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Sure, it would be against the law, but in the Trump era I have a lot less faith in the words “prohibited by law” than I used to. It used to be prohibited by law to lie to Congress under oath, too, I thought, but Brett Kavanaugh’s now a Supreme Court Justice, so what do I know?

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:01:25pm

“…The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower-court order requiring voters in North Dakota to present certain forms of identification and proof of their residential address in order to cast a ballot in next month’s elections. A case challenging this requirement on behalf of the state’s sizable Native American populations alleged that the requirement would disenfranchise tribal residents, many of whom lack the proper identification and do not have residential addresses on their identification cards.”

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:02:18pm

Conservatives restarting the Indian Wars.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:04:28pm

There are a LOT of folks on the Right who think a law can’t possibly be discriminatory, no matter how unequal its impact, no matter how intentional that unequal impact may be, unless its text literally says something like “No Indians may vote”.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:04:52pm

“…Ginsburg noted that according to the factual record of the case, about 20 percent of voters likely to try to cast a ballot in the midterms will lack the required identification. Another “approximately18,000 North Dakota residents also lack supplemental documentation sufficient to permit them to vote without a qualifying ID,” she noted.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:05:42pm

Thinking of Decatur Deb. In the storm’s path.

Miss him.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:06:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:06:37pm

re: #1 jaunte

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:07:19pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Procrustes Racism.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:08:11pm

“You live in the same kind of box I live in, or you’re not fully human.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:08:29pm

re: #4 jaunte

It seems like a simple thing - if you believe that voters shoul dhave to show ID to vote, you should also believe that the State should make a huge, proactive effort to identify every single eligible voter and provide them, free of charge or inconvenience, with that ID.

Of course, that would be what you’d do if you were believed in Voter ID to ensure only eligible voters vote. Otherwise, you’re charging a poll tax for the purpose of disenfranchising voters.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:09:31pm

re: #6 jaunte

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My goodness! Somebody sure has anger management problems!

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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:09:49pm

re: #5 Stanley Sea

Thinking of Decatur Deb. In the storm’s path.

Miss him.

Seconded.

And elections are coming up too…some of his best times on this blog involved elections.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:11:57pm

re: #9 jaunte

“You live in the same kind of box I live in, or you’re not fully human.”

This is really true. I’ve had discussions of voter ID with righties, and they SIMPLY CANNOT COMPREHEND that their own experience of life is not universal.

Plus, they wildly overestimate the how much you have to show ID. Basically for me, it’s when I travel by plane. That’s it.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:12:30pm
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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:12:41pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

My goodness! Somebody sure has anger management problems!

!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:19:38pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:25:41pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I snorked.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:30:03pm

re: #6 jaunte

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And we’re the angry mob. What a fucked up baby.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:32:51pm

re: #18 HappyWarrior

I see he’s picked up Jeanine Pirro’s “Demonrats.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:33:31pm

re: #19 jaunte

I see he’s picked up Jeanine Pirro’s “Demonrats.”

Yeah.

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jaunte  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:33:36pm

We are all radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indians now.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:34:07pm

re: #13 Blind Frog Belly White

This is really true. I’ve had discussions of voter ID with righties, and they SIMPLY CANNOT COMPREHEND that their own experience of life is not universal.

Plus, they wildly overestimate the how much you have to show ID. Basically for me, it’s when I travel by plane. That’s it.

I can’t remember the last time I had to. Maybe it was buying liquor but other than that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:34:48pm

And yeah it definitely would be nepotism if you appointed her. That you’re even considering her shows how ignorant you are. Ivanka neither you nor your son in law or sons are qualified to run anything in our government.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:35:39pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

I can’t remember the last time I had to. Maybe it was buying liquor but other than that.

Yeah, and as a balding, white haired, 60 year old guy, the last time I was carded was not in this century.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:35:45pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:37:30pm

re: #19 jaunte

I see he’s picked up Jeanine Pirro’s “Demonrats.”

It’s weird how things that seem too deranged to make it beyond the wingnut Internet wind up on Fox News. Seeing a supposed-news-man say “libtard” showed me how far gone the Conservatives are.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:37:31pm

re: #24 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, and as a balding, white haired, 60 year old guy, the last time I was carded was not in this century.

I get carded far and far less frequently obviously as I get older. I might sometimes at a show if I’m showing the ticket I bought but other than that, it’s a rare occurrence.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:38:19pm

re: #26 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s weird how things that seem too deranged to make it beyond the wingnut Internet wind up on Fox News. Seeing a supposed-news-man say “libtard” showed me how far gone the Conservatives are.

If you’re seriously using libtard in your conversation, you’ve shown me that I shouldn’t take you or your arguments seriously.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:39:07pm

Same thing with “Democrat Party”, it doesn’t bother me nor does it offend me but if you’re using stupid shit like that in your attempt to discuss issues, yeah you’re not worthy of a conversation or respect.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:40:41pm

re: #27 HappyWarrior

I get carded far and far less frequently obviously as I get older. I might sometimes at a show if I’m showing the ticket I bought but other than that, it’s a rare occurrence.

Probably due to my advancing forehead*, I didn’t even get carded much when I was over 18, even where the drinking age was 21.

*I prefer to think of it as an advancing forehead, rather than a receding hairline. Sounds more like victory than defeat!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:41:42pm

re: #30 Blind Frog Belly White

Probably due to my advancing forehead*, I didn’t even get carded much when I was over 18, even where the drinking age was 21.

*I prefer to think of it as an advancing forehead, rather than a receding hairline. Sounds more like victory than defeat!

Now that’s something I don’t think I’ll ever have to worry about. I don’t think we’ve had a bald man in my direct line that I can locate a photo of. Flip side is though I need a hair cut more often than most lol.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:42:20pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Same thing with “Democrat Party”, it doesn’t bother me nor does it offend me but if you’re using stupid shit like that in your attempt to discuss issues, yeah you’re not worthy of a conversation or respect.

Libtard, Demonrat, Democrat Party, Obummer, Killary - pretty much signals that you can avoid engagement without missing anything of consequence.

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sagehen  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:43:33pm

re: #27 HappyWarrior

I get carded far and far less frequently obviously as I get older. I might sometimes at a show if I’m showing the ticket I bought but other than that, it’s a rare occurrence.

I look old enough not to get carded for cigarettes and alcohol… but I’m hoping I look young enough to get carded when I ask for the senior citizen discount at museums or the movies.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:44:37pm

re: #32 Blind Frog Belly White

Libtard, Demonrat, Democrat Party, Obummer, Killary - pretty much signals that you can avoid engagement without missing anything of consequence.

Or “You should listen to what random right wing asshole here says.” My one wingnut friend tried to get me to watch Hillary’s America when he visited one evening and I politely said no fucking way. And to his credit, he was fine with that but I don’t take him seriously at all politically because frankly he just wants to read propaganda.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:45:09pm

re: #33 sagehen

I look old enough not to get carded for cigarettes and alcohol… but I’m hoping I look young enough to get carded when I ask for the senior citizen discount at the movies.

Not there yet. I was surprised when people told me I look younger than I am. But I’ll take it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:45:47pm

re: #33 sagehen

I look old enough not to get carded for cigarettes and alcohol… but I’m hoping I look young enough to get carded when I ask for the senior citizen discount at the movies.

I don’t qualify yet, and honestly I’m not looking forward to qualifying….

“Sir, don’t you want to take the Senior Discount?”

“NO! FUCK OFF!”

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:47:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:49:00pm

re: #37 gocart mozart

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Really says a lot that this guy was getting invites to the WH press room but I guess they don’t care as long as you rub Trump’s balls enough.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:49:42pm

so many jokes to be made…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:50:10pm

I am already in Lubbock

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The Lubbockites are living up to their well deserved international reputation for getting things wrong. I went to Walmart to pick up a couple of things and some doofus got huffy and sarcastic with me because he thought I was the greeter and had failed to greet him. I had just picked up a hand basket from the greeter’s station when the doofus ran up to me, stopped at the last second and said “Welcome to Walmart” in a sarcastic tone. As usual with these creatures, he ran away as fast as his stupid feet would carry him. I said, “Hey, man, what is that about?” before he got out of earshot.
He said, “Ain’t you supposed to be greetin’ people?”
I said, “I don’t work here. Do you see a vest or a name tag?” He huffed again and ran off.
It’s a wonder that they even had a handbasket, they didn’t last time I was there. The actual greeter, to whom I spoke on the way out, told me they had dropped them for a long time because the yokels kept stealing them. The new ones are tagged and an alarm will sound if they go out the door.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:50:28pm

…MICHAEL STRENGTHENS TO A MAJOR HURRICANE…
…LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE…HURRICANE FORCE WINDS…AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST…

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…26.0N 86.4W
ABOUT 295 MI…470 KM S OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA
ABOUT 270 MI…435 KM SSW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 350 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…957 MB…28.26 INCHES

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:50:28pm

I used to think anything would be better than the crap they ladeled out at Biglerville High School cafeteria, but they I saw a piece on what’s become of high school cafeterias.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:51:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:51:53pm

re: #42 Blind Frog Belly White

I used to think anything would be better than the crap they ladeled out at Biglervile High School cafeteria, but they I saw a piece on what’s become of high school cafeterias.

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We have a Korean place within walking distance of my office. They have a Korean Cuban sandwich. It’s great.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:52:14pm

re: #43 gocart mozart

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Oh god, could Gorka seriously be considered for this?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:54:17pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

We have a Korean place within walking distance of my office. They have a Korean Cuban sandwich. It’s great.

A melange of the remaining Communist countries!

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whitebeach  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:54:29pm

re: #5 Stanley Sea

Thinking of Decatur Deb. In the storm’s path.

Miss him.

Me too. Hope he’ll come back.

OTOH, I think I kind of understand. This place is such a cozy campfire that sometimes it makes the darkness outside its glow even scarier. We all hate what’s happening in our country, and sharing that feeling is somehow almost harder than bearing it alone.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:54:56pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

Oh god, could Gorka seriously be considered for this?

I kinda think that you have to be able to get security clearance.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:58:18pm

Cast iron pot calls copper kettle black.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 3:58:32pm

re: #1 jaunte

I hate to sound crass but Democrats should be working on getting potential voters the ID they need instead of waiting for election years to challenge these laws. We already know that this is the game Republicans play. Why not play the game too by getting the ID to our voters? Surely, the ID isn’t supernatural or impossible to get. Play the game until we can get these laws overturned by voting out Republicans.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:00:33pm

Gorka? Sure, why not. The American Right Wing has demonstrated that there is virtually no limit to the sheer awfulness of the personalities to be installed in positions that are in direct contradiction to their hostile ideologies. Ted Nugent as Sec of Interior looks like an almost sane choice by now by this administration..

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:02:40pm

re: #25 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

And he’ll probably still win despite the blatant racism. Great way to appeal to the GOP base.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:03:56pm

re: #21 jaunte

We are all radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indians now.

I think I saw RSKBLI perform at a club in West Hollywood years ago, they were alright.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:04:04pm

re: #50 Patricia Kayden

Exactly! If they’re going to fuck with poor communities then let’s get to those places and take care of business. It can’t be that costly from an ROI standpoint. Reservation communities are usually remote by design, but the effort to help there would be remembered and appreciated.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:06:28pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:07:41pm

I’m in Toronto now, and Trump says he’ll be “accused” of nepotism if he nominated Ivanka. ACCUSED? IT IS FUCKING NEPOTISM.

Of course he can do whatever he wants, who is going to stop him?

I’m going out to have a nice dinner. See y’all later.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:11:36pm

re: #50 Patricia Kayden

I hate to sound crass but Democrats should be working on getting potential voters the ID they need instead of waiting for election years to challenge these laws. We already know that this is the game Republicans play. Why not play the game too by getting the ID to our voters? Surely, the ID isn’t supernatural or impossible to get. Play the game until we can get these laws overturned by voting out Republicans.

The Dems should approach voter registration as a year round endeavor, not just in the lead up to primaries and general elections. Even if someone is registered, it’s a good way to check in and let them know they haven’t been forgotten (from what I’ve read/heard on podcasts lately, that seems to be a major complaint).

If/when the rules change they can let voters know and help them get info/docs in order.

Stay engaged in off years, and that might help turnout in mid-terms.

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Old Liberal  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:11:45pm

re: #54 A Mom Anon

Exactly! If they’re going to fuck with poor communities then let’s get to those places and take care of business. It can’t be that costly from an ROI standpoint. Reservation communities are usually remote by design, but the effort to help there would be remembered and appreciated.

I don’t know what the obstacles are, but many years ago in rural areas, people had PO boxes in town because there was no local delivery. And there were no rural addresses, people used landmarks to find you. Later, In white areas, they went to RFD addresses, which still did not give a number address, and fire numbers which had no meaning other than to the fire department. Recently, rural roads in white areas have become numbered as though it were cities, my county used fractional numbering (8 3/4 Street, 21 1/2 avenue). As this system rolled out, primarily driven by 911 service, the fire number changed to a street address relating to the numeric street grid. It would not surprise me at all if most reservations have none of these conventions. How to you legally register a street address when there is no street name and no house number? If you just ran around putting up signs and numbers, the white folk would insist on proper surveying and recording.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:13:31pm

re: #53 KGxvi

I think I saw RSKBLI perform at a club in West Hollywood years ago, they were alright.

They recently added McConnell pinatas to the show.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:16:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:16:25pm

re: #55 gocart mozart

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snowflake Michael has protected his twitter account.

LOL

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:16:34pm

re: #58 Old Liberal

I don’t know what the obstacles are, but many years ago in rural areas, people had PO boxes in town because there was no local delivery. And there were no rural addresses, people used landmarks to find you. Later, In white areas, they went to RFD addresses, which still did not give a number address, and fire numbers which had no meaning other than to the fire department. Recently, rural roads in white areas have become numbered as though it were cities, my county used fractional numbering (8 3/4 Street, 21 1/2 avenue). As this system rolled out, primarily driven by 911 service, the fire number changed to a street address relating to the numeric street grid. It would not surprise me at all if most reservations have none of these conventions. How to you legally register a street address when there is no street name and no house number? If you just ran around putting up signs and numbers, the white folk would insist on proper surveying and recording.

