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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:23:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:29:07pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

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Two candidates running. Both quality choices. Hopeflly one of them beats who replaces Ryan.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:29:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:30:43pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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He makes Nixon look ethical. I’ve been re-upping my interest in Nixon in recent weeks.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:35:03pm

In some ways, I think Trump resembles Nixon but in other ways, I think he’s unlike Nixon in the worst ways. I think Nixon genuinely did love the U.S even if he was crooked as hell. I don’t get that from Trump. I get a lot of fake patriot vibes from him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:36:39pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

In some ways, I think Trump resembles Nixon but in other ways, I think he’s unlike Nixon in the worst ways. I think Nixon genuinely did love the U.S even if he was crooked as hell. I don’t get that from Trump. I get a lot of fake patriot vibes from him.

Trump only loves Trump.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:37:11pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

In some ways, I think Trump resembles Nixon but in other ways, I think he’s unlike Nixon in the worst ways. I think Nixon genuinely did love the U.S even if he was crooked as hell. I don’t get that from Trump. I get a lot of fake patriot vibes from him.

Nixon loved the US and was very smart. He was also paranoid after 1960, and that’s probably where the real comparisons to Trump work.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:37:26pm

re: #6 Big Beautiful Door

Trump only loves Trump.

Yep. After reading that Nixon bio, I still think the man deserves the scorn he gets but he was a better man than Trump ever will be.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:38:26pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:40:53pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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Then we got Reagan. Then we got Dubya. Now we’ve got tRump. So what’s next?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:41:32pm

re: #10 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Then we got Reagan. Then we got Dubya. Now we’ve got tRump. So what’s next?

That’s what I’m afraid of. The GOP keeps on sinking lower.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:43:37pm

re: #10 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Then we got Reagan. Then we got Dubya. Now we’ve got tRump. So what’s next?

The 51st President of the United States, Adolf Hitler II.

/half
//the worst part is I can’t be fully sarcastic because it could happen

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:45:15pm

re: #12 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The 51st President of the United States, Adolf Hitler II.

/half
//the worst part is I can’t be fully sarcastic because it could happen

GOP: Hey he may believe awful things about the Jews but he’s not Chelsea Clinton or Malia Obama. //

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:46:41pm

From downstairs.
re: #270 can’t think of a decent username

I don’t know if this has been posted elsewhere, but it’s a Reddit thread that’s fairly hilarious/infuriating.

The original poster deleted his post, but here’s a basic summary of how things went:

OP: “My brother died, and he was rich. He was gay, and our family doesn’t like gay people, so we kept the money he left to his partner in the will. Now his partner is suing us! How can we stop this!”

Redditors: “Hhhholy shit.”

That was priceless. Where did this take place? I’m going to have to set up a news alert.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:48:27pm

My dad has a memory. Apparently Dan Quayle floated the waters in 2000. Dad thought it was the biggest joke the GOP could have and then they nominated and elected GWB. And now we have Trump. And apparently my grandfather was petrified by the idea of a Reagan presidency too.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:48:59pm

The Borowitz report. Labeled as satire but we haven’t seen Mueller’s full report yet.
Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a development that could dramatically change the composition of the federal penitentiary system, Republicans are projected to pick up as many as seventy seats in prison, a leading incarceration expert said on Thursday.

“Prognostication is an inexact science,” Davis Logsdon, who studies conviction rates of corrupt politicians for the University of Minnesota’s Guilt Project, said. “Having said that, if current indictment trends hold up, the Republicans could be flipping at least seventy key prison seats.”

Logsdon broke down criminal cases against Republicans into likely convictions, likely acquittals, and toss-ups, and found that the G.O.P.’s path to the magic number of seventy new prison cells was “very doable.”

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Mattand  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:49:38pm

re: #10 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Then we got Reagan. Then we got Dubya. Now we’ve got tRump. So what’s next?

LOL, I laid out that progression to a “principled conservative” on Politico who had the vapors over Trump.

The only one who didn’t do too much damage was Ford, and that’s probably because he didn’t have enough time to do anything.

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Mattand  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:50:04pm

re: #14 MsJ

From downstairs.

That was priceless. Where did this take place? I’m going to have to set up a news alert.

I think Massachusetts.

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Swampwitch  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:50:16pm

Here we go again. I like the guy fine, but this screams of opportunism. I am so sick of people coming to Iowa to jump start their aspirations, only to forget about us later…

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:50:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:50:44pm

re: #17 Mattand

LOL, I laid out that progression to a “principled conservative” on Politico who had the vapors over Trump.

The only one who didn’t do too much damage was Ford, and that’s probably because he didn’t have enough time to do anything.

Ford was the last one who didn’t owe some kind of favor to the religious right. I actually like Ford despite the Nixon pardon.

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Mattand  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:51:32pm

re: #19 Swampwitch

Here we go again. I like the guy fine, but this screams of opportunism. I am so sick of people coming to Iowa to jump start their aspirations, only to forget about us later…

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Oh, for God’s sake…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:52:47pm

I wish Eisenhower had never run as a Republican and just let the GOP die with Robert A. Taft.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:53:06pm
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Mattand  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:53:07pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Ford was the last one who didn’t owe some kind of favor to the religious right. I actually like Ford despite the Nixon pardon.

For whatever reason, I remember the whole “Whip Inflation Now”, or WIN campaign and the attendant buttons. I was 10 at the time.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:53:56pm

re: #24 The Vicious Babushka

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You’re an idiot, go to Pluto alone please.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:54:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:54:22pm

re: #25 Mattand

For whatever reason, I remember the whole “Whip Inflation Now”, or WIN campaign and the attendant buttons. I was 10 at the time.

Haha. I was around the same age when Clinton got re-elected in 1996.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:54:41pm

re: #19 Swampwitch

Here we go again. I like the guy fine, but this screams of opportunism. I am so sick of people coming to Iowa to jump start their aspirations, only to forget about us later…

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Eh, let him try. Everyone running for president has to have a certain amount of ego just to be willing to run. Don’t vote for him if you don’t like him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:54:47pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

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It’s almost like Kobach has no ethics or moral scruples at all.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:57:09pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

That weird thing where the guy who claims voter fraud happens all the time engages in actual voter fraud by failing to properly count all the tallies coming in.

In other words, Kobach is engaging in voter fraud and disenfranchisement.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:57:46pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 6:59:39pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

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Because she doesn’t owe Ben Shapiro shit. Why should she appease that little egomaniac’s ego? Alexandria is actually putting her education to good use and serving her country. Ben? Ben’s nothing but a little asshole that loves to throw the anti-Semite card at the left while wanting people to ignore that he and Milo were best buds for a long time and that relationship only ended because Ben lies himself about how Trump isn’t a right winger.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:02:05pm

re: #14 MsJ

From downstairs.

That was priceless. Where did this take place? I’m going to have to set up a news alert.

I answered you over there, but I’ll do it again—I think, from reading the thread, that it’s Massachusetts.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:02:43pm
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fern01  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:03:02pm

re: #19 Swampwitch

Here we go again. I like the guy fine, but this screams of opportunism. I am so sick of people coming to Iowa to jump start their aspirations, only to forget about us later…

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Need to stop with the nonsense of which state goes first if you want to change this. Why would they go back to Iowa when the primary is over?

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:04:33pm
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:04:39pm

re: #34 BeachDem

I answered you over there, but I’ll do it again—I think, from reading the thread, that it’s Massachusetts.

According to the thread, Massachusetts makes all wills public after a certain point. If you snoop, you could figure out who it is.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:05:14pm

re: #37 JordanRules

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This Steelers fan has a new player he likes. Good goign Kenny.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:06:49pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

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I gotta hand it to her that was a perfect response.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:07:07pm

re: #25 Mattand

For whatever reason, I remember the whole “Whip Inflation Now”, or WIN campaign and the attendant buttons. I was 10 at the time.

I think I actually have some of those buttons, but don’t have the energy to go through 90 boxes to find them.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:08:39pm

re: #31 lawhawk

That weird thing where the guy who claims voter fraud happens all the time engages in actual voter fraud by failing to properly count all the tallies coming in.

In other words, Kobach is engaging in voter fraud and disenfranchisement.

And even when caught red-handed is still claiming ‘illegals’ voted in the Kansas election. Ugh. As I said earlier, I hate that miscreant.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:09:18pm

re: #40 goddamnedfrank

I gotta hand it to her that was a perfect response.

Seriously. She doesn’t owe him shit. If he wants to actually try to be seen as anything other than a little punk, maybe he should actually run for office instead of being a little troll. Oh wait, he’d never win because he’s about as likable as a fart on a crowded bus.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:09:37pm

re: #42 BeachDem

And even when caught red-handed is still claiming ‘illegals’ voted in the Kansas election. Ugh. As I said earlier, I hate that miscreant.

A great find by Mitt Romney wasn’t he? //

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:11:10pm

re: #42 BeachDem

And even when caught red-handed is still claiming ‘illegals’ voted in the Kansas election. Ugh. As I said earlier, I hate that miscreant.

He’s just getting even for the illegal votes. They’re always “getting even”.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:11:42pm

Senior American national security officials, seeking to prevent President Trump from upending a formal policy agreement at last month’s NATO meeting, pushed the military alliance’s ambassadors to complete it before the forum even began.

The work to preserve the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreement, which is usually subject to intense 11th-hour negotiations, came just weeks after Mr. Trump refused to sign off on a communiqué from the June meeting of the Group of 7 in Canada.

The rushed machinations to get the policy done, as demanded by John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, have not been previously reported. Described by European diplomats and American officials, the efforts are a sign of the lengths to which the president’s top advisers will go to protect a key and longstanding international alliance from Mr. Trump’s unpredictable antipathy.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:11:52pm
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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:12:03pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

Because she doesn’t owe Ben Shapiro shit. Why should she appease that little egomaniac’s ego? Alexandria is actually putting her education to good use and serving her country. Ben? Ben’s nothing but a little asshole that loves to throw the anti-Semite card at the left while wanting people to ignore that he and Milo were best buds for a long time and that relationship only ended because Ben lies himself about how Trump isn’t a right winger.

Alexandria is a candidate for the US House. Ben Shapiro is a…nobody. Why on earth would she want to debate him? At a time when so many Republican candidates refuse to debate their Democratic opponents, now right wing noise machines think they should get to debate candidates? Who’s next? Charlie Kirk or Jacob Ahole?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:12:18pm

re: #47 Single-handed sailor

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:13:39pm
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:13:46pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

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That whole thing needs federally audited.

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Swampwitch  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:13:54pm

re: #36 fern01

Because we’re still part of the US even after the caucus. Obama and both Clintons came back, didn’t ignore Iowa afterward.
I know there are a lot of people who don’t like Iowa being first, that we don’t deserve it because we’re rural and a so-called flyover state. That’s an opinion. But as an Iowan I’m allowed to be annoyed by opportunists using us, thinking we’re rubes, wearing ($500) jeans, staging photo opps with corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, pretending to listen, pretending to care, and then pretending we don’t exist.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:14:15pm

re: #48 BeachDem

Alexandria is a candidate for the US House. Ben Shapiro is a…nobody. Why on earth would she want to debate him? At a time when so many Republican candidates refuse to debate their Democratic opponents, now right wing noise machines think they should get to debate candidates? Who’s next? Charlie Kirk or Jacob Ahole?

Seriously, who the fuck decided Ben Shapiro was a credible voice on anything? As far as I’m sure, Chuck Hagel should have ruined the little fuckwad after calling him a Hamas friend. He’s not clever. All he does is engage in bad faith arguments and go to college campuses to pick fights with kids who are perhaps a little naive but so is he except he thinks he’s an intellectual when he’s really a fraud.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:16:49pm

re: #51 Eventual Carrion

That whole thing needs federallyinternationally audited.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:18:36pm

re: #52 Swampwitch

Because we’re still part of the US even after the caucus. Obama and both Clintons came back, didn’t ignore Iowa afterward.
I know there are a lot of people who don’t like Iowa being first, that we don’t deserve it because we’re rural and a so-called flyover state. That’s an opinion. But as an Iowan I’m allowed to be annoyed by opportunists using us, thinking we’re rubes, wearing ($500) jeans, staging photo opps with corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, pretending to listen, pretending to care, and then pretending we don’t exist.

I feel your pain. The Republicans set up house in South Carolina prior to the primary (at one point, I thought Michele Bachmann lived on my street) then they’re gone as soon as the primary is over, because they know it’s in the bag for them at that point.

One of these days…

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Jay C  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:18:38pm

re: #17 Mattand

LOL, I laid out that progression to a “principled conservative” on Politico who had the vapors over Trump.

The only one who didn’t do too much damage was Ford, and that’s probably because he didn’t have enough time to do anything.

Gerald Ford, as President, has gotten kind of a bum rap (IMO) in recent history, and yes, that short term probably had something to do with it. But while he may not have been much of a political genius (though hardly the slackwitted stumblebum of popular satire), he had a couple of useful traits that succeeding Presidents might have appreciated: he was a veteran professional politician, and he took his job - especially as President very seriously. Notably unlike the current incumbent…

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:19:13pm

re: #55 BeachDem

I feel your pain. The Republicans set up house in South Carolina prior to the primary (at one point, I thought Michele Bachmann lived on my street) then they’re gone as soon as the primary is over, because they know it’s in the bag for them at that point.

One of these days…

They do the same thing here in Texas.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:20:21pm

re: #56 Jay C

Gerald Ford, as President, has gotten kind of bum rap (IMO) in recent history, and yes, that short term probably had something to do with it. But while he may not have been much of a political genius (though hardly the slackwitted stumblebum of popular satire), he had a couple of useful traits that succeeding Presidents might have appreciated: he was a veteran professional politician, and he took his job - especially as President very seriously. Notably unlike the current incumbent…

I like Ford historically. Socially moderate to liberal, not a tax cuts above all type on the economy, and decent on FP. His judicial picks weren’t terrible either. He gave us Stevens and always defended him when wingers complained about him. Thank goodness we got Agnew out of office and we got Ford when Nixon resigned.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:22:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:23:17pm

For me the post WWII GOP Presidents are

Ike
Ford
H.W. Bush
Nixon
Reagan
Bush II

Trump.

In fact, I might even rate Reagan below Bush II if you got me in that kind of mood because I despise Reagan and blame him for a lot of long term damage that Bush didn’t do.

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bratwurst  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:24:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:24:52pm

I think H.W. Bush underrated as a President though I hate how he campaigned.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:25:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:26:38pm
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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:27:19pm

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:27:38pm

re: #268 Patricia Kayden

A Florida woman ran from the police, but a herd of cows chased her and helped give away her location pic.twitter.com

— The Cute Plug

So that’s how the county sheriff here keeps his promise of “keeping an eye on me” ever since we moved here.

Cattle (especially calves) chase our car, especially on dirt roads. The cattle report to the sheriff.

(reposted from the long-dead last thread. My wife was using the computer - there can be only one [plug socket] and I failed to note the conversation had moved on to another thread)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:27:46pm

re: #65 BeachDem

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

Seriously.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:28:15pm

re: #65 BeachDem

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

Probably because all the indicators are showing the Dems winning the House.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:28:28pm
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:30:05pm

re: #65 BeachDem

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

Democrats keep answering while Republicans run away.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:31:21pm

re: #68 KGxvi

Probably because all the indicators are showing the Dems winning the House.

But they’ve continually taken shots at Pelosi while the Dems are the minority. It just seems odd (or, more to the point, typical) that they paint a toxic picture on the Dem side, but the Repubs, who will have to replace their leader whether they win or lose the house, never get asked about Gym.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:32:11pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

Some newly minted nurse exclaimed to me “You’re older than my father!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:33:04pm

Attack of the Fluffy Puppers!

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:33:13pm

Since we were sort of talking about Nixon earlier, I keep coming back to the idea of how critical the 1960 election was and what it would have meant for history if a few thousand votes in a few states swung the other way.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:35:11pm

re: #71 BeachDem

But they’ve continually taken shots at Pelosi while the Dems are the minority. It just seems odd (or, more to the point, typical) that they paint a toxic picture on the Dem side, but the Repubs, who will have to replace their leader whether they win or lose the house, never get asked about Gym.

I think it also has to do with the nature of our system of government. Even if the GOP controls the House right now, the “real” “leader” of the party is the president. With a divided government, the calculus changes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:35:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:35:38pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Daaaaaaaamn. Judge is PISSED.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:35:41pm

Well as a Federal Civil Servant who started as a Stay In Schooler under Ford, I grade the Presidents I’ve served under:

Ford C
Carter C (because he railed against “big government”, pushed deregulation and began the weakening of the Civil Service with the “reform” act of 1978.
Reagan F (Corruption, letting Millken run wild, S&L’s looted, Iran-Contra, cut Social Security staffing by 1/3)
Old Man Bush B (He pushed for locality pay, tried to undo some of the damage Reagan did to our agency but increased our Civil Service deduction from 7% to 9%))
Clinton B+ (Purged ideologues from SSA, Ordered OPM to do a performance audit which reassessed our positions to higher grade levels)
Dumbya F(Pay freezes, limited locality pay raises, gave us new workloads such as Medicare D and didn’t hire additional staff)
Obama C (Froze our pay 3 years in a row, signed off on Social Security cuts, signed a bill cutting pensions for people under the old Civil Service system. Increased the amount workers pay into their pension system and didn’t increase the benefit)
Trump Z- (Installing ideologues in the agency, crippled Federal unions, Openly talking about contracting Social Security work out to H&R Block)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:35:57pm

re: #74 KGxvi

Since we were sort of talking about Nixon earlier, I keep coming back to the idea of how critical the 1960 election was and what it would have meant for history if a few thousand votes in a few states swung the other way.

There was something I wrote when I co-blogged with a friend of mine about the ten most important elections of all time. I didn’t have 1960 but in hindsight I think I should have. I did have ‘68 but I do think 1960 is more consequential in the long run.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:36:03pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Daaaaaaaamn. Judge is PISSED.

indeed

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:36:10pm

re: #18 Mattand

re: #34 BeachDem

Thank you both!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:36:39pm

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹

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Because Bernie is eager to take credit when he wins and eager to shift blame when he loses.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:37:47pm

re: #78 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well as a Federal Civil Servant who started as a Stay In Schooler under Ford, I grade the Presidents I’ve served under:

Ford C
Carter C (because he railed against “big government”, pushed deregulation and began the weakening of the Civil Service with the “reform” act of 1978.
Reagan F (Corruption, letting Millken run wild, S&L’s looted, Iran-Contra, cut Social Security staffing by 1/3)
Old Man Bush B (He pushed for locality pay, tried to undo some of the damage Reagan did to our agency but increased our Civil Service deduction from 7% to 9%))
Clinton B+ (Purged ideologues from SSA, Ordered OPM to do a performance audit which reassessed our positions to higher grade levels)
Dumbya F(Pay freezes, limited locality pay raises, gave us new workloads such as Medicare D and didn’t hire additional staff)
Obama C (Froze our pay 3 years in a row, signed off on Social Security cuts, signed a bill cutting pensions for people under the old Civil Service system. Increased the amount workers pay into their pension system and didn’t increase the benefit)
Trump Z- (Installing ideologues in the agency, crippled Federal unions, Openly talking about contracting Social Security work out to H&R Block)

Very interesting. What I respect about H.W. Bush is how he wasn’t an ideologue on FP.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:38:35pm

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

Attack of the Fluffy Puppers!

