It’s Just Good: Jason Mraz and Meghan Trainor, “More Than Friends”

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It’s pop music, and it’s not going to change the world, but it’s three minutes of happiness and I’ll take that. Bonus: fantastic singing from all involved.

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:12:04pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:14:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:14:43pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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Really says a lot about the GOP that this guy was number 2 but then again we see how number 1 is. The only one of the four GOP finalists actually acting like they take their job seriously is Kasich and he’s on his way out. I don’t like Kasich bear in mind but I think he does take his job more seriously than not only Trump obviously but Cruz and Rubio as well.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:15:02pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:15:43pm

Thanks Charles, I enjoy some light fun music from time to time. It need not all be weighty somehow.

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:17:12pm

re: #3 HappyWarrior

Really says a lot about the GOP that this guy was number 2 but then again we see how number 1 is. The only one of the four GOP finalists actually acting like they take their job seriously is Kasich and he’s on his way out. I don’t like Kasich bear in mind but I think he does take his job more seriously than not only Trump obviously but Cruz and Rubio as well.

Kasich will run for president in 2020.

I would almost guarantee it. Trump or no Trump.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:18:14pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:18:23pm

When I’m reincarnated next time around, I want to be able to sing like Jason Mraz.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:19:23pm

re: #6 ObserverArt

Kasich will run for president in 2020.

I would almost guarantee it. Trump or no Trump.

I agree.

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plansbandc  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:19:26pm

Pretty little pop tune. Thanks Charles.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:19:55pm

Been die hard Jason Mraz since I saw him in a side opening at Coors Theater for Tom Petty.

Around the venue they had bands playing before the show.

We KNEW Jason was fucking talented.

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:20:03pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:20:51pm

re: #6 ObserverArt

Kasich will run for president in 2020.

I would almost guarantee it. Trump or no Trump.

Can you imagine if tRump didn’t even get nominated in 2020? You think the MAGAts are nutzoid now….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:22:42pm

re: #12 gocart mozart

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Wonder if they’re still friends. Judge sounds like he could be Cernovich’s big brother right down to the sexism and victim blaming. He’s fucked up. He’s clearly got more issues than just alcoholism.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:23:18pm

re: #13 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Can you imagine if tRump didn’t even get nominated in 2020? You think the MAGAts are nutzoid now….

Won’t happen tho.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:25:21pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

When I’m reincarnated next time around, I want to be able to sing like Jason Mraz.

I play his albums all the time. Happy, beautiful music.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:25:41pm
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:27:22pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Odd how he only used the English and German goodbyes.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:27:27pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Visit from the Mueller team?

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:31:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:31:33pm

re: #19 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Visit from the Mueller team?

Wouldn’t surprise me. We know he’s not above violating the law.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:33:23pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

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My favorite is how they’re insisting they’re doing “everything” they can to make her comfortable and are not pressuring her…but making it clear she either shows up Monday on their terms or they’re moving immediately to a vote to confirm.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:34:09pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Wouldn’t surprise me. We know he’s not above violating the law.

He’s connected with Rohrabacher, who is part of the Kremlin A Team.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:34:29pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

He’s connected with Rohrabacher, who is part of the Kremlin A Team.

Yep!

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:35:57pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:36:10pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:37:11pm

Rohrabacher’s history as a Russian toady is amazing even for this traitorous mob.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:37:19pm

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

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Remember when he knew more than the generals.

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:38:11pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Wouldn’t surprise me. We know he’s not above violating the law.

He really wants to be a Roger Stone type of character. Might as well get an early taste for the problems that come with it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:38:17pm

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Rohrabacher’s history as a Russian toady is amazing even for this traitorous mob.

Also a Taliban apologist at one time. A man named Dana has a lot to answer for.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:38:55pm
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sagehen  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:38:55pm

If they disallow rapists and attempted rapists and other forms of sexual assaulters… that will really complicate their efforts to overturn Roe v Wade.

Because men who respect women’s bodily autonomy and right to make their own decisions, respect women’s bodily autonomy and right to make their own decisions. And men who don’t… don’t.

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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:39:03pm

“Judge” Pirro and Tammy Bruce now on with Lumpy, portraying Kavanaugh as a victim of a “smear” and insisting that his rights are being taken away because he’s being “convicted” without trial.

You would think a “Judge” would understand that in our system of government an investigation precedes a trial. That you allow both sides to present evidence beyond just testimony of the accused and the victim. And you do it out in the open unless there are valid reasons why the information divulged should remain confidential.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:39:32pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

My favorite is how they’re insisting they’re doing “everything” they can to make her comfortable and are not pressuring her…but making it clear she either shows up Monday on their terms or they’re moving immediately to a vote to confirm.

That’s what they say, but the way things have been happening the last couple of weeks, Monday is a long way away—and a vote is at least a day or two past that. A lot can happen between now and then, and it’s hard to imagine any of it being good for Kavanaugh.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:40:05pm

re: #28 HappyWarrior

Remember when he knew more than the generals.

I remember reading about another guy who knew more than his generals. Hitler at least had an honorable military record of his own.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:43:14pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

“Judge” Pirro and Tammy Bruce now on with Lumpy, portraying Kavanaugh as a victim of a “smear” and insisting that his rights are being taken away because he’s being “convicted” without trial.

You would think a “Judge” would understand that in our system of government an investigation precedes a trial. That you allow both sides to present evidence beyond just testimony of the accused and the victim. And you do it out in the open unless there are valid reasons why the information divulged should remain confidential.

These being the same people who love Donald Trump who wanted the Central Park Five executed AFTER they were cleared. And convicted without trial? That’s mighty rich since they think HRC deserved to be in jail. Pirro? I don’t know how someone this stupid became a judge. I mean Napolitano. Yeah he’s a bit of a RW hack but I can see that he has a thought process. Jeanne is just rah rah Trump uber alles. She wants a job in the administration so bad but I bet she’s a joke to everyone there but Trump because of how pathetic she is.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:44:15pm

re: #35 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I remember reading about another guy who knew more than his generals. Hitler at least had an honorable military record of his own.

Hitler had the Iron Cross First Class. You could probably have counted the number of enlisted men who had gotten that on your fingers. tRump has a Purple Heart, though—he always wanted one.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:45:17pm

re: #37 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Hitler had the Iron Cross First Class. You could probably have counted the number of enlisted men who had gotten that on your fingers. tRump has a Purple Heart, though—he always wanted one.

Oh wow I didn’t know that. But yeah a lot of those Fascist brawlers were legitimately brave in WWI. It definitely gave them credibility. Trump meanwhile like a lot of his supporters is a big toad dick whose idea of battle is yelling on Twitter.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:48:05pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

Oh wow I didn’t know that. But yeah a lot of those Fascist brawlers were legitimately brave in WWI. It definitely gave them credibility. Trump meanwhile like a lot of his supporters is a big toad dick whose idea of battle is yelling on Twitter.

A bit like how most of the major names in our Civil War on both sides were major actors in the Mexican-American war.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:48:14pm

re: #18 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Odd how he only used the English and German goodbyes.

//

He’s quoting from the Musical “Sound of Music.” Based on a true story, the Sound of Music is about the Von Tropp families escape from Austria at the time of the German Invasion. Allthough the pro Nazis at the time called it a liberation.

I don’t think this is a coincidence. But with the rage furby, who knows?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:48:31pm

Mussolini also had a good military record though, like Trump, he was initially a draft dodger. He took advantage of an amnesty that required him to serve and spent two years in a Bersagliere regiment in peacetime. Later, he volunteered in the First World War, returned to the Bersagliere and spent nine months at the front.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:49:40pm

re: #39 Belafon

A bit like how most of the major names in our Civil War on both sides were major actors in the Mexican-American war.

Yep. I’d say Mexican-American War was sort of the Spanish Civil War for the Civil War officer generation. But yeah a lot of those Civil War officers on both sides were friends going back to that time. I remember in Killer Angels, Longstreet talking about his friendship with Grant.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:51:28pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Mussolini also had a good military record though, like Trump, he was initially a draft dodger. He took advantage of an amnesty that required him to serve and spent two years in a Bersagliere regiment in peacetime. Later, he volunteered in the First World War, returned to the Bersagliere and spent nine months at the front.

MOOSEOLEENIE WAS A SOCALIST!! Actually he was at one time….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:53:24pm

re: #43 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

MOOSEOLEENIE WAS A SOCALIST!! Actually he was at one time….

I like studying the subtle little differences between his brand, Hitler’s, and Franco’s of fascism. For me, it comes down to this: Mussolini was about the power of the state above all, Hitler was about the power of the Aryan Race above all, and Franco of the military and the church which to be honest with you is probably why he was treated sympathetically by many in the West.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:55:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:56:21pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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His hands are bigger though.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:58:24pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:59:26pm

Communism has that too btw: I’d call Soviet style especially Stalinism much more urban based, Maoism more rural, and Juche more leader based.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 19, 2018 • 6:59:45pm

Well, I guess it wasn’t Man-Bear-Pig rooting through the community’s trash

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:00:37pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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People from the past were trying to warn us!

(In so many ways)

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gocart mozart  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:03:23pm
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danarchy  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:03:31pm

re: #47 MsJ

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Didn’t he get hit with an anti-slapp fine for both him and a seperate one for gotnews.com. It is probably an attempt to avoid paying that.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:04:14pm

Wotan in Die Wilde Jagd by Franz von Stuck (1889):

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:05:07pm

re: #53 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Wotan in Die Wilde Jagd by Franz von Stuck (1889):

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The year Hitler was born.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:07:33pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The year Hitler was born.

And von Stuck was Hitler’s favorite painter.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:07:35pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

His hands are bigger though.

Ha!! Perfection.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:09:27pm

re: #55 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And von Stuck was Hitler’s favorite painter.

Eerie.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:09:36pm

re: #49 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I guess it wasn’t Man-Bear-Pig rooting through the community’s trash

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Sure. They say that now. 😉

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:12:48pm

re: #52 danarchy

Didn’t he get hit with an anti-slapp fine for both him and a seperate one for gotnews.com. It is probably an attempt to avoid paying that.

Could be. Unfortunately for him that horse left the barn. Perhaps it’s part of a plea arrangement to pay less or nothing.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:13:36pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Coincidence! Fake news!!

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TedStriker  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:16:58pm

re: #30 HappyWarrior

Also a Taliban apologist at one time. A man named Dana has a lot to answer for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:18:54pm

re: #40 I Would Prefer Not To

He’s quoting from the Musical “Sound of Music.” Based on a true story, the Sound of Music is about the Von Tropp families escape from Austria at the time of the German Invasion. Allthough the pro Nazis at the time called it a liberation.

I don’t think this is a coincidence. But with the rage furby, who knows?

thus the snow-covered mountains in the background

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makeitstop  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:19:02pm

re: #18 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

Odd how he only used the English and German goodbyes.

//

That’s a line from a song in ‘The Sound of Music.’

I’m a little surprised he didn’t post a line from ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me.’

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:19:58pm

re: #59 MsJ

Could be. Unfortunately for him that horse left the barn. Perhaps it’s part of a plea arrangement to pay less or nothing.

Well Gotnews was an LLC so I don’t think the owner can be held accountable for any debts if it goes out of business. That’s sort of the point of setting up a separate legal entity.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:23:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:26:11pm

re: #65 Patricia Kayden

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I hope some male survivors join her too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:27:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:28:53pm
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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:29:49pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:30:56pm

Family illness:

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makeitstop  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:31:34pm

re: #69 MsJ

Of course not.

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Future Supreme Court nominee…

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:31:46pm

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

Trump told CIA to make bombs used in drone strikes “silent, so they can’t get away”

Brain by ACME™

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:31:47pm

SMFH. This motherfucker needs to go.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:31:55pm

re: #69 MsJ

Of course not.

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He’ll be running on family values in 20 years.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:32:38pm

re: #73 MsJ

SMFH. This motherfucker needs to go.

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God I hate that guy.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:33:17pm

re: #70 Anymouse 🌹

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:33:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:33:32pm

re: #71 makeitstop

Future Supreme Court nominee…

/

Thank goodness the VA GOP is heavily wounded by self afflicted injuries.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:33:36pm

re: #72 jaunte

Brain by ACME™

Invisible planes dropping silent bombs. Is that the Trump Doctrine™?

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:33:36pm

re: #73 MsJ

This is why I don’t care if Trump fires him. I see no downside to him getting canned by s fellow racist.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:34:21pm

re: #79 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Anvils!

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:34:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:35:04pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

This is why I don’t care if Trump fires him. I see no downside to him getting canned by s fellow racist.

Except the replacement would fire Mueller and be just as bad as he is. Don’t get me wrong. He needs to go but not on Trump’s terms.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:36:17pm

Thank you for introducing me to another fine musical group, Mr. Johnson. They are quite good.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:38:36pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:43:05pm

Everything anyone needs to know about the GOP in 2 tweets.

Bonus

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:46:48pm
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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:46:50pm

😂😂😂😂

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:47:30pm

re: #86 Unshaken Defiance

Everything anyone needs to know about the GOP in 2 tweets.

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Yet this is the same party who doesn’t think ex cons who served time should get to vote and fearmongers about Hispanics and rape. I guess they want the rapists to just stay white. Sorry for being glib but man this infuriated me. If he did it, hell I want him off the federal judiciary and disbarred. He can deal with it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:48:25pm

FBI is a cancer but Dems don’t respect law enforcement.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:50:23pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

Except the replacement would fire Mueller and be just as bad as he is. Don’t get me wrong. He needs to go but not on Trump’s terms.

From what I’m hearing, Trump is going to fire Sessions after the elections. Looks like it’s inevitable.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:51:03pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

bleargh….

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There is something about that video I don’t understand. I don’t know what it is but it’s white on the tip of my tongue.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:51:27pm

re: #91 Patricia Kayden

From what I’m hearing, Trump is going to fire Sessions after the elections. Looks like it’s inevitable.

Yeah I think so. I think he gives it to Pruitt. He likes to recycle his garbage.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:52:26pm

re: #88 MsJ

How could you not love dogs? Best pets ever.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:53:20pm

re: #90 HappyWarrior

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:54:15pm

re: #94 Patricia Kayden

How could you not love dogs? Best pets ever.

I love the Bassie in the other room—“I’m low enough already, thanks.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:54:53pm

OMG

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 7:56:09pm

re: #95 Unshaken Defiance

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Thanks man. He won’t care but his supporters need to see that.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:00:05pm

Sigh

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:02:11pm

re: #99 MsJ

That’s heartbreaking. So we can expect a lot more Kavanaughs after November.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:03:38pm

re: #100 Patricia Kayden

That’s heartbreaking. So we can expect a lot more Kavanaughs after November.

Well we will likely take back the house and hopefully the Senate in 2020.

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:04:49pm

re: #101 MsJ

Based on what?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:05:01pm

re: #99 MsJ

Sigh

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No one gave us a chance in 2010 either. Nate is about percentages. We can do this.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:05:03pm

re: #99 MsJ

Sigh

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This is what gerrymandering will get you.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:05:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:06:38pm

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

This is what gerrymandering will get you.

For the Senate? Nate’s bullish on us retaking the House. Anyhow I’m canvassing or phone banking every Saturday till Election Day rain or shine. This district is a battleground.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:07:58pm

re: #102 Skip Intro

Based on what?

What based on what?

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:08:49pm

re: #107 MsJ

What based on what?

Well we will likely take back the house and hopefully the Senate in 2020.

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:09:14pm

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

This is what gerrymandering will get you.

Senate races are state wide. No gerrymandering involved. It is just the luck of the draw for which seats are up for renewal.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:09:18pm

Who’s surprised? Anyone? No? Didn’t think so.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:09:48pm

re: #108 Skip Intro

Well we will likely take back the house and hopefully the Senate in 2020.

Polls I’ve seen.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:10:11pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:10:37pm

re: #111 MsJ

Polls for 2020. Got it.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:11:13pm

Giddy over the upcoming destruction of the middle class.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:11:32pm

re: #112 Patricia Kayden

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He was murdered but don’t jump to conclusions. I thought the Calgary Cowboy was supposed to be smart.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:12:06pm

re: #114 jaunte

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Giddy over the upcoming destruction of the middle class.

Hiccup? Oh please run that. This isn’t a hiccup jagoff.

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ipsos  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:13:37pm

My god, people are willfully stupid when they need to stay willfully stupid to keep believing the things they need to believe.

I’m having an utterly stupid FB argument with a one-time colleague who is still absolutely convinced Kavanaugh’s mother ruled against the Blasey family in the foreclosure proceeding 30 years ago.

I posted the link to the atcual court documents showing that Kavanaugh dismissed the foreclosure proceeding with prejudice.