What are the surveying and recording rules for reservations? I’m guessing that’s probably one of those things the white man can’t do much about, right?

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:17:15pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

Well it’s hard to swim when you’re laughing that hard.

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Old Liberal  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:17:18pm

re: #57 KGxvi

The Dems should approach voter registration as a year round endeavor, not just in the lead up to primaries and general elections. Even if someone is registered, it’s a good way to check in and let them know they haven’t been forgotten (from what I’ve read/heard on podcasts lately, that seems to be a major complaint).

If/when the rules change they can let voters know and help them get info/docs in order.

Stay engaged in off years, and that might help turnout in mid-terms.

I agree, but never underestimate the evil creativity these assholes employ. If you do one thing to counter, they will look for ways to change it. Democrats have to take no prisoners to restore voting rights and prohibit this bullshit in the future.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:17:42pm

re: #60 gocart mozart

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How many women laughed at L’il Lindsay?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:20:00pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

How many women laughed at L’il Lindsay?

how many men snickered?

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:21:06pm

re: #64 Old Liberal

I agree, but never underestimate the evil creativity these assholes employ. If you do one thing to counter, they will look for ways to change it. Democrats have to take no prisoners to restore voting rights and prohibit this bullshit in the future.

Under the 15th, 19th, and 26th Amendments, Congress could pass legislation to deal with this. But as is always the case, anything one Congress and president do, the next can undo.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:22:01pm

Apparently it’s a thing on the Right to ridicule Dr. Ford saying she remembers having only one beer. I don’t know whether they think that it’s odd to remember that detail, or suggesting that OF COURSE she had a lot more and thus probably deserved it/doesn’t remember correctly.

I can understand why a woman who’d been assaulted as she described would remember that detail, since given the tendency to self-blame, she’d have wondered what she did to bring this on - “Was I drunk?”

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Old Liberal  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:22:31pm

re: #62 KGxvi

What are the surveying and recording rules for reservations? I’m guessing that’s probably one of those things the white man can’t do much about, right?

They can refuse to accept them into some white county GIS database. What database does the voting authority use? The white one.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:24:18pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:24:18pm

re: #34 HappyWarrior

Or “You should listen to what random right wing asshole here says.” My one wingnut friend tried to get me to watch Hillary’s America when he visited one evening and I politely said no fucking way. And to his credit, he was fine with that but I don’t take him seriously at all politically because frankly he just wants to read propaganda.

If he does it again, watch it with him, hold onto the remote, and pause and fact-check your way through it. You might talk him down a little, and at the very least, he’ll never try to watch propaganda with you again.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:25:49pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:28:42pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:30:16pm

The National Rifle Association recruits LGBTQ gun owners even as it denigrates community

“Nice sexual orientation or gender identity you got there. Be a shame if sumpin’ was to happen to it.”

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:32:08pm

re: #72 gocart mozart

“our friends the Saudis”

In all honesty, if we could have created a stable Iraq after the war that would have allowed us to reposition our forces in the region outside of the kingdom… it might have made the war worth it, just to tell the Saudis to fuck right off.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:32:53pm

re: #71 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

If he does it again, watch it with him, hold onto the remote, and pause and fact-check your way through it. You might talk him down a little, and at the very least, he’ll never try to watch propaganda with you again.

My impression is that Dinesh may tell the literal truth but omit key facts. My brother always will start talking about Democrats from 65 years ago or earlier — and that’s the propaganda that Dinesh promotes. His innate racism permeates everything that Dinesh writes or says.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:33:14pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:34:10pm

re: #49 Blind Frog Belly White

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:36:58pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:37:20pm

re: #25 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Personally, I’d make it a point to avoid pissing off a Lesbian Kickboxer…unless I really had to.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:37:52pm

re: #54 A Mom Anon

re: #57 KGxvi

I’d donate money to any organization which helps voters get IDs and I’m sure many other Americans would do the same.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:39:16pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:39:27pm

re: #76 Hecuba’s daughter

My impression is that Dinesh may tell the literal truth but omit key facts. My brother always will start talking about Democrats from 65 years ago or earlier — and that’s the propaganda that Dinesh promotes. His innate racism permeates everything that Dinesh writes or says.

Yep, and it’s very easy to fact-check him, and explain the concept of time and change to the people who fall for his propaganda. The problem is they don’t want to grow into better, smarter, people, so they resist accurate information. Being a friend to a propaganda victim could punch through that resistance.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:41:29pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:42:45pm

re: #83 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Yep, and it’s very easy to fact-check him, and explain the concept of time and change to the people who fall for his propaganda. The problem is they don’t want to grow into better, smarter, people, so they resist accurate information. Being a friend to a propaganda victim could punch through that resistance.

Dinesh tells irrelevant truths, half-truths, and lies. I personally think he knows what the truth is and is simply cynically spewing this horseshit to for money and fame, since the whole ‘Highly Paid President of a Nearly Nonexistent University’ gig blew up in his face because he was having it off with a woman not his wife violating one of the Commandments a bit to openly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:43:09pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

Could it be because they try to pass off pseduoscience and conspiracy theory bullshit as genuine truth?

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:45:09pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:45:58pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

Could it be because they try to pass off pseduoscience and conspiracy theory bullshit as genuine truth?

Or maybe they’re just not very bright.

But I think you make a good point, that valuing belief over knowledge does not work well when the point is the pursuit of knowledge. And let’s face it - most arguments with Conservatives reveal that 1) they lack basic logic skills, and 2) they construct their arguments backwards from the conclusion.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:47:24pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:47:38pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:48:17pm

re: #87 gocart mozart

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And Nikki suddenly announces her retirement today, saying she wants to “spend more time with her family.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:49:00pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

The other point, of course, is that Conservatives tend to believe that teaching, either at the primary and secondary level, or at the university level, is not a worthwhile pursuit. It doesn’t pay much, and it’s hard work. Note how little they respect teachers of any sort.

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KGxvi  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:54:22pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

In undergrad in the late 90s, I was very much a laizze faire libertarian. I once suggested in a debate that privatizing schools could accomplish more than the current system. I was a political science major. Pretty much all of my professors were much further to the “left” than I was (or probably am today, for that matter). I think my GPA within my major was somewhere around 3.8.

Never once had my political beliefs held against me in any class. Then again, I was also never a raging douchebag of asshole drippings.

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TedStriker  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:54:27pm

Just a question for Charles: would it be feasible for a LGF dark mode?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:54:32pm

Dear God, there’s ANOTHER Trump rally tonight.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:54:40pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:55:40pm

re: #95 Eclectic Cyborg

Dear God, there’s ANOTHER Trump rally tonight.

gotta keep those farmers happy

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:56:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:56:55pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:56:56pm

re: #98 Patricia Kayden

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You’re seeing it.

/Oh, you thought it went the OTHER way

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:57:21pm

re: #92 Blind Frog Belly White

The other point, of course, is that Conservatives tend to believe that teaching, either at the primary and secondary level, or at the university level, is not a worthwhile pursuit. It doesn’t pay much, and it’s hard work. Note how little they respect teachers of any sort.

Mostly public school teachers and university profs, but less true for religious school teachers and Xian college teachers. They love teachers who teach kids the kind of BS they want kids to learn, hate teachers who teach kids how to think independently and critically with real facts at their disposal.

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Citizen K  Oct 9, 2018 • 4:58:31pm

But remember, Kavanaugh deserved the “presumption of innocence”. Innocent until proven guilty, right?

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:01:15pm

re: #62 KGxvi

What are the surveying and recording rules for reservations? I’m guessing that’s probably one of those things the white man can’t do much about, right?

It’s old, but it’s good. (The link lives!)

Navajos Born at Home Find It Hard to Get Birth Certificates
Arizona doesn’t care where your umbilical cord is buried.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:03:46pm

re: #98 Patricia Kayden

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The “Brett Bounce” is looking like statistical noise, a momentary bump that is the equivalent of knocking the table your seismometer is sitting upon.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:05:11pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:05:52pm

Movies we’d never watch:

“Stable Genius, Hidden Genius”

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dangerman  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:08:32pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

I can’t remember the last time I had to. Maybe it was buying liquor but other than that.

Had a product shipped from one home Depot to another
Went to pick it up today
Show them my phone with the email of the order number
They asked for photo ID

Before today I can’t remember!ber the last time

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:12:30pm
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whitebeach  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:14:37pm

re: #90 gocart mozart

No idea what it might mean, but since the name isn’t a very common one, I wasn’t very surprised to learn that Jamal Khashoggi is (was?) a cousin of the late Adnan Khashoggi, the international arms broker who at one time (circa 1980) was reputed to be the richest man in the world.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:15:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:15:33pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:15:35pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Funny, that - it’s actually the other way around.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:16:14pm

Has anyone else noted that Drumpf’s visual background supporters are fuzzed out tonight. My wife, Sheila, noted this. It is a BIG change.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:20:42pm

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:22:13pm
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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:22:24pm

re: #113 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Has anyone else noted that Drumpf’s visual background supporters are fuzzed out tonight. My wife, Sheila, noted this. It is a BIG change.

Maybe some of the ‘regulars’ forgot to wear a different outfit from the last rally.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:24:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:25:43pm

Jim is ready for the hurricane:

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:27:08pm

Can 2018 get more depressing?

Who am I kidding, of course it can.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:29:50pm

While I was at work today I saw a young man signing up voters for PA. Today is the last day to sign up for the general election. This guy was thrilled to have 36 people by 4:30pm.

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wrenchwench  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:32:29pm

re: #120 PhillyPretzel

While I was at work today I saw a young man signing up voters for PA. Today is the last day to sign up for the general election. This guy was thrilled to have 36 people by 4:30pm.

That’s 37 bits of good news. 38 if you had a good day at work besides this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:32:40pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:35:50pm

re: #95 Eclectic Cyborg

Dear God, there’s ANOTHER Trump rally tonight.

This is turning into a daily/ nightly thing. I wonder if he sleeps better while flying? My other question is again, how much? Especially considering the frequency.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:36:30pm

re: #119 Single-handed sailor

Can 2018 get more depressing?

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Who am I kidding, of course it can.

He’s running. And I really hope we don’t nominate him. He’s got far more in common with Trump than his supporters realize

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:38:58pm
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ipsos  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:39:37pm

re: #123 Dave In Austin

This is turning into a daily/ nightly thing. I wonder if he sleeps better while flying? My other question is again, how much? Especially considering the frequency.

Can you imagine what the reaction would have been if Obama…

…you know what? We KNOW what the reaction would have been, and that it doesn’t matter. Dammit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:39:52pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Remember when Goldman Sachs meant you were awful and crooked.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:41:34pm
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:42:23pm

re: #124 HappyWarrior

He’s running. And I really hope we don’t nominate him. He’s got far more in common with Trump than his supporters realize

We shouldn’t let him join this time.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:43:48pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The worst of Trump’s supporters said it had become the Goldman Sachs Presidency when Bannon was shown the door. They’ll love this.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:44:06pm

re: #123 Dave In Austin

This is turning into a daily/ nightly thing. I wonder if he sleeps better while flying? My other question is again, how much? Especially considering the frequency.

He’s probably trying to cram in as many as he can before the election.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:44:56pm

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

We shouldn’t let him join this time.

I agree but they will.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:45:17pm
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ObserverArt  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:45:18pm

re: #123 Dave In Austin

This is turning into a daily/ nightly thing. I wonder if he sleeps better while flying? My other question is again, how much? Especially considering the frequency.

He’s out drumming up votes for Republicans in Red States. I think he has one every day this week and maybe Saturday too.

He’ll be in Lebanon, Ohio Friday night. That’s is about 10 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:45:33pm

re: #131 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s probably trying to cram in as many as he can before the election.

To tamp down the anxiety that rises as the election moves closer and the law closes in.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:45:55pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:46:43pm

re: #58 Old Liberal

I don’t know what the obstacles are, but many years ago in rural areas, people had PO boxes in town because there was no local delivery. And there were no rural addresses, people used landmarks to find you. Later, In white areas, they went to RFD addresses, which still did not give a number address, and fire numbers which had no meaning other than to the fire department. Recently, rural roads in white areas have become numbered as though it were cities, my county used fractional numbering (8 3/4 Street, 21 1/2 avenue). As this system rolled out, primarily driven by 911 service, the fire number changed to a street address relating to the numeric street grid. It would not surprise me at all if most reservations have none of these conventions. How to you legally register a street address when there is no street name and no house number? If you just ran around putting up signs and numbers, the white folk would insist on proper surveying and recording.

Until very recently we had nothing but fire numbers and RFD in our area. (I am on RFD#2, the in-town route. RFD#1 is the out-of-town route.)

When we got 911 service in 2012 (yes, 2012), they converted our house fire numbers to street addresses. Ditto out in the country.

The difference is that everything here is already surveyed and platted.

Village board meeting in a few minutes, so I will bounce right out again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:48:21pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:48:24pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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One of the highest beliefs in movement conservatism dogma is that they are “smarter” than any who oppose them because they have “common sense” or “street smarts” or a similar two word description meaning “smart enough to open a ketchup bottle.” You’ll often hear it when they blurt out that they can’t understand why people they’re arguing with can’t see what is so “obvious” to them, like the idea that there’s early snow in Canada means “global warming is a hoax.” Or how their daddy living to be 95 without getting lung cancer means it’s safe to smoke like a chimney while working around asbestos because “You just gotta know what you’re doing.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:48:40pm

Hey Susan Sarandon, how’s that “he’ll be good for Native Americans” going with voting in North Dakota (and I presume Oklahoma and South Dakota as well)?

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:49:15pm

re: #119 Single-handed sailor

Can 2018 get more depressing?

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Who am I kidding, of course it can.

He’s going to run, he’s going to lose, and every Bro across the country will again accuse the DNC of “rigging” the process.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:50:50pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:51:33pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The media’s about to forget their total fascination with a speech given to Goldman Sachs bankers that plagued them for months.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:52:13pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:53:51pm
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BeachDem  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:54:31pm

re: #77 Patricia Kayden

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Been predicting this (along with many others) since June.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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steve_davis  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:55:48pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

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pepe le pew!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:57:42pm

Give you some idea how they do the PDB these days - Lots and lots of pictures!!!

