Monday Night Funk: Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me,” Featuring Charles Jones

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A funk cover of “Stand By Me” by Scary Pockets.

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Musicians
Lead vocal: Charles Jones
Trumpet: Jumaane Smith
Guitar: Ryan Lerman
Keys: Jack Conte
Drums: Tamir Barzilay
Bass: Daniel Aged
Background Vocals: Jarrett Johnson and Loren Battley

Recording Engineer: Caleb Parker
Mixing/Mastering: Caleb Parker
Video: Ricky Chavez

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470 comments

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:36:41pm

What is it about that funk rhythm that fixes all the things wrong with Monday? It’s soul magic.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:39:12pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:40:03pm

I didn’t just get CL’d, YOU just got CL’d!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:41:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:43:01pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:44:29pm

Seriously that thread is a gift.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:44:30pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Watched the show and didn’t even notice that. Cool!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:44:32pm

re: #1 Unshaken Defiance

What is it about that funk rhythm that fixes all the things wrong with Monday? It’s soul magic.

Seriously. Really digging the mix.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:46:34pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:46:46pm

Renewing the context for any latecomers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:46:57pm

hey Art, have you seen this?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:47:02pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

I did some rough math and that one percent could well be over 800 000 people.

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gocart mozart  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:48:02pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:48:27pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

Seriously. Really digging the mix.

When I need cheering up George Clinton does it. There is no explaining it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:49:12pm

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

I did some rough math and that one percent could well be over 800 000 people.

wouldn’t 1 in 10 be 10%?

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gocart mozart  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:49:15pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:49:55pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

wouldn’t 1 in 10 be 10%?

Correct, but need to factor in % of population that isn’t of voting age.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:50:08pm
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:50:34pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:53:18pm
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guachi  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:55:12pm

HAHAHAHA!

That guy in the “My son” meme works at my base. He’s a fellow Sailor. Poor kid.

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:55:30pm

My first inclination when I saw the original tweet was to think this was another bot or nutty wingnut grabbing a random photo off the net and starting a meme with the hope of it taking off in the echo chambers of the far-right.

I’m honestly shocked to hear that it was a genuine post.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:56:44pm

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — After months of debate, the Staunton School Board decided in a 4-2 vote on Monday evening to strip Robert E. Lee High School of its name.

An online survey will be launched this week for city residents to suggest new names for the school, according to the board. It will accept comments through November.

The vote was made during a meeting in the gym at Gypsy Hill Park.

The debate drew strong reaction from people in the Queen City. Those who supported the change argued the name Robert E. Lee was offensive due to its connection to the Confederacy. But others fought for keeping the name, arguing it preserved history.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:57:29pm

Sorry but this is extremely funny to me.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:58:42pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the future Democrats want Republicans fear.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 6:59:40pm

That meme has got to be one of the best parts of today.

See how fun Twitter can be when people aren’t dicks?

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:00:44pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This reminds me that Tucker “Man of a Thousand Constipated Faces” Carlson was on tonight, apparently having drawn the short straw because it was his turn to do the annual “How Dare Liberals Hate on Christopher Columbus!?!” segment on his show.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:01:10pm

re: #24 goddamnedfrank

Not a dummy. Just stay away from mom.

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ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:03:27pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art, have you seen this?

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I think just about every ad and campaign statement he has made is some kind of a bending of the truth.

I really hope Cordray can take this governor’s election. It would most likely end the too long career of DeWine.

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gocart mozart  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:13:16pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:15:12pm
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:16:26pm

Interesting:

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Targetpractice  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:16:37pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

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“Real feminism” is saying you believe a woman was the victim of a sexual assault, but don’t believe a word she says and think other women used her to attack a man.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:17:29pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

Sanctioning assault to own the libs.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:18:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:18:27pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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George H. Thomas High School.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:21:01pm

re: #36 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Serena in “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a greater feminist than Lara Trump.

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William Lewis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:23:27pm

re: #37 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

George H. Thomas High School.

Amen.

Of course George Gordon Meade would be appropriate to defeat Lee again ;)

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:23:57pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:24:09pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

Serena in “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a greater feminist than Lara Trump.

I don’t watch The Handmaid’s Tale because real life is already so crushingly depressing. I’m going for escapism in my media.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:25:41pm
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Kragar  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:27:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:27:50pm

re: #41 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I don’t watch The Handmaid’s Tale because real life is already so crushingly depressing. I’m going for escapism in my media.

I watch The Walking Dead when I am feeling down, not to escape, but to have a reason to tell myself, “We don’t have it so bad after all.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:32:17pm
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William Lewis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:33:43pm

re: #45 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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I dearly love John Scalzi - the SF community is so much richer for him.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:35:30pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I watch The Walking Dead when I am feeling down, not to escape, but to have a reason to tell myself, “We don’t have it so bad after all.”

Watching politics in Brazil is good for that too.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:37:37pm

re: #46 William Lewis

I dearly love John Scalzi - the SF community is so much richer for him.

Agree. I’m really glad Harry Turtledove turned out not to be a wingnut, too.

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dangerman  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:39:52pm

re: #47 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Fyi from the last thread

I am totally stealing this and adding to my collection:

the downside of a free press in a capitalist society is that lying to idiots pays better than reporting the news

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:40:44pm

re: #49 dangerman

Fyi from the last thread

I am totally stealing this and adding to my collection:

I approve, so it’s not theft.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:49:49pm
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dangerman  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:50:01pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Schooly McSchoolface, of course

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:56:35pm

A few random thoughts that have been floating through my head over the past few days about the current state of American politics. May get ranty so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

1. Conservatives love playing the victim card for a number of different reasons but it boils down to sympathy and control. In a conflict between an unwarranted aggressor and an unsuspecting or too trusting innocent we have a natural predilection to respond in a set way for each person: Angery and scorn for the aggressor, sympathy and sensitivity for the victim. Now obviously, most real world scenarios are far more complex than this basic model but it still holds true in many instances.

Of course, no one wants to deliberately be the receipient of anger and scorn so, for most situations, it’s usually preferential to play victim and go for the sympathy and sensitivity. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a victim as long as you can convince someone that you are you’ve achieved your goal.

Another reason they do this is because victims can and do manipulate those people who are sympathetic to them. Let’s say I get in a bad car accident and have to spend a few days in bed. I want ice cream, so I ask my wife if she’d mind going to the store to get me some. Under normal circumstances she might say no but since I have just been a victim of a horrible incident she is sympathetic towards me and is far more likely to go get me some ice cream without complaint or protest.

This is what Republicans are doing. Playing victim so their base and and the media will help them get whatever “Ice cream” they want when otherwise they might have said no. Not only have they used this strategy, they keep going to back to it because it has worked consistently. If it didn’t, Brett Kavanaugh would not be on the Supreme Court right now.

2. Conservatives are better at putting aside differences and voting in lockstep than Democrats are. I’m sorry but it’s the truth. Even in 2016 as the end drew near and anyone on the Left with a loud enough megaphone was saying: “Seriously, you guys, we need to stop Trump at all costs” we were all like “”Fuck that”. Instead we had people deciding to not vote because their Freedom Lord Bernie Sanders didn’t get the nomination or a deciding to vote for Jill Stein because hell, at least she’s not Hillary. The end result was of course, President Trump. If the Democrats had almost universally gotten behind Hillary the way the Republicans had gotten behind Trump, there would be a woman in the White House right now.

And it’s threatening to happen again in about a month. Democrats split between two candidates while a universally supported Republican candidate squeaks across the finish line. We can’t afford these squabbles and bickering and petty “my candidate is better than yours crap” if we have serious intentions of taking this country back. I’m all for healthy discussions and debates on who the best progressive candidate is but not when the stakes are this high.

3. No support is guaranteed. Period. Banks don’t have our backs, the media doesn’t have our backs, tech companies don’t have our backs, Universities don’t have our backs, etc. There are no sure things here. We can’t afford to assume anything. A pitcher doesn’t walk off the mound after 8 innings. A Quarterback doesn’t quit the game after the 3rd Quarter, A musician doesn’t leave the stage after three songs. You keep going. You don’t give up. You finish the job.

4. And last but certainly not least I fear we’ve entered an age where political compromise is dead and hyperpartisanship is all we have left. This is NOT the America the Founders envisioned. For decades the presumption was that both parties had fundamentally good aims, there was healthy disagreement on how to achieve of them. Now you have two very different parties with two very different sets of goals and almost no flexibility to meet in the middle.

This isn’t a five round UFC cage match in which one side aims to beat the other to a pulp, this is a Democracy. We’re supposed to be able to work through our disagreements instead of fighting each other. If we don’t have that, is there even an America left?

Critical stages in the battle for decency in government are drawing near.

It’s now or never folks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:57:25pm

re: #52 dangerman

Schooly McSchoolface, of course

How about Rosa Parks Elementary?

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ipsos  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:57:26pm

I want to believe there’s still some room for hope.

I have a FB acquaintance - someone I know professionally and have met a few times personally, out there almost to Anymouse territory in deep red rural Nebraska - who has always been conservative (which is fine) but started going off on FB tonight about “enemies of America” (not so fine).

And because I had some time and some patience, I decided to try to work him back down off the ledge a notch or two, gently reminding him of our in-person friendship and asking him if he’d go so far as to say I’m an enemy of America because I vote for the party he’s dubbed an enemy of America.

You know what? For tonight, anyway, it worked. A few other professional friends also jumped in on the conversation, and in the end he seemed to realize that he didn’t want to go all the way out there as to publicly call me, personally, an enemy of America. (It may have helped that I prodded him to suggest how I, personally, ought to be punished if I voted for the “enemy” party.)

We ended the thread as friends, and I think that’s a good thing. I’m sure he’ll vote for Deb Fischer, as is his right, and I’m sure he’ll vote for Trump again in two years. I may think that’s wrong on many levels, and I’m still not inclined to get into arguments on the awful platform that is FB about why I think that’s wrong, but I was very clear that I do not and will not sink to labeling him an enemy because of how he votes or what he believes.

Maybe it changed a mind or two, or at least kept a mind or two from slamming completely shut. I don’t know. I felt vaguely better in the end, anyway. Sometimes that (and a whomping huge Red Sox plunder of the Yankees!) is all you can expect from a night.

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ipsos  Oct 8, 2018 • 7:59:28pm

re: #55 ipsos

It’s funny. I was typing at the same time Eclectic Cyborg was, and my comment reads perfectly as a reply to EC’s, even though it wasn’t written that way.

Lizard synchronicity?

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:00:05pm
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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:04:27pm

re: #53 Eclectic Cyborg

Plus, playing the victim card allows people who agree with them to once again feel that those “others” are the cause of the problems, not them.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:07:12pm

re: #45 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Smudge!

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:13:54pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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well, you’d want to keep “Lee” in the name…

Bruce Lee
Stan Lee
Spike Lee
Harper Lee
Peggy Lee
Gypsy Rose Lee

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:15:54pm

A few of the guides went skiing at Silverton Mountain today.

Kim is my favorite guide I’ve had there, she’s very sassy, and can out-ski most men.

The snowboarder has been my guide a few times. Can you see him? He’s way down there.

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:17:25pm

re: #61 teleskiguy

Snow in Colorado always helps your mood, bless it!

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William Lewis  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:19:40pm

re: #61 teleskiguy

is it spring yet?

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Good for you, even if not so for me.

At least the Antibiotics are kicking in. I better find some yogurt tomorrow though.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:23:06pm

Cheer up. The world is going to hell in a handbasket, but cute critters still exist.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:23:35pm

What is heaven on Earth for me?

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:26:20pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:27:18pm

re: #56 ipsos

It’s funny. I was typing at the same time Eclectic Cyborg was, and my comment reads perfectly as a reply to EC’s, even though it wasn’t written that way.

Lizard synchronicity?

I noticed the same thing. Cheers!

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:28:05pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:29:13pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

What is heaven on Earth for me?

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Dude, that is beautiful. I can’t ski for shit but I love looking at snow covered hills.

