One of the Most Amazing Tiny Desk Concerts Yet: Classical Pianist George Li

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Aug. 31, 2018 | Tom Huizenga — When George Li, the 23-year-old American pianist, revealed his Tiny Desk setlist, one thought came to mind: How will these powerhouse showstoppers sound on an upright piano? The music he intended to play, by Franz Liszt and Vladimir Horowitz, was designed for a real, 7-foot concert grand piano – the kind they used to call “a symphony orchestra in a box.”

Turns out, there was nothing to worry about. Li’s technique is so comprehensive, so agile, so solid, that instead of making our trusty Yamaha U1 quake in fear, he made the instrument sound several sizes larger, producing glorious, full-bodied colors and textures.

Li comes by his achievements honestly. He began lessons at age 4, and at 10 gave his first public concert. Five years later, he snagged the silver medal at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Last fall, he released his debut album on a major label and these days he’s playing with many of the world’s major orchestras while touring the globe. He just graduated from Harvard where he studied English literature and piano, in a hybrid program with the New England Conservatory.

Li is still young, but in some ways he’s an old soul. Forget streaming services; he still listens to CDs. And his “idol” is the old-school, swashbuckling virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz, a pianist who died nearly 30 years ago.

To honor Horowitz, Li begins his Tiny Desk recital with the master pianist’s electrifying reboot of a theme from Bizet’s opera Carmen. Li describes it as an “insane knuckle-buster.” Just watch his hands blur during the fiendish interlocking octaves at the explosive climax. Then it’s two pieces by the ultimate monster pianist, Franz Liszt. The Consolation No. 3, with its gently flowing, long-lined melody and diaphanous ornaments, reveals the poetic side of the composer, while the rip-roaring La campanella begins with a single tinkling bell that multiplies into a wild cacophony of trills and scales, ending in what Li calls “a big bang.”

George Li is a pianist whose star is very busy rising. And judging from the panache and precision in which he dispatched this extremely difficult music, he’s an artist worth keeping an ear on for a good long time.

Set List
Horowitz: Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s Opera Carmen
Liszt: Consolation No. 3
Liszt: La Campanella

Credits
Producers: Tom Huizenga, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Khun Minn Ohn; Production Assistants: Catherine Zhang, Téa Mottolese; Photo: Eric Lee/NPR.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2018 • 5:58:38pm

Absolutely stunning performance. Super-human. This guy is good.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:05:44pm

This guy can do super-fast trills with any of his fingers on either hand. This is just not right. He’s obviously an alien.

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William Lewis  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:13:53pm

So, it seems I am going to be fostering a feline overlord. A friend of a friend (whom I remember from High School) has apparently gotten himself a 5 year vacation with the state of Wisconsin a while back (not sure why, didn’t ask) and his feline overlord needs a place to stay. I was considering adopting anyway so I’ll care for his Sophie for the rest of the time that he’s away. Hopefully she’ll help with the mice problem… < big grin >

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electrotek  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:19:29pm

LOL dumbshit with a Crusader DP’s greatest projection ever:

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electrotek  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:20:21pm

I haven’t forgotten this either:

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sizzzzlerz  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:21:02pm

Absolutely major chops! I listened to the Horowitz piece twice and didn’t hear a clinker or missed note played at that insane tempo.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:26:18pm

Right now Fuckface Von Clownstick is retweeting folks who caress his balls just right. So far we’ve got Dan Scavino, Caleb Hull, Richard Grenell, and Eric Bolling. Charlie Kirk and Jacob Wohl must be so disappointed!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:27:02pm

jeebus, he is so freaking jealous of Obama.
He’s retweeting all sorts of crap right now.

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b_sharp  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:29:46pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I’ve heard they’re coming to Earth in droves.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:30:22pm
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Amory Blaine  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:31:51pm

Yeah Elon Musk is a dick. But he ain’t no Henry Ford kind of weirdo either.

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b_sharp  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:32:46pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

This guy can do super-fast trills with any of his fingers on either hand. This is just not right. He’s obviously an alien.

I’m happy they have moved to piano from probing.

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freetoken  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:33:00pm

Brexit is really bringing out the hard-line xenophobes as the UK stumbles towards last minute deals:

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:33:02pm
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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:34:05pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Just as long as we don’t get the sudden appearance of Jalex Ones.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:35:03pm

I was hoping for the Alex Jones 5-county Proximity Alert app.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:35:25pm
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Jay C  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:36:33pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

I know little-to-nothing about classical piano technique, but man - this was crazy good. AND; almost as an afterthought, I noticed he played them all from memory. And just one note out of place in the whole segment (though I’m probably wrong about that one).

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:39:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:39:55pm

re: #6 electrotek

I haven’t forgotten this either:

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These awful, heartless fucks.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:40:41pm

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freetoken  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:42:42pm
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Jay C  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:46:47pm

re: #23 freetoken

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I do like “Neon Nazis”, though: very flashy…..

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:49:12pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

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I think I missed that School House Rock song.

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451_Montag  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:49:34pm

Cuomo on CNN was talking to Stormy Waters lawyer… Michel Cohn has asked to withdraw his contract with her. Ouch for Trump

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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:54:39pm

re: #10 b_sharp

I’ve heard they’re coming to Earth in droves.

I always think about the series Andromeda, it was a Roddenberry story but made after he died. It sort of turned traditional futuristic space stories on it’s head - instead of the Earth being the center of some galactic government, it was just a backwater planet that wasn’t particularly important in galactic politics. For some reason, I feel like that’s more likely than a Star Trek style Federation where we’re the most important species - especially since we can’t seem to get agreement among our various cultures.

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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:58:24pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

What Nazi in NYC?

Image: wikipedian_protester.png

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2018 • 6:59:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:00:42pm
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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:03:59pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:05:27pm
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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:07:03pm

re: #31 Belafon

I’m still annoyed that nobody was willing to really defend the TPP in 2016. Not just important for economic growth, but for stability in the region. Now we get to cede more leadership to China… yay!

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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:11:05pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

Article also suggests that US relations with Taiwan have gotten stronger under Trump, which is the first I’ve heard of. Trump’s been so friendly with his buddy Xi.

I wonder if there’s a Trump Tower in Taipei?

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TedStriker  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:14:10pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

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True.

However, pre-‘stache Burt’s work was pretty good: Gunsmoke, Deliverance, The Longest Yard, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:16:58pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:17:07pm
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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:24:30pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

I think I just figured it all out when it comes to Tucker Carlson. From his wikipedia page:

His mother, who led a Bohemian lifestyle, abandoned the family when Tucker was aged 6 and eventually moved to France. She had little presence in his childhood

He’s got mommy issues. That’s the only way to explain someone who was born in San Francisco, raised by a father who was an ambassador, head of the corporation for public broadcasting and director of Voice of America can be that much of a douchebag.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:25:32pm
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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:26:45pm

re: #39 Ace-o-aces

Wait, Shapiro is a Never Trump guy?

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Jay C  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:27:39pm

re: #33 KGxvi

I’m still annoyed that nobody was willing to really defend the TPP in 2016. Not just important for economic growth, but for stability in the region. Now we get to cede more leadership to China… yay!

Well, a ton of the opposition to the TPP came from portside (in this country, anyway) - I recall seeing lefty blogs full of fulminating screeds about evil “corporatization” and viewing TPP as a combination of sweatshop exploitation and copyright warfare (i.e. forcing compliance with restrictive US IP law), etc.

And on the other side, there was a sort of sensitivity on the Right that it would turn into a Pacific NAFTA, with a load of negative political connotations (mainly that wasn’t enough grift involved to buy off workers’ “job-losing” complaints).

So TPP had major opposition on both sides of the political spectrum here: and (as is not uncommon with complex international-trade negotiations) the Obama Admin couldn’t sell the deal with simple sloganeering - which Republicans weren’t going to go for in any case because Obama (and elections).

Of course, the notion that Donald Trump’s backward and simpleminded notions of “dealmaking” might - rather than benefiting the US’ trade position re the Pacific Rim - fuck it up mainly to China’s profit didn;t seem to occur to anyone….

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:27:58pm

re: #40 KGxvi

Wait, Shapiro is a Never Trump guy?

He calls himself a “sometimes Trump” guy now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:30:21pm

OK, my first thought was ‘Why does a lady in Bridgeport, Connecticut have a quarter stick of dynamite?’
I guess she could have it for initiating an ANFO charge for ‘stumping’

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KGxvi  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:35:31pm

re: #41 Jay C

Well, a ton of the opposition to the TPP came from portside (in this country, anyway) - I recall seeing lefty blogs full of fulminating screeds about evil “corporatization” and viewing TPP as a combination of sweatshop exploitation and copyright warfare (i.e. forcing compliance with restrictive US IP law), etc.

And on the other side, there was a sort of sensitivity on the Right that it would turn into a Pacific NAFTA, with a load of negative political connotations (mainly that wasn’t enough grift involved to buy off workers’ “job-losing” complaints).

So TPP had major opposition on both sides of the political spectrum here: and (as is not uncommon with complex international-trade negotiations) the Obama Admin couldn’t sell the deal with simple sloganeering - which Republicans weren’t going to go for in any case because Obama (and elections).

Of course, the notion that Donald Trump’s backward and simpleminded notions of “dealmaking” might - rather than benefiting the US’ trade position re the Pacific Rim - fuck it up mainly to China’s profit didn;t seem to occur to anyone….

I’m generally a free trader, and I get there are criticisms from both sides. But the fact that there wasn’t anyone willing/able to make the argument that we’ve been better off in the era of free trade than we were before it, just annoys me to no end.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:36:19pm

WFAA had a small video on their channel showing lightning striking Reunion Tower, the big ball on the stick for those of you who have seen the Dallas skyline.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:36:32pm
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Romantic Heretic  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:38:58pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

In the same way alloy metals are stronger than pure ones, Tucker, you stupid shit.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:44:52pm

I’m curious why whites couldn’t pick cotton in the south or build the railroads out west. //

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:46:00pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company set up by President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney has agreed to rescind Stormy Daniels’ hush-money agreement and drop its planned $20 million lawsuit against the porn actress for violating the agreement.

