Sunday Night Groove: Leon Bridges, “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)”

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“If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)” taken from Leon Bridges’ new album GOOD THING – out now

Get the album everywhere here: leonbridg.es

Produced by La Blogothèque
Directed by Hugo Jouxtel
Executive producer: Christophe ‘Chryde’ Abric
Producer: Ondine Benetier
Director of Photography: Thomas Rames
Choreography: Darcy Wallace
Production manager: Slavica Depicolo

Dancers
Pascal Beugré-Tellier
Maelle Dufour
Yoan Pommier
Khady Thiam

1st Assistant Director: Mitra Hekmat
Steadicamer: Simon Veniel
1st Camera Assistant: Nicolas Gascuel
2nd Camera Assistant: Marie Fratacci
Gaffer: Anousonne Savanchomkeo
Recording sound engineer/mix: Alban Lejeune
Location manager: Matthieu Georges
Assistant location manager: Pierre Gattin
Make-up artist: Marie-Laure Texier
Production administrator: Jonathan André
Post-production manager: Alexandre Sellem
Editor: Flora Alfonsi
Color Grading: Florian Martiny

Special thanks to:
Aude Kuster at Plani Presse
Gianni Giardinelli
Béatrice at Le Shakirail
Laurent Bayle, general manager of Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, and his team.
La Philharmonie, a building designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel.

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231 comments

1
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 7, 2018 • 9:39:11pm

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whitebeach  Oct 7, 2018 • 9:54:37pm

It’s not a bad song. In fact, it’s pretty good. But then there are songs, simple as they might be, like this one set in a jukebox in Baton Rouge in 1967, that live in my soul to this moment. Enjoy:

Percy Sledge Out Of The Left Field

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2018 • 10:08:17pm

Don’t know if it’s something to do with my device but the video quality on the embedded video is really poor.

When I load it direct from the youtube app it plays fine,

4
Single-handed sailor  Oct 7, 2018 • 10:22:59pm

Jennifer is angry.

Stay angry Jennifer.

5
guachi  Oct 7, 2018 • 10:27:21pm

I’ve said this before.

I know things will be back to normal when I disagree with everything Jennifer Rubin writes.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2018 • 10:52:29pm

Um?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:00:52pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

This is another way of phrasing “the Interpol president has fallen out of favor with the Chairman of the Party, Xi Jinping.”

The CCP has been all about making examples of people lately. The actress Fan Bingbing went missing for awhile after she was accused of tax fraud. Eventually she confessed to signing “yin-yang” contracts — one contract for her real pay and another with a lower amount to be filed with the government — and had to pay whopping penalties in order to stay out of prison. The Interpol dude may have taken bribes, but if he had been in the pro-Xi faction, he probably could have skated by with just a warning to cut it out.

I read a few days ago that Meng had lost his seat on some Party committee in China back in April, a harbinger of even worse things to come.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:01:03pm

She’s (hopefully) not wrong.

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freetoken  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:01:37pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

It’s been a developing story the past day. I think most Americans don’t pay attention to these things, and Trump probably rather have Interpol just go away so his criminal friends don’t have to worry about being caught.

Whether to trust the Chinese government on this story is another question. I wonder if the bribe was a set up.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:03:27pm

Hung on the end of the last thread… .

re: #139 The Vicious Babushka

Climate change coming at you like==>

I already debunked this video yesterday.

a) It is not Indonesia, it is the Japanese tsunami from 2011.
b) It was not caused by climate change, it was caused by an earthquake.

It is being recycled as an “Indonesian tsunami” when all the writing in the video is Japanese and the cars are on the wrong side of the road.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:03:56pm

re: #9 freetoken

It’s been a developing story the past day. I think most Americans don’t pay attention to these things, and Trump probably rather have Interpol just go away so his criminal friends don’t have to worry about being caught.

Whether to trust the Chinese government on this story is another question. I wonder if the bribe was a set up.

The Chinese guy was the “president” of Interpol, but it seems like it was only a figurehead position. The people under him handle the day-to-day operations, Interpol is still chugging away.

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freetoken  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:26:35pm

Regarding stories that seem to be overlooked:

Pentagon’s pursuit of insect-delivered genetic modification of crops prompts warnings

It strikes me as something straight out of a horror sci-fi flick from a few decades ago.

What could possibly go wrong?

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freetoken  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:28:56pm

Global viral warfare.

Sure, why not, what could possibly go wrong?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:34:41pm

re: #13 freetoken

Global viral warfare.

Sure, why not, what could possibly go wrong?

Biology corollary to Murphy’s Law: When you monkey around with biology, there will always be unintended, sometimes fatal consequences.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:39:22pm

So what analogy seems to work best: we are on the cusp of August 1914 or we are headed to September 1939… Disaster awaits us worldwide and this time America will not be representing the good guys or truth and justice.

Seems like 1914 would be closer to the modern situation — where some apparently small outrage triggers a global conflagration because the world order is in the midst of chaos.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:43:43pm

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

So what analogy seems to work best: we are on the cusp of August 1914 or we are headed to September 1939… Disaster awaits us worldwide and this time America will not be representing the good guys or truth and justice.

Seems like 1914 would be closer to the modern situation — where some apparently small outrage triggers a global conflagration because the world order is in the midst of chaos.

Like a Chinese naval vessel and an American naval vessel colliding with each other in the South China Sea.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:47:48pm

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

So what analogy seems to work best: we are on the cusp of August 1914 or we are headed to September 1939… Disaster awaits us worldwide and this time America will not be representing the good guys or truth and justice.

Seems like 1914 would be closer to the modern situation — where some apparently small outrage triggers a global conflagration because the world order is in the midst of chaos.

Well, you’ve got the spirit of revanche fueling a lot of the tension, but Russia doesn’t swing nearly the weight in 2018 that France did in 1914, and there’s no equivalent of the Anglo-German Naval Arms Race….

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:52:38pm

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

So what analogy seems to work best: we are on the cusp of August 1914 or we are headed to September 1939… Disaster awaits us worldwide and this time America will not be representing the good guys or truth and justice.

Seems like 1914 would be closer to the modern situation — where some apparently small outrage triggers a global conflagration because the world order is in the midst of chaos.

December 1935, Madrid. We are about to destroy ourselves with various foreign powers fighting by proxy here.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:52:53pm

re: #13 freetoken

Global viral warfare.

Sure, why not, what could possibly go wrong?

We’ll have grasshoppers with lasers on their frickin’ heads!

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:56:52pm

So. I’m at the ER. Massively swollen side of my face from a tooth abcess/infoction. VA will cover it and the IV antibiotics they’re going to give me, thank God. I really don’t want or need this

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 7, 2018 • 11:57:36pm
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:00:25am

re: #20 William Lewis

So. I’m at the ER. Massively swollen side of my face from a tooth abcess/infoction. VA will cover it and the IV antibiotics they’re going to give me, thank God. I really don’t want or need this

Oh, no! Hope that you get the antibiotics and they work very quickly!

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freetoken  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:00:34am

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s 476CE and the barbarians are at the gate.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:03:01am

re: #21 Single-handed sailor

Francis Fukuyama

@FukuyamaFrancis
Jared Kushner should ask his friend Mohamed bin Salman what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.

12:45 PM - Oct 7, 2018

So Mr. “End of History” is discovering anew that history continues.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:04:36am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:08:51am

re: #23 freetoken

It’s 476CE and the barbarians are at the gate.

You’re right!! I’ve actually send emails to Republican Senators over the past year telling them that they will be featured in a prominent role when the “Decline and Fall of the American Empire” is published in the next few years.

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freetoken  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:11:42am

re: #26 Hecuba’s daughter

Well, the Ostrogoths continued pretending to be Kings of Rome, but that only lasted for a little while until world events passed them by.

