Florida’s Trump-Endorsed GOP Gubernatorial Nominee DeSantis Says Andrew Gillum Would “Monkey Things Up”

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They’re already trying to pretend it was an innocent remark, not racist at all. Yeah, right.

It was even too racist for Fox News. That’s how you know it went way beyond a “dog whistle.”

“Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses. To characterize it as anything else is absurd,” Stephen Lawson, the communications director for the Ron DeSantis campaign, said in a statement. “Florida’s economy has been on the move for the last eight years and the last thing we need is a far-left Democrat trying to stop our success.”

Later in the hour, the Fox News anchor read the DeSantis camp statement and felt the need to address his remarks, saying “We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement.”

“Clarified his statement.”

Republican politicians know exactly what they’re doing when they say things like this; they’re appealing to the people who voted for and still support Donald Trump. And their excuses and diversions are simply pathetic. The entire GOP is rotten to the core.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:23:03am

well-oiled machine…

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lawhawk  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:26:02am

GOP delenda est.

There are ZERO redeeming features remaining with the GOP. None.

Claiming to be the Party of Lincoln does a grave disservice, and the GOP tries to ride on the coattails of a more than a century ago, even as they’re trying to roll back civil and voting rights by more than that.

Trump and the GOP are doing incalculable damage to the nation, and the GOP bigot brigade base loves every moment of it, because it’s all grievance politics all the time from them. They think Trump is helping the angry white base that hates that minorities are afforded equal rights and protections under the law - things the angry white base (specifically but not limited to angry white guys - have taken for granted).

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:27:27am

re: #2 lawhawk

GOP delenda est.

There are ZERO redeeming features remaining with the GOP. None.

Claiming to be the Party of Lincoln does a grave disservice, and the GOP tries to ride on the coattails of a more than a century ago, even as they’re trying to roll back civil and voting rights by more than that.

Trump and the GOP are doing incalculable damage to the nation, and the GOP bigot brigade base loves every moment of it, because it’s all grievance politics all the time from them. They think Trump is helping the angry white base that hates that minorities are afforded equal rights and protections under the law - things the angry white base (specifically but not limited to angry white guys - have taken for granted).

Oh they’re the party of Lincoln. George Lincoln Rockwell.

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Mike Lamb  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:27:28am

The Fox news anchor had to disavow the comments. The. Fox. News. Anchor.

Fuck me running.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:28:36am

Silly me but I’ll twke the guy who has actually run things before rather than the guy who got nominated because he had his mouth planted in Trump’s Orange ass.

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S'latch  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:28:54am

That’s not a dog whistle. That’s an air horn.

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:29:02am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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well-oiled machine…

He’s just trying to push McGahn out the door as fast as he can, that’s all.

I hope McGahn is sick of Trump and just unloads everything he knows to Mueller. He probably knows a lot since he was part of the Trump campaign from the beginning.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:30:34am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:30:52am

re: #7 ObserverArt

He’s just trying to push McGahn out the door as fast as he can, that’s all.

I hope McGahn is sick of Trump and just unloads everything he knows to Mueller. He probably knows a lot since he was part of the Trump campaign from the beginning.

I can’t imah Trump inspires too much personal loyalty these days. Hope McGahn sings to Mueller soon.

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jaunte  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:31:51am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:32:12am
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lawhawk  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:32:37am
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Teukka  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:33:40am

re: #11 Blind Frog Belly White

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:35:25am
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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:35:46am

re: #7 ObserverArt

He’s just trying to push McGahn out the door as fast as he can, that’s all.

I hope McGahn is sick of Trump and just unloads everything he knows to Mueller. He probably knows a lot since he was part of the Trump campaign from the beginning.

He already did 30 hours of interviews, and under the first Trump legal team’s attitude of full cooperation.

Unless he’s going to give updates on what’s happened since his last interview, he may not have a whole lot left to tell.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:36:27am

For history buffs. Today is the 74th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising. Brave men and women who risked everything to save their country from tyrants within and abroad.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:37:01am

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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And note that Trump’s “China hacked Hillary’s Server” is based on an anonymously sourced story, but Trump states it as a fact, even though the FBI has now had to reiterate that there was no evidence the server had been breached.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:37:39am

re: #14 Charles Johnson

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And this one has apparently gone back to Louie Gohmert who still loves lamp.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:37:48am
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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:37:58am

re: #7 ObserverArt

He’s just trying to push McGahn out the door as fast as he can, that’s all.

I hope McGahn is sick of Trump and just unloads everything he knows to Mueller. He probably knows a lot since he was part of the Trump campaign from the beginning.

If he’s like the rest of the group, he’ll have tapes.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:40:00am

re: #19 gocart mozart

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Of course Ben would say that. He’s never met a right wing dog whistle that he didn’t whistle himself. Seriously Ben fuck off already, no one fucking cares if a punk faced right wing jerk like you doesn’t think it’s a dog whistle and quite frankly your defense of it boosts the case it was.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:40:33am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:41:00am

Slander is when you write something you know not to be true like if I were to say Ben Shapiro fucks his wife in a Caitlyn Jenner mask.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:42:40am

re: #23 HappyWarrior

Slander is when you write something you know not to be true like if I were to say Ben Shapiro fucks his wife in a Caitlyn Jenner mask.

But wait - do you KNOW that isn’t true?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:43:46am

re: #24 Blind Frog Belly White

But wait - do you KNOW that isn’t true?

Because he’d never be that modest to wear another person’s face because he’s in love with himself and the right wing wunderkid image he has.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:44:12am
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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:44:30am

re: #15 makeitstop

He already did 30 hours of interviews, and under the first Trump legal team’s attitude of full cooperation.

Unless he’s going to give updates on what’s happened since his last interview, he may not have a whole lot left to tell.

Could be, but I am not a very trusting person these days when it comes to Trump lawyers.

You have to be a bit of a snake to be around Trump, so I wouldn’t trust he gave Mueller everything he knows…maybe just what he could to answer Mueller’s questions.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:44:54am

re: #19 gocart mozart

This DeSantis “dog whistle” pseudo-scandal is nonsense.
— Ben Shapiro

Well, that’s good enough for me. I was just waiting for Shapiro’s unbiased, incisive take on this matter.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:45:20am

re: #15 makeitstop

He already did 30 hours of interviews, and under the first Trump legal team’s attitude of full cooperation.

Unless he’s going to give updates on what’s happened since his last interview, he may not have a whole lot left to tell.

Seen it posited that he is pushing McGahn out because he is in the way of tRump issuing Manafort a pardon as well as firing Sessions and Mueller. Whether or not that is actually the case I don’t know. But it does fits the mango menace’s profile.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:45:37am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:46:36am

re: #28 Sir John Barron

Well, that’s good enough for me. I was just waiting for Shapiro’s unbiased, incisive take on this matter.

/

When I want a fair take, I go to the man whose best known for calling a former Republican Senator a Hamas friend!

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:47:17am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:47:58am

re: #26 Charles Johnson

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“Well it’s not really racist” say the people who want to hold the modern Democratic Party responsible for 1865 but can’t even hold themselves responsible for 2018.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:48:44am

re: #25 HappyWarrior

Because he’d never be that modest to wear another person’s face because he’s in love with himself and the right wing wunderkid image he has.

That’s assumption, not knowledge.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:49:50am

re: #34 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s assumption, not knowledge.

Touché

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:51:56am

re: #28 Sir John Barron

Well, that’s good enough for me. I was just waiting for Shapiro’s unbiased, incisive take on this matter.

/

Shapiro starts from his conclusion that obvious racism isn’t racism, and then works backwards. At this point, I’m almost certain he has a boiler plate “Leftists say (X), said by (Y) is racist. Here’s why they’re wrong” column on his computer and just hits ctrl-h to do a global replace.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:53:23am

re: #4 Mike Lamb

The Fox news anchor had to disavow the comments. The. Fox. News. Anchor.

Fuck me running.

Has DickSantis doubled down yet? If not, wait for it……

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:53:30am

re: #36 Blind Frog Belly White

Shapiro starts from his conclusion that obvious racism isn’t racism, and then works backwards. At this point, I’m almost certain he has a boiler plate “Leftists say (X), said by (Y) is racist. Here’s why they’re wrong” column on his computer and just hits ctrl-h to do a global replace.

I bet Harvard law is so proud that this critical thinker is an alumnus.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:53:55am

re: #37 Dr. Matt

Has DickSantis doubled down yet? If not, wait for it……

Not yet as far as I can see. I expect him to blame the media.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:54:14am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:55:22am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:56:22am

re: #37 Dr. Matt

Has DickSantis doubled down yet? If not, wait for it……

“Hey, I’m just calling a spade a spade! This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black!
….What? Why are you all shaking your heads?”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:57:01am

re: #41 Charles Johnson

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Exactly. Do we really think he’d say the same thing about Graham?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:57:47am

Republicans are always complaining that liberals call them racist. I try to give everyone a bod until they prove otherwise.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:58:03am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 11:58:57am

re: #43 HappyWarrior

Exactly. Do we really think he’d say the same thing about Graham?

Nah. In that case he’d say something about Florida needing rational leaders, not driven by emotion, and then when people complained it was sexist, he’d ask then what they were on the rag about.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:00:14pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:00:53pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:03:05pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Of course Ben would say that. He’s never met a right wing dog whistle that he didn’t whistle himself. Seriously Ben fuck off already, no one fucking cares if a punk faced right wing jerk like you doesn’t think it’s a dog whistle and quite frankly your defense of it boosts the case it was.

Ben continues to try to get back on the racist Alt-Right train and they keep throwing him off.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:03:57pm

re: #6 S’latch

That’s not a dog whistle. That’s an air horn.

Tornado siren.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:05:59pm

A relevant 9 tweet thread


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Bubblehead II  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:06:29pm

So Gov. Half-Wit is reportedly also on the “you’re not invited” list.
Gee, I wonder why?

rawstory.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:06:58pm

re: #46 Blind Frog Belly White

Nah. In that case he’d say something about Florida needing rational leaders, not driven by emotion, and then when people complained it was sexist, he’d ask then what they were on the rag about.