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:58:26pm

Michael closed it’s SW eyeball this afternoon because the western shear has decreased. This means no further dry air will be entering the circulation before landfall.

The water is 84º and that potential energy is deep and undisturbed. This storm may get really big, really fast.

Good luck, people. Panama City could easily get a 12’ storm surge. Nasty bugger.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 5:58:40pm

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:00:32pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:02:37pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And when it happens to someone on the left, the subject will be changed really quickly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:04:16pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:04:39pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:05:24pm

Skimming through twitter, and it seems that the grandmother of the children who were being babysat by the black man is a lawyer. I should feel bad about this, but the caller needs to be made an example of. White’s need to be scared of calling about people just because they don’t look white enough.

Edit: I think I misunderstood. I think now that it’s the mom who is a lawyer.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:10:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:13:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:19:58pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:20:55pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

I never want to hear “Obama said 57 states!!” Or whatever shit that was again.

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Targetpractice  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:21:04pm

re: #154 Blind Frog Belly White

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I remember earlier this year when the press were touting the odd poll here or there that showed the advantage “gone” or even leaning Republican. We were told that it was a sign that the enthusiasm gap had vanished and the “blue wave” was in danger of becoming a “red wave.”

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Interesting Times  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:21:15pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here’s something that can be done to help them get around this racist, vote-suppressing obscenity:

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:22:15pm

I, BTW, love Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Highlighting all of these little places that are hard to find on (even Google) maps, the kinds of places I want to go to if I’m in a town.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:26:57pm

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹

Hey Susan Sarandon, how’s that “he’ll be good for Native Americans” going with voting in North Dakota (and I presume Oklahoma and South Dakota as well)?

She actually opened her mouth and said that? Oh dear. I really hope that people like her stay out of the spotlight in 2020. We can’t survive so-called progressives tearing down Democratic politicians and making another Trump term possible.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:29:01pm

re: #161 Interesting Times

Great to hear that there’s a way to thwart this voter ID nonsense!! That’s how you do it.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:31:56pm

re: #161 Interesting Times

Here’s something that can be done to help them get around this racist, vote-suppressing obscenity:

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This needs to blow up faster than navymom did. This seems like a good door-to-door thing if there are people up there canvasing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:32:13pm

Imagine going back in time say, 10 years, and telling someone that on October 9th, 2018 Kanye West was at the White House for a policy meeting with President Donald Trump.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:32:23pm

re: #163 Patricia Kayden

She actually opened her mouth and said that? Oh dear. I really hope that people like her stay out of the spotlight in 2020. We can’t survive so-called progressives tearing down Democratic politicians and making another Trump term possible.

Well, by 2020, it’s entirely possible the that the SCOTUS will have overturned Roe as a national policy and thrown it back to the States to tailor their own laws which will, of course, mean that poor women in 35 States will be unable to get a safe, legal termination of their unwanted pregnancy, even if that embryo/fetus is the product of rape, incest, or is fatally flawed genetically.

I don’t think a lot of people will be listening to Sarandon at that point.

Dammit, Janet.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:35:32pm

re: #167 austin_blue

And if you get a back alley abortion and it does go wrong, fuck you, we won’t pay for your hospital stay either.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:36:40pm

From the top:

It used to be prohibited by law to lie to Congress under oath, too, I thought, but Brett Kavanaugh’s now a Supreme Court Justice, so what do I know?

Turns out it’s a felony to lie to Congress whether you’re under oath or not.

Now I’ll read the thread to see a dozen other people make the same point before me….

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:37:27pm

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

Imagine going back in time say, 10 years, and telling someone that on October 9th, 2018 Kanye West was at the White House for a policy meeting with President Donald Trump.

10 years ago I’d have asked, “Who?”

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:39:42pm

re: #168 Eclectic Cyborg

And if you get a back alley abortion and it does go wrong, fuck you, we won’t pay for your hospital stay either.

Or, as likely, your funeral.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:41:39pm

re: #171 austin_blue

Or, as likely, your funeral.

That’s the intention. Gotta punish sinners if you’re a theocratic monster.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:42:26pm

re: #172 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That’s the intention. Gotta punish sinners if you’re a theocratic monster.

If they didn’t want to die, they shoulda put an aspirin between their knees. Geez, how hard is that to understand?//////

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:44:45pm

If they do end Roe, Texas will ban it even though, like Mississippi, most people support it. I would be willing to donate to one of those midwife groups that performs them, even if donating meant handing a white envelop to someone I pass in Walmart.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:45:44pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:48:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:50:36pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

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It’s a cop out. A way to dodge accusations of being GOP hacks.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:50:48pm

re: #174 Belafon

If they do end Roe, Texas will ban it even though, like Mississippi, most people support it. I would be willing to donate to one of those midwife groups that performs them, even if donating meant handing a white envelop to someone I pass in Walmart.

I think that’s done with Bitcoins now.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:55:57pm

re: #172 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That’s the intention. Gotta punish sinners if you’re a theocratic monster.

Well, the FEMALE sinners, anyway. Boys, whether brothers, fathers, rapists, or lovers, will be boys, and get to skate.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:56:18pm

re: #178 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I think that’s done with Bitcoins now.

How many bitcoins fit in an envelop?

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 6:58:00pm

re: #181 Belafon

How many bitcoins fit in an envelop?

An infinite number, silly!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:00:46pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:04:22pm

re: #181 Belafon

As many as you want.
bitcoinpaperwallet.com

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:05:33pm

re: #183 Charles Johnson

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And it’s something that is everywhere in the party.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:06:56pm

re: #167 austin_blue

Well, by 2020, it’s entirely possible the that the SCOTUS will have overturned Roe as a national policy and thrown it back to the States to tailor their own laws which will, of course, mean that poor women in 35 States will be unable to get a safe, legal termination of their unwanted pregnancy, even if that embryo/fetus is the product of rape, incest, or is fatally flawed genetically.

I don’t think a lot of people will be listening to Sarandon at that point.

Dammit, Janet.

Assuming that Congress does not pass a law outlawing abortion nationwide, couldn’t we have a return of the Underground Railroad, except this will be an above ground system to transport poor women to states that permit abortion?

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retired cynic  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:11:30pm

This was a really important program on Fresh Air. I’m listening to it the second time tonight. The Weaponization of Social Media

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:11:34pm

re: #183 Charles Johnson

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I’m pretty sure Drumpf believes that that the people who “Drew It” were senior climate scientists who were scared of losing their government grants, as opposed to senior climate scientists who are just scared shitless over the implications of their recent, consistently consistent 2040 model runs.

He’ll ignore it. He’s an idiot.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:14:44pm

re: #154 Blind Frog Belly White

Hanson sounds salty. Lol. It’s infuriating when you can’t stifle votes.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:15:12pm

re: #188 austin_blue

Not to mention the tens and tens of dollars the climate scientists have to gain from making it all up.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:17:47pm

They just don’t care about climate change and that alone is why they shouldn’t get political power.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:20:51pm

If you hold a snowball in your hand on the floor of the Senate to disprove “global warming,” you should be thrown out of office.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:25:02pm

re: #188 austin_blue

I’m pretty sure Drumpf believes that that the people who “Drew It” were senior climate scientists who were scared of losing their government grants, as opposed to senior climate scientists who are just scared shitless over the implications of their recent, consistently consistent 2040 model runs.

He’ll ignore it. He’s an idiot.

He’s irrelevant — it’s the fact that the entire GOP doesn’t care. If the GOP supported the science, then Trump would follow. It’s not as though he really cares about any policy issues other than enriching himself or helping his BFF Putin. The party is owned by Koch Bros and the fossil fuel industry and has no interest in implementing any programs that might adversely affect their profits.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:32:35pm

re: #186 Hecuba’s daughter

Assuming that Congress does not pass a law outlawing abortion nationwide, couldn’t we have a return of the Underground Railroad, except this will be an above ground system to transport poor women to states that permit abortion?

Maybe, or have a conspiracy of Doulas dispensing pennyroyal?

Joking, of course. But your suggestion needs money, and lots of it. Who pays? It would be great if Melinda Gates grabbed Bill by his little geeky earlobes and made him set up that kind of system, but you know that the R’s would pass a law similar to the one preventing the interstate transport of miners for immortal porpoises.

(sorry, ancient, horrible pun joke punchline, but you get the idea…)

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:35:49pm
Patricia Kayden
I hate to sound crass but Democrats should be working on getting potential voters the ID they need instead of waiting for election years to challenge these laws. We already know that this is the game Republicans play. Why not play the game too by getting the ID to our voters? Surely, the ID isn’t supernatural or impossible to get. Play the game until we can get these laws overturned by voting out Republicans.

My bold of course.
This is the winning play at the forefront. Just my opinion, and I’m no Nate Silver or strategist. For all those millions that go into radio, robo calls, broadcast TV, robo calls, cable, mailers, did I mention robo?
Getting legit ID out to those that lack it has lasting impact that is positive. Slightly longer term thinking and tactics here folks. The GOP primary a few years ago showed us the short play is the wrong play. SCOTUS shows us this clearly. Not scolding anybody, just saying do stuff that sticks. It is also maybe crass, but you know how the evangelicals preach at the free Thx giving dinner?

Brand the safety net as progressive and modern, the moral high ground. The fact it’s us the neighbors that give a crap for real. Stop letting the bad guys define the language. Slightly edited for a paste fumble.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:42:28pm

re: #194 austin_blue

Maybe, or have a conspiracy of Doulas dispensing pennyroyal?

Joking, of course. But your suggestion needs money, and lots of it. Who pays? It would be great if Melinda Gates grabbed Bill by his little geeky earlobes and made him set up that kind of system, but you know that the R’s would pass a law similar to the one preventing the interstate transport of miners for immortal porpoises.

(sorry, ancient, horrible pun joke punchline, but you get the idea…)

Planned Parenthood or NARAL could develop some type of system to support women. Certainly states could implement draconian laws that would punish women who seek abortions or actually have one. Let’s wait and see what the SC actually decides on this issue.

I will never forgive the Bernie Bros from putting us in this position.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:44:25pm

re: #195 Unshaken Defiance

My bold of course.
This is the winning play at the forefront. Just my opinion, and I’m no Nate Silver or strategist. For all those millions that go into radio, robo calls, broadcast TV, robo calls, cable, mailers, did I mention robo?
Getting legit ID out to those that lack it has lasting impact that is positive. Slightly longer term thinking and tactics here folks. The GOP primary a few years ago showed us the short play is the wrong play. SCOTUS shows us this clearly. Not scolding anybody, just saying do stuff that sticks. It is also maybe crass, but you know how the evangelicals preach at the free Thx giving dinner?

Brand the safety net as progressive and modern, the moral high ground. The fact it’s us the neighbors that give a crap for real. Stop letting the bad guys define the language. Slightly edited for a paste fumble.

The problem is that the State’s that demand a photo ID are controlled by the same people who want to limit access to photo IDs.

“Where is your original copy of your Birth Certificate?”

“Um, in California, I guess, where I was born. I have this notarized photocopy of it.”

“Not good enough! We need an original!”

And so on…

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:47:13pm

re: #196 Hecuba’s daughter

Planned Parenthood or NARAL could develop some type of system to support women. Certainly states could implement draconian laws that would punish women who seek abortions or actually have one. Let’s wait and see what the SC actually decides on this issue.

I will never forgive the Bernie Bros from putting us in this position.

THIS.

The Bros and the Stein-bots have a lot for which to answer.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:48:04pm

re: #197 austin_blue

The problem is that the State’s that demand a photo ID are controlled by the same people who want to limit access to photo IDs.

“Where is your original copy of your Birth Certificate?”

“Um, in California, I guess, where I was born. I have this notarized photocopy of it.”

“Not good enough! We need an original!”

And so on…

That’s the hard part. Just gotta dig in and push back. Passports if we have to. That’s tough to fight.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:53:58pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:55:32pm

re: #162 Belafon

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I, BTW, love Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Highlighting all of these little places that are hard to find on (even Google) maps, the kinds of places I want to go to if I’m in a town.

I liked it when Alton Brown did it, but Guy Fieri annoys the bejeezus fuck out of me….

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:57:42pm

Some blues.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 7:59:34pm
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calochortus  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:01:00pm

Freepers aren’t happy about Trump supporting ethanol. I’m kind of surprised. A few are suggesting he’s just leading the farmers on to get their support and then he’ll drop it (apparently a good and morally sound idea,) but I thought whatever Trump did was automatically correct.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:01:24pm

SAUDIS: We have investigated this incident as thoroughly as you have investigated the allegations against your justice Kavanaugh
POMPEO: OK then

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:05:09pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:07:46pm

Very interesting cover.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:11:14pm

re: #203 The Vicious Babushka

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:14:45pm

re: #199 Unshaken Defiance

That’s the hard part. Just gotta dig in and push back. Passports if we have to. That’s tough to fight.

Passports now cost $145.

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Kragar  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:16:38pm
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calochortus  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:19:02pm

re: #210 Kragar

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I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:20:14pm

re: #211 calochortus

I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

Me too! I’m more shockeder than you!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:21:52pm

re: #210 Kragar

Oliver Willis

@owillis
GOP nominee for governor revealed as author of book excusing slavery shareblue.com

9:40 PM - Oct 9, 2018

Trump supporters literally don’t care. They would be fine if slavery were reinstated tomorrow; they don’t care about the Jim Crow anti-voting laws that infest Republican run states. Remember, Florida was part of the Confederacy and that heritage still lurks there.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:22:00pm

+mDkwFJhRBvgscRRltuhaaxOJrXU55NmUomfV9RbnSLUdAuX9h2mpP/PM0mPdBkaiU25VWl/Ky6w/AOPvXSAwj2j4fo0d2gNHOpr7BryLMBJB9Woq7ybqbw6CVKTIuCteE3syUtJyf5HGX3n5/5cqW6Lkvm+Xrsu

Baby Where You Are

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:23:49pm
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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:24:41pm

Yankees down 4-1, bottom of th ninth, 2 on, 1 out. If they lose, they are done for the season.

Go, Sox!

