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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:18:44pm

This is kinda stunning. Kavanaugh is a liar who refused to answer many questions.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:22:59pm

re: #1 MsJ

This is kinda stunning. Kavanaugh is a liar who refused to answer many questions.

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As I’ve said, they’ve failed to establish his credibility. Just because Lindsay & the others like him doesn’t make him credible.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:23:52pm

Tell me this is going to get better

Tell me this Good ol’ boys network will be broken someday.

Tell me what Dr. Ford did was worth it.

Tell me the Republicans aren’t going to fuck this country for generations.

Tell me there’s still good in America.

Tell me this battle can be won.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:26:21pm

This may have been mentioned before, but Kavanaugh’s partisan rant of an opening statement yesterday is just another example of Republican privilege.

Imagine if Hillary Clinton had gone into her 11 hour marathon Benghazi meeting and started out with a partisan rant about Republicans using their investigations to ‘search and destroy’ etc.

Even if every word she said in that rant was true, she would have been crucified in the mainstream media. Most likely that would also have been a mortal wound to her presidential run in 2016, since she wouldn’t have even survived the primaries.

It’s just amazing the different standards to which Democrats and Republicans are held, especially when amplified by the similarly different standards applied to men and women.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:27:07pm

Erick son of Erick can’t believe we don’t like in real life Mad Men.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:27:45pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:29:01pm
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lawhawk  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:29:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:29:52pm

re: #5 Scottish Dragon

Erick son of Erick can’t believe we don’t like in real life Mad Men.

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You mean activism against abusers? Sign me up. And Erick what the fuck do you have lurking?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:34:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:35:23pm

re: #8 lawhawk

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:40:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:41:22pm

re: #6 Single-handed sailor

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That’s something the Framers never intended because they didn’t consider culturally diversity and that we would have some states that grew so big and others that are in fact smaller than what the largest state was in 1787, Look it up, more people in Virginia in 1787 than there are in Wyoming now.. I also think the House should grow too. We have less House members than the House of Commons yet we have 5 times as many people. It would also help third parties grow.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:42:11pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:42:21pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:42:41pm

Psych!

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:43:20pm

This infrastructure week has been chock full of goodness and energy.

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lawhawk  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:44:25pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:44:55pm

I’m telling you the GOP will confirm Kavanugh tomorrow afternoon/evening when no ones watching.

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Interesting Times  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:46:16pm

re: #17 Scottish Dragon

This infrastructure week has been chock full of goodness and energy.

I can say, without irony, that this tweet most definitely aged well:

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:47:31pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:48:00pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m telling you the GOP will confirm Kavanugh tomorrow afternoon/evening when no ones watching.

Republicans can put a rapist on SCOTUS on a party line vote.

Fine. But this has better be a 100% party line vote. Any (D) Senator that votes yes on Kavanaugh is dead to me forever, even if ‘it doesn’t matter because the Republicans have the votes anyway’.

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darthstar  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:48:56pm
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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:51:36pm

talking to myself again….sigh

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:51:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:52:23pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

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They’re all heroes.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:53:28pm
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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:53:41pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

They’re all heroes heroines.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:53:48pm
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BlueGrl21  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:54:22pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Tell me this is going to get better

Tell me this Good ol’ boys network will be broken someday.

Tell me what Dr. Ford did was worth it.

Tell me the Republicans aren’t going to fuck this country for generations.

Tell me there’s still good in America.

Tell me this battle can be won.

My husband teaches AP Government and Economics. Every year he gives his kids a test to see where they fall on the political spectrum. For the past 10 years he’s had maybe 2-3 conservatives per class. All of the rest of the kids test center left or left.

The Parkland kids are not anomalies. They have a platform other kids don’t and they are using it to speak for an entire generation.

Damn right it’s going to get better.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:55:05pm

re: #28 makeitstop

Yes, thank you.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:56:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:56:17pm

re: #29 makeitstop

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Good points though I don’t think Swetnick sounded crazy at all since all that was at stake. Judge’s ex though is a big factor here though. I can’t disagere with that.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:56:28pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Whatever happened, happened 40 years ago.” -Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA).

“i killed a guy. it was 40 years ago”
no one ever came forward
ive led an exemplary life
i coach girls basketball

-asshat

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:57:12pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

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Then they’ve tarnished the reputation of SCOTUS. My question is what if the FBI investigation prompts the Montgomery County PD to dig in more and they eventually get enough for an arrest warrant for Kav.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:57:32pm

Meanwhile, fucking Facebook.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:58:42pm

re: #34 dangerman

“i killed a guy. it was 40 years ago”
no one ever came forward
ive led an exemplary life
i coach girls basketball

-asshat

As you’ve said DM, evading doesn’t speak to you as a good person. I always think about those old Nazis they would find and still do granted not as much since they keep dying off but I think about the people who defend them and say “Well they’re old men, let them live out their final days in peace.” Their victims never got that. The men and women whose portraits I saw plastered on the halls of Auschwitz never got to be old. To quote my favorite poet, they never got to comb gray hair.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 12:58:46pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m telling you the GOP will confirm Kavanugh tomorrow afternoon/evening when no ones watching.

that would require those few senators who are calling for the fbi to take a week to vote yes

and i wouldnt be surprised by anything

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:00:03pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

They’re all heroes heroines.

yes
order doesnt matter
numbers do

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prairiefire  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:00:23pm

Hey ho ho, the fbi gonna get that bro.
Throw him in the slammer
Smash him off the court
And that little thing like the
Liscense to practice
Is gonna go by-by.

Prairiefire, 9/28/18

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:01:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:02:25pm

Kavanaugh the past 35 years has lived the good life: The best schools, top job on the Starr team, close adviser to a Presidential Campaign and later a President, and presently a federal judge. When has he faced accountability for this? If he did this, Maryland law suggests he does need to be punished for this. I don’t know for how long but our law says you don’t get to come out of hiding after murdering someone and say “Hey, I did it but I’ve been a great guy since then!” I can’t help but to think of the one Patti Hearst kidnapper who lived that after her SLA involvement. This isn’t like hide and seek where you emerge from hiding after the game is long over and everyone’s impressed you hid so long without anyone finding you. This is evading justice.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:02:35pm

re: #39 dangerman

yes
order doesnt matter
numbers do

I give Ford one extra point for being willing to sit in front of the Judiciary with only her lawyer at her side.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:03:20pm

re: #43 Belafon

I give Ford one extra point for being willing to sit in front of the Judiciary with only her lawyer at her side.

That took so much courage. Plus she had to be in the same room as Ted Cruz for more than a hour. Sorry, sorry stupid joke.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:03:24pm

re: #41 makeitstop

“I never heard anything, nothing ever came through my website.”

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prairiefire  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:04:20pm

re: #40 prairiefire

Hey ho ho, the fbi gonna get that bro.
Throw him in the slammer
Smash him off the court
And that little thing like the
Liscense to practice
Is gonna go by-by.

Prairiefire, 9/28/18

Need to replace by-by with something that rhymes with court.
Gosh, what is this feeling, happiness?

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wrenchwench  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:04:36pm

re: #39 dangerman

yes
order doesnt matter
numbers do

Prominence doesn’t matter much, either. If a victim confides in her or his mother for the first time, things get better. Bit by bit at each opportunity in which one is comfortable.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:05:25pm
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prairiefire  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:05:30pm

Happy Hesitation Friday, lizards!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:06:51pm

“limited to current credible”

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wrenchwench  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:06:57pm

re: #49 prairiefire

Happy Hesitation Friday, lizards!

Is it Friday again? Already?

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:07:58pm

re: #51 wrenchwench

Is it Friday again? Already?

I feel like it’s been Friday for a week now.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:08:51pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

“limited to current credible”

That’s what I thought. Ford’s accusations, nothing for the other two women.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:09:43pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:10:23pm

re: #53 makeitstop

That’s what I thought. Ford’s accusations, nothing for the other two women.

We will see…and will know real quick if Avenatti’s client is not included or Judge’s former girlfriend. hard for the FBI to refuse interviews from people demanding to present evidence.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:11:43pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m telling you the GOP will confirm Kavanugh tomorrow afternoon/evening when no ones watching.

At this point, I seriously doubt it.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:11:56pm

re: #53 makeitstop

That’s what I thought. Ford’s accusations, nothing for the other two women.

And no exploration of Mark Judge’s girlfriend’s contention that he told her about once participating in a gang rape, even though Judge is Kavanaugh’s only potential alibi in the Ford assault.

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wrenchwench  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:12:31pm

re: #53 makeitstop

That’s what I thought. Ford’s accusations, nothing for the other two [or however many] women.

A week is a long time, in some people’s minds.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:13:56pm

re: #30 BlueGrl21

My husband teaches AP Government and Economics. Every year he gives his kids a test to see where they fall on the political spectrum. For the past 10 years he’s had maybe 2-3 conservatives. All of the rest of the kids test center left or left.

The Parkland kids are not anomalies. They have a platform other kids don’t and they are using it to speak for an entire generation.

Damn right it’s going to get better.

parkland is a shame in so many ways and i know you all know this

a lot of kids died. the survivors are forever changed

had this not happened, they wouldnt be the activists they are - certainly not yet
just as you dont hear about kids in some other school somewhere because nothing happened there
they would still be just ‘kids’

this was thrust upon them.
remember when they were cowering in classrooms *recording* the sound of gunfire and their friends dying in the halls.
devastatingly. publicly. everybody knows who they are

a perverse ‘right place, right time’ they picked it up and are running with it

parkland feels like a watershed moment
——-
yesterday was not a watershed moment.
it could be a grain of sand in an oyster moment - or some other dumb metaphor

this awakening is not thrust upon anyone
it’s not public. (mostly) no one knows who you are.
i hate to keep using the word ‘victim’s or even ‘women’

you know who you are. *You* have to rise up. en masse and mutually supportive. loud. not dismissable.

we’re not gonna take it any more
too many to ignore

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:15:59pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Yes, thank you.

fixed my reply to you too

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:17:09pm
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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:18:16pm

re: #49 prairiefire

Happy Hesitation Friday, lizards!

wait… is it really friday?
cause every day feels like…

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:19:10pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:21:28pm

re: #61 goddamnedfrank

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We were saying a lot of nasty things about Flake this morning. He redeemed himself, somewhat. But most of the credit should go to Dr. Ford and the other survivors who spoke up.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:21:35pm
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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:21:53pm

Another break: Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright tried his hand at designing cars?

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:22:12pm

Just got back in. I see a chyron with something about FBI investigation on MSNBC.

What happened???

Did Flake toss a wrench in the machine?

I ask that based on hearing he didn’t make a statement and was walking out when I was leaving.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:22:49pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

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Hopefully that only emboldens him to stay true.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:24:47pm

posting this again from downstairs:

you know there was that meeting early in the process between mcgahn and kav: “so we’re thinking of…. is there anything we need to know…..”

presumably kav said no, they accepted it and moved on

mcgahn should have at least verified the “no” - if we assume Kav said that
why? because this all came out so quickly and easily and isnt done yet
it’s proof that they all got it wrong
if kav said “no”, mcgahn should have known

or Kav said “yes but it was so long ago”
and they all thought it would stay buried
if kav said “yes”, mcgahn did know

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:25:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:26:27pm

You know, it’s a nice day out today. Means nothing obviously about this but it gives me hope in its own way. It was raining all week. Maybe we can get this bastard yet.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:26:48pm
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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:27:38pm
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electrotek  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:28:35pm
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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:28:39pm

re: #66 makeitstop

Another break: Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright tried his hand at designing cars?

Homer Simpson did it better.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:31:05pm

re: #75 KGxvi

Homer Simpson did it better.

Interesting story, though. That man sure loved his automobiles.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:31:33pm

re: #66 makeitstop

Another break: Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright tried his hand at designing cars?

I know that Buckminster Fuller did…

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electrotek  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:31:50pm

Idiot libertarian

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:32:27pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

“limited to current credible”

RWNJ on Twitter probably going apeshite right about now.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:32:47pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:33:54pm

re: #68 HappyWarrior

Hopefully that only emboldens him to stay true.

Depends. The abuse he gets publicly may be bracing, but it’s the arm-twisting that’s going to be done by the Big Money Guys that is going to carry the day.

The Kochs, the Mercers, Friess, Adelson, et alles - they want their judge.

Kavanaugh has made it very plain that he is a rage-filled political operative, the judicial equivalent of Rush Limbaugh on the bench. For all of Scalia’s intemperateness (and he was an asshole of the first water), he at least was smart.

Kavanaugh is just a hack.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:35:23pm

re: #81 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Depends. The abuse he gets publicly may be bracing, but it’s the arm-twisting that’s going to be done by the Big Money Guys that is going to carry the day.

The Kochs, the Mercers, Friess, Adelson, et alles - they want their judge.

Kavanaugh has made it very plain that he is a rage-filled political operative, the judicial equivalent of Rush Limbaugh on the bench. For all of Scalia’s intemperateness (and he was an asshole of the first water), he at least was smart.

Kavanaugh is just a hack.

Yep.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:35:28pm

If Kav doesn’t get confirmed, I’m pretty sure he’s gonna go on a gun-rage rampage, based on how he sounded yesterday.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:35:51pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:36:22pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:38:07pm
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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:38:26pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

“limited to current credible”

On the downside, it means we have another week of this.

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Jay C  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:39:25pm

re: #66 makeitstop

Another break: Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright tried his hand at designing cars?