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sagehen  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:30:13pm

re: #57 jaunte

I also think that painting the entire party as undercover racists is not just wrong but irresponsible.

You can’t even hope to change people if you’re telling them they’re racist bigots at the same time.

But, y’see… a lot of it’s subconscious. We’re each a product of a time and a place, and most of our reflex reactions and gut-level assumptions and attitudes are installed before the age of 8. Who were the adults around you at that age, what attitudes did they express to each other? What was on TV or in movies?

It’s takes a LOT of work, a lot of self-awareness, and deliberately exposing oneself to a variety of inputs before we can develop higher-brain logical views of our own.

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jaunte  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:37:24pm

Thread:

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stpaulbear  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:38:11pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

What is heaven on Earth for me?

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Falling into a crack on the earth?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:41:34pm

Showing China’s continuing ascendence—The 43rd World Chess Olympiad just finished and China’s team won both the men’s and women’s gold medals. Russia and the US tied for 2-3 and Poland was 4th.

theweekinchess.com

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:41:57pm

Haven’t seen Goddamned Frank on here… I wanted to tell him that shiatsu foot massager arrived today, and he was right! Love it! Can feel the change in circulation all the way up to my hips!

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BigPapa  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:48:16pm

Authentic video of Bigpapa and Mrs Bigpapa in the wild:

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:54:16pm

re: #71 jaunte

Thread:

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Three in the last few days. I see them saying they are going to support Democrats. It’s a little late now, but I wonder if it would be better for us if they pulled a Teddy Roosevelt in 2020 and seriously backed a third-party candidate.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:54:45pm

re: #74 retired cynic

Haven’t seen Goddamned Frank on here… I wanted to tell him that shiatsu foot massager arrived today, and he was right! Love it! Can feel the change in circulation all the way up to my hips!

Glad you liked it. I bought it initially because I’ve been doing a lot of hiking locally to lose weight and developed some painful plantar fasciitis along the bottom front of my left heel. I was afraid I was going to have to cut back but the massager has really helped me keep pushing it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:56:16pm

re: #74 retired cynic

Haven’t seen Goddamned Frank on here… I wanted to tell him that shiatsu foot massager arrived today, and he was right! Love it! Can feel the change in circulation all the way up to my hips!

You will feel better. I had a bad heel spur. The massager took care of that after 2 weeks. Still use it every day for 30 minutes of blessed relief!

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:57:43pm

re: #78 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can sure feel the cracking all over as it works things loose. Snap crackle pop!

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 8:59:05pm

re: #72 stpaulbear

Falling into a crack on the earth?

It’s a very controlled fall.

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whitebeach  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:08:03pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

What is heaven on Earth for me?

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It’s sorta missing the beach and the ocean and the palm trees and the tiki bar. But whatever.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:11:58pm

re: #77 goddamnedfrank

Glad you liked it. I bought it initially because I’ve been doing a lot of hiking locally to lose weight and developed some painful plantar fasciitis along the bottom front of my left heel. I was afraid I was going to have to cut back but the massager has really helped me keep pushing it.

Hate to butt in.. but which model did you get? (To lazy to hunt through past threads)

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retired cynic  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:14:05pm

re: #82 Kilroy was here

It was a Nekteck Foot Massager Kneading Shiatsu Therapy Plantar Massage with Built in Infrared Heat Function and Power Cord - Black B06WGP2CVL

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Kilroy was here  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:15:49pm

re: #83 retired cynic

It was a Nekteck Foot Massager Kneading Shiatsu Therapy Plantar Massage with Built in Infrared Heat Function and Power Cord - Black B06WGP2CVL

Thanks.. It will be here Thursday.. :)
Gotta love Prime

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:17:20pm

OMG this is just brutal.

“C’mon … TED!” LOL!

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:26:29pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:27:21pm

re: #86 teleskiguy

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The only thing missing from that picture is Arnold Ziffel from Green Acres.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:27:31pm

I’m not sure if Annie understands that her statement can be understood in more than one way.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:28:13pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:29:19pm

re: #88 wheat-dogg

I’m not sure if Annie understands that her statement can be understood in more than one way.

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Don’t reply to Coulter, Falwell Jr or Tacky Tomi with anything they consider “naughty”. All 3 have bots on their accounts that repeatedly trigger reports to Twitter and put you in @jack’s Phantom Zone!

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:31:37pm

This is me, when Joe, my problem teacher, is still in the classroom I need with his students 10 minutes after the bell rang.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:32:47pm

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:34:42pm

This guy is a real Candace O fan, and spelling is not his strong suit. Look carefully at the hashtags.

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Belafon  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:36:11pm

re: #93 wheat-dogg

This guy is a real Candace O fan, and spelling is not his strong suit. Look carefully at the hashtags.

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For her to be coming out, would she needed to have at least acted like she was a Democrat before?

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TedStriker  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:37:16pm

re: #89 Belafon

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Because they thought Swift was “theirs”.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:43:05pm

re: #94 Belafon

For her to be coming out, would she needed to have at least acted like she was a Democrat before?

She’s left the plantation! Don’t you get it? //

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:54:09pm

What a way to join Twitter.

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Kragar  Oct 8, 2018 • 9:56:39pm
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sagehen  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:12:51pm

re: #89 Belafon

I’m sorry, when has she ever given any indication she’s a conservative?

They assumed; because she’s super-rich, because she’s blonde, because her music career started in country before she went pop.

But fact is, until this week her political beliefs were strictly “decline to state”.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:18:53pm

Wow, did that #HimToo shit backfire spectacularly in dude’s mom’s face. No wonder she nuked her whole Twitter account. Funny stuff.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:26:16pm

re: #100 teleskiguy

Wow, did that #HimToo shit backfire spectacularly in dude’s mom’s face. No wonder she nuked her whole Twitter account. Funny stuff.

Actually there’s a report, reposted in this tweet, from someone who claims to know Pieter that his brother had to drive over to the Mom’s house and deleted it for her after she refused to take it down.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:30:36pm

If my mother pulled a stunt like that with me I’d never speak to her again.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:33:38pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

My mother would never do something like that to me, because she’s a red-blooded feminist.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:45:05pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

If my mother pulled a stunt like that with me I’d never speak to her again.

She didn’t think this one through. If she was hoping her son would be able to find a woman to settle down with as a result of her tweet, she pretty sunk all hopes of that.

Thanks a lot, Mom.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:54:06pm

re: #104 wheat-dogg

She didn’t think this one through. If she was hoping her son would be able to find a woman to settle down with as a result of her tweet, she pretty sunk all hopes of that.

Thanks a lot, Mom.

And apparently one of dude’s siblings made their mother nuke the whole account under duress. I’m with goddamnedfrank here on this one. It’s fucked up, but it is *very funny.*

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wheat-dogg  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:56:36pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

And apparently one of dude’s siblings made their mother nuke the whole account under duress. I’m with goddamnedfrank here on this one. It’s fucked up, but it is *very funny.*

The responses and parodies have made it all worth it.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:58:43pm
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Kragar  Oct 8, 2018 • 10:59:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:04:22pm

Shameless Page Promotion:

Answering Voter Guide Questions as a Candidate (Goes to the right hand column of Little Green Footballs)

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:07:11pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:15:59pm

re: #108 Kragar

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TedStriker  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:16:28pm

re: #110 teleskiguy

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I wonder if Hanson and his brother play hockey

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:19:05pm

re: #112 TedStriker

It’s been too long since I’ve seen that film.

Giphy

GO CHIEFS!

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:21:56pm

The Simpsons in its heyday was pretty fuckin’ funny, y’all.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:22:37pm

re: #41 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I don’t watch The Handmaid’s Tale because real life is already so crushingly depressing. I’m going for escapism in my media.

I don’t know if it’s available on HBO in the US, but on HBO Go here in Europe, there’s a great Czech miniseries called Pustina (Wasteland), made especially for HBO Europe. It’s a murder mystery - gorgeous cinematography, great acting, good screenplay. I highly recommend it to everyone if you can find it online.

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Nyet  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:27:50pm

Notably she’s a huge Berniebro.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:45:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:48:42pm

re: #55 ipsos

I want to believe there’s still some room for hope.

I have a FB acquaintance - someone I know professionally and have met a few times personally, out there almost to Anymouse territory in deep red rural Nebraska - who has always been conservative (which is fine) but started going off on FB tonight about “enemies of America” (not so fine).

And because I had some time and some patience, I decided to try to work him back down off the ledge a notch or two, gently reminding him of our in-person friendship and asking him if he’d go so far as to say I’m an enemy of America because I vote for the party he’s dubbed an enemy of America.

I don’t get those sorts of statements directed at me here, because everyone in town knows me. They know I am not “an enemy of America” for being a Democrat; I just disagree on some issues with other parties’ positions.

It does help that I live in such a small town. Will everybody vote for me? No, of course not, and that’s fine. If I am defeated in November, that’s fine too; that is how a democratic republic is supposed to work (and a village government is effectively a republic).

As I put in my questionnaire over there on the right hand bar, I want to do what people in town want for us, to the extent we can accomplish that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:52:11pm

re: #60 sagehen

well, you’d want to keep “Lee” in the name…

Bruce Lee
Stan Lee
Spike Lee
Harper Lee
Peggy Lee
Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee High School. That would almost be enough if I had a school-age child to make me want to move across the country just to enroll her.

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teleskiguy  Oct 8, 2018 • 11:54:49pm

He’s a good dude who’s using his newfound Internet fame for good things.

Too bad his mother watches too much Fox News.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:07:05am

Double facepalm.

Tucker Carlson claims that because liberals went after Brett Kavanaugh during his hearings, liberals are trying to impose an “atheist theocracy.”

Someone get that man a dictionary. Atheists cannot run theocracies, and liberal does not equal atheist.

He also went into rape apologetics, because apparently those are Christian values according to Mr. Carlson.

Goes to Utah Outcasts, 9:08, NSFW for coarse language.

Tucker Carlson Claims We Live Under an Atheist Theocracy

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:11:03am

Gneiss!

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:11:33am

I’ve been so pissed the last three days I haven’t trusted myself to post a damn thing. I’ve calmed down to the point where my anger is filed down to a sharp diamond tip.

Four weeks. We’ve got four weeks to make sure that everyone is registered and everyone votes.

Volunteer. Knock on doors. Do it in your neighborhood. We’ve got to stop this wholesale push to turn America into an oligarchy/ kakistocracy.

If they win, the .1% of the country will fully control the 99.9% of the rest of us. We’ll be wage slaves. Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, dead. No Social Safety Net. And it’s not really about the money. It’s about the power to run our lives because they are better, smarter than us, that they deserve to determine our future.

Do you really think that the Oligarchs care about Roe v Wade? They don’t. That’s just their wedge. Their daughters will be fine.

For the rest of us? They don’t give a shit. If we all work as wage slaves for 40 years and then drop dead, that would be an optimal solution for raw Capitalism.

This isn’t hyperbole, this is the goal of the money that runs the R’s. It’s not an invisible hand, it’s a bullet in your brain.

Night all.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:21:10am

This picture is all kinds of creepy and weird.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:25:52am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:35:13am

re: #93 wheat-dogg

This guy is a real Candace O fan, and spelling is not his strong suit. Look carefully at the hashtags.

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“Involed”? Like with hamsters, but using voles?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:36:17am

re: #124 teleskiguy

This picture is all kinds of creepy and weird.

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Yikes! He’s turned his back on Cheeto with his wife and daughters: Proof positive that he is either too stupid or too depraved to be on SCOTUS.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:44:26am

re: #103 teleskiguy

My mother would never do something like that to me, because she’s a red-blooded feminist.

Yup. Mine too.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:13:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:45:35am

re: #34 Targetpractice

“Real feminism” is saying you believe a woman was the victim of a sexual assault, but don’t believe a word she says and think other women used her to attack a man.

I am sure that there have been cases of women making unfounded or malicious accusations against men, but the RW spin is that poor, healthy males eveywhere are afraid of dating because they are afraid of Feminist Venom.

