An Extraordinary New Tiny Desk Concert by Master Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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Aug. 17, 2018 | Tom Huizenga — Why did Laurence Olivier return so often to Shakespeare’s Othello? Why did Ansel Adams keep photographing the Grand Canyon? Obsessed or awestruck, artists revisit great inspirations because they believe there is yet another story to tell – about life, about themselves.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his great inspiration, and in turn part of his own life story, to an enthusiastic audience packed around the Tiny Desk on a hot summer day. Ma is returning, yet again, to the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, a Mount Everest for any cellist. He has just released his third studio recording of the complete set and is taking the music on a two-year, six-continent tour. Ma’s first recording of the Suites, released in 1983, earned him his first Grammy.

Ma has played the music for 58 years and along the way it’s become something of a practical guide to living, pulling him through hardships and celebrating times of joy. “It’s like forensic musicology,” Ma told the Tiny Desk audience. “Embedded in the way I play is actually, in many ways, everything I’ve experienced.”

The undulating “Prelude” from the Suite No. 1 was the very first music Ma ever played. He was four years old. The soulful “Sarabande” from the Sixth Suite has served dual purposes, Ma explained. “I’ve played this piece both at friends’ weddings, and unfortunately also at their memorial services.” And the exuberant “Gigue,” from the Third Suite, with its toe-tapping beat, reminds us that Bach was far from a stuffed wig. Such is this sturdy, versatile and benevolent music, offering a full range of the human condition.

And then there is Ma. Certainly one of the most brilliant cellists of modern times, he’s also a thoughtful, curious humanitarian, with an endless thirst to understand, celebrate, and connect disparate cultures of the world.

He’s also a true mensch. As soon as he arrived at our office to play, Ma unpacked his cello – a famed 1712 Stradivarius – and immediately handed it over, with his bow, and said, “Here play something.” It didn’t matter that I’d never held a cello. It was just another one of Yo-Yo Ma’s warm and welcoming gestures, another way to open up music to anyone and everyone.

Set List
J.S. Bach: “Prelude (from Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello)”
J.S. Bach: “Sarabande (from Suite No. 6 for Solo Cello)”
J.S. Bach: “Gigue (from Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello)”

Credits
Producers: Tom Huizenga, Kara Frame; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Kara Frame; Photo: Samantha Clark/NPR.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 7:50:57pm

huffingtonpost.com

The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud
Senate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.

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gocart mozart  Aug 24, 2018 • 7:53:34pm

Thanks to the LGF meme generator

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 24, 2018 • 7:53:37pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 24, 2018 • 7:54:43pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

huffingtonpost.com

The GOP’s New Pre-Existing Conditions Promise Is A Fraud
Senate Republicans claim their bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won’t — unlike Obamacare, which does.

Of course it won’t every GOP/Trump medical proposal includes an increased body count.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2018 • 7:55:20pm

Repeating on this thread—More Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria:

Arecibo Observatory’s Space Cats Need Your Help!

A cat named Squeakazoid poses with the world’s second-largest radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Credit: Alessondra Springmann/@ObservatoryCats
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plansbandc  Aug 24, 2018 • 7:56:17pm

re: #4 Unshaken Defiance

As I’ve stated before, if the Republicans kill the preexisting condition clause, thing, whatever, it is a no bullshit death sentence for me and for my dude.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:04:49pm
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b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:10:31pm

re: #6 plansbandc

As I’ve stated before, if the Republicans kill the preexisting condition clause, thing, whatever, it is a no bullshit death sentence for me and for my dude.

I am confused as to who their constituency is?

The insurance companies want consistency, above all and nothing else. Every songle voter wants pre-existing conditions to be covered.

Who are they pandering to when they say they want pre-existing ailments to not have coverage? The older folks who will vote GOP and get sucked into that non-coverage hole?

Dumabass MAGAs voting against their interests.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:11:54pm

Oh my! I wonder what Franky Graham Cracker gonna say about this!

A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which resulted in a child, is now able to talk about a contract he entered with American Media Inc. that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, according to his attorney.

On Friday, Marc Held — the attorney for Dino Sajudin, the former doorman — said his client had been released from his contract with AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer, “recently” after back-and-forth discussions with AMI.

CNN has exclusively obtained a copy of the “source agreement” between Sajudin and AMI, which is owned by David Pecker.

cnn.com

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:15:33pm
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b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:16:05pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh my! I wonder what Franky Graham Cracker gonna say about this!

A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which resulted in a child, is now able to talk about a contract he entered with American Media Inc. that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, according to his attorney.

On Friday, Marc Held — the attorney for Dino Sajudin, the former doorman — said his client had been released from his contract with AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer, “recently” after back-and-forth discussions with AMI.

CNN has exclusively obtained a copy of the “source agreement” between Sajudin and AMI, which is owned by David Pecker.

cnn.com

oh dear god

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:16:48pm

re: #10 jaunte

Oh, I got a feeling it’s gonna be more like this!

The Outer Limits - Don’t Clean Your House

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gocart mozart  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:17:42pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:21:01pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:21:42pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

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I think the Mango Shitcannon is always trying for the “silverback gorilla” posture. I don’t know what the problem is with the rest of them….

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plansbandc  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:22:58pm

re: #8 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

I do not understand. I will never understand. But basically, and I would like to think this is bullshit but it’s not, Republicans want my dude and me to die. Sooner rather than later. And the punch line is, my dude and I are fish belly white. He is a civil engineer. I am a god damn fucking housewife and white as all hell. But hey! The garbage person pretending to be President doesn’t give a rat’s ass about us.

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:27:15pm

re: #13 gocart mozart

Crime Family Breaks Ground On Future Escape Tunnel.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:29:42pm

re: #6 plansbandc

As I’ve stated before, if the Republicans kill the preexisting condition clause, thing, whatever, it is a no bullshit death sentence for me and for my dude.

You are not alone. I have rheumatoid arthritis and Type 2. Repealing the ACA would be a death sentence for me. But the Republicans do not care. They want us to die.

And then there are assholes like Phony Joni Ernst who say if you need help with doctor bills go to a church and ask for help. Yeah, like Churches are going to do bake sales, bingos and put coin cans in 7-11’s to cover somebody’s catastrophic care costs…

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:34:23pm

Shareholders were like “it was just a bad acid trip, bro.”

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:35:22pm

re: #8 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

I am confused as to who their constituency is?

The insurance companies want consistency, above all and nothing else. Every songle voter wants pre-existing conditions to be covered.

Who are they pandering to when they say they want pre-existing ailments to not have coverage? The older folks who will vote GOP and get sucked into that non-coverage hole?

Dumabass MAGAs voting against their interests.

Insurance companies really want to sellpolicies they don’t have to pay on

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:36:54pm

re: #8 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

I am confused as to who their constituency is?

The insurance companies want consistency, above all and nothing else. Every songle voter wants pre-existing conditions to be covered.

Who are they pandering to when they say they want pre-existing ailments to not have coverage? The older folks who will vote GOP and get sucked into that non-coverage hole?

Dumabass MAGAs voting against their interests.

This is what the pimps who run the insurance rackets want.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:40:07pm

My college freshman son sent me this from the school newspaper:

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:46:15pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:50:27pm

Comic book artist takes Comicgate trolls to the woodshed.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:54:04pm

re: #16 plansbandc

I do not understand. I will never understand. But basically, and I would like to think this is bullshit but it’s not, Republicans want my dude and me to die. Sooner rather than later. And the punch line is, my dude and I are fish belly white. He is a civil engineer. I am a god damn fucking housewife and white as all hell. But hey! The garbage person pretending to be President doesn’t give a rat’s ass about us.

No, they don’t. They just want to cut the healthcare budget to the bone so they can give more tax cuts to rich people.

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can't think of a decent username  Aug 24, 2018 • 8:54:30pm

re: #24 DodgerFan1988

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Comic book artist takes Comicgate trolls to the woodshed.

Sienkiewicz is one of the best. Did the “Demon Bear Saga” in New Mutants, worked on Elektra: Assassin, does amazing art on anything he works on.

There’s been a lot of people whuppin’ up on ComicsGate lately. Mostly from fans, but also a few creators.

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:00:53pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:02:55pm
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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:03:25pm

For you gamer types, you can preorder the new Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti for about $1000. It’s based on the new Turing architecture, 1250MHz, 11GB GDDR6, with 4352 cuda cores, about 800 more than the predecessor, the 1080 Ti. They claim it will do real-time ray tracing. It can generate 60fps 4K with a single card. For those of us doing AI with them, it also comes with 576 Tensor cores.

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:04:17pm

re: #28 gocart mozart

Yeah, let’s spread conspiracy theories on LGF.

*spit*

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:05:46pm

What would the point of a Melania double be?

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:06:51pm

re: #28 gocart mozart

Seriously, what the fuck is this?

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MsJ  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:07:34pm

re: #31 jaunte

What would the point of a Melania double be?

She had enough of porn stars and general whores (besides herself) and being embarrassed in the news every day? America hasn’t had a divorce while in office yet, right?

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:09:00pm

re: #33 MsJ

I have a feeling she doesn’t embarrass.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:09:20pm

re: #31 jaunte

What would the point of a Melania double be?

How many hours of the day could you be around Donald?

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:09:51pm

re: #35 Belafon

Ees money good? OK.

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retired cynic  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:09:59pm

re: #28 gocart mozart

She’s just gained a bit since her modeling days. Noticed it before. Plus the lens view is shortened a bit vertically, which exaggerates it.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:10:43pm

re: #28 gocart mozart

I would want to get pictures of the people she’s with to make sure the TV isn’t distorting things.

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:11:21pm

This is the trashiest first family since Rome.

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MsJ  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:11:43pm

re: #37 retired cynic

She’s just gained a bit since her modeling days. Noticed it before. Plus the lens view is shortened a bit vertically, which exaggerates it.

Personally, to me that looks virtually nothing like her, weight or not.

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retired cynic  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:13:50pm

re: #40 MsJ

Personally, to me that looks virtually nothing like her, weight or not.

Just going to disagree. Not going to wrestle about it.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:17:01pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:18:15pm

Are we staring at ants whilst elephants stampede?

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MsJ  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:20:13pm

re: #41 retired cynic

Just going to disagree. Not going to wrestle about it.

I don’t care one way or another, TBH. I think she’s as bad as he is so I find great mirth in her…everything. If she had any kind of moral compass she’d be deeply embarrassed. But she doesn’t and isn’t. So haha and whatever. The more that comes out, I hope it haunts both of them.

I, unfortunately, don’t think anything would ever haunt either of them. There’s no conscience to be had in the WH these days.

That’s my take.

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:20:52pm

Umphrey’s McGee with Jason Bonham on drums and Derek Trucks sitting in on guitar, and UM’s drummer Kris Myers on vocals. What a performance! People in the audience really saw something special!

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:26:09pm

re: #42 Belafon

(Stealing from Balloon Juice) Tom is having a discussion with people about the pay Congresspeople receive, and about whether it’s too high or too low:

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can't think of a decent username  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:33:25pm

Congresscritters work maybe half the year. They work way less than 40 hours a week, way less than eight hours a day. They take more vacations, get more long weekends. Most of them are already multimillionaires.