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:25:40pm
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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:25:44pm

Oops, a walk. Bases loaded, one out.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:27:36pm

Walker hit by pitch. 4-2, bases still juiced.

Sox need a pitching change.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:28:22pm

re: #209 austin_blue

Passports now cost $145.

That’s about half the price of a single thirty second spot in a major market on a major FM/AM outlet. And there are passport cards. $30 thepennyhoarder.com

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:30:36pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:33:04pm
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freetoken  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:34:12pm

re: #204 calochortus

Ethanol support is one of the prices that Grassley charged Trump in return for the sham investigation.

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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:36:17pm

re: #215 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:37:59pm
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calochortus  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:40:27pm

re: #225 gocart mozart

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Collins is such a profile in courage.
Not.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:44:33pm

De Yankees is deed.

Boston vs. The ‘Stros in the ALCS.

Good! Two best teams in the league face off.

Proper.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:49:18pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:53:00pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:54:42pm

My son finished one of his songs:

Iframe

Edit: Written and generated in Finale Notepad.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:58:00pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 8:58:55pm

re: #217 DodgerFan1988

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No doubt in my mind that millions of Republicans would cheer if Dr. Ford was killed especially millions who go to right wing churches every Sunday

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freetoken  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:01:56pm

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:02:37pm
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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:02:51pm

re: #233 freetoken

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Wrapping up tight….

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calochortus  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:03:51pm

Time to call it a night.
Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:04:07pm

re: #233 freetoken

That storm is 400 miles wide. That ain’t good.

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freetoken  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:05:38pm

re: #237 teleskiguy

It’s what you get with a major hurricane.

Tomorrow will be harrowing for many in NW Florida.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:06:42pm
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freetoken  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:10:16pm

Tallahassee is set for the worst of the storm.

If the state government offices are dismantled by this storm, I wonder if the current governor will declare that the election has to be postponed?

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:21:27pm

There’s a tweet for everything.

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Jack Burton  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:21:47pm

But they have no problem with hordes of Nazis, RWNJs, and Russian trolls threatening people and undermining western democracy all day every day.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:22:50pm

re: #238 freetoken

It’s what you get with a major hurricane.

Tomorrow will be harrowing for many in NW Florida.

Outer bands are hitting Apalachicola now.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:28:17pm

I’ve had enough of @Gus_802 on Twitter. He’s turning into a cynical monster in real time. Fuck that asshole.

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:36:08pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:40:25pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:41:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:41:39pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

From the tweet you cited:

“Today I kept a promise to Iowa, Nebraska, and other countries” — Donald Trump giving two states sovereignty

I thought it was Texas that claimed it was a “whole ‘nother country.”

On the other hand, I wasn’t aware the Nebraska Independence Movement had successfully caused our state to leave the Union. I guess we’re an enclave now, and Colorado will have to build a wall (and make us pay for it).

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gocart mozart  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:43:24pm
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Belafon  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:48:10pm

Here’s something to ponder: what do you think the elections would look like right now if Clinton had won?

And this not about Clinton. Its actually about the electorate.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:49:07pm

re: #246 gocart mozart

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You should see how tough their citizenship test is.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:49:59pm

re: #250 Belafon

Here’s something to ponder: what do you think the elections would look like right now if Clinton had won?

And this not about Clinton. Its actually about the electorate.

I think that depends on the policy side of a Hillary Clinton administration. Too many variables to make a sound prediction.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:52:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:57:25pm

re: #196 Hecuba’s daughter

Planned Parenthood or NARAL could develop some type of system to support women. Certainly states could implement draconian laws that would punish women who seek abortions or actually have one. Let’s wait and see what the SC actually decides on this issue.

I will never forgive the Bernie Bros from putting us in this position.

It is already against Federal law to cross state lines to do something that would be illegal in your own state, for some crimes (such as maryjane).

The GOP has proposed in the past, and I guarantee they’ll propose again if they get the chance, to say that interstate “trafficking” in abortion would be a felony, both for the person seeking it and the person providing it (and anyone facilitating transport).

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 9:57:39pm

re: #251 Single-handed sailor

You should see how tough their citizenship test is.

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Wait, what? BASE jumping is required to be a Canadian citizen?!?!

Man, that’s commitment.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:02:01pm

re: #244 teleskiguy

I’ve had enough of @Gus_802 on Twitter. He’s turning into a cynical monster in real time. Fuck that asshole.

Who is that guy? I’m glad I don’t know him in real life.

Maybe getting Internet and cell service here would be a bad thing for my area.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:05:18pm

re: #250 Belafon

Here’s something to ponder: what do you think the elections would look like right now if Clinton had won?

And this not about Clinton. Its actually about the electorate.

The House would have already passed multiple articles of impeachment including Benghazi, her e-mail server, Uranium One and being “bribed”.

They would have passed a bill shutting down the Clinton Foundation which she would have vetoed and had that upheld.

Chaffetz wouldn’t have resigned because he would be investigating all those false Clinton Cash “scandals”.

McConnell would not allow any of her judicial nominees to come to the floor.

The New York Times would be leading the Hate Hillary campaign.

The 2018 midterms would probably be a rerun of 2010 and would probably be a bigger Democratic slaughter due to the non stop Trump attacks.

Oh and Bernie, Susie Spotless, Moore and the other Berniebots would be stabbing Hillary in the back every chance they could…

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:06:54pm

Now playing on Spotify: Taylor Swift’s personal favourites

open.spotify.com

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:12:01pm

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹

Gus is an old Lizard, used to be pretty prolific around here. He stopped posting at LGF a few years ago and he’s focused primarily on Twitter to, uh, say things. Last time he posted at LGF, AFAIK, was when CuriousLurker had passed.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:15:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:18:07pm

What if it’s Illegal for a Minor to Cross State Lines to Get an Abortion?

Care2 outlines the issues surrounding Sen. Rob Portman’s repeated attempts to pass such a law. NARAL dubs the bill the “jail Grandma” bill because it would prohibit anyone from taking a minor across a state line.

The GOP paints it as “protecting children” and “battling trafficking” (neither of which is true). The idea by calling it a child protection bill is to paint the Democrats as opposed to child protection.

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austin_blue  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:19:07pm

re: #257 Joe Bacon 🌹

The House would have already passed multiple articles of impeachment including Benghazi, her e-mail server, Uranium One and being “bribed”.

They would have passed a bill shutting down the Clinton Foundation which she would have vetoed and had that upheld.

Chaffetz wouldn’t have resigned because he would be investigating all those false Clinton Cash “scandals”.

McConnell would not allow any of her judicial nominees to come to the floor.

The New York Times would be leading the Hate Hillary campaign.

The 2018 midterms would probably be a rerun of 2010 and would probably be a bigger Democratic slaughter due to the non stop Trump attacks.

Oh and Bernie, Susie Spotless, Moore and the other Berniebots would be stabbing Hillary in the back every chance they could…

Welp, that sounds about right.

2.9” in the old rain gauge here in LA (that’s Lower Austin to you crass sophisticates on the Left Coast) in the last thirty hours. October monsoon. Just missed the ACL first weekend crowd of 120,000 people wandering through town.

But this year we’ve got little electric powered stand-up two wheeled scooter thingies! They are a fantastic new “last mile” transportation option for the visitors in town!

The number of man buns I have seen zipping down Barton Springs Road to get to Zilker Park for the show is just awesome. Thousands of them, without helmets or a care in the world for pedestrians. Those little fuckers can do fifteen or twenty MPH, and since you pay an initial dollar and then $.10/minute to use them, they are incented to drive the bastards as fast as they can.

Dangerous as shit, and get off my lawn!

Night all. Sweet dreams.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:19:55pm

re: #259 teleskiguy

Gus is an old Lizard, used to be pretty prolific around here. He stopped posting at LGF a few years ago and he’s focused primarily on Twitter to, uh, say things. Last time he posted at LGF, AFAIK, was when CuriousLurker had passed.

I just looked at his timeline on Twitter. He’s going about a tweet a minute, much of it off the rails.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:20:33pm

The Fear Driving Conservative Support for Kavanaugh

Trumpism, at its core, is a rebellion against changes in American society that undermine traditional hierarchies. It’s based on the belief that these changes, rather than promoting fairness for historically oppressed groups, actually promote “political correctness”: the oppression of white, native-born Christian men. To understand the conservative response to the allegations against Kavanaugh, a few data points are useful. From 2013 to 2018, according to the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), the percentage of Republicans who said that in the U.S. “there is a lot of discrimination against women” fell by half, from 28 to 14 percent. (Among Democrats during the same period it rose from 55 to 71 percent). By contrast, from 2012 to 2016, the percentage of Republicans who said men face a “great deal” or a “lot” of discrimination doubled, from 9 to 18 percent. (Among Democrats it declined slightly). And in 2016, according to PRRI, 68 percent of Donald Trump supporters said American society is becoming “too soft and feminine.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:23:36pm

Wow, anti-Josh Hawley adverts appear on just about every streaming service I can access (just heard one on Spotify). Priorities USA seems to have made a massive ad buy pointing out his connexions to the insurance industry and how much money he’s taken from them.

Too bad Josh Hawley is running for office in Missouri. Because of the way our Internet service is provided here, we don’t get Nebraska adverts in Nebraska. Maybe Priorities USA could run adverts against Sen. Deb Fischer in Jefferson City so we can see them here. /s

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:24:12pm

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹

He can tweet all the bullshit he wants from here to fuckall. He’s in my rear view, way back there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:28:07pm

re: #266 teleskiguy

He can tweet all the bullshit he wants from here to fuckall. He’s in my rear view, way back there.

Stuff like this:

I have a rather interesting view of the Vietnam War as well. It comes from my mother and step-father serving during the Vietnam War, and my father dying in it.

I suppose he wouldn’t understand that.

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teleskiguy  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:35:03pm

More tightening.

This is going to be bad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:37:15pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:37:19pm

re: #251 Single-handed sailor

You should see how tough their citizenship test is.

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I am seriously acrophobic despite being a pilot for most of my life. CN Tower has a sizable glass floor that you (NOT I) can walk on. When we there some years ago, my wife teased me about not even being able to get close to the edge while toddlers were out playing on it. Well, toddlers do a lot of things I wouldn’t do, like eat bugs and crap in the bath water. As for the insane adults who were out on the floor, I attributed this to a lower state of evolution. Fear of heights was an obvious survival trait once our ancestors had adapted to life on the ground rather than in the trees. Those revered ancestors who were not afraid of heights soon fell out of a tree or trundled off a cliff before they could beget little anthropoids.

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sagehen  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:37:44pm

re: #251 Single-handed sailor

You should see how tough their citizenship test is.

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You have to roast a goose, ride a moose, and explain the offside rule in hockey.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:43:18pm

re: #270 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I am seriously acrophobic despite being a pilot for most of my life. CN Tower has a sizable glass floor that you (NOT I) can walk on. When we there some years ago, my wife teased me about not even being able to get close to the edge while toddlers were out playing on it. Well, toddlers do a lot of things I wouldn’t do, like eat bugs and crap in the bath water. As for the insane adults who were out on the floor, I attributed this to a lower state of evolution. Fear of heights was an obvious survival trait once our ancestors had adapted to life on the ground rather than in the trees. Those revered ancestors who were not afraid of heights soon fell out of a tree or trundled off a cliff before they could beget little anthropoids.

Meanwhile, I have no trouble flying in planes, walking on glass floors high above the Earth, or peering out of tall buildings or over tall cliffs. But I get nervous climbing ladders. When I had to clean the gutters in my houses, it was a true profile of courage.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:45:40pm

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

What if it’s Illegal for a Minor to Cross State Lines to Get an Abortion?

Care2 outlines the issues surrounding Sen. Rob Portman’s repeated attempts to pass such a law. NARAL dubs the bill the “jail Grandma” bill because it would prohibit anyone from taking a minor across a state line.

The GOP paints it as “protecting children” and “battling trafficking” (neither of which is true). The idea by calling it a child protection bill is to paint the Democrats as opposed to child protection.

Well — that’s a potential problem under the current system. If Roe vs Wade is overturned, my guess is that the states that outlaw abortion will never care about deaths of women due to botched abortions. A country that doesn’t care about thousands of deaths of Puerto Ricans will not care about dozens of women dying because they did not have access to a safe and legal abortion.

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Jason Munro  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:47:55pm

re: #260 teleskiguy

JFC. We are right and truly fucked.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:49:38pm

re: #272 wheat-dogg

Meanwhile, I have no trouble flying in planes, walking on glass floors high above the Earth, or peering out of tall buildings or over tall cliffs. But I get nervous climbing ladders. When I had to clean the gutters in my houses, it was a true profile of courage.

I have that problem solved: No gutters on my house. I don’t go up on ladders if I can help it though (partly because of fear, partly because of epilepsy).

When we were doing decommissioning inspections on the USS Saratoga, I was assigned to inspect an ordinance space on the 7th deck. Access was from the 2nd deck via a trunk (ladder straight down five decks). I could not make myself do that, despite all the yelling from my senior chief.

Another time we were installing an airborne IFF transponder in the ship’s radar room (because their transponder went down and we were repairing it). I was tasked with installing an airborne blade antenna on the mast. Hell no. I’ll scrub every head on the ship for a month, but you ain’t making me do that without pointing a gun at me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:53:54pm

re: #274 Jason Munro

JFC. We are right and truly fucked.

Well, to be fair, in such clips (for the comedy value), they go out and interview a bunch of people, and pick out the funny or stupid answers. (We don’t really know how many people told Jimmy Kimmel “he’s dead.”)

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 10:57:13pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:18:14pm

My wife is busy right now using Drupal (one of those strange languages not part of the Indo-European language family) to create a Website for our village. (The village has long owned a domain, but has never put anything on it. She volunteered to do that, mostly because she likes doing that sort of thing and our town is notorious for not paying anyone they don’t have to.)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:20:23pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:21:33pm

re: #274 Jason Munro

JFC. We are right and truly fucked.

Just like JayWalking when Jay Leno was on TV; they would only broadcast the most surreal or ignorant responses.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:25:04pm

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹

David Lieb

@DavidALieb
A month ahead of #Election2018, a Missouri judge has blocked key portions of the state’s voter photo ID law. @AP: apnews.com#moleg

4:09 PM - Oct 9, 2018

Let’s hope that a higher court doesn’t suspend that ruling. Has the Roberts Court ever met a voting limitation that it doesn’t like?