At the same time, they believe that any woman who attends a Frat Party is just asking to be drugged and raped.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:49:34am

re: #60 sagehen

well, you’d want to keep “Lee” in the name…

Bruce Lee
Stan Lee
Spike Lee
Harper Lee
Peggy Lee
Gypsy Rose Lee

“Light Horse Bobby Lee” was Robert E. Lee’s grandfather and a served under General Washington. They would just need to drop the E.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:57:22am

re: #95 TedStriker

Because they thought Swift was “theirs”.

They have some sort of ideological claim on Country music, remember the recent blowup over WIllie Nelson and the total sense of betrayal they felt over the Dixie Chicks.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:58:32am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Light Horse Bobby Lee” was Robert E. Lee’s grandfather and a served under General Washington. They would just need to drop the E.

That’s actually a pretty good suggestion. Washington was from Virginia, Bobby Lee served under him in the cause of the Revolution. (That also wipes out the chowderheads claiming Yr Erasin’ Hisssturyyy!)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:07:28am

Wingnuts gotta wingnut

Josh Bernstein: Christine Blasey Ford Was a ‘Sexual Predator’ (Josh Bernstein is a right-wing Christian apologist).

Sandy Rios: Christine Blasey Ford ‘Deserves Mockery’ (Both go to Right Wing Watch)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:10:21am

Glenn Beck and “historian” David Barton (Christian apologist who tries to rewrite history to show slavery wasn’t bad and the country was founded as a Christian state) go on Beck’s show to hawk Goldline, using scary liberals and Kavanaugh to make their pitch.

RWW News: Glenn Beck Says Kavanaugh Confirmation Could Lead To Turmoil, Buy Gold

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:13:11am

re: #135 Anymouse 🌹

Glenn Beck and “historian” David Barton (Christian apologist who tries to rewrite history to show slavery wasn’t bad and the country was founded as a Christian state) go on Beck’s show to hawk Goldline, using scary liberals and Kavanaugh to make their pitch.

Performance art meets The Art of the Deal

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:16:22am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Performance art meets The Art of the Deal Steal

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:55:24am

Human interaction is too complex and nuanced to be discussed in terms of Tweets and Internet memes.

I have been pondering this: there used to be this thing called courtship, which was practiced in some isolated regions well into the second half of the 20th century.

The point of this odd and archaic custom was for a woman to allow an interested male to demonstrate that he was prepared to be a gentleman and able to respect her wishes before they got into any potentially compromising situations.

Now I am not advocating anything remotely like a return to chaperones, segregated dormitories or chastity belts, but perhaps we need to rethink the nature of post-courtship dating in our society.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:57:33am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Human interaction is too complex and nuanced to be discussed in terms of Tweets and Internet memes.

I have been pondering this: there used to be this thing called courtship, which was practiced in some isolated regions well into the second half of the 20th century.

The point of this odd and archaic custom was for a woman to allow an interested male to demonstrate that he was prepared to be a gentleman and able to respect her wishes before they got into any potentially compromising situations.

Now I am not advocating anything remotely like a return to chaperones, segregated dormitories or chastity belts, but perhaps we need to rethink the nature of post-courtship dating in our society.

I met my wife on the Internet, on a specialised dating site. By the time I flew out to visit her, we’d had months of long-distance courtship via that site, E-mail, and telephone.

Presumably you could argue the Website was a chaperone, as if I’d been a jerk, I would have been banned by the moderators or owner.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:03:30am

re: #139 Anymouse 🌹

I met my wife on the Internet, on a specialised dating site. By the time I flew out to visit her, we’d had months of long-distance courtship via that site, E-mail, and telephone.

Presumably you could argue the Website was a chaperone, as if I’d been a jerk, I would have been banned by the moderators or owner.

This is how I came to meet my current girlfriend, we corresponded and telephoned for some time before I went to visit her.

My previous girlfriend and my ex-wife I both met through playing music with them. They were both fiddle players. Both were some years younger than me. Not that I have a thing for younger women, it just worked out that way.

But both of them had just turned 39 and panicked and dumped me. I realized that there was a certain pattern here. Current partner is even a year older than me and plays no musical instrument.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:09:59am

The headline implies “snowflakes.”

‘WE MUST SAVE HER!’ White nationalists melt down after one-time idol Taylor Swift endorses Tennessee Dem (Raw Story, more at the link):

Via the Daily Beast, this endorsement did not go over well with many of Swift’s one-time white supremacist fans, who angrily posted about Swift’s betrayal over the weekend on 4Chan’s /pol/ message board.

“WE MUST SAVE HER!” wrote one distraught white nationalist Swift fan upon hearing the news.

However, most 4Chan posters dismissed Swift as a lost cause, and said she would pay for not becoming a full-throated backer of white nationalism.

“Yeah I guess she didn’t learn a god damn thing,” wrote another poster. “Like most brainwashed White liberal women, but there are good White women who don’t stab their own kind in the back. Swift will get her just reward from her dindu friends, only a matter of time.”

“Stupid b*tch doesn’t respect the Trump curse,” wrote another. “She has to learn the hard way.”

As an aside, Make Trump Kittens Again also puts up kitten pictures for Taylor Swift. According to the FAQ, the site that processes this looks for combinations of people with “Trump” so I guess that’s why.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:32:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:33:36am

it’s a thing…

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:34:01am

Batten down the hatches if you live in the Southeast.

Hurricane Michael is expected to become a major hurricane before striking the NE Gulf Coast. Hurricane warnings have been posted along the coast, and tropical storm watches are posted along the East Coast from Jacksonville to North Carolina.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:35:18am

I posted a Bloomberg article a few days ago about how supposedly China is placing super micro chips on hardware used in servers across America and the world. I just saw a tweet by the author pointing to a podcast where he apparently says he may have been duped by a source and that he now has to call into question his own reporting. I don’t have time to check it out now, but I’ll try to listen later.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:35:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:45:20am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:52:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:53:10am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

They have really come out swinging after Kavanaugh was “declared innocent” of all charges against him.

They are winning the war on Basic Human Decency.

If women merely went back to accepting their position as chattels of their families and husbands and set about making themselves worth of becoming vessels for fulfilling men’s wishes and desires, none of this would be an issue…

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:00:12am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They have really come out swinging after Kavanaugh was “declared innocent” of all charges against him.

They are winning the war on Basic Human Decency.

If women merely went back to accepting their position as chattels of their families and husbands and set about making themselves worth of becoming vessels for fulfilling men’s wishes and desires, none of this would be an issue…

We’ll see if they’re actually winning that war. It looks to me they are fighting a rearguard action and losing.

Wall Street Journal Sooo Bored By Donald Trump’s Itty-Bitty Massive Tax Fraud. (Wonkette, wherein the Wall Street Journal weathsplains why we proles shouldn’t be worried about a couple of felonies and why we should learn to love the repeal of estate taxes and corporate jet tax deductions.)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:10:16am

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹

Wingnuts gotta wingnut

Josh Bernstein: Christine Blasey Ford Was a ‘Sexual Predator’ (Josh Bernstein is a right-wing Christian apologist).

Sandy Rios: Christine Blasey Ford ‘Deserves Mockery’ (Both go to Right Wing Watch)

If Kavanuagh was a fraction of the man they say he is, he’d denounce this shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:13:31am

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹

It’s one thing that the WSJ does not think that Trump’s tax peccadilloes are anything noteworthy, we have a number of Supreme Court Judges who share that opinion…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:14:41am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Laura is such a repulsive asshole. But yeah war on men. Kavanaugh’s living the good life and Dr. Ford still hasn’t been able to go home yet thanks to threats from people like her. Trump and all these assholes are talking about “your sons”. What about her sons. Their mother is being slimed by the President of the United States.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:14:48am

re: #151 HappyWarrior

If Kavanuagh was a fraction of the man they say he is, he’d denounce this shit.

He is confirmed, he need never worry about it again.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:16:51am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is confirmed, he need never worry about it again.

Then he’s a coward and not a man. The attacks on her by the people AM mentioned and POTUS himself are exactly why women are reluctant to come forward but it’s even more amplified since she accused a now member of SCOTUS. I hope she ruins people like Rios, Bernstein, Trump, and eventually Kavanaugh himself for all their disgusting attacks on her.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:17:39am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

That a king i Star vs. The Forces of Evil.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:25:29am

The GOP won as soon as they spun the Kavanaugh debate into a matter of he-said-she-said. They framed the question as “Do you believe Ford or BK?”, which effectively distracted us from the more important question of “Is Kavanaugh a qualified candidate for a lifetime appointment to a key constitutional body?”

And now that they have prevailed in that debate, they are counter-charging and making men like Kavanaugh out to be the victims of toxic, militant feminism.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:27:14am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP won as soon as they spun the Kavanaugh debate into a matter of he-said-she-said. They framed the question as “Do you believe Ford or BK”, which effectively distracted us from the more important question of “Is Kavanaugh a qualified candidate for a lifetime appointment to a key constitutional body?”

And now that they have prevailed in that debate, they are counter-charging and making men like Kavanaugh out to be the victims of toxic, militant feminism.

They didn’t win the debate. They won because enough Republican senators did not care about Ford’s accusations and decided their golden boy should go on anyhow. That’s what happened here.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:30:09am

Glad too see conservatives have abandoned their brief bout of believing women, and gone back to the tried and true “They are all lying sluts!”.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:36:50am

washingtonpost.com

Great Op-Ed by Max Boot. It’s honestly refreshing to see a lifelong conservative like Boot look at history and realize the clues were always there. I think he’s a little too easy on Romney and Reagan but he rightfully does point out that while Goldwater may not have been an ugly out racist like a George Wallace, he was happy to do what he could to gain their votes. And he concludes with this:
That’s why I can no longer be a Republican, and in fact wish ill fortune on my former party. I am now convinced that the Republican Party must suffer repeated and devastating defeats beginning in November. It must pay a heavy price for its embrace of white nationalism and know-nothingism. Only if the GOP as it is currently constituted is burned to the ground will there be any chance to build a reasonable center-right party out of the ashes. But that will require undoing the work of decades, not just of the past two years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:37:07am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

They didn’t win the debate. They won because enough Republican senators did not care about Ford’s accusations and decided their golden boy should go on anyhow. That’s what happened here.

They got their man in. It might cost them in the short run, but I guess their calculus is that they can win back those seats in 2-4 years while BK is in for decades.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:37:51am

re: #159 Mike Lamb

Glad too see conservatives have abandoned their brief bout of believing women, and gone back to the tried and true “They are all lying sluts!”.

Leftist women and feminists are all lying sluts.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:38:57am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They got their man in. It might cost them in the short run, but I guess their calculus is that they can win back those seats in 2-4 years while BK is in for decades.

Bah to hell with that. We have no idea what’s going to happen in 2-4 years when more of these Senators including many of the clown shits we saw on the Judiciary Committee are up.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:42:09am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

Bah to hell with that. We have no idea what’s going to happen in 2-4 years when more of these Senators including many of the clown shits we saw on the Judiciary Committee are up.

I was just trying to figure out why they clung so tenaciously to this toxic candidate. But backing down would have cost them support from their own base, and these people really hold a grudge. They are counting on the rest of the electorate being fickle and having short memories.

We need to show them otherwise.

But we are saddled with a right-wing SCOTUS for a long, long time.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:43:21am

Maybe Huckabee should keep an eye on all those 13 year old girls registering to vote…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:43:25am

More at Hufffpost

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:43:39am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was just trying to figure out why they clung so tenaciously to this toxic candidate. But backing down would have cost them support from their own base, and these people really hold a grudge. They are counting on the rest of the electorate being fickle and having short memories.

We need to show them otherwise.

But we are saddled with a right-wing SCOTUS for a long, long time.