He should have stuck to architecture.
Sorry, but FLW’s Lincoln is one ugly-ass set-o-wheels.
Raymond Loewy’s was yards better (but then Ray knew what he was about with cars)

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:39:53pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

Or McConnell doesn’t have 50 votes to confirm (assuming VP would cast 51st vote).

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:41:15pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

It’s always best to praise people for their doing something right; otherwise, given the abuse they will receive, they may decide it’s not worthwhile. Flake may have been a jerk to date, but it doesn’t hurt to encourage him and other Republicans to do what is moral and maybe eventually they will truly adopt policies that will be good for our nation.

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Jay C  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:41:39pm

re: #89 Sir John Barron

Or McConnell doesn’t have 50 votes to confirm (assuming VP would cast 51st vote).

I thought all the GOPers (Profile In Courage Jeff Flake as well) had stated they were cool with Judge McRapeface yesterday?
(and of course, Senator Principles Joe Manchin)

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mmmirele  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:41:42pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

Jeff Flake is appearing at some shindig or another in Boston to give a speech on Monday at 11:30, (but the event begins at 10 am). Here are the details:

Emerson Colonial Theater
106 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

He’s also giving a speech in New Hampshire Monday evening.

MANCHESTER, NH - U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) will return to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics for his talk, “After the Deluge: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle,” on October 1 at 6 p.m.

manchesterinklink.com

Flake, y’see, has presidential aspirations. Protesters should thoroughly disabuse him of same.

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:42:18pm

Well, I guess I have to dig through the thread….no lizard help.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:42:41pm

re: #89 Sir John Barron

Or McConnell doesn’t have 50 votes to confirm (assuming VP would cast 51st vote).

There was speculation around mid-week that he didn’t have the votes.

Feels like that was about three weeks ago.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:43:03pm

re: #93 ObserverArt

Well, I guess I have to dig through the thread….no lizard help.

What did you ask?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:43:08pm

re: #91 Jay C

I thought all the GOPers (Profile In Courage Jeff Flake as well) had stated they were cool with Judge McRapeface yesterday?
(and of course, Senator Principles Joe Manchin)

Oh I don’t know, I was assuming Collins, Flake and Murkowski were on the fence.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:43:44pm

re: #94 makeitstop

There was speculation around mid-week that he didn’t have the votes.

Feels like that was about three weeks ago.

Wednesday was like three weeks ago, so yeah.

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:43:46pm

re: #91 Jay C

I thought all the GOPers (Profile In Courage Jeff Flake as well) had stated they were cool with Judge McRapeface yesterday?
(and of course, Senator Principles Joe Manchin)

Manchin and Murkowski are on board with Flake’s FBI investigation angle (Collins is MIA, apparently). Suggestion seems to be if the investigation isn’t allowed to happen, they’ll vote no, that’s a majority against.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:43:59pm

re: #93 ObserverArt

Well, I guess I have to dig through the thread….no lizard help.

Lotsa drama. The whole morning was pretty insane, and it ended with Flake huddling with Coons, then an ante room full of senators, and then Flake saying he wanted an FBI investigation.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:44:10pm

re: #95 Belafon

Yes, he did. He said he wouldn’t vote unless there was a limited, week long investigation into Ford’s accusations. That caused Murkowski and Manchin to follow.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:46:51pm

The senators are hearing stories from women they know.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:48:05pm

re: #90 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s always best to praise people for their doing something right; otherwise, given the abuse they will receive, they may decide it’s not worthwhile. Flake may have been a jerk to date, but it doesn’t hurt to encourage him and other Republicans to do what is moral and maybe eventually they will truly adopt policies that will be good for our nation.

I wouldn’t tell anyone else NOT to praise Flake for this action, weak as it is.

But me… I’m done with all these Republicans, and especially the ones who try to pose as “reasonable” and say things that sound like they’re denouncing Trump, then go back to work and vote in favor of every one of Trump’s policies. These people are literally destroying much of what’s good about the US.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:48:05pm

re: #98 KGxvi

Manchin and Murkowski are on board with Flake’s FBI investigation angle (Collins is MIA, apparently). Suggestion seems to be if the investigation isn’t allowed to happen, they’ll vote no, that’s a majority against.

Collins ‘approves.’

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:48:06pm

re: #100 Belafon

Yes, he did. He said he wouldn’t vote unless there was a limited, week long investigation into Ford’s accusations. That caused Murkowski and Manchin to follow.

BUT THE FBI CANT INVESTIGATE STUFF LIKE THIS THEY DONT EVEN MAKE CONCLUSIONS AND HOW COME NO FBI INVESTIGATION OF CROOKED HITLERY?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:49:28pm

Who’s raging more right now Trump or Kavanaugh?

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:49:55pm

re: #52 makeitstop

I feel like it’s been Friday for a week now.

It’s been Friday for two fucking years.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:50:12pm

re: #104 Sir John Barron

BUT THE FBI CANT INVESTIGATE STUFF LIKE THIS THEY DONT EVEN MAKE CONCLUSIONS AND HOW COME NO FBI INVESTIGATION OF CROOKED HITLERY?

You also missed “AND THEY ALREADY INVESTIGATED THIS” because they think the FBI talks to everyone you ever knew in one of these investigations.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:50:20pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

Who’s raging more right now Trump or Kavanaugh?

Kav is crying in his beer. Trump s already thinking of cutting him loose.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:51:52pm

re: #108 makeitstop

Kav is crying in his beer. Trump s already thinking of cutting him loose.

I like beer, do you!

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:52:07pm

re: #55 Scottish Dragon

We will see…and will know real quick if Avenatti’s client is not included or Judge’s former girlfriend. hard for the FBI to refuse interviews from people demanding to present evidence.

Your comment triggered me to wonder if the FBI might not relish the idea of investigating Kavanaugh due to how their agency has been treated by The Donny.

If you know what I mean.

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prairiefire  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:53:13pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

I like beer, do you!

Yes! What a ding dong. He sounds like such an idiot. Look out for that snowball, bro!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:53:13pm

re: #108 makeitstop

Kav is crying in his beer. Trump s already thinking of cutting him loose.

What’s the odds on Kavanuagh withdrawing? Either of his own accord or because Trump throws him under the bus?

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prairiefire  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:53:46pm

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

What’s the odds on Kavanuagh withdrawing? Either of his own accord or because Trump throws him under the bus?

Getting higher every darn minute.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:53:56pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

I like beer, do you!

Yes.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:54:10pm

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

What’s the odds on Kavanuagh withdrawing? Either of his own accord or because Trump throws him under the bus?

FWIW I would guess ‘no’, he won’t withdraw, especially if he’s convinced the investigation will be ‘limited’.

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:54:35pm

I made the mistake of making today my bi-weekly facebook check. A law school colleague who started off as a DA had a post about Ford and Kavanaugh, about how society doesn’t always treat people the same, used an example from her early career when a group of young white guys got probation for a string of burglaries and the next case was a similarly aged black guy who got prison for basically the same crime. There was then some talk about Kavanaugh’s rant and how it wouldn’t be acceptable for a non-white, non-male person. Another law school colleague chimed in to say how he disagreed with her premise and that Kavanaugh was justified in acting the way he did “if he was innocent.” Friend number two is a straight white guy, and sees nothing wrong in Kavanaugh acting like a loon and still getting on the Supreme Court.

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steve_davis  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:55:46pm

re: #28 makeitstop

now, now. no such thing as heroines anymore. also, no actresses, or lionesses. Lionesses are now Woke Cats.

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Jay C  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:56:15pm

re: #96 Sir John Barron

Oh I don’t know, I was assuming Collins, Flake and Murkowski were on the fence.

OK: I thought that particular clown-posse had got tired of scraping their crotches on the fence rails, and had lined up behind Commissar Mitch to confirm Kavanaugh (though with expressions of “concern”, of course). If I’m proved wrong, I won’t feel too bad. Promise!

ALSO: I see the notice says the SJC has “requested the Administration” to conduct a further investigation - what if Trump tells them to go pound sand?

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:56:28pm

re: #116 KGxvi

I made the mistake of making today my bi-weekly facebook check. A law school colleague who started off as a DA had a post about Ford and Kavanaugh, about how society doesn’t always treat people the same, used an example from her early career when a group of young white guys got probation for a string of burglaries and the next case was a similarly aged black guy who got prison for basically the same crime. There was then some talk about Kavanaugh’s rant and how it wouldn’t be acceptable for a non-white, non-male person. Another law school colleague chimed in to say how he disagreed with her premise and that Kavanaugh was justified in acting the way he did “if he was innocent.” Friend number two is a straight white guy, and sees nothing wrong in Kavanaugh acting like a loon and still getting on the Supreme Court.

“Would you hire the guy if he did that during a job interview?”

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:56:31pm

re: #116 KGxvi

I made the mistake of making today my bi-weekly facebook check

Never make that mistake.

Today is never the right day for FB. Or Twitter.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:56:56pm

I need a shower after reading this: Man who claims he slept with 6,000 women dies during sex

A legendary Italian playboy has died at age 63 while having sex with a 23-year-old tourist.

Maurizio Zanfanti, dubbed the Romeo of Rimini, claimed to have slept with more than 6,000 women after becoming famous as a nightclub promoter in the beach-side city in the 1970s.

He was entertaining a tourist from Romania in the back of a car Tuesday night when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

The shocked woman called paramedics, but Zanfanti could not be revived.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:57:04pm

re: #119 Belafon

“Would you hire the guy if he did that during a job interview?”

That’s the question I’ve asked too.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:57:50pm

A week gives everybody a chance to cool down.

Oh good grief what am I saying?

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:58:17pm

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

What’s the odds on Kavanuagh withdrawing? Either of his own accord or because Trump throws him under the bus?

I hate to keep going back to Avenatti, but that may be the beer that blacks him out, so to speak.

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:58:33pm

re: #95 Belafon

What did you ask?

What happened???

I’m getting a feel for it as I dig. Still not to the actual details…I hope I discover a vid of the deed.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 1:59:56pm
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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:00:06pm

re: #120 Sir John Barron

Never make that mistake.

Today is never the right day for FB. Or Twitter.

I know. I think I mostly check at this point to make sure I haven’t been hacked. Or to occasionally go on and delete photos and other info.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:01:00pm

re: #126 Charles Johnson

I hope everyone realizes the coming weekend is just going to be another whole week.

I’m gonna need a couple of days to rest up. Maybe between 9:00 and midnight tonight.

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:01:22pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

I wouldn’t tell anyone else NOT to praise Flake for this action, weak as it is.

But me… I’m done with all these Republicans, and especially the ones who try to pose as “reasonable” and say things that sound like they’re denouncing Trump, then go back to work and vote in favor of every one of Trump’s policies. These people are literally destroying much of what’s good about the US.

I’d be in the “Thanks, Jeff…but go fuck yourself” camp.

They should have stopped Trump back in the debate stage. Terrible politics.

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:01:29pm

re: #119 Belafon

“Would you hire the guy if he did that during a job interview?”

There were at least three or four answers/comments/quips that I saw/heard that if a client made during a deposition, I’d have fired them by the end of the day. So, yeah, there’s no way I’d hire someone who acted like that.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:01:43pm

re: #128 makeitstop

I’m gonna need a couple of days to rest up. Maybe between 9:00 and midnight tonight.

I’m taking a couple weeks off by going to the beach tomorrow for the day.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:02:13pm

I bet Grassley is taking the potential for a week delay really, really well.

/

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:02:24pm

re: #129 ObserverArt

I’d be in the “Thanks, Jeff…but go fuck yourself” camp.

They should have stopped Trump back in the debate stage. Terrible politics.

They lost as soon as the crowd cheered when he didn’t raise his hand saying he’d support whoever the nominee was in the first debate.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:03:06pm

FBI gets the green light.

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whitebeach  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:04:21pm

re: #123 Sir John Barron

A week gives everybody a chance to cool down.

Oh good grief what am I saying?

I’m always searching for a sign that a benevolent Creator exists. A very acceptable such sign would be if sometime in the next few days one of Kavanaugh’s former “you have to look like a model” female law clerks were to accuse him of attempting to force her into sodomy at a suite in the Watergate, escaping from which she immediately called her best friend and her shrink to report the event.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:05:24pm

re: #133 KGxvi

They lost as soon as the crowd cheered when he didn’t raise his hand saying he’d support whoever the nominee was in the first debate.

That’s the thing about him isn’t it? He expects absolute loyalty to him but does not show loyalty to anyone else. Look at Sessions. He was the first Senator to back him which was really a risky move on Sessions part in a way, not praising Sessions at all mind you but I think you catch my drift. Meanwhile Sessions has been treated like he betrayed him because of the recusal. I mean Sessions might be a bigot but he’s certainly not as stupid as Trump is in that he knows that if he had refused to step aside, it would be bad for him too.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:05:42pm

re: #134 makeitstop

FBI gets the green light.

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Well I’ll be.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:06:29pm

re: #110 ObserverArt

Your comment triggered me to wonder if the FBI might not relish the idea of investigating Kavanaugh due to how their agency has been treated by The Donny.

If you know what I mean.

yes please

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:06:35pm

re: #89 Sir John Barron

Or McConnell doesn’t have 50 votes to confirm (assuming VP would cast 51st vote).

If Flake, Collins and Murkowski all said they were voting No tomorrow without an investigation, that would be what forced McConnell’s hand.

