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Charles Johnson  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:34:55pm

Chris’s daughter is all growed up now. But wow, there’s so much of Chris in what she does. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:37:39pm

This is from Friday, but I had a thought on this. Remember how we kind of hope that Republicans will vote for Democrats at last to try to get insane Republicans out of office? Trump carried this district by 20 points in 2016. I think Republicans have been in some places. I wouldn’t necessarily count on these people forever, but even if their only cause is a return to normalcy, this is a good thing.

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plansbandc  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:40:12pm

Gorgeous! Thanks Charles.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:46:19pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:47:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:48:16pm
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ObserverArt  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:56:30pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Chris’s daughter is all growed up now. But wow, there’s so much of Chris in what she does. It’s a beautiful thing.

I was getting slight Portis Head feelings in that tune. Good stuff. She has a mystery to her voice and she could be a ‘torch’ singer.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 18, 2018 • 6:56:41pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:01:35pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:11:55pm

Ya know, I’m starting to feel really sorry for biologists. Because it’s going to be such a pain in the ass to discuss the cycle of the forest floor after Dotard’s ignorant “floor of the forest” babble.

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teleskiguy  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:12:16pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:12:24pm

About that F3 driver, ESPN says in this story from 10 hours ago that she’s going into surgery.

espn.com

It’s daytime here now, so there may be more news as the day progresses.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:19:45pm

She received get-well messages from Schumacher and Fittipaldi, among others.
yahoo.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:25:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:30:45pm

Was watching the World Chess Championship game today out of London. Used Stockfish to help analyze the position during the play. Stockfish correctly predicted 90% of the moves…

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Charles Johnson  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:30:58pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:34:58pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Orange jackass can never admit when he’s wrong. Ever.

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Belafon  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:35:57pm

re: #14 The Vicious Babushka

I’m with her. Why do we have to suddenly figure out a way to pay for education and health care when we didn’t have to figure out how to pay for tax cuts?

As for the legislative structure, those tax cuts got passed because Republicans chose to ignore every legislative process.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:38:07pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Orange jackass can never admit when he’s wrong. Ever.

Fox, OANN, Jesus TV, Hate Radio and the Right Wing Press will continue to cover for him. I see the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine now in full attack mode against Sherrod Brown endlessly repeating the lie that he beat his ex-wife. Family members are posting that…while conveniently ignoring how Trump abused his wives.

I keep forgetting—Pulpit Pimps repeat the mantra that Gawd forgives Trump but Bill Clinton is still going to hell…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:43:43pm

Nephew did some digging and found some General Orders issued by my Great Great Grandfather during the Civil War. Peter Francis Bacon was the General of the DC Militia.

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MsJ  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:47:20pm

re: #13 wheat-dogg

She received get-well messages from Schumacher and Fittipaldi, among others.
yahoo.com

Is that Mick Schumacher Michael or someone else? I thought Micheal was in a coma.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:52:24pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:52:57pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

That’s cool. I remember being excited when I came across some papers written by my great-great-grandfather, a carpenter, among some papers of my grandfather. The papers were a tally of the materials and costs he had used to build a schoolhouse in Steelmanville, NJ, and a less detailed invoice for work on a church. I also found some handwritten deeds for property he and his brother had owned, and letters his son (my ggf) had written to his maiden aunt and a cousin in Philly. All from the first half of the 1800s.

I come from a long line of people who never threw anything away. Sometimes hoarding pays off in the (very) long run.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 18, 2018 • 7:59:59pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Orange jackass can never admit when he’s wrong. Ever.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:00:45pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:04:21pm

Current mood before bedtime.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:08:21pm

re: #20 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nephew did some digging and found some General Orders issued by my Great Great Grandfather during the Civil War. Peter Francis Bacon was the General of the DC Militia.

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Your great great grandfather may have been a general and mine a private but I know we’re both proud to be descended from two men who served our nation in a dark hour. Btw was General Bacon a career military man or a citizen volunteer like Chamberlain?

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TedStriker  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:09:42pm

re: #21 MsJ

Is that Mick Schumacher Michael or someone else? I thought Micheal was in a coma.

He’s recovered quite a bit, but is still fairly disabled (and only 49):

On 29 December 2013, Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident. He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months until 16 June 2014. He left the hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Lausanne.[12] On 9 September 2014, Schumacher was relocated to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately.[13] As of 2016 he remained unable to walk or stand.[14][15]

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:10:19pm

New miniseries on Showtime about an escape from a New York prison looks great. Excellent first episode. Very old school feel to it and a good soundtrack.

