Jump to bottom

233 comments

1
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 8:39:15pm

I don’t know. I’m somewhat convinced of the authenticity of this, because Fuckface Von Clownstick is a venal thin-skinned piece of shit.

2
freetoken  Aug 19, 2018 • 8:44:08pm
3
Single-handed sailor  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:09:17pm
4
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:11:29pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

I knew it. Fucking fake. Tweets have been deleted. @jules_su is a fucking grifter for Twitter clicks.

5
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:17:36pm

re: #4 teleskiguy

6
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:20:34pm

People who post fake shit masquerading as real online are vile scum of the Earth, malicious fucking assholes who revel in other’s incredulity and suffering. Fucking pieces of shit.

7
Belafon  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:23:41pm

Watched part of the movie Happy Death Day from the umpteenth time. Finally got around to figuring out what her shirt said. It’s a band called Dumpstaphunk. As you can imagine, they are a funk and jam band, from New Orleans. When I get back into my bass, they will be my first goal.

8
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:24:15pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

And the stupid fucking joke man is a fucking melty snowflake.

9
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:28:12pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

Oh wait…

10
goddamnedfrank  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:28:58pm
11
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:31:06pm
12
plansbandc  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:33:46pm

re: #7 Belafon

They’re excellent. Saw them in Denver a few years ago. Go see them if you can!

13
Belafon  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:39:58pm

re: #12 plansbandc

They’re excellent. Saw them in Denver a few years ago. Go see them if you can!

Cool. I will have to try.

14
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:41:19pm

I’m telling you, I’m not hopeful. At all.

15
mmmirele  Aug 19, 2018 • 9:56:36pm

I saw that tweet about the Danish woman’s body (and clothes) found in the bog, so I dug up a link. The clothes look various shades of brown, but when they were first made, scientists believe the clothes could have been red and blue based on the pigments found.

en.natmus.dk

16
goddamnedfrank  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:20:55pm
17
Amory Blaine  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:21:39pm
18
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:37:03pm
19
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:48:21pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

20
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:49:27pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

Jules is a fuckin’ asshole.

21
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:53:16pm

re: #240 A Mom Anon

Repeating because I left it hanging on the last thread… .

dY5QFnCNnD+6MI2+nhC6eXOPdhkVgoLS

22
teleskiguy  Aug 19, 2018 • 10:59:09pm

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

23
austin_blue  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:08:39pm

Well, it’s late and I’m off for the rack, but it was an interesting day, wasn’t it?

I thought we had seen the goal posts moved to the very far end of the corner of the stadium, then dismantled and buried deep below the ground. Then America’s Mayor (now reduced to crazy grandpa) piped up and said “Truth is not the truth”.

And then the goalposts erupted from the corner of the field in which they had been entombed, morphed into a faster-than-light vehicle, and screeched off into interstellar space, leaving a bright blue ion stream behind it.

I think that what is going to happen next is pretty clear. Jared and Fredo The Elder are going to be indicted for not reporting the Trump Tower meeting, as required by law, because they knew that they were meeting agents from the Russian Government.

I think Roger Stone will be indicted because he sent an e-mail two days before the DNC dump (that included tips on making risotto, which was actually very helpful), that proved he was in contact with either Assange or the Russian principals who had the data.

And finally, the Tweet shitstorm that Prexy has unleashed in the last five days indicates that he has completely lost control of the plot that is his legacy, his fundamental id, and is desperately trying to regain it.

It’s over for him and his Family of Grifters, his Administration of Grifters. They are all going down, and he knows it, and is desperately trying to control the news cycle.

But it has all gotten away from him. He has lost control of it. Even his Alt-Right wing know that they are persona non grata in this larger society. Like all thirty of them that showed up last weekend. The rest stayed home. That was just a pitiful showing for a “movement” march.

Now, if the rest of America would JUST WAKE UP, AND GET OUT, AND FUCKING VOTE, like real citizens and patriots, we could turn this thing around.

This is our last chance. If not, our experiment in democracy will end with this fucked-up administration.

(That was a pretty good rant, wasn’t it? Please feel free to send it into the Interwebs.)

24
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:08:47pm

A friend on FB posted something from Amy Wax, a professor at Penn Law School. It’s the usual self pity of the Conservative who finds people object to her noxious opinions.

Without diving deeper into the whole controversy, which I spent an hour or more doing myself, her basic idea was that life was better in the 1950s, and it’s all fucked up since, and if we’d only return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, Everything Would Be Better.

Leaving aside that the woman herself seems to be quite a piece of work, my question is this: If the 1950s were so damn great, why did the children of the 1950s so roundly reject the “Bourgeois Culture”?

25
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:22:39pm

re: #24 Blind Frog Belly White

A friend on FB posted something from Amy Wax, a professor at Penn Law School. It’s the usual self pity of the Conservative who finds people object to her noxious opinions.

Without diving deeper into the whole controversy, which I spent an hour or more doing myself, her basic idea was that life was better in the 1950s, and it’s all fucked up since, and if we’d only return to those thrilling days of yesteryear, Everything Would Be Better.

Leaving aside that the woman herself seems to be quite a piece of work, my question is this: If the 1950s were so damn great, why did the children of the 1950s so roundly reject the “Bourgeois Culture”?

Hmmm, the 1950’s: A time women could not apply for credit without permission from their husbands. Jim Crow. Polluted cities from industries and rivers that caught fire. Women barred from many types of employment because they weren’t men (including many law firms, which a law school professor should be aware of).

On the other hand, 90% top marginal tax rate.

She sounds like Phyllis Schafley, telling women they should never work, while she went out and made millions working.

Such opinions are noxious. That doesn’t sound much different than the whinging going on with Trump administration workers claiming they can’t get dates.

26
freetoken  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:26:36pm

So, what’s the chance that Monday will bring news of a hung jury in the Manafort trial?

I fear that the whole complexity of the issues was too much for the jury.

27
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:31:39pm

re: #26 freetoken

So, what’s the chance that Monday will bring news of a hung jury in the Manafort trial?

I fear that the whole complexity of the issues was too much for the jury.

Would any judge go for a “hung jury” after…what? Two days of deliberation? And they left early on Friday, I think. Even this judge would send them back to deliberate more at this point.

28
goddamnedfrank  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:33:37pm

We’re all going to die Season 6.

29
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:33:40pm

re: #27 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Would any judge go for a “hung jury” after…what? Two days of deliberation? And they left early on Friday, I think. Even this judge would send them back to deliberate more at this point.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

As I understand it, even if he is acquitted or if there’s a hung jury, there’s the issue of Virginia state charges against him (plus that whole witness tampering thing).

Walking free from this does not end Mr. Manafort’s troubles.

30
goddamnedfrank  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:36:44pm

re: #29 Anymouse 🌹

We’ll just have to wait and see.

As I understand it, even if he is acquitted or if there’s a hung jury, there’s the issue of Virginia state charges against him (plus that whole witness tampering thing).

Walking free from this does not end Mr. Manafort’s troubles.

It’s not Virginia State, but DC federal charges that are still pending.

31
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:38:25pm

re: #23 austin_blue

Let November 6th be Doomsday for the devil-cult that the Republican Party has become. Be prepared, though, the leaders are prepping their idiot hordes to respond with violence.

32
austin_blue  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:46:04pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Let November 6th be Doomsday for the devil-cult that the Republican Party has become. Be prepared, though, the leaders are prepping their idiot hordes to respond with violence.

You know, many of us have rifles, yes? Meat guns.

33
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:55:36pm

re: #30 goddamnedfrank

It’s not Virginia State, but DC federal charges that are still pending.

Well, somewhere over there. /s

The irrigation canal outside of town that broke yesterday and flooded the irrigation canal inside town (overflowing its banks and flooding several homes) has been fixed. A couple farmers got a bulldozer and shored up the bank of the canal that broke.

I was told the last time that canal broke it flooded my house (the year before we bought it).

Man, the weather is still trying to kill us.

34
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 19, 2018 • 11:56:50pm

re: #32 austin_blue

You know, many of us have rifles, yes? Meat guns.

Meat Guns sounds like a book my publisher would put out. I can already imagine a plot for such a story … maybe I should get on that.

35
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:00:26am

re: #6 teleskiguy

People who post fake shit masquerading as real online are vile scum of the Earth, malicious fucking assholes who revel in other’s incredulity and suffering. Fucking pieces of shit.

People just realizing the potential of the Internet to take advantage of people who fail to recognize a key shortcoming of the Internet, namely, its anonymity.

36
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:03:10am

All polling places in my county have now been abolished. All polling will be by mail.

I just checked my voter registration on-line, considering all the questions coming up about hacks in electoral systems … I’m good.