“That’s not what the talk radio hosts I listen to are telling me.”

She then went on to post a Fox News link titled - I shit you not - “Brett Kavanaugh’s mother is judge who dismissed a foreclosure action against accuser Ford’s parents,” which contains an accurate link to the court paperwork showing that the foreclosure was dismissed. And still she doesn’t see any contradiction with what she posted.

My head hurts.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:15:59pm

re: #117 ipsos

My god, people are willfully stupid when they need to stay willfully stupid to keep believing the things they need to believe.

I’m having an utterly stupid FB argument with a one-time colleague who is still absolutely convinced Kavanaugh’s mother ruled against the Blasey family in the foreclosure proceeding 30 years ago.

I posted the link to the atcual court documents showing that Kavanaugh dismissed the foreclosure proceeding with prejudice.

“That’s not what the talk radio hosts I listen to are telling me.”

She then went on to post a Fox News link titled - I shit you not - “Brett Kavanaugh’s mother is judge who dismissed a foreclosure action against accuser Ford’s parents,” which contains an accurate link to the court paperwork showing that the foreclosure was dismissed. And still she doesn’t see any contradiction with what she posted.

My head hurts.

RW talking hacks > actual court records. God 2/5 of our country will believe anything RW media tells them.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:18:13pm

re: #113 Skip Intro

Polls for 2020. Got it.

No. 2018. For the house.

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:18:19pm

Alibaba’s Jack Ma backs down from promise to Trump to bring 1 million jobs to the US.

Why? Because of Trump’s trade war. Let’s see if that makes it to Fox “Business”.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:19:46pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:20:26pm

re: #121 Single-handed sailor

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Yeah this is a guy who respects women. Uh huh

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:25:10pm

re: #119 MsJ

If were you I’d go outside right now and kiss the ground that you are fortunate enough to live in Canada. That was the best descision you ever made. If Trump keeps the Senate that means the people of this country have decided to ignore everything that we’ve been talking about for the last two years and are just fine with a sociopath president with no controls on him at all.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:25:25pm

Am I off in thinking Kavanaugh’s loathing of Bill Clinton was some serious self loathing.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:32:35pm

re: #124 HappyWarrior

I’d put it down to straight partisanship. He doesn’t seem to have enough self-awareness for self-loathing.

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:33:11pm

re: #121 Single-handed sailor

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Not for nothing, but one of the judges cited in this article wrote an op-ed in the WSJ about Kavanaugh praising him as a great mentor especially for women, and her own daughter clerked for Kavanaugh so I question how much of a warning she was giving.

wsj.com

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:33:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:34:48pm

re: #125 jaunte

I’d put it down to straight partisanship. He doesn’t seem to have enough self-awareness for self-loathing.

True

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:37:26pm

I mean, those numbers do completely undermine their assertion that immigrants are a bunch of lazy loafers, but I’m sure they’ll add that part in, right?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:40:45pm

re: #129 Ace-o-aces

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I mean, those numbers do completely undermine their assertion that immigrants are a bunch of lazy loafers, but I’m sure they’ll add that part in, right?

Oops!

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:48:15pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

If were you I’d go outside right now and kiss the ground that you are fortunate enough to live in Canada. That was the best descision you ever made. If Trump keeps the Senate that means the people of this country have decided to ignore everything that we’ve been talking about for the last two years and are just fine with a sociopath president with no controls on him at all.

There aren’t enough seats in 2018 for Dems to take it back. I’m hopeful but it works basically mean winning damn near all of them which is unrealistic.

And I am very happy I came up here. I have a husband I love (and whom I hate sometimes, marriage being what it is) and a fabulous new family and no worries about getting sick and dying broke. I know I’m lucky. It’s not enough. Everyone deserves it. Which is why we fight.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:50:05pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

If were you I’d go outside right now and kiss the ground that you are fortunate enough to live in Canada. That was the best descision you ever made. If Trump keeps the Senate that means the people of this country have decided to ignore everything that we’ve been talking about for the last two years and are just fine with a sociopath president with no controls on him at all.

It’s an unfortunate quirk that in ‘18, we have more Senate Dems up for re-election in red states. That switches up a bit in ‘20.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2018 • 8:58:26pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

Oops!

I checked, they corrected the report, didn’t change the tweet, and left out that crucial bit of context. Why, if I didn’t know better, I’d think these guys are just a bunch of bigots who hate immigrants for no rational reason!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:00:17pm

re: #133 Ace-o-aces

I checked, they corrected the report, didn’t change the tweet, and left out that crucial bit of context. Why, if I didn’t know better, I’d think these guys are just a bunch of bigots who hate immigrants for no rational reason!

In my observations, immigrants work harder than natives.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:02:47pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

In my observations, immigrants work harder than natives.

Most immigrants came here to work. Natives who aren’t working don’t magically disappear—much as the Republicans would like them to.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:03:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:03:42pm

re: #135 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Most immigrants came here to work. Natives who aren’t working don’t magically disappear—much as the Republicans would like them to.

They’re taking our jobs and wejfare.//

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:04:14pm

re: #136 Unshaken Defiance

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The NRA are racist cowards.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:06:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:07:14pm

re: #139 Single-handed sailor

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Because they’re uneducated morons who only care about Team GOP.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:07:59pm

Jane Fonda on Colbert telling a story about being targeted for drug trafficking by Nixon as she entered the country from Canada carrying… vitamins.
Trump is the current of a long line of petty Republican authoritarian shits.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:12:48pm

re: #141 jaunte

Jane Fonda on Colbert telling a story about being targeted for drug trafficking by Nixon as she entered the country from Canada carrying… vitamins.
Trump is the current of a long line of petty Republican authoritarian shits.

Wow never knew about that.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:14:56pm
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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:15:30pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Sounds like an interesting documentary:
usatoday.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:15:31pm

re: #143 Belafon

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We can only hope.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:16:08pm

re: #127 jaunte

Middle Age Riot
@middleageriot
Trump supporters still chant “lock her up” because, as far as they’re concerned, the worst crime you can commit isn’t rape or treason: it’s being a smart woman.

6:17 PM - Sep 17, 2018
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252 people are talking about this

That may be part; but I think ipsos in 117 and HW in 118 have the real reason: up to 40% of the public believes anything that RW media tell them. They dismiss anything from legitimate news sources as Fake News — even Fox news stories when the stories don’t correspond to what they are hearing from RW web sites or Hannity or fanatic RW radio.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:16:45pm

re: #144 jaunte

Sounds like an interesting documentary:
usatoday.com

It does and speaking of Republican double standards. The inability to forgive her but forgiving Kavanaugh says a lot.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:17:39pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

When I’m reincarnated next time around, I want to be able to sing like Jason Mraz.

Everyone wants to sing like Jason Mraz.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:17:41pm

re: #146 Hecuba’s daughter

That may be part; but I think ipsos in 117 and HW in 118 have the real reason: up to 40% of the public believes anything that RW media tell them. They dismiss anything from legitimate news sources as Fake News — even Fox news stories when the stories don’t correspond to what they are hearing from RW web sites or Hannity or fanatic RW radio.

I’ve seen people seriously say FNC is too liberal sometimes. They want a 21st century American Pravda.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:19:42pm

The Senate was going to be very hard. The number of seats Democrats have to defend, influenced by the 2012 election, vs Republicans was going to be a tough one. In a sane world, plenty of people would realize that Both chambers need to check Trump, but I know too many people that are comfortable and therefore are barely paying attention to politics. For a number of them, Trump going fascist won’t even affect them directly, so they don’t care. And then there are a large number of Republicans that are OK with it.

So, realistically optimistic means having the House will be a good start.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:21:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:22:18pm

re: #151 Belafon

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Or what happened in Philadelphia 231.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:23:04pm

re: #85 MsJ

“This story is based on interviews with two dozen former students, many of whom asked not to be identified because of how tightly knit and powerful the alumni from those schools are, and because they fear retribution or harassment for speaking out on the allegations engulfing Kavanaugh’s nomination.”

Fuck this fucking system man. I can’t stand all this “Good ol’ boys” bullshit.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:23:30pm

re: #149 HappyWarrior

I’ve seen people seriously say FNC is too liberal sometimes. They want a 21st century American Pravda.

Which Republicans have been building since the 1970 Powell Memorandum. They have a full blown 24/7 Bullshit Machine in AM radio, Pulpit Pimping Preachers, Right wing websites, FOX, OANN, Right wing newspapers all on the same message.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:24:16pm

re: #154 Joe Bacon 🌹

Which Republicans have been building since the 1970 Powell Memorandum. They have a full blown 24/7 Bullshit Machine in AM radio, Pulpit Pimping Preachers, Right wing websites, FOX, OANN, Right wing newspapers all on the same message.

And it’s still not good enough.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:24:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:25:34pm

re: #153 Eclectic Cyborg

“This story is based on interviews with two dozen former students, many of whom asked not to be identified because of how tightly knit and powerful the alumni from those schools are, and because they fear retribution or harassment for speaking out on the allegations engulfing Kavanaugh’s nomination.”

Fuck this fucking system man. I can’t stand all this “Good ol’ boys” bullshit.

What we’re seeing here buddy is the real swamp. It’s people born into power and status having advantages that us Plebs will never have.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:26:01pm

re: #155 HappyWarrior

And it’s still not good enough.

That’s because they cannot kill blacks for no reason whenever they want. They know they’re still not in charge. The fact that Nike won’t shun football players that kneel is just eating them.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:27:25pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

In my observations, immigrants work harder than natives.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:28:47pm

re: #159 BeachDem

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Speaking of which, I found my mom’s paternal grandad’s obituary and learned he was a member of the fire company in his borough. We had no idea. Great Grandpa was an immigrant that’s why I brought it up.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:29:22pm

re: #158 Belafon

That’s because they cannot kill blacks for no reason whenever they want. They know they’re still not in charge. The fact that Nike won’t shun football players that kneel is just eating them.

Correct

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:29:23pm

re: #157 HappyWarrior

What we’re seeing here buddy is the real swamp. It’s people born into power and status having advantages that us Plebs will never have.

I wouldn’t really want the power to rape a woman and get away with it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:31:08pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

I wouldn’t really want the power to rape a woman and get away with it.

I would never want to rape anyone. It’s one of the worse things you can do to someone aside from murder.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:35:01pm

Jordan Barab’s piece at the link is persuasive on just how bad at lawyering Judge Kavanaugh is.

The OSHA Act Covers All Employees—Including Animal Trainers

Kavanaugh never really answers Feinstein’s direct question about where the OSHA act says that employers of animal trainers are not covered by the law. Because the OSHA act clearly states that all employees are covered by OSHA (with the exception of public employees.)

To put it bluntly, Kavanaugh’s statement in his testimony and in his SeaWorld dissent are not only wrong, but are also sheer hypocrisy. He claims to be a “textualist,” that is a jurist who gives primacy to the ordinary meanings of the words of a statute, and steers away from other sources of meaning, like legislative history. So it is unclear how textualism is consistent with his speculation on what Congress plausibly intended—but never actually said—50 years ago when the OSHA act was passed. As Wharton professor and former OSHA official Adam Finkel stated:

” ‘Textualist’ Brett Kavanaugh made up out of nowhere language he personally wished Congress had written, but never did.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:38:14pm

re: #164 jaunte

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Jordan Barab’s piece at the link is persuasive on just how bad at lawyering Judge Kavanaugh is.

The more I learn about Kavanaugh the more I see a GOP apparatchik who got his ticket punched all the way to SCOTUS so no wonder they’re sticking by him.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:40:17pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I mean, Scalia was twisted, but crafty. Kavanaugh is by comparison a total dork.

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fern01  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:40:25pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

My favorite is how they’re insisting they’re doing “everything” they can to make her comfortable and are not pressuring her…but making it clear she either shows up Monday on their terms or they’re moving immediately to a vote to confirm.

And yet it is her CHOICE as to whether or not she shows up - just this once old white republican males have NO way to take away her right to choose

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:40:34pm

re: #156 Belafon

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The real problem with “female” is when it’s used as a noun instead of an adjective, and more because of who tends to do this (puas and hotep culture dudes) than anything else. Like I’ve just never heard anybody say “this female / these females” without it being followed by some reductive nonsense.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:41:43pm

re: #166 jaunte

I mean, Scalia was twisted, but crafty. Kavanaugh is by comparison a total dork.

Agreed.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:43:11pm
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fern01  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:43:35pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

These being the same people who love Donald Trump who wanted the Central Park Five executed AFTER they were cleared. And convicted without trial? That’s mighty rich since they think HRC deserved to be in jail. Pirro? I don’t know how someone this stupid became a judge. I mean Napolitano. Yeah he’s a bit of a RW hack but I can see that he has a thought process. Jeanne is just rah rah Trump uber alles. She wants a job in the administration so bad but I bet she’s a joke to everyone there but Trump because of how pathetic she is.

Some judges get elected - just like presidents - that might be the answer.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:43:45pm

re: #170 jaunte

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I saw one on CNN earlier probably this same one. Wanted to barf.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:44:53pm

re: #171 fern01

Some judges get elected - just like presidents - that might be the answer.

Ahhh that is true in her case. TBH the judiciary is something I don’t really have much trust at all in the populace for.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:45:13pm

Ask your doctor if Kavanaughvium is right for you. In some cases, death or paralysis has occurred. Do not take if you value bodily autonomy.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:50:47pm

I hear Raytheon makes a good IFF system.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:52:14pm

Seriously tho’ how are people still putting their faith in Susan Collins at this point.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:53:36pm

re: #176 goddamnedfrank

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Seriously tho’ how are people still putting their faith in Susan Collins at this point.

You wanted Franken to resign regardless. But poor Kavanaugh. Typical Republican horseshit.

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fern01  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:55:59pm

re: #86 Unshaken Defiance

Trump calls FBI “truly a cancer in our country”

If ANY other president said this about law enforcement they would be hounded from office, removed from their party. Gutless, ridiculous congress GOPers - they bought and paid for this. After the mid terms, he will turn on them, like they cannot imagine.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:58:32pm

Can you imagine how much worse off and fucked up our country would be if the FBI didn’t exist?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:58:33pm

re: #178 fern01

If ANY other president said this about law enforcement they would be hounded from office, removed from their party. Gutless, ridiculous congress GOPers - they bought and paid for this. After the mid terms, he will turn on them, like they cannot imagine.

He’s going to lash out at his cult if he loses the House. I can’t wait to see the red hats when he’s on the stump berating them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 9:59:11pm

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

Can you imagine how much worse off and fucked up our country would be if the FBI didn’t exist?

And Ron Paul idiot he is thinks we should get rid of it. FBI does a lot of good.

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fern01  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:00:41pm

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

This is what gerrymandering will get you.

gerrymandering doesn’t work for state wide elections - election fraud does

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:02:10pm

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

Can you imagine how much worse off and fucked up our country would be if the FBI didn’t exist?

Can you imagine if J. Edgar Hoover had instituted a 10-year tenure as Director of the FBI instead of him reigning for 48 years? Dude had to croak for that to change.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:04:01pm

re: #183 teleskiguy

Can you imagine if J. Edgar Hoover had instituted a 10-year tenure as Director of the FBI instead of him reigning for 48 years? Dude had to croak for that to change.

World would be a better place. Hoover was one of the most undemocratic elements that have existed in our society.

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:06:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:07:46pm

re: #185 jaunte

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I want to know if he and Kav are still buddies or he’s distanced himself from Judge who is more overt about how big asshole he is.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:15:12pm

Hmm. Interesting. Didn’t know this until I internetted.

Only two Directors of the FBI have been fired by the President. William Sessions was fired by Bill Clinton in 1993 and James Comey was fired by Fuckface Von Clownstick in 2017.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:18:49pm

re: #114 jaunte

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Giddy over the upcoming destruction of the middle class.

I’m emailing and calling Heller in the morning. Fucking disgrace to the state of Nevada.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:19:25pm

sre: #171 fern01

Some judges get elected - just like presidents - that might be the answer.

Illinois has elected judges — and it’s a nightmare. If there is a vacancy, it’s a normal election, but sitting judges run against their record instead of an opponent. There are about 9 or 10 different legal organizations that rate the judges and I try to do my best to read the reviews from these groups before settling on a vote. Actually, this is the only situation where I occasionally vote Republican.

Sitting judges who are deemed totally incompetent routinely win reelection.

