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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:23:49pm

Got CL’ed on last thread so…

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Skip Intro  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:25:50pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Notice that Sleepy Ben is paddling the wrong way and Ivanka just sits there, as useless as always.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:27:04pm

From last thread.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:28:07pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

Notice that Sleepy Ben is paddling the wrong way and Ivanka just sits there, as useless as always.

Feckless, you might say…

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:30:11pm

Well, that was certainly a different take on canine jazz.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:31:04pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:35:19pm

re: #6 Blind Frog Belly White

Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster, I’m dying from laughter!

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Skip Intro  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:36:18pm

McNutcase Art just blocked poor Billy.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:37:58pm

The police arrest Antifa members for covering their faces. Why do White Supremacists get to cover their faces during their rallies like the one today in Portland? I don’t understand the double standard.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:38:10pm

And the hits keep on coming for Thomas KINKYade!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:40:18pm

I just reported this one on the long form to Twitter. Threatening Mueller…Be sure to report it on the long form!

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retired cynic  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:42:49pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

I just reported this one on the long form to Twitter. Threatening Mueller…

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Nasty pervert.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:43:51pm

moron is feeling feisty

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ObserverArt  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:44:51pm

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the hits keep on coming for Thomas KINKYade!

Comment tweets from your linked tweet. Fun art fight!

PrincessPatriot @PrincessPatrio1 Aug 2
Replying to @McNaughtonArt
Unbelievable. FB is out of control. Your paintings are some of the most inspiring and moving I’ve seen. They belong in museums.

Dictater-Tot @lindsayomc Aug 3
You haven’t been to a museum ever have you?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:48:24pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:49:31pm

Can’t believe anyone thought this was a good idea in the first place.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:50:35pm
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mmmirele  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:56:46pm

re: #10 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the hits keep on coming for Thomas KINKYade!

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Well, McNaughton blocked me. I suspect it was from a previous tweet where I chewed him out for failing to understand why Mormons might not want to make common cause with Evangelicals.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:58:59pm

re: #18 mmmirele

Well, McNaughton blocked me. I suspect it was from a previous tweet where I chewed him out for failing to understand why Mormons might not want to make common cause with Evangelicals.

He’s deluded enough to believe that Radical Christians won’t come for Mormons which they sure will do!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 4, 2018 • 7:58:59pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:04:33pm
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:12:49pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

I just reported this one on the long form to Twitter. Threatening Mueller…Be sure to report it on the long form!

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That’s going to age about as well as the Trump-Kim summit coin.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:13:24pm

The Russian trolls keep coming like roaches. Stomp on one and another dozen come out to post on my Twitter feed…

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:32:50pm

ha ha

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:43:55pm

If only they would just let him leave!

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Belafon  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:46:27pm

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

If only they would just let him leave!

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Tots and pears

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sagehen  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:50:58pm

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

Update: Metro Board Chair Jack Evans now says there will be no separate trains for “Unite the Right” rally participants.

washingtonpost.com

Asked to recommend a security plan, Heaphy suggested having the white nationalist protesters meet military or police escorts at an undisclosed location outside the District and then be taken to Lafayette Square by bus.

Heaphy said members of the transit workers union were within their rights to refuse to operate a train intended for white nationalists.

“Law enforcement has this professional obligation to protect speech, regardless of how hateful it is,” he said, “but transit workers don’t sign up for that.”

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2018 • 8:58:24pm
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Belafon  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:01:09pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

That reminds me: anyone know the status of Hawaii’s volcano issue?

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stpaulbear  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:02:21pm

re: #29 Belafon

That reminds me: anyone know the status of Hawaii’s volcano issue?

youtube.com

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freetoken  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:05:02pm

re: #29 Belafon

That reminds me: anyone know the status of Hawaii’s volcano issue?

Image: image-535.jpg

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freetoken  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:06:11pm

Hurricane is on the way, too.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:07:58pm

re: #29 Belafon

That reminds me: anyone know the status of Hawaii’s volcano issue?

It still has them.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:28:08pm
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uriel  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:43:34pm

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

Hey, now, be nice. I think we’ve all been there- you move into someone else’s house for six years to avoid arrest, and for some reason no one wants to be your friend. Like even just to chat! It’s just like Papillon!

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:47:42pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 4, 2018 • 9:54:20pm

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

If only they would just let him leave!

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Hmmm, I wonder how much polonium was slipped into ASSange’s tea?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2018 • 10:34:08pm

re: #34 jaunte

Trump’s terrified at the idea of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House (and also Adam Schiff becoming Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee), but I think he’s probably most terrified of Maxine Waters becoming Chairperson of the House Financial Services Committee, which is why he’s gone after her so often (well, that, and because she’s a black woman, of course).

If the Democrats successfully retake the House this November, Maxine Waters becomes the Chairperson of a committee with very broad and extensive subpoena powers, including the power to subpoena the records of a private business entity (such as those of the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign), financial institutions (such as Deutsche Bank) and of course, individuals. Not just that, but the committee can subpoena the IRS for anyone’s tax records, and the IRS is legally obligated to hand them over.

That’s Trump’s worst nightmare.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 4, 2018 • 10:41:14pm

If the inventory availbility on Mcnaughtons site is to be believed he’s sold dozens of those swamp paintings at between $250 and $500 a pop.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2018 • 10:46:10pm

re: #39 Eclectic Cyborg

If the inventory availbility on Mcnaughtons site is to be believed he’s sold dozens of those swamp paintings at between $250 and $500 a pop.

Of course, nobody ever went broke underestimating the class or intelligence of white conservative Americans.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2018 • 10:58:54pm
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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:08:27pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

He lies about every goddamned everything under the sun, about shit we can see and debunk with our own two eyes. It’s pathological.[Embedded content]

O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended.
‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’
‘Four.’
‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’

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electrotek  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:17:41pm

As far as gay conservatives go, who do you think is the worst of the two:

Milo or Bruce Bawer?

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Teukka  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:19:18pm

re: #43 electrotek

As far as gay conservatives go, who do you think is the worst of the two:

Milo or Bruce Bawer?

[tinfoil]Are they really gay, or are they … word seems off but … crisis actors?[/tinfoil]

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electrotek  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:21:09pm

re: #44 Teukka

[tinfoil]Are they really gay, or are they … word seems off but … crisis actors?[/tinfoil]

Milo - endorsed pedophilia & pederasty and advocated murdering journalists

Bruce Bawer - cited by Anders Breivik 22 times in his manifesto and was more concerned about his ability to criticize Islam being diminished than he was over dead kids

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William Lewis  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:23:30pm

re: #42 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended.
‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’
‘Four.’
‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’

I loved the whole NG thing with that for the reason that Picard could grab back his honor from this moment. He was able to be given plot armor to allow him to say what we wanted him to. Still we wonder, don’t we?

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KingKenrod  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:25:24pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Trump meant he had to stop and wait for her to catch up because he was walking out in front of her like a colossal dipshit.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2018 • 11:33:52pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Jesus pole-dancing Christ! All this asshole ever fucking does is lie. He lies about every goddamned everything under the sun, about shit we can see and debunk with our own two eyes. It’s pathological.

Yep, it’s pathological. I honestly think he really can’t control it. If it’s something that makes him look bad, he’ll blatantly lie about it to either make him look good or paint himself as the victim.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:16:19am

Missed this in the little bit of HoF coverage I did see.

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Teukka  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:18:57am

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:20:40am

MI OG

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:20:43am

re: #50 Teukka

They look like real deep thinkers.

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Teukka  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:27:57am

re: #52 Single-handed sailor

They look like real deerp thinkers.

FTFY.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:32:40am

This reminds me of an old horror movie about the Sargasso Sea.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:35:08am

Looks like there’s a new Star Trek TV series in the making:

Patrick Stewart Announces He’s Coming Back to Star Trek!!!!

[starts at 13:47]

As per Variety Magazine:

The exact plot details are being kept mostly under wraps, though the series is said to tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. That indicates that it will take place after the events of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” rather than being a prequel or reboot.

The untitled series hails from Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, and Kirsten Beyer. Kurtzman, Duff, Goldsman, and Chabon will also serve as executive producers on the series along with Stewart, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry. CBS Television Studios will produce. The new series does not currently have a premiere date.