An attorney for the company, Essential Consultants, said in a Friday night court filing that the company wants Daniels to repay the $130,000 she was paid as part of the agreement.

Daniels claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, which Trump denies. She was suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election.

Essential Consultants was set up by Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says he doesn’t have to accept the offer and won’t settle the case without deposing Trump.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:46:47pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

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William Lewis  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:48:47pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:52:36pm
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JordanRules  Sep 7, 2018 • 7:55:50pm

re: #50 Belafon

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I wonder what he did with all his old bow ties?

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:03:46pm

re: #49 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s expected I guess but still interesting that Essential Consultants is now making offers to settle seemingly independent of Trump. Now that Cohen and Trump’s interests are completely adversarial this whole deal is a fucking goat rodeo. Does anybody know who is even representing Trump in the case now and what their disposition is regarding the validity of the contract? I suspect they’d want to cut anchor but then nothing they’ve done has made sense so far.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:05:27pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

This guy can do super-fast trills with any of his fingers on either hand. This is just not right. He’s obviously an alien.

Lizard Person. Alex Jones is right!

Tremendous player, and only 23? The wow factor is right off the hook. Amazing touch for someone so young. Absolutely bears watching.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:09:20pm
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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:09:29pm

So, the guy who got replace behind Trump is a DSA member who was making faces behind Trump: thedailybeast.com.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:10:36pm

Woohoo. New season of Iron Fist on Netflix.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:13:47pm
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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:18:34pm

re: #32 teleskiguy

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I don’t know. David Crosby had a pretty impressive display of extended nostril hair.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:20:49pm

re: #60 austin_blue

Like bx cable.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:21:03pm

re: #37 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I’d like to congratulate Miss Congeniality of 2018.

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:21:03pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

This guy can do super-fast trills with any of his fingers on either hand. This is just not right. He’s obviously an alien.

I am half-convinced Curt Kirkwood is an alien, too. Somebody should check to see if they hang out together.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:21:23pm

re: #50 Belafon

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:22:42pm

Good thread.

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jaunte  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:23:33pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:23:59pm

FYI the new Spider-Man PS4 game is extremely good.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:26:35pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:27:32pm

The music on this Tiny Desk Concert is truly breathtaking.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:28:48pm

Well, I hope everyone is finally done with this collection of Alaskan trailer trash

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sagehen  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:28:57pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

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OK Tucker, I’ll pretend that’s an actual good faith serious question.

Imagine how WWII would have gone for us if we didn’t have Navajo code talkers, Jewish refugee physicists, NY mafia with Sicilian cousins, and loyal Americans in the OSS with the looks/language/accent to infiltrate EVERYWHERE you’d ever want a spy to be able to go.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:29:51pm

re: #44 KGxvi

I’m generally a free trader, and I get there are criticisms from both sides. But the fact that there wasn’t anyone willing/able to make the argument that we’ve been better off in the era of free trade than we were before it, just annoys me to no end.

Amen, brother. The thing the TPP had going for it was that China was not involved in either the negotiations, nor the deal. The idea was to isolate China from an existing agreement among pretty much everybody else on the rim. It may have needed some tweaks, but the base was solid.

Dumping it has been an absolute boon to China, and an absolute wet farty shit for us. Absolutely stupid from any sane economic policy point of view.

We had the Chinese by the balls and failed to carry through. Thanks, Bernie! You little shit.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:30:05pm

re: #70 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I hope everyone is finally done with this collection of Alaskan trailer trash

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(Obvious joke): Nope, he survived you.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:31:36pm

re: #48 Belafon

I’m curious why whites couldn’t pick cotton in the south or build the railroads out west. //

Too much work. We’d rather bitch about lost privilege.

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William Lewis  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:31:48pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

FYI the new Spider-Man PS4 game is extremely good.

Only PS4 alas. I’ll get a copy of The Banner Saga Trilogy when it comes out for the Switch later this month instead.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:35:27pm

re: #70 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

FTR, Dakota Meyer’s Medal of Honor citation:

Corporal Meyer maintained security at a patrol rally point while other members of his team moved on foot with two platoons of Afghan National Army and Border Police into the village of Ganjgal for a pre-dawn meeting with village elders. Moving into the village, the patrol was ambushed by more than 50 enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and machine guns from houses and fortified positions on the slopes above. Hearing over the radio that four U.S. team members were cut off, Corporal Meyer seized the initiative. With a fellow Marine driving, Corporal Meyer took the exposed gunner’s position in a gun-truck as they drove down the steeply terraced terrain in a daring attempt to disrupt the enemy attack and locate the trapped U.S. team. Disregarding intense enemy fire now concentrated on their lone vehicle, Corporal Meyer killed a number of enemy fighters with the mounted machine guns and his rifle, some at near point blank range, as he and his driver made three solo trips into the ambush area. During the first two trips, he and his driver evacuated two dozen Afghan soldiers, many of whom were wounded. When one machine gun became inoperable, he directed a return to the rally point to switch to another gun-truck for a third trip into the ambush area where his accurate fire directly supported the remaining U.S. personnel and Afghan soldiers fighting their way out of the ambush. Despite a shrapnel wound to his arm, Corporal Meyer made two more trips into the ambush area in a third gun-truck accompanied by four other Afghan vehicles to recover more wounded Afghan soldiers and search for the missing U.S. team members. Still under heavy enemy fire, he dismounted the vehicle on the fifth trip and moved on foot to locate and recover the bodies of his team members. Corporal Meyer’s daring initiative and bold fighting spirit throughout the 6-hour battle significantly disrupted the enemy’s attack and inspired the members of the combined force to fight on. His unwavering courage and steadfast devotion to his U.S. and Afghan comrades in the face of almost certain death reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:40:35pm
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BeachDem  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:41:15pm

re: #70 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I hope everyone is finally done with this collection of Alaskan trailer trash

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Kind of of a piece—Kim Kardashian and the vapid twins establishing prison reform—Ivanka looks like a lime popsicle (and what the fuck is Van Jones doing with this motley crew?)

I feel some projectile vomiting coming on.

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William Lewis  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:42:32pm

re: #70 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I hope everyone is finally done with this collection of Alaskan trailer trash

I am truly sorry that man got tangled up with that garbage.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:44:26pm

I would tell Bristol to go fuck herself but she seems to have a lengthy train lined up for that purpose.

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Jay C  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:45:47pm

re: #77 Dave In Austin

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However insufferable an ex-President Donald Trump might be? I think we should give him the opportunity to display said insufferability at the earliest opportunity…

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:48:35pm

Bristol Palin hates the fact that a nigger put that medal around Dakota’s neck.

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William Lewis  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:48:38pm

re: #81 Jay C

However insufferable an ex-President Donald Trump might be? I think we should give him the opportunity to display said insufferability at the earliest opportunity…

Preferably from a prison cell…

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BeachDem  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:50:27pm

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I would tell Bristol to go fuck herself but she seems to have a lengthy train lined up for that purpose.

And now, at 27, she’ll be making $250,000 for her first season on “Teen Mom 2.” There truly is no justice in this world.

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William Lewis  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:54:17pm

from wiki’s article on Dakota Meyer:

Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony on 15 September 2011.[13] When a White House staffer contacted Meyer to arrange the ceremony, Meyer asked if he could have a beer with the president.[14] He received an invitation to the White House for the afternoon before the ceremony. Meyer also requested that when he was honored, simultaneous commemorative services should be held at other associated locations to honor the memory of his colleagues who died or were mortally wounded during the ambush and his rescue attempts

Sounds to me like someone with far too much honor to be associated with the failin’ Palin’s for long. Hopefully he can keep his kids as far away as possible from their mother as well.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 7, 2018 • 8:54:44pm

Finally watched the Nike commercial. Thought it was powerful, but still a commercial. Surprised they didn’t wait and use this at the Super Bowl. Perhaps they didn’t want to wait.

Thought some of you would enjoy this.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:01:00pm

re: #76 teleskiguy

FTR, Dakota Meyer’s Medal of Honor citation:

No one can deny his bravery, but if he wasn’t a Palin, that would be a Navy Cross. Stranger, though, is Bristol calling him a coward. Certainly not in that contact with the enemy. Good for him. I hope he conducts the rest of his life with that kind of integrity.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:06:00pm
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sagehen  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:12:15pm

re: #87 austin_blue

No one can deny his bravery, but if he wasn’t a Palin, that would be a Navy Cross. Stranger, though, is Bristol calling him a coward. Certainly not in that contact with the enemy. Good for him. I hope he conducts the rest of his life with that kind of integrity.