Very few people have the knowledge to make an independent assessment and most people don’t bother to make any serious effort to read the evaluations. Instead many voters decide to vote for all female names or all names from a particular nationality or for the general election, vote for the candidate from their party.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:22:14pm

re: #182 fern01

gerrymandering doesn’t work for state wide elections - election fraud does

And voter suppression, including purging of voter records and excessive voter id requirements.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:22:38pm

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

Colorado elects judges too. When I see it on the ballot, I usually leave it blank because I simply don’t know about the judges running for their posts.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:23:42pm

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

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Illinois has elected judges — and it’s a nightmare. If there is a vacancy, it’s a normal election, but sitting judges run against their record instead of an opponent. There are about 9 or 10 different legal organizations that rate the judges and I try to do my best to read the reviews from these groups before settling on a vote. Actually, this is the only situation where I occasionally vote Republican.

Sitting judges who are deemed totally incompetent routinely win reelection.

Very few people have the knowledge to make an independent assessment and most people don’t bother to make any serious effort to read the evaluations. Instead many voters decide to vote for all female names or all names from a particular nationality or for the general election, vote for the candidate from their party.

Judges here run “nonpartisan”. I carefully read their statements in the voter pamphlet looking for right-wing buzzwords and dogwhistles—they really can’t help themselves.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 19, 2018 • 10:53:37pm

re: #76 Belafon

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:06:38pm
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:08:38pm

To be fair that was the first thing I thought, but I’m a pirate.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:16:58pm

re: #195 Single-handed sailor

To be fair that was the first thing I thought, but I’m a pirate.

Arrrgh. Avast there, you scurvy dog.

If it wasn’t Trump, I might pass that off as a joke. “Is that your boat? No? What’s the law on that, is it his now?”

Because it’s Trump, I can’t tell if it was a joke or if he’s serious. That’s bad for any politician.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:23:03pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:31:44pm

re: #195 Single-handed sailor

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To be fair that was the first thing I thought, but I’m a pirate.

You can issue a salvage claim and lien if you actually did something to save the vessel from a total loss but otherwise I think all you can do is apply to the local police for a title investigation and hope that the owner abandons it. In the meantime if you’re really feeling like a dick you might send the owner a bill for storage fees.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:32:34pm
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TedStriker  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:35:30pm

re: #195 Single-handed sailor

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To be fair that was the first thing I thought, but I’m a pirate.

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹

Arrrgh. Avast there, you scurvy dog.

If it wasn’t Trump, I might pass that off as a joke. “Is that your boat? No? What’s the law on that, is it his now?”

Because it’s Trump, I can’t tell if it was a joke or if he’s serious. That’s bad for any politician.

Speaking of pirates, Talk Like a Pirate Day was yesterday (the 19th); someone on another board I frequent posted this:

*groan*

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:37:31pm
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Scout  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:42:32pm

Always know where your towel is.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:43:27pm

re: #198 goddamnedfrank

I was just gonna scrape the name off the ass end.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:45:19pm

re: #202 Scout

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 19, 2018 • 11:46:37pm

re: #195 Single-handed sailor

To be fair that was the first thing I thought, but I’m a pirate.

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹

Arrrgh. Avast there, you scurvy dog.

If it wasn’t Trump, I might pass that off as a joke. “Is that your boat? No? What’s the law on that, is it his now?”

Because it’s Trump, I can’t tell if it was a joke or if he’s serious. That’s bad for any politician.

re: #200 TedStriker

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:02:01am

These two chowdaheads are peak Boston.

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ckkatz  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:02:02am

re: #175 Single-handed sailor

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I hear Raytheon makes a good IFF system.

Hmm. No special knowledge here, but, my first guess would be that the IL-20 was heading to the Israelis’ flight path to paint them for Syrian Anti-Aircraft.

Quite possibly because the Israelis warned them to get out of the area. Or possibly because the Russian ship picked the Israelis up. Or possibly, both.

Maybe the Syrians hit the IL-20 with one of their missiles. Maybe the Israelis were not interested in playing games with the Russians and took it down themselves.

The Russians are fairly overextended in Syria. And they know it. And the Turks know it. And the Israelis know it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:13:33am

re: #206 goddamnedfrank

These two chowdaheads are peak Boston.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:20:02am

re: #208 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I think we have about 10 years of big time college football left, maybe less if there is a major disaster of some kind, then it goes the way of collegiate boxing.
See Charlie Mohr

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:32:21am

re: #209 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I think we have about 10 years of big time college football left, maybe less if there is a major disaster of some kind, then it goes the way of collegiate boxing.
See Charlie Mohr

No
There is to much money in college football

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:36:46am

Yeah, people suck

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:37:26am

re: #205 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I don’t get this Admiralty Law/Maritime Law claim about a fringed flag meaning the country is somehow captured by corporations/other nations/aliens. It seems something wingnuts and sovereign citizens pulled out of their nether regions to claim (something).

Conspiracy is everywhere … better stay inside.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:39:16am

Florida, man

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 12:39:51am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

No
There is to much money in college football

At one time there was a lot of money in livery services as well.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 20, 2018 • 1:00:22am

re: #211 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, people suck

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That’s been going on at least a month. They have been dumping their strawberry harvests and now banning needle sales in grocery stores, crazy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 1:01:18am

re: #213 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Florida, man

The objective here is obvious.

By attempting to pry prayer into a public event paid for with tax money (the stadium) between two Christian schools, the next step would be to pry those same prayers into a game between a Christian school and a public school.

After that, the religious rights of Christian players in public schools are being restricted. The article itself notes that the claim is the religious rights of the spectators are being infringed.

The objective is to insert Christian prayer (as defined by those in power) into all secular sports activity. Once it’s in part of the public school, then the same arguments can be used throughout the whole school.

Of note, no so-called moderate church has come out against this claim of infringement by the government.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 1:48:18am

re: #216 Anymouse 🌹

I find this American church habit of praying before every single event very odd. What exactly are they praying for? Please God, don’t let my son get a concussion. Please God, let us win! Please God, smite the opposing team with fire and brimstone.

FTM I am puzzled why we need to sing the national anthem before sportsball games. It’s like going to sportsball is some kind of patriotic activity.

BTW “Play ball!” is the last line of the national anthem. Francis Scott Key put it in there. Many people don’t know that.
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 1:57:53am

re: #217 wheat-dogg

I find this American church habit of praying before every single event very odd. What exactly are they praying for? Please God, don’t let my son get a concussion. Please God, let us win! Please God, smite the opposing team with fire and brimstone.

FTM I am puzzled why we need to sing the national anthem before sportsball games. It’s like going to sportsball is some kind of patriotic activity.

BTW “Play ball!” is the last line of the national anthem. Francis Scott Key put it in there. Many people don’t know that.
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The history of the National Anthem played in sporting events has been traced to its origin.

Historians typically point to one notable event when tracing the connection between the national anthem and sporting events: Game 1 of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.

huffingtonpost.com (history of the National Anthem at sporting events, which is actually fascinating)

The New York Times reported on the event when it occurred, on September 6, 1918:

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 2:12:59am

Off-topic: My wife and I got our trivalent flu shots today in Scottsbluff. (Praise be to CHAMPUS, cost $0. I’m sure the GOP will fix that.)

My right arm is swollen up like a Zeppelin and hurts like I was hit with a baseball bat and hurts all the way down to my wrist. My wife is calling me a whinger (she came out just fine).

Tomorrow I am supposed to use this arm to rebuild a chlorine pump for the town water system. Yay.

Medical whinge over, back to your regularly scheduled LGF.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 4:33:10am

Gonna give Iron Fist season 2 a whirl. BBL

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 4:50:52am

re: #176 goddamnedfrank

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Seriously tho’ how are people still putting their faith in Susan Collins at this point.

Why is it not “fair” to Kavanaugh? Because the FBI reopening their background check would mean he’d have to wait a few weeks to be confirmed? This is not a criminal trial, it’s a job interview. Don’t know about ya’ll, but it took the better part of a week after I sat down for an interview for the drug screening results and background check to come back clean on me. And that was to get a job working the desk at a hotel, not Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 4:59:58am

re: #199 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Watson is playing again 10 months after tearing his ACL. What a dick.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:04:43am

re: #221 Targetpractice

Why is it not “fair” to Kavanaugh? Because the FBI reopening their background check would mean he’d have to wait a few weeks to be confirmed? This is not a criminal trial, it’s a job interview. Don’t know about ya’ll, but it took the better part of a week after I sat down for an interview for the drug screening results and background check to come back clean on me. And that was to get a job working the desk at a hotel, not Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

I’ve had to wait a long time to hear back on federal jobs I applied for. Kavanaugh can wait. I know he’s not used to it since he’s pampered but the investigation is absolutely fair and necessary and it would be far more impartial. It’s not a trial.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:06:55am

re: #218 Anymouse 🌹

The history of the National Anthem played in sporting events has been traced to its origin.

huffingtonpost.com (history of the National Anthem at sporting events, which is actually fascinating)

The New York Times reported on the event when it occurred, on September 6, 1918:

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WWI I believe them. By then, Babe Ruth had already broken in. I’m with Wheat, I don’t get why it’s played. I mean in things like the Olympics I get it because the athletes are representing their countries.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:07:52am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t get this Admiralty Law/Maritime Law claim about a fringed flag meaning the country is somehow captured by corporations/other nations/aliens. It seems something wingnuts and sovereign citizens pulled out of their nether regions to claim (something).

Conspiracy is everywhere … better stay inside.

That was one of the big things The Bundy Bunch flipped out over—“the Satanic Fringe on the Flag”

Yes, they really are that F’n stupid!

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:20:42am

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Watson is playing again 10 months after tearing his ACL. What a dick.

Watson is playing while black again 10 months after tearing his ACL while black.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:26:21am

re: #85 MsJ

It was, they recalled, an era marked by excess and illegality that went widely unchecked by parents and school leaders who were unaware or uninterested in cracking down on the behavior.

I grew up in Bethesda, MD during the 1980s and while I didn’t go to a private school, the school I did go to (Walt Whitman) was made up of the same group of people. The children of the well-to-do and the movers and shakers of DC, lawyers, ambassadors, high-ranking government officials, etc. I went to those parties, ones held by friends from my school and from the private schools in the area, Gonzaga, Holton Arms, Visitation, Georgetown Prep, Landon, etc.

It had nothing to do with the school per se, it was the 80s and the kids in never saw any consequence for the shit they did. Parents were often not around and if they were, didn’t care. Alcohol and drugs were ubiquitous; these are the spoiled children of the rich. So, the accusations against Kavanaugh and the descriptions of “the party” are completely believable. I was there, maybe not at that party, but I was at some party somewhere during that time where that could have easily have occured. I heard stories of both consensual and non-consensual happenings of all types that happened then and there.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:29:25am

re: #209 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I think we have about 10 years of big time college football left, maybe less if there is a major disaster of some kind, then it goes the way of collegiate boxing.
See Charlie Mohr

Nope. Rome must have its gladiators.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:32:56am

re: #228 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nope. Rome must have its gladiators.

QFT.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:40:08am

re: #226 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Watson is playing while black again 10 months after tearing his ACL while black.

I’m so old I can remember when many white people (a majority?) thought black athletes weren’t smart enough to be quarterback. This school superintendent in TX proves that they are still around.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:45:23am

re: #230 BlueSpotinAL

I’m so old I can remember when many white people (a majority?) thought black athletes weren’t smart enough to be quarterback. This school superintendent in TX proves that they are still around.

Wasn’t that long ago. That’s exactly what I thought of when I saw the story. Not only bigoted but really stupid too since another black QB Pat Mahomes had six touchdown passes that same day.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:47:46am

re: #185 jaunte

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:48:22am

moron

I’m sure they’ll get right on that…

delusional moron:

stamping those tiny baby moron feet:

Narrator Voice: The uber-rich folks got all that money with their tax cuts

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:49:35am

re: #226 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Watson is playing while black again 10 months after tearing his ACL while black.

Yeah sigh. Superintendent is a dick. I really like Watson. Talented guy but he also seems like a great guy too.

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retired cynic  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:49:51am

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

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Illinois has elected judges — and it’s a nightmare. If there is a vacancy, it’s a normal election, but sitting judges run against their record instead of an opponent. There are about 9 or 10 different legal organizations that rate the judges and I try to do my best to read the reviews from these groups before settling on a vote. Actually, this is the only situation where I occasionally vote Republican. (snip)

Could you tell me the names of some of these organizations, because that is where I feel the most ignorant in voting. I usually don’t vote for judges, since I don’t feel I know enough.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:50:55am

re: #86 Unshaken Defiance

Everything anyone needs to know about the GOP in 2 tweets.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:51:41am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Historic levels of obstruction? You have majorities, there is no filabuster, & I thought you accomplished more than anyone and were great at getting deals done. Maybe you don’t know what the fuck you’re doing and more importantly don’t get that opposition is allowed to exist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:52:38am

*blink*

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:52:46am

re: #235 retired cynic

Could you tell me the names of some of these organizations, because that is where I feel the most ignorant in voting. I usually don’t vote for judges, since I don’t feel I know enough.

ABA I imagine would be good.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 5:56:50am

You know what, at this point I want very badly for Trump to veto the spending bill. I want that orange fuck to stand before the cameras and declare that he’ll leave the government closed unless he gets the money for his vanity project. I wanna see the GOP face the reality of voting to override his veto just weeks before the midterms.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:00:05am

I found another child prodigy on YouTube, and she’s from China!

A 10 year old girl YOYO(Pinxi Liu)Cover Fuzz Universe-Paul Gilbert

And episode 1 of Iron Fist season 2 was not bad.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:03:46am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:05:58am

Will Football still be around in 10 years: Yes. But for multiple reasons.

#1- Money, Money, Money.

#2- Our country is sill in many places a caste system. Our economic and educational systems are not adequate and don’t truly serve to advance students into society with tools to be mobile and successful- especially for poor and minority students. Football is a way that can offer(due to number of players so much more opportunity than any other sport) a way to be accepted into and have college paid for. The history of slavery and slave breeding still lingers-and it has an impact on how athletic many black males are-especially in the American South.

#3- Football is not the meathead sport it once was, and is not taught as much that way. Obvious full disclosure- I played from early grades, through HS and College, and two years professionally- Of course I have a bias, but I also have a window into how things are different. You can’t just be a meathead and win. The sport is complex and you must have smart players if you want to win. Also, if you look at what information about CTE exists, it is not just the car crash hits that cause concussions- it is also about the “micro-concussions”- small hits that add up over time. We don’t practice like meatheads- the amount of contact in practice is much less, and only done for a purpose. Many coaches that are around(not all) are guys that love the sport, and understand that half of the shit we did at practice(Oklahoma Drill, Bull in the Ring) are reckless, and they don’t actually help you win games. The penalties that are called in the NFL are more about PR than player safety- they changes in player safety are happening at the lower levels. As the head coach, I’m in charge of my schools youth football program. I eliminated tackle football prior to 7th grade. Flag Football only from ages 4-12. I implemented very specific practice standards for the Middle School, Freshmen, and Varsity teams- based on time and amount of contact allowed. I’m a part of a new school group of Head Coaches who understand that Football can be safer. I’m 38- of the 9 High School Head Coaches here in the city, 8 of us are in our late 30’s-early 40’s. 4 of us played professionally (inc Chad Pennington you NYJ fans). We all have an understanding of how the game can work safer than it has been.

Okay- bell just rang for class. I’ll ramble at you guys later

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:07:27am

Initial unemployment claims dropped to an incredible 201k, setting another nearly 49 year old record, when the labor force was half the size it is now.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:11:59am

re: #244 Big Beautiful Door

Initial unemployment claims dropped to an incredible 201k, setting another nearly 49 year old record, when the labor force was half the size it is now.

We’re on course to reach the point where there’s just no more slack in the workforce in the next 1-2 years. Trump’s right now trumpeting how there’s more jobs than workers, but an economist sees that and realizes you only have one of two options: Cut the number of jobs (via automation or cutting back production) or you bring in more workers. And since Trump is doing everything in his power to prevent the latter, the former is the way we’re headed.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:15:01am

re: #206 goddamnedfrank

These two chowdaheads are peak Boston.

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Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place did it first.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:15:52am

re: #241 wheat-dogg

I found another child prodigy on YouTube, and she’s from China!

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And episode 1 of Iron Fist season 2 was not bad.

The whole season is pretty good.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:16:28am

re: #241 wheat-dogg

Guitar Player interviewed Yoyo a year ago, when she was 11. Here’s her practice regime.

Do you have a practice regimen?

I only practice one hour each day, because I go to class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and then I have homework. I spend 20 minutes practicing my technique. Then I take 20 minutes to review what I’ve learned in the past. After that, it’s 20 minutes of studying new tunes or new licks. My father and my teacher also use online resources, such as Lick Library, Jam Track Central, guitarplayer.com, and guitarworld.com. When they see some cool videos, they ask me to watch them.

guitarplayer.com

An hour a day, and she plays like that!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:17:59am

re: #206 goddamnedfrank

These two chowdaheads are peak Boston.