True. If they ain’t being racist, they’re being sexist. DeSantis owes his nomination due to his ass kissing of Trump.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:09:13pm

re: #52 Bubblehead II

So Gov. Half-Wit is reportedly also on the “your not invited” list.
Gee, I wonder why?

rawstory.com

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I’ve been imagining her scrambling for tickets.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:10:12pm

re: #52 Bubblehead II

So Gov. Half-Wit is reportedly also on the “your not invited” list.
Gee, I wonder why?

rawstory.com

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I imagine they worried that her and the clan would show up drunk and try to pick fights with everyone.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:11:19pm

Pasta-loving kitteh is ferocious in his moment of theft

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Stanley Sea  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:11:27pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:12:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:12:38pm

McCain invited Obama and Bush. The two men who are why President McCain isn’t a thing. So it’s not pettiness here. It’s knowing who actually hasn’t been nothing but negativity in public life.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:12:39pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

I imagine they worried that her and the clan would show up drunk and try to pick fights with everyone.

That and her obsessive ass kissing of tRump on Twitter.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:12:52pm

re: #52 Bubblehead II

So Gov. Half-Wit is reportedly also on the “your you’re not invited” list.
Gee, I wonder why?

rawstory.com

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FTFY

Sorry, it had to be done
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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:13:13pm

re: #57 Stanley Sea

Unless they’re making a big deal out of it, I don’t think the media needs to go around hunting for people that McCain didn’t invite.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:14:02pm

re: #57 Stanley Sea

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Mmmhmmm which is why Sarah derided McCain’s Washington people as “weird.” Pretty rich from a person who is anything but normal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:14:56pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A relevant 9 tweet thread

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I like how he ended it with “Eat Arbys”’

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:15:07pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

Mmmhmmm which is why Sarah derided McCain’s Washington people as “weird.” Pretty rich from a person who is anything but normal.

Well, if she’s using herself as a yardstick, the rest of the world must look pretty weird.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:16:23pm

re: #61 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

FTFY

Sorry, it had to be done
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Fixed. :-)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:16:23pm

I see DeSantis is fairly young. That’s why I don’t do the Boomers are why we are where are stuff. Plenty of Gen Xers who are awful too and yes Gen Y and Millennial.

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:16:26pm

re: #6 S’latch

That’s not a dog whistle. That’s an air horn.

And to repeat Bakari’s tweet from earlier today:

They’ve given away the game so many times, it’s emblazoned on their foreheads.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:17:12pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A relevant 9 tweet thread

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(From the thread) DeSantis stood in a makeup room after his segment was over, ranting like a guy at a bus stop yelling at his socks about Peter Strzok, Hilary Clinton, the pee tape and nefarious plots by invisible “international elites” (AKA JOOOZZ!)

This is the thing that I find most odious and alarming about the modern GOP.

They’ve taken the batshit crazy people who were justifiably at the fringes of political life, and promoted them into positions of real power and authority.

Anyone got any theories as to why?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:19:08pm

re: #69 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

(From the thread) DeSantis stood in a makeup room after his segment was over, ranting like a guy at a bus stop yelling at his socks about Peter Strzok, Hilary Clinton, the pee tape and nefarious plots by invisible “international elites” (AKA JOOOZZ!)

This is the thing that I find most odious and alarming about the modern GOP.

They’ve taken the batshit crazy people who were justifiably at the fringes of political life, and promoted them into positions of real power and authority.

Anyone got any theories as to why?

I blame the GOP establishment. They made cranks like Limbaugh acceptable as a means of pushing back against the Clintons and here we are now with a President who listens to Alex Jones.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:19:19pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A relevant 9 tweet thread

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CROOKED HILLARY CLINTON COLLUDED WITH OBAMA AND STRZOK AND STEELE AND RUSSIANS TO GET DOSSIER AND PEE TAPE AND JUST YOU WAIT TILL ME AND GYM JORDAN GET THEM ALL ARRESTED!

Sir, this is an Arby’s drive-thru

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:24:22pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:25:07pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

Republicans are always complaining that liberals call them racist. I try to give everyone a bod until they prove otherwise.</blockquote>

My Libertarian friend does that, and somehow arrives at the left being racist every time.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:26:47pm

re: #73 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Because he probably is conditioned to think things like AA are worse than the reasons why it was needed in the first place.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:27:11pm
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Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:27:21pm

Giphy

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:27:39pm
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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:28:17pm

from the last thread:

rhuarc

I hope we all understand that when it’s all said and done that Trump will be declared not mentally competent to be guilty of any of the crimes he’s accused of. I feel like that’s what it’s being built towards.

i’d like to seem them try to thread the needle of “he can’t be tried cause he’s not competent now. He was then.”

no way anyone is gonna claim he wasnt competent in 2016-2018

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:28:29pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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So that’s a normal reaction isn’t it? I blamed my appendicitis on Bush’s re-election.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:29:33pm

re: #72 gocart mozart

The problem with Hillary’s “no evidence of hacking” defense is that none may exist. “[C]yber experts are saying that there is no way she could know whether her account was ever compromised by hackers,” @NatashaBertrand wrote in March 2015. businessinsider.com
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) August 29, 2018

The problem with Hillary’s “no evidence of her murdering every missing person in the US hacking” defense is that none may exist.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:29:35pm

re: #76 Single-handed sailor

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Proof once again that conservatives are absurdly easy marks.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:29:54pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

There’s “right wing media,” but there’s no such thing as “right wing news.” What conservative media does is not news. It’s propaganda. And normal journalistic standards or ethics simply don’t enter into it.

much of “right wing media” admits they are not news and are in fact ‘entertainment”

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:31:21pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

Right wing media is now mobilizing to defend Ron DeSantis’ “monkey it up” comment, saying there was nothing racist about it. The scientific term for this tactic is “bullshit.

when you need to defend your guy inside less than one effing day after the primary…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:31:36pm

re: #82 dangerman

much of “right wing media” admits they are not news and are in fact ‘entertainment”

Limbaugh likes to call himself a satirist but I suppose he would be asking where the babies at if he ever read Swift.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:31:41pm

Well, Elon, you seem to have stepped on your dick here…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:31:46pm

So, in summary, there is no evidence of hacking because none may exist, but yet the entire alt-right knows/believes it happened. Wow. Just wow.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:32:57pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Hillary Clinton - able to kill dozens with impunity and leaving no evidence; run a worldwide pizza-and-pedo organization also while leaving no evidence; cause surfers to lose fingers at a distance of 3000 miles also while leaving no evidence; and get 3,000,000 illegal aliens to fraudulently vote for her without a single one getting caught or even challenged by the local election board - all while being too stupid to have them vote in swing states where it would have counted.

Truly, an amazing woman.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:33:34pm

Translation: DickSantis is a frequent racist.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:33:44pm

re: #86 Dr. Matt

So, in summary, there is no evidence of hacking because none may exist, but yet the entire alt-right knows/believes it happened. Wow. Just wow.

THE ABSENCE OF ANY EVIDENCE SIMPLY PROVES THAT IT’S TRUE!!!!!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:34:14pm

re: #30 gocart mozart

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He missed a layup by a mile. That is bad.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:34:18pm

re: #87 Blind Frog Belly White

Hillary Clinton - able to kill dozens with impunity and leaving no evidence; run a worldwide pizza-and-pedo organization also while leaving no evidence; cause surfers to lose fingers at a distance of 3000 miles also while leaving no evidence; and get 3,000,000 illegal aliens to fraudulently vote for her without a single one getting caught or even challenged by the local election board - all while being too stupid to have them vote in swing states where it would have counted.

Truly, an amazing woman.

She was able to do ALL that, but unable to fix the election in her favor.

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uncah91  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:34:41pm

I don’t think that Republicans deserve the benefit of the doubt on being racists willing to trade in wink-wink-nudge-nudge we all know what that means allusions. They know all Mexicans are crooks and all black neighborhoods are hell holes, etc.
But I’m not sure this one actually matches.

The phrase “That’s working. Don’t monkey with it.” is one I have heard plenty (not so much recently, I guess.). I think he was going to go for “don’t monkey with it” stopped half way and started to say “don’t mess it up” and got “don’t monkey it up”.

He starts out by saying how articulate and effective a candidate Gillum was, so unless he was going for “let me say something outrageous to troll the left” it doesn’t really fit.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:37:57pm
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Kragar  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:38:30pm
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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:39:34pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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Liz Crokin recently lost parts of two fingers in a surfing accident … and she is blaming it on a curse that was probably placed on her by Hillary Clinton

1. If Hillary and the gang had that kind of power, why would they waste it on a crank like Crokin.

2. I think she belongs in the top 10 of loony conspiracy idiots”most likely to have been bitten by a rabid bat”

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:40:45pm

re: #69 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

(From the thread) DeSantis stood in a makeup room after his segment was over, ranting like a guy at a bus stop yelling at his socks about Peter Strzok, Hilary Clinton, the pee tape and nefarious plots by invisible “international elites” (AKA JOOOZZ!)

This is the thing that I find most odious and alarming about the modern GOP.

They’ve taken the batshit crazy people who were justifiably at the fringes of political life, and promoted them into positions of real power and authority.

Anyone got any theories as to why?

people vote for ‘em

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Teddy's Person  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:43:46pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

“Well it’s not really racist” say the people who want to hold the modern Democratic Party responsible for 1865 but can’t even hold themselves responsible for 2018.

I want to upvote this comment forever.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:43:49pm

re: #72 gocart mozart

The problem with Hillary’s “no evidence of hacking” defense is that none may exist. “[C]yber experts are saying that there is no way she could know whether her account was ever compromised by hackers,” @NatashaBertrand wrote in March 2015.

so this whole, detailed story that explains exactly how they did it with “courtesy copies” etc is just complete and total speculation. ie bullshit

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:44:43pm

re: #95 BeachDem

Liz Crokin recently lost parts of two fingers in a surfing accident … and she is blaming it on a curse that was probably placed on her by Hillary Clinton

1. If Hillary and the gang had that kind of power, why would they waste it on a crank like Crokin.

2. I think she belongs in the top 10 of loony conspiracy idiots”most likely to have been bitten by a rabid bat”

Her obvious craziness is, well, obvious.

But that damned vocal fry she does with her voice drives me right up a damn wall.

Why do some women insist upon making themselves sound like someone’s exhausted grandmother?

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:45:14pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Right-wing “journalist” Liz Crokin recently lost parts of two fingers in a surfing accident … and she is blaming it on a curse that was probably placed on her by Hillary Clinton.

for the most obvious reasons, liz is a complete loon.

(hint: it wasn’t clinton who laid on the curse)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:46:23pm

re: #97 Teddy’s Person

I want to upvote this comment forever.

Thanks.

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:48:55pm

re: #99 makeitstop

Her obvious craziness is, well, obvious.

But that damned vocal fry she does with her voice drives me right up a damn wall.

Why do some women insist upon making themselves sound like someone’s exhausted grandmother?