I know why. I just think it’s going to backfire on them in a big way. Men may forget how Ford was treated but I don’t think many women will.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:44:09am

re: #166 I Would Prefer Not To

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More at Hufffpost

That’s brilliant.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:44:23am

thelostogle.com

An Oklahoma City pastor is under fire for his sermon defending Brett Kavanaugh. Many parishioners walked out of the church. The sermon was posted to Faceborg.

The Lost Ogle offers five humorous sermons he could have preached instead.

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jeffreyw  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:45:53am

Imgur


Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:45:55am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹

thelostogle.com

An Oklahoma City pastor is under fire for his sermon defending Brett Kavanaugh. Many parishioners walked out of the church. The sermon was posted to Faceborg.

The Lost Ogle offers five humorous sermons he could have preached instead.

In OKC no less. Maybe there will be a big backlash to this yet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:46:11am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹

thelostogle.com

An Oklahoma City pastor is under fire for his sermon defending Brett Kavanaugh. Many parishioners walked out of the church. The sermon was posted to Faceborg.

The Lost Ogle offers five humorous sermons he could have preached instead.

This one comes to mind: vampire in brooklyn ass is good eddie murphy

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:50:47am

re: #165 makeitstop

Maybe Huckabee should keep an eye on all those 13 year old girls registering to vote…

WATCH HUCKABEE WRECK GIRLSY SINGER TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:52:43am
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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:53:47am

re: #173 Sir John Barron

WATCH HUCKABEE WRECK GIRLSY SINGER TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!

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I’m sure whatever Huckabee tries, Taylor will just, umm, shake it off.

I’m sure she’s all torn up that Trump likes her music ‘25% less’ now. Her bottom line is sure to take a massive hit because of that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:55:10am

re: #175 makeitstop

I’m sure whatever Huckabee tries, Taylor will just, umm, shake it off.

I’m sure she’s all torn up that Trump likes her music ‘25% less’ now. Her bottom line is sure to take a massive hit because of that.

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I really want to see Alec Baldwin’s Trump lip syncing Shake It Off now.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:55:53am

re: #175 makeitstop

I’m sure whatever Huckabee tries, Taylor will just, umm, shake it off.

I’m sure she’s all torn up that Trump likes her music ‘25% less’ now. Her bottom line is sure to take a massive hit because of that.

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I doubt Trump has heard even one Taylor Swift song.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:56:21am

re: #175 makeitstop

I’m sure whatever Huckabee tries, Taylor will just, umm, shake it off.

I’m sure she’s all torn up that Trump likes her music ‘25% less’ now. Her bottom line is sure to take a massive hit because of that.

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She had the sense to diversify out of mainstream country before going political…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:59:03am

“YOU LIE!!11!!!”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:59:12am

re: #166 I Would Prefer Not To

More at Hufffpost

The feminists are against shower-stabbing now? It’s a very tough time to be a shower-stabber.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:01:22am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“YOU LIE!!11!!!”

Maybe because you haven’t actually sincerely believed in anything your entire life, it’s easy to see why you’re confused by people genuinely pissed offf.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:03:35am

re: #180 Sir John Barron

The feminists are against shower-stabbing now? It’s a very tough time to be a shower-stabber.

really, and all those screechy violin players are going to be put out of work…

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:06:04am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

She had the sense to diversify out of mainstream country before going political…

LOL.

I sense that the move away from c&w was more a financial decision, given her fans’ demographic. Her managers probably saw where the money was, and pushed her toward the pop diva niche, rather than the wholesome girl-next-door C&W niche.

I liked her country songs way better than the pop stuff she sings now, but her music is not all that bad — just way overproduced.

She has a huge fanbase here in China.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:06:47am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

The paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven’t gotten their checks - in other words, they weren’t paid! Screamers in Congress, and outside, were far too obvious - less professional than anticipated by those paying (or not paying) the bills!

— Donald J. Trump

This is just a lame tweet. I expect much better. Be best.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:07:38am

And now, from Kingston Ontario, Canada, the Glorious Sons offer up a theme song for these times.

The Glorious Sons - Sawed Off Shotgun Lyrics

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:16:19am

re: #183 wheat-dogg

LOL.

I sense that the move away from c&w was more a financial decision, given her fans’ demographic. Her managers probably saw where the money was, and pushed her toward the pop diva niche, rather than the wholesome girl-next-door C&W niche.

I liked her country songs way better than the pop stuff she sings now, but her music is not all that bad — just way overproduced.

She has a huge fanbase here in China.

Taylor Swift’s videos on YouTube fall into the 1/2 to 1 billion view range. I really don’t think the GOP understands the fan base she wields.

Taylor Swift - Love Story

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:24:36am

Weezer finally does a video for their cover of ‘Africa.’ Cinematically, it’s a huge nod to ‘The Sweater Song,’ and Weezer isn’t even in it.

But Weird Al is.

Youtube Video

(edited because I screwed up the link.)

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:33:27am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:35:09am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

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Yep but the leadership doesn’t care.

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Citizen K  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:36:14am

I can’t even with this motherfucker. I simply can’t even.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:36:51am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t follow Taylor that closely, but the fact that she has managed to avoid the scandals of other young pop stars (Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, in particular) speaks volumes to me. She is no dummy, and according to her Wikipedia bio, she recognizes that she is a role model for her young (and not so young) fans. So, telling people to vote Democratic could quite possibly sway a lot of people to do so. It will be interesting to see the Tenn. results next month, and see if the Tenn. GOP will be Swift-boated.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:37:23am

re: #190 Citizen K

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I can’t even with this motherfucker. I simply can’t even.

Waaah.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:40:36am
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:44:57am

Probably because she had stayed out of politics, her call had more resonance:

… “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for vote.org.

For context, 190,178 new voters were registered nationwide in the entire month of September, while 56,669 were registered in August.

In Swift’s home state of Tennessee, where Swift voiced support for two Democratic candidates running in this year’s midterms, voter registrations have also jumped.

vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor’s post,” Guthrie said. The organization has gotten 5,183 in the state so far this month — at least 2,144 of which were in the last 36 hours, she said, up from 2,811 new Tennessee voter registrations for the entire month of September and just 951 in August.

Guthrie said the site had also seen a big jump in the number of visitors since Swift’s post, with 155,940 unique visitors in the last 24 hours — second only to the number of people who visited on National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25 when there were 304,942 unique visitors (The average daily users for the site are 14,078 in 2018)…

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:46:28am

re: #190 Citizen K

I can’t even with this motherfucker. I simply can’t even.

Remember when the Tea Partiers crashed the congressional town hall meetings and gathered outside Capitol Hill during the ACA vote threatening members who supported it?

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:46:40am

re: #188 Patricia Kayden

“I told you they were getting paid. But when you hear them say they’re not, all they’re really saying is that they haven’t gotten paid YET. And they’re going to be really angry when they don’t get paid, and will come to our side.” - Trump, between the lines.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:47:50am

re: #190 Citizen K

I can’t even with this motherfucker. I simply can’t even.

Are we supposed to believe people who claim they were assaulted?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:48:10am

re: #135 Anymouse 🌹

There’s no difference between Barton and Communists apparatchiks who rewrote history textbooks in the USSR.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:48:55am

re: #197 Belafon

Are we supposed to believe people who claim they were assaulted?

“Yes, I mean, ‘no’, well, it depends…if it was a good guy with a gun….”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:49:58am

re: #135 Anymouse 🌹

Glenn Beck and “historian” David Barton (Christian apologist who tries to rewrite history to show slavery wasn’t bad and the country was founded as a Christian state) go on Beck’s show to hawk Goldline, using scary liberals and Kavanaugh to make their pitch.

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Slavery wasn’t bad but Dems were slavery and did you know Frederick Douglass was a GOP?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:49:58am

re: #193 Anymouse 🌹

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Wondering when George is going to file the divorce papers…

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:50:00am

We’re supposed to go to Canada today & Zedushka HASN’T EVEN PACKED YET.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:50:44am

I spent 30 minutes waiting in line at the bank (because it was closed yesterday) & I come home AND HE ISN’T EVEN PACKED.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:51:00am

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:53:01am

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

We’re supposed to go to Canada today & Zedushka HASN’T EVEN PACKED YET.

Sounds familiar. My wife started packing for our Brussels trip a week in advance. I filled in the empty spots in our luggage the night before we left.

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steve_davis  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:56:30am

re: #74 retired cynic

Haven’t seen Goddamned Frank on here… I wanted to tell him that shiatsu foot massager arrived today, and he was right! Love it! Can feel the change in circulation all the way up to my hips!

Is this the 55 dollar one on amazon that also alleviates pms and menopause? I could use something for plantar fascittis, but I don’t want to spend a hundred bucks for it.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:58:14am

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

I spent 30 minutes waiting in line at the bank (because it was closed yesterday) & I come home AND HE ISN’T EVEN PACKED.

Just keep one suitcase always packed and hide it from him.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:04:57am

This shit…..

Can someone more talented than I please change the head……

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plansbandc  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:07:11am
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:07:30am

I hadn’t seen this posted yet. Sorry if it’s redundant:

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Stanley Sea  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:07:57am

Nikki Haley resigned per CNN

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:08:30am

re: #211 Stanley Sea

Nikki Haley resigned per CNN

She’s running.
/

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:10:52am

re: #210 Barefoot Grin

I hadn’t seen this posted yet. Sorry if it’s redundant:

I’m going to point every purity Democrat at that tweet.

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Citizen K  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:11:32am

re: #212 makeitstop

She’s running.
/

A morbid part of me thought she was going to be the nom for Kav’s old seat on the DC Circuit bench. Because why the fuck not at this point?

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:13:00am
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Citizen K  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:13:54am

re: #215 Patricia Kayden

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UN Ambassador Erik Prince, here we come.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:14:21am

re: #212 makeitstop

She’s running.
/

from what?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:14:25am

re: #210 Barefoot Grin

I hadn’t seen this posted yet. Sorry if it’s redundant:

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re: #210 Barefoot Grin

I hadn’t seen this posted yet. Sorry if it’s redundant:

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Mitch really needs to get his ass kicked in the fall of 2020. Goddamn you got Kavanuagh despite his lies and now you want another? Fuck you Mitch. You destroyed the Senate and SCOTUS just to satisfy your donors. History will remember you as a bastard.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:14:50am

re: #211 Stanley Sea

Nikki Haley resigned per CNN

All is fine.//

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:15:19am

Nikki Haley will appear with Donald Trump and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders in the Oval Office at 10:30 EDT.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:15:22am

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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:15:44am

re: #216 Citizen K

UN Ambassador Erik Prince, here we come.

Oh Fuck. Please say you haven’t heard this.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:15:55am

re: #190 Citizen K

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I can’t even with this motherfucker. I simply can’t even.

So were Tea Baggers paid to protest President Obama, McConnell?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:16:10am

re: #216 Citizen K

UN Ambassador Erik Prince, here we come.

Nope.

Now we know why Kanye West is paying a visit to His Ass-Holeyness!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:16:19am

re: #223 Patricia Kayden

So were Tea Baggers paid to protest President Obama, McConnell?

Soros paid them.///

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:17:48am

Trump is going to withdraw the US from the UN. Wait for it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:18:09am

Casual friend suggests this means Haley was the writer of the infamous oped.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:18:11am

Still waiting for Z to pack. Who is the woman around here?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:19:38am

It won’t be Kanye or Prince. Trump recycles his garbage cabinet.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:20:51am

Fuck, we are going to hit Toronto at the peak of the rush hour.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:22:39am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

Fuck, we are going to hit Toronto at the peak of the rush hour.

2112 isn’t a bad album…

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:23:04am

re: #229 HappyWarrior

It won’t be Kanye or Prince. Trump recycles his garbage cabinet.

Now that Sleepy Ben has ruined HUD, maybe it’s time he be moved to the UN.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:24:03am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:24:37am

re: #232 wheat-dogg

Now that Sleepy Ben has ruined HUD, maybe it’s time he be moved to the UN.