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this was before he met the Palins.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:28:52pm

re: #76 teleskiguy

FTR, Dakota Meyer’s Medal of Honor citation:

And, the actions of Cpt William D. Swenson, during the same engagement. For which he too was awarded the Medal of Honor

Captain William D. Swenson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009. On that morning, more than 60 well-armed, well-positioned enemy fighters ambushed Captain Swenson’s combat team as it moved on foot into the village of Ganjgal for a meeting with village elders. As the enemy unleashed a barrage of rocket-propelled grenade, mortar and machine gun fire, Captain Swenson immediately returned fire and coordinated and directed the response of his Afghan Border Police, while simultaneously calling in suppressive artillery fire and aviation support. After the enemy effectively flanked Coalition Forces, Captain Swenson repeatedly called for smoke to cover the withdrawal of the forward elements. Surrounded on three sides by enemy forces inflicting effective and accurate fire, Captain Swenson coordinated air assets, indirect fire support and medical evacuation helicopter support to allow for the evacuation of the wounded. Captain Swenson ignored enemy radio transmissions demanding surrender and maneuvered uncovered to render medical aid to a wounded fellow soldier. Captain Swenson stopped administering aid long enough to throw a grenade at approaching enemy forces, before assisting with moving the soldier for air evacuation. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Swenson unhesitatingly led a team in an unarmored vehicle into the kill zone, exposing himself to enemy fire on at least two occasions, to recover the wounded and search for four missing comrades. After using aviation support to mark locations of fallen and wounded comrades, it became clear that ground recovery of the fallen was required due to heavy enemy fire on helicopter landing zones. Captain Swenson’s team returned to the kill zone another time in a Humvee. Captain Swenson voluntarily exited the vehicle, exposing himself to enemy fire, to locate and recover three fallen Marines and one fallen Navy corpsman. His exceptional leadership and stout resistance against the enemy during six hours of continuous fighting rallied his teammates and effectively disrupted the enemy’s assault. Captain William D. Swenson’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Task Force Phoenix, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the United States Army.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:30:42pm

Of course the Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are defending this cop all over Twitter, saying she feared for her life and the shooting was justified even if she was in the wrong apartment.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:32:00pm

re: #91 DodgerFan1988

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Of course the Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are defending this cop all over Twitter, saying she feared for her life and the shooting was justified even if she was in the wrong apartment.

Cool. Then anyone can just barge into their home and kill them. Right? //

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:34:01pm

re: #91 DodgerFan1988

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Of course the Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are defending this cop all over Twitter, saying she feared for her life and the shooting was justified even if she was in the wrong apartment.

She must’ve shot a black man.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:34:07pm
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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:41:54pm

re: #93 Big Beautiful Door

Why yes, she did. How could you have possibly known that?

(and yes, ///)

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:44:37pm

re: #89 sagehen

this was before he met the Palins.

Really? I’m surprised. The Medal in the Marine Corps is given rarely for survivors (Chesty Puller got five Navy Crosses, never the Medal). Lots of Medals for jumping on grenades, blowing a charge in a pillbox while unprotected from the blast, charging a pillbox while unprotected except for covering fire and wiping it out while dying of your wounds, &c.

In the Marines, maybe less than 20% are given to living men. Less if you count Marine aviators in WW II who happened to survive the war.

In Vietnam, 52 Marines got the Medal, 41 posthumously. One of the living jumped on a grenade. Another was a helicopter pilot who dropped his Huey into an a hot LZ and dragged an overloaded helicopter out of harm’s way. Ball’s like grapefruits, all of them, but most Marines get Navy Crosses for gallantry if they live.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:54:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 7, 2018 • 9:59:17pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

Good call on Paul Mccartney.

live and let die- paul mccartney

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gwangung  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:01:33pm

re: #91 DodgerFan1988

Of course the Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are defending this cop all over Twitter, saying she feared for her life and the shooting was justified even if she was in the wrong apartment.

Very odd. I heard that she was banging on the door…AND that they knew each other.

The circumstances suggest 2nd or 3rd degree murder, too, not manslaughter….

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:02:16pm
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wheat-dogg  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:04:59pm

re: #100 Single-handed sailor

Wasn’t that a movie with Clint Eastwood?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:12:47pm

Just came across an interesting trivia tidbit:

Burt Reynolds was offered the role of James Bond in Live and Let Die but turned it down because he felt Bond should be played by a British actor.

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TedStriker  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:20:12pm

re: #101 wheat-dogg

Wasn’t that a movie with Clint Eastwood?

Firefox.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:28:47pm

re: #99 gwangung

Very odd. I heard that she was banging on the door…AND that they knew each other.

The circumstances suggest 2nd or 3rd degree murder, too, not manslaughter….

Seems to me that apartments have numbers on the door. If you are trying to use a key on a door, it should match the number on the door. Unless you are drunk. Then bang on the door, because your key doesn’t work. And then, if someone opens the door to “your” apartment, you should probably ask them why they had the key changed.

If it’s a white woman or a white man.

Unless you were drunk, in which case you should pull out your service weapon and shoot the black man who opened the door without asking why the key had been changed.

So, public intoxication, resulting in depraved indifference, resulting in the misuse of a service weapon by an intoxicated civil servant, resulting in the homicide of an unarmed civilian opening the door of his own home, equals homicide in the second degree resulting in a forty year prison sentence.

Plead it out tomorrow and move on.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:48:23pm

re: #102 Eclectic Cyborg

Just came across an interesting trivia tidbit:

Burt Reynolds was offered the role of James Bond in Live and Let Die but turned it down because he felt Bond should be played by a British actor.

Good call by Burt; he had more sense than the idiots offering him the role.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:49:54pm

re: #104 austin_blue

Seems to me that apartments have numbers on the door. If you are trying to use a key on a door, it should match the number on the door. Unless you are drunk. Then bang on the door, because your key doesn’t work. And then, if someone opens the door to “your” apartment, you should probably ask them why the had the key changed.

If it’s a white woman or a white man.

Unless you were drunk, in which case you should pull out your service weapon and shoot the black man who opened the door without asking why the key had been changed.

So, public intoxication, resulting in depraved indifference, resulting in the misuse of a service weapon by an intoxicated civil servant, resulting in the homicide of an unarmed civilian opening the door of his own home, equals homicide in the second degree resulting in a forty year prison sentence.

Plead it out tomorrow and move on.

Except she’s a cop and he’s black, so its better than even money she serves no time.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:52:19pm

I guess I may be too empathetic because my heart breaks for this little dog mentioned in an earlier thread that desperately wants to be a good dog but doesn’t know how.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:53:02pm

re: #106 Big Beautiful Door

Except the new Dallas police chief is a black woman and the city is barely majority white.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:54:30pm

re: #108 Belafon

Except the new Dallas police chief is a black woman and the city is barely majority white.

Well a good defense attorney will make sure the jury is all-white or close to it, or will get the venue changed to a mostly white suburb.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 10:59:32pm

re: #109 Big Beautiful Door

Well a good defense attorney will make sure the jury is all-white or close to it, or will get the venue changed to a mostly white suburb.

If the police union pays for one, maybe. Otherwise, she stuck with a Dallas attorney, who have been known to fall asleep at trials.

Where was it recently that the cop was actually convicted of killing a black kid?

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:01:59pm

re: #110 Belafon

If the police union pays for one, maybe. Otherwise, she stuck with a Dallas attorney, who have been known to fall asleep at trials.

Where was it recently that the cop was actually convicted of killing a black kid?

It was a suburb of Dallas!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:07:47pm

re: #67 goddamnedfrank

FYI the new Spider-Man PS4 game is extremely good.

I just unpacked my Spider Man red PS4 Pro, but haven’t played the game yet. I got it mostly to improve PSVR performance.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:08:07pm

Another thought. LEO’s are trained in the use of weapons. They aren’t civilians. Any time they draw a weapon, it’s a premeditated act. The use of that weapon proves intent. If they kill someone, it is a homicide, by definition, and it should be investigated as a homicide.

Dead bang.

If your defense is that you “feared for your life”, shouldn’t you have to prove that the black man who said that he had a concealed carry license and was armed, sitting in his car with his hands on the steering wheel, when you shot him to death was actually a threat? When he didn’t reach for his gun because he knew that that was death sentence? That wasn’t a police action, that was an execution.

Shouldn’t they all be held to a higher standard than civilians? And if not, why not?

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:12:30pm

re: #113 austin_blue

1. Only police should have the authority to use deadly force.
2. Police should receive significant training in using a weapon and how to respond to situations so that the weapon is the last resort.
3. A police officer that misuses their authority should be punished.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:13:24pm

re: #113 austin_blue

Another thought. LEO’s are trained in the use of weapons. They aren’t civilians. Any time they draw a weapon, it’s a premeditated act. The use of that weapon proves intent. If they kill someone, it is a homicide, by definition, and it should be investigated as a homicide.

Dead bang.

If your defense is that you “feared for your life”, shouldn’t you have to prove that the black man who said that he had a concealed carry license and was armed, sitting in his car with his hands on the steering wheel, when you shot him to death was actually a threat? When he didn’t reach for his gun because he knew that that was death sentence? That wasn’t a police action, that was an execution.

Shouldn’t they all be held to a higher standard than civilians? And if not, why not?

Because we’ve decided that since they are cops putting their lives on the line to defend us white folks, the courts will show them extreme deference when they decide to kill scary brown people.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:18:25pm

re: #114 Belafon

1. Only police should have the authority to use deadly force.
2. Police should receive significant training in using a weapon and how to respond to situations so that the weapon is the last resort.
3. A police officer that misuses their authority should be —- .

Imprisoned for at least ten years in General Population. No exceptions. Shit would stop real quick.

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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:46:13pm

I’m out. See you tomorrow. Sweet scaly dreams.

Be nice to each other, please? Today was kind of rough, and not without a fair amount of idiocy. Think before you post. And if you come after a longtime Lizard, make sure you have some juice behind your attack because otherwise, you are going to get stripped of your meat for an LGF barbecue.

We take care of our own.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2018 • 11:49:14pm

re: #91 DodgerFan1988

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Of course the Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are defending this cop all over Twitter, saying she feared for her life and the shooting was justified even if she was in the wrong apartment.

Stand your perceived ground.

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:10:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 8, 2018 • 1:23:01am

re: #115 Big Beautiful Door

Because we’ve decided that since they are cops putting their lives on the line to defend us white folks, the courts will show them extreme deference when they decide to kill scary brown people.

and one reason they are putting their lives on the line is that there is such easy access to weapons

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2018 • 2:08:20am
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 8, 2018 • 2:19:05am

re: #97 teleskiguy

IIRC Paul was trolling John Lennon I guess referring to his entourage. John had a song trolling Paul called How Do You Sleep. At least that’s the story I heard

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 8, 2018 • 2:20:00am

re: #121 Dave In Austin

I wonder if they can go after his law license

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 8, 2018 • 2:43:53am

re: #123 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

It’s definitely a violation of professional standards, so yeah.

