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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Insert Breaking News Here — NSFW; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; Something weird is happening out there; Fox News goes quiet; Drudge deletes his tweets; Rumored indictments from Mueller soon; Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi on the chopping block; Koch Brothers declaring war on Trump; David Frum and the Coalition of Normals; Kyrsten Sinema wins in Arizona; Looking ahead to 2020; Michelle Obama; Rick Scott fails to seize voting machines; Don Junior’s propaganda debunked; and so much more.

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412 comments

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freetoken  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:32:46pm

(damn it, CL’d downstairs just as I was posing… so a repeat of tonight’s curmudgeonly rant:)

So I’ve been perusing Zillow for some unknown reason, and looking at houses for sale I am reminded once again how bad the 1970’s were.

The downward spiral in housing design and construction really started in the 1960’s as the demand for housing shot up, but it was the 1970’s when we saw the ascension of pretension.

And the flippers do their cheap remodels but often it only makes things worse.

For example, so many of these houses have low ceilings, not even 9’. The flippers install cheap ceiling fan/light combos that then drop another couple of feet. I marvel at the stupidity.

And for the photos for the properties, the flippers bring in rental furniture… that are about two sizes too big for the rooms, leaving barely enough space to move around.

And so on.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:34:06pm

re: #1 freetoken

Most non-steeple house ceilings are 8 ft.

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freetoken  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:41:00pm

re: #2 Belafon

Most non-steeple house ceilings are 8 ft.

Yup. And then drop in a ceiling fan with light and… I hit my head as I walk under it, or at least hit the draw string.

Fans are counterproductive anyway. The do not cool a room, but they do move the dust around.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:42:28pm

Ah in the last couple hours 2 more California House Seats flipped from Red to Blue and it looks like another seat is going to flip as well.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:45:19pm

re: #3 freetoken

Yup. And then drop in a ceiling fan with light and… I hit my head as I walk under it, or at least hit the draw string.

Fans are counterproductive anyway. The do not cool a room, but they do move the dust around.

The one’s I’ve installed only extend about 18 inches down, and the blades are only about a foot at the ends. If you’re really tall, you’d probably have issues.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:45:34pm
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Scout  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:47:12pm

re: #4 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah in the last couple hours 2 more California House Seats flipped from Red to Blue and it looks like another seat is going to flip as well.

CA-45 is the one I’m personally interest in. One of my best friends lives there, and I’m waiting on pins and needles until I can message her that the district has turned BLUE!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:47:15pm

re: #6 Belafon

That’s true. But hope Grandma stays safe. These fucks are violent.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:47:28pm

re: #3 freetoken

Yup. And then drop in a ceiling fan with light and… I hit my head as I walk under it, or at least hit the draw string.

Fans are counterproductive anyway. The do not cool a room, but they do move the dust around.

Years ago, at a family party, I observed a parent lifting his child up and suddenly realizing that he was putting his child in the path of a ceiling fan. It was such a close call. Fortunately no one was injured and he quickly moved away.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:48:59pm

We used to have people like this in the Democratic party, and would have them and liberal Republicans to negotiate with. But we have to understand that people like her and Manchin will be representing their constituents.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:49:21pm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:50:25pm

Mom and Dad bought their house in 1956 for $8,000.

Wells Fargo seized the house after Dad died because he owed around $185K in debt. Wells kept lending him more and more money. They even forced Dad to get an HUD home improvement loan in the amount of $25K.

Wells wound up with a big write-off when the house was sold at auction for $68K to a flipper.

The flipper went in and completely renovated the house, put it on the market for $200K. in 2003.

Now it has gone back on the market for $350K.

For a house originally built in 1824…

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stpaulbear  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:50:51pm

re: #9 Hecuba’s daughter

My lesson learned is that you don’t locate the mop bucket below the ceiling fan.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:50:58pm

re: #10 Belafon

We used to have people like this in the Democratic party, and would have them and liberal Republicans to negotiate with. But we have to understand that people like her and Manchin will be representing their constituents.

I think Clinton was trying to do this. That’s definitely something worth looking into though. And I’m pretty impressed she did that since McSally wasn’t nutso like a Ward or Arpaio.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:51:20pm

re: #4 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah in the last couple hours 2 more California House Seats flipped from Red to Blue and it looks like another seat is going to flip as well.

What’s the total now? 35? 36, maybe?

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freetoken  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:52:06pm

re: #11 Eclectic Cyborg

Never figured you as the full beard type.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:55:04pm
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ipsos  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:56:06pm

re: #15 makeitstop

What’s the total now? 35? 36, maybe?

With at least two still out here in western NY that could tip two more R incumbents out. The counting continues in the Nate McMurray race against Chris Collins (R-Indicted) in the 27th, with McMurray still a smidge behind, and in the Anthony Brindisi race against Claudia Tenney (R-acist) in the 22nd, with Brindisi still ahead.

By the New Republican Rules as promulgated today, since Tenney was behind in the count at midnight last Tuesday, she lost and should go away…. right?!??

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2018 • 7:56:34pm

re: #15 makeitstop

What’s the total now? 35? 36, maybe?

Denham just lost, Katie Hill flipped 25 to Blue and Cisneros looks like he will flip 39.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:01:14pm

My son showed me the new Pokemon movie trailer, Detective Pikachu. It’s actually based on a game with the same name. He said the voice of Pikachu in the game is lower, but the introductory plot is just the same: Your dad’s died, and you end up with a Pikachu that you can actually understand solving crimes. My son loves that Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is voicing Pikachu.

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:02:24pm

re: #18 ipsos

Other than the actual rule is that it must happen in favor of the Republican, yeah.

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William Lewis  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:04:54pm

re: #20 Belafon

I posted the trailer the other night but not too many seemed interested. I think it looks like a hoot and it’ll probably be one of the few movies I go to in the theater anytime soon.

That & Captain Marvel.

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ipsos  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:05:34pm

re: #21 Belafon

Ah yes… section 2018, subsection IOKIYAR….

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Belafon  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:08:06pm

re: #22 William Lewis

I posted the trailer the other night but not too many seemed interested. I think it looks like a hoot and it’ll probably be one of the few movies I go to in the theater anytime soon.

That & Captain Marvel.

I figure we will. I’m going to go see the Spider-Man movie.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:09:49pm
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Sea Mexican!  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:14:22pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

What’s the best excuse for a hypocritical obstructionist twat? “They didn’t want to cooperate.”

Someone said it best. The best strategy the Dems can come up with is to hammer the Senate with all sort of bills that clearly help the people from day one.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:16:15pm

re: #1 freetoken

(damn it, CL’d downstairs just as I was posing… so a repeat of tonight’s curmudgeonly rant:)

So I’ve been perusing Zillow for some unknown reason, and looking at houses for sale I am reminded once again how bad the 1970’s were.

The downward spiral in housing design and construction really started in the 1960’s as the demand for housing shot up, but it was the 1970’s when we saw the ascension of pretension.

And the flippers do their cheap remodels but often it only makes things worse.

For example, so many of these houses have low ceilings, not even 9’. The flippers install cheap ceiling fan/light combos that then drop another couple of feet. I marvel at the stupidity.

And for the photos for the properties, the flippers bring in rental furniture… that are about two sizes too big for the rooms, leaving barely enough space to move around.

And so on.

The house next door to ours is for sale, and my wife keeps an eye on what’s being bought and sold in the neighborhood so she looked up the listing.

It had one curbside shot of the house posted six times.

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fern01  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:16:19pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

The b.s. runs strong with this one. Guess we will be talking about Merrick Garland again - also that vow to make President Obama a one term President.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:21:02pm

Oh damn!

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:27:17pm
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retired cynic  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:27:36pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

He does see it, of course. What’s that got to do with his actions? ggggrrrrrrr

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MsJ  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:37:00pm

This doesn’t sound normal. Drudge deleted ALL his tweets?

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ipsos  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:37:56pm

re: #32 MsJ

This doesn’t sound normal. Drudge deleted ALL his tweets?

Apparently he flushes his timeline like this every now and again.

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Interesting Times  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:38:52pm

re: #32 MsJ

This doesn’t sound normal. Drudge deleted ALL his tweets?

He does this from time to time, so it’s not unusual per sae. However…

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:38:53pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:42:15pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

Oh my! Thomas before and after he smoked some crystal meth!!

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MsJ  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:44:02pm
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MsJ  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:45:13pm

re: #34 Interesting Times

Seriously? He periodically deleted every single tweet? Why?

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A Mom Anon  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:47:19pm

re: #37 MsJ

Now that’s what I like to see. If nothing else, let’s get the assholes who are against democracy on the damned record voting against clearly sound policy.

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Interesting Times  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:47:44pm

re: #38 MsJ

Seriously? He periodically deleted every single tweet? Why?

Not sure. I’ve just read other people pointing it out, like Charles. Maybe it was preemptive CYA on Drudge’s part.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:47:56pm

re: #37 MsJ

Off to a good start.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:50:51pm
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Jay C  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:55:02pm

re: #39 A Mom Anon

Now that’s what I like to see. If nothing else, let’s get the assholes who are against democracy on the damned record voting against clearly sound policy.

Agree. But we should be prepared to have any (still less all) of these proposed laws declared DOA upon presentation in the Senate. Republicans know that statutory checks on their ability to manipulate elections to their advantage will be the death-knell for their Party in a lot of the country. I’d be surprised if McConnell would even let any of these acts even get into Committee.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:55:31pm

re: #16 freetoken

Never figured you as the full beard type.

I wasn’t for years because I used to have a job that didn’t allow me to have one. When I started at my current company in a different industry I decided to grow it out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:56:50pm

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

“Republican Senate Leader Openly Wonders Why Democrats Won’t Help Him Destroy America”

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TedStriker  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:58:14pm
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MsJ  Nov 13, 2018 • 8:58:51pm

This thread is interesting. Very.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:00:54pm

re: #43 Jay C

Agree. But we should be prepared to have any (still less all) of these proposed laws declared DOA upon presentation in the Senate. Republicans know that statutory checks on their ability to manipulate elections to their advantage will be the death-knell for their Party in a lot of the country. I’d be surprised if McConnell would even let any of these acts even get into Committee.

As much as I hate the word, the optics are important. Like Mom said, get them on the record as being against common sense legislation that would help the regular Joes.

If they’re not going to help their constituents, make them own it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:00:54pm

re: #32 MsJ

This doesn’t sound normal. Drudge deleted ALL his tweets?

Charles discussed this yesterday:

Kaz Weida
@kazweida
* Nov 12, 2018
@wikileaks and @FoxNews haven’t tweeted for days. @DRUDGE just deleted his feed. And now we have news that Roger Stone pal Jerome Corsi is about to be indicted for perjury.

Buckle up for infrastructure week.

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
It isn’t unusual for Drudge to delete all his tweets. He does that periodically for some weird reason.

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3:54 PM - Nov 12, 2018

OTOH — it probably isn’t a coincidence that Drudge did this when the other RW sites went dark.

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:03:03pm
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MsJ  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:07:47pm

This fucking witch?

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MsJ  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:09:28pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:11:27pm

I am getting nervous about the planned insurrection against Pelosi. It wouldn’t be out of character for the Democrats to blow this again. I trust her. As Trump has amply demonstrated by his lack thereof, experience and knowledge are invaluable. And I am tired of the misogyny that is widespread in the media and among the political class, including Democrats.