I guess I should thank my lucky stars that I’ve never subjected myself to hearing her voice. Just reading her bullshit is enough to make me shake my head so hard, my brain rattles around.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:49:10pm

The other thing I notice is they claim to despise racial politics but loving finding the random PoC that says Trump is greater than anyone for PoC.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:49:25pm

Time flies.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:49:52pm

re: #102 BeachDem

I guess I should thank my lucky stars that I’ve never subjected myself to hearing her voice. Just reading her bullshit is enough to make me shake my head so hard, my brain rattles around.

You have no idea how good it was to get away from Trump’s voice the past two weeks.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:49:56pm

re: #99 makeitstop

Her obvious craziness is, well, obvious.

But that damned vocal fry she does with her voice drives me right up a damn wall.

Why do some women insist upon making themselves sound like someone’s exhausted grandmother?

time.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:53:56pm
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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:54:18pm

re: #102 BeachDem

I guess I should thank my lucky stars that I’ve never subjected myself to hearing her voice. Just reading her bullshit is enough to make me shake my head so hard, my brain rattles around.

It’s that Kardashian thing, where they make their voice ‘grate’ at the end of sentences.

Is it supposed to sound sexy? I’m at a loss. Women who do it sound like bridge trolls.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:54:37pm

I’ve never heard the ‘expression’ “monkey it up” until today.
I suspect it was a racist word substitution for “fuck it up” or “muck it up”. Yeah, he probably meant to say “muck it up’, but because of the ‘m’ and the ‘k’ sounds he made a Freudian slip revealing what he thinks about a black rival for office.

I have heard the expression “monkeying around” but always just referring to kids playing unheedfully with Dad’s expensive equipment or tossing projectiles in front of the glass cabinet with valuable stuff in it. I am sure there are those who have used it to single out minority kids playing though…..

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:55:25pm

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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We need to better understand his economic anxiety guys!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:55:26pm
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Eventual Carrion  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:55:36pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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Or why the right-wing god didn’t protect this woman against the evil spell. Maybe her god thinks she is an asshole too.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:55:37pm

re: #106 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

time.com

I know only too well what it is. I don’t know why people feel the need to fucking do it.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:58:31pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Right-wing “journalist” Liz Crokin recently lost parts of two fingers in a surfing accident … and she is blaming it on a curse that was probably placed on her by Hillary Clinton.
— Right Wing Watch

Well how else could it have happened?!?

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 12:58:52pm

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Man allegedly threatens DC school crossing guard: “I used to shoot people like you at the border]

That’s what we need, crossing guards at the border, Keep those child snatchers from ICE away from the asylum seekers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:00:22pm

re: #109 KerFuFFler

I’ve never heard the ‘expression’ “monkey it up” until today.
I suspect it was a racist word substitution for “fuck it up” or “muck it up”. Yeah, he probably meant to say “muck it up’, but because of the ‘m’ and the ‘k’ sounds he made a Freudian slip revealing what he thinks about a black rival for office.

I remember my neighbor Melvin Gates from Gary, Indiana using that phrase and it struck me as odd the first time. Whether it was a Freudian slip, a dogwhistle or just a poorly-placed turn of phrase, it has done its job well for DeSantis…

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:00:45pm
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Citizen K  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:01:03pm

Because of course. Of course they fucking would. Because it’s not just that the conservatives know how to work the refs. It’s that the refs consistently dismiss any attempt to ‘work the refs’ from the left and continue to see us as inherently illegitimate and wrong by default, forever and fucking anon.

Only conservatism is ever truly right and just by dint of being conservatism…..

EDIT: And to clarify, I don’t mean just the Facebook ‘revolt’. I know that’s a small amount of the overall employment. I meant NYT’s continued enabling and propagation of this very same shit, per usual. The continued overcorrection and assumption that ‘all our readers are Liberal, we must challenge them with constant slobbering and enabling of conservative thought, maybe then the conservatives will love us finally.’

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:02:14pm

Oh, great.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:03:02pm

Welp.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:04:36pm

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember my neighbor Melvin Gates from Gary, Indiana using that phrase and it struck me as odd the first time. Whether it was a Freudian slip, a dogwhistle or just a poorly-placed turn of phrase, it has done its job well for DeSantis…

If you Google the phrase, you get rwnjs saying “the left” is making this up. If you exclude items from this month, the phrase does not exist.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:05:06pm
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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:07:22pm

re: #121 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

If you Google the phrase, you get rwnjs saying “the left” is making this up. If you exclude items from this month, the phrase does not exist.

im sticking with the guy’s own spox who says he uses the phrase all the time

not new
not a slip
not an accident
not a garble

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uncah91  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:09:15pm

re: #121 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

If you Google the phrase, you get rwnjs saying “the left” is making this up. If you exclude items from this month, the phrase does not exist.

Yeah, that’s why I think this is most likely a slip of the tongue. “Monkeying” with things was a relatively common phrase at one point, and so is “messing it up” or “mucking it up”.

In fact, if the guy uses the phrase “don’t monkey with it” all of the time, he might have been advised not to use the phrases, which could lead him trying to switch it mid way.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:10:05pm
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Kragar  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:10:51pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:12:00pm

re: #119 makeitstop

Oh, great.

I already have a mad crush on Asha, but “Pooty” is just fabulous. I’m gonna use it some.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:12:39pm

re: #126 Kragar

He meant he’s been accessible to Republican voters.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:13:21pm

re: #119 makeitstop

Nah - he’s just repeating what he read in the Daily Caller, or maybe what he saw on Fox News citing the Daily Caller. No need to bring in classified info or Putin. It’s pure dumb con man exploitation.

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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:13:59pm

re: #126 Kragar

Which lawmaker? I can’t open that in my browser for some reason.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:14:10pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

Nah - he’s just repeating what he read in the Daily Caller, or maybe what he saw on Fox News citing the Daily Caller. No need to bring in classified info or Putin. It’s pure dumb con man exploitation.

He probably doesn’t believe any of the classified info he sees anyway because Deep State, Pooty tells him it’s all fake news, etc.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:17:11pm
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Teddy's Person  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:19:20pm

re: #128 Sir John Barron

He meant he’s been accessible to Republican voters.

I think you spelled “donors” wrong.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:20:06pm

re: #132 gocart mozart

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Video

LOL!! Used condom in a Gideon Bible

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:20:06pm

No wonder NK is being uncooperative.

Uhhhh, wut?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:20:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:22:18pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:22:32pm
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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:23:11pm

re: #85 makeitstop

Well, Elon, you seem to have stepped on your dick here…

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And they say Elon is smart.

He is really making a complete fool of himself. Arrogance has caused brain rot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:24:42pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:24:55pm

re: #140 ObserverArt

And they say Elon is smart.

He is really making a complete fool of himself. Arrogance has caused brain rot.

And overwork, caused by over-motivation, involving him in several businesses while Tesla needs a full-time manager.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:25:20pm

Dis-armadillo

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:25:22pm

re: #86 Dr. Matt

So, in summary, there is no evidence of hacking because none may exist, but yet the entire alt-right knows/believes it happened. Wow. Just wow.

And yet, with all of the building evidence, much of it obvious, we are supposed to buy there is no connection between Trump and the Russians.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:26:06pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:28:52pm

re: #140 ObserverArt

And they say Elon is smart.

He is really making a complete fool of himself. Arrogance has caused brain rot.

He’s an ass. I’m glad that the cult of Musk wasn’t one I fell for.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:28:52pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Before my twin sisters could walk, they crawled across the street. We know who the leader was. They didn’t get far.

They’re still causing trouble 52 years later.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:28:58pm

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shaking it off is more effective than expecting Jack to do something. Something’s wrong with Jack.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:29:40pm

re: #128 Sir John Barron

He meant he’s been accessible to some Republican voters.

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Citizen K  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:30:59pm

re: #148 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Shaking it off is more effective than expecting Jack to do something. Something’s wrong with Jack.

Pushing the expectation that Jack SHOULD be doing something about it is just as important. Simply ‘shaking it off’ doesn’t do anything to dissuade the assholes from doing it again, and again, long as Jack and Twitter support are sitting on their thumbs. Building public pressure helps, if not to force Twitter’s hand, then to force movement against Twitter itself for enabling this shit.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:31:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:33:17pm

re: #151 Dr. Matt

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I’m fine with this. Gotta love how all the people who love pointing out the pro segregation Dems like Russell are the ones opposing it.

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MsJ  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:33:38pm

re: #148 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Shaking it off is more effective than expecting Jack to do something. Something’s wrong with Jack.

His worldview. That’s what’s wrong.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:34:13pm

re: #150 Citizen K

Pushing the expectation that Jack SHOULD be doing something about it is just as important. Simply ‘shaking it off’ doesn’t do anything to dissuade the assholes from doing it again, and again, long as Jack and Twitter support are sitting on their thumbs. Building public pressure helps, if not to force Twitter’s hand, then to force movement against Twitter itself for enabling this shit.

It’s going to take creating an anti-gab for decent people to move people off of Twitter.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:34:40pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico … I think most of the people in Puerto Rico really appreciate what we’ve done.” (via ABC)

the ones that could be reached for comment?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:35:08pm

re: #153 MsJ

His worldview. That’s what’s wrong.

Yep.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:38:08pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Every single campaign ad.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:39:47pm

re: #147 wrenchwench

Before my twin sisters could walk, they crawled across the street. We know who the leader was. They didn’t get far.

They’re still causing trouble 52 years later.

they didnt look like armadillos, did they?

re: #143 dangerman

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:40:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:40:53pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:41:05pm

re: #158 dangerman

they didnt look like armadillos, did they?

Nope. And they didn’t start digging holes for a few years. Haven’t stopped.

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:41:11pm

re: #106 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

time.com

re: #108 makeitstop

It’s that Kardashian thing, where they make their voice ‘grate’ at the end of sentences.

Is it supposed to sound sexy? I’m at a loss. Women who do it sound like bridge trolls.

Guess I’ve been out of the loop—I never knew there was a name for it. (I mostly relate to Tina Fey making fun of it on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”)

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lawhawk  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:41:22pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

3,000 killed and Trump thinks this was great.

Not a single hearing. Not anyone from FEMA or USN or Sealift Command or Airlift Command grilled about the inadequate and incompetent response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico and USVI.

3,000 killed, and Trump thinks it was swell.

Fuck him.

3,000 died on his watch because he refused to act. He failed to act even when the scope became evidence hours and days later.