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I love all those wagging tails. I thought they would beat that poor little boy with all those wags.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:38:41pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Daaaaaaaamn. Judge is PISSED.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:40:54pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

There was something I wrote when I co-blogged with a friend of mine about the ten most important elections of all time. I didn’t have 1960 but in hindsight I think I should have. I did have ‘68 but I do think 1960 is more consequential in the long run.

I think a lot of the 1960s go similarly if Nixon wins in 1960. We probably go into Vietnam (see: Korea) but perhaps a different strategy saves us all the losses we had. Nixon was pretty good on civil rights prior to 1960 and with JFK in the Senate we probably get solid civil rights laws. I also suspect a rematch in 1964, and a likely Kennedy win.

I don’t know what it means for the Southern Strategy, or what happens with Dixiecrats.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:43:00pm

re: #86 KGxvi

I think a lot of the 1960s go similarly if Nixon wins in 1960. We probably go into Vietnam (see: Korea) but perhaps a different strategy saves us all the losses we had. Nixon was pretty good on civil rights prior to 1960 and with JFK in the Senate we probably get solid civil rights laws. I also suspect a rematch in 1964, and a likely Kennedy win.

I don’t know what it means for the Southern Strategy, or what happens with Dixiecrats.

Well we were already in Vietnam in 1960. You are right about Nixon and CR. But yeah the domestic implications are what I wonder about. I’ve been on a Nixon binge the past couple weeks- reading a bio, watching movies, etc. I still don’t have a verdict on him.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:43:15pm

re: #75 KGxvi

I think it also has to do with the nature of our system of government. Even if the GOP controls the House right now, the “real” “leader” of the party is the president. With a divided government, the calculus changes.

Good point, but I also feel that it feeds into the time-honored trope of “Dems in disarray” that the media seem so fond of perpetuating. And again—with all the crap they sling about Pelosi, they’re awfully quiet about abuse-adjacent Gym.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:43:39pm

really pathetic, Laura:

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Varek Raith  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:44:00pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

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Wow, for reals?
/BRILLIANT

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mmmirele  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:44:27pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

FORTHWITH.

I know I’ve said this, but federal judges are next to God. You do not fuck around with a federal judge. They will make you FEEL their wrath. And if it turns out that Carmen and her daughter are out of the country, federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan WILL order Sessions, Nielsen and others to his court, but will also send the federal marshals out after them.

Do not fuck around with the awesome power of the federal judiciary.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:44:28pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

really pathetic, Laura:

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It had everything to do with race adn ethnicity, just be honest about it. You’re afraid of people of color Laura because you’re a bigoted witch.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:44:46pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wingnut Logic
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:44:56pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wonder if the lawyer was cursing under his breath because they got caught, or because his clients did something royally stupid and gave him a brown-pants moment in front of the whole courtroom.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:44:59pm
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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:46:40pm

re: #91 mmmirele

FORTHWITH.

I know I’ve said this, but federal judges are next to God. You do not fuck around with a federal judge. They will make you FEEL their wrath. And if it turns out that Carmen and her daughter are out of the country, federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan WILL order Sessions, Nielsen and others to his court, but will also send the federal marshals out after them.

Do not fuck around with the awesome power of the federal judiciary.

They are back here per the ACLU.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:46:44pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

really pathetic, Laura:

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The title of the video is “PS5 Demo Graphics”.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:46:54pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Daaaaaaaamn. Judge is PISSED.

Judge was appointed by HW Bush and Reagan to federal judiciary, then by Clinton to his current post.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:47:07pm

re: #94 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I wonder if the lawyer was cursing under his breath because they got caught, or because his clients did something royally stupid and gave him a brown-pants moment in front of the whole courtroom.

I can promise you there was no cursing under their breath once they were out of the courtroom and on the phone. There was very loud cursing, and probably very creative cursing.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:47:35pm

re: #96 JordanRules

They are back here per the ACLU.

The asshole part of me is disappointed. I would have LOVED to have seen Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III keelhauled into the courtroom in the custody of a federal marshal.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:47:58pm

re: #91 mmmirele

FORTHWITH.

I know I’ve said this, but federal judges are next to God. You do not fuck around with a federal judge. They will make you FEEL their wrath. And if it turns out that Carmen and her daughter are out of the country, federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan WILL order Sessions, Nielsen and others to his court, but will also send the federal marshals out after them.

Do not fuck around with the awesome power of the federal judiciary.

At the end of Rachel’s show, she said that Carmen and her daughter are back in the US. Obviously, the judge’s wrath registered with the gang of morons, at least for now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:48:01pm

re: #99 KGxvi

I can promise you there was no cursing under their breath once they were out of the courtroom and on the phone. There was very loud cursing, and probably very creative cursing.

TRUMP: So, Jeff, how bad is it?
SESSIONS: He’s … he’s inventing new swear words, sir.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:48:52pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

really pathetic, Laura:

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So, did she mention what “demographic changes” she was referring to?

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mmmirele  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:48:56pm

re: #96 JordanRules

They are back here per the ACLU.

DAMN.

Good for Carmen and her daughter, but bad for me. I so wanted to see Sessions, Nielsen and the rest cower under the withering eye and scathing voice of a royally pissed off federal judge. But the fact that Carmen and daughter are back, after being put on a plane, shows the kind of power a federal judge has. Just do not fuck with them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:49:33pm

re: #103 BeachDem

So, did she mention what “demographic changes” she was referring to?

don’t think so

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:50:22pm
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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:51:12pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

don’t think so

Quelle surprise.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:51:22pm

re: #100 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The asshole part of me is disappointed. I would have LOVED to have seen Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III keelhauled into the courtroom in the custody of a federal marshal.

It would have been very pleasing to see Steven Miller handcuffed and shackled before the Judge!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:52:22pm

re: #108 Joe Bacon 🌹

It would have been very pleasing to see Steven Miller handcuffed and shackled before the Judge!

I really really hope we’re still not talking about Miller 50 years from now like we would have been about Buchanan in the early years of the Nixon years.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:53:37pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

I really really hope we’re still not talking about Miller 50 years from now like we would have been about Buchanan in the early years of the Nixon years.

I could see him running a Quixotic campaign against an incumbent Republican president in like 20 years, a la Buchanan in ‘92.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:53:53pm

re: #108 Joe Bacon 🌹

It would have been very pleasing to see Steven Miller handcuffed and shackled before the Judge!

And let’s face it, if the judge had gotten Trump’s gang of dipshits before the bench, we all would have enjoyed hearing what he had to say, because as was pointed out several times upthread, a federal judge on his (or her) bench is the one force within these United States with which one does NOT fuck. They are chosen because they take their role and responsibilities very seriously.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:54:28pm

re: #110 KGxvi

I could see him running a Quixotic campaign against an incumbent Republican president in like 20 years, a la Buchanan in ‘92.

Wouldn’t surprise me.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:54:56pm
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Varek Raith  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:55:19pm

re: #113 JordanRules

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What a maroon.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:56:50pm

re: #111 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And let’s face it, if the judge had gotten Trump’s gang of dipshits before the bench, we all would have enjoyed hearing what he had to say, because as was pointed out several times upthread, a federal judge on his (or her) bench is the one force within these United States with which one does NOT fuck. They are chosen because they take their role and responsibilities very seriously.

House Republicans would be trying to impeach the judge, and Senate Democrats would be laughing and laughing and laughing…

Which, by the way, seems like the inherent flaw in their “Let’s Impeach Rosenstein” plan… there’s no way they’re going to get 16 Democratic votes to remove him, either.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 7:59:35pm

re: #113 JordanRules

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I figured. His opponent would have rightfully challenged any recount.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:00:29pm

re: #115 KGxvi

House Republicans would be trying to impeach the judge, and Senate Democrats would be laughing and laughing and laughing…

Which, by the way, seems like the inherent flaw in their “Let’s Impeach Rosenstein” plan… there’s no way they’re going to get 16 Democratic votes to remove him, either.

Yep. But the point of impeaching Rosenstein is to give Trump a reason to fire him. They’re just completely inept.

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:02:38pm

re: #113 JordanRules

What a great guy!

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:03:29pm

re: #78 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well as a Federal Civil Servant who started as a Stay In Schooler under Ford, I grade the Presidents I’ve served under:

Ford C
Carter C (because he railed against “big government”, pushed deregulation and began the weakening of the Civil Service with the “reform” act of 1978.
Reagan F (Corruption, letting Millken run wild, S&L’s looted, Iran-Contra, cut Social Security staffing by 1/3)
Old Man Bush B (He pushed for locality pay, tried to undo some of the damage Reagan did to our agency but increased our Civil Service deduction from 7% to 9%))
Clinton B+ (Purged ideologues from SSA, Ordered OPM to do a performance audit which reassessed our positions to higher grade levels)
Dumbya F(Pay freezes, limited locality pay raises, gave us new workloads such as Medicare D and didn’t hire additional staff)
Obama C (Froze our pay 3 years in a row, signed off on Social Security cuts, signed a bill cutting pensions for people under the old Civil Service system. Increased the amount workers pay into their pension system and didn’t increase the benefit)
Trump Z- (Installing ideologues in the agency, crippled Federal unions, Openly talking about contracting Social Security work out to H&R Block)

Since I was in a different branch of the government (the US Navy), I would adjust the grades slightly differently.

Carter: B (he pushed for and got a significant pay rise for enlisted personnel averaging about 17% in his second year, as salary for enlisted was still structured like we had a draft at the time).
Reagan: F- (he prohibited enlisted personnel from using government benefits such as food stamps, and proposed not paying the military in one budget showdown with the Democrats that had our officers pointing out in training sessions that if that happened we would still be required to work and not working would be considered mutiny. He also moved one military payday by executive order from the 30th of the month to the first of the month to avoid the appearance of a larger budget deficit when he was running for reëlection. Proposed privatising the VA - now a Republican staple)

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:04:27pm

re: #48 BeachDem

Alexandria is a candidate for the US House. Ben Shapiro is a…nobody. Why on earth would she want to debate him? At a time when so many Republican candidates refuse to debate their Democratic opponents, now right wing noise machines think they should get to debate candidates? Who’s next? Charlie Kirk or Jacob Ahole?

Yup. A nobody who wants his profile raised by hopping on the coattails of a female Democrat.

Nope.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:06:14pm

re: #118 Skip Intro

What a great guy!

Public servant. Man of the people. Pillar of ethics. Role model for children. Legal scholar. Lover of the law. Above reproach.

///

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:08:21pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:09:36pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

For me the post WWII GOP Presidents are

Ike
Ford
H.W. Bush
Nixon
Reagan
Bush II

Trump.

In fact, I might even rate Reagan below Bush II if you got me in that kind of mood because I despise Reagan and blame him for a lot of long term damage that Bush didn’t do.

I think Reagan did more long-term, apparently irreversible damage to our society and economy and political system than tRump has—yet.

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:12:29pm

re: #65 BeachDem

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

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wheat-dogg  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:13:03pm

re: #123 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I think Reagan did more long-term, apparently irreversible damage to our society and economy and political system than tRump has—yet.

Reagan opened the doors to the Religious Right to subvert the GOP. It’s been downhill from there.

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Varek Raith  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:14:01pm

Good night.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:16:33pm

Ben knows easy money.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:17:13pm

re: #125 wheat-dogg

Reagan opened the doors to the Religious Right to subvert the GOP. It’s been downhill from there.

I will never forgive Reagan for his racism with a smile bs.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:17:46pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:18:12pm

re: #127 jaunte

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Ben knows easy money.

Dude you called Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense a Hamas fan, you don’t get to whine about people calling you sexist when you repeatedly show yourself to be an asshole incapable of good faith. Alexandria doesn’t owe you jack shit, you fucking hack who will be forgotten in ten years.

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:19:09pm

re: #65 BeachDem

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:20:04pm

Why doesn’t Ben debate fellow conservatives? Because Ben’s more into scoring brownie points by “owning a socialist”. And I very much doubt he can debate the merits of free trade because all he is a capitalism cheerleader. He just likes capitalism because he’s been told it’s the “good one” not because he’s actually seriously studied economics from sources that aren’t right wing hacks.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:22:07pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:22:23pm

re: #132 HappyWarrior

Ben wants to debate Ocasio-Cortez because she’ll get him more eyeballs. It’s just that simple. He wants a free ride.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:23:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:24:06pm

re: #134 jaunte

Ben wants to debate Ocasio-Cortez because she’ll get him more eyeballs. It’s just that simple. He wants a free ride.

Yep. Free publicity for someone who doesn’t deserve it. Ben, if you want to debate her, maybe you should actually try to run for office first rather than being a pansy who picks fights on college campuses with kids 15 years younger than you.

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BlueGrl21  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:25:50pm

Just left a Town Hall at a school with Candidate for Senator Beto in Katy, Texas, outside of Houston. Auditorium full, screen display set up in cafeteria, cafeteria full, standing room only, with more people in the halls trying to get in.

In Katy, population 100,000 Republicans and 20-25 Democrats, depending who is on vacation that week.

This is going to be a wild election season, my friends.

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:26:28pm

re: #113 JordanRules

BREAKING: Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he will recuse himself from the further counting of votes in his tight primary race with Gov. Jeff Colyer.

I’m thinking there could have been jail time involved had he not.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:26:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:28:30pm

re: #139 DodgerFan1988

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I see that FNC has Tomi Lehren on the Anti-ICE protests. Yeah let’s have the lady whose ancestor in fact lied in his naturalization papers lecture people about immigration!

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:30:05pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:30:48pm

Demand a debate! The wingnut move to borrow credibility from your opponent popularized by fabled creationist Duane Gish.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:33:03pm

re: #142 jaunte

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Demand a debate! The wingnut move to borrow credibility from your opponent popularized by fabled creationist Duane Gish.

Again why should he debate you? You’re the one who actually seriously wants to argue that the two parties haven’t changed at all in the past 160 years. Kevin actually provided you actual evidence that proved how ignorant you are about the history of the GOP and how the GOP abandoned African-Americans on Civil Rights to get the old Dixiecrats.Maybe if you actually read books instead of making stupid movies that no one watches, you’d actually learn a thing or two.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:33:49pm

These “debates” are nothing but stupid publicity seeking efforts by sad, little boys who just want to score cheap brownie points with their fans rather than actually learn about what the other person has to say.

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:35:29pm

Some funny tweets tonight.

That David Duke one still has me laughing.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:37:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:39:32pm

I actually feel bad for Shapiro that he thinks he’s on par with a future Congresswoman. Dude, your whole gig is going to college campuses and wanting everyone to forget that you were once Milo’s best pal and that you were a big part of why Breitbart was and is still a shithole and posting stupid shit wehre your adoring fans think you’re “destroying” the left but you’re just jacking yourself off to make yourself feel better.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:43:27pm

D’Sousa’s attitude on the GOP’s civil rights history pisses me off because frankly for a long time the GOP did have a lot to be proud of and then they decided to nominate Goldwater, an opponent of the most important Civil Rights legislation to that point for their nomination and it’s really been downhill ever since. I have no problem criticizing FDR’s actions or rather inaction on Civil Rights, it’s why I get annoyed by the left wing who just insists we need to be more like FDR again. The fact that the Republican Party can’t be objective about their past on the issue is infuriating to say the least.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:46:05pm

Sorry if I’m rambling but I really hate so called right wing intellectual’s attempts to get people to ignore that the right wing in this country always did oppose civil rights. Sometimes they called themselves Democrats, others Republicans but they have always been men and women of the right not the left.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:47:50pm
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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:52:39pm

re: #131 MsJ

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Thanks for being my tweeter in residence.

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 8:58:51pm

re: #135 JordanRules

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My heart was flyin’ up like a rocket ship
Down like a roller coaster
Back like a loop the loop
And around like a merry go round

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:02:08pm

re: #142 jaunte

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Demand a debate! The wingnut move to
borrow credibility from your opponent popularized by fabled creationist Duane Gish.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:02:52pm
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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:06:28pm

Heh—cute. Daniel deserves all the recognition he can get—he is the best.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:19:36pm

re: #133 JordanRules

Let me tell you about the hearsay rule…

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:29:04pm

Read an article by Michael Tomasky in the New York Review of Books. Called “Hail to the Chief”, it covers a lot of ground, and is a bit of a roller coaster, TBH. nybooks.com

Not sure whether to cheer or cry.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:31:21pm
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:49:39pm
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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:49:42pm

I wonder how will moon landing truthers react to Space Force…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:50:29pm

re: #158 Single-handed sailor

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I’m starting to like Jen. She’s become good at calling them all out.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:51:07pm

re: #159 Single-handed sailor

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It sounds good unlike Cruz who is a shit wrap.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:52:24pm

re: #61 bratwurst

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And Thomas Friedman broke down in tears.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:52:26pm
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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:53:15pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:55:34pm

Scamvangelist Kenneth Copeland (you need to buy me a million dollar jet so I don’t have to stand in line with demons on commercial flights) claims he bought a Vickers Viscount, and God told him to lay hands on it to remove corrosion.

The plane is cool, but even if Copeland’s story was true, it would be an unconvincing reason to believe in his idea of a god.

friendlyatheist.patheos.com (Goes to Hemant Mehta’s blog)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:55:37pm

re: #164 Kragar

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The President shouldn’t have to be tricked by his staff. Good god. Just get rid of him already. Eventually he’s going to realize he’s being tricked and bring in more people who will actually let him do his stupid crap.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:55:42pm

re: #162 HappyWarrior

It sounds good unlike Cruz who is a shit wrap.

Listen, I love a regular Whataburger so if you’re a Senator that’s equivalent to a triple I’d try to vote for you 3 times!

*waves to Kobach*

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:55:44pm

re: #65 BeachDem

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

Because she has been the target of the Faux hate machine since 2008.

And Gym Jordan hasn’t, and most people aren’t paying attention.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:57:37pm

re: #168 JordanRules

Listen, I love a regular Whataburger so if you’re a Senator that’s equivalent to a triple I’d try to vote for you 3 times!