37
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:12:15am

re: #32 austin_blue

You know, many of us have rifles, yes? Meat guns.

The Trumpen gooberati remain convinced that they have all the guns. Judging by their leaders’ recent rhetoric, they are willing to bet the ranch on it and are only biding their time till they can initiate their “second amendment solution.” I could almost feel sorry for them if they weren’t such a vile pack of delusional bigots.

38
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:18:24am

re: #37 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Trumpen gooberati remain convinced that they have all the guns. Judging by their leaders’ recent rhetoric, they are willing to bet the ranch on it and are only biding their time till they can initiate their “second amendment solution.” I could almost feel sorry for them if they weren’t such a vile pack of delusional bigots.

Not all the Trumperati either. Though the overwhelming majority of my town voted for Mr. Trump, they also know everyone in town owns a gun (even we liberals).

Only a fraction of gun nuts think that. If their turnout is similar to that of recent Nazi rallies, that’s going to be a real short revolt.

The assumption also includes another assumption that the military would side with them in any such revolt. While that is always possible I suppose, military doctrine is pretty clear on what the military exists to support (the Constitution and the government). There is a reason our military has never had a mutiny. (Even the Confederates first resigned from the Army or Navy; they didn’t lead mutinous units into battle against the Union.)

39
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:23:28am

re: #37 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Trumpen gooberati remain convinced that they have all the guns. Judging by their leaders’ recent rhetoric, they are willing to bet the ranch on it and are only biding their time till they can initiate their “second amendment solution.” I could almost feel sorry for them if they weren’t such a vile pack of delusional bigots.

potentially dangerous and homicidal delusional bigots

40
Anymouse 🌹  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:30:48am

I’m out for now. The flood waters from the overflowing irrigation canal have subsided in town (the weather is still trying to kill us here), so I have to go tomorrow to town with a water sample for the lab. (The water system is fine, but the test is still required.)

41
goddamnedfrank  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:39:49am

I’m no expert but …

42
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 1:20:13am

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Maybe, and bear with me here, but just maybe millennials are smart enough to realize that boobs and shitty food don’t have to go hand in hand.

titties and beer!

43
Dave In Austin  Aug 20, 2018 • 2:12:17am

Media sources have reported only minor injuries A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was detected located 36 miles east-northeast of Mataram, Indonesia. One person was lightly injured and two others reportedly fainted. The earthquake triggered landslides near the Rinjani volcano and damaged an unspecified number of residential buildings in the Sembalun sub-district. There have been no reports of volcanic activity at Rinjani due to the tremor. The earthquake was originally reported to have a magnitude of 6.2, but was later revised upward

44
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 20, 2018 • 2:45:27am

The financial bailout of Greece is finally over after a decade, but it still has a terrible 20.2% unemployment rate.

45
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 2:51:19am

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

The financial bailout of Greece is finally over after a decade, but it still has a terrible 20.2% unemployment rate.

How long until it needs to be bailed out again to stave off financial collapse?

46
dirkdigglerjr  Aug 20, 2018 • 3:02:58am

re: #17 Amory Blaine

Congrats to The Cars. For so many teenage boys from the early 1980s, hearing “Moving in Stereo” on classic radio today elicits a fond memory of a certain scene from a certain movie.

47
Danack  Aug 20, 2018 • 3:28:17am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How long until it needs to be bailed out again to stave off financial collapse?

Not very long. Much less than a generation.

Greece like quite a few other countries in the EU (including Germany) have a moderately terrifying demographic distribution.

Greece population demographic chart

Starting now, and continuing for the next 20 years at least, the number of people reaching retirement age is much much greater than the number of people entering the work-force.

One of the reasons I’m still marginally pro-Brexit is that the EU is going to have to choose between:
i) Rapid drops in standard of living in those countries.
ii) Massive wealth transfer from countries that have lots of workers, to those that don’t have enough workers.

Seeing as the EU has always chosen the “transfer money” route it’s pretty obvious to me what that choice would be.

48
freetoken  Aug 20, 2018 • 3:46:11am

re: #47 Danack

Here’s the age graph for England:

Image: 720px-Population_pyramid_for_England_using_2011_census_data.png

It would be not much different than that of Greece if it wasn’t for the population increase under 10yo.

And what role do you think the open immigration played in having more children the past 10 years?

49
freetoken  Aug 20, 2018 • 3:52:15am

All, and I want to stress “all”, meaningful “growth” that is not simply inflation happens by there being more people to do more work and more consumption.

For any nation not experiencing population growth, the inevitable path will be that with modern medicine there will be more “retired” people, meaning people older than 65, each year, than people entering the workforce.

This will mean the end of retirement as has been practiced in the 20th century.

Unless, and this explains why the Japanese have been working so hard on robotics, we can develop machines to do an ever increasing share of the “work” in our economies.

50
freetoken  Aug 20, 2018 • 3:53:06am

Your other option goes by a two word phrase: Soylent Green.

51
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 20, 2018 • 4:03:08am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How long until it needs to be bailed out again to stave off financial collapse?

They have built up a reserve that is supposed to last them nearly two years.

52
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:17:14am

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

53
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:26:29am

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]
The problem with Chuck is that he’s a prime example of the Peter Principle. That’s why he thought criticizing Hillary Clinton as over-prepared was some insightful shit.

In other words he’s an incredible goddamned hack

Another problem with Chuck is the network he works for that enables this bullshit

54
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:30:49am

I can’t embed a tweet

Have you seen this??

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting

*Any* negative poll is fake

That is some…wow

55
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:35:39am

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹

Repeating because I left it hanging on the last thread… .

[Embedded content]

Mom_news is outstanding

56
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:39:47am

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹

….polio

57
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:40:48am

So why are these “Proud Boys” opposing women’s reproductive rights?

58
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:41:48am

re: #27 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Would any judge go for a “hung jury” after…what? Two days of deliberation? And they left early on Friday, I think. Even this judge would send them back to deliberate more at this point.

18 counts they have to go through

They are being thorough

59
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:44:31am

re: #52 Joe Bacon 🌹

I gave up watching the Sunday talk shows years ago. I see I haven’t missed anything.

60
Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:50:21am

re: #59 Sir John Barron

I gave up on them when they endlessly lied about Anita Hill and gave pass after pass to Slappy Thomas.

61
jeffreyw  Aug 20, 2018 • 5:55:40am

Imgur


Good morning!

62
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:16:00am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area.

Rudy’s really screwed his client (well, more than he’s screwed himself).

No one in Trumpworld knows what the hell McGahn is telling Mueller. That’s an awful place for Trumpworld to be in - their own counsel is talking and likely spilling beans.

Trump is therefore lashing out because that’s all he can control at this point. His lawyers are still incapable of covering for Trump when all the facts of the case in chief are known to everyone.

Trump and even Rudy have admitted that the purpose of the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Clinton from the Russian government.

That’s the single inescapable fact, but the one that the media still has trouble circling back to, and which the media is more than willing to cover for Trump about. Trump lied about that meeting. Junior lied about the meeting. Everyone associated with that meeting has lied.

Trump even drafted the lie about the purpose of the meeting, which means that we’re talking obstruction of justice, conspiracy against the US (18 USC 371), etc. The rest of Mueller’s time is being spent tracking down all the related criminality that Trump brought with him from NYC - the Cohen matter, the Stormy brouhaha, all of it.

63
Teukka  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:20:13am
64
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:20:17am

re: #62 lawhawk

Trump and even Rudy have admitted that the purpose of the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Clinton from the Russian government.

That’s the single inescapable fact, but the one that the media still has trouble circling back to, and which the media is more than willing to cover for Trump about. Trump lied about that meeting. Junior lied about the meeting. Everyone associated with that meeting has lied.

Trump even drafted the lie about the purpose of the meeting, which means that we’re talking obstruction of justice, conspiracy against the US (18 USC 371), etc. The rest of Mueller’s time is being spent tracking down all the related criminality that Trump brought with him from NYC - the Cohen matter, the Stormy brouhaha, all of it.

“But no collusion, although collusion isn’t a crime, anybody would have taken that meeting, the real collusion was Hillary.”

So many lies.

65
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:25:12am
66
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:28:49am

Yuck Mouth attempts a walk-back…

67
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:29:54am
68
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:31:25am

re: #63 Teukka

Work is being its usual self about Twitter, so I can’t see the tweet you’re referring to (sometimes I see tweets and replies, and sometimes I only see replies). Could you please post that separately? It seems like it’s important.

69
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:33:48am

re: #66 makeitstop

No, you don’t get to Rashomon your way out of your bulkshit on MTP.

70
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:34:43am
71
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:38:26am

re: #65 Belafon

I can’t decide if this is irony, or just the universe meting out justice, but the problem with convincing your voters that news is fake is they stop believing that polls are indicating that your side is losing.