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:06:47pm

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

What’s the odds on Kavanuagh withdrawing? Either of his own accord or because Trump throws him under the bus?

Scenario: Michael Avenatti creates a big stink over the weekend regarding his witness. That causes much of America to call the Republicans and tell them to skip that limited shit…open up an investigation to anyone with a realistic accusation that steps forward by the end of the afternoon on Monday.

By Tuesday morning Kavanaugh screams No Más!!!

Imma dreamer…

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:06:48pm

re: #134 makeitstop

FBI gets the green light.

Somebody keep an eye on Ragey Kav so he doesn’t buy a bunch of guns.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:07:12pm

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

What’s the odds on Kavanuagh withdrawing? Either of his own accord or because Trump throws him under the bus?

all that crying for nothing!
i thought i was done!
how dare they!

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:07:13pm

LOL from the Wire

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:07:47pm

theweek.com

This is a pretty interesting development. Shows again how he lied.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:07:52pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

I like beer, do you!

dark / stout yup

had my first dragon’s milk the other night
nice stuff

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:08:34pm

re: #142 dangerman

all that crying for nothing!
i thought i was done!
how dare they!

All that raging and ranting yesterday and he still has to cool his heels for another week.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:09:19pm

re: #145 dangerman

dark / stout yup

had my first dragon’s milk the other night
nice stuff

You know in a little way, this kinda got me thinking about my own drinking. I’ve actually been drinking less lately for dietary reasons but I too have acted like an ass when I drink to excess. So, thanks Kavanaugh?

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:09:38pm

re: #136 HappyWarrior

That’s the thing about him isn’t it? He expects absolute loyalty to him but does not show loyalty to anyone else. Look at Sessions. He was the first Senator to back him which was really a risky move on Sessions part in a way, not praising Sessions at all mind you but I think you catch my drift. Meanwhile Sessions has been treated like he betrayed him because of the recusal. I mean Sessions might be a bigot but he’s certainly not as stupid as Trump is in that he knows that if he had refused to step aside, it would be bad for him too.

It’s not even a question of loyalty. I’ve no problem with a candidate saying they wouldn’t support a nominee if they believed that person wasn’t qualified or had some disqualifying position/characteristic. It’s just that he showed himself to be an asshole in that moment and the party loyalists who where in the crowd cheered. It was Trump’s party from that moment on.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:09:39pm

re: #134 makeitstop

FBI gets the green light.

Wow, the Clintons must have gotten to the head man himself.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:10:37pm

re: #148 KGxvi

It’s not even a question of loyalty. I’ve no problem with a candidate saying they wouldn’t support a nominee if they believed that person wasn’t qualified or had some disqualifying position/characteristic. It’s just that he showed himself to be an asshole in that moment and the party loyalists who where in the crowd cheered. It was Trump’s party from that moment on.

Oh what I’m getting that loyalty is always a one way street with Donald.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:11:09pm

re: #121 makeitstop

I need a shower after reading this: Man who claims he slept with 6,000 women dies during sex

I’m sure that is exactly how he wanted to go.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:11:11pm

re: #149 Sir John Barron

Wow, the Clintons must have gotten to the head man himself.

It was obviously Trump’s Doppelganger Dennis Turmp that made the decision.

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:11:38pm

re: #150 HappyWarrior

Oh what I’m getting that loyalty is always a one way street with Donald.

That’s also true, no doubt about it. But it’s like peeling an onion when you’re trying to figure out all his bad traits.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:12:22pm

Beer Guy issues a statement.

Except you didn’t answer every question yesterday, Skippy. Not even close.

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:12:41pm

re: #152 HappyWarrior

It was obviously Trump’s Doppelganger Dennis Turmp that made the decision.

Special Assistant to the President, John Barron

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:12:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:13:45pm

re: #156 Charles Johnson

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It really is pathetic because she was a child when that happened with her Uncle and regardless if you think it was covered up or not, she had nothing to do with that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:14:04pm

I saw clips of Kavanaugh.

Cody Jarrett was more rational!

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:14:46pm

re: #143 gocart mozart

LOL from the Wire

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If I was Judge’s lawyer, I’d tell him to categorically refuse to talk to the FBI, and if the Committee issued a subpoena, I’d instruct him to plead the Fifth.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:15:31pm

And in other news…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:16:12pm

re: #160 makeitstop

And in other news…

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The symbolism of that sunny day is looking up.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:17:08pm

re: #159 Big Beautiful Door

If I was Judge’s lawyer, I’d tell him to categorically refuse to talk to the FBI, and if the Committee issued a subpoena, I’d instruct him to plead the Fifth.

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:20:54pm

re: #147 HappyWarrior

You know in a little way, this kinda got me thinking about my own drinking. I’ve actually been drinking less lately for dietary reasons but I too have acted like an ass when I drink to excess. So, thanks Kavanaugh?

whatever works

i look at every potential drink as how many miles i’ll need to run it off

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:21:05pm

re: #162 makeitstop

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

Did the FBI talk to Judge during the security clearance interview for Kavanaugh? If so, what did they ask?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:21:55pm

re: #163 dangerman

whatever works

i look at every potential drink as how many miles i’ll need to run it off

Yeah my brother’s been telling me that it’s just extra calories I don’t need and beers wipe out all the hard work.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:22:03pm

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:22:14pm
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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:23:39pm

re: #154 makeitstop

Beer Guy issues a statement.

Except you didn’t answer every question yesterday, Skippy. Not even close.

He sounds humbled already.

//

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:24:32pm

re: #162 makeitstop

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

You can assert the Fifth when talking to Congress, or to criminal investigators, or in litigation/trial settings. Basically any time a government official is asking you questions that may result in you providing legally admissible evidence of criminal acts on your part.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:24:35pm

re: #154 makeitstop

Beer Guy issues a statement.

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Except you didn’t answer every question yesterday, Skippy. Not even close.

You didn’t answer every question. Stop lying.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:25:46pm

re: #133 makeitstop

FBI gets the green light.

“Hey, what does around comes around you know, I’m a real religious guy, a great guy, but I’m just gonna go get some guns OK.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:26:35pm

re: #162 makeitstop

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

There is no statute of limitations in Maryland for rape. Just because charges haven’t been filed doesn’t mean you can’t refuse to incriminate yourself.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:26:48pm

re: #169 KGxvi

You can assert the Fifth when talking to Congress, or to criminal investigators, or in litigation/trial settings. Basically any time a government official is asking you questions that may result in you providing legally admissible evidence of criminal acts on your part.

Did not know that. I’m glad you lawyer guys hang out here. :)

BTW here’s the Twitter account of Maria Gallagher, the woman who confronted Flake this morning. She’s pretty funny.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:27:07pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

You didn’t answer every question. Stop lying.

“I answered every question and even talked smack to the Dem senators I was so great, so truthful.”

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:28:22pm
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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:29:59pm

re: #175 gocart mozart

HE ALREADY GAVE A SWORN STATEMENT!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:30:08pm

re: #162 makeitstop

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

Judge still faces criminal legal jeopardy due to there being no statute of limitations on sexual assault in Maryland. He absolutely can plead the Fifth.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:30:46pm
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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:32:55pm

re: #178 Charles Johnson

I’m beginning to think that Facebook is becoming one of those “benevolent monopolies” like Standard Oil that needs to be broken up for its own (and the public’s) good.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:33:29pm

re: #87 Sir John Barron

On the downside, it means we have another week of this.

Yeah, but we would have had a week of some other shit just as bad. It is the times we live in.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:34:01pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

Judge still faces criminal legal jeopardy due to there being no statute of limitations on sexual assault in Maryland. He absolutely can plead the Fifth.

I suppose Judge is very very nervous right now as he should be.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:34:40pm

re: #180 BlueSpotinAL

Yeah, but we would have had a week of some other shit just as bad. It is the times we live in.

Every week is Infrastructure Week. Only worse.

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ipsos  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:35:23pm

I have been on the road today, popping in and out of meetings and catching up with the news an hour at a time.

I have never been so confused in my life.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:35:56pm

I think Kavanaugh will not survive the investigation.

His prior interactions with the FBI were professional background checks with no specific issues to deal with. This time it’s getting into real law enforcement territory, and the Kavanaugh we saw yesterday is most unlikely to get through a professional interrogation without incriminating himself.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:36:07pm

re: #179 KGxvi

I’m beginning to think that Facebook is becoming one of those “benevolent monopolies” like Standard Oil that needs to be broken up for its own (and the public’s) good.

Not sure how you would go about breaking up Facebook. Would you prohibit people from joining it and make them use other social media companies, because there are already quite a few of them; Facebook is just the biggest.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:36:32pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

Judge still faces criminal legal jeopardy due to there being no statute of limitations on sexual assault in Maryland. He absolutely can plead the Fifth.

Also I’m pretty sure there’s no rule stating that once the statute of limitations expires that people can be forced to testify about past crimes they’ve gotten away with. At least I’ve never seen or heard of it happening. And even with a firm statute of limitations in play, cases like this involving two or more co-assailants would still be open to conspiracy charges if the last overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy occurred within the conspiracy statute’s own timeframe.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:37:00pm

re: #183 ipsos

I have been on the road today, popping in and out of meetings and catching up with the news an hour at a time.

I have never been so confused in my life.

WELCOME TO THE PARTY PAL! How John McClane gets police attention…

And with that, good night, Lizards.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:37:03pm

re: #183 ipsos

I have been on the road today, popping in and out of meetings and catching up with the news an hour at a time.

I have never been so confused in my life.

The tl;dr version is very simple — a shit show marginally worse than the average shit show in this era of Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:37:08pm

re: #185 Big Beautiful Door

Not sure how you would go about breaking up Facebook. Would you prohibit people from joining it and make them use other social media companies, because there are already quite a few of them; Facebook is just the biggest.

Don’t they own Instagram now? Maybe that and whatever other social media thingies they own or run they’d have to let go of.

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:37:13pm

re: #160 makeitstop

And in other news…

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I hear what sounds like jack hammers chipping away…chipping away…chipping away…

…crack and a chunk falls off.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:37:34pm

Facebook is suffering from a case of broken tokens.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:38:43pm

re: #184 EPR-radar

I think Kavanaugh will not survive the investigation.

His prior interactions with the FBI were professional background checks with no specific issues to deal with. This time it’s getting into real law enforcement territory, and the Kavanaugh we saw yesterday is most unlikely to get through a professional interrogation without incriminating himself.

I’m not making any predictions. Anything could happen from an inconclusive investigation which leads to confirmation, or him withdrawing, or a damning report which causes the WH to withdraw his name. All I’m sure of is that McConnell won’t put it to a vote if he doesn’t have 50 locked down.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:38:57pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

Yeah my brother’s been telling me that it’s just extra calories I don’t need and beers wipe out all the hard work.

well in the end a calorie is a calorie (more or less)
so …moderation
or else be prepared to gain a pound or do the extra workout

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:39:14pm

re: #185 Big Beautiful Door

Not sure how you would go about breaking up Facebook. Would you prohibit people from joining it and make them use other social media companies, because there are already quite a few of them; Facebook is just the biggest.

You can spin off Instagram and Whatsapp as separate companies, for one.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:40:40pm

re: #174 Sir John Barron

“I answered every question and even talked smack to the Dem senators I was so great, so truthful.”

“and therefore i should be wearing the robes right now!”
“they’ve already been altered, right?”

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:42:41pm

re: #162 makeitstop

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

It would be stoooopid.

A nominee for a judge pleading the fifth should* be a killer.

Shutting up and not saying anything after yesterday’s display of how he wants to tell everyone how good a man he is and he needs to get his name back…would also be stoooopid.

Brett Kavanaugh has two choices: take the FBI grilling with many other witnessed weighing in or refuse the nomination.

*nothing is for sure these days.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:42:48pm

re: #195 dangerman

“and therefore i should be wearing the robes right now!”
“they’ve already been altered, right?”

“OK, the FBI investigation is really just cover, right, nobody’s gonna question me, right, I mean this is just for show and I can go be SCOTUS next week right?”

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:43:59pm

re: #196 ObserverArt

It would be stoooopid.

A nominee for a judge pleading the fifth should* be a killer.

Shutting up and not saying anything after yesterday’s display of how he wants to tell everyone how good a man he is and he needs to get his name back…would also be stoooopid.

Brett Kavanaugh has two choices: take the FBI grilling with many other witness weighing in or refuse the nomination.

*nothing is for sure these days.

Kavanaugh will crack under real questioning. Yesterday’s hearing made that very clear.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:44:17pm

re: #197 Sir John Barron

“OK, the FBI investigation is really just cover, right, nobody’s gonna question me, right, I mean this is just for show and I can go be SCOTUS next week right?”

its sad that we can do this
it’s sad that we have to do this

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:45:34pm

re: #196 ObserverArt

It would be stoooopid.

A nominee for a judge pleading the fifth should* be a killer.

Shutting up and not saying anything after yesterday’s display of how he wants to tell everyone how good a man he is and he needs to get his name back…would also be stoooopid.

Brett Kavanaugh has two choices: take the FBI grilling with many other witness weighing in or refuse the nomination.

*nothing is for sure these days.