*waves to Kobach*

Cruz is such a dork he can’t even insult. Calling your opponent a triple burger of your state’s most popular burger chain? May as well as derided Beto as a Roger Staubach fan.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:58:01pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 9, 2018 • 9:59:57pm
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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:00:13pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Cruz is such a dork he can’t even insult. Calling your opponent a triple burger of your state’s most popular burger chain? May as well as derided Beto as a Roger Staubach fan.

Cruz: ha, ha, ha you’re like a Staubach, Landry, Aikman mash-up

Texans: fuck yeah!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:04:39pm

re: #172 Dave In Austin

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People wonder why Socialists exist. It’s because of people like that. I’m not saying success is bad but that shit just makes people hungry for a French Revolution type of event for the very wealthy.

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TedStriker  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:05:02pm

re: #159 Single-handed sailor

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If Cruz thinks that Whataburger should be an insult, then he’s truly not an American.

Whataburger is fucking tasty.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:05:27pm

re: #173 JordanRules

Cruz: ha, ha, ha you’re like a Staubach, Landry, Aikman mash-up

Texans: fuck yeah!!!

This is a man who thinks there are basketball rings but Obama wasn’t the real American lol.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:06:28pm

re: #175 TedStriker

If Cruz thinks that Whataburger should be an insult, then he’s truly not an American.

Whataburger is fucking tasty.

Next he will call Beto brisket and compare himself to Canadian bacon.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:09:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:09:38pm

re: #52 Swampwitch

Because we’re still part of the US even after the caucus. Obama and both Clintons came back, didn’t ignore Iowa afterward.
I know there are a lot of people who don’t like Iowa being first, that we don’t deserve it because we’re rural and a so-called flyover state. That’s an opinion. But as an Iowan I’m allowed to be annoyed by opportunists using us, thinking we’re rubes, wearing ($500) jeans, staging photo opps with corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, pretending to listen, pretending to care, and then pretending we don’t exist.

I can relate, being in Nebraska. Candidates don’t usually bother with us at all.

Rs look at us as five guaranteed electoral votes, Ds look at us as a lost cause and don’t bother. (That paradigm was upended when then-candidate Barack Obama came here in 2008 and won in the election one of our electoral votes.)

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:09:44pm

re: #154 Single-handed sailor

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Elizabeth Warren

@SenWarren
* 6h
My office found that Rusal America Corp - a subsidiary of a sanctioned company controlled by a Russian oligarch & Putin ally - got an exemption from @realDonaldTrump’s aluminum tariffs days after he met with Putin in Helsinki. I asked the Trump Admin why. nytimes.com

Elizabeth Warren

@SenWarren
After I asked @CommerceGov about their decision to grant tariff exemptions worth millions to a sanctioned Russian company, they suddenly reversed it. Begging the question - is @realDonaldTrump trying to help the US aluminum industry, or his pal Putin?
4:52 PM - Aug 9, 2018

This is a really big deal. A. Really. Big. Deal.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:16:28pm

re: #180 austin_blue

What I’m hearing is that there’s a bunch of R’s that have their fingers in this pie.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:18:30pm

re: #166 Anymouse 🌹

Scamvangelist Kenneth Copeland (you need to buy me a million dollar jet so I don’t have to stand in line with demons on commercial flights) claims he bought a Vickers Viscount, and God told him to lay hands on it to remove corrosion.

The plane is cool, but even if Copeland’s story was true, it would be an unconvincing reason to believe in his idea of a god.

friendlyatheist.patheos.com (Goes to Hemant Mehta’s blog)

It’s basically a British-built Lockheed Electra

Image: File:G-arir.jpg

but with a worse safety record per flight hour.

NB: The Lockheed Electra airframe is still being used as a front line Naval Submarine Hunter, the P-3C Orion:

Image: File:P-3C_Orion2.jpg

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:21:45pm

re: #168 JordanRules

Listen, I love a regular Whataburger so if you’re a Senator that’s equivalent to a triple I’d try to vote for you 3 times!

*waves to Kobach*

Their Patty Melt is killer bee.

So is Beto. I think he’s got a real chance. I sent him money. You should, too. It’d flip the Senate.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:21:49pm

re: #128 HappyWarrior

I will never forgive Reagan for his racism with a smile bs.

Yup, opening his campaign on the site of slain civil rights workers, and laying a wreath at the graves of Nazi SS soldiers in West Germany.

The GOP has been this way all my life. (Eisenhower was President when I was born. I understand his desire to avoid a one-party state as the GOP was in collapse during his time, based on his experiences in the Army in Europe. Our nation has been through one party periods before … they result in another party arising.)

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:24:54pm

re: #183 austin_blue

Their Patty Melt is killer bee.

So is Beto. I think h’s got a real chance. I sent him money. You should, too. It’d flip the Senate.

The most important thing is to stick a pin in Cruz.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:25:08pm

re: #182 austin_blue

It’s basically a British-built Lockheed Electra

Image: File:G-arir.jpg

but with a worse safety record per flight hour.

NB: The Lockheed Electra airframe is still being used as a front line Naval Submarine Hunter, the P-3C Orion:

Image: File:P-3C_Orion2.jpg

My father was an aircrewman on P-3’s in the Vietnam War. (That plane was the only P-3 ever lost in combat. P-3’s are extremely reliable and hardy aircraft. The airframe was also modified to the EP-3 electronic warfare plane while I was in the Navy … when they were still semi-secretly developing that, they were flying up and down the East Coast an experimental EP-3 with the Bureau Serial Number of my father’s plane, presumably to hide it from prying eyes as something different.)

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:26:48pm
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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:27:13pm

re: #177 HappyWarrior

Next he will call Beto brisket and compare himself to Canadian bacon.

Now THAT would be a bridge too far. Good brisket is sacred.

Aaron Franklin got a James Beard award to back it up on a national level. Don’t fuck with Texas Q.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:27:40pm

Thread

Another 15 or so tweets in thread, and possibly still growing

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:29:18pm

re: #182 austin_blue

It’s basically a British-built Lockheed Electra

Image: File:G-arir.jpg

but with a worse safety record per flight hour.

NB: The Lockheed Electra airframe is still being used as a front line Naval Submarine Hunter, the P-3C Orion:

Image: File:P-3C_Orion2.jpg

Exhibit A for taking these Pulpit Pimping Pricks off of the Tax-Exempt Gravy Train!

TAX THE CHURCHES!!!!!

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:30:32pm

re: #183 austin_blue

Their Patty Melt is killer bee.

So is Beto. I think h’s got a real chance. I sent him money. You should, too. It’d flip the Senate.

I think he’s got a real chance too! Definitely looking forward to some great lessons being gleaned from his campaign.

I’m broke as a joke so I will continue to volunteer (currently for my great AZ Rep. Ruben Gallego), protest, amplify messaging and try to get more folks engaged. I’ve got family and friends in Texas that I plan to harass again with calls and texts in September, then October, then November.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:33:25pm

re: #190 Joe Bacon 🌹

Exhibit A for taking these Pulpit Pimping Pricks off of the Tax-Exempt Gravy Train!

TAX THE CHURCHES!!!!!

I can’t believe Copeland would settle for a turboprop! Surely he’d have to have a Gulfstream at least. Besides, aren’t turboprops more fuel-efficient? That’s an evil thing in and of itself, right?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:36:10pm

re: #189 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

We used to have places where kooks like this were locked in padded cells 24/7.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:37:10pm

re: #190 Joe Bacon 🌹

Exhibit A for taking these Pulpit Pimping Pricks off of the Tax-Exempt Gravy Train!

TAX THE CHURCHES!!!!!

I don’t necessarily disagree, but who decides? Do you want to treat the Episcopalians, Unitarians, and many others who provide sanctuary, like the pulpit pimps? It’s a tough call.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:38:25pm

re: #192 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I can’t believe Copeland would settle for a turboprop! Surely he’d have to have a Gulfstream at least. Besides, aren’t turboprops more fuel-efficient? That’s an evil thing in and of itself, right?

Honestly, Copeland laying his hands on an airplane and “healing” it reminds me of this classic Far Side cartoon!

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:38:41pm

re: #194 austin_blue

I don’t necessarily disagree, but who decides? Do you want to treat the Episcopalians, Unitarians, and many others who provide sanctuary, like the pulpit pimps? It’s a tough call.

An easy start: all of them with a preacher who has his own plane.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:40:51pm

re: #194 austin_blue

I don’t necessarily disagree, but who decides? Do you want to treat the Episcopalians, Unitarians, and many others who provide sanctuary, like the pulpit pimps? It’s a tough call.

It’s not a tough call.

Since the overwhelming majority of churches are fused into the Religious Right and they insist on telling their flocks to vote Republican it’s only fair that they pay to play the politics game.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:41:51pm

re: #191 JordanRules

I think he’s got a real chance too! Definitely looking forward to some great lessons being gleaned from his campaign.

I’m broke as a joke so I will continue to volunteer (currently for my great AZ Rep. Ruben Gallego), protest, amplify messaging and try to get more folks engaged. I’ve got family and friends in Texas that I plan to harass again with calls and texts in September, then October, then November.

Twenty bucks man, ten, five, a dollar. Whatever. Then get out and bang on peoples’ doors and get them registered and voting. It is our Duty and Constitutional Geas to vote.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:43:43pm

re: #159 Single-handed sailor

I wouldn’t compare my political opponent to a tasty hamburger if i looked like a chunk of bad pork left out in the sun too long.
Just sayin’.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:44:21pm

re: #197 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s not a tough call.

Since the overwhelming majority of churches are fused into the Religious Right and they insist on telling their flocks to vote Republican it’s only fair that they pay to play the politics game.

But that is simply not true.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:47:17pm

KTVU 2, I remember that.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:48:38pm

re: #201 Single-handed sailor

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KTVU 2, I remember that.

What a dick.

Oh, wait.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:49:15pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:51:13pm

re: #194 austin_blue

I don’t necessarily disagree, but who decides? Do you want to treat the Episcopalians, Unitarians, and many others who provide sanctuary, like the pulpit pimps? It’s a tough call.

I want to treat them all the same. Where in the Constitution does it say churches are tax-exempt?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”

Literally the only appearance of the word “religion” (except the prohibition of religious tests for office). The word “church” appears not at all. This bullshit is totally made up.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:52:54pm

re: #198 austin_blue

Twenty bucks man, ten, five, a dollar. Whatever. Then get out and bang on peoples’ doors and get them registered and voting. It is our Duty and Constitutional Geas to vote.

I hope you can be mindful of people’s differing economic situations and be an enthusiastic champion of various ways anyone can be involved. I am not letting my situation stop me from participating in our Democracy but people face shame about it everyday.

I literally need every dollar I can get right now to survive. When that was not my situation, I was happy to give *and* volunteer. But too many folks forget that, the way our system is currently constructed, money cannot replace doing the actual work and feet on the ground for Democrats. We need everything to win.

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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 10:56:30pm

re: #205 JordanRules

I hope you can be mindful of people’s differing economic situations and be an enthusiastic champion of various ways anyone can be involved. I am not letting my situation stop me from participating in our Democracy but people face shame about it everyday.

I literally need every dollar I can get right now to survive. When that was not my situation, I was happy to give *and* volunteer. But too many folks forget that, the way our system is currently constructed, money cannot replace doing the actual work and feet on the ground for Democrats. We need everything to win.

Hence the “Whatever”. We are in complete agreement.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:04:17pm

That would be fun!

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:07:20pm

She’s a badass!

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:10:00pm
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austin_blue  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:13:19pm

re: #204 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I want to treat them all the same. Where in the Constitution does it say churches are tax-exempt?

Literally the only appearance of the word “religion” (except the prohibition of religious tests for office). The word “church” appears not at all. This bullshit is totally made up.

I can’t agree with that, and I’m a nonbeliever, an agnostic.

There is a huge difference between churches that offer sanctuary to the most vulnerable and those that have been weaponized as apologists for the far-right and alt-right, or are simply organizations designed to remove money from parishioner’s pockets to profit the preacher’s bottom line.

I respect people of faith who follow the path of peace and grace. I understand it, but don’t practice it, because I don’t personally believe in it.

That’s just my belief system. I know this is a hugely emotional issue, and there is no way that it can be reconciled. But punishing the good for the transgressions of others is just not righteous.

I can see this turning into a flame war and I don’t want to participate. Night all. Sweet scaly dreams. See you tomorrow.

Please let it be a huge Indictment Friday!

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sagehen  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:16:34pm

re: #172 Dave In Austin

No one worth that much should hold office.

well…. I was pretty pleased with Michael Bloomberg’s mayoralty. There’s always gonna be that one counter-example to any mostly-true generalization.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:25:16pm
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freetoken  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:25:30pm

re: #209 JordanRules

So why doesn’t the local district attorney bring charges, if the Sheriff won’t?

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:32:12pm

re: #213 freetoken

So why doesn’t the local district attorney bring charges, if the Sheriff won’t?

This dynamic maybe could be in play.

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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:37:48pm
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JordanRules  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:45:11pm
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:50:26pm

re: #216 JordanRules

If only California could find some water to fight these fires!

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freetoken  Aug 9, 2018 • 11:52:14pm

The weather for several weeks now has been very monsoonal, though we’ve not gotten any rain where I am at.

Unusual warm nights in July were quite the anomaly and so far that has continued.

A note from the NWS in San Diego:

One quick note: Torrey Pines Outer Buoy reported a sea surface temperature of 81.3 deg F at 530 PM Wednesday, which appears to be the highest buoy temperature ever recorded in the California coastal waters.

Not normal at all.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:22:36am

re: #218 freetoken

Currently getting a nice monsoon shower here in South Phoenix.
Nice change from haboobs and no rain in my neck of the deserts.

I went outside and enjoyed it for a bit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:27:35am

re: #194 austin_blue

I don’t necessarily disagree, but who decides? Do you want to treat the Episcopalians, Unitarians, and many others who provide sanctuary, like the pulpit pimps? It’s a tough call.

The point of tax exemptions for churches is that churches often fulfill charitable functions which the government cannot or may not be aware of.

Most of the functions of many churches serve no such charitable function (for example, the Lutheran Church across the street from my house does no charity work whatsoever; all funds go into the church or its pastor). It owns one-eighth of the village property and pays no property taxes (which hurts the whole village).

A proposal might be for a church to file an IRS Form 990 detailing all income and expenditures - which would make identifying actual charitable work simpler. Nearly every church is opposed to revealing their finances (can’t imagine why). The Satanic Temple files a Form 990 and pays taxes (even though as a church they are not required to). Unlike a lot of churches, they actually do charity work.

Our last state governor Dave Heineman (R) proposed repealing the property tax exemption on church property that was not used for a charitable purpose. The howl from every last church from Omaha to Scottsbluff was deafening … he backed down mighty quickly. (That alone should tell you that churches have too much power in our state government.)

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:31:38am

Now it’s multiple counties.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:37:30am

re: #197 Joe Bacon 🌹

It’s not a tough call.

Since the overwhelming majority of churches are fused into the Religious Right and they insist on telling their flocks to vote Republican it’s only fair that they pay to play the politics game.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:45:30am
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:50:15am

re: #65 BeachDem

Riddle me this—

Why is every Democratic House candidate grilled about whether they’ll support Pelosi as speaker and it’s seen as a HUGE ISSUE, but Republican House candidates are never asked if they’ll support abuse-adjacent Gym Jordan?

Great question. If Democrats were smart, they’d throw that anti-Pelosi question back in the hosts’ faces instead of playing along. Pelosi is a good leader.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:52:19am

LOL

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:02:50am

re: #10 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Then we got Reagan. Then we got Dubya. Now we’ve got tRump. So what’s next?

Pence and the Christian Taliban

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:08:26am

Utah Outcasts weighs in on the church shooting in a Mormon church in Fallon, Nevada six days ago (which you probably didn’t hear about because only one person was killed).

That church emphasises that guns should not be required in a house of God; other LDS churches in the area are insisting that guns carried by parishioners are necessary (7:24).

cnn.com

Wingnuts of course are insisting that concealed carry is the only thing to prevent this. (Spoiler, it wouldn’t have prevented it. It was a planned murder. The shooter was apprehended after a standoff at his home.)

Fallout From LDS Church Shooting in Nevada

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:08:42am

re: #74 KGxvi

Since we were sort of talking about Nixon earlier, I keep coming back to the idea of how critical the 1960 election was and what it would have meant for history if a few thousand votes in a few states swung the other way.

Phillip K Dick wrote about that in several of his alternative history novels, including Radio Free Algernon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:09:49am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

UPDATE: Laura Ingraham addresses the controversy by claiming her racist screed from last night where she warned about “demographic changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like” had “nothing to do with race or ethnicity”

just what sort of changes were we talking about? pet ownership?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:32:13am

re: #131 MsJ

MEDIA BIAS: Democratic Socialist wins are consistently attributed to Bernie Sanders, a 76yo white man, as the future of the Democratic Party,

While recent losses are blamed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28yo Latina, who is brand new to politics.

It is all about setting up straw figures to knock down and equating left-wing ideology to the mainstream of the Democratic party, the implication being that they want to turn us into the new Venezuela…

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:40:17am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is all about setting up straw figures to knock down and equating left-wing ideology to the mainstream of the Democratic party, the implication being that they want to turn us into the new Venezuela…

Bernie Sanders is not a DSA member. He is no more interested in working within the DSA than he is within the Democratic Party (despite being in Congress for a very long time). Ocasio-Cortez is a member, but is a brand-new member of Congress and I doubt has a whole lot of influence over elections outside her district.

Neither one of them had anything to do with either of my election victories, and I doubt CNN, Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez, or anyone else outside my town, the Nebraska Democrats, and the Nebraska DSA will care whether I win or lose reëlection.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 1:44:06am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Pence and the Christian Taliban

Ah, the ol’ Republic of Gilead gambit.

Yeah…….no fucking thanks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:01:48am

re: #209 JordanRules

The white man who killed a black man over a Florida parking spot dispute (and hasn’t been charged yet, with the sheriff citing “stand your ground”) allegedly threatened to shoot another black man over the same parking spot earlier this year.

This is exactly the sort of shit that was to be expected when SYG was introduced…

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:08:57am

re: #182 austin_blue

If I was gonna buy my very own private airplane to tool around, it’d be this baby:

L-1049 Super Constellation

Perhaps one of the most elegant of the classics.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:11:29am

re: #235 Dr Lizardo

If I was gonna buy my very own private airplane to tool around, it’d be this baby:

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Perhaps one of the most elegant of the classics.

Parts?

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:15:03am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:15:10am

re: #236 Dave In Austin

Parts?

I’m pretty sure they’d have to be custom fabricated. Just sayin’ if money was no object.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:17:56am

re: #235 Dr Lizardo

If I was gonna buy my very own private airplane to tool around, it’d be this baby:

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Perhaps one of the most elegant of the classics.