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Teukka  Sep 8, 2018 • 3:12:00am

Aaand it’s heating up in Sweden. Linnéa Claesson (activist) got this in her PM’s earlier, signed NRM. For those not so well versed in Swedish alt-right politics, NRM is the other branch of the same tree that SD (Sweden Democrats) grew from, whose roots can be traced back to NRP.

Just so you get what kind of pots the Russian Intelligence services are stirring in the West.

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One day we’ll get you one day Linnea, me and Anders are ready to purge the world from slutty whores.
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1488, all jews shall die!

And yes, Linnéa is taking security precautions.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Sep 8, 2018 • 3:14:55am

It’s late at night, the weekend and I’m kicking back with a few dabs under the belt, so it’s time for a bit of a story!
Up until two weeks ago, we had a Penny problem here at our home.

“Hi! I’m Penny!”

She is named Penny because my wife named her Penelope shortly after we noticed her. When she moved in to our garage I started calling her Penny and thus she became Penelope/Penny. Penny came knocking on our garage door (OK, actually she was meowing outside it) after midnight one very stormy evening late last November. Frankly, my wife and I were quite happy (and relieved) that she decided to drop in for a stay. Unfortunately, this guy was not happy about her deciding to come over and check out his awesome home.

“I’m Stewie and I do not endorse this candidate”

But as I pointed out to Stewie, it’s his fault for bringing her plight to our attention. My wife and I first noticed Penny late last summer when we noticed that Stewie was across the street trying to get her fight him. Stewie is neutered but he learned some bad habits from an old orange cat that used to beat him up on occasion when he was much younger. Now he thinks he owns the neighborhood (and at 17 pounds, he pretty much does), thus his challenging the new cat. I went out, stopped the war before it began and chased Stewie home. This would repeat many times until Stewie got it through his thick head that even if he was able to attack her, he still had to get home through me. Eventually he got my messages and stopped harassing her.

As far as my wife and I can figure, her owners threw her out because she had horrible gas because they overfed her with cheap cat food, causing her to get so fat that her belly drooped over her privates which prevented her from cleaning herself. Add diarrhea to this and you have the recipe for disaster. In fact, disaster is a fine word to describe her then owners and their family. I’ll just describe them as people who have too much money and too little brains. Lots of police action at times, the never ending entertainment of their grandson and his procession of vehicles that he’s destroyed (along with my neighbor’s garage door one time) and too much more to mention. Suffice it to say that we know little about them and want to keep it that way. In the eleven years that we have lived across from them, we only thought they had two dogs that they keep indoors. Being that Penny is estimated to be about 6-7 years old, she was an indoor cat along with the dogs until they ruined her and tossed her out of the house.

My wife and I watched Penny throughout late summer and early-mid fall, noticing that her owners would almost always ignore her when they were outside. During one storm they finally let her in the house when she wouldn’t stop meowing on the front porch. They barely missed her with their cars numerous times in the driveway, not caring if the cat got out of the way or not. When she first started venturing out into the street, she panicked when confronted by a car and laid down in the street. After me chasing her out of the street a bunch of times, she figured out traffic and started avoiding it.

After seeing her meowing plaintively at strangers because she was so lonely, I started going over to the sidewalk in front of their house (when the crazies weren’t around) and giving her some badly needed attention. Even though she was overweight, once a day I would slip her a few Whiskas treats just because it was a nice gesture and I’m sure her food was real shit. That’s how it was, her living outside and under a trailer on the side of their house (another hilarious story in itself) until the night she decided that her owners just weren’t worth it and ventured over to see if there was a room for her at our place. There was but I had to convince Stewie and this guy:

“Hi, I’m Morty and I like to climb stuff!”

While Morty always tried to get in Penny’s face, when he would eventually do so he was pretty much at a loss as to what to do next. Since she was more than three times his weight, all she had to do was fall on him and the fight would be over. Fortunately for Morty, Penny was scared of the little Scottish shit and she never lit into him. Stewie was not as fortunate as Penny eventually started taking advantage of me protecting her and started strafe-attacking Stewie when he wasn’t looking. All Stewie would do is look mournfully at me like he was saying “I’m being good and she’s not!”, to which I would chastise/chase Penny to let her know that she was being a turd. A few times when I wasn’t near and Stewie had had enough of her crap, he would briefly light into her ass and walk away with his tail straight in the air, showing her his ass. While there was a sort of detente, we needed to find Penny a forever home that was all hers.

Notice that Morty isn’t around…

The assholes across the street knew that she was living over here as she was always in our yard and lying in chairs in our garage all spring and summer, right where they could see her. At first Penny would run to her old home just about every time someone came out but after being repeatedly ignored, she eventually only went over there to shit in their flower beds (good kitty!). We took Penny to the vet and had her checked out as a stray that found us. There was no chip so that was great, and she was in great health other than being overweight (23 lbs!) and a bad case of fleas. We put her on Revolution for flea control, the same as our cats, and we put her on a diet of Blue Buffalo Weight Control food with a few Whiskas a day for treats. The improved diet solved the diarrhea and the best part was that she liked it.

By mid summer Penny was down to a much better 18 pounds and she could once again groom herself without a problem. The best news for Penny came this spring after a couple of good friends told us the bad news that their girl kitty of 20 years passed away. Her husband had his heart set on eventually getting them a kitten but I was a sneak and introduced his wife to Penny, whom she fell in love with. A few weeks ago he stopped by and told me that his wife wanted an “established cat” as in one that knows how to kill mice and I suggested Penny as she is a very active cat and loves hunting stuff. He told me that his wife fell in love with her and so the deal was done. That evening they picked Penny up with a good supply of food and treats, taking her to her new home where Rogue, a one year old Boston terrorist waited for cat training.

He stopped by earlier today and told me that Penny has convinced Rogue that while he wants to play, he will give her the space that she wants. All is well in her new home and she is fitting right in (or making room for herself, more likely). About a week ago I heard the granddaughter across the street exclaim “Where’s that fucking cat!”, which is the only reference I have ever heard them make about Penny. My thought was “She’s where she is safe, loved and cared for, so fuck you.”

Now that’s a happy ending… :) Bonus pic, Morty doing what he does best:

Being an asshole.
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Teukka  Sep 8, 2018 • 3:14:56am

Satiric relief:

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wheat-dogg  Sep 8, 2018 • 3:36:43am

The actress who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island has a GoFundMe campaign going to pay for her medical bills. Dawn Wells, who is now 79, and Tina Louise are the only surviving members of the cast.

yahoo.com

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 8, 2018 • 4:58:31am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 5:35:05am

re: #121 Dave In Austin

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Good. He’s proven himself unworthy of SCOTUS but shown himself to a perjurer and unfit to be a judge period. He got that job in the first place lying through his teeth and being a good right wing foot soldier.

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sagehen  Sep 8, 2018 • 5:47:32am

re: #121 Dave In Austin

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Do I understand correctly that this is something the D’s have suspected about him for a long time, but this week’s document disclosures is the first time they have proof?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 5:48:50am

re: #131 sagehen

Do I understand correctly that this is something the D’s have suspected about him for a long time, but this week’s document disclosures is the first time they have proof?

I think both Teddy Kennedy and Dick Durbin thought he lied to them during his confirmation hearing in 2006 but didn’t have the proof.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 8, 2018 • 5:49:12am

re: #131 sagehen

I get the feeling they’ve known about it for a while, and they didn’t know we knew.

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Teukka  Sep 8, 2018 • 5:49:43am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 5:53:36am

Kavanaugh was controversial when Bush picked him for his current spot in 2006 I remember. TBH Kavanaugh’s rise in the judiciary is entirely a thank you for his work with Ken Starr in the 90’s and Bush’s administration in the 00’s. The man is not your typical judge at all. He by far would be the biggest partisan hack on the Court and that’s saying something given Thomas and to another extent Alito.

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jeffreyw  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:22:43am

Imgur


Good morning!

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sagehen  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:24:23am

re: #136 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

OMG, it’s Blue taking over what used to a Red district!! It’s a sign!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:38:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:42:28am

so full of shit, Marsha is:

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:43:42am

re: #91 DodgerFan1988

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Of course the Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are defending this cop all over Twitter, saying she feared for her life and the shooting was justified even if she was in the wrong apartment.

I said nthat in the first 30 seconds of the report yesterday
Not bragging
Sad how predictable

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:48:39am

re: #140 dangerman

I said nthat in the first 30 seconds of the report yesterday
Not bragging
Sad how predictable

It really is. Man gets killed in his own home and they blame him. But they’re not racists.//

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:48:47am

re: #115 Big Beautiful Door

Because we’ve decided that since they are cops putting their lives on the line to defend us white folks, the courts will show them extreme deference when they decide to kill scary brown people.

Iow it’s a perk of the job. ///

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:53:11am

re: #116 austin_blue

Imprisoned for at least ten years in General Population. No exceptions. Shit would stop real quick.

Loss of 2a rights forever, fines

Future, finances, freedom.
Would only affect the demonstrably irresponsible
Shit would stop real quick

Everyone fears this ncould be them
Errors, ‘accidents’
So they want no laws…
Sorry. These are other people’s lives. No second chances for them
So no second chances for you.

Draconian laws only affect the careless

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:56:03am

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

so full of shit, Marsha is:

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So it isn’t just lying/bullshitting/sleazing-out about a cancelled debate:
they lied/bullshitted/sleazed-out about it to a newspaper?
And tried to rope (presumably the local affiliate of) Fox into it somehow?
Great media relations, there Marsha!
No wonder she’s running behind.

