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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:29:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:30:12pm

re: #1 jaunte

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Public events?

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:30:33pm

re: #2 HappyWarrior

See you at the keg stand.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:30:35pm

I’m starting to think where there’s smoke, there’s fire. What with the blocked document releases and the limited and/or sabotaged investigation, it feels like we’ve reached the point where someone needs to say the words “criminal conspiracy” and just open a for-reals FBI investigation to find out what shady crap these people are up to. If that means a federal judge and a bunch of senators have to worry about spending time in Leavenworth, that’s A-OK with me.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:32:34pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:33:15pm
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mmmirele  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:35:00pm

re: #2 HappyWarrior

Public events?

Hope there’s advance public notice so people can go there and let him know how they feel about him.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:35:14pm

Crowd-sourced justice.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:37:56pm

re: #8 jaunte

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Crowd-sourced justice.

Man, you thought last week was chaos….

Fuggit! Bring it on!!

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:40:47pm

More SNL-Kavenaugh

Weekend Update: Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford Testify - SNL

“If you’re not the right person to ask questions at a Senate hearing, maybe you’re not the right person to be a Senator.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:41:03pm

Kellyanne Conway says she was sexually assaulted, and she deserves the same presumption of honesty as any other woman who comes forward.

But then, she should also be asked why she’s made a career out of dishonestly defending powerful men who assault other women.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:45:32pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Kellyanne Conway says she was sexually assaulted, and she deserves the same presumption of honesty as any other woman who comes forward.

But then, she should also be asked why she’s made a career out of dishonestly defending powerful men who assault other women.

She should be. But I agree and that’s my problem with Juanita Broaderick attacking Dr. Ford too.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:57:20pm
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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:59:20pm

Laboratories of Democracy!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 7:59:53pm

re: #14 jaunte

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Laboratories of Democracy!

All for the 10th amendment until it gets in their way.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:00:22pm

Not Laboratories of Technology!

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:00:39pm

Kegs are still 15.5 gallons, right? I don’t know. Haven’t bought one in probably 17 years.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:02:52pm

re: #17 teleskiguy

Yes. And two full kegs is a barrel. 1/6th of a barrel is a sixtel, just a shade over 5 gallons, a size for your drinker more moderate than Brett Kavanaugh. //

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:05:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:05:35pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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I don’t think it’s ever come close to happening in years.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:05:39pm

re: #18 BlueSpotinAL

More recently (2011) I pitched in on a quarter barrel for a party in Denver. Those are more common with your craft brewers.

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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:09:08pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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The real issue isn’t impeaching him - it only takes a majority in the House. It’s the conviction that takes 67 in the senate. And then trump still gets to pick his replacement

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Interesting Times  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:11:16pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Kellyanne Conway says she was sexually assaulted, and she deserves the same presumption of honesty as any other woman who comes forward.

But then, she should also be asked why she’s made a career out of dishonestly defending powerful men who assault other women.

I daresay it’s the only thing on which I’d ever grant that inventor of the term “alternative facts” the benefit of the doubt.

But another thing I’ve noticed, and she proved it yet again - GOPer women are the ones who weaponize sexual assault. Even when they’re victims themselves, you’ll see them display the classic conservative lack of empathy for anyone not a member of their own tribe. They’ll also indulge in victim-blaming, shaming, and ranking:

“You were only groped by your date, not raped by a stranger like me, so your assault doesn’t count.”

“You were drunk and I wasn’t.”

“I remember details that you don’t, therefore my rape actually happened and yours didn’t.”

“You’re not acting/feeling/thinking the way I did, therefore you must be lying.”

You can see plenty of examples of the last two from the GOPer callers quoted in this article.

Once again, it’s a perfect example of how right-wing extremism and partisanship poisons people’s minds. It’s also the same grotesque hypocrisy portrayed in The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion - in other words, “The only true sexual assault is my sexual assault.”

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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:12:43pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

I don’t think it’s ever come close to happening in years.

Last two judicial impeachments were in 2009 and 2010. Both were district court judges (trial courts). Last Supreme Court Justice to be impeached was Chase in 1804, he was acquitted. I believe there was a threatened impeachment in the 60s that led to a resignation

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:12:50pm

I’ve been expecting serious outbreaks of gun violence and right-wing terrorism if the midterms went well for Democrats—that’s assuming they didn’t start at polling places on election day.

Now, though, if Kavanaugh loses…the nutjobs seem to be really invested in this. All hell could break loose a month early. What effect that could have on the vote…I dunno.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:12:56pm

re: #23 Interesting Times

I daresay it’s the only thing on which I’d ever grant that inventor of the term “alternative facts” the benefit of the doubt.

But another thing I’ve noticed, and she proved it yet again - GOPer women are the ones who weaponize sexual assault. Even when they’re victims themselves, you’ll see them display the classic conservative lack of empathy for anyone not a member of their own tribe. They’ll also indulge in victim-blaming, shaming, and ranking:

“You were only groped by your date, not raped by a stranger like me, so your assault doesn’t count.”

“You were drunk and I wasn’t.”

“I remember details that you don’t, therefore my rape actually happened and yours didn’t.”

“You’re not acting/feeling/thinking the way I did, therefore you must be lying.”

You can see plenty of examples of the last two from the GOPer callers quoted in this article.

Once again, it’s a perfect example of how right-wing extremism and partisanship poisons people’s minds. It’s also the same grotesque hypocrisy portrayed in The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion - in other words, “The only true sexual assault is my sexual assault.”

That’s how I felt when Juanita Broaderick went on the RW media outlets to attack Ford and defend Kavanaugh. I really don’t know what happened between her and Bill Clinton but her right wing partisanship and attacking Ford’s credibility is disturbing.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:12:59pm

re: #23 Interesting Times

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:13:11pm

re: #24 KGxvi

Last two judicial impeachments were in 2009 and 2010. Both were district court judges (trial courts). Last Supreme Court Justice to be impeached was Chase in 1804, he was acquitted. I believe there was a threatened impeachment in the 60s that led to a resignation

Right I meant for SCOTUS.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:13:54pm

re: #27 jaunte

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I seriously had no idea how backwards we were on these issues. Fucked up.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:15:00pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

We deal with Kavanaugh right now. But our bigger goal is Trump and his goons.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:15:45pm
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:16:35pm

re: #27 jaunte

“Look at this tan suit.”
“Hmmm.”
“Don’t you like beige?”
“I thought you said tan?”

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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:16:50pm

re: #28 HappyWarrior

Right I meant for SCOTUS.

Abe Fortas resigned while facing likely impeachment in 1969. He spent four or five years on the court then got caught up in an ethics scandal. Warren convinced him to resign rather than be impeached

The vast majority of impeachments have been district court judges. Probably because there are so many of them

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:17:15pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

That’s how I felt when Juanita Broaderick went on the RW media outlets to attack Ford and defend Kavanaugh. I really don’t know what happened between her and Bill Clinton but her right wing partisanship and attacking Ford’s credibility is disturbing.

I don’t believe word one that Juanita Broaddrick ever said. Paula Jones either. Even Ken Starr knew they were such obvious paid liars that he didn’t dare use their testimony.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:17:43pm

re: #31 jaunte

It was a freakin’ job interview. If we want to prosecute Kavanaugh, then we’ll need much more time.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:20:05pm

re: #34 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I don’t believe word one that Juanita Broaddrick ever said. Paula Jones either. Even Ken Starr knew they were such obvious paid liars that he didn’t dare use their testimony.

Right. I just can’t say one or way or the other on it. She really should not be attacking the credibility of anyone’s story though especially her own has holes in it.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:21:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:22:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:23:39pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

I seriously had no idea how backwards we were on these issues. Fucked up.

We aren’t, conservatives are.

Hi. Spent the evening trying to rebuild a chlorine pump for the village water system. Gave up because the instructions with the rebuild kit didn’t match the pump I was looking at.

I finally had to give up and get someone mechanically inclined (my wife).

My wife looked at the pump for a couple minutes, and then said, “well, it’s obvious. You change the hose in here this way.” Two minutes later the pump was repaired.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:23:46pm

All I know is other candidates for other offices have had their candidacies sunk for far more mild reasons than this. And there’s still a lot wrong with Kavanaugh even without this.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:24:27pm

re: #24 KGxvi

Abe Fortas. [oops, KGxvi already mentioned that]

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:24:55pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹

We aren’t, conservatives are.

Hi. Spent the evening trying to rebuild a chlorine pump for the village water system. Gave up because the instructions with the rebuild kit didn’t match the pump I was looking at.

I finally had to give up and get someone mechanically inclined (my wife).

My wife looked at the pump for a couple minutes, and then said, “well, it’s obvious. You change the hose in here this way.” Two minutes later the pump was repaired.

I hate to say it but that’s a cop out. Don’t get me wrong. I do think liberals are definitely more compassionate and considerate to abuse victims but we didn’t get to this point without assholes of all stripes along the way.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:25:37pm

Judge: Bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters

Cheers, Trump haters.
A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that there’s nothing “outrageous” about throwing the president’s supporters out of bars — because the law doesn’t protect against political discrimination.
Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek, 31, was bounced from a West Village watering hole in January 2017, just after Trump took the oath of office, for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, according to his lawsuit over the incident.

The MAGAt actually tried to claim that his MAGA hat was a “spiritual tribute” to 9-11 victims and should therefore be protected as a “creed.” The judge fortunately didn’t see it that way.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:25:52pm

re: #18 BlueSpotinAL

Yes. And two full kegs is a barrel. 1/6th of a barrel is a sixtel, just a shade over 5 gallons, a size for your drinker more moderate than Brett Kavanaugh. //

All my stoner tips are along the lines of what a full vs empty Bic weighs. //

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:25:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:26:11pm

re: #41 BlueSpotinAL

Abe Fortas.

I don’t know too much about the case that caused Fortas to withdraw from consideration for CJ but man that changed a lot of history right there didn’t they? Imagine the Fortas Court in the 70’s instead of the Burger Court. Now to be fair to the Burger Court, they weren’t as bad as the Rehnquist or now Roberts Court is but man you just feel disappointed looking at what could have happened.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:26:43pm

This music video. Wow.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:26:56pm

re: #43 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Judge: Bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters

The MAGAt actually tried to claim that his MAGA hat was a “spiritual tribute” to 9-11 victims and should therefore be protected as a “creed.” The judge fortunately didn’t see it that way.

These same people think you should be able to deny a gay person service.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:27:07pm

Maricopa County isn’t sending their best.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:27:21pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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Of course.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:28:07pm
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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:28:50pm

Watch rape culture operate in real time.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:29:36pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

I hate to say it but that’s a cop out. Don’t get me wrong. I do think liberals are definitely more compassionate and considerate to abuse victims but we didn’t get to this point without assholes of all stripes along the way.

Well maybe. I suppose it would be a cop out if that was applied in all cases to every liberal or conservative.

So let me revise that. Conservatives generally seem to think that when something bad happens to them, there should be justice for it. Liberals generally seem to think that when something bad happens to anybody, there should be justice for it.

The Democratic side has its chowderheads (such as Anthony Wiener). There are plenty of people on the GOP side in jail or fired for their actions (Hastert, Starr, &c) and others who seem like they ought to be (Trump, Gingrich, Jordan, &c).

Maybe Democrats are just better at covering up our criminal activity? /s

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:31:23pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Right. I just can’t say one or way or the other on it. She really should not be attacking the credibility of anyone’s story though especially her own has holes in it.

I’ll preface this by saying that yeah, we don’t like Bill Clinton any more, he’s a bad guy, yada, yada…but:

Conservatives are just so insanely envious of Bill Clinton. The only way they can imagine getting any is rape or sexual assault, but Bill had The Kavorka™. They can’t stand it!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:32:30pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

Well maybe. I suppose it would be a cop out if that was applied in all cases to every liberal or conservative.

So let me revise that. Conservatives generally seem to think that when something bad happens to them, there should be justice for it. Liberals generally seem to think that when something bad happens to anybody, there should be justice for it.

The Democratic side has its chowderheads (such as Anthony Wiener). There are plenty of people on the GOP side in jail or fired for their actions (Hastert, Starr, &c) and others who seem like they ought to be (Trump, Gingrich, Jordan, &c).

Maybe Democrats are just better at covering up our criminal activity? /s

Well I was talking about our laws in themselves. I agree with what you’re saying 100%. btw about accountability. I know not everyone likes how Gillibrand handled the Franken situation but I think she was attempting to give us real credibility on the issue.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:32:58pm

re: #10 sagehen

More SNL-Kavenaugh

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“If you’re not the right person to ask questions at a Senate hearing, maybe you’re not the right person to be a Senator.”

“Why can’t they find another dude to nominate? Are Republicans so pro-life they don’t have a plan B for this?”

😂😂

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:33:26pm

re: #54 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ll preface this by saying that yeah, we don’t like Bill Clinton any more, he’s a bad guy, yada, yada…but:

Conservatives are just so insanely envious of Bill Clinton. The only way they can imagine getting any is rape or sexual assault, but Bill had The Kavorka™. They can’t stand it!

I’m no psychologist but Kavanaugh seemed to have a big grudge against both Bill and Hillary. I believe David Brock completely when he said that KAvanaugh muttered bitch watching her on TV.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:34:26pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

I don’t know too much about the case that caused Fortas to withdraw from consideration for CJ but man that changed a lot of history right there didn’t they? Imagine the Fortas Court in the 70’s instead of the Burger Court. Now to be fair to the Burger Court, they weren’t as bad as the Rehnquist or now Roberts Court is but man you just feel disappointed looking at what could have happened.

