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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:49:11am

So Google was all “fuck this shit” and didn’t send anyone?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:50:36am

Also, Kavanaghs arrogance really pisses me off. He’s just fucking around with the Democrats and their questions because he knows that court seat is as good as his.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:52:42am

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, Kavanaghs arrogance really pisses me off. He’s just fucking around with the Democrats and their questions because he knows that court seat is as good as his.

And he knows we’re going to be stuck with him for a long time.

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:55:36am

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

So Google was all “fuck this shit” and didn’t send anyone?

Google sent every one of their employees who are responsible for shadow banning conservative stuff.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:57:52am

This turn of events isn’t just worrying for Macron, it’s worrying for those in Europe’s pro-globalisation camp who placed their faith in him to halt the wave of populism sweeping the western world. For them, after the twin shocks of the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election in the United States, Macron simply must succeed. The slide in his popularity - Macron is now more unpopular than his predecessor, François Hollande, at the same stage - is a dire warning to “globalists”. It comes at a time when Trump’s popularity among his voters is relatively stable by comparison and the American economy is growing. Macron’s fate could have far-reaching consequences for Europe’s political future.

I really hope he can turn this around. I worry about what can happen if he doesn’t.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:58:52am

So, tell me Jack, you’ve done shit about TOS violations for years on end, because your company needed eyeballs and nothing generates page views and hits like a good controversy or 1 million.

Allowing bigots and racists to overrun the site and use it to spread their noxious and TOS violating tweets for years on end has made the site intolerable and women and minorities are often bearing the brunt of the attacks.

So, when you cracked down, it turned out that the right wing frothing masses were the ones who were violating the TOS. They caterwauled about it - because all of a sudden they were having to abide by the rules.

Oh, and then someone at Twitter realized that yeah, the fucker Alex Jones has been violating the TOS from day 1 - specifically harassing and targeting Sandy Hook families.

Someone decided that was a TOS violation worthy of a ban, and yet you specifically overrode that ban. There’s only one reason you’d do that - because you want to enable the conduct.

It makes the TOS useless and unreliable, and shows that Twitter is unreliable and incapable of enforcing its own rules. That makes it arbitrary and capricious in how it handles the harassment/TOS violation disputes, and gives the trolls continued free run of your site, which again goes back to the single most important factor weighing in your decision: eyeballs, page views, and how it helps your bottom line.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:59:56am

re: #5 JordanRules

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I really hope he can turn this around. I worry about what can happen if he doesn’t.

Agh.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 7:59:57am

Yikes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:04:27am

re: #8 JordanRules

Yikes.

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I appreciate his work as Daniels’ attorney but a lot of Trump’s presidency has proven that the unknown outsider doesn’t know shit about governing our country.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:06:38am

LOL!!

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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:08:16am

re: #9 HappyWarrior

I appreciate his work as Daniels’ attorney but a lot of Trump’s presidency has proven that the unknown outsider doesn’t know shit about governing our country.

Yes, he could do a lot of good as a private citizen. Not sure he has the temperament for public service.

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Citizen K  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:08:58am

re: #7 HappyWarrior

re: #5 JordanRules

Europe seems on course for an inarrestable, total right-wing takeover across the board, and I’m not sure what anyone can do about that.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:09:28am

re: #11 Teddy’s Person

Yes, he could do a lot of good as a private citizen. Not sure he has the temperament for public service.

I don’t belong in the WH and no offense none of y’all do. I wish people would stop acting like the Presidency is this easy gimmick.

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electrotek  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:10:35am

Where’s Milo and Robert Spencer to condemn this?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:10:42am

re: #12 Citizen K

Europe seems on course for an inarrestable, total right-wing takeover across the board, and I’m not sure what anyone can do about that.

Germany after Merkel, that will prove interesting. The problem is the left doesn’t know really what the hell we want or we let petty differences get between the big picture.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:11:07am

Wasting no time, RWNJ stalwart PJ Media is blaming the Fox 4 ramming incident on…….
Chuck Todd.
Car Ramming Attack on Dallas Fox Affiliate After ‘Meet the Press’ Host Says to ‘Fight Back’ Against Fox News

Actual information from the Dallas Police points to a rather different motive:

The man ranted about “high treason” and also mentioned a sheriff’s department.
A Dallas police spokesperson later said the man appeared to be upset about an officer-involved shooting elsewhere and the flyers scattered along the south side of the building were “mostly rambling.”

I did a search for police shootings involving sheriff’s officers in Texas, but there have been so many it’s hard to speculate about which one might have triggered this nut.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:13:04am

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Wasting no time, RWNJ stalwart PJ Media is blaming the Fox 4 ramming incident on…….
Chuck Todd.
Car Ramming Attack on Dallas Fox Affiliate After ‘Meet the Press’ Host Says to ‘Fight Back’ Against Fox News

Actual information from the Dallas Police points to a rather different motive:

I did a search for police shootings involving sheriff’s officers in Texas, but there have been so many it’s hard to speculate about which one might have triggered this nut.

If Chuck Todd is to blame for that, then FNC is for any harassment campaigns of Trump critics.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:13:21am

re: #13 HappyWarrior

I don’t belong in the WH and no offense none of y’all do. I wish people would stop acting like the Presidency is this easy gimmick.

Exactly. My Dad floated Mark Cuban the other day and I wanted to scream. Instead, I kindly told him “hell no, we have to get back to taking this extremely seriously”.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:15:01am

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Wasting no time, RWNJ stalwart PJ Media is blaming the Fox 4 ramming incident on…….
Chuck Todd.
Car Ramming Attack on Dallas Fox Affiliate After ‘Meet the Press’ Host Says to ‘Fight Back’ Against Fox News

Actual information from the Dallas Police points to a rather different motive:

I did a search for police shootings involving sheriff’s officers in Texas, but there have been so many it’s hard to speculate about which one might have triggered this nut.

Well I’m glad they’re taking the time to wait for the evidence before politicizing this latest shooting building ramming.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:15:41am

re: #9 HappyWarrior

I appreciate his work as Daniels’ attorney but a lot of Trump’s presidency has proven that the unknown outsider doesn’t know shit about governing our country.

Maybe he could try running for Congress first.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:16:23am

re: #18 JordanRules

Exactly. My Dad floated Mark Cuban the other day and I wanted to scream. Instead, I kindly told him “hell no, we have to get back to taking this extremely seriously”.

I just want a boring politician. Someone who understands policy and how to represent us and our values to the world. Is that so much to ask for?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:16:56am

re: #20 Sir John Barron

Maybe he could try running for Congress first.

Novel thought that eh? But yeah exactly

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jeffreyw  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:18:05am

re: #5 JordanRules

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I really hope he can turn this around. I worry about what can happen if he doesn’t.

I think the backdrop to all of this anti-immigrant fervor are the forecasts for increased warming, forcing changes in rainfall. People will have to move away from increasingly arid regions toward areas that can still support agriculture. Longer term the probability that equatorial regions will become uninhabitable means, I fear, that those dislocations will dwarf previous migrations.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:18:36am

While Republican bullshit is infuriating, I’m particularly enraged by the Kavanagh hearing. I teach US history and have my students read some pro-slavery arguments that twist the meaning of liberty and freedom to justify slavery. They’re always baffled by how this was ever taken seriously. It makes no sense. This is how I feel today. Republicans’ defense of Kavanagh (and really all their policies) it makes about as much sense as the pro-slavery arguments of the 19th century. And they’re just as evil to boot.

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:18:44am

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Wasting no time, RWNJ stalwart PJ Media is blaming the Fox 4 ramming incident on…….
Chuck Todd.
Car Ramming Attack on Dallas Fox Affiliate After ‘Meet the Press’ Host Says to ‘Fight Back’ Against Fox News

Actual information from the Dallas Police points to a rather different motive:

I did a search for police shootings involving sheriff’s officers in Texas, but there have been so many it’s hard to speculate about which one might have triggered this nut.

From a real news site:

The suspect was later identified by Fox 4 as Michael Chadwick Fry, a Bartonville resident, according to Denton County jail records.

Fry has been incarcerated in the Denton County jail 26 times in the past 15 years, according to jail records, booked several times for assault, along with drug and theft charges.

Fox 4 eventually began sharing images of the flyers Fry was distributing. “High treason witchery by mob of females, mob sheriff’s,” one read.

star-telegram.com

yeah, but blame Chuck Todd…..

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:20:23am

re: #25 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

From a real news site:

star-telegram.com

yeah, but blame Chuck Todd…..

Sounds like someone who gets a daily dosage of Alex Jones.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:20:23am
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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:23:17am

re: #26 HappyWarrior

Sounds like someone who gets a daily dosage of Alex Jones.

And he probably rammed a Fox affiliate because he thinks that Fox is the only folks who will tell “the truth” and get his story out.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:23:34am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:24:56am

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah that’s someone who watches Meet the Press lol.

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:25:19am

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

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Oookay….

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:27:06am

re: #26 HappyWarrior

Sounds like someone who gets a daily dosage of Alex Jones.

Everyone knows AJ isn’t to be taken seriously…he doesn’t really mean the stuff that he says….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:27:14am

re: #28 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

And he probably rammed a Fox affiliate because he thinks that Fox is the only folks who will tell “the truth” and get his story out.

I honestly dunno but his views seem straight outta weird rw conspiracy bs.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:27:31am

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

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“Mob of females” - JFC

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:27:49am

Dammit! I seriously CL’d the last thread.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:27:49am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I honestly dunno but his views seem straight outta weird rw conspiracy bs.

Oh, False Flag, then.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:30:05am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I honestly dunno but his views seem straight outta weird rw conspiracy bs.

No true Scotsman/conservative.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:30:06am

re: #23 jeffreyw

I think the backdrop to all of this anti-immigrant fervor are the forecasts for increased warming, forcing changes in rainfall. People will have to move away from increasingly arid regions toward areas that can still support agriculture. Longer term the probability that equatorial regions will become uninhabitable means, I fear, that those dislocations will dwarf previous migrations.

Great point! We need to start discussing this more with climate change prominently featured.
Hell, we need to start tying it into many more of our prominent political issues because it is that connected and consequential.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:32:07am

re: #18 JordanRules

Exactly. My Dad floated Mark Cuban the other day and I wanted to scream. Instead, I kindly told him “hell no, we have to get back to taking this extremely seriously”.

