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He just couldn’t keep his caveman hatred in check any longer.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 5:55:09pm

There’s no one I loathe more in this country than that man.

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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 2, 2018 • 5:55:52pm

Murkowski and Collins can kill the entire MeToo movement by voting yes.

Enough is enough, they better vote no.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 5:59:23pm

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:00:11pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

There’s no one I loathe more in this country than that man.

I’m a peaceful person, but he has me so wound up, that had I been there when Trump announced his sympathy for the young men who may be rapists, I would have been covered by a pile of Secret Service agents.
I’ve read too much about what women go through to be able to deal with that shit anymore.

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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:00:48pm

Poor Cocaine Mitch:

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:02:02pm

So I see Kristy Swanson has come out as full-on MAGA troll. thedailybeast.com

Kristy Swanson has more than a few … skeletons in her closet, shall we say?

Kristy should be very, very careful.

There are a LOT of skeletons in her closet.

There are also tapes.

She used to call my friend up while they were working on a movie together, and leave incoherent, howling messages on his voicemail box until it filled up. Day after day.

Even Charlie Sheen (who she was on the movie with) used to describe her as “Batshit crazy.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:02:09pm

re: #4 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’m a peaceful person, but he has me so wound up, that had I been there when Trump announced his sympathy for the young men who may be rapists, I would have been covered by a pile of Secret Service agents.
I’ve read too much about what women go through to be able to deal with that shit anymore.

This from our President. Ideological disagreements are natural. Trump has a fundamental problem with what it fucking means to be a decent human being and shame on George W Bush too for whipping votes for his protege.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:04:26pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:06:09pm

re: #6 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

So I see Kristy Swanson has come out as full-on MAGA troll. thedailybeast.com

Even Charlie Sheen (who she was on the movie with) used to describe her as “Batshit crazy.”

Not sure how to parse this thought.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:06:25pm

re: #5 b.d.(i like beer)

I also recall Republicans chanting let them die regarding sick uninsured people.

How is a diagnosis of Conservative different than that of a sociopath?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:06:48pm

re: #2 b.d.(i like beer)

Murkowski and Collins can kill the entire MeToo movement by voting yes.

Enough is enough, they better vote no.

Murkowski might. She needs the Native vote, and they’ve made it clear Kavanaugh is a hard no. Flake will vote no before Collins does.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:06:53pm

re: #6 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

So I see Kristy Swanson has come out as full-on MAGA troll. thedailybeast.com

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Kristy should be very, very careful.

There are a LOT of skeletons in her closet.

There are also tapes.

She used to call my friend up while they were working on a movie together, and leave incoherent, howling messages on his voicemail box until it filled up. Day after day.

Even Charlie Sheen (who she was on the movie with) used to describe her as “Batshit crazy.”

What a fucking twat.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:06:54pm
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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:07:16pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:13:01pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:15:56pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:17:29pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

Yglesias has a point. We don’t know how to deal with folks like Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton - guys who said all the right things and supported the right things and did a lot of the wrong things.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:18:22pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

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I just don’t see how Ted Kennedy is relevant here.

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SpikeDad  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:18:43pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

There’s no one I loathe more in this country than that man.

The people that voted for him rather than Clinton. They knew exactly what the result would be and their little personal points were more important than sending the US down the sewer.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:18:48pm

I don’t want to listen to the Orange Troll. Can someone summarize what he said?

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retired cynic  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:19:01pm

Charlie Pierce is smiting ‘em hip and thigh this week, but these two I thought were important:

A High-End Legal Ratf*cker Is Still a Ratf*cker about Brett Kavanaugh.

and this one made me physically ill:

Outrage Is Insufficient. Rage Is Inadequate.
The United States government is shipping children to the Texas desert in the middle of the night.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:19:13pm

re: #17 Blind Frog Belly White

Yglesias has a point. We don’t know how to deal with folks like Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton - guys who said all the right things and supported the right things and did a lot of the wrong things.

It is so tough especially with Teddy since I think having read both his auto and biography, I think he definitely had a lot of guilt about what happened that night. I don’t know about Bill since I haven’t read him in his own words.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:19:32pm

re: #19 SpikeDad

The people that voted for him rather than Clinton. They knew exactly what the result would be and their little personal points were more important than sending the US down the sewer.

True but I’m talking an individual not a mass but point made.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:21:10pm

None of the guys the Republicans whatabout were being appointed to a lifelong seat too btw.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:21:17pm

PROBABLY TRUE

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SpikeDad  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:21:37pm

re: #11 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Murkowski might. She needs the Native vote, and they’ve made it clear Kavanaugh is a hard no. Flake will vote no before Collins does.

I expect lots of secret money deals flowing Federal funds to Alaska. Money soothes pretty much any character or integrity issue.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:23:12pm

So the NYT and MNSCB via Rachel - have announced that trump was nothing but a conman who cheated on his taxes - as did his father.

But the NYT and all other media helped him get elected. Well done America - you have reached peak wingnut and been conned by much worse than Nigerian scammers.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:24:21pm

re: #9 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Not sure how to parse this thought.

This was before Charlie totally went off the deep end. He was always a bit twitchy - all of Sheen’s kids were kinda traumatized by their mom, who would do things like take the kids on picnics in Malibu while wearing a sheer nightgown, and then just stand up and walk into the ocean.

But Kristy was a special case.

She is a mean drunk. I personally witnessed her getting a guy fired from a set for “breathing too loud.”

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:24:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:24:53pm

re: #25 I Would Prefer Not To

PROBABLY TRUE

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Nah but her and Scalia did some serious Stalter and Waldorf stuff at a really bad Wagner performance they saw once.*

*No disrespect intended to either Justice even Scalia who I didn’t like but a joke about their shared love of opera and the idea for a funny visual of them making jokes about it together.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:26:05pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

It is so tough especially with Teddy since I think having read both his auto and biography, I think he definitely had a lot of guilt about what happened that night. I don’t know about Bill since I haven’t read him in his own words.

Someone mentions Kennedy and Democrats feel the guilt of 40 plus years ago.

Someone mentions Clinton and Democrats feel the guilt of 20 plus years ago.

Meanwhile the Republicans laugh at all that and have such fine upstanding individuals like Trump, McConnell, Ryan, Nunes, Cruz, King, and now Kavanaugh and so, so many more.

And it’s party on!

It all makes me sick. It’s tough fighting evil. There are no rules…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:26:29pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Might I remind the Asshole in Chief, his guy cried on the stand about how much he likes beer but yeah go ahead and mock her Donald. Uneducated white people will be the only people that support you by the end of this and it finally won’t be enough because even Papa Vlad won’t be able to save you.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:27:49pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

Someone mentions Kennedy and Democrats feel the guilt of 40 plus years ago.

Someone mentions Clinton and Democrats feel the guilt of 20 plus years ago.

Meanwhile the Republicans laugh at all that and have such fine upstanding individuals like Trump, McConnell, Ryan, Nunes, Cruz, King, and now Kavanaugh and so, so many more.

And it’s party on!

It all makes me sick. It’s tough fighting evil. There are no rules…

I know. I definitely think Clinton-Lewinsky could have been handled differently and I think Bill deserves criticism for that even if it was consensual.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:28:04pm

re: #17 Blind Frog Belly White

Yglesias has a point. We don’t know how to deal with folks like Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton - guys who said all the right things and supported the right things and did a lot of the wrong things.

Were FDR to rise from the grave (he wouldn’t be bound by term limits) he would not get the nomination due to Japanese internment. Ted Kennedy would not get elected, and Bill would not be a nominee.

But here’s the thing: only one party is moving forward, not backwards. One party isn’t trying to justify the lying of their SCOTUS nominee.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:28:37pm

re: #32 HappyWarrior

Might I remind the Asshole in Chief, his guy cried on the stand about how much he likes beer but yeah go ahead and mock her Donald. Uneducated white people will be the only people that support you by the end of this and it finally won’t be enough because even Papa Vlad won’t be able to save you.

Hope so. My fear is that soon, only uneducated white people will be allowed to vote.

The blasé attitude of young people really is getting under my skin right now.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:30:05pm

President Obama was attacked by every side of the media for saying it was stupid that a policeman would arrest someone for getting in their own home.

trump attacks individuals again and again - and the media reports it - with ZERO commentary as to right and wrong.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:31:00pm

re: #35 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:31:37pm

re: #17 Blind Frog Belly White

Yglesias has a point. We don’t know how to deal with folks like Ted Kennedy or Bill Clinton - guys who said all the right things and supported the right things and did a lot of the wrong things.

It’s interesting that he has to skip over Al Franken, Eric Schneiderman, and even Keith Ellison who Dems support an investigation of to get to that point. Yes, there’s not a lot to do about guys who haven’t been in office in decades, which is why it feels weird to bring them up as some sort of relevant counter balance against the GOP’s staunch support for Jim Jordan, Donald Trump, and the sham Kavanaugh investigation. It also feels really disingenuous coming from a Bernie Bro like Yglesias, whose I see as having a cynical tendency to want to tear down “establishment” Democrats by making these unsubtle false equivalences with Republicans whenever possible.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:32:30pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I know. I definitely think Clinton-Lewinsky could have been handled differently and I think Bill deserves criticism for that even if it was consensual.

He stupidly had a consensual affair with an intern - and over 20 years later the media - and the GOP are still attacking him for it. trump has been attacking women since forever. The media laugh with him.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:33:11pm

re: #35 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Hope so. My fear is that soon, only uneducated white people will be allowed to vote.

The blasé attitude of young people really is getting under my skin right now.

Tell me about it. Old people vote like they’re the ones that are oging to be living in the consequences of their votes. I’m frustrated by younger voters mostly because I am one.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:33:23pm

re: #39 fern01

He stupidly had a consensual affair with an intern - and over 20 years later the media - and the GOP are still attacking him for it. trump has been attacking women since forever. The media laugh with him.

Yep.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:34:32pm

re: #36 fern01

President Obama was attacked by every side of the media for saying it was stupid that a policeman would arrest someone for getting in their own home.

trump attacks individuals again and again - and the media reports it - with ZERO commentary as to right and wrong.

He got attacked for saying if he had a son, he would look like Treyvon.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:34:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:35:05pm

re: #34 Belafon

Were FDR to rise from the grave (he wouldn’t be bound by term limits) he would not get the nomination due to Japanese internment. Ted Kennedy would not get elected, and Bill would not be a nominee.

But here’s the thing: only one party is moving forward, not backwards. One party isn’t trying to justify the lying of their SCOTUS nominee.

That’s the thing. We seem to be learning from the past.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:35:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:35:19pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

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Is UB40 playing nearby?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:36:33pm

re: #45 gocart mozart

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He’s becoming my favorite comedian. He’s one of the few comedians who I really like for their work but probably isn’t a raging dingus either.

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Varek Raith  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:38:09pm

re: #47 HappyWarrior

He’s becoming my favorite comedian. He’s one of the few comedians who I really like for their work but probably isn’t a raging dingus either.

Me Monster

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:38:18pm

re: #39 fern01

He stupidly had a consensual affair with an intern - and over 20 years later the media - and the GOP are still attacking him for it. trump has been attacking women since forever. The media laugh with him.

He probably did a lot more than just have that one affair. Bill was an absolute lout and I can mentally divorce his performance as President from how he conducted himself around women. I’m absolutely done defending him but that doesn’t mean I’m going to entertain the idea that those bringing his bullshit up now are doing so in good faith. They’re cynically deploying him as chaff, to distract from the current bullshit that they are actively enabling.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:40:13pm

re: #45 gocart mozart

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:40:30pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

He got attacked for saying if he had a son, he would look like Treyvon.

I know, but I was thinking about the one time he said an individual person should have known better - and was widely attacked for picking on an individual (despite the guy deserved it) - trump attacks individuals all the time and the media just report and/or laugh. He attacks anyone who says anything against him, regardless as to who they are and what they do. He is evil. He is fermenting hatred. He encourages the worst in people to come to the fore - whether they are friend or foe. I hate who I am when even thinking about this imbecile.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:41:46pm

re: #49 goddamnedfrank

He probably did a lot more than just have that one affair. Bill was an absolute lout and I can divorce his performance as President from how he conducted himself around women. I’m absolutely done defending him but that doesn’t mean I’m going to entertain the idea that those bringing his bullshit up now are doing so in good faith. They’re cynically deploying him as chaff, to distract from the current bullshit that they are actively enabling.

He fueled their bullshit because he let Little Bill get in the way of Big Bill. But meanwhile you have guys like Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama who have never had a serious accusation of adultery or mistreating women who get treated like shit by the right still.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:42:17pm

re: #51 fern01

I know, but I was thinking about the one time he said an individual person should have known better - and was widely attacked for picking on an individual (despite the guy deserved it) - trump attacks individuals all the time and the media just report and/or laugh. He attacks anyone who says anything against him, regardless as to who they are and what they do. He is evil. He is fermenting hatred. He encourages the worst in people to come to the fore - whether they are friend or foe. I hate who I am when even thinking about this imbecile.

No, I know you’re talking about Dr. Gates. But I do see what you’re trying to say now.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:44:34pm

re: #39 fern01

He stupidly had a consensual affair with an intern - and over 20 years later the media - and the GOP are still attacking him for it. trump has been attacking women since forever. The media laugh with him.

Your post triggered a thought.

Trump is crying how the Democrats have ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh.

Oh woe is me!

If he makes it onto the Supremes, he gets what he expects.

If he doesn’t, two minutes after America goes back to sleep he will be forgotten and probably stay a judge. Books, Crying on Fox. He’s got a future.

And so I am reminded of one Billy Bush.

He got swept up in the Hollywood Tonight Tape as a silly frat boy goof giggling at Trump’s boasting of grabbing anything.

If I remember, Billy had just gotten a gig with The Today Show(s). Billy lost that a few days after the tape came out before the election. Not sure what he doing now, but it really seems he got the brunt of that deal. His name got dinged, and he is paying for it.

Anyone ever hear Trump feel sorry for Billy?

His life had some ruination.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:44:46pm

re: #50 Belafon

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That’s a concertina! Checkmate, libtards!!11!!!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:47:16pm

re: #54 ObserverArt

Your post triggered a thought.

Trump is crying how the Democrats have ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh.

Oh woe is me!

If he makes it onto the Supremes, he gets what he expects.

If he doesn’t, two minutes after America goes back to sleep he will be forgotten and probably stay a judge. Books, Crying on Fox. He’s got a future.

And so I am reminded of one Billy Bush.

He got swept up in the Hollywood Tonight Tape as a silly frat boy goof giggling at Trump’s boasting of grabbing anything.

If I remember, Billy had just gotten a gig with The Today Show(s). Billy lost that a few days after the tape came out before the election. Not sure what he doing now, but it really seems he got the brunt of that deal. His name got dinged, and he is paying for it.

Anyone ever hear Trump feel sorry for Billy?

His life had some ruination.

I think if somehow Kavanaugh gets rejected for SCOTUS and or is forced to resign his current position, he’s going to be the Wingnut judge for FNC. Napalitano is too independent minded for them if they have someone like Kavanaugh waiting in the wings. BTW did you see my question regarding Guyer? Is he on the Tribes’ playoff roster? I haven’t paid attention at all to baseball this year since the O’s are historically bad. Like Trump bad.

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Varek Raith  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:48:02pm

re: #54 ObserverArt

Your post triggered a thought.

Trump is crying how the Democrats have ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh.

Oh woe is me!

If he makes it onto the Supremes, he gets what he expects.

If he doesn’t, two minutes after America goes back to sleep he will be forgotten and probably stay a judge. Books, Crying on Fox. He’s got a future.

And so I am reminded of one Billy Bush.

He got swept up in the Hollywood Tonight Tape as a silly frat boy goof giggling at Trump’s boasting of grabbing anything.

If I remember, Billy had just gotten a gig with The Today Show(s). Billy lost that a few days after the tape came out before the election. Not sure what he doing now, but it really seems he got the brunt of that deal. His name got dinged, and he is paying for it.

Anyone ever hear Trump feel sorry for Billy?

His life had some ruination.

He’ll ride that wingnut gravy train off into the sunset.

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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:48:27pm

Even the news of the masses is on this, not good for Donnie or Brandt.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:48:28pm

Simon is all out of the good profanity

The Wire Fuck scene YouTube

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:48:44pm

re: #49 goddamnedfrank

He probably did a lot more than just have that one affair. Bill was an absolute lout and I can mentally divorce his performance as President from how he conducted himself around women. I’m absolutely done defending him but that doesn’t mean I’m going to entertain the idea that those bringing his bullshit up now are doing so in good faith. They’re cynically deploying him as chaff, to distract from the current bullshit that they are actively enabling.

There shall be no more greater political chaff than the name Kennedy and Clinton. They will be good to use for a few more generations. Legend.

And you don’t even have to be a politician to use it.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:51:02pm

re: #54 ObserverArt

Your post triggered a thought.

Trump is crying how the Democrats have ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh.

Oh woe is me!

If he makes it onto the Supremes, he gets what he expects.

If he doesn’t, two minutes after America goes back to sleep he will be forgotten and probably stay a judge. Books, Crying on Fox. He’s got a future.

And so I am reminded of one Billy Bush.

He got swept up in the Hollywood Tonight Tape as a silly frat boy goof giggling at Trump’s boasting of grabbing anything.

If I remember, Billy had just gotten a gig with The Today Show(s). Billy lost that a few days after the tape came out before the election. Not sure what he doing now, but it really seems he got the brunt of that deal. His name got dinged, and he is paying for it.

Anyone ever hear Trump feel sorry for Billy?

His life had some ruination.

Yep - Billy Bush paid for having a laugh with trump - that trump was the one attacking women was deemed nothing - women and Billy Bush were expendable.

Everyone he comes near end up as trash. If Kavanaugh had stayed away he would be happily producing lousy decisions on the bench and not have his early life being shown for what it was. Even if he ends up on the SC, what he did in his youth will not be forgotten. If he doesn’t get on the Court - he may not even keep his current job.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:52:37pm

Well I figured I’d give some good news but I officially began the first step of gaining my masters in genealogy today.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:52:38pm
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Varek Raith  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:53:05pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

Well I figured I’d give some good news but I officially began the first step of gaining my masters in genealogy today.

Neat.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:53:37pm

re: #58 b.d.(i like beer)

Even the news of the masses is on this, not good for Donnie or Brandt.

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trump mocked a gold star father - paid nothing for doing same. Bit of bad press - he laughed.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:53:53pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

Well I figured I’d give some good news but I officially began the first step of gaining my masters in genealogy today.

So, you’ll officially know who started all this shit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:54:22pm

re: #63 Belafon

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Spiking with Quaaludes and grain alcohol?!!?!? Oh fucking Christ.

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Varek Raith  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:54:24pm

re: #66 Belafon

So, you’ll officially know who started all this shit.

My money is on Obama.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:54:56pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

I think if somehow Kavanaugh gets rejected for SCOTUS and or is forced to resign his current position, he’s going to be the Wingnut judge for FNC. Napalitano is too independent minded for them if they have someone like Kavanaugh waiting in the wings. BTW did you see my question regarding Guyer? Is he on the Tribes’ playoff roster? I haven’t paid attention at all to baseball this year since the O’s are historically bad. Like Trump bad.

Happy, I answered it back on that thread, two back…and made a note to check it out on the last one.

Here it is: littlegreenfootballs.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:55:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:55:56pm

re: #66 Belafon

So, you’ll officially know who started all this shit.

Hahaha I have this weird habit of being curious about other people’s genealogy so I was curious about Kavanaugh and Judge’s. Judge’s family comes from the same part of Ireland as my Nana’s maternal grandfather unfortunately but we don’t have that name in our family. I did see that Judge’s paternal grandfather was a professional baseball palyer of some fame who played with Walter Johnson who curiously enough has a middle school named after him in Bethesda.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:56:23pm

re: #68 Varek Raith

My money is on Obama.

Close, it was Saul Alinsky in the kitchen with the Burnetts.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:56:46pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

Well I figured I’d give some good news but I officially began the first step of gaining my masters in genealogy today.

I’ve been a fanatic on the genealogy/family history scene for almost 20 years. I’ve thought about studying same but found it all too expensive at this stage of my life. Congrats on getting there - is it online study or brick building place?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:57:25pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

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His life is in tatters? Last I saw. He still might get fucking confirmed and even if he doesn’t, it’d be tough as hell to remove hi from his current job and you know what, maybe his life should be in fucking taters. He’s never faced any real damage for what he’s done to women and people over the years because he like yourself is a spoiled brat who never got told no.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:58:19pm

apropo of nothing

method man the wire

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 6:58:35pm

re: #73 fern01

I’ve been a fanatic on the genealogy/family history scene for almost 20 years. I’ve thought about studying same but found it all too expensive at this stage of my life. Congrats on getting there - is it online study or brick building place?