McConnell claims that he has previously tried to get a Republican woman on the Judiciary Committee and he is going to pursue this objective again. Is there any reason to believe that he has made this effort in the past?

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makeitstop  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:13:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:17:20pm

re: #53 Hecuba’s daughter

I am getting nervous about the planned insurrection against Pelosi. It wouldn’t be out of character for the Democrats to blow this again. I trust her. As Trump has amply demonstrated by his lack thereof, experience and knowledge are invaluable. And I am tired of the misogyny that is widespread in the media and among the political class, including Democrats.

McConnell claims that he has previously tried to get a Republican woman on the Judiciary Committee and he is going to pursue this objective again. Is there any reason to believe that he has made this effort in the past?

I really think a lot of this is theater and no I wouldn’t believe McConnell at all.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:18:41pm

re: #51 MsJ

This fucking witch?

A Republican breaking the law? I am shocked, shocked I say!

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fern01  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:31:11pm

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

A Republican breaking the law? I am shocked, shocked I say!

I don’t think anyone in the administration knows what they should be doing. All the competent staff left & their advisers are partisan hacks. The underlings may or may not even know what rules/regulations apply to their department. This is as laissez faire a government that I have seen in my lifetime.

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Targetpractice  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:34:32pm

re: #43 Jay C

Agree. But we should be prepared to have any (still less all) of these proposed laws declared DOA upon presentation in the Senate. Republicans know that statutory checks on their ability to manipulate elections to their advantage will be the death-knell for their Party in a lot of the country. I’d be surprised if McConnell would even let any of these acts even get into Committee.

He’ll dump them in a drawer, then when asked why they haven’t been at least brought up for a vote, make up some bullshit about how it wouldn’t pass and so he’s not gonna waste time on it.

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piratedan  Nov 13, 2018 • 9:42:03pm

been reading lots about the normal twitter traffic for the usual RW POV has been going dark… to my knowledge, it appears that Drudge, Faux, and quite a few of the RW “trendsetters” have been dark the last few days and there was also that earlier meeting between Senator McConnell and Rupert himself that took place… for me it kind of implies a sliding scale of what could be coming…..

More Mueller indictments… the scuttlebutt appears to center around Stone, Corsi and Trump, Jr and perhaps the quiet is the collusion before the storm where everyone has to determine how and what to spin depending upon which shoes drop… and considering how many RW talking points appear to be crafted by Russian FSB folks, I simply would not be shocked by that. What could be of some concern is that if the ratfuckers are gathered up on perjury charges, will that be enough to make them roll over on other matters, say collusion/treason in the coordination of the dissemination of illegally obtained documentation and data, name the DNC hacks and how the GOP/Trump Campaign worked with the Russians to put their money and their data to best use against Democratic candidates.

To my understanding, that’s pretty fucking illegal….

If that is indeed the case, then we could be talking about a whole skein of shit unravelling. while we here on the boards have been speculating about treason, its one of those specific charges that the media hasn’t really delved into yet (curious… not really) but if there are smoking guns and sworn testimony, then we could be looking at the possible unveiling of how the GOP used its propaganda media outlets (Sinclair and Fox) , leveraged other contacts within the MSM (CNN and the NYT) and funded (buying facebook and other social media time for campaign ads) both troll accounts to drive the media narrative outside of their already controlled outlets. If so, then we could be looking at crimes committed by Faux management and talking heads in addition to the GOP leadership itself….

If this is the iceberg that lurks beneath the surface, we could be looking at something that could have an impact on our society and government like no other and if that is indeed the case, I would stock up on popcorn futures…

remember, this is just one man’s idle speculation in the middle of the night but since the MSM is apparently going to play the disinterested observer in all of this and as such, a lot of heinous shit has been going on for quite some time and based on the volume of lies and fabrication that have been thrown at this, I suspect that we’ve really only scratched the surface of the ugliness so far….

again, ymmv

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 13, 2018 • 10:01:42pm

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 13, 2018 • 10:30:15pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 13, 2018 • 11:05:15pm

re: #37 MsJ

House Dems’ first bill includes:

-Automatic voter registration

-Restoration of the Voting Rights Act

-Public financing of elections

-An end to Congressional gerrymandering

-A constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

Definitely a case of putting partisan politics ahead of cooperating with the GOP

/

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 13, 2018 • 11:11:38pm

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

Definitely a case of putting partisan politics ahead of cooperating with the GOP

/

Yep — to show that they are cooperating with the GOP instead of playing partisan politics, the Dems should propose a tax cut for the 1% and major cuts to Social Security and Medicare. That would get GOP support!! Clearly anything to help minorities or the non-wealthy is pure partisan politics.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2018 • 11:17:34pm

This is very high quality trolling.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 13, 2018 • 11:20:15pm

Uh … what?

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 13, 2018 • 11:28:23pm

re: #34 Interesting Times

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Nov 13, 2018 • 11:30:11pm

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

It would be more accurate to say that KimDotCom probably choked to death on a chicken.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:05:18am
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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:21:01am

re: #67 Odie Hugh Manatee

It would be more accurate to say that KimDotCom probably choked to death on a chicken.

More liko, he spends his days choking his chicken.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:37:34am
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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 1:50:23am

Goldilocks and the Three Memes: guns, New York City and taxation.

It likes she’s throwing shit on the wall to see what sticks.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 14, 2018 • 1:51:53am

re: #71 wheat-dogg

Why do we care enough to want to change her mind? Who are these narcissistic people?

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 14, 2018 • 1:57:11am

Great, just in time to cause devastating mudslides.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 1:58:24am

I’m not a doctor or a nurse, but I still appreciate the humor in this employee break room fridge triage memo.

Best line: The base of a translucent container was carpeted with a thick green fur which screamed upon exposure to light.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 2:02:39am

re: #72 Patricia Kayden

Why do we care enough to want to change her mind? Who are these narcissistic people?

Kaity seems to think the world cares what a 22-year-old with no apparent income says about taxation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 2:07:34am

re: #75 wheat-dogg

Kaity seems to think the world cares what a 22-year-old with no apparent income says about taxation.

Private property is theft. Therefore, confiscating private property to pay taxes is not illegal…

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 2:16:56am

I paid a quick visit to the website she’s shilling. Turns out she’s a co-founder, along with a slew of other college-age or younger brainiacs.

Kaitlin Bennett
Grassroots Director, Digital Content Producer, Founder of Liberty Hangout at Kent State

I did not linger, as I want to protect my remaining IQ points from further diminishment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 2:59:24am

brain dead in Ohio

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:04:04am

re: #78 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

brain dead in Ohio

I wonder what her family background is. Are her parents Democrats, and she is rejecting their values? Or are they farmers accepting government subsidies, and Kaity is oblivious to where the money for subsidies comes from?

But I am not curious enough to waste time trying to find out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:08:26am

re: #79 wheat-dogg

I sm fairly leftist/socialist in my orientation, but my oldest daughter, who is studying political science in Lille,France, is so leftist that even I feel compelled to try to rein her in a bit and stress the role of markets (as a mechanism, not an ideology)

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:11:13am

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

I sm fairly leftist/socialist in my orientation, but my oldest daughter, who is studying political science in Lille,France, is so leftist that even I feel compelled to try to rein her in a bit and stress the role of markets (as a mechanism, not an ideology)

She can read Adam Smith — but not the modern expurgated version of The Wealth of Nations that leaves out all the non-free market stuff.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:19:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:22:55am

re: #81 wheat-dogg

She can read Adam Smith — but not the modern expurgated version of The Wealth of Nations that leaves out all the non-free market stuff.

I stress those aspects of Adam Smith a lot: namely that markets are a mechanism for balancing supply and demand while directing flows of capital to where they are most beneficial, and not some divine Natural Law or end in themselves.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:27:27am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I stress those aspectss of Adam Smith a lot: namely that markets are a mechanism for balancing supply and demand while directing flows of capital to where they are most beneficial, and not some divine Natural Law or end in themselves.

I hope her professors reinforce her dad’s advice.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 3:41:13am

It’s back, And seems to pissing off the hoards

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A Mom Anon  Nov 14, 2018 • 4:10:16am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

Does he produce any original content at all? I don’t get his popularity, he’s a bullshit news aggregator and that’s about it.

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jeffreyw  Nov 14, 2018 • 4:17:18am

Imgur


Good morning!

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ipsos  Nov 14, 2018 • 4:34:53am

re: #71 wheat-dogg

…says the unemployed recent graduate of Kent *State* University.

How does she think her education was paid for?

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 4:36:59am

re: #88 ipsos

…says the unemployed recent graduate of Kent *State* University.

How does she think her education was paid for?

Sssh! You’ll confuse her.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Nov 14, 2018 • 4:45:26am

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

I live just above Cali (like, seven miles) on the coast and it’s been unusually dry this fall. We’re usually well into our monsoon season here by mid-October but here we are in mid-November and we’re dry. Other than a few days of moderate rain last month, nothing since. This time of the year we are normally in the high 50’s during the day and low 40’s at night. Now we are in the mid-60’s during the day (63 yesterday) and mid-40’s at night. One plus of the current weather is that it has allowed the tree guys to come in this fall and remove the monster in our back yard. We ‘got in line’ for the removal almost two years ago and were scheduled for the job next spring, so no complaints here about that!

We need rain and lots of it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 4:50:05am

re: #71 wheat-dogg

Goldilocks and the Three Memes: guns, New York City and taxation.

It likes she’s throwing shit on the wall to see what sticks.

God be fucking original at least. She’s such a lame ass. Who the hell is paying for her her stupid antics? She’s like a really bad right wing meme come to life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:03:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:07:54am

jeebus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local):

7:15 a.m.

The Palm Beach County elections supervisor says aging equipment has overheated, causing mismatched results in the recount of ballots in Florida’s U.S. Senate race.

Susan Bucher said Tuesday night that the 11-year-old machines began having problems on Monday as early voting ballots were being counted. When the numbers were crunched on Tuesday, they didn’t match.

WPTV says a mechanic was flown in to fix the issues, but Bucher says “we don’t have a lot of assurances.”

She says the machines “started overheating so as a result the tally types are not reconciling properly.” That means about 174,000 early voting ballots in the state’s third most populous county will have to be recounted.

Workers are working around the clock to count the vote, but Bucher has already said they will not meet the state’s Thursday deadline to report the recounted votes. Nearly 600,000 ballots were cast in the county.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:09:03am

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

This is really getting old Florida. Get your shit together.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:11:17am

lol

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:12:55am

re: #86 A Mom Anon

Does he produce any original content at all? I don’t get his popularity, he’s a bullshit news aggregator and that’s about it.

He and Breitbart figured out that all you have to do is float an unsubstantiated CT or scandal long enough and it will develop a life of its own and get picked up by the MSM

So now they go out of their way to find and post spurious “leads” to get the ball rolling.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:29:53am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

It’s no better anywhere else.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:32:04am

re: #97 Dave In Austin

It’s no better anywhere else.

True.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:32:23am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The only reason I posted that, was because I thought he had been offline with the rest of the RupertBots and had cleared his Twitter cache.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:32:50am

re: #97 Dave In Austin

It’s no better anywhere else.

I know that this is a State’s Rightissue, but voting is a Civil Right and I think it is time the Federsal Government intervene in instituting standards of transparency and access.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:37:55am

Bobby……. Salsa…… Dogs……..

