure locations out in the wide open spaces.

They use the US Sprintnet. Beyond that, there’s a coverage map on their site you can check. I’ve only had trouble in the AK Panhandle (about the only place they have decent coverage is Anchorage, although they’re slowly expanding) and Wyoming for the eclipse. But I don’t think anyone gets coverage there.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:31:00pm

re: #205 Belafon

Well done.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:31:16pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:31:39pm

re: #199 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Let me go be with wild penguins”

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:32:48pm

re: #234 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Who knows where he might be in 18 years.

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retired cynic  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:33:04pm

re: #234 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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What did I say: bastards.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:34:51pm

re: #231 calochortus

As I said, I’m a Luddite and I’ve got no clue what upgrading to SSD even means. So when Firefox kept giving me the spinning beachball of death because because the OS was too old to support the updates, I updated the OS, but now it tends to run hot, and I’m going to need to put some money into a new battery soon and the cord is splitting, and so forth.

As to the phone, there are some occasions when I really could use a smart phone. Since I’ve gone on Medicare and am not paying gobs of money for medical insurance, I’m going to splurge a bit.

Also, if DT’s trade war plans continue, prices are likely to go through the roof. I’ve been buying up all the Chinese products I might need because of that (contributing to the 4.1% growth in the second quarter. But I’m almost done now, so no more growth from me).

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:35:32pm

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Those are the “Bad Hombres” Trump warned us about. Lol

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:36:17pm

re: #234 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

And in prison stripes, too.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:36:34pm

re: #215 Big Beautiful Door

Which can be overriden by a pissed off Congress.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:38:24pm

re: #241 Patricia Kayden

Which can be overriden by a pissed off Congress.

Not sure if the Congressional GOP could muster the Courage to override a Trump veto and enrage the base.

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BeachDem  Aug 2, 2018 • 8:59:11pm

re: #222 calochortus

We very rarely travel outside the country, so that’s no problem. How’s their coverage? We do go to many obscure locations out in the wide open spaces.

I’ve had Virgin Mobile for several years and never had a problem. I travel a lot, but mostly to cities. I have unlimited talk, text and data for less than $40 a month and no contract. Their plans are really flexible—last time I checked, you could change them at any time (like, if you weren’t going to use the phone much, drop to a lower level then raise it when you’re going to need it more.)


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