Online. There’s only really one program out there for a masters in this and it’s in Glasgow. Moving to Glasgow would be awesome but I wouldn’t be able to afford it. I do plan to visit once though and it turns out I do have a family member who was born there too and I have first cousins in England and Wales that it would be awesome to meet up with abroad

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retired cynic  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:00:37pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

Online. There’s only really one program out there for a masters in this and it’s in Glasgow. Moving to Glasgow would be awesome but I wouldn’t be able to afford it. I do plan to visit once though and it turns out I do have a family member who was born there too and I have first cousins in England and Wales that it would be awesome to meet up with abroad

Terrific!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:02:12pm

re: #77 retired cynic

Terrific!

It took me nearly 7 years after getting my BA but I finally figured out what I want to do in my life. I think this would be a dream opportunity because I genuinely cherish the ability to help people out and learn their stories but also help them understand the world their families lived in. I think it’s much more fascinating to imagine what second and third great grandma and grandpa were up to in the Industrial Revolution than Andrew Carnegie.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:02:15pm

re: #61 fern01

Yep - Billy Bush paid for having a laugh with trump - that trump was the one attacking women was deemed nothing - women and Billy Bush were expendable.

Everyone he comes near end up as trash. If Kavanaugh had stayed away he would be happily producing lousy decisions on the bench and not have his early life being shown for what it was. Even if he ends up on the SC, what he did in his youth will not be forgotten. If he doesn’t get on the Court - he may not even keep his current job.

Remember Doctor Ronny…future head of the VA?

That was another Trump crash and burn.

Wonder what he has been reduced to now after being glib for Trump?

I see a book for someone to create.

I Met President Trump
My Life Before and After..

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:02:28pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

Online. There’s only really one program out there for a masters in this and it’s in Glasgow. Moving to Glasgow would be awesome but I wouldn’t be able to afford it. I do plan to visit once though and it turns out I do have a family member who was born there too and I have first cousins in England and Wales that it would be awesome to meet up with abroad

I’m about 33% Scots - so Glasgow is a good choice. Really good access online to Scots ancestors. Amazingly our line has almost died out in Scotland, but branches exist in Australia, Canada, the US and England. They had a tough life in the early 19th century and many of them immigrated.

Enjoy the course - I’m a little envious but not strong enough to try it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:02:58pm

re: #79 ObserverArt

Remember Doctor Ronny…future head of the VA?

That was another Trump crash and burn.

Wonder what he has been reduced to now after being glib for Trump?

I see a book for someone to create.

I Met President Trump
My Life Before and After..

Maybe Mike Flynn will write a chapter from prison.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:05:11pm

Happy dagnabit…I’m leaving comments all over for you. Look up!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:07:32pm

re: #80 fern01

I’m about 33% Scots - so Glasgow is a good choice. Really good access online to Scots ancestors. Amazingly our line has almost died out in Scotland, but branches exist in Australia, Canada, the US and England. They had a tough life in the early 19th century and many of them immigrated.

Enjoy the course - I’m a little envious but not strong enough to try it.

Ah! I’m actually 25% Irish but the Muldoons went from Fermanagh to Glasgow during the Famine time. I’m not sure if they had any family accompany them. I did a little research on the part of Lanark where second great grandnana and her siblings were born. Coatbridge. Most Irish part of Scotland and your idea of an industrial hellhole during those years. And then they went to Cleveland after third great granddad died where second great grandnana met second great granddad where Great Nana was born and then on to the Burgh. And that sorry OA is why I’m not a Browns fan lol but while I’ll always have a soft spot for Cleveland.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:08:01pm

re: #82 ObserverArt

Happy dagnabit…I’m leaving comments all over for you. Look up!

Huh? :) Yeah gotcha.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:14:19pm

CL’ed
Which man’s life is in tatters? Who? How? Is he in jail for life? Is he swinging by the neck from a tree?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:14:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:15:10pm

But as I go on this I’ll leave my four favorite discoveries from each grandparent’s side

Dad’s Dad: Not really anything too groundbreaking but discovering that they were Lutherans was pretty surprising. My surname is German so really not too surprising but both my dad and grandfather were brought up RCC so I always figured.

Dad’s Mom: I had always thought she was all Irish but not only was she not all Irish but her roots in the US go back to the early WAshington years.

Mom’s Dad: Talking to a Slovenian cousin and uncovering that Grandpa was right, we did have relatives that were Partisans in WWII. Sort of complicated figures in the greater history of Yugoslavia but I do take some pride in knowing they didn’t collaborate at least.

Mom’s Mom: Having tons of relatives still in the village where her dad was from. That’s where I was this summer. There were descendants of four siblings among us that all met. All from one couple, my great grandfather’s parents.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:15:25pm

re: #85 The Vicious Babushka

CL’ed
Which man’s life is in tatters? Who? How? Is he in jail for life? Is he swinging by the neck from a tree?

Judge Beer.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:15:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:18:53pm

re: #89 gocart mozart

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You know someone should clue Keith into the fact that Ben actually knows Kavanaugh and Keith wouldn’t know him from the UB40 guy. I was annoyed by his excuses for him before the Ford allegation but he didn’t let his friendship with the guy and his own conservative beliefs get in the way here. And I got a good chuckle at that. Maybe guys like him and Rick Wilson should leave politics and try comedy. They’re not bad at comedy.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:22:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:22:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:23:43pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

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Maybe things would have been better off if your dad instead of being “mugged by reality” got mugged by the fact that the right wing movement sucked regardless of his shared views with them on Vietnam.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:24:13pm

Woke Bill Kristol is a fraud. I’m not buying it for a fucking second.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:25:56pm

re: #89 gocart mozart

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at least the fall will be “decent”…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:26:33pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

Woke Bill Kristol is a fraud. I’m not buying it for a fucking second.

Yeah I’m not either. They all deserve skepticism.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:26:51pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:28:20pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:29:18pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:30:20pm

Kids are cool and a great way to turn a history lesson into something fun. I usually don’t dress up for Halloween but with my niece back in town, I just might do it. I decided Abraham Lincoln might be a cool costume idea. I’ve grown my beard back for the winter months. So I was telling her that I had decided on it. She’s four so I explained to her about Lincoln and how he was a President. She’s like oh like Trump and then mocked how Trump talks. I said but better because he freed the slaves and yada yada. Showed her a picture and she agreed it was a good idea.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:30:48pm

re: #99 jaunte

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A vote for any Republican is acceptance of this. Fuck Turmp and his pathetic cult.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:31:27pm

When in doubt…….

Fresh Texas Cubes
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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:31:46pm

re: #99 jaunte

Flake and Manchin need to be included.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:32:27pm

I’m a NeverRepublican.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:32:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:32:45pm

re: #103 Belafon

Flake and Manchin need to be included.

They do. Those are the 4 that are going to decide this thing. I’d add Heidencamp too but I think she’s probably leaning no after how shitty her opponent has responded to this.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:33:49pm

amazing facts from the bizarro universe

Google falls. (post mid term - Anti trust)
Facebook falls. (post mid term - Anti trust)
Amazon may fall (same)
Comey and McCabe get indictments. (post mid term )

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:34:25pm

re: #105 jaunte

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Yeah Lindsay, she should apologize to a man who according to many credible sources was a black out drunk. You said once that your party was doomed if you nominated Trump. Turns out they were and you joined them. It’s too bad really. Wasn’t a fan of yours before this but at least I thought you had maybe something resembling a moral compass that worked some of the time, turns out that was just a stopped clock.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:34:42pm

So, about that cult of personality thing going on in China: a quiz show about the life of Xi Jinping.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:36:03pm

re: #109 wheat-dogg

So, about that cult of personality thing going on in China: a quiz show about the life of Xi Jinping.

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Is it B? And what did I win? BTW is FNC going to get a Trump trivia show because I believe the answer to what STD he got at Studio 54 was Syphilis.

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retired cynic  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:36:38pm

re: #110 HappyWarrior

lol!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:37:33pm

BTW regarding Klobuchar, her father is a recovering alcoholic. Don’t doubt for a minute she didn’t see the signs in Kavanaugh. People who have dealt intimately with alcoholics know.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:38:08pm

Viciously Mocks

i want to make a snarky joke but words fail me and i am overcome with sadness

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:38:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:38:43pm

re: #111 retired cynic

lol!

And Trump’s favorite book is a Playboy Magazine with him on the cover.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:40:24pm
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:41:07pm

re: #114 jaunte

I see the problem, Republicans aren’t as smart as a 3rd grader.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:41:26pm

re: #114 jaunte

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Ari, can you please quietly go fuck yourself with Brett Kavanaugh’s beer mug in the corner please? He definitely mocked her. But I get it, this piece of shit is who you want to go on record defending. It makes you look even more pathetic than the lying you did for Iraq.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:41:27pm

re: #107 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

amazing facts from the bizarro universe

Google falls. (post mid term - Anti trust)
Facebook falls. (post mid term - Anti trust)
Amazon may fall (same)
Comey and McCabe get indictments. (post mid term )

The only universe the first three happen is a universe they wouldn’t exist in.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:42:37pm

Youtube Video

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:43:28pm

9 protesters arrested at Sen. Manchin’s Charleston office

CHARLESTON, w.va. (WSAZ) - UPDATE 10/2/18 @ 1:34 p.m.
Nine protesters were arrested at U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s office in Charleston early Tuesday morning.

Charleston Police Lt. Autumn Davis said officers responded to the office just after midnight Tuesday for a trespassing complaint. Protesters gathered at the office earlier in the day, both inside and outside of the building. They had signs urging the Democratic senator to vote no on confirming U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Police say the protesters were asked to leave, but most refused. Two left after police told the group they could be charged with criminal trespassing. Nine remained and were arrested for trespassing. Police escorted them off the property.

The protesters were issued summonses to appear in court and were released at the scene.

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Interesting Times  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:43:47pm

Perfect use of this poem:

Read the whole thing.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:44:38pm

re: #114 jaunte

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And the inconsistencies in Kavanaugh’s account? Oh, and saying “I don’t remember” isn’t a fucking inconsistency. It’s an honest response. It’s not surprising that fucking shell of a human being like Fleischer wouldn’t know the difference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:45:47pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:46:41pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

“even the president”

Who lies like he breathes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:46:47pm
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JC1  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:47:05pm

re: #27 fern01

So the NYT and MNSCB via Rachel - have announced that trump was nothing but a conman who cheated on his taxes - as did his father.

But the NYT and all other media helped him get elected. Well done America - you have reached peak wingnut and been conned by much worse than Nigerian scammers.

A really frustrating thing for me is that neither party goes after wealthy white collar criminals anymore.
Bernie Madoff being an exception in the past decade, but he stole from the rich.
Trump should have been in prison for tax evasion and money laundering, but stop and frisk Rudy gave him a pass.
Bill Clinton gave those guys a pass and even pardoned Marc Rich.
Obama’s DOJ didn’t even attempt to prosecute any of the guys who caused the 2008 crash.
Hell, the last administration that went after white collar criminals hard core was Bush 41 after the S&L crisis.
Democrats should adopt a though on white collar crime stance.

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fern01  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:48:16pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

9 protesters arrested at Sen. Manchin’s Charleston office

Manchin will lose if he votes Yes - he will get ZERO votes from republicans for voting Yes - they will still vote for the one with R next to his name. He will LOSE many democratic women’s votes and some men’s if he votes Yes. They will just not vote at all.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:48:17pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*Ron Howard* There was lying and the President doesn’t care.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:49:00pm

Kavanaugh is getting swirlies decades after he was a teenager. His nom is going down the toilet, and potentially his seat as a federal judge.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:49:19pm

re: #130 wheat-dogg

Kavanaugh is getting swirlies decades after he was a teenager. His nom is going down the toilet, and potentially his seat as a federal judge.

I think you’re right.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:49:45pm

re: #109 wheat-dogg

So, about that cult of personality thing going on in China: a quiz show about the life of Xi Jinping.

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Great podcast last week on Sinica. It touched on some potential blowback from the old guard on the dangers of a growing “cult of personality of Xi” as this was explicitly banned after Mao.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:50:29pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:51:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:51:59pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I definitely think that’s it and you know what, that’s perjury no matter what happened with Ford. Republicans can cry all they want but they’re the ones who in fact did impeach Clinton over perjury.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:52:33pm

re: #134 jaunte

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He still thinks she’s a credible witness but she’s in the way of his protector errr SCOTUS frat judge.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:54:46pm

re: #136 HappyWarrior

The strain of trying to act even 10% like a normal human is too much for Trump; his slimy larval insect form always pops out later.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:54:55pm

Kavanaugh needs to be defeated obviously but he needs to lose his current position too and you know what, yeah disbar the bastard. I’m sure he can fall on his feet crying about how hard he now has it on FNC for a nicer penny than he’d get as a justice.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:55:33pm

re: #137 jaunte

The strain of trying to act even 10% like a normal human is too much for Trump; his slimy larval insect form always pops out later.

He is one of the most ugly people I have ever seen rise to such political power in a democracy in my lifetime.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:56:15pm

re: #132 Barefoot Grin

Great podcast last week on Sinica. It touched on some potential blowback from the old guard on the dangers of a growing “cult of personality of Xi” as this was explicitly banned after Mao.

Yes. There are old guard party members who fear Xi will become the next Mao. Eliminating the term limits on the presidency was one disturbing step toward a lifetime in office. If Xi can manage not to tank the Chinese economy or antagonize the PLA, he may just become the new Supreme Leader. His administration’s moves toward controlling the Internet, religion and free expression — even in Hong Kong — suggest he wants to suppress dissent against him early on as much as possible. OTOH, he will be blamed if the economy goes south, so his position is still precarious.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:58:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:58:32pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 7:59:26pm

We can only hope Trump knows nothing about L. Ron Hubbard’s plan to become rich by starting a religion.

alternet.org

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:00:14pm

re: #143 wheat-dogg

We can only hope Trump knows nothing about L. Ron Hubbard’s plan to become rich by starting a religion.

alternet.org

Oh God, Trumpism makes even sense than Scientology does.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:01:21pm

re: #141 gocart mozart

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I see why Trump was so drawn to Kavanaugh. They both lie about easily proven shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:01:28pm

niterz lizardz…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:02:04pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

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niterz lizardz…

Damn I never thought about that.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:02:35pm

There’s a gif for everything you just have to find it

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:07:07pm

Oh…look who was in town today.

Iframe

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:12:30pm

Dinner tonight was just 2 cups of Beer Nuts and a Diet Dr. Pepper. Just to wound up to cook anything.

5 more days in Twitter jail thanks to Falwell and now I have an admonishment from Twitter that I cannot “defame” Conservatives…Oh and they will no longer allow me to report Russian trolls.

Yet the Conservatives endlessly bullshit about the “liberal bias” in Twitter…

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:12:55pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:13:58pm

re: #143 wheat-dogg

We can only hope Trump knows nothing about L. Ron Hubbard’s plan to become rich by starting a religion.

alternet.org

Why should he have to do it when these assholes are doing it for him?

Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and Others Lay Hands On, Pray for Donald Trump

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:14:38pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:16:54pm
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dangerman  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:17:31pm

re: #153 gocart mozart

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If I’m on a desert island how is there cell service?

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Citizen K  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:17:32pm

re: #150 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dinner tonight was just 2 cups of Beer Nuts and a Diet Dr. Pepper. Just to wound up to cook anything.

5 more days in Twitter jail thanks to Falwell and now I have an admonishment from Twitter that I cannot “defame” Conservatives…Oh and they will no longer allow me to report Russian trolls.

Yet the Conservatives endlessly bullshit about the “liberal bias” in Twitter…

The continued dark miracle is how easily GOP cries of ‘liberal bias’ are taken at face value, no matter how many times it’s been proven to be BS.

It’s not just the ability to work the refs but how willingly the refs allow themselves to be worked.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:18:26pm

re: #155 dangerman

If I’m on a desert island how is there cell service?

Gosh, with Gawd® all things are possible…gotta have that faith the size of a mustard seed to make that mountain move…

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dangerman  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:19:06pm

re: #156 Citizen K

The continued dark miracle is how easily GOP cries of ‘liberal bias’ are taken at face value, no matter how many times it’s been proven to be BS.

It’s not just the ability to work the refs but how willingly the refs allow themselves to be worked.

Some of the refs are in on it

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:21:25pm

re: #158 dangerman

Some of the refs are in on it

Not just some, Dangerman. More like Ivory Soap time—99 44/100%…

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:21:29pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:22:21pm

UB40 gives their side of the story

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:22:48pm

re: #160 jaunte

The only way it will become bigger is if Democrats get control of at least one chamber.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:30:29pm

Free Baseball at Wrigley

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:30:55pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Free Baseball at Wrigley

Nice! Go Rox

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:37:02pm

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is on TV. I love watching Jack Black playing a teenage girl in a middle-aged man’s body.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:37:32pm

re: #164 HappyWarrior

Nice! Go Rox

I am hoping for an Athletics vs. Brewers World Series

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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:39:40pm

re: #127 JC1

A really frustrating thing for me is that neither party goes after wealthy white collar criminals anymore.
Bernie Madoff being an exception in the past decade, but he stole from the rich.
Trump should have been in prison for tax evasion and money laundering, but stop and frisk Rudy gave him a pass.
Bill Clinton gave those guys a pass and even pardoned Marc Rich.
Obama’s DOJ didn’t even attempt to prosecute any of the guys who caused the 2008 crash.
Hell, the last administration that went after white collar criminals hard core was Bush 41 after the S&L crisis.
Democrats should adopt a though on white collar crime stance.

In fairness, W’s DOJ did go after Enron, and they had a few other high profile cases, like Martha Stewart. But, yeah, mostly there isn’t any real effort to go after the master of the universe types when they do real and horrible shit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:40:55pm

re: #166 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I am hoping for an Athletics vs. Brewers World Series

That’d be cool. Just no Cubs, Yanks, or Sox.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:42:49pm

re: #160 jaunte

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I’ll take “Stories That Would Have Been More Helpful In 2016” for $200, Alex.

You know, instead of yet another breathless speculation piece on how the Clinton Foundation was being used to launder money to the Clintons and they needed to shut it down to put everybody’s worries at ease.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:43:10pm
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retired cynic  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:44:03pm

re: #170 goddamnedfrank

ooooooooo

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:44:29pm

re: #169 Targetpractice

I’ll take “Stories That Would Have Been More Helpful In 2016” for $200, Alex.

You know, instead of yet another breathless speculation piece on how the Clinton Foundation was being used to launder money to the Clintons and they needed to shut it down to put everybody’s worries at ease.

Was this information available in 2016?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:45:24pm

re: #169 Targetpractice

I’ll take “Stories That Would Have Been More Helpful In 2016” for $200, Alex.

You know, instead of yet another breathless speculation piece on how the Clinton Foundation was being used to launder money to the Clintons and they needed to shut it down to put everybody’s worries at ease.

Seriously and that’s what gets me the most when he and his supporters complain about the media.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:45:25pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

That’d be cool. Just no Cubs, Yanks, or Sox.

I am always in the ‘No Yankees’ club

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Dave In Austin  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:45:34pm

re: #171 retired cynic

ooooooooo

This one irons your pants….
88888888888

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:45:35pm

re: #171 retired cynic

ooooooooo

That’s the exact sound I am making right now!

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:45:59pm

re: #167 KGxvi

In fairness, W’s DOJ did go after Enron, and they had a few other high profile cases, like Martha Stewart. But, yeah, mostly there isn’t any real effort to go after the master of the universe types when they do real and horrible shit.

Only one guy was convicted following the subprime mortgage meltdown of 2007-08. CEOs of those investment banks got fat bonuses.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:46:28pm

re: #174 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I am always in the ‘No Yankees’ club

Always even if this bunch is more likable than post ones.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:46:32pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:47:11pm
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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:49:47pm

In the At Least Here’s Some Good News file:

Four California men who allegedly shared white supremacist views and trained together on boxing and street-fighting techniques were arrested by federal authorities Tuesday on charges that they traveled to Virginia with the intent to incite a riot and commit violence at last year’s deadly far-right rallies in Charlottesville.

White nationalists are still getting busted for Charlottesville. Looking at up to ten years in federal prison on counts of conspiracy and violating the federal riots statute.

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thecommodore  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:51:28pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:51:51pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:52:05pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:54:35pm

the trumpskyites are telling me that the new nafta deal contains this provision:

Canada and Mexico must seek US approval for any 3rd party trade deal in the future

????

specifically, they believe this is aimed at china

in any case, here is a link to the full text of the agreement. i haven’t been able to find any such above specified provision in it so far:

ustr.gov

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:55:24pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

Always even if this bunch is more likable than post ones.

They’re all bad teams Brent

//

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:55:32pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:55:41pm

re: #182 thecommodore

Yup. Kavanaugh is toast now. If the FBI is pursuing more inquiries, they found something that requires corroboration from other witnesses. This is not going to be wrapped up by tomorrow.