Weeks and months later it was the same story. Instead of airlifting and moving equipment to help (we have an entire branch of the military that does these things), Trump claimed the ocean slowed things down or prevented a response.

Bull shit.

We have the capabilities. Trump never activated them so we could use those resources to help.

And now Puerto Rico is in the middle of the current year hurricane season and it’s barely getting by with a patchwork grid that tends to fail the moment the winds kick up.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:41:45pm

re: #160 Charles Johnson

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He did champion Cruz for a long time before he embraced Trump.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:42:22pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:42:44pm

re: #163 lawhawk

Puerto Rico is Donnie’s 9/11.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:45:28pm
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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:45:35pm

You know how they say that people who try to break free of alcoholism end up turning to another obsession. I think Musk is obsessed with doing something really big. And since the car side is struggling, I think it’s really messing with his head. I do kind of fear that it could ultimately push him to suicide, not the failure, but the obsession.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:46:08pm

Just heard Sasse on NPR say we should honor McCain with ethics reform and the end of careerist politicians. Very well but McCain was on his fifth President in Congress and wasn’t exactly living modestly. Nothing wrong with being a Washington careerist but Sasse came off well intentioned but hollow in light of the career of the man he’s talking about but better than Inhofe’s Trump ass in mouth response.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:48:56pm

Best way to honor McCain? Actually standing up to Putin rather than making excuses for him. I’m looking at you Donny and Rand.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:50:50pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Best way to honor McCain? Actually standing up to Putin rather than making excuses for him. I’m looking at you Donny and Rand.

One of McCain’s pallbearers is a Russian guy previously poisoned by the Kremlin.

Meticulously planned.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:52:25pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

One of McCain’s pallbearers is a Russian guy previously poisoned by the Kremlin.

Meticulously planned.

Yep. I was annoyed by McCain at times sure but he was a true supporter of democratic values globally. We just disagreed strongly on the means of preserving said values.

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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:53:20pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

One of McCain’s pallbearers is a Russian guy previously poisoned by the Kremlin.

Meticulously planned.

At McCain’s funeral, Trump’s tax returns are displayed as part of the slideshow.

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Targetpractice  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:53:59pm

re: #165 goddamnedfrank

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Or getting a letter from Donny delivered by one of his hired thugs.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:54:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:56:10pm

re: #175 Charles Johnson

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Disappointing, I think the federal judiciary is one of the issues we need to be toughest on.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:58:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 1:59:49pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

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This was inevitable but thanks Susan and friends for telling us that Trump was preferable to Clinton. You don’t deserve a revolution by sacrificing people.

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Targetpractice  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:00:07pm

re: #175 Charles Johnson

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Senate Democrats agree to let Donny pack 15 more high court seats so they can go back home for a few days to campaign against…Donny packing the courts.

FFS

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:02:01pm

You remember Rob Porter, right? The guy who couldn’t get a security clearance because of a history of spousal abuse, but was kept on the WH staff because he was banging Hope Hicks at the time?

Yeah, Trump wanted the guy who couldn’t get a security clearance to be White House Counsel.

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:02:25pm

re: #169 HappyWarrior

Just heard Sasse on NPR say we should honor McCain with ethics reform and the end of careerist politicians. Very well but McCain was on his fifth President in Congress and wasn’t exactly living modestly. Nothing wrong with being a Washington careerist but Sasse came off well intentioned but hollow in light of the career of the man he’s talking about but better than Inhofe’s Trump ass in mouth response.

Sasse supports the Koch Bros attempt to rewrite the Constitution through a Convention of States. This includes a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress; thereby eliminating legislative expertise and knowledge and exalting lobbyists (even more than now) and unelected staff at the expense of those who are supposed to represent constituents. He is a member of the Trump brigade who has exhibited to date no interest imposing any ethical limits on the dictator wannabe currently running this country.

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Bass Reeves  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:04:18pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

Senate Democrats agree to let Donny pack 15 more high court seats so they can go back home for a few days to campaign against…Donny packing the courts.

FFS

What do you mean? Liberals have spent the last week defending the honor of a key component in limiting Dem’s ability to push back against judicial appointments, and we’re supposed to criticize our elected reps for not being able to do anything to fight judicial appointments?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:04:30pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:04:45pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

Senate Democrats agree to let Donny pack 15 more high court seats so they can go back home for a few days to campaign against…Donny packing the courts.

FFS

The question I have is whether they could have stopped them. There’s no longer either filibuster or blue slip as a way of stopping them.

Remember, McConnell canceled the traditional August Recess to deprive Democrats in tough Senate races of time to campaign.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:05:20pm

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

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You remember Rob Porter, right? The guy who couldn’t get a security clearance because of a history of spousal abuse, but was kept on the WH staff because he was banging Hope Hicks at the time?

Yeah, Trump wanted the guy who couldn’t get a security clearance to be White House Counsel.

Such a great judge of character.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:06:46pm

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Such a great judge of character.

Turds of a feather, you might say.

“Who among us has not slapped a wife or girlfriend around?”

(raises hand)

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:07:02pm

re: #183 Charles Johnson

[These kids today with their strange lingo.]

What I learned about Beto today:

He was a punk. Musically. I am so impressed!

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:08:22pm

re: #158 dangerman

they didnt look like armadillos, did they?

WTF Japanese Movie Pink Armadillo Attack wtf pink armadillo attack

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:09:52pm

re: #181 Hecuba’s daughter

Sasse supports the Koch Bros attempt to rewrite the Constitution through a Convention of States. This includes a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress; thereby eliminating legislative expertise and knowledge and exalting lobbyists (even more than now) and unelected staff at the expense of those who are supposed to represent constituents. He is a member of the Trump brigade who has exhibited to date no interest imposing any ethical limits on the dictator wannabe currently running this country.

You know what will kill all this talk of a Constitutional Convention deader than a doornail? Dems retaking a lot of State Houses. The Right want to codify as much of white supremacy states rights etc. as they can while they still have the advantage, before demographics roll over them.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:10:20pm

re: #172 HappyWarrior

Yep. I was annoyed by McCain at times sure but he was a true supporter of democratic values globally. We just disagreed strongly on the means of preserving said values.

i will say for the billionth time - taht’s what our politics was:
not questioning the other side’s legitimacy or sincerity
while arguing over the means - the hows
then coming to some sort of consensus

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:12:18pm

re: #180 Blind Frog Belly White

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You remember Rob Porter, right? The guy who couldn’t get a security clearance because of a history of spousal abuse, but was kept on the WH staff because he was banging Hope Hicks at the time?

Yeah, Trump wanted the guy who couldn’t get a security clearance to be White House Counsel.

where does it say in the constitution…

aw, forget it

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:13:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:14:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:14:21pm

re: #190 dangerman

i will say for the billionth time - taht’s what our politics was:
not questioning the other side’s legitimacy or sincerity
while arguing over the means - the hows
then coming to some sort of consensus

I do wonder if the decline in that mentality stems from there are no WWII vets left in elected office.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:15:20pm

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

jfc

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Reality isn’t a bias, you big baby. You want positive headlines? Do positive things instead of crying on Twitter about how big bad Google is out to get you.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:15:38pm

re: #188 Scottish Dragon

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Video

what hips!

all jeanie had was the folded arms and the blink
samantha the nose

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:16:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:16:26pm

re: #187 wrenchwench

What I learned about Beto today:

He was a punk. Musically. I am so impressed!

Cruz strikes me as the kind of guy who would find The Beach Boys too subversive with apologies to James Watt.

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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:16:31pm

re: #183 Charles Johnson

The only reason they haven’t heard from this Texan is I can’t tweet from work.

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Bass Reeves  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:17:51pm

re: #194 HappyWarrior

I wonder when conservatives viewed liberals as legitimate, myself. It couldn’t have been any time since Carter, so….like…when?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:17:54pm
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MsJ  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:19:47pm
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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:20:02pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Anything to help us get elected.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:20:53pm

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

jfc

Don’t you have something presidential to do?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:20:57pm

re: #200 Bass Reeves

I wonder when conservatives viewed liberals as legitimate, myself. It couldn’t have been any time since Carter, so….like…when?

I have no idea but I really blame Reagan and the people he brought on board for a lot of our decline. As much was Matthews loves to wax romantic stories of Tip and Gip, Gip was a dick. A snake tbh.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:21:19pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:21:26pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

Damn, Kristol, RINO.

//

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:21:48pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Why yes Bill we should but your party is filled with xenophobic retrograde dicks.

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mmmirele  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:22:20pm

Grrrr.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:22:27pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:22:41pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

And how exactly can the gov prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the birth certificate is fraudulent? And what is the due process here?

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:22:44pm

re: #194 HappyWarrior

I do wonder if the decline in that mentality stems from there are no WWII vets left in elected office.

imo newt let the genie out of the bottle
there was no putting it back - in the house anyway

he crushed the idea that there were two sets of value systems, each of which is in some way valid
he destroyed the notion that dems were basically well-intentioned people who see the world differently

by running roughshod, he made it tribal

the hastert rule sealed it - what an assinine concept, except to protect power
mcconnel just continued along

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The Major  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:24:19pm

re: #210 mmmirele

1xQBoXmFaF8cHHiqH/dPLzWB9PYtzHVD

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:24:29pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kristol wants AMNESTY for illegals who’ve lived in US all their lives!!!! Argghh!!!! DEPORT!!! MAGA!!!!

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:24:43pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Try to slow down” the Republicans choices of Federal Judges.

I note he doesn’t say stop.

Am I to think slow down means no way to stop???

So, then if they can’t stop them (need further study) then what does slowing down mean when compared to the thinking they didn’t put up a fight was so they could allow their members campaign time?

Time well spent…or a show.

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Bass Reeves  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:24:56pm

re: #206 HappyWarrior

Tis my point. If not in my 38 years, why we tryna pretend they have a history of noble opposition to turn back to?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:25:02pm

re: #213 dangerman

imo newt let the genie out of the bottle
there was no putting it back - in the house anyway

he crushed the idea that there were two sets of value systems, each of which is in some way valid
he destroyed the notion that dems were basically well-intentioned people who see the world differently

by running roughshod, he made it tribal

the hastert rule sealed it - what an assinine concept, except to protect power
mcconnel just continued along

Yeah I think Newt definitely owns a lot of this.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:25:29pm

re: #217 Bass Reeves

Tis my point. If not in my 38 years, why we tryna pretend they have a history of noble opposition to turn back to?

Because we like to remember pasts that never were.