Yeah he does like lateral appointments too. Haley was an out of left field pick really. No idea who he’ll go with. Pompeo was always favored to replace Tillerson.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:25:43am

re: #233 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Outside of Trump, there is no one I despise more. Cruz is awful yes but McConnell is awful and the majority leader.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:27:07am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Trump is going to withdraw the US from the UN. Wait for it.

Entirely plausible.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:28:51am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Trump is going to withdraw the US from the UN. Wait for it.

I hope that would be the last straw, and Congress would remove him at that point. Some Republicans have to see that Trump has us on a path to create hell on Earth.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:30:25am
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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:31:16am

re: #231 Barefoot Grin

2112 isn’t a bad album…

I have a soft spot for Permanent Waves since that is when I discovered them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:31:27am

re: #238 makeitstop

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Maybe Rubin isn’t crazy after all but I don’t see how she distances herself successfully.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:31:45am

Christian pastor Robert Jeffress on state media, while Brett Kavanaugh thanks the Catholic community for their support.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:32:10am

re: #237 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I hope that would be the last straw, and Congress would remove him at that point. Some Republicans have to see that Trump has us on a path to create hell on Earth.

Nah the base would love it and they operate in fear of them.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:34:19am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

Christian pastor Robert Jeffress on state media, while Brett Kavanaugh thanks the Catholic community for their support.

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Yeah…for the worse.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:36:35am

re: #242 HappyWarrior

Nah the base would love it and they operate in fear of them.

There’s a lot of RWNJs that blame the UN for everything “wrong” in American education, especially the International Baccalaureate program. And then there’s the RWNJs that believe the UN is part of the worlwide globalist/Illuminati/Bilderberger conspiracy to subvert Our Great Nation™.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:39:57am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:41:10am

re: #244 wheat-dogg

There’s a lot of RWNJs that blame the UN for everything “wrong” in American education, especially the International Baccalaureate program. And then there’s the RWNJs that believe the UN is part of the worlwide globalist/Illuminati/Bilderberger conspiracy to subvert Our Great Nation™.

Exactly why Trump withdrawing from the UN wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for Congressional Gopers. Trump jumps and they ask how high because the base loves him.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:42:40am

A criminal fraud loosens the casino rules:

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:44:52am
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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:45:08am

So, has Nikki’s bye-bye party started yet? Is anyone watching?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:45:15am

re: #247 jaunte

A criminal fraud loosens the casino rules:

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Remember when Trump was going to be better on Wall Street than HRC? That was a good one.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:46:02am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

Remember when Trump was going to be better on Wall Street than HRC? That was a good one.

Maybe they said “better to Wall Street”.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:46:18am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

It’s as if Trump University and his casino bankruptcies never happened.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:47:00am

re: #251 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe they said “better to Wall Street”.

Ha! Seriously though, Trump as champion of the little guy is the greatest sham of them all.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:47:14am

re: #244 wheat-dogg

There’s a lot of RWNJs that blame the UN for everything “wrong” in American education, especially the International Baccalaureate program. And then there’s the RWNJs that believe the UN is part of the worlwide globalist/Illuminati/Bilderberger conspiracy to subvert Our Great Nation™.

That was promoted all the way back to the John Birch Society (one of the wingnut groups Goldwater invited into the party).

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:48:06am

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Ha! Seriously though, Trump as champion of the little guy is the greatest sham of them all.

To Trump, the little guy exists to be exploited, because the little guy doesn’t have the resources to make Trump pay his bills.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:48:18am

re: #249 makeitstop

So, has Nikki’s bye-bye party started yet? Is anyone watching?

Not yet. She’s leaving end of yr. Not immediately.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:48:49am

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹

That was promoted all the way back to the John Birch Society (one of the wingnut groups Goldwater invited into the party).

The old right is the new right. Just like the old left wants to be the new left.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:49:52am

re: #224 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nope.

Now we know why Kanye West is paying a visit to His Ass-Holeyness!

Lordy, if Trump chose Kanye as our Ambassador to the UN, I think there’s a good possibility of a space-time continuum implosion or something.

Yeesh - or in this case, “Yeezy”.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:50:13am

re: #255 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

To Trump, the little guy exists to be exploited, because the little guy doesn’t have the resources to make Trump pay his bills.

Yep and then to be told that it’s a liberal, immigrant, or PoC’s fault.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:53:22am

re: #256 Stanley Sea

Not yet. She’s leaving end of yr. Not immediately.

What was the big announcement? Was that it?

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:53:57am

re: #195 Sir John Barron

Remember when the Tea Partiers crashed the congressional town hall meetings and gathered outside Capitol Hill during the ACA vote threatening members who supported it?

thehill.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:56:33am

Trying to get hold of our esteemed host Mr. Johnson perhaps?

A gecko, seriously, made dozens of mysterious phone calls from a Hawaii marine mammal hospital (Goes to the Washington Post)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:57:29am

re: #261 Eventual Carrion

thehill.com

Tom Perriello who I volunteered for also experienced crap like that following his ACA vote.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:57:30am

re: #262 Anymouse 🌹

Trying to get hold of our esteemed host Mr. Johnson perhaps?

A gecko, seriously, made dozens of mysterious phone calls from a Hawaii marine mammal hospital (Goes to the Washington Post)

It seems like stories come back around on about a three day cycle here.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:58:54am

re: #264 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It seems like stories come back around on about a three day cycle here.

Was it posted already? I must have missed it. I am not on every day (though you wouldn’t guess by my comment count number).

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:59:30am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹

Was it posted already? I must have missed it. I am not on every day (though you wouldn’t guess by my comment count number).

The doctor’s tweet showed up over the weekend.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:01:17am

re: #53 Eclectic Cyborg

re: #55 ipsos

Toby:
Political parties lead to divisiveness.
If we have honest disagreements, arguments are good

Leo:
They are good only if they lead to statesmanship
Or it’s just theater
And statesmanship *is* compromise

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:03:33am

re: #241 Anymouse 🌹

Christian pastor Robert Jeffress on state media, while Brett Kavanaugh thanks the Catholic community for their support.

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Just like the priest molestation cases?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:05:23am

I’m finding myself conflicted. Feeling somewhat radicalized in some ways but still believing in our fundamental principles of government.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:13:46am

Like I believe in our Constitutional principles. I just feel radicalized since I don’t think it’s working. And I see no sane center right emerging and if it does exist, it will be what we know today as the center or even center left.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:14:02am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹

Was it posted already? I must have missed it. I am not on every day (though you wouldn’t guess by my comment count number).

I don’t mean to single you out. It’s happening a lot. People may be spending less time here because politics have gotten really stressful.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:15:08am

re: #271 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I don’t mean to single you out. It’s happening a lot. People may be spending less time here because politics have gotten really stressful.

That’s okay. I’m sometimes just slow, or miss things.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:15:11am

re: #270 HappyWarrior

Like I believe in our Constitutional principles. I just feel radicalized since I don’t think it’s working. And I see no sane center right emerging and if it does exist, it will be what we know today as the center or even center left.

Sounds like you’re what the Conservatives claimed to be until they got power.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:15:48am

re: #269 HappyWarrior

You can be both. Our history is full of people who love this country and got pissed enough to fight when things were wrong. There will always be people wanting to tear us apart from within, our job is to stop that. There will always be rich assholes wanting to destroy our water, air and land for money. Our job is to pay attention and keep their foolish and shortsighted bullshit in check. Always.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:16:01am

re: #273 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Sounds like you’re what the Conservatives claimed to be until they got power.

I’m frustrated as hell.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:16:30am

re: #274 A Mom Anon

You can be both. Our history is full of people who love this country and got pissed enough to fight when things were wrong. There will always be people wanting to tear us apart from within, our job is to stop that. There will always be rich assholes wanting to destroy our water, air and land for money. Our job is to pay attention and keep their foolish and shortsighted bullshit in check. Always.

Exactly.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:17:03am

re: #275 HappyWarrior

I’m frustrated as hell.

So were the Conservatives until they got complete power, but I don’t think you’ll go nuts like they did.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:18:06am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:18:32am

re: #277 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

So were the Conservatives until they got complete power, but I don’t think you’ll go nuts like they did.

True and I most importantly don’t wish for personal power. I just wish we could have a society of inclusion and we lose that every day with these guys.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:21:18am

I’m a brick mason’s grandkid. I want people to see their enemy ain’t the immigrant trying to make a better life. If there’s an enemy, it’s men like Trump and his cronies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:22:19am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:22:36am

re: #279 HappyWarrior

True and I most importantly don’t wish for personal power. I just wish we could have a society of inclusion and we lose that every day with these guys.

I don’t want power either, and even felt uncomfortable having too much influence on girlfriends, but people who want inclusion need to take power to share it, or people who want exclusion run the show and steal everything in sight.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:23:42am

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

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Is she going to get UN Ambassador!?!!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:24:22am

re: #282 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I don’t want power either, and even felt uncomfortable having too much influence on girlfriends, but people who want inclusion need to take power to share it, or people who want exclusion run the show and steal everything in sight.

I hear ya. That’s why I’m helping candidates who share my philosophy.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:25:40am

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹

Dogwagging preparations?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:25:55am
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:31:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:32:10am

it never ends

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:32:24am

re: #287 jaunte

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Note to Jen Rubin.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:34:57am

You may be shocked to find voter suppression going on in Mississippi.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:35:17am

re: #160 HappyWarrior

Yikes. A lifelong conservative who had never read Goldwater’s words, reads them now and realizes the whole conservative movement is racist? He’s quite the analyst. Har dee har har.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:35:22am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:35:39am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

Is she going to get UN Ambassador!?!!

Cage match with Scott Baio for the job.

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Teukka  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:38:12am

re: #278 makeitstop

Coen Brothers on Clean Coal…

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Harsh…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:39:41am

re: #291 Amory Blaine

Yikes. A lifelong conservative who had never read Goldwater’s words, reads them now and realizes the whole conservative movement is racist? He’s quite the analyst. Har dee har har.

Yeah I hear ya. I think Boot who was a political refugee from the USSR just bought the anti communism and didn’t look beyond that. Not defending it but that’s my hypothesis about why he didn’t see this before.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:40:17am
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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:40:53am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was just trying to figure out why they clung so tenaciously to this toxic candidate. But backing down would have cost them support from their own base, and these people really hold a grudge. They are counting on the rest of the electorate being fickle and having short memories.

We need to show them otherwise.

But we are saddled with a right-wing SCOTUS for a long, long time.

What is to question?

Kavanaugh is simply seen as Trump’s protector and he buys them time with Trump.

The GOP Senate seems to be in on protecting Trump by giving him what he wants.

They need him because they can get done all the crap they want to do and have wanted for a long, long time. This is their one big opportunity, especially for the old guard like Grassley, Hatch, Graham, Cornyn, etc.

The base knows this too. So they were all in to save Trump. They will and did do anything they could to shove Kavanaugh through.

To me there is no mystery. The Donny gets what the Donny wants for as long as they can keep him in office. If Kavanaugh helps that, all the better.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:41:49am

re: #294 Teukka

Harsh…

but fair.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:42:02am

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

We’re supposed to go to Canada today & Zedushka HASN’T EVEN PACKED YET.

I like the cut of his jib.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:46:02am

Surge in Democratic and non-partisan mail ballot requests (mail ballots aren’t mandatory in every part of Nebraska).

Early Vote Requests for 10/9
Democrats: 1,924
Nonpartisan: 969
Republicans: 3,418
Unknown: 47
Total People: 6,358

Early Vote Requests to date:
Democrats: 24,750
Nonpartisan: 8,256
Republican: 30,397
Unknown: 309
Total People: 61,712

Depending on how those non-partisan ballots are cast, Democrats could outnumber Republican votes in the mail ballot category.

Interestingly, Libertarians don’t seem to be requesting ballots that way, though there is a US Senate candidate on the ballot vying for Sen. Deb Fischer’s (R) seat.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:48:57am

re: #211 Stanley Sea

Nikki Haley resigned per CNN

Whoa…

I’m behind in thread…but now I gotta catch up.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:51:21am

re: #218 HappyWarrior

Mitch really needs to get his ass kicked in the fall of 2020. Goddamn you got Kavanuagh despite his lies and now you want another? Fuck you Mitch. You destroyed the Senate and SCOTUS just to satisfy your donors. History will remember you as a bastard.