“I will always be very proud to have been a part of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with ‘Star Trek’ had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”

“During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how ‘The Next Generation’ brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership,” he continued. “I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason - to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

variety.com

I’m glad to see this, because there’s so much storytelling potential in a post-Dominion War setting. The entire quadrant is recovering; the Federation has survived the most devastating war in its history; Starfleet has been militarized, the Klingon and Romulan Empires suffered enormous losses, Cardassia Prime suffered the deaths of hundreds of millions when the planet was razed during the final hours before the Founder surrendered…yeah, there’s a lot of story ideas there.

Lets also bear in mind that the U.S.S. Voyager returned home with Delta Quadrant technology as well as Borg technology and future tech. From the logic of story-telling, that should lead to a major shift in the balance of power to the Federation.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:35:41am
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Kragar  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:35:58am

re: #54 Single-handed sailor

Blood Waters of Dr. Z?

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:43:28am

re: #54 Single-handed sailor

It smells horrible as it decays. It also draws masses of flys.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:44:08am
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Kragar  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:54:53am

re: #59 Single-handed sailor

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Video

Ah, never mind then.

MST3K - 1005 - Blood Waters of Dr. Z

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:55:30am
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:56:47am

I probably saw it on Creature Features.

Retro SF Bob Wilkins Creature Features Intro KTVU

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:00:13am

I’m dying…

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) on Friday acknowledged that his campaign website listed a “bogus award” from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as one of his “awards and recognitions.”

On the website of Patriots for Perry, the lawmaker’s campaign website, one of the more than two dozen awards listed is the “Yerushalayim Television, 2018 70 for 70 (Recognizing Friends of Israel).”

snip

Nearly 24 hours after Perry’s response, the award was still listed on the Patriots for Perry website. The Hill has reached out to the campaign for comment.

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Kragar  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:07:39am

Those would be the NATO troops Trump says don’t do anything for us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:11:18am

re: #64 Kragar

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Those would be the NATO troops Trump says don’t do anything for us.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:17:07am

Thread…

And Delores tweets this every day.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:18:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:20:17am

re: #16 Patricia Kayden

Can’t believe anyone thought this was a good idea in the first place.

Update: Metro Board Chair Jack Evans now says there will be no separate trains for “Unite the Right” rally participants.

Would it not be possible for them to privately rent trains for the occasions like chartering a bus?

Of course, they would have to pay for the service.

I cannot beleive that the service was being offered to them free of charge.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:21:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:21:20am

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s health is suffering, one of his lawyers says, in conditions she compared to “solitary confinement” in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Self-inflicted solitary confinement does not really warrant sympathy

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:30:51am

re: #59 Single-handed sailor

Loved that movie - actually caught it in the theater

re: #62 Single-handed sailor

Bob Wilkins was a big part of my childhood / adolescence

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 1:33:09am
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 2:04:40am

re: #71 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

Loved that movie - actually caught it in the theater

Bob Wilkins was a big part of my childhood / adolescence

If you remember Bob from KTVU then you may remember Mayor Art (~1964), Captain Satellite (~1969), and Charlie & Humphrey (~1970). We had some good local talent back then.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 2:10:36am

re: #72 JordanRules

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Brain fail, kept thinking, “Tyrannosaurus doesn’t wreck? That can’t be it.”

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 2:43:55am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 5, 2018 • 3:23:06am

Sprint has blocked NPR and Academy Sports and possibly other sites on my phone web service. They time out on both of my phone browsers. I can bring them up fine on my desktop, which uses a different service. Does anyone know what is going on with this?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2018 • 3:42:57am

re: #76 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Sprint has blocked NPR and Academy Sports and possibly other sites on my phone web service. They time out on both of my phone browsers. I can bring them up fine on my desktop, which uses a different service. Does anyone know what is going on with this?

Net Neutrality issues?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2018 • 4:06:25am

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

Good. That’s what should happen to everyone who supports racist fascists. Let him suffer.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 5, 2018 • 4:20:23am

re: #39 Eclectic Cyborg

If the inventory availbility on Mcnaughtons site is to be believed he’s sold dozens of those swamp paintings at between $250 and $500 a pop.

Does he actually paint the copies of those things he sells, or are they cranked out on a printer? The site says “on canvas” for some of the “quality” ones, but that means less than nothing. I have “paintings” of kids and such on canvas that comes off a printer.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2018 • 4:37:15am
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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:18:03am

I wonder if the purge has started in Venezuela yet?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:21:06am

re: #81 Shropshire Slasher

I wonder if the purge has started in Venezuela yet?

I’ve heard conflicting stories - either a drone assassination attempt (that’d be a first, though I’ve heard of off-the-shelf drones being used in combat; ISIS was pretty well-known for that) or a gas explosion from a nearby apartment.

Has it been confirmed as a bona fide assassination attempt on President Maduro? To be blunt, I wouldn’t really be shocked - he’s made a lot of enemies, so I’d imagine a list of the usual suspects would stretch halfway to Mars.

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Shropshire Slasher  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:30:22am

OK, my turn for an angry rant/shaking my fist at clouds, I am sure everyone will let me know where to shove it :)

TV coverage and the bottom scrawl. Yesterday I was trying to watch golf, but the overlay of the thunderstorms in the bottom right blocked the view of the hole when they putted, frustrating! (I know, first world)
Then there is this video of an implosion of a smokestack. Thanks for covering up the landing spot with the bottom scrawl.
news4jax.com
/rantoff

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jeffreyw  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:30:49am

Imgur


Good morning!

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:42:36am

I was out again last night, but when I got home I saw that video of Hope Hicks boarding AF1.

Man, did she look like she was walking to the damn gallows or what?

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:44:13am

Morning…

A little video from yesterday’s Orange Trump Rally in central Ohio.

Looks like the attendees had to walk past the protesters to enter the building. I like that they were not kept far away from the event. I think the protesters were behaved which is a good thing.

Iframe

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2018 • 5:49:05am
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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:05:17am

re: #79 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Does he actually paint the copies of those things he sells, or are they cranked out on a printer? The site says “on canvas” for some of the “quality” ones, but that means less than nothing. I have “paintings” of kids and such on canvas that comes off a printer.

They can ink jet on a canvas material , so it is a print, but has the texture of a real painting.

No way that idiot paints duplicates.

And I see him more as an illustrator than a painter. Sort of like Norman Rockwell. Sure he works with paints, but since he is doing these for a direct group of customers (Wingnuts) they tend to be commercial in intent.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:09:09am

re: #84 jeffreyw

WTF. I don’t like these monster “seeds” bring the small stuff back.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:21:14am

On chat with Sprint. Idiocracy is truly here.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:25:29am

re: #88 ObserverArt

They can ink jet on a canvas material , so it is a print, but has the texture of a real painting.

No way that idiot paints duplicates.

And I see him more as an illustrator than a painter. Sort of like Norman Rockwell. Sure he works with paints, but since he is doing these for a direct group of customers (Wingnuts) they tend to be commercial in intent.

Norman Rockwell had talent and mad skills and also HE WAS A LIBERAL.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:27:23am

My favorite Rockwell painting of all time:

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:29:53am

Personal. Long-stem Texas rose.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:35:45am

re: #73 Single-handed sailor

If you remember Bob from KTVU then you may remember Mayor Art (~1964), Captain Satellite (~1969), and Charlie & Humphrey (~1970). We had some good local talent back then.

Pittsburgh had the one and only Chilly Billy Cardille!

WPXI Chiller Theater Opening 1981

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:36:44am
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sagehen  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:37:18am

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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my all-time favorite correction:

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:38:00am

re: #91 The Vicious Babushka

Norman Rockwell had talent and mad skills and also HE WAS A LIBERAL.

I love Norman Rockwell. I hope you don’t think I was putting him down. I was just using him as an example. And since so many of his well known works were done for The Saturday Evening Post and paid for by them, he is known as an illustrator.

That is not a dig. There are some damn famous and rich illustrators!

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:38:51am

So, has Rudy come out on the Sunday shows to take credit for sending that tweet?

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:41:38am

Did The Onion buy Newsweek?