Yup
And see #54 just above

72
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:41:12am

re: #66 makeitstop

Yuck Mouth attempts a walk-back…

[Embedded content]

It’s the classic he lied, she said puzzle

Historically he was believed almost on faith
These days not so much anymore
Not perfect, not always….better

73
Teukka  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:41:47am

re: #68 Belafon

Work is being its usual self about Twitter, so I can’t see the tweet you’re referring to (sometimes I see tweets and replies, and sometimes I only see replies). Could you please post that separately? It seems like it’s important.

FYI: People have offered to sell their votes in groups on Facebook. This is a crime according to Chapter 17, § 8 ¶ 3 of the Swedish Criminal Code and must be investigated by police, and can lead to up to 6 months in prison. 1/
Not saying that it’s Russian trolls or GRU/SVR operatives, but this could be a way to try to influence elections by giving people ideas. Just a heads up for y’all, it may happen in other countries, however different penalties may apply 2/FIN

Article that sparked it all (Swedish):
aftonbladet.se

Thread start:

74
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:42:49am

re: #69 lawhawk

No, you don’t get to Rashomon your way out of your bulkshit on MTP.

Well played
And likely over his head

75
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:44:08am

re: #70 Belafon

Everyone in Trumpworld is screwed. McGahn had his come to Mueller moment when he realized he was enabling a criminal conspiracy (and has a duty to the Courts to identify the criminal acts).

No one in Trumpworld knows what McGahn is telling Mueller, and that’s got to have everyone rattled even more. That is on top of the Omarosa tapes, which seems to show that everyone in Trumpworld is a grifter, con artist, and shows that everyone is worried about being taped because it would reveal that they’re all incompetent and engaging in malfeasance. If you’re taped doing your job properly and competently, you’d have nothing to worry about. That’s the whole problem with Trumpworld - no one was picked because of competency.

They were picked because they were loyal to Trump.

76
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:49:55am

re: #51 Big Beautiful Door

They have built up a reserve that is supposed to last them nearly two years.

so in three years…

77
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 6:50:00am

re: #66 makeitstop

Yuck Mouth attempts a walk-back…

Upding for Yuck Mouth.

78
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:06:12am

re: #66 makeitstop

Yuck Mouth attempts a walk-back…

[Embedded content]

re: #77 Sir John Barron

Upding for Yuck Mouth.

Morning!

So, the mouth is covered: Yuck Mouth.

Now, what about those eyes?

His eyes seem to have their own thing going. They bulge and pop out at the weirdest times.

He’s a strange dude.

79
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:09:02am

re: #78 ObserverArt

Morning!

So, the mouth is covered: Yuck Mouth.

Now, what about those eyes?

His eyes seem to have their own thing going. They bulge and pop out at the weirdest times.

He’s a strange dude.

I’m waiting for his eyes to just pop out of his skull one day.

80
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:19:20am
81
JordanRules  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:24:22am
82
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:33:08am

Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft, Jacqueline Susann, Jim Reeves, Don King, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Burrito Bros.), Ron Paul, Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Slobodan Milosevic, Isaac Hayes, Craig Nettles, Connie Chung, Robert Plant!!, James Pankow (Chicago), Phil Lynott!!, John Hiatt, Al Roker, Quinn Buckner, KRS-One, Dimebag Darrell, Fred Durst (LOL), Demi Lovato, and a white buffalo!

And me. I’m so goddamned old, but I don’t mind. :)

83
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:36:24am

re: #82 makeitstop

Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft, Jacqueline Susann, Jim Reeves, Don King, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Burrito Bros.), Ron Paul, Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Slobodan Milosevic, Isaac Hayes, Craig Nettles, Connie Chung, Robert Plant!!, James Pankow (Chicago), Phil Lynott!!, John Hiatt, Al Roker, Quinn Buckner, KRS-One, Dimebag Darrell, Fred Durst (LOL), Demi Lovato, and a white buffalo!

[Embedded content]

I stopped celebrating my birthday years ago…

84
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:38:24am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I stopped celebrating my birthday years ago…

I’m just trying to see how high I can count.

85
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:40:47am

re: #84 makeitstop

I’m just trying to see how high I can count.

I stopped counting at 55

86
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:45:29am

Petulant son of a bitch.

87
A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:46:49am

re: #82 makeitstop

iDGwSNUo3rm7mPGixIdl+3Zuz5RSOW5uTIuWrsE8S4tyiTx/RnuLOvYrIKvNhk6MRR/BClx769LtsRTM9HJxSNMNbssZ6xIZ

88
MsJ  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:47:33am
89
MsJ  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:47:58am

re: #87 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Misspelled private. FYI.

90
Patricia Kayden  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:50:09am

re: #82 makeitstop

Happy Birthday to you!! But some of those listed, no happy anything to them.

91
A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:50:09am

re: #89 MsJ

Misspelled private. FYI.

Yes, I saw it. Murphy’s law requires that someone see and comment in it in the 30 seconds that took. 🙃

92
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:50:22am

re: #65 Belafon

I can’t decide if this is irony, or just the universe meting out justice, but the problem with convincing your voters that news is fake is they stop believing that polls are indicating that your side is losing.

And then when the Blue Wave happens, they will believe it was only because of “massive voter fraud.”

93
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:52:34am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so in three years…

Supposedly they can sell bonds again. But if they still have 20% unemployment then?

94
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:54:16am

re: #87 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

[Embedded content]

rtiJD2P5vk1jNuN6freVtS81wccQmeCjQdrpH+8cwq4ZZlbAYwpVQZCQXWkJVG1hJBTzBFgGEtodQR2TIRycETBUlV8uhrojfY9Ekfl8RO+LFOJ08RJomQ==

95
MsJ  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:55:05am

re: #91 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Yes, I saw it. Murphy’s law requires that someone see and comment in it in the 30 seconds that took. 🙃

So sorry! And happy pre-bday!

96
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:55:12am

re: #87 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

[Embedded content]

UAEApH4awhXbruyuh41pDXFVJ5I05a/e8LkY3K7jARQtDQNFM7a0Y8a0el6+TwECgtZebiBTVXWKJsZLcR585w85NZZuh9PC

97
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:55:49am

re: #90 Patricia Kayden

Happy Birthday to you!! But some of those listed, no happy anything to them.

Agreed. I’d move a couple of ‘em to next week if I could.

98
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 7:57:26am

re: #92 Big Beautiful Door

And then when the Blue Wave happens, they will believe it was only because of “massive voter fraud.”

And we’ll laugh and say “I remember 2010.”

99
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:01:35am

re: #82 makeitstop

Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft, Jacqueline Susann, Jim Reeves, Don King, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Burrito Bros.), Ron Paul, Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Slobodan Milosevic, Isaac Hayes, Craig Nettles, Connie Chung, Robert Plant!!, James Pankow (Chicago), Phil Lynott!!, John Hiatt, Al Roker, Quinn Buckner, KRS-One, Dimebag Darrell, Fred Durst (LOL), Demi Lovato, and a white buffalo!

[Embedded content]

When I’m Sixty Four

(Mine was yesterday).

100
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:03:33am

re: #86 makeitstop

He’s dropping in on France (uninvited guest at that) - as part of the 100th anniversary of the end of the War to End All Wars (WWI). I think it’s okay that he attends that - after all, we had 4 million serve in Europe and 110,000 died in the time we fought (just over a year and change - 40,000 of which died of the Spanish flu).

101
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:05:33am

Bob Cesca’s fanboying… Captain America’s using “Biff”:

102
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:09:37am

re: #93 Big Beautiful Door

Supposedly they can sell bonds again. But if they still have 20% unemployment then?

Who will buy their bonds after the last debacle?

103
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:10:50am

re: #101 lawhawk

Bob Cesca’s fanboying… Captain America’s using “Biff”:

I was trying to comprehend how in the world a man, even as moronic as you, can misspell a word he probably reads fifty times a day. But then it dawned on me, you probably only HEAR the word.

My theory is that he’s absolutely incapable of learning when to use “council” and when to use “counsel” and just compromises between the two. (Maybe that’s why he wants to turn the country over to Russia? Because “soviet” will do for either?)

104
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:14:08am

re: #103 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He’s incapable of learning.

This much is clear. He refuses to process any info that doesn’t agree with his addled worldview. He wants to be told things that he agrees with and rejects everything else. His sycophants tell him what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear.

Couple that with the ongoing investigations, and he thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room.

I know that I’m not an expert in X, so I make sure to go get an expert in X.

Trump just bullshits his way through X, giving empty platitudes, and X turns to shit. This is how we get a North Korean summit where the US gives up leverage and North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs expand.

105
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:16:59am
106
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:25:39am

This is passes for deep thought by right wing extremists.