Good luck wishing for Mitch to get his ass kicked in Kentucky.

I wonder if he is more popular now than ever? It would not surprise me one bit if he is.

Kicking liberal butts in DC is more popular than having a decent job and health coverage it seems to those folks.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:54:28am

re: #301 ObserverArt

Whoa…

I’m behind in thread…but now I gotta catch up.

You gotta be prepared during new improved Infrastructure Week.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:56:49am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:57:12am

re: #302 ObserverArt

Good luck wishing for Mitch to get his ass kicked in Kentucky.

I wonder if he is more popular now than ever? It would not surprise me one bit if he is.

Kicking liberal butts in DC is more popular than having a decent job and health coverage it seems to those folks.

Well we’ll see how they feel when they lose their health care. Lot can change in two years.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:57:13am

Off topic, I am getting multiple E-mail spams a day purporting to have lifted my E-mail account passwords (displaying old passwords I long ago changed) so they can extort Bitcoin from me for my porn viewing habits. “If I don’t respond with a certain amount of Bitcoin to a certain wallet number by (pick a date), they will dump my porn habits on all of my non-existent social media accounts.”

I’ve never signed up for such a thing anyway. Do these scams actually work on people?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:57:59am

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

it never ends

What do farmers care about the US Marine Corps?

///

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:00:16am
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:00:44am

Josh Dawsey should know by now that Trump lies about everything.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:01:38am

re: #248 jaunte

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I was double checking my voter info online with the Franklin County (OH) Board of Elections.

I typed in my basic info that should have brought me up in the search…no results found.

WHAT THE FUCK!!!! I vote all the damn time, did so earlier this year.

So I called, and being the last day of registration getting through on the phone was a long wait.

I spoke to the first woman and she also could not find me. I told her I was extremely concerned and then took a shot at GOP Sec. of State Jon Husted saying I would trust him ever. She chuckled at that, then she directed my call to her superior.

The second woman looked me up on her master rolls and found me right off. She said she would check with her IT department to find out why the search box didn’t bring me up.

I asked her if this might have been done on purpose to depress someone who is already registered and might use the site and then say it it too late, screw voting.

I used to trust voting. Not so much anymore.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:01:53am

Nice guy…

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:03:28am

re: #308 jaunte

What is he talking about?

— Josh Dawsey

Unless otherwise noted, DJT executive time tweets always relate to what was just on Faux and Fiends.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:03:32am

re: #309 jaunte

Josh Dawsey should know by now that Trump lies about everything.

The media has a vested interest in a horse race. See also Maggie Haberman the Trump Whisperer.

With few exceptions such as Rachel Maddow or Randi Rhodes, you won’t hear any media person use the word “lie.”

A few months ago here (I don’t know how to find it), there was much discussion whether it was important or not for the media to use that word rather than “falsehood” or other weaker words. I felt kind of lonely for arguing “yes, call a lie a lie.”

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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:04:21am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:04:22am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:04:59am

re: #311 makeitstop

Nice guy…

Wimp. Ted Cruz clocked his wife with his elbow.

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:05:01am

re: #275 HappyWarrior

I’m frustrated as hell.

Welcome to 2018 America.

It is going around a lot.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:05:58am

Coincidence?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:06:53am

I’m sure she doesn’t understand.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:11:10am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

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I’m sure she doesn’t understand.

I’m going to ralph.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:11:58am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:15:24am

re: #313 Anymouse 🌹

The media has a vested interest in a horse race. See also Maggie Haberman the Trump Whisperer.

With few exceptions such as Rachel Maddow or Randi Rhodes, you won’t hear any media person use the word “lie.”

A few months ago here (I don’t know how to find it), there was much discussion whether it was important or not for the media to use that word rather than “falsehood” or other weaker words. I felt kind of lonely for arguing “yes, call a lie a lie.”

The absolute King of Calling Trump a Liar is Lawrence O’Donnell.

He started calling Trump an outright liar the day he declared. He has never let up.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:17:08am

re: #322 ObserverArt

The absolute King of Calling Trump a Liar is Lawrence O’Donnell.

He started calling Trump an outright liar the day he declared. He has never let up.

He was right. Trump lies about everytabd everything.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:18:03am

re: #320 HappyWarrior

I’m going to ralph.

Let’s nominate you to the Supreme Court.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:21:30am

re: #324 Anymouse 🌹

Let’s nominate you to the Supreme Court.

I like beer too but I will pass.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:24:21am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

I’m sure she doesn’t understand.

Wile E. Coyote. SUPER Genius.

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:24:35am

Somebody trying to destroy evidence?

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:26:13am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:27:11am

re: #328 gocart mozart

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Nothing hidden nor genius about him.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:27:38am

Ambassador Jared, it is.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:28:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:29:03am

acting like he’s all kinds of hurricane genius now:

folks anywhere else but Florida are on their own.
oh wait…so are Floridians.

never mind…

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:29:36am

re: #328 gocart mozart

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Ahhh yes, the exit meeting.

Blow copious amounts of smoke up the bosses ass as you head out the door.

Why do I have such a hard time believing anything a Trumper says?

It probably has something to do with reality.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:31:56am

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

acting like he’s all kinds of hurricane genius now:

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folks anywhere else but Florida are on their own.
oh wait…so are Floridians.

never mind…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:33:28am

re: #333 ObserverArt

Ahhh yes, the exit meeting.

Blow copious amounts of smoke up the bosses ass as you head out the door.

Why do I have such a hard time believing anything a Trumper says?

It probably has something to do with reality.

Hmmm…I use them to tell HR how the boss is failing when I’m leaving because of a mad manager.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:36:53am

Interesting. The fellow who “invented” sea monkeys and sold them to millions of children in the Sixties and Seventies, making tens of millions of dollars, actually donated his profits to the Aryan Nations.

The Dark Past of Sea Monkeys

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:37:43am
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retired cynic  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:40:16am

re: #206 steve_davis

Is this the 55 dollar one on amazon that also alleviates pms and menopause? I could use something for plantar fascittis, but I don’t want to spend a hundred bucks for it.

It was $49, probably $55 with taxes.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:41:01am
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:42:22am

Thread: Don Jr is a scumbag shitbag part 636858589536857

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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:44:37am

Video of the troll farm fire. Watch the volume, there’s a very loud noise a few seconds in.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:46:41am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hillary Clinton: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for” cnn.it

From a Conservative perspective, Liberals are trying to destroy the de facto theocracy they’ve created in our tribal regions. Conservatives are unable to understand why theocracy is bad, so they think we’re trying to destroy something good.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:57:15am

re: #340 gocart mozart

Thread: Don Jr is a scumbag shitbag part 636858589536857

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Don Jr really needs a good broken jaw or fingers.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:57:48am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She’s 100% correct.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:03:23am

re: #343 HappyWarrior

Don Jr really needs a good broken jaw or fingers.

He would have had his ass fully kicked as a teenager if he wasn’t insulated from his failure to grow into a responsible adult by his family’s wealth. It might have made him a better person, and at worse he would have just had one more thing to be a cry-baby about.

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sagehen  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:04:18am

re: #302 ObserverArt

Good luck wishing for Mitch to get his ass kicked in Kentucky.

I wonder if he is more popular now than ever? It would not surprise me one bit if he is.

Kicking liberal butts in DC is more popular than having a decent job and health coverage it seems to those folks.

In 2014, Alison Lundergan Grimes ran against him and lost by a lot. She probably would have lost anyway, but it sure didn’t help that she wouldn’t say whether or not she’d voted for Obama.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Refuses To Answer Whether She Voted For Obama Four Times

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:10:50am

re: #346 sagehen

In 2014, Alison Lundergan Grimes ran against him and lost by a lot. She probably would have lost anyway, but it sure didn’t help that she wouldn’t say whether or not she’d voted for Obama.

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A lot of that happened with Democratic candidates it seems, trying to straddle the fence or snag conservative voters. And a lot of them were crushed for waffling.

Pretty much everyone in my town either asked or already knew I’d voted for President Obama. I wasn’t going to run away from that; I thought he was the best choice for the job.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:13:23am

Radio Rwanda Host Tucker Carlson Horrified By Partisan Propaganda On TV (Wonkette, more at the link):

Tucker Carlson is shocked and appalled by the dangerous behavior of politically biased media figures who will stop at nothing to demonize their enemies. He’s also shocked and appalled by hypocrisy, which we can only assume means he’s misplaced his mirror once again. Last night, he took to the telescreen to whip up his viewers into a frenzy of fear, warning that mobs of mindless liberals who take their marching orders from people on TV are coming to destroy all that is good and holy about America. Then he said Democrats, from activists to US senators, were no different from the Hutus who murdered their Tutsi neighbors in Rwanda. So, a typical Tucker Carlson Monday night.

FOX News is going to get people killed.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:13:47am

re: #340 gocart mozart

Thread: Don Jr is a scumbag shitbag part 636858589536857

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:15:29am

re: #348 Anymouse 🌹

Radio Rwanda Host Tucker Carlson Horrified By Partisan Propaganda On TV (Wonkette, more at the link):

FOX News is going to get people killed.

Fox news has already gotten people killed. Doc Tiller, 3,000 Puerto Ricans, and whoever that tyrants world-wide have killed in the absence of a United Stated to push back against tyranny.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:15:36am

The Republicans have succeeded in persuading white middle and working class Americans of the following propositions:
1. The estate tax is wrong; the wealthy should be able to pass on their entire fortune to their family. They owe nothing to society.
2. It is wrong to expect the wealthy to help fund education for the masses. Let everyone pay for their education themselves.
3. It is wrong for the wealthy or the healthy to have to support health care for the masses; people should be able to provide for themselves and their families. If they can’t , it’s their fault.
4. The best taxes are sales taxes. Everyone pays the same.
5. Regulation is evil and hampers the economy; it is best if private business can be unfettered and make all decisions without any restrictions.
6. Private business are always better than government entities. That is why everything should be privatized, including prisons, the VA, the military, etc
7. Poverty, especially among minorities, is completely the fault of the poor.

The Ayn Rand cult has had a toxic effect on our society; it has helped lead to Trump — the notion that the wealthy are better at everything, including governing.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:16:38am

re: #348 Anymouse 🌹

Radio Rwanda Host Tucker Carlson Horrified By Partisan Propaganda On TV (Wonkette, more at the link):

FOX News is going to get people killed.

Already has. Ex: Dr. Tiller for one

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:17:33am

re: #351 Hecuba’s daughter

The Republicans have succeeded in persuading white middle and working class Americans of the following propositions:
1. The estate tax is wrong; the wealthy should be able to pass on their entire fortune to their family. They owe nothing to society.
2. It is wrong to expect the wealthy to help fund education for the masses. Let everyone pay for their education themselves.
3. It is wrong for the wealthy or the healthy to have to support health care for the masses; people should be able to provide for themselves and their families. If they can’t , it’s their fault.
4. The best taxes are sales taxes. Everyone pays the same.
5. Regulation is evil and hampers the economy; it is best if private business can be unfettered and make all decisions without any restrictions.
6. Private business are always better than government entities. That is why everything should be privatized, including prisons, the VA, the military, etc
7. Poverty, especially among minorities, is completely the fault of the poor.

The Ayn Rand cult has had a toxic effect on our society; it has helped lead to Trump — the notion that the wealthy are better at everything, including governing.

Bottom-line is that Conservatives don’t believe in our society. They’re brainwashed to think of themselves as rugged-individualists, even while collecting benefits from the government our society built.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:21:19am

For the win:

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:23:09am
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makeitstop  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:25:18am

re: #355 gocart mozart

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Loomer was the one who claimed someone slashed he tire when it actually blew out because it was a worn out piece of shit tire, right?