I think the discussion is about Mark Judge, not Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh refusing to speak to the FBI would probably be grounds not only to reject his nomination but to open an impeachment inquiry regarding his current seat on the bench. Mark Judge is a witness and possible co-conspirator, and has every right to assert a Fifth Amendment right in this situation. How a senator then uses that information in their vote for or against Kavanaugh is between them and whichever deity they claim to believe in.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:46:39pm

What a real investigation would entail is interviewing everybody from back then, not just “accuser” (however many that will be) and Kavanaugh. You cannot tell somebody is lying by facial expressions, or apparent sincerity. You catch them by getting them to say things that are at variance with known facts or statements by others.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:48:11pm

publix rotisserie chicken (lemon pepper)
glazed carrots and onions
leftover salad fixings

(i gave blood today. not much creative energy left. i’m fading pretty fast here)

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:48:39pm

re: #176 Sir John Barron

HE ALREADY GAVE A SWORN STATEMENT!

JUST LIKE TRUMP’S MEDICAL RECORDS!!!

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:50:14pm

re: #202 dangerman

publix rotisserie chicken (lemon pepper)
glazed carrots and onions
leftover salad fixings

(i gave blood today. not much creative energy left. i’m fading pretty fast here)

You gave blood, you’re entitled to cookies.

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whitebeach  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:50:20pm

Just saw Trump commenting on the latest. He characterized Kavanaugh’s testimony yesterday as “incredible.” Of course he has no idea what the word means in context.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:50:52pm

Evening Lizardim from the cold, clear, and beautiful wild north country. I heard about the complete charlie foxtrot that was the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Ugh… I need more to drink. How go things among the lizardfolk on this frigid September night?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:51:18pm
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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:52:44pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

For his family’s sake, I hope he doesn’t drink this weekend.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:54:17pm

re: #208 Belafon

For his family’s sake, I hope he doesn’t drink this weekend.

Considering that he’s obviously an alcoholic, he shouldn’t even be drinking a single beer.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:54:29pm
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BlueGrl21  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:57:12pm

I am so glad this week is over.

This was the first time I went public that I was a rape survivor to anyone but my husband and a couple of very close friends. I did not hesitate. I did not think of how many coworkers are on Facebook with me. I have over 500 people attached to me on Facebook. I posted my story online to all of them.

Because it wasn’t my fault and people need to know it’s personal. It’s their friend, colleague, relative. I talked about why I never told and why I never pressed charges. I told it all.

The outpouring of support has been so gratifying to see. But it wasn’t support I wanted. It was for someone to DO SOMETHING. Don’t just shake your head at the tragedy of it all, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. And that was visceral, that need for someone, anyone, to make it stop.

I feel like I have worked through something and I am too tired to reflect on it and find wisdom. I just want to feel normal again. That’s all.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:57:46pm

re: #205 whitebeach

Just saw Trump commenting on the latest. He characterized Kavanaugh’s testimony yesterday as “incredible.” Of course he has no idea what the word means in context.

My god. Trump has apparently said something true (even if it is only a pun). Alert the press.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 2:58:31pm

re: #211 BlueGrl21

I had another friend who was a rape victim who went public two weeks ago, when the Kavanaugh kerfuffle first started. It takes incredible strength to do something like that, and it’s a powerful testimony that I hope reaches some people.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:01:40pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:04:57pm
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NoSoapForYou  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:05:16pm

“God and Man at Georgetown Prep” by Mark Judge. Anyone ever read this? Link

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:06:11pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

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Could also be that someone on Flake’s staff was pissed off about the shitty optics and wanted the Cap Police to flex a bit.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:09:04pm

re: #215 goddamnedfrank

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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:10:20pm

Democrats and women are keeping the nomination in question.

Three weeks ago everyone thought Kavanaugh would be on the court by now.

What a trip.

Thanks to all that fight. Hopefully this gives us a taste of how much interest will be generated in the November elections.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:14:04pm
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ObserverArt  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:17:13pm

Is Mitch talking to himself now?

WTF?

He’s on my TV stream and rattling on about how great a candidate his bestie Brett is.

Ahh screw him, time to get guitars tuned up for a Friday night jam.

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jeffreyw  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:19:15pm

re: #202 dangerman

publix rotisserie chicken (lemon pepper)
glazed carrots and onions
leftover salad fixings

(i gave blood today. not much creative energy left. i’m fading pretty fast here)

Imgur

Imgur


biscuits and uhh.. gravy

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b.d.(sober as a judge)  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:23:39pm

FoxNews is talking about Rosenstein……

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:25:31pm

Am I the only one that is thinking Kavanaugh is a sacrificial lamb. With him being such a shitty person, and the Republicans knowing about Dr. Ford, they threw him to the wolves anyway, and when he doesn’t get the job (pleeeeease????), they’ll offer up someone even worse than him morally and judicially that doesn’t have any allegations against him/her to make it seem like they are totally awesome?

They win if Kavanaugh gets the nomination, and they win when they offer up someone that doesn’t appear to be as shitty a person.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:30:40pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Not sure that I understand your point. Republicans could have put up someone without Kavanaugh’s sexual baggage and gotten him through by now. Look at what happened with Gorsuch who is as rightwing as they come but had no problem getting confirmed.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:30:56pm

Jesus, what a raging fuckfester.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:31:53pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

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Definitely. What heroes!!! Flake looked like he was going to cry.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:35:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:35:32pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Am I the only one that is thinking Kavanaugh is a sacrificial lamb. With him being such a shitty person, and the Republicans knowing about Dr. Ford, they threw him to the wolves anyway, and when he doesn’t get the job (pleeeeease????), they’ll offer up someone even worse than him morally and judicially that doesn’t have any allegations against him/her to make it seem like they are totally awesome?

They win if Kavanaugh gets the nomination, and they win when they offer up someone that doesn’t appear to be as shitty a person.

I’ve thought but I just don’t see it..

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:38:06pm

re: #226 goddamnedfrank

Do we need to remind Ben of the intern and Republican Rep Joe Scarborough? He’s such an ugly person.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:38:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:39:47pm

re: #230 Patricia Kayden

Do we need to remind Ben of the intern and Republican Rep Joe Scarborough? He’s such an ugly person.

It’s not even that. It’s that Maria was a thirteen year old girl when Chappaquiddick happened and even if you do believe Senator Kennedy committed a crime that night, she had nothing to do with that and a cover up.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:40:02pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Am I the only one that is thinking Kavanaugh is a sacrificial lamb. With him being such a shitty person, and the Republicans knowing about Dr. Ford, they threw him to the wolves anyway, and when he doesn’t get the job (pleeeeease????), they’ll offer up someone even worse than him morally and judicially that doesn’t have any allegations against him/her to make it seem like they are totally awesome?

They win if Kavanaugh gets the nomination, and they win when they offer up someone that doesn’t appear to be as shitty a person.

Nah. The only real thought behind picking Kavanaugh was that he was the only one on the list with such an expansive written view of executive power and immunity. That’s why Trump desperately wants him and the GOP is in lockstep with Trump, there is no deeper strategy at play.

Also the ones who are worse on abortion like Amy Coney Barrett also make it harder for Murkowski and Collins to confirm, though the fact that she’s a woman might make that bitter pill easier for them to swallow.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:40:40pm

re: #231 gocart mozart

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Well I was alerted to a bunch of conservatives crying about O’Rourke’s cursing off the cuff who totally forgot that they love when Trump called NFL players SOBs.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:42:57pm

re: #215 goddamnedfrank

Legs Benedict
@goddamnedfrank
Remember when Howard Dean was ruled disqualified to be President because he got excited and yelled yeeargh in a slightly weird way?

Mark Kavanaugh went on a bizarre 45 minute screaming rage rant where he cried about liberal conspiracies, how much he likes beer & lifting weights.

5:04 PM - Sep 28, 2018

1. Dean is a Democrat. Although the media played it up, the issue was that Dean came in third in the Iowa caucuses, which probably indicated that he wasn’t going to win it anyway. I don’t think the yell actually led to future losses; it was just the late night comedians who had a field day.
2. In the age of Trump, for Republican candidates, no behavior is so vile that it turns off the Republican base. Kavanaugh let loose his inner Trump — lying and browbeating the opposition. It worked for Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:43:11pm

re: #233 goddamnedfrank

Nah. The only real thought behind picking Kavanaugh was that he was the only one on the list with such an expansive written view of executive power and immunity. That’s why Trump desperately wants him and the GOP is in lockstep with Trump, there is no deeper strategy at play.

Also the ones who are worse on abortion like Amy Coney Barrett also make it harder for Murkowski and Collins to confirm, though the fact that she’s a woman might make that bitter pill easier for them to swallow.

That was my thought as well. Kavanaugh is the guy on executive power. And you’re right, if it was Barrett, it might be a little harder to push COllins or Murkowski. She’d probably and I’m sad to say one of Manchin, Heidencamp, or Donnelly too. Ultimately, I think our best hope is a Kennedy type candidate, one who is pretty good on individual issues but shitty on corporate ones.

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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:43:12pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Am I the only one that is thinking Kavanaugh is a sacrificial lamb. With him being such a shitty person, and the Republicans knowing about Dr. Ford, they threw him to the wolves anyway, and when he doesn’t get the job (pleeeeease????), they’ll offer up someone even worse than him morally and judicially that doesn’t have any allegations against him/her to make it seem like they are totally awesome?

They win if Kavanaugh gets the nomination, and they win when they offer up someone that doesn’t appear to be as shitty a person.

re: #225 Patricia Kayden

Not sure that I understand your point. Republicans could have put up someone without Kavanaugh’s sexual baggage and gotten him through by now. Look at what happened with Gorsuch who is as rightwing as they come but had no problem getting confirmed.

re: #229 HappyWarrior

I’ve thought but I just don’t see it..

I’m with PK and HW…Grassley and McConnell were and are still going balls to the wall for Kavanaugh; hell, even after Ford’s poignant testimony and Kavanaugh’s fucking tantrum yesterday, the word was Grassley and McConnell were still going to ram the vote though over the weekend, presumably to take the wind out of Avenatti’s sails.

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:43:53pm
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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:45:11pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Well I was alerted to a bunch of conservatives crying about O’Rourke’s cursing off the cuff who totally forgot that they love when Trump called NFL players SOBs.

Tromp dropped for bombs on the campaign trail. There are videos on YouTube.

Shithole countries.

The guy swears as much as I do.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:45:50pm

re: #237 TedStriker

I’m with PK and HW…Grassley and McConnell were and are still going balls to the wall for Kavanaugh; hell, even after Ford’s poignant testimony and Kavanaugh’s fucking tantrum yesterday, the word was Grassley and McConnell were still going to ram the vote though over the weekend, presumably to take the wind out of Avenatti’s sails.

Right, for a time, I thought he might be because the social conservatives were a little untrusting of him when Trump first made the pick but they’ve gone all in with him and Trump and McConnell definitely like him for their own reasons. Trump because of the exec power stuff and McConnell because they know he’s at heart a good little GOP foot soldier. That’s why W is trying to get support for him too behind the scenes. In a way, I’m almost glad he did that because we forget that W was awful too and he’s the one who brought Kavanaugh into the Exec branch.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:47:08pm

re: #239 MsJ

Tromp dropped for bombs on the campaign trail. There are videos on YouTube.

Shithole countries.

The guy swears as much as I do.

Yeah no fucking kidding. Swear intended. Crying about Beto’s swearing and still being a Trumper? I never cared that Trump cursed. I cared that he acts like an undignified idiot. Who the fuck has a presidential stump speech that has a rant about Rosie O’Donnell and her weight? Only Trump would do that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:47:49pm

This is Dipshit Destupid’s idea

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:47:56pm

re: #238 MsJ

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Colorado is I think more or less becoming like VA. Hopefully the CO Dems find someone solid to run against Gardner in 2 years and make it blue for good.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:48:57pm

re: #242 The Vicious Babushka

This is Dipshit Destupid’s idea

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Like a true Trump toady.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:50:05pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Am I the only one that is thinking Kavanaugh is a sacrificial lamb. With him being such a shitty person, and the Republicans knowing about Dr. Ford, they threw him to the wolves anyway, and when he doesn’t get the job (pleeeeease????), they’ll offer up someone even worse than him morally and judicially that doesn’t have any allegations against him/her to make it seem like they are totally awesome?

They win if Kavanaugh gets the nomination, and they win when they offer up someone that doesn’t appear to be as shitty a person.

I dunno. They looked pretty all in on Kav yesterday. Grassley and Drama Queen Graham especially.

If that was a feint, it should be eligible for an Emmy.

I think they were all in, due to Kav’s views on the president being above the law, and pressure from Evangelicals who really, really want him on that court.

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:54:23pm

re: #245 makeitstop

I dunno. They looked pretty all in on Kav yesterday. Grassley and Drama Queen Graham especially.

If that was a feint, it should be eligible for an Emmy.

I think they were all in, due to Kav’s views on the president being above the law, and pressure from Evangelicals who really, really want him on that court.

Hatch, too. There were a lot of screaming, hysterical Republican men in that room yesterday.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:55:56pm

re: #236 HappyWarrior

That was my thought as well. Kavanaugh is the guy on executive power. And you’re right, if it was Barrett, it might be a little harder to push COllins or Murkowski. She’d probably and I’m sad to say one of Manchin, Heidencamp, or Donnelly too. Ultimately, I think our best hope is a Kennedy type candidate, one who is pretty good on individual issues but shitty on corporate ones.