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jeffreyw  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:19:49am

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Good morning!

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:22:23am

STEAMING HOT TAKE ABOUT MOVIES!

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:22:58am

I have a squirmy cat on my lap.

Trixie went through her surgery a week ago today, and her eye was successfully removed. She’s been sequestered in our spare room since we brought her home from the hospital, until yesterday when she finally ventured out into the rest of the house. She stared down the two younger cats who were looking to fuck with her, and endured Scout licking her face in welcome.

The one thing she absolutely cannot stand is that to prevent her from possibly pulling out the stitches from her eye, she has to wear the Cone of Shame until the stitches come out Monday morning. I came into my office this morning to find her sitting on my laptop keyboard and hitting the side of the cone with her paw. I put her on my lap and she’s got no intention of moving, from the look of it.

Other than the stitches and the stupid cone, she’s the same affectionate cat she’s always been. I can’t get up to go and get another cup of coffee, but that’s okay because I still have my tiny kitty here bugging me. And that’s a pretty good reason to forego a second cup of coffee.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:23:04am
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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:24:40am

re: #251 Sufficient unto the day…

STEAMING HOT TAKE ABOUT MOVIES!

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OFFS

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:25:06am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

ABA I imagine would be good.

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard anything about where the ABA stands with KKKavanaugh…

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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:25:15am

re: #251 Sufficient unto the day…

Not sure whether it’s significant to count words in a trailer, given that Larson is the star of the movie and probably has more lines than Jackson.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:26:43am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Remember when it was Hillary who supposedly was the crazy, wild-eyed loon who was gonna clean out everybody who was not a Clinton operative and replace them with paid goons loyal only to her?

/

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:27:29am

re: #256 wheat-dogg

Not sure whether it’s significant to count words in a trailer, given that Larson is the star of the movie and probably has more lines than Jackson.

It’s also not unusual to use an established character to introduce a new one and give them some connection to the rest of a fictional universe.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:27:51am

re: #257 Targetpractice

Remember when it was Hillary who supposedly was the crazy, wild-eyed loon who was gonna clean out everybody who was not a Clinton operative and replace them with paid goons loyal only to her?

/

It’s always projection.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:27:59am

re: #254 Targetpractice

I mean, there’s an awful lot of WTF elements packed into one tweet there.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:30:40am

Latest Ron DeSantis news (about a donor):

MIAMI — A Republican activist who donated more than $20,000 to Ron DeSantis and lined up a speech for him at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club called President Obama a “F—— MUSLIM N——” on Twitter recently, in addition to other inflammatory remarks.

politico.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:31:51am

When I saw the Captain Marvel trailer, my first thought was not “Why does Samuel L get so many lines?” It was “Just how much CGI did they use to make him look that young again?” Because IIRC, the film is supposed to be set 20 years in the MCU’s past.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:34:02am

jeebus, this stretch of I-75 at Jellico is always a nightmare.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:34:11am

re: #262 Targetpractice

When I saw the Captain Marvel trailer, my first thought was not “Why does Samuel L get so many lines?” It was “Just how much CGI did they use to make him look that young again?” Because IIRC, the film is supposed to be set 20 years in the MCU’s past.

The clue was Captain Marvel crash landing into a Blockbuster Video Store. Deaging stars is becoming a thing in Marvel Movies; they already did it to Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:34:15am

re: #258 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Plus, if you watch it, she’s kind of confused. Fury is providing an explanation.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:35:47am

re: #257 Targetpractice

Remember when it was Hillary who supposedly was the crazy, wild-eyed loon who was gonna clean out everybody who was not a Clinton operative and replace them with paid goons loyal only to her?

/

Susan Sarandon still continues with that bullshit.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:35:53am

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, this stretch of I-75 at Jellico is always a nightmare.

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A lot of traffic runs through there on the way South. I was on it Labor Day weekend going down to Pigeon Forge (my wife loves the Christmas Store there).

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:36:15am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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These guys are all a bunch of authoritarian bootlickers.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:36:41am

re: #264 Big Beautiful Door

The clue was Captain Marvel crash landing into a Blockbuster Video Store. Deaging stars is becoming a thing in Marvel Movies; they already did it to Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr.

Yeah, but it’s still a work in progress. The same stumbling blocks that make creating a digital star difficult are also making it hard to take seriously these “de-aging” jobs. Works from a distance, but the moment you try a close-up shot, you completely kill the suspension of disbelief.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:37:15am

re: #267 Big Beautiful Door

A lot of traffic runs through there on the way South. I was on it Labor Day weekend going down to Pigeon Forge (my wife loves the Christmas Store there).

seems like most times we drive through there on our way to South Carolina, there’s another landslide

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:38:35am

re: #266 Joe Bacon 🌹

Susan Sarandon still continues with that bullshit.

Which is rich because her running mate, HRC that is was the first non Illinois governor to back Obama in 2008. Kaine also was considered by Obama for VP and ultimately backed out of it because he didn’t think he was experienced enough on FP.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:39:07am
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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:39:14am

re: #258 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s also not unusual to use an established character to introduce a new one and give them some connection to the rest of a fictional universe.

Something called continuity. The MCU is very good at tying their movies together.

Besides, Captain Marvel is reportedly the savior of the post-Thanos universe, so even if she were mute, her role would still be bigger than Jackson’s, whose Nick Fury is (post-Thanos) apparently dead.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:39:28am

re: #261 BlueSpotinAL

Latest Ron DeSantis news (about a donor):

politico.com

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Where’s Ben Shapiro to tell us that this wasn’t really racist because he said Muslim first and that talking about this is why Trump won. //

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:40:05am

re: #261 BlueSpotinAL

Latest from Ron DeSantis:

politico.com

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Why that Tweeter is just another activist in the RepubliKKKlan mainstream!

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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:40:23am

re: #269 Targetpractice

Yeah, but it’s still a work in progress. The same stumbling blocks that make creating a digital star difficult are also making it hard to take seriously these “de-aging” jobs. Works from a distance, but the moment you try a close-up shot, you completely kill the suspension of disbelief.

They’ve also de-aged Coulson, whose face looks rather blurry.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:42:21am

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Pretty ugly” as opposed to the woman who actually had to leave her home due to threats by supporters of the same judge you’ve been bending over backwards to apologize for.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:42:53am

re: #261 BlueSpotinAL

Latest Ron DeSantis news (about a donor):

politico.com

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Umm…

Initially, Alembik said he didn’t believe he wrote that but then, after reviewing the tweet, said that “when I write anything inflammatory, it’s because I’m seriously pissed off. I’m an emotional human being. Do I have a filter on what I say? In public, yes. Would I use that word in public? No. This is Twitter.

This guy doesn’t know that Twitter is…public?

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:42:53am

re: #251 Sufficient unto the day…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:46:15am

Well, this is the Captain Marvel I remember cheering in my home town theater when I was a kid!

Adventures of Captain Marvel Serial

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:46:46am
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wheat-dogg  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:47:43am

re: #279 Belafon

Heck, Clint Eastwood and Sly Stallone barely said one entire paragraph total in some of their movies.

And there’s Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:47:59am

re: #278 makeitstop

Umm…

This guy doesn’t know that Twitter is…public?

I like how he thinks that makes it all the more okay.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:48:13am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:49:13am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You could make her feel more comfortable by not pressuring her one way or the other and by letting an investigation happen first. Why the rush to confirm Kavanaugh? Are you shamed that the FBI might find the truth and all that bullshit you told us about how Kavanaugh’s a good guy will be proven to be exactly that?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:49:21am

re: #278 makeitstop

Umm…

This guy doesn’t know that Twitter is…public?

Republicans consider stupidity to be a badge of honor.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:49:38am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Collins quick to remind us that she only ever has a conscience for however long it takes her to find a “Party uber allies” angle to any particular situation.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:50:25am

re: #285 HappyWarrior

You could make her feel more comfortable by not pressuring her one way or the other and by letting an investigation happen first. Why the rush to confirm Kavanaugh? Are you shamed that the FBI might find the truth and all that bullshit you told us about how Kavanaugh’s a good guy will be proven to be exactly that?

Well another clue is looking at who Collins husband lobbies for.

HINT!—It’s a country whose first letter is “R”…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:51:17am

re: #288 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well another clue is looking at who Collins husband lobbies for.

HINT!—It’s a country whose first letter is “R”…

ROMANIA! // But yeah I did see that. It does explain her behavior as of late.

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William Lewis  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:52:10am

re: #243 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Will Football still be around in 10 years: Yes. But for multiple reasons.
(Snippage of good stuff)
Okay- bell just rang for class. I’ll ramble at you guys later

Interesting post. But I’d like to add my pennies to it.

I played a bit of American football in Jr High. I played center and enjoyed it until a classmate was horrifically injured in a routine reception gone bad. His femur was shoved up through his hip joint requiring years of surgery and rehab. (He’d later die while riding his bicycle home 5 years later when hit by a car.) That put me off playing the game but I still watched it.

Then the news about concussions and how the owners knew long ago that something bad was happening. Couple that with the attitude of “smoke a bowl miss four games, hit your wife have a bonus” and I no longer watch American Football and probably never will again. Mr. Kaepernick’s moral courage wasn’t even enough to lure me back, though it came close. The owner’s treatment of him proved that hesitation correct.

At this point I can not think of any professional sport as being anything but poisonous to our culture yet I understand people’s love of it. I watch English Premiere League soccer knowing full well it’s racism and other problems. Yet if every pro sport went bankrupt tomorrow, including the college minor league football system, I think it would be an overall good thing for the world as a whole. As I have gotten older, I have been profoundly grateful that my son did not get sucked into the athletics scam and would rather encourage him to get his exercise in other ways.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:52:21am

re: #278 makeitstop

Umm…

This guy doesn’t know that Twitter is…public?

A publicly traded private company whose business is public communication. That is way too hard for him to understand.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:54:22am

re: #282 wheat-dogg

Heck, Clint Eastwood and Sly Stallone barely said one entire paragraph total in some of their movies.

And there’s Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean.

And the Kurt Russell movie Soldier. He barely cracked the 100 words in the film.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:56:55am

re: #285 HappyWarrior

You could make her feel more comfortable by not pressuring her one way or the other and by letting an investigation happen first. Why the rush to confirm Kavanaugh? Are you shamed that the FBI might find the truth and all that bullshit you told us about how Kavanaugh’s a good guy will be proven to be exactly that?

Its politics. They can’t have an FBI investigation because it might reveal Dr. Ford is more credible than Kavanaugh, sinking his confirmation. That wouldn’t be a problem, since there is a whole list of rightwing judges who will vote the same way that Kavanaugh would, except this Senate is running out of time to appoint a Justice, and the next Senate might be controlled by the Democrats, in which case unless Trump’s next nominee is named Merrick Garland, he isn’t getting confirmed.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:57:44am

re: #291 Belafon

A publicly traded private company whose business is public communication. That is way too hard for him to understand.

He must be under the impression that anything he tweeted could only be seen by people who agree with him.

Old white guys can be pretty fucking stupid sometimes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:58:16am

re: #293 Big Beautiful Door

Its politics. They can’t have an FBI investigation because it might reveal Dr. Ford is more credible than Kavanaugh, sinking his confirmation. That wouldn’t be a problem, since there is a whole list of rightwing judges who will vote the same way that Kavanaugh would, except this Senate is running out of time to appoint a Justice, and the next Senate might be controlled by the Democrats, in which case unless Trump’s next nominee is named Merrick Garland, he isn’t getting confirmed.

Way I look at is this entire situation is karma for Kavanaugh obviously but the entire GOP for the stunt Mitch pulled on Judge Garland.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 6:59:52am

re: #290 William Lewis

Interesting post. But I’d like to add my pennies to it.

I played a bit of American football in Jr High. I played center and enjoyed it until a classmate was horrifically injured in a routine reception gone bad. His femur was shoved up through his hip joint requiring years of surgery and rehab. (He’d later die while riding his bicycle home 5 years later when hit by a car.) That put me off playing the game but I still watched it.

Then the news about concussions and how the owners knew long ago that something bad was happening. Couple that with the attitude of “smoke a bowl miss four games, hit your wife have a bonus” and I no longer watch American Football and probably never will again. Mr. Kaepernick’s moral courage wasn’t even enough to lure me back, though it came close. The owner’s treatment of him proved that hesitation correct.

At this point I can not think of any professional sport as being anything but poisonous to our culture yet I understand people’s love of it. I watch English Premiere League soccer knowing full well it’s racism and other problems. Yet if every pro sport went bankrupt tomorrow, including the college minor league football system, I think it would be an overall good thing for the world as a whole. As I have gotten older, I have been profoundly grateful that my son did not get sucked into the athletics scam and would rather encourage him to get his exercise in other ways.

I was raised in Western Pennsylvania where Football is the national religion. Every boy is expected to try out for the team. It goes so far as for parents to hold their sons back from starting school for a year to give them an advantage.

Dad pushed me to try out for football. Well I did show up for the team tryout and a guy’s head hit my ankle at the wrong angle and fractured it.

Dad looked at the doctor bills, shook his head. Other guys goofed on Dad because I didn’t make the team. Instead I got into chess and bridge and became pretty good at both of those. Actually won a bunch of bridge tournaments paired with the football coach’s wife when I was in high school.

Started Pitt in the fall of 1973 with Tony Dorsett. Now I see Tony suffers from brain damage and is confined to a wheelchair. Makes me think I lucked out turning to chess and bridge.

There there are the number of disability claims I’ve take from professional athletes…especially bodybuilders who abused steroids and wind up with degenerative arthritis, liver cancer, kidney failure, heart failure…

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:04:22am

re: #296 Joe Bacon 🌹

I was raised in Western Pennsylvania where Football is the national religion. Every boy is expected to try out for the team. It goes so far as for parents to hold their sons back from starting school for a year to give them an advantage.

Dad pushed me to try out for football. Well I did show up for the team tryout and a guy’s head hit my ankle at the wrong angle and fractured it.

Dad looked at the doctor bills, shook his head. Other guys goofed on Dad because I didn’t make the team. Instead I got into chess and bridge and became pretty good at both of those. Actually won a bunch of bridge tournaments paired with the football coach’s wife when I was in high school.

Started Pitt in the fall of 1973 with Tony Dorsett. Now I see Tony suffers from brain damage and is confined to a wheelchair. Makes me think I lucked out turning to chess and bridge.

There there are the number of disability claims I’ve take from professional athletes…especially bodybuilders who abused steroids and wind up with degenerative arthritis, live cancer, kidney failure, heart failure…

Football does provide a ladder for upward mobility for low income boys who otherwise would have no chance of going to college and scoring a high income job, but the reality is that vast majority of them don’t make the NFL and many don’t even earn a degree.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:10:03am

A bit about football. I sort of had the atypical experience. My dad was and still isn’t much of a fan. He never played as a kid. Apparently he had a couple concussions as a young child that made my Nana worry and understandably so. Dad did play Little League and league basketball while also playing neighborhood wiffle ball and pick-up basketball with friends and later softball when I was an infant. So in that way, Mom was lucky to get a husband that never got glued to the screen on Satrudays and Sundays. And Dad’s passion is music not sports and as much as I like sports, I find music a much better passion because I think it’s a much less tribal atmosphere. Yes there rivalries that exist between musicians and music venues aren’t always peaceful places but ended up being for the best. My mom’s father was a sports fan. Mostly boxing and football and all the early football I watched was with him. I never played football as a kid. I did play baseball and basketball and tried hockey one year. But football just seemed like a big commitment and it’s really a crap shoot, unless you’re fast or have a rocket arm or are the coach’s kid, you’re likely to be on the lines, important but very unsexy. I actually planned to go out for freshman team. I admit. I wanted a little glory and thought it would be a ticket to some popularity. But I was told that my grandfather had a murmur and I should get checked out to see if I had one. Well, I didn’t have the murmur but I did have hypertrophic cardiomyophy, which really isn’t too serious unless I over exert myself which I certainly would have found myself doing had I had to endure daily practices starting in August. Ended up being a blessing honestly. I wouldn’t have belonged on the football team and I wouldn’t have contributed much. I still follow football but I admit that it’s a little harder for me to watch. The game just feels over officiated. I do appreciate that they want to prevent long lasting injuries. Joe brought Tony Dorsett. Tony is about my Dad’s age. My Dad is in good shape for a man his age. And I think of poor Earl Campbell, a legend who looks way older than his 63 years. A lot of people and myself was among them busted on Ricky Williams choice to retire to just smoke pot I understand it completely now. Your body takes a beating like that and you’re a naturally reserved person like Ricky is, sometimes you just want to relax and smoke a J.