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:42:55am

re: #95 darthstar

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He just does not know when to shut up.

If it is proven he knew, as many are now claiming, then he just keeps adding to the obstruction with statements like this.

But I guess when you are a pathological liar, you just don’t know you are lying. It is your normal state.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:43:49am

His personal War On The Media & 1st Amendment Continues

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:45:41am

Rick Perry seems to keep pretty quiet.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:46:24am

re: #101 The Vicious Babushka

His personal War On The Media & 1st Amendment Continues

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Big Donny…you are talking about yourself.

Again.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:47:05am
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Jay C  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:47:50am

re: #97 ObserverArt

I love Norman Rockwell. I hope you don’t think I was putting him down. I was just using him as an example. And since so many of his well known works were done for The Saturday Evening Post and paid for by them, he is known as an illustrator.

That is not a dig. There are some damn famous and rich illustrators!

Agree about Rockwell: he is unjustly denigrated, IMO, as a “mere” illustrator: his technique was magazine-level, but he had a skill with composition on (again, IMO) many Old Masters would envy.
And also about McNaugton’s repros: if he’s selling even “dozens” of them, there’se no way they’re anything but some sort of “print”, although probably the canvas type ( at those prices).
But I wouldn’t call Jon McNaughten even an “ illustrator”: I see him basically as a political cartoonist: sort of a Ben Garrison or Mike Steyer (sp?) with better technique.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:54:53am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:55:20am

I’m not an artist. A writer of words. (What else would I write?)

Had an art class in college. Loved it. Been to some of the great museums.

The work of Jon McNaughten makes me ill. Not the kind of sick that makes you think or want to learn more or discuss with your friends. Just ill. That is all cause I have more words to write.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:56:45am

re: #101 The Vicious Babushka

Perhaps the media could stop showing up at his hate rallies then. Stop allowing him to spread lies. Or if you’re covering his rallies, have journalists fact check him in real time. Stop treating this as a normal regime. It’s not.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:57:29am
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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 6:59:26am

Oh.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:00:08am

re: #110 JordanRules

I’m missing the meaning here.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:01:57am

re: #111 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m missing the meaning here.

Trump’s tweet in my comment #109 and several comments before that.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:02:16am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:03:33am

re: #112 JordanRules

Trump’s tweet in my comment #109 and several comments before that.

No, meaning the statement itself. I have no idea what that is referencing. I’m assuming it’s some sort of pop culture reference, but it’s beyond me.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:04:38am

re: #114 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

No, meaning the statement itself. I have no idea what that is referencing. I’m assuming it’s some sort of pop culture reference, but it’s beyond me.

My bad! Yes, it’s Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men”.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:04:58am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:05:30am

re: #115 JordanRules

My bad! Yes, it’s Jack Nicholson’s character in “A Few Good Men”.

Ah, that speech. I’ve never heard the whole thing or watched the movie, I just know the basic premise.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:05:40am

I have seen it on Twitter (yeah I know) that the meeting at Trump Tower couldn’t have been about “getting oppo dirt” because they had Wikileaks for that. It was to discuss lifting sanctions.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:07:58am

re: #88 ObserverArt

They can ink jet on a canvas material , so it is a print, but has the texture of a real painting.

No way that idiot paints duplicates.

And I see him more as an illustrator than a painter. Sort of like Norman Rockwell. Sure he works with paints, but since he is doing these for a direct group of customers (Wingnuts) they tend to be commercial in intent.

Rockwell and McNaughton shouldn’t be mentioned in the same paragraph. IMO.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:11:22am

re: #111 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m missing the meaning here.

Key words: Colonel Jessup tweeted.

Jessup blurted out “yes I did it, I ordered the code red” and admitted guilt in his trial in the movie “A Few Good Men.”

Trump just blurted out there was a meeting in a tweet, it was about dirt on Hillary (probably from the Russians) so in a way he just admitted a big portion of the whole June meeting collusion with the Russians.

The fun part is “tweeted”, which is Donny’s favorite way to implicate himself.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:12:09am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

I have seen it on Twitter (yeah I know) that the meeting at Trump Tower couldn’t have been about “getting oppo dirt” because they had Wikileaks for that. It was to discuss lifting sanctions.

In exchange for the various avenues of oppo sabotage.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:12:48am
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:14:23am

re: #104 JordanRules

It’s not totally legal, Donny. Your attorneys should be telling you that.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:14:38am

re: #122 JordanRules

And if you believe that I have a bridge that is for sale. /half

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:17:26am

re: #119 retired cynic

Rockwell and McNaughton shouldn’t be mentioned in the same paragraph. IMO.

McNaughton is a wingnut Thomas Kinkade. And the only kind of Thomas Kinkade paintings I like are the parody ones, like this:

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:17:38am

re: #95 darthstar

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Wait, wasn’t this meeting, that never happened, about adoptions?

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:18:30am

re: #126 Eventual Carrion

Wait, wasn’t this meeting, that never happened, about adoptions?

Yes.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:18:35am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:18:45am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

McNaughton is a wingnut Thomas Kinkade. And the only kind of Thomas Kinkade paintings I like are the parody ones, like this:

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This is my favorite McNaughton parody painting:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:19:38am
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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:19:41am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:21:19am
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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:21:36am

Exactly…overlooked is the fact that Trump also threw Jared under the bus.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:21:48am

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

This is my favorite McNaughton parody painting:

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LOL that’s my favorite too. It’s brilliant.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:23:11am

re: #119 retired cynic

Rockwell and McNaughton shouldn’t be mentioned in the same paragraph. IMO.

But if I would have said Mark English or Bernie Fuchs, or others, no one may have known the references.

Note to self: Do not mention Norman Rockwell, even as a reference point.

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:24:05am

re: #133 darthstar

Exactly…overlooked is the fact that Trump also threw Jared under the bus.

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I’m so happy to see Jared getting screwed like this. And Ivanka’s just started shutting down her brand.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:24:33am

re: #120 ObserverArt

Key words: Colonel Jessup tweeted.

Jessup blurted out “yes I did it, I ordered the code red” and admitted guilt in his trial in the movie “A Few Good Men.”

Trump just blurted out there was a meeting in a tweet, it was about dirt on Hillary (probably from the Russians) so in a way he just admitted a big portion of the whole June meeting collusion with the Russians.

The fun part is “tweeted”, which is Donny’s favorite way to implicate himself.

nitpic the trial wasn’t for Jessup. It was for the Marines who carried out his orders.

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:26:03am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:26:13am

re: #132 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Trump will be perjuring himself in under two minutes if he sits down with Mueller for an interview. He can’t keep his bullshit stories straight.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:26:20am

I was not thinking about this, and WHY DID YOU EVEN THINK TO ASK?
(in spoiler tags because triggering)

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:27:46am

re: #140 The Vicious Babushka

I was not thinking about this, and WHY DID YOU EVEN THINK TO ASK?
(in spoiler tags because triggering)

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I was told it was a feature.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:28:29am

re: #137 I Would Prefer Not To

nitpic the trial wasn’t for Jessup. It was for the Marines who carried out his orders.

Counter nitpic…who was led out of the courtroom under arrest?

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:29:37am
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:30:00am

Amusing twitter poll:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:30:32am

how many people does it take to tell him these facts alternate reality lies day in and day out?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:31:42am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:31:55am

re: #123 Patricia Kayden

It’s not totally legal, Donny. Your attorneys should be telling you that.

But Steele?!

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:32:41am

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

how many people does it take to tell him these facts alternate reality lies day in and day out?

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How many people work for Fox News?

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:33:46am

re: #143 darthstar

This Week ✔
@ThisWeekABC
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he asked Troy Balderson, a Republican House candidate in Ohio, “why are you bringing Trump in” and Balderson said “well, I don’t have anything to do with it” abcn.ws #ThisWeek

9:49 AM - Aug 5, 2018

Bullshit!

I just watched local NBC channel 4’s local politics show “The Specrum” and Balderson was just touting his Trump endorsement along with Kasich’s.

It was fairly well known Balderson was trying to stay away from Trump. He doesn’t mention him in commercials and identifies as a “fierce independent” above partisanship.

Well, one thing is very clear. Troy Balderson will not stand up to Trump. Or, Kasich.