And the GOP knows it. That’s why the RW Noise Machine is running at 10,000 lies per minute to try to salvage their disaster of a nominee.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:55:49pm

re: #187 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

They’re all bad teams Brent

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True true.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:56:30pm

re: #188 gocart mozart

Which still cracks me up, the movie, that is.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:57:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:57:17pm

So today’s conservative excuse for Kavanaugh’s behaviour seems to be “who amongst us men haven’t been in bar fights?” Wow, I gotta say, that’s some (brain dead) defence (and also a lie).

I was involved in exactly one bar fight in my entire life.

I wasn’t one of the fighters. I was on Shore Patrol.

My ship was in port in Naples, and a Soviet naval vessel also pulled in for liberty and replenishment. Shore Patrol as usual was tasked with making sure sailors didn’t get out of hand and if they did, cancel their liberty and send them back to the ship. I assume the Soviet Union’s version of Shore Patrol was tasked with the same thing.

Several of us from both ships were stationed in a popular Naples bar on the waterfront, where both American and Soviet sailors were drinking. Don’t know who started it, but someone flung an insult at the other’s country and the bar fight was on.

Both American and Soviet Shore Patrols were dragging anyone they could get their hands on out of the bar (grab ‘em now, we’ll sort them out later) before the Carabinieri got there and arrested the whole lot and threw them in an Italian jail.

Later, both the USA and the USSR settled up payments to the bar owner.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:57:33pm

re: #189 wheat-dogg

Yup. Kavanaugh is toast now. If the FBI is pursuing more inquiries, they found something that requires corroboration from other witnesses. This is not going to be wrapped up by tomorrow.

And the GOP knows it. That’s why the RW Noise Machine is running at 10,000 lies per minute to try to salvage their disaster of a nominee.

Yeah something is up.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:58:09pm

My Russian troll girlfriend is back

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 8:58:49pm

re: #193 Anymouse 🌹

So today’s conservative excuse for Kavanaugh’s behaviour seems to be “who amongst us men haven’t been in bar fights?” Wow, I gotta say, that’s some (brain dead) defence (and also a lie).

I was involved in exactly one bar fight in my entire life.

I wasn’t one of the fighters. I was on Shore Patrol.

My ship was in port in Naples, and a Soviet naval vessel also pulled in for liberty and replenishment. Shore Patrol as usual was tasked with making sure sailors didn’t get out of hand and if they did, cancel their liberty and send them back to the ship. I assume the Soviet Union’s version of Shore Patrol was tasked with the same thing.

Several of us from both ships were stationed in a popular Naples bar on the waterfront, where both American and Soviet sailors were drinking. Don’t know who started it, but someone flung an insult at the other’s country and the bar fight was on.

Both American and Soviet Shore Patrols were dragging anyone they could get their hands on out of the bar (grab ‘em now, we’ll sort them out later) before the Carabinieri got there and arrested the whole lot and threw them in an Italian jail.

Later, both the USA and the USSR settled up payments to the bar owner.

Shit it’s not even the bar fight, it’s what he got in a fight over.

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danarchy  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:01:45pm

re: #186 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

the trumpskyites are telling me that the new nafta deal contains this provision:

Canada and Mexico must seek US approval for any 3rd party trade deal in the future

????

specifically, they believe this is aimed at china

in any case, here is a link to the full text of the agreement. i haven’t been able to find any such above specified provision in it so far:

ustr.gov

I read this from an angry canadian yesterday. It mentions clause 32

cbc.ca

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gwangung  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:02:19pm

re: #167 KGxvi

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:02:43pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:03:07pm

re: #6 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

So I see Kristy Swanson has come out as full-on MAGA troll. thedailybeast.com

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Kristy should be very, very careful.

There are a LOT of skeletons in her closet.

There are also tapes.

She used to call my friend up while they were working on a movie together, and leave incoherent, howling messages on his voicemail box until it filled up. Day after day.

Even Charlie Sheen (who she was on the movie with) used to describe her as “Batshit crazy.”

Well, now I’m conflicted about my copy of the first “Buffy” movie. I like that movie for being over-the-top silly. Crap.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:04:34pm

re: #192 gocart mozart

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When they put Frank Capra in charge of propaganda in WWII, he never shot a foot of film. He just showed German and Italian and Japanese propaganda footage knowing it would disgust everybody over here.

That’s all tRump’s challenger in 2020 (assuming he’s still here) will have to do—make their commercials nothing but tRump speeches all the time.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:05:49pm

re: #127 JC1

A really frustrating thing for me is that neither party goes after wealthy white collar criminals anymore.
Bernie Madoff being an exception in the past decade, but he stole from the rich.
Trump should have been in prison for tax evasion and money laundering, but stop and frisk Rudy gave him a pass.
Bill Clinton gave those guys a pass and even pardoned Marc Rich.
Obama’s DOJ didn’t even attempt to prosecute any of the guys who caused the 2008 crash.
Hell, the last administration that went after white collar criminals hard core was Bush 41 after the S&L crisis.
Democrats should adopt a though on white collar crime stance.

The problem is that white collar crimes involving involving complicated financial transactions are often very difficult to investigate and expensive to prove. 10-15 years ago I listened to a radio report concerning an accountant for a large firm who marketed a complicated tax evasion scheme that they assured their clients could never be unraveled by the government because the government lacked the expertise. The government may prefer to go after simpler cases, rather than the big case with potentially huge payoff.

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Interesting Times  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:06:19pm

re: #201 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That’s all tRump’s challenger in 2020 (assuming he’s still here) will have to do—make their commercials nothing but tRump speeches all the time.

HRC did that with trump quotes during the 2016 campaign, and it sadly backfired because GOPers love that shit :/

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:09:00pm

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Well, now I’m conflicted about my copy of the first “Buffy” movie. I like that movie for being over-the-top silly. Crap.

You can throw out 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, though. On second thought, do that anyway.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:10:06pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

Shit it’s not even the bar fight, it’s what he got in a fight over.

And the fact that he told the police at the scene that he had started it. His drunken recklessness directly resulted in his friend going to jail and another man’s head injury. It’s simply impossible to believe that a responsible adult auditioning for a seat on the Supreme Court, under oath, would have replied the way he did, dismissing the severity of his past drinking given that documented experience.

We all know now that Kavanaugh is a violent, angry drunk and a liar. Flake, Collins and Murkowski have no excuses.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:11:54pm

re: #189 wheat-dogg

Yup. Kavanaugh is toast now. If the FBI is pursuing more inquiries, they found something that requires corroboration from other witnesses. This is not going to be wrapped up by tomorrow.

And the GOP knows it. That’s why the RW Noise Machine is running at 10,000 lies per minute to try to salvage their disaster of a nominee.

You mean like the letter from an ex-boyfriend that Faux is waving around as “proof” that she committed perjury?

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gwangung  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:11:56pm

re: #202 Hecuba’s daughter

The problem is that white collar crimes involving involving complicated financial transactions are often very difficult to investigate and expensive to prove. 10-15 years ago I listened to a radio report concerning an accountant for a large firm who marketed a complicated tax evasion scheme that they assured their clients could never be unraveled by the government because the government lacked the expertise. The government may prefer to go after simpler cases, rather than the big case with potentially huge payoff.

If I’m not mistaken, at the end of 2008, one of the state courts (NY?) DID go after one of the more egregious greedy bankers. What should have been an easy conviction ended up as an acquital…the defense was quite successful in muddying the waters and confusing the jury.

That might have influenced future prosecution, if even your stronger cases end up in acquittals.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:12:42pm

re: #198 gwangung

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Just look at Cohen and Manafort. They were amateurish tax evaders but only got caught because a special prosecutor was appointed.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:13:26pm

re: #206 Targetpractice

You mean like the letter from an ex-boyfriend that Faux is waving around as “proof” that she committed perjury?

What are they doing sigh?

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:14:18pm

re: #197 danarchy

I read this from an angry canadian yesterday. It mentions clause 32

cbc.ca

hmm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:15:39pm

re: #189 wheat-dogg

Yup. Kavanaugh is toast now. .

If there is any justice left in the world, Kavanaugh will wind up as a charred crouton…and the Republicans will still believe he’s a piece of deluxe avocado toast…

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:16:42pm

re: #206 Targetpractice

You mean like the letter from an ex-boyfriend that Faux is waving around as “proof” that she committed perjury?

Yup, the same one that Jim Hoft is crowing about. Thing is, the FBI will probably turn up more than just Dr Ford’s attack, so it’s only a smokescreen - a distraction for the base to latch onto.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:17:16pm

re: #27 fern01

So the NYT and MNSCB via Rachel - have announced that trump was nothing but a conman who cheated on his taxes - as did his father.

But the NYT and all other media helped him get elected. Well done America - you have reached peak wingnut and been conned by much worse than Nigerian scammers.

There is no such thing as peak wingnut. It is a myth.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:17:35pm

re: #212 wheat-dogg

Yup, the same one that Jim Hoft is crowing about. Thing is, the FBI will probably turn up more than just Dr Ford’s attack, so it’s only a smokescreen - a distraction for the base to latch onto.

I’m not really worried about the FBI but I am about Fox doing everything to make her life hell.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:18:17pm

I subscribe to Audiotree on YouTube. Here’s 17-year-old Hana Vu and her band.

Hana Vu on Audiotree Live (Full Session)

She’s from LA, so I wonder if Charles has heard of her.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:21:00pm

re: #209 HappyWarrior

What are they doing sigh?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:21:40pm

The American North West is a strange place

PORTLAND, Ore. — A former southern Oregon property owner has been charged with assault on a federal officer after, authorities say, an FBI agent sent to the property was shot from a booby-trapped wheelchair.

Law enforcement officers responded to the home in the small town of Williams on Sept. 7 at the request of a real estate lawyer tasked with selling the property, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday.

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Medford said officers found traps throughout the property from spike strips to a circular hot tub turned on its side and rigged to roll over anyone who triggered a tripwire.

“(It was) much like a scene from the movie ‘Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in which actor Harrison Ford is forced to outrun a giant stone boulder that he inadvertently triggered by a booby trap switch,” the complaint said.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:21:52pm

re: #216 Targetpractice

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And he’s credible why? Oh I know why. He’s got a penis.

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teleskiguy  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:22:22pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:23:02pm

re: #213 Anymouse 🌹

There is no such thing as peak wingnut. It is a myth.

Never forget how the Screw York Times conspired to push the Clinton Cash book while totally ignoring Trump’s shady finances.

Now they decide to disclose what they found about President Manger Merde…after the barn door was left open and the elephants all got loose to trample the Constitution to death!

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:23:18pm

re: #216 Targetpractice

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I figured somebody was going to do something to attack her.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:24:30pm

re: #216 Targetpractice

Uh, having been subjected to several polygraph tests I can tell you from experience that there is no F’n, G’n, HIJKLMNOP’n way to “prepare” for them!

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:25:59pm

re: #218 HappyWarrior

And he’s credible why? Oh I know why. He’s got a penis.

Same excuse as was given for the “I didn’t see nothin’” statements: “Made under penalty of perjury.”

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:26:12pm

The right wing is screaming for her blood right now. As in arrest that bitch for perjury NOWWWWWWWW!!!!

Dr Ford was right. They are going to destroy her for coming forward.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:26:34pm

re: #222 Joe Bacon 🌹

Uh, having been subjected to several polygraph tests I can tell you from experience that there is no F’n, G’n, HIJKLMNOP’n way to “prepare” for them!

I suspect FNC knows that but they know their viewers don’t.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:27:20pm

re: #224 Scottish Dragon

The right wing is screaming for her blood right now. As in arrest that bitch for perjury NOWWWWWWWW!!!!

Dr Ford was right. They are going to destroy her for coming forward.

I want the right wing in this country politically castrated.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:27:22pm

re: #220 Joe Bacon 🌹

Never forget how the Screw York Times conspired to push the Clinton Cash book while totally ignoring Trump’s shady finances.

Now they decide to disclose what they found about President Manger Merde…after the barn door was left open and the elephants all got loose to trample the Constitution to death!

Again, it’s because no one really thought Trump could win the election, so they slacked off on investigating him and focused on Hillary as the presumptive winner. Whether the NYT and WaPo and other MSM outlets have learned anything from the 2016 campaign, is doubtful, but they really dropped the ball by ignoring Trump’s fairly well known (in NY) shady past. The Dems also share in the blame, because they also assumed that HRC would be the clear winner. No one prepared for the worst.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:28:30pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:29:00pm

re: #218 HappyWarrior

And he’s credible why? Oh I know why. He’s got a penis.

Attached to a white body.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:29:43pm

Here is the letter itself:

The guy starts out by saying he holds no animus towards Dr. Ford…and then ends the letter by saying he dumped her after he found out she’d cheated and accuses her of credit card fraud (but never reported it).

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:29:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:31:34pm

re: #65 fern01

trump mocked a gold star father - paid nothing for doing same. Bit of bad press - he laughed.

Carl Paladino (his New York campaign manager) implied we Gold Star Families were terrorism supporters for coming to the defence of Mr. and Mrs. Khan.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:32:02pm

re: #227 wheat-dogg

Again, it’s because no one really thought Trump could win the election, so they slacked off on investigating him and focused on Hillary as the presumptive winner. Whether the NYT and WaPo and other MSM outlets have learned anything from the 2016 campaign, is doubtful, but they really dropped the ball by ignoring Trump’s fairly well known (in NY) shady past. The Dems also share in the blame, because they also assumed that HRC would be the clear winner. No one prepared for the worst.

Bernie was too stupid to realize that Manafort was having his pal Tad Devine pull his strings.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:32:42pm

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

Carl Paladino (his New York campaign manager) implied we Gold Star Families were terrorism supporters for coming to the defence of Mr. and Mrs. Khan.

The tenth level of hell is awaiting Paladino’s arrival.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:34:21pm

re: #233 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bernie was too stupid to realize that Manafort was having his pal Tad Devine pull his strings.

Bernie isn’t a smart politician.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:35:24pm

re: #230 Targetpractice

Here is the letter itself:

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The guy starts out by saying he holds no animus towards Dr. Ford…and then ends the letter by saying he dumped her after he found out she’d cheated and accuses her of credit card fraud (but never reported it).

JFC.

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sagehen  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:36:28pm

re: #79 ObserverArt

Remember Doctor Ronny…future head of the VA?

That was another Trump crash and burn.

Wonder what he has been reduced to now after being glib for Trump?

I see a book for someone to create.

I Met President Trump
My Life Before and After..

Such a book has already been written

simonandschuster.com

by Rick Wilson

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:36:44pm

re: #231 Anymouse 🌹

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I’m watching something on Jeffrey Dahmer right now. Apparently he raped two fellow military members who kept quiet about it for years. Point is I understand completely why someone would be quiet.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:36:58pm

By the way, “under penalty of perjury” doesn’t really mean much if you know that the guys running the inquisition will never actually refer the matter to the proper authorities to prosecute. Does anyone really believe that this bitter ex-boyfriend is afraid that Chuck Grassley will have him charged with perjury if he can’t corroborate his story?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:37:13pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

The history of the Trump family business is bringing out my inner socialist. Some defenses of Kavanaugh are bringing out my inner feminist. The Trump-era degradation of American conservatism is bringing out my inner liberal.
IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 3, 2018

Hey Bill, come over to the Dark Side. We have cookies.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:38:48pm

re: #239 Targetpractice

By the way, “under penalty of perjury” doesn’t really mean much if you know that the guys running the inquisition will never actually refer the matter to the proper authorities to prosecute. Does anyone really believe that this bitter ex-boyfriend is afraid that Chuck Grassley will have him charged with perjury if he can’t corroborate his story?

The whole thing seems petty as hell but of course, it will be right wing canon by this morning that she perjured herself and is a criminal.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:39:59pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:42:33pm

The White House considered weaponizing student visas to punish China, and coincidentally the universities benefiting from that influx of Chinese cash.

The article quotes the ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, who used to be governor of Iowa, as telling Trump that the ban would hurt small college and unis more than the Ivies. One of them would be Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, which has a pretty large Chinese student population for a school its size. So, Branstad knows what he’s talking about.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:45:01pm

re: #243 wheat-dogg

The White House considered weaponizing student visas to punish China, and coincidentally the universities benefiting from that influx of Chinese cash.

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Miller is Trump’s Martin Bormann, a synchophant who survives repeatedly.

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teleskiguy  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:46:40pm

My karma at this moment. Nice not round number.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:46:49pm

re: #241 HappyWarrior

The whole thing seems petty as hell but of course, it will be right wing canon by this morning that she perjured herself and is a criminal.

Of course. Faux happened to get a copy of the letter the same time that Grassley says that the SJC heard from the ex about the “coaching” and accuses her attorneys of “withholding evidence.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:48:05pm

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Bernie isn’t a smart politician.

Do we know that Bernie was unaware of these connections?

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:48:19pm

re: #243 wheat-dogg

This has made me ponder something. Part of the problem right now is that we’re in a system where, for two years, there’s almost nothing at the federal level in this situation to counter a single, corrupt party controlling the levers of power. And that’s a lot of time for the wrong people to swing sledgehammers. I have been trying to think of ways to change that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:48:56pm

re: #247 Hecuba’s daughter

Do we know that Bernie was unaware of these connections?

No but I meant in general. He’s being proven wrong big time on trade.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:50:11pm

2-1 Rockies!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:52:02pm

re: #246 Targetpractice

Of course. Faux happened to get a copy of the letter the same time that Grassley says that the SJC heard from the ex about the “coaching” and accuses her attorneys of “withholding evidence.”

It didn’t seem like Ford was coaching her friend to lie; it was more that the friend might have been apprehensive about the polygraph and Ford was helping her not to panic.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:55:27pm

re: #248 Belafon

This has made me ponder something. Part of the problem right now is that we’re in a system where, for two years, there’s almost nothing at the federal level in this situation to counter a single, corrupt party controlling the levers of power. And that’s a lot of time for the wrong people to swing sledgehammers. I have been trying to think of ways to change that.

I honestly don’t know how to resolve that. There are those who prefer a Parliamentary system but in that case the majority has absolute power for more than two years.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:55:35pm

re: #243 wheat-dogg

The White House considered weaponizing student visas to punish China, and coincidentally the universities benefiting from that influx of Chinese cash.

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The article quotes the ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, who used to be governor of Iowa, as telling Trump that the ban would hurt small college and unis more than the Ivies. One of them would be Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, which has a pretty large Chinese student population for a school its size. So, Branstad knows what he’s talking about.

Elite Ivies reject a lot more applicants than they admit; wouldn’t hurt them at all.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:56:31pm

re: #251 Hecuba’s daughter

It didn’t seem like Ford was coaching her friend to lie; it was more that the friend might have been apprehensive about the polygraph and Ford was helping her not to panic.

That would be the reasonable assumption but remember you’re dealing with FNC trying to smear her not people acting in good faith. FNC is fucking disgusting. I look forward to the day where it goes out of business and hopefully Old Murdoch himself is penniless but I know that’s a pipe dream.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:56:59pm

re: #248 Belafon

This has made me ponder something. Part of the problem right now is that we’re in a system where, for two years, there’s almost nothing at the federal level in this situation to counter a single, corrupt party controlling the levers of power. And that’s a lot of time for the wrong people to swing sledgehammers. I have been trying to think of ways to change that.

If the USA did not have a free press and uncensored Internet, the situation would be exponentially worse. Imagine if there were no sources of information besides state TV (Fox News) and state media (Drudge, GatewayPundit, InfoWars, etc.). Imagine if the public schools were required to teach a specific federally mandated curriculum, and universities were prohibited from teaching certain topics. That’s China now.

Americans need to learn more about (a) their own system of government and (b) how governments can be weaponized to destroy individual freedom and civil rights. An alarming number of Americans are complacent, and don’t even see the creeping autocracy threatening them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:59:00pm

re: #249 HappyWarrior

No but I meant in general. He’s being proven wrong big time on trade.

That doesn’t mean Bernie’s not a smart politician. Smart politicians can excel at lying and deceit and persuading voters to support their policies. Trump is living proof that even total ignorance can be accepted by voters.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 9:59:54pm

re: #254 HappyWarrior

That would be the reasonable assumption but remember you’re dealing with FNC trying to smear her not people acting in good faith. FNC is fucking disgusting. I look forward to the day where it goes out of business and hopefully Old Murdoch himself is penniless but I know that’s a pipe dream.

It’s all about providing any wavering Republicans with a reason to disbelieve what their minds told them, and believe what their hearts want.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:00:14pm

I truly doubt that Grassley intends to charge Dr. Ford with perjury based upon this letter. For one thing, unless her ex can provide a second witness to these events, then it’ll never stand up in court. What Grassley is doing is trying to pressure her lawyers into turning over documents he thinks will be instrumental in quashing the polygraph results and the therapy sessions. He’s fishing and he’s using this letter as bait.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:01:21pm

re: #256 Hecuba’s daughter

That doesn’t mean Bernie’s not a smart politician. Smart politicians can excel at lying and deceit and persuading voters to support their policies. Trump is living proof that even total ignorance can be accepted by voters.