She is an idiot.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:26:01am
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:26:12am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:26:14am

Aaaand it’s started. Conservatives are buying Taylor Swift merchandise to burn. They don’t boycott gud.

They also don’t understand the massive fan base Taylor Swift has.

fortune.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:26:14am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:26:57am

re: #356 makeitstop

Loomer was the one who claimed someone slashed he tire when it actually blew out because it was a worn out piece of shit tire, right?

She is an idiot.

Yes. She’s stupid, paranoid, and fantasy-prone, just like the bigoted, clueless, alt-right asshats she associates with.

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ipsos  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:27:02am

re: #347 Anymouse 🌹

A lot of that happened with Democratic candidates it seems, trying to straddle the fence or snag conservative voters. And a lot of them were crushed for waffling.

Pretty much everyone in my town either asked or already knew I’d voted for President Obama. I wasn’t going to run away from that; I thought he was the best choice for the job.

It’s why I’m going to be fascinated to see how Manchin does next month compared to how Heitkamp fares. She acted from conviction even knowing it wasn’t going to please all her constituents. He waffled and weaseled until his vote didn’t matter.

How will each state’s voters process that?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:27:44am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:27:59am

re: #359 Anymouse 🌹

Yesterday, the radio was reporting she has something on the order of 130 million Instagram followers?

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Citizen K  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:29:00am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And yet the only responses this gets are unified hate it seems. Because of course.

Doesn’t seem to matter how true her words are, the very fact that it’s her saying it not only means she must be wrong but everything she’s connected to must be wrong and Dems are the most super-evil America-hatey terrorists ever!!

Shit’s fucking exhausting…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:30:27am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:30:48am

re: #359 Anymouse 🌹

Aaaand it’s started. Conservatives are buying Taylor Swift merchandise to burn. They don’t boycott gud.

They also don’t understand the massive fan base Taylor Swift has.

fortune.com

Burning Taylor Swift merchandise to own the libs.

Why are conservatives so angry?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:31:45am

re: #359 Anymouse 🌹

Aaaand it’s started. Conservatives are buying Taylor Swift merchandise to burn. They don’t boycott gud.

They also don’t understand the massive fan base Taylor Swift has.

fortune.com

Conservatism has always been a cult, even when Bill Buckley lent the cult an air of respectability. Now they attack anything unapproved by the cult leadership. The whole party might as well be living in a bunker in Montana.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:32:47am

re: #367 Sir John Barron

Burning Taylor Swift merchandise to own the libs.

Why are conservatives so angry?

Stupidity is very frustrating, so it reduces the stress if a politicians tells you that it’s OK to hate smarter people, and even that stupid people are the real smart people.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:33:46am
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Teukka  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:33:55am

So I just read this joke:
Q: “What do you call a guy who makes jokes about a womans place in the kitchen?”
A: “Single.”

I’ll show myself out…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:34:14am

re: #368 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Conservatism has always been a cult, even when Bill Buckley lent the cult an air of respectability. Now they attack anything unapproved by the cult leadership. The whole party might as well be living in a bunker in Montana.

Bill Buckley and his National Review were always racist to the core; he provided an aura of elitism to the movement, but it was just repackaged Jim Crow and Nazism light.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:34:53am

re: #359 Anymouse 🌹

From the article above:

Swifties are having fun with the protests, noting that (just like Nike), Swift has already pocketed the money from the sales and pointing out that her announcement came just before the release of her new single “I Did Something Bad,” whose opening lyrics read “I never trust a narcissist / But they love me / So I play ‘em like a violin”. Others are pointing to one of her biggest hits, which has an added layer of irony now: “Picture to Burn.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:37:10am
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:40:10am

Dude, no.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:42:16am

re: #375 goddamnedfrank

Dude, no.

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Tommy, drop the bong.

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:44:04am

re: #374 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Laura Loomer lost her Twitter blue check verification for manufacturing islamophobic propaganda. She’s now inching closer to a lifetime ban with her latest ride-sharing fable

two simple questions:

what were you doing in a car on rosh hashanah?

how did the driver ‘realize’ it?

ok, three:
did you immediately report it to uber? cause, you know, they know who the driver was…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:46:16am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:46:43am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

Tommy, drop the bong.

I’m baked most of the time, and never say things like that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:48:33am

re: #379 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’m baked most of the time, and never say things like that.

Ha! Fair enough but JFC what a stupid idea.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:49:10am

re: #304 BlueSpotinAL

You know, speaking for myself at least, my response to the third panel of that comic is, “OK, that’s cool. I understand. You can die. I recommend when the water closes over you, breathe in as deeply as possible and that will hasten your death. It should all be over for you in a matter of seconds. See ya - I’m outta here.”

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:49:23am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

Tommy, drop the bong.

Or go back on it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:51:04am

re: #375 goddamnedfrank

Dude, no.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:57:59am

Lindsey Graham: Third Term For Trump Is “Looking Better And Better” (Real Clear Politics, with video)

Sure, let’s just suspend the Constitution like every democracy does from time to time.

Wait, no democracy does that. Dictators do that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:58:13am

Why do so many people in this country think being President is just about ideology? It’s not.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:58:53am

re: #384 Anymouse 🌹

Lindsey Graham: Third Term For Trump Is “Looking Better And Better” (Real Clear Politics, with video)

Sure, let’s just suspend the Constitution like every democracy does from time to time.

Wait, no democracy does that. Dictators do that.

Fucking Von Papen.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:00:23am

re: #384 Anymouse 🌹

Lindsey Graham: Third Term For Trump Is “Looking Better And Better” (Real Clear Politics, with video)

Sure, let’s just suspend the Constitution like every democracy does from time to time.

Wait, no democracy does that. Dictators do that.

Would have to win a second term first, Lindsay.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:01:55am

re: #387 Sir John Barron

Would have to win a second term first, Lindsay.

It’s pretty stupid to be bragging about anything. Trump won’t have the benefit of running against HRC and as a challenger this time. Those are going to be two disadvantages that will hurt him. Harris/Booker/whomever won’t be the subject of a quarter century of rage hate and he’s actually going to have to defend his record.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:03:25am

re: #384 Anymouse 🌹

Lindsey Graham: Third Term For Trump Is “Looking Better And Better” (Real Clear Politics, with video)

Sure, let’s just suspend the Constitution like every democracy does from time to time.

Wait, no democracy does that. Dictators do that.

Next on Fox: Out of control, angry Dems want to force DJT off the ballot for 2024.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:04:22am

re: #384 Anymouse 🌹

Lindsey Graham: Third Term For Trump Is “Looking Better And Better” (Real Clear Politics, with video)

Sure, let’s just suspend the Constitution like every democracy does from time to time.

Wait, no democracy does that. Dictators do that.

Next on Fox: GOP is literally under assault. Not letting DJT run again in 2024 would be giving in to the mob.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:10:44am

re: #379 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’m baked most of the time, and never say things like that.

I’m wondering if I should start. Darn it, the line of legality ends ninety miles south of my house.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:15:32am

“Four weeks out from Election Day, Democrats remain well ahead of Republicans in a generic ballot matchup, with 54% of likely voters saying they support the Democrat in their district and 41% backing a Republican, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

This is the widest margin of support for Democrats in a midterm cycle since 2006, when at this point, the party held a whopping 21-point lead over Republicans among likely voters.”
cnn.com

Sounds nice, but “generic ballot” is not who’s running. It’s two (or maybe three or four) candidates for each seat being contested.

I’ve never been a big fan of these “generic ballot” polls. It seems to me that they might indicate the general excitement or disappointment in the electorate for one party or the other, but they don’t really capture the differences in each district or state.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:20:53am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:21:11am

re: #392 Anymouse 🌹

“Four weeks out from Election Day, Democrats remain well ahead of Republicans in a generic ballot matchup, with 54% of likely voters saying they support the Democrat in their district and 41% backing a Republican, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

This is the widest margin of support for Democrats in a midterm cycle since 2006, when at this point, the party held a whopping 21-point lead over Republicans among likely voters.”
cnn.com

Sounds nice, but “generic ballot” is not who’s running. It’s two (or maybe three or four) candidates for each seat being contested.

I’ve never been a big fan of these “generic ballot” polls. It seems to me that they might indicate the general excitement or disappointment in the electorate for one party or the other, but they don’t really capture the differences in each district or state.

Well that’s what they’re meant to measure. But yeah they don’t tell you the whole story. That gives me some enthusiasm tho.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:21:32am

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:22:45am

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Now tRump is gonna want one too. Just like he lusted after the Nobel Prize after Obama got one, or a Purple Heart just like people that actually served and earned them got.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:30:18am

re: #396 Eventual Carrion

Now tRump is gonna want one too. Just like he lusted after the Nobel Prize after Obama got one, or a Purple Heart just like people that actually served and earned them got.

We’ll have to make a new award just for him. Orange Heart for Bone Spurs?

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:31:50am
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:31:55am

re: #396 Eventual Carrion

Now tRump is gonna want one too. Just like he lusted after the Nobel Prize after Obama got one, or a Purple Heart just like people that actually served and earned them got.

Order Of Lenin.

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Skip Intro  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:33:29am

Will Trump appoint his daughter to the UN? Or will it be Kayne West? I give Ivanka a 70% chance of getting the job.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:33:45am

re: #399 Unshaken Defiance

Order Of Lenin.

Hero of the Soviet Union…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:34:58am

re: #400 Skip Intro

Will Trump appoint his daughter to the UN? Or will it be Kayne West? I give Ivanka a 70% chance of getting the job.

Didn’t I hear the Kayne and Kim K. are having lunch at the WH, today?

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Interesting Times  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:35:30am

re: #395 HappyWarrior

Good.

Speaking of which…

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Skip Intro  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:36:34am

re: #402 Colère Tueur de Lapin

This week anyway. I haven’t checked the Huffington Post to see what their schedule is this week.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:37:05am

Politico: “Ivanka for U.N. Ambassador? Why Not?”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:37:31am

re: #401 William Lewis

Hero of the Soviet Union…

Friend of the Russian Federation. Rex Tillerson got one, why not Trump?

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:38:04am
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Skip Intro  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:38:14am

re: #406 jaunte

Illegal? Trump? With a stacked Supreme Court? Are you kidding me?

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Interesting Times  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:39:38am

Ha - fake “never-trumper” login in a nutshell:

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:40:31am

Three days after their separation, court records show, the U.S. government labeled Alexa an “unaccompanied minor,” which meant she entered the bureaucracy for migrant youth, typically teens, who arrive in the U.S. alone. The toddler was issued a notice to appear on “a date to be set, at a time to be set, to show why you should not be removed from the United States.”

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:41:34am

“…By April 2016, Alexa was transferred to the care of Bethany Christian Services, one of the nation’s largest adoption agencies. As thousands more Central American children crossed the border alone during President Barack Obama’s second term, the nonprofit agency’s work providing temporary and long-term foster care to unaccompanied children had begun to grow.

Over the years, the Michigan-based agency has received support from local donors that include Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her family members, who have contributed more than $3.1 million. One DeVos relative worked for Bethany, and another served on its board.

As the agency started receiving more Central American children, several former Bethany social workers said they were encouraged to recruit new foster families at the agency’s traditional base, the Christian Reformed Church, and other local churches.

“All of a sudden when we had these younger kids to place, everyone was really excited about that,” said Sarah Zuidema, a former Bethany supervisor who grew up within the denomination. “They just felt that if these kids could know Jesus, everything would be OK.”

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:44:14am
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:46:01am

re: #408 jaunte

Well, at least they haven’t fired up the ovens, yet.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:46:08am

re: #412 jaunte

Wish I could believed that the devil would be kicking and burning their asses through eternity at least this one time.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:50:37am

re: #415 Eventual Carrion

“They just felt that if these kids could know Jesus, everything would be OK.”