The other clear thing. It is The Trump Party and don’t you ever deny or try to get away from it.

The Trump mob.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:36:12am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:37:01am

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

how many people does it take to tell him these facts alternate reality lies day in and day out?

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A million people could explain that to this hard-headed arrogant ass, and he would still ignore it because He Is Trump!!!

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:37:24am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:41:08am

From America’s Anus (Ohio). This is sums up the modern GOP:

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:41:19am

re: #152 JordanRules

Yep. I’m sure Hitler had wonderful things to say about how beautiful mountains are.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:41:29am

So, either Trump is getting ready to throw Junior under the bus or maybe it’s just too hot today in D.C.

Like this:

The Simpsons - Oh Crap

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:42:12am

re: #153 Dr. Matt

While wearing MAGAt hats. Just perfect.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:42:26am

Wait until Trump finds out he can’t fire his son.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:42:53am

re: #153 Dr. Matt

From America’s Anus (Ohio). This is sums up the modern GOP:

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“I have a destination just for you two, then.”

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:42:54am

Watching MTP…because of Trump.

Senator Roy Blunt is a squish.

Not one damn Republican can say anything negative about The Trump. Not one.

They should be embarrassed that Trump owns them like this.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:43:14am

re: #157 Belafon

Wait until Trump finds out he can’t fire his son.

“Really, I hardly knew him. He wasn’t with us that long. He was pretty much just the coffee son.”

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:43:41am

re: #153 Dr. Matt

From America’s Anus (Ohio). This is sums up the modern GOP:

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As an Ohioan, let me just say Go Fuck Yourself.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:43:54am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:44:01am

re: #153 Dr. Matt

Is that Rohrabacher?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:45:01am

re: #158 Belafon

“I have a destination just for you two, then.”

We can start a GoFundMe to send these treasonous Russian cucks home to Daddy Putin.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:45:30am

re: #135 ObserverArt

But if I would have said Mark English or Bernie Fuchs, or others, no one may have known the references.

Note to self: Do not mention Norman Rockwell, even as a reference point.

Sorry, I was about 25 posts behind!

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:46:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:47:45am

re: #155 Dr Lizardo

So, either Trump is getting ready to throw Junior under the bus or maybe it’s just too hot today in D.C.

Like this:

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he’s on vacation in Bedminster NJ for a couple of weeks.

Saturday turns challenging for Trump protesters in Bedminster (video and article)

BEDMINSTER TWP. - Are those protesting those protesting President Donald Trump growing bolder?

Could be, as members of the People’s Motorcade were confronted on Saturday, Aug. 4, with a few bold actions both at the free speech zone, located at the intersection of Route 206 and Lamington Road near the Clarence Dillon Library, and at the staging area in Branchburg’s Ten Eyck Park.

Trump arrived at his Trump National Golf Club Thursday night, taking a motorcade from Morristown Airport because of heavy thunderstorms. With the exception of Saturday’s jaunt into Delaware, Ohio, he is expected to be remain here on vacation through Aug. 20.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:49:05am

re: #157 Belafon

Wait until Trump finds out he can’t fire his son.

I keep remembering what happened when Ivana told him the baby’s name was DJT Jr.
The moron’s response: “But what if he turns out to be a loser?”

apple, tree…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:50:05am

re: #161 ObserverArt

As an Ohioan, let me just say Go Fuck Yourself.

*smooch*

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:50:28am

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s on vacation in Bedminster NJ for a couple of weeks.

Saturday turns challenging for Trump protesters in Bedminster (video and article)

Lazy fucker.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:50:45am

re: #110 JordanRules

Oh.

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“You’re damn right I ordered the Code Red,” Colonel Jessup tweeted

Trump:. “I can’t handle the truth”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 7:55:04am
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Citizen K  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:00:06am

re: #152 JordanRules

Related:

Far-right thought continues to be given the benefit of the doubt, almost solely on the basis of being right wing it seems. And fighting back against it makes YOU the evil free speech-hating super-Satan and proves that YOU must be silenced, constantly and repeatedly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:01:05am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:02:03am

re: #173 Citizen K

At last, KEK-shield Americans are being heard.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:04:48am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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1. “But Hillary did it too” is not an excuse.
2. Steele wasn’t a foreign government.
3. He got paid. It wasn’t a gift.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:06:10am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:07:14am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

McNaughton is a wingnut Thomas Kinkade. And the only kind of Thomas Kinkade paintings I like are the parody ones, like this:

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I thought the point of Kinkade was to teach other people that anyone can do simple art.

Edit: Kinkade is a process not a product.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:08:47am

re: #178 Belafon

I thought that was this guy’s job.
en.wikipedia.org

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:09:23am

re: #179 PhillyPretzel

I thought that was this guy’s job.
en.wikipedia.org

You’re right. Getting my painters mixed up.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:09:28am
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:10:53am

re: #181 jaunte

I certainly hope so.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:10:56am

re: #99 darthstar

Did The Onion buy Newsweek?

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The Onion bought the Trump administration.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:11:28am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:13:51am

Very dangerous and sick are the words that come to mind.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:14:17am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Pres. Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow on the Trump Tower meeting: “The question is what law, statue or rule or regulation has been violated and nobody has pointed to one

Mueller will when he’s ready

He couldn’t be more disinterested in your timetable or your thinking

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:15:03am

re: #185 jaunte

He must have been looking in the mirror when he tweeted that.

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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:16:14am

re: #175 jaunte

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At last, KEK-shield Americans are being heard.

WTF is KEK?

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:17:12am

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

There’s a very disturbing detail in that article:

Memphis Police’s fake ‘Bob Smith’ account: Among the revelations from a recently released trove of Memphis Police documents is a gem: MPD kept tabs on local activists’ social media accounts with a fake Facebook account registered to a “Bob Smith.”

From The Guardian’s story:

This [surveillance project] included the publication of daily joint information briefings on potential protests and known protesters. According to the ACLU’s lawsuit, the briefings regularly included information about meetings on private property, panel discussions, town halls, and even innocuous events like “Black Owned Food Truck Sunday.”

It’s no wonder city attorneys initially fought the unsealing of the documents. Police were meeting daily (!) to discuss activists, including Black Lives Matter activists. That’s not a good look for Memphis, which already has a history of spying on its citizens.

Now, let me inject a little nuance into my take: Checking social media for information about protests makes complete sense. Memphis Police should know what’s going on.

However, Memphis Police should employ their oft-touted community policing methods on social media. Instead of secretive surveillance of citizens, develop relationships. Have actual officers get to know activists and truly befriend them on social media. Show you’re not out to get activists but protect them. Work with them, not against them.

Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. Instead, Memphis police treated activists — treated citizens exercising their rights — like the enemy. I’ve said it before and will again: Mayor Jim Strickland should take the initiative, regardless of the outcome of the ACLU lawsuit, and stop police from burning bridges in response to a protest on one.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:18:59am

re: #188 darthstar

It’s some dopey 4chan insider reference to pepe the frog and a frog-headed ancient Egyptian deity named Kek or Kuk.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:19:57am

re: #185 jaunte

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:20:28am

darthstar…how are the pooches these days? We haven’t had an update in some time. Has Merle gotten past eating sofas?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:21:39am

re: #175 jaunte

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At last, KEK-shield Americans are being heard.

The one on the left looks like he’s costumed as a TMNT.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:22:19am

re: #190 jaunte

It’s some dopey 4chan insider reference to pepe the frog and a frog-headed ancient Egyptian deity named Kek or Kuk.

Like most 4chan memes, it didn’t start out that way. Way back in the day, Korean Starcraft players who were laughing at their opponents would use the abbreviation “keke” for the English “haha”. Eventually, “kek” entered the lexicon as meme alternative for “lol”. Then, of course, it got hijacked.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:22:37am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

*smooch*

Here is the thing with divisive simpleton thinking like yours.

Since Trump is the biggest danger going in this country…and he is from New York, along with Giuliani, Peter King, and so many others, is it fair to state New York might be more America’s anus than Ohio?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:24:17am

re: #195 ObserverArt

Here is the thing with divisive simpleton thinking like yours.