He resigned from the court for an allegation he’d accepted a $20,000 bribe (and $20,000 a year for the rest of his life) from a Wall Street financier who was under investigation by the SEC for securities fraud. He was also asked to try and secure a presidential pardon from President Johnson.

Fortas resigned from the Supreme Court in May 1969.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:34:36pm
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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:39:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:39:34pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

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She really has no right to do that especially with an investigation going on.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:40:38pm

Blah looks like sportsball is going to be no distraction this winter. At least I’ve got the elections to look forward to I guess but I still like having a distraction from the cold.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:41:03pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

She really has no right to do that especially with an investigation going on.

IOKIYAR.

She was hired to create FUD (as well as provide female cover for the GOP).

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:41:49pm

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹

IOKIYAR.

She was hired to create FUD (as well as provide female cover for the GOP).

I know. I am just pointing out how fucked up that is. But Charles is right. An Arpaio crony true and true.

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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:42:13pm

re: #51 jaunte

In fairness, prosecutors are judged on conviction/plea rates. So they’re not likely to take cases that might be 50/50.

I’m going to withhold my thoughts on Ms Mitchell’s conclusions but suffice it to say that it does not appear that she was adequately prepared to conduct questioning

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:42:50pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

I know. I am just pointing out how fucked up that is. But Charles is right. An Arpaio crony true and true.

“Man, this is so fucked up.”

- the unofficial slogan of 2018

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Jay C  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:43:02pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

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Dunno: Rachel Mitchell’s “report” seems to want to avoid actually coming out and saying Christine Ford is “lying” per se (and of course, Brett Kavanaugh neither) - but, beyond the weasel-wording, I think the implication is there, if shrouded in vague language.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:44:29pm

I think the very least she could do is at least not comment while an investigation is pending.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:44:53pm

@JuddLegum

This is a joke. Mitchell only analyzes Ford’s testimony — and, among other things, says that the fact she occasionally flies despite a fear of flying undermines her account.

There is NO DISCUSSION of Kavanaugh or the massive credibility issues in his testimony

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:45:57pm

In part she writes that “activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:46:06pm

re: #69 jaunte

@JuddLegum

Her bias is showing. I have a fear of heights. I still rock climb at the gym. They want to do anything to discredit her.

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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:46:17pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

She really has no right to do that especially with an investigation going on.

A memo to Republican Senators is fine. It’s not much different than a lawyer sending a letter summarizing deposition testimony to a client.

But some Republican Senator or staffer leaked this to the press

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:46:35pm

re: #70 jaunte

In part she writes that “activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account.”

And Mitchell is just an impartial arbitrator. //

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:46:53pm

It’s a show, being put on by a “War Room.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:47:00pm

re: #72 KGxvi

A memo to Republican Senators is fine. It’s not much different than a lawyer sending a letter summarizing deposition testimony to a client.

But some Republican Senator or staffer leaked this to the press

True point. Leaking this was bad form.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:48:16pm
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Interesting Times  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:49:38pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

True point. Leaking this was bad form.

Why would you expect anything else? There are GOPers we’re talking about - they dumped this as soon as they could to create FUD, spin the news cycle, and discredit Dr Blasey Ford.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:51:08pm

Just shared on FB by a friend:

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:53:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:53:02pm
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mmmirele  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:53:13pm

re: #23 Interesting Times

Yeah, because I can’t remember when my sexual assault happened, it’s not a real sexual assault to these twits, some of whom I’ve run into on Twitter. I was nine years old, it was 1970 and I didn’t fully understand what had happened. But I was angry enough to rip out the wiring on my high school assailant’s VW Bug. (I was caught by his mom.) But it’s not righteous enough for these women.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:54:19pm

re: #79 jaunte

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It’s yet another example of how the right’s “anti elite” shit is bs.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:55:07pm
A Yale classmate attempting to corroborate Deborah Ramirez’s account that, during her freshman year at Yale, Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face at a drunken party, said that he, too, has struggled unsuccessfully to reach the F.B.I. The classmate, who asked to remain anonymous, recalled hearing about Ramirez’s allegation either the night it happened or during the following two days. The classmate said that he was “one-hundred-per-cent certain” that he had heard an account that was practically identical to Ramirez’s, thirty-five years ago, but the two had never spoken about it. He had hoped to convey this to the F.B.I., but, when he reached out to a Bureau official in Washington, D.C., he was told to contact the F.B.I. field office nearest his home. When he tried that, he was referred to a recording. After several attempts to reach a live person at the field office, he finally reached an official who he said had no idea what he was talking about. At this point, he went back to the official at the F.B.I.’s D.C. headquarters, who then referred him, too, to an 800-number tip line. (He eventually left a tip through an online portal.)

“I thought it was going to be an investigation,” the Yale classmate said, “but instead it seems it’s just an alibi for Republicans to vote for Kavanaugh.” He said that he had been in touch with other classmates who also wanted to provide information corroborating Ramirez’s account, but that they had not done so.

newyorker.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:55:16pm

re: #76 jaunte

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Lindsay won’t say anything about that. There’s so much wrong with Kavanaugh that i’ve honestly lost track. This man should have never been a federal judge.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:59:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 8:59:54pm

Dilhead weighs in:

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:00:32pm

re: #65 KGxvi

In fairness, prosecutors are judged on conviction/plea rates. So they’re not likely to take cases that might be 50/50.

I’m going to withhold my thoughts on Ms Mitchell’s conclusions but suffice it to say that it does not appear that she was adequately prepared to conduct questioning

I am.

a) This wasn’t a trial
b) She only questioned Dr. Ford

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:02:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:03:36pm

re: #81 mmmirele

Yeah, because I can’t remember when my sexual assault happened, it’s not a real sexual assault to these twits, some of whom I’ve run into on Twitter. I was nine years old, it was 1970 and I didn’t fully understand what had happened. But I was angry enough to rip out the wiring on my high school assailant’s VW Bug. (I was caught by his mom.) But it’s not righteous enough for these women.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:04:24pm

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹

Dilhead weighs in:

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Gee Scott, HRC didn’t throw a shit fit when she was accused of murder. But please lecture a Senator more some guy who makes an overrated comic.

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Targetpractice  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:07:45pm

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹

Dilhead weighs in:

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A man who made his career wrecking the lives of others is having his life inconvenienced.

Cry me a fucking river.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:09:39pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:10:10pm

re: #91 Targetpractice

A man who made his career wrecking the lives of others is having his life inconvenienced.

Cry me a fucking river.

He had no problem pursuing every last sexual detail regarding Clinton’s sexual affairs and spreading the Vince Foster bs even though he knew it hurt the Fosters.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:14:39pm
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:19:42pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:19:57pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:20:43pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

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Note also that she never questioned the witness/accomplice, that her questioning of Kavanaugh was cut short, and her questioning of Ford largely avoided the incident itself.

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:21:17pm

Listen to Sturgill Simpson.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:21:21pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

Note also that she never questioned the witness/accomplice, that her questioning of Kavanaugh was cut short, and her questioning of Ford largely avoided the incident itself.

That’s why I think she was careless to come to a conclusion.

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Interesting Times  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:21:58pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

So Mitchell, while savaging Dr Blasey Ford’s credibility, engages in plenty of yoga-esque truth-stretching of her own.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:22:40pm

This is the Greatest Music Video Ever Made: Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer (HD version)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:23:45pm

re: #99 HappyWarrior

That’s why I think she was careless to come came to a pre-determined conclusion.

Conservatism is about gaining and maintaining power, not ascertaining truth (unless truth helps gain or maintain power).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:23:50pm

Seems some other members of the Trumplethinskin group on Facebook have also be suspended on Twitter.

Not surprised at all.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:24:44pm

re: #100 Interesting Times

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So Mitchell, while savaging Dr Blasey Ford’s credibility, engages in plenty of yoga-esque truth-stretching of her own.

Yeah doesn’t sound right to me. No one was talking about potential Romney SCOTUS picks as I recall.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:24:52pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:24:53pm

re: #99 HappyWarrior

That’s why I think she was careless to come to a conclusion.

She was hired to do a job. The job was discredit Dr. Ford in as public a manner as possible by using her credentials to cast down on the allegations made. She failed to do that during the hearing itself, so she is now doing it in a memo she had to have known would “leak” to the press.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:25:13pm

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

Conservatism is about gaining and maintaining power, not ascertaining truth (unless truth helps gain or maintain power).

I’m aware of what conservatism is. It’s why I’m not a conservative.

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gwangung  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:27:43pm

re: #100 Interesting Times

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So Mitchell, while savaging Dr Blasey Ford’s credibility, engages in plenty of yoga-esque truth-stretching of her own.

I think there’s actually some credible news reports that mention him.

However, this fact has no value vis a vis Dr. Blasey-Ford’s mention of him….because, of course, seeing a former attacker in the news could act as a stimulus to actually naming him in therapy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:29:05pm

re: #108 gwangung

I think there’s actually some credible news reports that mention him.

However, this fact has no value vis a vis Dr. Blasey-Ford’s mention of him….because, of course, seeing a former attacker in the news could act as a stimulus to actually naming him in therapy.

Right, I don’t see how this discredits her testimony but then again, they’ve tried making that she’s a Democratic donor relevant.

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:30:15pm
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Belafon  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:32:10pm

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹

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jaunte  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:37:37pm

When did Trump first visit Russia?

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:43:32pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:44:28pm

re: #110 jaunte

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Ayep, the “Passion of the Kavanaugh” editorials are coming. The plight of the white man in modern America, the prep-school jock who felt pressured to meet his parents expectations and so lashed out through booze, through sex, and through partying. And so we’re wrong to expect him to meet the same basic standard Clarence Thomas did by keeping his anger down to a low boil and not lashing out at those he views as his enemies while swearing vengeance upon them.

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Belafon  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:46:42pm

Here are the things I believe disqualify Kavanaugh:
1. His attitude.
2. His sudden paying off of debt.
3. Being able to suddenly afford a $92k membership fee.
4. Not being willing to release all of the documents related to his government work.

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retired cynic  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:48:21pm

re: #115 Belafon

Here are the things I believe disqualify Kavanaugh:
1. His attitude.
2. His sudden paying off of debt.
3. Being able to suddenly afford a $92k membership fee.
4. Not being willing to release all of the documents related to his government work.

Lying about a number of things while under oath.

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plansbandc  Sep 30, 2018 • 9:56:29pm

re: #101 Big Beautiful Door

No no no, THIS is the greatest music video ever made:

Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime (Official Video)

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teleskiguy  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:00:19pm

re: #117 plansbandc

Nuh uh! This one is!

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:12:54pm

re: #111 Belafon

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Adams is a high priest in the Church of Ayn Rand. He sees nothing wrong with absolute selfishness and looking out for #1 while stabbing everyone else in the back!

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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:16:21pm

I think y’all are forgetting this music video:

a-ha - Take On Me (Official Video)

(also, let’s be real, the best music video ever is, was, and always shall be Thriller)

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wheat-dogg  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:21:31pm

So, last night, I decided to watch The Force Awakens again, for the third or fourth time, because I had completely missed seeing Jessica Henwick as an X-wing pilot those previous two or three times. The flight helmet covers the top half of her head, so you have to have sharp eyes to realize it’s her in those scenes.

Anyway, I had a thought about how Rey suddenly develops her control of the Force. I’m not a denizen of fan sites, so maybe my hypothesis has been floated before, but I suggest Kylo Ren’s deep-mind probe unleashed Rey’s latent skills. She telepathically “stole” some of his mastery. Had he not tried so hard to pull the map information from her brain (and had she not resisted so strongly), Rey would not have developed her hypnotic and TK powers so rapidly. I had read a critique of Rey as a “Mary Sue” character a few days before. How does a impoverished scavenger from a remote planet, with no apparent piloting experience, manage to steal the Millennium Falcon and fly it (albeit poorly), much less repair it? How does she manage to master Jedi mind control so quickly, when during the first part of the film she seems not especially gifted? For the first question, maybe she’s just amazingly mechanically gifted. Or just very lucky. For the second, it’s Kylo’s “inoculation” of his own Jedi skills into her mind.

On the other hand, for a civilization so remarkably advanced, why does no one in the Star Wars universe ever encrypt sensitive files? Everything mission-critical (maps, plans, locations of secret bases) is in clear-text on what amounts to be USB drives and corporate computer networks.

[Edited to correct the film title — I watched Star Wars VII.]

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:21:36pm

Just got an update on my step-father from my sister.

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:22:17pm

I’m going with Stargate fanvids for my “greatest video ever” contenders

Eight Years On - Stargate SG1 (Team - We Didn’t Start the Fire)

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:22:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:23:05pm

re: #108 gwangung

I think there’s actually some credible news reports that mention him.

However, this fact has no value vis a vis Dr. Blasey-Ford’s mention of him….because, of course, seeing a former attacker in the news could act as a stimulus to actually naming him in therapy.

She is a Democrat; she was asking for it!!

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sagehen  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:23:17pm
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KGxvi  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:27:21pm

re: #121 wheat-dogg

So, last night, I decided to watch The Return of the Jedi again, for the third or fourth time, because I had completely missed seeing Jessica Henwick as an X-wing pilot those previous two or three times. The flight helmet covers the top half of her head, so you have to have sharp eyes to realize it’s her in those scenes.