Our best hope is probably either that Merkley’s lawsuit stops the confirmation process (super unlikely) or that someone at the National Archives leaks unequivocal proof that Kavanaugh perjured himself and the Trump Administration tried to hide it. Then the midterms put Democrats in firm majorities in both chambers (pretty unlikely) and buoyed by a massive string of strong conspiracy indictments and a report recommending impeachment from Mueller’s team (hard to judge likeliness of this) they have the political capital to hold the seat open through 2020.

Absent all those holes in the swiss cheese lining up sooner or later Trump is absolutely going to fill that seat with an abject monster.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:56:24pm

Getting tired of tv news heads throwing out “our tribal politics” as an explanation of why things are so fucked up when its obvious that a lot of people would like to find out the truth and a few are highly motivated to keep it hidden.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:57:42pm

re: #246 MsJ

Hatch, too. There were a lot of screaming, hysterical Republican men in that room yesterday.

They’re still all in, I’m just convinced that the polling was terrible and they’re hoping to put some distance between that horrid public spectacle and the final vote.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:58:50pm

re: #225 Patricia Kayden

Not sure that I understand your point. Republicans could have put up someone without Kavanaugh’s sexual baggage and gotten him through by now. Look at what happened with Gorsuch who is as rightwing as they come but had no problem getting confirmed.

Very true. But I think they were just testing the waters with Gorsuch. They want an all-out clone of Trump (or even worse) in the SC. Kavanaugh is just there to wear us down. Well. Attempt to wear us down.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 3:58:52pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:02:59pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

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On a scale of 1 to Everclear, how bad is it?

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:07:01pm

Kavanaugh gets a little perspective…

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:08:45pm
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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:10:03pm

re: #252 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

On a scale of 1 to Everclear, how bad is it?

Bathtub gin.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:10:34pm

re: #255 TedStriker

Bathtub gin.

Sponge shots…

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:10:42pm
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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:10:54pm

re: #253 makeitstop

Kavanaugh gets a little perspective…

Not like he gives a fuck though.

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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:11:21pm

re: #256 makeitstop

Sponge shots…

Russian antifreeze.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:12:16pm

Trump administration continues finding new ways to be shitty for the sake of being shitty.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:12:18pm

re: #258 TedStriker

Not like he gives a fuck though.

True. Zero humility.

If we’re lucky, he’ll catch some in a week or so.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:12:33pm

re: #255 TedStriker

Bathtub gin.

Oh shit. Duck and cover…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:12:34pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

Gotcha covered, boss.

BYO mixers…
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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:13:16pm

re: #261 makeitstop

True. Zero humility.

If we’re lucky, he’ll catch some in a week or so.

It’d be nice if he ended up losing his DC Circuit seat too over this.

Pride goeth before a fall…

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:14:41pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

About the internal polling: Yep.

Abso-goddam-lutely right on this one. They’re seeing the numbers coming in from suburban WHITE WOMEN - the ones that they can’t quite figure out how to cleanse from the voter polls or trick into not voting without affecting their own base of knuckle-dragging dipshit white men. Those numbers are showing that not only are the white women not buying the GOP lies, they are infuriated enough to actually get off their asses and vote democratic in November.

Even in deep-red districts, this kind of a wave of pissed-off white women could flip a few seats. In “Leans Republican” seats, you’re looking at a goddam landslide. In Senate seats, if the white women show up as passionate as these numbers reflect, Texas is gone, Arizona is gone, Nevada is gone.

And that’s even without the carry-on effects on black, latino, gay and college-educated (the democratic coalition).

All the GOP will have left is stupid old rural white men. That’s enough to carry the Dakotas and the Deep South, but not much else.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:18:35pm

LOL!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:19:20pm

re: #266 goddamnedfrank

Looking a little … limp, there.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:19:42pm
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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:21:27pm

And in other other news…

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven.”

A federal court jury in Los Angeles two years ago found Led Zeppelin did not copy the famous riff from the song “Taurus” by the band Spirit. But the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the lower court judge provided erroneous jury instructions. It sent the case back to the court for another trial.

A phone message left with an attorney for Led Zeppelin, Peter Anderson, was not immediately returned.

A trustee for the estate of late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe filed the law suit against Led Zeppelin in 2015.

Jurors returned their verdict for Led Zeppelin after a five-day trial at which band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant testified.

Randy California’s family gets another shot.

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:22:59pm

re: #267 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Looking a little … limp, there.

Viagra couldn’t revive that.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:24:49pm

re: #270 MsJ

Viagra couldn’t revive that.

They have too much access to it anyway.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:24:54pm
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:25:34pm

The Donald will be jealous.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:26:56pm

re: #265 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

About the internal polling: Yep.

Abso-goddam-lutely right on this one. They’re seeing the numbers coming in from suburban WHITE WOMEN - the ones that they can’t quite figure out how to cleanse from the voter polls or trick into not voting without affecting their own base of knuckle-dragging dipshit white men. Those numbers are showing that not only are the white women not buying the GOP lies, they are infuriated enough to actually get off their asses and vote democratic in November.

Even in deep-red districts, this kind of a wave of pissed-off white women could flip a few seats. In “Leans Republican” seats, you’re looking at a goddam landslide. In Senate seats, if the white women show up as passionate as these numbers reflect, Texas is gone, Arizona is gone, Nevada is gone.

And that’s even without the carry-on effects on black, latino, gay and college-educated (the democratic coalition).

All the GOP will have left is stupid old rural white men. That’s enough to carry the Dakotas and the Deep South, but not much else.

This is the nightmare scenario for the GOP, since every GOP gerrymandered house district in the nation is in jeopardy if the GOP takes a big hit in its support from white women — precisely because of the gerrymandering.

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sagehen  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:28:39pm

re: #260 goddamnedfrank

Trump administration continues finding new ways to be shitty for the sake of being shitty.

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I guess they’ll all have to get married in NY.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:30:05pm

In other voting news, I sent in my absentee ballot request form yesterday. My county clerk is efficient, and I should have the ballot within a week, I think.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:30:55pm

Bibi’s newest prop fiasco:

His story that Iran is spreading its nuclear material around:

The prop is:

h/t balloon-juice.com

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:30:59pm
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jeffreyw  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:31:20pm

re: #269 makeitstop

And in other other news…

Randy California’s family gets another shot.

Welp, down the rabbit hole…

YouTube

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:35:42pm

re: #278 MsJ

Jeebus, that gaudy dump would make a Persian blush.

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steve_davis  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:43:11pm

made me laugh!

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:44:50pm

re: #263 Blind Frog Belly White

Gotcha covered, boss.

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If anyone needs rum, amaretto, or other types of liquor, I’ll share my supplies.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:44:58pm

re: #280 Ace Rothstein

Jeebus, that gaudy dump would make a Persian blush.

One of my daydreams is to have so much money that I can buy that suite off Trump, and rip out all the faux-gold shit, have it professionally decorated and furnished, and have it end up on some magazine cover for winning an award.

I’ve seen photos of the digs the former Ukrainian president left behind. They were equally as garish.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:46:53pm

re: #252 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

On a scale of 1 to Everclear, how bad is it?

My week? Nickelback.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:47:43pm

re: #284 Sea Mexican!

My week? Nickelback.

That’s a shitty week.

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Cheechako  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:48:10pm

re: #278 MsJ

Keep in mind that’s a “Presidential Home” and will probably wind up as a National Historic Site…..someday.

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dangerman  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:49:09pm

re: #222 jeffreyw

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biscuits and uhh.. gravy

You are a lovely evil man. ;-)

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wheat-dogg  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:49:20pm

Not sure how accurate this information is, but it’s believable.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:49:38pm

re: #284 Sea Mexican!

My week? Nickelback.

You and I have two very different ideas of Everclear, but your point is well taken.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:49:58pm
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wheat-dogg  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:52:02pm

The Internet has created a new nickname for Kava-no: Boof. I guess to parallel Biff.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:52:22pm

re: #286 Cheechako

Keep in mind that’s a “Presidential Home” and will probably wind up as a National Historic Site…..someday.

It will be the only one that people will pay NOT to have to visit.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:53:21pm

re: #289 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You and I have two very different ideas of Everclear, but your point is well taken.

Ah! Gotcha! I thought you meant the band.

Then, do you have something stronger than Everclear? Moonshine season is still way off.

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:53:32pm

re: #286 Cheechako

Keep in mind that’s a “Presidential Home” and will probably wind up as a National Historic Site…..someday.

🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:54:01pm

re: #288 wheat-dogg

His alcoholism may or may not be the root cause, but Kavanaugh’s behavior at that hearing was profoundly juvenile.

Add that to the semi-infinite list of objective reasons this piece of shit shouldn’t be on SCOTUS.

Edited to add: Kavanaugh really did never grow up. The list of questions he wanted to subject Clinton to is exactly what a sniggering middle-school boy would come up with.

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wrenchwench  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:54:20pm

re: #286 Cheechako

Keep in mind that’s a “Presidential Home” and will probably wind up as a National Historic Site…..someday.

We will need a new designation: National Hysterical Site.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:55:55pm

re: #286 Cheechako

Keep in mind that’s a “Presidential Home” and will probably wind up as a National Historic Site…..someday.

Hopefully this will be a US version of whatever historical markers they have in the balkans to Vlad Tepes, with placards worded accordingly.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:57:31pm

...

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:58:20pm

re: #285 Ace Rothstein

That’s a shitty week.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:58:27pm

I’m imagining the Trump Presidential Library; Playboys, his own books, & maybe a few TV guides.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 4:59:23pm

re: #300 HappyWarrior

I’m imagining the Trump Presidential Library; Playboys, his own books, & maybe a few TV guides.

A vast wasteland, tastelessly decorated.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:00:05pm

re: #301 EPR-radar

A vast wasteland, tastelessly decorated.

Yep.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:03:23pm
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:03:48pm

re: #283 wheat-dogg

One of my daydreams is to have so much money that I can buy that suite off Trump, and rip out all the faux-gold shit, have it professionally decorated and furnished, and have it end up on some magazine cover for winning an award.

I’ve seen photos of the digs the former Ukrainian president left behind. They were equally as garish.

You’d have to spend a fortune disinfecting it first.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:05:45pm
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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:06:11pm

Cool site for Neil Young fans (and also the Neil-curious) - an online archive of Neil’s Broken Arrow magazine, all 33 years of it. Searchable and downloadable.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:06:55pm

re: #298 EPR-radar

Edited to add: Kavanaugh really did never grow up. The list of questions he wanted to subject Clinton to is exactly what a sniggering middle-school boy would come up with.

He is clearly a Toys-R-Us kid. Maybe that’s why he’s getting so bent out of shape now.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:08:23pm

re: #305 Single-handed sailor

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Bialystock and Bloom did this creative accounting scheme better.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:08:37pm

re: #293 Sea Mexican!

Ah! Gotcha! I thought you meant the band.

Then, do you have something stronger than Everclear? Moonshine season is still way off.

Everclear is 190 proof (95% ethanol). Stronger stuff would be lab-grade ethanol. I’ll pass, thanks. (Or pass out, take your pick.)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:09:12pm

re: #306 makeitstop

Cool site for Neil Young fans (and also the Neil-curious) - an online archive of Neil’s Broken Arrow magazine, all 33 years of it. Searchable and downloadable.

Oh cool. My Dad is a huge Neil fan. Thx man.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:13:20pm

re: #310 HappyWarrior

Oh cool. My Dad is a huge Neil fan. Thx man.

He’ll enjoy that. I was browsing the 80s issues earlier. There’s a lot there.

And it’s interesting to see the mag go from a mimeographed newsletter to a four-color proper magazine.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:15:09pm

I’ll bet it’s those damn liberals in the FBI that are behind this.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:17:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:19:42pm

re: #313 gocart mozart

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The difference between him and Beto could not be more obvious. It’s not mere ideology.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:21:08pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:21:12pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:24:50pm

re: #315 gocart mozart

[What the current corrupt crew of cocksuckers and creeps can’t comprehend is their callous criminal confirmation of Kavanaugh clearly cancels civility among caring citizens and comes with consequences.
Comments?]

Kavanaugh could not be contacted concerning comments.

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whitebeach  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:26:18pm

re: #309 wheat-dogg

Everclear is 190 proof (95% ethanol). Stronger stuff would be lab-grade ethanol. I’ll pass, thanks. (Or pass out, take your pick.)

Long ago (fuck, why do all my stories start with that?) I had a girlfriend in New Orleans who was a doctoral candidate in chemistry at Tulane. She was also a drinker. She brought home jugs of lab-grade ethanol and made things like screwdrivers using Tang instead of OJ. Unlike with our esteemed nominee for SCOTUS, I have many nights from that period that I don’t recall.

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thecommodore  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:26:39pm

There’s bad craziness, and BAD CRAZINESS. This is BAD CRAZINESS.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:26:51pm

re: #134 makeitstop

FBI gets the green light.

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“Supplemental”?

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:26:55pm

I hate this fucker as much as Cruz.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:27:34pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:28:20pm

re: #320 austin_blue

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:28:43pm

re: #319 thecommodore

There’s bad craziness, and BAD CRAZINESS. This is BAD CRAZINESS.

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You do realize Candice you idiot that MeToo is why Franken and Schneidermann are no longer in office. Maybe actually think before you tweet.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:29:07pm

re: #321 MsJ

I hate this fucker as much as Cruz.

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I hate him more.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:30:15pm

King needs to go. Ryan would never censure him tho.

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fern01  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:30:21pm

re: #4 EPR-radar

This may have been mentioned before, but Kavanaugh’s partisan rant of an opening statement yesterday is just another example of Republican privilege.