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:40:54am

re: #101 Dave In Austin

Bobby……. Salsa…… Dogs……..

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:46:34am

re: #102 Barefoot Grin

I don’t know what happened to or with Bobby Lewis but when he first came on the stand up scene, he had me rolling on the floor more than once.

[Edit] My bad: I was thinking of Bobby Collins

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ipsos  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:51:38am

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

I know that this is a State’s Rightissue, but voting is a Civil Right and I think it is time the Federsal Government intervene in instituting standards of transparency and access.

You could call it something like the “Voting Rights Act.” Maybe impose special scrutiny on jurisdictions that have a history of problems with ballot access.

//

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:53:02am

re: #103 Dave In Austin

I don’t know what happened to or with Bobby Lewis but when he first came on the stand up scene, he had me rolling on the floor more than once.

I hadn’t heard of him but will look him up.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:56:08am

Back it up!!!!! I’m thinking of Bobby Collins.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:57:24am
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Momkat56  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:57:34am

re: #74 wheat-dogg

That is PERFECT! I think we had that fridge’s cousin on our unit ;)

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:57:57am

re: #106 Dave In Austin

Back it up!!!!! I’m thinking of Bobby Collins.

Bobby Collins I’ve heard of through other comedians talking comedy on podcasts, but still don’t know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:58:33am
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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 5:58:59am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

That’s Drudge’s ‘Drudge Report’ bot, it just spits out what he posts to his website. Notice that @DRUDGE_REPORT has tweeted over 234,000 times. His personal account is @DRUDGE, and as you can see there are no tweets. He routinely purges his personal feed, it never has more than a half dozen tweets that you can see.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:01:06am
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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:01:12am

Oh No….. He’s still got it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:01:40am

these morons…

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:02:21am

re: #111 teleskiguy

That’s Drudge’s ‘Drudge Report’ bot, it just spits out what he posts to his website. Notice that @DRUDGE_REPORT has tweeted over 234,000 times. His personal account is @DRUDGE, and as you can see there are no tweets. He routinely purges his personal feed, it never has more than a half dozen tweets that you can see.

Thank you…… I leant something todaze

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:05:45am

hey Art!

what a freaking mess

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:06:33am

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art!

what a freaking mess

The family that slays together….

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:06:40am

Sigh frigging Pelosi haters on the left. Had one tell me that Pelosi saying “we’re capitalists, deal with it” was tone deaf and I’d love to see the whole context because you know what, I’m tired of lefties pushing the same bullshit that the right does that you have to be a socialist or capitalist. I’m tired of them trying to divide the left and yet insisting they’re the real voice of the left. They can talk all the shit they want about the “neo libs” but how dare any lefty even gently criticize Bernie or AOC, who I honestly like.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:08:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:09:30am
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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:14:36am

re: #50 makeitstop

Trumpworld in better times
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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:15:12am

re: #71 wheat-dogg

Someone should sit outside her abode, and when she leaves, charge her a toll. And when she calls the cops, remind her that they are paid with taxes.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:15:49am

Just posted this: Hopefully people actually read it and don’t see the defense of Pelosi and the Dem establishment as OMG NEO LIB!

I can see that yes. I guess my point is I don’t like seeing someone who was actually the reason why most House Dems voted against the Iraq War resolution being labeled a war monger. I’ve even seen people say she voted for it. I don’t like someone who was on the frontline supporting LGBT rights early on have that dismissed. I’m fine with new leadership I really am. And yeah that does come off as tone deaf but here’s the thing, we are capitalist but we are also socialist. I’m frigging tired of dogmatic socialists and capitalists acting like our economy has to be one or the other. It’s always been a combination of both. Quite simply speaking, we’ve always been some combo of both.

i just think we’re making a mistake if we equate all capitalism with the right wing bs just like it’s a mistake to equate democratic socialism with Stalinism or Maoism. Sorry I just think there’s this tendency to see capitalism as the enemy. The enemy is this bs vision of capitalism that the government can’t be a positive factor in economic development. Economics is a social science about people and I really think ideologues don’t get that. I subscribed to Keynesian theories because Keynes was about observable data whereas the Von Mises kooks dismiss it. I unfortunately see the same thing with some socialists. I also wish people would see that leadership skills aren’t always ideological. There’s a lot of politics that isn’t about ideology that makes people successful leaders. LBJ was far from the most liberal Dem but very successful Congressionally domestically since he had some great skills that a more staunch progressive would have lacked. I’m not saying we should just go with the same slate we did in 06-10 but I think people greatly under appreciate what Pelosi is good at as a legislative leader which one of their favorites may struggle at. I dunno man. It’s just I see myself as a liberal but I’m feeling a bit frustrated because I think there’s a lot of naïveté about how to get true change. Change is a process not an event.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:16:14am

A couple of like minded old hippies are going to embark an adventure. I found one of the needed tools on my neighbors porch. It was her grandfathers. He was the blacksmith in a small E. Texas farming community, Wayback. This tool is prolly over 100 yrs old and she gave me permission to use it as long as I want. (Huge Smiley Face).

Bob and I are in tool gathering mode right now. Then we plan on an outdoor coal forge then build a gas blaster.

I’ve never even welded….. This will be fun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:17:25am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:21:19am
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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:21:19am

re: #125 Dave In Austin

Giphy

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:23:00am

re: #128 teleskiguy

Thank You, Again. I will prolly end up the bull..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:23:50am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

The worst is they can’t even come up with good names to replace her. They just name the person they ideologically place their hopes and dreams on. Someone who often is just chosen because they like their ideology and not because they have any real idea about what the job of the Speaker is. I had no problem pointing out the Tea Party’s poor understanding of Civics when they took over the right and I have no problem pointing out the left has elements that have an equally poor understanding of civics even if I feel their heart is in the right place, i nfact I feel more obligated to do so being a liberal myself.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:24:40am

re: #16 freetoken

Never figured you as the full beard type.

I thought you’d be taller

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:25:29am

re: #131 dangerman

I thought you’d be taller

Okay let me have it. What do y’all think about me lol.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:26:29am

re: #123 Belafon

Someone should sit outside her abode, and when she leaves, charge her a toll. And when she calls the cops, remind her that they are paid with taxes.

Nah. Then she’ll pull a Tucker Carlson and exaggerate the incident into a full-blown attack on freeze peach, conservatives and dingbats with long curly hair.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:27:26am

re: #131 dangerman

I thought you’d be taller

He’s tall for his height.

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Interesting Times  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:29:15am

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also, I really think the whole “OMG AOC protested Pelosi!!1!” was just a bunch of disingenuous dimwittery from the usual suspects:

I’m almost tempted to chalk it up to sophisticated Kabuki theater on both their parts - AOC can be seen as listening to people who normally feel ignored, while Pelosi can look like she listens to AOC. And taken together, it’s exactly the sort of thing to help drive home, to young Berner types, the importance of showing up to vote for people who can actually win.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:29:37am

re: #37 MsJ

Not even in power yet. Impressive
Bet they didn’t have to use one napkin or any of the margins for edits

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:30:23am

re: #133 wheat-dogg

Nah. Then she’ll pull a Tucker Carlson and exaggerate the incident into a full-blown attack on freeze peach, conservatives and dingbats with long curly hair.

Someone should remind her the military she probably kissed a lot of ass on Vets Day is courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer which is how it should fucking be. People who argue taxation is theft have failed basic civics. I very much subscribe to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes philosophy- “I like taxes, with them, I buy civilization.” Related but there was a nice letter to the editor today in the Post calling out the absurdity of Kathleen Parker’s latest where she repeated the same tired conservative/libertarian moxie of “More government is less freedom” and the writer, a regular schmo like you or I correctly pointed out how government has been used as a force to expand freedom for many groups. And honestly, that’s how I see government. Government being representative of we the people is how we maintain rights. There are certain rights- the inalienable ones Jefferson spoke of that shouldn’t even be up for debate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:31:00am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:32:05am

re: #135 Interesting Times

Also, I really think the whole “OMG AOC protested Pelosi!!1!” was just a bunch of disingenuous dimwittery from the usual suspects:

I’m almost tempted to chalk it up to sophisticated Kabuki theater on both their parts - AOC can be seen as listening to people who normally feel ignored, while Pelosi can look like she listens to AOC. And taken together, it’s exactly the sort of thing to help drive home, to young Berner types, the importance of showing up to vote for people who can actually win.

I respect AOC since she put her money where her mouth is and she’s actually lived the economy rather than someone who just heard “democratic socialism” for the first time two years ago when Bernie said it. As OA observed about Brown(haha see what I did there Art!), Sherrod Brown has actually lived the Rust Belt experience and can talk more about than Bernie can since he’s actually lived it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:33:04am

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

Definitely worth pointing out since conservatives want to blame all urban crime on Democratic mayors.

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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:35:35am
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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:38:18am

re: #66 Ace-o-aces

It has been a … pleasant…few days with all that nontweeting

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:38:38am

“Democrats in Leadership Crisis” makes for such a juicy headline, shame to let a few fsacts get in the way of featuring it everywhere immaginable.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:40:04am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Democrats in Leadership Crisis” makes for such a juicy headline, shasame to let s few fsacts get in the way of featuring it everywhere immaginasble.

Dems in disarray….

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:41:56am

re: #88 ipsos

…says the unemployed recent graduate of Kent *State* University.

How does she think her education was paid for?

You said “think”

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:42:14am

re: #134 wheat-dogg

He’s tall for his height.

Looks shorter in real life.

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:43:11am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Democrats in Leadership Crisis” makes for such a juicy headline, shasame to let s few fsacts get in the way of featuring it everywhere immaginasble.

Meanwhile, the media is treated to a parade of stories claiming that the GOP has a unified leadership ready to go…

What’s left unsaid is that it’s the same bunch of complicit and compromised cronies who are enabling a corrupt Trump admin, are intent on running interference for Trump, and look the other way with the openly racist and white nationalists in their caucus like Scalise and King.

It’s the bigot brigade whether they like to admit it or not - and they’re increasingly likely to admit it thanks to Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:45:14am

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

these morons…

WHAT IS THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA COVERING UP NOW WHAT ABOUT PIZZAGATE AND SETH RICH?!?!?!?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:47:02am

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

My latest Op-Ed: Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?
— Leader McConnell

I don’t care to see your latest since I’ve seen your earliest and everything in between your earliest and latest which is all garbage, Russiatrump toadying.

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:47:12am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:51:46am

Has the Caravan full of Killer Bees arrived yet?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:53:39am

cracked.com
This is hilarious and all the four are right wing twat waffles who will take that as proof how persecuted they are rather than how stupid.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:54:38am

re: #130 HappyWarrior

The worst is they can’t even come up with good names to replace her. They just name the person they ideologically place their hopes and dreams on. Someone who often is just chosen because they like their ideology and not because they have any real idea about what the job of the Speaker is. I had no problem pointing out the Tea Party’s poor understanding of Civics when they took over the right and I have no problem pointing out the left has elements that have an equally poor understanding of civics even if I feel their heart is in the right place, i nfact I feel more obligated to do so being a liberal myself.