Elect me president, and their pay rate will plummet and they’ll start going to jail for accepting bribes. (And the only way Republicans will stay out of prison will be if they manage to get to a plane and fly to Russia before the cops catch them.)

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:35:07pm

re: #45 teleskiguy

Electric Avenue To Hell. ‘Nuff said?

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:39:19pm

re: #48 Unshaken Defiance

I saw my first UM mashup at the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was the first time I traveled out of state to see them. It was a mashup of The Beatles and Nine Inch Nails. Eight years ago next month.

This one concert is still the only time Umphrey’s McGee has played in the state of New Mexico.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:39:44pm

re: #47 can’t think of a decent username

Congresscritters work maybe half the year. They work way less than 40 hours a week, way less than eight hours a day. They take more vacations, get more long weekends. Most of them are already multimillionaires.

Elect me president, and their pay rate will plummet and they’ll start going to jail for accepting bribes. (And the only way Republicans will stay out of prison will be if they manage to get to a plane and fly to Russia before the cops catch them.)

That way they’ll all be millionaires.

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:40:40pm

re: #48 Unshaken Defiance

Electric Avenue To Hell.

Electric Avenue to Hell (feat. Jennifer Hartswick)

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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:41:01pm

re: #50 Belafon

That way they’ll all be millionaires.

And as such, less diverse.

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sagehen  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:41:13pm

re: #42 Belafon

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jaunte  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:44:32pm
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Kragar  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:54:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:55:36pm
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sagehen  Aug 24, 2018 • 9:57:50pm
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DodgerFan1988  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:00:42pm

F*ck Tomi Lahren!

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can't think of a decent username  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:01:43pm

re: #54 jaunte

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She wrote what may be the most horrifying story I’ve ever read: “The Screwfly Solution.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:06:30pm

re: #16 plansbandc

I do not understand. I will never understand. But basically, and I would like to think this is bullshit but it’s not, Republicans want my dude and me to die. Sooner rather than later. And the punch line is, my dude and I are fish belly white. He is a civil engineer. I am a god damn fucking housewife and white as all hell. But hey! The garbage person pretending to be President doesn’t give a rat’s ass about us.

A lot of people ask “why do Republican voters vote against their own interests?” (Why would they vote for tax cuts to schools, billionaires, against their own healthcare, &c).

An example of this was a recent discussion I had at our village fire hall from a resident here, who was complaining about “liberals” (remember, I’m one of the “good ones” in my town) calling Trump voters racist. He thought that was unfair.

Now I will grant you in my corner of nowhere there are probably quite a number of people who don’t know about such things as Trump’s housing discrimination case, or even more recent things such as his attacks on Judge Curiel or even his attempts at banning Muslims, especially given the media climate where I live. I would not necessarily categorise those people as racist, just uninformed.

But for those who knew all that and still pulled the lever for Mr. Trump with a proud statement of “that’s my guy,” yeah, if you support a racist for his racist statements and actions, that makes you a racist.

As for those in general who support the GOP when they come for their kid’s education or their own healthcare, they are not voting against their interest. They are voting for racism. That is their interest.

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sagehen  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:12:23pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:12:29pm

re: #58 DodgerFan1988

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F*ck Tomi Lahren!

I truly fear John McCain passing on and Governor Doofy appointing Ward or Arpaio to replace him in the Senate.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:14:07pm

re: #58 DodgerFan1988

Tomi Lahren, on a day the McCain family announces @SenJohnMcCain is ending medical treatment, says ‘we can’t put up another RINO like McCain and Flake’

F*ck Tomi Lahren!

Well, she is stumping for Kelli Ward. Who enthusiastically announced to the press, on the day McCain publicly released his cancer diagnosis, that since he was going to die soon he should resign from the Senate. And, that the Arizona Governor should appoint her to the seat.

And, I’m sure Ward will make the same suggestion when she loses the primary next week.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:16:17pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹

A lot of people ask “why do Republican voters vote against their own interests?” (Why would they vote for tax cuts to schools, billionaires, against their own healthcare, &c).

An example of this was a recent discussion I had at our village fire hall from a resident here, who was complaining about “liberals” (remember, I’m one of the “good ones” in my town) calling Trump voters racist. He thought that was unfair.

Now I will grant you in my corner of nowhere there are probably quite a number of people who don’t know about such things as Trump’s housing discrimination case, or even more recent things such as his attacks on Judge Curiel or even his attempts at banning Muslims, especially given the media climate where I live. I would not necessarily categorise those people as racist, just uninformed.

But for those who knew all that and still pulled the lever for Mr. Trump with a proud statement of “that’s my guy,” yeah, if you support a racist for his racist statements and actions, that makes you a racist.

As for those in general who support the GOP when they come for their kid’s education or their own healthcare, they are not voting against their interest. They are voting for racism. That is their interest.

When my family hates Obama so much that they refuse to apply for Medicaid or buy a policy in the exchange…and then set up a Go Fund Me for their disabled children…and they worship the ground Trump walks on…I’ve washed my hands of them.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:22:00pm

re: #40 MsJ

Personally, to me that looks virtually nothing like her, weight or not.

I hate to indulge conspiracy theories, but I agree with this.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:23:19pm

re: #63 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m not surprised seeing all of these so called X-tians and KKKonservatives praying for McCain to die.

F every last one of them.

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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:27:00pm

The Obamas and most Dems have shown McCain and his family much more grace than his own party.

Just noting it.

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:29:25pm

re: #67 JordanRules

The Obamas and most Dems have shown McCain and his family much more grace than his own party.

Just noting it.

Of course. Because his own party are nazis.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:29:36pm

re: #61 sagehen

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Kragar  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:36:09pm
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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:44:33pm
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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:47:45pm

re: #58 DodgerFan1988

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F*ck Tomi Lahren!

Yes, yes indeed but I believe her name is Taper Legos.

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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:49:09pm
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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:51:10pm

Thread…

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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 10:54:22pm

I really want nice things!!!

I wish we could have them.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:01:12pm

re: #75 JordanRules

I really want nice things!!!

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I wish we could have them.

I found UK trains quiet, clean and not as roomy as that picture. AC not needed. I’d be happy to settle for them.

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:02:53pm
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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:07:11pm

re: #76 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I found UK trains quiet, clean and not as roomy as that picture. AC not needed. I’d be happy to settle for them.

I understand that. But, if we’re gonna do American exceptionalism let’s go for it in good ways.
To the moon!

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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:08:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:10:46pm

Hey guys. Checking in from Krakow. Waiting for my plane. Great trip. Met a lot of neat people including family. Had some very interesting and moving experiences including seeing Auschwitz. Won’t lie. I wanted to cry.

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ericblair  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:15:09pm

re: #76 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I found UK trains quiet, clean and not as roomy as that picture. AC not needed. I’d be happy to settle for them.

By European standards, they’re a mess, especially the commuter ones. I take the train to work in western Europe and pay around 600 euros a year for a pass; in England, some people are talking about 5000 pounds a year. Plus long, frequent strikes and major scheduling fuckups that leave the commuters standing on the pier. It’s a major political issue, and you can thank Thatcher the Milk Snatcher for that one.

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Kragar  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:15:21pm
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ericblair  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:16:32pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Hey guys. Checking in from Krakow. Waiting for my plane. Great trip. Met a lot of neat people including family. Had some very interesting and moving experiences including seeing Auschwitz. Won’t lie. I wanted to cry.

Krakow is beautiful.

The thing that depressed me the most about Auschwitz was the amount of effort the curators had to put in to prove to racists that the holocaust actually happened.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:19:18pm

re: #83 ericblair

Krakow is beautiful.

The thing that depressed me the most about Auschwitz was the amount of effort the curators had to put in to prove to racists that the holocaust actually happened.

For me, it was seeing the possessions of the victims. And yeah it’s a beautiful city. Found it easy to navigate and my hostel was wonderful.

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JordanRules  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:48:58pm

Pressure is building.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:55:04pm

re: #81 ericblair

By European standards, they’re a mess, especially the commuter ones. I take the train to work in western Europe and pay around 600 euros a year for a pass; in England, some people are talking about 5000 pounds a year. Plus long, frequent strikes and major scheduling fuckups that leave the commuters standing on the pier. It’s a major political issue, and you can thank Thatcher the Milk Snatcher for that one.

True, I wasn’t talking about commuter trains. Although I also liked the London system.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 24, 2018 • 11:59:23pm
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sagehen  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:00:04am

re: #85 JordanRules

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Pressure is building.

This is where Mr Serena can be helpful to her… shouldn’t a Serena support post be pinned to the top of every Reddit thread on every topic in every sub-community in every language?

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rhuarc  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:08:34am

I just love working in IT! It’s our maintenance weekend and it’s my turn. Reboot the first server that comprises our whole telephony platform. It’s the primary database server. Comes back up and one of the SQL databases is in an “initializing” state. Give it 20 minutes just to make sure and no movement. Call our support vendor and here we are 1 hour later and it’s been in a “restoring” state for 45 minutes. Mind you, I have a 6 hour window to patch and reboot 15 servers essentially 1 at a time and I’ve already eaten up 2 hours and counting on one server. :)

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:09:59am
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:15:54am

It’s a good point to make about procedure and what not but if a GOPer went public with that conclusion, I certainly would not believe it.

Public trust is even more diminished. A number of oligarchs smile.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:16:22am

re: #89 rhuarc

I just love working in IT! It’s our maintenance weekend and it’s my turn. Reboot the first server that comprises our whole telephony platform. It’s the primary database server. Comes back up and one of the SQL databases is in an “initializing” state. Give it 20 minutes just to make sure and no movement. Call our support vendor and here we are 1 hour later and it’s been in a “restoring” state for 45 minutes. Mind you, I have a 6 hour window to patch and reboot 15 servers essentially 1 at a time and I’ve already eaten up 2 hours and counting on one server. :)

Yikes! Good luck!

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:20:56am

re: #85 JordanRules

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Pressure is building.

Not.fucking.around!

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:21:25am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:31:15am

re: #83 ericblair

Krakow is beautiful.

The thing that depressed me the most about Auschwitz was the amount of effort the curators had to put in to prove to racists that the holocaust actually happened.

Several people in Gdansk and at the Polish Heritage Center here in Ashton, Nebraska suggested my wife and I take another trip to Poland, specifically to see Krakow. We are considering it.

I’d want to skip Auschwitz, just as I skipped Stutthof in Gdansk. It would be too overwhelming to me.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:40:35am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

Several people in Gdansk and at the Polish Heritage Center here in Ashton, Nebraska suggested my wife and I take another trip to Poland, specifically to see Krakow. We are considering it.

I’d want to skip Auschwitz, just as I skipped Stutthof in Gdansk. It would be too overwhelming to me.

Krakow has a lot to see. The salt mines, Schindler’s factory, & Wawel castle are all worth seeing. Auschwitz was emotional for me but I felt I had an obligation to see it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:55:12am

re: #96 HappyWarrior

Krakow has a lot to see. The salt mines, Schindler’s factory, & Wawel castle are all worth seeing. Auschwitz was emotional for me but I felt I had an obligation to see it.