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jeffreyw  Sep 8, 2018 • 6:58:43am

re: #137 sagehen

OMG, it’s Blue taking over what used to a Red district!! It’s a sign!

Imgur

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:00:55am

re: #145 jeffreyw

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Blue Wave!!!

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b.d.(tremendously big & tremendously wet)  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:04:54am

re: #145 jeffreyw

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FAKE BLUES!

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:07:27am

Our Pep-Rally Police State

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:09:36am
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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:14:24am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Quality time with his only love.

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b.d.(tremendously big & tremendously wet)  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:16:10am

re: #150 jaunte

Quality time with his only love.

He gets turned on more by watching himself.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:16:28am

re: #148 jaunte

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Our Pep-Rally Police State

FFS.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:17:03am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Member when they called Obama narcissistic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:17:23am

gonna be one of those days…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:18:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:20:22am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:24:45am

Bevin is a jerk

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:26:36am
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sagehen  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:26:42am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

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gonna be one of those days…

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wheat-dogg  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:29:47am

re: #159 sagehen

The Greeks pretty much nailed it in re: gods. Capricious, vindictive, horny, vengeful, greedy, selfish, arrogant.

A lot like people, IOW, but with supernatural powers.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:34:34am

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s going to cry when he’s told “You’re under arrest, Mr. President.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:35:23am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bevin is a jerk

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Another asshole businessman who has no business running a state.

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:36:18am

re: #161 HappyWarrior

He’s going to cry when he’s told “You’re under arrest, Mr. President.”

And hopefully, it will be the “…if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you.” bit that will really trigger it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:38:03am
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stpaulbear  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:38:44am

re: #161 HappyWarrior

He’s going to cry when he’s told “You’re under arrest, Mr. President.”

Jerry Lundegaard getting arrested at the end of Fargo

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:41:00am

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But but he’s a great basketball coach. //

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:41:10am

re: #165 stpaulbear

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YES!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:41:14am

LOL!!!

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:41:40am

Texas Republican voters still happy to be defrauded by their representatives.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:45:46am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:47:32am

re: #169 jaunte

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Texas Republican voters still happy to be defrauded by their representatives.

You do realize with your stupid ideas about gender, you’d be allowing men like Buck Angel into the women’s room. Republicans are so fucking ignorant about transpeople, I mean I get it, they’re Republicans, ignorance is part of their MO but Jesus fucking Christ man.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:50:47am

re: #171 HappyWarrior

Cheap fear-mongering for pols with absolutely no respect for their voters or themselves.

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Teukka  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:51:56am

Another one for my “want to watch” list:

A STAR IS BORN - Official Trailer 1

Guess who’s playing the female lead?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:53:44am

re: #172 jaunte

Cheap fear-mongering for pols with absolutely no respect for their voters or themselves.

It’s been their trademark for a long time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:55:20am

JFC

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:58:12am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Those two will go down in history as feckless enablers who chose tax cuts above all else.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 7:59:47am

re: #174 HappyWarrior

It’s been their trademark for a long time.

How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:02:53am

re: #177 jaunte

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How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics

And then you see their descendants engage in the same crap. Sigh. On a related note, I did catch a new break on my Irish ancestors. Found out my third grandmother remarried in Scotland and presto, her parents names were listed so I have another Irish name to my tree: Monaghan.

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Charmingly Persistent  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:16:50am

re: #82 teleskiguy

Bristol Palin hates the fact that a nigger put that medal around Dakota’s neck.

I am pretty taken aback by a white person using the n-word here. I feel like that is out of line and borderline racist without a really good reason. I see several people have up-voted this, so maybe I’m wrong, but I felt like I needed to say something.

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:20:37am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Right: a piece extolling Trump from the Washington Examiner: an avowedly right-wing rag owned by a billionaire ideologue. Real “serious” journalism there.

Not sure which is the more depressing news here: that Congressional leaders like Ryan and McConnell feel they have to resort to delusionary trickery like this with the POTUS, or the reveal that this shit works with Trump….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:22:08am

re: #180 Jay C

Right: a piece extolling Trump from the Washington Examiner: an avowedly right-wing rag run owned by a billionaire ideologue. Real “serious” journalism there.

Not sure which is the more depressing news here: that Congressional leaders like Ryan and McConnell feel they have to resort to delusionary trickery like this with the POTUS, or the reveal that this shit works with Trump….

Can’t it be both? But yeah I hear ya.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:27:00am

Morning!

I just listened to the George Li Tiny Desk concert.

Damn he is good. I love his facial expressions and they way he moves his arms to get a feel to his timing.

As a drummer, I understand that as you can alter your stroke length and the like to vary your timing.

The first and third pieces are great and he really can play fast clearly and with dynamics.

But the second slower piece really blew me away because is was so delicate. And to me the slower piece really shows how good he is because I think it is much harder to play slow as well as he does as any change or little “off” shows. Faster pieces can mask those tiny little misses in my opinion. I think that way for guitar too.

Started playing at 4, playing publicly at 10, comes in second at a major international piano contest at 15…then off to Harvard for a double degree.

Yeah, he is motivated.

And so what is that bullshit I hear about some hate for Asians by the likes of Bannon and even The Orange Donny?

This young man has more going for him in one hand than both those fat ass ugly White bigot hater dudes ever will in their whole body and lengthy careers.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:31:30am

re: #173 Teukka

Heh I had read up on how the director pulled a fast one on her, and got a far better character out of her than otherwise. Mad skillz.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:34:30am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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Is that how you treat an adult, or the kid from the Twilight Zone?

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Alephnaught  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:34:41am

Remember the man and woman in the audience behind Donald Trump at his rally, who were replaced nid-speech? Well, they’ve made it to a newspaper over this side of the Pond.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:36:32am

re: #185 Alephnaught

Remember the man and woman in the audience behind Donald Trump at his rally, who were replaced nid-speech? Well, they’ve made it to a newspaper over this side of the Pond.

He’s actually a high school senior. Kid’s got guts because the Trump cult will not let Dear Leader be mocked.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:37:53am

I was happy to see that my rant mocking the Nike whiners for their lack of perspective was liked by cousins from all four grandparents.
What I said:
You’re free not to shop at Nike. I actually prefer Adidas’ myself. But it really says a lot about a segment of this country that they’re burning shoes or otherwise flipping out over an ad campaign rather than being upset that we have a President whose worse impulses have to be controlled by his advisers..Oh and I don’t want to ever be called a snowflake again by people who possess this mindset because I worry about gun violence, want people to be called by the pronoun they want to be called by, and don’t like separating families over a frigging misdemeanor.

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mmmirele  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:38:42am

I went to the phlebotomist this morning and couldn’t figure out why so many people were standing around outside. It turns out there were over 40 people waiting for blood draws. I had an appointment, so I was in and out in 15 minutes.

Brother news:

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:40:34am

re: #179 Charmingly Persistent

I am pretty taken aback by a white person using the n-word here. I feel like that is out of line and borderline racist without a really good reason. I see several people have up-voted this, so maybe I’m wrong, but I felt like I needed to say something.

I’m not comfortable with it either, but sometimes we have to experience uncomfortable things. Teleskiguy wasn’t using the word as coming from him however, he was channeling (so to speak) the attitude of Bristol Palin and the rest of the Alt-Right faction too many of the Palins and their sycophants adhere to.

Read it as Palin’s words, not teleskiguy’s. Teleskiguy is blunt but he’s not racist. I’ve known him for 9 years, and disagreed with many things he’s said, but he’s never given me the idea he’s racist in any way.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:41:23am

re: #76 teleskiguy

FTR, Dakota Meyer’s Medal of Honor citation:

Damn. That is some bravery.

The Palins need to be cut off from media coverage. They offer nothing of worth to anyone, in fact they damage good.

Go away Sarah. And take Bristol with you.

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Teukka  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:42:05am

WTFITS?

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:42:54am

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I would tell Bristol to go fuck herself but she seems to have a lengthy train lined up for that purpose.

Ouch!

Crude, but effective.

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sagehen  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:43:32am

re: #171 HappyWarrior

You do realize with your stupid ideas about gender, you’d be allowing men like Buck Angel into the women’s room. Republicans are so fucking ignorant about transpeople, I mean I get it, they’re Republicans, ignorance is part of their MO but Jesus fucking Christ man.

They also want this person

and this one

in the men’s room.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:43:57am

re: #191 Teukka

WTFITS?

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Owning the libs by being a jackass during a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. And that’s being generous to those who insist she can’t be a racist because her father is a son of Holocaust survivors and her mother is a Mexican immigrant.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:44:05am

re: #191 Teukka

WTFITS?

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Alt-right signal to Trump sycophants. They are no longer shamed into hiding it and the attempts to denormalize it over the last 50 years is being eroded by the Racist-in-Chief.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:45:22am

re: #193 sagehen

They also want this person

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in the men’s room.

Time to dump the archaic concepts of gender specific washrooms.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:45:42am

re: #193 sagehen

They also want this person

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in the men’s room.

Exactly. I think they really think every transperson is just a guy with a week’s worth of stubble in a dress or at the very least, that’s the narrative they want. Hell, we already have heard stories about women being accosted because some zealous asshole thought they were TG.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:45:53am

Here’s a turd to report.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:46:34am

re: #196 b_sharp

Time to dump the archaic concepts of gender specific washrooms.

We already have gender neutral bathrooms. The flip out over this is the so con right’s reaction to losing the same sex marriage battle. When they lose this one, they will find a new scapegoat because that’s what the right does, it scapegoats.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:46:42am

re: #186 HappyWarrior

He’s actually a high school senior. Kid’s got guts because the Trump cult will not let Dear Leader be mocked.

I got to say that I’m a bit concerned for his welfare up there in Big Lie Country.