Dems will never take the House again as long as Pelosi might possibly become Speaker again because

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:55:08am

re: #152 HappyWarrior

cracked.com
This is hilarious and all the four are right wing twat waffles who will take that as proof how persecuted they are rather than how stupid.

upding for “twat waffles”

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:56:40am

re: #118 HappyWarrior

Sigh frigging Pelosi haters on the left. Had one tell me that Pelosi saying “we’re capitalists, deal with it” was tone deaf and I’d love to see the whole context because you know what, I’m tired of lefties pushing the same bullshit that the right does that you have to be a socialist or capitalist. I’m tired of them trying to divide the left and yet insisting they’re the real voice of the left. They can talk all the shit they want about the “neo libs” but how dare any lefty even gently criticize Bernie or AOC, who I honestly like.

Agree with you wholeheartedly. I hope Democrats aren’t planning to squabble away their election wins. Focus people!! Go after Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:58:22am

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

Agree with you wholeheartedly. I hope Democrats aren’t planning to squabble away their election wins. Focus people!! Go after Trump.

Indeed and focus on the fact that the legislative agenda is going to be quite progressive.

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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:59:08am

Talking to my Republican coworker today, and I think an independent commission to draw congressional districts could actually pass here in Texas. He and I definitely agreed that we need some standards for things like voting machines (including a paper trail for recounts), and that voting should be a multi-day event.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 14, 2018 • 6:59:48am

re: #152 HappyWarrior

cracked.com
This is hilarious and all the four are right wing twat waffles who will take that as proof how persecuted they are rather than how stupid.

Why isn’t O’Keefe in jail? His pranks sound illegal.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:02:44am

re: #77 wheat-dogg

I paid a quick visit to the website she’s shilling. Turns out she’s a co-founder, along with a slew of other college-age or younger brainiacs.

I did not linger, as I want to protect my remaining IQ points from further diminishment.

“Grassroots Director”

Heh

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:04:16am

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

My latest Op-Ed: Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?
— Leader McConnell

Sure, we’ll work with you to protect pre-existing condition coverage which you’ve been trying to destroy for eight years

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ipsos  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:04:47am

re: #145 dangerman

You said “think”

Well, she said “change my mind,” which implies she thinks she has one, sooooooo…..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:07:27am

re: #158 Patricia Kayden

Why isn’t O’Keefe in jail? His pranks sound illegal.

I don’t get it either. He got a huge slap on the wrist for his stunt at Senator Landrieu’s office years ago and he still pulls this shit.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:07:47am
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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:08:43am

Stupid Red Hat. No Disney for you.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:08:59am

re: #163 I Would Prefer Not To

We need to be Dorothy in the Mad TV skit where she tears into the “good witch.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:09:27am

re: #164 makeitstop

Stupid Red Hat. No Disney for you.

Well that’s one way to own the libs.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:11:34am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

Well that’s one way to own the libs.

I fully expect the usual suspects to make this guy their new hill to die on.

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:12:34am

re: #167 Sir John Barron

I fully expect the usual suspects to make this guy their new hill to die on.

Really. Which hack right wing lawyer will file the lawsuit?

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:12:35am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:17:13am

re: #168 makeitstop

Really. Which hack right wing lawyer will file the lawsuit?

Jeff Sessions isn’t busy these days wink.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:17:23am

re: #164 makeitstop

Stupid Red Hat. No Disney for you.

not a cult your the cult

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mmmirele  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:19:36am

re: #164 makeitstop

Stupid Red Hat. No Disney for you.

I read another article; apparently this guy has been warned previously and still did it. No sympathy here.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:21:30am

re: #172 mmmirele

I read another article; apparently this guy has been warned previously and still did it. No sympathy here.

He’ll get plenty of air time being a martyr on FNC crying about how his free peach was violated while at the same time Fox does a pity pot story on the now unemployed Kim Davis.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:25:15am

Learned something absolutely “shocking” this week. Apparently the Illinois state income tax does not apply to retirement income or Social Security. I can understand exempting Social Security — but all retirement income? No tax on IRAs or 401(k)s? In a state that is financially in crisis? I suppose that is one way to keep retirees from relocating to states that don’t have a state income tax.

Well, it certainly benefits me!! Especially since my total retirement income (including Social Security) exceeds my annual salary while working.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:25:23am

re: #164 makeitstop

Stupid Red Hat. No Disney for you.

Thoughts and prayers.

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:31:25am

re: #175 Dr. Matt

Thoughts and prayers.

Alternately: womp womp

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:33:52am

re: #176 makeitstop

Alternately: womp womp

Never gets old.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:40:14am

re: #125 Dave In Austin

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:49:46am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

George Takei

@GeorgeTakei
Trump is reportedly furious that none of his staff told him that skipping the WWI 100-year commemoration because of rain would look terrible.

1) Why does he need staff to tell him this?

2) Are his staffers clueless—or are they trying to undermine him?

3) Hahahahaha

6,650
8:01 AM - Nov 14, 2018

There are two possibilities for his behavior this past weekend:
1. His staff really is as clueless as he is.
2. His staff is too afraid to contradict him and advise him that the optics of missing these events would be very bad for him.

— edited to correct premature posting.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:53:53am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump is reportedly furious that none of his staff told him that skipping the WWI 100-year commemoration because of rain would look terrible.

1) Why does he need staff to tell him this?

2) Are his staffers clueless—or are they trying to undermine him?

3) Hahahahaha

When I got to #3, I literally snotted Pepsi out of my nose.

Ouch and…

HAHAHAHAHA!

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Weaselone  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:54:12am

re: #179 Hecuba’s daughter

There are two possibilities for his behavior this past weekend:
1. His staff really is as clueless as he is.
2. His staff is too afraid to contradict him and advise him that the optics of missing these events would be very bad for him.

— edited to correct premature posting.

3. He’s lying. They told him it was bad optics and that he should go, but he decided to stay back at the hotel and pout anyway. Now he’s throwing them under the bus to save face.

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:54:28am

re: #179 Hecuba’s daughter

His staff shouldn’t have to tell him to go to commemorations for Veterans Day or Armistice Day in Paris at an American cemetery there.

He should want to go. The problem is that it’s not about him, and when it isn’t about him, he just doesn’t care. He doesn’t have anyone who tells him what he needs to hear, because he tunes it out. He only listens to what he wants to hear. It’s a Fox echo chamber.

And with Fox running silent these days on Twitter, that means that he’s not getting the feedback he wants from there either. Heh.

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William Lewis  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:56:45am

re: #125 Dave In Austin

A couple of like minded old hippies are going to embark an adventure. I found one of the needed tools on my neighbors porch. It was her grandfathers. He was the blacksmith in a small E. Texas farming community, Wayback. This tool is prolly over 100 yrs old and she gave me permission to use it as long as I want. (Huge Smiley Face).

Bob and I are in tool gathering mode right now. Then we plan on an outdoor coal forge then build a gas blaster.

I’ve never even welded….. This will be fun.

Can you buy a magazine called “The Backwoodsman” there? It’s a bi-monthly rag on living simple, survivalist & prepper stuff that’s not as nut case as some (they do have a thing for beliving in Bigfoot, but I ignore that idiocy). The current issue has a good article on on how to build a poor man’s forge, talks about fuels, using a hairdrier as a air source and so on.

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plansbandc  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:57:55am

What a wonderful gift for the budding fascist…

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:59:03am

re: #184 plansbandc

What a wonderful gift for the budding fascist…

I’m wondering if Lego’s legal department has seen this…

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:59:30am

re: #184 plansbandc

What a wonderful gift for the budding fascist…

MADE IN CHINA.

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plansbandc  Nov 14, 2018 • 7:59:48am

re: #185 makeitstop

Hopefully.

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:00:58am

re: #184 plansbandc

Saw that yesterday. Probably comes with a snack bag of lead paint chips.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:01:26am

re: #182 lawhawk

His staff shouldn’t have to tell him to go to commemorations for Veterans Day or Armistice Day in Paris at an American cemetery there.

He should want to go. The problem is that it’s not about him, and when it isn’t about him, he just doesn’t care. He doesn’t have anyone who tells him what he needs to hear, because he tunes it out. He only listens to what he wants to hear. It’s a Fox echo chamber.

And with Fox running silent these days on Twitter, that means that he’s not getting the feedback he wants from there either. Heh.

Of course his staff has to tell him. After all, recall that he did everything possible to lose the nomination — including insulting McCain’s service — and his base rewarded him for this behavior. Why should he believe that skipping these events would harm his image among the deplorable base? He cares only about this base and no one else anyway. Do we know whether his base agrees with him? I had lunch with a “deplorable” friend of mine yesterday and though we did avoid partisan discussions, he made comments about “fake” news. So I wouldn’t be surprised if his base buys his excuses.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:01:28am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:01:32am

re: #184 plansbandc

What a wonderful gift for the budding fascist…

And then the kid’s brother bumps into the stupid building-brick wall, scattering the blocks all over the floor and both kids wonder why their parents got them such a shitey gift.

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CongoJack  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:01:41am

re: #184 plansbandc

What a wonderful gift for the budding fascist…

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As a Lego enthusiast (I still have my childhood legos) this is horrible. I hope Lego sues (if they can) and I hope and pray that they were not involved in this product. Also this has to be the worst lego instructions ever.

Step 1 - place base
Step 2 - build vertical wall
Step 3 - yell racial epithets at said wall
Step 4 - cower in fear of poor and hungry women and children

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:02:00am

re: #150 lawhawk

Britain, EU agree draft Brexit dea

Or not.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:03:09am

re: #184 plansbandc

What a wonderful gift grift for the budding fascist…

FTFY

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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:05:15am

re: #192 CongoJack

As a Lego enthusiast (I still have my childhood legos) this is horrible. I hope Lego sues (if they can) and I hope and pray that they were not involved in this product. Also this has to be the worst lego instructions ever.

Step 1 - place base
Step 2 - build vertical wall
Step 3 - yell racial epithets at said wall
Step 4 - cower in fear of poor and hungry women and children

Unless they’re using the name Lego, there’s nothing the Lego can do. Building blocks are not under the company’s control. That’s Why Mega Bloks exists. On the other hand, the company that makes Mega Bloks could go after them for having a similar name.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:07:36am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:08:06am

re: #184 plansbandc

What a wonderful gift for the budding fascist…

And these right-wing fascist Nazis had the nerve to call Obama supporters “cultists”.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:08:44am

re: #157 Belafon

Talking to my Republican coworker today, and I think an independent commission to draw congressional districts could actually pass here in Texas. He and I definitely agreed that we need some standards for things like voting machines (including a paper trail for recounts), and that voting should be a multi-day event.

Movement! Congratulations.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:09:09am

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

He cares only about this base HIMSELF and no one else anyway.

ftfy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:09:14am
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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:09:16am

re: #78 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

brain dead in Ohio

Morning!

Speaking of brain dead in Ohio. How about brain dead at Ohio State.

For some reason they were able to keep Richard Spencer out as a threat, but allow this jackass to speak. I guess it has to do with allowing their student organizations to “be free” to do as they want.

Iframe

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:11:27am

re: #201 ObserverArt

Morning!

Speaking of brain dead in Ohio. How about brain dead at Ohio State.

For some reason they were able to keep Richard Spencer out as a threat, but allow this jackass to speak. I guess it has to do with allowing their student organizations to “be free” to do as they want.

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He’s awful imo but not as odious as Spencer. That said, he’s a pos who I hope gets mocked for being such a hack.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:11:59am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:13:04am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

I seriously thought that was Jimmy Fallon in a white wig.