Surviving Lockheed Constellations. Only two are airworthy, with two more being restored to airworthy condition.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:19:12am

Dumps America

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:21:13am

re: #240 Dave In Austin

While completely unaware that Islamist extremist groups like ISIS hate Communism with the heat of a thousand sounds.

*headdesk*

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:34:23am

re: #240 Dave In Austin

Dumps America

From the article at Think Progress about the incident:

The article from a right-wing site called Big League Politics linked in [Corey] Stewart’s tweet read in part, “Under Sharia Law, women are considered property of their husbands, gays are murdered, and adulterers can be stoned to death. According to a former Muslim and expert on Sharia Law, El-Sayed was practicing ‘Taqiya’ to further the cause of Islam in America.”

Mr. Stewart hasn’t read his own holy book then, which promotes the same things.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:50:03am

re: #233 Dr Lizardo

Ah, the ol’ Republic of Gilead gambit.

Yeah…….no fucking thanks.

I been on this hobbyhorse before, but ever since Reagan courted the Fundies in 1980 and then dumped them as soon as Nancy’s house astrologer told her the stars were propitious, the conservative Christians started to insinuate their people into all levels of government and public life: administration, schools, the military, etc.

Mike Pence represents their ultimate achievement: a True Believer a heartbeat (or a Democratic majority) away from the Presidency.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:53:14am

re: #235 Dr Lizardo

If I was gonna buy my very own private airplane to tool around, it’d be this baby:

Perhaps one of the most elegant of the classics.

the beautiful flattened S-shaped fuselage…a Stradivarius of aircraft design

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2018 • 2:53:39am

A Tail… (Whoops!) Tale.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:01:49am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:04:53am

Yet another fundy preacher-perv busted. Does any rational person doubt that Q-anon and pizzagate are entirely about projection?
pervy pastor Pastor who hates gay people busted for soliciting gay minor for gay sex… again

67-year-old Timothy Lee Reddin is the pastor at Turner Street Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he regularly preaches about the evils of homosexuality. He was busted on August 3 after engaging in sexy talk on a website with someone he believed was a 14-year-old boy.

Turns out, that little boy was actually an undercover cop.

Reddin arranged to meet the child for sex. When he arrived at the meeting spot, he was met by officers.

Police also say they made contact with Reddin a few days earlier on another website, on July 27.

KARK-4 reports:

“Lee” described himself in his profile as a 62-year-old white male, 6’1″, 215 pounds and married. The profile description said, “I just wanna have fun…I like younger guys. But hell, at my age that’s just about everybody! Discreet, intelligent, witty, professional guy. Love to meet new friends. Especially naked ones,” according to the affidavit.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:09:48am

re: #139 DodgerFan1988

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I don’t even hear that many Democratic politicians talking about the family separation crisis and challenging their Republican counterparts about what is going on with the migrant children. This is a nightmare for the impacted families.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:17:35am

re: #248 Patricia Kayden

I don’t even hear that many Democratic politicians talking about the family separation crisis and challenging their Republican counterparts about what is going on with the migrant children. This is a nightmare for the impacted families.

That needs to be hung around the GOP’s neck like an albatross.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:18:25am

re: #245 Dave In Austin

Twitter is amoral and Jack appears to be sympathetic towards right wingers. Hence his dismal defense of Alex Jones and his decision to go on Hannitty’s radio show. Twitter needs to be forced to do better when it comes to eliminating hate speech and threats of violence from its forum.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:23:56am

re: #248 Patricia Kayden

I don’t even hear that many Democratic politicians talking about the family separation crisis and challenging their Republican counterparts about what is going on with the migrant children. This is a nightmare for the impacted families.

They are talking about it … the Nebraska Democratic Party sent out an E-mail yesterday noting they will be bringing this up in statewide debates and such.

The press is covering Trump blaming Democrats for his policy, burying Democratic responses way down articles.

cnbc.com (Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton calling it out)

rollingstone.com (on Jeff Merkely’s bill to outlaw the practice of family separation)

snopes.com (calling out Trump’s lie that the Democrats passed a law in 1997 requiring family separation)

&c

The problem is the press can publish Democratic statements and outrage, but you can’t lead conservatives to read. They believe what they believe because they want to believe it. They have been well-trained by decades of propaganda.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:25:38am

re: #251 Anymouse 🌹

The problem is the press can publish Democratic statements and outrage, but you can’t lead conservatives to read. They believe what they believe because they want to believe it. They have been well-trained by decades of propaganda.

Heck, they can read about it and hear about it in every detail and still applaud it because they are modern conservatives and the victims are dark-skinned.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:29:29am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Heck, they can read about it and hear about it in every detail and still applaud it because they are modern conservatives and the victims are dark-skinned.

Well, at least conservatives are being honest about immigrants now: they want to ban them all, not just the “undesirable” ones. They’re still pushing for retroactive stripping of citizenship and removing birthright citizenship as well (I warned last year they would try the last - when I brought up the last to our village attorney before a board meeting, he was convinced that wouldn’t happen).

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:35:01am

Russia threatens to cut off supply of RD-180 rocket engines to US.

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terraincognita  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:40:30am

re: #254 Single-handed sailor

I guess there will be no Space Force after all.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:45:49am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:51:18am

Tropical Storm Warning has gone up for Johnston Atoll as Hurricane Hector has intensified once again to a category IV storm.

prh.noaa.gov

Johnston Atoll has been used in the past for nuclear tests and for storing and destroying chemical munitions. The atoll is contaminated with plutonium and other radionuclides, as well as chemical contamination from mustard gas and PCBs. It was also used for biological warfare games against Navy target vessels.

Hurricane Hector has intensified to 130 mph and is projected to pass 100 to 200 miles from the island.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 3:56:02am

re: #255 terraincognita

I guess there will be no Space Force after all.

Looks like Space Force might end up being Space Farce.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:00:33am

re: #256 Patricia Kayden

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:15:54am

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

Tropical Storm Warning has gone up for Johnston Atoll as Hurricane Hector has intensified once again to a category IV storm.

prh.noaa.gov

Johnston Atoll has been used in the past for nuclear tests and for storing and destroying chemical munitions. The atoll is contaminated with plutonium and other radionuclides, as well as chemical contamination from mustard gas and PCBs. It was also used for biological warfare games against Navy target vessels.

Hurricane Hector has intensified to 130 mph and is projected to pass 100 to 200 miles from the island.

Johnston was the chosen launch site for Orion, the nuclear bomb propelled spacecraft. Structurally, the vehicle had more in common with ships than with aircraft or other rockets, so it was to be built by Electric Boat in their covered submarine building facility at Groton, then barged to Johnston.

Project Orion by George Dyson.

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:28:28am

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Good morning!

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:31:13am

Comic relief:

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:35:08am

re: #262 Teukka

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:37:03am

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:37:09am

re: #262 Teukka

Comic relief:

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If they have Thin Mints, I’m ok with this.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:39:25am

re: #264 teleskiguy

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:41:23am

re: #264 teleskiguy

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:53:28am

re: #207 JordanRules

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That would be fun!

I love that little guy lol. I was just listening to some of his stand up yesterday. Nice burn.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:57:23am

Sun’s up … time for me to go to bed.

My wife settled the bill with the roofer yesterday for replacing our roof after our May tornado. All the damage bills cost more than our Yukon trip, and there’s more damage to repair (the electrical damage from the tornado when we were in Saskatchewan).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 4:58:53am

re: #240 Dave In Austin

Dumps America

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Senate. What an idiot. People in this like Tim Kaine. He’s been elected someway or form statewide four times now since 2001- Lt Governor, Governor, Senator, VP, but go ahead Corey1861, that’s a real winner.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:02:18am

re: #256 Patricia Kayden

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It’s not that they’re more moderate than Nancy though that is a problem if you want the party to move leftwards, it’s that they don’t have Nancy’s leadership gravitas.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:15:32am

re: #271 HappyWarrior

It’s not that they’re more moderate than Nancy though that is a problem if you want the party to move leftwards, it’s that they don’t have Nancy’s leadership gravitas.

There are plenty of people who want the Dems to be perceived as shifting left, for the press it makes a better horse race, for the GOP it makes them better targets for smear campaigns.

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:16:47am

re: #264 teleskiguy

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:37:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:47:27am

moron is upset…good.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:48:57am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define

I think that most of them are able to define it in clear terms and images.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:49:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:52:13am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

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only in america…rest of world reads date as 10/08/18

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:54:21am

re: #159 Single-handed sailor

If you want to prove that Cruz is a Texas transplant, using Whataburger as an insult proves he knows nothing about the state.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:55:16am

re: #278 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

only in america…rest of world reads date as 10/08/18

Or 2018-08-10 (as per ISO 8601).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:59:05am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is upset…good.

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You don’t get to tell them what to do during the National Anthem.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2018 • 5:59:07am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is upset…good.

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wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define

No Donny, they know why they are doing it. You are just too fucking stupid/bigoted/both to understand why yourself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:01:18am

re: #280 Teukka

Or 2018-08-10 (as per ISO 8601).

Yes, our bassist is a serious computer nerd (pointy ears and all) and he would put our band dates in that format.

I had to convince him that to normal people, the Day of the Week is most important,:
Friday, August 10th.

We also had a disagreement with him once when a place told us that the bands start at 9pm on weeknights and 10pm on weekends, because as he insisted, the weekend is Saturday and Sunday only.

I pointed out that in the purely logical sense that is true, but for most normal people, the Weekend begins when work ends on a Friday.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:01:59am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

You don’t get to tell them what to do during the National Anthem.

He knows this is a great distraction for half of America.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:01:59am

They have said repeatedly why they are doing it. Trump just doesn’t like people especially PoC who “defy” him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:02:44am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He knows this is a great distraction for half of America.

Sooner or later even his cult is going to realize it’s s distraction from his lack of leadership.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:04:55am

re: #286 HappyWarrior

Sooner or later even his cult is going to realize it’s s distraction from his lack of leadership.

I don’t think so, they look on tweeting, holding rallies & military parades along with complaining about uppity black NFL & NBA players as “leadership”

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:05:09am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Our latest heat wave appears to have broken and today is less humid than it’s been. We get a day reprieve before rain comes in and the humidity returns next week. I can deal with that.

What I can’t deal with is right wing extremists who continually caterwaul about voter fraud, and then when you start looking closely you see that they’re engaging in election fraud and are quite possibly breaking state and federal laws in the process.

And yes, I’m talking about Kris Kobach, whose actions in Kansas primary elections reek. The DOJ should launch an investigation into his actions to see if he violated federal law in misinforming local election officials about the rules.

What’s particularly funny (in a pathetic kind of way) is that Kansas GOPers wanted this guy because he was going to suppress voter turnout. Turns out he was suppressing his fellower GOPers who didn’t vote for him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:06:55am

jeebus

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:10:41am

Regurgitating the former money honey’s opinion isn’t fact.

Fact is you and your cronies engaged in criminal conduct. Your campaign met with Russian foreign agents. Your team failed to report that to the FBI. You and your team lied repeatedly about the nature of the meeting.

You then admit the meeting was to get dirt on Clinton, which is a clear violation of federal law. You then claim it isn’t collusion but since Clinton did it, she should be investigated because that’s a crime.

All this projection and deflection (including the Space Force replacing Infrastructure Week) doesn’t hide fact that his corrupt and complicit admin is fleecing taxpayers, is corrupt as fuck (and the GOP is rife with corrupt fuckers who think they can get away with it - from Rep. Collins to his buddies he gave insider info to), and conspired against the US.

It doesn’t hide that this racist white nationalist continues policies meant to harm minorities and women so white guys can feel better about themselves (and rich white guys can get even richer - Wilbur Ross, we’re looking at you for your own criminal scandal that would lead the news in any other admin, but is 2d tier here).

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:11:39am

Gee, another one of Trump’s cabal of cronies who lied to Congress:

There was a reason to oppose Haspel for CIA. This was it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:12:20am

re: #290 lawhawk

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Regurgitating the former money honey’s opinion isn’t fact.

Fact is you and your cronies engaged in criminal conduct. Your campaign met with Russian foreign agents. Your team failed to report that to the FBI. You and your team lied repeatedly about the nature of the meeting.

You then admit the meeting was to get dirt on Clinton, which is a clear violation of federal law. You then claim it isn’t collusion but since Clinton did it, she should be investigated because that’s a crime.

All this projection and deflection (including the Space Force replacing Infrastructure Week) doesn’t hide fact that his corrupt and complicit admin is fleecing taxpayers, is corrupt as fuck (and the GOP is rife with corrupt fuckers who think they can get away with it - from Rep. Collins to his buddies he gave insider info to), and conspired against the US.

It doesn’t hide that this racist white nationalist continues policies meant to harm minorities and women so white guys can feel better about themselves (and rich white guys can get even richer - Wilbur Ross, we’re looking at you for your own criminal scandal that would lead the news in any other admin, but is 2d tier here).

Donny, just repeating the bs of one of your FNC bootlickers doesn’t prove shit.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:12:56am
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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:13:15am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:14:02am

re: #278 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

only in america…rest of world reads date as 10/08/18

The rest of the world doesn’t get to celebrate pi day either, so sucks to be them.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:14:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:14:58am

re: #295 Belafon

The rest of the world doesn’t get to celebrate pi day either, so sucks to be them.

we celebrate Pi day on July 22 or 22/7.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:15:51am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

Hey, zero clue as to how economics works.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:16:06am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t think so, they look on tweeting, holding rallies & military parades along with complaining about uppity black NFL & NBA players as “leadership”

Wait for the economy to decline because of his policies and then they’ll see him bitching about kneeling while they’re out of work.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:20:30am

re: #296 lawhawk

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Exactly. I don’t doubt Trump said the n word. Omarosa had no problem with Trump until they got rid of her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:22:42am

re: #299 HappyWarrior

Wait for the economy to decline because of his policies and then they’ll see him bitching about kneeling while they’re out of work.

But they will fail to connect their unemployment with his policies, it will somehow be the fault of uppity black athletes…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:24:17am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But they will fail to connect their unemployment with his policies, it will somehow be the fault of uppity black athletes…

We’ll see. But I do think his raging on athletes will eventually even bore his cult.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:26:35am

re: #261 jeffreyw

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Everyone to your corners!

When you hear the bell come out eating.

Morning!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:31:33am

re: #302 HappyWarrior

We’ll see. But I do think his raging on athletes will eventually even bore his cult.

Also, true, I hope, someday.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:34:10am

re: #278 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

only in america…rest of world reads date as 10/08/18

In my little corner it’s 180810
Yymmdd is the only way to sort chronological

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:34:17am

re: #290 lawhawk

Regurgitating the former money honey’s opinion isn’t fact.

Fact is you and your cronies engaged in criminal conduct. Your campaign met with Russian foreign agents. Your team failed to report that to the FBI. You and your team lied repeatedly about the nature of the meeting.

You then admit the meeting was to get dirt on Clinton, which is a clear violation of federal law. You then claim it isn’t collusion but since Clinton did it, she should be investigated because that’s a crime.

All this projection and deflection (including the Space Force replacing Infrastructure Week) doesn’t hide fact that his corrupt and complicit admin is fleecing taxpayers, is corrupt as fuck (and the GOP is rife with corrupt fuckers who think they can get away with it - from Rep. Collins to his buddies he gave insider info to), and conspired against the US.

It doesn’t hide that this racist white nationalist continues policies meant to harm minorities and women so white guys can feel better about themselves (and rich white guys can get even richer - Wilbur Ross, we’re looking at you for your own criminal scandal that would lead the news in any other admin, but is 2d tier here).

So DrumpF begging for Russian aid from the campaign stage wasn’t enough?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:34:44am

re: #304 Sir John Barron

Also, true, I hope, someday.

I’d love to see them turn on him. Can’t stand the bastards but I want him to be in fear of what he created.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:36:29am

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

Even the story shows how flimsy all this is - it’s about generating opposition against those Democrats in vulnerable districts by GOPers. The Democrats want to win those seats, and will run “against her” but wont actually step up and oppose her leadership.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:37:12am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is upset…good.

Such leadership much presidential unifier.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:38:27am

re: #308 lawhawk

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

There is a thing going on to paint the Democrats as undergoing a radical leftist shift, it makes for more interesting reporting and gives the GOP something to rage about.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:38:53am

re: #308 lawhawk

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

Even the story shows how flimsy all this is - it’s about generating opposition against those Democrats in vulnerable districts by GOPers. The Democrats want to win those seats, and will run “against her” but wont actually step up and oppose her leadership.

The media and Republicans but I repeat myself seem to have an inordinate interest in the makeup of the Democratics congressional leadership.

It’s…a little weird. I don’t quite see the same level of interest in the GOP leadership.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:40:24am

re: #308 lawhawk

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

Even the story shows how flimsy all this is - it’s about generating opposition against those Democrats in vulnerable districts by GOPers. The Democrats want to win those seats, and will run “against her” but wont actually step up and oppose her leadership.

Yeah I saw that this morning. Weak sauce.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:41:16am

re: #311 Sir John Barron

The media and Republicans but I repeat myself seem to have an inordinate interest in the makeup of the Democratics congressional leadership.

It’s…a little weird. I don’t quite see the same level of interest in the GOP leadership.

Which is strange since a sexual assault enabler wants to be the GOP House leader.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:42:53am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a thing going on to paint the Democrats as undergoing a radical leftist shift, it makes for more interesting reporting and gives the GOP something to rage about.

That’s not what this is about. This is about conservative Dems distancing themselves from Pelosi who is often used as a boogeyman in Republican held districts to keep the rubes voting GOP.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:43:00am

re: #264 teleskiguy

ighdz21ggiWOgQAY8zf7mpBtpjjI5xekKD6ul5trTHZ2snKyyi8ExUPr77uzsrRU

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:43:04am

re: #248 Patricia Kayden

I don’t even hear that many Democratic politicians talking about the family separation crisis and challenging their Republican counterparts about what is going on with the migrant children. This is a nightmare for the impacted families.

I hear it a lot. And this is precisely why I posted Pelosi’s tweet yesterday about their presser on it. Cause the media won’t cover it.

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fern01  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:43:05am

re: #295 Belafon

The rest of the world doesn’t get to celebrate pi day either, so sucks to be them.

The rest of the world doesn’t have a f..kwit for president* either - so they happy to trade that for pi day.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:43:30am

re: #258 Dr Lizardo

Looks like Space Force might end up being Space Farce.

It is hard to believe that this is a serious proposal.

…First, because the entire defense establishment hates it….
…Second, because nobody seems to be able to explain why a space force would be necessary.
…Third, and perhaps most significantly, Donald Trump allowed Mike Pence to make the announcement. If there was any chance this was going to happen, or even any chance that the announcement would generate some positive publicity, you can bet Trump would have made the announcement himself.