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Teukka  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:47:21am

re: #194 HappyWarrior

Owning the libs by being a jackass during a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. And that’s being generous to those who insist she can’t be a racist because her father is a son of Holocaust survivors and her mother is a Mexican immigrant.

re: #195 b_sharp

Alt-right signal to Trump sycophants. They are no longer shamed into hiding it and the attempts to denormalize it over the last 50 years is being eroded by the Racist-in-Chief.

The thing is, that shit won’t just embolden the alt-Reich in the United States, but elsewhere as well…
*checks table and Napalm stock*

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:47:36am

re: #198 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Here’s a turd to report.

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Any time you see the reference to a ‘red pill/blue pill’ you know you’re witnessing an idiot who can’t differentiate between reality and a movie. Report, mute & block.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:47:42am

re: #200 Dave In Austin

I got to say that I’m a bit concerned for his welfare up there in Big Lie Country.

I am too but he chose to reveal himself and do what he did. He’s a brave kid.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:48:17am

re: #201 Teukka

The thing is, that shit won’t just embolden the alt-Reich in the United States, but elsewhere as well…
*checks table and Napalm stock*

You’re very right. The Alt-Right is international sigh. I haven’t read it yet but I did see an article about the rise of the far right in Sweden today.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:49:03am

re: #202 b_sharp

Any time you see the reference to a ‘red pill/blue pill’ you know you’re witnessing an idiot who can’t differentiate between reality and a movie. Report, mute & block.

A movie I like to point out was directed by two transgendered siblings :). But yeah, that’s one of those tell tale signs you’re dealing with a jackass with no grounds in reality.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:49:20am

re: #199 HappyWarrior

We already have gender neutral bathrooms. The flip out over this is the so con right’s reaction to losing the same sex marriage battle. When they lose this one, they will find a new scapegoat because that’s what the right does, it scapegoats.

Yah but I mean all of them and the whole idea. Their scapegoats can be dealt with as they throw them up.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:49:26am

BTW b_sharp, it’s good to see you again.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:49:56am

re: #206 b_sharp

Yah but I mean all of them and the whole idea. Their scapegoats can be dealt with as they throw them up.

Oh I absolutely agree.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:50:41am

re: #201 Teukka

The thing is, that shit won’t just embolden the alt-Reich in the United States, but elsewhere as well…
*checks table and Napalm stock*

It does and has. Even here in Canuckistan we’re seeing the effects of the Trump emboldenment. (I’m really fucking with the spellchecker)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:52:11am

re: #209 b_sharp

It does and has. Even here in Canuckistan we’re seeing the effects of the Trump emboldenment. (I’m really fucking with the spellchecker)

An innoble spirits embiggens the stupidest man.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:52:51am

re: #207 HappyWarrior

BTW b_sharp, it’s good to see you again.

Nice to be back. I see the intelligentsia of LGF are still intelligenting. A relaxing break from the idiots on Twitter.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:58:24am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

A movie I like to point out was directed by two transgendered siblings :). But yeah, that’s one of those tell tale signs you’re dealing with a jackass with no grounds in reality.

Those sisters also did a Netflix series called Sense 8 that was great.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:59:14am

re: #122 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

IIRC Paul was trolling John Lennon I guess referring to his entourage. John had a song trolling Paul called How Do You Sleep. At least that’s the story I heard

No story on the Lennon song. Pretty dang obvious.

I know the song well, because I always liked the guitar rhythm…that down falling sawing grind is so Lennon. And George helped on it too.

The Lyrics…pretty cutting on ol’ Paul.

How Do You Sleep
John Lennon

So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
You better see right through that mother’s eyes
Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head

Ah, how do you sleep
Ah, how do you sleep at night

You live with straights who tell you, you was king
Jump when your momma tell you anything
The only thing you done was yesterday
And since you’re gone you’re just another day

Ah, how do you sleep
Ah, how do you sleep at night

Ah, how do you sleep
Ah, how do you sleep at night

A pretty face may last a year or two
But pretty soon they’ll see what you can do
The sound you make is muzak to my ears
You must have learned something in all those years

Ah, how do you sleep
Ah, how do you sleep at night

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 8:59:45am

re: #187 HappyWarrior

I’m thinking of getting some matching Nike shoes and socks this weekend. Bigger swoosh logo the better.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:01:23am

re: #214 Unshaken Defiance

I’m thinking of getting some matching Nike shoes and socks this weekend. Bigger swoosh logo the better.

Sweet.

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meteor  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:08:23am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:10:19am

re: #214 Unshaken Defiance

Sweatshirt or jacket, preferably front and back full size logo…in neon colors

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William Lewis  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:13:32am

re: #217 Sufficient unto the day…

Sweatshirt or jacket, preferably front and back full size logo…in neon colors

Too many neos around here to want to wear that kind of target. Perhaps a pair of shoes I can get away with wearing at work that will give my feet enough support for 8 hours of standing at the front desk?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:14:09am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:15:33am
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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:16:48am

re: #220 wrenchwench

Stay off my lawn!

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Click the little picture icon on the bottom right for a full view. Works so well….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:17:01am

re: #220 wrenchwench

Stay off my lawn!

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A green NO symbol huh? That’s a bit of a mixed message.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:17:50am

re: #222 Eclectic Cyborg

A green NO symbol huh? That’s a bit of a mixed message.

/

’S OK, dogs are color blind.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:17:51am

re: #220 wrenchwench

Stay off my lawn!

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Luckily, I have no terriers.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:18:55am

re: #224 Belafon

Luckily, I have no terriers.

It’s so hard to show one in profile to represent the whole species.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:21:31am

re: #193 sagehen

They also want this person

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in the men’s room.

Probably because a lot of Republican men would get off on that!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:21:49am

re: #225 wrenchwench

It’s so hard to show one in profile to represent the whole species.

To me, the square snout makes it a Scottie….

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:23:22am

re: #225 wrenchwench

It’s so hard to show one in profile to represent the whole species.

Keep bringing up different kinds of dogs so they have to create an entire wall of dog images.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:23:24am

re: #227 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

To me, the square snout makes it a Scottie….

I was thinking tiny Schnauser…

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:23:26am

re: #136 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Nice image Jeffrey!

I know your camera is automatic (I think?) but I want to give it credit for great composition.

The color is great the way the blur bird is color accented by the yellow. And the yellow sunshine works off the green grass over to the bird and the neutral colors of the picnic table and the ground covering all the the lower right.

Just beautiful.

Give your credit to your camera and Mom Nature! Great art.

And if you planned it all that way…great job.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:26:13am

re: #230 ObserverArt

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:30:43am

re: #223 wrenchwench

’S OK, dogs are color blind.

Well, they can’t tell red from green.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:33:05am

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:33:59am

re: #232 b_sharp

Well, they can’t tell red from green.

My old boyfriend couldn’t tell green from brown. When he was a kid in school, he learned that about his colorblindness when someone said trees are green, and in the next picture he made, the trees were green, trunk and all.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:34:36am

re: #148 jaunte

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Our Pep-Rally Police State

What total bullshit. The whole damn administration is a sham.

They bitch about fake news, but what they are doing is actual fakery.

To both pay people to attend and then to choreograph how they are placed is purely fake.

But that is Trump and his gang. Don’t watch what we are doing look at how we are doing it, so America.

Acrid smoke and broken mirrors…the Trump years.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:38:26am

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Laffy
@GottaLaff
On. His. Wedding. Night.

Damn. Narcissism no longer defines this ass. We need a new word or description. Is there a word for a person that is beyond narcissistic?

Maybe trumpissistic will become that word.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:42:41am

re: #236 ObserverArt

Damn. Narcissism no longer defines this ass. We need a new word or description. Is there a word for a person that is beyond narcissistic?

Maybe trumpissistic will become that word.

The only other thing I could imagine Trump doing on his wedding night is best expressed by this song by Robert Palmer!

Robert Palmer - Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley Music Video

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:44:00am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bevin is a jerk

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I see Bevin has sprouted a bit of a down-home beard. When is he going to start wearing deerskins and a coonskin hat?

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:46:00am

re: #161 HappyWarrior

He’s going to cry when he’s told “You’re under arrest, Mr. President.”

That would take emotions.

His crying will be pissing and moaning he is being wronged and for his minions to come to his rescue.

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Charmingly Persistent  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:47:27am

re: #189 b_sharp

Read it as Palin’s words, not teleskiguy’s. Teleskiguy is blunt but he’s not racist.

Yeah, I didn’t call him racist. I am a clueless middle aged white person so I am likely messing this up, but I watched this video:

How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist

and Jay Smooth says to keep in mind the difference between saying someone sounds racist and saying they are racist. And the reason we are all so freaked out* by calling out things that sound racist is that people feel like they have to defend themselves from being a horrible thing rather than saying something perhaps out of line.

I promised myself that I would call out comments that seem racist to me. So I felt I had to woman up and do it. Even though I am a nobody lurker and the person I called out has six-figure karma.

* I had to sign out and go for a long walk after I made my first comment because I was having a mini panic attack.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:49:44am

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL!!!

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This is fucking fantastic and just made my day.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:51:10am

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

Um no smoking near the bomb!

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:54:56am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC

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We do not have a president.

We do not have a democratic representative government.

We have fakes.

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A Cranky One  Sep 8, 2018 • 9:59:57am

re: #243 ObserverArt

We do not have a president.

We do not have a democratic representative government.

We have fakes.

So news about the fake president and the fake representative government is actually “fake” news.

Now my head hurts.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:00:06am

re: #220 wrenchwench

Stay off my lawn!

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I iz skeered!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:00:18am

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:00:31am

re: #160 wheat-dogg

The Greeks pretty much nailed it in re: gods. Capricious, vindictive, horny, vengeful, greedy, selfish, arrogant.