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:13:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:15:06am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:15:09am

re: #205 nines09

WLS taps Ben Shapiro for afternoons

WTF?

Hey Shapiro is a demolished disco disk personality wise so it’s a natural transition from the guy who organized disco demolition night to him for them.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:15:48am

re: #205 nines09

WLS taps Ben Shapiro for afternoons

WTF?

Now owned by Sinclair, I believe.

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Interesting Times  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:16:41am

Oh. Maybe this is why the Fox News twitter feed went dark:

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gocart mozart  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:16:59am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:17:09am

Shapiro has pull. Why? I don’t know. People like a 35 year old who talks like a 85 year old I guess but has interests in nerd stuff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:18:20am
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sagehen  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:19:03am

re: #124 HappyWarrior

Just posted this: Hopefully people actually read it and don’t see the defense of Pelosi and the Dem establishment as OMG NEO LIB!

(snip)

I’m not saying we should just go with the same slate we did in 06-10 but I think people greatly under appreciate what Pelosi is good at as a legislative leader which one of their favorites may struggle at. I dunno man. It’s just I see myself as a liberal but I’m feeling a bit frustrated because I think there’s a lot of naïveté about how to get true change. Change is a process not an event.

My admiration for Pelosi is based 100% on Obamacare.

For all the ratfucking engaged in by the R’s, and all the counter-productive shit done by D senators (I’m looking at you Ben Nelson and Max Baucus) and purportedly independent senator (cough*Lieberman*cough)… she got it done. She fucking got it done.

That’s what needs to be the first sentence of her eventual obituary. She fucking got it done.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:19:05am
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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:20:06am

WLS out of Chicago is a powerhouse AM station. The rise of Rush led to a takeover of the AM band by right wing propagandists. In my travels through the years, out in flyover country, the only radio station you could pull in would be AM and have them and only them on, one after another.
I trust that non stop indoctrination over DECADES is part of our problems.

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:21:32am

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art!

Just saw this when looking up the Shapiro video. DeWine has said this is the most bizarre crime he has ever seen in his (too) long career.

Prosecuting Ohio massacre case could last years

WAVERLY, OH (AP) — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than two-year-old case was announced.

Tuesday’s announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began after seven adults and a teenage boy were found shot in the head at four separate homes in April 2016. The killings terrified local residents and spawned rumors that it was a drug hit, but prosecutors suggested the attack had stemmed from a custody dispute.

The investigation is one of the most complicated and extensive in state history, with enormous numbers of witnesses and a huge amount of evidence, said Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk.

“There is a lot of hard work ahead of us. I cannot emphasize that enough. An indictment is only the beginning of the case,” Junk said Tuesday, adding that the case may have to be moved from Pike County because of the pre-trial publicity.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said a grand jury indicted the four members of the Wagner family on aggravated murder charges. Police arrested George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; his wife, 48-year-old Angela Wagner; and his sons George Wagner, 27, and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26. They could be sentenced to death if convicted, DeWine said.

DeWine gave scant detail about why the victims were killed, but said the custody of a young child played a role. Edward Wagner was the long-time former boyfriend of 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden, one of the eight victims, and shared custody of their daughter at the time of the massacre.

…more at link

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:22:22am

re: #213 sagehen

My admiration for Pelosi is based 100% on Obamacare.

For all the ratfucking engaged in by the R’s, and all the counter-productive shit done by D senators (I’m looking at you Ben Nelson and Max Baucus) and purportedly independent senator (cough*Lieberman*cough)… she got it done. She fucking got it done.

That’s what needs to be the first sentence of her eventual obituary. She fucking got it done.

Yeah but she said “We’re capitalists deal with it” so she should be taken out of leadership.// Seriously, she’s awesome. She’s been in Congress a long time now and there is no one in the Dem caucus better at whipping up votes. She’s a leader and she takes so much crap from assholes everywhere.

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gwangung  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:24:22am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

Yeah but she said “We’re capitalists deal with it” so she should be taken out of leadership.// Seriously, she’s awesome. She’s been in Congress a long time now and there is no one in the Dem caucus better at whipping up votes. She’s a leader and she takes so much crap from assholes everywhere.

Fine with her as Speaker. But she does need to have a younger Rep as a deputy (and she has this in mind, I think).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:25:17am

re: #216 ObserverArt

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:26:19am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:26:38am

re: #210 gocart mozart

I see Little Marco Polo Rubio is still out scare-mongering and trying to delegitimize a legal recount process.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:27:12am

re: #156 HappyWarrior

Indeed and focus on the fact that the legislative agenda is going to be quite progressive.

the democratic house passed x, the republican senate said no
the democratic house passed y, the republican senate said no
the democratic house passed z, the republican senate wouldn’t even take it up and talk about it
the democratic house passed…..

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:27:42am

Right wing lunatics aren’t hiding their racism (retweeted by SMOTI):

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:27:48am

re: #205 nines09

WLS taps Ben Shapiro for afternoons

WTF?

Poor conservatives are always having their voices and opinions shut out and they have no way to express themselves or attract listeners.

/

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Skip Intro  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:28:17am

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art!

what a freaking mess

Plot for the next season of Fargo?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:28:21am

re: #188 nines09

Saw that yesterday. Probably comes with a snack bag of lead paint chips.

What do you have against lead paint chips in kids’ toys? Snowflake.

///

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:28:25am

re: #159 Sir John Barron

“Grassroots Director”

Heh

ie ‘yells at lawn’

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:29:10am

re: #218 gwangung

Fine with her as Speaker. But she does need to have a younger Rep as a deputy (and she has this in mind, I think).

Yeah I think she does too. Not sure who that is and honestly that should be up to her since she’s the one who knows these men and women as people. Sometimes we get so focused on ideology that we miss that politics is about people.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:29:32am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:30:01am

re: #222 dangerman

the democratic house passed x, the republican senate said no
the democratic house passed y, the republican senate said no
the democratic house passed z, the republican senate wouldn’t even take it up and talk about it
the democratic house passed…..

Yep. And this is where pointing out that Democrats got a higher percentage of vote in the Senate is pertinent to point out.

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:30:22am

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

Agree with you wholeheartedly. I hope Democrats aren’t planning to squabble away their election wins. Focus people!! Go after Trump.

I have to wonder how many people on the left we really have to worry about. Seems to me the media and the Tweeters are amplifying a vocal part of the left that may not amount to many numbers. And, how many of the loud mouths actually voted or will really put up must resistance?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:30:42am

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

To be fair, a lot of people I know who dislike Nancy really dislike Schumer as well but there definitely are a lot of double standards especially in the punditry class.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:30:50am

re: #164 makeitstop

Stupid Red Hat. No Disney for you.

he was infiltrating behind enemy lines
only teh gays and libs go to disney anyway

// 1/2

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:30:56am

re: #201 ObserverArt

Morning!

Speaking of brain dead in Ohio. How about brain dead at Ohio State.

For some reason they were able to keep Richard Spencer out as a threat, but allow this jackass to speak. I guess it has to do with allowing their student organizations to “be free” to do as they want.

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At least Shapiro can’t complain he’s being barred by an evil liberal college campus and that true blue conservative Americans at OSU are being suppressed and persecuted for their beliefs.

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:31:55am

re: #224 Sir John Barron

Poor conservatives are always having their voices and opinions shut out and they have no way to express themselves or attract listeners.

/

They have owned the AM band, and a large chunk of FM forever.
The people who tune in daily are really effed in the head.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:32:03am

re: #231 ObserverArt

I have to wonder how many people on the left we really have to worry about. Seems to me the media and the Tweeters are amplifying a vocal part of the left that may not amount to many numbers. And, how many of the loud mouths actually voted or will really put up must resistance?

I dunno man. I just go by what I see in social media. So many lefties I know seem eager to help the write their talking points by flipping out over a former HRC adviser who hasn’t advised her since 2008 saying she will run or the AOC/Pelosi thing. They have no idea how a party is supposed to actually function.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:32:03am

re: #169 Ace-o-aces

scary how carefully we have to read these things now..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:32:33am

re: #234 Sir John Barron

At least Shapiro can’t complain he’s being barred by an evil liberal college campus and that true blue conservative Americans at OSU are being suppressed and persecuted for their beliefs.

That’s exactly why I would have let him on the campus and then mocked him relentlessly as a chicken shit who doesn’t like whiskey.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:32:48am

re: #210 gocart mozart

Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win. Then AFTER game lawyers for losing team get a judge to order rules changed so that last second field goals are only 1 point

Well that’s how democrat lawyers plan to steal #Florida election 1/4

— Marco Rubio

So there are no GOP lawyers on the ground in Florida or represented in the recount process, leaving it to Little Marco to politicize the process on Twitter?

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:35:19am

re: #181 Weaselone

3. He’s lying. They told him it was bad optics and that he should go, but he decided to stay back at the hotel and pout anyway. Now he’s throwing them under the bus to save face.

You win. People have to remember Trump never takes the blame, it is always someone else that gets blamed for his own decisions.

Everyone needs to remember Trump has said how many times he doesn’t need briefings, he doesn’t need to hear from past presidents, he doesn’t need any input because he is the smartest politician/president ever.

Always was. Always will be.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:35:33am

re: #183 William Lewis

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:36:20am

re: #226 Sir John Barron

What do you have against lead paint chips in kids’ toys? Snowflake.

///

They could throw some old rusty Gillette Blue safety razors in for good measure.
“Share them with your friends!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:37:05am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:39:31am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meanwhile this is Trump:

Gym? What’s a Gym?

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:39:40am

Fox News files amicus brief on behalf of CNN’s Acosta — and calls out ‘antagonistic’ Trump

I’m not going to exert the effort patting them on the back. Fox is still evil through and through.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:40:23am

re: #245 Dr. Matt

Fox News files amicus brief on behalf of CNN’s Acosta — and calls out ‘antagonistic’ Trump

I’m not going to exert the effort patting them on the back. Fox is still evil through and through.

They’re assholes and yes evil but they’re not stupid. They know that this shit could happen to them.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:41:53am

re: #240 ObserverArt

You win. People have to remember Trump never takes the blame, it is always someone else that gets blamed for his own decisions.

Everyone needs to remember Trump has said how many times he doesn’t need briefings, he doesn’t need to hear from past presidents, he doesn’t need any input because he is the smartest politician/president ever.

Always was. Always will be.

If HST was the Buck stops here, Trump is “Yeah, Buck, he’s the one to blame here not me!”

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:42:35am

re: #184 plansbandc

A conservative website that offers up pro-Trump and pro-2nd Amendment merchandise is now taking orders for a “MAGA” building block set that encourages children to “Build the wall.”

What a great way for bigoted parents to raise bigoted kids!!

does it include razor wire and army troops?

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:43:56am

re: #248 dangerman

does it include razor wire and army troops?

White hoods and burning crosses.

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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:44:02am

re: #248 dangerman

does it include razor wire and army troops?

Those are sold separately because they really didn’t want to be there.

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:44:21am

re: #248 dangerman

does it include razor wire and army troops sitting around and doing nothing while they wait for hot food?

Added a bit.