In the same way, the current cohort of Republicans and their Trumpian enablers will crow about how great America is long after our influence in the world shrinks noticeably.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:11:47am

re: #23 freetoken

It’s 476CE and the barbarians are at the gate.

It’s 400 BC—15 years after Athens’ Sicilian Expedition. Which is the only thing in history stupid enough to be compared with Bush’s Iraq war.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:18:21am

re: #20 William Lewis

So. I’m at the ER. Massively swollen side of my face from a tooth abcess/infoction. VA will cover it and the IV antibiotics they’re going to give me, thank God. I really don’t want or need this

Ow. I hope that “infoction” comes down quickly … I wouldn’t wish tooth pain on my worst enemy. I hope this is taken care of quickly.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:19:12am

re: #25 Single-handed sailor

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:20:42am

re: #28 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It’s 400 BC—15 years after Athens’ Sicilian Expedition. Which is the only thing in history stupid enough to be compared with Bush’s Iraq war.

Or more pessimistically, 1177 BC, the approximate time when several world civilizations collapsed.

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Eric Cline, PhD)

Prof. Cline’s book on the subject is very good, too. amazon.com

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:26:00am

A lot of the ski areas in Colorado got their “first snow” of the upcoming winter this weekend.

All the higher elevations (above 9,000 ft.) are frosty.

Tonight’s the night I lit the pellet stove, it’s supposed to get in the mid 20s F tonight.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:27:10am

Nebraska Democrat Lady Just Might Ride Trump’s Trade Wars Into US Senate (Goes to Wonkette, more at the link):

When you think “Nebraska Senator,” the name that tends to come to mind is the state’s junior US senator, Ben Sasse, who made a passionate speech about how insulting Donald Trump was to Christine Blasey Ford last week, then went right ahead and confirmed Brett Kavanaugh. Sasse is reasonably good at getting headlines; back in 2014, he proposed moving the US capitol to Nebraska, because “in touch with the people.” He’s a practical kind of guy. But unless you live in or near Nebraska, we bet the name of the state’s senior US senator (also a Republican, surprise!), Deb Fischer, didn’t spring right to mind. She’s “senior” only by two years, having first been elected to the Senate in 2012, and generally not all that visible in the national news. And now that Nebraska farmers — and manufacturers, even! — are getting burned big time by Donald Trump’s trade wars, Deb Fischer might just be vulnerable to being upset by an upstart Democrat, Lincoln city council member Jane Raybould, who’s been hammering Trump — and Fischer — on how bad the tariffs have been bad for Nebraska. In a state where only a third of voters are registered as Democrats, it’s just possible this is the year Raybould could manage a big upset, because while Nebraska went big for Trump in 2016, two years later his policies are bringing the state pain.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:30:28am

re: #32 teleskiguy

Just walked outside to my trusty thermometer. It’s 44° F! Then I look up, it’s *very* cloudy.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:35:14am

Mid 70’s and rain on the way in CENTEX

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:43:47am

re: #31 wheat-dogg

Or more pessimistically, 1177 BC, the approximate time when several world civilizations collapsed.

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Oh, I read the book when it came out. He really clarified a lot of the confusion about the “Sea Peoples” that’s prevailed for a long time.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:48:21am

She lost the neo-Nazi vote. I took one for the team so you won’t have to by reading this tripe.

Headline at the top of Breitbart (I ain’t putting a link here to them):

Taylor Swift Smears Marsha Blackburn in Hackneyed Endorsement of Tennessee Senate Democrat Phil Bredesen

Swift’s endorsement of Democratic candidates will come as a surprise to her fans, some of whom believed she was secretly a Republican or someone with conservative and libertarian leanings. However, she has previously spoken up on issues such as LGBT rights and even donated to the gun control campaign “March for Our Lives.”

Many people also suspected she voted for Donald Trump after she repeatedly refused to denounce him while declining to comment on who she voted for during the 2016 presidential election. Last year, an editorial by The Guardian even described her as “an envoy for Trump’s values.”

About that Guardian article: It says no such thing. I guarantee you Deadbart’s fans won’t actually go read it.

theguardian.com

It says she is perceived as a Republican (despite being apolitical during her career) because she started as a Country and Western singer (because of course no liberals listen to C&W - wait, I know a whole bunch of us who do), and because she’s wealthy (because apparently there’s no such thing as a wealthy liberal).

The Guardian also notes that after Barack Obama was elected she was happy about that (doesn’t really sound like a Republican voter there).

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:53:14am

re: #34 teleskiguy

Just walked outside to my trusty thermometer. It’s 44° F! Then I look up, it’s *very* cloudy.

41°F and overcast here. We’re gearing up for rain then snow through the week.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:54:09am

Uh, oh:

space.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:55:09am

More on the Deadbart article. The only people who thought Taylor Swift was a secret Republican were those who fell for 4chan’s Nazi propaganda.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:56:40am

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹

I reckon they also assume that Taylor, being a blonde, millennial female entertainer, is an airhead.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:56:51am

re: #40 Anymouse 🌹

More on the Deadbart article. The only people who thought Taylor Swift was a secret Republican were those who fell for 4chan’s Nazi propaganda.

She’s been their Nazi Barbie Dream Girl™ for years. They may have to switch to Tomi Lahren….

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:02:46am

re: #41 wheat-dogg

I reckon they also assume that Taylor, being a blonde, millennial female entertainer, is an airhead.

That would be a bad assumption. About the only thing I know about Taylor Swift is that she’s one helluva smart cookie….

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:03:41am

Report: Mike Pence’s Gutless Political Stunt At A Colts Game Last Year Was Expensive (Deadspin, more at the link).

Of course we knew that, but they bring the receipts in the article:

According to the newly released — and heavily redacted — documents, the hotel rooms for Pence’s security team totaled $64,637.88, split between nine different properties, with the heftiest bill of $25,151 at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. A heavily redacted document titled “LRC Air/Rail Detail Report by Project Code” with a “report period” of Oct. 7 through Oct. 9 has an amount at the bottom of $8,877.91, presumably for certain travel expenses. Temporary walkways deployed in downtown Indianapolis add another $2,368.

The dates on the documents lend further credence to the notion this was a hastily planned stunt and not, as a Pence aide claimed to CNN, an event planned “for weeks” so that the vice president could watch a ceremony honoring former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. The walkways, rented from an event company based out of Cincinnati, were ordered only the Friday before the game and a lodging addendum for the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport was signed just three days before the game.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:04:59am

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹

“The Golf Carts of Mara-Lago”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:08:54am

re: #45 Dave In Austin

“The Golf Carts of Mara-Lago”

With a chapter on the Walkways of Indianapolis. Now with more E-mail.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:18:23am

Nebraska Voter Registration Deadline
Online by Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:00PM CDT
Postmarked by Fri Oct 19, 2018
In-Person, Received by Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:00PM CDT

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:27:46am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:37:23am

re: #48 Dave In Austin

That thread is so sad …

And truer words were never spoken on this one.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:41:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:50:47am

re: #32 teleskiguy

A lot of the ski areas in Colorado got their “first snow” of the upcoming winter this weekend.

All the higher elevations (above 9,000 ft.) are frosty.

Tonight’s the night I lit the pellet stove, it’s supposed to get in the mid 20s F tonight.

So did Flagstaff, AZ

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 2:02:38am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So did Flagstaff, AZ

Winter weather advisories have gone up here for the NW panhandle. Here it’s rain and 35 F.

Snow on the schedule for us tomorrow.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 2:07:43am

Cheyenne NWS has this up:

Did it rain at your house today? Summer rainfall in Southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle tends to be more scattered in coverage, with significant rain at one location, and little or none just a few miles away. We need your assistance in documenting these weather patterns!