A lot like people, IOW, but with supernatural powers.

in our image

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:00:54am

re: #240 Charmingly Persistent

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:03:55am

re: #231 wrenchwench

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:04:46am

re: #180 Jay C

Right: a piece extolling Trump from the Washington Examiner: an avowedly right-wing rag owned by a billionaire ideologue. Real “serious” journalism there.

Not sure which is the more depressing news here: that Congressional leaders like Ryan and McConnell feel they have to resort to delusionary trickery like this with the POTUS, or the reveal that this shit works with Trump….

the go to answer these days..

it’s both

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:07:11am

re: #184 Belafon

Is that how you treat an adult, or the kid from the Twilight Zone?

this is the point. “they are treating him…”

he is not in control of his own self
he doesn’t think, evaluate, consider, ponder,…decide

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:07:15am
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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:08:37am

re: #240 Charmingly Persistent

…I promised myself that I would call out comments that seem racist to me. So I felt I had to woman up and do it. Even though I am a nobody lurker and the person I called out has six-figure karma….

You’re not a nobody lurker. You are a registered lizard. You are somebody. And it’s OK to lurk, we LOVE lurkers. Good for you for sticking to your promise to yourself. You are a lizard who cares enough to look up somebody’s karma. It does offer a clue, but not any proof of anything.

I feel I know teleskiguy well enough to know he has the best of intentions. I give him slack for having taken the risk of using that word, partly because it used to be auto-cleaned up (with asterisks) before it would post. And more slack ‘cause I feel I know him a little.

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:11:10am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

Exactly. I think they really think every transperson is just a guy with a week’s worth of stubble in a dress or at the very least, that’s the narrative they want. Hell, we already have heard stories about women being accosted because some zealous asshole thought they were TG.

the equivalent of killing Sikhs mistaken for muslims

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:12:15am

re: #254 dangerman

the equivalent of killing Sikhs mistaken for muslims

Yep. Same stupid bigoted bs.

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:14:19am

re: #221 wrenchwench

Click the little picture icon on the bottom right for a full view. Works so well….

ah…

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:17:20am

Was watching some YouTubes with my guitar jamming and songwriting buddy last night and he had me go to this guy he came across.

I want to know why I have never heard of him?

Has anyone put up any of his music here before??? Anyone heard of him? I guess he has a few albums. I need to do some more searching into his songwriting/music.

And by the way…my new favorite music discovery site is Jam in the Van.

Check it out. And if anyone ever says there is no good music these days…slap ‘em upside the head and then make them go to this site and click around on all the great talent.

Jam in the Van | The Headiest Source for Music on the Internet

And here is Aaron Lee Tasjan…

AARON LEE TASJAN - “Hard Life” (Live at JITV HQ in Los Angeles, CA 2016) #JAMINTHEVAN

AARON LEE TASJAN - “Ready To Die” (Live at JITV HQ in Los Angeles, CA 2016) #JAMINTHEVAN

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:20:10am

re: #257 ObserverArt

Thanks! Looked him up on Spotify
open.spotify.com

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:20:35am

re: #253 wrenchwench

You’re not a nobody lurker. You are a registered lizard. You are somebody. And it’s OK to lurk, we LOVE lurkers. Good for you for sticking to your promise to yourself. You are a lizard who cares enough to look up somebody’s karma. It does offer a clue, but not any proof of anything.

I feel I know teleskiguy well enough to know he has the best of intentions. I give him slack for having taken the risk of using that word, partly because it used to be auto-cleaned up (with asterisks) before it would post. And more slack ‘cause I feel I know him a little.

I think he used it for full effect of the times and condition we are in. It surprised me, but Teleskiguy is emotional and he probably needed to write it. I doubt he will make it a habit.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:21:07am

re: #249 ObserverArt

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:21:55am

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

Thanks! Looked him up on Spotify
open.spotify.com

He’s a Californian too I believe.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:29:43am

Escalating a little.

Facebook Post

Facebook Post

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:29:48am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

Exactly. I think they really think every transperson is just a guy with a week’s worth of stubble in a dress or at the very least, that’s the narrative they want. Hell, we already have heard stories about women being accosted because some zealous asshole thought they were TG.

It’s clear they’re being disingenuous about “protecting little girls” because if they were serious about that they would be advocating background checks for coaches and youth ministers.

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Charmingly Persistent  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:32:36am

re: #248 JordanRules

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:32:58am

re: #260 wrenchwench

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:36:37am

re: #240 Charmingly Persistent

Yeah, I didn’t call him racist. I am a clueless middle aged white person so I am likely messing this up, but I watched this video:

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and Jay Smooth says to keep in mind the difference between saying someone sounds racist and saying they are racist. And the reason we are all so freaked out* by calling out things that sound racist is that people feel like they have to defend themselves from being a horrible thing rather than saying something perhaps out of line.

I promised myself that I would call out comments that seem racist to me. So I felt I had to woman up and do it. Even though I am a nobody lurker and the person I called out has six-figure karma.

* I had to sign out and go for a long walk after I made my first comment because I was having a mini panic attack.

My point is that they weren’t words from teleskiguy. Had he said them in his own voice I would agree with you. He was repeating an attitude from someone else. He couldn’t use quotes because they were an acknowledged paraphrase of the attitude.

No need to panic when you say something here. As far as Karma levels are concerned they don’t mean as much as we would like them to.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:38:02am

re: #266 b_sharp

Once you get up to a million, you roll down to the bottom of the hill and start again.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:39:17am

re: #253 wrenchwench

You’re not a nobody lurker. You are a registered lizard. You are somebody. And it’s OK to lurk, we LOVE lurkers. Good for you for sticking to your promise to yourself. You are a lizard who cares enough to look up somebody’s karma. It does offer a clue, but not any proof of anything.

I feel I know teleskiguy well enough to know he has the best of intentions. I give him slack for having taken the risk of using that word, partly because it used to be auto-cleaned up (with asterisks) before it would post. And more slack ‘cause I feel I know him a little.

And this is from one of the old old guard with her own 6 figure Karma count.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:41:31am

re: #267 jaunte

Once you get up to a million, you roll down to the bottom of the hill and start again.

I’m too old to climb back up, and my name is not Sisyphus.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:41:41am

re: #267 jaunte

Once you get up to a million, you roll down to the bottom of the hill and start again.

I always think of SpaceJesus’s journey from negative tens of thousands to very positive. I’m sure he’s busy saving us from Trump, but I wish he would come around more. Unless it means Trump stays longer.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:45:06am

re: #259 ObserverArt

And I know it’s a trait lost on the internet, but context here matters. We know teleskiguy, and we know the Palins. If DF had said that, the negatives would have been flying.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:46:30am

re: #271 Belafon

And I know it’s a trait lost on the internet, but context here matters. We know teleskiguy, and we know the Palins. If DF had said that, the negatives would have been flying.

Quite true.

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wrenchwench  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:49:32am

re: #268 b_sharp

Is this is from one of the old old chronologically enhanced guard with her own 6 figure Karma count.

I am a shameless acceptor of sympathy updings.

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:52:23am

re: #259 ObserverArt

I think he used it for full effect of the times and condition we are in. It surprised me, but Teleskiguy is emotional and he probably needed to write it. I doubt he will make it a habit.

quotes mighta helped anyway

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:54:05am

I definitely think Ski was being tongue in cheek and mocking the Palins. Probably shouldn’t have spelled out the word but I get what he was trying to communicate.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:55:04am

re: #273 wrenchwench

I am a shameless acceptor of sympathy updings.

You don’t need sympathy updings. You are a person worthy of karma points.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:55:37am

re: #270 wrenchwench

I always think of SpaceJesus’s journey from negative tens of thousands to very positive. I’m sure he’s busy saving us from Trump, but I wish he would come around more. Unless it means Trump stays longer.

I liked him though we didn’t know each other that well.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:56:42am

re: #274 dangerman

quotes mighta helped

Context told us they weren’t his words. It wasn’t a direct quote either, just a precis of Palinesque attitudes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:57:45am

re: #278 b_sharp

Context told us they weren’t his words. It wasn’t a direct quote either, just a precis of Palinesque attitudes.

I did that one time before mocking a mindset and it was lost on one of the older conservative posters we had here at the time. Forget the context tho.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:59:49am

Some more music. This is the first great artists I discovered at YouTube that led me to Jam in the Van.

Larkin Poe.

I love all the women guitarist/singers out these days.

Look the ladies up…they can rip the blues. Kick it ladies!

LARKIN POE - “Jail Break” (Live in Atlanta, GA) #JAMINTHEVAN

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 10:59:56am

the Honey Badger song playing on our sirius:

YouTube

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:00:49am

re: #279 HappyWarrior

I did that one time before mocking a mindset and it was lost on one of the older conservative posters we had here at the time. Forget the context tho.

Context matters. It may be that conservatives have trouble seeing the context for whatever reason. I’m highly sensitive to context (maybe overly) because it’s the only way I could determine people’s emotions while growing up.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:02:08am

re: #274 dangerman

quotes mighta helped anyway

I’m trying out a little understanding.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:03:42am

re: #283 ObserverArt

I’m trying out a little understanding.

Looks good on ya. On everybody…

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:09:07am
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sagehen  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:10:15am

Obama will be giving another speech, 2:45 ET.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:11:37am

re: #286 sagehen

Obama will be giving another speech, 2:45 ET.

Good, good.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:11:55am

re: #286 sagehen

Obama will be giving another speech, 2:45 ET.

That reminds me, I saw where he was going to be on MSNBC last night, but was busy jamming and so didn’t get a chance to watch.

Anyone see him?

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:13:48am

re: #283 ObserverArt

I’m trying out a little understanding.

Always start with understanding. If the understanding shows bullshit then call it out.

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b_sharp  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:15:02am

re: #288 ObserverArt

That reminds me, I saw where he was going to be on MSNBC last night, but was busy jamming and so didn’t get a chance to watch.

Anyone see him?