So, what is going on here? It’s possible that the administration is putting this out there so that they have something to “concede” when discussing the next budget…
However, it appears primarily to be a fundraising move. Moments after Pence made his announcement, folks on the Trump e-mail list got a mail blast with potential Space Force logos for them to vote on…

These are so comically bad that they look to have been cooked up for the latest remake of Total Recall….

Once Team Trump has collected another million or two for the re-election campaign, odds are pretty good we don’t hear much more about the Space Force.

my bolds

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:45:43am

re: #318 dangerman

It is hard to believe that this is a serious proposal.

my bolds

Sounds about right.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:46:00am

re: #311 Sir John Barron

The media and Republicans but I repeat myself seem to have an inordinate interest in the makeup of the Democratics congressional leadership.

It’s…a little weird. I don’t quite see the same level of interest in the GOP leadership.

She’s one of the highest ranking Dems and they need a target
So they make her the face of the party

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fern01  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:46:45am

re: #305 dangerman

In my little corner it’s 180810
Yymmdd is the only way to sort chronological

Needs to be YYYYMMDD for correct sort. What infuriates me is microsoft dates in excel. They think the world began on 01/01/1900 (and that is US & other countries format)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:48:03am

re: #320 dangerman

She’s one of the highest ranking Dems and they need a target
So they make her the face of the party

I remember when they used to cry about San Francisco values to scare their base.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:48:14am

re: #308 lawhawk

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

Even the story shows how flimsy all this is - it’s about generating opposition against those Democrats in vulnerable districts by GOPers. The Democrats want to win those seats, and will run “against her” but wont actually step up and oppose her leadership.

and that poll yesterday seems to be a bit ‘iffy’

using a name similar to that of an established pollster, so as to steal a little of their cachet, is a trick as old as polling itself. So, this is another one that should probably be taken with a barrel of salt.

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jeffreyw  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:49:14am

re: #278 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

only in america…rest of world reads date as 10/08/18

10Aug2018 or 10Aug18
because I have to count fingers to get the month (jan..feb..mar..apr..may..jun..jul..aug…)

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Alephnaught  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:50:36am

My goodness, the Turkish lira is tanking, in part thanks to that Trump tweet.

To be fair, it’s not being doing very well the past few days already, but the Trump tweet sent it down even further, well on the way to forcing a currency crisis. It’s almost like he’s kicking Turkey while they’re down, just because he can.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:52:29am

re: #321 fern01

Needs to be YYYYMMDD for correct sort. What infuriates me is microsoft dates in excel. They think the world began on 01/01/1900 (and that is US & other countries format)

Internally they are stored a s julian so no worries
They display as 6 digits

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:52:49am

re: #317 fern01

The rest of the world doesn’t have a f..kwit for president* either - so they happy to trade that for pi day.

Hungary’s trying. Remember some of the recent leaders in Italy? Our problem is that we’re the most dangerous country on the planet right now.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:53:51am

re: #321 fern01

Needs to be YYYYMMDD for correct sort. What infuriates me is microsoft dates in excel. They think the world began on 01/01/1900 (and that is US & other countries format)

Prove them wrong. //

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fern01  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:54:41am

re: #325 Alephnaught

My goodness, the Turkish lira is tanking, in part thanks to that Trump tweet.

To be fair, it’s not being doing very well the past few days already, but the Trump tweet sent it down even further, well on the way to forcing a currency crisis. It’s almost like he’s kicking Turkey while they’re down, just because he can.

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It is this sort of behavior that stops too many world leaders from calling him out. They are really scared as to what his bullying will do to their people.

Europe will have to act as one & attack this man who seems to want to bring down the world while he sits on top of the mess he is creating. I really can’t remember another world leader acting like this - I don’t even think hitler went around trying to tank the currencies of the rest of the world.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:55:57am

I had a dream last night (actually early this morning) that I was running a GoFundMe to raise money to bribe Melania to leave Trump, but we couldn’t get more than $10,000 and she needed hundreds of millions to be persuaded to leave the Yam.

Then the Yam grabbed a firearm of some sort and ran out of the White House shooting random people while a 3D Twitter feed was projected across the sky.

Is that what happened this morning?

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:56:05am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:58:41am

re: #325 Alephnaught

My goodness, the Turkish lira is tanking, in part thanks to that Trump tweet.

To be fair, it’s not being doing very well the past few days already, but the Trump tweet sent it down even further, well on the way to forcing a currency crisis. It’s almost like he’s kicking Turkey while they’re down, just because he can.

The new normal it would seem. A demagogue with power at his finger tips. Not the nuke crisis just yet, but having a deranged person at the controls of the most powerful government in the world is showing the sort of disruption and chaos it can cause.

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fern01  Aug 10, 2018 • 6:58:45am

re: #328 Belafon

Prove them wrong. //

I could understand if MS said the world started c. 1980 //

It’s my family genealogy data, (including the 9Xg grandfather in Cornwall in 1573) - some of which I tried to store in excel - took me ages to work out what the problem was.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:00:58am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:03:31am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

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In local news:
“The neighbors dog I keep kicking doesn’t seem to like me!”.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:03:39am

re: #334 JordanRules

Obviously that’s a problem. Dems must get rid of her.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:05:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:06:57am

re: #331 lawhawk

Everyone in Trumpworld is compromised and complicit. Only remaining question is how many engaged in criminal acts.

Or rather, how many of these criminal acts can be successfully prosecuted.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:08:32am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:09:10am

re: #334 JordanRules

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:09:55am

re: #330 The Vicious Babushka

I had a dream last night (actually early this morning) that I was running a GoFundMe to raise money to bribe Melania to leave Trump, but we couldn’t get more than $10,000 and she needed hundreds of millions to be persuaded to leave the Yam.

Then the Yam grabbed a firearm of some sort and ran out of the White House shooting random people while a 3D Twitter feed was projected across the sky.

Is that what happened this morning?

Feels like it.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:10:26am

WTH

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:11:38am

re: #338 JordanRules

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:11:39am

re: #343 JordanRules

WTH

Oh, does Jay Sekulow have “better information” now?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:12:06am

re: #343 JordanRules

WTH

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Yawn Lumpy.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:12:40am

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Yawn Lumpy.

Sean HawHaw

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:12:54am

re: #338 JordanRules

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:14:54am

re: #348 JordanRules

White Suprems just can’t catch a break.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:16:48am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:17:38am

re: #348 JordanRules

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No shit.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:18:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:19:44am

re: #350 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

You nuts keep projecting the corruption onto the investigators. People who conspired against the United States are being brought down. Liberals and Conservatives agree that’s right and good. Mad Trumpists try to deflect for criminals.

When the results of the investigation come out, the GOP will have to choose between acting on it or appearing complicit in the crimes it describes.

The more dirt they can dump on it, the more chance they have to discredit it and fail to act on it without seeming complicit.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:20:54am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹

Unless the Dems are willing to drastically change the leaders synonymous with the party’s failure, it will never succeed! Pelosi, who may be a great fund raiser, should do the party a favor and let others lead!

‘let others lead’ is code for ‘we cant beat her head to head’

no one ever ‘lets others lead’

you want to lead, you run and win
if you lose, they dont want you

ps - leaders dont whine

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:23:34am
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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:24:41am

re: #348 JordanRules

The audacity of Jason Kessler of being allowed to assert — while being interviewed on @NPR, ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST MEDIA PLATFORMS— that white people are being silenced…

maybe NPR is playing this as a giant mockery card?

…nah…that would require self awareness

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:25:00am

re: #341 goddamnedfrank

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:27:37am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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And yet you denied he was a racist when you were on his payroll. I believe her but man fuck her too.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:27:46am

re: #353 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When the results of the investigation come out, the GOP will have to choose between acting on it or appearing complicit in the crimes it describes.

The more dirt they can dump on it, the more chance they have to discredit it and fail to act on it without seeming complicit.

separate and equally

since the investigation has been leakproof, they got nothing else to attack - that would sort of be of substance - no facts or accusations or anything

pathetically, this is all they came up with and all they got

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:28:17am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Is this supposed to hurt or help Trump?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:29:00am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:29:14am

re: #360 Belafon

Is this supposed to hurt or help Trump?

With his base? It will help I’m sure since it adds to their whole he speaks how they do silliness.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:29:38am

re: #361 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Dayum. Steele ain’t wrong.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:30:33am

Re: Space Force logo competition (somewhat NSFW):

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:31:10am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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How is that explosive? Omarosa needs to go away. Her 15 minutes of infamy are over. Next!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:31:45am

I was away for a bit there - had to go pick up some glue.

I’ve started working on a model kit of a Junkers G23. Should be interesting…..also, I greatly enjoy doing detail work - it’s sort of Zen for me. Gets me relaxed.

The model kit I’m working in has decals for Swiss livery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:32:09am

re: #365 Patricia Kayden

How is that explosive? Omarosa needs to go away. Her 15 minutes of infamy are over. Next!

In addition, she is telling us nothing that we did not know, just from a somewhat different viewpoint.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:32:58am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump casually dropped the N-word during his time as host of ‘The Apprentice’ — and regularly uses racial epithets in the White House, ‘explosive’ new Omarosa book claims

DUH. No shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:33:16am

re: #366 Dr Lizardo

I was away for a bit there - had to go pick up some glue.

I’ve started working on a model kit of a Junkers G23. Should be interesting…..also, I greatly enjoy doing detail work - it’s sort of Zen for me. Gets me relaxed.

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The model kit I’m working in has decals for Swiss livery.

We get a Junkers 52 trimotor doing regular panorama flights over the Rhine valley. I can hear those motors coming from a long way off and always go outside to wave at “Tante Ju”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:33:22am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah I think we’re passed the point—sadly—of something like this mattering for DrUmps delusioned cult followers.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:33:54am

re: #358 HappyWarrior

And yet you denied he was a racist when you were on his payroll. I believe her but man fuck her too.

They are all celebrity liars. She is out to make some money. They all are.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:34:43am

re: #367 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In addition, she is telling us nothing that we did not know, just from a somewhat different viewpoint.

hell, remember the first tape?
pu$$ygate
barely moved the needle

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:34:52am

re: #371 MsJ

They are all celebrity liars. She is out to make some money. They all are.

Exactly

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:35:03am

re: #366 Dr Lizardo

And when it’s done, hopefully, it’ll look like this:

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:35:29am

re: #364 Teukka

Completely SFW. I had to think about it for a bit.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:36:27am

re: #369 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We get a Junkers 52 trimotor doing regular panorama flights over the Rhine valley. I can hear those motors coming from a long way off and always go outside to wave at “Tante Ju”

There’s one in Czech Republic as well, at least one I know of - it’s landed at Mošnov Airport before. Yeah, those motors are distinctive as hell. You can hear it coming from waaaaaay off.

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Alephnaught  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:37:22am

Turkey’s President Erdogan is making another speech today:

I was thinking earlier that something wasn’t quite right here, as Trump’s tweet isn’t exactly helping Turkey, and Russia is one of Turkey’s allies.

And then, along comes some news that President Erdogan has been in contact with Russia re: Turkey’s economic woes quite recently, so there might be something else going on that we don’t know about.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:41:20am

Daniel Craig as Bond was, for me, a bore. I vote Idris all the way!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:46:57am

re: #378 MsJ

Daniel Craig as Bond was, for me, a bore. I vote Idris all the way!

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I lost interest after Sean Connery. Roger Moore was acceptable, but nobody after that.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:48:26am

re: #378 MsJ

Daniel Craig as Bond was, for me, a bore. I vote Idris all the way!

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Oh hell yes. Idris Elba would be perfect as Bond.

I have nothing against Daniel Craig - I very much enjoyed Skyfall; one of the best Bond films in quite some time.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:48:32am

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I lost interest after Sean Connery. Roger Moore was acceptable, but nobody after that.

connery is bond.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:49:14am

Manafort trial du jour linky.

10:45 a.m.: Special counsel again asks judge to tell jury he was wrong

Perhaps emboldened by their small victory Thursday, when Judge T.S. Ellis III conceded he was “probably wrong” to lambaste the special counsel for doing something he allowed them to do, prosecutors in the Paul Manafort trial have now asked him to tell the jury to ignore another of his intemperate comments.

On Thursday, after Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye walked a banker through a $5.5 million loan negotiation with Paul Manafort that ended in rejection, the judge cut in with skepticism.

“You might want to spend time on a loan that was granted,” he said.

When Asonye protested that the attempt to get that loan constituted one of the bank fraud conspiracy charges against Manafort, Ellis responded harshly, “I know that.”

“The Court’s statement that the government ‘might want to spend time on a loan that was granted’ misrepresents the law regarding bank fraud conspiracy, improperly conveys the Court’s opinion of the facts, and is likely to confuse and mislead the jury,” prosecutors wrote in their filing Friday morning. “The Court should provide a curative instruction in order to avoid any potential prejudice to the government.”

Defense attorneys in other cases have pointed to similar comments from Ellis when challenging guilty verdicts in the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But prosecutors cannot appeal a not-guilty verdict, and so the special counsel has begun challenging Ellis mid-trial.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:51:31am

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I lost interest after Sean Connery. Roger Moore was acceptable, but nobody after that.

After watching Sean Connery, on a talk show on television, with my own eyes and ears, talking about how women sometimes need to be slapped around…I can’t watch anything with him in it now without being completely disgusted. I don’t even try.

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:53:49am

re: #366 Dr Lizardo

I was away for a bit there - had to go pick up some glue.

I’ve started working on a model kit of a Junkers G23. Should be interesting…..also, I greatly enjoy doing detail work - it’s sort of Zen for me. Gets me relaxed.

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The model kit I’m working in has decals for Swiss livery.

Have there been any stories suggesting what happened to that Swiss Ju-52 that crashed earlier this month? I only saw a mention on wiki over here.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:54:30am

re: #308 lawhawk

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

Even the story shows how flimsy all this is - it’s about generating opposition against those Democrats in vulnerable districts by GOPers. The Democrats want to win those seats, and will run “against her” but wont actually step up and oppose her leadership.

I think you answered your own question. Because, she is the most powerful woman in the country.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:55:05am

re: #380 Dr Lizardo

Oh hell yes. Idris Elba would be perfect as Bond.

I have nothing against Daniel Craig - I very much enjoyed Skyfall; one of the best Bond films in quite some time.

I liked Daniel Craig a lot. My favorite Bond next to Connery. After Roger Moore, they were all really painful to watch.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:56:09am
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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:56:24am

Hopefully the Space Force is on alert.

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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:56:36am

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ingram is of course right — immigrants have destroyed the original America.

What she gets wrong is that she is one of those immigrants.

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:57:17am

re: #381 dangerman

connery is bond.

I thought that until the cold open of Casino Royale. After that, it’s Craig straight off of Flemming’s pages.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2018 • 7:59:49am

re: #381 dangerman

connery is bond.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:01:10am

re: #391 Amory Blaine

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EYE BLEACH, STAT!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:04:00am

re: #200 austin_blue

But that is simply not true.

Wrong.

81% of Evangelicals voted for Trump.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:05:38am

Small thread, big truth.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:08:01am

re: #343 JordanRules

WTH

Sean Hannity ✔
@seanhannity
.@JaySekulow and Rudy Giuliani will be guest hosting for me today on radio… “The depth of corruption that led to this investigation and that frankly continues to permeate this investigation is unprecedented…” saraacarter.com

9:05 AM - Aug 10, 2018

It’s true! The level of corruption that permeates The Mueller investigation is staggering.

If Trump and Gang would stop being corrupt and obstructing, Mueller might actually be able to get to the end of this mess.

Stop creating more and more stuffs to investigate and it would stop Mueller from adding to the investigation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:08:49am

re: #394 JordanRules

The GOP’s success in demonizing Nancy Pelosi is remarkable and depressing. By any standard I can think of she’s been the most effective legislative leader in decades, instrumental in defending Social Security and expanding health care 1/

They will Hillarize her

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:09:20am

re: #382 MsJ

That judge is getting paid off.

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Swampwitch  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:10:21am

Well, I lost a Twitter follower today…not that I really care since I’ve never courted followers to begin with. I saw a tweet from JD Scholten who’s running against POS Steve King and replied to the first comment painting the entirety of Iowa with the bigot brush. She promptly unfollowed me, so being the asshole she believes all Iowans are, I unfollowed her. However, Scholten’s blast from the past is the important thing, and makes me all the more determined to get that fucking professional bigot, confederate flag fetishizing, domestic terrorist empathizer the fuck out of the House…

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:14:47am

re: #397 GlutenFreeJesus

That judge is getting paid off.

I doubt it. Lots of judges are powerful assholes. You should see them when the spotlight isn’t on.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:15:09am

re: #399 JordanRules

Just ask the two yoots!

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:16:00am
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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:16:10am
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:16:34am

re: #397 GlutenFreeJesus

That judge is getting paid off.

Is there a remedy? A mistrial?

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:18:29am

re: #396 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will Hillarize her

And then they will demonize whoever replaces Pelosi. That’s how Republicans roll. Democrats are idiotic for playing along with this silly game.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:19:15am

re: #400 GlutenFreeJesus

Just ask the two yoots!

Marisa Tomei was so great in that!

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:20:54am

Like, how are his cases going tho?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:21:00am
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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:21:22am

One of the other issues Nancy Pelosi might be causing for conservatives is they are staring at losing a whole bunch of White women in elections due to Trump.

I think that was borne out in the Ohio D12 election. It appears the biggest percentage loss for Balderson were White women from upscale suburbia.

Nancy speaks to those women. That makes her dangerous because no one in the GOP does. Certainly Trump, Pence, McConnell, Ryan…even Murkowski and Collins do not speak for women.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:22:38am

re: #404 Patricia Kayden

And then they will demonize whoever replaces Pelosi. That’s how Republicans roll. Democrats are idiotic for playing along with this silly game.

Demonizing back does not seem to work…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:25:42am

Lol Ocasio-Cortez is on The View and they’re all acting like she’s already won.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:26:17am
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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:27:30am

re: #391 Amory Blaine

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alas, it was a simpler time

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:28:39am

Hello from lovely (from what we’ve seen of it so far) Brussels!

I couldn’t get to sleep on the flight over, so I’m pretty much Zombie Boy today, even after a couple hours’ sleep. We did get to stroll through the area where Parliament resides. Some cool curvy architecture going on around there. We’re about to go out in search of food and maybe beer. Actually, definitely beer. BBL.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:29:04am
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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:30:52am

re: #410 GlutenFreeJesus

Lol Ocasio-Cortez is on The View and thryrexall acting like she’s already won.

That’s because she has. Crowley won the last three elections in that district without around 75% of the vote

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:31:00am

re: #409 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Demonizing back does not seem to work…

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:31:21am

re: #399 JordanRules

I doubt it. Lots of judges are powerful assholes. You should see them when the spotlight isn’t on.

there are assholes in every type of job everywhere

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Amory Blaine  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:33:32am

re: #413 makeitstop

Enjoy and tip one back for me please!