Those sound like the sorts of things I would like to see. (I need to save money first though, repairing my house is costing more than our trip to Canada … another $200 out yesterday to the plumber to fix the flooding in our bathroom. Monday the electrician comes to town to rewire our town’s Christmas light sockets on the poles, and an side-trip to our house to rewire it.)

yahoo.com

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top Republican fundraiser whose firm works for several prominent immigration hardliners is the partial owner of the land where the Mexican man accused of killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts lived rent-free, a farm spokeswoman said Friday.

Nicole Schlinger has long been a key fundraiser and campaign contractor for GOP politicians in Iowa and beyond, including this cycle for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart.

Schlinger is the president of Campaign Headquarters, a call center that makes fundraising calls, identifies supporters and helps turn out voters for conservative candidates and groups. Her business is one of the largest in Brooklyn, the central Iowa town where Tibbetts disappeared while out for a run on July 18.

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teleskiguy  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:56:31am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2018 • 1:07:38am

Not sure why there is a pic of Pat Buchanan with this, though the subject “prophet,” one John Kilpatrick, does resemble him. Kilpatrick, an Alabama pulpit pimp, calls on God to “wage war” against the “Jezebel spirit” of the Deep State.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 1:17:05am

re: #6 plansbandc

As I’ve stated before, if the Republicans kill the preexisting condition clause, thing, whatever, it is a no bullshit death sentence for me and for my dude.

While my wife and me are currently insulated from the commercial insurance debate, the GOP is coming after CHAMPUS/Tricare as well.

If they throw disabled veterans onto the commercial insurance market (the goal), then every one of us becomes a person with a pre-existing condition. That ends my healthcare coverage (since they have been gunning for privatising the VA for a long time), but also guts my wife’s coverage for diabetes. Toss her off CHAMPUS, and her pre-existing condition makes her uninsurable as well.

But single-payer healthcare is Socualizm!!!

Even if that was true (and it’s not; generally you could go with the historic definition of socialism, workers owning the means of production - which in the case of a democratic republic meaning the elected representatives manage that), the largest socialised medical system in the USA is the Veterans Administration.

Repeated studies published in business and economics journals and magazines in the USA consistently show the VA to be the best-managed healthcare system in the USA.

One of the issues with the VA was the recent issues with administrators keeping “priority lists” of people to treat (which were instituted in the first place from conservatives gutting funding for veteran care). The reason the public knows about that is because the VA is a government-owned institution and people who came forward with such anecdotes were protected by federal whistleblower protection laws.

That doesn’t exist in a private hospital corporation or insurance companies; you have no way of getting that information other than press releases (which are one-sided) or with a lawsuit.

Because the VA (as socialised medicine) and CHAMPUS (as single-payer health insurance) stand directly against conservative orthodox dogma about free markets as evidence, they must be eliminated. (Which is why all my life the GOP has been trying to do that.)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 1:18:41am

re: #99 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Not sure why there is a pic of Pat Buchanan with this, though the subject “prophet,” one John Kilpatrick, does resemble him. Kilpatrick, an Alabama pulpit pimp, calls on God to “wage war” against the “Jezebel spirit” of the Deep State.

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God these guys are creepy. Glad Evangelicals have revealed their true moral fibers in the Trump years. The religious right needs to be destroyed as a political force.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 1:41:46am

Interesting fight with the electric company yesterday.

Got a bill in the mail claiming we’d used more electricity in the July billing period than in June. The second day of that period was when our home was hit by the second tornado this year, ripping out our electrical wiring, with the chairwoman of our town calling the electric company to cut the power off at the pole (done the same day).

After we got home (and the electricity was still off), we were restored with four plug sockets. After that, the electric company sent an electrician to change our meter, because according to our records we only used a tiny fraction of electricity in July compared with July of last year (duh).

It was the same electrician that hooked up our house after we got home this month.

Now they are claiming we owe them money for July based on last year’s July usage. Fortunately I have several witnesses to this shitcannon of bullshit, along with my county prosecutor (who says that this is bullshit as well). On top of that, we have a credit balance with the electric company (we are always paid ahead on all our bills).

They are also claiming they can charge us for disconnecting our power - despite that being an emergency - and claiming they can charge us for changing our meter (though there was nothing wrong with it) - and claiming they can charge us a reconnect fee (though state law says they cannot because our electricity was disconnected due to a reason other than non-payment).

We have a credit balance with the electric company (as we do with all the bills we pay, we are paid several months in advance). It would appear they are trying to chisel our credit balance out of us.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 1:50:49am

re: #99 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Not sure why there is a pic of Pat Buchanan with this, though the subject “prophet,” one John Kilpatrick, does resemble him. Kilpatrick, an Alabama pulpit pimp, calls on God to “wage war” against the “Jezebel spirit” of the Deep State.

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Pat Buchanan is a classic conservative racist.

Much of (but not all of) Evangelical Christianity has as its historic roots segregation and justification of Jim Crow. Buchanan also supported those positions.

Anyone who stands against God’s will of segregating races is an evil secularist tool of the Devil who must be destroyed. The only way to do that as they see it currently is RJ Rushdooney’s ideas of eliminating secular governance. Buchanan supported those ideas.

(When Pat Robertson ran against Ronald Regan in the GOP primaries, one of the things he advocated for was a wall to keep people in the country, so evil secularists could be punished. I was mentally preparing to flee the country if Robertson somehow got elected.)

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freetoken  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:13:30am
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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:13:43am
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freetoken  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:16:09am

re: #104 freetoken

That’s one heck of a piano.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:20:16am
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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:29:31am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:32:21am

re: #108 MsJ

Any guesses on the other stories in the National Enquirer’s sordid safe of secrets?

— MsJoanne

Trump is really a tool of the Illuminati deep state.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:32:42am

LOL

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:33:04am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹

Pat Buchanan is a classic conservative racist.

Much of (but not all of) Evangelical Christianity has as its historic roots segregation and justification of Jim Crow. Buchanan also supported those positions.

Anyone who stands against God’s will of segregating races is an evil secularist tool of the Devil who must be destroyed. The only way to do that as they see it currently is RJ Rushdooney’s ideas of eliminating secular governance. Buchanan supported those ideas.

(When Pat Robertson ran against Ronald Regan in the GOP primaries, one of the things he advocated for was a wall to keep people in the country, so evil secularists could be punished. I was mentally preparing to flee the country if Robertson somehow got elected.)

I’m very familiar with Buchanan’s history and positions. The story does not mention him though. It appears that the photo was shuffled onto the Facebook page from a link that follows the story on the original RWW page. In the linked story, from 2016, Buchanan praises Trump for “sounding just me,” (which he often does). Buchanan is not an Evangelical but a fellow-traveler, a reactionary Catholic who shares, and recognises, a common racist and fascistic goal with the RW Evangelicals.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:33:15am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹

Trump is really a tool of the Illuminati deep state.

Well, he’s definitely a tool. I’ll give you that. 😂

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:45:56am

re: #107 Ace-o-aces

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IIRC, the walking cirrhotic liver known as Steve Bannon once said there were “hundreds” of women in regard to such scandals.

Trump had a reputation as big-time player, especially back in the 1970s, when was a regular at Studio 54 - and actually was quite good friends with Steve Rubell (such good friends that he spoke at Rubell’s funeral back in 1989).

I guess Trump saw a fellow scoundrel in Rubell and liked him for it.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:54:44am

re: #113 Dr Lizardo

That so much shit is going to come out about him is icing on the cake that not only will his criminal enterprise be defunct - hopefully leaving his shitty children bankrupt - but the love and adoration he so desires will turn into almost universal ridicule.

There’s my feel-good thought of the day.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 2:57:21am

re: #114 MsJ

That so much shit is going to come out about him is icing on the cake that not only will his criminal enterprise be defunct - hopefully leaving his shitty children bankrupt - but the love and adoration he so desires will turn into almost universal ridicule.

There’s my feel-good thought of the day.

I suspect just as President Nixon, there will be about the Keynes Constant of conservatives who will go to their graves convinced Trump is being railroaded. Another large portion will say they never supported him. Then the next conservative saviour who comes along will be the “real conservative” who “won’t fail conservatism” (as it can only be failed).

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:00:06am

You know what would be delicious? If the love child that trump had with his maid turned out to be named Hector Gonzalez.

In all seriousness, I hope whomever that child might be never find out who papa is.

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Kragar  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:03:25am
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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:03:41am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹

I suspect just as President Nixon, there will be about the Keynes Constant of conservatives who will go to their graves convinced Trump is being railroaded. Another large portion will say they never supported him. Then the next conservative saviour who comes along will be the “real conservative” who “won’t fail conservatism” (as it can only be failed).

And further, if - a big if - he goes to prison, there will be a continent of followers who will still love and adore him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:06:32am

re: #116 MsJ

You know what would be delicious? If the love child that trump had with his maid turned out to be named Hector Gonzalez.

In all seriousness, I hope whomever that child might be never find out who papa is.

Well, whoever this fellow is who claims to have such information (and such salacious information would certainly be awkward for all the religious people who support Mr. Trump), I will reserve judgement pending receipts.

So far we have a claim, made by CNN which reported it has seen a document (presumably from that safe) which says a fellow told a story to the National Enquirer and they paid him for it. The Enquirer pays for all kinds of stories (The Bible Proves Obama Is a Secret Atheist, Aliens Kidnapped Chelsea Clinton and Substituted a Doppelganger, my headlines are made up here).

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:08:24am

Future Shock. $.99 on Kindle.

smile.amazon.com

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:12:42am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹

Well, whoever this fellow is who claims to have such information (and such salacious information would certainly be awkward for all the religious people who support Mr. Trump), I will reserve judgement pending receipts.

So far we have a claim, made by CNN which reported it has seen a document (presumably from that safe) which says a fellow told a story to the National Enquirer and they paid him for it. The Enquirer pays for all kinds of stories (The Bible Proves Obama Is a Secret Atheist, Aliens Kidnapped Chelsea Clinton and Substituted a Doppelganger, my headlines are made up here).

It’s been reported that there is a safe of the stories the Enquirer bought as catch-and-kill specific to trump. It came out of the leaking Pecker who was granted immunity.

I can’t imagine they’d be paying for nothing.

That said, we’ll see what’s real and not.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:21:03am
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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:30:24am

re: #121 MsJ

It’s been reported that there is a safe of the stories the Enquirer bought as catch-and-kill specific to trump. It came out of the leaking Pecker who was granted immunity.

I can’t imagine they’d be paying for nothing.

That said, we’ll see what’s real and not.

Well, said safe (and/or it’s contents) are in the hands of the government at the moment. I wonder how CNN would get hands on such a document, when Mueller’s investigation seems most noteworthy for not leaking diddly.

While the safe has been widely reported (except in any media where I live), the specific documents would be the worthwhile information (if it is worthwhile to the investigation).

It’s not that I am discounting the story out of hand; I am just sceptical of any information that seems to fit a narrative (proof Trump is sleazy) without confirmation of that information (such as multiple outlets reporting on it from a primary source, making the document available, the government or an individual bringing a legal action based on the document, &c).