Cite NRO and Kevin Williamson.

This guy is a fucking baker. His job is to bake cakes. He wants to impose his religious views on those coming in to his shop to buy cakes. He doesn’t want to serve LGBT. That’s the discriminatory action here. That’s why Colorado keeps finding him in violation of the law.

And screw these fuckers who think that this is the same as a kosher restaurant refusing to serve someone bacon (this is the go to bulkshit argument here).

Kosher restaurants never serve bacon or other pork products. That’s what makes them kosher. Bakeries serve cakes. That’s what they do. You don’t go into a bakery and demand a turkey dinner. That’s not what anyone’s asking this bakery to do. They’re asking for a cake to their specs. They make cakes.

Kosher (or halal) restaurants don’t dig on swine. That’s what they do. You can ask them for dinner or sandwiches, so long as they don’t include pork or pork products, because that’s what the essence of their product is all about. There’s nothing discriminatory about that.

This is all about bigots being bigots.

107
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:26:14am

“Disgraced”? WTF is he ranting about? What a fucking buffon.

108
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:28:04am

re: #107 Dr. Matt

Trump’s not speaking to you or me.

He’s rallying his bigot brigade base, which is locked into a know nothing biased worldview thanks to Fox agitprop/misinformation.

This has always been his audience. This is who he’s ruling for.

And if he loses this base, then he’s toast, because even the rotten GOPers in Congress will realize that they’re going down with him. It’s a house of cards.

109
BeachDem  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:28:48am

re: #104 lawhawk

He’s incapable of learning.

This much is clear. He refuses to process any info that doesn’t agree with his addled worldview. He wants to be told things that he agrees with and rejects everything else. His sycophants tell him what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear.

Couple that with the ongoing investigations, and he thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room.

I know that I’m not an expert in X, so I make sure to go get an expert in X.

Trump just bullshits his way through X, giving empty platitudes, and X turns to shit. This is how we get a North Korean summit where the US gives up leverage and North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs expand.

And then there’s trade. As John Oliver pointed out last night, Peter Navarro, the yam’s “trade guy” looks at his position as “to try to provide the underlying analytics that confirm [Trump’s] intuition.”

Also, he became the “trade guy” when Jared found him on Amazon, and when asked to provide economists who back up his idiotic view on Chinese-American trade, he could only come up with two—one who totally disagreed with his main viewpoint and one who’s a blogger with no economics degree.

Trade: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

110
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:29:53am

Goats do roam:

111
jeffreyw  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:33:25am

re: #110 lawhawk

Goats do roam:

[Embedded content]

Get back to me when they organize a rodeo.

112
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:38:34am

he is such a moron

113
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:39:37am

and he still thinks DoJ works only for him

114
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:39:42am
115
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:40:47am

Cheebus

116
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:42:02am

re: #115 The Vicious Babushka

Cheebus

“I may be corrupt, but Democrats are corruptererer!”

117
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:44:06am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is such a moron

Lots of executive time this morning

118
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:44:47am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

and he still thinks DoJ works only for him

Darrell Issa is still talking?

119
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:44:50am

re: #117 Sir John Barron

Lots of executive time this morning

he’s got nothing else to do today until his dog and pony show for ICE this afternoon

120
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:46:14am
121
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:46:39am

Our librul media at work…..

122
plansbandc  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:47:03am

It sucks ever hour of every day that the world’s biggest asshole is the alleged President.

123
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:47:25am
124
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:49:17am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions “Justice” Department? A total joke!

— Donald J. Trump

Fired for what?

DJT really seems to want us to keep paying attention to the dossier, since he keeps talking about it.

125
Interesting Times  Aug 20, 2018 • 8:53:18am

re: #16 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

One thing I find interesting about that poll is the sky-high undecided rate (9% for college-educated white women, double that for no-college).

That 9% and 18%, respectively, might just be the “prejudice-lite” group who can be reached by messaging like this:

The race-class flyer says “Whether white, black, or brown, 5th generation or newcomer, we all want to build a better future for our children. My opponent says some families have value, while others don’t count. He wants to pit us against each other in order to gain power for himself and kickbacks for his donors.”

126
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:06:03am

Potentially NSFW.

5VQ/LPTFi0KfYteRzTcgw2+5GsTf/sI7ke6pCKvWxLfs+cgDDNaq1xaIQEKlFr6MOUv+1QH1NUDiXdfeFpSa6bNJAzP42FQvTsUWspeFzZqExfUKm1KSvLeLEqJF86xaijSV4jWQVDBnAQqGEiSiUzB6S6ug9Il5B8PkkR1pfHOS1iyWHVamGtR0jhdXL2rVIuWup74wJUi29keN00baH3vVWXx3PxBjln48wi8GpCaMlKlMavChjvSJfZUcWDRHShsvJn/iJ4VcsD0deB463hrMj52R/QGAWjo0s0CL0wBt8uuBHH4A80nh/CmRNkNwEFP9dKnlFXadOVkfuGF178ppkJ19KTN5zpJNXEOhaYdbndvC1thG9Bhq8c83oWSTTIl9ObMfCXgzTTC3gdG25iOztqEv4H0O5LP8GQnHWO+kGTbzhVBpc3/olaDp9ZNsuz0WdQt4XyzRb8WO6lCmvVH+TBqlhoG0iiYqxwtZQ2EP2iuVR+Q/CVXiWyxDoHKESvNDk5HIe7a1wFlsP/elqgMztbQQn2aR9urapmJTFnmnqra9hFZ0YfzAF8SNTN2V1dULhwIQRU3ItufRVDWpOW+X3rMis28a/gMibJue4YU9+fWXHNWCHl4lm/22zbKZSHfGWKc/F/7oYloslku/Q3q7TVboG4T2EVixTxk/X288RACyAAI2WrgaxFUeFW9K4HDn74mJ2c9uJrFOMNlN+n1OjPMOFn1H2/ky7Dyg/6lz+Hy323sIyWCjxc5/IIudVGEoaLwcAHOHjwss7ogLIi4ihNUK/Q5zCWJYHBfPpy5X7mb6/V6aD0R6d+2snixs625doSzFsoPmiTl1Y2kJPmG4N4kj4SVNg6aEeWykHopDK/aopHkzrxYIwlhNNIEHP7W7ESg1Be1cVec3J1qPLFFOdGskfWpCE4cJ+yWQofdFoPA76c3Rcend4i5XrA1K9JWfkIZw+xDvWBrKwOUQ5ElilsZJC1snuIneaEGOvApHnEW7NjMBBt3qfFuqreZCj1Ked60+l16a6Ov8LSLa3fbkE453wZ8NDlZK3XMv/uQ1eMTzVEEh4tsJh9d/1GtgSYYlk0qXVvPrlIvpmB1Yhu6gw0KS5Lus5thzJG772pPR6BmZcHUGb3wzZizUCUs1mlGVqG1UZmL9ANWpBEWTh3As0nyA6uGoddfHnS+ZWpEmUDBIht50RCR9SsGoOCKBYijwv+9rghFNdrXpmVw2BXPSemDQRiJGb+ZFoMgakQ7Cns0pnpC/gu5GKKfP54gken3ZYX1GIuh+BfnVlYSwIWsXmEUtQgVRTyF6KwIy1WRzfbPFkCGiaQ==

127
gocart mozart  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:16:33am

My new Russian troll friend (read the whole thrread)

She claims to be Trump’s secret Russian daughter

LOL

128
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:19:39am
129
Barefoot Grin  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:37:00am

Fox News is going hard at Bruce Ohr, for obvious reasons. Lots of “why does he still have a job at DoJ?” It’s disgusting. I wish nothing but professional misery for these people.

130
mmmirele  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:39:47am

Still mom-sitting…this morning I took a break from working, took out the trash, didn’t wait long enough for the garage door to open up before I ran right into it with my head. That is frankly a first for me. Not a concussion, those I’ve had before, but a concussion from running into an opening garage door. I’m fine, I didn’t get knocked down or anything but yikes.

131
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:40:13am

re: #129 Barefoot Grin

Fox News is going hard at Bruce Ohr, for obvious reasons. Lots of “why does he still have a job at DoJ?” It’s disgusting. I wish nothing but professional misery for these people.

They are speaking to an audience of one.

132
wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:41:35am

re: #129 Barefoot Grin

Fox News is going hard at Bruce Ohr, for obvious reasons. Lots of “why does he still have a job at DoJ?” It’s disgusting. I wish nothing but professional misery for these people.

‘professional misery’—don’t need to know, don’t want to know. Oh, you mean misery in their professional lives? That would be a case of dishing it out but not taking it.