Anyway, I had a thought about how Rey suddenly develops her control of the Force. I’m not a denizen of fan sites, so maybe my hypothesis has been floated before, but I suggest Kylo Ren’s deep-mind probe unleashed Rey’s latent skills. She telepathically “stole” some of his mastery. Had he not tried so hard to pull the map information from her brain (and had she not resisted so strongly), Rey would not have developed her hypnotic and TK powers so rapidly. I had read a critique of Rey as a “Mary Sue” character a few days before. How does a impoverished scavenger from a remote planet, with no apparent piloting experience, manage to steal the Millennium Falcon and fly it (albeit poorly), much less repair it? How does she manage to master Jedi mind control so quickly, when during the first part of the film she seems not especially gifted? For the first question, maybe she’s just amazingly mechanically gifted. Or just very lucky. For the second, it’s Kylo’s “inoculation” of his own Jedi skills into her mind.

On the other hand, for a civilization so remarkably advanced, why does no one in the Star Wars universe ever encrypt sensitive files? Everything mission-critical (maps, plans, locations of secret bases) is in clear-text on what amounts to be USB drives and corporate computer networks.

Annikan Skywalker was a slave on a remote desert planet and was naturally a good pilot - the only human who could compete in pod racing and was like 10. So latent force powers probably help with being a pilot - as Qin Jon pointed out, you tend to see things before they happen. And she did show herself to be pretty mechanically inclined at the beginning of The Force Awakens, I think.

As for the connection with Kylo Ren, that does seem to be the working theory I’ve seen on fan sites. But there are plenty of people pissed off about it because it’s the internet and we can’t have nice/fun things without someone pissing in the punch bowl.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:29:24pm
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delilah  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:34:37pm

Wait! OK go.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:35:55pm

re: #127 KGxvi

Annikan Skywalker was a slave on a remote desert planet and was naturally a good pilot - the only human who could compete in pod racing and was like 10. So latent force powers probably help with being a pilot - as Qin Jon pointed out, you tend to see things before they happen. And she did show herself to be pretty mechanically inclined at the beginning of The Force Awakens, I think.

As for the connection with Kylo Ren, that does seem to be the working theory I’ve seen on fan sites. But there are plenty of people pissed off about it because it’s the internet and we can’t have nice/fun things without someone pissing in the punch bowl.

Luke was a gifted pilot, too, hunting those swamprats or whatever they were. As for Rey, she does seem to know her away around derelict spacecraft pretty well.

I figured my Kylo hypothesis was not all that original. I just hadn’t come up with it till last night. Prior to meeting her, he does seem aware of her existence (a disturbance in the Force) and even Finn to some extent (I think Finn has some latent powers, too). But Kylo is both cocky and insecure, and her jab at his ego (“You’ll never be like Darth Vader”) may have weakened his guard enough for her to unconsciously steal his mad skills.

Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Can I get a seat on the Supreme Court now?

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wheat-dogg  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:38:19pm

re: #130 wheat-dogg

Personally, I could watch Daisy Ridley as Rey or any other character all day. She’s a damned good actress and just naturally beautiful.

And I just realized I got the film title wrong. Some Star Wars fan I am. I watched The Force Awakens (SW VII) not The Return of the Jedi.

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gwangung  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:39:33pm

re: #121 wheat-dogg

So, last night, I decided to watch The Return of the Jedi again, for the third or fourth time, because I had completely missed seeing Jessica Henwick as an X-wing pilot those previous two or three times. The flight helmet covers the top half of her head, so you have to have sharp eyes to realize it’s her in those scenes.

Anyway, I had a thought about how Rey suddenly develops her control of the Force. I’m not a denizen of fan sites, so maybe my hypothesis has been floated before, but I suggest Kylo Ren’s deep-mind probe unleashed Rey’s latent skills. She telepathically “stole” some of his mastery. Had he not tried so hard to pull the map information from her brain (and had she not resisted so strongly), Rey would not have developed her hypnotic and TK powers so rapidly. I had read a critique of Rey as a “Mary Sue” character a few days before. How does a impoverished scavenger from a remote planet, with no apparent piloting experience, manage to steal the Millennium Falcon and fly it (albeit poorly), much less repair it? How does she manage to master Jedi mind control so quickly, when during the first part of the film she seems not especially gifted? For the first question, maybe she’s just amazingly mechanically gifted. Or just very lucky. For the second, it’s Kylo’s “inoculation” of his own Jedi skills into her mind..

Well, I thought we were told that Rey actually visited the Falcon several times so she was familiar with it.

We DO know that Rey stole memories from Kylo; it’s right there in the film. It’s not a major stretch for her to steal knowledge like how to use the Force.

At least when you’re not a butt hurt fan boy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:42:21pm

I’m lost on the Star Wars stuff (I saw the first movie when it was released on the first day, but that’s it), so I’ll go with this.

Mattis is poisoning the well on women in combat (The Hill)

He’s really no different than any other conservative on women.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is against women in combat. He made this clear in his 2017 confirmation hearings, in comments given on Tuesday at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), whose student body is 89 percent male, and in his subsequent doubling-down in the face of criticism on Wednesday.

By doing so, he is actively undermining policies he is charged with implementing so that they can be properly evaluated. Either he should take greater care in what he says about female combat integration, or he should stop talking about it entirely.

Mattis’s response to a VMI cadet’s question began with the observation that women have not yet been serving in combat occupations for long enough or in numbers sizable enough to generate data sufficient to render a judgment about their performance or proficiency.

This is a perfectly reasonable and important statement. Not only is it true, but it also affirms that no conclusions about women in combat can be drawn in the absence of rigorous, evidence-based analysis. Which is why it is especially a shame that he shortly thereafter returned to themes familiar from his confirmation hearings in 2017.

On that occasion, one was left with the strong impression that Mattis believes women — all women, by merit simply of being women — just aren’t suited to the “intimate killing” that combat requires.

Mattis is not entitled to espouse his opinion on this issue. To the contrary, as the individual charged with implementing Department of Defense (DoD) policy on female combat integration, he has the explicit responsibility of leading change, not only in practice but also in culture.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:43:44pm

re: #132 gwangung

Well, I thought we were told that Rey actually visited the Falcon several times so she was familiar with it.

We DO know that Rey stole memories from Kylo; it’s right there in the film. It’s not a major stretch for her to steal knowledge like how to use the Force.

At least when you’re not a butt hurt fan boy.

Are they upset that a “girl” has some mad Jedi skillz? I know some fan boys are pissed that one major character is African-American, and there’s like Asians everywhere OMG.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:47:02pm

re: #133 Anymouse 🌹

Mattis is definitely old school military, which is why Trump likes him so much.

You’re probably safer questioning Mattis than delving into Star Wars fans’ explanations for George Lucas’ plot holes.

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gwangung  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:48:33pm

re: #134 wheat-dogg

Are they upset that a “girl” has some mad Jedi skillz? I know some fan boys are pissed that one major character is African-American, and there’s like Asians everywhere OMG.

Apparently. I can’t figure anything to explain the intensity of the feelings. (And don’t get me started on Rose Tico—-she gets hate and the haters can’t explain it, other than to say that a) she failed in her heroics (except she was the ONLY one to get ANY win on the casino planet), and b) she was obnoxious (she reminded me of all the community organizers I’ve known…maybe that’s why she grated on their nerves).

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wheat-dogg  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:51:59pm

re: #136 gwangung

Apparently. I can’t figure anything to explain the intensity of the feelings. (And don’t get me started on Rose Tico—-she gets hate and the haters can’t explain it, other than to say that a) she failed in her heroics (except she was the ONLY one to get ANY win on the casino planet), and b) she was obnoxious (she reminded me of all the community organizers I’ve known…maybe that’s why she grated on their nerves).

They’re the same types that are pissed that the latest Doctor Who is female, that a future 007 might be Idris Elba, that Heimdall was black, that the latest Star Trek series has more than one female starship captain, and on and on it goes.

Someone on Twitter floated the question of a female James Bond. I didn’t stick around to read the replies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 10:55:36pm

re: #135 wheat-dogg

Mattis is definitely old school military, which is why Trump likes him so much.

You’re probably safer questioning Mattis than delving into Star Wars fans’ explanations for George Lucas’ plot holes.

LOL.

While I was not a combat person (in that I was not an infantry soldier or Marine), being on ships means you are effectively a combat seaman. (Hence the Navy through policy, not law, prohibited women on combat ships. As my Navy vet mother noted, she’d much rather be on a combat vessel which can defend itself than an unarmed vessel like a supply ship.)

However, until I became a shop supervisor myself, except when at sea, every supervisor I had was a woman.

While it’s anecdotal, I didn’t see any difference in the leadership skills of women or men. Some were good, others not-so-good. (The advancement system is designed to weed out the not-so-good.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:06:16pm

Crap-Filled Carolina Rivers Visible From Space After Hurricane Florence, So That’s Disgusting (Wonkette, the article’s URL name is “p”) . The article includes NASA photos of three rivers flowing into the ocean from North Carolina after Hurricane Florence, showing all the pollution flowing into the inshore area of the ocean.

No worries though, because Trump ordered NASA to stop studying Earth Science, since it isn’t space. No need to worry about how coal ash, pig dip, decaying organic matter, &c will affect the area off-shore, particularly since Hurricane Florence dumped huge amounts more rain than Matthew or Floyd, and those hurricanes created big dead zones off the coast.

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fern01  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:08:08pm

re: #37 jaunte

Memo from Rachel Mitchell to GOP Senators

Why only GOP senators - what a biased one sided partisan evaluation of Kavanaugh this has been. All the GOP senators want to do is convince their own that they should vote for Kavanaugh. A democratic nominee in this situation would have rejected the nomination weeks, if not months ago. The divine right to rule women is strong with this crowd - and here is a woman helping them every step of the way.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:12:39pm

re: #140 fern01

Why only GOP senators - what a biased one sided partisan evaluation of Kavanaugh this has been. All the GOP senators want to do is convince their own that they should vote for Kavanaugh. A democratic nominee in this situation would have rejected the nomination weeks, if not months ago. The divine right to rule women is strong with this crowd - and here is a woman helping them every step of the way.

The issue here is they are already tied to his nomination. Regardless what comes out against Judge Kavanaugh, this is their last chance to extend the grasp of power to the Supreme Court.

They will go with him now if he is caught on camera shooting someone on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:17:33pm

Opinion piece at CBC:

This is why Christine Blasey Ford came forward — and why I would, too

My rapist went on to become a lawyer. About once a year, I Google his name to keep tabs on what he’s doing

(more at CBC)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:22:12pm

Mitch McConnell to Jeff Flake:

I Am Altering The Deal

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:40:37pm
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:42:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:46:39pm

re: #145 Single-handed sailor

Winning. That’ll own the libs.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:48:20pm

Jim Wright notes that there are people who are fraudulently selling Stonekettle Station branded merchandise. He notes exactly who is authorised to sell his wares.

stonekettle.com

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:49:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 30, 2018 • 11:57:52pm

Ken Paxton (R-Texas Attorney General) wants to force students to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance (despite this having been litigated and rejected during WW2).

He claims that a student can only sit if she or he has a note from parents.

friendlyatheist.patheos.com

So naturally, this is a lawsuit now, because there is nothing a conservative won’t spend tax money on (except actually helping people).

The case involves 17-year-old India Landry who, last October, was expelled from school because she wouldn’t stand for the Pledge.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:05:11am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹

Additionally, when the principal and vice-principal both expelled her, they both told her according to her allegation that she had five minutes to get off school property or they would have the police arrest her.

This blew up when it appeared on a television station as a “controversy.”

It is not a controversy. This was settled in 1943. What the school did was illegal. The Texas state law requiring forced patriotic acts violates the I Amendment.

A similar case appeared in Florida some time ago, resulting in the state law being struck down.

The principal allegedly said “this is not the NFL.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:09:58am

Wingnut preacher Matt Powell (age 22), who thinks LGBT should be killed in accordance with Biblical law:

… I believe if we study history — you know, the Confederates were able to shoot pterodactyls. You know, back in the Civil War. And they spread these things out. Anybody can look it up online. They spread these things out, and… this is a historical fact. So, you know, they spread this thing out and it’s got huge wing-length. It’s a pterodactyl they shot! So of course these things have been around. Now they went extinct, obviously. Slowly but surely. And so I don’t believe that just because… at some point in time, coming from your perspective, that… just because they stopped talking about it means that they never saw it. When we have all this evidence that they’ve seen it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:26:21am

Police ‘were monsters who would kill them:’ Details emerge in naked Nisku kidnapping (Edmonton Journal)

A Jehovah’s Witness family kidnapped their neighbours to save them, because they thought the so-called Great Tribulation happened already and Armageddon would occur on November 6.

They were naked when they kidnapped their neighbours.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:59:13am
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Ace-o-aces  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:09:16am

This is how the article actually ends:

Tomas Mendoza is a pen name for a man who works at a company endorsed by gay activists and where CEOs openly complain about having too many white, male leaders. To protect his job, therefore, he requested anonymity for writing in support of due process for a Republican appointee.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:10:04am

re: #153 Ace-o-aces

I’m going to agree with you.

This nonsense the Catholic League is pushing (gay=paedophilia) is a long argued position social conservatives have pushed (gays recruit children). This position has been long debunked (decades ago).

Gay people don’t assault children, paedophiles do (Dennis Hastert, &c).

One could make a claim that conservatism leads to child rape. There is more evidence for that.