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:32:51am

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

The doorman got a lawyer and got out of his NDA contract with the Enquirer’s parent company.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:35:58am

re: #124 MsJ

The doorman got a lawyer and got out of his NDA contract with the Enquirer’s parent company.

Well then, things ought to get interesting if what he says is true (Trump sired a child from a chambermaid). I can’t wait for God’s Own Party and it’s television and megachurch clerics to justify this …

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:41:12am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

If porn stars don’t faze the religious right this certainly won’t. I don’t think they’ll be fazed by the abortions when they come out…which they most certainly will because trump had been sticking his dick in random women for decades.

Trump could perform an abortion on 5th Ave and all would be well in right-wing world.

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Anymouse 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 3:54:58am

re: #126 MsJ

Trump could perform an abortion on 5th Ave and all would be well in right-wing world.

LOL.

I’m off to bed … I need my beauty sleep. Good night, y’all.

The Lawrence Welk Show closing credits

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 25, 2018 • 4:06:59am
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 25, 2018 • 4:16:33am

Oh boy, I can’t wait for my 50 lb. box of rape seed.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 5:10:07am

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

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Oh boy, I can’t wait for my 50 lb. box of rape seed.

Can we please start calling these guys out as the out of touch assholes they really are?

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 5:21:27am

VB might like this:

Instagram

I almost bought this shirt at the thrift store today.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 5:58:44am
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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 5:59:32am
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makeitstop  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:04:11am

re: #76 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I found UK trains quiet, clean and not as roomy as that picture. AC not needed. I’d be happy to settle for them.

The rail system throughout Benelux was uniformly excellent. We rode the Thalys between Brussels and Amsterdam, and at one point clocked out at 295 km/h (they had wifi on the train and an app that let you monitor speed and location). I don’t think I’ve ever gone that fast on the ground before.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:05:52am

re: #133 Belafon

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:07:05am

Agh my flight home got delayed. Too tired to drink at the airport bars.

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jeffreyw  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:11:45am

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Good morning!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:12:20am

re: #82 Kragar

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Where did he immigrate from?

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lawhawk  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:16:23am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area.

Hunter’s bitching that he’s making $85 per hour all while making sure that working class Americans can’t get a living wage, let alone $15 per hour minimum wage.

Roughly $175,000 per year translates to roughly $85 per hour, if they’re working 40 hours a week and 52 weeks a year.

Because Congress has recesses so members can do constituent work, I’m not going to treat recesses as vacation, though some certainly will do that. Hours will vary greatly, depending on committee assignments, position, rank, etc., but on average it still comes out to $85 per hour.

It’s not a bad job for the average American, which makes perhaps 1/3 of that salary.

The average wage ratio between employee and owner/CEO is 140 to 1.

We should be a lot closer to seeing the Congress to constituent ratio than one where the CEO is making 140 (let alone 1000) times what the average worker makes.

It’s not a good argument to make that the salary for Congress should be higher. It’s a full time job, and even state to state it’s still far in excess of the average state wages in those states.

Where there’s issue is at the state level. I take NY as an example because it’s a hive of scum, villainy and corruption. Corruption is rampant because legislators are actual part time workers, making $79,500 a year and they can supplement their income with whatever they see fit.

That means they can have rampant conflicts of interest.

That’s really what the problem is. It’s the conflicts of interest, the flow of money that overrides constituent needs, and members who see lobbyists as a slush fund for their personal benefit.

If you’re going to take approach that they deserve raises in Congress, hold them to the same COLA as they designated for Social Security recipients and not a penny more.

Tie the two together. Want to hike your own salary, you better do the same for those on SS.

They’d never go for it, because even they’d see how insane the COLAs are.

In reality, the need here is for a more engaged electorate, and they’re still apathetic as all fuck, even with the Trumpworld corruption scandals growing daily and it’s due in part to the fact that far too many people sat on the sidelines in 2016 thinking both parties are the same.

They aren’t. They never were. It’s just media magic balance fairy bulkshit to keep things close.

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ericblair  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:17:47am

re: #134 makeitstop

The rail system throughout Benelux was uniformly excellent. We rode the Thalys between Brussels and Amsterdam, and at one point clocked out at 295 km/h (they had wifi on the train and an app that let you monitor speed and location). I don’t think I’ve ever gone that fast on the ground before.

Yep, it’s pretty much pointless to drive from Paris to Brussels unless you absolutely need your car. The normal TGV (or Thalys) train takes 90 minutes, pretty much downtown to downtown. There’s a slower train that takes the high speed lines only halfway, but you can snag 10 euro tickets if you’re lucky.

The high speed trains are booked like airplane tickets, where you have assigned seats and you save money by booking early and traveling on off-peak times. The low speed trains you don’t, you just show up and buy your ticket because there are no reservations and no discounts (usually).

Of course, the high speed rail lines are special dedicated lines, so are expensive to build, but France is going nuts laying new high speed track all over. Other countries are taking their time (*cough* Brussels Luxembourg *cough*).

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lawhawk  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:29:02am

Trump’s tweeting nonstop this morning about Hillary’s emails.

Yeah, we’re back to the old tired tropes and nonstop lies.

He knows the FBI looked at them - they got them all from the State Dept. They identified them as much. You don’t need to look at copies when you have the originals.

But his idiot supporters are still invested in the bulkshit.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:31:37am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:36:01am

re: #142 Stanley Sea

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Democrats have always respected McCain more than Republicans have. It’s while I understand why McCain never ditched the GOP for the Dems,he’s no liberal or moderate why he’s felt loyal to a party that nominates men like Romney and Trump and whose establishment apparatus clearly doesn’t care about vets being disrespected as a political means has always astounded me.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:48:11am

re: #142 Stanley Sea

Then again that poll was conducted by Fox. I will wait for something that is a bit more reliable.

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lawhawk  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:48:56am

re: #144 PhillyPretzel

It’s probably even worse than that for McCain.

The GOP now would treat someone coming up with Reagan’s positions as a RINO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:49:03am

Sessions needs to watch out for that big orange bus…

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:49:44am

re: #132 Belafon

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I’ve been listening to “Crimetown” about Providence RI’s organized crime history—Trump sounds very much like the “wise guys” on that show.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:50:03am

August 25th 1927
A sudden change in wind direction causes the 658 foot airship Los Angeles to stand on end while moored to the mast at Lakehurst New Jersey. Most of the cew was aboard at the time. They dropped ballast and started climbing up the keel to try to right the ship. It eventually settled by itself. There were no injuries and the ship was able to fly again the next day.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:51:50am

re: #145 lawhawk

It’s probably even worse than that for McCain.

The GOP now would treat someone coming up with Reagan’s positions as a RINO.

It makes me wonder what the GOP will be in ten years. Ten years ago they were still relatively sane but it’s been rapidly downhill ever since Obama won.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:53:15am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sessions needs to watch out for that big orange bus…

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This fucking baby.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:55:46am

Just watching this old Law & Order episode from 1999 about the Russian mob and money laundering.

Lots of good lessons in it. Long live Jack McCoy!

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:56:14am

These idiots.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 6:57:24am

re: #152 JordanRules

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These idiots.

Owning the libs by being water carriers for the biggest stain on the Presidency.

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lawhawk  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:00:11am
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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:04:44am

re: #61 sagehen

A startling number of women say they have been harassed while running cnn.it

im gonna write about this.

in my little corner of the world, im a man, i run wearing a biker’s do-rag and no shirt. i usually get out at 5:30 or 6, in the dark. some roads are lit, some arent. some runs creep into the 7am-8am time when the sun is up.

i know exactly how that image of me looks to someone else out there. long ago i decided on a few things i would do.

- i wave to every runner i see. i wave to every bicyclist or pack of bikes
- when im coming up behind anyone - runner, walker, bike that im going to pass, at least 20 yards back i yell out “passing left”. i want them to know im coming. sometimes they dont hear me (ear phones) and get startled. i always say “sorry i dont like to surprise people” big smile and i keep going
- i will chat up runners going in the same direction - just for a moment or two, anything to make my presence known and non threatening
- i do not talk to or even acknowledge kids walking or on bikes unless they are with an adult

i run so much around here that lots of people sort of recognize me. i had no idea. a few recent encounters have brought this to light. and of course i do see some faces over and over.

none of this bothers me. most of it is common courtesy. still this is the time and age i live in and some of what drives this is self-protection.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:16:02am

re: #145 lawhawk

It’s probably even worse than that for McCain.

The GOP now would treat someone coming up with Reagan’s positions as a RINO.

Nixon would be a VIOLENT ANTIFA FAR-LEFTIST COMMIE!! today.

To say nothing of Gerald Ford.

I certainly may not have agreed with their respective agendas, but I never got the feeling they weren’t trying to make America a better place for everyone.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:17:27am

re: #107 Ace-o-aces

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Ted Cruz.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:19:50am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

Well then, things ought to get interesting if what he says is true (Trump sired a child from a chambermaid). I can’t wait for God’s Own Party and it’s television and megachurch clerics to justify this …

“It happened before he was elected President.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:20:59am

re: #156 Dr Lizardo

Nixon would be a VIOLENT ANTIFA FAR-LEFTIST COMMIE!! today.

To say nothing of Gerald Ford.

I certainly may not have agreed with their respective agendas, but I never got the feeling they weren’t trying to make America a better place for everyone.

In many ways, Nixon was the anti Trump and I mean that sincerely as a compliment to Nixon who I feel like yourself loved this country and wanted it to do well in the world. Trump only cares about Trump.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:23:38am

Interesting how the “liberal” media is so hellbent on framing these protests against police brutality in the most deceptive, bullshit conservative framing possible.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:24:14am

re: #159 HappyWarrior

In many ways, Nixon was the anti Trump and I mean that sincerely as a compliment to Nixon who I feel like yourself loved this country and wanted it to do well in the world. Trump only cares about Trump.

Nixon going to China and his rapporoachment with Mao Zedong was a diplomatic masterstroke.

I can’t even imagine Trump successfully pulling off something like that. He tried - and fell flat on his face - with Kim Jong-un.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:24:43am

re: #160 goddamnedfrank

Interesting how the “liberal” media is so hellbent on framing these protests against police brutality in the most deceptive, bullshit conservative framing possible.

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Yep. I’m so sick of this lie.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:27:32am

LOL!

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lawhawk  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:28:02am

re: #159 HappyWarrior

Nixon was familiar with the levers of power, how to use them, and was a political manipulator. He also understood that politics was the art of a deal, and that a deal where everyone got something was better than no deal - and that you’d need partners across the aisle to get things done.

The GOP has abandoned that approach to go for scorched earth tactics.

The GOP has also abandoned any semblance of rational thought and are now a white nationalist party behind Trump. They have no redeeming features left.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:36:46am

re: #155 dangerman

Mollie Tibbetts, the young Iowa woman recently found dead in a corn field, was apparently harassed by her alleged killer along her running route.