134
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:42:55am

re: #129 Barefoot Grin

Fox News is going hard at Bruce Ohr, for obvious reasons. Lots of “why does he still have a job at DoJ?” It’s disgusting. I wish nothing but professional misery for these people.

[angry emoticon]

135
Barefoot Grin  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:44:47am

re: #132 wrenchwench

‘professional misery’—don’t need to know, don’t want to know. Oh, you mean misery in their professional lives? That would be a case of dishing it out but not taking it.

Yes, for them to use their platform to push people out of jobs (and lose pensions, like McCabe) I hope karma pays a visit.

136
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:46:49am
137
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:46:50am

If Muellers final report leads to Trump being removed from office, we need to expect some aggression and perhaps violence from Trump supporters.

Things could get a little ugly.

Which I have no doubt Russia would be thrilled with.

138
danarchy  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:47:15am

re: #130 mmmirele

Still mom-sitting…this morning I took a break from working, took out the trash, didn’t wait long enough for the garage door to open up before I ran right into it with my head. That is frankly a first for me. Not a concussion, those I’ve had before, but a concussion from running into an opening garage door. I’m fine, I didn’t get knocked down or anything but yikes.

I feel your pain. Yesterday I opened the cabinet to get the dog food out, leaned down to put the food in the dogs bowl and stood up and hit the bottom of the cabinet door hard with the top of my head. Got quite a lump going on, think I knocked the hinge loose on the cabinet a little too.

139
wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:48:28am

re: #130 mmmirele

Still mom-sitting…this morning I took a break from working, took out the trash, didn’t wait long enough for the garage door to open up before I ran right into it with my head. That is frankly a first for me. Not a concussion, those I’ve had before, but a concussion from running into an opening garage door. I’m fine, I didn’t get knocked down or anything but yikes.

Bolded is my first clue that you need to slow down. That’d not a break, that’s still working. Might be a break from the other work, but not a break for you. The second clue was closer to a break. Drink water, put up feet; that’s a break. What they say to cyclists who ride too many days in a row, going way too fast, is: Don’t stand if you can sit, don’t sit if you can lie down.

140
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:53:42am

re: #106 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

This is passes for deep thought by right wing extremists.

Cite NRO and Kevin Williamson.

This guy is a fucking baker. His job is to bake cakes. He wants to impose his religious views on those coming in to his shop to buy cakes. He doesn’t want to serve LGBT. That’s the discriminatory action here. That’s why Colorado keeps finding him in violation of the law.

And screw these fuckers who think that this is the same as a kosher restaurant refusing to serve someone bacon (this is the go to bulkshit argument here).

Kosher restaurants never serve bacon or other pork products. That’s what makes them kosher. Bakeries serve cakes. That’s what they do. You don’t go into a bakery and demand a turkey dinner. That’s not what anyone’s asking this bakery to do. They’re asking for a cake to their specs. They make cakes.

Kosher (or halal) restaurants don’t dig on swine. That’s what they do. You can ask them for dinner or sandwiches, so long as they don’t include pork or pork products, because that’s what the essence of their product is all about. There’s nothing discriminatory about that.

This is all about bigots being bigots.

noone has the right to tell you what to sell
whatever you choose to sell, you have to sell to anyone (more or less)

141
gocart mozart  Aug 20, 2018 • 9:59:50am

re: #106 lawhawk

And screw these fuckers who think that this is the same as a kosher restaurant refusing to serve someone bacon (this is the go to bulkshit argument here).

Right, it’s a stupid analogy. The correct one would be if the kosher deli refused to serve Muslims or a non kosher deli sold BLT sandwhiches to everyone except gay people.

143
nicdanger  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:01:27am

re: #99 ObserverArt

I tweeted a version of that song last month on my b-day.

144
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:01:47am

re: #139 wrenchwench

Bolded is my first clue that you need to slow down. That’d not a break, that’s still working. Might be a break from the other work, but not a break for you. The second clue was closer to a break. Drink water, put up feet; that’s a break. What they say to cyclists who ride too many days in a row, going way too fast, is: Don’t stand if you can sit, don’t sit if you can lie down.

smile. if you look, there is always something to smile about
breathe. it is the stuff of life, and so you must
go slowly. enough things will still get done and leads to less hitting of heads

145
wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:04:20am

re: #141 gocart mozart

Right, it’s a stupid analogy. The correct one would be if the kosher deli refused to serve Muslims or a non kosher deli sold BLT sandwhiches to everyone except gay people.

They don’t know how analogies work, how irony works, how humor works, how compassion works…

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Everything is Broken

146
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:04:52am

L O L!

147
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:08:15am

re: #143 nicdanger

I tweeted a version of that song last month on my b-day.

You too.

I still remember when it came out and signing along. And then wondering what it would be like to be 64.

Here we are.

148
wheat-dogg  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:09:47am

The days of a completely open Internet may be numbered, if China is allowed to get its way.

When China Rules the Web

For almost five decades, the United States has guided the growth of the Internet. From its origins as a small Pentagon program to its status as a global platform that connects more than half of the world’s population and tens of billions of devices, the Internet has long been an American project. Yet today, the United States has ceded leadership in cyberspace to China. Chinese President Xi Jinping has outlined his plans to turn China into a “cyber-superpower.” Already, more people in China have access to the Internet than in any other country, but Xi has grander plans. Through domestic regulations, technological innovation, and foreign policy, China aims to build an “impregnable” cyberdefense system, give itself a greater voice in Internet governance, foster more world-class companies, and lead the globe in advanced technologies.

foreignaffairs.com

149
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:11:14am

re: #142 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Video

That Yo-Yo Ma guy is pretty good!

Pretty easy to tell when he joined in…damn.

150
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:13:02am

re: #146 Dr. Matt

How can that post have only three (right now) updings? That compilation and rendition is brilliant.

151
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:17:26am

re: #150 Colère Tueur de Lapin

How can that post have only three (right now) updings? That compilation and rendition is brilliant.

I have listened to it a half of dozen times. It’s freakn brilliant.

152
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:28:44am

re: #102 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Who will buy their bonds after the last debacle?

If the interest rate is high enough people will buy it because they will believe the EU will bail out Greece again if necessary.

153
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:29:40am

re: #152 Big Beautiful Door

If the interest rate is high enough people will buy it because they will believe the EU will bail out Greece again if necessary.

Which they will. Because US banks bought up the default insurance, so if Greece fails, it takes the USA with it, which will topple Europe.

154
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:29:40am

re: #148 wheat-dogg

The days of a completely open Internet may be numbered, if China is allowed to get its way.

foreignaffairs.com

If our government doesn’t regulate it, some other goverment will. There are many times when relying on capitalist solutions fails, but it definitely does when other places aren’t playing by the same rules.

155
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:29:52am

Maybe it’s the dark humor that seems to go with this current situation, but the ‘bulletproof backpacks’ nonsense reminds me of the line from “Support Your Local Sheriff”:

Jason McCullough: [Fingering dented badge] That must have saved the life of whoever was wearin’ it.

Mayor Olly Perkins: Well, it sure would have, if it hadn’t been for all them other bullets flyin’ in from everywhere.

156
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:30:33am

moron learned a new scary word…

157
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:31:35am

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron learned a new scary word…

How about those other poisons, such as lead, CO2, asbestos?

158
jaunte  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:32:49am
159
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:33:15am

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron learned a new scary word…

So, China is poisoning our kids? Right through the U.S. mail? Is that what The Moran is claiming?

160
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:34:24am

re: #155 Blind Frog Belly White

Bulletproof backpacks, clear backpacks, no backpacks at all, etc. are all band aids on a problem that starts with the single most important point that right wingers and gun nuts want everyone to ignore:

But for the easy availability of guns, especially guns like AR-15s, mass shootings and school shootings would be as rare in the US as they are everywhere else in the world. Not even active war zones have the kind of school shootings and mass shootings we have in the US. Only in the US do we accept this kind of violence.

Of course, the right wingers and gun nuts point to Chicago as proof of the failure of something (blacks, gun control, etc.) as why gun control fails, except that every state that has strong gun control has a lower per capita gun death rate than the lax gun law states. Every country with strong gun control has lower per capita death rates as well.

That also translates to higher health care costs, higher criminal justice costs, etc. but the GOP and right wingers don’t care. They just think the solution is to spend on stuff that wont help keep anyone safer, and invariably the people who can afford to by crap like this are usually safer to begin with.

161
wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:35:12am

re: #159 Sir John Barron

So, China is poisoning our kids? Right through the U.S. mail? Is that what The Moran is claiming?

Keep children out of Post Offices! Oh, heck, let’s just close them all.

162
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:35:14am

re: #159 Sir John Barron

So, China is poisoning our kids? Right through the U.S. mail? Is that what The Moran is claiming?