I’m just saying. The guy for someone who has been in the game for so long has an unbelievable track record of being naive or one track minded. A more savvy politician would have gotten more accomplished by now. What does Bernie have to really show for 28 years in Congress?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:01:55pm

re: #257 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s all about providing any wavering Republicans with a reason to disbelieve what their minds told them, and believe what their hearts want.

Yep and it’s fucking vile.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:02:31pm

re: #259 HappyWarrior

I’m just saying. The guy for someone who has been in the game for so long has an unbelievable track record of being naive or one track minded. A more savvy politician would have gotten more accomplished by now. What does Bernie have to really show for 28 years in Congress?

28 years in Congress!!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:02:54pm

FNC who tried to make an innocent fist bump between Obama and his wife out to be terrorist. Those fuckers are evil and are responsible for so much damage in our system. Ultimately, yeah we have free will but they have poisoned so many minds.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:03:51pm

re: #261 Hecuba’s daughter

28 years in Congress!!

Snicker. I think so many of his younger supporters have no idea how long he’s been there and how little he’s accomplished. Now I’m sure if he was pressed on that, he’d blame the establishment but there are others with just as liberal records that actually have legislative accomplishments.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:04:27pm

re: #253 Big Beautiful Door

Elite Ivies reject a lot more applicants than they admit; wouldn’t hurt them at all.

Exactly. They get on average, tens of thousands of applications each, and from those only offer a couple of thousand, if that many, admission. Plus, they have multi-million dollar endowments, so losing Chinese tuition money is but a drop in the bucket. It’s the small schools that really need those international students, because they are full-pay students — they can’t get financial aid as US students can. Reliance on foreign students’ fees is one of the issues facing higher education, because many schools are unequipped to deal with the extra challenges those students present. Critics charge the schools are chasing that money without also preparing for the social, psychological and academic welfare of the foreign students.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:11:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:11:29pm

Colorado advances to face Milwaukee in the NLDS. Tough choice here to as whom to go for. Have an aunt out in Colorado but Milwaukee has the longer Series appearance gap and I actually know more Brewers fans than I do Rockies. I’ll hope for the Rox in 5 I guess but I just want good baseball. As for the other NLDS. Braves no question. The Ex Orioles rule applies here. With Cleveland and Houston. Cleveland. Oakland over NY and if NY wins, I could care less about them and the Sox.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:12:31pm

re: #265 Kragar

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Okay Officer I’m covering for a raging drunk asshole. What about underaged drunk bar fights? And I haven’t been in a bar fight and I’ve got plenty of drinking stupid experience.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:12:59pm

re: #260 HappyWarrior

Yep and it’s fucking vile.

They are convinced that this is an unfair hit. Look, they don’t even see a problem if he did it, because boys will be boys, and it could happen to any guy, because women make false accusations all the time against rich, powerful men like Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby… Well, maybe not Cosby, ‘cause he’s black. But still
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:13:15pm

Time goes by and not one credible defense of Kavanaugh. Just “He’s a great guy, I like him, leave him alone.” It’s pathetic the lengths they’re going to save this shitbag.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:14:05pm

re: #268 Blind Frog Belly White

They are convinced that this is an unfair hit. Look, they don’t even see a problem if he did it, because boys will be boys, and it could happen to any guy, because women make false accusations all the time against rich, powerful men like Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby… Well, maybe not Cosby, ‘cause he’s black. But still
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I am so ready for a country where women and PoC have more of a say because enough of white guys like those you mentioned thinking that their shit doesn’t stink.

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Jason Munro  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:14:11pm

America is right and truly fucked. A moran (and criminal) at the wheel. A literal shitshow in both houses of congress. An obvious liar (under oath) being appointed to the supreme court. I fear even a blue wave won’t save us. is there no such thing as truth anymore?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:16:38pm

I’m ready for more taco trucks and less right wing bullshit.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:17:10pm

re: #253 Big Beautiful Door

Elite Ivies reject a lot more applicants than they admit; wouldn’t hurt them at all.

It won’t hurt them in terms of raw tuition income, but that’s only half the story. The Ivies are acutely conscious of raw talent, awards and research dollars and donations that talent and awards bring in. Maintaining themselves as the pre-eminent institutions in the World depends on proving their superiority, continually. They may not be hurt as much as smaller US colleges, but they cannot possibly be happy about this.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:17:33pm

What is this wingnut letter circulating on Twitter claiming someone was a person who coached people on how to “pass” polygraphs, therefore Dr. Ford’s testimony about that is not credible?

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Broad With Sass  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:18:35pm

re: #266 HappyWarrior

I am a died hard Cubs fan, but will be brewing hard…if got no other reason than this amazing sports writer get to cover them…My nephew

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:18:52pm

re: #268 Blind Frog Belly White

“Boys will be boys” is basically a brood parasitism strategy. If fledglings that aren’t cuckoos starve, get eaten, or pushed out of the nest…who fucking cares? Cuckoo lives matter.

All this fuckery is like aggressive mimicry. There’s no real concern for “men” as a general group, or “fathers” as a general group: that’s just the crowd that the predators are using for camouflage.

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Targetpractice  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:20:58pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹

What is this wingnut letter circulating on Twitter claiming someone was a person who coached people on how to “pass” polygraphs, therefore Dr. Ford’s testimony about that is not credible?

Bitter ex sent a letter to Grassley claiming to have seen Dr. Ford “coach” McLean on what a polygraph involves, wingnuts are portraying that as “proof” that she committed perjury when asked by Mitchell if she’d ever talked with anyone on how to take a polygraph test.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:20:59pm

re: #273 goddamnedfrank

Stanford, Caltech, Harvey Mudd, MIT, etc are going to be fucking furious.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:21:19pm

Apropos of my remarks above about Xi Jinping’s challenges dealing with the Chinese economy, all of the stories linked on this page refer to China’s real estate boom heading into a bust cycle.

scmp.com

The debt crisis here is one China’s “open secrets,” little discussed but widely acknowledged. Mind you, some people who invested early in real estate can profit handsomely. One of my friends told me a few days ago that the flat she and her husband bought in Changsha (Hunan’s provincial capital) a few years ago has doubled in value since then. But she can only benefit if she sells it, of course. If they hold on during a bust cycle, all their money could go down the tubes. Multiply that situation a hundred-million-fold and you can see the problem facing China now.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:22:21pm

re: #273 goddamnedfrank

It won’t hurt them in terms of raw tuition income, but that’s only half the story. The Ivies are acutely conscious of raw talent, awards and research dollars and donations that talent and awards bring in. Maintaining themselves as the pre-eminent institutions in the World depends on proving their superiority, continually. They may not be hurt as much as smaller US colleges, but they cannot possibly be happy about this.

Worth noting that the visa ban was only a proposal, and has not been instituted.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:22:34pm

re: #150 Joe Bacon 🌹

Dinner tonight was just 2 cups of Beer Nuts and a Diet Dr. Pepper. Just to wound up to cook anything.

5 more days in Twitter jail thanks to Falwell and now I have an admonishment from Twitter that I cannot “defame” Conservatives…Oh and they will no longer allow me to report Russian trolls.

Yet the Conservatives endlessly bullshit about the “liberal bias” in Twitter…

Hashtag WalkAwayfromTwitter

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:37:46pm

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

Hashtag WalkAwayfromTwitter

I haven’t joined Twitter. What is wrong with Jack? Is he just terrified of RW trolls who attack anyone who doesn’t worship Trump? Is he owned by the Russians too?

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austin_blue  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:41:10pm

Regarding the pro-Kavanaugh forces and the Republican response to the facts as we know them:

Seems to me they are just deciding, at random, how much shit they can throw at at the wall and see what sticks, eh? The bottom line for them is that the people who oppose Kavanaugh are just liars. That’s all they’ve got.

He’s a disastrous nominee, but they keep supporting him. He was a drunk as a high-schooler and a drunk as a college student. There is no indication he has ever addressed the problem. He’s still a drunk. Do we need a drunk as a member of the SCOTUS?

Is there anyone in the US who says “Yes! That’s exactly what we need!”

Sadly, yes, because there is a huge cohort of idiots who think that’s exactly what we need, because they believe that this President is the Pied Piper who will lead us to a better future.

I’m disgusted, and I’m tired, and I’m going to sleep.

See y’all tomorrow.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:44:17pm

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

Fifty percent too caught up in trying to monetize Twitter, fifty percent techbro pseudointellectual understanding of “the marketplace of ideas” and how things *should* work as opposed to what’s actually happening.

Facebook’s much the same, except even more sharklike because it’s basically a fucking intelligence operation wearing a greasepaint mustache.

They don’t need to be owned by Russia. They’re just dumb, greedy companies desperately trying to stay ahead of anything that causes investors and advertisers to get nervous. There’s no deeper level, which is exactly what makes them so stupid dangerous.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:44:40pm

There is a bizarre and apparently widespread belief among fundies that twice as many girls as boys are born every year and that there are far more women than men in the world. I have never seen any documentation for this belief but I have heard it from a dozen or more fundamentalists over the years. Government statistics, of course, are dismissed out of hand as the usual cover-up.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:51:28pm

This Brooklyn College professor compares “spin-the-bottle” to Kavanaugh’s alleged attack of Dr Ford, and is being rightfully raked over the coals for his remarks.

Maybe it was just my childhood, living in decadent Long Island, but spin-the-bottle was a game we only joked about as being a relic of our parents’ childhood. Kids haven’t played that game in at least a generation, AFAIK. Mostly, they just get right down to business.

The prof, who at his advanced age (close to mine) is still only an associate professor, got his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. I find this vaguely amusing, considering he’s calling Democrats “tutu-wearing pansies.” The scuttlebutt about guys going to Sarah Lawrence soon after it went co-educational in 1968 was that they were (in so many words) “tutu-wearing pansies.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:52:40pm

re: #285 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

There is a bizarre and apparently widespread belief among fundies that twice as many girls as boys are born every year and that there are far more women than men in the world. I have never seen any documentation for this belief but I have heard it from a dozen or more fundamentalists over the years. Government statistics, of course, are dismissed out of hand as the usual cover-up.

That is amazing. About 51% of births in the United States are male. I’ve never heard of this fundie delusion before.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:53:56pm

re: #283 austin_blue

Regarding the pro-Kavanaugh forces and the Republican response to the facts as we know them:

Seems to me they are just deciding, at random, how much shit they can throw at at the wall and see what sticks, eh? The bottom line for them is that the people who oppose Kavanaugh are just liars. That’s all they’ve got.

He’s a disastrous nominee, but they keep supporting him. He was a drunk as a high-schooler and a drunk as a college student. There is no indication he has ever addressed the problem. He’s still a drunk. Do we need a drunk as a member of the SCOTUS?

Is there anyone in the US who says “Yes! That’s exactly what we need!”

Sadly, yes, because there is a huge cohort of idiots who think that’s exactly what we need, because they believe that this President is the Pied Piper who will lead us to a better future.

I’m disgusted, and I’m tired, and I’m going to sleep.

See y’all tomorrow.

Our opposition is justification of his worth, and any bad thing that comes out is proof we’ll stop at nothing to take him down, so it makes him EVEN MORE worthy, and us EVEN MORE evil to stand in his way. Especially since the accusation are from women.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:54:30pm

re: #189 wheat-dogg

Yup. Kavanaugh is toast now. If the FBI is pursuing more inquiries, they found something that requires corroboration from other witnesses. This is not going to be wrapped up by tomorrow.

And the GOP knows it. That’s why the RW Noise Machine is running at 10,000 lies per minute to try to salvage their disaster of a nominee.

In the final grasp for power, conservatives could take any report the FBI gives them and say, “we don’t care.”

Flake asked for an investigation; he got that. He can now vote “yes.”

McConnell said he would not release the report to the populace, in another move by the “most transparent government ever.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:56:19pm

re: #287 Hecuba’s daughter

That is amazing. About 51% of births in the United States are male. I’ve never heard of this fundie delusion before.

Where do they think the girls are going?

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 2, 2018 • 10:57:26pm

re: #285 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

There is a bizarre and apparently widespread belief among fundies that twice as many girls as boys are born every year and that there are far more women than men in the world. I have never seen any documentation for this belief but I have heard it from a dozen or more fundamentalists over the years. Government statistics, of course, are dismissed out of hand as the usual cover-up.

They’re obvious just frustrated horny dudes looking to justify polygamy. The actual ratio, as I’m sure you know, is that there are slightly more males born every year than females. Historically it evens out and then shifts with slightly more females living to very old age, historically due to the disproportionate number of male deaths in dangerous occupations and war.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:02:23pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

I’m watching something on Jeffrey Dahmer right now. Apparently he raped two fellow military members who kept quiet about it for years. Point is I understand completely why someone would be quiet.

Yup. Just as hard for men, and until recently the military really didn’t want to hear such things. Never mind rape carries the death penalty in the UCMJ.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:12:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:15:36pm

LOL on wingsuiters, this one on the wingsuiter who went by Pão de Açúcar in Rio de Janeiro (twenty-three seconds):

WING SUITER MEETS HIS MAKER

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:27:48pm

re: #201 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When they put Frank Capra in charge of propaganda in WWII, he never shot a foot of film. He just showed German and Italian and Japanese propaganda footage knowing it would disgust everybody over here.

That’s all tRump’s challenger in 2020 (assuming he’s still here) will have to do—make their commercials nothing but tRump speeches all the time.

No. Ignore him. Just show us that we can be better. Put him into a white rage.

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plansbandc  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:29:35pm

The bots are absolute swarming on twitter tonight.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:29:39pm

Republicans really don’t like women.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:33:12pm

If you use things like credit cards and ATMs rather than cheques and real money, this might interest you. Is this the guy Trump says loves him?

Original release date: October 02, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have identified malware and other indicators of compromise used by the North Korean government in an ATM cash-out scheme—referred to by the U.S. Government as “FASTCash.” The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Alert TA18-275A: HIDDEN COBRA - FASTCash Campaign, Malware Analysis Report (MAR) MAR-10201537, and the page on HIDDEN COBRA - North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity for more information.

us-cert.gov

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:35:25pm

Local election update, new candidate files:

OpN01Oxf5rv33iikVJZKpzv8GjQyM02zUIQvW8H+T4AuUy64s4qOmGFXHkUc6HLpBEL7W/WWwIxLaDAFdMG32X1OH6DSdYqkIkhnSJI7/B66q2wR9N2s1V1y1EIlPWD2Q1DN1TureCoZPzcGkAFEvu4ulFqPGcK3OFR0csA80179m5hp1XeWCfB/xSpGoFkF

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:37:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:45:57pm

Early voter information from the Nebraska Democratic Party:

The SOS has released their first set of early vote data for those whom have requested vote by mail ballots up to this point (this includes 10/1 as a list wasn’t released then). I am also including all early vote requests to date for reference.

Early Vote Requests for 10/2
Democrats: 1,970
Nonpartisan: 648
Republicans: 2,499
Unknown: 24
Total People: 5,141

Early Vote Requests to date:
Democrats: 17,780
Nonpartisan: 5,444
Republican: 20,118
Unknown: 176
Total People: 43,518

I hope the non-partisans are taking note of the Dumpster fire going on now.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 2, 2018 • 11:48:55pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:13:46am

re: #302 Single-handed sailor

And immediately conservatives go in to that article to bash Dr. Ford.

Hillary Clinton was too kind.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:23:10am
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:27:09am

of course he did

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:29:31am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:44:21am

re: #75 gocart mozart

apropo of nothing

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If you haven’t seen David Simon’s latest, The Deuce, check it out; it’s an HBO series and it’s really good. Seriously outstanding. Method Man is in that one too, as a supporting character.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:51:00am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:53:40am

re: #306 Ace-o-aces

A Jim Crow lynching because a white woman in Dixie alleged a fourteen-year-old flirted with her (a death penalty offence to conservatives then) is exactly the same as a multi-millionaire not getting a Supreme Court seat.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 1:39:49am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹

Report says only banks and ATMs in Africa and Asia have been compromised. None reported in the USA, as yet.

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freetoken  Oct 3, 2018 • 1:41:24am

re: #302 Single-handed sailor

“The Goblin” is a proposed solution to the orbits of the growing collection of not-quite-big-enough-to-be-planets that have been discovered beyond Neptune.

The most famous of course is Pluto. But there is also Sedna. And the most recent discovery was published yesterday in a paper (on the Arxiv), also in a highly elliptical orbit, but it doesn’t have an easy to remember name.

Anyway, to explain why these bodies have the elliptical orbits they do (when the planets have nearly circular orbits), doing models of orbital mechanics brings about the idea that there is a more massive body also in a highly elliptical orbit even farther out, which is perturbing the orbits of the small bodies.

This “Goblin” would on its closest approach to the Sun still be over 65AU out (that’s 65x the distance the Earth is from the Sun), well beyond Neptune, and at its farthest distance it would really be way out there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 1:52:06am

re: #310 wheat-dogg

Report says only banks and ATMs in Africa and Asia have been compromised. None reported in the USA, as yet.

I imagine if North Korea thought they could do it, they would be deploying it in North America.

That said, deploying the malware in Africa (thousands of kilometers away) also gives them a test bed to improve the malware prior to attempting the North American ATM and retail payment systems.

For what it’s worth, my wife the software engineer/librarian has always distrusted ATMs. She doesn’t have an ATM card for our checking account and is unhappy with me any time I use it. (She prefers we walk in the bank and fill out a withdrawal slip or cheque.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 1:57:10am

re: #311 freetoken

CNN would be wrong for one reason: Pluto was demoted.

Therefore it would be the hunt for Planet IX.

Not to be confused with “Plan 9 from Outer Space.”

Cue the Nibiru conspiracy theorists again (a slap-fest between them and the flat earthers would be fun).

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freetoken  Oct 3, 2018 • 1:57:45am

A busy year for hurricanes in the Pacific, especially for the central Pacific.

Here you can see category 4 Walaka west of Hawaii, and category 3 Sergio south of Baja:

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freetoken  Oct 3, 2018 • 1:58:29am

re: #313 Anymouse 🌹

Planet X is “planet eks” not planet 10.

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freetoken  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:01:55am

And Japan looks to be getting another Typhoon, this time Kong-rey (what a name for a typhoon):

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:02:08am

re: #312 Anymouse 🌹

I imagine if North Korea thought they could do it, they would be deploying it in North America.

That said, deploying the malware in Africa (thousands of kilometers away) also gives them a test bed to improve the malware prior to attempting the North American ATM and retail payment systems.

For what it’s worth, my wife the software engineer/librarian has always distrusted ATMs. She doesn’t have an ATM card for our checking account and is unhappy with me any time I use it. (She prefers we walk in the bank and fill out a withdrawal slip or cheque.)

Cards with the mag strips are notoriously insecure, which is why most Chinese and EU banks have switched to the “chipped” cards. Many American ATMs are behind the times, so I can’t use my newest Chinese bank card in them (it has no mag strip). ATMs can be hacked, but it is difficult to do remotely. As I understand that alert, the package gains access to the ATMs through the bank’s servers, not directly to the ATMs, but I could be wrong. It is a common practice for ATMs to use some version of Windows, which is already a security event waiting to happen. Older ATMs in Africa and Asia probably run earlier or unpatched versions of Windows, which would be even more vulnerable to an attack.

The weakest link in ATMs is the card. If someone sees you enter the PIN and steals your card, there goes your money. Happened to me once in South Africa. Two guys working in tandem: one distracted me with a question while the other snagged the card from the ATM slot while I wasn’t looking.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:08:29am

re: #314 freetoken

The remnants of Hurricane Rosa are moving through Utah tonight, and whatever’s left will affect the weather in Colorado and the Nebraska Panhandle in a few days.

spc.noaa.gov

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:15:17am

re: #317 wheat-dogg

Cards with the mag strips are notoriously insecure, which is why most Chinese and EU banks have switched to the “chipped” cards. Many American ATMs are behind the times, so I can’t use my newest Chinese bank card in them (it has no mag strip). ATMs can be hacked, but it is difficult to do remotely. As I understand that alert, the package gains access to the ATMs through the bank’s servers, not directly to the ATMs, but I could be wrong. It is a common practice for ATMs to use some version of Windows, which is already a security event waiting to happen. Older ATMs in Africa and Asia probably run earlier or unpatched versions of Windows, which would be even more vulnerable to an attack.

The weakest link in ATMs is the card. If someone sees you enter the PIN and steals your card, there goes your money. Happened to me once in South Africa. Two guys working in tandem: one distracted me with a question while the other snagged the card from the ATM slot while I wasn’t looking.

Most ATMs in the USA still use Windows XP, which Microsoft discontinued support for in 2014. It’s not the bank’s problem if someone takes your money, so they really don’t care to spend the money to upgrade the ATM.

India passed a law requiring all banks to get rid of ATMs running Windows XP by the start of 2019.

As for Chinese cards which only have chips, my understanding is in most countries you can request from your financial institution a card with an American magnetic strip. (That also is a problem for Canadians, particularly at point-of-sale pads where the system asks you to enter your Zip Code.)