Iowa runners have created a Miles for Mollie group to encourage women not to give up running.
desmoinesregister.com

Mollie will be buried Sunday. This article has details about memorial donations.
globegazette.com

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:47:39am

re: #164 lawhawk

I was at a ward meeting the other night and there was no mention of DT or any national politics. It was all local politicians. It appears at least to be that local GOP’ers are keeping their distance from DT by concentrating on local elections.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:51:26am

re: #131 wheat-dogg

VB might like this:

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Cute, but where would I wear it?

(VB might not see it (Shabbat), so you might want to post it again later.)

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 7:59:38am

re: #167 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Cute, but where would I wear it?

(VB might not see it (Shabbat), so you might want to post it again later.)

Good point. It’s well past sundown here in Hong Kong, and I’m still readjusting to the new time zone.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:09:33am

re: #161 Dr Lizardo

Nixon going to China and his rapporoachment with Mao Zedong was a diplomatic masterstroke.

I can’t even imagine Trump successfully pulling off something like that. He tried - and fell flat on his face - with Kim Jong-un.

Nixon was actually a scholar. Trump is a deluded fool who thinks he’s a genius.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:11:10am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

True. Nixon had more brains in his pinkie finger than DT has in his entire organization.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:13:41am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:14:36am

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

True. Nixon had more brains in his pinkie finger than DT has in his entire organization.

Yep. He understood foreign policy very well. They certainly weren’t decisions I would have made but they were not the actions of a fool.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:15:48am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:17:15am

re: #173 Ace-o-aces

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We have that with Mexico. It’s called NAFTA and you managed to make American-Mexican relations worse by being a stupid bigoted jackal.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:18:36am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:19:35am

re: #173 Ace-o-aces

I thought he was still pissed at Mexico for not payingn for the wall?

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:20:23am
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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:20:25am

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

True. Nixon had more brains in his pinkie finger than DT has in his entire organization.

Nixon had Kissinger, who for all his many faults is miles above Mike Pompeo and Rex Tillerson.

But if Trump did manage to have a brilliant SoS, he’d either ignore his or her recommendations or fire him or her for insubordination (aka doing what is proper rather than what Trump tweets spontaneously.).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:21:27am

re: #177 Ace-o-aces

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You’re going to like jail, Dumbo. Lots of Nazis for you to talk with.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:21:44am

Part of me really hopes Trump fires Sessions before November, damaging the GOPs chances in the midterms.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:22:11am

re: #178 wheat-dogg

Nixon had Kissinger, who for all his many faults is miles above Mike Pompeo and Rex Tillerson.

But if Trump did manage to have a brilliant SoS, he’d either ignore his or her reommendations or fire him or her for insubordination (aka doing what is proper rather than what Trump tweets spontaneously.).

Trump would never hire a brilliant sos because he’d get jealous.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:24:50am

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Part of me really hopes Trump fires Sessions before November, damaging the GOPs chances in the midterms.

It’s an idea that’s been simmering in Trump’s brain for months. You know he wants to sack Sessions, but I assume wiser minds have manage to dissuade him. I would worry what kind of hack Trump would find to replace Sessions. Probably someone with no legal experience at all. Maybe Kanye, for example.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:26:18am

re: #181 HappyWarrior

Trump would never hire a brilliant sos because he’d get jealous.

Insecure is more like it. Trump only wants yes-men/women, not people with ethics and real qualifications.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:28:30am

re: #183 wheat-dogg

Insecure is more like it. Trump only wants yes-men/women, not people with ethics and real qualifications.

Certainly

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:28:55am

re: #59 can’t think of a decent username

She wrote what may be the most horrifying story I’ve ever read: “The Screwfly Solution.”

I watched that Masters of Horror episode last night because of this thread. I’d think writing from the perspective of a woman at that time would have tipped off people that Tiptree was a woman.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:29:05am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:29:24am

re: #182 wheat-dogg

It’s an idea that’s been simmering in Trump’s brain for months. You know he wants to sack Sessions, but I assume wiser minds have manage to dissuade him. I would worry what kind of hack Trump would find to replace Sessions. Probably someone with no legal experience at all. Maybe Kanye, for example.

It’s just frightening to think he could do worse than Sessions and here he might get that chance.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:30:22am

re: #186 MsJ

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Man fuck all the hypocrites who hate the left for being “immoral” but embraced this shitwad.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:31:24am

Holy shit. More pics in the thread.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:31:53am

re: #182 wheat-dogg

It’s an idea that’s been simmering in Trump’s brain for months. You know he wants to sack Sessions, but I assume wiser minds have manage to dissuade him. I would worry what kind of hack Trump would find to replace Sessions. Probably someone with no legal experience at all. Maybe Kanye, for example.

Dave Clark.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:32:22am
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:36:24am

re: #191 jaunte

Lots of good replies though. People are onto CBSs bullcrap.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:37:12am

I doubt Ted Cruz has ever set foot in Denver Harbor.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:37:50am

re: #189 MsJ

Holy shit. More pics in the thread.

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I would say it’s the Trump LLC flag but it doesn’t have any gold or approximation of his name.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:38:19am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

Dave Clark.

Isn’t he a Brit?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:40:30am

I stand in awe of Kent State Dumb Girl’s courageous act of defiance

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:43:30am

A pivot so devastating he could be in the NBA.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:44:54am

re: #196 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I stand in awe of Kent State Dumb Girl’s courageous act of defiance

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Aren’t this stupid girls 15 minutes up yet?

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:45:31am

re: #194 JordanRules

I would say it’s the Trump LLC flag but it doesn’t have any gold or approximation of his name.

He’s either ignorant or cognitively impaired. Or both.

I would bet my Chinese students could do a better job.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:47:42am

re: #196 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I stand in awe of Kent State Dumb Girl’s courageous act of defiance

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I am already tired of this chick. Can’t she find a real job?

Dildo Girl and Lizard Girl are way more fun.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:47:49am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sessions needs to watch out for that big orange bus…

Jeff Sessions said he wouldn’t allow politics to influence him only because he doesn’t understand what is happening underneath his command position. Highly conflicted Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched. No Collusion!

first he aims at “wouldnt allow politics to influence”

then he says the lie “gang of 17 angry dems”

welcome to a day ending in “day”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:47:57am

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

Aren’t this stupid girls 15 minutes up yet?

No, the grift will continue

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:48:17am

re: #199 wheat-dogg

He’s either ignorant or cognitively impaired. Or both.

I would bet my Chinese students could do a better job.

He’s been exposed to the very simple patterns in our flag for seven decades and can’t even manage this.

Or the anthem.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:49:47am

re: #154 lawhawk

Out of the 200+ GOP caucus, half a dozen lawmakers and aides were shaking their head?

That’s pathetic.

It’s also pathetic that he’s under indictment and charged with felonies and GOP isn’t demanding his resignation (oh wait - party before nation).

also pathetic that he can use campaign funds for his legal defense of the charge of misusing campaign funds

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electrotek  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:50:20am

These idiot niqabis like assinaarts and their backward views give ammunition to the Boris Johnson’s of the world:

And this idiot convert from Gainesville, TX:

And I’m sorry, but I can’t respect fully-veiled women who hold these backward-ass views. I wouldn’t defend it if Republican Christians had this mind-set, and I sure as Hell as a Muslim myself would NEVER defend it if its coming from other Muslims either. These people do a lot more damage to Islam and fuel the Steve Bannon’s and Donald Trump’s of the world with this backward-ass thinking.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:50:40am

re: #203 JordanRules

His been exposed to the very simple patterns in our flag for seven decades and can’t even manage this.

Or the anthem.

A child can color the flag effortlessly. They have pictures in their books, and there’s probably one in the classroom. It’s basic knowledge. How can he not know the color pattern?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:51:09am

re: #195 wheat-dogg

Isn’t he a Brit?

Oops….misspelled his last name. David Clarke, Jr.

This guy:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:52:17am

INT. UPSTATE NY PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY

Doctor: Still no change?

Nurse: No, he just…sits in the corner muttering all day.

Doctor: New medications didn’t help?

Nurse: I’m not sure even took them, he can get…belligerent sometimes.

Doctor: How long since his wife came by to see him?

Nurse: Almost a year.

The DOCTOR shakes his head.

Doctor: Okay, I’m going in.

Nurse: Good luck.

The giant door swings open and a column of bright light fills the otherwise darkened room. The DOCTOR steps in cautiously.

Doctor: Donald, it’s Dr. Sheffield, how are you doing today?

Donald: But her emails…but her emails…fake news…WITCH HUNT!…Why won’t Jeff Sessions do something? Why won’t he…sad…17 angry Dems…Mueller…hate Bob Mueller…DEEP STATE!!…no collusion…no collusion…so much winning…so much…

Doctor: (sighs) I can see we’re going to need a long visit today.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:53:45am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

Well then, things ought to get interesting if what he says is true (Trump sired a child from a chambermaid). I can’t wait for God’s Own Party and it’s television and megachurch clerics to justify this …

he’s already got a pass for two adulterous affairs, (and payoffs)
while he originally denied them, no one believed him anyway

a child would merely be a different kind of receipt / proof of a 3rd affair

(and an abortion, a fourth)

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BeachDem  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:57:23am

re: #192 JordanRules

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Lots of good replies though. People are onto CBSs bullcrap.

They finally fixed the story headline—not sure about the tweet:

Beto O’Rourke says “nothing more American” than to stand up or take a knee for your rights
Last Updated Aug 25, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

Editor’s Note: The headline of this story has been changed to more wholly reflect O’Rourke’s remarks and correct a previous headline that stated O’Rourke said there was “nothing more American” than NFL players protesting the national anthem. Players who kneel during the national anthem are protesting police brutality and racial inequality.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2018 • 8:59:20am

re: #210 BeachDem

When I worked in journalism a headline had at least THREE sets of eyes on it before publication, if not more.

So yes, they fixed it but it’s still inexcusable that it wasn’t caught and corrected to begin with.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:00:39am

re: #164 lawhawk

Nixon was familiar with the levers of power, how to use them, and was a political manipulator. He also understood that politics was the art of a deal, and that a deal where everyone got something was better than no deal - and that you’d need partners across the aisle to get things done.

The GOP has abandoned that approach to go for scorched earth tactics.

The GOP has also abandoned any semblance of rational thought and are now a white nationalist party behind Trump. They have no redeeming features left.

i’d add that the gop has gone from politics to a brutal struggle to get and hold office and power at any cost

they are no longer honest opposition players in democracy

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BeachDem  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:04:43am

re: #211 Eclectic Cyborg

When I worked in journalism a headline had at least THREE sets of eyes on it before publication, if not more.

So yes, they fixed it but it’s still inexcusable that it wasn’t caught and corrected to begin with.

I’m right there with you! I kind of feel bad for Grace Segers, who wrote the story but who almost certainly didn’t write the headline.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:06:42am

re: #175 MsJ

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i wish they’d stop this. i know they wont

trump should read the special prosecutor’s appointment #3915-2017

trump isnt even mentioned
his campaign is

the primary focus of the order is “coordinatino between the russian government and individuals associated with the campaignin of president donald trump”

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:12:30am

re: #186 MsJ

BREAKING: A the former bureau chief for the National Enquirer, Jerry George says that President Trump had stories killed which pertained to Melania, his children and his ex-wives. This information is now in the hands of investigators.

depending on when, how paid by AMI and reimbursed by the trump org, the total dollar of unreported inkind campaign contributions would keep going up and up

i think they figured since this kind of arrangement worked the first time, it should keep working
not realizing that they all could come to light after the election (ie now)

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:12:51am

re: #213 BeachDem

I’m right there with you! I kind of feel bad for Grace Segers, who wrote the story but who almost certainly didn’t write the headline.