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Ace Rothstein  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:25:33pm

re: #193 Backwoods_Sleuth

STOP THE ALGORITHMS!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:27:50pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

Even if some midwife forged a birth certificate 40 years ago, so what? If someone’s lived here as a citizen for 40 years, shouldn’t we recognize him as a citizen?

(((Today’s typical Tea Party Republican voter foams at the mouth….)))

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sagehen  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:28:20pm

re: #216 ObserverArt

“Try to slow down” the Republicans choices of Federal Judges.

I note he doesn’t say stop.

Am I to think slow down means no way to stop???

So, then if they can’t stop them (need further study) then what does slowing down mean when compared to the thinking they didn’t put up a fight was so they could allow their members campaign time?

Time well spent…or a show.

Slowing them down would mean there wouldn’t be as many.

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can't think of a decent username  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:29:05pm

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Cruz strikes me as the kind of guy who would find The Beach Boys too subversive with apologies to James Watt.

Ted Cruz is the guy who tries toe-tapping and finger-snapping to the Aldridge Sisters on the Lawrence Welk show, but he just can’t stay on the beat.

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TedStriker  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:30:18pm

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

Tornado siren.

Fog horn.

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Skip Intro  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:31:09pm

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

If only I was in the market for a $60,000 pickup truck. Oh well.

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Bass Reeves  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:31:16pm

re: #222 sagehen

Slowing them down would mean there wouldn’t be as many.

How do we slow them down again?

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:31:18pm

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Cruz strikes me as the kind of guy who would find The Beach Boys too subversive with apologies to James Watt.

apropos of nothing, re the beach boys
as i left for this AM’s run, mrs dm said “run run reindeer”
(sometimes she says (run danger…)
anyway my current pace just happens to match that goddamn song (little st. nick)
so for 90 minutes it’s going round and round in my head.
all the other songs that also match my cadence couldnt shift it out - i tried. believe me

i came home and said “i love you. and you are an evil little woman”

“christmas comes this time each year….”

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can't think of a decent username  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:31:50pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

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We know what comes next, right? The plan is to start putting Hispanic and Latino citizens in camps. Does anyone have any plans for what we’re supposed to do when that happens?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:32:57pm

re: #220 Ace Rothstein

STOP THE ALGORITHMS!

That’e exactly what I thought during the 2000 Democratic Convention, when the nominee attempted to dance the fleetingly-popular “Macarena” on stage - STOP THE AL GORE RHYTHMS!

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:33:20pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

Even if some midwife forged a birth certificate 40 years ago, so what? If someone’s lived here as a citizen for 40 years, shouldn’t we recognize him as a citizen?
By the way, what do Texas’s two senators think of these agressions by the federal government against Texans?

these people are vindictive and evil

these folks are a threat?
how exactly?

fucking ghouls

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:34:22pm

Chuck Todd being Chuck Todd.

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:34:41pm

makeitstop and BeachDem got me interested in the voice inflection thing they say the Kardashian’s use. Since I stay as far away as possible from anything Kardashian, I had to do some digging.

And I found it is called “Vocal Fry.”

Found this YouTube…

Faith Salie on speaking with ‘vocal fry’

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:35:07pm

re: #223 can’t think of a decent username

Ted Cruz is the guy who tries toe-tapping and finger-snapping to the Aldridge Sisters on the Lawrence Welk show, but he just can’t stay on the beat.

The Jerk | Getting The Rhythm | Steve Martin

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can't think of a decent username  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:35:17pm

re: #230 dangerman

these people are vindictive and evil

these folks are a threat?
how exactly?

fucking ghouls

Hispanics are a threat because Republicans are racists.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:35:23pm

re: #231 Single-handed sailor

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Chuck Todd being Chuck Todd.

The question is why should a man whose attached his career to a racist get the benefit of the doubt.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:36:07pm

re: #228 can’t think of a decent username

We know what comes next, right? The plan is to start putting Hispanic and Latino citizens in camps. Does anyone have any plans for what we’re supposed to do when that happens?

I don’t have a plan, just a suggestion for an action to take. Join ‘em. Don’t let the old ‘divide and conquer’ succeed. They don’t have room to lock everybody up.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:36:31pm

re: #230 dangerman

these people are vindictive and evil

these folks are a threat?
how exactly?

fucking ghouls

But a bunch of evangelical pastors gave Drump their blessing the other night at the WH and have promised to command their church members to vote straight ticket GOP this Fall so there’s that.

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:37:59pm

re: #222 sagehen

Slowing them down would mean there wouldn’t be as many.

Can they be slowed down?

Or can Mitch do what he usually does and whip out some kind of a parliamentary rule saying Democrats are out of order and vote on the appointments anyway?

I would think if there was an actual chance to muck up the confirmations they would do it.

But I admit, I don’t know all of what is going on with this.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:38:32pm

re: #224 TedStriker

Fog horn.

(hadda)

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:40:15pm

International Trade Commission blocks newsprint tariffs. One down, only a few thousand to go.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:40:20pm

re: #232 ObserverArt

makeitstop and BeachDem got me interested in the voice inflection thing they say the Kardashian’s use. Since I stay as far away as possible from anything Kardashian, I had to do some digging.

And I found it is called “Vocal Fry.”

Found this YouTube…

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Video

So. Fucking. Annoying.

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Skip Intro  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:40:29pm

vere: #228 can’t think of a decent username

We know what comes next, right? The plan is to start putting Hispanic and Latino citizens in camps. Does anyone have any plans for what we’re supposed to do when that happens?

“Protective Custody” is the proper term for it. Then you just disappear.

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Targetpractice  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:40:39pm

re: #228 can’t think of a decent username

We know what comes next, right? The plan is to start putting Hispanic and Latino citizens in camps. Does anyone have any plans for what we’re supposed to do when that happens?

The plan is to throw citizenship of any “other” into question. It starts with Latinos and Hispanics, but once the precedent is established it will spread to other ethnicities. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is some plan by Miller with the hope of getting this issues into the courts in order to get a ruling on birthright citizenship. Possibly the hope of finally overturning Wong Kim Ark with Kavanaugh on the bench.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:41:28pm

What a sniveling little bitch

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:41:44pm

re: #228 can’t think of a decent username

We know what comes next, right? The plan is to start putting Hispanic and Latino citizens in camps. Does anyone have any plans for what we’re supposed to do when that happens?

yes
putting american citizens in detention centers while they wait to exercise their constitutional rights is half way there

just because you assert they arent citizens doesnt mean they instantly lose the rights of citizens and fall into the limbo of refugees, immigrants etc

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Targetpractice  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:44:40pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

What a sniveling little bitch

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Fucking seriously? He believes he can call up Seoul and Tokyo at any time and tell them to start war games that often take months to plan in advance?

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:45:55pm

re: #223 can’t think of a decent username

Ted Cruz is the guy who tries toe-tapping and finger-snapping to the Aldridge Sisters on the Lawrence Welk show, but he just can’t stay on the beat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:45:59pm

re: #222 sagehen

Slowing them down would mean there wouldn’t be as many.

Okay, so let’s say the Dems slow them down, and as a result folks like Manchin, Heitkamp, Nelson, and Tester have fewer days to campaign, and as a result, lose their races. Now the incoming Senate has a few more Republican votes, and the judiciary bloodbath goes on apace.

Or, maybe by virtue of having a bit more time to campaign by letting these confirmations through, the extra time spent campaigning saves these seats, and we come in with a 51:49 majority in the Senate, and don’t have to let Trump fill any more seats?

Which scenario is better? Either way, it’s a gamble. We’re facing a BRUTAL election in the Senate, defending 24 seats to the GOP’s 9.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:46:49pm

re: #241 makeitstop

So. Fucking. Annoying.

So cute when a cat does it, though. A purr in a meow. Kitty-fry.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:48:06pm

re: #249 wrenchwench

So cute when a cat does it, though. A purr in a meow. Kitty-fry.

That I can handle. Kitties are allowed.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:48:36pm

re: #249 wrenchwench

So cute when a cat does it, though. A purr in a meow. Kitty-fry.

Like when they say “Frrrrrrrown?”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:48:40pm
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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:50:08pm

This is interesting…

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MsJ  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:50:28pm

re: #232 ObserverArt

makeitstop and BeachDem got me interested in the voice inflection thing they say the Kardashian’s use. Since I stay as far away as possible from anything Kardashian, I had to do some digging.

And I found it is called “Vocal Fry.”

Found this YouTube…

[Embedded content]

They all sound like me.

But I smoke.

A lot.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:51:16pm

re: #253 makeitstop

This is interesting…

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Must be nice.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:51:22pm

re: #251 Blind Frog Belly White

Like when they say “Frrrrrrrown?”

But they say it with a smile. Kind of a permanent feature. I think it was key to domestication.

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:51:38pm

re: #242 Skip Intro

ve

“Protective Custody” is the proper term for it. Then you just disappear.

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:52:30pm

re: #254 MsJ

They all sound like me.

But I smoke.

A lot.

you sound like that —- natural

they are acting - adding an affect — phony

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:53:08pm

re: #245 dangerman

yes
putting american citizens in detention centers while they wait to exercise their constitutional rights is half way there

just because you assert they arent citizens doesnt mean they instantly lose the rights of citizens and fall into the limbo of refugees, immigrants etc

How can they even do this? What’s to stop the authorities from the same behavior at voting booths? Is there anyone in the GOP who has spoken out against this outrageous policy?

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:53:26pm

re: #247 BeachDem

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:53:53pm

re: #258 dangerman

you sound like that —- natural

they are acting - adding an affect — phony

Fashion knows no bounds.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:55:43pm

re: #261 ObserverArt

Fashion knows no bounds.

true
fashion sense does

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:56:00pm

re: #258 dangerman

you sound like that —- natural

they are acting - adding an affect — phony

At work, not gonna play the video. Can I assume that by ‘Vocal Fry’ we’re talking about that effect you hear in a lot of young women’s voices, a scratchy kind of sound, generally also overlaid on uptalking?

Yeah, fucking drives me nuts. Mrs. FBW speaks in a warm contralto that soothes me to my very soul (mostly). Those vocal effects would have me climbing the walls.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:56:25pm

Wait your turn, Scully. Luther’s next…

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MsJ  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:57:00pm

re: #258 dangerman

you sound like that —- natural

they are acting - adding an affect — phony

I also don’t add the staccato… Which would be terribly annoying.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:57:26pm

Kitty update- And thanks to you all for the kind support. Vet surgeon declined the operation. Silver cat is too old and weak for the rigors of the surgery, and it’s cancer in the jaw bone. She is coming home for as kind an exit plan as one can manage. Lots worn out poor thing. Deaf, getting cataracts. So she is going to be kinda spoiled maybe go in for some IV fluids every once in a while. But like a 100 year old person who can still think and speak well, time will soon have it’s way. Months? I swear the other cats know… something. They look at her a little different in recent months. More deferential.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:57:29pm

re: #264 makeitstop

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Wait your turn, Scully. Luther’s next…

Yeah I want Elba next but I wouldn’t mind a lady Bond.