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:44:33am
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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:45:36am

re: #191 Sir John Barron

And then the kid’s brother bumps into the stupid building-brick wall, scattering the blocks all over the floor and both kids wonder why their parents got them such a shitey gift.

does building the wall include negotiating with a kid-level congress to first get the funding?

and after they built it then how do you ‘play’ with it?

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:46:34am

re: #253 dangerman

does building the wall include negotiating with a kid-level congress to first get the funding?

and after they built it then how do you ‘play’ with it?

You get toy soldiers to shoot other toy soldiers who try to climb the wall.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:47:27am

re: #252 nines09

But he said those nice things about my win! And yeah Trump is so fucking clueless that Putin plays his sorry ass like a fiddle.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:49:54am

re: #200 Backwoods_Sleuth

another, shorter Republican vote-counting strategy:
- declare the R the winner
- call Democrats cheaters

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Jay C  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:50:23am

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

OK, I did stop and think about this, and my first takeaway is that Mr. Yelin doesn’t have a good grasp on how the US Senate functions on the partisan level.

That Sen. Schumer was chosen Dem Leader “by acclamation” ought to be one clue: whatever Ben thinks, his fellow Democrats thought enough of his Leadership not to even bother challenging it.

Also, that Chuck’s Leadership “sucks” is highly a matter of opinion. Personally, I can easily see the validity of critiques: Myself, I like Chuck Schumer (he’s my Senator), and think he has done a reasonably good job: but I see him mainly as an “inside guy” - good at the behind-the—scenes gutwork of legislating, but not (like his predecessor Harry Reid was) an out-in-front-of-the-cameras agitator/street-fighter. Which I can see a lot of Dems perhaps preferring. (Me too, FWIW)

The Senate is (AFAIK) a place which runs by its own rules, rules which they usually DNGAF about changing, and where the Majority (as Mitch McConnell has shown us on numerous occasions) can - if they want - run it to suit themselves. How Schumer- or any Minority Leader - can get around the system outside of mere obstructionism is a thorny question.

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nines09  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:50:30am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Putin gets to murder people. Like Trump wants to do. Remember he said he could shoot someone on 5th Ave and not lose a vote. His heroes are all thugs, mobsters and thieves.
He’s jealous. He wants that power. He really is a sociopath.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:51:10am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

But he said those nice things about my win! And yeah Trump is so fucking clueless that Putin plays his sorry ass like a fiddle.

Not just Putin. Every tyrant on Earth plays him.

All he wants is a little love and praise.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:51:35am

re: #201 ObserverArt

Morning!

Speaking of brain dead in Ohio. How about brain dead at Ohio State.

For some reason they were able to keep Richard Spencer out as a threat, but allow this jackass to speak. I guess it has to do with allowing their student organizations to “be free” to do as they want.

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if more people outside than inside, i dont care

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:55:22am

re: #259 Hecuba’s daughter

Not just Putin. Every tyrant on Earth plays him.

All he wants is a little love and praise.

Of course but this was specifically talking about Putin.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:57:06am

re: #257 Jay C

OK, I did stop and think about this, and my first takeaway is that Mr. Yelin doesn’t have a good grasp on how the US Senate functions on the partisan level.

That Sen. Schumer was chosen Dem Leader “by acclamation” ought to be one clue: whatever Ben thinks, his fellow Democrats thought enough of his Leadership not to even bother challenging it.

Also, that Chuck’s Leadership “sucks” is highly a matter of opinion. Personally, I can easily see the validity of critiques: Myself, I like Chuck Schumer (he’s my Senator), and think he has done a reasonably good job: but I see him mainly as an “inside guy” - good at the behind-the—scenes gutwork of legislating, but not (like his predecessor Harry Reid was) an out-in-front-of-the-cameras agitator/street-fighter. Which I can see a lot of Dems perhaps preferring. (Me too, FWIW)

The Senate is (AFAIK) a place which runs by its own rules, rules which they usually DNGAF about changing, and where the Majority (as Mitch McConnell has shown us on numerous occasions) can - if they want - run it to suit themselves. How Schumer- or any Minority Leader - can get around the system outside of mere obstructionism is a thorny question.

A lot of people were down on Reid initially too. I don’t mind Schumer. But as you get at, he must be doing something right with those who work with him. One of the big tells for me that Sanders had problems was despite being in Congress for years he struggled to get endorsements even from staunch lefty legislators.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:57:34am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

I want to see @NancyPelosi get the gavel back.
I want to see video of her using little antiseptic wipes to disinfect it from Paul Ryan’s grimy, corrupt touch.
Nobody DESERVES anything.
But there was a #bluewave.
Everybody knew what that meant.
She EARNED this.#IStandWithNancy

im fine up to the last line as long as it’s metaphorical.
i want her as speaker as well

like every other rep, she earns it when she wins the vote

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 8:58:23am

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

One thing that was revealed and I think may have led to the police turning to a domestic/hate type of crime rather than a drug related is the type of over-kill that was done.

Early on they said all the victims were shot in the head. That sounded a bit like a drug hit.

But now they have admitted one victim was shot nine times, and two others five times each. I’m taking that to mean all in the head.

That is not a drug hit, that is pissed off, pay-back passion.

I’m guessing it was the adults that were probably involved in the child custody that were shot that many times.

I can’t imagine what that scene was with that type of over-killing.

For some reason, I am seeing the word “cowards” used to describe the murderers. I wonder what that means?

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CongoJack  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:02:30am

re: #263 dangerman

im fine up to the last line as long as it’s metaphorical.
i want her as speaker as well

like every other rep, she earns it when she wins the vote

Oh she earned it.

She kept the Ds together to pass the ACA which has been a huge win for the Dems in the last few elections (despite the crazy misguided fervor on the right). She got regulations passed for the banking industry (which the Rs have decimated). She’s earned it by not forcing the centrist Dems and the liberal Dems into a fight and finding common ground. The reason the RW hate machine targets her is because she actually get results (and not voting for the same thing 100 times achieving nothing).

Lastly her insight in legislation was that it wasn’t a year or a two year plan to keep her hide safe. She went on a decades long plan to make things better for Americans.

In short - I’m with her :).

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:02:44am

re: #253 dangerman

does building the wall include negotiating with a kid-level congress to first get the funding?

and after they built it then how do you ‘play’ with it?

After building it the kids start chopping holes in it, take it apart, throw the pieces around, make up songs about destroying the wall.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:02:47am

re: #264 ObserverArt

I’m wondering what kind of people do this over a custody dispute and then leaves the baby (and two other infants/toddlers) behind with a house full of dead people.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:03:04am
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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:03:07am

re: #223 lawhawk

Right wing lunatics aren’t hiding their racism (retweeted by SMOTI):

interesting ‘picture’

here’s Dr’s Snipes picture from the supervisor’s website. i wonder why they’re so different…

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:04:51am

Trump’s handler.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:05:34am

re: #253 dangerman

does building the wall include negotiating with a kid-level congress to first get the funding?

and after they built it then how do you ‘play’ with it?

The kids use the blocks to build a wall that keeps the parents out of their rooms. And since the parents paid for the building blocks they paid for the wall.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:05:48am

re: #240 ObserverArt

You win. People have to remember Trump never takes the blame, it is always someone else that gets blamed for his own decisions.

Everyone needs to remember Trump has said how many times he doesn’t need briefings, he doesn’t need to hear from past presidents, he doesn’t need any input because he is the smartest politician/president ever.

Always was. Always will be.

i’d take any odds he’s never read a briefing book or policy paper

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:06:08am

re: #270 MsJ

Trump’s handler.

My theory as well.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:06:10am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m wondering what kind of people do this over a custody dispute and then leaves the baby (and two other infants/toddlers) behind with a house full of dead people.

Fucking insane people.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:07:28am

HA!!

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retired cynic  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:08:23am

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

When I saw the name of “Bob” Wagner’s mother, Fredericka, I went OMG! She and her husband, “Bob” Senior, had a big Arabian horse breeding farm, and competed them in races. Turned out they were running Anglo Arabs as Arabians, as ringers, and after much talk, they got nailed and were run out of the Registry. It was a big scandal. So her son joined her, and they were raising “miniature Arabian” horses.

They were never well-regarded, but this is amazing!

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:09:41am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m wondering what kind of people do this over a custody dispute and then leaves the baby (and two other infants/toddlers) behind with a house full of dead people.

Maybe that is where the “cowards” claim comes in. Maybe they thought the baby left at the scene would throw the police off and they would get the baby due to the people that had custody were now dead.

And you are right the people that did it were scum.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:09:56am

re: #254 nines09

You get toy soldiers to shoot other toy soldiers civilians who try to climb the wall.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:11:34am

re: #277 ObserverArt

Maybe that is where the “cowards” claim comes in. Maybe they thought the baby left at the scene would throw the police off and they would get the baby due to the people that had custody were now dead.

And you are right the people that did it were scum.

That certainly indicates a rather specific level of planning and pre-meditation.

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:11:43am

re: #268 MsJ

I wonder who makes up “Republicans for the Rule of Law?” Hmmmm. Trump is not going to like that. He’ll want names!

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:13:15am

re: #272 dangerman

i’d take any odds he’s never read a briefing book or policy paper

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:14:18am

re: #265 CongoJack

Oh she earned it.

She kept the Ds together to pass the ACA which has been a huge win for the Dems in the last few elections (despite the crazy misguided fervor on the right). She got regulations passed for the banking industry (which the Rs have decimated). She’s earned it by not forcing the centrist Dems and the liberal Dems into a fight and finding common ground. The reason the RW hate machine targets her is because she actually get results (and not voting for the same thing 100 times achieving nothing).

Lastly her insight in legislation was that it wasn’t a year or a two year plan to keep her hide safe. She went on a decades long plan to make things better for Americans.

In short - I’m with her :).

yeah, youre right
earned is fine as long as its not “entitled”
it’s campaignspeak

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gocart mozart  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:14:43am
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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:15:22am

re: #268 MsJ

What’s the gist of the video?

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:15:45am

re: #280 ObserverArt

I wonder who makes up “Republicans for the Rule of Law?” Hmmmm. Trump is not going to like that. He’ll want names!

Names.

I don’t recognize most of them. They put together a pretty good ad, though.

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:16:58am

re: #284 Belafon

What’s the gist of the video?

We Need An Attorney General Who Doesn’t Play Politics

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:19:01am
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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:21:50am

Fox isn’t the only news org filing amicus briefs.

Trump’s gonna fold. Just watch.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:23:35am

re: #288 makeitstop

Fox isn’t the only news org filing amicus briefs.

Trump’s gonna fold. Just watch.

Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists’ access to White House

They really are fucking clueless about Constitutional law.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:25:02am

re: #288 makeitstop

Fox isn’t the only news org filing amicus briefs.

Trump’s gonna fold. Just watch.

‘big misunderstanding. i had no idea till i was told today’

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:25:15am

Wuh *POOF*

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gocart mozart  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:27:08am
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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:28:04am

re: #289 Dr. Matt

Trump argues in court filing that he can limit journalists’ access to White House

They really are fucking clueless about Constitutional law.

remember the dnc convention when khizr Kahn said:

Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words “liberty” and “equal protection of law.”

Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing—and no one

i note two things:
- at the time trump probably leaned over to whoever was nearby and said “what is this constitution thing he’s talking about?”

- way back then, kahn had him pegged re Arlington

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:28:54am

The Nazis are melting down.

And my favorite…..