I’ve heard interns do a lot of the headline writing now, especially for social media.
Another budget cut in service to the bottom line.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:17:15am

re: #205 electrotek

These idiot niqabis like assinaarts and their backward views give ammunition to the Boris Johnson’s of the world:

Near naked women are no more cooler than fully cover women.

i’ve been to the beach
near naked women are way cooler
ask anybody

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piratedan  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:18:12am

re: #189 MsJ

actually I believe those are indeed the colors of the Russian national flag, so maybe he’s right depending upon your POV…

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BeachDem  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:18:30am

Judge delivers victory to federal employee unions, overturning key parts of Trump executive orders

A federal judge set back the Trump administration’s efforts to limit collective bargaining for 2.1 million federal employees and severely restrict the on-duty time union officials can spend representing employees in grievances and other issues.

washingtonpost.com

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:19:39am

re: #210 BeachDem

They finally fixed the story headline—not sure about the tweet:

Beto O’Rourke says “nothing more American” than to stand up or take a knee for your rights
Last Updated Aug 25, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

Editor’s Note: The headline of this story has been changed to more wholly ACCURATELY reflect O’Rourke’s remarks and correct a previous headline that stated O’Rourke said there was “nothing more American” than NFL players protesting the national anthem. Players who kneel during the national anthem are protesting police brutality and racial inequality.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:23:21am

Today’s peeve/rant:

I have leared to tolerate “no problem” as an answer to everything
And even “im good”

they are both sort of inane ways to answer and yet not correctly answer a question.

It becomes almost reflexive and not even contemplative as to what the words actually mean.

Now we have moved on to “perfect”

In the hospital in Denver:
Name? Jane Doe. Perfect
Address 123 Main Street. Perfect
SSN? Perfect
That’s before any diagnosis and whether that in fact would be perfect or not

We started to track who used the word a lot vs not much at all. And when and if they used it all the time or was there any sort of selection to it. fun times.

So:

I’m out on today’s 10k run and a woman stops me outside a local park. She points down toward the far end of the park and says “is there an entrance to the park that way?”

I say “yes, but it’s closed on weekends. You have to go in through the main entrance “(the other direction, behind me)

She says ‘perfect’ and moves on.

Then i start to think. Unless you try for a sort of bizarre interpretation, that was anything but a ‘perfect’ answer. Certainly not what she was looking for.

these days ‘perfect’ really means ‘thank you’ or ‘i understand’.

as with “no problem” and “i’m good”, I never saw a memo and certainly wasnt invited to the meeting.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:27:06am
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sagehen  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:28:03am

re: #178 wheat-dogg

Nixon had Kissinger, who for all his many faults is miles above Mike Pompeo and Rex Tillerson.

But if Trump did manage to have a brilliant SoS, he’d either ignore his or her recommendations or fire him or her for insubordination (aka doing what is proper rather than what Trump tweets spontaneously.).

Nixon had plenty of his own brains; he was offered a full scholarship to Harvard as an undergrad and had to turn it down because of the cost of train tickets, living expenses, and his family needed him to keep working at their grocery store while he attended college. He did accept the full scholarship to Duke University Law School, where he graduated 3rd in his class.

And of course 8 years as Ike’s VP was a master class in diplomacy and foreign policy.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:29:18am

Trumpers gonna trumper

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:32:39am

re: #221 dangerman

I would bet more women do the “perfect” thing. I certainly do. The reasons why usually aren’t good but I’m still learning about ways that I communicate that are subconsciously intended to please others.

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:36:26am

re: #221 dangerman

Today’s peeve/rant:

I have leared to tolerate “no problem” as an answer to everything
And even “im good”

they are both sort of inane ways to answer and yet not correctly answer a question.

It becomes almost reflexive and not even contemplative as to what the words actually mean.

Now we have moved on to “perfect”

In the hospital in Denver:
Name? Jane Doe. Perfect
Address 123 Main Street. Perfect
SSN? Perfect
That’s before any diagnosis and whether that in fact would be perfect or not

We started to track who used the word a lot vs not much at all. And when and if they used it all the time or was there any sort of selection to it. fun times.

So:

I’m out on today’s 10k run and a woman stops me outside a local park. She points down toward the far end of the park and says “is there an entrance to the park that way?”

I say “yes, but it’s closed on weekends. You have to go in through the main entrance “(the other direction, behind me)

She says ‘perfect’ and moves on.

Then i start to think. Unless you try for a sort of bizarre interpretation, that was anything but a ‘perfect’ answer. Certainly not what she was looking for.

these days ‘perfect’ really means ‘thank you’ or ‘i understand’.

as with “no problem” and “i’m good”, I never saw a memo and certainly wasnt invited to the meeting.

‘No problem’ is an up-and-comer here. ‘I’m good’ is a mainstay. If you prefer the ones to which you have become accustomed, come to New Mexico. When it’s noon in Chicago, it’s 1957 here.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:39:20am

re: #225 JordanRules

I would bet more women do the “perfect” thing. I certainly do. The reasons why usually aren’t good but I’m still learning about ways that I communicate that are subconsciously intended to please others.

This was an interesting piece related to this.
google.com

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:42:31am

re: #221 dangerman

Lately I’ve been working with someone from the UK; it’s still startling to have some of the most prosaic exchanges punctuated with “brilliant!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:43:00am

re: #219 BeachDem

Judge delivers victory to federal employee unions, overturning key parts of Trump executive orders

A federal judge set back the Trump administration’s efforts to limit collective bargaining for 2.1 million federal employees and severely restrict the on-duty time union officials can spend representing employees in grievances and other issues.

washingtonpost.com

It’s going to be a PAIN in the @$$ Monday Morning seeing how quick these orders are reversed…

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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:43:20am

re: #126 MsJ

I’ll be using this until he’s dead or gone.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:44:09am

Brian gets to the heart of the matter and exposes the bias.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:44:32am

re: #225 JordanRules

I would bet more women do the “perfect” thing. I certainly do. The reasons why usually aren’t good but I’m still learning about ways that I communicate that are subconsciously intended to please others.

i am a fan of words and word games
i do crosswords fanatically
i love the pun and other word play

and i get that over time that the meaning of idioms kind of evolves and morphs. often that is fascinating “raining cats and dogs”

i guess while it’s happening, sometimes i just dont get it

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BadgerB  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:46:33am

re: #221 dangerman

I say “yes, but it’s closed on weekends. You have to go in through the main entrance “(the other direction, behind me)

She says ‘perfect’ and moves on.

Then i start to think. Unless you try for a sort of bizarre interpretation, that was anything but a ‘perfect’ answer. Certainly not what she was looking for.

I suspect it was (from her perspective) a ‘perfect’ answer to her question. It was clear, concise, and provide exactly the information she needed to proceed. I would interpret it as a ‘Thank You’.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:48:14am

re: #228 jaunte

Lately I’ve been working with someone from the UK; it’s still startling to have some of the most prosaic exchanges punctuated with “brilliant!”

back in the 90’s i had a flight instructor who was just over from finland
not bad english, spoke with an obvious accent, fluent but clearly still learning the vernacular
every day he would brief what he wanted me to do and i’d say “piece of cake”, then we’d go

month’s in one day, with that perfect accent he said “vot is dis keke?”

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:48:28am

re: #231 JordanRules

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Brian gets to the heart of the matter and exposes the bias.

The bigger this becomes, the more benefit to Beto. If anybody can beat Cruz, he’s the one to do it. Proved it in that particular spontaneous answer to a question from a guy who spelled out his different opinion in his question. Beto responded from the heart with so much.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:48:58am
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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:49:14am

re: #233 BadgerB

I suspect it was (from her perspective) a ‘perfect’ answer to her question. It was clear, concise, and provide exactly the information she needed to proceed. I would interpret it as a ‘Thank You’.

perfect ;-)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:51:18am

re: #224 goddamnedfrank

Trumpers gonna trumper

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Will someone remind him that this has expired?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:51:25am

re: #143 HappyWarrior

Democrats have always respected McCain more than Republicans have. It’s while I understand why McCain never ditched the GOP for the Dems

He is a Republican at heart, just remember the Keating Five.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:52:04am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is a Republican at heart, just remember the Keating Five.

Oh I remember that…and how DeConcini and Glenn got snared in that, too!

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:52:37am

re: #232 dangerman

i am a fan of words and word games
i do crosswords fanatically
i love the pun and other word play

and i get that over time that the meaning of idioms kind of evolves and morphs. often that is fascinating “raining cats and dogs”

i guess while it’s happening, sometimes i just dont get it

I totally get it. I adore words!
My big kick now is observing how so many exchanges between Americans seem to lean into competitive language and phrasing. Like using a ‘but’ where an ‘and’ would fit better or declaring a better idea to the one offered rather than offering it as a support mechanism.

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sagehen  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:53:03am

re: #232 dangerman

i am a fan of words and word games
i do crosswords fanatically
i love the pun and other word play

and i get that over time that the meaning of idioms kind of evolves and morphs. often that is fascinating “raining cats and dogs”

i guess while it’s happening, sometimes i just dont get it

My favorite is that when Americans describe a facial expression or tone of voice as “cat who ate the canary”, Brits describe that same expression and tone as “cat who got the cream.”

Our predatory nature (and inherent violence) seeps into everything.

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:53:11am
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:54:58am

re: #242 sagehen

My favorite is that when Americans describe a facial expression or tone of voice as “cat who ate the canary”, Brits describe that same expression and tone as “cat who got the cream.”

Our predatory nature (and inherent violence) seeps into everything.

This exactly!! Great example too.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:55:53am
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:57:29am

I am so happy that this story turned out to be false.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:58:32am

re: #243 DodgerFan1988

@TheRickWilson
That’s like asking a flatworm to do string theory.

OK, I honestly cracked up, out loud

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 9:58:54am

For another fantastic photo of this creature with so many great names, go here.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:00:14am
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:07:07am
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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:07:59am
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Brian J.  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:09:37am

re: #249 JordanRules

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I thought most politicians were at least selectively deaf.

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:10:55am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:11:37am

re: #252 Brian J.

I thought most politicians were at least selectively deaf.

Especially 16 Republican Senators who voted to remove Bill Clinton from office because of a stained blue dress!

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plansbandc  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:11:41am

re: #226 wrenchwench

We’ve noted a huge increase in “no problem” instead of “you’re welcome” from millennial waitstaff.

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plansbandc  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:13:00am

re: #236 jaunte

Utter piece of shit.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:13:26am

re: #236 jaunte

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I truly do hope that, in the unfortunate event that the elder McCain should expire in the next 1-2 years, the family copies the Bush family’s move by barring this evil fuck from the funeral. The very last thing they will need in their time of grief is listening to his venomous words or having him use John’s coffin as a soapbox.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:14:39am

re: #256 plansbandc

Utter piece of shit.