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John Hughes  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:33:46am
It’s basically a British-built Lockheed Electra

Since the Viscount first flew in 1948 and the Electra in 1957 it would be truer to say that the Electra was a US built Viscount.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:34:00am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:35:03am

re: #417 dangerman

there are assholes in every type of job everywhere

Luckily that asshole at Walgreens doesn’t really warrant my powerful descriptor.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:37:25am

re: #384 William Lewis

Have there been any stories suggesting what happened to that Swiss Ju-52 that crashed earlier this month? I only saw a mention on wiki over here.

No, I haven’t heard anything else about that.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:38:48am

Lawhawk, any insight?

11:33 a.m.: Manafort trial, with bench conferences and no witnesses, pauses for lunch

Paul Manafort’s trial will not resume until 1:45 p.m. Friday, though the reason for the delay is not precisely clear.

As the trial resumed around 9:45 a.m., Judge T.S. Ellis III summoned lawyers for both sides to his bench for a conference that was blanketed by white noise. The jurors were not yet in the courtroom. He then took a short break - about 10 minutes — and returned to the courtroom for another bench conference.

That conference was somewhat lengthier, and the judge summoned the court security officer to join the lawyers. The judge seemed to talk with the court security officer as the lawyers listened.

Ellis then declared another recess, though before he left court, he issued a strange warning to those gathered, “You cannot look and see what’s on counsels’ tables, without their permission of course.” He left to the side of the courtroom where the jurors usually gather, which is different from where he usually exits.

The judge said the break would take about 15 minutes, though it was substantially longer. At about 10:35 a.m., one of the judge’s staff members emerged to gather the board used during jury selection.

At 11:07 a.m., Ellis came back and seemed to call the case as usual. “All right, bring the jury in, please,” he said.

All 16 jurors came in.

“A belated good morning to you,” Ellis said. He told the panel he planned to call the roll as normal, but then have an early lunch break so he could consider other matters.

“We are going to continue with the evidence in this case in the afternoon,” Ellis said.

Ellis’s clerk called each juror by their number, and all said they were present. As he does each morning, Ellis asked the group if they had been able to avoid talking to anyone about the case or doing their own investigation. They said they had. Then Ellis delivered a lengthier admonition.

“It’s very important that you not discuss the case with anyone,” he said. He noted that Manafort had a “presumption of innocence,” and jurors should be keeping an open mind until the case was complete.

“Keep an open mind until all the evidence is in,” Ellis said.

With that, the jurors left. The panel - which has usually entered the courtroom smiling or even laughing - seemed more stone faced than usual. Ellis offered no explanation to the public for what had happened. The trial is expected to resume at 1:45 p.m.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:41:01am

Damn you NASA
03:33? How the hell am I supposed to watch that?

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:44:38am

re: #399 JordanRules

I doubt it. Lots of judges are powerful assholes. You should see them when the spotlight isn’t on.

i faced this several times in my life

when i learned to fly planes (early 90’s) i figured it would be like a fraternity - everyone in the same situation; we learned to do this, we face the same dangers, we look out for each other
some yeah, but generally, nope
assholes speed, cut you off - just like they do in cars
assholes dont take 30 seconds to check their fuel tanks before taking off and *run out of gas*?!?!

teaching scuba, especially to couples, where the (generally) female didnt really want to be there, i’d say as preparation and a warning - people dont change when their personalities get wet. your man will behave underwater just the way he does at home.

seen it time and time again

there are lots of assholes and idiots in this world
You work with them
You work *for* them
they’re driving the cars around you
They operate on you
They prepare and serve your food
They prescribe drugs
drive ubers
attorneys
cops
and they get elected and appointed judges
some get confirmed for the supreme court, or to run cabinet agencies
some people vote for them for president
and on and on

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:45:10am

re: #406 JordanRules

Like, how are his cases going tho?

I see Mike wants a short attempt at the nomination.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:45:47am

re: #421 JordanRules

Luckily that asshole at Walgreens doesn’t really warrant my powerful descriptor.

see my below, er, which is now above…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:46:21am

re: #378 MsJ

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #380 Dr Lizardo

re: #381 dangerman

re: #391 Amory Blaine

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:46:46am

re: #303 ObserverArt

Everyone to your corners!

When you hear the bell come out eating.

Morning!

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:47:33am

re: #423 MsJ

High profile case and it’s possible that questions came up about a juror(s) contact with what was on the legal counsel’s table - seeing evidence or information that was not privy to be seen by the jury, etc.

I think that was basic stuff, but there may have been some indication that a juror might be having contacts with outside persons that would change their views.

Again, this is all about making sure the record is appeal proof and that everyone is adhering to the rules. We don’t want jurors engaging in nullification. We also don’t want them to treat someone as guilty before they’ve seen/heard the entire case.

Hey, I’m a lawyer not on the case, and I am entitled to my opinions that Manafort is guilty as fuck, but those on the jury must retain the presumption of innocence and review the evidence as the jury deliberates. That’s what Ellis is trying to do.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:48:38am

re: #428 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I could see that. I wish she’d done Black Widow in the Marvel movies. I understand why she chose not to, but she would have been a better fit.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:51:22am
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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:52:35am

re: #428 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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(to me) connery is bond is an axiom

i have entirely different views going forward

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:53:37am

re: #432 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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those guys are deceptively huuuuge

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:54:22am

re: #430 lawhawk

High profile case and it’s possible that questions came up about a juror(s) contact with what was on the legal counsel’s table - seeing evidence or information that was not privy to be seen by the jury, etc.

I think that was basic stuff, but there may have been some indication that a juror might be having contacts with outside persons that would change their views.

Again, this is all about making sure the record is appeal proof and that everyone is adhering to the rules. We don’t want jurors engaging in nullification. We also don’t want them to treat someone as guilty before they’ve seen/heard the entire case.

Hey, I’m a lawyer not on the case, and I am entitled to my opinions that Manafort is guilty as fuck, but those on the jury must retain the presumption of innocence and review the evidence as the jury deliberates. That’s what Ellis is trying to do.

I would guess with the kinds of money being discussed, it would be easy to buy off some juror. Sounds like something out of a Grisham novel or some television show but I suppose the possibility exists.

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plansbandc  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:54:52am

re: #355 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Is this surprising to anyone?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:55:30am

There are 6 panels, this is #3

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 8:59:05am

A very timely poll from the original “both sides” media hack.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:00:52am

Real friends

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:00:54am

re: #438 Dr. Matt

A very timely poll from the original “both sides” media hack.

Yes.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:01:39am

re: #434 dangerman

those guys are deceptively huuuuge

There was a video last year of an adolescent running down a street a couple of miles away from where we live (I have one on my license plate, but alas have never seen one in the wild). It looked like a large deer—until it ran along some parked cars and then hurdled over one.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:02:46am
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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:08:06am
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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:09:13am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:10:32am

re: #442 goddamnedfrank

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He reminds me of some of the ‘past their prime’ judges depicted on Law & Order. They just can’t let go of their power. They stumble around the field like a Brett Favre in a damn Vikings uniform and turn up the asshole factor to help compensate.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:13:29am
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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:14:12am

This article is nuts.

Jeff Strohl’s stomach dropped when he checked his mail on July 21.

“I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else,” a mysterious letter read. “More importantly, I have evidence of what you’ve been hiding.”

The letterwriter, GreySquare15, threatened to expose a secret — unless Strohl wired the sender $15,750 in bitcoin.

“First, it’s disbelief. Then, a sinking feeling in your stomach — you search your soul and say ‘What have I done? What secret is actually damning?’ ” Strohl said. “Then, you recognize, I don’t have anything that’s gonna bother me if other people knew.”

The letterwriter, GreySquare15, threatened to expose a secret — unless Strohl wired the sender $15,750 in bitcoin.

“First, it’s disbelief. Then, a sinking feeling in your stomach — you search your soul and say ‘What have I done? What secret is actually damning?’ ” Strohl said. “Then, you recognize, I don’t have anything that’s gonna bother me if other people knew.”

“I was concerned because of what information he might have that he could use against me,” said Sam Steinberg, a 76-year-old resident of Chevy Chase who received an extortion email last month containing an old username and password. “If he was ever to get the passwords to my bank account or to my investment account, it could be a disaster.”

Ames said people should be wary of what they share online and should never pay off the scammer. Instead, he advised victims to contact local law enforcement and report the incident to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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danarchy  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:14:33am

re: #445 JordanRules

He reminds me of some of the ‘past their prime’ judges depicted on Law & Order. They just can’t let go of their power. They stumble around the field like a Brett Favre in a damn Vikings uniform and turn up the asshole factor to help compensate.

If I am not mistaken Favre led the vikings to a division win?

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:15:32am
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TedStriker  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:16:21am

re: #445 JordanRules

He reminds me of some of the ‘past their prime’ judges depicted on Law & Order. They just can’t let go of their power. They stumble around the field like a Brett Favre in a damn Vikings uniform and turn up the asshole factor to help compensate.

“I AM THE LAW!”

Hopefully, as an attorney, lawhawk’s take is correct, in that the judge is being strict to prevent a very high-profile case on his docket from being appealed because of technicalities that he can prevent, but I have my misgivings given what other odd stuff the judge has said and done during this trial.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:17:15am

re: #444 lawhawk

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:19:00am

And for those wondering, that is Bill Russell wearing his Presidential Medal of Freedom (which he received from President Obama).

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:19:59am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:20:07am

Shocked, shucked I say

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TedStriker  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:20:36am

re: #451 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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[Sam Beckett]
Oh, boy…
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:21:35am

re: #450 TedStriker

“I AM THE LAW!”

Hopefully, as an attorney, lawhawk’s take is correct, in that the judge is being strict to prevent a very high-profile case on his docket from being appealed because of technicalities that he can prevent, but I have my misgivings given what other odd stuff the judge has said and done during this trial.

He’s isn’t being strict though, he’s being wrong, repeatedly, about the law and about instructions he has personally and explicitly issued from the bench. He’s acting like a drunken abuser, gaslighting the prosecution and shitting all over their case. It’s clear from his pre-trial statements that he’s a Trump supporter and he’s doing everything he can to Nunes the shit out of this thing.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:23:14am

re: #453 lawhawk

JUST IN: Trump official calls endangered species protections an “unnecessary regulatory burden” hill.cm

‘dont touch that’ is a burden

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:27:23am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:30:38am

re: #448 danarchy

If I am not mistaken Favre led the vikings to a division win?

Whoa, I’d forgotten they only lost the 2009 NFC championship game in OT.
2010 was pretty bad.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:31:15am

And…
may induce new nightmares

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:31:41am

re: #458 The Vicious Babushka

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Yum. Those look great. I don’t think I have ever had a pinwheel before.

I’m only three hours away!

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:33:35am

re: #460 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And…
may induce new nightmares

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Did you see the video the other day of a couple with a centipede in their house that they caught under a skillet lid? It was HUGE and running in circles under the lid.

I tried to find it yesterday but couldn’t.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:34:56am

I cheated on this one. I used frozen packaged “crescent” dough and canned pie filling because I’m feeling lazy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:35:49am

re: #264 teleskiguy

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:38:57am

re: #308 lawhawk

So, let me get this straight - Democrats are on pace to likely retake the House. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader, and former Speaker of the House, would be in line to take the gavel again.

And yet the media wants to focus on the distinct minority of Democrats who think someone else should be speaker?

This is where the media wants to focus? The most powerful woman in the country should be replaced why exactly?

Even the story shows how flimsy all this is - it’s about generating opposition against those Democrats in vulnerable districts by GOPers. The Democrats want to win those seats, and will run “against her” but wont actually step up and oppose her leadership.

Note that the stenographers give Republicans a pass and don’t ask them if Gym Jordan should be Speaker!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:41:31am

re: #462 MsJ

Did you see the video the other day of a couple with a centipede in their house that they caught under a skillet lid? It was HUGE and running in circles under the lid.

I tried to find it yesterday but couldn’t.

Yep, exactly what I thought of when I saw the puffer fish clip, and knew I had to share it here

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:42:10am

I fucking hate these people with the heat of a nuclear fire.

Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear And ‘Shrieking’ Cubs In Their Den

A father and son have been charged with several crimes after they allegedly shot a mother bear and her crying newborn twins inside their Alaska den, authorities said.

The men’s actions were captured on a motion-activated video camera installed by wildlife officials who were tracking the mother bear.

Owen Renner, 18, was seen on the video shooting the mother black bear in April on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, said police. According to a sworn summary of events by police that was filed in court, the “cubs begin shrieking in the den after the initial shots are fired,” The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday.

His father, Andrew Renner, 41, then took “aim through his rifle scope only feet away and fires several more shots, killing the newborn bear cubs,” per the court documents. He was also seen on video saying: ‘It doesn’t matter. Bear down,’” authorities said.

Fucking monsters.

huffingtonpost.com

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:43:06am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:43:26am

re: #447 MsJ

This article is nuts.

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It’s a clever scam, but falls apart when it hits the news and the marks can see it was a shotgun approach to grift people with guilty consciences.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:43:28am

re: #467 Skip Intro

With any luck, they’ll be looking at some serious jail time.

Hope it was worth it, assholes. Have fun in the slammer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:47:07am

re: #469 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s a clever scam, but falls apart when it hits the news and the marks can see it was a shotgun approach to grift people with guilty consciences.

one can count on a serious percentage of affluent males to have some sort of skeletons in their closet…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:47:59am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:48:21am

re: #470 Dr Lizardo

With any luck, they’ll be looking at some serious jail time.

Hope it was worth it, assholes. Have fun in the slammer.

They should lock them up in the bear compound at the zoo. Teach them a lesson about being a badass without a gun.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:48:48am

re: #471 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

one can count on a serious percentage of affluent males to have some sort of skeletons in their closet…

At the very least infidelity, and financial crimes buy a lot of houses in affluent neighborhoods.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:55:22am

They keep admitting it because they know we’re not doing shit about it.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:56:36am
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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:57:23am

re: #470 Dr Lizardo

It’s probably a misdemeanor. Fine, no time.

Anyway, didn’t the Trump administration make just this kind of thing legal?

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 9:57:43am

re: #471 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

one can count on a serious percentage of affluent males to have some sort of skeletons in their closet…

I would think almost everyone has something embarrassing in their closet. Honestly, who hasn’t done something stupid at some point in their lives - and that grows more and more with every year a person exists.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:00:29am

re: #478 MsJ

I would think almost everyone has something embarrassing in their closet. Honestly, who hasn’t done something stupid at some point in their lives - and that grows more and more with every year a person exists.

At least the embarrassing stuff I did was not recorded or posted anywhere…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:00:38am

re: #472 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I wonder how long until Pompeo gets tired of being kneecapped all the time like Tillerson was?

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:01:20am

Lolwut

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:02:20am

Also, Omarosa must be one of the stupidest fucking people in America.

I mean really, who DIDN’T think Trump used the N privately like, a lot?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:02:55am

re: #481 JordanRules

Lolwut

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Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:03:50am

re: #446 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

(flips over all the desks)

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:04:54am

re: #468 MsJ

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When I first saw your post I was thinking it was for Randy Credico.

That guy is hiding something big time. He is the go-between for Stone and Assange.

And paints Assange as a poor sympathetic figure living a bad life in an embassy with no air conditioning. Awwwwww, Come on out then Julian if you have nothing to hide.

All the Stone gang cannot be trusted. They all learned how to be slimy by one of the biggest slime lawyers ever…Roy Cohn.

And Cohn was around as a mentor and a lawyer to Trump.

Scum all over the place. The entire Trump Mob needs a good cleaning.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:08:48am

re: #467 Skip Intro

I fucking hate these people with the heat of a nuclear fire.

Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear And ‘Shrieking’ Cubs In Their Den

Fucking monsters.

huffingtonpost.com

This why I cheer when you read about some protected wild animal turning the tables on a hunter.

What did those bears do to these guys? Oh, have gun must use.

How about we put them through the a real live enactment of the great old short story The Most Dangerous Game?

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:09:26am

re: #481 JordanRules

Lolwut

NEW: I talked to Sheriff Joe re Sacha Baron Cohen. He said interview was a “big mistake,” thought golden showers q’s were re Trump having gold in shower @ Trump Tower, & tht he thought handjob q’s were re “illegals..working w/ their hands on their job”👇🏽 washingtonexaminer.com

so joe’s just a run of the mill moran

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:12:30am

re: #485 ObserverArt

When I first saw your post I was thinking it was for Randy Credico.

That guy is hiding something big time. He is the go-between for Stone and Assange.

Scum all over the place. The entire Trump Mob needs a good cleaning.

I thought it was him, too.

From the article:

He wants immunity.

He is going to take the 5th.

And this…

Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative nonprofit that is funding Miller’s legal fight, said Miller is in Missouri.

Everyone and everything conservative or republican are corrupt fucking traitors.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:12:45am

re: #487 dangerman

A Republican, in other words.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:14:31am

re: #475 JordanRules

They keep admitting it because they know we’re not doing shit about it.

Seems like they have a choker collar on their boy Big Don Trump and they are yanking on it to send a message.

Or, it could all be like big time wrestling and the whole thing about sanctions is coordinated dance.

Breathless “pro” wrestling announcer: “Trump had Vlad almost pinned there, but Vlad got out of it with a nice reverse move. Oh no…Vlad jumped out of the ring with Trump chasing, grabbed a folding metal chair and hit Trump over the head. Trump is bleeding, Trump is bleeding bad!”

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:19:05am
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mmmirele  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:25:48am

re: #423 MsJ

Lawhawk, any insight?

That was something I appreciated about Judge Bolton. She told us when we had to show up if there were scheduled motions and bench conferences. I would have been an unhappy juror to sit in the jury room for the better part of a day waiting.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:26:51am

Hearing lots of good things about Blackkklansman which opened for wide release today.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:30:11am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:30:39am

re: #481 JordanRules

Lolwut

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I intentionally made the pronoun ambiguous.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:32:18am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:34:01am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:34:29am

re: #481 JordanRules

Lolwut

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Lol too late Joe,, too late.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:35:16am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:35:25am

Yeah, seeing here that the Turkish Lira is sinking like a rock - and Trump’s earlier tweet certainly didn’t help matters.

Meanwhile, Erdogan’s not doing a damn thing, and neither is his (incompetent) Finance Minister….who’s also Erdogan’s son-in-law.