We requested from our credit card company chipped cards for our trip to Poland (they still have magnetic strips on them though).

Canada’s ATMs seem to be fine with strip-only cards (at least the banks at which we withdrew money on our bank ATM card).

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:23:55am
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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:40:48am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

My older card has the strip, but no chip. So, in a pinch, I can use that in an older ATM. I just have to move money from one bank to the other. Most bank ATMs and major store POS systems have been upgraded, though. It’s the random ones sitting in convenience stores and gas stations that can be a problem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:48:24am

re: #321 wheat-dogg

My older card has the strip, but no chip. So, in a pinch, I can use that in an older ATM. I just have to move money from one bank to the other. Most bank ATMs and major store POS systems have been upgraded, though. It’s the random ones sitting in convenience stores and gas stations that can be a problem.

You can come here! None of the ATMs have chip systems, and for the few point-of-sale credit card systems in big cities like Scottsbluff, the chip system is disabled (despite the law all businesses were required to adopt chip systems by the end of 2017).

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:52:31am
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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:54:27am

Another article about the ambitions of China in the near future. Quite alarming, given the willingness of the current administration to cozy up to authoritarian leaders — when it’s not waging trade wars with them.

If Xi’s “Dream” is realized, we can envision a world where by the mid-21st century, democratic governments survive in the West, but Beijing’s political model will have the upper hand in the international system. As with the Cold War, the struggle is material — economic and military power matter — but will also and ineluctably be ideological. Certainly, its course will pose, and its outcome answer, an ideologically dispositive question: Will egalitarianism remain the dominant ideal in international politics, or will it cede leadership back to authoritarianism? However lamentable, due to the expansion of China’s power and influence, it is likely that authoritarian politics will be the norm without serious challenge from the West. It is probable that China will advance this new wave of authoritarianism to augment its legitimacy. Touting its superiority, Beijing will also advance arguments not dissimilar from “The End of History” arguments made in the West in the early 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

In contrast to the liberal democratic and free market principles of the Washington Consensus, Beijing’s political model is offering the developing world a regime-type neutral investment model based on “noninterference” in domestic affairs and the promise of “no strings attached” loans and other forms of financial assistance. This business model is part of China’s “charm offensive” and appears to be growing in popularity, as many around the world see the Chinese way of doing business as a better alternative to the structural adjustment programs of the International Monetary Fund or the push for democratic reform often associated with Western aid.

During the Cold War, the United States served as a global beacon for political elites who embraced certain values and ideas. Today, China is offering authoritarian values that are appealing to governments whose hold on power is threatened by U.S. principles such as the rule of law, free speech, democracy, and transparency and accountability in government.

thediplomat.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 3:00:30am

As a reminder, Duncan Hunter is alleged to have stolen money raised for a wounded veteran’s charity … .

military.com

Possibly one of the worst charges against Hunter, a Marine artillery officer who served in Iraq and left the Reserve as a major, was that he tried to pass off the use of campaign funds as a contribution to wounded veterans.

Grifting conservatives gotta grift.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 3:04:47am

re: #324 wheat-dogg

Mattis cancels China trip after Chinese, US Navy destroyers nearly collide (Stars and Stripes, more at the link):

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that U.S.-Chinese relations have not worsened despite canceling his visit to the rival nation one day after a Chinese ship veered within 45 yards of a U.S. Navy destroyer.

The Navy described the encounter Sunday in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea as “an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver.” The USS Decatur, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol about 8:30 a.m. near Gaven Reefs when the People’s Republic of China destroyer Luyang approached the ship, the Navy said in a statement.

“The PRC destroyer conducted a series of increasingly aggressive maneuvers accompanied by warnings for [the] Decatur to depart the area,” Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in the statement. “The PRC destroyer approached within 45 yards of [the] Decatur’s bow, after which [the] Decatur maneuvered to prevent a collision.”

On Monday, Mattis scrapped plans to visit China later this month, a U.S. defense official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to confirm the trip, which had not been officially announced by the Pentagon.

Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were planning the joint security talks with their Chinese counterparts, the official said. It would have marked the second visit to China for Mattis, who visited Beijing in June.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 3:08:57am

The Tories are imitating the Trump immigration policy.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 3, 2018 • 3:13:08am

re: #313 Anymouse 🌹

CNN would be wrong for one reason: Pluto was demoted.

Therefore it would be the hunt for Planet IX.

Not to be confused with “Plan 9 from Outer Space.”

Cue the Nibiru conspiracy theorists again (a slap-fest between them and the flat earthers would be fun).

Mike Brown (Of How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming fame) and Konstantin Batygin do in fact call it “Planet 9”.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 3:19:51am

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹

The latest of several near misses. The Chinese are playing chicken with the US Navy. If it gets airtime on Fox News, hold on to your hats, boys and girls. Trump’s trigger finger will be itching.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 3, 2018 • 3:21:56am

re: #326 Anymouse 🌹

I thought China canceled that meeting last week.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:06:44am

re: #315 freetoken

Planet X is “planet eks” not planet 10.

But, Anymouse’s joke is better than it being an ex.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:23:23am

re: #329 wheat-dogg

The latest of several near misses. The Chinese are playing chicken with the US Navy. If it gets airtime on Fox News, hold on to your hats, boys and girls. Trump’s trigger finger will be itching.

When I was in the Navy, we had the same issues with Soviet ships. (When I was aboard America CV-66, we had a Soviet trawler intelligence ship cut across our bow and attempt to divert an aircraft carrier.

A Soviet submarine collided with the USS Kitty Hawk while I was in the Navy as well.

navalhistory.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:26:51am

The US Navy has also dealt with issues with China’s PLA Navy as well:

On 11th November 2006, the Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet at the time, Gary Roughead, made a historic visit to China in a hope of improving the relations between the two countries. His visit was intended to organize a joint military exercise that emphasized the search and rescue role of the Navy and was to take place on 19th of November that year.

However, the visit was overshadowed by the incident that occurred during an American naval exercise near the island of Okinawa. On 26th of October, a Chinese Song-Class submarine surfaced within five miles of the USS Kitty Hawk airplane carrier in the Pacific Ocean. Several weeks before the US delegation met with their Chinese counterparts, ships from the Pacific fleet were stationed in international waters between Taiwan and South Japan.

The carrier was surrounded by a dozen of ships in a protective formation, but nevertheless, the Chinese sub managed to slip through unnoticed. It came as a surprise that the Americans were unable to detect the lone submarine earlier, for their extensive defense screen included a submarine and anti-submarine helicopters, all responsible for protecting the battle group from an underwater attack.

(more)

warhistoryonline.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:33:41am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:40:05am

Interesting. While the IRS doesn’t normally chase down tax fraud over six years, statutes allow them to chase it down any time.

forbes.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:43:22am

re: #334 Anymouse 🌹

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Okay Lindsay, be remembered as the guy who did all he could to get a drunken sexual predator on the court. That’s your legacy pal not any of the Senate Dems.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:58:36am

re: #334 Anymouse 🌹

Lindz sounds like he’s been studying the texts of the Sith.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 4:58:54am

re: #336 HappyWarrior

Okay Lindsay, be remembered as the guy who did all he could to get a drunken sexual predator on the court. That’s your legacy pal not any of the Senate Dems.

I don’t know what Trump talked about with Graham at that private golf game at Trump’s course, but it sure looks like he has something devastating on Lindsay Graham. Something so devastating he doesn’t care how he looks to the rest of the public.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:01:41am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:09:09am

re: #338 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t know what Trump talked about with Graham at that private golf game at Trump’s course, but it sure looks like he has something devastating on Lindsay Graham. Something so devastating he doesn’t care how he looks to the rest of the public.

I honestly do believe the compromat theory now. I think Lindsay is and always has been an opportunist but he did a very quick about face on Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:15:27am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

I honestly do believe the compromat theory now. I think Lindsay is and always has been an opportunist but he did a very quick about face on Trump.

It might not even be kompromat in the Russian sense. Since Lindsay Graham ran against him in the primaries, Trump’s campaign or his business might have dug up something that would tank Sen. Graham’s career or send him to jail if it was exposed.

As I recall, Senator Graham himself reported hacking against his own campaign to the Federalis.

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Teukka  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:15:54am
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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:16:03am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

I honestly do believe the compromat theory now. I think Lindsay is and always has been an opportunist but he did a very quick about face on Trump.

In Woodward’s book, he relays the suspicion that Lindsay has been angling to be Majority Leader, and maybe he thinks sucking up to the Supreme Leader will make it happen. Mitch is apparently not as “loyal” to The Donald as the The Donald would prefer.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:17:36am

re: #342 Teukka

Northern Surf & Turf

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:30:30am

re: #343 wheat-dogg

In Woodward’s book, he relays the suspicion that Lindsay has been angling to be Majority Leader, and maybe he thinks sucking up to the Supreme Leader will make it happen. Mitch is apparently not as “loyal” to The Donald as the The Donald would prefer.

re: #343 wheat-dogg

In Woodward’s book, he relays the suspicion that Lindsay has been angling to be Majority Leader, and maybe he thinks sucking up to the Supreme Leader will make it happen. Mitch is apparently not as “loyal” to The Donald as the The Donald would prefer.

Now that makes more sense to me than AG and AM yeah it could have been something they themselves got in him. Remember when he leaked his phone number?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:31:13am

re: #341 Anymouse 🌹

It might not even be kompromat in the Russian sense. Since Lindsay Graham ran against him in the primaries, Trump’s campaign or his business might have dug up something that would tank Sen. Graham’s career or send him to jail if it was exposed.

As I recall, Senator Graham himself reported hacking against his own campaign to the Federalis.

There definitely is something up.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:31:23am

Good morning!

Stunning creatures. Texas Coral Snake ( Micrurus tener)

Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus Tener)
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:47:49am

re: #287 Hecuba’s daughter

That is amazing. About 51% of births in the United States are male. I’ve never heard of this fundie delusion before.

I lived with that BS back in the late 60s/early 70s when I was in High School Hell. Strangely enough, my graduating class of 345 had a 3:1 girl to boy ratio.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:49:22am

re: #334 Anymouse 🌹

“But, if you don’t take him down, we’ll have the market on that evil.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:50:54am

How state of the art are Social Security systems?

We just started migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10…

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:51:17am

So who thinks Stephen Miller had his hands all over that Mississippi shit stream last night?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:52:17am

re: #329 wheat-dogg

The latest of several near misses. The Chinese are playing chicken with the US Navy. If it gets airtime on Fox News, hold on to your hats, boys and girls. Trump’s trigger finger will be itching.

We know what Trump will do.

He will always back down to the Chinese because they have him by the CENSORED!

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:53:33am

re: #350 Joe Bacon 🌹

How state of the art are Social Security systems?

We just started migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10…

Had to make sure all the bugs are out of the upgrade.

//

God, could you just imagine managing that migration? JFC!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:53:38am

re: #351 Dave In Austin

So who thinks Stephen Miller had his hands all over that Mississippi shit stream last night?

Of course. Trump is bad without him but Trump at his worst has Miller’s fingerprints on him.

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mmmirele  Oct 3, 2018 • 5:54:26am

Orrin Hatch and other Republicans in the Senate released this letter from a Dennis Ketterer, a former weatherman now resident in Utah. Ketterer alleges that Julie Swetnick…well hell, it’s a slut-shaming letter, let’s just get right to the point.

washingtonpost.com

I am frankly furious. The letter came to Hatch’s attention because it was passed from Ketterer to a former Mormon bishop who had connections to Hatch’s office. And I am sure that Hatch was on the lookout for such dirt.

First of all, it doesn’t matter if Julie Swetnick slept with five men a night for the last 25 years. What matters is that in this one incident, it was NOT CONSENSUAL. Second, Hatch and the anonymous former Mormon bishop are fucking hypocrites. I have no doubt that they asked children sexually explicit questions when they were bishops as part of “worthiness” interviews, conducted one-on-one in the bishop’s office. How the hell can you complain about a woman being sexually active when you’re asking 11 year old boys if they masturbate so you can determine if they can be advanced to the priesthood?

Yeah, I’m pissed off.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:00:52am

re: #355 mmmirele

Orrin Hatch and other Republicans in the Senate released this letter from a Dennis Ketterer, a former weatherman now resident in Utah. Ketterer alleges that Julie Swetnick…well hell, it’s a slut-shaming letter, let’s just get right to the point.

washingtonpost.com

I am frankly furious. The letter came to Hatch’s attention because it was passed from Ketterer to a former Mormon bishop who had connections to Hatch’s office. And I am sure that Hatch was on the lookout for such dirt.

First of all, it doesn’t matter if Julie Swetnick slept with five men a night for the last 25 years. What matters is that in this one incident, it was NOT CONSENSUAL. Second, Hatch and the anonymous former Mormon bishop are fucking hypocrites. I have no doubt that they asked children sexually explicit questions when they were bishops as part of “worthiness” interviews, conducted one-on-one in the bishop’s office. How the hell can you complain about a woman being sexually active when you’re asking 11 year old boys if they masturbate so you can determine if they can be advanced to the priesthood?

Yeah, I’m pissed off.

Pissed off doesn’t begin to cover it. They’re doing anything possible to slut-shame these women. And then they have the nerve to cry McCarthyism. It’s about consent, assholes.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:01:31am

re: #259 HappyWarrior

I’m just saying. The guy for someone who has been in the game for so long has an unbelievable track record of being naive or one track minded. A more savvy politician would have gotten more accomplished by now. What does Bernie have to really show for 28 years in Congress?

Never having to get a real job

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:01:50am

re: #355 mmmirele

Orrin Hatch and other Republicans in the Senate released this letter from a Dennis Ketterer, a former weatherman now resident in Utah. Ketterer alleges that Julie Swetnick…well hell, it’s a slut-shaming letter, let’s just get right to the point.

washingtonpost.com

I am frankly furious. The letter came to Hatch’s attention because it was passed from Ketterer to a former Mormon bishop who had connections to Hatch’s office. And I am sure that Hatch was on the lookout for such dirt.

First of all, it doesn’t matter if Julie Swetnick slept with five men a night for the last 25 years. What matters is that in this one incident, it was NOT CONSENSUAL. Second, Hatch and the anonymous former Mormon bishop are fucking hypocrites. I have no doubt that they asked children sexually explicit questions when they were bishops as part of “worthiness” interviews, conducted one-on-one in the bishop’s office. How the hell can you complain about a woman being sexually active when you’re asking 11 year old boys if they masturbate so you can determine if they can be advanced to the priesthood?

Yeah, I’m pissed off.

Screw those guys. And another anonymous letter from a supposed ex of Dr. Ford has emerged claiming that she told a friend what a polygraph test would be like, that she cheated on him while they were living apart (“I write with no animus” he says), and that he used his credit card after he had told her to stop. It’s all BS, but this is the kind of dirty crap we’ve come to expect from the “Christian” right.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:06:22am

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

I haven’t joined Twitter. What is wrong with Jack? Is he just terrified of RW trolls who attack anyone who doesn’t worship Trump? Is he owned by the Russians too?

Wild west Twitter = income to @jack

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:06:23am

The religious right needs to go away. Tax the bastards.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:11:21am

re: #282 Hecuba’s daughter

I haven’t joined Twitter. What is wrong with Jack? Is he just terrified of RW trolls who attack anyone who doesn’t worship Trump? Is he owned by the Russians too?

There’s all that Russian cash invested in Twitter.

And if you dare go after Republican superstars you get silenced like me.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:12:10am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

The religious right needs to go away. Tax the bastards.

That’s Joe Bacon’s line, not yours… :o

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:14:11am

re: #29 gocart mozart

“How’d you get home? I don’t remember. How’d you get there? I don’t remember…What neighborhood? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know… upstairs, downstairs, where was it…but I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.”
— ana marie cox

Almost as if Biff just wants to distort stuff and not take things seriously.

/

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steve_davis  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:14:52am

re: #98 jaunte

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Trump mocking a survivor doesn’t sicken me. His crowd of yahoos cheering him on does.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:15:52am

re: #350 Joe Bacon 🌹

How state of the art are Social Security systems?

We just started migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10…

Fine, brag. You’re getting Windows 10 but not our office yet.

/

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plansbandc  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:16:19am

Oh God. I finally heard what he said last night. What an unbelievably vile thing to do. He’s a stain on our country forever.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:17:04am

re: #366 plansbandc

Oh God. I finally heard what he said last night. What an unbelievably vile thing to do. He’s a stain on our country forever.

Oh, that’s only about item #246 on a list of thousands.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:18:01am

re: #350 Joe Bacon 🌹

How state of the art are Social Security systems?

We just started migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10…

What browser do you guys use? We’re still with Explorer something. Not Chrome or anything modern like that.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:19:14am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

You stayed up for the rest of the game? I had to turn in after the 6th, 10 pm is past my bedtime.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:21:17am

re: #369 Sir John Barron

You stayed up for the rest of the game? I had to turn in after the 6th, 10 pm is past my bedtime.

Yeah I was following on my phone.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:22:14am

re: #362 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That’s Joe Bacon’s line, not yours… :o

Ha, Joe is it okay I used your line?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:23:33am

re: #370 HappyWarrior

Yeah I was following on my phone.

Hey have you given the new Humphrey biography a look yet?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:25:39am

re: #372 Sir John Barron

Hey have you given the new Humphrey biography a look yet?

Oh? No I hadn’t heard. My monicker is 1/2 HHH and 1/2 Al Smith. I’ll definitely read. I always obviously thought he got a raw deal in ‘68 tho I’d been with RFK.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:26:08am

re: #365 Sir John Barron

Fine, brag. You’re getting Windows 10 but not our office yet.

/

I was on xp till three years ago
I’m on win 7 now and will happily stay here unless forced off

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:29:43am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:30:27am

re: #355 mmmirele

This is why I refer to Mormons as ZIONTOLOGISTS!

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William Lewis  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:31:13am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

Colorado advances to face Milwaukee in the NLDS. Tough choice here to as whom to go for. Have an aunt out in Colorado but Milwaukee has the longer Series appearance gap and I actually know more Brewers fans than I do Rockies. I’ll hope for the Rox in 5 I guess but I just want good baseball. As for the other NLDS. Braves no question. The Ex Orioles rule applies here. With Cleveland and Houston. Cleveland. Oakland over NY and if NY wins, I could care less about them and the Sox.

Be fun to see the Brewers win the series. I didn’t think they’d recover from the Selig’s incompetence for another generation if not longer.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:33:53am

re: #347 Dave In Austin

Good morning!

Stunning creatures. Texas Coral Snake ( Micrurus tener)

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Red on yellow will kill a fellow

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:35:46am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Ha, Joe is it okay I used your line?

Feel free to join me in kicking those parasites off of their tax exempt Gravy Train!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:37:40am

re: #287 Hecuba’s daughter

That is amazing. About 51% of births in the United States are male. I’ve never heard of this fundie delusion before.

I have, and not just from Fundamentalists.

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plansbandc  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:39:43am

re: #377 William Lewis

Rockies fan since day one of the franchise. Important wins like the one last night have been very rare. Only bummer is they had to eliminate my second favorite team.

Very little sleep last night.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:43:45am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:44:40am

re: #368 Sir John Barron

What browser do you guys use? We’re still with Explorer something. Not Chrome or anything modern like that.

Stlll using IE. Chrome was tested and rejected.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:46:12am

re: #353 Dave In Austin

Had to make sure all the bugs are out of the upgrade.

//

God, could you just imagine managing that migration? JFC!

Just doing it on my laptop was a nightmare (along with importing files I wanted to save from my old XP computer).

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steve_davis  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:47:33am

re: #139 HappyWarrior

He is one of the most ugly people I have ever seen rise to such political power in a democracy in my lifetime.

Berlusconi and Boris Johnson are definitely in the mix. Hell, Berlusconi was having sex with a 15 year-old while he was in office and the Italians mostly loved him, so it isn’t just Americans who are morally vacuous.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:48:08am

I don’t want to hear ever about how mean and condescending we are to the Trumpists after last night’s shit show.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:48:54am

re: #385 steve_davis

Berlusconi and Boris Johnson are definitely in the mix. Hell, Berlusconi was having sex with a 15 year-old while he was in office and the Italians mostly loved him, so it isn’t just Americans who are morally vacuous.

Oh of course not. They’re awful too.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:51:10am
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Mike Lamb  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:51:37am

re: #355 mmmirele

Orrin Hatch and other Republicans in the Senate released this letter from a Dennis Ketterer, a former weatherman now resident in Utah. Ketterer alleges that Julie Swetnick…well hell, it’s a slut-shaming letter, let’s just get right to the point.

washingtonpost.com

I am frankly furious. The letter came to Hatch’s attention because it was passed from Ketterer to a former Mormon bishop who had connections to Hatch’s office. And I am sure that Hatch was on the lookout for such dirt.