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:26:13pm

Yep.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:30:10pm

re: #281 Hecuba’s daughter

Let’s hope that a higher court doesn’t suspend that ruling. Has the Roberts Court ever met a voting limitation that it doesn’t like?

Nope. Which is why I argue Roberts doesn’t “care about his legacy” as so many assert.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:39:00pm

Well, Randall Theo (former board member of the Boy Scouts of America) is now speaking in public why he left. It is over the new resolution this year reaffirming their ban on atheists, specifically this part of the resolution:

The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and the grateful acknowledgement of His favors and blessings are necessary to the best type of citizenship and are wholesome precepts in the education of the growing members. No matter what the religious faith of the members may be, this fundamental of good citizenship should be kept before them.

Nice to know that the BSA, like George HW Bush, thinks I can’t be the “best type of citizen.”

If they want, as a private organisation, to keep people out, within the context of the law that is their right.

As a Congressionally-chartered organisation, they should not (but conservatives and a lot of BSA members don’t give a crap). They’re doubling down on the days from when I was tossed from the BSA for my (lack of) religious faith.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:44:16pm

God hates the FBI.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:53:27pm

Somebody is a little cranky over recent criticism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 9, 2018 • 11:55:33pm

Shooter or trans? Which is the greater threat?

Equality Stafford Community,

This past week, an incident occurred during a middle school lock down drill in Stafford County. When the drill began, a particular class of children took shelter in the bathroom/locker room nearest them as they were in PE. One student was prevented from entering either the boys or girls locker room while the teachers discussed where she should go. The student was forced to watch the adults charged with her care, debate the safest place (for the other students) to have her shelter. During this debate, she was instructed to sit in the gym with a teacher until the drill was complete, away from her peers and identified as different. After some additional debate, she was made to sit in the locker room hall way, by the door away from her peers. This happened because the child, in addition to being a model student, also happens to be transgender.

Let me be clear. During an event that prepares children to survive an attack by actual assailants, she was treated as if she was so much of a danger to peers that she was left exposed and vulnerable. These events occur across our country right now but this one happened here.

Facebook Post

They were supposed to go to tonight’s school board meeting to protest this treatment. I wonder how it came out.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:01:51am

Meanwhile in Canada.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:09:33am

re: #288 Single-handed sailor

Meanwhile in Indiana:

Because nothing says Christian persecution like the Satanic Temple cleaning up trash on the highway near your house.

They joined Indiana’s Adopt-a-Highway programme and were assigned a stretch of roadway to clean. Neighbours complain that the state sign listing the Satanic Temple as the cleaners for that stretch of highway “lowers their property values” and one compared it to the Ku Klux Klan having a sign near her house.

Yeah, the Satanic Temple cleaning up trash on a roadway is just like people who committed domestic terrorism and murder against minorities for 150 years.

The Satanic Temple does not worship Satan. They assert constitutional rights.

So far the state is holding firm: As long as the Satanic Temple holds up their end of the deal to clean up trash, the signs stay.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:11:46am

re: #289 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:16:47am

re: #290 Single-handed sailor

Yup.

They can’t have it both ways. Unless the Klan was somehow specifically outlawed, then the Klan can clean up highways like any other group. (To be clear, I think the Klan is an odious organisation.)

Ditto with the Satanic Temple in Indiana. As far as they go, the residents can either try to claim that religious organisations (which they are not) should not be allowed to participate in a government programme and have their name emblazoned on a state sign.

That’s actually a good argument, and would get every church in the state kicked off those signs as well.

Or, they can quit being snowflakes and thank the folks cleaning up the trash along the road in front of their homes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:18:10am

I left out the link to the article on the trash clean up controversy:

wishtv.com

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:23:35am

BULLETIN
Hurricane Michael Intermediate Advisory Number 14A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
100 AM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

…MICHAEL BECOMES AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE…
…LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE…HURRICANE FORCE WINDS…AND HEAVY
RAINFALL EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST…

SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT…0600 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————
LOCATION…27.7N 86.6W
ABOUT 180 MI…290 KM SSW OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA
ABOUT 170 MI…275 KM SW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…210 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 355 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…945 MB…27.91 INCHES

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:49:29am

re: #293 Single-handed sailor

Yikes. I hope Stonekettle has battened down the hatches. That’s right where he lives.

My son is over in Jacksonville. They may have a tropical storm warning later today.

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ckkatz  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:55:21am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹

Shooter or trans? Which is the greater threat?

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They were supposed to go to tonight’s school board meeting to protest this treatment. I wonder how it came out.

Stafford County, Virginia is just north of Fredericksburg Virginia along the Interstate-95 corridor. It is on the far edge of the Washington DC metropolitan area at about 40 miles away. Stafford County is also about 60 miles from Richmond. Finally, it is a very wealthy county. [11th among US counties in 2006 and 2009 according to Forbes.]

en.wikipedia.org

On the School Board meeting:

From the WashPost (Before the meeting):

“The mother said she discussed the incident with Stafford Superintendent Scott Kizner, whom she described as concerned and receptive. The Stafford school system, about 45 miles outside the District, issued a statement saying it does not comment on individual incidents involving students but noted Kizner requested a review of all protocols and procedures.”

washingtonpost.com

From Fox 5 (Yeah, I don’t like to cite them either. But they were the only report on the meeting that I could find.)

“At a school board meeting Tuesday night, Stafford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner apologized to a transgender middle school student who was told she could not take shelter in either the girls or boys locker rooms during a recent lockdown drill.”

“Dr. Kizner said in an interview Tuesday night that he personally supported allowing transgender students to have the option to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match with their gender identity. He said he would work with the school board to come up with policies and practices that allow that in the coming weeks, but did not give an exact timeline.”

fox5dc.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:57:15am

In my regional paper:

1) They didn’t print my letter (they already printed their one mandatory letter from a liberal this month)

2) A week’s worth of pounding out editorials and op-ed pieces on how great Trump and Kavanaugh are. Check out the headlines of the op-eds.

starherald.com

My regional newspaper is the closest thing you get around here to a moderate outlet. The radio is far worse.

My county newspaper doesn’t often run op-eds, but when they do they are generally conservative syndicated columnists.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:03:25am

In gun safety from my area today:

Kimball woman charged, accused of trying to kill her mother with BB gun (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

She has been charged with attempted murder.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:12:11am

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:14:37am

And additional reasons victims of sexual abuse or assault don’t report: Protective laws.

A woman from Scottsbluff is suing the Scottsbluff School District alleging her golf coach in high school abused her for three years. That coach was sentenced to 32 years imprisonment.

She alleges the school district did not take her claims of abuse seriously, failing in their duty to protect students.

The school district is arguing to dismiss the case, because of a law on the books in this state which protects political subdivisions from certain suits:

In its latest motion, filed on Oct. 2, the Scottsbluff Public Schools, through its attorney, has filed a motion to dismiss, alleging that the plaintiff had not filed written notice with the school district within one year of the claim accruing or begun a lawsuit within two years.

and

In its response, the school district says that under the Political Subdivisions Tort Claims Act, the plaintiff needed to file a notice of claim within one year of the occurrence or before the plaintiff turned 21 years old and that the act requires that a suit must be started within two years. However, the school district says it is also exempt from other longer statute of limitations because of the Political Subdivisions Tort Claims Act, because it is protected from claims arising out of assault or battery.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:34:24am

re: #298 Single-handed sailor

The old “they all look alike” argument. How racist and quaint.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:45:59am

re: #300 Patricia Kayden

The old “they all look alike” argument. How racist and quaint.

And strangely, Chinese people do not all look alike. But sometimes they say white people look alike.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:46:20am

This Vicious Buffoon Is a Vessel for All the Worst Elements of the American Condition

“In my life, I have watched John Kennedy talk on television about missiles in Cuba. I saw Lyndon Johnson look Richard Russell squarely in the eye and and say, ‘And we shall overcome’. I saw Richard Nixon resign and Gerald Ford tell the Congress that our long national nightmare was over. I saw Jimmy Carter talk about malaise and Ronald Reagan talk about a shining city on a hill. I saw George H.W. Bush deliver the eulogy for the Soviet bloc, and Bill Clinton comfort the survivors of Timothy McVeigh’s madness in Oklahoma City. I saw George W. Bush struggle to make sense of it all on September 11, 2001, and I saw Barack Obama sing “Amazing Grace” in the wounded sanctuary of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
These were the presidents of my lifetime. These were not perfect men. They were not perfect presidents, god knows. Not one of them was that. But they approached the job, and they took to the podium, with all the gravitas they could muster as appropriate to the job. They tried, at least, to reach for something in the presidency that was beyond their grasp as ordinary human beings. They were not all ennobled by the attempt, but they tried nonetheless.
And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators. Now he comes, a man swathed in scandal, with no interest beyond what he can put in his pocket and what he can put over on a universe of suckers, and he does something like this while occupying an office that we gave him, and while endowed with a public trust that he dishonors every day he wakes up in the White House. The scion of a multigenerational criminal enterprise, the parameters of which we are only now beginning to comprehend. A vessel for all the worst elements of the American condition. And a cheap, soulless bully besides. Watch him again, behind the seal of the President of the United States. Isn’t he a funny man? Isn’t what happened to that lady hilarious? Watch the assembled morons cheer. This is the only story now.”

- Charles Pierce

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 1:56:53am

With video of the advert:

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Ming5000  Oct 10, 2018 • 2:47:23am

re: #70 Charles Johnson

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Someone clued me in to this Twitter filter.
It supposedly brings you tweets as they are issued.

filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 2:59:45am

Dollar Tree becomes Thousand Dollar Tree after Trump’s tariffs hit them hard.

finance.yahoo.com

In the meantime, I’m not really hearing any derision from people around here about our Smart car, now that gasoline is north of $4 and headed to $5 at these rates.

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steve_davis  Oct 10, 2018 • 3:16:40am

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Same thing with “Democrat Party”, it doesn’t bother me nor does it offend me but if you’re using stupid shit like that in your attempt to discuss issues, yeah you’re not worthy of a conversation or respect.

it bothers the hell out of me, to the point where I correct it. Not being able to use the correct name of the party shows the same disdain as calling black people “coloreds” or thinking that rape victims are “mistaken.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 3:21:49am

The Reich-wing demands for a purge continue …

(three tweets)

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 10, 2018 • 4:10:58am

re: #307 Anymouse 🌹

The Washington Post should respond appropriately to such a ridiculous demand.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 10, 2018 • 4:14:22am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

Disgusting but fully explains how the Catholic Church has gotten away with protecting pedophile priests for decades now. It’s all about protecting men. To hell with women and the children they victimize. Only men matter.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 4:14:41am

Part of Rep. Kevin Cramer’s (R-ND) dislike of women and minorities goes quite far back.

Back in 2013, Rep. Cramer was meeting with Native American non-violence groups about the Violence Against Women Act, which he thought had unconstitutional sections in it regarding tribal lands.

In that conversation, Heidi Heitcamp’s staffers and Kevin Cramer displayed far different attitudes toward the tribal councils opinions on the act: Heitcamp’s staffers were interested, asked questions seeking information, and took detailed notes.

Cramer launched into a tirade against tribal councils (saying he wished he could wring the necks of one) and insisting a white man could not get a fair trial on a reservation (never mind the VAWA gives tribes limited control in those areas), thus he would be “afraid” to set foot on any reservation in the state.

There is a fascinating recounting of Cramer’s violent threats and paranoia with the anti-violence Native groups here.

lastrealindians.com

Douchecanoe doesn’t even begin to describe this guy. At least he didn’t threaten to throw a reporter off the Capitol rotunda, or hit a newspaper reporter in Montana, &c &c (you know, I’m beginning to think GOP candidates have self-control problems).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 4:18:46am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 4:20:06am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:02:49am

First Polish commercial satellite to be launched into space in April (Goes to Radio Poland, more at the link):

If all goes as scheduled, the satellite will have undergone all the tests and be ready for launch in April, Poland’s PAP news agency reported, citing a space technology executive.

The satellite, called Światowid, will be flown to the International Space station (ISS) from where it will be launched into orbit, Grzegorz Zwoliński, CEO of the SatRevolution company, told PAP.

The 20x10x10 cm device is a wholly Polish design based on domestic know-how from start to finish, Zwoliński said.

The satellite is expected to take photographs to enable observation of water levels, the condition of the air and changes in weather, the PAP news agency reported.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:04:11am

re: #10 Blind Frog Belly White

It seems like a simple thing - if you believe that voters shoul dhave to show ID to vote, you should also believe that the State should make a huge, proactive effort to identify every single eligible voter and provide them, free of charge or inconvenience, with that ID.

Of course, that would be what you’d do if you were believed in Voter ID to ensure only eligible voters vote. Otherwise, you’re charging a poll tax for the purpose of disenfranchising voters.

Very late to the party, but THIS. RIGHT. HERE!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:13:46am

30 BIG degrees outside and overcast, with snow/rain/glop coming this morning. I think I’ll turn in for now. Catch y’all later.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:16:29am

Hurricane Michael’s centre is about twelve hours away from the Florida coastline, and the storm is now a strong category IV. It still has time to intensify before it reaches the coast.

BULLETIN
Hurricane Michael Intermediate Advisory Number 15A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142018
700 AM CDT Wed Oct 10 2018

…POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MICHAEL HEADING TOWARD THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE…
…LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE…HURRICANE FORCE WINDS…AND HEAVY
RAINFALL IMMINENT…

SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————
LOCATION…29.0N 86.3W
ABOUT 90 MI…145 KM SW OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA
ABOUT 90 MI…145 KM WSW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…145 MPH…230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 10 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…933 MB…27.55 INCHES

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:21:41am

Collin Allrad is running against Pete Sessions here in Texas. The big push here is to tie Allrad to Pelosi, but they also managed to work in a caricature of Bernie into the ad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:37:36am

re: #317 Belafon

Collin Allrad is running against Pete Sessions here in Texas. The big push here is to tie Allrad to Pelosi, but they also managed to work in a characachure of Bernie into the ad.