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steve_davis  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:10:12am

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

This is what gerrymandering will get you.

gerrymandering’s got nothing to do with the senate. the problem with the senate is that North and South Dakota get four fucking senators in spite of having fewer people combined than Washington D.C.

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William Lewis  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:10:14am

re: #297 Big Beautiful Door

Football does provide a ladder for upward mobility for low income boys who otherwise would have no chance of going to college and scoring a high income job, but the reality is that vast majority of them don’t make the NFL and many don’t even earn a degree.

The NBA is an even more vile scam on the dreams of young men. There are 52 or so spots on an NFL roster but only 13 on an NBA team.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:10:53am

re: #297 Big Beautiful Door

Football does provide a ladder for upward mobility for low income boys who otherwise would have no chance of going to college and scoring a high income job, but the reality is that vast majority of them don’t make the NFL and many don’t even earn a degree.

It’s a shame man because for every one that makes it big, there’s 100 or even more kids that don’t even make it to the league.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:13:41am

re: #300 William Lewis

The NBA is an even more vile scam on the dreams of young men. There are 52 or so spots on an NFL roster but only 13 on an NBA team.

And all it takes is one bad year to change your fortunes. A guy who was a year behind me in high school was a top prospect at Villanova. Had he left after his junior year, he would have been a top 10 pick likely but he stayed for his senior year and wasn’t even drafted and spent the past 8 years playing around Europe. And you know if he’s happy, good for him but I doubt it’s the life he thought he would have. I don’t know what he got his degree in but I’m glad he got it.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:14:17am

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹

At one time there was a lot of money in livery services as well.

And whale oil.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:16:01am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

Someday historians are really going to wonder how a President whose party had full control of all branches of Government managed to convince a large percentage of the populace that the only reason he couldn’t get his agenda passed was because the other party was “obstructing” him.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:16:55am

I doubt football will end until it’s no longer sufficient entertainment for the masses.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:17:38am
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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:17:54am

I’m gonna predict now that Prof. Ford does end up agreeing to appear before the SJC on Monday, which is gonna put them in one hell of a bind. The obvious reality is they’re scared shitless of facing her because they remember Anita Hill and how some of their numbers barely won reelection after the way they treated her. Their biggest mistake is their insistence that they’re all about making her “comfortable,” that they’re open to whatever format she desires to be heard in. That’s going to blow up in their faces when she accepts and they start trying to add in restrictions and barriers in a panic to limit the damage.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:18:25am

re: #300 William Lewis

The NBA is an even more vile scam on the dreams of young men. There are 52 or so spots on an NFL roster but only 13 on an NBA team.

True, but at least it doesn’t involve as much physical damage since they aren’t hitting each other on every play, and it does give them a chance to earn a degree. Another thing I like about college basketball is that it gives both men and women a chance to earn scholarships for college.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:19:15am

The toughest point in a kid playing sports childhood I think is when he realizes he’s not good enough. I played Little League from the time I was 6 through 13. Most of the time, I loved it. I loved being on a team, I loved having my own uniform with my number, and I loved the games. But around the time I was in 8th grade, it just ceased to be fun. The ball was getting to the plate faster, the pitchers were able to do different things with the ball like curve it or slow it to get me out in front, and I found myself benched more. It was kind of a bummer because in 6th and 7th grade when I pitched were some of the funnest times I can remember as a kid. I still have fond memories of a playoff game in 6th grade where I got put in the game when we were down a few runs. I may have allowed some of the runners already on to score but I allowed none of my own but I definitely had help because I had an awesome catcher who blocked everything and was hard to steal on. We managed to come back and win the game and advanced to the game that if we won would have taken us to the championship. We got hammered but that was a fun year.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:19:46am

re: #262 Targetpractice

When I saw the Captain Marvel trailer, my first thought was not “Why does Samuel L get so many lines?” It was “Just how much CGI did they use to make him look that young again?” Because IIRC, the film is supposed to be set 20 years in the MCU’s past.

The fact the character crashes into a Blockbuster video store would seem to confirm this.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:20:35am

re: #302 HappyWarrior

And all it takes is one bad year to change your fortunes. A guy who was a year behind me in high school was a top prospect at Villanova. Had he left after his junior year, he would have been a top 10 pick likely but he stayed for his senior year and wasn’t even drafted and spent the past 8 years playing around Europe. And you know if he’s happy, good for him but I doubt it’s the life he thought he would have. I don’t know what he got his degree in but I’m glad he got it.

He obviously won’t make the millions he could’ve gotten in the NBA, but there is still pretty good money in playing professionally in Europe, and there are worst fates for a young man than getting to spend a few years in Europe making money. Like ending up back home without a job or a degree.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:22:15am

re: #235 retired cynic

Could you tell me the names of some of these organizations, because that is where I feel the most ignorant in voting. I usually don’t vote for judges, since I don’t feel I know enough.

Try voteforjudges.org

It includes a link that summarizes results for all candidates by group, and then some other links that give information in depth. Occasionally a candidate will be ranked “qualified” by one group and “not recommended” by a different group. However, it can be insightful reading the detailed evaluations.

Following are the organizations (no directly political group).

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening is comprised of
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area (AABA)
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA)
Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL)
Cook County Bar Association (CCBA)
Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL)
Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois (HBA)
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC)
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA)
and
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:23:51am

re: #307 Targetpractice

I’m gonna predict now that Prof. Ford does end up agreeing to appear before the SJC on Monday, which is gonna put them in one hell of a bind. The obvious reality is they’re scared shitless of facing her because they remember Anita Hill and how some of their numbers barely won reelection after the way they treated her. Their biggest mistake is their insistence that they’re all about making her “comfortable,” that they’re open to whatever format she desires to be heard in. That’s going to blow up in their faces when she accepts and they start trying to add in restrictions and barriers in a panic to limit the damage.

My secret long-shot hope is that she shows up at the hearing and reveals that she has photos from the party with Kavanaugh and Judge.

Kinda like daydreaming about winning the lottery. It’d be cool if it happened, but likely won’t.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:25:04am

If Ford doesn’t show on Monday, Kavanagh gets confirmed by Wednesday. Guaranteed.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:25:28am

re: #311 Big Beautiful Door

He obviously won’t make the millions he could’ve gotten in the NBA, but there is still pretty good money in playing professionally in Europe, and there are worst fates for a young man than getting to spend a few years in Europe making money. Like ending up back home without a job or a degree.

Yeah very true.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:26:03am

re: #313 makeitstop

My secret long-shot hope is that she shows up at the hearing and reveals that she has photos from the party with Kavanaugh and Judge.

Kinda like daydreaming about winning the lottery. It’d be cool if it happened, but likely won’t.

I’m just hoping there is someone who was at the party who remembers them all being there and Ford leaving all upset.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:26:06am

re: #313 makeitstop

My secret long-shot hope is that she shows up at the hearing and reveals that she has photos from the party with Kavanaugh and Judge.

Kinda like daydreaming about winning the lottery. It’d be cool if it happened, but likely won’t.

Personally I think just her showing up is gonna cause them heartburn. They have made such a big show of wanting to hear her testimony and question her about the events that they can’t just hide it behind closed doors without the appearance of having something to hide.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:27:07am

I don’t want to put any pressure on her either way but I’d love it if she called their bluff and did testify.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:27:40am

re: #305 Belafon

I doubt football will end until it’s no longer sufficient entertainment for the masses.

it’s gladiators, sort of

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:29:02am

re: #314 Eclectic Cyborg

If Ford doesn’t show on Monday, Kavanagh gets confirmed by Wednesday. Guaranteed.

They’re insisting she tell them by 10am tomorrow if she will be appearing for the hearing or not. So I’m gonna say if she does not respond or does in the negative by tomorrow morning, they’re gonna have a vote scheduled for no later than Monday morning.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:29:16am

I’m pissed that Grassley has given Dr. Ford a time limit of 10:00 a.m. Friday to accept or not accept. Fucker.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:29:21am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:30:01am

re: #321 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I’m pissed that Grassley has given Dr. Ford a time limit of 10:00 a.m. Friday to accept or not accept. Fucker.

That dude and Hatch probably have something lurking in their own closets. Maybe not something they personally did but someone close to them.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:30:28am

re: #290 William Lewis

At this point I can not think of any professional sport as being anything but poisonous to our culture yet I understand people’s love of it. I watch English Premiere League soccer knowing full well it’s racism and other problems. Yet if every pro sport went bankrupt tomorrow, including the college minor league football system, I think it would be an overall good thing for the world as a whole.

Oi!! Basketball, dude. Basketball.

The world would be less without basketball, America would be less without basketball. And basketball players and basketball coaches.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:32:25am

Its a day ending in the letter “y”, so there’s another mass shooting.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:33:00am

re: #324 sagehen

Oi!! Basketball, dude. Basketball.

The world would be less without basketball, America would be less without basketball. And basketball players and basketball coaches.

Seconded! I love that game. Can’t wait for my mediocre Knicks to start playing again in October. :)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:33:27am

re: #325 Big Beautiful Door

Its a day ending in the letter “y”, so there’s another mass shooting.

Yesterday’s ended with only the shooter dead, so we had to have a do-over.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:34:14am

I always did enjoy basketball the most to play. Had some great pick-up games during recess in 5th and 6th grade. Pretty much didn’t do anything else for recess during that time.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:34:41am

As much as I have mocked Jennifer Rubin in the past, she truly gets it.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:35:57am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

The toughest point in a kid playing sports childhood I think is when he realizes he’s not good enough. I played Little League from the time I was 6 through 13. Most of the time, I loved it. I loved being on a team, I loved having my own uniform with my number, and I loved the games. But around the time I was in 8th grade, it just ceased to be fun. The ball was getting to the plate faster, the pitchers were able to do different things with the ball like curve it or slow it to get me out in front, and I found myself benched more. It was kind of a bummer because in 6th and 7th grade when I pitched were some of the funnest times I can remember as a kid. I still have fond memories of a playoff game in 6th grade where I got put in the game when we were down a few runs. I may have allowed some of the runners already on to score but I allowed none of my own but I definitely had help because I had an awesome catcher who blocked everything and was hard to steal on. We managed to come back and win the game and advanced to the game that if we won would have taken us to the championship. We got hammered but that was a fun year.

i had no arm and no hand/eye coordination -
i couldnt throw a ball straight
couldnt hit a pitch
basketball? not a chance
still i played all the neighborhood team sports for years. basketball, baseball, football, street hockey; we followed the seasons. lousy at them all but in it cause you had to be

i drifted into individual sports
fencing, swimming, track (the literal only person in my school coordinated enough to hop, skip and jump)
and that evenntually morphed into distance running

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:36:09am

re: #329 makeitstop

As much as I have mocked Jennifer Rubin in the past, she truly gets it.

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I think it’s time to give her a bod. And for me the simple reason is that she’s not only critical of Trump but the entire GOP. Maybe she didn’t get it before but she seems to see it now. And I give her props for that.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:36:48am

re: #330 dangerman

i had no arm and no hand/eye coordination -
i couldnt throw a ball straight
couldnt hit a pitch
basketball? not a chance
still i played all the neighborhood team sports for years. basketball, baseball, football, street hockey; we followed the seasons. lousy at them all but in it cause you had to be

i drifted into individual sports
fencing, swimming, track (the literal only person in my school coordinated enough to hop, skip and jump)
and that evenntually morphed into distance running

Yeah my closest brother in age is a much better individual sports guy. And he’s of course in much better shape than I am now.

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gwangung  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:43:29am

re: #331 HappyWarrior

I think it’s time to give her a bod. And for me the simple reason is that she’s not only critical of Trump but the entire GOP. Maybe she didn’t get it before but she seems to see it now. And I give her props for that.

Well, seems more like that there’s a point of fuckery that’s been passed where she won’t carry water for them any more. She’ll still cheer lead lesser acts of doucheness.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:45:31am

What I don’t like is the revisionism I’ve seen about youth sports pushed by Boomers and Gen Xers who would have been the ones coaching us. The same people who bellyache about participation trophies and how they are why my generation is so “soft” are the same ones who well gave us those trophies. I won’t lie. I liked the trophy at the end of the season but it was more symbolism. I have no idea where my old trophies are. I never kept them. And then there’s if you ain’t winning, you’re failing. We were taught by these same old fogies that sportsmanship mattered, that it was all about having fun, etc and then later when they wanted to attack our generation that it was our fault because didn’t care enough about winning. I’m a competitive person. I like to win whether that’s my favorite sports team, me competing in something, but I’ve learned that a lot of winning is subjective too.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:46:07am

re: #329 makeitstop

As much as I have mocked Jennifer Rubin in the past, she truly gets it.

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It seems that it took the election of Trump for Rubin to see the truth about the GOP and its policies.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:46:19am

re: #333 gwangung

Well, seems more like that there’s a point of fuckery that’s been passed where she won’t carry water for them any more. She’ll still cheer lead lesser acts of doucheness.

Oh I’ve missed that I guess. I just trust her more than many of the other so called Never Trumpers who are defending Kavanaugh furiously.

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gwangung  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:49:59am

re: #336 HappyWarrior

Oh I’ve missed that I guess. I just trust her more than many of the other so called Never Trumpers who are defending Kavanaugh furiously.

Oh, yeah….she’s someone I think you can deal with. She has principles (they aren’t MY principles, but that’s besides the point).

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:56:00am

re: #154 Joe Bacon 🌹

Which Republicans have been building since the 1970 Powell Memorandum. They have a full blown 24/7 Bullshit Machine in AM radio, Pulpit Pimping Preachers, Right wing websites, FOX, OANN, Right wing newspapers all on the same message.

All of which, as each is brought online or on broadcast, gets nuttier and nuttier and more and more extreme.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:58:45am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

I would never want to rape anyone. It’s one of the worse things you can do to someone aside from murder.

Some women would prefer to be murdered than raped. Rape is something that some people cannot get over. Ever.

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:59:11am

Anyone here watching this?

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2018 • 7:59:43am

re: #304 Eclectic Cyborg

Someday historians are really going to wonder how a President whose party had full control of all branches of Government managed to convince a large percentage of the populace that the only reason he couldn’t get his agenda passed was because the other party was “obstructing” him.

The Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Kansas and Utah COMBINED have 1/3 as many people as California. 18 senators between them.

But the nerve of Diane and Kamala to think their constituents’ views should be spoken aloud.

//

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:01:59am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:03:40am

re: #342 MsJ

She and Lisa did vote to save the ACA. I sometimes wonder if she thought that was a “safe” vote because she didn’t think there was another Republican who would vote No on the proposal.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:05:04am

re: #339 MsJ

Some women would prefer to be murdered than raped. Rape is something that some people cannot get over. Ever.

I can certainly understand that sentiment. It’s just wow such a fucking awful thing.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:08:07am

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Rohrabacher’s history as a Russian toady is amazing even for this traitorous mob.

He’s one of the Russian potted plants even his fellow GOPers joked about being on the Russian payroll. They all knew.

They just didn’t give a damn because he was pushing the GOP line and getting them closer to destroying the safety net and rolling back civil/voting rights so they could extract even more tax cuts to benefit the rich and screw everyone else.

Same as always.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:09:46am

re: #341 sagehen

The Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Kansas and Utah COMBINED have 1/3 as many people as California. 18 senators between them.

But the nerve of Diane and Kamala to think their constituents’ views should be spoken aloud.

//

I really think when Sherman conceived the Great Compromise, he never saw states that would be like California, bigger than the country was as a whole was at his time and there would be a few other states with population less than even Virginia had in 1790.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:09:47am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:10:25am

re: #347 lawhawk

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Goddamn it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:13:52am

re: #347 lawhawk

More blood for the blood god.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:13:55am

re: #343 Hecuba’s daughter

She and Lisa did vote to save the ACA. I sometimes wonder if she thought that was a “safe” vote because she didn’t think there was another Republican who would vote No on the proposal.

Roberts did too but I’ll never forgive or respect the man for his cavailer attitude on disregarding the VRAs. The crocodile tears for how Voting Rights legislation “discriminates” against the South was some of the most Doughface shit this country had seen since Franklin Pierce defended the CSA during the Civil War.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:14:37am

re: #349 Eclectic Cyborg

More blood for the blood god.

And the NRA will blame the victims for not being paranoid to think everyone was trying to kill them.

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danarchy  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:15:11am

re: #292 Sea Mexican!

And the Kurt Russell movie Soldier. He barely cracked the 100 words in the film.