That is how chems come from Chinese labs to the United States. The USPS is one of the largest drug traffickers in the world.

163
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:36:30am

On July 7, just two days before Donald Trump introduced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, the New York Times published an interesting report about the warnings the White House received from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who was well aware of the conservative jurist’s lengthy paper trail.

“Mr. McConnell is concerned,” the article said, “about the volume of the documents that Judge Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.”

The reference to Kavanaugh’s work as Bush’s White House staff secretary is important because it offers a behind-the-scenes peek: the Senate GOP leader apparently saw this part of Kavanaugh’s background as the sort of thing that would be scrutinized as part of a confirmation process. And yet, soon after, Senate Republicans agreed that this one part of Kavanaugh’s professional background - and only this part - would be excluded from the Judiciary Committee’s document request.

164
Single-handed sailor  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:36:40am

re: #82 makeitstop

Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft, Jacqueline Susann, Jim Reeves, Don King, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Burrito Bros.), Ron Paul, Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Slobodan Milosevic, Isaac Hayes, Craig Nettles, Connie Chung, Robert Plant!!, James Pankow (Chicago), Phil Lynott!!, John Hiatt, Al Roker, Quinn Buckner, KRS-One, Dimebag Darrell, Fred Durst (LOL), Demi Lovato, and a white buffalo!

[Embedded content]

…and me, too.

165
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:37:38am

re: #160 lawhawk

Bulletproof backpacks, clear backpacks, no backpacks at all, etc. are all band aids on a problem that starts with the single most important point that right wingers and gun nuts want everyone to ignore:

But for the easy availability of guns, especially guns like AR-15s, mass shootings and school shootings would be as rare in the US as they are everywhere else in the world. Not even active war zones have the kind of school shootings and mass shootings we have in the US. Only in the US do we accept this kind of violence.

Of course, the right wingers and gun nuts point to Chicago as proof of the failure of something (blacks, gun control, etc.) as why gun control fails, except that every state that has strong gun control has a lower per capita gun death rate than the lax gun law states. Every country with strong gun control has lower per capita death rates as well.

That also translates to higher health care costs, higher criminal justice costs, etc. but the GOP and right wingers don’t care. They just think the solution is to spend on stuff that wont help keep anyone safer, and invariably the people who can afford to by crap like this are usually safer to begin with.

I’d have a lot more respect for gun nuts if they’d just admit that they think a certain number of murdered children are an acceptable sacrifice for their gun addiction. But it’s not something they’re willing to admit, even to themselves.

166
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:40:00am

heh

167
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:40:28am

re: #162 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That is how chems come from Chinese labs to the United States. The USPS is one of the largest drug traffickers in the world.

fedex too
and they do it faster

168
Jay C  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:41:27am

re: #162 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

re: #159 Sir John Barron

So, China is poisoning our kids? Right through the U.S. mail? Is that what The Moran is claiming?

That is how chems come from Chinese labs to the United States. The USPS is one of the largest drug traffickers in the world.

So IOW, there IS some sort of real problem there, but our imbecilic Pres can’t even compose a simple tweet of complaint without making himself sound like an idiot?
Sounds right….

169
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:42:27am

re: #168 Jay C

So IOW, there IS some sort of real problem there, but our imbecilic Pres can’t even compose a simple tweet of complaint without making himself sound like an idiot?
Sounds right….

His basic problem is that, as an idiot, it’s difficult for him not to sound like one.

170
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:45:16am

Bloomberg did an in-depth piece on fentanyl and the Chinese connection, and it’s breathtaking how easy for this stuff to get distributed. It’s also breathtaking how easy it is to kill (which is why some states are looking at it for their death penalty drug of choice because other means have dried up):

Paul Janssen, the physician-founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica, now a unit of Johnson & Johnson, synthesized it in a Belgian laboratory in 1960. It is the world’s strongest opioid approved for human medical use, soothing the most excruciating pain and helping to put surgical patients to sleep.

For years, fentanyl-related overdose deaths never exceeded a few thousand. Then, in 2014, the drugs killed more than 5,000 people. By September 2017, they accounted for more than 26,000 deaths, half the opioid total. One of the seeds of demand had been sown in the 1990s, when doctors began overprescribing legal painkillers like OxyContin. Abusers eventually turned to their stronger cousin, heroin. That in turn created an opening for dealers to offer fentanyl.

The drug is potent almost beyond comprehension — and that’s what changes the game. It’s prescribed by the millionth of a gram. Two milligrams, the equivalent of seven poppy seeds, can kill. It’s often crudely diluted, which makes it difficult for illicit users to determine how much they’re consuming.

China is just one route, and Trump thinks it’s coming in via USPS. China’s the source of choice because of the profit margins involved (and because it’s where most legit pharmaceuticals originate here. You can take a kilo and turn it into millions of dollars of street drug.

171
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:45:42am

re: #165 Blind Frog Belly White

I’d have a lot more respect for gun nuts if they’d just admit that they think a certain number of murdered children are an acceptable sacrifice for their gun addiction. But it’s not something they’re willing to admit, even to themselves.

i’d have the least little bit of respect for gun nuts if they’d admit that it is demonstrated every day that some people are irresponsible and should’nt have them

172
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:46:23am

Kavanaugh’s faux outrage over the Monica-Bill affair. Pretty amazing that he was seething with poutrage which pales in comparison to what Donnie is doing today.

173
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:48:22am

re: #171 dangerman

i’d have the least little bit of respect for gun nuts if they’d admit that it is demonstrated every day that some people are irresponsible and should’nt have them

Oh, they believe that. They just can’t come up with any way of preventing those people from having guns that wouldn’t inconvenience them, which would make them feel bad infringe their absolute right to whatever gun takes their fancy, whenever they want it.

174
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:48:38am

re: #170 lawhawk

Bloomberg did an in-depth piece on fentanyl and the Chinese connection, and it’s breathtaking how easy for this stuff to get distributed. It’s also breathtaking how easy it is to kill (which is why some states are looking at it for their death penalty drug of choice because other means have dried up):

China is just one route, and Trump thinks it’s coming in via USPS. China’s the source of choice because of the profit margins involved (and because it’s where most legit pharmaceuticals originate here. You can take a kilo and turn it into millions of dollars of street drug.

An amazing designer disassociative called MXE came from Chinese labs until it was banned in China, now it’s impossible to get. I’d expect a dangerous drug like fentanyl to be banned if MXE is.

175
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:48:50am

re: #82 makeitstop

Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft, Jacqueline Susann, Jim Reeves, Don King, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Burrito Bros.), Ron Paul, Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Slobodan Milosevic, Isaac Hayes, Craig Nettles, Connie Chung, Robert Plant!!, James Pankow (Chicago), Phil Lynott!!, John Hiatt, Al Roker, Quinn Buckner, KRS-One, Dimebag Darrell, Fred Durst (LOL), Demi Lovato, and a white buffalo!

[Hidden content]

And Amy Adams!

176
jaunte  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:49:32am
177
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:50:14am

re: #172 Dr. Matt

Kavanaugh’s faux outrage over the Monica-Bill affair. Pretty amazing that he was seething with poutrage which pales in comparison to what Donnie is doing today.

What party was President Clinton? Oh, yes, then of course. Now Kav feels much different, obviously, because principle.

///

178
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:50:36am

re: #172 Dr. Matt

Kavanaugh’s faux outrage over the Monica-Bill affair. Pretty amazing that he was seething with poutrage which pales in comparison to what Donnie is doing today.

[Embedded content]

interesting that he says “sheer number of wrongful acts” and then except for the jones case, doesnt cite any actual, you know, crimes.

179
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:54:18am

re: #178 dangerman

interesting that he says “sheer number of wrongful acts” and then except for the jones case, doesnt cite any actual, you know, crimes.

Has a familiar feel to it, don’t it? And I used the term ‘familiar’ intentionally, as in ‘familial’.

Same “Lock Him/Her Up!” enthusiasm without identifiable crimes to charge, or evidence to prove those crimes. It really is a case of hating them SO MUCH that you’re JUST ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN they’ve committed crimes against humanity that you can’t name, or prove, but for which they must be PUNISHED!!

180
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 10:55:39am

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, they believe that. They just can’t come up with any way of preventing those people from having guns that wouldn’t inconvenience them, which would make them feel bad infringe their absolute right to whatever gun takes their fancy, whenever they want it.

absolutely

hmmm, i wonder why they think they’d be next?
do they also act irresponsibly and just havent been caught out? hmmm

and as a reminder, as i’ve written here - a lot - i’m for taking away the guns, and gun rights of anyone who demonstrates they are irresponsible, and after due process. you dont secure your weapon at all times, then you lose your freedom, finances, and future.

and i’ve even toyed with the idea of only gun owners on those juries.