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KGxvi  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:30:37am

re: #294 Dr. Matt

Do I even want to know what one America news is?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:31:17am

re: #294 Dr. Matt

The Nazis are melting down.

Idiots have no clue that a hypothetical Dem administration could try pull that shit on FNC. Fuck FNC obviously but they’re not stupid.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:31:41am

re: #295 KGxvi

Do I even want to know what one America news is?

Where David Duke gets his news?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:31:44am

re: #295 KGxvi

Do I even want to know what one America news is?

No, you don’t.

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:32:16am

re: #294 Dr. Matt

The Nazis are melting down.

did fox’s news coverage change that much in a week?
i’d have to guess not (clueless i am)

i think they’re just pissed that fox is canoodling with cnn re the lawsuit and we cant be seen to agree with them ever

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:32:47am

re: #294 Dr. Matt

Fox is moving more liberal because the owners liberal sons are running it now. I’m starting to watch one America news more

— Ellen Tracy

Wah I need another safe space

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:33:48am

re: #300 Sir John Barron

Wah I need another safe space

I need something to tell me everything Trump does is great.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:35:42am

re: #284 Belafon

What’s the gist of the video?

Call your elected officials and say NO to Whitaker because he is a trump toadie.

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CongoJack  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:37:04am

re: #295 KGxvi

Do I even want to know what one America news is?

My DirectTV has OAN (and the Scientology channel… but that is a discussion for a different day). OAN is Alex Jones… but on TV… and with the same (or worse) production values as FOXNEWS. They go off on the deep end… have stories that no one else is reporting (because they are BS) and they vilify anything to the left of a hooded white sheet.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:37:37am

re: #288 makeitstop

Fox isn’t the only news org filing amicus briefs.

Trump’s gonna fold. Just watch.

All the moron in chief had to do was never acknowledge Acosta.

But no, these halfwit fuckups couldn’t do that. Big production! Ratings!

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:42:37am

re: #303 CongoJack

My DirectTV has OAN (and the Scientology channel… but that is a discussion for a different day). OAN is Alex Jones… but on TV… and with the same (or worse) production values as FOXNEWS. They go off on the deep end… have stories that no one else is reporting (because they are BS) and they vilify anything to the left of a hooded white sheet.

It’s actually OANN, I believe (One America News Network or some such) and they are absolutely fucking nuts. I spent a weekend in Lansing, MI, the state capital, and it was on their cable channels. It was OUT THERE. We were flipping channels and landed on it and just stared at each other asking “What the fuck is this shit?”

And this is what is available to state legislatures when Fox lets them down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:43:50am

OANN where sarah palin did an audition and she was even too weird for them

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CongoJack  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:45:32am

re: #305 MsJ

Ah yep… OANN… you are correct :).

Batsh*t crazy people that live on a different timeline and universe get their news from OANN.

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:46:06am

re: #304 MsJ

All the moron in chief had to do was never acknowledge Acosta.

But no, these halfwit fuckups couldn’t do that. Big production! Ratings!

They planned that confrontation to distract from talking about the loss of the House.

This shows that nobody in the White House thinks any further ahead than the end of the news cycle. Sure, it took the focus off the election for a day, but where are we now? The Dem win got bigger and people are still talking about it, plus the administration is now in court having to defend what they thought was a fab idea at the time.

Morons.

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BeachDem  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:47:23am

re: #285 makeitstop

Names.

I don’t recognize most of them. They put together a pretty good ad, though.

Republicans for the Rule of Law is a 501c4 nonprofit and a project of Defending Democracy Together.

More recognizable names there—Bill Kristol, Mona Charen, Linda Chavez, Christy Todd Whitman, etc.
defendingdemocracytogether.org

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:48:03am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:48:17am

re: #308 makeitstop

CNN was speculating the same thing yesterday.

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retired cynic  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:48:31am

re: #310 teleskiguy

Good grief.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:48:48am

re: #309 BeachDem

Republicans for the Rule of Law is a 501c4 nonprofit and a project of Defending Democracy Together.

More recognizable names there—Bill Kristol, Mona Charen, Linda Chavez, Christy Todd Whitman, etc.
defendingdemocracytogether.org

I simply cannot stand these woke republicans. They’re still assholes and agreeing with them continues to freak me the fuck out.

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:51:54am

Oh look, the DJIA gains for the year are on verge of being wiped out again.

Can’t wait for Trump to again lie that this has something to do with Democrats, and not with his idiotic trade wars screwing with flow of goods and services, or his bulkshit border immigration crackdown that includes throttling legal border crossings in CA to a trickle at port of entry.

google.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:52:23am

re: #287 makeitstop

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BeachDem  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:54:21am

re: #306 Backwoods_Sleuth

OANN where sarah palin did an audition and she was even too weird for them

And I believe it was an audition to take over Tomi Lauren’s show as Tipsy was auditioning for Fox.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 9:54:42am
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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:00:50am

re: #317 MsJ

Jumping ship when Trumpworld is imploding isn’t a sign of integrity. It’s a sign that you need to pay the bills and know that you have to engage in pretzel logic to cover your tracks.

Kerr and the rest had no problem with destroying comity and advise and consent on Garland and other Obama judicial picks. Why? Because they get to pack the courts with their right wing brethren. Now? They’re on the bench for the next couple of decades doing what the GOP could not do legislatively - gutting civil and voting rights more thoroughly going forward and depriving women the right to choose.

Thanks but no thanks.

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makeitstop  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:01:09am

Shorter Mattis: ‘We don’t know what the fuck we’re doing.’

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:02:45am

Ok, this is pissing me off.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:04:16am

re: #314 lawhawk

Oh look, the DJIA gains for the year are on verge of being wiped out again.

Can’t wait for Trump to again lie that this has something to do with Democrats, and not with his idiotic trade wars screwing with flow of goods and services, or his bulkshit border immigration crackdown that includes throttling legal border crossings in CA to a trickle at port of entry.

google.com

The democrats have not yet taken control of the house, and as such, hasn’t passed a single bill…..but yet….it’s the democrats faults. Brilliant logic.

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Jay C  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:12:12am

re: #321 Dr. Matt

The democrats have not yet taken control of the house, and as such, hasn’t passed a single bill…..but yet….it’s the democrats faults. Brilliant logic.

And an argument that will likely be bought wholesale and taken as Gospel by about 30% of the public…

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:15:56am

Might have to start using Bing?

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:17:42am
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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:21:27am
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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:24:35am
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:27:02am

re: #307 CongoJack

Ah yep… OANN… you are correct :).

Batsh*t crazy people that live on a different timeline and universe get their news from OANN.

35% of America are dedicated right wing Trump supporters (or to the right of even him). This translates into 2% of the world’s population.

Right Wing America (2%) has essentially divorced itself from the rest of the world (98%). A different universe indeed.

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:27:14am

re: #326 teleskiguy

I had to look that one up…

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:28:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:28:48am

re: #329 lawhawk

big surprise…not

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Interesting Times  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:29:05am

re: #327 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Right Wing America (2%) has essentially divorced itself from the rest of the world (98%). A different universe indeed.

Not really, sad to say. They have plenty of fascist allies in Eastern Europe and Brazil :/

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:29:10am

re: #328 lawhawk

I had to look that one up…

Dayum! I out-worded lawhawk!

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BigPapa  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:30:07am

re: #332 teleskiguy

Dayum! I out-worded lawhawk!

Me too.

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gocart mozart  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:33:03am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:34:58am

re: #329 lawhawk

Why not nominate for Speak…oh wait

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:35:56am

re: #325 MsJ

The bad appointments will continue until morale improves.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:37:22am

Meanwhile, in Brexit news, it seems like the government of PM May is on the verge of implosion.

Live coverage here: theguardian.com

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:37:58am

Dude, this is so sketch. Too early! Although it’s arguably the most beautiful place for a pick up hockey game.

Instagram

Incredible early season ice up at #MaroonLake with tons of locals out skating today.
~
#wildice #rylo #pondhockey #maroonbells @aspenco @rylo

I’ve been to this lake many times, 10 miles south of Aspen, put-a-tear-in-your-eye beauty.

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:38:10am

re: #308 makeitstop

They planned that confrontation to distract from talking about the loss of the House.

This shows that nobody in the White House thinks any further ahead than the end of the news cycle. Sure, it took the focus off the election for a day, but where are we now? The Dem win got bigger and people are still talking about it, plus the administration is now in court having to defend what they thought was a fab idea at the time.

Morons.

I would expect more out of a high school student council and class presidents.

Setting up distractions is so childish. But, that is where we are with the Trump government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:39:00am
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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:42:06am

re: #310 teleskiguy

Bill Mitchell is growing more ignorant by the day.

Another of those too stupid to know how stupid he is.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:42:28am
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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:43:17am

re: #340 Backwoods_Sleuth

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:49:02am

The Not so United Kingdom seems intent on shooting itself in the head.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:50:53am

re: #344 MsJ

The Not so United Kingdom seems intent on shooting itself in the shoving its head up its own ass.

FTFY.

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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:51:07am

re: #344 MsJ

The Not so United Kingdom seems intent on shooting itself in the head.

Brexit was the UK’s 2016 election. We got a partial do-over this year. They’re still stuck with the original vote.

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:52:00am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:54:16am

re: #347 lawhawk

Is it a coincidence this HUGE outbreak of California wildfires is happening the same year Democrats steal the House?

I lived in California for 15 years 20 years ago. It was a tinderbox then and NOTHING like this happened.

— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) November 14, 2018

This is painfully stupid.

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:54:49am

re: #345 Dr Lizardo

FTFY.

I think its head is already up its ass. I cannot believe they are going forth with this complete nonsense.

It’s baffling. Honestly. Totally and completely baffling.

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Belafon  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:55:17am

re: #347 lawhawk

It’s because God doesn’t like Nunes.

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gocart mozart  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:55:26am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:55:37am

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lawhawk  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:56:27am

Overlooked - but very important:

Israel’s defense minister resigns in a hissy fit because Bibi went with a ceasefire deal to ratchet down the violence following tit-for-tat attacks, and a botched assassination attempt against a Hamas leader that left multiple Palestinians and an IDF agent dead with Hamas launching barrages of rockets and anti-tank fire in response.

Bennett is also signaling that he wants out of the coalition, which means early elections are all but assured, unless Bibi courts the left to fill the vacuum (and I wouldn’t put it past him to try).

Bibi is nothing but an opportunist, and Lieberman (the defense minister) was taking a page from Bibi’s playbook.

Thing is that most Israelis aren’t happy with the current situation re: Gaza, but no one seems to have any answers. Everything is at a stalemate, and Trump’s interventions in the region haven’t made any progress easier - it’s hardened the positions further.

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gocart mozart  Nov 14, 2018 • 10:59:56am
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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:03:51am

re: #329 lawhawk

John Bresnahan
@BresPolitico
Mark Meadows is nominating Jim Jordan for House minority leader

1:22 PM - Nov 14, 2018

Of course he is.

Remember that bit earlier where Jordan was said to have ignored the wrestlers at Ohio State regarding the groping sleazy team doctor?

It is still ongoing, though it is focusing on the team doctor that was the abuser. Earlier it was said there were up to 150 student athletes involved. Now, months later it has grown to 330.

The university spent that last part of October interviewing them as it builds its study of what the hell happened.

So, Jordan escaped, but not entirely. This USA today story from last week keeps the heat on. I’ll post the important parts. Full story at the link.