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unproven innocence  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:57:57pm

U.S. denying passports to American citizens along Mexico border

This admin seems bent on making clear that no one’s citizenship is safe.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 2:58:17pm

re: #263 Blind Frog Belly White

At work, not gonna play the video. Can I assume that by ‘Vocal Fry’ we’re talking about that effect you hear in a lot of young women’s voices, a scratchy kind of sound, generally also overlaid on uptalking?

Yeah, fucking drives me nuts. Mrs. FBW speaks in a warm contralto that soothes me to my very soul (mostly). Those vocal effects would have me climbing the walls.

That’s the one.

I don’t see how anyone - either talking that way or listening to it - can find it the least bit attractive.

But what do I know? I’m just some old dude on the internet.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:00:09pm

re: #266 Unshaken Defiance

Kitty update- And thanks to you all for the kind support. Vet surgeon declined the operation. Silver cat is too old and weak for the rigors of the surgery, and it’s cancer in the jaw bone. She is coming home for as kind an exit plan as one can manage. Lots worn out poor thing. Deaf, getting cataracts. So she is going to be kinda spoiled maybe go in for some IV fluids every once in a while. But like a 100 year old person who can still think and speak well, time will soon have it’s way. Months? I swear the other cats know… something. They look at her a little different in recent months. More deferential.

Sorry to hear that, man.

Keep her as comfy as you can, and pamper the hell out of her.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:00:19pm

re: #266 Unshaken Defiance

Kitty update- And thanks to you all for the kind support. Vet surgeon declined the operation. Silver cat is too old and weak for the rigors of the surgery, and it’s cancer in the jaw bone. She is coming home for as kind an exit plan as one can manage. Lots worn out poor thing. Deaf, getting cataracts. So she is going to be kinda spoiled maybe go in for some IV fluids every once in a while. But like a 100 year old person who can still think and speak well, time will soon have it’s way. Months? I swear the other cats know… something. They look at her a little different in recent months. More deferential.

our Monster gets iv fluids every weekend. 10 minutes nothing to it (for me)
he’s learned to tolerate the whole indignity
its painless

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:00:35pm
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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:00:39pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:00:43pm

Okay - I’m a big Idris Elba fan. Loved Luther, even though I let Mrs. FBW talk me into watching Season 4.*

But, you know, shouldn’t Bond be under 50?

*THERE IS NO SEASON 4!!! Luther and Alice run off together and live happily ever after, goddamit! Just like Ripley, Newt, and Hicks all get home to Earth safely and live happily ever after with the upper half of Bishop!

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:02:06pm

re: #269 makeitstop

That’s the one.

I don’t see how anyone - either talking that way or listening to it - can find it the least bit attractive.

But what do I know? I’m just some old dude on the internet.

I didn’t even know it was a thing. I guess Katy Perry does it too, as well as many younger popular entertainment women.

One stat I saw when I was checking it out is up to 2/3 of college women are said to be doing it.

And they say it can be bad for your voice.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:02:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:03:52pm

re: #273 gocart mozart

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Well yeah he’s lived a very insulated life.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:03:52pm

re: #266 Unshaken Defiance

Kitty update- And thanks to you all for the kind support. Vet surgeon declined the operation. Silver cat is too old and weak for the rigors of the surgery, and it’s cancer in the jaw bone. She is coming home for as kind an exit plan as one can manage. Lots worn out poor thing. Deaf, getting cataracts. So she is going to be kinda spoiled maybe go in for some IV fluids every once in a while. But like a 100 year old person who can still think and speak well, time will soon have it’s way. Months? I swear the other cats know… something. They look at her a little different in recent months. More deferential.

With Zeena, when we knew there wasn’t anything left to do, we took turns sleeping on the floor next to her bed in the living room (she was going outside a lot). She would fall asleep with paws touching me. I feel like she knew what was happening, and knew she was loved.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:04:27pm

Applying to adopt a dog from a rescue service right now. They do more due diligence and background checking that the White House.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:04:47pm

re: #271 dangerman

our Monster gets iv fluids every weekend. 10 minutes nothing to it (for me)
he’s learned to tolerate the whole indignity
its painless

Maybe we learn how to do this at home. I just have to wrap my head around that necessity within a worthy quality of life. Not be the person that prolongs it, and cats hide pain too well. But if its doable without epic struggles why not?

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electrotek  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:05:05pm

By the way, did anyone here see Crazy Rich Asians? If so, what did you guys think of it?

Personally, as someone that was never into romantic comedy flicks much, I absolutely enjoyed it 100%

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:05:40pm

re: #275 ObserverArt

And they say it can be bad for your voice.

My mom used to tell me not to cross my eyes, because they could get stuck like that.

Moms should start using that for vocal fry. ‘Don’t do that, you’ll end up sounding like that all the time.’

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:06:11pm

re: #279 Barefoot Grin

Applying to adopt a dog from a rescue service right now. They do more due diligence and background checking that the White House.

That’s good. So you won’t have to revoke the dog’s access when he/she fails to get security clearance.

That’s always awkward. Ask Sebastian Gorka.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:06:21pm
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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:09:44pm

re: #275 ObserverArt

I didn’t even know it was a thing. I guess Katy Perry does it too, as well as many younger popular entertainment women.

One stat I saw when I was checking it out is up to 2/3 of college women are said to be doing it.

And they say it can be bad for your voice.

Good luck getting a job

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:13:10pm

re: #281 electrotek

By the way, did anyone here see Crazy Rich Asians? If so, what did you guys think of it?

Personally, as someone that was never into romantic comedy flicks much, I absolutely enjoyed it 100%

Can’t wait (though it’s in the queue behind BlacKKKlansman and Project Finale). Funny thing: there was some grumbling apparently in the AA community because Henry Golding is really only “half” Asian; I didn’t notice—he looks East Asian to me. What’s odd about that is that I have a son who looks quite a bit like Henry Golding and I don’t see anything but my son (his friends used to get confused when I picked him up from school or a practice and they then assumed that he was adopted, because they only could see him as not-entirely-white). It’s the only situation in which I’m usually color blind.

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Kragar  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:13:11pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:13:23pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:13:43pm

re: #283 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s good. So you won’t have to revoke the dog’s access when he/she fails to get security clearance.

That’s always awkward. Ask Sebastian Gorka.

:) !!!

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:14:11pm

re: #280 Unshaken Defiance

Maybe we learn how to do this at home. I just have to wrap my head around that necessity within a worthy quality of life. Not be the person that prolongs it, and cats hide pain too well. But if its doable without epic struggles why not?

We did for a while
Mrs dm couldn’t separate herslef and thought she was hurting kitty
For her It’s easier at the vet…5 min away

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:20:58pm
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De Kolta Chair  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:21:57pm

And now, your moment of zen

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:26:06pm

re: #268 unproven innocence

U.S. denying passports to American citizens along Mexico border

This admin seems bent on making clear that no one’s citizenship is safe.

First they came for the undocumented workers, then they came for the refugees, then they came for the legal residents, now they’re coming for Latino-Americans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:28:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:32:54pm

re: #291 Patricia Kayden

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Seriously. It was a frigging DUI and the Texas GOP should know better than that shit given W Bush’s past.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:33:33pm

re: #293 DodgerFan1988

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First they came for the undocumented workers, then they came for the refugees, then they came for the legal residents, now they’re coming for Latino-Americans.

Makes me so angry.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:34:52pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FNC is what the wingers call a safe place. It’s where Trump goes where he can forget how historically unpopular he is. Where he is the victim and everyone else is a sinister villain. There’s a special place for what FNC does. They will be remembered in history the same way we do the Nazi, Soviet, and other propaganda machines.

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electrotek  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:35:53pm

re: #293 DodgerFan1988

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First they came for the undocumented workers, then they came for the refugees, then they came for the legal residents, now they’re coming for Latino-Americans.

Remember these pendejos?

Why some Latinos are supporting Donald Trump

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:36:25pm

re: #293 DodgerFan1988

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First they came for the undocumented workers, then they came for the refugees, then they came for the legal residents, now they’re coming for Latino-Americans.

We have seen this movie before. it sounded better in the original German.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:36:27pm

re: #298 electrotek

Remember these pendejos?

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Hell the idiot who made the “Taco truck on every corner” remark was Hispanic. There’s a special place for morons like this.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:38:04pm

re: #57 Stanley Sea

Wow. That’s pretty rough. McCain must have really grown to despise Palin as time went by to ask that his family not invite her to his funeral. She’s a nasty piece of work so she fully deserves this slight.

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:38:17pm

This is what the beginning of ethnic cleansing looks like.

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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:40:22pm

re: #295 HappyWarrior

Seriously. It was a frigging DUI and the Texas GOP should know better than that shit given W Bush’s past.

And trumps present

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:40:24pm

re: #302 Scottish Dragon

This is what the beginning of ethnic cleansing looks like.

Say what you will about how Rick Wilson is still an unrepentant Conservative, with all the baggage that comes with it - at least he understands that America is an IDEAL, not a demographic.

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Skip Intro  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:40:26pm

re: #301 Patricia Kayden

Wow. That’s pretty rough. McCain must have really grown to despise Palin as time went by to ask that his family not invite her to his funeral. She’s a nasty piece of work so she fully deserves this slight.

He didn’t want them starting one of their drunken brawls.

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:40:42pm

re: #301 Patricia Kayden

Wow. That’s pretty rough. McCain must have really grown to despise Palin as time went by to ask that his family not invite her to his funeral. She’s a nasty piece of work so she fully deserves this slight.

Supposedly he was very much concerned she would start attacking him before the end of the campaign.

You knew it was bad when you saw McCain on SNL with Tina Fey “goin’ rogue” and McCain is asking “What are you doing over there, Sara?”

The tenor and feeling of the sketch was strained.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:40:53pm
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Scottish Dragon  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:41:36pm

re: #304 Blind Frog Belly White

Say what you will about how Rick Wilson is still an unrepentant Conservative, with all the baggage that comes with it - at least he understands that America is an IDEAL, not a demographic.