Since Trump is the biggest danger going in this country…and he is from New York, along with Giuliani, Peter King, and so many others, is it fair to state New York might be more America’s anus than Ohio?

Eat A Bag of Dicks, hick. After you finish: Rinse.Lather.Repeat, hillbilly.

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:24:25am

re: #153 Dr. Matt

From America’s Anus (Ohio). This is sums up the modern GOP:

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Okay, then, guys. I hear there are daily flights to Russia. Grab a flight and go, if you have a passport.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:24:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:25:30am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:25:47am

re: #188 darthstar

WTF is KEK?

It started as “kekekekekekeke,” an Asian, particularly Korean variant of online laughing akin to “HAHAHAHAHAHA” OR “LOLOLOLOLOL,” commonly seen when playing Starcraft. At some point the 4channers & associated racist Pepe fanboys shortened it to KEK and accreted it to their culture as a kind of shibboleth.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:26:17am

re: #195 ObserverArt

Here is the thing with divisive simpleton thinking like yours.

Since Trump is the biggest danger going in this country…and he is from New York, along with Giuliani, Peter King, and so many others, is it fair to state New York might be more America’s anus than Ohio?

‘Florida man’ gets a breather….

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Dr. Matt  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:28:02am

re: #201 dangerman

‘Florida man’ gets a breather….

Flori-duh is America’s schlong.

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SteelPH  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:28:46am

re: #194 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Like most 4chan memes, it didn’t start out that way. Way back in the day, Korean Starcraft players who were laughing at their opponents would use the abbreviation “keke” for the English “haha”. Eventually, “kek” entered the lexicon as meme alternative for “lol”. Then, of course, it got hijacked.

Nerd mode engage!

In World of Warcraft, “kek” is also what Alliance players would see when Horde players would say “lol”

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Dr. Matt  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:29:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:29:14am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:29:33am

re: #203 SteelPH

Nerd mode engage!

In World of Warcraft, “kek” is also what Alliance players would see when Horde players would say “lol”

Oh, yes, I am quite well aware. I remember finding that out and then rolling my eyes whenever a Stormwind raid would come in and all you’d see is red text “So-and-so yells: KEK”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:30:06am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:32:30am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:32:46am

re: #200 goddamnedfrank

It started as “kekekekekekeke,” an Asian, particularly Korean variant of online laughing akin to “HAHAHAHAHAHA” OR “LOLOLOLOLOL,” commonly seen when playing Starcraft. At some point the 4channers & associated racist Pepe fanboys shortened it to KEK and accreted it to their culture as a kind of shibboleth.

kekekekekekeke ZERG RUSH ^__^

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:36:14am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

I was at the Las Vegs convention when this was announced. It will be about 20 years after the events of Nemesis, and that’s about all they’ll admit to now.

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:39:56am

A succinct summary.

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:41:17am

Don Jr and Jared on their phones right now, asking their tailors if there’s a way to get bus treads off suit jackets.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:44:03am

re: #184 JordanRules

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God won’t be able to accomplish the things he’s doing through this man

God is a sexual harasser?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:47:10am

Yikes, almost 70 needed to be euthanized, or were found dead from what seems to be an outbreak of canine distemper
I wonder if it can spread to the squirrels?

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:47:48am

The Beatles’ Revolver was released on this day in 1966.

Taxman (Remastered 2009)

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ipsos  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:47:55am

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:48:48am

Is he (trump) gone yet? LWC and I went to see the Iowa yesterday. It’s highly worthwhile even though some of the interesting parts of the ship are not yet ready for the public. And not disabled friendly yet. Engineering rooms are still off limits for example. I did get a good look at the armored command room. 17.5 inches of steel. The outer steel is armor, kinda brittle, backed by softer steel to prevent spalling (interior shrapnel) casualties. A 5 inch shell had once hit this armor on a turret, a high explosive warhead. They have an arrow pointing to that spot so you can see the slight texture change on the surface. This is a shell of the type that turret would fire 3 at a time.

Base of 15 inch warhead

The technology is all electro mechanical. Or just mechanical. After seeing 17.5 inch armor I went looking for the thinnest steel used around. As a part of the vessel, that’s 1/4 inch.

IOWA is a deal for a couple hour history lesson. Men that served on her were there telling stories and answering questions.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:49:15am

re: #214 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yikes, almost 70 needed to be euthanized, or were found dead from what seems to be an outbreak of canine distemper
I wonder if it can spread to the squirrels?

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Squirrels? What about humans? This may be the beginning of the zombie apocalypse!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:51:43am

re: #193 Big Beautiful Door

The one on the left looks like he’s costumed as a TMNT.

Looks like a mutant alright.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:51:55am

re: #194 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Like most 4chan memes, it didn’t start out that way. Way back in the day, Korean Starcraft players who were laughing at their opponents would use the abbreviation “keke” for the English “haha”. Eventually, “kek” entered the lexicon as meme alternative for “lol”. Then, of course, it got hijacked.

So we really should be laughing at them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:53:40am

re: #216 ipsos

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:54:09am

re: #216 ipsos

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:55:36am

re: #201 dangerman

‘Florida man’ gets a breather….

He’ll be back saying, “Here, hold my meth” in no time.

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William Lewis  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:58:19am

re: #217 Unshaken Defiance

Be sure to ask to see the Mark 23 shells next time < whistles innocently >

(20kt nuclear device. They built 50 in late 50’s for the 16”/50 on the Iowa Class. )

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:59:12am

“Good” twitter

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:59:13am

re: #210 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I was at the Las Vegs convention when this was announced. It will be about 20 years after the events of Nemesis, and that’s about all they’ll admit to now.

Sounds good to me. I’d like to see something set in a future Star Trek timeline, not just reboots of the past or prequels.

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The Major  Aug 5, 2018 • 8:59:29am

Another reason to watch out messing around with Bitcoin: Bitcoin Whale’s Bad Trade Leaves Counterparties Holding the Bag

A massive wrong-way bet on Bitcoin left an unidentified futures trader unable to cover losses, burning counterparties and threatening to dent confidence in one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency venues.

The long position in Bitcoin futures listed on OKEx, a Hong Kong-based exchange, had a notional value of about $416 million, according to an OKEx statement on Friday and data compiled by Bloomberg. OKEx moved to liquidate the position on Tuesday, but the exchange was unable to cover the trader’s shortfall as Bitcoin’s price slumped. Because OKEx has a “socialized clawback” policy for such instances, it will force futures traders with unrealized gains this week to give up about 18 percent of their profits.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:01:44am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Good” twitter

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:01:55am

re: #224 William Lewis

Be sure to ask to see the Mark 23 shells next time < whistles innocently >

(20kt nuclear device. They built 50 in late 50’s for the 16”/50 on the Iowa Class. )

Just one of the many examples of the Cold War philosophy that if you can turn it into a nuke, you were obligated to do so. Nuclear shells, nuclear torpedoes, nuclear depth charges, nuclear bazookas. If they could have figured out a way to shrink them down far enough, they would have issued soldiers rifles that fired micronukes.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:02:38am

re: #216 ipsos

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:03:24am

re: #225 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I agree. Good twitter. Also some very good grammar too.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:03:45am

re: #226 Dr Lizardo

Sounds good to me. I’d like to see something set in a future Star Trek timeline, not just reboots of the past or prequels.

Star Trek: The Nexter Generation

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:03:55am

re: #185 jaunte

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:04:01am

re: #210 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I was at the Las Vegs convention when this was announced. It will be about 20 years after the events of Nemesis, and that’s about all they’ll admit to now.

Since I’ve not only been following the ST EU for years now, but also been totally unimpressed by ST: Discovery so far, this news does nothing but give me heartburn.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:04:53am
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darthstar  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:05:35am

re: #192 ObserverArt

darthstar…how are the pooches these days? We haven’t had an update in some time. Has Merle gotten past eating sofas?

Took them to the Dog Surfing contest yesterday…they didn’t surf - I forgot to get them signed up in time. But we all had a lot of fun.


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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:10:02am

re: #236 darthstar

Took them to the Dog Surfing contest yesterday…they didn’t surf - I forgot to get them signed up in time. But we all had a lot of fun.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:11:03am

re: #236 darthstar

Took them to the Dog Surfing contest yesterday…they didn’t surf - I forgot to get them signed up in time. But we all had a lot of fun.