Our country has lost the plot. Our citizen’s minds have been blown by reality TV, TMZ, Drudge and the like.

I remember when TV was actually a bit educational. And the internet promised to be the largest encyclopedia ever.

Get off my country!!!

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:35:18am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I honestly dunno but his views seem straight outta weird rw conspiracy bs.

I am sure that PJ Media will be issuing a correction/apology ASAP.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:36:54am

re: #18 JordanRules

Exactly. My Dad floated Mark Cuban the other day and I wanted to scream. Instead, I kindly told him “hell no, we have to get back to taking this extremely seriously”.

Bloomberg is a billionaire with government experience and a Republican! Too bad he will never be the Republican nominee for President, at least under the current version of the party.

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:37:30am

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

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He spells like a republican.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:37:53am

re: #39 ObserverArt

Our country has lost the plot. Our citizen’s minds have been blown by reality TV, TMZ, Drudge and the like.

I remember when TV was actually a bit educational. And the internet promised to be the largest encyclopedia ever.

Get off my country!!!

Remember how we should vote for W because he was a guy we could have a beer with?

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:39:00am

re: #43 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I don’t like Adams
Well, he’s gonna lose, that’s just defeatist
And Jefferson
In love with France
Yeah, he’s so elitist
I like that Aaron Burr
I can’t believe we’re here with him
He seems approachable?
Like you could grab a beer with him

-Hamilton

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:43:00am

re: #39 ObserverArt

Our country has lost the plot. Our citizen’s minds have been blown by reality TV, TMZ, Drudge and the like.

I remember when TV was actually a bit educational. And the internet promised to be the largest encyclopedia ever.

Get off my country!!!

I definitely think lack of educational content is an issue. I miss it terribly on TV. Thank goodness we still have PBS. My Dad doesn’t consume any reality TV or anything like Drudge so I’m thinking that the absense of certain types of content on TV, an older medium, really might be in play here.

We have definitely lost the plot.
I just don’t think we take education seriously and see it as a vital national value. We can’t even provide kids with properly cooled or heated environments to learn in.
We may be coming up on a tipping point though with all the huge teacher protest actions this year. Lots of teachers running for office too! It’s a huge issue in AZ and our Governor is doing everything in his power to silence it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:43:29am

re: #42 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

He spells like a republican.

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Given that the police killed his friend, who was Latino, before his eyes, his motivation was probably personal; he certainly appears to be completely delusional.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:43:34am

re: #21 HappyWarrior

I just want a boring politician. Someone who understands policy and how to represent us and our values to the world. Is that so much to ask for?

John Kerry, did you say?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:44:07am

re: #41 Hecuba’s daughter

Bloomberg is a billionaire with government experience and a Republican! Too bad he will never be the Republican nominee for President, at least under the current version of the party.

He wouldn’t have twenty years ago. We don’t need a businessman. We need someone who understands policy and the world around us. Businessmen are out of touch with the average person’s worries and concerns.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:44:22am

re: #44 lawhawk

“Like you could grab a beer with him”

I think this is one of the most brilliant lyrics in Hamilton. The first time I heard this particular song, I thought - damn LMM has got some game.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:45:26am

re: #47 Barefoot Grin

John Kerry, did you say?

I liked him in 2004. Should have been President. But I want someone who hasn’t had the right wing noise machine manufacturer how we feel about them.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:45:38am

re: #39 ObserverArt

Our country has lost the plot. Our citizen’s minds have been blown by reality TV, TMZ, Drudge and the like.

I remember when TV was actually a bit educational. And the internet promised to be the largest encyclopedia ever.

Get off my country!!!

So, so much has been lost. I’m always being asked: “Citation?” for anything I say. “I don’t know! I read it. In a book. Remember books?”

Even if I could remember the exact book I read it in, how do I show it to them? Hell, maybe KCLS still has it—probably in Central Storage. I could put a hold on it and get it sent to my local library. Then what? And that’s the one out of a thousand I might be able to get. 99.9% of human knowledge is gone. If you can find anything on a given subject online, it’s an incredibly light once-over suitable for a third-grade textbook.

Sorry if I’m ranting, but it’s incredibly frustrating, because everybody thinks “Everything is online.” Practically nothing is online!

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:46:05am

0-2!

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:46:26am

“Bring the Calvary!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:46:49am

re: #52 JordanRules

0-2!

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Roanoke is like four hours from here.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:48:35am
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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:48:52am

re: #52 JordanRules

0-2!

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I’m surprised Manafort didn’t want it moved to Lynchburg so Falwell Jr. could trot out all the Liberty U students for support.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:49:29am

re: #48 HappyWarrior

He wouldn’t have twenty years ago. We don’t need a businessman. We need someone who understands policy and the world around us. Businessmen are out of touch with the average person’s worries and concerns.

Certainly his nanny state soft drink tax was out of touch with the average person — as well as Republican ideology. OTOH Bloomberg did understand policy and government — but probably belonged in the pre-Reagan party. He definitely fit in with John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:50:28am

re: #47 Barefoot Grin

John Kerry, did you say?

“Hi, Tom Daschle here. Did somebody call my name?”

In fairness, I met Sen Daschle at Mt. Vernon one year, really nice guy, didn’t mind some not-a-constituent coming up to him in a public place and introducing himself.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:52:57am

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Certainly his nanny state soft drink tax was out of touch with the average person — as well as Republican ideology. OTOH Bloomberg did understand policy and government — but probably belonged in the pre-Reagan party. He definitely fit in with John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller.

I agree. It’s just that we’ve had two businessmen Bush and Trump, and both were awful in their own way.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:53:48am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:54:24am

re: #55 The Vicious Babushka

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He has no business on SCOTUS. He’s a chickenshit. At least own your views.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:55:12am

JFC he’s complicit in a felony

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:55:15am

re: #58 Sir John Barron

“Hi, Tom Daschle here. Did somebody call my name?”

In fairness, I met Sen Daschle at Mt. Vernon one year, really nice guy, didn’t mind some not-a-constituent coming up to him in a public place and introducing himself.

Always seemed too nice a guy for being party leader imo.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:55:57am

re: #60 The Vicious Babushka

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After he reads the bible, maybe he could take a look at the Constitution.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:56:10am

re: #51 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Okay, I’m not following here. You think people wanting proof or asking for sources is a new or a bad thing?

The amount of information on the internet is staggering. It’s rare when I can’t find something. People having access to all of this is ridiculously important. I’m super jealous of students having all of it at their fingertips.

I’m following the transcription and digitization efforts of the Smithsonian, specifically around the Freedmens Bureau documents. When the fire went up at the National Museum in Brazil, I immediately wondered if they had digitized. The loss is incalculable, but I was hoping we could at least see their archive preserved digitally.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:56:34am

re: #47 Barefoot Grin

John Kerry, did you say?

You know, if the election fraud in Ohio hadn’t worked so well (like it didn’t in 2012, causing Karl Rove’s on-air meltdown), we would have been spared the current situation.

If Kerry had won an Electoral College majority from 3,000,000 votes behind, the Electoral College would be history by now. Sure it was great in 1876 and 2000 (and 2016), but if it elected a Democrat it would be gone in a hot minute.

I suspect Kerry would never have taken office, though.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:57:43am

re: #51 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So, so much has been lost. I’m always being asked: “Citation?” for anything I say. “I don’t know! I read it. In a book. Remember books?”

….

Sorry if I’m ranting, but it’s incredibly frustrating, because everybody thinks “Everything is online.” Practically nothing is online!

Assuming civilization survives, that is a temporary problem — all books will eventually be online. Libraries allow you to download current books and younger people purchase e-book versions. The written word isn’t lost; it will appear on your screen. Over time, older books will also be transferred to contemporary media.

During my stay in Mexico this summer, I read a 7 book series of contemporary novels all over 500 pages, on my IPad.

—edited to clarify my last statement

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:57:53am

re: #62 The Vicious Babushka

JFC he’s complicit in a felony

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Holy shit!!!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:58:01am

re: #66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You know, if the election fraud in Ohio hadn’t worked so well (like it didn’t in 2012, causing Karl Rove’s on-air meltdown), we would have been spared the current situation.

If Kerry had won an Electoral College majority from 3,000,000 votes behind, the Electoral College would be history by now. Sure it was great in 1876 and 2000 (and 2016), but if it elected a Democrat it would be gone in a hot minute.

I suspect Kerry would never have taken office, though.

If you want to see how the Republicans respect vets, Kerry 2004 is a great example. That election kept me out of campaigning for a good six-seven years.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:58:09am

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Certainly his nanny state soft drink tax was out of touch with the average person — as well as Republican ideology. OTOH Bloomberg did understand policy and government — but probably belonged in the pre-Reagan party. He definitely fit in with John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller.

The nanny-state soft drink thing was because he’d been in office 10 years already, and had done all the important necessary and useful things. He was floundering for something else something else what else can I do… and there was nothing meaningful to do. So he turned his attention to something trivial.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 8:59:02am

Worse though was Kerry’s fellow vets joining in on it because of their own partisan beliefs.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:03:15am

re: #70 sagehen

The nanny-state soft drink thing was because he’d been in office 10 years already, and had done all the important necessary and useful things. He was floundering for something else something else what else can I do… and there was nothing meaningful to do. So he turned his attention to something trivial.

If he thought there was nothing meaningful left to do, then I question where he was looking.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:03:29am

re: #65 JordanRules

Okay, I’m not following here. You think people wanting proof or asking for sources is a new or a bad thing?

The amount of information on the internet is staggering. It’s rare when I can’t find something. People having access to all of this is ridiculously important. I’m super jealous of students having all of it at their fingertips.

I’m following the transcription and digitization efforts of the Smithsonian, specifically around the Freedman Bureau documents. When the fire went up at the National Museum in Brazil, I immediately wondered if they had digitized. The loss is incalculable, but I was hoping we could at least see their archive preserved digitally.

Well, my experience is, if I try to find a “citation” for anything that I once read, at best I can find an elementary-school once-over of the basic subject, with none of the details I can remember and am being asked to justify. Maybe I could remember where I read it, and buy the book on Amazon (I actually looked and found one such instance—it would only have cost me $159), scan the relevant pages, and email them to them. I’ll get right on that…

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:05:03am

re: #62 The Vicious Babushka

JFC he’s complicit in a felony

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I bet that’s not the only one — as others have mentioned, there is his $200,000 “investment” in baseball tickets.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:05:55am

re: #51 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So, so much has been lost. I’m always being asked: “Citation?” for anything I say. “I don’t know! I read it. In a book. Remember books?”