CoCoRaHS (The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network), Colorado State University’s citizen rainfall network is looking for volunteers to measure precipitation in their own backyards and report their observations via the Internet (cocorahs.org). It’s simple and only takes five minutes a day! With over 10,000 volunteers reporting every day in every state, CoCoRaHS measurements are used for important daily and long-term decision-making on drought and water supply for agricultural, recreation, utility providers, resource managers, teachers, scientists and homeowners. Organizations like the National Weather Service use CoCoRaHS data on a daily basis.

Sign up today at cocorahs.org

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 8, 2018 • 2:56:49am
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 8, 2018 • 2:59:17am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 2:59:55am

Wall Street Journal writer (three tweets):

The only air drops around here are biplanes spraying fields. I have no idea what this feature is on a phone you can’t use here.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:01:05am

re: #54 Single-handed sailor

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Time exposure:

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:03:52am

re: #57 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Time exposure:

According to that thread, there is another launch this evening.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:06:40am

reload #55 for non duplicate of #54 if it shows the same.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:10:02am

Mark Zuckerberg held a meeting to try and calm Facebook employee outrage after an exec attended the Kavanaugh hearing (Business Insider, more at the link):

Facebook has held a company “town hall” meeting with employees to try and quell outrage after a senior executive attended the recent Senate hearing of US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg were both in attendance.

Last week Joel Kaplan, the company’s policy chief, was visibly seated behind Kavanaugh, Trump’s embattled nominee for the US Supreme Court, as the judge angrily defended himself against allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

Kaplan and Kavanaugh are friends, having worked together in the Bush administration, and he was there in a personal capacity — but his appearance has enraged employees, and company leadership screwed up its initial response.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:13:33am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹

According to that thread, there is another launch this evening.

No, he was predicting that this launch, this evening, had the potential to be as spectacular as that Iridium launch earlier this year since they were both about 50 minutes after sunset.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:16:58am

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹

Wall Street Journal writer (three tweets):

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The only air drops around here are biplanes spraying fields. I have no idea what this feature is on a phone you can’t use here.

It is a local snapchat that can be delivered directly from one phone to the next over a radius of up to something like 10 meters. Which means that the perv is there in her field of vision somewhere…

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:27:21am

An interesting graphical breakdown of past elections and potential future turnout.

Chaos Continues (Mehlman Castagnetti)

This is a PDF with graphics showing the GOP has been bleeding both women and minorities for a long time. As has been noted in the past, the GOP has become older, more male, less diverse, and less educated for a couple decades. They predict this will only continue.

In particular, the decline in support for the GOP is at record lows, and that was before the Kavanaugh nonsense.

While hard-core conservatives are likely to dig in, there continues to be fewer of them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:31:33am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is a local snapchat that can be delivered directly from one phone to the next over a radius of up to something like 10 meters. Which means that the perv is there in her field of vision somewhere…

Good thing I have a rotary phone then. Rendering photographs is still very primitive with rotary phone tech. /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:36:57am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:43:01am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

I’m just reading through the replies. I truly believed the 2016 election would make progressives more pragmatic. I’m not so sure anymore.

Idealists remain idealists. Cynical manipulators know this and make the most of it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:49:32am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

Liberals tell me they are united. Blue Wave! Resistance!

But, I gotta tell you, folks, I look at your replies, I look at history, I look at the elections, and I’m skeptical.

Any talk of a “Blue Wave” distresses me, we need to look at the election as a series of hard-fought campaigns to win back a majority in an electoral system that is gerrymandered and skewered in favor of the GOP.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:50:30am

Well, Supertramp sure got this right.

Supertramp - The Very Best Of ℗ 1979 A&M Records Released on: 1990-01-01 Author, Composer: Roger Hodgson Author, Composer: Rick Davies Music Publisher: Almo Music Corp.

I said, now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical
A liberal, oh, fanatical, criminal
Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re acceptable
Respectable, oh, presentable, a vegetable
Oh, take, take, take it, yeah (verse 2)

Lyrics: genius.com

The Logical Song

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2018 • 3:58:12am

re: #31 wheat-dogg

Or more pessimistically, 1177 BC, the approximate time when several world civilizations collapsed.

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Excellent book - I’ve read it myself and highly recommend it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 4:40:26am

I would argue conservatives in general, and fervent Trump supporters in particular, fit the BITE Model of what describes a cult.

freedomofmind.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 4:52:27am

another example of why I love twitter:
story thread (it does not disappoint)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 4:56:57am

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

one of the responses in that thread:

aren’t we all, Adriane? Aren’t we all…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 4:59:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:00:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:01:40am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:10:11am

Woman mostly only famous for being on her parent’s health insurance and spouting opinions has an opinion.

While she has supporters there, she is getting dragged pretty badly, including dragging up her old comments.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:13:43am

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

So what analogy seems to work best: we are on the cusp of August 1914 or we are headed to September 1939… Disaster awaits us worldwide and this time America will not be representing the good guys or truth and justice.

Seems like 1914 would be closer to the modern situation — where some apparently small outrage triggers a global conflagration because the world order is in the midst of chaos.

We will not have WW3 until a Democrat is President.
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt

////

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steve_davis  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:22:11am

re: #4 Single-handed sailor

Jennifer is angry.

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Stay angry Jennifer.

65% of Republican women think Ford was a lying Democrat operative whore. That’s how they roll. No real surprise.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:26:10am

re: #79 steve_davis

65% of Republican women think Ford was a lying Democrat operative whore. That’s how they roll. No real surprise.

The GOP won by turning into a he-said-she-said shouting match instead of an assessment of BK’s suitability for a lifetime appointment to a Constitutional body.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:27:03am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

Woman mostly only famous for being on her parent’s health insurance and spouting opinions has an opinion.

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While she has supporters there, she is getting dragged pretty badly, including dragging up her old comments.

Like Trump? Because that’s exactly what Trump was before people like you decided he was worthy of the same office as Washington and Lincoln. And you’re only famous because FNC gave you a platform. At least Swift and West earned their fame even if their music isn’t for me.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:31:25am

re: #80 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP won by turning into a he-said-she-said shouting match instead of an assessment of BK’s suitability for a lifetime appointment to a Constitutional body.

Got news for you. That did relate to his suitability. The GOP just decided that he was suitable despite throwing a shit fit under oath. Dr. Ford was calm under oath. He wasn’t.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:31:25am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:35:08am

Reagan was once an inexperienced celebrity too and the right embraced him. I’m talking pre 1980 or 1976 btw.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:43:44am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Reagan was once an inexperienced celebrity too and the right embraced him. I’m talking pre 1980 or 1976 btw.

At least President Reagan had experience first before running for President (state governor, union president even if he later worked to undermine unions).

There is certainly a difference between Kanye “repeal the XIII Amendment” West and Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift actually gave a decent explanation why she wants to vote the way she is, and why she’s urging others to do the same.

As I recall, Tami is famous for a commercial as a teenager.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:48:12am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹

At least President Reagan had experience first before running for President (state governor, union president even if he later worked to undermine unions).

There is certainly a difference between Kanye “repeal the XIII Amendment” West and Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift actually gave a decent explanation why she wants to vote the way she is, and why she’s urging others to do the same.

As I recall, Tami is famous for a commercial as a teenager.

I was talking about when he first ran in 1966. Fair point about Union President but my point is he was just another celebrity with an opinion 52 years ago when he was first nominated for governor. And yeah Swift seems to know what she wants from government. West? I have no idea. Tomi Lahren meanwhile is an intellectually lazy hack.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:51:16am

Well, this author is a ray of sunshine (thirty-eight tweets).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:51:19am

re: #82 HappyWarrior

Got news for you. That did relate to his suitability. The GOP just decided that he was suitable despite throwing a shit fit under oath. Dr. Ford was calm under oath. He wasn’t.

It should have, but the GOP successfully turned into a question of “Who do you believe, BK or Ford?” rather than a question of “Do you find BK a suitable candidate?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:51:55am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Reagan was once an inexperienced celebrity too and the right embraced him. I’m talking pre 1980 or 1976 btw.