Imagine if Hillary Clinton had gone into her 11 hour marathon Benghazi meeting and started out with a partisan rant about Republicans using their investigations to ‘search and destroy’ etc.

Even if every word she said in that rant was true, she would have been crucified in the mainstream media. Most likely that would also have been a mortal wound to her presidential run in 2016, since she wouldn’t have even survived the primaries.

It’s just amazing the different standards to which Democrats and Republicans are held, especially when amplified by the similarly different standards applied to men and women.

Only a white man could have said this without being pilloried by the media.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:32:16pm

re: #324 HappyWarrior

That’s the problem, she did.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:33:57pm

re: #328 Single-handed sailor

That’s the problem, she did.

I’ve never seen any evidence that Owens or her pals Ben Shapiro or Charlie Kirk actually think before they excrete on Twitter.

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:34:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:37:54pm

re: #330 MsJ

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White segregationists in the Deep South weren’t liberals. And it’s a job interview. Just delete your account and stop acting like a moron for once. Btw Kamala Harris and Cory Booker and Mazie Hirono aren’t white. Meanwhile the Brett Kavanaugh fan club is whiter than bread.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:38:44pm

It’s funny how she uses so called identity politics when it suits her agenda.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:39:47pm

Also talk to the Central Park Five who your hero wanted executed after they were cleared about lynching:

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:40:36pm

Well, I’m surprised by this. And by that I mean not at all.

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Jay C  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:41:01pm

re: #319 thecommodore

There’s bad craziness, and BAD CRAZINESS. This is BAD CRAZINESS.

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Right, Candace: the rednecks who murdered Emmett Till were “liberals”…

* Till’s death was more of a private “murder” than the traditional big-public-celebration “lynching”, but who’s counting…?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:41:03pm

Idle OT:
Incredible photo of Brest harbor, circa 1860. The Industrial Revolution in full steam, so to speak, with momentous changes just ahead. Note crane, dredging machine and auxiliary funnels on wooden sailing ships that otherwise look like their predecessors of an earlier century..


Photo from Alexandru Ioniță
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:41:12pm

re: #334 MsJ

Well, I’m surprised by this. And by that I mean not at all.

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To quote a very wise man, “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:42:15pm

re: #335 Jay C

Right, Candace: the rednecks who murdered Emmett Till were “liberals”…

* Till’s death was more of a private “murder” than the traditional big-public-celebration “lynching”, but who’s counting…?

She’s incredibly stupid but then again her BFF is Charlie Kirk.

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wrenchwench  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:44:08pm

re: #331 HappyWarrior

…. Btw Kamala Harris and Cory Booker and Mazie Hirono aren’t white. Meanwhile the Brett Kavanaugh fan club is whiter than bread.

The fan club, the schools, the parties, the pals… Everything around Bront Cravenaw is white. Nina Totenberg was wrong when she said race was not involved in this case, the way it was for Anita Hill. It’s not the same way, but when everybody is one race, race is involved.

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Jay C  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:44:48pm

re: #338 HappyWarrior

She’s incredibly stupid but then again her BFF is Charlie Kirk.

Because they make each other look smart by comparison?

Low bar to hurdle, I know.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:46:18pm

re: #340 Jay C

Because they make each other look smart by comparison?

Low bar to hurdle, I know.

It’s amazing that such mediocre intellects are what passes for young RW pundits these days. I mean Buckley was an asshole and not as clever as he thought but he wasn’t that dense.

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thecommodore  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:50:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:50:21pm

I mean I seriously think they really believe the parties have always been what they are now. As a former history major that kind of poor scholarship grates me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:50:46pm

re: #342 thecommodore

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Burn.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:51:22pm

re: #309 wheat-dogg

Everclear is 190 proof (95% ethanol). Stronger stuff would be lab-grade ethanol. I’ll pass, thanks. (Or pass out, take your pick.)

Sounds about good for me.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:52:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:52:29pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:54:32pm

re: #345 Sea Mexican!

Sounds about good for me.

The 190 proof version is banned from sale in some states. All I can get is the 151 proof (75.5% alcohol by volume). I get it when I’m in a deep funk and really, really need to forget something (or everything…) It’s basically like a super-strong vodka, but I know some people who don’t like the flavor, or lack thereof.

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bratwurst  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:56:13pm

Gee, I would have thought the hate speech that lead to mass murder in Europe in the 30-40s, Rwanda in the 90s and Myanmar in the last year was the worst kind of hate speech!

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:56:30pm

re: #348 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The 190 proof version is banned from sale in some states. All I can get is the 151 proof (75.5% alcohol by volume). I get it when I’m in a deep funk and really, really need to forget something (or everything…) It’s basically like a super-strong vodka, but I know some people who don’t like the flavor, or lack thereof.

I hate the (lack of) flavor in the vodka. I’m still willing to give it a try tonight.

It’s the culmination of what we all knew was going to happen.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:58:43pm

re: #350 Sea Mexican!

I hate the (lack of) flavor in the vodka. I’m still willing to give it a try tonight.

It’s the culmination of what we all knew was going to happen.

Don’t hurt yourself. The label says it’s dangerous to drink straight, and they’re not lying.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:58:59pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

The end of white male political hegemony in the US cannot possibly come soon enough.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 5:59:00pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

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Leahy is an old white man as is Senator Blumenthal.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:00:28pm

re: #353 HappyWarrior

Leahy is an old white man as is Senator Blumenthal.

The white male hegemony in US politics is evil. That says nothing about any individual person.

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fern01  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:01:27pm

re: #198 EPR-radar

Kavanaugh will crack under real questioning. Yesterday’s hearing made that very clear.

It certainly looks that way - and the woman who has been treated so badly by Kavanaugh has been calm collected and 100% honest

The women on Chris Hayes are saying the same thing. And I will note for the 2nd time - Chris has woman after woman on his show - no men coming on very seriously discussing how women think, act, behave.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:02:02pm

re: #354 EPR-radar

The white male hegemony in US politics is evil. That says nothing about any individual person.

It is but claiming this is a race war is horse shit. It’s a war on brats like Kavanuagh who happen to be white and get away with shit.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:03:12pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:04:33pm

Breaking out this bottle of “Oddka” with a picture of Nikola Tesla it that I’ve had in the freezer for several years. It might suck. Cover me, I’m goin’ in.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:06:03pm

re: #350 Sea Mexican!

I hate the (lack of) flavor in the vodka. I’m still willing to give it a try tonight.

It’s the culmination of what we all knew was going to happen.

Try Monopolowa. Polish potato vodka made in Austria (family escaped the Russkies).

Vodka with a taste and character. Stick it in the freezer and pour it neat. Lovely stuff. Cheap, too. No headaches.

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steve_davis  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:06:19pm

re: #159 Big Beautiful Door

If I was Judge’s lawyer, I’d tell him to categorically refuse to talk to the FBI, and if the Committee issued a subpoena, I’d instruct him to plead the Fifth.

I’m assuming that would sink Kavanaugh. If Judge pleads the fifth while he’s getting asked about a gang rape with kavanaugh, that would seem to be really, really bad.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:06:21pm

re: #350 Sea Mexican!

To expand a little:

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steve_davis  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:06:53pm

re: #162 makeitstop

But there are no criminal charges. Pleading the Fifth would be meaningless, wouldn’t it?

in maryland, no statute of limitations on rape or attempted rape, apparently.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:08:02pm

re: #351 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Don’t hurt yourself. The label says it’s dangerous to drink straight, and they’re not lying.

For all my bravado, I’m not a heavy drinker. I barely get past rum and whiskey.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:08:12pm

re: #345 Sea Mexican!

Sounds about good for me.

I made home-made Limoncello with it last month.

I still had the bottle I bought to make home-made lacquer wood finish a few years ago… It worked perfectly well. :D

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:09:07pm

honestly, yes

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:09:08pm

re: #359 austin_blue

Try Monopolowa. Polish potato vodka made in Austria (family escaped the Russkies).

Vodka with a taste and character. Stick it in the freezer and pour it neat. Lovely stuff. Cheap, too. No headaches.

Thank you!

Will be on the lookout for it.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:10:48pm

re: #364 Pawn of the Oppressor

I made home-made Limoncello with it last month.

I still had the bottle I bought to make home-made lacquer wood finish a few years ago… It worked perfectly well. :D

I’m starting to play with infusions. Especially now that Christmas season is coming, it can be a real lifesaver.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:10:58pm

re: #358 Charles Johnson

Breaking out this bottle of “Oddka” with a picture of Nikola Tesla it that I’ve had in the freezer for several years. It might suck. Cover me, I’m goin’ in.

Fire in the hole, boss.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:11:02pm

we are at WAR motherfuckers and it will end with me making jewelry out of your fucking bones

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steve_davis  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:11:04pm

re: #200 KGxvi

I think the discussion is about Mark Judge, not Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh refusing to speak to the FBI would probably be grounds not only to reject his nomination but to open an impeachment inquiry regarding his current seat on the bench. Mark Judge is a witness and possible co-conspirator, and has every right to assert a Fifth Amendment right in this situation. How a senator then uses that information in their vote for or against Kavanaugh is between them and whichever deity they claim to believe in.

for lindsay, that’s brian boitano.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:12:17pm

re: #336 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Idle OT:
Incredible photo of Brest harbor, circa 1860. The Industrial Revolution in full steam, so to speak, with momentous changes just ahead. Note crane, dredging machine and auxiliary funnels on wooden sailing ships that otherwise look like their predecessors of an earlier century..

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Photo from Alexandru Ioniță

WOW.

I like going to Google Earth and finding where old photos were taken. Looks like about here, judging by the round medieval-looking towers in the background:

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:12:21pm

re: #351 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Don’t hurt yourself. The label says it’s dangerous to drink straight, and they’re not lying.

Literally the only time you should use that stuff straight is if you’re disinfecting a wound.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:13:16pm

re: #365 Big Beautiful Door

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:13:41pm

re: #372 goddamnedfrank

Literally the only time you should use that stuff straight is if you’re disinfecting a wound.

I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I have actually taken a couple of shots of the 151-proof stuff (separated by several months, I might add). It’s foolhardy and definitely not recommended. And for the love of FSM, definitely don’t do anything more than a shot or you WILL end up with permanent damage.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:14:41pm

re: #358 Charles Johnson

Breaking out this bottle of “Oddka” with a picture of Nikola Tesla it that I’ve had in the freezer for several years. It might suck. Cover me, I’m goin’ in.

Now my brain is racing to create a list of people I’d be surprised to see depicted on a liquor bottle, and what message they’d convey about the contents.

But there has to be a separate list for serial killers, because otherwise they just dominate the ranks. I mean, put Ed Gein on the outside of anything….

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:17:20pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:21:05pm

Like, the idea of Franz Kafka on a bottle liquor fills me with hesitation but also curiosity.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:21:25pm

re: #377 The Ghost of a Flea

Like, the idea of Franz Kafka on a bottle liquor fills me with hesitation but also curiosity.

Somehow I feel like that one would somehow involve absinthe.

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steve_davis  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:21:48pm

re: #266 goddamnedfrank

LOL!

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well, that pretty much sums up kavanaugh’s lifelong rage right there.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:21:49pm

Tucker is really mad that mediocre people like him will no longer be able to get by simply because they’re white, connected, & rich.

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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:22:55pm

re: #378 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Somehow I feel like that one would somehow involve absinthe.

Or laudanum.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:23:06pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:23:19pm

Here’s the thing:

I did some stupid stuff in college.
I did some things I’m not proud of.
Nothing close to rape or sexual assault mind you.
And yes, there were a few times I was so drunk I don’t remember much.
But I fully acknowledge and accept responsibility for these mistakes.
And I know how to deliver a calm and measured response to inquiries about them.

Kavanagh…didn’t even try. Didn’t even fucking pretend. If I treated my boss the way Kavanagh treated the dems in that hearing I’d be pink slipped on Monday.

I am so tired of special sets of rules that protect assholes like this.

I just can’t accept I have to become an asshole to really get anywhere in life.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:23:50pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:24:02pm

re: #378 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Somehow I feel like that one would somehow involve absinthe.

It would be appropriate, since Prague became a destination for absinthe drinking back when it was illegal.

On the other hand, it’s not great absinthe.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:24:42pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:24:59pm

re: #383 Eclectic Cyborg

I have skeletons in my closet. It would go badly for me if I were to run for public office. But I know that, I own it, and if I WERE to run, I would be up-front about it. Probably even lead with that to get the skeleton out of the closet. But of course, that would result in me being painted as a monster, whereas if I just blustered and bluffed and lied and shouted my way through it, I’d be a right-wing hero. Like, what the fuck.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:25:09pm

re: #384 Ace-o-aces

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I can’t believe I ever defended her.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:25:32pm

re: #388 HappyWarrior

I can’t believe I ever defended her.

Let the record show that once upon a time, I thought Sarah Palin was smart.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:25:49pm

re: #381 TedStriker

Doesn’t laudanum have to invoke Coleridge?

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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:26:15pm

re: #384 Ace-o-aces

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The politics of “search and destroy” that he happily took to like a pig in slop when he was working out of Ken Starr’s office.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:26:52pm

re: #386 Charles Johnson

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His cartoons are so stupid and meant to get the rage babies angry over bs. An activist? Really? It’s not a crime to be one, A and B, her political views have nothing to do with this.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:27:19pm

re: #391 Targetpractice

The politics of “search and destroy” that he happily took to like a pig in slop when he was working out of Ken Starr’s office.