I have to admit that the GOP have been successful at spreading a certain message to their target electorate: that a vote for the Democrats is a vote for atheist Socialist Cosmopolitans who want to turn America into a Venezuela of the North while allowing Islamists and Central American drug gangs to run amok in our cities while toxic feminists ruin the lives of our sons with vicious lies.

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jeffreyw  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:47:15am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:49:27am

USA Today, not satisfied with the current state of political stenography journalism today, cuts out the middle man and just allows Trump to fucking run his own op-ed with his greatest rally hits. Because nothing really matters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:53:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:54:26am

re: #320 Citizen K

USA Today, not satisfied with the current state of political stenography journalism today, cuts out the middle man and just allows Trump to fucking run his own op-ed with his greatest rally hits. Because nothing really matters.

see my comment 318

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 5:58:47am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why would DJT know anything about US intercepts? He’s busy watching Faux and Fiends.

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:02:48am

re: #322 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

see my comment 318

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have to admit that the GOP have been successful at spreading a certain message to their target electorate: that a vote for the Democrats is a vote for atheist Socialist Cosmopolitans who want to turn America into a Venezuela of the North while allowing Islamists and Central American drug gans to run amok in our cities while toxic feminists ruin the lives of our sons with vicious lies.

Half the reason there is how cowed the media is and how willingly they will run the conservative/GOP side of things with zero pushback or analysis, just taking it at face value like it was already an agreed upon truth. Meanwhile ,anything from the leftward side of things has to be verified in triplicate to be considered even close to as trustworthy and even then is couched in language questioning it constantly.

The success isn’t as much in the message as it is in the inundation and unabated echo chamber. It’s the same inundation that hammered into the media’s head that they somehow need to make up for ‘liberal media bias’ that created the massive constant overcorrection we have now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:03:14am

re: #323 Sir John Barron

Why would DJT know anything about US intercepts? He’s busy watching Faux and Fiends.

There were certainly people in the State Department who were aware of events but they obviously knew that it would have been a waste of time to disrupt Trump with reports on them.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:04:16am

Making this comment on a retweet private for reasons that will be obvious after you read it.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:04:40am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Remember when Goldman Sachs meant you were awful and crooked.

Only for Hillary speeches.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:07:54am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:07:56am

re: #246 gocart mozart

No cult notta cult ur the cult

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:09:02am

re: #326 wheat-dogg

An example of what I mean.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:12:31am

re: #205 The Vicious Babushka

SAUDIS: We have investigated this incident as thoroughly as you have investigated the allegations against your justice Kavanaugh
POMPEO: OK then

“We asked the Saudis if they killed the guy, they said no. They sounded convincing. What else do you want us to do?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:14:47am

re: #331 Sir John Barron

“We asked the Saudis if they killed the guy, they said no. They sounded convincing. What else do you want us to do?”

This is a dangerous time to be a feudal monarch who practices extraterritorial justice against dissidents, they could have their dynasties ruined by false charges!

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lizardofid  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:16:33am

re: #330 wheat-dogg

An example of what I mean.

[Embedded content]

Good morning,

Hey wheat-dogg

I’m curious, is 10-10 celebrated where you work?

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:18:11am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

The President said yesterday “I know nothing” about #Kashoggi’s disappearance other than what’s been reported in the press. US intercepts would seem to belie that.

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 10, 2018

Well, it is Trump. He probably doesn’t know even if he has been told…or, a picture was drawn.

By the way…it appears Tweets no longer show up as they used too. That’s a bit of a bummer because now you can’t read them right away here at LGF.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:18:14am

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

With video of the advert:

[Embedded content]

Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if “Catholic Mom’s” created that ad financed with Adelson’s money

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:19:05am

re: #333 lizardofid

Good morning,

Hey wheat-dogg

I’m curious, is 10-10 celebrated where you work?

I just found out about 11-11, and not Armistice Day, but Singles’ Day, which I heard is the day of the greatest volume of on-line sales in China.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:20:26am

re: #324 Citizen K

Half the reason there is how cowed the media is and how willingly they will run the conservative/GOP side of things with zero pushback or analysis, just taking it at face value like it was already an agreed upon truth. Meanwhile ,anything from the leftward side of things has to be verified in triplicate to be considered even close to as trustworthy and even then is couched in language questioning it constantly.

The success isn’t as much in the message as it is in the inundation and unabated echo chamber. It’s the same inundation that hammered into the media’s head that they somehow need to make up for ‘liberal media bias’ that created the massive constant overcorrection we have now.

The media isn’t cowed. It is an active and willing part of the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine.

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:22:49am

re: #337 Joe Bacon 🌹

The media isn’t cowed. It is an active and willing part of the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine.

Sigh, yeah, fair enough. I’ve been on the soapbox before about how cowardice fades into complicity with enough time. The point unfortunately remains the same: the GOP narrative wouldn’t be nearly as successful if not for the active enabling of the press.

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lizardofid  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:24:30am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I just found out about 11-11, and not Armistice Day, but International Singles’ Day, which I heard is the day of the greatest volume of on-line sales in China.

Wow, I had no idea. Looks like it could have been a stealth operation by Alibaba operatives.

; )

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:25:32am

re: #326 wheat-dogg

Making this comment on a retweet private for reasons that will be obvious after you read it.

Somehow this revelation about Mitch McConnell does not surprise me at all.

And it might further prove that McConnell “shoved through” Kavanaugh for Trump’s protection. He didn’t want him, The Donny did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:27:47am

re: #339 lizardofid

Wow, I had no idea. Looks like it could have been a stealth operation by Alibaba operatives.

; )

Wiki tells us that it started out in 1993 at the University of Nanking as Bachelors’ Day but was quickly picked up and commercialized

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:31:07am

re: #333 lizardofid
10-10 is not a thing here. But we just finished a week-long holiday for the National Day — the anniversary of Mao’s declaration of the People’s Republic of China on 10/1/1949.

The first Chinese republic is mentioned in the history books as a first step toward the PRC, as I understand it. But its founding does not get a national holiday. In Taiwan, it does.

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Single’s Day is marketing genius. TaoBao, the retail branch of the B2B platform Alibaba, created the Single’s Day sales bonanza almost singlehandedly by monetizing an informal “holiday” created by some unattached college students tired of the attention paid to couples.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:38:02am
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:38:48am

re: #342 wheat-dogg

That holiday had some ripples here in the LA area, certain large 24kt bullion traders closed.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:39:59am

The stock market seems unhappy today. Not a big move downward, but its follows another decline Monday. Where’s the “great, strong American economy” MAGA that we hear Trump crow about?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:41:29am

re: #344 Unshaken Defiance

That holiday had some ripples here in the LA area, certain large 24kt bullion traders closed.

You mean, 10-10? I guess they’re not members of the Communist Party. ;-)

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:41:45am

re: #345 wheat-dogg

The stock market seems unhappy today. Not a big move downward, but its follows another decline Monday. Where’s the “great, strong American economy” MAGA that we hear Trump crow about?

Some blue skinned alien dude stopped by, said he could not find the non fiction area of America. I suggested he come back about 6 years AGO.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:43:05am

re: #345 wheat-dogg

The stock market seems unhappy today. Not a big move downward, but its follows another decline Monday. Where’s the “great, strong American economy” MAGA that we hear Trump crow about?

Trump has sold his base that they will have to make certain “sacrifices” and undergo some turbulence in order to Make America Truly Great Again, so they will ignore any such indicators.

See “definition of a cult”.

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:44:00am

re: #343 Ace-o-aces

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Has it really come to this Fox?

You are going to hold an actress that is a gun control advocate responsible for her using guns in a movie and use it to bash gun control.

Maybe they are all mixed up since they have been reporting fiction for years.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:45:26am

re: #346 wheat-dogg

LA and China are so entangled economically, Hong Kong rules, mainland rules, families that have homes both places so the young generation can have a footprint here. Young adults that seemingly have a more positive about the US than the red hat Americans.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:47:05am

re: #349 ObserverArt

Has it really come to this Fox?

You are going to hold an actress that is a gun control advocate responsible for her using guns in a movie and use it to bash gun control.

Maybe they are all mixed up since they have been reporting fiction for years.

It’s not new. Remember Dan Quayle’s famous feud with Murphy Brown, a fictional TV character?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:50:02am

re: #350 Unshaken Defiance

LA and China are so entangled economically, Hong Kong rules, mainland rules, families that have homes both places so the young generation can have a footprint here. Young adults that seemingly have a more positive about the US than the red hat Americans.

I can see that. Many rich mainlanders are buying property in the States and Canada for a variety of reasons. The Beijing government is not happy about that kind of capital flight.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:52:33am

re: #351 wheat-dogg

It’s not new. Remember Dan Quayle’s famous feud with Murphy Brown, a fictional TV character?

The fictional son who now works for the WOLF network.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:52:54am

re: #349 ObserverArt

Has it really come to this Fox?

You are going to hold an actress that is a gun control advocate responsible for her using guns in a movie and use it to bash gun control.

Maybe they are all mixed up since they have been reporting fiction for years.

Ah that’s an old standby option for RWNJ media when the news day is slow, or they want to distract from something.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:55:12am

re: #351 wheat-dogg

It’s not new. Remember Dan Quayle’s famous feud with Murphy Brown, a fictional TV character?

Remember how the GOP venerates a former B-movie actor as one of our nation’s greatest Presidents?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:58:35am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Criticizing DJT for calling states countries is why DJT won….

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 10, 2018 • 6:59:23am
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Kilroy was here  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:04:26am

re: #343 Ace-o-aces

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The chain is hilarious..

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:09:32am

re: #348 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump has sold his base that they will have to make certain “sacrifices” and undergo some turbulence in order to Make America Truly Great Again, so they will ignore any such indicators.

See “definition of a cult”.

Except the Republican owners — i.e. the wealthy — actually do care about this. They really are concerned about their bottom line. They may not find all of his economic policies to their liking.

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carey94tt  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:13:09am

re: #290 Single-handed sailor

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OMG…that is south St. Louis (Jefferson Co.). Same co. as me. Fuck.

FYI, I was in Ferguson at the brewery right before seeing Eddie Izzard which is near there. I was impressed with the atmosphere. The crowd loved it but once the guy beside me saw him sporting boobs…I guess that was a bridge to far. Asshole.

Many of these elements seem diametrically opposed…

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:13:33am

This is what a get for making plans a week in advance: A tropical storm set to roll over my house the day my plans were set for. FML

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dangerman  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:16:35am

As to the old

You would not be accused of nepotism
It’s is nepotism
The very definition..favors to relatives esp jobs

Not all nepotism is illegal

This happens to be a specifically illegal kind of nepotism

What a moran

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lizardofid  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:17:36am

re: #359 Hecuba’s daughter

Except the Republican owners — i.e. the wealthy — actually do care about this. They really are concerned about their bottom line. They may not find all of his economic policies to their liking.

Except the wealthy have options. They can always pull back, hunker down, and clip the coupons on their bonds, through the storm. The rest of us be damned.

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:21:36am

re: #351 wheat-dogg

It’s not new. Remember Dan Quayle’s famous feud with Murphy Brown, a fictional TV character?

True, but the point there was a popular TV show was being used as a political platform.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:23:31am
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retired cynic  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:23:44am

Just heard an interview with Stephen Carter, who has written Invisible. It sounds as though she was an early practitioner of start at the bottom of the mob, and flip your way up. Was she the first? I don’t know, but her success is probably a big reason why Thomas Dewey went on his political career.

Publishers Weekly: Bestseller Carter (Back Channel) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Eunice Carter graduated from Smith College cum laude with a bachelor’s and master’s in just four years, and went on to attend Fordham Law before being employed by the future governor of New York and Republican presidential nominee Thomas Dewey. Working under Dewey, Eunice spearheaded the investigation that proved the mob was running New York City’s brothels and helped flip the witnesses that specified Luciano’s involvement. For years after, however, Dewey repeatedly passed her over when making appointments. The author provides fascinating analysis on this time in history in which most African-Americans moved from voting Republican to Democrat, leaving conservatives like his grandmother and Dewey out in the cold. Carter also provides background on Eunice’s parents, both renowned African-American rights activists; explores her tense relationship with her brother, whose Communist ties very likely hindered her success; and discusses her less-than-ideal marriage. And he evokes her Harlem, where “women wore fancy hats. Men wore colorful suits…. In the clubs, jazz combos played… the rising black bourgeoisie flourished.” Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history. Photos.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:27:16am

re: #343 Ace-o-aces

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well, trump believes that movies are real life; fox probably does, too.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:27:42am

re: #21 jaunte

We are all radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indians now.

This is the future that liberals want.

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sagehen  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:28:51am

re: #320 Citizen K

USA Today, not satisfied with the current state of political stenography journalism today, cuts out the middle man and just allows Trump to fucking run his own op-ed with his greatest rally hits. Because nothing really matters.

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Dishonestly called “Medicare for All,” the Democratic proposal would establish a government-run, single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years.

What they’re leaving out is that this 32.6T program… would be a replacement for a complicated system that currently costs $35T. It’s a big savings. (once it’s fully implemented. The transition would be a fucking nightmare. The biggest reason the UK could build NHS is because after WWII everything was rubble and they were starting essentially from scratch, they didn’t have to transition from anything or destroy anything to make room for it.)

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retired cynic  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:29:05am

re: #270 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I am seriously acrophobic despite being a pilot for most of my life. CN Tower has a sizable glass floor that you (NOT I) can walk on. When we there some years ago, my wife teased me about not even being able to get close to the edge while toddlers were out playing on it. Well, toddlers do a lot of things I wouldn’t do, like eat bugs and crap in the bath water. As for the insane adults who were out on the floor, I attributed this to a lower state of evolution. Fear of heights was an obvious survival trait once our ancestors had adapted to life on the ground rather than in the trees. Those revered ancestors who were not afraid of heights soon fell out of a tree or trundled off a cliff before they could beget little anthropoids.