He at least had a history of public service, and remember that he was also a Union official…

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:53:52am

re: #86 HappyWarrior

I was talking about when he first ran in 1966. Fair point about Union President but my point is he was just another celebrity with an opinion 52 years ago when he was first nominated for governor. And yeah Swift seems to know what she wants from government. West? I have no idea. Tomi Lahren meanwhile is an intellectually lazy hack.

Everyone who is a politician, unless appointed to a seat, runs for the first time.

As I recall though, the only president with no prior political experience is the current one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:55:47am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

Everyone who is a politician, unless appointed to a seat, runs for the first time.

As I recall though, the only president with no prior political experience is the current one.

And that was his selling point: he knew that a lot of Americans were fed up with politicians and politics as usual. So he branded himself as the anti-politician, the ultimate outsider.

That is what allowed him to get away with things that would have derailed the campaign or even the career of any professional politician, and left even his own party gaping in disbelief.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:58:21am

Susan Collins’s Brett Kavanaugh Speech Was the Final Nail in the Coffin for Her Political Identity (Charles Pierce at Esquire, more at the link):

The Great State O’Maine has one great senator, and it’s not Susan Collins. It’s independent Angus King, who was fed up with the nomination process afforded Brett Kavanaugh weeks before everyone else was. He thought the nomination ill-conceived and the process ludicrously hasty, and that was before boofing had become part of our national political conversation. After his colleague, Susan Collins, gave up the store on Friday, King—aka The Mustache Of Righteousness—took to the floor of the Senate and delivered his own verdict.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 8, 2018 • 5:59:16am

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹

Good thing I have a rotary phone then. Rendering photographs is still very primitive with rotary phone tech. /s

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:00:12am
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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:03:28am

Morning.

Well, it appears the Republican are feeling mighty full of themselves.

Go on and gloat. Tell everyone what you are gonna do with your new boy toy in the Supreme Court.

We have three plus weeks for you to let everyone know the Republican future.

Let it out!

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jeffreyw  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:05:22am

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Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:06:55am

re: #93 Eventual Carrion

Old School Selfie, lol. Picking up the receiver of my phone to post a selfie here now… . /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:08:05am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Old School Selfie, lol. Picking up the receiver of my phone to post a selfie here now… . /s

If you put in a quarter, does it print out as a Polaroid?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:10:36am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If you put in a quarter, does it print out as a Polaroid?

I’m not sure … telefax?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:11:44am

re: #99 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not sure … telefax?

no, but a pigeon comes and picks it up for you…

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:12:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:13:37am

re: #101 Belafon

Ex-GOP lawmaker: “There is no moderate wing of the Republican Party”

There are a few who dare criticize Trump openly, but they swallow their bile and vote for him anyways…

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:14:43am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no, but a pigeon comes and picks it up for you…

So that’s how you get it into the cloud…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:14:48am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

Everyone who is a politician, unless appointed to a seat, runs for the first time.

As I recall though, the only president with no prior political experience is the current one.

And he was running for governor of one of the largest states in the country. I’m just saying. There’s always been a double standard about liberal celebs and right wing ones. Reagan is the posterchild for that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:15:38am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no, but a pigeon comes and picks it up for you…

We have the backup system of cans and a string as well.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:15:56am

re: #89 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He at least had a history of public service, and remember that he was also a Union official…

Again I was talking pre 1976. When he was recruited to run for governor of Cali after a nice speech he gave for Goldwater. He was unqualified in 1966. He won but that’s beside the point. The point is conservatives like Tomi love it when celebs spout their talking points but they need to shut up if they’re liberal.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:18:25am

re: #101 Belafon

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It’s a Cult of Trump now. Read the interviews with the supporters and with the R’s themselves.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:20:06am

re: #43 Dave In Austin

That would be a bad assumption. About the only thing I know about Taylor Swift is that she’s one helluva smart cookie….

I don’t care for her music but she strikes me as a very smart musician who tightly controls her image and career. Glad that she’s finally speaking out. I remember that she was called out for not participating in any of the Women’s Marches. I guess she wasn’t prepared to take a stance then which is her right.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:22:39am

re: #101 Belafon

Duh. I’ve known this for decades. Goldwater started it, Nixon bringing in the Dixiecrats continued it, Paul Weyrich bringing in the Evangelicals poisoned it, and Trump was inevitable.

Moderate Republicans were being run out of the party before I was old enough to vote.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:27:00am

Today’s view from nowhere:

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:29:17am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹

Today’s view from nowhere:

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Here’s something crazy. Virginia had more people in 1790 than Wyoming does now. But yes the gap between states has grown considerably. Even among the larger states. California has 11 million more people than Texas which is probably how Charlie Kirk was able to claim that CA has more people in poverty than Texas.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:29:30am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹

Today’s view from nowhere:

And it’s the “disparities are bigger now” that’s an even bigger part of the problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:33:02am

re: #112 Belafon

And it’s the “disparities are bigger now” that’s an even bigger part of the problem.

And as it happens, states with lower population densities tend to lean GOP.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:33:36am

The fact is the system we have now favors what what was considered a medium sized state in 1790 (Connecticut).
en.wikipedia.org
Connecticut had a 1/3 of VA’s population in 1790.

en.wikipedia.org

Today only 3 states:Texas, Florida, and New York have that proportion. The District population wise is bigger than two states and Puerto Rico is bigger than 20 of them. Coincidentally enough, the state next to it in population is Connecticut.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:34:22am

re: #112 Belafon

And it’s the “disparities are bigger now” that’s an even bigger part of the problem.

As with wealth too but that’s another problem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:35:36am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And as it happens, states with lower population densities tend to lean GOP.

Well, there’s Vermont, Delaware, Maine (except for their wingnut governor), and I can’t think of any more.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:35:40am

re: #86 HappyWarrior

I was talking about when he first ran in 1966. Fair point about Union President but my point is he was just another celebrity with an opinion 52 years ago when he was first nominated for governor. And yeah Swift seems to know what she wants from government. West? I have no idea. Tomi Lahren meanwhile is an intellectually lazy hack.

um… even before he ran for CA gov, he was an experienced activist with a whole team of policy advisers whose policy advice he’d been able to understand, remember and articulate.

And as governor, his record clearly shows that he understood about the need for his policies to reflect his constituency, he didn’t single-mindedly pursue his own ideological preferences. He incrementally shifted policy in his preferred direction, after first generating sufficient public opinion to make those shifts not outrageously controversial.

Love him or hate him, he wasn’t “just another celebrity with an opinion”. And he was a far better governor than he was President… mostly because he was answerable to a better constituency.

In the 1976 election, Gerald Ford won the California primary, and the general election. Because California in those days was a moderate state, a swing state.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:38:06am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹

In some fairness, Kelly would be an idiot if he wasn’t prepping for the possibility of Congressional investigations if in fact the Democrats take the HoR.

Kelly may well be foul, but I wouldn’t call him a fool.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:39:16am

re: #118 Dr Lizardo

In some fairness, Kelly would be an idiot if he wasn’t prepping for the possibility of Congressional investigations if in fact the Democrats take the HoR.

Kelly may well be foul, but I wouldn’t call him a fool.

Covering Ass is one of their chief specialties.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:39:56am

re: #116 Anymouse 🌹

Well, there’s Vermont, Delaware, Maine (except for their wingnut governor), and I can’t think of any more.