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teleskiguy  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:23:25pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:24:22pm
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retired cynic  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:26:38pm

re: #31 Dave In Austin

Julian Assange?

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ObserverArt  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:27:04pm

re: #21 MsJ

Is that Mick Schumacher Michael or someone else? I thought Micheal was in a coma.

It is Mick, Michael’s son and now he too is racing. He was one of the top entrants in the Macau GP. So, he probably sent along good wishes as he knows her. She is young, I think 17 or 18. So, I imagine a lot of drivers are concerned for her.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:28:29pm

re: #31 Dave In Austin

Richard Spencer, Vladimir Putin, Duterte

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:43:22pm
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retired cynic  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:45:15pm

re: #35 Single-handed sailor

CHINA did? Didn’t US object, too? Or do we just pretend we aren’t behaving like we are?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:57:47pm

Two articles relating to fake news and RW bias.

The first is from The Sun in the UK, about an imam reciting the call to prayer during a concert in an Anglican church.
thesun.co.uk

The headline is misleading, suggesting the imam offered the prayer without permission. In fact, it was part of a scheduled musical performance, and the piece chosen was performed without permission. IOW, the imam was doing what he was asked to do.
The usual suspects — the entire RW media — is of course using it as an example of “the war of Christianity” and “creeping sharia”, etc.

The other comes from the Washington Post, about a guy who has created a very popular satirical news paper on Facebook — both funny and disturbing, because so many readers take his satire as gospel truth. The article includes an interview with an elderly shut-in (quite similar to a family friend of mine) who believes all the crap on the FB page is literally true, no matter how obviously fake it is.
washingtonpost.com

I just can’t even anymore.

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whitebeach  Nov 18, 2018 • 8:58:39pm

re: #15 Joe Bacon 🌹

Was watching the World Chess Championship game today out of London. Used Stockfish to help analyze the position during the play. Stockfish correctly predicted 90% of the moves…

The average club player can predict 90% of the moves. It’s the other 10% that makes all the difference.

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retired cynic  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:01:41pm

re: #37 wheat-dogg

I read the WaPo piece. Made my hair stand up. So many people I know are the same. I could send them that link, and they wouldn’t believe it could be them.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:10:23pm

re: #39 retired cynic

I read the WaPo piece. Made my hair stand up. So many people I know are the same. I could send them that link, and they wouldn’t believe it could be them.

“If it’s on the Internet, it must be true!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:11:21pm

re: #37 wheat-dogg

The other comes from the Washington Post, about a guy who has created a very popular satirical news paper on Facebook — both funny and disturbing, because so many readers take his satire as gospel truth. The article includes an interview with an elderly shut-in (quite similar to a family friend of mine) who believes all the crap on the FB page is literally true, no matter how obviously fake it is.
washingtonpost.com

I just can’t even anymore.

She’s not the only one.

I have family members who are just as brainwashed as her.

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teleskiguy  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:17:52pm

@FoxNews has continued their boycott of Twitter. 10 days now.

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Targetpractice  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:21:29pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

@FoxNews has continued their boycott of Twitter. 10 days now.

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Targetpractice  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:31:25pm

Remember when the White House gave that grudging “We’ll give him back his pass” statement after the judge’s ruling? Well here’s a shocker: They’re a bunch of lying fucks.

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jaunte  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:34:29pm

re: #44 Targetpractice

“How many divisions does the Pope have?”
– Our Stalinist White House

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:35:49pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon 🌹

She’s not the only one.

I have family members who are just as brainwashed as her.

I’ve commented here about my family friend who used to forward emails about things that were very feel-good but were demonstrably false. Her favorite news channel was Fox, and as a middle-aged white shut-in lady, her beliefs and attitudes were right within that Fox News target audience.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 18, 2018 • 9:53:48pm

re: #44 Targetpractice

So they can waste our money and lose in court again.

So. Fucking. Petty.

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teleskiguy  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:05:34pm
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sagehen  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:13:29pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:17:19pm

Kitty has a new forever friend.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:18:32pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:21:13pm

Smokey says,

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Targetpractice  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:24:04pm

re: #48 teleskiguy

Speaking of which, Donny had this to say about his hitman…er, Acting AG:

Trump, in the interview, said he was unaware of Whitaker’s past statements about Mueller’s probe and that he would “not get involved” if Whitaker moved to curtail it.

“It’s going to be up to him,” Trump told “Fox News Sunday” interviewer Chris Wallace. “I think he’s very well aware politically. I think he’s astute politically. … He’s going to do what’s right.”