Rod Dreher has gone full white nationalist. It is really something in conservative doctrinal DNA, I have to believe at this point.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:42:32pm

re: #295 HappyWarrior

Seriously. It was a frigging DUI and the Texas GOP should know better than that shit given W Bush’s past.

Good point. If I recall correctly, in her youth, Mrs. Bush ran over one of her friends and killed her. It was an accident for which she was never charged. Republicans really need to stop pointing fingers at other people for their shortcomings.

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jaunte  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:42:56pm

re: #295 HappyWarrior

Seriously. It was a frigging DUI and the Texas GOP should know better than that shit given W Bush’s past.

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Jay C  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:43:04pm

re: #266 Unshaken Defiance

Kitty update- And thanks to you all for the kind support. Vet surgeon declined the operation. Silver cat is too old and weak for the rigors of the surgery, and it’s cancer in the jaw bone. She is coming home for as kind an exit plan as one can manage. Lots worn out poor thing. Deaf, getting cataracts. So she is going to be kinda spoiled maybe go in for some IV fluids every once in a while. But like a 100 year old person who can still think and speak well, time will soon have it’s way. Months? I swear the other cats know… something. They look at her a little different in recent months. More deferential.

So sad, UD: I can relate: been there twice in the last 7 years: you hate to have to “give up”, but yeah: “time” and “nature” will have to prevail: as with our own species, so with those we make our shorter-term companions*. {{{{hugs}}}}

*Tortoises and African Parrots excepted: those we won’t have to mourn….

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jaunte  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:43:47pm
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jaunte  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:44:57pm
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dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:46:32pm

re: #307 gocart mozart

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The two sides are not, in fact, equal when it comes to evaluating “news” stories, or even in how they view reality. Liberals want facts; conservatives want their biases reinforced. Liberals embrace journalism; conservatives believe propaganda

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:47:16pm

re: #301 Patricia Kayden

Wow. That’s pretty rough. McCain must have really grown to despise Palin as time went by to ask that his family not invite her to his funeral. She’s a nasty piece of work so she fully deserves this slight.

He already hated her on the night he lost the election…he told his people to turn off the lights and microphone so she couldn’t make the speech she wanted.

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electrotek  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:47:26pm

This automotive “trend” needs to fucking die already:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:47:26pm

re: #308 Scottish Dragon

Rod Dreher has gone full white nationalist. It is really something in conservative doctrinal DNA, I have to believe at this point.

Many of the tenets of Conservatism align with white nationalist beliefs and ideals. It’s how Reagan sold working class whites on the idea that we should shred the social safety net because nonwhites were abusing the programs.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:48:35pm

re: #316 electrotek

The other thing? Rims wider than your tires. That just looks SO fucking stupid. Rims don’t get you around corners. Tires get you around corners.

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electrotek  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:51:10pm

re: #318 Blind Frog Belly White

The other thing? Rims wider than your tires. That just looks SO fucking stupid. Rims don’t get you around corners. Tires get you around corners.

Can’t stand stretched tires period.

They don’t care about corners. All they care about is being hard parking douches so they can snap pics and post it on Instagram for some scene points/likes yo.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:51:33pm

re: #316 electrotek

This automotive “trend” needs to fucking die already:

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Dude, that guy has got to eat through more tires than professional race car drivers.

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ObserverArt  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:53:30pm

re: #316 electrotek

This automotive “trend” needs to fucking die already:

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They don’t even do that kind of a suspension on a badass DTM touring sedan race car.

Low, yes for aero purposes on a smooth track…and they run skid plates on the bottom for when they do bottom out a bit.

As stated earlier…fashion knows no bounds.

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Scottish Dragon  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:54:05pm

re: #320 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dude, that guy has got to eat through more tires than professional race car drivers.

Fifty miles on those eating away the inside and you would be on your rims. utterly insane.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:56:06pm

re: #322 Scottish Dragon

Fifty miles on those eating away the inside and you would be on your rims. utterly insane.

Yeah, but for every one of those 50 miles, you look like a fucking moron. So it’s all worth it.

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Teddy's Person  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:58:04pm

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s like I told my dumbass brother during the 2016 election. Lady parts aren’t that scary. shm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 3:59:56pm

So many things people do to cars to look cool really look - and work - poorly. A few years back there was a fad for putting 22” rims with thin, thin profile tires on mid-90s Buicks. They had to be raised way up just so the tires didn’t grind away on the fenders. What the fuck?

And did you ever follow one of the cars lowered too much over freeway joints? Fuckin things bounce like crazy!

But hey, what’s a little discomfort and fucked up handling, if you get to look cool stupid?

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:01:30pm
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BlueGrl21  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:01:31pm

re: #254 MsJ

They all sound like me.

But I smoke.

A lot.

I do it when I’m really, really tired. Didn’t know there was a name for it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:05:41pm

re: #325 Blind Frog Belly White

And they should get off my damn lawn, too!

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:09:10pm

re: #316 electrotek

This automotive “trend” needs to fucking die already:

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Why is so much of car culture just performative dumbfuckery?

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Teddy's Person  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:10:00pm

re: #309 Patricia Kayden

Good point. If I recall correctly, in her youth, Mrs. Bush ran over one of her friends and killed her. It was an accident for which she was never charged. Republicans really need to stop pointing fingers at other people for their shortcomings.

IIRC, the accident happened at a stop sign she habitually ignored.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:14:49pm

re: #329 goddamnedfrank

Why is so much of car culture just performative dumbfuckery?

Dumbfuckery gets you noticed, and irritates the “olds”
So, they’re pretty much forced to do it.

//

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meteor  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:16:40pm
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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:17:09pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

And they should get off my damn lawn, too!

Between the tires thing and the vocal fry thing, we really do sound like a bunch of geezers, don’t we? :)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:18:46pm

re: #332 meteor

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I swear I’ve seen that movie.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:19:27pm

re: #333 makeitstop

Between the tires thing and the vocal fry thing, we really do sound like a bunch of geezers, don’t we? :)

Next, we bitch about their saggy pants.

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makeitstop  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:23:01pm

Looks like Big Chicken might be in a little trouble…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:24:32pm

re: #336 makeitstop

Looks like Big Chicken might be in a little trouble…

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Who’d have thought it?

(raises hand)

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electrotek  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:24:42pm

This 👇

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:24:50pm

re: #312 jaunte

WTH? There are so many things going on with this administration that it’s hard to keep up. It’s like a gang of thugs running amok.

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electrotek  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:25:29pm

And this needs to be said over and over:

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:31:55pm

re: #330 Teddy’s Person

IIRC, the accident happened at a stop sign she habitually ignored.

IIRC, it was her boyfriend whom she killed.

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plansbandc  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:32:40pm

re: #316 electrotek

I saw a low rider jeep one time that was having trouble clearing the speed bumps in the mall parking lot.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:33:35pm
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Belafon  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:39:30pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:41:59pm
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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:45:14pm

And there it is (damn, these assholes are so obvious, instead of MAGA hats, they should wear blinking lights.)

U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

The denials are happening at a time when Trump has been lobbying for stricter federal voter identification rules, which would presumably affect the same people who are now being denied passports — almost all of them Hispanic, living in a heavily Democratic sliver of Texas.

washingtonpost.com

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DodgerFan1988  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:45:42pm

re: #302 Scottish Dragon

This is what the beginning of ethnic cleansing looks like.

Trump Administration borrowing Myanmar’s playbook of calling millions of Rohingya Muslims “llegal immigrants” from Bangladesh, to justify their expulsion. Now they’re calling into question all Latino-Americans citizenship.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:47:54pm

re: #344 Belafon

[Danica Roem

@pwcdanica

Hey, @BetoORourke: You know what happens when you get attacked in your campaign for being in a band?
You get sworn in the following January and then vote in May to expand access to quality, affordable health insurance for hundreds of thousands of people in your state.#RockOn]

That’s the best tweet I’ve seen all month.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:48:47pm
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Ace Rothstein  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:49:23pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:49:34pm

re: #346 BeachDem

And there it is (damn, these assholes are so obvious, instead of MAGA hats, they should wear blinking lights.)

U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

The denials are happening at a time when Trump has been lobbying for stricter federal voter identification rules, which would presumably affect the same people who are now being denied passports — almost all of them Hispanic, living in a heavily Democratic sliver of Texas.

washingtonpost.com

They’re attacking Democrat-Americans.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:50:10pm

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JFC.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:51:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:52:45pm

re: #353 wrenchwench

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Rock on Justin and Beto!

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lawhawk  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:52:57pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:53:47pm

Others in bands at some point, for better or worse: Huckabee, Tony Snow, Jay Sekulow (sp?)—probably many more.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:53:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:55:42pm

re: #356 Barefoot Grin

Others in bands at some point, for better or worse: Huckabee, Tony Snow, Jay Sekulow (sp?)—probably many more.

Ashcroft, Craig, Jeffords, & Lott were the singing Senators right?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:56:49pm

re: #357 Patricia Kayden

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I really wish he were younger because he’s demonstrated himself in governance to be the Anti-Trump in a way that the Senators have a more difficult time doing.

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Scout  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:56:52pm

Sorry folks, I don’t have time right now to catch up on this entire thread (have to run to work) but if no one has suggested this yet, let me be the first.

Regarding The Washington Post story about passport applicants with official U.S. birth certificates being jailed in immigration detention centers:

If you know anyone in Latino advocacy circles (or Jewish advocacy circles, for that matter), try to get them to launch a campaign where people start wearing armbands with gold stars.

Maybe, just maybe, the perpetrators of these heinous deeds can be shamed. Maybe just a little bit.

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:57:18pm

re: #351 wrenchwench

They’re attacking Democrat-Americans.

Yep. I’ve mentioned before that working on a project in Brownsville, I met some of the nicest people ever.

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gocart mozart  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:57:56pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:58:04pm

A good Motel MUST have good vending machines

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Jay C  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:58:28pm

re: #343 Patricia Kayden

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Jeez: finally: a Twitter riposte from Chelsea Clinton that isn’t mitigated by a kind remark?
She obviously takes this shit seriously….

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 29, 2018 • 4:59:18pm

re: #280 Unshaken Defiance

Maybe we learn how to do this at home. I just have to wrap my head around that necessity within a worthy quality of life. Not be the person that prolongs it, and cats hide pain too well. But if its doable without epic struggles why not?

My Circe hated it (on principle — not that it was painful or anything), so I had to wrap her in a towel before infusing her. Then she tolerated it. But it is very easy, and the cat doesn’t suffer.