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Delaware is actually pretty densely populated.
en.wikipedia.org

Anyhow, I think there’s something to density and vote correlation. I had a bunch of townhouses that I had to canvass Saturday and my canvassing partner and I both theorized that people in these type of developments are more likely to be Democratic since they’re forced to acknowledge their neighbors and interact with them. Density allows us to see our collective humanity more than sparsely populated. It’s easy to see why the myth of the rugged individual took off in places with big land masses but not as many people. I’m no Marxist but there’s a reason why he predicted Marxist revolution would start in the urban industrial centers. He was wrong- it was Russia but on paper, he got it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:41:16am

re: #117 sagehen

um… even before he ran for CA gov, he was an experienced activist with a whole team of policy advisers whose policy advice he’d been able to understand, remember and articulate.

And as governor, his record clearly shows that he understood about the need for his policies to reflect his constituency, he didn’t single-mindedly pursue his own ideological preferences. He incrementally shifted policy in his preferred direction, after first generating sufficient public opinion to make those shifts not outrageously controversial.

Love him or hate him, he wasn’t “just another celebrity with an opinion”. And he was a far better governor than he was President… mostly because he was answerable to a better constituency.

Fair enough. I just think had he been a Democrat and did what he did after acting, the right would have scoffed at him. I’m just tired of them whining about Eric Reid, Colin Kaepernick, and giving Gipp a pass.

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dangerman  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:42:31am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And as it happens, states with lower population densities tend to lean GOP.

…which is why we don’t care

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:45:10am

Biff is waxing eloquent about Christoper Columbus, and exaggerating everything Chris did.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:45:50am

re: #120 HappyWarrior

Delaware is actually pretty densely populated.
en.wikipedia.org

Anyhow, I think there’s something to density and vote correlation. I had a bunch of townhouses that I had to canvass Saturday and my canvassing partner and I both theorized that people in these type of developments are more likely to be Democratic since they’re forced to acknowledge their neighbors and interact with them. Density allows us to see our collective humanity more than sparsely populated. It’s easy to see why the myth of the rugged individual took off in places with big land masses but not as many people. I’m no Marxist but there’s a reason why he predicted Marxist revolution would start in the urban industrial centers. He was wrong- it was Russia but on paper, he got it.

I suppose that’s true. In nominally liberal states such as New York or California, the urban areas tend to go for liberal candidates whilst the rural areas go for conservative ones.

Even here in conservative Nebraska, President Obama won an electoral vote in 2008 (NE-2, Omaha and South Sioux City). He didn’t win the same district in 2012, possibly because so many Democratic candidates were disassociating themselves from the President. (Like Maine, we split our electoral votes.)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:49:13am

The irony for me is the right is constantly accusing liberals in living in bubbles but in my observations, it’s definitely conservatives who do. Towns and counties whose demographics have really remained unchanged since the first settlers and emigrants. I’ve seen my very home region of NOVA transform a lot and it’s been for the better because of diversity. New people, new ideas, new businesses, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:50:26am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹

I suppose that’s true. In nominally liberal states such as New York or California, the urban areas tend to go for liberal candidates whilst the rural areas go for conservative ones.

Even here in conservative Nebraska, President Obama won an electoral vote in 2008 (NE-2, Omaha and South Sioux City). He didn’t win the same district in 2012, possibly because so many Democratic candidates were disassociating themselves from the President. (Like Maine, we split our electoral votes.)

I can’t think of a single state whose rural population is more likely to favor the Dems than urban. It’s not even necessarily racial but a matter of being connected to your neighbors.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:51:16am

re: #123 wheat-dogg

Biff is waxing eloquent about Christoper Columbus, and exaggerating everything Chris did.

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I always celebrate today as Indigenous People’s day. They actually lived here and have provided a far greater influence on our country than Columbus has.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:52:20am

re: #126 HappyWarrior

I can’t think of a single state whose rural population is more likely to favor the Dems than urban. It’s not even necessarily racial but a matter of being connected to your neighbors.

A lot of our rur rural dwellers are still sold on the notion that they are some sort of Jeffersonian gentlemen farmers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:52:56am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

I always celebrate today as Indigenous People’s day. They actually lived here and have provided a far greater influence on our country than Columbus has.

Well, Columbus brought genocide to Cuba’s natives and took slaves, so he sort of set a precedent for North America.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:55:31am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of our rur rural dwellers are still sold on the notion that they are some sort of Jeffersonian gentlemen farmers.

That combined with people still living the Industrial Revolution where they need a job at the factory, mill, or mine to better themselves. What I think we should do is have affordable education in places like the Rust Belt and rural America. I don’t know if Bernie’s free tuition at all is the solution but definitely something like affordable and convenient community college would be reasonable. Unfortunately the first thing many Republican executives touch now when they cut the budget is education. More trade schools would be good too.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:57:43am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹

Well, Columbus brought genocide to Cuba’s natives and took slaves, so he sort of set a precedent for North America.

I’m merely saying that the millions of people who lived here for generations before Columbus had a greater influence. Look at how we eat and what your very state’s university’s mascot is named for. Plus our geography names. The very name of the river that leads into our capital city is an Algonquian name.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:58:03am

re: #130 HappyWarrior

That combined with people still living the Industrial Revolution where they need a job at the factory, mill, or mine to better themselves. What I think we should do is have affordable education in places like the Rust Belt and rural America. I don’t know if Bernie’s free tuition at all is the solution but definitely something like affordable and convenient community college would be reasonable. Unfortunately the first thing many Republican executives touch now when they cut the budget is education. More trade schools would be good too.

Part of Hillary’s platform was free job training programs for places in Appalachia with declining industry, especially coal. She was punched in the face for it and people rushed behind Trump because he promised the return of coal giants.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:59:56am

I apologize for being pwn3d by a video of the 2011 Japanese tsunami last night which was being passed around as the Indonesian tsunami.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:00:24am

re: #132 Citizen K

Part of Hillary’s platform was free job training programs for places in Appalachia with declining industry, especially coal. She was punched in the face for it and people rushed behind Trump because he promised the return of coal giants.

I know it was. I hate to say it but I wonder if a large part of why that was ignored was because of who she was. She had absolutely the right idea. Much more so than Sanders who I think naively thinks 4 year education tuition free education is the solution. Now I’m not totally opposed to finding ways to make tuition more affordable but at the same time, I found it unrealistic and a square peg for a much more complicated issue.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:02:05am

re: #133 The Vicious Babushka

May not have been the Japanese tsunami, but the clip is still harrowing.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:02:42am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

I always celebrate today as Indigenous People’s day. They actually lived here and have provided a far greater influence on our country than Columbus has.

I’d like to know when Columbus became such an American hero. If anyone should celebrate his achievements, it should be the Spanish and their descendants. He never even reached North America.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:06:03am

re: #136 wheat-dogg

I’d like to know when Columbus became such an American hero. If anyone should celebrate his achievements, it should be the Spanish and their descendants. He never even reached North America.

I believe it has its origins in Washington Irving of Sleepy Hallow fame. Plus and understandably so, Italian-Americans looking for a way to defend themselves against Nattivism in the mid to late 19th century. Columbus was from Genoa if you recall. I dunno. Just seems silly to celebrate him. If you want to celebrate all explorers, I’d probably be more amiable to that but I believe in celebrating the people who lived here for generations who too often are either forgotten by history or who are props but not actors in it.

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lizardofid  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:08:45am

re: #136 wheat-dogg

I’d like to know when Columbus became such an American hero. If anyone should celebrate his achievements, it should be the Spanish and their descendants. He never even reached North America.

I have always expected it was when someone realized “1492” rhymes with “ocean blue”

Oh, and good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:10:30am

re: #138 lizardofid

Should have just stuck to writing about old men falling asleep and schoolmasters being chased by headless Hessians. I believe Irving also played a role in the Washington cherry tree legend building too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:13:45am

Hugh Hewitt with another brain-dead op-ed at the Washington Post:

Trump may be outside our norms. But he is succeeding for all of us.

I have a reason to subscribe to my regional newspaper, which is local news. I see no reason to subscribe to the WP with stuff like that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:15:54am

re: #136 wheat-dogg

I’d like to know when Columbus became such an American hero. If anyone should celebrate his achievements, it should be the Spanish and their descendants. He never even reached North America.