The list goes on and on, I mean how many lines did Arnie have in the entire Terminator franchise. Action movies aren’t really so much about the talking.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:16:19am

re: #333 gwangung

Well, seems more like that there’s a point of fuckery that’s been passed where she won’t carry water for them any more. She’ll still cheer lead lesser acts of doucheness.

I think it’s more that she actually believes in the free market, small government, fiscal conservative, personal responsibility, world leadership stuff that the rest of them have now revealed they were only pretending to believe. Same for Ana Navarro.

If a GHWB-style conservative were to rise from the ashes and take back the party, they’d have his back.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:16:32am

Mass casualties reported. This didn’t occur at a school. It was at a business park. So, no, bullet proof backpacks, see through backpacks, or security guards at the gates of a school wont stop this violence.

But making it harder for people to get guns might reduce gun violence; it reduces it everywhere else in the world. Only in the US do we accept mass casualty incidents like this as routine, or not even blink when the death toll is under 10 at this point. We’ve become immune to the casualties when we have mass shootings unless they’re sufficiently high enough.

No amount of casualties seems high enough to get the GOP to act, not even when their own members get shot and nearly die from gun violence (Scalise) or when another member is nearly assassinated in another mass shooting (Giffords).

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:16:46am

re: #352 danarchy

The list goes on and on, I mean how many lines did Arnie have in the entire Terminator franchise. Action movies aren’t really so much about the talking.

Talked more in the second one but in the first one I just remember “I’m looking for Sarah Connor. I’ll be back.”

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:18:17am

re: #342 MsJ

Rosie, I love you, but at this point, Collins should no longer break your heart because this is what she does, over and over and over again. She has some ill-gained reputation as a centrist, but she is not. She is as toady a republican as every other republican.

collins is lucy with the football

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:18:29am

re: #353 sagehen

I think it’s more that she actually believes in the free market, small government, fiscal conservative, personal responsibility, world leadership stuff that the rest of them have now revealed they were only pretending to believe. Same for Ana Navarro.

If a GHWB-style conservative were to rise from the ashes and take back the party, they’d have his back.

I’d be fine with a GHWB style taking the reigns of the party. They need more men and women who think like that. Men and women who see government isn’t the enemy but part of society. That we may disagree with its role, how much we should spend, etc but understand why we need things like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Clean Air Act, and occasional tax hikes. H-Dubs also gets credit for understanding the international community too.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:18:31am

re: #352 danarchy

The character of HAL 9000 didn’t have that many speaking lines either. The visual of the glowing camera eye was enough to convey the intent.

In Terminator 2, the T-1000 had even fewer speaking lines and was perhaps even more menacing than Arnie’s T-800 from the first.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:20:24am

re: #354 lawhawk

Mass casualties reported. This didn’t occur at a school. It was at a business park. So, no, bullet proof backpacks, see through backpacks, or security guards at the gates of a school wont stop this violence.

But making it harder for people to get guns might reduce gun violence; it reduces it everywhere else in the world. Only in the US do we accept mass casualty incidents like this as routine, or not even blink when the death toll is under 10 at this point. We’ve become immune to the casualties when we have mass shootings unless they’re sufficiently high enough.

No amount of casualties seems high enough to get the GOP to act, not even when their own members get shot and nearly die from gun violence (Scalise) or when another member is nearly assassinated in another mass shooting (Giffords).

When the kids with the bulletproof backpacks grow up, they’ll wear bulletproof vests to work. Reducing the number of guns in the hands of crazies does not appear to be an option.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:21:10am

re: #358 lawhawk

The character of HAL 9000 didn’t have that many speaking lines either. The visual of the glowing camera eye was enough to convey the intent.

In Terminator 2, the T-1000 had even fewer speaking lines and was perhaps even more menacing than Arnie’s T-800 from the first.

Robert Patrick was brilliant in that. Great career defining role to have. I think what made him more menacing to be honest is that he looked more like a regular dude on the surface and was able to be more manipulative to try to find the Connors. And then his mendacity when chasing them, holy shit. His eyes are more striking too.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:21:39am

re: #347 lawhawk

Is this the third or fourth mass shooting this week?
I know there was the shooting in Wisconsin, then the Court House shooting in Pennsylvania yesterday. But, I feel I’m forgetting one.

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electrotek  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:22:06am

Talk shit, get hit

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:24:45am

re: #341 sagehen

The Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Kansas and Utah COMBINED have 1/3 as many people as California. 18 senators between them.

But the nerve of Diane and Kamala to think their constituents’ views should be spoken aloud.

//

17% of the population have over 50% of the Senate. By design, the Constitution gives outsized influence to a small minority of the population. The RW all lavish praise over this structure because it does shift the balance of power away from the majority. The RW really does believe that an individual from a large state deserves less of a voice than those from small states.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:25:39am

the allman brothers have been an awfully accident prone group of guys

Dickey Betts to undergo brain surgery following ‘freak accident’

According to a statement posted on social media and his website, the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter was in his backyard playing with the family dog when he “slipped and cracked his head,” which ultimately caused “bleeding from the brain.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:25:55am
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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:27:38am

re: #364 dangerman

the allman brothers have been an awfully accident prone group of guys

Dickey Betts to undergo brain surgery following ‘freak accident’

Dickie’s been on thin ice for a while. His health has been declining for years.

I really hope he makes it through this one. He was one of my heroes when I was a kid.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:28:01am

Womp womp.

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Jay C  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:28:33am

re: #359 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

When the kids with the bulletproof backpacks grow up, they’ll wear bulletproof vests to work. Reducing the number of guns in the hands of crazies does not appear to be an option.

“To work”, yeah: the linked account of the MD says it was at a “distribution center” in a “business park”; probably one of those small-scale-warehouse operations (to judge by the list of other tenants ); so I’m guessing this is a “workplace violence” situation. But of course, this being America, it gets worked out as a mass shooting.
And likely, the NRA will interpret this to mean that we need to add body armor and sidearms to the list of “office supplies” every workplace requires….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:28:52am

re: #367 makeitstop

Womp womp.

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I’m hoping they go bankrupt.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:28:58am

Well, there’s a twist the media will probably focus on

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:29:01am

re: #343 Hecuba’s daughter

She and Lisa did vote to save the ACA. I sometimes wonder if she thought that was a “safe” vote because she didn’t think there was another Republican who would vote No on the proposal.

I doubt that. I am sure these people talk to each other, at least along party lines. And I would think especially the GOP women since there are so few of them.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:30:16am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:30:59am

re: #345 lawhawk

He’s one of the Russian potted plants even his fellow GOPers joked about being on the Russian payroll. They all knew.

They just didn’t give a damn because he was pushing the GOP line and getting them closer to destroying the safety net and rolling back civil/voting rights so they could extract even more tax cuts to benefit the rich and screw everyone else.

Same as always.

They also joked about Trump being on Putin’s payroll. They know and they don’t care because they too are receiving money from the Russians.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:32:25am

re: #372 MsJ

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If dues are down, they have no choice but to betray the country to stay afloat, just like a fat orange guy we know did. What else can you do when you’re corrupt and addicted to money?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:33:01am

re: #362 electrotek

Talk shit, get hit

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Just as a matter of historical interest, this is a WW2 propaganda poster I ran across recently. It would probably be banned on Twitter.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:33:27am

re: #367 makeitstop

Womp womp.

EXCLUSIVE: An audit of the NRA’s financials obtained by @OpenSecretsDC shows that the group has seen a steep decline in revenue from dues-paying members over the last two years, and that has, in turn, fueled deep, two-year deficits.

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Deficits don’t matter

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:33:52am

re: #353 sagehen

I think it’s more that she actually believes in the free market, small government, fiscal conservative, personal responsibility, world leadership stuff that the rest of them have now revealed they were only pretending to believe. Same for Ana Navarro.

If a GHWB-style conservative were to rise from the ashes and take back the party, they’d have his back.

Jennifer seems to be on board with the ACA but I wonder if that’s because of its RW origin.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:35:51am

re: #351 HappyWarrior

And the NRA will blame the victims for not being paranoid to think everyone was trying to kill them.

Or for not being well enough armed.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:36:05am

re: #377 Hecuba’s daughter

Jennifer seems to be on board with the ACA but I wonder if that’s because of its RW origin.

If you were actually a fiscally conservative, small government type you would support something like the ACA in my opinion. The unnecessarily high cost of health care in this country makes government involvement even more likely.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:36:48am

re: #352 danarchy

The list goes on and on, I mean how many lines did Arnie have in the entire Terminator franchise. Action movies aren’t really so much about the talking.

Per IMDB, Arnold Schwarzenegger earned approximately $22 000 PER WORD for T2.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:37:23am

re: #377 Hecuba’s daughter

Jennifer seems to be on board with the ACA but I wonder if that’s because of its RW origin.

Better than being a hypocrite about it like Mitt was.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:37:49am

re: #378 Eclectic Cyborg

Or for not being well enough armed.

Pretty much.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:37:55am
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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:38:23am

That GoFundMe for Dr. Ford hit just shy of $210,000. It is closed now. I hope that helps her with security.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:38:24am

re: #367 makeitstop

Womp womp.

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The NRA better hope a Democrat wins the Presidency in 2020 so they can whip up hysteria about gun bans again. Obama was the greatest gun salesman the NRA ever had.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:39:11am

re: #379 Belafon

If you were actually a fiscally conservative, small government type you would support something like the ACA in my opinion. The unnecessarily high cost of health care in this country makes government involvement even more likely.

That’s the thing since the Club for Growth and Norquist idiots took over the party’s direction on fiscal policy. Tax cuts come first and no one gives a shit about having functioning social programs. They just tell themselves that they don’t work or inefficient because of their bs.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:39:27am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:39:40am

re: #383 Belafon

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Rich given that you were willing to wait a whole year for a new President to appoint someone when Scalia croaked.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:39:41am

Rite Aid distribution center. So I’m thinking drug seeker or disgruntled employee.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:39:44am

Anne Laurie, over at balloon-juice.com, makes a good point: We need to make sure we focus some on the fact that our Democrats have done a great job of fighting the Kavanaugh appointment.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:40:04am

re: #385 Big Beautiful Door

The NRA better hope a Democrat wins the Presidency in 2020 so they can whip up hysteria about gun bans again. Obama was the greatest gun salesman the NRA ever had.

The NRA loves Dem presidents and candidates.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:40:39am

re: #379 Belafon

If you were actually a fiscally conservative, small government type you would support something like the ACA in my opinion. The unnecessarily high cost of health care in this country makes government involvement even more likely.

And that is exactly who invented the concept of healthcare exchanges with a mandate to buy insurance. It didn’t become tyrannical socialism until the Democrats got onboard.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:40:56am

re: #390 Belafon

Anne Laurie, over at balloon-juice.com, makes a good point: We need to make sure we focus some on the fact that our Democrats have done a great job of fighting the Kavanaugh appointment.

They’ve done a fantastic job. Proud of the Dems on the judiciary committee. Booker, Hirano, and Harris stand out to me but also Durbin deserves props too.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:41:25am

re: #381 HappyWarrior

Better than being a hypocrite about it like Mitt was.

There was a version of Mitt that I could have supported, but he was such a fucking coward instead. Running away from his signature accomplishment as governor, suddenly becoming pro-choice, and “severely conservative.” If he had any conviction, he could have been the guy to start modernizing the GOP.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:41:30am
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Jay C  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:42:56am

re: #379 Belafon

If you were actually a fiscally conservative, small government type you would support something like the ACA in my opinion. The unnecessarily high cost of health care in this country makes government involvement even more likely.

Dunno: the necessarily high cost of health care in this country is pretty much entirely an artifact of its being run, for the most part, on the “free-market” capitalist “free enterprise” system: the system most conservatives (fiscal or otherwise) have been telling us for decades is the only efficient and effective way to operate a national economy.

Not to mention the self-interest inherent in the system: If healthcare providers, Big Pharma and health-insurance companies couldn’t trade their stock on the exchanges, we’d have “socialized medicine” before you could say “deductible:…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:43:04am

re: #394 KGxvi

There was a version of Mitt that I could have supported, but he was such a fucking coward instead. Running away from his signature accomplishment as governor, suddenly becoming pro-choice, and “severely conservative.” If he had any conviction, he could have been the guy to start modernizing the GOP.

you mean pro life but yes. Hell I remember friends from Massachusetts showing me his ads that he ran against Kennedy distancing himself from Reagan-Bush social conservatism and trying to out lefty Teddy on LGBT issues. And then he acted like Obama announcing his personal support of SSM was just awful. Mitt’s a fraud. It’s too bad that his father never got to dress him down for the slime ball he became in politics.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:43:12am

re: #394 KGxvi

There was a version of Mitt that I could have supported, but he was such a fucking coward instead. Running away from his signature accomplishment as governor, suddenly becoming pro-choice, and “severely conservative.” If he had any conviction, he could have been the guy to start modernizing the GOP.

Instead Trump “modernized” it with a populist message of racism, protectionism and protecting social security and medicare.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:44:27am

I see libertarian/conservative friends point out that the world has gotten better and go “Thank you Capitalism!”, and I just feel like saying you do realize that the world really started to improve when capitalism got regulated. The Capitalism of 1868 is not the Capitalism of 2018 and that’s a good thing. I don’t believe in worshiping any sort of economic system. I believe in solutions and some are capitalistic, some are socialistic, some have both, and some might be neither.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:44:37am

re: #397 HappyWarrior

you mean pro life but yes. Hell I remember friends from Massachusetts showing me his ads that he ran against Kennedy distancing himself from Reagan-Bush social conservatism and trying to out lefty Teddy on LGBT issues. And then he acted like Obama announcing his personal support of SSM was just awful. Mitt’s a fraud. It’s too bad that his father never got to dress him down for the slime ball he became in politics.

Yeah, sorry, brain working faster than my fingers, or vice versa.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:45:02am

re: #390 Belafon

Anne Laurie, over at balloon-juice.com, makes a good point: We need to make sure we focus some on the fact that our Democrats have done a great job of fighting the Kavanaugh appointment.

That’s true. They got a hell of a lot further than I would have initially thought, and used the media extremely well to do it.

Good job, Dems!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:45:07am

re: #398 Big Beautiful Door

Instead Trump “modernized” it with a populist message of racism, protectionism and protecting social security and medicare.

The perfect message for a party whose idea of a hip new act is Ted Nugent.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:45:25am

re: #400 KGxvi

Yeah, sorry, brain working faster than my fingers, or vice versa.

Nah I understood you but I knew you may confuse. I’ve been guilty of it before too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:45:41am

re: #394 KGxvi

There was a version of Mitt that I could have supported, but he was such a fucking coward instead. Running away from his signature accomplishment as governor, suddenly becoming pro-choice, and “severely conservative.” If he had any conviction, he could have been the guy to start modernizing the GOP.

He had he done that, he would have gotten even fewer votes. Mitts rush to the right was a ploy to placate the Tea Party voters and nothing else.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:46:54am

re: #367 makeitstop

Womp womp.

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Thoughts and prayers.

Aw fuckit. Screw it. They don’t even deserve that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:48:44am

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:49:09am

re: #404 Eclectic Cyborg

He had he done that, he would have gotten even fewer votes. Mitts rush to the right was a ploy to lock in the placate the Tea Party voters and nothing else.

There’s really be several Mitts. The guy who ran against Teddy a quarter century, the one that became Ma’s governor in 2002, the one that lost to McCain in 2008, the won that won the GOP primaries in 2012, the one that ran against Obama in 2012, and now the version that is running for Senate. We’ll get a new Romney model on the Senate Floor in January baring Utahans finally discovering that Mitt’s a fuckhead with no principles. He is still trying to be as far right on immigration as possible. Which is curious because he could get away with being more moderate on it in a state like Utah where the Mormons for all my problems where they generally stand politically and ethically in genealogy research(Not a fan of baptizing dead people, I’m not religious but I find it profoundly disrespectful to the deceased).

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:49:41am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

Robert Patrick was brilliant in that. Great career defining role to have. I think what made him more menacing to be honest is that he looked more like a regular dude on the surface and was able to be more manipulative to try to find the Connors. And then his mendacity when chasing them, holy shit. His eyes are more striking too.

What sold it more than anything else, was when he ran, his facial expression didn’t change. It seemed so robotic and in keeping with his character, that it made his menace even more realistic as he relentless chased down the young John Connor.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:49:50am

re: #406 Eclectic Cyborg

Of note: It’s been a year and a half since Parkland.

Seven months. Parkland was this year not lats year.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:50:34am

re: #408 lawhawk

What sold it more than anything else, was when he ran, his facial expression didn’t change. It seemed so robotic and in keeping with his character, that it made his menace even more realistic as he relentless chased down the young John Connor.