Even if I could remember the exact book I read it in, how do I show it to them? Hell, maybe KCLS still has it—probably in Central Storage. I could put a hold on it and get it sent to my local library. Then what? And that’s the one out of a thousand I might be able to get. 99.9% of human knowledge is gone. If you can find anything on a given subject online, it’s an incredibly light once-over suitable for a third-grade textbook.

Sorry if I’m ranting, but it’s incredibly frustrating, because everybody thinks “Everything is online.” Practically nothing is online!

I agree. I wasn’t saying everything is online, but there is a lot of good stuff. But you want to have to learn and search for things to learn about.

I’ve mentioned I was a 12 year Catholic schooled kid. One thing I will always give the nuns credit for is they instilled a desire to want to learn and keep learning.

It seems so many give up after they reach the extent they are going to go in our education system and then that’s it. It should be a life-long thing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:06:22am

re: #74 Hecuba’s daughter

I bet that’s not the only one — as others have mentioned, there is his $200,000 “investment” in baseball tickets.

Was it Manafort that did the same thing? In the same amount? Is this some new money-laundering scheme?

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:06:58am

re: #52 JordanRules

0-2!

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Ha. With all the daily trauma…I totally forgot Manafort #2 is coming up.

Damn it is hard to keep up with the Trump Mess™.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:08:08am

re: #76 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Was it Manafort that did the same thing? In the same amount? Is this some new money-laundering scheme?

Yes, Yes, and probably Yes.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:08:25am

For the morning crew, my shameless page plug - over on the right there ——->

Do Not Legitimize Crackpots

it just sort of spewed out yesterday

it began as a recognition that half a century or more of meeting, debating, discussing pseudoscience head on with careful, gentle explanations has not worked at all.

then it became obvious (to me) that a new tactic might be tried
and the same tactic might work equally well with racists, trolls and other nutjobs

simply: it may be as effective to simply ignore Bannon and people like him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:09:48am

re: #20 Sir John Barron

Maybe he could try running for Congress first.

talk about your know nothing screamer…

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:10:08am

re: #62 The Vicious Babushka

And they will still put him on the court because the GOP elects/selects criminals period.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:10:48am

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Certainly his nanny state soft drink tax was out of touch with the average person — as well as Republican ideology. OTOH Bloomberg did understand policy and government — but probably belonged in the pre-Reagan party. He definitely fit in with John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller.

Yeah, he is too much an old time Republican.

That sorry-ass party can’t have that anymore.

And, the modern wingnut doesn’t want it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:13:30am

re: #81 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

And they will still put him on the court because the GOP elects/selects criminals period.

The current governor of Florida (and Senate nominee) being a perfect example

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:14:06am

re: #73 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, my experience is, if I try to find a “citation” for anything that I once read, at best I can find an elementary-school once-over of the basic subject, with none of the details I can remember and am being asked to justify. Maybe I could remember where I read it, and buy the book on Amazon (I actually looked and found one such instance—it would only have cost me $159), scan the relevant pages, and email them to them. I’ll get right on that…

Do you think it’s wrong that they are asking? On general principle, I surely don’t. If you don’t think they are asking in good faith then obviously screw them.

And how would this have gone down before the internet? Would you go to the library to find the book and photocopy it for them? And the libraries you have access to would always have the book?

The number of archaic, unpopular books, manuscripts, documents, art etc I’ve been exposed to digitally is crazy.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:17:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:19:59am

that last bit sounds familiar

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:21:08am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:22:16am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

that last bit sounds familiar

You mean he didn’t say what a great man DJT was?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:22:47am
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:23:11am
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sagehen  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:25:13am

re: #76 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Was it Manafort that did the same thing? In the same amount? Is this some new money-laundering scheme?

200K doesn’t sound like enough to be money-laundering; more likely it’s bribes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:27:52am
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Lidane  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:29:29am

Boo. I want a do-over. I want video of Rubio slugging Jones. That would’ve been fun.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:30:23am

re: #62 The Vicious Babushka

JFC he’s complicit in a felony

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“Welcome aboard!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:31:56am

re: #90 JordanRules

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The people at Nike live on Earth. Move to Pluto to own the libs!

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:33:06am

re: #93 Lidane

Boo. I want a do-over. I want video of Rubio slugging Jones. That would’ve been fun.

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Play by play in this thread. This is nuts.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:33:30am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

Linda Rothwell. #GlovesOff
@Bornabrit1
Kavanaugh was just asked by Lindsey Graham if there was anything he would like to say to Parkland victims,some of who were present in the room.
He LITERALLY avoided the question & rambled on about his community service.and boasted about himself.

What an EVIL MAN. !

.

11:03 AM - Sep 5, 2018
501
314 people are talking about this
Twitter Ads info and privacy

that last bit sounds familiar

Just amazing — he has had several opportunities to address his mishandling of Fred Guttenberg and each time he has failed. There are 2 possibilities
1. He has been told never to apologize because it opens him up to criticism
2. He is a psychopath who doesn’t understand appropriate behavior.
Or maybe both?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:34:21am

re: #96 JordanRules

Play by play in this thread. This is nuts.

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I wish they’d both be miserable together.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:34:35am

re: #84 JordanRules

Do you think it’s wrong that they are asking? On general principle, I surely don’t. If you don’t think they are asking in good faith then obviously screw them.

And how would this have gone down before the internet? Would you go to the library to find the book and photocopy it for them? And the libraries you have access to would always have the book?

The number of archaic, unpopular books, manuscripts, documents, art etc I’ve been exposed to digitally is crazy.

I’m not saying it’s unjustified, but in the old days, if you quoted something you read, you didn’t get: “Open that book in front of me and show me or GTFO.”

As for books being online—all you have to do is wait till the author’s been dead 70 years. I kid—that will be continuously extended due to Disney lobbyists. Can’t have Mickey Mouse fall into public domain!

Everything published before January 1, 1923 is unambiguously in the public domain, but Google Books, for example, has withdrawn a lot of those because somebody published a reprint later and complained.

The Internet Archive has withdrawn a lot of books they used to have online, or made “borrow”-only through Adobe Digital editions—which chokes on their bloated PDFs, and their OCRed epubs are unreadable gibberish.

Between 1/1/23 and 1/1/63, copyrights lapsed if they weren’t renewed, but as they extended death-plus-50-years to death-plus-70-years, a lot of books fell back under copyright.

Only a tiny, tiny percentage of these will ever be digitized and made freely available online. Some will be made into epubs or Kindle editions, maybe, if they have enough popular appeal, but I can’t afford to buy ebooks just to convince strangers online that I know what I’m talking about. Maybe I could afford $9 a month for Scribd, but they won’t let your browser copy anything.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:34:56am

re: #93 Lidane

Boo. I want a do-over. I want video of Rubio slugging Jones. That would’ve been fun.

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Ohhhh…slap fight from two big-mouthed weaklings. Better stop it, someone might get a scratch!

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:39:16am

re: #25 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

From a real news site:

star-telegram.com

yeah, but blame Chuck Todd…..

“High treason witchery by mob of females

An incel?

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Lidane  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:45:15am

re: #100 ObserverArt

Ohhhh…slap fight from two big-mouthed weaklings. Better stop it, someone might get a scratch!

Exactly. But it would’ve been funny.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:45:47am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kavanaugh was just asked by Lindsey Graham if there was anything he would like to say to Parkland victims,some of who were present in the room.

Graham did that so he could later boast that he had asked “tough questions” before finally voting for Kavanaugh.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:46:29am

re: #99 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Okay. I get where you’re going with this now. It frustrates me too. If I’m arguing with someone online about something and I think they are bullshitting me (happens a lot), I don’t feel that compelled to do a search and get some info in order.

If we are discussing things in this forum for example, I will go out and do some work because I believe we all operate in good faith. Even if I can’t find that source that’s vaguely buried in my brain from years ago, I can usually find something else.

If I cant find anything, I certainly understand if some folks retain some doubt. One of the neat things about the internet is having experts so accessible. I know what the historian Kruse is schooling Dinesh on and could make the broad points but I certainly can’t do the receipts as quickly and effortlessly as he can. Seeing experts strut their stuff on the internet is profoundly cool to me.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:47:21am

Another good reason to vote: starting investigations into Kavanaugh and as many Trump judges as possible. At this point, when we’re facing the issue of every Republican politician in Washington being parties to conspiracy with Russia, there’s a damn good chance that their judges are just as dirty. We may not be able to impeach them immediately, but eventually, hopefully, we will.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:47:29am

re: #99 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And great info on the copywrite stuff, much appreciated!

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:48:24am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Graham did that so he could later boast that he had asked “tough questions” before finally voting for Kavanaugh.

I don’t think that’s a tough question.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:49:20am

re: #104 JordanRules

Okay. I get where you’re going with this now. It frustrates me too. If I’m arguing with someone online about something and I think they are bullshitting me (happens a lot), I don’t feel that compelled to do a search and get some info in order.

If we are discussing things in this forum for example, I will go out and do some work because I believe we all operate in good faith. Even if I can’t find that source that’s vaguely buried in my brain from years ago, I can usually find something else.

If I cant find anything, I certainly understand if some folks retain some doubt. One of the neat things about the internet is having experts so accessible. I know what the historian Kruse is schooling Dinesh on and could make the broad points but I certainly can’t do the receipts as quickly and effortlessly as he can. Seeing experts strut their stuff on the internet is profoundly cool to me.

another sign of good faith, i’ve also noticed (and done myself) very often here on lgf:

“i recently read .xxxx.. I can’t find the cite/link right now. i will if i have to…”

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:50:02am

re: #108 dangerman

another sign of good faith, i’ve also noticed (and done myself) very often here on lgf:

“i recently read .xxxx.. I can’t find the cite/link right now. i will if i have to…”

I like that a lot.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:50:47am

Has a Supreme Court justice ever been recalled after being appointed to the bench?

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:50:56am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Graham did that so he could later boast that he had asked “tough questions” before finally voting for Kavanaugh.