A disgusting human being. He and his whole fucking family.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:14:50am

re: #253 JordanRules

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Ah, another day in our passive-aggressive media.

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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:16:47am

re: #257 Targetpractice

I truly do hope that, in the unfortunate event that the elder McCain should expire in the next 1-2 years, the family copies the Bush family’s move by barring this evil fuck from the funeral. The very last thing they will need in their time of grief is listening to his venomous words or having him use John’s coffin as a soapbox.

1 -2 months is more likely.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:17:06am

re: #260 Skip Intro

If that.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:19:20am

re: #260 Skip Intro

1 -2 months is more likely.

I try to be optimistic, if only because every day he still draws breath is another that angers the GOP. The day the diagnosis was announced, so many of them publicly or privately called for his immediate resignation so they could capitalize on what they viewed as an opportunity to rid themselves of a swing vote that I’ve taken a unique pleasure in seeing him continue to fight. So the longer he lives, the more internally livid they become that he remains a vote they’re denied in the Senate.

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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:20:18am

re: #261 Ace Rothstein

The Carter family is the one I worry about. It is traditional for a president to attend another president’s funeral. Hopefully the Carters have a plan to keep this horrible man and his family away.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:21:13am

re: #226 wrenchwench

My go to expression is “super duper”. I haven’t been to work for almost a month. I sort of crashed on the floor. Everybody tells me I was saying super duper when they were putting me on the stretcher

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retired cynic  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:21:56am

re: #264 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

My go to expression is “super duper”. I haven’t been to work for almost a month. I sort of crashed on the floor. Everybody tells me I was saying super duper when they were putting me on the stretcher

What the heck? What happened? Are you ok?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:22:02am

re: #256 plansbandc

Utter piece of shit.

Shit can be used as fertilizer and thus has important utility. Do not insult shit by comparing it to Donnie. Apologize.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:23:22am

re: #255 plansbandc

We’ve noted a huge increase in “no problem” instead of “you’re welcome” from millennial waitstaff.

I’ve worked in recent months on breaking myself of that habit as I work in a hotel and the new GM thinks “no problem” doesn’t sound particularly nice to the guests. But I still say it on occasion because really, some situations involve me doing something that the guests see as a bother to me. So “it’s no problem” sounds more reassuring that “my pleasure” or “it’s part of my job.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:24:09am

re: #250 JordanRules

My first year at Allegheny College (1975-1976), Bruce Springsteen performed at the Campus Center. I think they had booked him before “Born To Run” hit the charts, but it had by the time the concert rolled around.

I wish I could say I was there. But no.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:24:10am
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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:25:54am

re: #269 Dr. Matt

He doesn’l look Aryan. Now, the wife and kids, well….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:27:05am

re: #269 Dr. Matt

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Wait a second…only 2 kids?

Them Quiverfull folks ain’t gonna like that…

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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:27:30am

re: #261 Ace Rothstein

How many seconds will it be before Kelli Ward calls the governor asking for McCain’s job after his death is announced?

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:27:33am

re: #270 Skip Intro

He doesn’l look Aryan. Now, the wife and kids, well….

That woman has freakishly long hands.

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lawhawk  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:27:46am

re: #166 PhillyPretzel

Are the local GOPers policies any different than the national?

That’s the real issue.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:28:16am

re: #271 Joe Bacon 🌹

Wait a second…only 2 kids?

Them Quiverfull folks ain’t gonna like that…

Yup. Race traitors.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:29:37am

re: #269 Dr. Matt

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Wingnuts never understand that their own belief system destroyed that “Leave it to Beaver” lifestyle they so idolize. Their “free market” meant daddy’s paycheck could no longer afford a comfortable home, two cars, and a bit for an annual vacation. They only deepened that situation by killing off unions, so that wages collapsed and left households sending mommy off to work to make ends meet. And the continued stagnation/fall of wages has meant couples put off having kids or have only one they can afford.

40+ years of conservative dogma destroyed the nuclear family.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:30:52am

re: #272 Skip Intro

How many seconds will it be before Kelli Ward calls the governor asking for McCain’s job after his death is announced?

One second.

Then Arpaio will call…

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:31:41am

re: #241 JordanRules

I totally get it. I adore words!
My big kick now is observing how so many exchanges between Americans seem to lean into competitive language and phrasing. Like using a ‘but’ where an ‘and’ would fit better or declaring a better idea to the one offered rather than offering it as a support mechanism.

But vs and is a huge peeve
But is a negator

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:32:41am

re: #277 Joe Bacon 🌹

One second.

Then Arpaio will call…

The national GOP will try to present this facade of respecting John’s memory and the work he did. But the reality will be a race to see who can jump in his grave the fastest.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:33:37am

“The couple were very young, the man 26 and the woman 24. They were very healthy, but, despite being married for four years, couldn’t conceive,” Liu said. “Their family was giving them a lot of stress because of it.”

The results were unexpected. Liu discovered that the couple, from Bijie city in China’s south-western Guizhou province, had mistakenly been having anal intercourse rather than vaginal to conceive.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:33:57am

re: #267 Targetpractice

I’ve worked in recent months on breaking myself of that habit as I work in a hotel and the new GM thinks “no problem” doesn’t sound particularly nice to the guests. But I still say it on occasion because really, some situations involve me doing something that the guests see as a bother to me. So “it’s no problem” sounds more reassuring that “my pleasure” or “it’s part of my job.”

Same here. As I work in Gaming, there are situations were I have to do go through additional steps to rectify the problem. Usually the Guest feels embarrassed when shown that they were mistaken (never, ever wrong). Though I do include “That’s why I am here”.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:35:39am

My love/hate relationship with FB continues….

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:40:08am

re: #265 retired cynic

Sup… sh I guess more of less ok. I had been getting worn down but didn’t want to give up what I’m doing. That and my thighs were getting strangely weak. Long story short I ran out of gas and somebody called 911. Spent a week at Lankenau hospital with a lot a shrugged shoulders after all kinds of tests. Verdict was more or less badly deconditioned with something screwy going on with my legs. So I gotta rest and try to rebuild my legs. Slow going. Went grocery shopping yesterday and it didn’t go as well as I hoped but better than it was. Thank you for asking

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Bubblehead II  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:41:49am
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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:42:11am

re: #194 JordanRules

I would say it’s the Trump LLC flag but it doesn’t have any gold or approximation of his name.

It was more like the thing he most understands; the Russian flag.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:43:20am

re: #272 Skip Intro

How many seconds will it be before Kelli Ward calls the governor asking for McCain’s job after his death is announced?

They’ve been scheming for months

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Dr. Matt  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:45:36am

re: #282 I Would Prefer Not To

My love/hate relationship with FB continues….

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another….

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:47:28am

re: #264 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

My go to expression is “super duper”. I haven’t been to work for almost a month. I sort of crashed on the floor. Everybody tells me I was saying super duper when they were putting me on the stretcher

When did you become aware of having crashed? Then what did you say? Did it happen at work?

re: #283 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Sup… sh I guess more of less ok. I had been getting worn down but didn’t want to give up what I’m doing. That and my thighs were getting strangely weak. Long story short I ran out of gas and somebody called 911. Spent a week at Lankenau hospital with a lot a shrugged shoulders after all kinds of tests. Verdict was more or less badly deconditioned with something screwy going on with my legs. So I gotta rest and try to rebuild my legs. Slow going. Went grocery shopping yesterday and it didn’t go as well as I hoped but better than it was. Thank you for asking

When I crashed back in March, they checked a whole lot of things, and were finally convinced it was dehydration when I still didn’t need to pee after three liters of fluids had gone into my arm. Then I got Potassium and Gatorade. And released from the ER. Then I peed (there was a bathroom in the hall on the way out.)

Take it easy. Build up of muscles that don’t feel so good is really tough.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:47:45am

Amazing

I hate the current use of amazing to describe everyone and every situation

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:49:24am

re: #289 dangerman

Amazing

I hate the current use of amazing to describe everyone and every situation

‘Absolutely’ is used too much.

I hate the word ‘peeve’.

/

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:52:10am

re: #289 dangerman

Amazing

I hate the current use of amazing to describe everyone and every situation

Awesome too

That’s enough peeves for one day
Now get off my lawn

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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:55:19am

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

Aren’t this stupid girls 15 minutes up yet?

Not until she has Tomi’s job. That’s what this is really about.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:55:51am

re: #269 Dr. Matt

I’m all for destroying the fiction that that was a real thing.

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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:55:52am

re: #292 Dave In Austin

Not until she has Tomi’s job. That’s what this is really about.

She’s going to need Tomi’s plastic surgeon first. She has a real Kellyanne vibe going for her.

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dirkdigglerjr  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:56:25am

re: #291 dangerman

It’s all groovy here hep cat!

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 10:58:03am

re: #280 Dr. Matt

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Remember the discussion yesterday about people needing to be told to do the right thing? Some people need to be told how to have sex for procreation.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:02:24am

re: #291 dangerman

Awesome too

That’s enough peeves for one day
Now get off my lawn

Aren’t you being insensitive to people who don’t have lawns? //

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:02:56am
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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:03:58am

re: #295 dirkdigglerjr

It’s all groovy here hep cat!

I am cool with lingo jargon argot

No one assumes you mean a mouser

Cool
Far out
Funky
Groovy
Hip
Hep
Outasight

They were meant not be literal.. sort of
And they weren’t making every single thing a superlative
Or taking away from or masking their otherwise pedestrian use

When “bad” became a sub for “good” things got confusing for a while

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:04:48am

re: #297 Belafon

Aren’t you being insensitive to people who don’t have lawns? //

It’s my goddamn lawn
You wanna mow it?

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BeachDem  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:05:05am

re: #270 Skip Intro

He doesn’l look Aryan. Now, the wife and kids, well….

He looks like Duncan Hunter—for a minute, I thought that was who they were talking about.

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:07:08am

re: #298 jaunte

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THIS is what I was saying above

The gop are not about furthering democracy for all

They are only about gaining offices/seats by any means

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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:07:34am

re: #280 Dr. Matt

I believe the husband may be putting one over on the wife here.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:08:27am

re: #303 Skip Intro

I believe the husband may be putting one over on the wife here.

Either both of them are that stupid, or she is.

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SteelPH  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:10:57am

re: #291 dangerman

Awesome too

That’s enough peeves for one day
Now get off my lawn

How about Groovy then?
//

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:11:32am

Is “lemon tart” redundant?

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dangerman  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:13:02am

re: #305 SteelPH

How about Groovy then?
//

Groovy is neato

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:14:17am

re: #306 dangerman

Dundant: Opposite of redundant. Almost everything is dundant since anything that is not redundant is dundant. Good examples are the Sears Tower, a Chipotle burrito, and your heart.

urbandictionary.com

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:17:15am

re: #299 dangerman

I am cool with lingo jargon argot

No one assumes you mean a mouser

Cool
Far out
Funky
Groovy
Hip
Hep
Outasight

They were meant not be literal.. sort of
And they weren’t making every single thing a superlative
Or taking away from or masking their otherwise pedestrian use

When “bad” became a sub for “good” things got confusing for a while

I hated ‘bitchin’, back when it was an adjective, not a verb. Took a long time for that to go away.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:17:28am

re: #269 Dr. Matt

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What? A 1950’s sitcom?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:20:54am

A moment of levity

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dirkdigglerjr  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:22:48am

re: #310 Dr Lizardo

Ward, I’m worried about the Beaver. And this Lumpy kid has all the markings of a future white supremacist TV host.