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Saw some video of that competition this morning.

One little pooch riding at the front of a board with another bigger pooch at the back stayed on the board right to the very end with about a foot of water depth and stepped off the front of the board and walked in to the dry beach. Just like a pro.

Thanks for the images of the doggos.

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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:14:55am

re: #184 JordanRules

Thanks for highlighting this—it’s a big surprise. This is the week of the Global Leadership Summit, which has been, in years past, a huge platform for Bill Hybels to promote himself and Willow Creek Church. The megachurch around the corner from me is one of the satellite sites and I was planning on picketing both mornings (Thursday and Friday) this week. However, I ended up being asked to take a task on both days that runs across this prime picketing time. *sigh* So no picketing for me. But I did let Central Christian Church know I wasn’t coming…

Here’s the article again, folks, if you missed it. I know people who have worked hard, really, really, really hard on getting the news out and this is important to them: nytimes.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:15:41am

re: #224 William Lewis

Yikes! That must have been some interesting drills in the warhead handling room and turret.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:16:04am
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:16:47am

re: #229 Targetpractice

Just one of the many examples of the Cold War philosophy that if you can turn it into a nuke, you were obligated to do so. Nuclear shells, nuclear torpedoes, nuclear depth charges, nuclear bazookas. If they could have figured out a way to shrink them down far enough, they would have issued soldiers rifles that fired micronukes.

They should have added a box of rocks for WW4. \

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William Lewis  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:17:35am

re: #229 Targetpractice

Just one of the many examples of the Cold War philosophy that if you can turn it into a nuke, you were obligated to do so. Nuclear shells, nuclear torpedoes, nuclear depth charges, nuclear bazookas. If they could have figured out a way to shrink them down far enough, they would have issued soldiers rifles that fired micronukes.

I once read calculations that you could fit enough Americium to implode into a barely rifle sized round (say 20mm)…

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:19:32am

re: #243 William Lewis

I once read calculations that you could fit enough Americium to implode into a barely rifle sized round (say 20mm)…

So, basically a nuclear anti-tank rifle. Yegods.

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retired cynic  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:20:52am

re: #216 ipsos

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:23:42am

re: #216 ipsos

I messaged him night before last for signs of life. He bout bit my head off

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:24:14am

re: #244 Targetpractice

So, basically a nuclear anti-tank rifle. Yegods.

And that sent me off to Wikipedia, where I learned that Americium’s primary use is in smoke detectors.

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:24:38am

re: #246 Dave In Austin

I messaged him night before last for signs of life. He bout bit my head off

He does that a lot.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:25:10am

re: #244 Targetpractice
You may well have been aware but this was a really bad idea.
Your Friend The Atom

On a butte above New Mexico’s Leandro Canyon last week, chilled observers fell silent as a voice on the public-address system reached the end of the countdown. For a tense moment, nothing happened. Then the earth jolted underfoot and a dull, distant boom was heard, followed by a second, more gentle, rolling shock. Someone shouted: “We did it! We did it!” Hand shakes were exchanged all around. The U.S. had successfully set off the first nuclear explosion sponsored jointly by the Government and industry.

The natural gas work culminated in 1973 with the explosion of three 33-kiloton bombs thousands of feet underground in Rio Blanco, Colorado. The key problem was that the gas this produced had measurable amounts of radioactivity. Not surprisingly, that created political problems for the method, even though the scientists involved in the experiments claimed the radiation would not be detrimental to public health.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:25:57am

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:28:17am

re: #250 jaunte

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Alephnaught  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:29:43am

re: #152 JordanRules

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:31:18am

^^true^^

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:31:28am

re: #249 Unshaken Defiance

You may well have been aware but this was a really bad idea.
Your Friend The Atom

My favorite paper project of the Nuclear Age is Project PACER, which was a proposal by the LANL to use the explosion of fusion bombs to produce electricity. Build an enormous chamber to contain the explosions, then a heat extraction system to produce steam from the heat of the explosions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:32:50am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:35:56am

re: #255 Backwoods_Sleuth

I recall reading somewhere that Trump once told Junior, “Trust no one. Not even me.”

Looks like on that one at least, Trump was being 100% honest.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:36:27am

re: #255 Backwoods_Sleuth

Although, if I was Jr’s father, I would be throwing him under the bus constantly.

Not because I’M a bad guy.
But because HE’S a bad guy.

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freetoken  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:38:04am
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freetoken  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:38:40am

For all the cat people:

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:38:46am

Geez. Nunes tho?? Gross.

Facebook’s $6,000 donation to Nunes throws its self-proclaimed neutrality into question
thinkprogress.org

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:41:06am

re: #256 Dr Lizardo

I recall reading somewhere that Trump once told Junior, “Trust no one. Not even me.”

Looks like on that one at least, Trump was being 100% honest.

And I’d bet Fred told him that too.

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:41:23am

re: #255 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:42:03am

re: #260 JordanRules

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Geez. Nunes tho?? Gross.

Facebook’s $6,000 donation to Nunes throws its self-proclaimed neutrality into question
thinkprogress.org

So Zuck is coming out as a full blown Republican wingnutter now, eh?

I hope he suffers even more loss now.

Though, it should not be a surprise. Just confirmation.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:42:22am

Voter purges? oh hell no.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:42:29am

re: #262 Targetpractice

Son and son in law.

Well, there are some parents-in-law that would be perfectly happy to throw their married-into-the-family children under the bus. It’s a bit dysfunctional, but certainly a lot more common than people throwing their own children under the bus.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:43:38am

I was just thinking that if Trump really did sit down with Mueller for a face-to-face interview, it’d probably go a helluva lot like this:

Quickest Judge Judy Case Ever Dumb and Dumber [NEWS]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:44:50am

thread:

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:46:20am

It’s like Donny found Rudy’s pronouncement liberating. “Yeah, it’s not a crime, so I don’t have to lie about it not happening anymore!”

This is the sort of shit that prosecutors live for, when their case is made for them before they even walk through the doors.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:53:04am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:54:56am

re: #250 jaunte

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WHAT ABOUT THE STEELE DOSSIER!1!1!

I’ve made my comment above on this, and the biggest thing is that “Hillary did it, too” is not an excuse. But I’m not a legal person. What makes the campaigns funding the Steele investigation different than the crap that went on at Trump Tower?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:55:55am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:56:44am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wait, there was a court case challenging Mueller’s appointment? How did I not know this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:59:15am

re: #272 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait, there was a court case challenging Mueller’s appointment? How did I not know this?

me either.
so much is happening all at once

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 9:59:42am

re: #270 Belafon

I’ve made my comment above on this, and the biggest thing is that “Hillary did it, too” is not an excuse. But I’m not a legal person. What makes the campaigns funding the Steele investigation different than the crap that went on at Trump Tower?

Here’s one perspective on it.

“The difference between the dossier and collusion”
washingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:02:46am

re: #272 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait, there was a court case challenging Mueller’s appointment? How did I not know this?

Document: Judge Howell Upholds the Legitimacy of Mueller’s Appointment

On Aug. 2, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia affirmed the constitutionality of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment under the Appointments Clause, denying a witness’s motion to quash subpoenas issued by the special counsel’s office. The witness is not named in court documents, but has been identified by his counsel as former Roger Stone assistant Andrew Miller.

opinion at the link

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:04:29am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

Document: Judge Howell Upholds the Legitimacy of Mueller’s Appointment

opinion at the link

Ahhh, that whole kerfuffle. That makes sense.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:05:54am
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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:06:51am

Judge Howell’s ruling was actually the third on the subject. The previous two rulings were in both of the federal cases against Manafort, who tried in both to challenge Mueller’s authority and the breadth of his investigation’s scope. All three rulings came to the same conclusion: Mueller’s appointment was constitutional and it is totally within the power of Rosenstein’s office to give Mueller a broad scope for his investigation.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:07:21am

re: #277 JordanRules

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:07:42am
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Jay C  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:08:46am

re: #276 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

Document: Judge Howell Upholds the Legitimacy of Mueller’s Appointment

opinion at the link

Ahhh, that whole kerfuffle. That makes sense.