Celebration of Columbus’s voyage in the early United States is recorded from as early as 1792, when the Tammany Society in New York City[3] (for whom it became an annual tradition)[4][5] and also the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston celebrated the 300th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the New World.[6][7] President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus’s landing in the New World on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These rituals took themes such as citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and the celebration of social progress.[8][9][10]

Many Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage, and the first such celebration was held in New York City on October 12, 1866.[11] The day was first enshrined as a legal holiday in the United States through the lobbying of Angelo Noce, a first generation Italian, in Denver. The first statewide holiday was proclaimed by Colorado governor Jesse F. McDonald in 1905, and it was made a statutory holiday in 1907.[12] In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus and New York City Italian leader Generoso Pope, Congress and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day.[12][13][14] (Wikipedia, that font of all human ken [citation needed])
en.wikipedia.org

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:16:21am

re: #139 HappyWarrior

Should have just stuck to writing about old men falling asleep and schoolmasters being chased by headless Hessians. I believe Irving also played a role in the Washington cherry tree legend building too.

IIRC, he did concoct all sorts of American mythology from the barest of evidence. I guess he needed to sell books or something. Then those stories ended up being integrated into elementary school history lessons as if they were fact. Instead, they were more like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:18:14am

re: #142 wheat-dogg

IIRC, he did concoct all sorts of American mythology from the barest of evidence. I guess he needed to sell books or something. Then those stories ended up being integrated into elementary school history lessons as if they were fact. Instead, they were more like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

Yup. We had Paul Bunyon in my Michigan History classes (required) in 10th grade (though they didn’t actually claim as fact Paul Bunyon dug out the Great Lakes).

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:20:08am
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:20:09am

re: #142 wheat-dogg

IIRC, he did concoct all sorts of American mythology from the barest of evidence. I guess he needed to sell books or something. Then those stories ended up being integrated into elementary school history lessons as if they were fact. Instead, they were more like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

We were just the latest country to create our own mythology. Every other country had (King Arthur and Robinhood, anyone?).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:20:55am

re: #142 wheat-dogg

IIRC, he did concoct all sorts of American mythology from the barest of evidence. I guess he needed to sell books or something. Then those stories ended up being integrated into elementary school history lessons as if they were fact. Instead, they were more like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

Yeah I think Irving meant well and he was just trying to create a mythos for the new Republic so I don’t blame Irving for this. I blame how history has been taught.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:23:34am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:26:35am

re: #147 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Way I look at is this.Celebs should speak out and people should form their own opinions. Taylor at least appears informed. Kayne’s bizarre shit is just bizarre. At least with Ted Nugent, I know what he wants and as fucked up as it is, it’s somewhat coherent.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:27:07am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:32:02am

re: #149 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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They’re only going to get worse because Trump and Kavanaugh now will be the litmus test. If you are seen as insufficiently loyal on either case, not going anywhere in that party. In a way, Trump has an almost like savant way of making his party a party of one. It’s dangerous as shit of course.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:33:59am

re: #148 HappyWarrior

Way I look at is this.Celebs should speak out and people should form their own opinions. Taylor at least appears informed. Kayne’s bizarre shit is just bizarre. At least with Ted Nugent, I know what he wants and as fucked up as it is, it’s somewhat coherent.

Of course. Celebs don’t forfeit their right to speak by being famous.

Kanye is off his meds (not a joke), and thinks that makes him more real.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:38:31am

re: #151 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Of course. Celebs don’t forfeit their right to speak by being famous.

Kanye is off his meds (not a joke), and thinks that makes him more real.

But the same people who argue celebrities shouldn’t speak their minds (if they don’t agree) will argue businesspeople should speak their minds (if they agree).

So James Woods? Kewl. The Koch Brothers? Yup.

Taylor Swift and Warren Buffett? Oh, hell no. They should stick to what they do.

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ThomasLite  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:38:54am

re: #151 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Of course. Celebs don’t forfeit their right to speak by being famous.

Kanye is off his meds (not a joke), and thinks that makes him more real.

Oh it does. In fact, he’s not just real, by now he’s certifiable.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:39:08am

re: #151 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Of course. Celebs don’t forfeit their right to speak by being famous.

Kanye is off his meds (not a joke), and thinks that makes him more real.

Kanye really thinks Kaepernick being in the same room with Trump would help Trump understand what Colin is saying. What Kanye doesn’t get is Trump has no desire to listen to what Kap is saying. And neither do these other Republicans. They’ve made him personal enemy number one because “he disrespected the flag.” They don’t care what he really wants to talk about or that he talked with Nate Boyer- a former Green Beret before he decided to kneel.

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:39:27am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹

Hugh Hewitt with another brain-dead op-ed at the Washington Post:

Trump may be outside our norms. But he is succeeding for all of us.

I have a reason to subscribe to my regional newspaper, which is local news. I see no reason to subscribe to the WP with stuff like that.

Both WaPO and NYT have the “opinion” pages to keep stuff like Hewitt’s under and then they can say it is not the opinion of the paper.

It’s their own way to have both-siderisms and what-aboutisms to claim they are independent.

We are going to independently watch this country come apart.

Both sides!

What about that?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:39:45am

re: #152 Anymouse 🌹

But the same people who argue celebrities shouldn’t speak their minds (if they don’t agree) will argue businesspeople should speak their minds (if they agree).

So James Woods? Kewl. The Koch Brothers? Yup.

Taylor Swift and Warren Buffett? Oh, hell no. They should stick to what they do.

Yep the same people who love Citizens United cry about Soros.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:42:26am

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹

Hugh Hewitt with another brain-dead op-ed at the Washington Post:

Trump may be outside our norms. But he is succeeding for all of us.

For some values of “us”.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:43:28am

“Us” pasty assholes like Hugh who never step outside the conservative safe space.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:44:42am

Senate Website for contact information down.

senate.gov

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:54:31am

County sheriff’s electioneering signs in North Carolina say they are “paid for by Jesus.”

juanitajean.com

Juanita Jean’s pet project of getting fund-raising project yielded the following:

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to pay for mailing pre-filled application to Vote By Mail to 12,000 Texans over the age of 65, pay for 50 4X4 highway signs for Beto, provide 700 stamps for personal postcards to Democratic voters, pay for campaign school in Austin for a young first time candidate (which was a great investment), buy and distribute 400 Had Enough? signs …

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:04:10am

This paragraph from Hewitt’s WaPo opinion (linked above by ‘mouse) is pure Trumper and another signal that the Jenifer Rubins, Steve Schmidts, Nicole Wallaces of the right are no longer wanted in the Trumpublican Party.

That’s not even the entire list of accomplishments, but it’s enough to have silenced the #NeverTrumpers who used to mock Trump-supporting conservatives by posting a street sign carrying the name “Gorsuch” above rising floodwaters. Those of us who follow the president’s often confusing, loud, extemporaneous and disruptive presidency not by his tweets but by his administration’s deeds and those of congressional Republicans are amused that the #NeverTrump rump has stopped the “but Gorsuch” nonsense.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:06:07am

re: #161 ObserverArt

This paragraph from Hewitt’s WaPo opinion (linked above by ‘mouse) is pure Trumper and another signal that the Jenifer Rubins, Steve Schmidts, Nicole Wallaces of the right are no longer wanted in the Trumpublican Party.

To Jen’s credit, she does follow by his deeds. Hugh only follows by his rhetoric like a good right wing lemming.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:07:38am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:11:00am

re: #163 Citizen K

[Embedded content]

Yeah she was just doing it for fame and money. // Man fuck Trump and Kavanaugh both for the shit they put this woman through.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:14:55am

re: #164 HappyWarrior

Yeah she was just doing it for fame and money. // Man fuck Trump and Kavanaugh both for the shit they put this woman through.