First of all, it doesn’t matter if Julie Swetnick slept with five men a night for the last 25 years. What matters is that in this one incident, it was NOT CONSENSUAL. Second, Hatch and the anonymous former Mormon bishop are fucking hypocrites. I have no doubt that they asked children sexually explicit questions when they were bishops as part of “worthiness” interviews, conducted one-on-one in the bishop’s office. How the hell can you complain about a woman being sexually active when you’re asking 11 year old boys if they masturbate so you can determine if they can be advanced to the priesthood?

Yeah, I’m pissed off.

That letter was something else…slut shaming, accusations of emotional problems…it runs the full gamut.

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jeffreyw  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:53:33am

Imgur


Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:54:15am

re: #388 Dave In Austin

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Evan’s a good guy. Really wish he challenged Mitt.

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danarchy  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:56:18am

re: #385 steve_davis

Berlusconi and Boris Johnson are definitely in the mix. Hell, Berlusconi was having sex with a 15 year-old while he was in office and the Italians mostly loved him, so it isn’t just Americans who are morally vacuous.

Let’s not forget people like Hugo Chavez and Erdogan who rose to power in democracies and managed to turn them into dictatorships.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:56:49am

im wondering about flake, collins, murkowski et al:

flake isnt running (yeah wants to be president)
collins very likely doesnt run in 2020 (or might, not sure it matters)

here’s the thing:

it is clear to anybody but an ‘i dont care’ that kavanaugh:
- at best has demonstrated he isnt suitable (temperament, threats, not impartial)
- at worst is disqualified on several fronts (perjury, personal finances)
- has credibly and seriously been accused of crimes

there is more than enough out there to fairly and honestly vote no right now
we’ve passed ‘controversial’ and ‘hyper-conservative’
the man is objectively toxic and anyone who votes for him will *never* be able to wash that off

if they end up voting yes, they were looking for cover and they found enough to make them comfortable
they didnt start at yes, move to no last week, then be persuaded back to yes (unless bought off)
so a typical R votes R, dog bites man, its what we all assumed and expected.
even if they are waiting to factor in what the wobbly dems might do, that just gives them a different kind of cover to still vote yes

how can they really still, today, not be a sure yes and also not have enough information to vote no that they have to have more?
and if they dont get it move back to yes?

so if they have already concluded he’s a bridge too far, then why not say it now?
the kabuki isnt fooling *anybody* in this particular case
they say it now or vote no next week. everyone will still know it was them. what do they gain?
nothing with the party
little to nothing with voters (the mask is off them all)

sure the procedure changes a bit
he gets withdrawn now rather than loses the vote which makes all the r’s and the president look even worse
why would any of them do that?

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:59:34am

re: #391 HappyWarrior

Evan’s a good guy. Really wish he challenged Mitt.

Evan’s Honest…….

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:00:08am

re: #378 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Red on yellow will kill a fellow

red over white you’re alright (vasi)

then there’s the flagon with the dragon…

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:05:34am

Mitch is spewing…… He still doesn’t have the votes. He’s evilating the #EvilDems

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:06:46am

re: #397 Dave In Austin

Mitch is spewing…… He still doesn’t have the votes. He’s evilating the #EvilDems

Oh man…. Whiny Little Bitch!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:11:59am

re: #377 William Lewis

Be fun to see the Brewers win the series. I didn’t think they’d recover from the Selig’s incompetence for another generation if not longer.

Not sure who I’m rooting for now. My teams—Nationals, Royals, Mariners—didn’t make it. I like the Red Sox but they’ve won 3 times now this century so I’m a free agent this WS.

Probably rooting for Cleveland for now. Milwaukee a close second.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:14:03am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Oh? No I hadn’t heard. My monicker is 1/2 HHH and 1/2 Al Smith. I’ll definitely read. I always obviously thought he got a raw deal in ‘68 tho I’d been with RFK.

amazon.com

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:15:22am

re: #397 Dave In Austin

Mitch is spewing…… He still doesn’t have the votes. He’s evilating the #EvilDems

Yeah a shame Dems won’t just confirm whoever the GOP and DJT but I repeat myself put up for confirmation.

/

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:17:37am

Dunno if this was posted. Even his former clerks are bailing.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:17:57am

re: #245 teleskiguy

My karma at this moment. Nice not round number.

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(Bows, saying ‘I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy’)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:18:08am

re: #332 Anymouse 🌹

When I was in the Navy, we had the same issues with Soviet ships. (When I was aboard America CV-66, we had a Soviet trawler intelligence ship cut across our bow and attempt to divert an aircraft carrier.

A Soviet submarine collided with the USS Kitty Hawk while I was in the Navy as well.

navalhistory.org

At the height of the Cold War, around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the local TV news in Colorado Springs included a “NORAD report” along with the weather. They would give a synopsis of Soviet activity near the US, especially including the positions of the AGI trawlers. When my dad was at Shemya in the Aleutians, a TU-16 Badger crashed into the water just outside the territorial limit. They sent out a rescue boat and recovered a crewman’s body along with assorted debris and documents. A Soviet plane landed a couple of days later to pick up the body, which was transferred with full honors. A mysterious ship operated around the crash area for quite a while but the base staff heard no more about it.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:20:29am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

And immediately conservatives go in to that article to bash Dr. Ford.

Hillary Clinton was too kind.

You mean the article on Planet X? Wingnuts are making that about Ford and their Dear Leader?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:21:09am

re: #320 Single-handed sailor

Lovely people, just lovely.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:21:38am

re: #393 dangerman

im wondering about flake, collins, murkowski et al:

flake isnt running (yeah wants to be president)
collins very likely doesnt run in 2020 (or might, not sure it matters)

here’s the thing:

it is clear to anybody but an ‘i dont care’ that kavanaugh:
- at best has demonstrated he isnt suitable (temperament, threats, not impartial)
- at worst is disqualified on several fronts (perjury, personal finances)
- has credibly and seriously been accused of crimes

there is more than enough out there to fairly and honestly vote no right now
we’ve passed ‘controversial’ and ‘hyper-conservative’
the man is objectively toxic and anyone who votes for him will *never* be able to wash that off

if they end up voting yes, they were looking for cover and they found enough to make them comfortable
they didnt start at yes, move to no last week, then be persuaded back to yes (unless bought off)
so a typical R votes R, dog bites man, its what we all assumed and expected.
even if they are waiting to factor in what the wobbly dems might do, that just gives them a different kind of cover to still vote yes

how can they really still, today, not be a sure yes and also not have enough information to vote no that they have to have more?
and if they dont get it move back to yes?

so if they have already concluded he’s a bridge too far, then why not say it now?
the kabuki isnt fooling *anybody* in this particular case
they say it now or vote no next week. everyone will still know it was them. what do they gain?
nothing with the party
little to nothing with voters (the mask is off them all)

sure the procedure changes a bit
he gets withdrawn now rather than loses the vote which makes all the r’s and the president look even worse
why would any of them do that?

Could go this way.

Flake’s not really running any more for anything but Wingnut Welfare.
Collins deciding to bow out in 2020 (maybe run for governor of Maine or something)
Murkowski also bowing out but hasn’t said so yet.

GOP holds the vote, Kavanaugh goes down in defeat if those three vote against him, and that’s that. The GOP says “well, what can ya do, when you have RINOs in the party? Make sure you vote for True Conservatives next time.”

Meantime, other women who are up for election (such as my senator Deb Fischer) are all in on Kavanaugh. The other three give her cover as a True Conservative.

I really hope Jane Raybould slings Kavanaugh all over Deb Fischer for November.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:22:33am

re: #195 gocart mozart

“all ways”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:26:26am

Guessing 1920s.

Facebook Post

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:26:36am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

The religious right needs to go away. Tax the bastards.

re: #362 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That’s Joe Bacon’s line, not yours… :o

It’s my line as well: Tax anything that isn’t actual charity, and make ‘em all open their books and file Form 990.

Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:27:33am

re: #400 Sir John Barron

amazon.com

Added. Thanks.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:27:35am

re: #114 jaunte

1. Not ‘mocking’
2. Mocking is OK, although DJT didn’t do it.
3. Mocking Ford is OK since she lied and Dems are bad.
4. OK, so DJT mocked Ford, so what, shut up libtards.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:29:09am

re: #297 Single-handed sailor

VIDEO: Trump draws laughter and cheers at a rally as he mocks Christine Blasey Ford who has alleged that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her; Trump had previously called her a credible witness.

Republicans really don’t like women.

if any thinking at all is going on, im guessing it is that now dr ford must be totally discredited

- this is not a court - innocent till proven guilty, reasonable doubt, preponderance of the evidence - none of that matters

- there is no articulated ‘standard’ at play here against which everything can be more or less objectively measured

- they tried “she’s probably telling the truth but it was someone else”. it’s a joke, everybody knows it, and nobody bought it

- if dr ford is not totally discredited, then it’s *possible* it actually happened

so dr ford must be totally discredited

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:30:22am

re: #412 Sir John Barron

1. Not ‘mocking’
2. Mocking is OK, although DJT didn’t do it.
3. Mocking Ford is OK since she lied and Dems are bad.
4. OK, so DJT mocked Ford, so what, shut up libtards.

They should just admit that they’re Conservative trash, and mocking decent people is how their subculture scoundrel-signals to each other to make each other comfortable.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:30:27am

re: #405 Sir John Barron

You mean the article on Planet X? Wingnuts are making that about Ford and their Dear Leader?

Yup. They are spewing that toxin everywhere.

I’m off to bed … got to go into town later.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:30:45am

So, the limit on Republicans treating sexual assault victims with respect is roughly one week. Got it.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:34:28am

re: #416 makeitstop

So, the limit on Republicans treating sexual assault victims with respect is roughly one week. Got it.

That’s only in public. It never happened in private.

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Interesting Times  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:37:08am

re: #230 Targetpractice

Here is the letter itself:

…and (to no sane person’s surprise), that “ex-boyfriend” (if he even exists) is a lying piece of crap:

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:38:46am

re: #416 makeitstop

So, the limit on Republicans treating sexual assault victims with respect is roughly one week. Got it.

Not even. He had already taunted her with the tweet below on September 21, and I only mention it because a big part of the problem with Trump is how the non-stop horrors continually reset our collective frame of reference.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:42:37am

re: #419 goddamnedfrank

I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!

— Donald J. Trump

Yeah because all victims of assault are eager to notify police, especially they were back in the ‘80’s, because they know everyone will believe them and take their claims seriously.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:44:59am

re: #420 Sir John Barron

Yeah because all victims of assault are eager to notify police, especially they were back in the ‘80’s, because they know everyone will believe them and take their claims seriously.

////

Trump is MRA (Men’s Right to Assault) trash.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:45:23am

re: #419 goddamnedfrank

Not even. He had already taunted her with the tweet below on September 21, and I only mention it because a big part of the problem with Trump is how the non-stop horrors continually reset our collective frame of reference.

September 21, 2018. How many years ago was that?

/

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:46:07am

re: #409 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Guessing 1920s.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:47:54am

I have finished the Woodward book on Trump. Most of the highlights have already been shared online, so I don’t feel like I need to repeat them. It is important to note, however, that the book ends with the resignation of John Dowd as Trump’s personal lawyer, so there is no mention of all the other resignations that have happened since. The common theme among all of them was complete and total frustration with Trump and his obstinate refusal to listen to anyone who told his something different from what he already believed to be true at that moment. There was also frustration with the chaotic nature of the White House, with people coming and going to the Oval Office without following normal protocols — and that includes Jarvanka. Central to all of it is the capricious leader, who at age 71+ is very set in his ways and his beliefs and as CEO of a private company very used to barking orders and having them put into effect. Trump refuses to learn the duties and limitations of his job, and refuses to understand the complexities of nearly anything. We know all this, but the Woodward book corroborates most of what appeared in Fire and Fury and that anonymous essay in the Times. It’s a wonder we have not already gone to war, or precipitated a major financial meltdown with this ignorant, emotionally immature clown in office.

I need a drink.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:53:27am

Rat fuckers will be rat fuckers

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:55:03am

re: #396 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:56:04am

re: #419 goddamnedfrank

Not even. He had already taunted her with the tweet below on September 21, and I only mention it because a big part of the problem with Trump is how the non-stop horrors continually reset our collective frame of reference.

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this cannot be emphasized enough

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electrotek  Oct 3, 2018 • 7:58:50am
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:01:23am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:02:10am
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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:04:15am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:04:21am

re: #427 dangerman

this cannot be emphasized enough

Trump loves chaos. That’s clear in all the exposés written so far. It’s his mechanism for staying on top: keep everyone else off balance with a constant, ever changing barrage of statements and decisions. Sarah Kendzior has also noted that autocratic regimes also love chaos, because it makes it easier to control the population. It comes naturally to Trump, but his weakness is his inability to see he is his own worst enemy. His reflex to attack, attack, attack may endear him to his loyal base of knuckle-draggers, but it loses the allies he needs to function in Washington, DC.

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:12:58am

And when we’re in the mood for re-fighting the Vietnam War again (early-days-missed-opportunities version), this fascinating article at The American Conservative* illuminates the little-known odd-couple relationship between Douglas MacArthur and John F. Kennedy. Raises more “might-have-been” questions than it answers, but interesting nonetheless.

*yeah, I know: but (Rod Dreher excepted) it’s not quite the RW cesspool it might be: they publish occasionally informative pieces like this one.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:16:11am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:16:30am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

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austin_blue  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:17:44am

re: #347 Dave In Austin

Good morning!

Stunning creatures. Texas Coral Snake ( Micrurus tener)

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Handle with EXTREME care.

They aren’t biters, usually, unless you scare them or piss them off. Short, fixed fangs, unlike a pit viper. Here’s an interesting article on the lethality of the Texas Coral Snake, which is much smaller than its eastern cousin:

houstonchronicle.com

Beautiful creatures, though. Saw a three-footer (big for this species) in the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a hike once. Got within a few feet and checked it out. An absolute jewel tone of a snake. Gorgeous.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:18:11am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:20:42am
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:22:13am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Did Kellyanne have some Botox treatment? She doesn’t look as much like the crone we all know.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:23:18am

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Notably, they used a property assessor with a track record of lowballing his clients’ property values. If I were a New York City civic official, I’d be looking into that guy’s background and records bigly.

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CongoJack  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:23:45am

re: #439 The Vicious Babushka

Did Kellyanne have some Botox treatment? She doesn’t look as much like the crone we all know.

Na, just recently sucked the soul out of an orphan child.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:23:52am

re: #439 The Vicious Babushka

Did Kellyanne have some Botox treatment? She doesn’t look as much like the crone we all know.

She had a good meal the previous night.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:23:57am

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

“Also, this is just stuff about decades old real-estate deals that no one cares about and are never investigated like White Water.”

/

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:24:02am

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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George is probably on beer #4 right now…

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Done Ben Wrote  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:24:02am

re: #439 The Vicious Babushka

Better makeup artist?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:24:25am

re: #439 The Vicious Babushka

Did Kellyanne have some Botox treatment? She doesn’t look as much like the crone we all know.

Maybe she is eating human food now, instead of sucking out salt from living creatures.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:24:59am

re: #444 Joe Bacon 🌹

George is probably on beer #4 right now…

Do we know that George likes beer?

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:27:15am

I’m sure David Kaye Johnston is reading the NYT piece on Trump fraud and saying to himself: I wrote about this years ago!

Maybe he didn’t know the detail or level of corruption….

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:28:41am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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”...Trump family attorneys, CPAs and real estate experts, signed off on everything,…”

Yeah, OK: that settles it, I guess: nothing to see here…
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:31:52am
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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:32:54am

re: #448 Barefoot Grin

I’m sure David Kaye Johnston is reading the NYT piece on Trump fraud and saying to himself: I wrote about this years ago!

Maybe he didn’t know the detail or level of corruption….

Johnston and others knew bits and pieces of the puzzle, and probably suspected more but couldn’t prove it. The Times had a treasure trove of hard evidence to comb through, and they did a masterful job of following the money. Nothing in the Times article is news to any knowledgeable New Yorkers, I’m sure. The Trumps were tax cheats and slumlords.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:33:03am

“…And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides.”
esquire.com

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:36:01am

re: #452 jaunte

“…And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House.

The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides.”
esquire.com

Sounds like something written by Rod Serling.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:37:48am

re: #441 CongoJack

Na, just recently sucked the soul out of an orphan child.

She prefers her “orphan” children to come straight from the cages of Texas…

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sagehen  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:39:46am

re: #410 Anymouse 🌹

It’s my line as well: Tax anything that isn’t actual charity, and make ‘em all open their books and file Form 990.

Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?

There needs to be a few other exceptions — can you imagine what the property tax would be on St Patrick’s Cathedral?

It takes up most of a block on 5th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:41:26am

re: #437 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Says Trump family attorneys, CPAs and real estate experts, signed off on everything, and the report is another effort to undercut the president.

doesnt matter who “signed off” - as if that makes something legal that otherwise isnt
- at most it’s an opinion about strategy and tactics of how much and how hard you’ll have to fight if audited
(remember not being audited doesnt mean it was right, legal or, allowed - just that you didnt get caught)

doesnt matter who signed the return as paid preparer - just makes them complicit and subject to all kinds of penalties themselves (depends on years and specific rules for those years)

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:42:15am

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:43:57am

re: #456 dangerman

doesnt matter who “signed off” - as if that makes something legal that otherwise isnt
- at most it’s an opinion about strategy and tactics of how much and how hard you’ll have to fight if audited
(remember not being audited doesnt mean it was right, legal or, allowed - just that you didnt get caught)

doesnt matter who signed the return as paid preparer - just makes them complicit and subject to all kinds of penalties themselves (depends on years and specific rules for those years)

THEY WERE SIGNED OFF ON—CHECKMATE LIBTARDS

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:44:53am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:45:52am

re: #456 dangerman

doesnt matter who “signed off” - as if that makes something legal that otherwise isnt
- at most it’s an opinion about strategy and tactics of how much and how hard you’ll have to fight if audited
(remember not being audited doesnt mean it was right, legal or, allowed - just that you didnt get caught)

doesnt matter who signed the return as paid preparer - just makes them complicit and subject to all kinds of penalties themselves (depends on years and specific rules for those years)

Remember what got Al Capone arrested.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:50:01am
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Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:50:42am

re: #450 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m not quite up on my rules, but (yes, within the normal US rules, not Trump’s) can the president cancel a treaty?

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:51:44am

re: #458 Sir John Barron

THEY WERE SIGNED OFF ON—CHECKMATE LIBTARDS

were they signed off on often? ;-)

the logic of this is:

you’re in the left lane speeding at 90 MPH
your lawyer’s sitting next to you telling you “it’s ok”
he may even be saying “don’t worry. if you get caught, i’ll get you out of it”
he most definitely is not saying “90 MPH is legal”

maybe there arent enough cops around
maybe you dont get stopped
well you got lucky

you still did it

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:52:18am

re: #460 wheat-dogg

Remember what got Al Capone arrested.

Wasn’t t fair, the bookkeeper signed off.

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ipsos  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:52:28am

re: #461 jaunte

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Please please PLEASE let her start her briefing at 2:15 ET so it can be interrupted by the national emergency alert test a few minutes in!!!

(And as someone who works in that emergency alerting field, can I say how happy I will be to get today’s testing over with? It’s so not a big deal. It has nothing to do with the Trumpthing. It’s just a routine test of a “presidential-level” alert, which isn’t actually originated by the President or even by the White House. It’s a bureaucrat at FEMA pushing a button. That’s all.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:54:22am

re: #452 jaunte


……
The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides.”
esquire.com

Great article!

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:55:30am

re: #460 wheat-dogg

Remember what got Al Capone arrested.

that is true and is what’s in play here, though the dynamic is now different
capone didnt have advice or the benefit of hindsight because (i think) it was the first time it was done

since capone, anyone with a brain knows that kind of tax case is possible
so smart people do get opinions, make plans, weigh the various risks
- of being audited
- if audited, of how much time and $ it’s gonna take to prevail, or the costs if you lose

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danarchy  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:55:33am

re: #462 Belafon

I’m not quite up on my rules, but (yes, within the normal US rules, not Trump’s) can the president cancel a treaty?

Bush did it when he withdrew from the ABM treaty.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:55:49am

re: #466 Hecuba’s daughter

I really appreciate Charles Pierce and David Simon for giving voice to a lot of the thoughts I’m having lately.

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gocart mozart  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:56:28am

The Mark Judge videos have been deleted.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:56:37am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:56:50am

re: #465 ipsos

Please please PLEASE let her start her briefing at 2:15 ET so it can be interrupted by the national emergency alert test a few minutes in!!!

Isn’t it supposed to be ar 2:30 pm? So, unless they have a plan to incorporate the alert in to the propaganda fest, it’s just another proof that the administration is run by ill-planning half-wits.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:56:58am

re: #461 jaunte

Great. Here’s the agenda:

- Deny the NYT story repeatedly
- Weep openly how Kavanaugh’s life has been shattered and his children and their children’s children will be forever traumatized
- Berate the reporters and ignore their questions
- Announce that she’s had enough of this toxic partisanship and hateful liberal media and stomp off to have another sammich

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:57:33am

re: #473 makeitstop

Got it in one.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:59:12am

re: #471 jaunte

This is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill.”