Rules are different for him.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:27:26pm
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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:27:33pm

re: #374 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The one time I got so drunk I blacked out and woke up in the bathroom involved 151. We first did flaming Dr Peppers, and they said that after I stopped remembering, we passed the 151 back and forth. I hurt for a week I have only gotten buzzed once since then.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:28:51pm

re: #395 Belafon

The one time I got so drunk I blacked out and woke up in the bathroom involved 151. We first did flaming Dr Peppers, and they said that after I stopped remembering, we passed the 151 back and forth. I hurt for a week I have only gotten buzzed once since then.

I have gotten blackout drunk more than a few times… Only once have I gotten physically ill while drunk. That was the bottom of a bottle of 151 and a serious episode of depression that I really should have handled better.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:29:16pm

re: #389 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Let the record show that once upon a time, I thought Sarah Palin was smart.

Like I thought she was judgmental af about Muslims and ignored Christianity’s faults but I felt her bad experience gave her some legitimacy but just as I don’t feel extreme hostility towards Catholics is merited over Catholicism’s failings, Muslims don’t deserve the same. She’s a bigot.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:29:34pm

re: #394 Charles Johnson

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Jeezus.

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Archangelus  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:30:05pm

This is brilliant:

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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:30:45pm

re: #384 Ace-o-aces

Man, I’m so old, I remember when Hirsan Ali was supposedly a “good one”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:31:13pm

re: #389 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Let the record show that once upon a time, I thought Sarah Palin was smart.

Ouch.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:31:20pm

re: #400 TedStriker

me too.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:31:37pm

re: #400 TedStriker

Man, I’m so old, I remember when Hirsan Ali was supposedly a “good one”.

My opinion of her went down when she started promoting Wilders.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:31:40pm
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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:32:23pm

re: #404 Charles Johnson

Smooth as jet fuel, right?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:32:28pm

re: #401 Eclectic Cyborg

Ouch.

Hey, you know me. I used to be a wingnut. Before she opened her big fat yap, I actually thought she was a good VP pick.

re: #402 PhillyPretzel

me too.

Me three. Briefly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:32:42pm

If Kavanagh gets confirmed, he’s gonna take his frustrations out on all of us.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:34:55pm

re: #407 Eclectic Cyborg

If Kavanagh gets confirmed, he’s gonna take his frustrations out on all of us.

He’s going to make Scalia’s behavior as a Justice look like Mr. Rodgers.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:35:18pm

re: #400 TedStriker

Man, I’m so old, I remember when Hirsan Ali was supposedly a “good one”.

She’s been neo-con hack for a long time.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:35:36pm

re: #404 Charles Johnson

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If you start breathing fire, STOP. This is NOT NORMAL. Even for a lizard.

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TedStriker  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:36:24pm

re: #410 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

If you start breathing fire, STOP. This is NOT NORMAL. Even for a lizard.

Well, unless that’s your job…

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:36:27pm

re: #407 Eclectic Cyborg

If Kavanagh gets confirmed, he’s gonna take his frustrations out on all of us.

It will be interesting if he starts pissing Robert’s off.

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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:36:29pm

re: #410 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

If you start breathing fire, STOP. This is NOT NORMAL. Even for a lizard.

But what if it’s atomic fire? Would that be normal…for Gojira?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:37:44pm

re: #413 Targetpractice

But what if it’s atomic fire? Would that be normal…for Gojira?

Yeah, but the boss always seemed to be a little more chill than Gojira. But, I suppose I haven’t really seen him provoked up until recently.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:40:27pm

re: #412 Belafon

It will be interesting if he starts pissing Robert’s off.

Roberts will be perfectly positioned in the middle of the Court. He will decide who will write almost every decision, and the Constitution will mean whatever he decides it means.

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uncah91  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:41:15pm

re: #376 Charles Johnson

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I never understood why there is a celebration of blackouts (think “Last Friday Night” by Katy Perry or “The Hangover” movies. It’s weird to me.

But, I also wanted to point out that there are a number of components to blackout drunk (and genetics play a part), so it’s not as simple as “drink enough and you will be blackout drunk”. I’ve been drunk enough that I was stumbling kissing every single person at a party, threw up multiple times in my dorm, and was still drunk at my 9 AM physics class, but I never stopped forming memories.

And some people can have two drinks in rapid succession on an empty stomach and immediately blackout.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:41:18pm

re: #415 Big Beautiful Door

Roberts will be perfectly positioned in the middle of the Court. He will decide who will write almost every decision, and the Constitution will mean whatever he decides it means.

Sounds like Burger at the end.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:41:37pm

re: #386 Charles Johnson

Nazis had Leni Riefenstahl, Repuglicans have Ben Garrison.

How the mighty are fallen.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:44:01pm

Garrison’s style really does remind me of the late unlamented Jack Chick, except that Chick was probably more talented.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:45:44pm

re: #419 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Garrison’s style really does remind me of the late unlamented Jack Chick, except that Chick was probably more talented.

There’s like no signs of humor or intelligence in BG’s work. Just being a partisan cheerleader.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:51:05pm

re: #420 HappyWarrior

There’s like no signs of humor or intelligence in BG’s work. Just being a partisan cheerleader.

I am THIS CLOSE || to making a Facebook post condemning people who blindly vote Republican because God, Guns, Abortion. I already know I’m probably written out of the will, so my field of fucks is just about empty.

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:51:18pm

re: #420 HappyWarrior

There’s like no signs of humor or intelligence in BG’s work. Just being a partisan cheerleader.

Chick was a pretty humorless bastard himself. All of his tracts dealt with the wages of sin, with a double scoop of sanctimony on top.

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:52:03pm
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:52:39pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:52:41pm

re: #422 makeitstop

Chick was a pretty humorless bastard himself. All of his tracts dealt with the wages of sin, with a double scoop of sanctimony on top.

Oh, dear God. Some of the Chick tracts I read were so over-the-top, they made even teenage wingnut dumbass me cringe. Nowadays? I don’t even know if I could finish one without setting it on fire.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:53:45pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:53:47pm

re: #424 Ace-o-aces

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“So what if our nominee committed a felony that could still be prosecuted today? He’s ready to do our bidding and that’s all we care about!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:53:50pm

re: #421 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I am THIS CLOSE || to making a Facebook post condemning people who blindly vote Republican because God, Guns, Abortion. I already know I’m probably written out of the will, so my field of fucks is just about empty.

I’m trying to in my own way get my conservative friends and family to respond. I made a post today pointing out the absurdity of Kavanuagh invoking Bork given Garland and how if any of us acted that way in our interviews, we’d be laughed at. I actually seriously want to see their logical reasoning but I swear nearly all them just argue via meme or easily debunked info.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:54:09pm

re: #424 Ace-o-aces

What makes you think it hasn’t happened since then? It’s just his word that there aren’t more women out there in the intervening years.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:54:20pm

re: #424 Ace-o-aces

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Yes and you don’t belong in the Senate or any office if you believe that.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:54:51pm

re: #396 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I have gotten blackout drunk more than a few times… Only once have I gotten physically ill while drunk. That was the bottom of a bottle of 151 and a serious episode of depression that I really should have handled better.

I’m such a lightweight. I had a couple of mixed drinks one night in undergrad, and spent the rest of the night puking up everything I’d ever eaten in my entire life, with serious attempts at including my shoes in the process.

That was unpleasant enough that I was an absolute teetotaler for the rest of college and grad school, and a glass or two of wine is still my hard limit.

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meteor  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:55:04pm
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meteor  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:55:41pm

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Note the disapproval of the archangels.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:55:48pm

The worst kind of tracts are these ones meant to fool people.

And I bet whatever jackass left this for a server was pleased with themselves for doing “God’s work”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:56:09pm

re: #431 EPR-radar

After that night where I nearly killed myself (I vomited while blackout and could have choked on it), I vowed never to get that drunk again. I have been true to that promise, though I have gotten a little more drunk than I should a few times more than I should.

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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:56:55pm

re: #426 Charles Johnson

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FFS, that place makes Versailles look understated.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:57:21pm

re: #407 Eclectic Cyborg

If Kavanagh gets confirmed, he’s gonna take his frustrations out on all of us.

It won’t change his rulings in the least. He’ll just be more sexually aroused as he perpetrates his evils.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:58:08pm

re: #351 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Don’t hurt yourself. The label says it’s dangerous to drink straight, and they’re not lying.

I have smelled lab grade ethanol. And also pure co2. You don’t want to do either.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 28, 2018 • 6:58:58pm

re: #406 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hey, you know me. I used to be a wingnut. Before she opened her big fat yap, I actually thought she was a good VP pick.

Me three. Briefly.

Me four (also briefly).

I enjoyed her schtick during the election. Then after the election, it didn’t stop…

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:01:12pm
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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:01:31pm

re: #389 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Let the record show that once upon a time, I thought Sarah Palin was smart.

I saw the light during W’s first term. So my views on Palin have never changed since the first day my life was diminished by learning of her existence and views.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:02:03pm

re: #439 Pawn of the Oppressor

Me four (also briefly).

I enjoyed her schtick during the election. Then after the election, it didn’t stop…

I was willing to see what she was all about because McCain didn’t go conventional but I was unimpressed though I gladly and would again defend the stupid Sullivan Trigg is really Bristol’s bs since my own grand aunt whom had Downs like Trigg was a child of an older mom but she showed herself early to me to not only lacking intelligence but lacking decency & character.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:02:29pm

re: #441 EPR-radar

I saw the light during W’s first term. So my views on Palin have never changed since the first day my life was diminished by learning of her existence and views.

That is good for you. For me, it was the first Obama election cycle that did it for me, or the end of Dubya’s second term. I saw the light around the same time Charles did.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:02:31pm

re: #426 Charles Johnson

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Cheechako  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:04:35pm

re: #444 Ace-o-aces

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In reality it’s all “Fool’s Gold”.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:05:19pm

There wasn’t anything for me as I’ve always been more liberal than not but late 06 through early 08, I genuinely tried to understand conservatives and had some success until Obama unhinged them. But I guess what brought me home for good and here to Lgf was the TP’s movement’s Rise

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:05:20pm

re: #445 Cheechako

In reality it’s all “Fool’s Gold”.

Which one of those two words is the subject?

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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:05:33pm

re: #429 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What makes you think it hasn’t happened since then? It’s just his word that there aren’t more women out there in the intervening years.

The dipshits yesterday repeated the idea a few times that you don’t just stop. Which is true, you grow up and learn to be discrete about it. You start using money and influence to buy sex when it’s offered, and to cover up for yourself when it’s not. The Brock Turners of yesterday become the Donald Trump’s of the future, rich white assholes who can buy women and then buy their silence.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:06:12pm

re: #445 Cheechako

Iron pyrite looks better than that.
en.wikipedia.org

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Cheechako  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:06:16pm

re: #447 Belafon

Which one of those two words is the subject?

Take your pick.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:06:38pm
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freetoken  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:07:20pm

re: #426 Charles Johnson

Abe’s maternal grandfather was part of Tojo’s cabinet during the war. Abe’s paternal side are a long line of leading politicians.

I doubt Abe was that impressed.

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EPR-radar  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:08:10pm

re: #444 Ace-o-aces

If God exists and loves us, he could prove it by continually poofing grossly overfed pigeons into existence in Trump’s Tacky-Mahal to crap all over everything, especially The Hair when the Trump-Toad is in residence.

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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:08:40pm

re: #440 MsJ

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Fry Shocked

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:08:55pm

re: #385 The Ghost of a Flea

It would be appropriate, since Prague became a destination for absinthe drinking back when it was illegal.

On the other hand, it’s not great absinthe.

Jade liqueurs makes fine absinthe. Made by the world expert, Ted Breaux.

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b.d.(sober as a judge)  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:13:55pm

Bannon on Bill Maher………click…..

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teleskiguy  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:16:04pm

We might get a good soaking sometime early next week. But it’s going to play hell on all the fresh burn scars.

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freetoken  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:20:44pm

re: #457 teleskiguy

We might get our first rain in months. The trees around here are really suffering.

The models have long differed on Rosa. The GFS model first predicted the storm almost 10 days ago and had it coming into Northern Baja, which now looks likely.

And you there in Colorado should prepare for another former hurricane come by shortly afterwards, as a couple of models show the currently developing storm in the East Pacific to come into Baja a few days after Rosa.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:26:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:27:02pm

re: #426 Charles Johnson

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Lots of places to hide bugs…

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:31:31pm
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fern01  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:32:01pm

re: #452 freetoken

Abe’s maternal grandfather was part of Tojo’s cabinet during the war. Abe’s paternal side are a long line of leading politicians.

I doubt Abe was that impressed.

Japan has been dependent on the US for military support since the end of WWII. Abe has not a clue what to do with the idiot in the WH - he just can’t afford to antagonize him.
May the US one day recover from the harm this president* has caused at home & around the world.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:32:50pm

re: #461 jaunte

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We’ve had other nominees drop out because of much smaller things. It’s not a trial ffs.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:35:03pm

re: #463 HappyWarrior

We’ve had other nominees drop out because of much smaller things. It’s not a trial ffs.