The Catholic Church has a lot to answer for, but “gay priests raping children” isn’t that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:28:50am

Shameless page promotion.

Flag Observances for October (goes to the right-hand column of Little Green Footballs)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:36:44am

Christian teacher in Hardin County, Kentucky is asserting that not being able to display Christian symbols in her classroom is a violation of her I Amendment rights.

thenewsenterprise.com

She believes Hardin Coun­ty Schools guidelines re­garding political speech and religious expression challenge her Constitutional rights.

She has worked as a teacher for six years. She asserts she is inclusive to all her students despite political and religious displays.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:55:48am

I’m off to bed, but one more article about religious morality before I go:

Aggressive Christianity’ cult leader gets 72 years in prison (KRQE, New Mexico)

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) - The leader of a New Mexico Christian cult will spend the rest of her life behind bars for what she did to a child on her compound near Gallup.

Deborah Green led a cult dubbed the “Aggressive Christian Mission Training Corps.” She called herself “the General” and dressed like one.

Green was sentenced Wednesday in district court in Grants right after one of the victims gave emotional testimony about what happened on the compound.

“Emotionally, she broke me as a child to the point where I still today struggle with my own self-confidence, my self-esteem, my sense of worth,” the victim said.

The victim further spoke about what she described as years of torture by Green that she continues to struggle recovering from physically and emotionally, adding she’s had 11 surgeries to help fix broken bones.

“I’m reminded of how much I have to fight myself every day to not be sunken down into that low place again,” the victim said.

The victim asked District Court Judge James Sanchez to give 71-year-old Green the maximum sentence of 108 years.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:37:03am

re: #157 Anymouse 🌹

Christian teacher in Hardin County, Kentucky is asserting that not being able to display Christian symbols in her classroom is a violation of her I Amendment rights.

thenewsenterprise.com

She has worked as a teacher for six years. She asserts she is inclusive to all her students despite political and religious displays.

Hardin is where some of my former in-laws live. None, thankfully, are especially religious, and none have kids in Central Hardin High (yet). The teacher’s argument that she’s never heard of these guidelines in her 12 years of teaching is malarkey, unless her head has been in the sand for all that time. The guidelines are nothing new. It may be the administrators tolerate some religious symbols being displayed up to a point, and maybe she just crossed that fuzzy line into forbidden territory, but she’s “lying for Jesus” here.

I swear this kind of religious shit gets relitigated on a continuous basis. Some Christian (it’s always Christians, never Jews, Muslims, Hindus or whatevs) decides that the classroom is the perfect place to witness their faith, runs afoul of the Constitution, makes a big stink, the courts side with the school district and The Law, and a few years later, someone else does the same kind of thing somewhere else in the country. About 10-12 years ago, it was the John Freshwater case in Ohio. He lost every single time he appealed, yet he kept running into that brick wall.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:37:46am

Good reminder that if Tom Cotton wants to go through with Feinstein investigation this has to be included:

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:42:03am

One more, then I really need to go to bed.

Religious groups sue arguing “Drag Queen Story Time” at a public library violates the Lemon Test and is a “faith-based” ideology.

Anti-LGBTQ groups sue Louisiana officials for allowing “Drag Queen Story Time” at local library

This also conveniently destroys the budget of a public library.

The groups argue “secular humanism” is a religion (which has nothing to do with drag queens for those keeping score).

Two national anti-LGBTQ groups are suing a public library in Louisiana for hosting a planned “Drag Queen Story Time” event on Oct. 6, claiming that by endorsing the event, the library is discriminating against Christians.

The groups, Warriors for Christ and Special Forces of Liberty claim that the event, in which drag queens from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Delta Lambda Phi chapter will read aloud children’s books at the Lafayette Public Library, constitutes an endorsement of a religion: secular humanism.

The lawsuit claims that the drag queens, who it erroneously refers to as transgender, “are proactively seeking to erode community standards of decency and entangle the government with their narrow, shallow, and exclusive religious worldview.”

“The Plaintiffs object to self-identified transgenders exploiting the state’s endorsement of their religious ideology in a government endorsed effort to brainwash and indoctrinate minors to a religious worldviews on sex, faith, truth, gender, morality, and marriage in a manner that excessively entangles the government with the religion of postmodern-western-individualistic-moral relativism,” the lawsuit reads.

(more)

The groups are also suing Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), Attorney General Jeff Landry (R), and Lafayette, Indiana Mayor Tony Roswarski (because he got the wrong Lafayette). He amended his suit to include the mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana Joel Robideaux but has not dropped the Indiana mayor from the suit.

The fellow pushing this is the Christian who has sued several states to recognise his “marriage” to his computer, in a bid to overturn Obergefell v Hodges, the Supreme Court case that legalised all marriages regardless of sex.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:45:44am

re: #159 wheat-dogg

They keep relitigating it, because if they win, the get to insert their religion into secular spaces.

They don’t care how much tax money they burn up, they care about conquering the secular state and its institutions. This will never end until they win or religion dies in a fire.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:47:29am

re: #159 wheat-dogg

I forgot to mention that E-town, as we call it, is becoming slowly more diverse demographically. Aside from a growing population of Hispanic folks, there are also more Muslims, mostly immigrants, I think. I’ve seen women in hijab here and there in town shopping, and no one seems to bat an eye. And South Asians have always been around. (My MD was Indian and had lived in Kentucky for 30 years or more.) E-town and Hardin County are about 45 minutes south of Louisville, and suburban sprawl is gradually reaching through Bullitt County to the south as Bullitt and Hardin farmers sell off their land to real estate developers. Change is going to come to E-town whether Ms Spratt wants it or not.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:50:38am

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹

They keep relitigating it, because if they win, the get to insert their religion into secular spaces.

They don’t care how much tax money they burn up, they care about conquering the secular state and its institutions. This will never end until they win or religion dies in a fire.

That “die in a fire” part is what they hope non-believers will get in the End Times. I’d like to believe that someday humans will give up forcing their religion on others, and hating others of different (or no) faiths, but it won’t happen in my remaining lifetime.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:04:06am

re: #164 wheat-dogg

That “die in a fire” part is what they hope non-believers will get in the End Times. I’d like to believe that someday humans will give up forcing their religion on others, and hating others of different (or no) faiths, but it won’t happen in my remaining lifetime.

Nope.

I had a couple of missionaries at my house a couple days ago (that hasn’t happened in quite a while).

They insisted if I didn’t accept the Gospel I would burn in a lake of fire forever. (It seems Christians love their threats.)

I opened my bathrobe to tell them I am not interested. For some reason, Christians are deathly afraid of seeing naked people. (I have a reputation around my town for greeting Christian missionaries naked. A fair number of people here think it’s quite funny. Maybe that gets me additional votes.)

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:16:37am

re: #165 Anymouse 🌹

Nope.

I had a couple of missionaries at my house a couple days ago (that hasn’t happened in quite a while).

They insisted if I didn’t accept the Gospel I would burn in a lake of fire forever. (It seems Christians love their threats.)

I opened my bathrobe to tell them I am not interested. For some reason, Christians are deathly afraid of seeing naked people. (I have a reputation around my town for greeting Christian missionaries naked. A fair number of people here think it’s quite funny. Maybe that gets me additional votes.)

I’d make sure they aren’t carrying knives first.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:41:48am

It’s up and poopin’

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Dave In Austin  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:46:05am
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Lupin  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:58:36am

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:00:27am
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Dizzy  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:44:19am

I’m thankful that the NAFTA negotiations are over and we’ve avoided this contrived economic uncertainty. But here is where Trump has lost.

“We must never again allow ourselves to be overly-dependent upon one trading partner.”

Canada will be looking to diversify it’s trading partners. A hedge for Canada that will hurt US workers in the long run.

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steve_davis  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:21:25am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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won’t matter. In 2020, we’ll take the presidency and gain a filibuster-proof majority in the senate. we’ll pack the court, if that’s what it takes. FDR threatened it. As someone said, the constitution isn’t a suicide pact.

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steve_davis  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:23:28am

re: #24 KGxvi

Last two judicial impeachments were in 2009 and 2010. Both were district court judges (trial courts). Last Supreme Court Justice to be impeached was Chase in 1804, he was acquitted. I believe there was a threatened impeachment in the 60s that led to a resignation

that was the guy, I think, who was helping do something shady for LBJ, or something, while on the court. Abe Fortas, maybe?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:27:50am
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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:31:46am

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹

We aren’t, conservatives are.

Hi. Spent the evening trying to rebuild a chlorine pump for the village water system. Gave up because the instructions with the rebuild kit didn’t match the pump I was looking at.

I finally had to give up and get someone mechanically inclined (my wife).

My wife looked at the pump for a couple minutes, and then said, “well, it’s obvious. You change the hose in here this way.” Two minutes later the pump was repaired.

women really should be in charge of everything
they tend to read the instructions first
when there arent instructions, well, they have the eye - they just see things and know how they’re supposed to be

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:35:53am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

Well maybe. I suppose it would be a cop out if that was applied in all cases to every liberal or conservative.

So let me revise that. Conservatives generally seem to think that when something bad happens to them, there should be justice for it. Liberals generally seem to think that when something bad happens to anybody, there should be justice for it.

The Democratic side has its chowderheads (such as Anthony Wiener). There are plenty of people on the GOP side in jail or fired for their actions (Hastert, Starr, &c) and others who seem like they ought to be (Trump, Gingrich, Jordan, &c).

Maybe Democrats are just better at covering up our criminal activity? /s

justice for all
let me see, where have i read that recently…..

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:38:07am

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

“Why can’t they find another dude to nominate? Are Republicans so pro-life they don’t have a plan B for this?”

😂😂

they do not:

When Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday afternoon, he told them, “I don’t need a backup plan,” in case Kavanaugh’s nomination collapses.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:40:51am

re: #177 dangerman

they do not:

When Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday afternoon, he told them, “I don’t need a backup plan,” in case Kavanaugh’s nomination collapses.

Typical Trump; no backup plan if Judge Drinky’s nomination tanks.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:42:15am

re: #69 jaunte

@JuddLegum

well Vox took care of kavanaugh’s testimony

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:45:08am

re: #161 Anymouse 🌹

A computer can’t give consent to marry. What a moron.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:47:25am

I’m trying to think when Susan Collins has ever shown herself to be anything more than a drama queen.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:48:13am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹

Dilhead weighs in:

What exactly is the right reaction to the folks who ruined your life, and your family’s life, for political gain? High fives?

Scott: if you think Ford is a liar, say she’s a liar.

otherwise what she’s doing is calling him to account for something he actually did.
so she didnt ruin his life.

further, what’s Ford’s political gain?

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:50:01am

re: #99 HappyWarrior

That’s why I think she was careless to come to a conclusion.

its was mostly written before she got on the plane heading east

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:52:54am

re: #182 dangerman

Scott: if you think Ford is a liar, say she’s a liar.

otherwise what she’s doing is calling him to account for something he actually did.
so she didnt ruin his life.

further, what’s Ford’s political gain?

Kavanaugh has so much more to gain by lying but reality no longer matters.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:00:17am

re: #115 Belafon

Here are the things I believe disqualify Kavanaugh:
1. His attitude.
2. His sudden paying off of debt.
3. Being able to suddenly afford a $92k membership fee.
4. Not being willing to release all of the documents related to his government work.

A clearly orchestrated and unrealistic process of advice and consent

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:02:12am

re: #120 KGxvi

I think y’all are forgetting this music video:

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(also, let’s be real, the best music video ever is, was, and always shall be Thriller)

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:04:14am

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

She is a Democrat; she was asking for it!!

She was going to grow up to be a democrat…

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:05:37am

re: #129 delilah

Wait! OK go.

Late the the ‘greatest video ever’ party, but since you bring up OK go, you gotta consider this one.

OK Go - I Won’t Let You Down - Official Video

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:06:52am

re: #181 Barefoot Grin

I’m trying to think when Susan Collins has ever shown herself to be anything more than a drama queen.

She’s always been Mitch’s rubber stamp.

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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:19:36am

geeeez

The US and Germany paid for this and gave it to them to save lives

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:19:50am

re: #101 Big Beautiful Door

This is the Greatest Music Video Ever Made: Peter Gabriel: Sledge Hammer

I have to agree, the Beck song is good, but does not live up to the claim attached to it here.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:19:50am

re: #154 Ace-o-aces

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This is how the article actually ends:

due process for a Republican appointee…..

Has some Republican appointee been accused of a crime?
/s

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jeffreyw  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:20:15am

Imgur


Good morning!

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:23:39am

re: #193 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Lokks a little, umm, chewy

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lizardofid  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:30:18am

re: #193 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Good morning!

Interesting growth pattern. What was the tree’s situation?

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delilah  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:39:31am

re: #188 makeitstop

Good one!

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:51:20am

re: #163 wheat-dogg

I forgot to mention that E-town, as we call it, is becoming slowly more diverse demographically. Aside from a growing population of Hispanic folks, there are also more Muslims, mostly immigrants, I think. I’ve seen women in hijab here and there in town shopping, and no one seems to bat an eye. And South Asians have always been around. (My MD was Indian and had lived in Kentucky for 30 years or more.) E-town and Hardin County are about 45 minutes south of Louisville, and suburban sprawl is gradually reaching through Bullitt County to the south as Bullitt and Hardin farmers sell off their land to real estate developers. Change is going to come to E-town whether Ms Spratt wants it or not.