I’M WITH YOU! Don’t even like standing on a chair.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:31:30am

sad trombones and tiny violins…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:33:11am

squeeee

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sagehen  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:33:55am

re: #353 Belafon

The fictional son who now works for the WOLF network.

yeah but… Avery is more Shepard Smith than Sean Hannity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:35:01am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:36:15am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

sad trombones and tiny violins…

The Brett Kavanaugh Victory will join the most elite of America’s great victories around the world. Every year we will pause to thank dog and MAGA for such a great victory.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:37:17am
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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:37:59am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

sad trombones and tiny violins…

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Donny looks in the paper at stories about Russian journalists “accidentally” falling on a box of bullets and sighs wistfully.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:38:11am

re: #348 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump has sold his base that they will have to make certain “sacrifices” and undergo some turbulence in order to Make America Truly Great Again, so they will ignore any such indicators.

See “definition of a cult”.

“Sacrifices”? Are there no coal mines open? There are always paid positions available for “campaign rally attendant”? Sacrifice?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:38:46am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:41:33am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

sad trombones and tiny violins…

REMEMBER THE BRETT KAVANAUGH!!!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:42:28am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

sad trombones and tiny violins…

All the wonderful, sweet victories, the victories…like the military parade. Oh wait

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:44:31am

Don’t know if it was posted here earlier, but it’s looking like it might well be the end of the road for Sears.

Sears Holdings is getting things in order for a bankruptcy filing that could come sometime this week.

The retailer has reportedly hired M-III Partners to make the preparations for the filing, people familiar with the situation tell Dow Jones Newswires.

A debt payment deadline may be the final straw.

Sears has $134 million in debt due on Monday.

In recent days, M-III staff have been at the retailer’s headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, one person said.

Sears continues to discuss other options and could still avert an in-court restructuring, the people added.

Sorry about the source (Fox Business) but it is newsworthy. foxbusiness.com

Sears was my first real adult job; I learned a lot about retailing, customer service, and marketing and the crew I worked with - this was in the early-to-mid 1990’s - were a solid bunch. The store I worked at is one of those slated to close next month (columbian.com).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:44:56am

re: #320 Citizen K

USA Today, not satisfied with the current state of political stenography journalism today, cuts out the middle man and just allows Trump to fucking run his own op-ed with his greatest rally hits. Because nothing really matters.

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:45:35am

…and in the ‘Unfortunate Choice of Words’ department…

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:46:26am

re: #384 makeitstop

…and in the ‘Unfortunate Choice of Words’ department…

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She really is a terrible person.

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:47:16am

re: #385 Citizen K

She really is a terrible person.

I remain convinced that she is the GRU/FSB’s Trump Whisperer.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:47:33am

re: #384 makeitstop

…and in the ‘Unfortunate Choice of Words’ department…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:47:42am
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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:48:36am

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

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Because conservatives keep insisting that 2+2=5

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:49:07am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:49:24am

Melania Trump: Women Need ‘Hard Evidence’ to Make #MeToo Claims (The Daily Beast)

She’s trying to find a middle-ground between decent people and her husband.
Does is still count as “hard evidence” if it goes soft when the intended-victim cuts it off?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:52:42am

re: #382 Dr Lizardo

Don’t know if it was posted here earlier, but it’s looking like it might well be the end of the road for Sears.

Sorry about the source (Fox Business) but it is newsworthy. foxbusiness.com

Sears was my first real adult job; I learned a lot about retailing, customer service, and marketing and the crew I worked with - this was in the early-to-mid 1990’s - were a solid bunch. The store I worked at is one of those slated to close next month (columbian.com).

Chalk up another one for short sighted MBA’s who worship Ayn Rand!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:53:19am

re: #391 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Melania Trump: Women Need ‘Hard Evidence’ to Make #MeToo Claims (The Daily Beast)

She’s trying to find a middle-ground between decent people and her husband.
Does is still count as “hard evidence” if it goes soft when the intended-victim cuts it off?

‘Hard evidence’ like finger prints, video, DNA? Yeah too bad Dr. Ford couldn’t round this up on the spur of the moment.

/

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:55:09am

re: #392 Joe Bacon 🌹

Chalk up another one for short sighted MBA’s who worship Ayn Rand!

I think Lampert’s been deliberately asset-stripping the company so he can sell off the real estate for a nice chunk of change when Sears finally folds.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:55:46am

re: #382 Dr Lizardo

Don’t know if it was posted here earlier, but it’s looking like it might well be the end of the road for Sears.

Sorry about the source (Fox Business) but it is newsworthy. foxbusiness.com

Sears was my first real adult job; I learned a lot about retailing, customer service, and marketing and the crew I worked with - this was in the early-to-mid 1990’s - were a solid bunch. The store I worked at is one of those slated to close next month (columbian.com).

Mine too. I worked at the tower for almost seven years. I started as a supply clerk, and left as a programmer to go work for a startup created by my former Sears managers.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:57:25am

Here’s a better source - and story - on what’s going down at Sears.

Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling U.S. retailer owned by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, is laying the groundwork for a bankruptcy filing as soon as this weekend as it faces a critical debt maturity.

Lampert, who for weeks has been pushing a debt restructuring proposal that would avoid a Chapter 11 filing, is now focused on a deal that would preserve stakeholders’ value in a court restructuring, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The company is in talks for financing that would fund operations through bankruptcy, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

Eddie LampertSource: Sears Holdings Corp.
Representatives from Sears didn’t immediately return requests for comment.

Sears faces $134 million of debt maturing on Oct. 15, and Lampert’s ESL Investments said in a filing last month that the borrowings coming due were among those creating “significant near-term liquidity constraints” for the company. ESL, the retail chain’s biggest shareholder and also a major lender, proposed last month for Sears to refinance its debt and sell real estate to help pay down borrowings.

bloomberg.com

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:59:26am

This Khasshogi story just keeps getting more and more grotesque.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:59:54am

re: #395 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Mine too. I worked at the tower for almost seven years. I started as a supply clerk, and left as a programmer to go work for a startup created by my former Sears managers.

Really, it’s kind of a shame - no doubt about it, Sears is an icon of American retailing. But the problems started long before Lampert showed up. In the 1990’s, Sears threw away a chance to establish an early internet e-shop presence. And in retrospect, that turned out to be a fatally shortsighted blunder.

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 7:59:56am

re: #372 Backwoods_Sleuth

squeeee

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Love those little pigtails.

Nice slide in for a kiss by the pooch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:00:19am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:01:06am

re: #397 makeitstop

This Khasshogi story just keeps getting more and more grotesque.

More negative news to make me look bad. What about all my victories?

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:01:29am

re: #397 makeitstop

This Khasshogi story just keeps getting more and more grotesque.

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Yegods.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:02:33am

re: #402 Targetpractice

Yegods.

Does this Khasshogi have ‘hard evidence’ that he was murdered and sawed in pieces?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:02:59am

so much winning…so very much…

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:03:42am

re: #402 Targetpractice

Yegods.

It’s like a Tarantino movie come to life.

And Kushner sold them protection for this, that son of a bitch.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:04:34am

re: #398 Dr Lizardo

Really, it’s kind of a shame - no doubt about it, Sears is an icon of American retailing. But the problems started long before Lampert showed up. In the 1990’s, Sears threw away a chance to establish an early internet e-shop presence. And in retrospect, that turned out to be a fatally shortsighted blunder.

That’s how I see it too. They started down the right path with Prodigy, but shut down the catalog division just before it could have become the back end to being Amazon before Amazon existed. It would have been a long game, unprofitable at first, but they’d be a successful company today.

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:05:17am

Fuck off Glenn….no, not that Glenn, the other Glenn.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:05:39am

re: #396 Dr Lizardo

Here’s a better source - and story - on what’s going down at Sears.

bloomberg.com

I read about the Ayn Rand acolyte asshole who became Sears CEO years ago.

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:06:04am

re: #381 Sir John Barron

All the wonderful, sweet victories, the victories…like the military parade. Oh wait

Are they still planning on rolling some armor for The Donny on Vet’s (observation) day November 12th?

By the way, the new Veteran’s National Memorial in downtown Columbus will be having their opening on October 27th.

NATIONAL VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:06:42am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:07:48am

re: #409 ObserverArt

Are they still planning on rolling some armor for The Donny on Vet’s (observation) day November 12th?

By the way, the new Veteran’s National Memorial in downtown Columbus will be having their opening on October 27th.

NATIONAL VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

I believe Donny’s DC parade has been called off, issues with costs, agreements with the local DC government. Donny pouted about it on the twitters and then forgot it.

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Belafon  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:07:53am

re: #409 ObserverArt

Are they still planning on rolling some armor for The Donny on Vet’s (observation) day November 12th?

By the way, the new Veteran’s National Memorial in downtown Columbus will be having their opening on October 27th.

NATIONAL VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

No, it was canceled when the real price came out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:09:33am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:09:42am

re: #393 Sir John Barron

‘Hard evidence’ like finger prints, video, DNA? Yeah too bad Dr. Ford couldn’t round this up on the spur of the moment.

/

She should have recorded it on her cell phone.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:09:50am

“Sure, it could have been the Saudis who murdered this guy. But it could have been any other of a number of countries. It could even have been CHYNA!”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:10:57am

re: #413 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gosh this guy is shrill and out of control outraged how come he hatez Donny so much outrage.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:11:43am

re: #415 Targetpractice

“Sure, it could have been the Saudis who murdered this guy. But it could have been any other of a number of countries. It could even have been CHYNA!”

What about the Clinton Foundation? Do they have an alibi?

/

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:11:58am

re: #411 Sir John Barron

I believe Donny’s DC parade has been called off, issues with costs, agreements with the local DC government. Donny pouted about it on the twitters and then forgot it.

I believe he’s going to France to see Macron’s parade, isn’t he?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:12:53am
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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:15:34am

The Khashoggi story gets scarier when you understand that for Trump, it’s aspirational.

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:16:29am

re: #420 jaunte

The Khashoggi story gets scarier when you understand that for Trump, it’s aspirational.

Aspirational nothing, the admin seems to have had a direct hand in enabling this.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:17:05am

re: #421 Citizen K

I think this is what he’d like to do to reporters here.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:23:40am

This fear of rampaging liberal killers is a major theme in RWNJ internal (“preaching to the choir”) propaganda. It is cobbled up from the constant repetition of the absurd claim that mass shooters are liberals, and the similar mis-characterization of noisy protests as violent riots. It dovetails nicely with the universal wingnut fear of violent “others” lurking behind every street sign.
RAND PAUL’S WIFE SAYS SHE KEEPS LOADED GUN BY HER BED OUT OF FEAR OF LIBERAL ATTACKS

The wife of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday she had upgraded her home’s security system and even sleeps with a loaded gun by her bed as she fears violence by liberals in today’s exceedingly contentious political climate.

Kelley Paul described how she had set up several extra security measures to make sure she would be safe even if someone broke into her home while she was there.

“We’ve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed. I’m home alone a lot, obviously when Rand is [in Washington], and so I’ve got deadbolts all around my house so that if someone’s in my house when I go to bed I’m deadbolted in three different levels,” Paul told Breitbart for an interview published Monday.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:27:04am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:27:28am

re: #423 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This fear of rampaging liberal killers is a major theme in RWNJ internal (“preaching to the choir”) propaganda. It is cobbled up from the constant repetition of the absurd claim that mass shooters are liberals, and the similar mis-characterization of noisy protests as violent riots. It dovetails nicely with the universal wingnut fear of violent “others” lurking behind every street sign.
RAND PAUL’S WIFE SAYS SHE KEEPS LOADED GUN BY HER BED OUT OF FEAR OF LIBERAL ATTACKS

Better lock up all the liberals until we know what’s going on.

/

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:28:30am

re: #424 jaunte

Yeah but I bet he cuts taxes and regulationz.

/

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:29:47am

re: #424 jaunte

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“Bolsonaro has called for the murder of political opponents.”

Yeah, but besides that…

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Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:31:19am

re: #422 jaunte

I think this is what he’d like to do to reporters here.

Considering that Khashoggi was a WaPo columnist and the admin’s cozy relationship with the Sauds, I’m fairly sure that this is already the start of doing it to reporters ‘here’.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:31:21am

re: #426 Sir John Barron

Yeah but I bet he cuts taxes and regulationz.

/

He’s ready to make Cubatao Great Again.

Cubatao in Brazil was notorious for lethally high levels of air pollution, which led to malformations in newborn babies and widespread health problems.

But by the early 1990s, the city known as the “Valley of Death” had fought back, cutting pollution levels by 90%.
bbc.com

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:37:49am

Reuters:
Turkish daily names Saudis in Khashoggi case, raising pressure on Riyadh

Britain’s foreign minister called for urgent answers and the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, who has seen classified intelligence on the case, said information pointed to Khashoggi being killed.

“They’ve got some explaining to do,” he said of Saudi Arabia, adding he did not wish to rush to judgement.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:38:31am

Does Corker think Khashoggi is hiding in the embassy?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:39:06am

re: #431 jaunte

Does Corker think Khashoggi is hiding in the embassy?

ask Julian Assange…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:40:55am
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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:42:23am

re: #148 Blind Frog Belly White

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Give you some idea how they do the PDB these days - Lots and lots of pictures!!!

Simon: Christmas Drawings with Vinnie - SNL

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:43:07am

re: #433 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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The wingnuts are following their Cold War instincts to support the guy who rails against “communists” while he’s throwing his opponents into prisons or worse. They love them some authoritarian dictatorship so long as it’s in the name of “capitalism.”

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retired cynic  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:43:19am

I was wondering about MsJ and her fund-raising for that baby with half a heart. I wonder about putting that out on a change.org petition. There are a number on there about insurance companies refusing to cover catastrophic expenses for unusual cases. The link for making such a petition is change.org

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A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:48:53am

re: #430 jaunte

This was meant to send a message to journalists and the press in general. Our government turned their backs on this man and he was fucking dismembered and carried out of an embassy in pieces.

The monsters seem to be winning. For now at least.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:54:40am

Tomato Luftkopf is a victim. A VICTIM!!!!!

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Interesting Times  Oct 10, 2018 • 8:55:52am

Good point:

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sagehen  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:00:17am

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

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so… the panhandle’s the almost-alabamaish part? where the right-wingers are concentrated? and the blue cities are in the part of the state that’s being spared this particular hurricane?