Definitely. I think we’re visualizing the same scene in our heads because I totally see it in my mind now. I don’t typically like action movies but I like that one.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:50:50am

re: #396 Jay C

Dunno: the necessarily high cost of health care in this country is pretty much entirely an artifact of its being run, for the most part, on the “free-market” capitalist “free enterprise” system: the system most conservatives (fiscal or otherwise) have been telling us for decades is the only efficient and effective way to operate a national economy.

Not to mention the self-interest inherent in the system: If healthcare providers, Big Pharma and health-insurance companies couldn’t trade their stock on the exchanges, we’d have “socialized medicine” before you could say “deductible:…

You’re never going to get the government out of it completely, but there are ranges of government intervention, as we can see in Europe. Even the mandated private insurance they have in Switzerland requires some. What all of those do have in common is that the government negotiates with health care providers over price. I would think that would be an OK amount of government interference given the evidence of how bad ours is doing.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:52:29am

re: #408 lawhawk

What sold it more than anything else, was when he ran, his facial expression didn’t change. It seemed so robotic and in keeping with his character, that it made his menace even more realistic as he relentless chased down the young John Connor.

Fun fact: Robert Patrick’s brother Richard was the founder and lead singer for the band Filter.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:53:20am

re: #399 HappyWarrior

I see libertarian/conservative friends point out that the world has gotten better and go “Thank you Capitalism!”, and I just feel like saying you do realize that the world really started to improve when capitalism got regulated. The Capitalism of 1868 is not the Capitalism of 2018 and that’s a good thing. I don’t believe in worshiping any sort of economic system. I believe in solutions and some are capitalistic, some are socialistic, some have both, and some might be neither.

It’s not really capitalism that improved things. Technological advancements, especially the industrial revolution and much more recently the advent of the internet, improved things. And more importantly gave ordinary people the space to be able to operate in the political world in a way that wasn’t really possible before. That helped create the first progressive era at the turn of the 20th century. The basic collapse of unbridled capitalism that was the Great Depression likely would have spelled the end of capitalism if it wasn’t for World War II and then the post-War alignment of interests in the Cold War.

That said, to paraphrase Churchill, capitalism is the worst economic system except for all the rest that have been tried. Like any other human endeavor, it must be monitored and governed to limit its excesses.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:53:23am

re: #411 Belafon

You’re never going to get the government out of it completely, but there are ranges of government intervention, as we can see in Europe. Even the mandated private insurance they have in Switzerland requires some. What all of those do have in common is that the government negotiates with health care providers over price. I would think that would be an OK amount of government interference given the evidence of how bad ours is doing.

I just don’t see how you can find government involvement in health care to be TYRANNY 11:00 and at the same time think “Yeah the government should be telling who consenting adults can marry because of religion and not secular values” but then again I’m not a hypocritical conservative windbag who claims to be for small government while supporting the GOP.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:54:55am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

Robert Patrick was brilliant in that. Great career defining role to have. I think what made him more menacing to be honest is that he looked more like a regular dude on the surface and was able to be more manipulative to try to find the Connors. And then his mendacity when chasing them, holy shit. His eyes are more striking too.

He’ll always be Colonel Marshall Sumner to me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:55:25am

re: #413 KGxvi

It’s not really capitalism that improved things. Technological advancements, especially the industrial revolution and much more recently the advent of the internet, improved things. And more importantly gave ordinary people the space to be able to operate in the political world in a way that wasn’t really possible before. That helped create the first progressive era at the turn of the 20th century. The basic collapse of unbridled capitalism that was the Great Depression likely would have spelled the end of capitalism if it wasn’t for World War II and then the post-War alignment of interests in the Cold War.

That said, to paraphrase Churchill, capitalism is the worst economic system except for all the rest that have been tried. Like any other human endeavor, it must be monitored and governed to limit its excesses.

Correct. I think the Industrial Revolution, Enlightenment, and now the Internet have improved things. Agree about the Cold War too. I just hate the worship of any economic system. Capitalism fanboys remind me of Marxists where the system is worshiped and there’s not much concern for real world implications.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:55:36am

Update on Aberdeen MD shooting.

5 dead. Suspect is a woman; it appears to be workplace violence related.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:55:55am

re: #415 sagehen

He’ll always be Colonel Marshall Sumner to me.

Never caught him in that.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:56:14am

(snicker)

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:57:38am
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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:57:44am

re: #419 MsJ

“I’m sorry ma’am, I saw your red shirt and khakis, I figured you worked here… You really should dress more appropriately.”

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:58:24am

re: #420 The Vicious Babushka

HuffPo or the Onion? Because I can’t believe that’s real.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:59:05am

Ya think?

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 8:59:47am

re: #422 KGxvi

HuffPo or the Onion? Because I can’t believe that’s real.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:00:17am

re: #422 KGxvi

HuffPo or the Onion? Because I can’t believe that’s real.

Real apparently.
bbc.com

I’m surprised he didn’t recommend the Spanish foreign minister to try a taco bowl at Trump Tower.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:00:33am

re: #420 The Vicious Babushka

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Damn, he’s looking rough. This is what happens when you take on a job that is further beyond your capabilities than you ever could have dreamed.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:00:38am

re: #423 MsJ

Ya think?

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Ya don’t say.

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SteelPH  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:01:18am

re: #420 The Vicious Babushka

Donald Trump reportedly suggested that Spain build a wall across the Sahara desert to curb migration into Europe. It has not gone over well.

I CAN’T IMAGINE WHY

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:01:23am

re: #423 MsJ

Napolitano seems to be the not completely crazy Fox judge. At least he occasionally seems to be concerned about actual law.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:01:38am

re: #424 MsJ

I clicked through the link. Jesus fucking Christ.

I also love that nobody has bothered to point out that there’s a very large body of water between Africa and Europe. Like, what exactly is this wall supposed to do even if Spain (why Spain and not another southern European nation?) could build it on foreign land?

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:02:06am

re: #413 KGxvi

Capitalism would have never given us the computer or the internet. OTOH, the government wouldn’t have given us a iPhone or Galaxy S9 with an 8 core processor, Netflix, or t-shirts with Spirited Away prints.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:02:22am

re: #430 KGxvi

I clicked through the link. Jesus fucking Christ.

I also love that nobody has bothered to point out that there’s a very large body of water between Africa and Europe. Like, what exactly is this wall supposed to do even if Spain (why Spain and not another southern European nation?) could build it on foreign land?

Forget it, KG. It’s Trump Town.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:02:36am

Already got a Trump fan on my FB saying the Baltimore shooter was a “lesbian democrat”.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:03:26am

Hoarse, as usual, cuts straight to the chase.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:03:30am

re: #429 Hecuba’s daughter

Napolitano seems to be the not completely crazy Fox judge. At least he occasionally seems to be concerned about actual law.

Which is why you see more of Pirro these days.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:04:23am

re: #430 KGxvi

I clicked through the link. Jesus fucking Christ.

I also love that nobody has bothered to point out that there’s a very large body of water between Africa and Europe. Like, what exactly is this wall supposed to do even if Spain (why Spain and not another southern European nation?) could build it on foreign land?

Stop thinking.

And, boom! You’re trump.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:04:53am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

Already got a Trump fan on my FB saying the Baltimore shooter was a “lesbian democrat”.

Because the first thing you think of when you hear “lesbian democrat” is “she’s got a gun.” I thought Democrats didn’t have any.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:05:05am

re: #362 electrotek

Gotta wonder about girlfriend, too.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:05:06am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

Already got a Trump fan on my FB saying the Baltimore shooter was a “lesbian democrat”.

And even if so? But we don’t even have a name and the county where this happened is among the most RW in the state.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:05:46am

re: #431 Belafon

Capitalism would have never given us the computer or the internet. OTOH, the government wouldn’t have given us a iPhone or Galaxy S9 with an 8 core processor, Netflix, or t-shirts with Spirited Away prints.

Very true. The story of capitalism, post-depression, has been (for good or ill) one of a loose partnership with government.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:05:57am

re: #437 Belafon

Because the first thing you think of when you hear “lesbian democrat” is “she’s got a gun.” I thought Democrats didn’t have any.

We are both paradoxically violent and a bunch of softies who faint at the sight of guns.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:07:14am

re: #439 HappyWarrior

And even if so? But we don’t even have a name and the county where this happened is among the most RW in the state.

You think these people give a shit about that?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:07:39am

re: #440 KGxvi

Very true. The story of capitalism, post-depression, has been (for good or ill) one of a loose partnership with government.

And that’s where the world has seen its improvements. The world has improved a lot in the past 200 years but that’s mostly been since WWII. The GI Bill birthed the modern White Middle Class which gave a lot of white people whose forefathers may have been factory workers, poor farmers, etc to look down on others due to the hard work of others and wartime sacrifices that came before them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:07:51am

re: #442 Eclectic Cyborg

You think these people give a shit about that?

Nah.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:08:09am

re: #423 MsJ

Ya think?

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That “taint” will be gone quickly. There’s no discussion of a taint on Gorsuch.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:08:12am

re: #441 HappyWarrior

We are both paradoxically violent and a bunch of softies who faint at the sight of guns.

Antifa is the most dangerous group out there — and there are good people on both sides, except for antifa ///

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:08:24am
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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:09:39am

re: #445 Mike Lamb

That “taint” will be gone quickly. There’s no discussion of a taint on Gorsuch.

I get your point but Gorsuch didn’t have attempted rape hanging over him.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:10:31am

re: #447 MsJ

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Great endorsement you got there for rushing the nomination you got there GOP? Thank goodness that even Alabama knew better than to put this creepy son of a bitch in the Senate.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:11:29am

re: #448 MsJ

I get your point but Gorsuch didn’t have attempted rape hanging over him.

Which makes the complaint by the one Mike Lee aide that “Dems always do this” the more pathetic. Yeah I didn’t think Gorsuch should be confirmed but neither he, Alito, or Roberts are far as I know creepy assholes. Just judicial assholes.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:12:07am

re: #449 HappyWarrior

Great endorsement you got there for rushing the nomination you got there GOP? Thank goodness that even Alabama knew better than to put this creepy son of a bitch in the Senate.

White Alabama was perfectly fine with this creepy child molester. That is why the GOP is doing its best to disenfranchise anyone who isn’t white.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:12:34am

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

Per IMDB, Arnold Schwarzenegger earned approximately $22 000 PER WORD for T2.

Monty Python: “I don’t want you to get the idea that it’s just the number of words; you also have to get them in the right order….”

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:12:42am

re: #450 HappyWarrior

Which makes the complaint by the one Mike Lee aide that “Dems always do this” the more pathetic. Yeah I didn’t think Gorsuch should be confirmed but neither he, Alito, or Roberts are far as I know creepy assholes. Just judicial assholes.

None of those three have been alleged sex predators who raped or sexually assaulted women.

The same can’t be said of Kavanaugh.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:12:50am

re: #451 Hecuba’s daughter

White Alabama was perfectly fine with this creepy child molester. That is why the GOP is doing its best to disenfranchise anyone who isn’t white.

Yes, that’s definitive a distinction to be made. Thank goodness for African-American voters especially the ladies.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:13:35am

re: #453 lawhawk

None of those three have been alleged sex predators who raped or sexually assaulted women.

The same can’t be said of Kavanaugh or Thomas.

Exactly. I can’t stand either three but the problems with them are philosophical not ethical and moral.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:13:43am

re: #445 Mike Lamb

That “taint” will be gone quickly. There’s no discussion of a taint on Gorsuch.

The issue with Gorsuch wasn’t really anything he said or did (allegedly or proven). It was McConnell being a shithead. Gorsuch was pretty much what we could have expected from any Republican president, especially with the seat being filled having previously belonged to Scalia.

Kavanaugh’s situation is closer to Thomas. Thomas has something of a taint on him, but gets a bit of a pass because it was sort of the first high profile sexual harassment claim and we as a society, weren’t quite sure how to process it at the time.

But once he’s on the Court, I’m not entirely sure it matters, unless/until something comes up that supports impeachment.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:14:25am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

Already got a Trump fan on my FB saying the Baltimore shooter was a “lesbian democrat”.

I was wondering how long it would take SMOTI to enlighten us on her lib credentials. Looks like the base base is already there.

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Lupin  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:15:02am

A propos of nothing, I read (forgot where) that the Chinese population which at first blamed Xi - at least a little - for the trade war is now solidly blaming Trump. They must conduct secret polls, I guess?

Anyway, if Xi got on Chinese TV and said to his people, tighten your belts, empty your pockets, for three months, we will sell/export NOTHING to the Americans, absolutely nothing, the US would be drinking its own urine within 2 weeks and I think cannibalism would begin after 6 weeks. (Real world, 96% of your antibiotics come from China.)

The EU has just kicked May to the curb. We have our own problems; we don’t need them & theirs. Russia lift a trolling finger and your homegrown zombies go on rampage.

The world is made of glass, right now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:16:29am

re: #456 KGxvi

The issue with Gorsuch wasn’t really anything he said or did (allegedly or proven). It was McConnell being a shithead. Gorsuch was pretty much what we could have expected from any Republican president, especially with the seat being filled having previously belonged to Scalia.

Kavanaugh’s situation is closer to Thomas. Thomas has something of a taint on him, but gets a bit of a pass because it was sort of the first high profile sexual harassment claim and we as a society, weren’t quite sure how to process it at the time.

But once he’s on the Court, I’m not entirely sure it matters, unless/until something comes up that supports impeachment.

Yes — Gorsuch is what you’d expect from any Republican nomination. But I would argue that objections were based on what he did, not in his personal life but in his professional life — namely his outrageous rulings in support of the powerful against the weak.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:16:34am

re: #447 MsJ

Grotesque

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:16:36am

re: #456 KGxvi

The issue with Gorsuch wasn’t really anything he said or did (allegedly or proven). It was McConnell being a shithead. Gorsuch was pretty much what we could have expected from any Republican president, especially with the seat being filled having previously belonged to Scalia.

Kavanaugh’s situation is closer to Thomas. Thomas has something of a taint on him, but gets a bit of a pass because it was sort of the first high profile sexual harassment claim and we as a society, weren’t quite sure how to process it at the time.

But once he’s on the Court, I’m not entirely sure it matters, unless/until something comes up that supports impeachment.

Thomas has some other stuff that doesn’t get much attention. His refusal to rescuse in matters that involve his wife’s political activities. I think it’s funny that the GOP loves to talk about how judges shouldn’t be partisan but they have some of the mos partisan picks on the entire Court. Put it this way, the Republican picks currently on SCOTUS are people who would have been extreme years ago and a lot of the Dem picks are ones that moderate GOPers like Ike, Ford, or HW or even Nixon could have considered.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:17:02am

re: #459 Hecuba’s daughter

Yes — Gorsuch is what you’d expect from any Republican nomination. But I would argue that objections were based on what he did, not in his personal life but in his professional life — namely his outrageous rulings in support of the powerful against the weak.

Yes ideological.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:17:30am

re: #451 Hecuba’s daughter

White Alabama was perfectly fine with this creepy child molester. That is why the GOP is doing its best to disenfranchise anyone who isn’t white.

Which fortunately is a losing strategy in the long run.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:17:58am

re: #458 Lupin

A propos of nothing, I read (forgot where) that the Chinese population which at first blamed Xi - at least a little - for the trade war is now solidly blaming Trump. They must conduct secret polls, I guess?

Anyway, if Xi got on Chinese TV and said to his people, tighten your belts, empty your pockets, for three months, we will sell/export NOTHING to the Americans, absolutely nothing, the US would be drinking its own urine within 2 weeks and I think cannibalism would begin after 6 weeks. (Real world, 96% of your antibiotics come from China.)

The EU has just kicked May to the curb. We have our own problems; we don’t need them & theirs. Russia lift a trolling finger and your homegrown zombies go on rampage.

The world is made of glass, right now.

DK had a diary up the other day that said Chinese people are buying Chinese phones rather than the cheaper, better quality iPhones because of Trump’s actions.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:18:21am

This makes me hate those ghoulish old white men on the Judiciary Committee even more.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:18:54am

re: #464 Belafon

DK had a diary up the other day that said Chinese people are buying Chinese phones rather than the cheaper, better quality iPhones because of Trump’s actions.

And the UK could not possibly do more to harm itself. It doesn’t appear that there is a single person in UK government who has a fraction of a brain.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:19:07am

re: #463 Eclectic Cyborg

Which fortunately is a losing strategy in the long run.

I really hope we look back at the election of Trump as a final Pyrrhic victory for the GOP and right wing movement. That today’s average Republican is more socially reactionary than Gerald and Betty Ford both of whom would be 100 day is absurd. No disrespect to the Fords meant at all of course but that’s disturbing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:20:23am

re: #465 makeitstop

This makes me hate those ghoulish old white men on the Judiciary Committee even more.