When I moved to Frankfort 28 years ago there was one Tex-Mex restaurant run by whites (and it wasn’t very good). Now there are a bunch of Mexican and Chinese restaurants, a new Honduran restaurant, and most of the convenience stores are now operated by South Asians. Immigration has definitely made Frankfort a better place.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:54:03am

re: #197 Big Beautiful Door

When I moved to Frankfort 28 years ago there was one Tex-Mex restaurant run by whites (and it wasn’t very good). Now there are a bunch of Mexican and Chinese restaurants, a new Honduran restaurant, and most of the convenience stores are now operated by South Asians. Immigration has definitely made Frankfort a better place.

Ditto for Frankfurt, Germany. One of Germany’s first pizzerias opened there in the 1950’s…

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:55:16am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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You can always refer him for prosecution for perjury. Also seek to have him disbarred.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:55:27am

I honestly don’t understand why anyone would want to live in a place with little to no diversity. Immigration benefits communities in so many ways.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:55:55am

re: #199 Scottish Dragon

You can always refer him for prosecution for perjury. Also seek to have him disbarred.

Can he be prosecuted for perjury without being impeached?

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:56:05am

re: #153 Ace-o-aces

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A Federalist article from the author appropriately named Mullarkey.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:58:27am

re: #202 BlueSpotinAL

A Federalist article from the author appropriately named Mullarkey.

It’s incredibly stupid even for them. By that standard, whenever a man molests a girl, the problem is heterosexuality and you’d rightfully get mocked if you said that. It’s access not homosexuality. Catholic priests have much more access to boys than they do girls.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 6:59:18am

re: #196 delilah

Good one!

If they made a Top 10 of innovative videos, OK Go would own it. This one’s really good, too.

OK Go - The One Moment

Their smarts come into play by enlisting corporations to pick up the tab. A mere rock band could not get financing for some of their big ideas.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:00:08am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t understand why anyone would want to live in a place with little to no diversity. Immigration benefits communities in so many ways.

Fear of the scary brown people hammered into them by Fox News every day.

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Dizzy  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:01:05am

Meet the new clause, same as the old clause.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:01:17am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t understand why anyone would want to live in a place with little to no diversity. Immigration benefits communities in so many ways.

Sharia Shawarma.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:01:39am

re: #205 Big Beautiful Door

Fear of the scary brown people hammered into them by Fox News every day.

Yep. FNC has poisoned so many minds. It convinces millions of Americans that they have more in common with a pompous millionaire who lives in a tower than they do immigrant families trying to make ends meet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:01:49am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t understand why anyone would want to live in a place with little to no diversity. Immigration benefits communities in so many ways.

They don’t mind having people of color around to do menial tasks as long as they know there place and stay segregated. It is having to deal with them as social and economic equals that bothers them…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:02:32am

re: #207 GlutenFreeJesus

Sharia Shawarma.

Falafel Fatwas :).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:03:00am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They don’t mind having people of color around to do menial tasks as long as they know there place and stay segregated. It is having to deal with them as social and economic equals that bothers them…

Well when I say diversity, I’m definitely talking about integration as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:03:13am

re: #210 HappyWarrior

Falafel Fatwas :).

MS-13 taco trucks on every corner

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:04:13am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

MS-13 taco trucks on every corner

Those would be MS-13 Pupuserias but then again the people we’re mocking don’t know the difference between Mexico and El Salvador and moreover they don’t give a damn.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:06:11am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t understand why anyone would want to live in a place with little to no diversity. Immigration benefits communities in so many ways.

yes you do

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:08:04am

re: #214 dangerman

yes you do

Ha, well what I mean is I think you really weaken yourself by limiting yourself to “yor own kind” but then again I’m the product of first an inter-faith marriage, then an inter-nationality, and then an inter-class one.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:10:23am

re: #215 HappyWarrior

Ha, well what I mean is I think you really weaken yourself by limiting yourself to “yor own kind” but then again I’m the product of first an inter-faith marriage, then an inter-nationality, and then an inter-class one.

i know - i was just funnin’ too

the whole thing’s so damn dumb and artificial

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:11:47am

re: #216 dangerman

i know - i was just funnin’ too

the whole thing’s so damn dumb and artificial

What really amuses me DM is the people who spread this shit like Coulter, Carlson, and Trump live in some of the most diverse places on the planet. Familiarity breeds contempt and incest too lol.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:12:02am

re: #206 Dizzy

Meet the new clause, same as the old clause.

MAGAT: Trump negotiated a new trade deal!
US: Actually, it’s just an existing trade deal with stuff from a trade deal he bashed.
MAGAT: LALALA Can’t hear you!

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jeffreyw  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:15:24am

re: #195 lizardofid

Good morning!

Interesting growth pattern. What was the tree’s situation?

It’s a corkscrew willow. We planted it in the yard about 25 years ago.

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I really don’t remember why the limbs diverged like that, likely it was pruned as a sapling by deer, those pesky bastards.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:22:08am

It’s quiet out there…too quiet…

Too Quiet

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:23:26am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

What really amuses me DM is the people who spread this shit like Coulter, Carlson, and Trump live in some of the most diverse places on the planet. Familiarity breeds contempt and incest too lol.

the opposite is also true
put people in proximity and some will ‘stray’ or investigate by choice or by accident
they find that love is love, people are people, truth is truth and the artificial thing holding the clan/tribe/group together wasnt really anything at all

that’s the real fear of anyone trying to protect their ‘numbers’ and ‘purity’:
‘mixing’ and ‘diluting’ is inevitable

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:24:06am

re: #218 Belafon

MAGAT: Trump negotiated a new trade deal!
US: Actually, it’s just an existing trade deal with stuff from a trade deal he bashed.
MAGAT: LALALA Can’t hear you!

same tactic they are using re kavanaugh

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:25:19am

re: #221 dangerman

the opposite is also true
put people in proximity and some will ‘stray’ or investigate by choice or by accident
they find that love is love, people are people, truth is truth and the artificial thing holding the clan/tribe/group together wasnt really anything at all

that’s the real fear of anyone trying to protect their ‘numbers’ and ‘purity’:
‘mixing’ and ‘diluting’ is inevitable

It didn’t set out to be this way but my genealogy research has validated a lot my philosophy. I can check my direct line to seven different countries including our own in the past 250 years prior to my birth.

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Dizzy  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:34:28am

re: #218 Belafon

MAGAT: Trump negotiated a new trade deal!
US: Actually, it’s just an existing trade deal with stuff from a trade deal he bashed.
MAGAT: LALALA Can’t hear you!

WINNING! So much whining, I mean winning!

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:43:02am

Whoopsie!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:43:26am

A University of Kentucky dean will have to face a jury trial on charges he caved to unhappiness from Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and fired a professor who criticized the governor’s plan to roll back Medicaid benefits.

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Weir called the case “the epic story of academic intrigue and the place of free speech” at the UK College of Dentistry and required a trial to see if Dean Stephanos Kyrkanides breached the First Amendment rights of long-time dentistry professor Raynor Mullins when he ended Mullins’ post-retirement appointment in 2017.

Weir dismissed Kyrkanides’ motion for summary judgment, ruling that Mullins’ lawsuit can go to trial.

“We are disappointed in the decision,” said UK spokeswoman Kristi Willett. “We look forward to our day in court.”

The lawsuit alleges that Mullins, 74, a former chair of the department of community dentistry and 40-year veteran of dental public health who also worked at the UK Center for Oral Health Research, made public comments along with four colleagues in July 2016 that were critical of the proposal to roll back parts of the Medicaid expansion made under the Affordable Care Act during former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration. The waiver would have curtailed or eliminated dental benefits.

According to legal documents, someone from Bevin’s administration called UK officials, who then expressed the administration’s displeasure to Kyrkanides. The person who allegedly called UK has never been identified. When the lawsuit was filed in August, 2017, a Bevin spokeswoman denied the claims that anyone from Bevin’s office had pressured UK.

Bevin is a mini-trump

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:46:17am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:48:48am

re: #1 jaunte

A rally with the Yam?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:50:05am

Welcome to another new exciting Infrastructure Week my friends.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:50:29am

re: #225 Ace-o-aces

So, if we are supposed to start calling it USMCA, then why does the legal text repeatedly refer to it as

NAFTA 2018” ???

to paraphrase george carlin:

you can spell your name ‘S M I T H and pronounce it ‘Janofsky’ if you want to…
they’re all silent, never mind…

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:56:20am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹

… I believe if we study history — you know, the Confederates were able to shoot pterodactyls. You know, back in the Civil War. And they spread these things out. Anybody can look it up online. They spread these things out, and… this is a historical fact. So, you know, they spread this thing out and it’s got huge wing-length. It’s a pterodactyl they shot! So of course these things have been around.

The new standard of Truth.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:58:36am

I’m wondering if any reporters are digging in on that Kavanaugh ‘drunken brawl’ story that ended up with one of his friends in jail.

That one should be pretty easy to verify, no?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:59:01am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnut preacher Matt Powell (age 22), who thinks LGBT should be killed in accordance with Biblical law:

… I believe if we study history — you know, the Confederates were able to shoot pterodactyls. You know, back in the Civil War. And they spread these things out. Anybody can look it up online. They spread these things out, and… this is a historical fact. So, you know, they spread this thing out and it’s got huge wing-length. It’s a pterodactyl they shot! So of course these things have been around. Now they went extinct, obviously. Slowly but surely. And so I don’t believe that just because… at some point in time, coming from your perspective, that… just because they stopped talking about it means that they never saw it. When we have all this evidence that they’ve seen it.

So they were shooting the pterodactyls for…food? Sport? Because they thought the pterodactyls were union spies?

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:00:43am

re: #234 Sir John Barron

So they were shooting the pterodactyls for…food? Sport? Because they thought the pterodactyls were union spies?

No one took advantage of the new photography technology to take a photo of Confederate soldiers showing off the pterodactyl they brought down?

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Interesting Times  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:01:46am

Er…boom? Who’s the interviewer pictured here? I can’t recognize her:

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:04:00am

re: #235 makeitstop

No one took advantage of the new photography technology to take a photo of Confederate soldiers showing off the pterodactyl they brought down?

Probably the long exposure times necessary in “wet-plate” photography in the 1860s discouraged them: the Johnnies likely got bored holding up the dead pterodactyl unmoving for minutes at a time….

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:04:09am

re: #232 Sir John Barron

The new standard of Truth.

that whole bit of blather was nothing but rhetorical twaddle
he didnt say anything - he just strung words together that looked like coherency
he didnt ‘prove’ anything

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:04:26am

re: #235 makeitstop

No one took advantage of the new photography technology to take a photo of Confederate soldiers showing off the pterodactyl they brought down?

YOU CAN LOOK IT UP ONLINE

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danarchy  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:04:36am

re: #151 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnut preacher Matt Powell (age 22), who thinks LGBT should be killed in accordance with Biblical law:

… I believe if we study history — you know, the Confederates were able to shoot pterodactyls. You know, back in the Civil War. And they spread these things out. Anybody can look it up online. They spread these things out, and… this is a historical fact. So, you know, they spread this thing out and it’s got huge wing-length. It’s a pterodactyl they shot! So of course these things have been around. Now they went extinct, obviously. Slowly but surely. And so I don’t believe that just because… at some point in time, coming from your perspective, that… just because they stopped talking about it means that they never saw it. When we have all this evidence that they’ve seen it.

Civil War pterosaur.

It’s sepia toned, it must be real! Except it is actually a promotional image for a short lived tv show called Freakylinks.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:07:17am

re: #239 Sir John Barron

YOU CAN LOOK IT UP ONLINE

didnt casey stengel say that?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:08:02am

re: #204 makeitstop

Case in point: They persuaded Honda to let them use Honda’s Uni-Cub “personal mover” for that “I Won’t Let You Down” video, as a promotion for the company. Honda paid for the whole thing.

billboard.com

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:17:28am
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Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:18:03am

She is going public today. Good.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:18:45am

re: #235 makeitstop

No one took advantage of the new photography technology to take a photo of Confederate soldiers showing off the pterodactyl they brought down?

He’s probably talking about this photo - and those look like Union Soldiers to me*.

*BTW, this is obviously some kind of photoshop hoax.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:18:54am

re: #244 Scottish Dragon

She is going public today. Good.

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Good. That’s exactly what she should be doing if the FBI won’t talk to her or her lawyer.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:19:11am

In other good news, I received my absentee ballot today.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:19:27am

re: #240 danarchy

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It’s sepia toned, it must be real! Except it is actually a promotional image for a short lived tv show called Freakylinks.

Thanks - I wondered where that photo originated from.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:20:54am

Sorry to go OT but I know we have a lot of other genealogy buffs here. Sometimes, something is just under your nose. I was sharing the fact that my grandfather’s mother was pregnant with my grand uncle with some people and produced what I thought was her record of arrival. Turned out it was a record of detainment. My guess is maybe Great Grandma was sick after making the long journey alone in her third trimester. But I don’t know.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:21:11am

re: #247 wheat-dogg

In other good news, I received my absentee ballot today.

I should be receiving mine sometime this week I figure.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:23:42am

D’oh. That does remind me. I do need to send out my grandmother’s absentee application. Thanks Wheat and DL.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:24:00am

re: #250 Dr Lizardo

I should be receiving mine sometime this week I figure.

I have the option to receive and send mine by e-mail or fax. In order to send, I have to waive the right to a secret ballot, but I am willing to take the risk since the mail service between China and the USA is fraught with delays.