I wonder if everything will be back up and running in time for the mid-terms.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:01:37am

re: #438 The Vicious Babushka

Tomato Luftkopf is a victim. A VICTIM!!!!!

Insert gif of Ron Paul waving arms and shouting “It’s happening”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:03:41am

re: #438 The Vicious Babushka

Tomato Luftkopf is a victim. A VICTIM!!!!!

not just ‘happening’ but ‘freaking happening’.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:05:08am

re: #441 Sir John Barron

Insert gif of Ron Paul waving arms and shouting “It’s happening”

The wingnuts are working themselves up into a lather - they’re convincing themselves that if the Dems take over the House after the midterms, it’ll be nothing less than a modern-day Bolshevik coup d’etat.

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freetoken  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:08:11am

re: #424 jaunte

Murdoch outlets love fascists.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:08:16am
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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:08:33am

re: #443 Dr Lizardo

The wingnuts are working themselves up into a lather - they’re convincing themselves that if the Dems take over the House after the midterms, it’ll be nothing less than a modern-day Bolshevik coup d’etat.

And this after all the FEMA death camps of the eight Obama yrs.

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freetoken  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:09:19am

Piotrowski in the storm:

pscp.tv

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:16:51am

You know, I can’t say as I remember Republicans being overly worried about how their sudden obsession with BENGHAZI!!!! might effect Obama’s chances of winning reelection.

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freetoken  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:18:28am

Landfall is imminent:

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:20:13am

re: #445 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah we better not have 11 Benghazi hearings or else….

/

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:21:00am

re: #443 Dr Lizardo

The wingnuts are working themselves up into a lather - they’re convincing themselves that if the Dems take over the House after the midterms, it’ll be nothing less than a modern-day Bolshevik coup d’etat.

I’m failing to see the downside here.
/

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:22:12am

re: #445 The Vicious Babushka

The Kentucky Republican told AP that threats to investigate Trump’s finances and businesses would “help the president get re-elected” in 2020.

He’s scared to death right now. Good.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:22:55am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:23:25am

re: #433 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

re: #424 jaunte

Reminder: the Nixon administration provided covert support to the 1973 overthrow of the democratically elected Allende government and the installation of the Pinochet dictatorship. And the CIA was involved in the 1953 coup against the democratically elected government of Iran.

So our endorsement of dictators is nothing new, especially under Republican Presidents.

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:27:17am

Oh. Republicans are concerned…that and $9.50 will get me a small Starbucks…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:27:33am

re: #407 Citizen K

Fuck off Glenn….no, not that Glenn, the other Glenn.

Glenn Thrush

@GlennThrush
It wasn’t the timing of the Trump taxes story, its length, or the fact that it wasn’t cut up into bite-sized pieces that dampened impact.
The great @ProPublica story on Trump/Abe is getting similar “we knew this.”
Trump overload/cynicism is a growing threat to good journalism.

8:30 AM - Oct 10, 2018

Hey Glenn, maybe the NY Times should treat this story like the Hillary emails: every day another story — or another opinion. EVERY DAY — until he is out of office.

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:28:20am

re: #455 makeitstop

Oh. Republicans are concerned…that and $9.50 will get me a small Starbucks…

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GOP is concerned…that this might blow up into something huge between now and November.

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:29:17am

re: #457 Targetpractice

GOP is concerned…that this might blow up into something huge between now and November.

Yeah, they’re working on how to keep a lid on it for a few weeks, no doubt.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:29:40am

re: #455 makeitstop

“If it did in fact happen.”

There’s that caveat again. What’s your alternate theory, Lindsey?

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Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:31:14am

re: #459 jaunte

“If it did in fact happen.”

There’s that caveat again. What’s your alternate theory, Lindsey?

They’ll come up with one when Faux comes up with one.

461
makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:34:13am

re: #459 jaunte

“If it did in fact happen.”

There’s that caveat again. What’s your alternate theory, Lindsey?

That the Saudis did kill and dismember someone with a bone saw, but they’re confused as to whether it was Khasshogi.

//

Ed Whelan is furiously building another Twitter thread as we speak.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:36:06am

re: #459 jaunte

“If it did in fact happen.”

There’s that caveat again. What’s your alternate theory, Lindsey?

doppelgangers

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:37:33am

re: #459 jaunte

“If it did in fact happen.”

There’s that caveat again. What’s your alternate theory, Lindsey?

We need to see the take of our intelligence agencies. The only thing that gives me pause is the fake assassination of Arkady Babchenko — where we all thought the Russians had murdered him, until it was revealed to be an Ukrainian effort to uncover those who planned to murder him. The report comes from Turkey, which is not the most reliable source of information.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:37:37am
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:37:51am
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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:38:30am

Still marveling at the unbelievable political cowardice of Corker’s ‘don’t want to rush to judgement’ and Graham saying IF it happened. Reporters have become inured to this constant lack of courage from Senators; they just let these statements go by without remark.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:38:38am
468
Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:39:32am

The GOP’s worry is not that a journalist was killed by Saudis goons, but that it will turn out that the White House had foreknowledge and either did nothing or (worse) gave explicit orders to the intel agencies not to warn Khasshogi because it would piss off the Saudis.

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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:41:51am

re: #468 Targetpractice

The GOP’s worry is not that a journalist was killed by Saudis goons, but that it will turn out that the White House had foreknowledge and either did nothing or (worse) gave explicit orders to the intel agencies not to warn Khasshogi because it would piss off the Saudis.

Fucking Kushner. Didn’t he just get a ton of money from House of Saud?

A dissident journalist’s life is just the cost of doing business to that monster.

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:41:53am

BREAKING: Obscenely inhuman policy is also counterproductive:

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jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:42:47am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:43:33am

re: #468 Targetpractice

The GOP’s worry is not that a journalist was killed by Saudis goons, but that it will turn out that the White House had foreknowledge and either did nothing or (worse) gave explicit orders to the intel agencies not to warn Khasshogi because it would piss off the Saudis.

473
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:44:34am
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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:47:01am

Not-so-bold prediction: Graham will come back with ‘Yeah, I looked into it, nothing to see here.’

After the shit he pulled during the Kavanaugh debacle, I’ll put nothing past him. Nothing.

475
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:48:21am

today’s example of a chicken in trousers:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:49:13am

re: #474 makeitstop

Not-so-bold prediction: Graham will come back with ‘Yeah, I looked into it, nothing to see here.’

After the shit he pulled during the Kavanaugh debacle, I’ll put nothing past him. Nothing.

and he will say that in a pearl-clutching high-pitched shouty voice.

477
Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:49:35am

re: #474 makeitstop

Not-so-bold prediction: Graham will come back with ‘Yeah, I looked into it, nothing to see here.’

After the shit he pulled during the Kavanaugh debacle, I’ll put nothing past him. Nothing.

My expectation is that the GOP will say they’re “concerned,” but think this a matter that should be left to the White House because it’s not the duty of Congress to get involve in foreign policy, in the hopes that the press will accept that and move on.

478
Citizen K  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:51:26am

The latter part is a bitter pill from Ron “Good news for John Mccain” Fournier, but the point is still valid: op-eds are not a carte blanche for lying your ass off like so many now seem to treat them as.

479
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:54:25am
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makeitstop  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:54:39am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

and he will say that in a pearl-clutching high-pitched shouty voice.

Of course. More convincing that way.

//

481
Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:54:50am

re: #270 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I am seriously acrophobic despite being a pilot for most of my life. CN Tower has a sizable glass floor that you (NOT I) can walk on. When we there some years ago, my wife teased me about not even being able to get close to the edge while toddlers were out playing on it. Well, toddlers do a lot of things I wouldn’t do, like eat bugs and crap in the bath water. As for the insane adults who were out on the floor, I attributed this to a lower state of evolution. Fear of heights was an obvious survival trait once our ancestors had adapted to life on the ground rather than in the trees. Those revered ancestors who were not afraid of heights soon fell out of a tree or trundled off a cliff before they could beget little anthropoids.

Neither me nor my wife would walk out on it when we were up there. On the other hand, I did walk out on the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon. My buddy I was there with refused.

482
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:55:22am
483
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:58:14am

my county is one of them

484
austin_blue  Oct 10, 2018 • 9:58:39am

Welp, I check he Hurricane Center and worst fears are realized. Michael is a Cat 4 with sustained 150 mph winds with gusts expected> 170 MPH and surge > 4 meters.

That’s a monster of a storm. Tyndall and Eglin AFBs are going to be shredded, and FEMA has no money left after Florence. Hell, they still need billions in funding for last year’s storms.

Sad.

485
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:01:10am

good fucking grief

486
freetoken  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:02:13am
487
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:02:45am
488
plansbandc  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:02:59am

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

489
Skip Intro  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:03:58am

re: #468 Targetpractice

The GOP’s worry is not that a journalist was killed by Saudis goons, but that it will turn out that the White House had foreknowledge and either did nothing or (worse) gave explicit orders to the intel agencies not to warn Khasshogi because it would piss off the Saudis.

Why would that worry them?

490
Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:04:51am

re: #485 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief

[Embedded content]

Hurricane Harvey: “I’m taking this seriously.”

Hurricane Maria: “Hey, here’s some paper towels!”

Hurricane Florence: “That’s a lot of water.”

Hurricane Michael: “Sorry, too busy holding a rally.”

491
Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:05:28am

re: #485 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief

He paid good money for people to be there….

492
jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:06:13am
493
Targetpractice  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:07:11am

re: #492 jaunte

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“Alright, are we finished? Can I drop this fuckin’ smile yet?”

494
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:11:33am

Good morning. Here is some stoopid for you.

495
ObserverArt  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:13:40am

re: #491 Sir John Barron

He paid good money for people to be there….

Yeah, the TrumpHeads are already there and ready for a Trump jam.

496
Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:16:26am

re: #490 Targetpractice

Hurricane Harvey: “I’m taking this seriously.”

Hurricane Maria: “Hey, here’s some paper towels!”

Hurricane Florence: “That’s a lot of water.”

Hurricane Michael: “Sorry, too busy holding a rally.”

I have already Defeated this Hurricane Michael but media won’t report just negative. Victory! better than any hurricane recovery ever everyone says.

497
Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:19:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:19:12am

paging DrLizardo…

499
Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:20:15am

re: #498 Backwoods_Sleuth

paging DrLizardo…

Superior Ruling Class of Homos—
Another great band name

500
Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:22:25am

re: #449 freetoken

Landfall is imminent:

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Intermediate update from the National Hurricane Center:

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM CDT…1600 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————-
LOCATION…29.6N 85.8W
ABOUT 35 MI…55 KM SW OF MEXICO BEACH FLORIDA
ABOUT 40 MI…65 KM S OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…150 MPH…240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…923 MB…27.26 INCHES

On the east side of the storm, the forward motion added to the storm equals 160 mph, subtracted from the west side 140. The storm still has a couple more hours over water to intensify, but is also starting to interact with land.

Over on the east coast, a tropical storm warning is in effect, and depending on how the winds go into Michael, could drive a storm surge up the St. John’s River into downtown Jacksonville.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:23:09am

re: #498 Backwoods_Sleuth

paging DrLizardo…

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I just LOL’ed at that.

Yep, guess our fabulous new gay overlords are waiting in the wings!

There’s wingnuts everywhere, sad to say.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:23:55am

re: #499 Sir John Barron

Superior Ruling Class of Homos—
Another great band name

It’s a bit too long.

503
jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:24:31am
504
Barefoot Grin  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:25:37am

re: #499 Sir John Barron

Superior Ruling Class of Homos—
Another great band name

The problem is that with the superior ruling class of homosexuals property values go through the roof in the neighborhood….

505
Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:27:30am

re: #503 jaunte

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he also has no idea of the size of the Gulf of Mexico

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Sufficient unto the day...  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:28:26am

re: #504 Barefoot Grin

Which is GREAT, if you own or are already making payments on a mortgage, otherwise…

507
Anymouse 🌹  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:30:22am

re: #495 ObserverArt

Yeah, the TrumpHeads are already there and ready for a Trump jam.

“A president for all Americans.”

Except the ones in hurricanes.

The Florida panhandle is rather conservative and GOP leaning. I hope the voters there remember this.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:30:49am

re: #503 jaunte

Especially unfair to those who will be attending their fifth or sixth DJT rally.

509
jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:30:49am
510
jaunte  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:31:29am

Wray evades most specifics of Harris’ questioning.

511
Jebediah, RBG  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:32:46am

re: #230 Belafon

Very nice!

512
A Mom Anon  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:35:31am

re: #501 Dr Lizardo
This guy says this like it’s a bad thing. Bring it! I could use some fabulous superiority. Like now. Yesterday even.

513
Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2018 • 10:47:00am

re: #366 retired cynic

Just heard an interview with Stephen Carter, who has written Invisible. It sounds as though she was an early practitioner of start at the bottom of the mob, and flip your way up. Was she the first? I don’t know, but her success is probably a big reason why Thomas Dewey went on his political career.

I heard that interview on way to work this morning on NPR. Sounds like a real good story.

514
Grunthos the Flatulent  Oct 10, 2018 • 11:03:07am

re: #357 GlutenFreeJesus

Whittaker’s - Politician

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2018 • 11:09:06am

re: #423 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This fear of rampaging liberal killers is a major theme in RWNJ internal (“preaching to the choir”) propaganda. It is cobbled up from the constant repetition of the absurd claim that mass shooters are liberals, and the similar mis-characterization of noisy protests as violent riots. It dovetails nicely with the universal wingnut fear of violent “others” lurking behind every street sign.
RAND PAUL’S WIFE SAYS SHE KEEPS LOADED GUN BY HER BED OUT OF FEAR OF LIBERAL ATTACKS

Yes, if only Dr. Ford had a gun at that party!

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dangerman  Oct 10, 2018 • 11:25:16am

re: #384 makeitstop

…and in the ‘Unfortunate Choice of Words’ department…

Melania Trump: Women Making Sexual Misconduct Claims Must Show ‘Really Hard Evidence

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No Melania, they dont

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 10, 2018 • 12:25:04pm

re: #459 jaunte

“If it did in fact happen.”

There’s that caveat again. What’s your alternate theory, Lindsey?

Alien abduction!


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