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And Trump hasn’t shown one word of sympathy towards her. Just about how “a good man is being smeared.” I believe her too and I’m almost to the point where I want Kavanaugh impeached from his current post and possibly disbarred. And maybe even possibly criminal investigation since there is no statute of limitations on this in MD.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:20:46am

re: #466 MsJ

And the UK could not possibly do more to harm itself. It doesn’t appear that there is a single person in UK government who has a fraction of a brain.

From what I’m reading, May’s plan doesn’t really have support from anyone in the UK, not enough from her party and none from the opposition.

I have a feeling this is going to end with another referendum being called and “stay” winning and the exit being withdrawn.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:21:35am

re: #452 Barefoot Grin

Monty Python: “I don’t want you to get the idea that it’s just the number of words; you also have to get them in the right order….”

i can type a thousand letters a minute
i just cant make them into words

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:21:49am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

Already got a Trump fan on my FB saying the Baltimore shooter was a “lesbian democrat”.

Block without hesitation.

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Lupin  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:22:03am

re: #464 Belafon

There is a lack of self-awareness anout the fragility of the US of A right now (at least in the media — probably not at the Pentagon and Goldman Sachs) that I find mind-boggling.

If your citizen truly understood the thin ice they’re on, they’d go mad like in a Lovecraft story.

Rewatch the MAD MAX movies; you might pick up some useful tips.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:22:37am

re: #469 KGxvi

From what I’m reading, May’s plan doesn’t really have support from anyone in the UK, not enough from her party and none from the opposition.

I have a feeling this is going to end with another referendum being called and “stay” winning and the exit being withdrawn.

What I hate about the situation in the UK is both major parties are rudderless. May’s Tories of course are awful but I don’t like Corbyn and Labour much right now either. Ironically, I like the Nationalist exempting the Ulster Unionists parties the most in the UK because they’re actually the least xenophobic.

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Lupin  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:23:28am

re: #469 KGxvi

From what I’m reading, May’s plan doesn’t really have support from anyone in the UK, not enough from her party and none from the opposition.

I have a feeling this is going to end with another referendum being called and “stay” winning and the exit being withdrawn.

Me, I bet on a no-deal/hard brexit and utter cl*sterf*ck. thereafter. Urine drinking, etc. (cf Tom Baker’s Captain in BLACK ADDER II)

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:25:07am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:27:42am

re: #475 The Vicious Babushka

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Okay, this is where my experience as a paralegal/law clerk comes in. We have never considered anything about “masculinity” or “femininity” when looking for clerks. We want qualified and hard-working people. We’ve gotten that from people native born to the US, immigrants, we’ve gotten it from men and women but never did their looks even consider why someone should be hired.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:28:21am

re: #475 The Vicious Babushka

What really sucks about that is how necessary a clerkship is if you want a career path in law that takes you to the higher levels. And usually, you don’t get a choice in which judge you interview with.

The old boys network that is the high end of the legal profession needs to be crushed.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:29:25am

re: #477 KGxvi

What really sucks about that is how necessary a clerkship is if you want a career path in law that takes you to the higher levels. And usually, you don’t get a choice in which judge you interview with.

The old boys network that is the high end of the legal profession needs to be crushed.

Right, that makes me all the more glad that my boss has hired immigrants including immigrant women for clerkships at our firm.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:29:44am

The response to the Maryland mass shooting appears to have been very smooth. A witness reports that 30 or more police responded in a few minutes time, a nearby school was locked down immediately, and a family re-unification center was set up in short order. The authorities have obviously benefited from experience with these kinds of incidents, and there is no shortage of that.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:32:58am

re: #478 HappyWarrior

Right, that makes me all the more glad that my boss has hired immigrants including immigrant women for clerkships at our firm.

Judicial clerkships are a bit different. Usually, you interview in your third year of law school and if you get them you wait a year to take the bar. Like moot court, law review, and mock trial, it’s one of those things you sort of need to tick off on your resume if you want to one day be a judge.

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electrotek  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:33:35am

I’m guessing pay grade for clerks after law school isn’t all that great, huh?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:34:28am

Anyhow, the more I learn about Kavanaugh and the environment he has experience both at Judge Kozinski’s chambers and his own and definitely the Catholic education he received, the more easy for me it is to see how this guy sees women. Clinton-Lewinsky was just his way to make his bones. Not any real concern about Bill abusing power or taking advantage of an intern but rather a resume padding experience.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:35:07am

re: #480 KGxvi

Judicial clerkships are a bit different. Usually, you interview in your third year of law school and if you get them you wait a year to take the bar. Like moot court, law review, and mock trial, it’s one of those things you sort of need to tick off on your resume if you want to one day be a judge.

I see. We usually do hire a lot of third years.

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Jay C  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:35:11am

re: #466 MsJ

And the UK could not possibly do more to harm itself. It doesn’t appear that there is a single person in UK government who has a fraction of a brain.

TBH, when you look at it objectively, the “lack of brains” issue seems to be more the responsibility of the public, not the Government. They, after all, were the ones who chose xenophobic nationalism over economic self-interest in the Brexit referendum. The Remain lobby warned them of what might happen - the downside of “Remain” was merely the status quo; in retrospect, not a bad situation - but enough of the British public either didn’t listen, didn’t care, or fell for the Leavers’ jingoistic BS. And of course, the realization that they were sold a pig in a poke (which turned out to be a venomous reptile) has come too late.

That said, though, the Tory Government has made an utter hash of the whole Brexit process: they chose to jump on the (narrow and legally non-binding) results of the referendum as some sort of overwhelming mandate, without giving themselves any legal/political/legislative “out”, and hoping that somehow, “muddling through” will work for them (and the country), without trashing the British economy in the process.

Good bloody luck with that….

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:35:33am

re: #481 electrotek

I’m guessing pay grade for clerks after law school isn’t all that great, huh?

It’s about $73k, according to my google search. Which isn’t big firm money, but the cache that comes with having it on your resume later is very useful.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:36:30am

re: #476 HappyWarrior

Okay, this is where my experience as a paralegal/law clerk comes in. We have never considered anything about “masculinity” or “femininity” when looking for clerks. We want qualified and hard-working people. We’ve gotten that from people native born to the US, immigrants, we’ve gotten it from men and women but never did their looks even consider why someone should be hired.

ability to get the job done
what a concept

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:37:12am

re: #430 KGxvi

I clicked through the link. Jesus fucking Christ.

I also love that nobody has bothered to point out that there’s a very large body of water between Africa and Europe. Like, what exactly is this wall supposed to do even if Spain (why Spain and not another southern European nation?) could build it on foreign land?

I thought he was talking about walling off Spanish Sahara. That was stupid enough, but…you gonna have a watergate across the Nile? That Egypt is going to let Spain build?

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electrotek  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:37:12am

re: #485 KGxvi

It’s about $73k, according to my google search. Which isn’t big firm money, but the cache that comes with having it on your resume later is very useful.

That’s not bad at all. I wish I could do law school, but I REALLY don’t want to go through student loans again. I worked very hard to make sure I paid off my last student loan as quickly as possible, but that was only because I had my mom as my co-signer and I was 100% determined NOT to screw her over if I didn’t pay.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:37:47am

re: #479 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The response to the Maryland mass shooting appears to have been very smooth. A witness reports that 30 or more police responded in a few minutes time, a nearby school was locked down immediately, and a family re-unification center was set up in short order. The authorities have obviously benefited from experience with these kinds of incidents, and there is no shortage of that.

another really miserable thing we have gotten used to

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electrotek  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:37:55am

re: #487 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I thought he was talking about walling off Spanish Sahara. That was stupid enough, but…you gonna have a watergate across the Nile? That Egypt is going to let Spain build?

I’m surprised that Trump hasn’t suggested the idea to send all of the Hispanic migrants over to Spain already.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:38:06am

re: #472 Lupin

There is a lack of self-awareness anout the fragility of the US of A right now (at least in the media — probably not at the Pentagon and Goldman Sachs) that I find mind-boggling.

If your citizen truly understood the thin ice they’re on, they’d go mad like in a Lovecraft story.

Rewatch the MAD MAX movies; you might pick up some useful tips.

I understand the thin ice we’re on, so there’s the reason for my madness.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:38:26am

For those interested in what a judicial clerkship is, here’s a decent explainer from The University of Wisconsin School of Law. It’s sort of “party line” in that it focuses on how great the legal world is, but still useful for understanding.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:38:48am

re: #486 dangerman

ability to get the job done
what a concept

Yep. Seriously why the hell does “femininity” matter. I mean I get dressing appropriately but that’s something for men and women in this field. I don’t wear jeans to the job nor do I wear clothes that expose my tattoos.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:41:43am

re: #487 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That any of the North African countries will do this is beyond Trump. He just proposes stuff that his idiot supporters will cheer for. He’s ginning up support among like minded white nationalists across Europe too. And ultimately, it benefits few but Russia - get others to pay for it, undermine European and American unity, and get everyone focused elsewhere while Russia continues to make their long con play.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:41:59am

re: #433 Eclectic Cyborg

Already got a Trump fan on my FB saying the Baltimore shooter was a “lesbian democrat”.

can’t be…lesbian Democrats don’t have guns…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:43:01am

re: #495 Backwoods_Sleuth

can’t be…lesbian Democrats don’t have guns…

Clearly a militant lesbian Democrat. I’ve heard them mentioned several times by people who are afraid of them, so they sound pretty scary.
/

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:44:03am

re: #469 KGxvi

From what I’m reading, May’s plan doesn’t really have support from anyone in the UK, not enough from her party and none from the opposition.

I have a feeling this is going to end with another referendum being called and “stay” winning and the exit being withdrawn.

I do not see that happening. I hope it does but I don’t think it will.

And at this point, wouldn’t the EU have to approve the withdrawal? Which would include a whole lot of losses for the UK and possiblitly of the EU countries saying No? I mean, talk about herding cats. It took them years to approve a single trade deal with Canada.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:46:00am

re: #494 lawhawk

That any of the North African countries will do this is beyond Trump. He just proposes stuff that his idiot supporters will cheer for. He’s ginning up support among like minded white nationalists across Europe too. And ultimately, it benefits few but Russia - get others to pay for it, undermine European and American unity, and get everyone focused elsewhere while Russia continues to make their long con play.

Bannon meanwhile is in Australia trying to stir up shit there the last I saw.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:46:06am

re: #488 electrotek

That’s not bad at all. I wish I could do law school, but I REALLY don’t want to go through student loans again. I worked very hard to make sure I paid off my last student loan as quickly as possible, but that was only because I had my mom as my co-signer and I was 100% determined NOT to screw her over if I didn’t pay.

Don’t do law school. It’s not worth it unless:

a. you can get into a top 20 law school
b. you can stay near the top of your class, so that,
c. you can get on the right career path

The parts of law that make you feel good pay shit. The parts that pay well treat you like shit. Clients usually end up being crazy, opposing counsel is almost always an asshole. The happiest people I know that went to law school got out of the practice.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:47:17am

re: #498 HappyWarrior

Bannon meanwhile is in Australia trying to stir up shit there the last I saw.

The wildlife doesn’t seem so toxic in contrast to that.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:48:11am

re: #495 Backwoods_Sleuth

can’t be…lesbian Democrats don’t have guns…

But Antifa Lesbian Democrats (tm)…whole different ballgame. ////

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:48:16am

re: #496 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Clearly a militant lesbian Democrat. I’ve heard them mentioned several times by people who are afraid of them, so they sound pretty scary.
/

Antifa’s militant lesbian wing, obvs.

////

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:48:40am

re: #390 Belafon

Anne Laurie, over at balloon-juice.com, makes a good point: We need to make sure we focus some on the fact that our Democrats have done a great job of fighting the Kavanaugh appointment.

I have been mentioning it often.

I admit, it is because of all the people that were complaining this was all over before it started. A poke at being defeatist.

How long has that been now since he was already confirmed? I forget since it has been some time.

Go Democrats go. You have made this whole process very noticeable which is something the Republicans never expected. That is why they are pissed. In a way the Democrats have beaten them at their own game.

And they sure have made Kavanaugh a concern for women. The Republicans are gonna pay for that if they push this clown through.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:48:45am

re: #497 MsJ

I do not see that happening. I hope it does but I don’t think it will.

And at this point, wouldn’t the EU have to approve the withdrawal? Which would include a whole lot of losses for the UK and possiblitly of the EU countries saying No? I mean, talk about herding cats. It took them years to approve a single trade deal with Canada.

Is it possible that courtesy of Brexit, the Putin brigades, and the rise of nationalism the EU itself is disintegrating? That the world is reverting to the bad old days? Certainly the Trump views seemed more appropriate to the beginning of the 20th century than the beginning of the 21st century but maybe we are sliding into the past, with every country for itself — as Putin wishes.

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 9:50:01am

re: #504 Hecuba’s daughter

Is it possible that courtesy of Brexit, the Putin brigades, and the rise of nationalism the EU itself is disintegrating? That the world is reverting to the bad old days? Certainly the Trump views seemed more appropriate to the beginning of the 20th century than the beginning of the 21st century but maybe we are sliding into the past, with every country for itself — as Putin wishes.

Absolutely except that this is how Putin sees Russia’s rise to only global super power…and he is aggressively working that path.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:01:08am

re: #495 Backwoods_Sleuth

can’t be…lesbian Democrats don’t have guns…

Atheist Lesbian Sharia law Democrats are the exception to the no-guns for libs rule.

507
Barefoot Grin  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:01:13am

A little more Mazie is what we need:

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:05:09am

re: #507 Barefoot Grin

Straight out of the Animal House scene where the fix was in for Delta House.

Animal House (7/10) Movie CLIP - Deltas on Trial (1978) HD

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:07:01am

re: #507 Barefoot Grin

A little more Mazie is what we need:

“We said disparaging things about her to the press, already. What more do you want us to do to contact her?”

/

510
HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:07:21am

re: #507 Barefoot Grin

A little more Mazie is what we need:

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Hawaii’s Senate duo is pretty damn good. Too bad they get overshadowed by Gabbard.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:11:57am

re: #508 lawhawk

Straight out of the Animal House scene where the fix was in for Delta House.

[Embedded content]

Video

“I”m pre-law!”

“I thought you were pre-med….”

“What’s the difference…”

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:13:17am

Horrible.

513
makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:19:04am

LOL

Vlad might have busted his schnozz there…

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MsJ  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:19:25am

Who was saying yesterday that we should trust the various governmental agencies?

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:20:01am

re: #475 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Would that be Tiger Mom Amy Chua?

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Jay C  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:22:01am

re: #513 makeitstop

LOL

[Embedded content]

Vlad might have busted his schnozz there…

Weird-looking bipod on that sniper rifle: they look like little robot legs: can the rifle be programmed to walk after you so you don’t have to carry it?

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:22:03am

re: #490 electrotek

I’m surprised that Trump hasn’t suggested the idea to send all of the Hispanic migrants over to Spain already.

Will our trips be paid by the Trump government? Asking for a friend.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:22:09am

re: #514 MsJ

Who was saying yesterday that we should trust the various governmental agencies?

[Embedded content]

Agh

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:22:18am

re: #514 MsJ

Who was saying yesterday that we should trust the various governmental agencies?

Well we can’t trust the FBI because of some anti-Drumpf text messages.

The racism is fine, though.

////

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:23:34am

re: #512 MsJ

The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:24:52am

re: #471 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Block without hesitation.

It was a comment on a friends post not anyone on my list.

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:27:23am

re: #521 Eclectic Cyborg

It was a comment on a friends post not anyone on my list.

Block the person anyway so you no longer have to see their idiocy.

523
Mike Lamb  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:27:50am

re: #514 MsJ

Who was saying yesterday that we should trust the various governmental agencies?

[Embedded content]

Fuck…Trump has just let a bunch of motherfuckers get their freak on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:28:51am
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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:29:57am

re: #524 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

He’s a pig.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:30:13am

re: #523 Mike Lamb

Fuck…Trump has just let a bunch of motherfuckers get their freak on.

They are just following his example.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:30:39am

re: #524 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:32:43am

re: #524 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

JFC

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:33:05am

re: #525 makeitstop

He’s a pig.

He really fucking is.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:45:41am

[dead thread, moving along]

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2018 • 10:52:12am

re: #471 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Block without hesitation.

Block without prejudice. Or with prejudice.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2018 • 11:12:24am

re: #515 sagehen

Would that be Tiger Mom Amy Chua?

Yes, that’s her.


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