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ObserverArt  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:27:07am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have to agree, the Beck song is good, but does not live up to the claim attached to it here.

What if it is one of the greatest videos ever…to Charles?

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

It’s personal.

And the comments here show just that. Everyone has their best.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:28:49am

re: #253 ObserverArt

What if it is one of the greatest videos ever…to Charles?

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

It’s personal.

And the comments here show just that. Everyone has their best.

True - here’s one of my favorite videos:

The Plasmatics - The Damned

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ObserverArt  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:28:51am

re: #193 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Did you get stung by any of those yellow jackets?

It is that time of the year when they are a real pain in the…what ever they sting.

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MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:32:01am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹

Dilhead weighs in:

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wheat-dogg  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:35:48am

I guess the trick is to use big words so their bots can’t catch on to what you’re saying.

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ObserverArt  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:36:26am

re: #236 Interesting Times

Er…boom? Who’s the interviewer pictured here? I can’t recognize her:

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I’m working my way through the comments, so it may already be answered.

That is Kate Snow.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:36:54am

re: #257 wheat-dogg

I guess the trick is to use big words so their bots can’t catch on to what you’re saying.

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Oh but they’re such champions of free peach. //

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:37:43am

re: #257 wheat-dogg

I guess the trick is to use big words so their bots can’t catch on to what you’re saying.

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Falwell Jr has the same setup and that’s why I’m locked out of Twitter for a week.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:40:20am

re: #245 Dr Lizardo

He’s probably talking about this photo - and those look like Union Soldiers to me*.

*BTW, this is obviously some kind of photoshop hoax.

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2018, where this actually needs to be said

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:42:53am

If Judge Rapey somehow doesn’t make it the SCOTUS, he’ll be rewarded with a lifetime supply of wingnut welfare. Either way, this fratboy douche is set for life.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:44:26am

re: #237 Jay C

Probably the long exposure times necessary in “wet-plate” photography in the 1860s discouraged them: the Johnnies likely got bored holding up the dead pterodactyl unmoving for minutes at a time….

Good point. Pterodactyls tend to get heavy after a while. Or so I’ve heard.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:45:53am

re: #262 Dr. Matt

If Judge Rapey somehow doesn’t make it the SCOTUS, he’ll be rewarded with a lifetime supply of wingnut welfare. Either way, this fratboy douche is set for life.

The point is, this asshole should not even have come up for consideration, this was only made possible by the GOP stonewalling Obama over Merrick Garland.

So fuck ‘em, GOP deserve all the bad publicity they get over this.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:46:26am

re: #256 MsJ

What exactly is the right reaction to the folks who ruined your life, and your family’s life, for political gain? High fives?

scotty:

no one has an inherent right to not be accused
no one has an inherent right to not be falsely accused

if you are maliciously or frivolously accused, there are remedies

otherwise you defend yourself
like the rest of us.

no one has an inherent right to not be vilified in/by the media or social media

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:47:01am

re: #264 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The point is, this asshole should not even have come up for consideration, this was only made possible by the GOP stonewalling Obama over Merrick Garland.

So fuck ‘em, GOP deserve all the bad publicity they get over this.

This is the Kennedy seat. Gorsuch is there because of what happened to Garland. Not nitpicking but this is more the result of piss poor vetting and wanting an ideologue.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:47:07am

If confederate traitors actually shot a pterodactyl, it is pretty much a certainty they would have saved/mounted (at the very minimum) the skull. Quite amazing there is no record of this thing.

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:47:39am

re: #261 dangerman

2018, where this actually needs to be said

And still might be disbelieved.
Somewhere.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:47:41am

re: #254 Dr Lizardo

True - here’s one of my favorite videos:

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Caught them at University of Houston in early 80’s. Quite a different show they put on.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:49:25am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

This is the Kennedy seat. Gorsuch is there because of what happened to Garland. Not nitpicking but this is more the result of piss poor vetting and wanting an ideologue.

According to the early reporting, Judge Rapey was Kennedy’s recommendation.

After Justice Anthony Kennedy told President Donald Trump he would relinquish his seat on the Supreme Court, the president emerged from his private meeting with the retiring jurist focused on one candidate to name as his successor: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Kennedy’s former law clerk.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:49:46am

re: #256 MsJ

What’s the proper reaction? How about:

These are serious accusations and for the sake of Dr. Ford, myself, my family, and the integrity of the Supreme Court and the United States Senate, I believe a full and complete investigation by the FBI is warranted. I am confident that an investigation will prove my innocence and I look forward to working with investigators accordingly.

It’s incredibly easy to do, unless of course, you’re fucking guilty. In which case, you scream and yell about how you deserve to be one of the nine most powerful people in the country and that this is all Clinton dirty tricks to bring down a good man.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:50:04am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

This is the Kennedy seat. Gorsuch is there because of what happened to Garland. Not nitpicking but this is more the result of piss poor vetting and wanting an ideologue.

no second seat would be open if not for the GOP being obstructionist bastards

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:50:17am

re: #270 Dr. Matt

According to the early reporting, Judge Rapey was Kennedy’s recommendation.

Yeah I saw that. I don’t think it’s uncommon for a retiring justice to recommend.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:50:31am

re: #267 Dr. Matt

If confederate traitors actually shot a pterodactyl, it is pretty much a certainty they would have saved/mounted (at the very minimum) the skull. Quite amazing there is no record of this thing.

If anyone in the Civil War Era had shot and killed a pterodactyl, it would have been preserved and sent to a museum as a “wonder of the age”.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:52:29am

re: #262 Dr. Matt

If Judge Rapey somehow doesn’t make it the SCOTUS, he’ll be rewarded with a lifetime supply of wingnut welfare. Either way, this fratboy douche is set for life.

Nah, the wingnut welfare will only come if he can’t keep his seat on the DC Court of Appeals. The movement types know better than to be that obvious with a federal judge - he’ll get a few extra speaking gigs a year, and if/when he writes a book there will be some bulk buys where the books are then given away in swag bags at gatherings, but he’s not going to get the full wingnut welfare treatment.

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MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:53:12am

re: #256 MsJ

JFC, Scott Adams decided to reply so yeeeee haaaaaa…my mentions are blowing up.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:54:35am

My wife sent me this link earlier, and I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of the strangest articles I’ve ever read on the internet: The Crying Of Lot 55: The Unsolved Mysteries And Alternate Realities Of Andrew W.K.

It’s so weird. I have no idea what to make of it.

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:55:01am

re: #274 Dr Lizardo

If anyone in the Civil War Era had shot and killed a pterodactyl, it would have been preserved and sent to a museum as a “wonder of the age”.

You mean like the “Cardiff Giant” or the “Feejee Mermaid”??
Not surprising that records of it have gotten lost…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:55:39am

re: #277 makeitstop

My wife sent me this link earlier, and I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of the strangest articles I’ve ever read on the internet: The Crying Of Lot 55: The Unsolved Mysteries And Alternate Realities Of Andrew W.K.

It’s so weird. I have no idea what to make of it.

An American Performance Artist

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:58:22am

re: #265 dangerman

scotty:

no one has an inherent right to not be accused
no one has an inherent right to not be falsely accused

if you are maliciously or frivolously accused, there are remedies

otherwise you defend yourself
like the rest of us.

no one has an inherent right to not be vilified in/by the media or social media

Going to go full legal nerd here for a second:

False accusations aren’t protected speech, and false claims of sexual assault probably fall into the category of defamation per se. The whole point of defamation claims is that another person hurt/ruined your reputation - that’s what the damages are ultimately for, the injury to your reputation. So actually, we do have an inherent right to not be falsely accused. Just as we have an inherent right to not be shoved out of the way because someone else is late for their train (that would be battery).

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 8:59:41am

re: #278 Jay C

You mean like the “Cardiff Giant” or the “Feejee Mermaid”??
Not surprising that records of it have gotten lost…

I should’ve specified a real, genuine, bona-fide pterodactyl. Which would, of course, be ridiculous.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:01:07am

re: #278 Jay C

You mean like the “Cardiff Giant” or the “Feejee Mermaid”??
Not surprising that records of it have gotten lost…

Forgot to add, “Jake the Alligator Man” is still around at Marsh’s Free Museum in Long Beach, WA.

en.wikipedia.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:01:55am

re: #282 Dr Lizardo

Forgot to add, “Jake the Alligator Man” is still around at Marsh’s Free Museum in Long Beach, WA.

en.wikipedia.org

and chupacabras

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:02:35am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

An American Performance Artist

I’ve seen him twice - once with just him and a sequencer keyboard at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, and once fronting Marky Ramone’s Ramones tribute at the Gramercy in NYC.

Love the guy. But damn, this article…it sketches out the very dark side to his ‘party’ persona, and a lot of it is more than a little disturbing.

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MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:06:20am

I read something here yesterday that deeply troubled me…like I could not stop thinking about it all night. I wrote this thread which really doesn’t capture the depths of my concerns.

The issue gets to the core of “Some of My Best Friends Are…” regarding racism, sexism, etc., and that whole discussion made me think that we have an issue far bigger than I thought and how we are addressing it now is not addressing the right things.

We are trying to change minds to see people as people when we need to change minds to see people as people they already know and like. Will this change everyone? No. But it is much clearer to me now is WHY what we’re doing is not effective.

To give an example, Anymouse has the support and respect of his townspeople as an acceptable liberal and atheist. (Not to pick on anyone here!!!!) What is the next step in the evolution of acceptance (especially as an atheist!) then? MOST OTHERS ARE JUST LIKE ME! Or those black folks from church you like, MOST OTHERS ARE LIKE THEM!

I was so bummed reading this yesterday morning that I shut down my phone for most of the day and night.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:07:16am

re: #274 Dr Lizardo

If anyone in the Civil War Era had shot and killed a pterodactyl, it would have been preserved and sent to a museum as a “wonder of the age”.

why the hell are we having this conversation?

/s

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:08:19am

re: #276 MsJ

JFC, Scott Adams decided to reply so yeeeee haaaaaa…my mentions are blowing up.

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msj for supreme court
already more qualified than kav

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:09:35am

re: #276 MsJ

JFC, Scott Adams decided to reply so yeeeee haaaaaa…my mentions are blowing up.

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Does he mean like Hillary and Bill were accused of killing multiple people over the course of how many years?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:10:52am

re: #288 Eventual Carrion

Does he mean like Hillary and Bill were accused of killing multiple people over the course of how many years?

That’s different.

///

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:14:02am

re: #280 KGxvi

Going to go full legal nerd here for a second:

False accusations aren’t protected speech, and false claims of sexual assault probably fall into the category of defamation per se. The whole point of defamation claims is that another person hurt/ruined your reputation - that’s what the damages are ultimately for, the injury to your reputation. So actually, we do have an inherent right to not be falsely accused. Just as we have an inherent right to not be shoved out of the way because someone else is late for their train (that would be battery).

going to go full not-legal non-nerd here: ;-)

i should have said “mistakenly” or something like that
clearly people get accused of stuff they didnt do and they end up proving it
that doesnt make the accusation less valid

and their reputations are still shot and they are still out legal fees and their wives divorce them and their kids hate them all the other stuff that goes with it

(i did then say maliciously or frivolously below)

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:14:35am

re: #286 dangerman

why the hell are we having this conversation?

/s

Just IMO, the “story” of the Confederate Pterodactyl (and the comments here read something like the outline of a short story) is at least as interesting as the usual political stuff we go on about…
YMMV.
😜

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:16:02am
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Skip Intro  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:18:17am

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:18:20am

re: #288 Eventual Carrion

Does he mean like Hillary and Bill were accused of killing multiple people over the course of how many years?

Which Kavanaugh actually took part in pushing even if he probably didn’t believe it but knew it would sell with gullible right wing assholes.

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Dizzy  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:23:47am

Media not doing their jobs. Via the amazing Daniel Dale.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:24:09am

re: #291 Jay C

Just IMO, the “story” of the Confederate Pterodactyl (and the comments here read something like the outline of a short story) is at least as interesting as the usual political stuff we go on about…
YMMV.
😜

these days my tolerance control is all askew

ill muse around fantasy ideas with anyone
jurassic park, the lost world, ‘it’s about time’ (remember that one?)

this nutter is saying it’s real. it happened

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:38:19am
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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:38:42am

“Antics”

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:41:21am

re: #297 jaunte

It’s only a matter of time……

“Kavanaugh lied to own the libs. Chekmate!”

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garzooma  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:42:52am

re: #297 jaunte

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Ah yes, the famous “I was upset” exception to perjury.

“I lied because I was upset at being called a liar.”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:43:14am

re: #245 Dr Lizardo

He’s probably talking about this photo - and those look like Union Soldiers to me*.

*BTW, this is obviously some kind of photoshop hoax.

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1) If confederate soldiers came across a pterodactyl they would have surrendered to it.

2) How come you can’t hear a pterodactyl in the bathroom? The P is silent.

I’ll be here all week.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:44:08am

Take me out to the ball game

“…Even if you knew nothing else about Kavanaugh, that story would smell real bad. It’s massively implausible on its face — who carries the credit card interest rate float on between $60,000 and $200,000 worth of entertainment purchases for his friends? Kavanaugh’s story isn’t just that he made the initial purchases of these tickets for such massive amounts, which would be questionable by itself, but that he was carrying enormous amounts of revolving credit debt for the benefit of a bunch of “friends,” who were apparently in no hurry to pay the huge amounts of money they owed to a judge on the nation’s second most important appellate court.