I’m pretty sure he was giving Kavanaugh a chance to recover from yesterday’s image, but Kavanaugh was having none of that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:51:21am

re: #93 Lidane

Boo. I want a do-over. I want video of Rubio slugging Jones. That would’ve been fun.

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“video by Cassandra Fairbanks”

lol, these people can’t even stage a believable set-up confrontation

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:51:58am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

“video by Cassandra Fairbanks”

lol, these people can’t even stage a believable set-up confrontation

Ha! Yup, I noticed that too.

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Interesting Times  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:54:41am

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

Has a Supreme Court justice ever been recalled after being appointed to the bench?

If enough Dems get elected, I hope they realize there’s a first time for everything!

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:56:51am

re: #109 JordanRules

I like that a lot.

Further, I grant most of yall here a lot of credibility based on past behavior and the type of site Charles runs and how the group functions with checks and balances. I’d usually only ask for a cite if it sounds crazy or if I need the cite because it’s so good and useful for something else (could even be just a recipe).

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:57:16am

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

Has a Supreme Court justice ever been recalled after being appointed to the bench?

Federal Judges have to be impeached and convicted to be removed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:57:18am
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:57:42am

re: #114 Interesting Times

If enough Dems get elected, I hope they realize there’s a first time for everything!

We’ve never had a president convicted.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:57:48am

re: #114 Interesting Times

If enough Dems get elected, I hope they realize there’s a first time for everything!

Yes!!!! Failure of imagination is a problem I have with a lot of Dems.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:58:03am

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s a coward.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:58:55am

re: #120 HappyWarrior

He’s a coward.

He’s been told not to actually commit to anything.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:59:05am

re: #70 sagehen

The nanny-state soft drink thing was because he’d been in office 10 years already, and had done all the important necessary and useful things. He was floundering for something else something else what else can I do… and there was nothing meaningful to do. So he turned his attention to something trivial.

He didn’t think of universal pre-k (which DeBlasio was able to do in year one).

He didn’t think about solving the MTA issues with capital construction costs (and you’d think a business guy who values numbers would try to figure that out). He didn’t think of how to improve affordable housing. He didn’t think of ways to improve job growth or making the city more affordable overall. He didn’t think to envision a new approach to how people use streets and make them safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, or to give buses priority over cars to get more people moving faster.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 9:59:31am
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Interesting Times  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:00:38am

re: #119 JordanRules

Yes!!!! Failure of imagination is a problem I have with a lot of Dems.

And there’s already precedent for this sort of thing at the state level (except, of course, the WV GOPers did it for bullshit, self-serving partisan reasons - Dems can easily get around that by only going after Kavanaugh and Thomas, both of whom have enough skeezy behavior in their background to justify impeachment).

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:01:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:02:56am
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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:03:19am
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:03:20am

re: #122 lawhawk

He didn’t think of universal pre-k (which DeBlasio was able to do in year one).

He didn’t think about solving the MTA issues with capital construction costs (and you’d think a business guy who values numbers would try to figure that out). He didn’t think of how to improve affordable housing. He didn’t think of ways to improve job growth or making the city more affordable overall. He didn’t think to envision a new approach to how people use streets and make them safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, or to give buses priority over cars to get more people moving faster.

Good list! I couldn’t speak to it since I’m not from or have ever lived there. I imagine there are some climate change mitigation things he could’ve done too.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:03:55am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

“video by Cassandra Fairbanks”

lol, these people can’t even stage a believable set-up confrontation

I can’t seem to find the Jerry-George slap-fight from Seinfeld—sure thought it used to be on Ute Oob.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:05:27am
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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:05:28am

re: #128 JordanRules

He did have some proposals and the city has been largely following that blueprint, by trying to use wetlands to prevent flooding, and taking steps in wake of Sandy.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:05:43am

re: #107 JordanRules

I don’t think that’s a tough question.

It is for Lindsey…as tough as he can manage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:07:52am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:09:12am

re: #130 JordanRules

Make the schools out of brick instead of paper?

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:09:28am

re: #107 JordanRules

I don’t think that’s a tough question.

It is for a kool-aid drinking wingnut

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:10:55am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:11:48am

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

No, no, no, no, no they are not “assault rifles” they’re just very high-power rifles with a lot of power for hunting terrorists.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:13:13am

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bob Cesca ✔
@bobcesca_go
A shrunken thumb with a beard shouldn’t make fun of anyone else’s appearance. @RealAlexJones

Alex Jones at age 10. Today.

Yo Republicans…this is what Jones thinks of you.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:13:32am

Those supplements Jones is on must be chock full of lead. JFC. This is the guy Twitter goes to bat for.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:14:08am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:15:57am

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Here we go:

Giphy

Not moving? OK, I give up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:20:22am
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:21:04am

I really wish we would listen when a state rejects one of their own. But Manafort and the cult of Trump eclipsed any actual reflection on the 2 most important Government offices I suppose.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:22:32am
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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:22:33am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’d love to see someone put Jones on his stumpy little ass.

I’d pay to see that.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:22:59am

Just saw at ESPN Nike is running their “Just Do It” themed ad tomorrow night during the NFL season-opener game featuring all the different athletes which includes Colin Kaepernick.

They sure don’t seem to be scared to kick the hornets nest.

I imagine there will be tons of wingnut tweets swearing off the NFL and how they will never ever watch another game.

And then they will tune in to some college games this weekend and Nike will run the same ad during the bigger games.

So they will wait until the baseball playoffs…or the start of the NBA season…and Nike will be there too.

Sports is over in America!!!

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:23:34am

re: #144 Amory Blaine

Signed, Epshteyn’s mother

Sinclair’s Boris Epshteyn Admits He Signed NDA Promising Not to Disparage Trump

Upding for the Kotter reference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:26:44am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:27:20am
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Mike Lamb  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:28:22am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In his confrontation with Rubio, Jones says Infowars is “bigger than ever”. Which totally explains why he’s pathetically screaming for attention in the halls of the Senate building.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:28:56am

Hmmmm…

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:30:07am

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

Has a Supreme Court justice ever been recalled after being appointed to the bench?

Samuel Chase was impeached and acquitted in 1805, and remained on the bench. Abe Fortas resigned under threat of impeachment in 1969.

States… it’s happened several times, always for purely partisan reasons. (they voted to allow gay marriage! they don’t support the death penalty! they ruled against our gerrymandered map!)

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:30:23am

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good for the Parkland kids.

Someone around here made a comment a week or two ago they thought they had lost their mojo and fallen off the radar.

Doesn’t look like it. I think they’ve done what they should do…GOTV first…get some donations and then attack the last month.

I expect to see them more in a week or two.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:31:00am

re: #146 ObserverArt

Just saw at ESPN Nike is running their “Just Do It” themed ad tomorrow night during the NFL season-opener game featuring all the different athletes which includes Colin Kaepernick.

They sure don’t seem to be scared to kick the hornets nest.

I imagine there will be tons of wingnut tweets swearing off the NFL and how they will never ever watch another game.

And then they will tune in to some college games this weekend and Nike will run the same ad during the bigger games.

So they will wait until the baseball playoffs…or the start of the NBA season…and Nike will be there too.

Sports is over in America!!!

Conservatives: We hate political correctness! People should be free to express themselves and say whatever they want and not need to conform to society!

Also conservatives: Argh NIKE signed that Kap guy who doesn’t stand for National anthem I’m going to boycott Nike forever and burn the sneakers I have in protest, how dare NIKE go against America?!

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:31:19am

re: #151 lawhawk

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Hmmmm…

Swiftboat Karma

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:31:24am

re: #150 Mike Lamb

In his confrontation with Rubio, Jones says Infowars is “bigger than ever”. Which totally explains why he’s pathetically screaming for attention in the halls of the Senate building.

He’s learning from Trump.

Trump it up Alex…

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:31:51am

This Gabriel Sherman piece about the reaction to Woodward’s book inside the White House is insane. Choice quotes:

The book by the veteran White House chronicler portrays Donald Trump as an unhinged and ill-informed commander in chief surrounded by aides who doubt his intelligence and question his fitness for office. “It’s pandemonium. He literally isn’t talking to anyone. He’s canceled meetings and is on the phone calling up his friends,” one source said.

[…]

Woodward’s book isn’t officially on sale until next week, and aides fear how Trump will react as more embarrassing bits are reported. “It’s bad and it’s going to get worse,” a former West Wing staffer said. An outside adviser added, “Everybody on the inside knows it’s true. It’s just Fox News people who don’t want to admit how crazy he is.”

Even Trump’s family is concerned the president is in deep trouble. After attending John McCain’s funeral, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump told Trump he needs to get control of himself.

Unreal.

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Teukka  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:32:41am

Political drawings break:

Swedish Plants: SD-hepatica with its characteristic brown roots.
Anemone hepatica (common hepatica, liverwort, kidneywort, pennywort) is the party symbol of the Sweden Democrats.
H/T: Daniel Bragman.
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EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:38:16am

re: #158 Teukka

Unfortunately, that swastika in the roots looks to be deliberate.

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Teukka  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:39:06am

re: #159 EPR-radar

Unfortunately, that swastika in the roots looks to be deliberate.

It is deliberate, it’s a political drawing :D

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Teddy's Person  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:39:29am

re: #130 JordanRules

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Yes, let’s make grade schoolers battle-scarred warriors. JFC

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:40:41am

No money for lunches and air conditioning, plenty for arms contractors though.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:41:53am

re: #157 makeitstop

This Gabriel Sherman piece about the reaction to Woodward’s book inside the White House is insane. Choice quotes:

Unreal.

Sounds like things are really gonna blow up after the elections in November. He’s threatening to fire Kelly and Mattis and probably others, even Kellyanne could be on the firing line.

I hope he loses it…even before the elections. These elections need to pound him and the Republican party hard…bigle’ even.

And if Mueller dumps his report and it is extremely critical the combination of a bad election and a damning report could force the Republican’s hand.

Hoping anyway…but surly we are heading to a blow-out in November.

Buckle up…and get the flack jackets out.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:43:07am

re: #159 EPR-radar

They call that root rot.

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:45:31am

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOL. I thought that all of the pills and stuff that is Jones peddling was supposed make him buff ?

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:48:14am

re: #161 Teddy’s Person

Yes, let’s make grade schoolers battle-scarred warriors. JFC

I thought they wanted to go back to “better” times, like the 50s.
That’s not how schools were in the 50s.