Erdogan said earlier today, “The USA has it’s Dollar, but we have our Allah”.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:38:19am
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:38:58am

re: #494 JordanRules

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I am so using that parking spot

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:40:29am

So much butthurt from the guy who has made a career out of vomiting a “Gish Gallop” and calling it a “debate” to “own the libs”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:42:16am

re: #503 The Vicious Babushka

So much butthurt from the guy who has made a career out of vomiting a “Gish Gallop” and calling it a “debate” to “own the libs”

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Yeah it’s so cowardly to refuse to debate a little pissant who spent his dsughter’s birth raging at Obama. Oscenio doesn’t owe Whiplash shit.

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:42:18am

re: #501 JordanRules

Was listening to With Friends Like These this morning on my drive. Cox had Rick Wilson on talking about his book and the subject of Rudy came up. Wilson has known Rudy for 25 years or so, and he said all the people that used to know Rudy back in the day can’t get to him, and that those who have said it’s basically a body snatchers situation, completely different guy.

All in all, it was a fascinating discussion, as it usually is between those two.

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:43:02am

re: #503 The Vicious Babushka

I was unaware Ben Shapiro was running for the NY 14th

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:43:19am

I just…
I got nothing…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:43:52am

As for slandering? Calling a distinguished senator a Hamas fan anyone? Continuing to call transgendered women, men. Crying assault when you picked a fight with someone.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:44:14am

re: #503 The Vicious Babushka

So much butthurt from the guy who has made a career out of vomiting a “Gish Gallop” and calling it a “debate” to “own the libs”

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I really despised the term “butt-hurt” until I realized it probably refers to having one’s ass-kicked, rather than anal-rape.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:45:02am

re: #506 KGxvi

I was unaware Ben Shapiro was running for the NY 14th

Or any office for that matter. Why should she have to debate her any more than he debate me?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:45:55am

re: #509 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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I really despised the term “butt-hurt” until I realized it probably refers to having one’s ass-kicked, rather than anal-rape.

I always took “butthurt” to refer to the sensation little kids experience after getting a spanking.

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:46:25am

re: #509 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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I really despised the term “butt-hurt” until I realized it probably refers to having one’s ass-kicked, rather than anal-rape.

Never really thought about it, but I think I kinda figured it was more in line with “having a stick up your butt” or “your panties/undies in a wad/bunch.”

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:46:32am

re: #460 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Go puffer fish!!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:46:33am

re: #503 The Vicious Babushka

So much butthurt from the guy who has made a career out of vomiting a “Gish Gallop” and calling it a “debate” to “own the libs”

What’s Baby Ben crying about now?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:47:18am
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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:47:22am

re: #514 Sir John Barron

What’s Baby Ben crying about now?

He offered to debate Ocasio-Cortez and she told him to pound sand.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:47:44am

re: #505 KGxvi

Was listening to With Friends Like These this morning on my drive. Cox had Rick Wilson on talking about his book and the subject of Rudy came up. Wilson has known Rudy for 25 years or so, and he said all the people that used to know Rudy back in the day can’t get to him, and that those who have said it’s basically a body snatchers situation, completely different guy.

All in all, it was a fascinating discussion, as it usually is between those two.

I’ve heard a lot of New Yorkers say they’ve watched the cognitive decline over the years. I think adding the Trump element to that creates an even more bizarre shit show.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:48:14am

re: #516 KGxvi

He offered to debate Ocasio-Cortez and she told him to pound sand.

Yeah, she really owes him a debate.

Way to own a congressional candidate there, Baby Ben.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:48:25am

re: #509 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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I really despised the term “butt-hurt” until I realized it probably refers to having one’s ass-kicked, rather than anal-rape.

I want to know why he’s relevant at all. Oscenio-Cortez has earned her rep. Oh? Ben, you wrote for a right wing shitsite that calls people “Renegade Jews”, were once pals with Milo, & your present gig is stirring up shit on college campuses with naive college kids and calling them dumb.

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KingKenrod  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:48:34am

The best response to Shapiro is “Who are you?” and then ignore him forever.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:49:36am

re: #514 Sir John Barron

What’s Baby Ben crying about now?

He doesn’t like being called a sexist by Oscenio-Cortez who refused to honor his debate which would be him Gish galloping and jacking himself off for his fans.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:50:17am

re: #505 KGxvi

Was listening to With Friends Like These this morning on my drive. Cox had Rick Wilson on talking about his book and the subject of Rudy came up. Wilson has known Rudy for 25 years or so, and he said all the people that used to know Rudy back in the day can’t get to him, and that those who have said it’s basically a body snatchers situation, completely different guy.

All in all, it was a fascinating discussion, as it usually is between those two.

Rudy is getting more face time than he has in years.

He doesn’t give a crap about Trump. He’s using him.

He cares about Rudy.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:50:37am

re: #519 HappyWarrior

He’s an attention whore. He even tried to criticize The Black Panther movie as a way to gin up publicity via outrage. No one cared.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:50:45am

re: #520 KingKenrod

The best response to Shapiro is “Who are you?” and then ignore him forever.

Seriously. He thinks he’s this modern day WF Buckley. The sad truth is WF Buckley wasn’t too much to write home about either.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:51:09am

re: #523 Patricia Kayden

He’s an attention whore. He even tried to criticize The Black Panther movie as a way to gin up publicity via outrage. No one cared.

Yep. He’s pathetic.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:51:17am

re: #507 JordanRules

I just…
I got nothing…

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Leave me alone 2018!!!!

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:51:45am
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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:51:58am

re: #517 JordanRules

I’ve heard a lot of New Yorkers say they’ve watched the cognitive decline over the years. I think adding the Trump element to that creates an even more bizarre shit show.

Strange as it is to say, Rudy’s prostate cancer diagnosis likely changed the course of the first two decades of American politics. Guilliani vs Clinton was within the margin of error until he dropped out, he wins that seat, so many things play out differently.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:52:24am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:53:57am

re: #528 KGxvi

Strange as it is to say, Rudy’s prostate cancer diagnosis likely changed the course of the first two decades of American politics. Guilliani vs Clinton was within the margin of error until he dropped out, he wins that seat, so many things play out differently.

It’s nice interesting what if. Because as a Senator, he wouldn’t have gotten the America’s mayor rep. A lot of butterflies there.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:54:17am

re: #514 Sir John Barron

What’s Baby Ben crying about now?

Ocasio-Cortez refused his invitation to “debate” aka Gish-gallop her with his collection of memes, slogans, and wingnut talking points.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:56:09am

re: #529 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Q-conspiracy supporting caller in C-Span this morning was mad about an academic they had on who studies conspiracy theories. Caller was completely convinced of the Q/deepstate CT, and when the host asked him what made him so sure he cited the “45,000 indictments” that were soon coming.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:56:30am

re: #531 The Vicious Babushka

Ocasio-Cortez refused his invitation to “debate” aka Gish-gallop her with his collection of memes, slogans, and wingnut talking points.

Ben wants to buy relevance for $10,000.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:56:42am

I still love how Patton Oswalt responded. Hey he should debate me. I’m a little guy that no one takes seriously either. Big fan of Oswalt. Local boy done well and my brother swears he saw him at our gym one day and what ya know, P.O. still visits the DMV.

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KGxvi  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:57:50am

re: #530 HappyWarrior

It’s nice interesting what if. Because as a Senator, he wouldn’t have gotten the America’s mayor rep. A lot of butterflies there.

Rudy could have run for president as a more socially liberal version of a Republican in ‘08 (or been McCain’s VP nominee), assuming he’s re-elected in ‘06. Clinton likely doesn’t run in ‘08 or ‘16, changing the dynamic of both those races drastically.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:57:59am

re: #533 Blind Frog Belly White

I’d actually respect him a little if he actually sought office rather than having these inane debates and college campus trolling expeditions.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:58:10am

re: #533 Blind Frog Belly White

Ben wants to buy relevance for $10,000.

Plus get wingnut cred for “owning” a colored lady.

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:58:58am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:59:29am

re: #524 HappyWarrior

Seriously. He thinks he’s this modern day WF Buckley. The sad truth is WF Buckley wasn’t too much to write home about either.

Wingnut pundits are like Christian rockers. They can’t compete with sane people, but they can excite their own insular subculture.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:59:35am

re: #532 jaunte

Q-conspiracy supporting caller in C-Span this morning was mad about an academic they had on who studies conspiracy theories. Caller was completely convinced of the Q/deepstate CT, and when the host asked him what made him so sure he cited the “45,000 indictments” that were soon coming.

Who can refute those soon to come indictments that haven’t come yet?

/

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 10:59:47am

re: #532 jaunte

Q-conspiracy supporting caller in C-Span this morning was mad about an academic they had on who studies conspiracy theories. Caller was completely convinced of the Q/deepstate CT, and when the host asked him what made him so sure he cited the “45,000 indictments” that were soon coming.

Any day now!!

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:00:20am

re: #504 HappyWarrior

Yeah it’s so cowardly to refuse to debate a little pissant who spent his dsughter’s birth raging at Obama. Oscenio doesn’t owe Whiplash shit.

she should simply say “win the republican primary in my district, then you can debate me”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:00:37am

re: #535 KGxvi

Rudy could have run for president as a more socially liberal version of a Republican in ‘08 (or been McCain’s VP nominee), assuming he’s re-elected in ‘06. Clinton likely doesn’t run in ‘08 or ‘16, changing the dynamic of both those races drastically.

Right. But his national profile rose because of 9/11, would a Senator Giuliani enjoy the same? Now he already had some national name recon because of his role in the Mafia prosecutions and appearing on SNL and movies from time to time but I think Senator changes things. It probably actually makes him more respectable.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:00:58am

re: #540 Sir John Barron

Who can refute those soon to come indictments that haven’t come yet?

/

I believe in Jesus because he is coming back soon!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:01:10am

re: #532 jaunte

Q-conspiracy supporting caller in C-Span this morning was mad about an academic they had on who studies conspiracy theories. Caller was completely convinced of the Q/deepstate CT, and when the host asked him what made him so sure he cited the “45,000 indictments” that were soon coming.

But if the FBI and criminal justice system are rigged and compromised by the Deep State why would 45,000 indictments issued by this same “corrupt” system be believable?

Rhetorical question.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:01:51am

re: #541 Blind Frog Belly White

Any day now!!

There have already been indictments of course, but the indictments have been of DrumpF personnel so the Q people think there’s a deep state conspiracy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:02:00am

re: #545 Sir John Barron

But if the FBI and criminal justice system are rigged and compromised by the Deep State why would 45,000 indictments issued by this same “corrupt” system be believable?

Rhetorical question.

They will be issued by the Patriot Star Chamber

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:02:31am

re: #537 Eclectic Cyborg

Plus get wingnut cred for “owning” a colored lady.

A colored socialist lady. He was just craving BEN SHAPIRO DESTROYS SOCIALIST bs. And Alexandria to her credit didn’t give to him and she is right, he is a sexist. He’s constantly condescending to women.

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dangerman  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:02:34am

re: #520 KingKenrod

The best response to Shapiro is “Who are you?” and then ignore him forever.

i stand corrected

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:02:56am

re: #542 dangerman

she should simply say “win the republican primary in my district, then you can debate me”

Black Soshulist lady with lady parts is hiding from me!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:03:53am

re: #548 HappyWarrior

A colored socialist lady. He was just craving BEN SHAPIRO DESTROYS SOCIALIST bs. And Alexandria to her credit didn’t give to him and she is right, he is a sexist. He’s constantly condescending to women.

Look who’s jumping on the troll wagon

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:03:57am

re: #548 HappyWarrior

A colored socialist lady. He was just craving BEN SHAPIRO DESTROYS SOCIALIST bs. And Alexandria to her credit didn’t give to him and she is right, he is a sexist. He’s constantly condescending to women.

It’s a win/win for him, now he can claim that she is afraid of facing up to a real RW interview.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:04:36am

On a cool note, I found 12 euros of change from previous trips. Woot. More than enough for a couple brews once I get settled into Bratislava Sunday.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:05:49am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:06:00am

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

Look who’s jumping on the troll wagon

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And that’s exactly why he did this. And it’s not a capitalism vs socialism debate. Ben, Candice, & Charlie aren’t capitalists. They’re cheerleaders.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:06:39am

re: #552 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s a win/win for him, now he can claim that she is afraid of facing up to a real RW interview.

Why would Ben ever debate one of his own?

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:07:04am

re: #503 The Vicious Babushka

So much butthurt from the guy who has made a career out of vomiting a “Gish Gallop” and calling it a “debate” to “own the libs”

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I think this comment from HuffPo says it all:

If he wants to debate her, he can win the Republican primary in her district.

Of course, Kevin Kruse’s response to Dinesh’s debate offer is also good:

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:08:15am

re: #520 KingKenrod

The best response to Shapiro is “Who are you?” and then ignore him forever.

This!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:08:41am

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

And what exactly was your excuse for having turned down the debate with me?

Can’t wrap that one up in fake-feminism.

I’ll double @benshapiro’s offer. 20k to a charity of your choice— a capitalism vs. socialism debate.

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 10, 2018

And who are you?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:09:07am

re: #557 BeachDem

I think this comment from HuffPo says it all:

If he wants to debate her, he can win the Republican primary in her district.

Of course, Kevin Kruse’s response to Dinesh’s debate offer is also good:

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That’s exactly it. Seriously, who the fuck does he think he is that she owes him anything? As for his whining about her calling him a sexist, well maybe you shouldn’t constantly talk down to women Benny boy.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:10:17am

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

Look who’s jumping on the troll wagon

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Yup. They are all just trolls.
Everybody else has real work to do.

Shoo!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:10:28am

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

I’ll up the ante inspired by @benshapiro offer - I have a group of donors that will contribute $100,000 to the charity of your choice to debate @RealCandaceO. ANY CHARITY.

Why are you scared to discuss your ideas @Ocasio2018 ?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 10, 2018

And who are you?

Gosh this is some sad trolling by know-nothing wingnut welfare cashing errand boys sent by grocery clerks.

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

Let’s see. Oscenio-Cortez, someone who got her party’s nomination for Congress. Kirk, Owens, and Shapiro. Three people who just go around spreading right wing talking points and having their admirers insist that they DESTROYED the left. I don’t blame Alexandria. This wouldn’t have been a debate. This would have been Ben Shapiro doing what Ben Shapiro deos and that’s talking down to someone that’s more intelligent than him while trying to liken Oscenio-Cortez’s DSA ideology to Venezuela and even the Nazis.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:11:31am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:11:45am

re: #562 Sir John Barron

And who are you?

Gosh this is some sad trolling by know-nothing wingnut welfare cashing errand boys sent by grocery clerks.

If these people want to have people debate their ideas with them so much, run for office. They all live and work in areas that have Democratic Congresspeople or state legislature members.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:12:32am

Any chance of Erdogan being forcibly disposed from power with the ever-deepening lira crisis? This is fucking madness, I’ve never seen anything like this with such a sudden currency value plunge.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:12:45am

The difference between Ben Shapiro and me is I know I’m just a guy on the internet saying shit. Ben thinks he’s this conservative grand intellectual knight.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:12:55am

Well, I did it. I finally told my brother on FB that the post he shared back in 2016, “Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein. Trust me, it’s not a wasted vote,” that it was from the Russian social media campaign, from “Blacktivist”, a fake group set up to divide the left and help Trump win.

What convinces me is I remember the handle, “Blacktivist”, and that particular turn of phrase. That stuck in my memory. I even argued with him in the comments.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:13:03am

re: #526 JordanRules

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Leave me alone 2018!!!!

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:13:25am

What’s even more shittier are Turkish students in the U.S. whose expenses are even more greater and in many cases from the ones I know equal that to their parents’ monthly salary!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:15:01am

Is it possible that Dinesh doesn’t know that he’s a silly little man who’s projecting himself onto a serious person?

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:15:45am

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

Look who’s jumping on the troll wagon

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I was one off in my prediction of who’s next—I figured Charlie Kirk and Jacob Ahole instead of Charlie and Candace.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:16:31am

re: #571 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Is it possible that Dinesh doesn’t know that he’s a silly little man who’s projecting himself onto a serious person?

As far as I’m concerned, Kevin pretty much proved Dinesh’s entire argument wrong with primary sources. You don’t need a debate for that. Just facts and Kevin had/has the facts on his side. Dinesh should go back to screwing Coulter and Ingrarham and leave the historical discussion to actual historians rather than the right wing’s attempt at Michael Moore.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:17:22am

re: #572 BeachDem

I was one off in my prediction of who’s next—I figured Charlie Kirk and Jacob Ahole instead of Charlie and Candace.

I love how they’re presenting it as a capitalism versus socialism thing when all three of them especially Kirk defend Trump’s policies which aren’t exactly capitalistic.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:17:25am

re: #567 HappyWarrior

The difference between Ben Shapiro and me is I know I’m just a guy on the internet saying shit. Ben thinks he’s this conservative grand intellectual knight.

Because there are no actual Conservative intellectuals. Their President is the drunk guy that’s always saying stupid crap at a bar, even though Trump claims to be sober, which is worse. They seem to think that’s the pinnacle of mankind.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:17:27am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:18:32am

re: #575 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Because there are no actual Conservative intellectuals. Their President is the drunk guy that’s always saying stupid crap at a bar, even though Trump claims to be sober, which is worse. They seem to think that’s the pinnacle of mankind.

Yeah most conservative intellectuals in my experience are self fancied ones. And hey when I’m that drunk guy at the bar, I can be pretty insightful!

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MsJ  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:18:33am

re: #562 Sir John Barron

And who are you?

Gosh this is some sad trolling by know-nothing wingnut welfare cashing errand boys sent by grocery clerks.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:19:12am

re: #482 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, Omarosa must be one of the stupidest fucking people in America.

I mean really, who DIDN’T think Trump used the N privately like, a lot?

81% of brainwashed Evangelical voters who voted for that ass!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:19:57am

re: #579 Joe Bacon 🌹

81% of brainwashed Evangelical voters who voted for that ass!

Nah, they knew, they just didn’t care because Evangelicals are a bunch of racist assholes.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:22:05am

Ok.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:22:46am

re: #581 JordanRules

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Ok.

And he didn’t even leave a $20 on the dresser.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:23:13am

re: #577 HappyWarrior

Yeah most conservative intellectuals in my experience are self fancied ones. And hey when I’m that drunk guy at the bar, I can be pretty insightful!

I’ve thought I solved all the world’s problems while on acid, but you don’t see me trying to make a fantasy-based career of it, or weaponizing it against minorities. There’s something really wrong with all of the people who making a living off of being Conservatives.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:23:23am

Am I wrong in wanting a candidate who has the boldness to say I’m not a capitalist or a socialist, I’m a person, sometimes I think socialism is right and there are things that only the government should control, sometimes I think capitalism is right and think there are only things that the market should, and sometimes it can eb both. That’s how I feel. I’m not a capitalist nor am I a socialist. I pay taxes to maintain a state police force, fire department, EMTs but I also enjoy being able to choose between products when I want to stream media, download music, travel, etc and I also like that I have my choice of airlines but I also appreciate how the FAA does a great job making sure my plane takes off and lands safely.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:23:45am

re: #581 JordanRules

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Ok.