As Trevor Noah pointed out some days ago: where’s the fame, power, influence, etc. that Cosby’s accusers got? Where is the supposed power and instant fame for any accusers? It seems like a huge amount of heartache and pain to go through for some phantom financial boons that these cretins keep pretending false accusations are a ticket to.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:19:02am

re: #165 Citizen K

As Trevor Noah pointed out some days ago: where’s the fame, power, influence, etc. that Cosby’s accusers got? Where is the supposed power and instant fame for any accusers? It seems like a huge amount of heartache and pain to go through for some phantom financial boons that these cretins keep pretending false accusations are a ticket to.

I can’t name any of Cosby’s accusers off the top of my head and I can’t name any of Trump’s. And I hate to say it but I probably will eventually forget Ford’s as time goes by.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:21:31am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

I can’t name any of Cosby’s accusers off the top of my head and I can’t name any of Trump’s. And I hate to say it but I probably will eventually forget Ford’s as time goes by.

My fear is that politics will not be that kind to Dr. Ford. She’s going to become the hatesink boogeyman on the right that Anita Hill was for decades to come.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:22:58am

re: #167 Citizen K

My fear is that politics will not be that kind to Dr. Ford. She’s going to become the hatesink boogeyman on the right that Anita Hill was for decades to come.

Me too. And I think she already has unfortunately. The Republicans and Cornyn himself engaged in a hashtag BeersforBrett yesterday. They think his history of drinking is funny and acceptable. Fuckers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:27:37am

That sounds frighteningly familiar. The Right fears losing, not just power, but dominance, and they speak of violence if demographic inevitability causes them to lost control.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:31:09am

re: #169 Blind Frog Belly White

That sounds frighteningly familiar. The Right fears losing, not just power, but dominance, and they speak of violence if demographic inevitability causes them to lost control.

Note how Fisch skips over Stalin.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:33:02am

re: #132 Citizen K

Part of Hillary’s platform was free job training programs for places in Appalachia with declining industry, especially coal. She was punched in the face for it and people rushed behind Trump because he promised the return of coal giants.

Yes, all we needed to do was to cut taxes and gut health, safety and environmental regulations and the well-paid jobs with benefits would come streaming back without unions.

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Citizen K  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:34:21am

re: #171 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, all we needed to do was to cut taxes and gut health, safety and environmental regulations and the well-paid jobs with benefits would come streaming back without unions.

Well, you know, obviously unions were the ones keeping it all away and getting fat off union fees. Now that the Unions are all but dead, coal companies will start giving all those benefits back out of the goodness of their hearts.

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KGxvi  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:36:31am

re: #172 Citizen K

Well, you know, obviously unions were the ones keeping it all away and getting fat off union fees. Now that the Unions are all but dead, coal companies will start giving all those benefits back out of the goodness of their hearts.

Oh, you wanted those jobs back? Sorry, you’ve been replaced by robots…

Hard times

Dusty Rhodes “Hard Times” (Short Version)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:37:32am

washingtonpost.com

Susan Collins is claiming the fundraising campaign against her for a future candidate is extortion (for her vote on Kavanaugh).

The Post managed to dig up an ethics expert to claim it violates Federal bribery statues.

Gotta have that magic balance fairy.

Bribery would be if Collins was given money to vote yes or no. Had she voted no, the campaign would have returned the donations to the donors. That is not bribery.

The campaign is approaching $4 million in a state of fewer than two million people.

The real issue is “how dare Democrats raise money for my opponent. Only Republicans should get donations.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:38:12am

A lot of cults make you do something really unforgiveable to bind you to them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:38:20am

Ultimately what drives reactionary right wing populism is a fear of change. In the 20th, it was the collapse of the old orders and this new thing called representative government. Today it’s demographic changes. Those of us in the cities or even aprts of suburbia have have diversity our entire lives. I think Obama didn’t threaten them like HRC did though which is why you do see peole who voted for Obama twice but who embrace the Trump line. Now they’re minorities within the right wing movement that exists but they do exist.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:39:04am

re: #171 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, all we needed to do was to cut taxes and gut health, safety and environmental regulations and the well-paid jobs with benefits would come streaming back without unions.

It does create the cheap, desperate, labor that makes more money for the rich.
I remember a wealthy Australian or New Zealand woman calling for the same, to be competitive a couple of years ago. It’s easy for the rich to call for a race to the bottom to screw the poor.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:43:13am

Not sure why this is billed as a dramatic change. Bill Shine, who defended Fox News against sexual harassment and assault claims against the fat old white men in charge is being replaced by Hope Hicks, who defended the White House against sexual harassment and assault claims against the fat old white man in charge. And Shine’s now at the White House, defending against sexual and harassment claims against the fat old white man in charge.

Seems to me they just swapped places.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:43:45am

The biggest difference I think though is this isn’t an economics battle. It is still a war of ideas but rather the battle is not socialism versus capitalism but rather inclusion versus exclusion. That was what Brexit and Trump’s election was all about.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:44:15am

re: #178 Blind Frog Belly White

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Not sure why this is billed as a dramatic change. Bill Shine, who defended Fox News against sexual harassment and assault claims against the fat old white men in charge is being replaced by Hope Hicks, who defended the White House against sexual harassment and assault claims against the fat old white man in charge. And Shine’s now at the White House, defending against sexual and harassment claims against the fat old white man in charge.

Seems to me they just swapped places.

That wingnut welfare pays good.

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KGxvi  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:47:02am

re: #178 Blind Frog Belly White

Who got the player to be named later?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:47:20am

Susan Collins seems to be arguing that political action committees are now “extortion.”

Awfully tough that Citizen’s United works both ways.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:49:59am

re: #182 Anymouse 🌹

Susan Collins seems to be arguing that political action committees are now “extortion.”

Awfully tough that Citizen’s United works both ways.

the rulings were never meant to be ideologically neutral…just wait until Kavanaugh has to rule on a Democratic president’s executive privelege

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:50:42am

re: #181 KGxvi

Who got the player to be named later?

The Mets but it’s the Bobby Bonilla contract.

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KGxvi  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:53:09am

It’s all about power, and his power in particular:

McConnell would not rule out seeking to confirm a nominee if there is a Supreme Court vacancy in the final year of President Donald Trump’s first term in 2020, assuming the GOP holds onto the Senate in this November’s midterms. McConnell instead seemed to suggest that presidents don’t get Supreme Court nominees confirmed in a presidential election year — if the Senate is controlled by the opposite political party.

He’s up in 2020, and there better be ads in Kentucky saying something along the lines of “a Senate Majority Leader shouldn’t be making decisions like this when he’s up for re-election.” Either that or just calling him an asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:56:25am

re: #185 KGxvi

It’s all about power, and his power in particular:

He’s up in 2020, and there better be ads in Kentucky saying something along the lines of “a Senate Majority Leader shouldn’t be making decisions like this when he’s up for re-election.” Either that or just calling him an asshole.

Someone outta spit in his bourbon. Figuratively. Unfortunately, I don’t know who would be a good candidate by 2020. I like that lady who is running against Barr but we don’t know if she’ll win. But we need someone to be the Beto of Kentucky. Someone to put the fear of Christ into Mitch. Someone who can expose that he does nothing for Kentuckians but just helps the special interests that butter up his party. He needs to go.

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Interesting Times  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:00:34am

Woah:

Kevin Cramer sounds like 2018’s Todd “legitimate rape” Aiken. Trouble is, GOPers see that as a feature, not bug. Hopefully there are enough decent people in ND to outnumber these rape-enabling creeps.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:01:14am

Jesus.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:03:24am

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

So, he’s saying prairie women just take it?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:07:38am

re: #189 Belafon

So, he’s saying prairie women just take it?