The foster parents of two of my daughters made a big deal out of the fact that my wife and I were not believers, including getting the state of Texas to delay the adoption, and making us go to a church service “farewell ceremony” where the pastor, in front of his wife and three daughters, explained that he had three daughters, “but we just kept trying, until we had a son!”

Lots of people that day promised tearfully to stay in touch with the girls once they had moved all the way from Rockwall to Houston. They never heard from any of those people again.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:52:14am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:54:32am

Top. Men.

Mueller witness was convicted on child porn charge

George Nader, who advised the Trump White House, got a six-month sentence in 1991, records show.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:56:48am

re: #379 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I’m baked most of the time, and never say things like that.

Me, too, except during work hours, and me neither.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:58:20am

More things you can’t do while black.

Georgia police called on black man babysitting white kids (ABC)

A white woman who spotted a black man babysitting two white children called police and then followed them home in Georgia.

WGCL-TV reported Tuesday that the woman stopped Corey Lewis outside a Cobb County Walmart and asked to speak to the kids. He refused, so she called police and followed them to his home.

An officer arrived and questioned the children, ages 6 and 10, and called their parents, David Parker and Dana Mango. The couple says Lewis is a family friend and their son attends his youth program.

Mango says the officer told her Lewis was questioned because he’s a black man driving around with two white children.

Parker said he guesses “B-W-B is the new thing, babysitting while black.”

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:59:16am
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:00:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:07:19pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:10:06pm

re: #391 Anymouse 🌹

I’m wondering if I should start. Darn it, the line of legality ends ninety miles south of my house.

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It improves my quality of life, but I’m dealing with clinical depression, so other people’s results might vary.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:17:48pm

re: #416 jaunte

Do you remember which Rockwall church that was at?

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:19:42pm

re: #423 Anymouse 🌹

The only thing that saved America from that in the 30s was…..the Democrats.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:19:49pm

re: #425 Belafon

I didn’t catch the name of it, we just wanted to do what we had to do and get home.
(This is why I had bad memories of Rockwall).

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freetoken  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:20:43pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:21:07pm

re: #427 jaunte

I didn’t catch the name of it, we just wanted to do what we had to do and get home.
(This is why I had bad memories of Rockwall).

OK. I’m just trying to figure out which one I should sneer at more than others. Was it the big one on the highway? I’ll stop asking after this.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:21:40pm

re: #429 Belafon

It was more of a medium-to-small size.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:22:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:23:03pm

re: #403 Interesting Times

Speaking of which…

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Wow. Well Jen is running a great campaign.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:23:19pm

re: #429 Belafon

The pastor’s attitude to his daughters, all standing there by his side, really stuck with my wife over the years.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:23:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:23:56pm

desperate for votes

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:25:39pm
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dangerman  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:28:59pm

re: #404 Anymouse 🌹

LOL

Raw Story:

Virginia man seeks revenge on neo-Nazi robocaller by hiring clowns to play accordions in front of his home

yes yes yes

my heros

clowns, accordians, tubas!

mock their asses relentlessly

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:30:52pm

re: #404 Anymouse 🌹

LOL

Raw Story:

Virginia man seeks revenge on neo-Nazi robocaller by hiring clowns to play accordions in front of his home

I wouldn’t think you can get a permit to protest in front of a private residence, even if a Nazi lives there.

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ThomasLite  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:32:43pm

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I wouldn’t think you can get a permit to protest in front of a private residence, even if a Nazi lives there.

Well, yeah. They’re already making mention of “permitting issues” delaying the execution of this grand design until early ‘19 or so, so probably safe to assume this is unlikely to happen at all.

…Still funny though.

(Also, too: jesus, what bargain basement rent-a-clown is that? It’s a wig, a nose, and a lei, no makeup, and basically just a blue shirt for a costume. I dunno, but gag shops around here sell better for ~€25…)

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:35:45pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:37:12pm

re: #440 jaunte

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I’m old enough to remember when Cruz was mocking him for “not wanting” one. True to form, Senator Zodiac!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:38:41pm
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:40:41pm

re: #441 HappyWarrior

The NYT story linked by Alternet talks about younger evangelical women in Texas deciding to vote for Beto because they don’t like the family separation policy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:40:50pm

re: #426 Belafon

The only thing that saved America from that in the 30s was…..the Democrats.

Don’t forget the Business Plot that included Prescott Bush — Bush 41 father — to overthrow Roosevelt. It wouldn’t have been communism that would have been adopted but fascism. It was Roosevelt who saved the Constitution and capitalism from itself.

So it’s over 80 years later — and now we are facing fascism from within the government.

en.wikipedia.org

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:41:55pm

re: #443 jaunte

The NYT story linked by Alternet talks about younger evangelical women in Texas deciding to vote for Beto because they don’t like the family separation policy.

It could happen. Sometimes even heavily-indoctrinated people wake up and realize that the American-right has become openly-evil.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:42:34pm

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I wouldn’t think you can get a permit to protest in front of a private residence, even if a Nazi lives there.

Does remind me of this though:

KKK marchers going to Rally

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:42:54pm

re: #443 jaunte

The NYT story linked by Alternet talks about younger evangelical women in Texas deciding to vote for Beto because they don’t like the family separation policy.

Whatever it takes. Beto is someone I really think could be one of the next great leaders of this country. I really mean that.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:44:01pm

GOP values.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:44:44pm

re: #448 jaunte

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GOP values.

But please tell us some more about poor Bart O’Kavanaugh. //

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:47:01pm

re: #444 Hecuba’s daughter

Don’t forget the Business Plot that included Prescott Bush — Bush 41 father — to overthrow Roosevelt. It wouldn’t have been communism that would have been adopted but fascism. It was Roosevelt who saved the Constitution and capitalism from itself.

So it’s over 80 years later — and now we are facing fascism from within the government.

en.wikipedia.org

Some things never change…

My mother (born in 1935) once said, ‘According to some people, Roosevelt saved capitalism. He shouldn’t have done that. It needs to be replaced.’ I’m not sure where ‘some people’ stops and ‘mom’ starts.

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:48:11pm

re: #438 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I wouldn’t think you can get a permit to protest in front of a private residence, even if a Nazi lives there.

Its not a “protest”. He’s delivering a paid service to place of residence.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:48:37pm

re: #451 Kragar

It’s a concert.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:51:25pm
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Kragar  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:52:46pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:54:18pm

re: #454 Kragar

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Okay what about perjury as a 53 year old District Court justice, Al. Because that’s what he would be impeached over.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:54:26pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:54:34pm

re: #454 Kragar

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“Politicians are allowed to lie under oath! It’s in the Constitution…somewhere. Plus Obama said politicians lie, so checkmate, librul!”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:54:41pm

re: #453 Patricia Kayden

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Or PoC in their favorite movie franchises.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:55:08pm

re: #456 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Well alot of htese right wingers DO admire Pinochet and the PRocesso regime in Argentina.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:55:27pm

re: #423 Anymouse 🌹

Yep, Trump’s the best thing to happen to commies since the Great Depression.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:55:45pm

re: #408 jaunte

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History repeats itself as white people prepare again to take the children of others and “Americanize” them.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:58:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 12:59:35pm

re: #450 wrenchwench

Some things never change…

My mother (born in 1935) once said, ‘According to some people, Roosevelt saved capitalism. He shouldn’t have done that. It needs to be replaced.’ I’m not sure where ‘some people’ stops and ‘mom’ starts.

I don’t think it was a bad thing what happened but I do think that ultra capitalists took the wrong lessons from the New Deal. The problem now? Capitalism really doesn’t face true competition. The system your mom and your generation grew up with was a more human capitalism because the people pushing it had the Communists to worry about as competition. That’s changed since teh early 90’s IMO.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:05:43pm

re: #450 wrenchwench

Some things never change…

My mother (born in 1935) once said, ‘According to some people, Roosevelt saved capitalism. He shouldn’t have done that. It needs to be replaced.’ I’m not sure where ‘some people’ stops and ‘mom’ starts.

I wrote this about WIC and similar “giveaways” back in 2011.

Wake up, Randian assholes.

It is not entirely fuzzy headed altruism that drives these programs.

Today, this society has the benefit of millions of trained and educated people who would be illiterate if libertarian extremists and their predecessors had prevailed in the education funding debate. There are doctors, lawyers, and distinguished scientists whose early brain development would have been stunted without publicly funded food “giveways.” You wonder why academics hate your guts? Many of them KNOW they would have starved as children if your ilk had gotten its way.
Those who were privileged as children know their best students wouldn’t have made it to the fifth grade, let alone college, without these “giveways, this “theft” from pockets of “hard-working” folk like you morons.

Communists did not overthrow the Russian Empire and the Chinese Republic because the peasants wanted a free ride or thought goatees were cool. The peasants joined the Reds because they could see people starving in the streets, good, smart people, while inbred fatcats waltzed away the wealth that was their alleged birthright.
I hear racists bitch about the fat minority women who buy mountains of groceries with WIC cards at the local store. Good, maybe they are too fat and their kids are too busy doing homework to run me through with a pitchfork when they see me in my Rolls-Royce. I pay a LOT in taxes, goddammit, more than most Randian fantasists, and I would rather be dead than see this bill reduced at the expense of letting children grow up hungry and stunted, fodder for crazed revolutionaries.

“It can’t happen here.” That’s because we didn’t let it happen. A lot of people seem hellbent on changing that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:10:06pm

I guess what I got at is Capitalism needs Capitalism to save itself from its worst impulses. It needs competing ideas. That’s why we got TR’s Square Deal, Wilson’s New Freedom, FDR’s New Deal, Truman’s Fair Deal, JFK’s New Frontier, and LBJ’s Great Society. Because the Capitalists then unlike too many know saw that without a humane capitalist system that realizes that Capitalism and all economic systems are about people and not just abstract theory that is debated in academia and papers. That’s why the Von Mises people fail. And it’s also why doctrinaire communists fail ultimately too. Neither can accept that economics is a social science.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:17:54pm

re: #461 Targetpractice

Kill the Indian, Save the Man. Updated for 2018. Fuck.

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danarchy  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:22:57pm

re: #456 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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So from the article

“Alexa’s case began in November 2015 under the Obama administration, years before Trump’s family-separation policy rolled out. Her 15-month separation from her mother exposes the fragile legal standing of children under the care of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and a flawed, piecemeal system that can change the course of a child’s life”

This seems to me a lot like the right blaming Obama for the Katrina response. I know there are more contemporaneous examples, perhaps we should stick to those.when trying to point out how evil the GOP is.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:29:29pm

re: #466 A Mom Anon

Kill the Indian, Save the Man. Updated for 2018. Fuck.

They’re still doing it to Indians, as of last week:

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 1:35:01pm

re: #467 danarchy

So from the article

This seems to me a lot like the right blaming Obama for the Katrina response. I know there are more contemporaneous examples, perhaps we should stick to those.when trying to point out how evil the GOP is.

Obama had the nickname ‘Deporter in Chief’ because he deported more people than anyone who preceded him as President. One can point out how evil the GOP is without leaving out the long-term and multi-participant nature of the evils. It could be irresponsible not to.

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William Lewis  Oct 9, 2018 • 2:10:21pm

re: #464 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I wrote this about WIC and similar “giveaways” back in 2011.

Your older post puts a finger on why some of us, despite Bernie and co, work for the slow but steady reforms to make democratic socialism a reality. It is the middle way between death squads and revolutionary guerrillas. But I am not sure if we’ll be able to avoid either of those options anymore.

As a Christian, I believe I must be a pacifistic socialist. Pity I’m a pretty poor Christian when it comes to pacifism…


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Storyhill - Blazing Out of Sight (Live at Radio Heartland)Storyhill perform "Blazing Out of Sight," from their 2007 self-titled album as well from the 2018 compilation, "Stages," live at Radio Heartland.
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How Smooth Jazz Took Over the ’90s You should give smooth jazz a chance. Subscribe to our channel! goo.gl Smooth jazz has gotten a bad rap for decades. It’s often associated with background music for elevators or the soundtrack at the dentist office. Smooth jazz is ...
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