Today’s hands-down winner of the ‘needs a punch in the throat’ sweepstakes.

Extra points deducted for recycling an old James Carville line.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 8:59:21am

re: #467 dangerman

that is true and is what’s in play here, though the dynamic is now different
capone didnt have advice or the benefit of hindsight because (i think) it was the first time it was done

since capone, anyone with a brain knows that kind of tax case is possible
so smart people do get opinions, make plans, weigh the various risks
- of being audited
- if audited, of how much time and $ it’s gonna take to prevail, or the costs if you lose

Fred never counted on his heir apparent being elected to political office. If Trump had remained a private citizen, he and his family could have skated free for decades more.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:00:51am

re: #471 jaunte

“I called him every name I could think of and literally ran out of names,” Graham says of his lining up with Trump after the election. Defines his job WRT Trump: “To counsel the president when he asks for my advice, help him where I can and say no where I must.”

and here i though graham’s job was senator who represents his state

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:01:43am

re: #471 jaunte

Who’s going to have a complete breakdown first, Trump or Graham? I’m going with Graham. He doesn’t have the practice that Trump does.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:03:35am

And they call us elitist snobs. Of course, Lindsay didn’t even need to be paid to be Kavanaugh’s attack dog. He’s just a hack.

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gocart mozart  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:03:41am
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terraincognita  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:03:57am

re: #424 wheat-dogg

Yet in John Dowd’s departure from Trump, he could never utter the final words in Woodward’s book. “You’re a fucking liar!”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:04:06am

re: #478 Belafon

Who’s going to have a complete breakdown first, Trump or Graham? I’m going with Graham. He doesn’t have the practice that Trump does.

Graham easily.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:04:38am

re: #454 Kilroy was here

She prefers her “orphan” children to come straight from the cages of Texas…

Is there anything that Trump can do that will finally lead Kellyanne to say enough?
She was doubtless already aware of his financial wrongdoings and certainly wouldn’t care. But after his performance last night, does she have a shred of humanity that will lead her to resign for the good of her family?

Silly me. Why am I wasting good pixels typing such a foolish note? Of course not.

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gocart mozart  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:05:34am
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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:06:48am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:06:54am

re: #483 Hecuba’s daughter

Not that I’m seeing. She’s eager to go down with the ship and I’m fine with that.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:07:17am

re: #476 wheat-dogg

Fred never counted on his heir apparent being elected to political office. If Trump had remained a private citizen, he and his family could have skated free for decades more.

this is the unfathomable (to me) calculus

ive read enough that im convinced he didnt want to and didnt expect to win

even today i read (cant find it) that his high point was the phone call when clinton conceded. that he hates actually being president and governing

but he had to figure the press would normally have been digging all along once he announced and certainly after he won the nomination (in the past they always did)

as actual president, no one was going to stop

why take that monumental and uncontrollable risk?
its more than hubris
maybe they were all too dumb to even recognize it?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:08:36am

re: #485 jaunte

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And Kavanaugh’s lies? I’m not seeing Schumer and Durbin mock his performance on the stand because of that. Trump is a pathetic little man who is the best argument for a strong inheritance tax I’ve ever seen. Thank goodness we don’t have baronies like the UK does.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:08:48am

re: #487 dangerman

I think he’s been so insulated by money throughout his life, he doesn’t have any real need to recognize risk. Or other people.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:09:19am

Judging by the abject nastiness all of these sons of bitches are rolling out over Dr. Ford, I’ve got to wonder if they’ve even got the votes to confirm at this point.

They sound downright desperate.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:11:09am

re: #488 HappyWarrior

And Kavanaugh’s lies? I’m not seeing Schumer and Durbin mock his performance on the stand because of that. Trump is a pathetic little man who is the best argument for a strong inheritance tax I’ve ever seen. Thank goodness we don’t have baronies like the UK does.

SNL did, thus the Democrats did. //

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:12:19am

re: #490 makeitstop

Judging by the abject nastiness all of these sons of bitches are rolling out over Dr. Ford, I’ve got to wonder if they’ve even got the votes to confirm at this point.

They sound downright desperate.

That’s my estimation, as well. They must know the FBI has some dirt.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:12:41am

re: #489 jaunte

I think he’s been so insulated by money throughout his life, he doesn’t have any real need to recognize risk. Or other people.

That’s why his fall was predictable from the moment he accidentally won the primary because Republicans are crazier than anyone imagined.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:13:09am

re: #471 jaunte

This is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill.”

Again, literally grew up in the neighborhood she came from. It’s not even a good insult, let alone being stolen. Holton Arms, where she went to school, $25k/yr tuition.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:13:22am

re: #481 terraincognita

Yet in John Dowd’s departure from Trump, he could never utter the final words in Woodward’s book. “You’re a fucking liar!”

But Dowd supports Trump to the last and has nothing good to say about Mueller. I wouldn’t put trust in his view of the situation — except for his realization that Trump is a liar.

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:13:29am

re: #472 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Isn’t it supposed to be ar 2:30 pm? So, unless they have a plan to incorporate the alert in to the propaganda fest, it’s just another proof that the administration is run by ill-planning half-wits.

2:18pm (14:18 ET). That’s the time they been announcing the test for for several weeks now, so I’m assuming they will at least try to make their schedule. (I’m also guessing it’s Sarah Huckster’s presser that was badly-timed/planned, like everything else in the Trump WH).

And no matter how much advance notice FEMA has put out: I’m still sure that somebody, somewhere (my bet is “Florida Man”) will freak out over it.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:14:51am

Lindsey Graham is talking out of both sides of his repulsive mouth.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he “didn’t particularly like” President Donald Trump’s mockery of professor Christine Blasey Ford Tuesday night, saying he’d like to tell the President to “knock it off” since “you’re not helping.”

I’m not sure if this was before or after that ‘trailer park’ comment.

Graham’s a piece of shit either way.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:16:27am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:16:59am

re: #496 Jay C

Oh, even smaller time gap. Morons, but I repeat myself.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:17:32am

re: #497 makeitstop

Lindsey Graham is talking out of both sides of his repulsive mouth.

I’m not sure if this was before or after that ‘trailer park’ comment.

Graham’s a piece of shit either way.

Lindsay just go fuck off already.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:18:38am
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danarchy  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:18:38am

re: #499 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Oh, even smaller time gap. Morons, but I repeat myself.

Do we even know what time the presser is at?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:18:39am

re: #497 makeitstop

Lindsey Graham is talking out of both sides of his repulsive mouth.

I’m not sure if this was before or after that ‘trailer park’ comment.

Graham’s a piece of shit either way.

Yeah, Donald isn’t “helping the cause”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:19:05am
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Mike Lamb  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:20:18am

re: #471 jaunte

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Show a spine Graham. Say she’s a liar or shut the fuck up.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:20:19am

I’m signing off for now. Past midnight here. Later on!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:20:24am

re: #471 jaunte

Everything DJT touches dies.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:20:37am

re: #490 makeitstop

Judging by the abject nastiness all of these sons of bitches are rolling out over Dr. Ford, I’ve got to wonder if they’ve even got the votes to confirm at this point.

They sound downright desperate.

Maybe they’re just assholes, because if they don’t have the votes I don’t see how this helps them get the votes.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:21:02am

re: #471 jaunte

Which trailer park? When? Who had the $100?

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:21:44am

re: #509 Sir John Barron

The utility of a smear is that you don’t need to define anything.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:21:56am

re: #504 The Vicious Babushka

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And Dr. Ford deserves better than to mocked by Queens trash like you and cheered on by a bunch of right wing yokels who you and Kavanahgh would never give the time of day if not for your shared hates.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:22:09am

And speaking of allegations purportedly made without evidence, where, exactly, is the support for this contention that Dr. Ford was paid?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:22:15am

I see Goober Graham has just lost the trailer park vote for the GOP. Goober’s parents owned a liquor store in a small town so naturally they would think of themselves as high class compared to the trailer dwellers. They also had a restaurant, called the Sanitary Cafe, which may say something about local standards. As I’ve mentioned several times, I grew up in a trailer park, actually more than one.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:23:20am

Stupid fucking machine at faceplant just suggested that my dead father would be a good match as a friend. Fuckers. Just to be clear, it’s not painful or anything like that, just disrespectful.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:23:55am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:24:06am

re: #504 The Vicious Babushka

I see it each time I go out to Rallies in order to help some of our great Republican candidates. VOTERS ARE REALLY ANGRY AT THE VICIOUS AND DESPICABLE WAY DEMOCRATS ARE TREATING BRETT KAVANAUGH! He and his wonderful family deserve much better.

— Donald J. Trump

So your cult followers are unhappy about how Kav is being “treated”, is what you’re saying.

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:25:01am

re: #350 Joe Bacon 🌹

How state of the art are Social Security systems?

We just started migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10…

Afternoon!

Actually that isn’t too bad really. Windows 7 is a good system and still has security threat support. I think that goes until early 2020.

The fact they have you running 10 now shows they are keeping up which is something considering the size of the Fed.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:26:00am

re: #509 Sir John Barron

Which trailer park? When? Who had the $100?

He was cynically paraphrasing James Carville’s comment about Clinton accusers so that he can deflect criticism with “but the Dems are the real monsters.”

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Mike Lamb  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:26:48am

re: #516 Sir John Barron

So your cult followers are unhappy about how Kav is being “treated”, is what you’re saying.

But in his mind, his cult is the majority of the country.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:27:50am

re: #517 ObserverArt

FDA is slowly migrating to Windoze 10; we are running a 7 desktop, but a lot of the apps are from 10. We only have to use exploder to get on to a couple of our in-house databases; Firefox and Opera work for pretty much everything else.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:33:14am

re: #509 Sir John Barron

Which trailer park? When? Who had the $100?

The trailer park in the highly affluent Maryland suburb, obvs.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:33:39am

Really good point.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:33:52am

Isn’t talking about a police matter while the investigation is ongoing obstruction of justice?

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:34:19am

re: #508 goddamnedfrank

Maybe they’re just assholes, because if they don’t have the votes I don’t see how this helps them get the votes.

I think they’re still waiting on the FBI’s “final” results from their latest “investigation” - but it could be for either option:

A) An excuse to go ahead and ram a Senate vote through.
B) An excuse to dump Kavanaugh.

Though I’m guessing option B) - much as I’m sure it would make more than a few GOP Senators breathe easier - is getting less-and-less viable the more Trump, Graham, and the rest of the buffoon circus keep running their yaps.

I’m also thinking the [Senate] “votes” are going to be what they are: Trump’s speeches, etc. are now all about ginning up outrage among the “base” pre-elections. That the whole mess is also ginning up outrage among the Opposition never seems to occur to them.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:35:47am

re: #524 Jay C

I think they’re still waiting on the FBI’s “final” results from their latest “investigation” - but it could be for either option:

A) An excuse to go ahead and ram a Senate vote through.
B) An excuse to dump Kavanaugh.

Though I’m guessing option B) - much as I’m sure it would make more than a few GOP Senators breathe easier - is getting less-and-less viable the more Trump, Graham, and the rest of the buffoon circus keep running their yaps.

I’m also thinking the [Senate] “votes” are going to be what they are: Trump’s speeches, etc. are now all about ginning up outrage among the “base” pre-elections. That the whole mess is also ginning up outrage among the Opposition never seems to occur to them.

I’d hope that for A, they’d take longer to try to make it look like a serious investigation.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:38:23am

DJT acts an awful lot like he doesn’t believe there’s ever a reckoning coming, in this life or the next.

And I happen to think a reckoning will come in this life, soon. A favorable election map might save him this November. But there’s a reckoning coming for him all the same.

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gwangung  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:38:24am

re: #524 Jay C

I’m also thinking the [Senate] “votes” are going to be what they are: Trump’s speeches, etc. are now all about ginning up outrage among the “base” pre-elections. That the whole mess is also ginning up outrage among the Opposition never seems to occur to them.

They don’t care about non-Republicans. They don’t have a chance if they can’t rally their core.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:42:22am

Do the right thing, Senator.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:43:13am

My Twitter seems to be down. Anybody else having problems?

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:43:15am

re: #233 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bernie was too stupid to realize that Manafort was having his pal Tad Devine pull his strings.

I don’t think Bernie is that stupid. He has however showed he can be devious and power hungry. I still would like to see his finances.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:43:44am

re: #524 Jay C

I’m also thinking the [Senate] “votes” are going to be what they are: Trump’s speeches, etc. are now all about ginning up outrage among the “base” pre-elections. That the whole mess is also ginning up outrage among the Opposition never seems to occur to them.

Let’s hope our side is angry enough to actually get out and vote. In general, it hasn’t been a stellar performance, especially in off-year elections. Certainly there have been a few bright spots in the age of Trump — but our side tends not to have the staying power of Fox and Tea Party inspired voters. And young people have proved to be a disappointment every election period.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:43:45am

re: #524 Jay C

I think they’re still waiting on the FBI’s “final” results from their latest “investigation” - but it could be for either option:

A) An excuse to go ahead and ram a Senate vote through.
B) An excuse to dump Kavanaugh.

Though I’m guessing option B) - much as I’m sure it would make more than a few GOP Senators breathe easier - is getting less-and-less viable the more Trump, Graham, and the rest of the buffoon circus keep running their yaps.

I’m also thinking the [Senate] “votes” are going to be what they are: Trump’s speeches, etc. are now all about ginning up outrage among the “base” pre-elections. That the whole mess is also ginning up outrage among the Opposition never seems to occur to them.

I just don’t see the GOP leadership dumping Kavanaugh without a final floor vote, that would be seen as admitting defeat and risk massively depressing GOP midterm turnout by enraging the far right. They’re playing chicken with a brick wall now, they know there are no “good” outcomes but feel a need to be seen as fighting for a win.

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:43:52am

re: #525 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’d hope that for A, they’d take longer to try to make it look like a serious investigation.

I’d think so too, but the GOP seem to be wanting to get this out of the way ASAP.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:45:54am

re: #513 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I see Goober Graham has just lost the trailer park vote for the GOP. Goober’s parents owned a liquor store in a small town so naturally they would think of themselves as high class compared to the trailer dwellers. They also had a restaurant, called the Sanitary Cafe, which may say something about local standards. As I’ve mentioned several times, I grew up in a trailer park, actually more than one.

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You’d think that there would be certain critical demographics to GOP success that would be offended by Graham’s comments, but alas…

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:46:04am

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Mike Lamb  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:47:00am

re: #521 makeitstop

The trailer park in the highly affluent Maryland suburb, obvs.

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Make that Palo Alto…

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:47:23am

re: #529 Sir John Barron

My Twitter seems to be down. Anybody else having problems?

Nope. Mine is working just fine.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:48:27am

re: #535 The Vicious Babushka

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:48:45am

re: #455 sagehen

There needs to be a few other exceptions — can you imagine what the property tax would be on St Patrick’s Cathedral?

It takes up most of a block on 5th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets.

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They can always get Jake and Elwood Blues to do a concert to raise the cash.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:48:55am

re: #529 Sir John Barron

My Twitter seems to be down. Anybody else having problems?

That’s not a problem. Twitter’s working here, so I have a problem.

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gocart mozart  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:49:01am
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:49:13am

re: #528 makeitstop

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Do the right thing, Senator.

Murkowski risks the most by voting yes, alienating the native Alaskans who carried her over the line in her last election, so she’s the easiest no vote. Collins’ self interest flows in the opposite direction. Flake is a fucking crapshoot, mostly he just wants a cushy job and a track record that’s conducive to a political comeback in some hypothetical post-Trump GOP future.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:49:31am

re: #535 The Vicious Babushka

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:49:35am

re: #526 Sir John Barron

DJT acts an awful lot like he doesn’t believe there’s ever a reckoning coming, in this life or the next.

And I happen to think a reckoning will come in this life, soon. A favorable election map might save him this November. But there’s a reckoning coming for him all the same.

He’s never experienced a reckoning. And the craven Republicans have no interest in imposing one. Our last chance is this November; if we fail then, I don’t see how a reckoning will ever be possible. A GOP election victory in November (i.e. House and Senate remain in GOP hands, even if a smaller margin) guarantees him full rein to do whatever he wants.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:49:55am

re: #514 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Stupid fucking machine at faceplant just suggested that my dead father would be a good match as a friend. Fuckers. Just to be clear, it’s not painful or anything like that, just disrespectful.

i sometimes still get business calls for my grandfather, who died in 1985.
the company name was his name - like “john smith and sons”
they call and ask for “john” like they know him personally

not painful either
just….clueless

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:50:51am

re: #515 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The whole party is lost. We have three Republicans in the Senate that pretend to be decent people. The rest are full-steam ahead on enslaving women, starving the poor, and protecting a mad President who has betrayed the country.

as i said above, if they were actual decent people, they would have already, publicly, declared their no votes

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:51:38am

re: #535 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:51:41am

re: #399 Sir John Barron

Not sure who I’m rooting for now. My teams—Nationals, Royals, Mariners—didn’t make it. I like the Red Sox but they’ve won 3 times now this century so I’m a free agent this WS.

Probably rooting for Cleveland for now. Milwaukee a close second.

Yay!

Another Cleveland fan. Good to have you aboard.

If they have hot bats they will be tough this playoff season. They may have the best full pitching staff in the American League this year…especially if Trevor Bauer is fully healed and good to go.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:52:05am

re: #534 Mike Lamb

You’d think that there would be certain critical demographics to GOP success that would be offended by Graham’s comments, but alas…

They seem to have some kind of magical immunity. You would think, for example, that Trump would already have alienated a sizable part of the base base by continuing to assert that the Moon landings were real, and by failing to order NOAA to stop claiming that the Earth is round or order a halt to chemtrail operations. Yet, these important GOP constituencies continue to support him despite the snubs.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:54:25am

Showalter out as Orioles manager. Makes me sad. I didn’t catch a game for the first time since 2004 year. Terrible year but that wasn’t Buck’s fault. Time to start all over again.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:54:47am

re: #538 makeitstop

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uncah91  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:55:21am

Before everyone goes too overboard on the Graham quote, he is quoting James Carville, who said it about Paula Jones. Wasn’t right then, not right now.

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 9:57:33am

re: #402 makeitstop

Dunno if this was posted. Even his former clerks are bailing.

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We are now in a race to get the fast eroding career of questionable judge into the nations highest court before everyone that initially backed him begs off.

If what is said that Mitch really doesn’t care, yet is still pushing this through it tells me Mitch is compromised and he is backing Trump not Kavanaugh.

We must remember, Mitch was said to have gotten one of the largest campaign contributions from Russian oligarchs back two years ago.

We might even be in a race to see what the entire GOP can get away with before Mueller blows the lid off the whole Russian connections through oligarchs and funny money through NRA PAC help.

The swamp is alive with vermin.

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:00:51am

re: #413 dangerman

if any thinking at all is going on, im guessing it is that now dr ford must be totally discredited

- this is not a court - innocent till proven guilty, reasonable doubt, preponderance of the evidence - none of that matters

- there is no articulated ‘standard’ at play here against which everything can be more or less objectively measured

- they tried “she’s probably telling the truth but it was someone else”. it’s a joke, everybody knows it, and nobody bought it

- if dr ford is not totally discredited, then it’s *possible* it actually happened

so dr ford must be totally discredited

And the women of America…watch with much interest.

I just hope the younger women are fully motivated. They can be the biggest difference.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:03:10am

Heritage!

The Deadliest Massacre in Reconstruction-Era Louisiana Happened 150 Years Ago

In September 1868, Southern white Democrats hunted down around 200 African-Americans in an effort to suppress voter turnout

A cartoon from a U.S. newspaper from 1880 reads: ’Terrorism in the South. Citizens beaten and shot at.” (Grange)

“But it was the Democrats!” GOPers will yelp. The whole concept of change, especially positive change, is alien to these people.

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:06:03am

re: #428 electrotek

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We have a Too Much Kayne At This Time problem in this country.

All of a sudden he is all over. I guess coming in late as SNL’s music act for the season opener was not a good thing.

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austin_blue  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:06:10am

re: #404 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

At the height of the Cold War, around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the local TV news in Colorado Springs included a “NORAD report” along with the weather. They would give a synopsis of Soviet activity near the US, especially including the positions of the AGI trawlers. When my dad was at Shemya in the Aleutians, a TU-16 Badger crashed into the water just outside the territorial limit. They sent out a rescue boat and recovered a crewman’s body along with assorted debris and documents. A Soviet plane landed a couple of days later to pick up the body, which was transferred with full honors. A mysterious ship operated around the crash area for quite a while but the base staff heard no more about it.

I flew in and out of Shemya (aka The Rock) a couple times. Awful, awful place. Greenland is a better remote tour.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:06:25am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:07:23am

re: #555 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Heritage!

The Deadliest Massacre in Reconstruction-Era Louisiana Happened 150 Years Ago

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“But it was the Democrats!” GOPers will yelp. The whole concept of change, especially positive change, is alien to these people.