He’s saying those ‘coastal elite’ women are just whining. What’s a little good-natured attempted rape among friends, after all?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:08:13am

Trump just called Dr. Ford and the other women who made accusations against Kavanaugh a hoax.

nbcnews.com

WASHINGTON — Sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are a “hoax” cooked up by people who now want to impeach “a brilliant jurist,” President Donald Trump said Monday.

“I’ve been hearing that that now they’re talking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax set up by the Democrats using the Democrats’ lawyers, and now they want to impeach him,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House as he left to give a speech to a police chiefs’ group in Orlando, Florida.

(more)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:09:25am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:09:37am

re: #187 Interesting Times

Woah:

[Embedded content]

Kevin Cramer sounds like 2018’s Todd “legitimate rape” Aiken. Trouble is, GOPers see that as a feature, not bug. Hopefully there are enough decent people in ND to outnumber these rape-enabling creeps.

No wonder why this was her line in the sand. Cramer is a fucking monster. I hope he loses big but I doubt he will becuase ND.

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makeitstop  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:09:44am

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹

Trump just called Dr. Ford and the other women who made accusations against Kavanaugh a hoax.

nbcnews.com

(more)

Okay, just keep on kicking that hornet’s nest, asshole.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:11:10am

re: #189 Belafon

So, he’s saying prairie women just take it?

I don’t often use invective to describe opposition politicians, but he sounds like a real ass.

I don’t know what the election looks like up north of me, but I hope that particular statement sinks Cramer.

He sounds like a candidate for the GOP Rape Advisory Chart.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:11:42am

re: #191 Anymouse 🌹

Trump just called Dr. Ford and the other women who made accusations against Kavanaugh a hoax.

nbcnews.com

(more)

And this will become right wing canon by week or even day’s end. Fucking scumbag son of a bitch. She’s never going to feel safe due to this shit.

197
Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:15:39am

re: #196 HappyWarrior

And this will become right wing canon by week or even day’s end. Fucking scumbag son of a bitch. She’s never going to feel safe due to this shit.

They’re just going to keep pissing women off. And a few of them will be Republican, but will only let it be known at the voting booth. Not a huge percentage, mind you, but it won’t take much.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:20:00am

re: #197 Belafon

They’re just going to keep pissing women off. And a few of them will be Republican, but will only let it be known at the voting booth. Not a huge percentage, mind you, but it won’t take much.

Both Trump and Kavanaugh need a humiliating moment.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:24:49am

re: #197 Belafon

They’re just going to keep pissing women off. And a few of them will be Republican, but will only let it be known at the voting booth. Not a huge percentage, mind you, but it won’t take much.

Plus it will move more non-voting women off the fence.

The GOP usually has very high turnout, so no matter how insane their rhetoric gets, it can’t turn out many more voters than they already get.

They can drive them away (either to not vote or cross parties). They can fire up Democrats who tend to not vote in midterms, and people who normally don’t vote and do not belong to either party.

200
Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:25:29am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Both Trump and Kavanaugh need a humiliating moment life.

Throw some Christian preachers in there too.

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:27:10am

re: #182 Anymouse 🌹

Susan Collins seems to be arguing that political action committees are now “extortion.”

Awfully tough that Citizen’s United works both ways.

Susan now has her new golden shovel and is fast digging a hole to bury her career in.

Keep talking Susan, you’ve already become quite the joke to many, might as well make it a permanent thing.

202
HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:27:24am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Throw some Christian preachers in there too.

Sure. And yeah I wouldn’t complain if Kavanaugh and Trump get humiliated. I want them both miserable.

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:28:08am

re: #185 KGxvi

It’s all about power, and his power in particular:

He’s up in 2020, and there better be ads in Kentucky saying something along the lines of “a Senate Majority Leader shouldn’t be making decisions like this when he’s up for re-election.” Either that or just calling him an asshole.

It’s Kentucky Jim.

204
Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:28:37am

re: #202 HappyWarrior

Sure. And yeah I wouldn’t complain if Kavanaugh and Trump get humiliated. I want them both miserable.

As far as Mr. Trump, if the tax evasion allegations pan out, I really want to see Trump Tower seized for his taxes.

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makeitstop  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:28:40am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Both Trump and Kavanaugh need a humiliating moment.

This may qualify…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:31:38am

re: #205 makeitstop

This may qualify…

[Embedded content]

Good.

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:33:16am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

Both Trump and Kavanaugh need a humiliating moment.

Sure enough they are humiliating the USA.

I know I am ashamed of the Republicans and what they have done to the politics of this country.

They really do now think they have Democrats on the ropes. They are so damn full of themselves right now.

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CleverToad  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:36:02am

re: #133 The Vicious Babushka

I apologize for being pwn3d by a video of the 2011 Japanese tsunami last night which was being passed around as the Indonesian tsunami.

Need to change the title on the meme to reflect the actual location, but the metaphor is spot on.

209
Barefoot Grin  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:40:06am

re: #208 CleverToad

Need to change the title on the meme to reflect the actual location, but the metaphor is spot on.

I agree. It’s not a big deal. I was more focused on the terror of the video, and that certainly must reflect the feelings of anyone faced with a tsunami. But then I realized that it was the Tohoku region of Japan in the description. As you say, it makes its point.

210
Barefoot Grin  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:43:02am

Ah, well, you know….

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KGxvi  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:48:15am

re: #205 makeitstop

They’ve probably just got better at hiding it now that Donny Hamfist is not there to fuck shit up.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:08:56am

re: #210 Barefoot Grin

Ah, well, you know….

Didn’t this happen before, somewhere else?

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Amory Blaine  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:10:36am

So I turn on NPR morning edition on the drive to work this morning and it seems now they have on a right winger to explain how to think and “answer” questions. Click.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:17:34am

re: #207 ObserverArt

Sure enough they are humiliating the USA.

I know I am ashamed of the Republicans and what they have done to the politics of this country.

They really do now think they have Democrats on the ropes. They are so damn full of themselves right now.

Pride goeth before the fall, or so the old saw goes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:18:30am
216
Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:18:59am

re: #210 Barefoot Grin

Ah, well, you know….

Groan… .

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wrenchwench  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:19:27am

re: #213 Amory Blaine

So I turn on NPR morning edition on the drive to work this morning and it seems now they have on a right winger to explain how to think and “answer” questions. Click.

They have become a near-daily disappointment. We have another ‘public radio station’ to the left of NPR, but they’re Berniebros. More music is what I listen to. There’s always often an upside.

218
wrenchwench  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:24:35am

re: #216 Anymouse 🌹

Groan… .

[Maybe they’re Ricist]

Kathleen Brown Rice had no comment.

Also, she changed her name, darn it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:25:10am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Except Norm didn’t say that. Saying they’re the same is dishonest tho.

220
Citizen K  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:25:55am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

221
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:27:14am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

Except Norm didn’t say that. Saying they’re the same is dishonest tho.

pretty sure Norm was being sarcastic

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Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:27:45am
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jaunte  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:33:26am

More unbelievable lying gall from cadet bonespurs:

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KGxvi  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:33:54am

re: #222 Charles Johnson

willing to let the world burn rather than compromise?

What is the compromise between “let the world burn” and “don’t let the world burn”? Just let part of the world burn? The world al dente?

225
Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:35:43am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

The question for Kasie is if (s)he thinks the GOP wouldn’t have changed the rules if Reid hadn’t.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:45:45am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:46:12am

re: #222 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:53:00am

re: #223 jaunte

More unbelievable lying gall from cadet bonespurs:

[Embedded content]

Another veteran who Trump lies about and who his base doesn’t care.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:04:29am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

pretty sure Norm was being sarcastic

Yes, and Kasie seems to have conceded the point to Norm.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 12:40:39pm

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

Throw some Christian preachers in there too.

Some?

More like 99 44/100% of those Pulpit Pimps!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 1:38:37pm

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