181
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:01:00am

I finished Rick Wilson’s book. It’s a good read, recommended for, if nothing else, the tapestry of insults he weaves around Trump and Trumpkins, which is cathartic.

The thing that bothers me about it, though, is the lack of self awareness that you always find with Republicans, NeverTrump or other. For example, Wilson talks about the need to publicly and forcefully eject the racists from the GOP. Okay, all well and good. But then he goes on to talk about Reagan and GHW Bush each talking about how racists don’t belong in the GOP, without ever acknowledging that Reagan and Bush both used racist appeals in their campaigns, and that Reagan appealed to racism as a way to get the White Working Class to hate social programs.

I mean, “Welfare queens driving Cadillacs”, “young bucks on street corners buying T-bone steaks with foodstamps”, and for Bush, the whole “Willie Horton” campaign. The heroes of the GOP are up to their armpits in racist muck, and without acknowledging that, how can they EVER be taken seriously when they say they’re not about racism?

182
Bass Reeves  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:04:06am

re: #181 Blind Frog Belly White

I finished Rick Wilson’s book. It’s a good read, recommended for, if nothing else, the tapestry of insults he weaves around Trump and Trumpkins, which is cathartic.

The thing that bothers me about it, though, is the lack of self awareness that you always find with Republicans, NeverTrump or other. For example, Wilson talks about the need to publicly and forcefully eject the racists from the GOP. Okay, all well and good. But then he goes on to talk about Reagan and GHW Bush each talking about how racists don’t belong in the GOP, without ever acknowledging that Reagan and Bush both used racist appeals in their campaigns, and that Reagan appealed to racism as a way to get the White Working Class to hate social programs.

I mean, “Welfare queens driving Cadillacs”, “young bucks on street corners buying T-bone steaks with foodstamps”, and for Bush, the whole “Willie Horton” campaign. The heroes of the GOP are up to their armpits in racist muck, and without acknowledging that, how can they EVER be taken seriously when they say they’re not about racism?

Who’s trying to take them seriously? I know we have a fair amount of converted Republicans here, but conservatism has been pushing racism since the inception of the country, how much longer are we supposed to give it the benefit of the doubt?

183
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:07:38am

re: #181 Blind Frog Belly White

Right now, I consider the NeverTrumpers as temporary allies (See Soviets during WWII). I still don’t trust them in the long haul because they still accepted the decades of race-baiting from the Right as you so nicely pointed out. Unless they come out with an apology and complete reversal of ideology, we should not be counting on them as “friends”. As soon as Donnie is tossed out, most of them will revert to their innate RWNJ stances.

184
Stanley Sea  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:08:13am
185
Alephnaught  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:11:57am

re: #127 gocart mozart

My new Russian troll friend (read the whole thrread)

[Embedded content]

LOL

My riposte to that would be: “I’m not asking you for your opinion, I’m asking you for PROOF that you are NOT part of an international goat-sex trafficking ring etc.”

186
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:12:24am

re: #184 Stanley Sea

I guess she was the slow one. The dog got away.

Who hangs out around lagoons with killer animals in them?

187
Charles Johnson  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:12:29am
188
Bass Reeves  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:12:57am

re: #183 Dr. Matt

This reminds me of the discussion about Omarosa a couple of days back. Can we consider Never-Trumpers even temporary allies, if their ultimate end goal isn’t actually different than Trump’s? If their issue is one of style, not substance, is it useful to make common cause with them?

Trump’s policy positions are at best slightly right of mainstream Republican with the possible exception of Russia, and tariffs. Getting rid of Trump in favor of another Republican doesn’t *fix* that.

189
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:13:52am
190
wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:14:41am

re: #183 Dr. Matt

Right now, I consider the NeverTrumpers as temporary allies (See Soviets during WWII). I still don’t trust them in the long haul because they still accepted the decades of race-baiting from the Right as you so nicely pointed out. Unless they come out with an apology and complete reversal of ideology, we should not be counting on them as “friends”. As soon as Donnie is tossed out, most of them will revert to their innate RWNJ stances.

Some are untrustable in the shorter run. Some can be weeded out by discovering whether they think Pence would be an improvement.

191
danarchy  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:15:50am

re: #159 Sir John Barron

So, China is poisoning our kids? Right through the U.S. mail? Is that what The Moran is claiming?

businessinsider.com

Five of the six online fentanyl vendors investigated in a new Senate report are based in China. The sellers sent hundreds of packages to more than 300 sources in the US by way of the US Postal Service (USPS).

192
jaunte  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:17:12am

re: #187 Charles Johnson

Republicans are accelerating away from reality at light speed.

193
lawhawk  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:18:59am

re: #188 Bass Reeves

This reminds me of the discussion about Omarosa a couple of days back. Can we consider Never-Trumpers even temporary allies, if their ultimate end goal isn’t actually different than Trump’s? If their issue is one of style, not substance, is it useful to make common cause with them?

Trump’s policy positions are at best slightly right of mainstream Republican with the possible exception of Russia, and tariffs. Getting rid of Trump in favor of another Republican doesn’t *fix* that.

The GOP remains the problem. They’re fine with Trump so long as he doesn’t go full Trump and exhibit full metal white nationalism. They’re fine with soft white nationalism (more flattering when exposed to light). Their base is fine with it, and their immigration policy is aligned and their goal and purpose is to gut the safety net, screw millions out of health coverage, so millionaires can get richer, and poor whites think that they’re doing better all because they can stomp all over minorities some more.

194
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:19:41am

re: #188 Bass Reeves

This reminds me of the discussion about Omarosa a couple of days back. Can we consider Never-Trumpers even temporary allies, if their ultimate end goal isn’t actually different than Trump’s? If their issue is one of style, not substance, is it useful to make common cause with them?

Trump’s policy positions are at best slightly right of mainstream Republican with the possible exception of Russia, and tariffs. Getting rid of Trump in favor of another Republican doesn’t *fix* that.

I believe DJT’s disdain for and attacks on basic democratic institutions, attacks really on anyone or anything that poses a threat to him, his placing of self above any version of national well-being, renders him a danger that transcends mere partisan and even general ideological divides. He’s a unique threat, as I see it.

195
jaunte  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:20:10am
196
b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:21:18am

Howdy Lizards:

197
jaunte  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:21:29am

Shapiro looks like a dictionary illustration for “cynicism” in that pic.

198
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:21:44am

re: #192 jaunte

Republicans are accelerating away from reality at light speed.

Trump cut the moorings to the SS Republican and it is now floating away in the Sea of Crazy.

199
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:22:11am
200
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:22:16am
201
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:23:15am

re: #187 Charles Johnson

Republicans slam Jason Isbell, Ben Folds as ‘the unhinged left’ ahead of Phil Bredesen rally

is there a ‘hinged’ left?

if not then this goes off to the department of redundancy department
(it’s right down the hall)

202
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:25:14am

re: #192 jaunte

Republicans are accelerating away from reality at light speed.

well the way they ignore other laws, this could get interesting
in a science-y sort of way

203
jaunte  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:25:59am

re: #202 dangerman

It’s a White Hole!

204
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:26:51am

re: #194 Sir John Barron

I believe DJT’s disdain for and attacks on basic democratic institutions, attacks really on anyone or anything that poses a threat to him, his placing of self above any version of national well-being, renders him a danger that transcends mere partisan and even general ideological divides. He’s a unique threat, as I see it.

unfortunately they will not see him as a danger until he is a danger to them

205
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:27:11am

re: #190 wrenchwench

Some are untrustable in the shorter run. Some can be weeded out by discovering whether they think Pence would be an improvement.

Agreed. I don’t trust Omarosa one bit. On the other side of the spectrum, I’ll give morning Joe a bit benefit of the doubt because he’s been really hard on his former party. He’s straight-up called them out that they are selling their souls for judicial picks.

206
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:28:20am

re: #110 lawhawk

Goats do roam:

207
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:28:57am

re: #197 jaunte

Shapiro looks like a dictionary illustration for “cynicism” in that pic.

Shapiro looks like a spokes”person” for mail order Rohypnol.

208
danarchy  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:31:34am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

How are the two things related? Man looking for private kidney donation is trying to avoid waiting in the organ transplant list, an opt out system for organ donation would probably greatly increase organ availability. People looking for funding is an issue with our broken insurance system. These things are only tangentially related

209
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:32:25am

Has there been any updates from the Manafort trial today?

210
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:32:45am

re: #208 danarchy

How are the two things related? Man looking for private kidney donation is trying to avoid waiting in the organ transplant list, an opt out system for organ donation would probably greatly increase organ availability. People looking for funding is an issue with our broken insurance system. These things are only tangentially related

Kidneys should go to the highest bidders, that is the nature of Free Market

/

211
Charles Johnson  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:32:53am
212
MsJ  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:34:05am

re: #209 ObserverArt

Has there been any updates from the Manafort trial today?