Normally I don’t feel bad for Trump voters, but in this instance I can’t help but to express empathy for her predicament as she loses her job.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:23:47am

re: #581 JordanRules

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Ok.

Just walk away Renee.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:24:13am

May this haunt your dreams….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:24:38am

re: #585 electrotek

Normally I don’t feel bad for Trump voters, but in this instance I can’t help but to express empathy for her predicament as she loses her job.

I do feel empathy. My problem is that she no doubt had little empathy for the people who Trump vowed to make life difficult for and that she didn’t listen to HRC’d message that would have probably helped her keep her job.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:25:07am

re: #587 Dr. Matt

Kellyanne Conway with Kathy Griffin’s hair?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:25:29am

re: #583 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’ve thought I solved all the world’s problems while on acid, but you don’t see me trying to make a fantasy-based career of it, or weaponizing it against minorities. There’s something really wrong with all of the people who making a living off of being Conservatives.

Seriously. I admit that I’m just a guy on the internet with opinions. If I wanted to be taken seriously, I’d run for office and not just be some Meme.

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electrotek  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:25:55am

re: #588 HappyWarrior

I do feel empathy. My problem is that she no doubt had little empathy for the people who Trump vowed to make life difficult for and that she didn’t listen to HRC’d message that would have probably helped her keep her job.

Sometimes they need a little taste of their own medicine to understand how much of an impact their actions can be detrimental towards others, sadly.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:25:56am

re: #585 electrotek

Normally I don’t feel bad for Trump voters, but in this instance I can’t help but to express empathy for her predicament as she loses her job.

Well you’re about to feel sorry for a whole lot of people that voted to deport brown folks. The economy is just going to get worse.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:26:18am

re: #581 JordanRules

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Ok.

Womp womp.

I really don’t care, do you?

Elections have consequences

etc

etc

My sympathy well went dry Nov 6 2018 the moment asshole Americans elected Donnie.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:26:21am

re: #589 Blind Frog Belly White

Kellyanne Conway with Kathy Griffin’s hair?

I dunno, but the demonic-possession/shit-smeared-lunatic look in the corner photo is really what she looks like when she’s out lying to the public.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:26:46am

re: #591 electrotek

Sometimes they need a little taste of their own medicine to understand how much of an impact their actions can be detrimental towards others, sadly.

I don’t think they’ll ever truly know that. She is losing her job, sure but she’s not worrying about ICE deporting her family or her kids being harassed for being “illegal.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:28:11am

re: #592 JordanRules

Well you’re about to feel sorry for a whole lot of people that voted to deport brown folks. The economy is just going to get worse.

I think enslaving pregnant women was the priority for a lot of them, but they did work with racists to work toward their goal. When you have an evil plan, you’re going to have to work with some evil people and help them with their own evil plans.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:28:27am
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electrotek  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:29:38am

re: #592 JordanRules

Well you’re about to feel sorry for a whole lot of people that voted to deport brown folks. The economy is just going to get worse.

What if they acknowledge their role and repented for their past actions in such a manner?

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:30:19am

re: #596 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I think enslaving pregnant women was the priority for a lot of them, but they did work with racists to work toward their goal. When you have an evil plan, you’re going to have to work with some evil people and help them with their own evil plans.

Laura Ingraham said it and I believe her.
Sure there are some single issue abortion voters still out there and they also have “economic anxiety” soooo perfect fit.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:30:57am

The big lie the past decade has been teh left- socialists and the right-capitalists and TBH Sanders especially frustrates me because he falls for that crap hook and sinker. Am I a capitalist? You bet I am. My iPod is proof of that. Am I a socialist? My support of publically funded scohols is proof of that? But I’m a little of both too. I guess because I have travel on my mind- flying out manana- I see air travel is how we experience both. We choose the airlines we fly on and the restaurants we eat at as we wait for our flights but we have the FAA which has doen a hell of a job keeping air travel safe for us and even yes teh TSA for all their flaws.

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:32:15am

Heh

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:34:17am

re: #601 BeachDem

Heh

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I’d actually love to see them describe what they think capitalism is. Because what so many conservatives believe capitalism is actually the conservative interpretation of capitalism. I’d also like to know why these people think they’re on par with someone who has actually been nominated to actually represent people rather than some hack with a bunch of cheerleaders.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:34:35am

re: #564 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Let us know if Candy responds to your tweet.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:34:42am

re: #598 electrotek

What if they acknowledge their role and repented for their past actions in such a manner?

I’ve always believed in redemption which probably mingles nicely with other parts of my value system and helped ensure that I never became a bigot.

I bey you I still wish less ill on that lady than she does me. I’m just sick of hagiography and incredulousness about leopards eating their face.

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Archangelus  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:35:32am

In today’s episode of “Arch Attempts to Get World’s Worst Aholes to Block Him”…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:35:45am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:35:54am

My Idiot Brother and My Idiot Sister keep trying to tell me that Progressives need something to vote FOR, not just something to vote AGAINST, so I listed the things the Democratic Party stands for - strong social safety net; marriage equality; voting rights; higher minimum wage; action on the climate and the environment generally; regulating Wall Street; higher taxes on the rich; more money for education.

“Nobody votes for the Party Platform”, My Idiot Sister said.

It goes on and on. But what they never seem to get is that we’re saying the same thing: they say that Progressives need to have their votes won, that they need something to vote for, and that ‘voteshaming’ them for voting for Stein in 2016 will only drive them away.

I say that Progressives need a Shiny Thing, that they’re flaky and unreliable, and that they’re unwilling to be held responsible for their votes.

We’re saying the same thing about Progressives, but they say it nicer and they think Progressives are right to be that way. I don’t.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:35:55am
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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:36:13am

re: #602 HappyWarrior

I’d actually love to see them describe what they think capitalism is. Because what so many conservatives believe capitalism is actually the conservative interpretation of capitalism. I’d also like to know why these people think they’re on par with someone who has actually been nominated to actually represent people rather than some hack with a bunch of cheerleaders.

I’d actually prefer it if they’d simply shut the fuck up.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:37:46am

re: #609 BeachDem

I’d actually prefer it if they’d simply shut the fuck up.

Ha!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:38:08am

re: #608 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Lookin good.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:38:48am

re: #611 HappyWarrior

Lookin good.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:39:21am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:41:52am

re: #607 Blind Frog Belly White

I think this vote for or against something is just a silly talking point now that folks deploy as needed. It does sound good, but doesn’t really make a lick of sense.

I’m proud of the things I’m voting against too.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:43:52am

re: #614 JordanRules

I think this vote for or against something is just a silly talking point now that folks deploy as needed. It does sound good, but doesn’t really make a lick of sense.

I’m proud of the things I’m voting against too.

Ditto. I’m glad to vote against Trump and the right’s xenophobia.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:45:35am

re: #607 Blind Frog Belly White

My Idiot Sister is the one who makes up things about her past. A couple weeks back, she said, “I knew Ike Eisenhower. I spent many a happy hour at the Eisenhower Farm near Gettysburg.” For the record, she never met Ike Eisenhower, and if she was EVER at the Eisenhower Farm, it was LONG after he was dead. It’s a total fabrication.

She said this in response to someone else, but I thought, “You know that we, your siblings, can see this, right?”

I mention this, because in the discussion about Progressives and voting, she keeps claiming to have done all this work for various campaigns through the years, and knowing her, it’s probably horseshit, too.

But I can’t actually say that.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:45:45am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:46:07am

The progressive left is pushing to eliminate all elections. Huh? WTF? What kind of deranged fool would believe such a thing? This kind, legitimate medical doctor and noted community leader:

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:47:23am

re: #618 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The progressive left is pushing to eliminate all elections. Huh? WTF? What kind of deranged fool would believe such a thing? This kind, legitimate medical doctor and noted community leader:

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What an idiot. Calling for the abolish of the EC isn’t a call for the end of all elections but this idiot knows that but he knows his readers don’t.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:48:33am

re: #572 BeachDem

I was one off in my prediction of who’s next—I figured Charlie Kirk and Jacob Ahole instead of Charlie and Candace.

BeachDem…have you followed the latest on Urban Meyers and the Ohio State football coaching drama? Stuff behind private window to not bore those that could care less.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:48:38am

re: #618 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The progressive left is pushing to eliminate all elections. Huh? WTF? What kind of deranged fool would believe such a thing? This kind, legitimate medical doctor and noted community leader:

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They accuse others of what they’re guilt of themselves. They know the only way to hold onto power is through subverting or eliminating elections altogether.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:48:38am

Wut the living fuk?!

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:49:23am

re: #613 goddamnedfrank

cnn.com

Mueller’s team also said it intends to call to the witness stand Irfan Kirimca, who works in ticketing for the Yankees. Prosecutors have previously made reference to the Yankees tickets, Gates testified that Manafort made him sign a letter saying that Gates bought the tickets, costing more than $200,000, when he had not.

As American as baseball and apple pie corruption and treason.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:49:55am

re: #614 JordanRules

I think this vote for or against something is just a silly talking point now that folks deploy as needed. It does sound good, but doesn’t really make a lick of sense.

I’m proud of the things I’m voting against too.

I’m sure it’s true that some people are more likely to vote if they’re inspired. But the thing is, I don’t need to respect that. I don’t need to think that’s a justifiable thing.

I mean, a number of folks on the Right who HATED Trump, and everything he stood for and promised, but voted for him ONLY because of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary. The Right works like that. They will go out and vote every time, whether they like the candidate or not. I hate everything they stand for, but I wish to god the Left had that level of commitment.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:50:55am

re: #447 MsJ

This article is nuts.

I’ve gotten this precise E-mail three times in the last week. (It includes an old password to a forum I don’t use anymore and the account of which I closed.)

Aside from large banks, small Websites also have poor security. The usual rules apply: Frequently change passwords, don’t use the same password on sites which are important (such as banking or other sites with personal information), make sure your computer wears a condom (or several) when using the Internet, cover your video camera except when using it, disable your microphone except when using it, &c.

The E-mail in question is written in such a way to scare people into sending Bitcoin to the scammer (I’ll release video of all your personal habits watching porn to your friends and family).

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:52:04am

re: #581 JordanRules

Ok.

Hard lesson in politics Renee. Try to learn from it. And next time…do a little research into the candidates.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:52:17am

re: #622 Dr. Matt

Wut the living fuk?!

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Satire, I think.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:52:23am

re: #624 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m sure it’s true that some people are more likely to vote if they’re inspired. But the thing is, I don’t need to respect that. I don’t need to think that’s a justifiable thing.

I mean, a number of folks on the Right who HATED Trump, and everything he stood for and promised, but voted for him ONLY because of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary. The Right works like that. They will go out and vote every time, whether they like the candidate or not. I hate everything they stand for, but I wish to god the Left had that level of commitment.

We saw how they got the House in 2010, Senate in 2014, and then Presidency two years ago. I’m tired of the left not understanding how the game works and then acting surprised that the establishment doesn’t take them seriously.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:53:27am

re: #625 Anymouse 🌹

I’ve gotten this precise E-mail three times in the last week. (It includes an old password to a forum I don’t use anymore and the account of which I closed.)

Aside from large banks, small Websites also have poor security. The usual rules apply: Frequently change passwords, don’t use the same password on sites which are important (such as banking or other sites with personal information), make sure your computer wears a condom (or several) when using the Internet, cover your video camera except when using it, disable your microphone except when using it, &c.

The E-mail in question is written in such a way to scare people into sending Bitcoin to the scammer (I’ll release video of all your personal habits watching porn to your friends and family).

That’s a Black Mirror episode.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:55:30am

re: #627 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Satire, I think.

It’s apparently an excerpt from omarosa’s book…. but, yeah, by definition I guess that could be “satire”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:56:00am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:56:15am

re: #630 Dr. Matt

It’s apparently an excerpt from omarosa’s book…. but, yeah, by definition I guess that could be “satire”

It seems like a fake excerpt to me.

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:56:30am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:56:43am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:56:53am
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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 11:58:52am

re: #634 goddamnedfrank

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When we say they’d rather burn it all down than live with everyone being equal…welp.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:00:24pm

re: #624 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m sure it’s true that some people are more likely to vote if they’re inspired. But the thing is, I don’t need to respect that. I don’t need to think that’s a justifiable thing.

I mean, a number of folks on the Right who HATED Trump, and everything he stood for and promised, but voted for him ONLY because of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary. The Right works like that. They will go out and vote every time, whether they like the candidate or not. I hate everything they stand for, but I wish to god the Left had that level of commitment.

I bet a lot on the Left think their strategy is working; they are willing to put up with four years of Trump to keep a Clinton out of the WH and move the Democrats to the Left. For example, The Obamacare exchanges would be working pretty well if Clinton was President, but Trump’s sabotage is moving the Party toward supporting Medicare-for-all.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:01:20pm

re: #614 JordanRules

I think this vote for or against something is just a silly talking point now that folks deploy as needed. It does sound good, but doesn’t really make a lick of sense.

I’m proud of the things I’m voting against too.

Political Parroting.

I hate it.

Me, I vote for the candidates that aren’t pure slime. The Republicans have offered nothing but for many an election cycle in my opinion.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:01:33pm

re: #637 Big Beautiful Door

I bet a lot on the Left think their strategy is working; they are willing to put up with four years of Trump to keep a Clinton out of the WH and move the Democrats to the Left. For example, The Obamacare exchanges would be working pretty well if Clinton was President, but Trump’s sabotage is moving the Party toward supporting Medicare-for-all.

Now, if they only had a majority.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:01:58pm

Also, Obamacare wasn’t the goal, but a step.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:02:34pm

re: #633 Kragar

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What are the odds that Omarosa really taped Trump using the N word and will release it? Before November, please!

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:02:52pm

re: #639 Belafon

Now, if they only had a majority.

D’oh!!! They’re just so close to getting it. Then they don’t, every election.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:02:56pm

Once again, they don’t seem to understand that Democrats don’t disagree with their goals, just how to get there.

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Kragar  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:03:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:03:19pm

re: #643 Belafon

Once again, they don’t seem to understand that Democrats don’t disagree with their goals, just how to get there.

Exactly.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:05:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:06:06pm

re: #644 Kragar

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I feel bad for his kids. I really do.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:06:25pm

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:06:27pm

re: #627 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Satire, I think.

You never know with Omarosa. She has a fevered mind and then when money is involved…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:07:05pm

re: #646 Charles Johnson

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His attacks on Judge Curiel got a Meh from their elected officials and cheers from the base. Same will happen here.

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JordanRules  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:07:21pm

re: #641 Big Beautiful Door

What are the odds that Omarosa really taped Trump using the N word and will release it? Before November, please!

It will not make a difference. The n-word tapes are still The Apprentice tapes that his fellow asshole Mark Burnett refuses to release. Omarosa was just confirming. She said she has tapes too but they aren’t the n-word tapes.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:07:54pm

Research indicates about 24 million Americans fully share the views of the alt-right (Identify strongly as white, believe in white solidarity and believe whites are being victimized). Obviously millions more share at least two of those beliefs. There are your deplorables, the Trump Base.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:08:40pm

re: #634 goddamnedfrank

Jones should get the Julius Streicher seat at a future tribunal.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:08:42pm

re: #622 Dr. Matt

If that’s not fiction, well, all I can say is we got a big fuckin’ problem, America.

And it’s living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:08:52pm

re: #646 Charles Johnson

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“locker room talk.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:10:18pm

re: #652 Big Beautiful Door

Research indicates about 24 million Americans fully share the views of the alt-right (Identify strongly as white, believe in white solidarity and believe whites are being victimized). Obviously millions more share at least two of those beliefs. There are your deplorables, the Trump Base.

24,million people guys. More than but two of our states.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:11:04pm

re: #653 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Jones should get the Julius Streicher seat at a future tribunal.

That’s who he reminds me of too.

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Jay C  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:12:07pm

re: #656 HappyWarrior

24,million people guys. More than but two of our states.

But OTOH, only about, what? 7.5% of the population?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:12:38pm

re: #644 Kragar

“Lesser MEN? What happened to all those crazed lesbian Islamo-Zionist cannibal feminists he claimed were plotting against him?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:13:22pm

re: #658 Jay C

But OTOH, only about, what? 7.5% of the population?

True but enough to influence presidential elections.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:13:32pm

re: #658 Jay C

But OTOH, only about, what? 7.5% of the population?

But about a third of Trump voters, and that’s just the group that affirmed all three beliefs.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:13:57pm

re: #646 Charles Johnson

He calls a spade a spade!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:14:05pm

re: #659 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“Lesser MEN? What happened to all those crazed lesbian Islamo-Zionist cannibal feminists he claimed were plotting against him?

He vacillates between tough guy and persecuted victim. Today is tough guy.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:14:28pm

re: #644 Kragar

Alex Jones ✔
@RealAlexJones
I’m not afraid to die…I’m afraid to live on my knees in a world run by lesser men who control the destiny of my children.

1:04 PM - Aug 10, 2018

Who knew there were lesser men than Alex Jones???!!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:15:40pm

re: #641 Big Beautiful Door

What are the odds that Omarosa really taped Trump using the N word and will release it? Before November, please!

Do you want the Republicans to sweep the Democrats from office? Hardcore racism is not going to reduce support from Republicans.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:15:57pm

re: #644 Kragar

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I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:17:23pm

re: #663 HappyWarrior

He vacillates between tough guy and persecuted victim. Today is tough guy.

He could be bipolar. It wouldn’t be the first time someone with mental problems became rich and famous from their symptoms. We live in a weird country.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:18:08pm

re: #652 Big Beautiful Door

re: #665 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Do you want the Republicans to sweep the Democrats from office? Hardcore racism is not going to reduce support from Republicans.

I know that, its the independents and to energize Democrats. Also many Republicans really are discouraged, and I’d like more of the suburban GOP women who like tax cuts but not racism to either sit home or vote Democratic in November.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:19:28pm

re: #529 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Fuck Facebook. But then again, Fuck Twitter.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:20:21pm

re: #532 jaunte

Q-conspiracy supporting caller in C-Span this morning was mad about an academic they had on who studies conspiracy theories. Caller was completely convinced of the Q/deepstate CT, and when the host asked him what made him so sure he cited the “45,000 indictments” that were soon coming.

Jesus is bringing them when he returns, soon.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 10, 2018 • 12:24:58pm

re: #644 Kragar

I’m not afraid to die…I’m afraid to live on my knees in a world run by lesser men who control the destiny of my children.
BUT PLEASE LET ME BACK ON FACEBOOK AND APPLE!!!!
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) August 10, 2018


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