(Shop around for supplies — the prices can vary a lot.)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:00:06pm

re: #362 gocart mozart

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Yep they’re going to regret that. A DWI is something many have had across the spectrum. Not many talked about world domination at 18 tho.

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BeachDem  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:01:33pm

re: #354 HappyWarrior

Rock on Justin and Beto!

And then there’s Marty…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:02:12pm

re: #364 Jay C

Jeez: finally: a Twitter riposte from Chelsea Clinton that isn’t mitigated by a kind remark?
She obviously takes this shit seriously….

Well, to be fair, she wasn’t replying to an attacker, she was responding to an article link.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:02:18pm

re: #367 BeachDem

And then there’s Marty…

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Yep Cousin Marty is awesome. I really hope he considers another stab at running.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:03:57pm

re: #369 HappyWarrior

Yep Cousin Marty is awesome. I really hope he considers another stab at running.

Better than taking another run at stabbing.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:04:19pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:05:37pm

re: #363 Dave In Austin

A good Motel MUST have good vending machines

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Warning: another snake.

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teleskiguy  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:06:29pm

Who wants to tell her the difference between walls and tunnels?

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plansbandc  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:06:44pm

So how long will it be before all brown folks are required to show their papers? Maybe the orange bag of shit will have Sheriff Joe join the administration and implement his charming little Nazi “paper’s please” protocol across the entire nation.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:07:22pm

re: #370 Blind Frog Belly White

Better than taking another run at stabbing.

Ha! Seriously speaking I really do wish he and not Bernie had emerged as HRC’s top rival. His record isn’t perfect but I’ll always appreciate his early support of ssm and opposition to the death penalty.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:07:26pm

re: #225 Skip Intro

If only I was in the market for a $60,000 pickup truck. Oh well.

I went today to test drive a Lincoln. I think it’s a great car.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:07:57pm

re: #374 plansbandc

So how long will it be before all brown folks are required to show their papers? Maybe the orange bag of shit will have Sheriff Joe join the administration and implement his charming little Nazi “paper’s please” protocol across the entire nation.

I’m really afraid that may be the next step.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:08:23pm

On a lighter note, perusing the TSA lists today, I learned that Harry Potter wands are allowed in both carryon and checked luggage. That is all.

I guess they don’t know what one of those suckers can do.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:09:23pm

re: #372 wrenchwench

He declined to say that after he pulls them out of the tree he gets the shit bit out him…… These non-venomous snakes are known for a nasty disposition.

And after all that, they’ll shit all over you.

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wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:09:28pm

re: #373 teleskiguy

Who wants to tell her the difference between walls and tunnels?

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Those smugglers are so sly, coming up under a KFC instead of the obvious Taco Bell.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:09:51pm

re: #376 The Vicious Babushka

I went today to test drive a Lincoln. I think it’s a great car.

I’m starting to think of my Dodge as a NAFTAmobile - Built in Canada with a Mexican-built engine for an American car company now owned by Italians.

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b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:09:58pm

re: #373 teleskiguy

Who wants to tell her the difference between walls and tunnels?

[Embedded content]

Tunnels are only walls with tops.

//

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lawhawk  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:10:12pm

re: #373 teleskiguy

Ohhhh… me!!!

384
Single-handed sailor  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:10:17pm

re: #373 teleskiguy

Who wants to tell her the difference between walls and tunnels?

[Embedded content]

This wall between Arizona and Mexico where the tunnel was found?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:11:03pm

re: #382 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

Tunnels are only walls with tops.

//

Well…PAIRS of walls, really.

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lawhawk  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:11:04pm

re: #378 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Accio ma deuce? /

387
Skip Intro  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:11:41pm

re: #376 The Vicious Babushka

I went today to test drive a Lincoln. I think it’s a great car.

I have an Escape. Isn’t that what you have?

388
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:12:07pm

re: #232 ObserverArt

makeitstop and BeachDem got me interested in the voice inflection thing they say the Kardashian’s use. Since I stay as far away as possible from anything Kardashian, I had to do some digging.

And I found it is called “Vocal Fry.”

Found this YouTube…

[Embedded content]

Video

I remember when that style of talking was “The Lauren Bacall voice” and that it was the result of decades of smoking. Yes I am old.

389
TedStriker  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:12:12pm

re: #345 Ace Rothstein

And, in the end, Fredo was shot in the back of the face on his brother’s orders for his disrespect and incompetence.

Many libs were indeed owned, though.

///

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:13:14pm

re: #374 plansbandc

So how long will it be before all brown folks are required to show their papers? Maybe the orange bag of shit will have Sheriff Joe join the administration and implement his charming little Nazi “paper’s please” protocol across the entire nation.

Until we vote them out and the GOP suffers its richly deserved demise, it remains a threat. But there’s a reason they’re not kidnapping children and putting them in camps anymore.

391
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:16:12pm

re: #379 Dave In Austin

He declined to say that after he pulls them out of the tree he gets the shit bit out him…… These non-venomous snakes are known for a nasty disposition.

And after all that, they’ll shit all over you.

Well, when you can’t kill your potential predators, you still have to discourage them SOMEhow.

The snake looks pissed, but I realize that’s just the bony ridge above his eyes, not a facial expression.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:17:47pm

re: #390 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Until we vote them out and the GOP suffers its richly deserved demise, it remains a threat. But there’s a reason they’re not kidnapping children and putting them in camps anymore.

As somebody (Chris Hayes?) said, never occurred to the folks in the White House that many Americans view undocumented immigrants as actual people.

393
wrenchwench  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:17:51pm

re: #384 Single-handed sailor

This wall between Arizona and Mexico where the tunnel was found?

[Embedded content]

In 2008, an American 6 year old accidentally walked into Mexico after getting on the wrong school bus.

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Skip Intro  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:21:57pm

re: #392 Blind Frog Belly White

As somebody (Chris Hayes?) said, never occurred to the folks in the White House that many Americans view undocumented immigrants as actual people.

Trump people don’t and no one else counts. I thought that was well established by now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:25:15pm

moron

396
dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:26:25pm

Liz Mair Republican comms strategist tweeted:

Liz Mair

@LizMair
I think if Ron De Santis really wanted to go with an obviously racist hit straight after the primary, he should have said on live TV “I don’t think Floridians want to elect a dude who looks like Obama and is aping Bernie Sanders

Think she helped?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:26:44pm

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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The only one being laughed today at is you for your crying about Google.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:27:13pm

re: #394 Skip Intro

Trump people don’t and no one else counts. I thought that was well established by now.

Apparently they weren’t expecting anything like the uproar it caused. They assumed everyone else would be okay with it. Well, I expect Stephen Miller figured it would ‘trigger the libs’, but not that everyone else would be upset.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:27:39pm

re: #396 dangerman

Liz Mair Republican comms strategist tweeted:

Liz Mair

@LizMair
I think if Ron De Santis really wanted to go with an obviously racist hit straight after the primary, he should have said on live TV “I don’t think Floridians want to elect a dude who looks like Obama and is aping Bernie Sanders

Think she helped?

Racist rhetoric comes in all shades just ask Reagan and George Wallace.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:28:54pm

re: #335 Blind Frog Belly White

Next, we bitch about their saggy pants.

And their bad, loud music.

401
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:30:01pm

re: #400 Big Beautiful Door

And their bad, loud music.

Unlike our GOOD loud music.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:30:27pm

re: #387 Skip Intro

I have an Escape. Isn’t that what you have?

I drive an Escape now, but my lease is up soon and I’m picking out my next vehicle. The Lincoln MKC is the same body style as the Escape but it’s a completely different ride. So smooth and quiet, like a concert hall on wheels. I also tried the MKZ which is the traditional sedan but I like the crossover.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:30:34pm

re: #372 wrenchwench

Guy got great Photos……

404
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:31:35pm

FWIW I think Ford made a terrible decision to discontinue passenger vehicles for the North American market.

405
dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:32:26pm

re: #399 HappyWarrior

Racist rhetoric comes in all shades just ask Reagan and George Wallace.

She’s the specialist/strategist they called on For help!

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:32:48pm

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Skip Intro  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:33:28pm

re: #402 The Vicious Babushka

I have a friend who drives a MKC. He likes it a lot. Might take a peek at one.

408
dangerman  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:33:38pm

re: #401 Blind Frog Belly White

Unlike our GOOD loud music.

Rama lama rama lama
Rock and roll is king

409
Dave In Austin  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:33:46pm

re: #391 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, when you can’t kill your potential predators, you still have to discourage them SOMEhow.

The snake looks pissed, but I realize that’s just the bony ridge above his eyes, not a facial expression.

Noooo. He’s pissed. Trust me on this. It’s coachwhip.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:34:11pm

re: #405 dangerman

She’s the specialist/strategist they called on For help!

They’re not exactly smart when it comes to not being racist assholes

411
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:35:10pm

photos at the link…just…wow!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:35:33pm

re: #409 Dave In Austin

Noooo. He’s pissed. Trust me on this. It’s coachwhip.

Oh, no - not doubting in the least that he’s pissed!

Even so, that’s one cute snake!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:38:37pm

re: #412 Blind Frog Belly White

Guys got some great Photos

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:56:09pm

re: #246 Targetpractice

Fucking seriously? He believes he can call up Seoul and Tokyo at any time and tell them to start war games that often take months to plan in advance?

Bigger, more beautifuller ones.

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teleskiguy  Aug 29, 2018 • 5:58:18pm

re: #414 Eventual Carrion

Bigger, more beautifuller ones.

BIGLY

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wheat-dogg  Aug 29, 2018 • 10:38:52pm

re: #275 ObserverArt

I didn’t even know it was a thing. I guess Katy Perry does it too, as well as many younger popular entertainment women.

One stat I saw when I was checking it out is up to 2/3 of college women are said to be doing it.

And they say it can be bad for your voice.

It’s an epidemic. Some of my high school students were doing it back in the late ’90s. Supposedly, it gives the speaker an air of sophistication or authority, so now you hear it a lot from radio and TV announcers. I heard one woman a few days ago reading a very informative report, but her vocal frrryyy was driving me up a wall, worse than nails on a chalkboard.

It can over a long time damage your vocal cords, so speech and singing coaches quickly drum it out of their students’ vocal repertoire. As Faith mentions in the YT video above, it results from a lack of air (and abdominal support for that exhalation) passing through the vocal cords. The end result, I believe, is the formation of nodes — kinda like calluses — on the vocal cords, which if you are a singer, actor or announcer can mean the end of your career.

Plus it sounds stupid.


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