Well except when they had to be forced to segregate, they got pretty hardened by the National Guard for a bit.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:48:49am
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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:49:41am

re: #157 makeitstop

This Gabriel Sherman piece about the reaction to Woodward’s book inside the White House is insane. Choice quotes:

Unreal.

I’m going to have to buy this book next week.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:51:51am
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451_Montag  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:53:16am

re: #168 Big Beautiful Door

Pre ordered from Amazon for the kindle.

Fairly excited for it.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:53:48am

re: #163 ObserverArt

Sounds like things are really gonna blow up after the elections in November. He’s threatening to fire Kelly and Mattis and probably others, even Kellyanne could be on the firing line.

I hope he loses it…even before the elections. These elections need to pound him and the Republican party hard…bigle’ even.

And if Mueller dumps his report and it is extremely critical the combination of a bad election and a damning report could force the Republican’s hand.

Hoping anyway…but surly we are heading to a blow-out in November.

Buckle up…and get the flack jackets out.

The GOP is likely to keep the Senate, maybe even gain a seat or two, which will save his ars until 2020.

But even winning the House would make me supremely happy.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:54:02am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:56:14am
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:57:18am

Jack Dorsey has a nose ring.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2018 • 10:59:19am
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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:01:06am

re: #174 Charles Johnson

Jack Dorsey has a nose ring.

Douche Chill

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:03:41am
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stpaulbear  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:04:11am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

GOOD.

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Lidane  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:04:41am

Jerome Corsi’s day just went to shit:

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:05:32am
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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:07:43am
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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:09:14am
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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:09:58am

re: #174 Charles Johnson

Jack Dorsey has a nose ring.

It makes it easier for the conservatives to lead him around by.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:10:16am

re: #177 Kragar

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Larry Klayman?! OMFG!!!

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:11:31am

re: #174 Charles Johnson

Jack Dorsey has a nose ring.

All the better to be led around by Nazis, amirite?

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:14:28am

re: #143 JordanRules

more pleasing to his god and corporate sponsors

Why are the being redundant?

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:14:52am

re: #182 Kragar

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Defense attorney Gregory Vega wrote a letter to the Department of Justice complaining that prosecutors had notified him that they have photos of an intoxicated Hunter and some of those women.

“While there may be evidence of infidelity, irresponsibility or alcohol dependence, once properly understood, the underlying facts do not equate to criminal activity,” Vega wrote.

Very true. But what it does equate to, is the Mrs cutting a plea deal and waiving her spousal privilege to testify against him.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:15:30am

re: #182 Kragar

“He’s already been forgiven so shutup evil libtards.”

/

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:16:17am

re: #182 Kragar

NOT ILLEGAL! NOT A CRIME!!!!

/

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:18:55am

re: #188 Sir John Barron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:20:41am

LOL (Kentucky folks will understand)

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:22:07am

re: #190 Kragar

Witch Hunt! 17 Angry Democrats!1

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:22:13am

re: #177 Kragar

And now all I can think is Aretha singing…

You make me feel….
You make me feel…
You make me feel like A Natural Person…..

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:22:31am

I can’t watch the Kavanaugh hearing. It’s a sham. He’s going to be confirmed no matter what happens in this hearing, and it’s absolutely maddening.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:23:12am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:24:09am

re: #179 Lidane

Jerome Corsi’s day just went to shit:

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(Insert ‘Zim’s Best Evil Laugh’ video here)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:24:48am
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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:24:54am
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:27:15am

Here comes the Conservatives protesting, burning their Levi jeans in 3, 2, 1…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:27:23am

is this social media hearing the one that Rage Furby supposedly got a Senate subpoena to testify?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:28:00am

re: #198 Kragar

Well, ya gotta know the important stuff before you answer.

/

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:29:47am

But don’t hold them responsible for their votes. That’s vote-shaming and it will make them stay home and sulk while the country burns.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:31:05am

re: #167 Charles Johnson

Alex Jones looks like he’s wearing a loaner jacket from Fuddruckers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:31:10am

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

is this social media hearing the one that Rage Furby supposedly got a Senate subpoena to testify?

“I woulld remind the witness that he is under oath, and must answer the question, and answer truthfully, or face charges of perjury. Did you, or did you not shit on the floor?”

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Citizen K  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:32:14am

re: #197 Charles Johnson

“Both Sides Same Thing” “Teach The Controversy” bullshit. It’s golden mean pablum putting all ideas on an even keel even when some are provably bunk or provably dangerous.

It’s the absolute success of both siderism. And the only ones who win are the assholes peddling the snake oil.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:32:57am
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jaunte  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:33:09am
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:33:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:33:30am

never mind, I just googled it and the subpoena was supposedly for the Russia investigation.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:34:01am

WINNING ! ! !

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:35:31am

re: #202 Blind Frog Belly White

But don’t hold them responsible for their votes. That’s vote-shaming and it will make them stay home and sulk while the country burns.

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It’s a free country and my vote for a third party counts even if it fucks everyone and me over. It’s not my fault…I am only one vote. Get better candidates…blah blah, the fuckity blah.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:37:08am

re: #211 ObserverArt

You forgot, “MY vote needs to be EARNED!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:37:51am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

WINNING ! ! !

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Hoocoocanode?

(raises hand)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:39:26am
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:40:23am

re: #214 Charles Johnson

Why would the GOP ask about its constituents?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:40:44am

It’s not a nightmare if it’s actually happening

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:43:34am
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CongoJack  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:43:57am

re: #216 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s not a nightmare if it’s actually happening

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Ah holy shit.

If I lived in Philly I’d be suing the zoo to pay for my moving costs. I’d be out of there right now or I’d be starting to light fires for the “cleansing.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:45:56am
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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:45:58am

It sure does appear the Republican party can only offer damaged assholes as candidates these days. I guess that is what happens when you chase off anyone that was even slightly moderate. You end up with scum.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:46:51am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Maybe the had an open marriage”

Well, apparently HE did.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:47:37am

re: #216 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s not a nightmare if it’s actually happening

If you see this 6-eyed sand spider that is highly venomous, please let the Philadelphia insectarium know. The spider, along with 7,000 other creepy-crawlies, have gone missing.

again, framing is everything

the spider along with 7,000 OTHER…. did not “go missing”

they dont have thumbs. they had help

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Jay C  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:48:11am

re: #194 Charles Johnson

I can’t watch the Kavanaugh hearing. It’s a sham. He’s going to be confirmed no matter what happens in this hearing, and it’s absolutely maddening.

Absolutely.
It’s the utter abandonment of any pretense of serious interrogation of a SCOTUS (for-life) appointee in favor of the politics of “Fuck You”.
Played out on a national stage by a Senate “Majority” of just two seats.

Welcome to the 21st Century…..

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:48:20am

re: #216 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s not a nightmare if it’s actually happening

[If you see this 6-eyed sand spider that is highly venomous, please let the Philadelphia insectarium know.]

The arachnid may have resented the ‘insectarium’ location.

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Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:49:16am

re: #218 CongoJack

Ah holy shit.

If I lived in Philly I’d be suing the zoo to pay for my moving costs. I’d be out of there right now or I’d be starting to light fires for the “cleansing.”

Zoo not liable. They didn’t escape. They were stolen. Cops are looking at 3 ex-employees

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:50:50am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:51:48am

re: #219 Charles Johnson

Save the conservatives on social media! Affirmative Action for Conservatives on Twitter!!

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:52:45am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Prosecutors allege Hunter spent campaign donation money on at least five women, as marital infidelity whispers swirl

what started as misappropriate of campaign finances NOW is about infidelity AND campaign finances
just like trump

the R’s will focus on the affairs, say it’s no big deal, personal life and all that
just like trump

in hunter’s case it looks like he spent campaign cash
in trump’s case, it was in kind contributions that were not reported to the campaign/fec

they will sink or swim together

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:53:11am

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, apparently HE did.

Maybe he was just asking these fine ladies to have children for him and his wife or something (cough, Franks, cough).

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:54:18am

re: #197 Charles Johnson

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That’s just his excuse to let things continue as is while he provides aide and comfort to the nazi’s of the alt-right. He is one of them and Twitter is their vehicle in the end. Twitter can not be salvaged in the long run.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:54:51am

re: #220 ObserverArt

It sure does appear the Republican party can only offer damaged assholes as candidates these days. I guess that is what happens when you chase off anyone that was even slightly moderate. You end up with scum.

this is what happens
the sane R’s wont run as a D, so they stay out of politics
that leaves the fruitcakes and criminals to fill the vacuum

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:54:52am

re: #229 Sir John Barron

Maybe he was just asking these fine ladies to have children for him and his wife or something (cough, Franks, cough).

“But first we’re gonna have …. tryouts.”

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:55:02am

re: #228 dangerman

what started as misappropriate of campaign finances NOW is about infidelity AND campaign finances
just like trump

the R’s will focus on the affairs, say it’s no big deal, personal life and all that
just like trump

in hunter’s case it looks like he spent campaign cash
in trump’s case, it was in kind contributions that were not reported to the campaign/fec

they will sink or swim together

Deep state which hunt what about Dems and Hillary?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:55:48am
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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:58:07am

re: #223 Jay C

Absolutely.
It’s the utter abandonment of any pretense of serious interrogation of a SCOTUS (for-life) appointee in favor of the politics of “Fuck You”.
Played out on a national stage by a Senate “Majority” of just two seats.

Welcome to the 21st Century…..

look at the majority (no not all) votes since Hoover

Most of those who were confirmed were not nearly partisan votes

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 11:59:32am

re: #225 Bubblehead II

Zoo not liable. They didn’t escape. They were stolen. Cops are looking at 3 ex-employees

like i said - a whole different story than “went missing”

arachnapped?

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gocart mozart  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:01:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:03:04pm
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Interesting Times  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:05:21pm

re: #238 Charles Johnson

I think this article from last year, though it doesn’t specifically name them, goes a long way toward explaining the phenomenon (i.e. why the tech bro bigwigs seem so maddeningly, willfully obtuse):

The historian Henry Adams was being metaphorical, not medical, when he described power as “a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies.” But that’s not far from where Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, ended up after years of lab and field experiments. Subjects under the influence of power, he found in studies spanning two decades, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people’s point of view.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:06:05pm

re: #230 William Lewis

That’s just his excuse to let things continue as is while he provides aide and comfort to the nazi’s of the alt-right. He is one of them and Twitter is their vehicle in the end. Twitter can not be salvaged in the long run.