But now we do know a lot more about Kavanaugh. The man is a brazen liar. This story is bullshit, and it’s covering up something somewhere between very unseemly and extremely criminal.”
lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:44:59am
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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:46:00am

Not many know about this, sadly:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:49:55am
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Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:51:05am

re: #297 jaunte

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Why yes, it would make you a liar that wasn’t fit to be a federal court judge.

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sagehen  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:52:56am
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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:53:51am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:54:09am

Because literally the only thing Trump cares about is appearance. It’s like taking a crappy motel, putting a fancy facade on it, and ‘Trump’ in big gold letters.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:56:08am

re: #305 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Perjury is a pretty big damn deal.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:57:54am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

Perjury is a pretty big damn deal.

Perjury is for little people, and Democrats.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:58:02am
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gwangung  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:58:05am

re: #304 electrotek

Not many know about this, sadly:

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Unfortunately, I know a lot of families affected…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:58:14am

If he were honest and said that he overindulged, people might be more understanding. It may be embarrassing but you know what, it’s part of the job when you’re trying to get a lifelong appointment.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 9:59:04am

re: #304 electrotek

Not many know about this, sadly:

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Their treatment of their natives wasn’t much better. We learn by being open about the past.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:00:29am

re: #315 HappyWarrior

Their treatment of their natives wasn’t much better. We learn by being open about the past.

Try telling that to Nazi Barbie doll Faith Goldy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:02:32am

re: #316 electrotek

Try telling that to Nazi Barbie doll Faith Goldy.

I don’t know who she is but it’s telling to me Western wingnuts view & approach history the same way we are horrified by nationalist Turks and Japanese approach the Armenian genocide and treatment of civilians and POWs during wwii.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:02:57am

re: #228 Interesting Times

Damn, this says it all:

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If you’re on FB and want to share, here’s the post where I found it.

I made this connection days ago and you’re right. It’s really fucked up.

Like the first time I heard the term “ram through” used to refer to the Republicans forced push to confirm Kavanagh I though “wow that’s tone deaf”

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:04:08am

re: #314 HappyWarrior

If he were honest and said that he overindulged, people might be more understanding. It may be embarrassing but you know what, it’s part of the job when you’re trying to get a lifelong appointment.

The problem, from his point of view, is that we’ve all known that drunk asshole who gropes a girl (or worse) when on a bender. So the moment he admits that he might have drank to much, he opens himself up to being that drunk asshole who tried to take advantage.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:04:23am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

I don’t know who she is but it’s telling to me Western wingnuts view & approach history the same way we are horrified by nationalist Turks and Japanese approach the Armenian genocide and treatment of civilians and POWs during wwii.

She’s running for mayor of Toronto and was fired from The Rebel last year for her sympathetic coverage of Charlottesville Nazis and for appearing in a neo-Nazi podcast discussing the “Jewish Question”. She also cited publicly the 14 Words and was promoting the work of a Romanian anti-Semite who advocated eliminating Jews.

But she professes herself to be pro-Israel of course.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:04:31am

re: #297 jaunte

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its ok for a supreme court nominee to lie in his confirmation hearings

its ok for him (her?) to unilaterally decide what he gets to lie about

its ok to not tell anyone that he’s doing this

THAT ASININE PTERODACTYL STORY MAKES MORE SENSE THAN THIS

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sagehen  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:05:53am

re: #314 HappyWarrior

If he were honest and said that he overindulged, people might be more understanding. It may be embarrassing but you know what, it’s part of the job when you’re trying to get a lifelong appointment.

EVERYBODY would be more understanding.

That’s exactly what George W Bush said/did — “yeah, I drank a lot when I was younger, too much, until it got to be such a problem that Laura said I had to choose between her and alcohol. So I chose her.”

There was nothing more his opponents could say about it, they had to move on to other topics and complaints.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:06:37am

Speaking of Dubya, is it true that he’s in favor of confirming Kavanaugh?

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:07:30am

re: #323 electrotek

Speaking of Dubya, is it true that he’s in favor of confirming Kavanaugh?

Probably, he’s the one who nominated him to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. And Kavanaugh had a job in the Bush White House.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:08:33am

re: #322 sagehen

EVERYBODY would be more understanding.

That’s exactly what George W Bush said/did — “yeah, I drank a lot when I was younger, too much, until it got to be such a problem that Laura said I had to choose between her and alcohol. So I chose her.”

There was nothing more his opponents could say about it, they had to move on to other topics and complaints.

Bush didn’t have an attempted rape allegation (not to mention the other sexual assault claims) tied to his drinking though. Maybe a couple of DUIs, but that’s a world away from the trouble Kavanaugh is facing.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:09:45am
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Interesting Times  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:10:14am

re: #323 electrotek

Speaking of Dubya, is it true that he’s in favor of confirming Kavanaugh?

Worse - he’s lobbying “moderates” like Collins, Murkowski, and barely-Dem Joe Manchin to confirm him.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:11:06am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:14:47am

re: #312 jaunte

“It was a big part except not really at all.”

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:15:35am

re: #329 Sir John Barron

“It was a big part except not really at all.”

“Certain understandings are had.”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:20:47am

re: #330 jaunte

“Certain understandings are had.”

Bigly understandings were had by all

332
makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:23:31am

Moonie Times settles Seth Rich lawsuit…

333
HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:24:51am

re: #323 electrotek

Speaking of Dubya, is it true that he’s in favor of confirming Kavanaugh?

Not merely in favor, rallying the undecideds last I heard.

334
Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:27:52am

I see that the steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as foreign retaliatory tariffs are still in effect. Until that changes there is no real difference to having this slightly altered NAFTA agreement to what we had last week.

335
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:29:57am

re: #333 HappyWarrior

Not merely in favor, rallying the undecideds last I heard.

The Christian Taliban, who can’t see far past their noses, have said that they won’t support the Republicans if the Kavanaugh nomination is defeated. This is why the nomination has not been pulled, and why Kavanaugh has not been replaced by another misogynist with less baggage.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:33:52am

re: #335 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The Christian Taliban, who can’t see far past their noses, have said that they won’t support the Republicans if the Kavanaugh nomination is defeated. This is why the nomination has not been pulled, and why Kavanaugh has not been replaced by another misogynist with less baggage.

Yep.

337
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:40:17am

re: #218 Belafon

MAGAT: Trump negotiated a new trade deal!
US: Actually, it’s just an existing trade deal with stuff from a trade deal he bashed.
MAGAT: LALALA Can’t hear you!

Sounds like there may be competent negotiators on the team. Hmmm — what about Trump creating The Trump Best Health Care Act by either renaming the ACA or adopting Medicare for all and passing that?

338
gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:43:54am

the President is an asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:46:14am

re: #338 gocart mozart

the President is an asshole.

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The MAGA cult loves that shit. The only thing Trump knows how to do is endear himself to his supporters. Being a piece of shit is that.

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wrenchwench  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:46:48am

re: #338 gocart mozart

the President is an asshole.

Day 618 and counting…

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MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:46:57am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:47:40am

re: #341 MsJ

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I’m honestly surprised that Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet and started dressing in uniform.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:49:06am

Comey to House Judiciary: public testimony, or go scratch your asses.

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wrenchwench  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:49:13am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised that Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet and started dressing in uniform.

He’s Commander in Chief, in the uniform of the Fat Businessmen

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:50:33am

re: #343 makeitstop

Comey to House Judiciary: public testimony, or go scratch your asses.

Interesting.

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MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:50:34am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised that Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet and started dressing in uniform.

347
KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:51:07am

First post Ford hearing poll - Kavanaugh at 35/37/28, confirm/don’t confirm/too soon to say. Last week it had been 32/30/38. Support among Republicans is at 75%. But there’s a real gender divide - men are at 41%, women are at 29%.

Those aren’t good numbers for Kavanaugh, Trump, or the GOP heading into an election.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:51:15am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

He’s not the type who pretends to be a general; he “has” generals, and he “knows more than they do.”

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:51:51am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:52:15am

re: #296 dangerman

these days my tolerance control is all askew

ill muse around fantasy ideas with anyone
jurassic park, the lost world, ‘it’s about time’ (remember that one?)

this nutter is saying it’s real. it happened

Maybe he watched too much Torchwood. Didn’t they have a pet pterodactyl?

351
Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:53:55am

re: #350 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe he watched too much Torchwood. Didn’t they have a pet pterodactyl?

Look up Primeval, the British TV show.

352
MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:54:27am

re: #351 Belafon

Look up Primeval.

I loved the first two seasons of that show!

353
makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:54:54am

re: #351 Belafon

Look up Primeval, the British TV show.

That was a very cool show.

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:55:10am

re: #350 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe he watched too much Torchwood. Didn’t they have a pet pterodactyl?

No: but in the first season of Primeval, one of the characters had a pet flying lizard named Rex. I think they passed him off as being from “South America”….

355
lizardofid  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:56:51am

re: #274 Dr Lizardo

If anyone in the Civil War Era had shot and killed a pterodactyl, it would have been preserved breaded and sent to a museum pan fried as a “wonder of the age”.

Edited to defend mah particulah heritage.

; )

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:57:36am

re: #347 KGxvi

First post Ford hearing poll - Kavanaugh at 35/37/28, confirm/don’t confirm/too soon to say. Last week it had been 32/30/38. Support among Republicans is at 75%. But there’s a real gender divide - men are at 41%, women are at 29%.

Those aren’t good numbers for Kavanaugh, Trump, or the GOP heading into an election.

I don’t think there’s ever been a SCOTUS pick this controversial. And Kavanaugh only has himself ot blame.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 10:58:11am

re: #355 lizardofid

Edited to defend mah particulah heritage.

; )

Welcome ot Kentucky Fried Pterodactyl, can I take your order?.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:01:44am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

I don’t think there’s ever been a SCOTUS pick this controversial. And Kavanaugh only has himself ot blame.

Miers was pretty controversial, but for very different reasons. Same with Bork, controversial, but for different reasons. Kavanaugh is closest to Thomas, but with a much more… for lack of a better term… woke society.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:03:04am
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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:03:11am

Obama’s new endorsement list…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:05:21am

re: #353 makeitstop

re: #352 MsJ

re: #351 Belafon

re: #354 Jay C

tardis.wikia.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:05:48am

re: #359 Kragar

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You ever think that he just may be thoes things? Lindsay. You can have your head in the sand about Kavanaugh’s behavior all you want but it’s not Amy Klobuchar or any Senate Democrat’s fault that Kavanaugh ahs a history of being irresponsible especially when alcohol is involved.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:05:48am
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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:05:54am

re: #359 Kragar

Shut the fuck up, Butters.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:06:48am

re: #360 makeitstop

Obama’s new endorsement list…

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Woohoo! Jen Wexton’s on there.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:07:32am

I’m sorry that it chips Lindsay and Kavanaugh’s ass that not everyone thinks he’s the great guy that they amde him out to be.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:09:18am

re: #343 makeitstop

Comey to House Judiciary: public testimony, or go scratch your asses.

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Personally I hope Comey wakes up every morning screaming from the nightmare that he is personally responsible for the evil that occupies the WH.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:09:42am

re: #365 HappyWarrior

Woohoo! Jen Wexton’s on there.

No Liuba Shirley, though. And she’s running for Peter King’s seat.

C’mon, Mr. President. Give my homegirl Liuba a lift.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:09:48am

re: #359 Kragar

I’ll bite, Lindsey: How do you think the cops would react if someone yelled at them like that at the police station?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:10:34am

re: #368 makeitstop

No Liuba Shirley, though. And she’s running for Peter King’s seat.

C’mon, Mr. President. Give my homegirl Liuba a lift.

Bummer. Yeah come on Barack.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:11:21am

re: #369 Belafon

I’ll bite, Lindsey: How do you think the cops would react if someone yelled at them like that at the police station?

Or how would Lindsay respond if a Democrat accused of the same behaviors got belligerent with him and his fellow Republicans? Lindsay seems to have a real hard on about protecting Kavanaugh.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:13:24am

Which reminds me - there’s a Dem candidate on Long Island who’s running against the repulsive Trump-bot Lee Zeldin. I ran out to the music store to buy some strings Saturday morning, and I saw one of his lawn signs, which read

Perry Gershon - Democrat for Congress

It’s been so long since I’ve seen any campaign signs that openly identified the party of the candidate. Really refreshing to see.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:13:26am

re: #369 Belafon

I’ll bite, Lindsey: How do you think the cops would react if someone yelled at them like that at the police station?

White guy or black guy?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:14:21am

re: #312 jaunte

…it was a big part…and certain things and certain understandings are had.

Blink.
Blink blink…
….
Blink blink blink….
….
OFFS.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:14:26am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Or how would Lindsay respond if a Democrat accused of the same behaviors got belligerent with him and his fellow Republicans? Lindsay seems to have a real hard on about protecting Kavanaugh.

If Judge Rapey were a “D”, the senate GOP would already have 12 concurrent investigations going by now.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:14:39am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:15:04am

re: #372 makeitstop

Which reminds me - there’s a Dem candidate on Long Island who’s running against the repulsive Trump-bot Lee Zeldin. I ran out to the music store to buy some strings Saturday morning, and I saw one of his lawn signs, which read

Perry Gershon - Democrat for Congress

It’s been so long since I’ve seen any campaign signs that openly identified the party of the candidate. Really refreshing to see.