Nope.

213
Belafon  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:34:25am

re: #211 Charles Johnson

We have yet to see a tax cut proposal for companies that invest in wind power.

214
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:34:37am

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

215
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:34:48am

re: #211 Charles Johnson

She’s right about it not being about the science. If you’re so Conservative that you think science is a Marxist plot, you can’t even process the science.

216
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:37:33am

mrs dm has been in NJ visiting her parents
she comes home tonight.

me:

the cats, not so much

217
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:37:45am

re: #196 b.d.(great patriot hostage)

Howdy Lizards:

@TheOnion
Law School Applications Increase Upon Realization That Any Fucking Idiot Can Be Lawyer

Umm…
That’s been pretty obvious for a while now

218
Dr. Matt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:41:16am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Umm…
That’s been pretty obvious for a while now

[Embedded content]

AHHHHHHHH. MY EYES! MY EYES!

Put a “NSFW” on that in the future!

219
ObserverArt  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:41:46am

re: #213 Belafon

We have yet to see a tax cut proposal for companies that invest in wind power.

I don’t think we will under President Bozo. Not when he treats wind energy the way he does.

Hmm. I wonder if Prez Bozo even knows how electricity is made with generators? Does the fool even realize those “windmills” are making electricity and dumping it into the power grid directly?

220
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:42:22am

re: #218 Dr. Matt

AHHHHHHHH. MY EYES! MY EYES!

Put a “NSFW” on that in the future!

She’s not that bad-looking, but you can tell she’s insane from the freaky eyelashes.

221
Jay C  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:43:01am

re: #211 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Agree, Charles: but ISTM that in most cases, conservative disdain for science as a driver of policy, is less the “role of big government” bugaboo, but the good old-fashioned profit motive: i.e., protecting the environment or the climate is fine and good: as long as it doesn’t cost too much [to corporate interests, AKA Republican donors].

222
dangerman  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:43:48am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

remember 2 weeks ago, three goats tried to ‘bull’ their way through my front door

the pix arent better cause there wasnt a lot of time.
do you leave the goats and run for your phone?
or do you shoo them out and have no proof it ever happened
dilemmas!

223
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:45:48am
224
BeachDem  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:46:01am

re: #219 ObserverArt

I don’t think we will under President Bozo. Not when he treats wind energy the way he does.

Hmm. I wonder if Prez Bozo even knows how electricity is made with generators? Does the fool even realize those “windmills” are making electricity and dumping it into the power grid directly?

But the birds. The birds are either killing the windmills or the windmills are killing the birds. Hard to tell from this brilliant excerpt from the yam’s energy rant at his fundraiser (maybe he ate too many hot dogs?)

“You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills. You know, the windmills, boom, boom, boom [mimicking windmill sound] bing [mimes shooting large gun], that’s the end of that one. If the birds don’t kill it first. The birds could kill it first. They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like a killing field, the birds.

225
Varek Raith  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:47:19am

re: #222 dangerman

Oh hai, we’re just gonna crash here.
KTHX.

226
wrenchwench  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:50:22am

re: #225 Varek Raith

Oh hai, we’re just gonna crash here.
KTHX.

I knew it.

You speak goat.

227
Sir John Barron  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:56:01am

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

Faux and Fiends must have mentioned it, to get him all excited about it.

228
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:58:26am

re: #188 Bass Reeves

This reminds me of the discussion about Omarosa a couple of days back. Can we consider Never-Trumpers even temporary allies, if their ultimate end goal isn’t actually different than Trump’s? If their issue is one of style, not substance, is it useful to make common cause with them?

Trump’s policy positions are at best slightly right of mainstream Republican with the possible exception of Russia, and tariffs. Getting rid of Trump in favor of another Republican doesn’t *fix* that.

Well, to be fair, Trump’s ‘ideology’ is really not Conservative at all. He likes low taxes so he doesn’t pay more money. He hates international alliances because he can’t grasp the concept of ‘mutually beneficial’. He likes military spending because it makes him feel tough. He hates trade, and especially multinational trade agreements because they’re too complex for him to understand, and if he can’t understand it he just assumes he’s being screwed somehow. He hates immigration because he’s a racist. He doesn’t believe in small government, but rather government that does what HE wants it to.

People like Rick Wilson, or Tom Nichols may have principles that are stupid, and that lack empirical support, but they do have actual principles - small government, strong defense, strong multinational alliances, free trade, limited regulation.

As I’ve said, I’d like to return to the days when the GOP were just wrong about everything, not like now when they’re Nazis, or at least Nazi-curious.

229
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 20, 2018 • 11:59:52am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Umm…
That’s been pretty obvious for a while now

[Embedded content]

And a Dentist! Don’t forget that!

230
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:09:31pm

OK, admit it. We’ve all associated some sort of representative of the Russian government.
I once spent 30 min. to an hour shooting the shit with a couple of Russians manning a guard post on Pristina Air Base in 2001. This was all while crews from HMX-1 re-assembled 3 VH-60 White Hawks under the watchful eyes of their Navy SEAL security team.

231
makeitstop  Aug 20, 2018 • 12:47:37pm

re: #164 Single-handed sailor

…and me, too.

Happy Birthday! Let’s go get a drink!

232
Stanley Sea  Aug 20, 2018 • 1:56:28pm

LOL love Jake Tapper, started the story with

“Is that a warm smell of colitas rising up through the air?”

233
Barefoot Grin  Aug 20, 2018 • 4:19:46pm

re: #222 dangerman

remember 2 weeks ago, three goats tried to ‘bull’ their way through my front door

[Embedded content]

the pix arent better cause there wasnt a lot of time.
do you leave the goats and run for your phone?
or do you shoo them out and have no proof it ever happened
dilemmas!

Breaking Baaaaaad.


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Definition of the Kilogram Is About to Change Au Revoir to Le Grand K. The world is about to say au revoir to Le Grand K, a cylinder of platinum and iridium that has long reigned over the world's system of weight measurement. Le Grand K was ...
Thanos
20 hours, 38 minutes ago
Views: 110 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
“Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, ” Coming Soon… — ProPublica In the wake of the deadly anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, ProPublica and Frontline present a new investigation into white supremacist groups in America — in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division, that has ...
Thanos
1 day, 19 hours ago
Views: 122 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping Second GOP Seat Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Martha McSally to win the Arizona Senate race, the Associated Press projected Monday evening. With Sinema's victory to flip the open seat of retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, she becomes the first Democrat ...
Thanos
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 139 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I DONT KNOW HOW but THEY FOUND ME - Do It All the Time This footage was first thought to be a conceptual art piece produced by the band before making music videos had become standard music industry practice. While the exact date and circumstances under which it was produced are unclear, the ...
Thanos
3 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 175 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sirintip - Don’t Give Up (Youtube Spaces Session) “Don’t Give Up”Music and lyrics by Sirintip Sirintip - voiceHorace Bray - guitarAndrew Freedman - keysJames Quinlan - bassNolan Byrd - drums Filmed at: Youtube Space New York Videographer: Matt MarlinskiAudio Engineer: Irving GadouryMixed by: Jonathan SmithMixed at: Galaxy ...
Thanos
3 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 173 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Muse Perform the Dark Side on Later… With Jools HollandMuse perform The Dark Side on Later... with Jools Holland on BBC Two (6th October 2018). For more performances and interviews from the show, subscribe now: bit.ly. Watch the whole episode here: bbc.co.uk
Thanos
3 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 147 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Pentagon Has Prepared a Cyberattack Against Russia Officials say the new Trump cyberoperations order, National Security Presidential Memorandum 13 (NSPM 13), is designed to allow Defense Secretary James Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to approve retaliatory strikes without the approval of others in ...
Unshaken Defiance
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 346 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Trump’s Orwellian EPA Disappears Climate Change Pagemotherboard.vice.com epa.gov pages that previously provided information about climate change have been changed from claiming that they are "updating" to an error message that reads, "We want to help you find what you are looking for," as revealed by a ...
Rocky-in-Connecticut
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 486 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Flag Observances for November The flag is currently at half-mast until sunset, October 31, by proclamation of President Donald J. Trump in remembrance of the victims of the mass-murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. * - Official flag observance ...
Anymouse 🌹
2 weeks ago
Views: 300 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Two Saudi Sisters Found Dead in Hudson Had Sought Political Asylum Two women who were found dead and bound together in the Hudson River last week were sisters from Saudi Arabia who had reportedly been ordered to return home after requesting asylum in the U.S. Police in New York have ...
Unshaken Defiance
2 weeks ago
Views: 475 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0