USA Today - With Jim Jordan’s re-election, it’s time to look deeper into Ohio State sex abuse scandal

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, easily won re-election Tuesday night for a seventh term in Congress. Now that he’s done with that, scrutiny should return to his alleged role in failing to stop an Ohio State team doctor from molesting student-athletes when Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at the school from 1986-94.

Back in the summer, seven former OSU wrestlers accused Jordan of being among the university coaches and faculty members who ignored the sexual abuse of team doctor Richard Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005.

Jordan denied the allegations then, saying, “I never knew about any type of abuse. If I did, I would have done something about it.”

Yet, in a Fox News interview, Jordan did admit that he heard “conversations in a locker room” about the issue.

Michael Alf, who wrestled at Ohio State from 1988-92, said he was part of a conference call with several former OSU wrestlers who have supported Jordan. “We don’t blame Jimmy, but the guys are saying, ‘Jim, why don’t you just tell that you heard about this as it was going along? We know you were young and you didn’t put it together.’”

“I participated with Jimmy (Jordan) and the other wrestlers in locker room talk about Strauss,” former OSU wrestler Shawn Dailey, who said he was groped half a dozen times by Strauss in the mid-1990s, told NBC News. “We all did. It was very common knowledge in the locker room that if you went to Dr. Strauss for anything, you would have to pull your pants down.

“What happened drove me out of the sport,” he added. “So I was surprised to hear Jim say that he knew nothing about it. Jimmy’s a good guy, but to say that he had no knowledge of it, I would say that’s kind of hurtful.”

Mark Coleman, another former OSU wrestler, told The Wall Street Journal that Jordan was aware of the abuse and did not take action.

“There’s no way unless he’s got dementia or something that he’s got no recollection of what was going on at Ohio State,” said Coleman, who said he was Jordan’s roommate on several trips.

Now that Jordan is heading back to Washington, this important story should shadow his every step.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:04:14am
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:04:48am

re: #254 nines09

You get toy soldiers to shoot other toy soldiers Cabbage Patch Kids who try to climb the wall.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:08:07am

After five hours, that torturous British cabinet meeting is over.

Live feed here: Live from Downing Street as Theresa May’s cabinet meets over Brexit deal | ITV News

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:08:42am

re: #347 lawhawk

I see “The Demoncrat Party stold the House” is the new certified line from the worst of the usual suspects. Expect it to be True Confirmed Fact repeated endlessly for the next two years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:08:47am

oh dear…the tattoos…

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SteelPH  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:09:14am

re: #356 Charles Johnson

Voting irregularities. Also known as voting Democratic.
//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:11:13am

re: #358 Dr Lizardo

After five hours, that torturous British cabinet meeting is over.

Live feed here: [Embedded content]

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:13:49am

re: #25 The Vicious Babushka

Hi McMitch, I see Senators Flake and Coons are submitting their resolution today about protecting Robert Mueller and his investigation. Is this bipartisan enough for you? How about you let this vote proceed?

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:16:27am
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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:22:56am

re: #364 Dr Lizardo

I just posted this at the Guardian.

I am at a loss why these elected officials continue to doom the UK to economic disaster. First, Tories starve the beast with years of “austerity” creating hurt and discontent amongst its citizens. Then they bring up the Brexit vote, thinking it would fail for sure. Now, they are going to kill off the country.

I am shocked, amazed, and confused. Are there no adults in the room anywhere?

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MsJ  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:24:08am

Who’s surprised? Anyone?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:29:47am
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Mike Lamb  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:30:27am

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…the tattoos…

What you don’t fully get from this photo is how big this guy is. Not sure if his sons inherited his height, but he’s a big, intimidating looking dude.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:30:37am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:31:05am

re: #365 MsJ

Eh, they’re British. They’ll go down with the ship in their finest dress uniforms, singing “Rule Britannia” as the water closes over them before admitting they’ve made a mistake.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:33:27am

#347 (“quote” button won’t work)

Maybe the Russo-Wingnut Axis torched it in revenge.

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mmmirele  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:33:56am

This would be one of those “burn one of your five free stories” stories. The family of Jeffrey R. Clark turned him in to authorities after anti-Semitic remarks and other white nationalist outbusts following the Tree of Life massacre. He had a number of guns. There’s more to the story: his brother committed suicide recently and they may have worked for Pizzagate promoter Jack Posobiec. The whole thing is a doozy.

washingtonpost.com

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:34:44am

re: #368 Mike Lamb

What you don’t fully get from this photo is how big this guy is. Not sure if his sons inherited his height, but he’s a big, intimidating looking dude.

I think he is about to be cut down to size. Same with his wife and sons.

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ericblair  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:36:02am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

PM May says cabinet agrees on draft agreement for #Brexit after 5 hours of meetings. PM basically saying ‘its this or nothing’ deal.

I’m guessing it’s “nothing”, then, because getting it through Parliament is going to be rough. There are enough remainers who think they can force a new referendum that they’ll win if they vote it down. Then, the Brexiteers will vote against it because it doesn’t have unicorns and sovereignty-shitting magic ponies in it. It is going to be a worse deal than staying in the EU, that is guaranteed.

May tried to be clever and put the main Brexiteers in positions where they were directly responsible for negotiations. They, of course, all quit and began hurling feces from the cheap seats. May should have shut the whole thing down at this point by telling them if they weren’t serious than nobody else was, but nope, she got rooked and now gets to be the scapegoat for failing to do the impossible. But don’t feel sorry for her; she was responsible for a lot of the xenophobic crap the Home Office put out when she was minister.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:38:19am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:39:35am

re: #295 KGxvi

Do I even want to know what one America news is?

Makes FAUX look like Democracy Now!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:40:46am

moron found his phone

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:41:12am

re: #374 ericblair

But it might get through the British Parliament.

In her statement after the cabinet meeting, I noticed PM May slyly included “…or no Brexit” in her words.

What she can do is threaten the hardcore Euroskeptic Tories that she’s gonna pull the plug on Brexit, which is arguably, perhaps their worst nightmare. So she can use that as a cudgel; whether that works or not of course remains to be seen.

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jaunte  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:42:11am
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jaunte  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:42:52am

Possibly related:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:45:26am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:45:46am

re: #379 jaunte

So stupid and out of touch but worse are the Trump cultists who will insist you do.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:46:37am

re: #381 Backwoods_Sleuth

He had no idea what voter Id was before he was told it was what his cult wanted to hear.

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jaunte  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:46:49am

“No concealed carry permit, no Count Chocula.”

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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:47:09am

re: #302 MsJ

Call your elected officials and say NO to Whitaker because he is a trump toadie.

at the moment whitaker wrt mueller doesnt worry me

from my venerable electoral-vote.com just this AM:

With that said, Maryland’s lawsuit does complicate things a bit for the White House. If Trump/Whitaker were to try to stage a Saturday Night Massacre, and to stealthily cashier special counsel Robert Mueller, Maryland AG Brian Frosh (D) would ask for (and presumably receive) an immediate injunction against such action until the state’s lawsuit is resolved. This would thus give Mueller a fair bit of warning that the axe could be coming, and would give Congress the same. In that extra time, Mueller could “finish” his report, or he could make sure to share what he’s got with Congress, or Congress could pass a bill affording him protection. Part of what made the original Massacre viable (not that it saved Nixon in the long run) was that by the time anyone knew about it, the heads had already rolled and the dust had already settled. That kind of speed would now appear to be off the table here

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jaunte  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:48:04am

Military ID will get you a box of Cap’n Crunch.

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jaunte  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:49:10am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:50:02am

re: #386 jaunte

Military ID will get you a box of Cap’n Crunch.

Maybe it’s like the old days when they wanted you to send in box tops for a prize?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:50:06am

re: #387 jaunte

They’re noooot assault weapons!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:51:36am

Thread, more under the button, and will likely grow as the day goes on

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Kragar  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:53:40am
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dangerman  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:53:54am

re: #334 gocart mozart

“When I read that the aircraft could not fly in the wet, fall weather in France, I was stunned.” A Sikorsky veteran weighs in:

i realize why, still we gotta stop responding to this stuff as if it’s face value

the excuse is they couldnt fly
that’s not why he didnt go

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:54:17am

re: #391 Kragar

“Hey, I’m just asking questions!”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:54:24am

re: #379 jaunte

Thinking maybe Trump was trying to make the old “back of a cereal box” joke and failed spectacularly.

Or maybe he’s just a fucking idiot.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:55:15am

re: #386 jaunte

Military ID will get you a box of Cap’n Crunch.

If you work for Broward County elections do you get Count Chocula?

//

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:55:18am

re: #393 Blind Frog Belly White

“Hey, I’m just asking questions!”

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:55:24am

re: #379 jaunte

When was the last time, or ever, that DJT bought a box of cereal?

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jaunte  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:55:26am

re: #394 Eclectic Cyborg

Bubble boy has never bought a box of cereal.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:55:40am

re: #392 dangerman

i realize why, still we gotta stop responding to this stuff as if it’s face value

the excuse is they couldnt fly
that’s not why he didnt go

If helicopters couldn’t fly in the rain, all our adversaries would have been attacking us on drizzly days because we’d lack close air support, right?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:56:11am

re: #391 Kragar

No, but Bill Mitchell is Charlie Kirk standing on Jacob Wohl.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:56:17am

re: #397 Sir John Barron

When was the last time, or ever, that DJT bought a box of cereal?

He has people for that.

Underpaid, almost certainly foreign-born people.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:56:38am

re: #396 bd(soros funded)

Great, two of the dimmest minds in all Internet-dom have made contact.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:57:02am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

No, but Bill Mitchell is Charlie Kirk standing on Jacob Wohl.

Not 58 weasels in a trenchcoat?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:58:27am

re: #403 Blind Frog Belly White

Not 58 weasels in a trenchcoat?

[Embedded content]

The weasels are more intelligent. So nah.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 14, 2018 • 11:59:21am

re: #401 Blind Frog Belly White

He has people for that.

Underpaid, almost certainly foreign-born people.

ill eagle voters!

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:01:05pm

re: #402 Sir John Barron

Great, two of the dimmest minds in all Internet-dom have made contact.

If they can get Jim Hoft on board, I’m worried the very fabric of time and space will come undone - I doubt the material universe could survive the derpularity.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:02:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:09:16pm

re: #407 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Whoot. I think Jersey has only one Republican rep left. Nice going Christie!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:13:39pm

re: #408 HappyWarrior

Whoot. I think Jersey has only one Republican rep left. Nice going Christie!

Chris Smith (R-NJ 4th)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:18:02pm

re: #409 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Chris Smith (R-NJ 4th)

That’s right.

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:44:45pm

re: #392 dangerman

i realize why, still we gotta stop responding to this stuff as if it’s face value

the excuse is they couldnt fly
that’s not why he didnt go

Yeah, but you still need to kill the lie so people can dig down to the why.

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ObserverArt  Nov 14, 2018 • 12:49:12pm

re: #396 bd(soros funded)

WARNING!

The tweets in this comment are dangerous to any thinking human. Please proceed at your own risk. We recommend not reading as it may cause your eyes to roll so much they pop out of your head.

Also, the mixture of Bill Mitchell and Jacob Wohl could form a Black Hole from which the reader may not be able to escape. Extreme Caution is needed.


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