I’d forgotten about that case: do these “legitimacy” cases ever pan out? Or is this just another throw-legal-shit-at-the-wall-and-hope-it-sticks timewaster? (from a Roger Stone creature - figures: outside of Trump himself, there are few I’d rather see in an orange jumpsuit that that rat-faced sleaze)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:09:20am

re: #277 JordanRules

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TedStriker  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:10:44am

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:11:19am

re: #281 Jay C

I’d forgotten about that case: do these “legitimacy” cases ever pan out? Or is this just another throw-legal-shit-at-the-wall-and-hope-it-sticks timewaster? (from a Roger Stone creature - figures: outside of Trump himself, there are few I’d rather see in an orange jumpsuit that that rat-faced sleaze)

The latter.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:13:12am

re: #279 Big Beautiful Door

If Abrams wins, that would be the most awesome upset of 2018.

Unfortunately, isn’t Georgia one of those states that was recently mentioned as having either lower-than-usual election security and/or was a hacking target? And no backup (paper) ballots IIRC??

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:14:06am

re: #285 Jay C

Unfortunately, isn’t Georgia one of those states that was recently mentioned as having either lower-than-usual election security and/or was a hacking target? And no backup (paper) ballots IIRC??

Yes, it is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:14:20am

looks like the possibility of projectile vomiting is imminent…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:16:11am

re: #283 TedStriker

Good answer.

The only RIGHT answer. I am sick and tired of the goddamn back-and-forth politics.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:16:17am

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Her messaging has been really good.

Her opponent is so dirty and still the GA SoS. I’d really like an international org to watch this race.

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garzooma  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:19:57am

re: #274 JordanRules

Here’s one perspective on it.

“The difference between the dossier and collusion”
washingtonpost.com

It’s behind a paywall. Could someone summarize?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:20:18am

re: #289 JordanRules

Her messaging has been really good.

Her opponent is so dirty and still the GA SoS. I’d really like an international org to watch this race.

Obama endorses Abrams

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:20:53am

re: #290 garzooma

With regard to Christopher Steele’s dossier imbroglio and collusion, the American public deserves to know the difference between the alleged Trump collusion with Russia and the dossier compiled by Steele [“Facing heat on Russia, Trump hits at Clinton,” front page, Oct. 30].

The Trump campaign allegedly worked hand in glove with the Russian government to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to affect the U.S. election, which I believe is clearly illegal. The dossier by Steele was classic espionage against the Russian government paid for initially by unnamed Republicans and later (after Donald Trump was nominated) funded by Democrats to collect opposition data on Trump. These actions are on opposite ends of the data collection spectrum. Collusion is cooperating collectively toward a given end, especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose. Espionage is the collecting of information against the will of the target (i.e., Russia). Big difference in intent. If the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, that is illegal. Paying Steele to conduct espionage to collect what the Russians may have had on Trump is not, but it may be of national security import by, for example, exposing a U.S. president to blackmail.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:21:12am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:21:31am

re: #234 Targetpractice

Since I’ve not only been following the ST EU for years now, but also been totally unimpressed by ST: Discovery so far, this news does nothing but give me heartburn.

It’s cool. Stewart will have plenty of creative control. He won’t do storylines if they’re shit.

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:22:06am

re: #270 Belafon

I’ve made my comment above on this, and the biggest thing is that “Hillary did it, too” is not an excuse. But I’m not a legal person. What makes the campaigns funding the Steele investigation different than the crap that went on at Trump Tower?

It’s illegal for a campaign to solicit or accept donations (cash or “things of value”) from any foreigner, and most especially foreign governments. And most ESPECIALLY a foreign military.

Hillary paid an American oppo research company to do oppo research, for which her campaign paid the going rate. That company hired a researcher to do the research, and paid him the going rate.

What went on in Trump Tower and Wikileaks, is the Russian military donating hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods and services to the Trump campaign. That would be illegal on its face, even if the goods and services were legit. But the hacking is also a crime, so receiving stolen goods in addition to the illegal foreign donations.

ETA: remember when James O’Keefe tried to make it a “foreign donations” scandal that some Canadians bought Hillary T-shirts at a rally? Like, $100 worth?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:22:17am

re: #290 garzooma

It’s behind a paywall. Could someone summarize?

Trump worked with the Russian government. Steele pried secrets away from the Russian gov’t.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:22:58am

re: #295 sagehen

Thanks.

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TedStriker  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:24:19am

re: #294 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s cool. Stewart will have plenty of creative control. He won’t do storylines if they’re shit.

Sir Patrick seems to be stoked…that gives me high hopes.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:25:40am

re: #290 garzooma

It’s behind a paywall. Could someone summarize?

Open in an Incognito window, or whatever equivalent your browser offers.

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garzooma  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:25:51am

re: #296 Big Beautiful Door

Trump worked with the Russian government. Steele pried secrets away from the Russian gov’t.

This brings up an important difference: the Trump campaign hid their activities from the FBI; Fusion GPS gave their information to the FBI.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:26:19am

re: #300 garzooma

This brings up an important difference: the Trump campaign hid their activities from the FBI; Fusion GPS gave their information to the FBI.

Great point!

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:26:48am

re: #293 JordanRules

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Chuck’s finding out that even if you choose not to decide, you’ve still made a choice. The media who didn’t jump on the “Hillary is the epitome of evil” bandwagon decided instead to be a part of the “Both Sides Are Wrong” chorus line, so they’re not going to find much sympathy outside of their own little echo chambers. The half of the country that isn’t fitting to lynch them is instead disgusted with their hostility to any criticism.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:29:38am
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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:31:54am

re: #294 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s cool. Stewart will have plenty of creative control. He won’t do storylines if they’re shit.

The thing is, Trek fans wanted a new post-Voyager series back…you know…when Voyager actually ended. Wanted to see the aftermath of the Dominion War and what Voyager’s return would mean. Instead, we got a prequel series and then a series of reboot films that left us with a massive continuity snarl right out of the gate (Romulus wiped out). So we consoled ourselves with novels, which have created a rich and detailed universe much like the old SW EU. Much as I like Sir Patrick…I wish CBS would leave sleeping dogs lie.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:32:18am

re: #303 JordanRules

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Those bastards have blood on their hands.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:32:55am
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PhillyPretzel  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:33:50am

re: #306 JordanRules

That is a great recycling idea. :)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:34:18am

re: #277 JordanRules

Looks like the GOP is starting to panic. If Abrams pulls off a victory, the GOP is gonna start shitting bricks because it’s going to look to them like that Blue Wave everyone’s talking about could become a Blue Tsunami.

Like this:

2012 (2009 film) Himalayas Tsunami Scene

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:34:50am

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

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looks like the possibility of projectile vomiting is imminent…

I saw some of that video this morning on local news. It looked like he pushed Balderson away almost like “you got your five minutes to kiss my butt, now off with you, you’re cutting into Trump time.”

Anyone see the full bit and if that is how it appeared to you?

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:35:10am

re: #304 Targetpractice

After the reboot, Vulcan has been destroyed. Romulus will be destroyed some time in the future. It was the failed attempt to save Romulus that led to the time travel.

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:35:59am

re: #303 JordanRules

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If this had happened in a rich white suburb, there would have been Congressional hearings, massive emergency federal aid, and a titanic engineering program started immediately to fix every single inch of contaminated water lines. There would be criminal trials, with the bastards responsible spending decades in prison for a laundry list of crimes.

But it happened to black folks, so the problem gets swept under the rug and the victims expected to keep being victimized.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:37:43am

[INT: TRUMP LAWYER OFFICE]

Lawyer 1: …sigh…Okay, let’s go over this again. Don jr thought the meeting was about adoptions and that’s what he told his dad. During the meeting the Russians stated they could help get dirt on Clinton and Don jr, not knowing any better, said “sure, why not.”

Lawyer 2: So basically, we pin this all on Russian manipulation then?

Lawyer 1: Exactly. They misled both Trumps and used the whole thing to mess with America. NO ONE except the Russians knew what was really going on.

Lawyer 2: Okay, I think we can work with that.

Lawyer 1: So, now we have to—

[Door opens, an AIDE pops his head in]

Aide: Guys, Trump just tweeted that he knew about the meeting and it was all about getting dirt on Clinton.