What I liked seeing here in VA-10 is that Wexton has signs with Kaine. It’s not only ecologically good but also savvy too because it’s encouraging people who may consider splitting their ticket not to do it. Our district went for Clinton-Kaine but we have a Republican Congresswoman. Likewise, our district has gone for Kaine in his past runs for state office.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:15:54am

re: #376 Kragar

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The party is hopeless at this point. Maybe if Trump had lost and they did some deep soul searching but not anymore.

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CongoJack  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:17:52am

re: #376 Kragar

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or brainwashed… I have some family in KS that are just… dumb fox bots.

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Citizen K  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:18:13am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

The party is hopeless at this point. Maybe if Trump had lost and they did some deep soul searching but not anymore.

The last time they did some deep soul searching, they double downed on racism, homophobia, and total partisan obstruction, and the American people adored them for it.

Any soul searching they’ll do will turn them into the Nazi Party outright And I’m afraid the media will allow the total rebranding to work and send them to another few decades of unfettered power.

381
wrenchwench  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:18:56am

re: #363 jaunte

Willie N. is turning into Woody G.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:19:58am

re: #380 Citizen K

The last time they did some deep soul searching, they double downed on racism, homophobia, and total partisan obstruction, and the American people adored them for it.

Any soul searching they’ll do will turn them into the Nazi Party outright And I’m afraid the media will allow the total rebranding to work and send them to another few decades of unfettered power.

Exactly. I meant real soul searching btw. The kind that doesn’t involve double downing on being racist pricks.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:20:10am

re: #359 Kragar

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Or I’d limit my comments to “Let’s have the FBI investigate, as I’m confident they will not find any merit to the allegations.”

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:20:12am

The Onion just did an article about me.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:20:47am
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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:21:46am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised that Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet and started dressing in uniform.

…during the day

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Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:23:27am

re: #383 Mike Lamb

Or I’d limit my comments to “Let’s have the FBI investigate, as I’m confident they will not find any merit to the allegations.”

Or, “Given that I’m innocent and that I place a good deal of faith in polygraph tests, I’d happily submit to one.”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:25:14am

re: #343 makeitstop

Comey to House Judiciary: public testimony, or go scratch your asses.

What do they want him to testify about? Email-Gate 23: The Vince Foster Connection?

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:25:51am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

I’m honestly surprised that Trump hasn’t given himself a military rank yet and started dressing in uniform.

He still has 2 years….

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:27:22am

re: #332 makeitstop

Moonie Times settles Seth Rich lawsuit…

When will Sean Haw Haw Hannity pay up?

391
makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:27:39am

This Judiciary transcript of a phone interview with Kavanaugh details six accusations of sexual misconduct.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:27:43am

re: #359 Kragar

When it comes to Judge Kavanaugh, there’s not an ounce of fairness left in Senate Democrats. How would you react if somebody accused you being a sexual predator, a gang rapist, and a bumbling stumbling alcoholic?

lindsey et al are indignant kavanaugh was even accused

393
HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:27:53am

re: #390 Sir John Barron

When will Sean Haw Haw Hannity pay up?

Hopefully soon. The shit he did to that family was awful.

394
jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:28:42am

I Went To Kavanaugh’s Alma Mater, Georgetown Prep, And It Was A Case Study In Misogyny

theestablishment.co

“…We did not have a comprehensive sexual health education at Prep. Freshmen were required to take physical education, and we had a rigorous program of units on weightlifting and other sports. One day out of every class cycle, we met with a coach who styled himself as “Doctor.” There was no textbook or curriculum. He simply shared amusing anecdotes and gave us words of wisdom such as:

“Boys, the first time you have sex, you’re not going to last long. So you should probably be drunk so you’ll last a little longer.”

There were high fives around the room. Everyone laughed. There was no discussion of how to use contraception and there was certainly no attempt to discuss what consent was. “

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:28:48am
396
Citizen K  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:29:02am

re: #392 dangerman

lindsey et al are indignant kavanaugh was even accused

Remember when Lindsay Graham was supposed to be one of the principled anti-Trump Republicans?

Me either.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:29:44am

re: #395 Kragar

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Yes, Jim: We defend the guy who hasn’t even been accused of committing a crime and is trying to bring attention to a real societal problem over a prep boy drunk who mistreats women. Thanks for playing. Now go fuck yourself.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:29:59am

re: #359 Kragar

White Republican men are always entitled to go full Ragey McRagey.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:30:00am

re: #375 Dr. Matt

If Judge Rapey were a “D”, the senate GOP would already have 12 concurrent investigations going by now.

cmon, he never would have got the pre-meetings let alone an actual hearing

400
HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:30:30am

re: #394 jaunte

I Went To Kavanaugh’s Alma Mater, Georgetown Prep, And It Was A Case Study In Misogyny

theestablishment.co

I talked to my cousin this weekend. She went to public school in the DMV- DC Maryland Va area during Kavanaugh’s time. She definitely remembers GT Prep guys as being a special type of asshole.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:31:24am

re: #384 Kragar

The Onion just did an article about me.

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i thought you’d be….taller

402
jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:31:30am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

The linked article makes it sound like a Lord of the Flies experience.

403
jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:32:15am
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Citizen K  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:33:55am

re: #403 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Nah, not that he’s lying. He’s just observing that time-honored corollary to any and all things political: IOKIYAR.

405
Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:34:30am
406
goddamnedfrank  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:34:31am

re: #388 Sir John Barron

What do they want him to testify about? Email-Gate 23: The Vince Foster Connection?

Letter says “decisions made and not made during the 2016 election” by DOJ and FBI. Basically they want to be able to say that he should have indicted Hillary, but it’s a really dangerous hearing for them to hold publicly because the decision not to announce the Russia inquiry into Trump’s campaign looms large considering that Comey made two totally unprecedented attempts to shit on Hillary’s campaign.

407
KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:34:45am

re: #402 jaunte

The linked article makes it sound like a Lord of the Flies experience.

Well, when you go to one of those schools where the teachers are afraid of the students and afraid of the parents, what do you expect? It’s just the inmates running the asylum.

//

408
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:35:19am

re: #384 Kragar

So true, so so true.

409
dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:37:12am

re: #405 Charles Johnson

So Trump made a few minor changes to NAFTA, gave it a (stupid) new name, and now wants credit for the greatest trade deal in the history of the universe? Is that about it?

like i read over at electoral-vote this am:

the agreement will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Obviously, a lot of thought and creativity went into that one (though the smart money says that most people just call it NAFTA 2.0). Anyhow, if the administration continues its usual pattern—achieve something fairly small, declare a major WIN, and then drop the issue—then this should be the end of this discussion for a long time

410
Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:37:34am

re: #395 Kragar

Today’s Left:

Applaud Kaepernick, Destroy Kavanaugh.

— Rep. Jim Jordan

Today’s GOP Congress: Stupider is As Stupider does.

411
Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:40:16am

re: #401 dangerman

i thought you’d be….taller

Just hit “Ctrl” and “+” a few times.

412
Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:43:14am

re: #405 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Blow up an existing arrangement and create crisis.

Milk crisis and push us to brink of disaster.

Walk back from the edge of cliff after foreign leader makes nice comment about Trump

Make new agreement that is the same as old agreement

Declare victory

413
Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:44:12am

re: #395 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Or as I like to call it, supporting first amendment rights, and protecting against sexual assault. Such fucking animals we are.

414
jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:44:48am
415
Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:45:09am

re: #407 KGxvi

Well, when you go to one of those schools where the teachers are afraid of the students and afraid of the parents, what do you expect? It’s just the inmates running the asylum.

//

Jr and senior HS in the late 70s and early to mid 80s was a freaking nightmare.

Students today have no idea of the kind of Hobbesian experience it was.

416
Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:47:54am

re: #403 jaunte

That’s until they start noticing you totally did the full ragey partisan thing during the Starr investigation.

417
I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:49:19am

If the Democrats win the house in November do we still get taco trucks? (Asking for un amigo).

418
calochortus  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:49:23am

re: #416 Sir John Barron

“It may not be our job to impose sanctions on him, but it is our job to make his pattern of revolting behavior clear — piece by painful piece,” Mr. Kavanaugh wrote. “Aren’t we failing to fulfill our duty to the American people if we willingly ‘conspire’ with the president in an effort to conceal the true nature of his acts?”

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:49:28am
420
Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:49:49am

nytimes.com

Trump orders the handcuffs off of the FBI inquiry, allows them to talk to anybody they want….

421
Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:51:37am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:52:01am

re: #420 Scottish Dragon

nytimes.com

Trump orders the handcuffs off of the FBI inquiry, allows them to talk to anybody they want….

So he’s throwing kav under a taco truck. Yes, I’m hungry, why do you ask?

423
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:55:13am

re: #403 jaunte

Steve Weinstein
@steveweinstein
Oops. Guess he was lying then too.

Kenneth P. Vogel

@kenvogel
FLASHBACK: Judge KAVANAUGH in 2015 speech: “To be a good judge & a good umpire, it’s important to have the proper demeanor … To keep our emotions in check. To be calm amidst the storm,” & to “avoid any semblance of … partisanship.” motherjones.com

He wasn’t lying; he was describing what is required for a good judge and a good umpire. He wasn’t saying that he qualified; he knows he’s a partisan hack and so do the Republican senators. They don’t want a good judge; they want one compliant to their agenda.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 1, 2018 • 11:56:12am

re: #359 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Lindsey also added, “Because you know Hillary was running a child pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor basement!!”.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:00:39pm

re: #417 I Would Prefer Not To

If the Democrats win the house in November do we still get taco trucks? (Asking for un amigo).

That requires the presidency. Sorry.

426
Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:00:47pm

re: #361 Hecuba’s daughter

tardis.wikia.com

Good call!!
Completely forgot about Myfanwy.
(Dunno how she escaped the Rebels, though)

OK: on to next thread

427
dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:02:14pm

re: #412 Scottish Dragon

Blow up an existing arrangement and create crisis.

Milk crisis and push us to brink of disaster.

Walk back from the edge of cliff after foreign leader makes nice comment about Trump

Make new agreement that is the same as old agreement

Declare victory

love it, hate it , or see it for what it is….

it sure works on the rubes

428
Eventual Carrion  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:02:43pm

re: #395 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Is that the new Hastert rule?

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:03:58pm

re: #417 I Would Prefer Not To

If the Democrats win the house in November do we still get taco trucks? (Asking for un amigo).

esperemos

430
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:09:40pm

re: #350 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe he watched too much Torchwood. Didn’t they have a pet pterodactyl?

That show was so bad, but not as bad as Class. Doctor who has has one successful spinoff, The Sarah Jane Adventures.

431
sagehen  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:17:45pm

re: #430 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That show was so bad, but not as bad as Class. Doctor who has has one successful spinoff, The Sarah Jane Adventures.

OMG!

Torchwood was awesome. The first two seasons with their self-contained episodes were pretty good, but season 3 “Children of Earth” and season 4 “Miracle Day” were among the greatest sci-fi mini-series EVAH!!

There’s supposedly a season 5 in the works, but I haven’t heard anything for awhile about that.

432
NetworkKed  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:19:47pm

re: #419 Kragar

Hear, hear!

433
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:29:57pm

re: #431 sagehen

OMG!

Torchwood was awesome. The first two seasons with their self-contained episodes were pretty good, but season 3 “Children of Earth” and season 4 “Miracle Day” were among the greatest sci-fi mini-series EVAH!!

There’s supposedly a season 5 in the works, but I haven’t heard anything for awhile about that.

Torchwood was not awesome. I wanted to like it, but the too many of stories were terrible, and when they said it was more adult than Doctor Who, they meant trashy, rather than smart. The only thing carrying the series was John Barrowman’s overacting.

Children of Earth had potential, but the bit about Jack’s grandson was just too unlikely, and meant to pull heart-strings.

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danarchy  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:57:26pm

re: #323 electrotek

Speaking of Dubya, is it true that he’s in favor of confirming Kavanaugh?

He has apparently been calling senators trying to whip votes. Kavanaugh did work for him pretty closely, so I’m not surprised.


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Answering Voter Guide Questions as a Candidate So, my county newspaper, the Bridgeport, NE News-Blade sent me a questionnaire to create a voter guide for village voters asking my positions on issues in my town. I suppose I could expound on those for many pages, but ...
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Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 - Meet BullsEye See the origin story of Bullseye in Marvel's Daredevil Season 3, premiering exclusively on Netflix October 19, 2018. Watch Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix: netflix.com #Netflix #MarvelsDaredevil #CharlieCoxSUBSCRIBE: bit.ly About Netflix:Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 ...
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St. Vincent - Slow Slow Disco (Audio)Songs are living things. They grow, they evolve, they change their moods and personalities over time. The latest version of 'Slow Disco' originally found on MASSEDUCTION. Upcoming Live Shows: ilovestvincent.com Connect with St. Vincent:instagram.com@st_vincentfacebook.com
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Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track Palin, was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges, Alaska State Troopers said. Troopers responded to his home in Wasilla at 10:37 p.m. after a report of a disturbance. Palin allegedly assaulted an acquaintance, then ...
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Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Suspect My Tears (Audio) "Suspect My Tears" from the forthcoming album Look NowPre-order the new album Look Now:Official Store (signed + exclusive merch): found.eeAmazon (CD + vinyl): found.eeiTunes (digital download): found.eeSpotify (pre-save): found.eeApple Music (pre-add): found.ee Listen to “Suspect My Tears”:iTunes: found.eeSpotify: found.eeApple ...
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Dark Phoenix In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she ...
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