I really don’t think Dorsey is sympathetic to Nazis. It’s worse. He’s blind to the damage they cause.

He’s a privileged, rich white guy and only sees what affects him. Which is pretty much nothing.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:06:56pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:09:32pm

re: #208 Charles Johnson

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I want one.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:09:48pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:09:54pm
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:10:04pm

re: #241 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I bet, if he started a gofundme (I know you can’t start one to cover legal issues), it would earn a few thousand dollars to pay that fine.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:11:12pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Almost everyone=Him, Junior, Ivanka, Jared, Junior’s new ex-Fox News squeeze.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:11:48pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“I’m tough as hell on people”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:11:54pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Why, that doesn’t sound crazily defensive AT ALL!!
//////

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:12:07pm

I’m making apple strudel. Should I use:
1. Hand-stretched, handmade dough (I will need opioids to get through this)
2. Pre-made frozen phyllo sheets

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:13:10pm

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

I’m making apple strudel. Should I use:
1. Hand-stretched, handmade dough (I will need opioids to get through this)
2. Pre-made frozen phyllo sheets

Premade.

Even the experts tend to use it because of the time/effort to make a good dough.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:14:13pm

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

I’m making apple strudel. Should I use:
1. Hand-stretched, handmade dough (I will need opioids to get through this)
2. Pre-made frozen phyllo sheets

I use premade biscuit dough when I make chicken and duplings because the quality-to-ease-of-making ratio is huge. I would go with 2.

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Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:14:14pm

re: #236 dangerman

like i said - a whole different story than “went missing”

arachnapped?

Probably insecticide in the 1st degree.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:14:17pm

re: #240 Charles Johnson

I really don’t think Dorsey is sympathetic to Nazis. It’s worse. He’s blind to the damage they cause.

He’s a privileged, rich white guy and only sees what affects him. Which is pretty much nothing.

There’s also a heavy dose of libertarian idealism at play, or at least a half assed hypocritical nod to the laissez faire, freshman philosophy 101 student version of libertarianism that dominates the Silicon Valley egregore. They believe that “good ideas” always win out because axiomatically they must have good ideas and they’re at the top of the current economy.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:18:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:18:05pm

Also, what’s with that stupid shirt?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:21:07pm

Man, these jackasses.

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:23:22pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:23:37pm
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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:23:43pm

re: #237 gocart mozart

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:25:54pm

re: #238 Charles Johnson

They think every problem with their platforms can be solved with algorithms, data analytics and focus groups.

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EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:26:09pm

re: #216 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Who the hell would want to get close enough to that thing to count how many eyes it has?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:27:42pm

re: #261 EPR-radar

Who the hell would want to get close enough to that thing to count how many eyes it has?

Telescopic lenses FTW!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:28:18pm

I wish I wasn’t right so often

Police: Mother of ‘missing’ 2-year-old left son to die in woods

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:29:38pm

re: #184 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Larry Klayman?! OMFG!!!

We are now completely in the Bizarro World.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:29:53pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:31:02pm

re: #260 Eclectic Cyborg

They think every problem with their platforms can be solved with algorithms, data analytics and focus groups.

The techbro CEOs aren’t that stupid. They are just hoping that they can sell this algorithm bullshit as a substitute for the hard work of cleaning out their versions of the Augean stables.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:34:31pm

re: #238 Charles Johnson

Starting to think techbros are more dangerous to American democracy than the alt-right.

anyone who finds him/herself with unanticipated power thrust upon them

they are usually totally unprepared for it because they’re now managing an entirely different metric than whatever was the thinking and thing that got them there in the first place

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:35:10pm

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, apparently HE did.

I can see why he had to steal money from his campaign. Supporting 5 mistresses and a wife. He should be running a cult in Utah.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:35:10pm
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Jay C  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:35:19pm

re: #266 EPR-radar

The techbro CEOs aren’t that stupid. They are just hoping that they can sell this algorithm bullshit as a substitute for the hard work of cleaning out their versions of the Augean stables.

WTF?

Those “tech bros” built and stocked the stables, jammed in as much livestock as they could; consciously skimped on hiring enough muckers-out or stablehands in general, and then try to blame anybody else they can think of for the stench .

And it’s obvious that Hercules is on (a lengthy) vacation….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:35:27pm

re: #265 Charles Johnson

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Genuine stupidity beats Artificial Intelligence every time.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:35:32pm

re: #263 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I wish I wasn’t right so often

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Makes me wonder.
Did she masculinize herself when describing the “assailant’ or, did the cops have their artist lead her that way, already believing she was lying

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:36:20pm

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

I’m making apple strudel. Should I use:
1. Hand-stretched, handmade dough (I will need opioids to get through this)
2. Pre-made frozen phyllo sheets

B - you deserve a break

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:36:24pm

Yeah, we knew this was coming.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:36:54pm

re: #252 Bubblehead II

Probably insecticide in the 1st degree.

i left that out there for someone to scoop up ;-)

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:37:18pm

The screenplay for our reality is being written by the Sharknado people I swear.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:38:04pm

re: #274 lawhawk

Yeah, we knew this was coming.

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Mad Dog leaving on the Night Train to see the Thunderbird at Boone’s Farm.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:38:37pm

re: #274 lawhawk

Yeah, we knew this was coming.

[Embedded content]

1. General Disarray
2. General Paresis
3. Major Disaster
4. Admiral Appliance
5. That General guy with the moustache from the General Tire ads.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:38:54pm

re: #270 Jay C

WTF?

Those “tech bros” built and stocked the stables, jammed in as much livestock as they could; consciously skimped on hiring enough muckers-out or stablehands in general, and then try to blame anybody else they can think of for the stench .

And it’s obvious that Hercules is on (a lengthy) vacation….

And to fix that is hard work. I think y’all are saying the same thing essentially.

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Jay C  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:39:17pm

re: #274 lawhawk

Yeah, we knew this was coming.

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Gen. Jack D. Ripper available from retirement, perhaps?

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plansbandc  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:40:00pm

re: #254 Dave In Austin

That is a lovely piece of art.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:40:03pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:40:22pm

re: #280 Jay C

Gen. Jack D. Ripper available from retirement, perhaps?

He’s dead, but I think Gen. Buck Turgidson is right up Trump’s alley.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:40:55pm

re: #274 lawhawk

Yeah, we knew this was coming.

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Had a feeling after the Woodward reveals and the subsequent hostage letter that this would resurface again pretty quickly.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:41:04pm

re: #260 Eclectic Cyborg

They think every problem with their platforms can be solved with algorithms, data analytics and focus groups.

kinda what i said below, er above, er…

the smarts that got them to where they are no longer serve because they are no longer relevant to their new tasks (i mean unless jack wants to work in the programming dept)

they need a new skill set for their new roles and (i think) they dont and wont see that

it’s common for people who think they are smart at one thing think they are smart at everything

try giving some kind of sport lessons to a ‘successful’ doctor or lawyer

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:41:18pm

re: #278 Blind Frog Belly White

1. General Disarray
2. General Paresis
3. Major Disaster
4. Admiral Appliance
5. That General guy with the moustache from the General Tire ads.

You left out Private Practice.

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plansbandc  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:42:17pm
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:42:20pm

The thing jack and others are missing is that their hope of creating an umbiased machine learning system has already been proven to be a near-impossible dream.

But, really, jack just doesn’t want to spend the money. And as long as we stay on twitter (and I have an account), we’re encouraging him.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:43:06pm
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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:43:22pm

re: #259 BeachDem

Upding for “jabronies”.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:43:52pm

re: #286 Scottish Dragon

You left out Private Practice.

“Since Marine doesn’t appeal to you, how about Rear Admiral?”

“Too salty! I prefer General?”

“With, or without his Privates?”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:44:18pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:44:41pm
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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:44:55pm

re: #278 Blind Frog Belly White

1. General Disarray
2. General Paresis
3. Major Disaster
4. Admiral Appliance
5. That General guy with the moustache from the General Tire ads.

Did you mean the General from General Insurance?

I don’t think General Tire is in business anymore. I think they were bought out and the name parked.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:44:56pm

re: #278 Blind Frog Belly White

1. General Disarray
2. General Paresis
3. Major Disaster
4. Admiral Appliance
5. That General guy with the moustache from the General Tire ads.

dis general guy:

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:45:55pm

Nancy Pelosi again demonstrates that the Democrats are determined to prove to the very serious people that they are fiscally responsible, while Republicans just deliver the goodies to their fatcat donors without any regard for the budget deficit.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:45:57pm

LSS
kids loiter/drop trash, dick head puts up fence, Police called, county surveyed property, fence was on county right of way, fence taken down
piece of crap doesn’t get his way

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:46:03pm

For those of you who thought that pizza with pineapple was somehow sacriligeous, feast your clenching stomachs on this:

Yep. That’s pizza with mustard, deli meats and a crust made out of Pure Evil.

Enjoy.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:46:40pm

re: #279 JordanRules

And to fix that is hard work. I think y’all are saying the same thing essentially.

AND a different sort of work.

‘it’s not why we built this thing’

we didnt think we’d have to be, you know, responsible about it

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:47:08pm

re: #274 lawhawk

Yeah, we knew this was coming.

DJT in an hour:
Fake News! Mattis doing great, he loves me! Mattis will stay as long as I’m POTUS. We’re MAGA!

DJT in two weeks:
We wish Gen Mattis a fun and safe retirement, please help me welcome our new MAGA defense chief, General Michael Flynn, who everyone loves and everyone says will do a great job.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:47:09pm

re: #294 ObserverArt

Did you mean the General from General Insurance?

I don’t think General Tire is in business anymore. I think they were bought out and the name parked.

You may be right. The pitch is so dated, I don’t even remember who it’s for.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:47:28pm

re: #295 dangerman

dis general guy:

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1 second!

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:48:20pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL (Kentucky folks will understand)

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I saw Gatewood on the street once when I lived in Lexington. It took me a second to recall who it was, but LOL.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:48:36pm

re: #298 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

For those of you who thought that pizza with pineapple was somehow sacriligeous, feast your clenching stomachs on this:

[Embedded content]

Yep. That’s pizza with mustard, deli meats and a crust made out of Pure Evil.