Lawyer 1: Motherfucker. Not again!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:38:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:41:49am

feelgood thread:

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Targetpractice  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:46:46am

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

“There was no meeting.”

“There was a meeting, but there was no Russians there.”

“There was a Russian there, but she’s not involved with the Russian gov’t.”

“Okay, she was there on behalf of the Russian gov’t, but the meeting was about adoptions.”

“The meeting was about adoptions, but there was some discussion about sanctions.”

“Alright, the meeting was about dirt on Hillary, but nothing came of it.”

“There may have been an agreement made at the meeting, but Trump Sr wasn’t aware of the meeting.”

“Even if there was agreement to exchange dirt on Hillary, that’s totally legal! Not that I knew anything about meeting!”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:47:45am

re: #304 Targetpractice

The thing is, Trek fans wanted a new post-Voyager series back…you know…when Voyager actually ended. Wanted to see the aftermath of the Dominion War and what Voyager’s return would mean. Instead, we got a prequel series and then a series of reboot films that left us with a massive continuity snarl right out of the gate (Romulus wiped out). So we consoled ourselves with novels, which have created a rich and detailed universe much like the old SW EU. Much as I like Sir Patrick…I wish CBS would leave sleeping dogs lie.

True, but also recall that the prequel film series takes place in an alternate timeline.

So what you could have is two timelines co-existing side-by-side - parallel realities, essentially.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2018 • 10:52:38am

One fact about that Trump June meeting. It was full of lying scoundrels. And like scoundrels are wont to do, they will eventually start to turn on each other.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:03:56am

re: #317 ObserverArt

One fact about that Trump June meeting. It was full of lying scoundrels. And like scoundrels are wont to do, they will eventually start to turn on each other.

also, it’s much easier to keep your stories straight if you just stick to the truth.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:05:25am

re: #316 Dr Lizardo

True, but also recall that the prequel film series takes place in an alternate timeline.

So what you could have is two timelines co-existing side-by-side - parallel realities, essentially.

Or you just have some kind of temporal anomaly that would restore the original timeline.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:05:59am

re: #313 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the rest of the thread is hilarious

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Charles Johnson  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:08:18am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:08:20am

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m about 90% sure that all of Trump’s lawyer fees are going straight into the local liquor stores.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:08:47am

re: #320 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the rest of the thread is hilarious

I just got out of that thread. Crazy!
Just eradicating some ebola yall! LOL

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:12:09am

re: #323 JordanRules

I just got out of that thread. Crazy!
Just eradicating some ebola yall! LOL

Replace kids with Americans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:18:54am
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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:20:15am

ROFL!!!

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unproven innocence  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:20:54am

re: #156 Ace Rothstein

While wearing MAGAt hats. Just perfect.

In the 50s in the Bowery Boys TV episodes, set in NYC area, there was a guy who often bragged to his friends, I’ve got poisonal maggotism.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:20:55am

re: #216 ipsos

OMZLdS/cHcxBQVezArTMy+rgQmuLEGlY1pSUL5idD090+U//cZj9ezof19L+HO39MswCtxf6fbL/5/WVv7PZdtFLKueX4XNs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:23:38am

more in the thread

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:23:38am

re: #321 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:25:30am
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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:27:22am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The campaign and community engagement are super impressive and so are all the pics the campaign pushes out to showcase it.

The pictures always move me.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:27:24am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

Or you just have some kind of temporal anomaly that would restore the original timeline.

There’s tons of possibilities for hand-waving away lapses in continuity in sci-fi.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:33:11am

re: #333 Dr Lizardo

Hand waving from The Guys…

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:34:38am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:34:47am

re: #334 Unshaken Defiance

Hand waving from The Guys…

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LOL.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:40:42am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:41:13am
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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:41:53am
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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:42:47am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:42:50am

re: #337 Single-handed sailor

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:44:06am

re: #341 Belafon

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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:44:25am

re: #321 Charles Johnson

I think I disturbed my neighbors laughing. It was more like a shout.

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:45:45am

re: #316 Dr Lizardo

True, but also recall that the prequel film series takes place in an alternate timeline.

So what you could have is two timelines co-existing side-by-side - parallel realities, essentially.

Which one has the goatees?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:47:08am

re: #344 sagehen

Which one has the goatees?

I know who can answer that! A lady in a blue Police Box!

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:48:02am
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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:49:07am

re: #326 JordanRules

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ROFL!!!

More PBs dancing because I know yall can’t get enough.

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Ming5000  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:49:09am

re: #334 Unshaken Defiance

I love this little Patrick Stewart video:

Quadruple Take Masterclass

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Alephnaught  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:49:21am

re: #337 Single-handed sailor

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Obvious riposte to that t-shirt:.”If you like Russia so much, why don’t you go live there?”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:51:28am

i eagerly await hearing the trumpy people telling us that removal from office is the only true sign of a successful presidency

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:51:41am

re: #346 jaunte

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I wouldn’t be surprised if both of those assholes were on SSI!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:52:17am

re: #347 JordanRules

More PBs dancing because I know yall can’t get enough.

[Embedded content]

attila the hun was misquoted!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:53:05am
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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:56:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:56:59am

obviously a selkie.

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JordanRules  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:57:07am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 11:58:51am

re: #354 makeitstop

I can’t wait for Meuller to get a court to issue an arrest for Hicks.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:00:51pm

re: #354 makeitstop

Yeah. Maybe Hope Hicks told Mueller everything she knows. And then told Trump and Sekulow that not only did she do that, but that Mueller knows everything.

Everything.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:02:04pm

re: #358 Dr Lizardo

Yeah. Maybe Hope Hicks told Mueller everything she know. And then told Trump and Sekulow that not only did she do that, but that Mueller knows everything.

Everything.

“Mueller wasn’t really taking notes when I talked. It was more like he was checking things off.”

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:02:59pm

re: #311 Targetpractice

If this had happened in a rich white suburb, there would have been Congressional hearings, massive emergency federal aid, and a titanic engineering program started immediately to fix every single inch of contaminated water lines. There would be criminal trials, with the bastards responsible spending decades in prison for a laundry list of crimes.

But it happened to black folks, so the problem gets swept under the rug and the victims expected to keep being victimized.

Probably not even here legally. /S 1/2

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:03:50pm
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:04:09pm

re: #360 dangerman

Probably not even here legally. /S 1/2

They should be thankful we brought their ancestors over and that we give them any kind of water.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:04:30pm

re: #358 Dr Lizardo

Yeah. Maybe Hope Hicks told Mueller everything she know. And then told Trump and Sekulow that not only did she do that, but that Mueller knows everything.

Everything.

Would be glorious to see Sekulow indicted!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:05:00pm

re: #361 jaunte

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I could actually see them doing that. I really wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to advance that argument.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:06:17pm

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

“Trump’s tweets are official Presidential Statements but we have no idea who tweeted which one.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:07:04pm

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

I could actually see them doing that. I really wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to advance that argument.

Except there is so much consistency with Trumps bizarre tweeting and speaking style it would be hard to convince a judge there were multiple writers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:08:18pm

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

Except there is so much consistency with Trumps bizarre tweeting and speaking style it would be hard to convince a judge there were multiple writers.

his names, his tweets.
I don’t care who actually “wrote” them.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:09:42pm

Where is this mythical place that lavishes money on it’s public schools?

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calochortus  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:10:53pm

re: #368 Ace-o-aces

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Where is this mythical place that lavishes money on it’s public schools?

Finland?

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:15:49pm

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

his names, his tweets.
I don’t care who actually “wrote” them.

Ezzacto
Any more than who writes the speeches

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:16:09pm

re: #368 Ace-o-aces

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Where is this mythical place that lavishes money on it’s public schools?

“The past is another country. They do things differently there.”

I went to California public schools K-12, before Prop 13.

We had 20 kids to a class, new textbooks every 4 years, honors and AP courses at the high school, gifted & talented program at elementary school, we had well-stocked science labs and a good library that got new stuff every month, music and art and athletics, field trips…

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 5, 2018 • 12:22:29pm

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

Seal laughs as he ponders these oddly familiar blundering land mammals trying to swim.


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