The party label matters not but the intention behind it. If you seriously believe those murderers were liberals, you’re a fucking moron.

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:07:34am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:08:27am

re: #555 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Heritage!

The Deadliest Massacre in Reconstruction-Era Louisiana Happened 150 Years Ago

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“But it was the Democrats!” GOPers will yelp. The whole concept of change, especially positive change, is alien to these people.

It was the “conservatives” who did this, regardless of the party name.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:08:34am

re: #535 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:10:01am

re: #448 Barefoot Grin

I’m sure David Kaye Johnston is reading the NYT piece on Trump fraud and saying to himself: I wrote about this years ago!

Maybe he didn’t know the detail or level of corruption….

Oh, he did know. No one paid him any attention.

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:11:50am

re: #553 ObserverArt

We are now in a race to get the fast eroding career of questionable judge into the nations highest court before everyone that initially backed him begs off.

If what is said that Mitch really doesn’t care, yet is still pushing this through it tells me Mitch is compromised and he is backing Trump not Kavanaugh.

We must remember, Mitch was said to have gotten one of the largest campaign contributions from Russian oligarchs back two years ago.

We might even be in a race to see what the entire GOP can get away with before Mueller blows the lid off the whole Russian connections through oligarchs and funny money through NRA PAC help.

The swamp is alive with vermin.

I’ve always said that Trump’s campaign, and now his presidency, seemed like a dead sprint to outrun the law.

If they get things in place to shield them from the law, they’re home free. If not, hell awaits.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:14:32am

Ya know if Kavanaugh were the man of high character, they insist he is. Would be a good time to show it.

566
Interesting Times  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:15:43am

BlueGrl21, is this someone you know?

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:16:06am

re: #418 Interesting Times

…and (to no sane person’s surprise), that “ex-boyfriend” (if he even exists) is a lying piece of crap:

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Does this “ex-boyfriend” have a name? Seems that when Ford first gave her account anonymously it was claimed by the GOP as false since there was no name attached.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:18:57am

re: #556 ObserverArt

We have a Too Much Kayne At This Time problem in this country.

All of a sudden he is all over. I guess coming in late as SNL’s music act for the season opener was not a good thing.

He is easily and best ignored

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:20:27am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:24:10am

re: #569 The Vicious Babushka

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Chump change.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:26:40am

re: #569 The Vicious Babushka

Sarah Sanders starts the White House press briefing with praise: “The president continues to donate his salary on a quarterly basis”

10:12 AM - Oct 3, 2018

So, that’s what they’re calling “garnishing your wages to pay back taxes” now a days.

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:32:54am

re: #471 jaunte

That tweet about Graham is a new low.

That made me fire off another message to Rob Portman. Even if ignored it feels good.

It’s behind the private button.

- - -

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:37:54am

Seeing the Republicans go all-in on another abuser makes me wonder how much of the anti-feminism on the right is due to not wanting a victim to feel safe enough to come forward about the anti-feminist’s abuse.

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Interesting Times  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:38:12am

re: #572 ObserverArt

Speaking of Graham, I think Steve Schmidt wins the internets for most evocatively accurate imagery:

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:38:19am

re: #508 goddamnedfrank

Maybe they’re just assholes, because if they don’t have the votes I don’t see how this helps them get the votes.

I go with assholes.

Assholes that have ramped up being assholes.

I’m guessing all the Russian oligarch money is the fuel for assholes.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:40:50am

re: #574 Interesting Times

Speaking of Graham, I think Steve Schmidt wins the internets for most evocatively accurate imagery:

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It doesn’t take a lot of strength to steer a motorcycle. A rider just needs strength to pick up the bike when they inevitably lay it down.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:44:03am

re: #534 Mike Lamb

You’d think that there would be certain critical demographics to GOP success that would be offended by Graham’s comments, but alas…

Trump could just say out loud at his rallies “You are the dumbest, most pathetic sacks of shit I’ve ever seen” and they’d give him a standing ovation.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:45:16am

re: #577 Skip Intro

Trump could just say out loud at his rallies “You are the dumbest, most pathetic sacks of shit I’ve ever seen” and they’d give him a standing ovation.

HE MEANS DA LIBZ!!! Yay Trump tell us we’re inbred morons next!

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:46:53am

re: #576 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It doesn’t take a lot of strength to steer a motorcycle. A rider just needs strength to pick up the bike when they inevitably lay it down.

He couldn’t get it up off the side stand

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:47:42am

Rhymes with ‘witch.’

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:49:19am

re: #568 dangerman

He is easily and best ignored

Who?

: )

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:49:41am

Looks like I called it this morning…

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:49:45am

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:50:36am

re: #563 ObserverArt

Oh, he did know. No one paid him any attention.

Yeah, and I just saw a post elsewhere reminding us that HRC called him a liar over his $1million claim in a debate. I think it will mostly matter if there are legal repercussions. Hopefully, at the very least, the Trump Foundation gets banned.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:51:05am

re: #569 The Vicious Babushka

“The President continues donating his kidneys week after week and none of you liberal press people notices.”

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:51:21am

re: #580 makeitstop

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Rhymes with ‘witch.’

“Stating facts” with a tone and atittude is……
Mocking

Kinda what you’re doing Sarah
Mocking the question by pretending to answer it with reverse tone and attitude

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:52:55am

re: #579 dangerman

He couldn’t get it up off the side stand

I was gonna be nice and then said to myself, why the hell not…

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ObserverArt  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:53:43am

Gotta run out and do some work with a client. I hope when I get back in there are piles more evidence against Kavanaugh.

I think Trump stepped in it last night and it is only going to bring more out.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:55:48am

re: #587 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was gonna be nice and then said to myself, why the hell not…

That was just me being the..er. straight man

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:55:53am

Not to get anyone’s hopes up but:

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, leads Republican incumbent Ted Cruz by 3 percentage points in the race for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a Ipsos online poll released Wednesday in conjunction with Reuters and the University of Virginia. O’Rourke has been closing the gap over the last several months, but this is the first poll that puts him ahead of Cruz.

Of the 2,000 Texas adults surveyed between Sept. 6 and 14, 39 percent would vote for O’Rourke and 36 percent for Cruz if the election were held today, the poll said. Twenty-one percent said they wouldn’t vote for either candidate, and 4 percent said they’d vote for someone else. The poll’s margin of error was 2.5 percentage points.

khou.com

O’Rourke is essentially within the margin of error - it’s a dead heat.

Note: Autoplay video embedded at link.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:58:41am

re: #590 Dr Lizardo

Not to get anyone’s hopes up but:

khou.com

O’Rourke is essentially within the margin of error - it’s a dead heat.

Note: Autoplay video embedded at link.

Fwiw electoral-vote.com has the senate at a 50/50 tie
I think 538 has the odds at 2/7 the Dems take the senate

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Oct 3, 2018 • 10:59:07am

re: #590 Dr Lizardo

I live in far south Texas, and it’s very strange to see so many TV ads for candidates leading up to the election. Usually it’s so deep red here that very little money is spent on ads. I feel like I live in a swing state!

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CongoJack  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:00:01am

re: #592 Flying Squirrel Girl

I live in far south Texas, and it’s very strange to see so many TV ads for candidates leading up to the election. Usually it’s so deep red here that very little money is spent on ads. I feel like I live in a swing state!

Welcome to hell. The CO advertisements are painful.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:00:17am

Here’s a fact, SHS’s father lectures about morality despite raising an animal abuser and liar for hire.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:01:34am

re: #594 HappyWarrior

Here’s a fact, SHS’s father lectures about morality despite raising an animal abuser and liar for hire.

Her father also lies to Conservatives for a living, though it’s possible that he’s so delusional that he doesn’t know he’s lying.

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wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:02:47am

Beto has all the momentum.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:04:12am

re: #574 Interesting Times

Speaking of Graham, I think Steve Schmidt wins the internets for most evocatively accurate imagery:

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Sidecar Graham.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:05:15am

re: #577 Skip Intro

Trump could just say out loud at his rallies “You are the dumbest, most pathetic sacks of shit I’ve ever seen” and they’d give him a standing ovation.

I so wish this would happen to Trump.

The R J Fletcher School of Diplomacy

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:06:00am
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Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:06:02am

re: #590 Dr Lizardo

Not to get anyone’s hopes up but:

This part seems odd to me:

Of the 2,000 Texas adults surveyed between Sept. 6 and 14, 39 percent would vote for O’Rourke and 36 percent for Cruz if the election were held today, the poll said. Twenty-one percent said they wouldn’t vote for either candidate, and 4 percent said they’d vote for someone else. The poll’s margin of error was 2.5 percentage points.

I mean, I think the bottom-line on TX-Sen is that now it’s basically a tossup: but 21% “wouldn’t vote” seems pretty high.

I wonder if Beto is going to win by an LBJ ‘48-style “landslide” (87 votes)?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:06:29am
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:06:54am

re: #593 CongoJack

Oh I’m getting a taste of it! The thing I’ve noticed is that all of Beto’s ads feature Beto talking about coming together as Texas, as Americans, to address our problems, while Ted’s ads don’t show him at all. All of the Cruz ads attempt to use Beto’s words against him.

And as far as ground game…no comparison. I’ve had canvassers come to my door 3 times (I finally told them to stop wasting their time on a reliable vote and try to get a new vote for Beto instead), and there are at least 10 times as many Beto signs as Cruz signs.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:07:00am

re: #595 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Her father also lies to Conservatives for a living, though it’s possible that he’s so delusional that he doesn’t know he’s lying.

No — he’s not delusional. He’s just a liar. I have no doubt that he understands the difference between lies and the truth; he doesn’t care

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:07:04am
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:08:31am

re: #600 Jay C

Maybe that number is made up of Republicans who refuse to vote for Cruz. I hope it is, anyway.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:11:06am

re: #592 Flying Squirrel Girl

I live in far south Texas, and it’s very strange to see so many TV ads for candidates leading up to the election. Usually it’s so deep red here that very little money is spent on ads. I feel like I live in a swing state!

you’re about to

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:12:22am

re: #601 Charles Johnson

Upding for Judge Drinky

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:12:29am

We’re in Trump Time, where a SCOTUS judge being a crony of the people with the most to gain from his rulings isn’t such a scandal.

“…Neil Gorsuch came the closest to financial scandal when he disclosed that he owned a mountain fishing lodge in Colorado with two men who are top deputies to the billionaire Philip F. Anschutz, who had championed Gorsuch’s nomination.”

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b.d.(soros funded)  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:13:50am

re: #607 Sir John Barron

Upding for Judge Drinky

Me too.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:14:19am

re: #494 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Again, literally grew up in the neighborhood she came from. It’s not even a good insult, let alone being stolen. Holton Arms, where she went to school, $25k/yr tuition.

And her dad is going to be just fine with Lindsey saying that I guess. If it were my daughter and he said that about her I would be on the phone to him calling him a worthless low life motherfucker that should die a slow, painful death with festering boils. And after that I would really get started bad mouthing the little fucking shitstain.

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:15:03am

re: #599 jaunte

Asked by reporters about Trump’s comments last night in MS, WH official Kellyanne Conway complains Christine Blasey Ford has been treated like a “Faberge egg.”

so? i dont care how she’s been ‘treated’

dr ford has more than passed the credibility test.
that makes the accusation serious and not frivolous.

that’s why your only hope is to totally discredit her
because anything less and yes, it’s at least possible, if not likely, that this happened

and then where are you and kav?

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:16:50am

re: #599 jaunte

Relevant term - ‘has been.’

Note how they’re pointing out how she was treated in the past to justify how they’re treating her now.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:16:52am
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:18:57am

Yo, Presidential Alert!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:18:59am

re: #602 Flying Squirrel Girl

… there are at least 10 times as many Beto signs as Cruz signs.

Funny but true story: over 20 years ago there was a very heated election for mayor in my community where the controversy was about a local issue; the office was officially non-partisan but the battle was between the incumbent Democrat and a Republican member of the city council (also officially non-partisan). The Democrat did not believe in yard signs so it appeared that he had no support. When votes were counted, the Republican (whom I supported) won. I don’t know if the yard signs influenced voters but they certainly didn’t help the incumbent.

Next time around, the Democrat didn’t make the same mistake and won election.

Again, the battles there were all about local property/development related issues; nothing that would appear on the national scene. The community was the epitome of fiscally conservative/socially moderate.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:19:02am

And the nationwide freakout starts…now.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:19:02am

Emergency Alert just arrived

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:19:10am

Test just came over my phone.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:20:01am

There it is. No dock pic fortunately

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:20:13am
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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:20:23am

re: #617 Kilroy was here

Emergency Alert just arrived

Still waiting for it to hit my phone. Nothing yet.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:20:35am

re: #614 Single-handed sailor

Yo, Presidential Alert!

Yep. Way overdue to have this kind of communication for contacting citizens in case of emergencies

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wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:21:22am

I just got a text that says my bill is due in two days. Is that the one?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:21:24am

re: #599 jaunte

Yeah no one’s really made her do the walk of shame or go on Faux News.

/

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makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:21:48am

re: #613 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I just got it. It reads:

THIS IS A TEST of the Natioanl Emergency Alert system. No action is needed

Type: Presidential alert

And at the very same time, I got a flash flood warning for my area, in effect until 8:00 tonight.

Guess which one I’m going to pay attention to…

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dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:22:06am

re: #623 wrenchwench

I just got a text that says my bill is due in two days. Is that the one?

did it say where to send the money?

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:22:36am

re: #621 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Still waiting for it to hit my phone. Nothing yet.

Just a message that it is a test. Nothing of concern.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:22:38am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:23:08am

re: #614 Single-handed sailor

Yo, Presidential Alert!

I had headphones plugged in, and fortunately not in my ears.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:23:19am
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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:23:29am
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wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:23:51am

re: #626 dangerman

did it say where to send the money?

I can ‘dial’ 3 letters or go to their website.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:24:09am

I was hoping for some sort of hacked Presidential alert.
“No action is needed, except the impeachment and resignation of this miserable orange baboon and his evil minions.”

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:24:39am

re: #627 Hecuba’s daughter

Just a message that it is a test. Nothing of concern.

Oh, I am aware of that. Since this is the first time the wireless system has been tested, I wonder if they are going to have a feedback channel to see how well it worked. Still waiting for it to hit my phone.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:24:57am

re: #616 Eclectic Cyborg

And the nationwide freakout starts…now.

Hopefully the people who freaked out over this now realize that their fears were imaginary. We got a professional message with no propaganda in it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:24:58am

re: #628 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

[Embedded content]

Okay Kellyanne, tell us who assaulted you and what should be done or are you just trying to trash Ford because she’s actually calling out a right wing dipshit that you enable.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:25:50am

re: #619 HappyWarrior

There it is. No dock pic fortunately

Here’s one…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:26:01am

re: #634 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Oh, I am aware of that. Since this is the first time the wireless system has been tested, I wonder if they are going to have a feedback channel to see how well it worked. Still waiting for it to hit my phone.

It should have hit your phone when everyone else got it.

639
Jay C  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:26:14am

Got the test Presidential Alert right on time.

Though I thought the “no action required” notice was a bit off.

AFAIC, there is action required: an eleven-letter word with “peach” in the middle…..

640
dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:27:23am

re: #632 wrenchwench

I can ‘dial’ 3 letters or go to their website.

i was going for did the president say to send the payment to him

641
wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:27:50am

re: #634 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Oh, I am aware of that. Since this is the first time the wireless system has been tested, I wonder if they are going to have a feedback channel to see how well it worked. Still waiting for it to hit my phone.

I think they missed the mysterious Mountain time zone. We may be an hour behind. Or a decade.

642
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:27:53am

re: #638 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It should have hit your phone when everyone else got it.

Cannot reach everyone at once: Speed of light is too slow and the bandwidth is too narrow.

643
makeitstop  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:28:10am

So, the spammers have decided that a ‘revolutionary alternative to plastic wrap’ is a thing that I’d be interested in enough to click their bogus link…

644
Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:28:33am

re: #639 Jay C

Got the test Presidential Alert right on time.

Though I thought the “no action required” notice was a bit off.

AFAIC, there is action required: an eleven-letter word with “peach” in the middle…..

This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency, the tone would be followed by a blinding flash, a deafening roar, and the end of civilization as we know it.

645
HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:28:37am

re: #637 Blind Frog Belly White

Here’s one…

[Embedded content]

Haha

646
dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:28:49am

re: #636 HappyWarrior

Okay Kellyanne, tell us who assaulted you and what should be done or are you just trying to trash Ford because she’s actually calling out a right wing dipshit that you enable.

that would be a thing:
did you come forward at the time?
why not then?
why not now?
how are we to believe you…..

i know it plays into the problem but, gah……

647
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:29:21am

re: #631 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

You got a different Tweet than I did then. I got something normal from some civil servant.

648
CongoJack  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:29:23am

re: #641 wrenchwench

I think they missed the mysterious Mountain time zone. We may be an hour behind. Or a decade.

Got it here in Northern CO at the predestined time.

649
dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:29:47am

re: #638 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It should have hit your phone when everyone else got it.

not me or mrs dm yet

im wondering if florida is too far away

650
wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:29:56am

re: #640 dangerman

i was going for did the president say to send the payment to him

I knew I was being no help there. When in doubt, stay in character (I’m playing stupid. I think I’m playing.)

651
dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:30:51am

re: #643 makeitstop

So, the spammers have decided that a ‘revolutionary alternative to plastic wrap’ is a thing that I’d be interested in enough to click their bogus link…

tin foil, of course

652
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:32:17am

re: #642 Hecuba’s daughter

Cannot reach everyone at once: Speed of light is too slow and the bandwidth is too narrow.

It reached everyone at my office at once for human timescales. There was a sub-second gap between my notification and the last buzz I heard. This takes very little bandwidth.

653
Hecuba's daughter  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:32:34am

My question: if, for whatever reason, your phone is in Airplane mode, the message won’t be delivered, right?

654
HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:32:42am

re: #646 dangerman

that would be a thing:
did you come forward at the time?
why not then?
why not now?
how are we to believe you…..

i know it plays into the problem but, gah……

This whole thing is maddening. Because if Kavanaugh were a Democrat appointee, FNC would have already sharpened the pitchforks.

655
GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:33:18am

I’d rather watch this than get another one of those alerts.

Watching Dance Till You’re Dead For 10 Hours

656
Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:33:48am

re: #641 wrenchwench

I think they missed the mysterious Mountain time zone. We may be an hour behind. Or a decade.

I you live in Idaho, try 5 (decades that is).

657
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:34:17am

re: #649 dangerman

not me or mrs dm yet

im wondering if florida is too far away

It sounds like the test just failed. They all would have gone off within seconds of each other if it worked. You’re dead if this was a real duck and cover situation.
/The people who ducked and covered are also dead.

658
wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:34:45am

re: #648 CongoJack

Got it here in Northern CO at the predestined time.

I think they’re still working on the fiber optics, here. Installing them.

659
dangerman  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:35:33am

re: #649 dangerman

not me or mrs dm yet

im wondering if florida is too far away

florida is in the loop
just a bit behind the times
as always

660
wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:36:13am

My husband got his. He said they must be doing the men first.

661
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:37:34am

re: #653 Hecuba’s daughter

My question: if, for whatever reason, your phone is in Airplane mode, the message won’t be delivered, right?

Right. No network, no message. Headphones plugged in will make you miss it too. I can’t think of any national message that I could use to protect myself.

662
HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:37:56am

re: #660 wrenchwench

My husband got his. He said they must be doing the men first.

They’re warning us in case we get accused.//

663
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:38:32am

re: #660 wrenchwench

My husband got his. He said they must be doing the men first.

Men will tell the womenfolk what to do. Don’t worry your pretty little head about it.
///////

664
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:39:13am

re: #662 HappyWarrior

They’re warning us in case we get accused.//

Should have listened to Dear Leader.

Do not listen to Dear Leader.

665
Belafon  Oct 3, 2018 • 11:43:21am

re: #631 Charles Johnson

I can’t ignore the warnings that come over my tv either.

666
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:21:29pm

re: #634 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Oh, I am aware of that. Since this is the first time the wireless system has been tested, I wonder if they are going to have a feedback channel to see how well it worked. Still waiting for it to hit my phone.

it never arrived here in TheBackwoods, either.
OTOH, nothing ever does…I have to drive several miles to get a signal or climb to the top of the mini-mountain.

Not gonna do either for a “presidential” anything.

667
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 3, 2018 • 12:50:48pm

re: #666 Backwoods_Sleuth

it never arrived here in TheBackwoods, either.
OTOH, nothing ever does…I have to drive several miles to get a signal or climb to the top of the mini-mountain.

Not gonna do either for a “presidential” anything.

No network, no alert.
It’s OK, you’ll survive the initial attack in the backwoods.

668
CleverToad  Oct 3, 2018 • 2:07:45pm

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

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669
Eventual Carrion  Oct 3, 2018 • 6:56:46pm

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