Enjoy.

Once you’ve replaced every pizza ingredient with something else, it’s not pizza.

305
lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:48:43pm

re: #298 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Not a pizza.

It’s a savory torte.

306
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:50:06pm

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

307
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:51:19pm
308
dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:52:04pm

re: #298 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

For those of you who thought that pizza with pineapple was somehow sacriligeous, feast your clenching stomachs on this:

[Embedded content]

Yep. That’s pizza with mustard, deli meats and a crust made out of Pure Evil.

Enjoy.

not pizza

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:52:10pm
310
Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:52:26pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

[Embedded content]

Time for another rally, STAT!!! He’s getting ready to nuke something.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:53:20pm

re: #304 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Once you’ve replaced every pizza ingredient with something else, it’s not pizza.

winner

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:53:43pm

re: #303 Barefoot Grin

I saw Gatewood on the street once when I lived in Lexington. It took me a second to recall who it was, but LOL.

There was a corner dive restaurant next to the old courthouse where him and the other lawyers would hang out and have breakfast and coffee. I saw him there many times when I was doing child support cases in Lexington.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:54:19pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Someone is trying to blow the whistle really loudly. I have to wonder just what they are trying to avert given the midterms are on the horizon.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:54:37pm

re: #276 goddamnedfrank

The screenplay for our reality is being written by the Sharknado people I swear.

[Embedded content]

It’s literally the first chapter of the Nora Roberts novel “Year One” (except in her book the plague plane carrying “The Doom” virus is Heathrow to JFK)

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:54:57pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:55:03pm

re: #297 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

LSS
kids loiter/drop trash, dick head puts up fence, Police called, county surveyed property, fence was on county right of way, fence taken down
piece of crap doesn’t get his way

[Embedded content]

I can understand his reasoning. There’s an ice cream truck that used to stop in front of our house on school day afternoons. Little bastards would stand all over our plants and leave wrappers and shit stuffed into the hedge that runs between yards.

When we had a big tree in the yard, we put a bunch of ‘Baby Head’ sized stones around it. Some fucking school kids were BOWLING THEM across the busy boulevard we live on.

We once put a Secretary’s Return (drawer-less desk on casters) out for anyone to take. Little fuckers were RIDING IT DOWN THE STREET, till the casters broke off.

We had a dumpster out front once, and a friend put out a set of glass shower doors with a ‘Free’ sign. Fucking kids smashed it. Glass all over the fucking sidewalk. Turns out I was in the garage at the time and heard them do it. I chased them down the street and damn near caught one, till I thought, “Okay, what are you gonna do with him?”

School kids suck.*

* Clearly, not all. Not even most. Not even more than a very few. But those few make me wish for an electric fence.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:56:20pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

[Embedded content]

why does there need to be a ‘resistance inside the trump administration’?

accepting that idea is where the problem starts
thinking it’s a good idea? wow.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:56:44pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

An actual DJT appointee or a ‘deep stater’?

I’d be wary of something like this, wouldn’t be beyond this WH to dangle something like this out for the “fake news media” and then reveal it was all a trap.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:57:17pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

[Embedded content]

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:57:20pm

re: #298 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

For those of you who thought that pizza with pineapple was somehow sacriligeous, feast your clenching stomachs on this:

[Embedded content]

Yep. That’s pizza with mustard, deli meats and a crust made out of Pure Evil.

Enjoy.

Way to much mustard.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:57:21pm
322
goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:58:06pm

WHAT IS HAPPENING!

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:58:28pm

re: #298 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

For those of you who thought that pizza with pineapple was somehow sacriligeous, feast your clenching stomachs on this:

[Embedded content]

Yep. That’s pizza with mustard, deli meats and a crust made out of Pure Evil.

Enjoy.

I’d do it.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:58:36pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

[Embedded content]

In all seriousness, if this was written by an actual senior administration official, the Trumptanic is sinking fast.

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Interesting Times  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:58:37pm

re: #313 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Someone is trying to blow the whistle really loudly. I have to wonder just what they are trying to avert given the midterms are on the horizon.

There’s more than enough permanent damage that could be done between now and then, the Kavanaugh conjob being only one example.

326
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:58:41pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

[Embedded content]

Fuck me. As Rick Wilson says, “Grandpa Ranty’s gonna be LIT

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:59:06pm

re: #313 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Someone is trying to blow the whistle really loudly. I have to wonder just what they are trying to avert given the midterms are on the horizon.

not too loudly

they are trying to blow the whistle and keep their job

if you think this kind of ‘resistance’ is good, and necessary
you quit, leave, and start screaming from the rooftops
you scream that the man is incompetent and here’s proof……

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:59:21pm
329
wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:59:31pm

re: #321 Single-handed sailor

[Trump: : “If it happens it happens. If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything.”]

Anything except face reality.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 12:59:44pm

re: #324 Dr Lizardo

In all seriousness, if this was written by an actual senior administration official, the Trumptanic is sinking fast.

The NYT specifically says they know who it is. Whatever else they might do, I’m pretty sure they vetted this to hell and gone.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:00:01pm
332
dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:00:01pm

re: #315 JordanRules

I can’t imagine anything more finely engineered to drive the president absolutely mad than that op-ed.

failing nyt
the op-ed page?

he wont even know about it
until someone points it out to him
on twitter maybe?

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:00:04pm

re: #315 JordanRules

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:00:40pm

re: #324 Dr Lizardo

In all seriousness, if this was written by an actual senior administration official, the Trumptanic is sinking fast.

Good.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:01:13pm

re: #327 dangerman

fair enough.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:01:15pm

re: #331 JordanRules

“Got on board getting him out of office and Garland into the Supreme Court, and we’ll alk about divisiveness.”

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:01:54pm
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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:02:19pm

re: #327 dangerman

not too loudly

they are trying to blow the whistle and keep their job

if you think this kind of ‘resistance’ is good, and necessary
you quit, leave, and start screaming from the rooftops
you scream that the man is incompetent and here’s proof……

It was written by the guy who carries the nuclear football. //

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:02:20pm

re: #322 goddamnedfrank

WHAT IS HAPPENING!

[Embedded content]

I’ll bet Pence wrote it.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:02:24pm

re: #298 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

For those of you who thought that pizza with pineapple was somehow sacriligeous, feast your clenching stomachs on this:

[Embedded content]

Yep. That’s pizza with mustard, deli meats and a crust made out of Pure Evil.

Enjoy.

I’m OK with it and honestly …

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:02:54pm

re: #332 dangerman

failing nyt
the op-ed page?

he wont even know about it
until someone points it out to him
on twitter maybe?

Steven Miller will be happy to. Or one of his friends who he talks to on the phone rather than running the country. He does actually look for himself in the Times though. Not sure how much he reads but he always knows who gives him good or bad press. It’s been his thing for decades. Everybody in NY media knows this.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:03:07pm
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Interesting Times  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:04:09pm

re: #333 Scottish Dragon

[Embedded content]

Agree. I just read it and am thoroughly underwhelmed. It reads like something written by an all-talk, no-action “never-trumper” like Flake.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:04:25pm

re: #342 Charles Johnson

They just don’t want to be the first, because the backstabbing that is obvious in that place, it’s just as likely they’d end up a knife storage device.

Edited.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:04:48pm

re: #339 Barefoot Grin

I’ll bet Pence wrote it.

LOLOL that’d be some straight-up comedy gold!

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:04:56pm

re: #318 Sir John Barron

An actual DJT appointee or a ‘deep stater’?

I’d be wary of something like this, wouldn’t be beyond this WH to dangle something like this out for the “fake news media” and then reveal it was all a trap.

It says a “senior administration official” and it seems consistent with what Woodward is saying in his book.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:05:02pm

re: #307 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

The call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:06:14pm

re: #321 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]

Go ahead Donald, make my day.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:06:27pm

Odds on who the senior official is:
Kelly: 8-1
Mattis: 2-1
Carson: no odds (he’s captain oblivious)
Chao: 5-2 (she’s one of the few competent nominations, and knows process better than most - and her marriage to McConnell means she has insights others don’t).
Perry: 12-1
Pence: 16-1 (mother, may I become POTUS?)
Jared: no odds
Ivanka: breathlessly whispers 20-1 because she’s getting too old for this shit.
Pompeo: 24-1
Mnuchin: 30-1 (he’s looking at developing this as a movie though)
Sessions: no odds (Southern strategy)
Zinke: 30-1 (corrupt as fuck, but not jeopardizing his role in right wing fever swamps for years to come)
Perdue: 30-1
Ross: 8-1 (if I’m going down, I’m taking you with me).
Acosta: 10-1
Azar: 30-1 (just a bit more time and I can sabotage Obamacare and health coverage for all)
DeVos: 45-1 (her odds would be worse, but she can’t count that high).
Wilkie: no odds (new guy)
Nielsen: 12-1 (ICE ICE BABY!)
Coats: 2-1 (I know what you’ve done. I know everything).
Haley: 20-1

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:06:45pm

re: #339 Barefoot Grin

I’ll bet Pence wrote it.

He only writes in Bible verse.

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:06:47pm

re: #306 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, this should be an entertaining evening

[Embedded content]

He’s gonna have a fuckin’ cow.

(And then after dinner he’ll rage-tweet.)

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:06:47pm

re: #324 Dr Lizardo

In all seriousness, if this was written by an actual senior administration official, the Trumptanic is sinking fast.

I wouldn’t think the NY Times would lie about that.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:06:57pm

re: #341 JordanRules

Steven Miller will be happy to. Or one of his friends who he talks to on the phone rather than running the country. He does actually look for himself in the Times though. Not sure how much he reads but he always knows who gives him good or bad press. It’s been his thing for decades. Everybody in NY media knows this.

yeah but he’s gotta get through lots of pages to get to the weekday op-ed page ;-)

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:07:37pm

re: #342 Charles Johnson

So basically, everyone around Trump knows he’s totally unfit to be president, but they’re doing their best to hide it because he’s helping them push through far right policies.

They’re enablers.

your work here is done
take the afternoon off

355
TedStriker  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:08:06pm

re: #342 Charles Johnson

Complicit opportunists, all.

356
Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:08:14pm

Hey Charles! What ya doing with your secret lair?