As usual, his speech was interesting, informative and took some pointed jabs at the orange meathead in the WH.

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:15:33am

re: #4 William Lewis

So, it seems I am going to be fostering a feline overlord. A friend of a friend (whom I remember from High School) has apparently gotten himself a 5 year vacation with the state of Wisconsin a while back (not sure why, didn’t ask) and his feline overlord needs a place to stay. I was considering adopting anyway so I’ll care for his Sophie for the rest of the time that he’s away. Hopefully she’ll help with the mice problem… < big grin >

One by one
All part of their master plan

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:17:42am

re: #290 b_sharp

As usual, his speech was interesting, informative and took some pointed jabs at the orange meathead in the WH.

He hit most of the high points that intelligent people have been making for a year or more. It was comprehensive.

“The right” hated it. Proof it was spot on

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Jay C  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:19:21am

re: #262 Unshaken Defiance

Escalating a little.

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And yet, as far as polling indicates to date, even an indictment - hell, probably not even a conviction - still leaves Hunter as a clear favorite to be re-elected (CA-50 is San Diego - big Navy area).

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:23:16am

re: #293 Jay C

As we well know and look forward to, a felony trumps an election. Pun very much intended.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:23:50am
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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:25:05am

re: #290 b_sharp

As usual, his speech was interesting, informative and took some pointed jabs at the orange meathead in the WH.

I’m seeing some political pundits are saying it was unprecedented for a former president to call out a current president. They go on to say it is dangerous because it will stir up Trump’s base and energize them.

Well too f’n bad.

Trump is unprecedented and I have no problem with using any political tactics to stop him.

Our country is under attack from within.

If you bitch about Obama doing what he is doing I am willing to call you an enemy of this country.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:27:14am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:31:02am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I’m seeing some political pundits are saying it was unprecedented for a former president to call out a current president. They go on to say it is dangerous because it will stir up Trump’s base and energize them.

Well too f’n bad.

Trump is unprecedented and I have no problem with using any political tactics to stop him.

Our country is under attack from within.

If you bitch about Obama doing what he is doing I am willing to call you an enemy of this country.

Study history and note how Teddy Roosevelt trashed Wilson OR how Hoover trashed FDR or Truman.

These gasbags are too lazy to do research!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:31:43am

This is a nice little mental health break

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:33:42am
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:36:07am

REDHAT i just get all giddy watching liberals implode like litte babies at trumps every move. its hilarious. yall make my day

Me- Can I send you some California grown pesticide free seasonal migrant labor popcorn?

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:36:15am

re: #296 ObserverArt

I’m seeing some political pundits are saying it was unprecedented for a former president to call out a current president. They go on to say it is dangerous because it will stir up Trump’s base and energize them.

Well too f’n bad.

Trump is unprecedented and I have no problem with using any political tactics to stop him.

Our country is under attack from within.

If you bitch about Obama doing what he is doing I am willing to call you an enemy of this country.

Trump’s breaking or ignoring virtually every political norm, standard, behavior
His staff are manipulating and managing him
He may have improperly influenced his own election

How dare Obama…speak

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:36:49am

re: #296 ObserverArt

Trump is a lobotomized black swan. Normal tactics and approaches won’t do much, and we have to do something.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:37:09am

The Right’s favorite “hero.”

Just crawl back under the rock from which you came from already.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:39:58am

re: #304 DodgerFan1988

The Right’s favorite “hero.”

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Just crawl back under the rock from which you came from already.

If he shot another kid Republicans would orgasm.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:44:18am

re: #304 DodgerFan1988

The Right’s favorite “hero.”

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Just crawl back under the rock from which you came from already.

The guy is clearly unhinged.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:45:44am

re: #306 HappyWarrior

The guy is clearly unhinged.

But he always gets a pass because of IOKIYAR!

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unproven innocence  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:46:13am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:46:15am

re: #297 Charles Johnson

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He’s being rewarded for being a good foot soldier. That’s why he got his judgeship and now his SCOTUS appointment. He’s a partisan hack.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:47:29am

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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Ben Shapiro will be there to tell us this is why Trump won.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:48:19am

So this is the hashtag? #TakeItBack

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:48:28am

re: #298 Joe Bacon 🌹

Study history and note how Teddy Roosevelt trashed Wilson OR how Hoover trashed FDR or Truman.

These gasbags are too lazy to do research!

Research is only half the problem
They dont really care what was true or could be proved

What matters is the narrative they are trying to create now
It’s the new truth

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:48:53am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:48:54am

re: #307 Joe Bacon 🌹

But he always gets a pass because of IOKIYAR!

It just disgusts me that Martin got painted as a thug and this asshole got treated like a hero. Fucker got away with murder.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:49:58am

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:50:44am

re: #304 DodgerFan1988

The Right’s favorite “hero.”

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Just crawl back under the rock from which you came from already.

He’s going to make threats against the wrong person one day, and it won’t be pretty.

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:51:33am

Weeknds are made for rockin’ right?

On my quest to discovering female rockers I came across this tribute band. Usually I don’t like tribute bands. In my opinion they often fall a little short.

These ladies do so well they could have replaced the band they are honoring live. If the audience closed their eyes they may have never known who was playing.

I know, I saw the original band, and live sometimes they were a little too loose.

I would be proud of these women covering my material.

Can these women rock? You tell me.

Zepparella!

Zepparella 2012 - Dazed And Confused

And now off to do something with the day…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:51:42am

re: #316 makeitstop

He’s going to make threats against the wrong person one day, and it won’t be pretty.

Yep.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:52:59am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:53:48am

Good riddance to Jones and Infowars.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:54:52am

re: #319 Charles Johnson

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Four apps? Well I guess someone else will develop an app to find the gay frogs on GPS.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:55:16am

re: #317 ObserverArt

Weeknds are made for rockin’ right?

On my quest to discovering female rockers I came across this tribute band. Usually I don’t like tribute bands. In my opinion they often fall a little short.

These ladies do so well they could have replaced the band they are honoring live. If the audience closed their eyes they may have never known who was playing.

I know, I saw the original band, and live sometimes they were a little too loose.

I would be proud of these women covering my material.

Can these women rock? You tell me.

Zepparella!

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And now off to do something with the day…

The NYC equivalent is a really good band called Lez Zeppelin. They are excellent. I played in a band with the bass player for a while, and the lead singer is the current emcee for my buds in the live karaoke band.

I’m doing a show with her (and the karaoke band) at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City tomorrow night. Always fun.

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dangerman  Sep 8, 2018 • 11:55:39am

re: #300 Unshaken Defiance

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Plaid shirt guy was detained by Secret Service. Newsflash for Presidential protection agents-Your remit does not include enforcing loyalty. Fuck You
!

I would not move from my seat
Make them drag me on camera then explain why

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sagehen  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:00:37pm

re: #297 Charles Johnson

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In that thread is a link to an article about a book about right-wing election hacking
conwaydailysun.com

He used as an example the 2004 presidential election between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry.

“Kerry was leading in Ohio, which was the critical state, and then something flipped at 11:14 at night,” said Simon.

He explained that the vote-counting computer servers in Ohio suddenly crashed when Kerry was leading by 3.5 percent. They were then rerouted to Tennessee to be handled by a company called SmarTech, which was run by the late Michael Connell, who was Karl Rove’s “IT guru.

“Votes went to Chattanooga, Tennessee; servers came back up; votes were sent back from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to all the county websites; and all of a sudden, Bush was winning by 3.5 percent,” Simon said, adding that it was explained by “late voting evangelicals.”

Simon said Connell died in a plane crash two weeks before he was supposed to testify in court regarding a lawsuit to challenge the legitimacy of the 2004 elections.

and here’s Wikipedia’s article about Connell and his plane crash
en.wikipedia.org

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:01:39pm

re: #324 nines09

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Yeah…I’ve watched her too.

There are some damn fine female guitar players there days. I love ‘em!!!

When I got out of high school and started playing drums and following bands, even doing some roadie work with a regional act, there were not many female guitar players like what I am seeing today.

I wish there would have been, it would have been fun jamming with women.

And bass players…drummers…keyboards too.

Rock on women…rock on!

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ObserverArt  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:07:46pm

re: #325 sagehen

In that thread is a link to an article about a book about right-wing election hacking
conwaydailysun.com

Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

I am Ohioan. I stood in line for three freakin’ hours…1.5 of them spent after the polls were supposedly closed.

And my precinct was one of the ones in question for Ohio SoS Ken Blackwell fuckery.

Hmmm. I guess I should call freakin’ Blackwell a Black Russian.

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nines09  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:09:16pm

re: #326 ObserverArt

So much talent out there.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:10:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:11:26pm

re: #327 ObserverArt

Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

I am Ohioan. I stood in line for three freakin’ hours…1.5 of them spent after the polls were supposedly closed.

And my precinct was one of the ones in question for Ohio SoS Ken Blackwell fuckery.

Hmmm. I guess I should call freakin’ Blackwell a Black Russian.

I was skeptical of fuckery at the time but after knowing what I know about 2016, the Nixon fuckery in ‘68, & the 2000 election shenanigans I really wouldn’t put it past the GOP to past pull that shit in 2004.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:13:50pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 8, 2018 • 12:15:48pm

re: #319 Charles Johnson

The asshole still has an app on Google Play.

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jeffreyw  Sep 8, 2018 • 1:16:41pm

re: #230 ObserverArt

Give your credit to your camera and Mom Nature! Great art.

And if you planned it all that way…great job.

Thanks! But all I can say is that I did choose that photo from among several. Not nearly as many visits to the feeder this time of year, lots of food available elsewhere. We don’t see it mobbed like in some of the spring season captures.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2018 • 2:23:35pm

re: #320 HappyWarrior

Good riddance to Jones and Infowars.

He’s going to have to go back to a second hand mimeograph machine to crank out his insane rants on handbills!


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