Don’t you get it? All white men were on trial, even those of us here. //

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:36:55pm

re: #464 Belafon

Don’t you get it? All white men were on trial, even those of us here. //

Ah ha

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:37:48pm

re: #464 Belafon

Don’t you get it? All white men were on trial, even those of us here. //

Driving out to the country this evening, I was listening to a local Houston talk show and that was exactly the point a conservative woman caller hammered on: Kavanaugh was being persecuted “just because he was a white man.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:38:20pm

You know and this is what pisses me off. If any Dem nominee had a fraction of what Kavanuagh has, that individual would be done.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:38:54pm

I guess she got the dogwhistle of Matt Schlapp’s pictorial tweet.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:39:07pm

re: #466 jaunte

Driving out to the country this evening, I was listening to a local Houston talk show and that was exactly the point a conservative woman caller hammered on: Kavanaugh was being persecuted “just because he was a white man.”

But I thought this was Clarence Thomas redux. // Conservatives sure do hate identity politics.//

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:40:08pm

re: #468 jaunte

I guess she got the dogwhistle of Matt Shlapp’s pictorial tweet.

Yep. How dare that blah lady, bkah man, & Asian lady question him!

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Interesting Times  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:40:17pm

re: #468 jaunte

I guess she got the dogwhistle of Matt Schlapp’s pictorial tweet.

One of those white women for whom racism “trumps” sexism.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:42:12pm

re: #471 Interesting Times

One of those white women for whom racism “trumps” sexism.

Ann Coulter, Tomi Lahren, Laura Ingraham

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MsJ  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:42:34pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:43:17pm

re: #461 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:46:51pm

re: #473 MsJ

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Of course he is.

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fern01  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:48:28pm

re: #473 MsJ

Jeff Flake is getting death threats over Kavanaugh hearing

but of course he is - this is what trump supporters do when anyone dares to go against the RWNJ trend.

Flake also has at no charge - the best security the US has to offer.

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fern01  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:49:40pm

re: #475 HappyWarrior

Of course he is.

Our brains appear to be in the same gear

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:51:12pm

WAAAH!!!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:51:12pm

re: #477 fern01

Our brains appear to be in the same gear

I’m hoping this makes him say fuck Kavanuagh, he’s not worth this.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:52:08pm

re: #478 jaunte

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WAAAH!!!

You are the biggest racist coward in Congress. Leave DC and go fornicate with your animal constituents.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:52:58pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:52:58pm

re: #305 Single-handed sailor

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:53:05pm
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retired cynic  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:53:28pm

re: #371 Pawn of the Oppressor

WOW.

I like going to Google Earth and finding where old photos were taken. Looks like about here, judging by the round medieval-looking towers in the background:

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I love doing that, too! That’s how I travel!

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:53:56pm

re: #478 jaunte

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WAAAH!!!

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:54:47pm

re: #483 makeitstop

One thing we learned from Brett’s performance yesterday: he isn’t smart enough to be a judge.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:54:49pm

re: #480 HappyWarrior

We do not want animal-King crossbreeds roaming Iowa. I’ve met a number of good people there.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:55:28pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:56:06pm

re: #461 jaunte

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Better question to ask Mrs. Mitchell: “Would you put a witness who acted as Kavanaugh did yesterday anywhere near the jury?”

The answer is no, because he was the textbook definition of a hostile witness: hostile, aggressive, evasive, and willfully lying about things that would be easy to check.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:56:26pm

Steve King doesn’t like being called out for being the most repulsive Republican in Congress. Sorry Steve, it’s not because you’re white, it’s because you’re an asshole who should be censured.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:57:01pm

re: #481 jaunte

There are some great ones in the replies.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:57:20pm

re: #488 jaunte

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Waaah. Hey Brit tell us more about your daughter’s friendship with Mark Judge.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:59:01pm

re: #481 jaunte

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 7:59:13pm

re: #491 Belafon

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:00:57pm

Food Break.

I didn’t care tonight. I needed to go to the Pacific Dining Car in Los Angles for a steak and crab cake!

Baseball Steak and Dungeness Crab Cake!
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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:01:41pm

He’s both dishonest AND a dumbass.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:04:34pm

So is this ten or twenty Mueller investigations worth?

Of course, this isn’t remotely the first time it’s crashed, just the first on operations.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:05:42pm

Lre: #496 jaunte

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He’s both dishonest AND a dumbass.

Correct. And then he tried to act like boofing was farting, that devils triengle was a drinking game, & Renata alumnus just meant they like her.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:07:33pm

re: #498 HappyWarrior

If he hasn’t learned by his age how to honestly answer questions about being immature in high school, his brain is still undeveloped.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:07:47pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:08:43pm

re: #485 Belafon

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:08:46pm

Big badda boom.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:09:49pm

re: #501 Joe Bacon 🌹

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All of them, Katie.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:10:00pm

re: #498 HappyWarrior

L

Correct. And then he tried to act like boofing was farting, that devils triengle was a drinking game, & Renata alumnus just meant they like her.

And he rhymed “Renate” with “late”, “date”, and “hesitate”. That ought to be disqualifying right there.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:10:18pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:11:10pm

re: #497 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So is this ten or twenty Mueller investigations worth?

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Of course, this isn’t remotely the first time it’s crashed, just the first on operations.

No, it’s the first time a F-35 has crashed. It wasn’t part of any operation, it crashed in South Carolina. The first combat operational use occurred in Afghanistan, completely unrelated to the crash

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:11:55pm

re: #504 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And he rhymed “Renate” with “late”, “date”, and “hesitate”. That ought to be disqualifying right there.

Hey, maybe he confused “Renate” with this!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:13:26pm

re: #504 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And he rhymed “Renate” with “late”, “date”, and “hesitate”. That ought to be disqualifying right there.

Did he write that poem or one of his douche bros?

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:14:24pm

re: #506 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

No, it’s the first time a F-35 has crashed. It wasn’t part of any operation, it crashed in South Carolina. The first combat operational use occurred in Afghanistan, completely unrelated to the crash

The beginning of the articles seems to have been written to be confusing on that point.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:14:54pm

re: #508 HappyWarrior

Did he write that poem or one of his douche bros?

The world now knows that Steven Miller writes the absolutely worst monologues of all time!

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:15:45pm

re: #508 HappyWarrior

Did he write that poem or one of his douche bros?

One of his crew.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:16:20pm

re: #509 Belafon

The beginning of the articles seems to have been written to be confusing on that point.

Several prototypes crashed, didn’t they?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:17:10pm

re: #511 makeitstop

One of his crew.

Ah…I thought it was him. My bad.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:17:32pm

re: #511 makeitstop

One of his crew.

Thought so.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:17:41pm

re: #478 jaunte

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WAAAH!!!

Make sure you click on the picture.

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William Lewis  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:18:00pm

re: #497 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So is this ten or twenty Mueller investigations worth?

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Of course, this isn’t remotely the first time it’s crashed, just the first on operations.

I still expect it to be the ‘Ensign Eliminator” and the “Gutlass Cutlass” of the 21st century. That’s it’s best possible role.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:18:07pm

re: #506 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

No, it’s the first time a F-35 has crashed. It wasn’t part of any operation, it crashed in South Carolina. The first combat operational use occurred in Afghanistan, completely unrelated to the crash

It crashed about a half hour up the road from where I work, right around lunchtime. Weather was mostly clear and calm, a pretty quiet, nice Friday, nothing stressful going on. My guess is mechanical failure shortly after takeoff (probably something to do with that cockamamie lift fan system). My boss was in Beaufort around that time, I don’t know if he saw anything. I’m on a 4-9s-and-a-4 schedule this week and was already back across the border in civilization (Georgia) when I heard the news.

I love things with wings, but the F-35 is The Plane That Should Not Be. I can’t like them or give a shit about them, really… Big freaking waste of expertise and $ as far as I’m concerned. I’m glad the pilot got out, and that no rich white people were harmed in the making of this crater.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:18:25pm

re: #482 Joe Bacon 🌹

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October 15th is a Monday. Who the hell releases a movie on a MONDAY??

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:18:55pm

re: #518 Eclectic Cyborg

October 15th is a Monday. Who the hell releases a movie on a MONDAY??

Someone who doesn’t want you to actually see it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:20:56pm

re: #491 Belafon

There are some great ones in the replies.

Heh. I like this one:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:22:01pm

re: #517 Pawn of the Oppressor

It crashed about a half hour up the road from where I work, right around lunchtime. Weather was mostly clear and calm, a pretty quiet, nice Friday, nothing stressful going on. My guess is mechanical failure shortly after takeoff. My boss was in Beaufort around that time, I don’t know if he saw anything.

I love things with wings, but the F-35 is The Plane That Should Not Be. I can’t like them or give a shit about them, really… Big freaking waste of expertise and $ as far as I’m concerned. I’m glad the pilot got out, and that no rich white people were harmed in the making of this crater.

Really no plane since…the F-15 maybe…has been flyable at all without computer assistance, but they’re really carrying that to an extreme with ever more complex, ever more failure-prone flight control systems. It’ll bite them on the ass someday.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:24:58pm

I’m curious if you could just make modern versions of planes like the F-14 and F-16, leaving modern vague but I think you all know what I’m talking about.

523
Interesting Times  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:28:38pm

And he was a Never-Trumper who praised Gorsuch:

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:31:00pm

re: #523 Interesting Times

And he was a Never-Trumper who praised Gorsuch:

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McMullin is conservative but he’s got principles and a code. It’s too bad he didn’t run for Chaffetz or Hstch’s seat. He’s genuine unlike David French.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:37:05pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:37:44pm

re: #518 Eclectic Cyborg

October 15th is a Monday. Who the hell releases a movie on a MONDAY??

Two whacked out Wingnut Welfare Queens!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:38:00pm

re: #525 gocart mozart

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Falwell Jr is a bigger ass than his Dad.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:39:07pm

In other F-35B news today, off the southern US east coast. British F-35Bs execute first landings and takeoffs aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:40:51pm

re: #525 gocart mozart

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The spectacle of Evangelicals busting a gut to get a Papist!!! on the Supreme Court is positively surreal. Who needs drugs when hallucinatory experiences like this happen every day?

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:41:29pm

re: #528 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

In other F-35B news today, off the southern US east coast. British F-35Bs execute first landings and takeoffs aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

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What’s the flap behind the cockpit?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:42:29pm

re: #529 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The spectacle of Evangelicals busting a gut to get a Papist!!! on the Supreme Court is positively surreal. Who needs drugs when hallucinatory experiences like this happen every day?

Well they hate the same people. They may want him for the court but they’re not going to say he’s going to heaven or let him meet their daughters

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retired cynic  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:43:01pm

re: #529 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The spectacle of Evangelicals busting a gut to get a Papist!!! on the Supreme Court is positively surreal. Who needs drugs when hallucinatory experiences like this happen every day?

My thoughts, too. Would have been strange bedfellows, back in the day. Not now. Unless it was a Catholic like Pope Francis.

533
William Lewis  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:45:33pm

So, I now have a feline overlord. Her name is that of wisdom - Sophia or Sophie. I am caring for her long term. She was brought her last Sunday morning and only tonight decided I was trustworthy enough to come down from on top of the cupboard.

Before:

A moment ago

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retired cynic  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:46:15pm

re: #533 William Lewis

Very nice!

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makeitstop  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:46:54pm

re: #533 William Lewis

So, I now have a feline overlord. Her name is that of wisdom - Sophia or Sophie. I am caring for her long term. She was brought her last Sunday morning and only tonight decided I was trustworthy enough to come down from on top of the cupboard.

Before:

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Awww! Cute cat!

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ckkatz  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:48:20pm

re: #362 steve_davis

I had thought , like you that the charge was a felony without a statute of limitations. However, the WashPost had an article on that today.

I believe that I owe AnyMouse an apology. He was correct on this and I was not.

Why Maryland police aren’t investigating the Kavanaugh allegations

“The most serious allegation that authorities could pursue, given the sworn testimony provided by Ford, would be attempted rape. But that was considered a misdemeanor in Maryland in 1982, and that would be the relevant legal standard.”

Also

“Among the other challenges: Kavanaugh’s age at the time. Any investigation and prosecution might have to be done under the rules of juvenile proceedings.”

washingtonpost.com

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:49:06pm

re: #530 Belafon

What’s the flap behind the cockpit?

I think it’s a cover for the intakes of the lift fans, which need to be faired over in level flight.

538
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:54:33pm

re: #530 Belafon

What’s the flap behind the cockpit?

Air intake for liftfan. The other doors opened behind it are for extra clean air intake to the main engine

539
gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:59:14pm

re: #527 HappyWarrior

I wish I could remember what I said to piss him off

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:59:21pm
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:03:04pm

re: #390 The Ghost of a Flea

Doesn’t laudanum have to invoke Coleridge?

In Xanadu…

I love you.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:27:25pm

re: #524 HappyWarrior

McMullin is conservative but he’s got principles and a code. It’s too bad he didn’t run for Chaffetz or Hstch’s seat. He’s genuine unlike David French.

I respect the guy….. He understands compromise an hasn’t been “poisoned” by ideology. Not that I can see at least.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:30:39pm

re: #371 Pawn of the Oppressor

WOW.

I like going to Google Earth and finding where old photos were taken. Looks like about here, judging by the round medieval-looking towers in the background:

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The concrete structures to the right of your blivit are Nazi U-boat refueling/rearming slips built during WWII. Up to twenty feet of reinforced concrete on the roofs. Many an allied airman died attacking those sub-pens.


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