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:08:32pm

re: #344 Belafon

They just don’t want to be the first, because the backstabbing that is obvious in that place, it’s just as likely they’d be a knife storage.

so cowards, one and all

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Jay C  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:08:53pm

re: #300 Sir John Barron

DJT in an hour:
Fake News! Mattis doing great, he loves me! Mattis will stay as long as I’m POTUS. We’re MAGA!

DJT in two weeks:
We wish Gen Mattis a fun and safe retirement, please help me welcome our new MAGA defense chief, General Michael Flynn, who everyone loves and everyone says will do a great job.

Yeah, so: anyone think the Moron-in-Chief knows that any new SoD would have to be confirmed by the Senate? Or that he sees it as just another “coffee-boy” position?

359
ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:09:13pm

I turned on MSNBC to watch a bit of Nicole but they have the Kavanaugh hearings on instead.

I noticed the woman who was allegedly throwing gang signs is there again. It seems she has consciously tried to do something else with her hands and arms.

Has that been the case all day?

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:09:14pm
361
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:09:33pm
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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:11:27pm
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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:11:31pm
364
Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:12:04pm

re: #349 lawhawk

It was either Kelly or Mattis.

365
Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:12:17pm
366
sagehen  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:12:23pm

re: #304 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Once you’ve replaced every pizza ingredient with something else, it’s not pizza.

Are you sure?

‘Cause if you replace every plank and nail in a boat, it’s still a boat.

367
JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:12:48pm
368
Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:13:14pm
369
Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:13:30pm

re: #363 JordanRules

Even the president.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:13:38pm

re: #352 Big Beautiful Door

I wouldn’t think the NY Times would lie about that.

Yeah, I don’t either when I think some more about it.

It’s either Kelly or Mattis.

371
TedStriker  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:13:42pm

re: #304 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Once you’ve replaced every pizza ingredient with something else, it’s not pizza.

re: #366 sagehen

Are you sure?

‘Cause if you place every plank and nail in a boat, it’s still a boat.

The Pizza of Theseus.

///

372
sagehen  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:14:08pm

re: #307 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Does this “anonymous senior official“‘s name rhyme with Bike Fence?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:14:30pm

re: #363 JordanRules

This will turn out like the end of “Reservoir Dogs”, won’t it?

374
Interesting Times  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:14:38pm

Ouch. But most definitely true:

375
JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:14:58pm

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

It was either Kelly or Mattis.

Yeah, those 2 feel more likely than others unless it’s someone we don’t hear about a lot and aren’t even considering.

Whoever it is really doesn’t give enough of a damn about this country.

376
Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:15:58pm
377
TedStriker  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:16:47pm

re: #373 Blind Frog Belly White

This will turn out like the end of “Reservoir Dogs”, won’t it?

[Embedded content]

Please let it…

378
goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:17:20pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:17:50pm

re: #349 lawhawk

Odds on who the senior official is:
Kelly: 8-1
Mattis: 2-1
Carson: no odds (he’s captain oblivious)
Chao: 5-2 (she’s one of the few competent nominations, and knows process better than most - and her marriage to McConnell means she has insights others don’t).
Perry: 12-1
Pence: 16-1 (mother, may I become POTUS?)
Jared: no odds
Ivanka: breathlessly whispers 20-1 because she’s getting too old for this shit.
Pompeo: 24-1
Mnuchin: 30-1 (he’s looking at developing this as a movie though)
Sessions: no odds (Southern strategy)
Zinke: 30-1 (corrupt as fuck, but not jeopardizing his role in right wing fever swamps for years to come)
Perdue: 30-1
Ross: 8-1 (if I’m going down, I’m taking you with me).
Acosta: 10-1
Azar: 30-1 (just a bit more time and I can sabotage Obamacare and health coverage for all)
DeVos: 45-1 (her odds would be worse, but she can’t count that high).
Wilkie: no odds (new guy)
Nielsen: 12-1 (ICE ICE BABY!)
Coats: 2-1 (I know what you’ve done. I know everything).
Haley: 20-1

Pretty sure Mattis and the other military types don’t give a fuck about the tax break and would never have put that ahead of the “robust military” as the author did.

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JordanRules  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:19:33pm

re: #376 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Yeah. This is pretty much bullshit and the Times should do better.

Woodward gave us names at least.

I do hope it drives him crazier though. Not a moment of peace for that criminal bastard.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:19:58pm
382
Jay C  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:20:25pm

re: #360 Kragar

[Embedded content]

SRSLY, Mr. Shapiro is quite right. If “Anonymous Senior Official” is real: and really interested, at all, in alerting the public to the “dangers” of having an incompetent halfwit charlatan like Donald Trump as POTUS, they should come out overtly (presumably in a scathing resignation speech) - and put this shit flatly on the table in public.
Nasty Tweets notwithstanding….

383
Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:20:26pm

re: #376 Kragar

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:20:26pm

The idea of how to best save the country is important. Do you stay or do you leave? What if the people working basically represent the political makeup of the country, and the liberal have leaves, say, the DOJ? Do you you leave the remaining ones to take care of the things they’ve wanted to take care of? No, they may not be able to do everything the department is supposed to do, but what if that’s not their goal. Ending civil rights for minorities doesn’t require a whole lot of people, and actually requires fewer than it does to keep them up.

Edit: To be clear, I’m not applying this to the op-ed writer.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:20:53pm

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

It was either Kelly or Mattis.

Seriously doubt it. Those guys are just too steeped in chain of command to do something this flagrantly insubordinate.

386
Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:21:24pm
387
makeitstop  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:22:05pm

re: #337 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

It appears one GOP Rep didn’t want to hear Laura Looner’s shit

I’d probably hate everything that man stands for, but that was fucking great.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:23:47pm

re: #385 goddamnedfrank

Seriously doubt it. Those guys are just too steeped in chain of command to do something this flagrantly insubordinate.

A good point; perhaps Pompeo or someone in the clown car I’m forgetting.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:24:23pm

re: #385 goddamnedfrank

Seriously doubt it. Those guys are just too steeped in chain of command to do something this flagrantly insubordinate.

Agree. The tone and content are nothing at all what I would expect from a military officer. The author is a movement conservative and Club For Growth type.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:24:49pm

re: #324 Dr Lizardo

In all seriousness, if this was written by an actual senior administration official, the Trumptanic is sinking fast.

According to Nicole Wallace, The New York Times put out a statement they published this op-ed knowing who the person that wrote it is. Sounds like it is legit.

391
Belafon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:25:24pm

re: #376 Kragar

Tax cuts are more important than the country.

For that, when we raise taxes, we should add a surcharge for these people.

392
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:26:09pm

re: #314 The Vicious Babushka

It’s literally the first chapter of the Nora Roberts novel “Year One” (except in her book the plague plane carrying “The Doom” virus is Heathrow to JFK)

I just got that this morning as a Kindle loan from my local library (I’ve been on the hold list ever since you first mentioned the book here).

393
Scottish Dragon  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:26:20pm

The only remotely interesting thing I learned from it is that the 25th Amendment was actually considered.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:26:33pm

Time to call it a day; it’ll be interesting to see Grandpa Ranty McRantface’s reaction to the NYT op-ed.

Have a good one, Lizards.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:26:59pm

re: #366 sagehen

Are you sure?

‘Cause if you replace every plank and nail in a boat, it’s still a boat.

i have here the hatchet George Washington used on the cherry tree
over time I’ve had to replace the handle
oh, and the head
but it occupies the same space in time

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:27:11pm
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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:30:50pm

Noted: The NYT refers to the author as a he.

That means Chao, Haley, and even Conway are off the list.

My best guess is Coats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:30:51pm

re: #310 Skip Intro

Time for another rally, STAT!!! He’s getting ready to nuke something.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:40:06pm

re: #290 Sir John Barron

Upding for “jabronies”.

Upding for updinging.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:45:17pm

re: #269 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Not going to be able to see his children. Why are they treating him like a common asylum seeker who is following the law for refugee status? Maybe his kids will end up in a christian adoption agency and be given a good, law and god abiding home.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2018 • 1:47:17pm

re: #271 Blind Frog Belly White

Genuine stupidity beats Artificial Intelligence every time.

It’s a programmers job to make software as idiot proof as possible, it is mother nature’s to make better idiots. So far, mother nature is winning.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 5, 2018 • 2:29:34pm

re: #366 sagehen

Are you sure?

‘Cause if you replace every plank and nail in a boat, it’s still a boat.

Not if you replace the planks with live ferrets and the nails with stale Twinkies.

Which is pretty much what this pizza-esque abomination is doing.


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Silk City & Dua Lipa - Electricity (Official Video) Ft. Diplo, Mark Ronson Silk City & Dua Lipa - Electricity (Official Video) ft. Diplo, Mark Ronson | Official Music Video Subscribe to Diplo YouTube Channel - diplo.fm Listen to Electricity:Stream: smarturl.it Spotify: smarturl.it... Apple Music: smarturl.it... iTunes: smarturl.it... YouTube Music: smarturl.it... Amazon: ...
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Amos Lee - ‘All You Got Is a Song’ (Live at McKittrick Hotel)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Amos Lee performs "All You Got Is A Song" live at McKittrick Hotel. Recorded 9/4/18. Host: Rita HoustonAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Dan Tuozzoli, Nicole Into and Alexandra ReillyEditor: Dan Tuozzoli
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Young the Giant: Heat of the Summer (Official Audio) Young the Giant's official audio for their track 'Heat of the Summer' from their upcoming album Mirror Master - available October 12th on Elektra Records. Visit youngthegiant.com for more! Pre-order Mirror Master today.lnk.to Catch Young The Giant on Tour ...
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Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel - Official Trailer Higher. Further. Faster. Watch the trailer for Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, in theaters March 8, 2019. ► Subscribe to Marvel: bit.ly More info on Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel: marvel.com Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪@marvelLike Marvel on FaceBook: ‪facebook.com For ...
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Jungle Performing ‘Heavy, California’ Live on KCRW Jungle’s highly anticipated sophomore album was heavily influenced by their time living here in Los Angeles. We share a live session with the UK band on the release date for For Ever. Watch the full session here:kcrw.com kcrw.comMusic | ...
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Steely Dan: More Than Just a BandPOLYPHONIC MERCHANDISE: store.dftba.com Music by Pracs: SoundCloud Support me on Patreon: patreon.com Twitter: @watchpolyphonicFacebook: facebook.com
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Performing ‘You Worry Me’ Live on KCRW Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive ...
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