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MsJ  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:23:39am

re: #306 dangerman

Is “lemon tart” redundant?

No. It’s delicious.

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Skip Intro  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:24:38am

John Kerry owns up.

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ObserverArt  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:27:38am

re: #283 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Sup… sh I guess more of less ok. I had been getting worn down but didn’t want to give up what I’m doing. That and my thighs were getting strangely weak. Long story short I ran out of gas and somebody called 911. Spent a week at Lankenau hospital with a lot a shrugged shoulders after all kinds of tests. Verdict was more or less badly deconditioned with something screwy going on with my legs. So I gotta rest and try to rebuild my legs. Slow going. Went grocery shopping yesterday and it didn’t go as well as I hoped but better than it was. Thank you for asking

Dang, that had to be a little scary. Here’s hoping for good health for you and good luck on the rebuild.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:30:44am
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ObserverArt  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:31:57am

re: #291 dangerman

Awesome too

That’s enough peeves for one day
Now get off my lawn

Too many people using “get off my lawn”

…one of my pet peeves.

What to do, what to do?

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JordanRules  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:32:04am

re: #252 Brian J.

I thought most politicians were at least selectively deaf.

Which would make them like Rachel Dolezal. re: #285 MsJ

It was more like the thing he most understands; the Russian flag.

That’s why I went with what I did. He always comes first even stacked against his creditors.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:33:54am

clicked on the gab.ai link. It’s my day off and I’m a masochist.

they had three suggestions for people I should follow. Not that much of a masochist..

Who to follow * Refresh * View all

Paul Joseph WatsonVerified account @PrisonPlanet
Follow Follow @PrisonPlanet

Project VeritasVerified account @Project_Veritas
Follow Follow @Project_Veritas

Jacob WohlVerified account @JacobAWohl
Follow

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:34:32am

re: #306 dangerman

Is “lemon tart” redundant?

Yes and/or no.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:35:02am

re: #317 ObserverArt

Too many people using “get off my lawn”

…one of my pet peeves.

What to do, what to do?

How about “If your going to stand on my lawn, mow it first”

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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:36:19am

Syntax a bit off here…..

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stpaulbear  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:37:31am

re: #316 Charles Johnson

Fathering illegitimate children with your housekeeper isn’t illegal!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:44:58am

re: #322 Dave In Austin

Syntax a bit off here…..

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Yep. Bot alert.

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Brian J.  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:48:39am

Bad news from the Democratic Party’s meetings today:

The Democrats surrendered to a 76-year-old man who repudiated the party just a few days ago. This is a party that doesn’t think it can win in 2020, or perhaps isn’t ready to win.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:49:57am
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stpaulbear  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:50:09am

re: #317 ObserverArt

Too many people using “get off my lawn”

…one of my pet peeves.

What to do, what to do?

There’s a new bike company that’s started operating in St. Paul called LimeBikes, and they’ve dumped bikes all over the city (blocking sidewalks, falling into the street, whatever, they don’t care).

They put one of them in my front lawn because I’m on a corner lot. Yesterday evening I dragged it across the street to the lot of a warehouse, and the bike started beeping and yelling at me that if I didn’t pay to ride it, it was going to call the police. I hope it did and LimeBikes gets charged for a false police report. Today the bike is gone.

I’m all for these kind of bikes when they have specific docking stations, but this thing where what seems like hundreds of bikes are just dumped off anywhere is urban pollution. I haven’t seen anyone riding one yet.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:52:33am

re: #316 Charles Johnson

I wonder if he tweeted anything about Arnold and his maid. I bet he did.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:53:59am

re: #242 sagehen

My favorite is that when Americans describe a facial expression or tone of voice as “cat who ate the canary”, Brits describe that same expression and tone as “cat who got the cream.”

Our predatory nature (and inherent violence) seeps into everything.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:55:53am

re: #243 DodgerFan1988

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First off I’d like to welcome Dan to earth …

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ObserverArt  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:56:23am

re: #321 Bubblehead II

How about “If your going to stand on my lawn, mow it first”

Just havin’ a little fun with the back and forth on the words and phrases.

I always have liked ‘get off my lawn’ because it is so American in value.

The mantra of the little guy: “I ain’t got much, but damn if you are gonna fuck with me in my world!

Pet peeve is nice alliteration and a fun definition.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:58:01am

re: #322 Dave In Austin

Syntax a bit off here…..

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Да, товарищ……….uh, I mean, yes, fellow American citizen, I feel also the same way as do you.

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wrenchwench  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:58:22am

re: #327 stpaulbear

There’s a new bike company that’s started operating in St. Paul called LimeBikes, and they’ve dumped bikes all over the city (blocking sidewalks, falling into the street, whatever, they don’t care).

They put one of them in my front lawn because I’m on a corner lot. Yesterday evening I dragged it across the street to the lot of a warehouse, and the bike started beeping and yelling at me that if I didn’t pay to ride it, it was going to call the police. I hope it did and LimeBikes gets charged for a false police report. Today the bike is gone.

I’m all for these kind of bikes when they have specific docking stations, but this thing where what seems like hundreds of bikes are just dumped off anywhere is urban pollution. I haven’t seen anyone riding one yet.

A lot of people are confused, thinking ‘bikes are good. More bikes will make everything better.’ The reality is, ‘people who use bikes are good. More bike use will make some things better.’

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ObserverArt  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:58:26am

re: #322 Dave In Austin

Syntax a bit off here…..

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I am Russian bot, am fan of Trump president.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 11:59:33am

re: #334 ObserverArt

идеально

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:00:06pm

re: #334 ObserverArt

I am Russian bot, am fan of Trump president.

Articles are so overrated.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:01:05pm

re: #335 jaunte

идеально

точный

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:01:29pm

re: #255 plansbandc

We’ve noted a huge increase in “no problem” instead of “you’re welcome” from millennial waitstaff.

Don’t sweat it Scrote!

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ObserverArt  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:02:46pm

re: #327 stpaulbear

There’s a new bike company that’s started operating in St. Paul called LimeBikes, and they’ve dumped bikes all over the city (blocking sidewalks, falling into the street, whatever, they don’t care).

They put one of them in my front lawn because I’m on a corner lot. Yesterday evening I dragged it across the street to the lot of a warehouse, and the bike started beeping and yelling at me that if I didn’t pay to ride it, it was going to call the police. I hope it did and LimeBikes gets charged for a false police report. Today the bike is gone.

I’m all for these kind of bikes when they have specific docking stations, but this thing where what seems like hundreds of bikes are just dumped off anywhere is urban pollution. I haven’t seen anyone riding one yet.

Current thing on streets of Columbus…electric scooters. All over the city. Appears to be several companies putting them out there. There are already complaints of people being jerks on the sidewalks, cutting in and out of cars in slow traffic and of course hospital emergency rooms busy with people taking dives off of them in various ways.

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Belafon  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:02:54pm

re: #325 Brian J.

I just want to know if they introduced something requiring at least the last 14 years of tax returns to be made public.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:04:38pm

So when you going to start?

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austin_blue  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:12:14pm

re: #339 ObserverArt

Current thing on streets of Columbus…electric scooters. All over the city. Appears to be several companies putting them out there. There are already complaints of people being jerks on the sidewalks, cutting in and out of cars in slow traffic and of course hospital emergency rooms busy with people taking dives off of them in various ways.

We’ve got Lime and Bird. They’re everywhere. Texas doesn’t have a helmet law, but damn, lots of people don’t know to drive little scooters.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:14:54pm

re: #342 austin_blue

We’ve got Lime and Bird. They’re everywhere. Texas doesn’t have a helmet law, but damn, lots of people don’t know to drive little scooters.

Benefit of living in the County…..

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A Cranky One  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:16:39pm

re: #317 ObserverArt

Too many people using “get off my lawn”

…one of my pet peeves.

What to do, what to do?

Get off my pet peeve!

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stpaulbear  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:17:26pm

re: #333 wrenchwench

A lot of people are confused, thinking ‘bikes are good. More bikes will make everything better.’ The reality is, ‘people who use bikes are good. More bike use will make some things better.’

The Twin Cities already has a public bike program that’s been in place for years and it’s highly controlled, and I think you can access that system without a smart phone. It’s not on every corner, but I don’t think we want a pile of bikes on every corner.

China’s Bicycle sharing WENT INSANE!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:19:55pm

re: #268 Blind Frog Belly White

My first year at Allegheny College (1975-1976), Bruce Springsteen performed at the Campus Center. I think they had booked him before “Born To Run” hit the charts, but it had by the time the concert rolled around.

I wish I could say I was there. But no.

My son attended Allegheny his first year of college. Switched to Thiel for next year. I have to be in Meadville this coming Tuesday to get a small skin cancer spot taken off.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:22:57pm

re: #342 austin_blue

We’ve got Lime and Bird. They’re everywhere. Texas doesn’t have a helmet law, but damn, lots of people don’t know to drive little scooters.

Same two are here in Los Angeles. Bunch of them are busted up and pieces scattered on the sidewalk!

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:23:41pm

Honestly, the only thing that would make the revelation that Donny fathered a child by a housekeeper would be watching all the Republicans and their wingnut base who screamed that Bill Clinton was a “rapist” because he used his position as Monica’s boss to “coerce” her into giving him a blowjob will suddenly argue that this is totally not a moral matter but a “private” one between Don and Melania.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:28:55pm

re: #348 Targetpractice

Honestly, the only thing that would make the revelation that Donny fathered a child by a housekeeper would be watching all the Republicans and their wingnut base who screamed that Bill Clinton was a “rapist” because he used his position as Monica’s boss to “coerce” her into giving him a blowjob will suddenly argue that this is totally not a moral matter but a “private” one between Don and Melania.

Don’t worry.

Every crooked Pulpit Pimp will utter the Gawd Forgives Him bullshit.

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jaunte  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:30:27pm
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fern01  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:32:35pm

re: #186 MsJ

Anybody in the media going to ask Melania why she doesn’t divorce him? Like they kept asking Hillary Clinton over and over and over.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:36:42pm

re: #351 fern01

Anybody in the media going to ask Melania why she doesn’t divorce him? Like they kept asking Hillary Clinton over and over and over.

You can be sure that pundits will not be suggesting that Melania is “betraying women” by sticking by Donny rather than divorcing his ass.

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Targetpractice  Aug 25, 2018 • 12:58:43pm

Of course, it’s probably because nobody holds any illusion at this point that Melania is anything but arm candy for Donny. That when he leaves office, she has no future except going back to Trump Tower and waiting for him to die. Or for him to divorce her because he’s found a newer model to be Wife #4.


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