“Yeah, I hired the guy to kill my enemies, but I got no control over if he kills them. It’s up to him.”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 18, 2018 • 10:42:02pm

Canada is joining in the fun.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Nov 18, 2018 • 11:17:18pm

While perusing the interwebs…

It’s a dirty job but this woman can get it done!
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Dave In Austin  Nov 18, 2018 • 11:29:36pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 18, 2018 • 11:36:36pm
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TedStriker  Nov 18, 2018 • 11:42:30pm

re: #56 Dave In Austin

*melts in his chair from the sweetness*

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Dave In Austin  Nov 18, 2018 • 11:59:54pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 19, 2018 • 1:36:44am
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Scout  Nov 19, 2018 • 1:39:12am

re: #60 Dave In Austin

“Stray”?

I’d give that pooch a home in a heartbeat.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 19, 2018 • 3:14:07am
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Scout  Nov 19, 2018 • 3:44:30am

Just a random feel-good story on YouTube:

Scared Dog Never Wagged Her Tail Until She Met Her Foster Dad

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A Mom Anon  Nov 19, 2018 • 4:11:28am

re: #63 Scout

Who’s a good girl? Blossom! I love that. Lots.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 19, 2018 • 5:10:37am

“Pleasure”—it’s just too damned depressing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 5:12:24am
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jeffreyw  Nov 19, 2018 • 5:50:25am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 19, 2018 • 5:59:36am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:02:17am

We are not losing this country. We are just being drowned in a sea of noise.

Eight white-majority districts elected black members of Congress this year. That’s a breakthrough.

washingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:03:17am

re: #69 Decatur Deb

We are not losing this country. We are just being drowned in a sea of noise.

Eight white-majority districts elected black members of Congress this year. That’s a breakthrough.

washingtonpost.com

Yep including the Price one that Ossoff came up just a bit short in the Special but McBath won the GE.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:04:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:07:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:22:38am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:24:15am

re: #31 Dave In Austin

And it’s not just the “insults” themselves or that he’s being generally obnoxious and indiscriminate: it’s that he always manages to insult people who happened to say something bad about him. The insult is never really about anything objectively policy-related. It’s just a response to criticism of him. It’s something most of us grew out of sometime during our first three years of elementary education, if not before.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:27:03am

re: #75 Sir John Barron

And it’s not just the “insults” themselves or that he’s being generally obnoxious and indiscriminate: it’s that he always manages to insult people who happened to say something bad about him. The insult is never really about anything objectively policy-related. It’s just a response to criticism of him. It’s something most of us grew out of sometime during our first three years of elementary education, if not before.

It doesn’t help that you have his hacks in and outside his administration saying “he fights back.” No, he acts like a child.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:32:06am

re: #75 Sir John Barron

And it’s not just the “insults” themselves or that he’s being generally obnoxious and indiscriminate: it’s that he always manages to insult people who happened to say something bad about him. The insult is never really about anything objectively policy-related. It’s just a response to criticism of him. It’s something most of us grew out of sometime during our first three years of elementary education, if not before.

Yes, I can hear them saying that Obama was fighting back hard if he were to answer the birthers with “Are you stupid? That is the most idiotic thing anyone has ever proposed. You are some kind of mental midget! SAD!!”. I’m sure they would have appreciated him speaking his mind and fighting back (not).

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:39:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:41:05am
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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:43:00am
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Belafon  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:44:03am

re: #80 lawhawk

International Men’s Day shall not be on my birthday, nor any other day.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:44:18am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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Alephnaught  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:48:32am

This review of The Netflix cookery show “The Final Table” is pretty hilarious.

Weirder still, given the debate about the place of cultural appropriation in food, this is a show where everyone gets to needlessly deconstruct a beloved national dish. In episode one, the chefs try to reinvent the taco. In episode four they have a bash at rejuvenating feijoada. But in episode three, and this is perhaps where the kamikaze nature of the programme will hit home hardest for British viewers, they attempt to gussy up a full English breakfast.

Dear lord, the carnage that ensues. One chef buries a sausage under a mountain of truffle. Another plops bits of meat into a savoury custard. There are souffles. There are scotch eggs. There are tiny bowls and tweezers. At one point, someone says the words “bacon foam” out loud. If your local Wetherspoons tried to dish up any of the English breakfasts created on The Final Table, you would torch the place to the ground.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:48:52am

re: #82 Ace-o-aces

I totally think he has dementia or some kind of aging disorder. He’s also just an asshole. My Nana had dementia too but she was never cruel or crude.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:53:10am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

I totally think he has dementia or some kind of aging disorder. He’s also just an asshole. My Nana had dementia too but she was never cruel or crude.

Oh, he’s been cruel and crude for decades, but the pretending you’re not loosing your memory thing is something I see in dementia patients.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:54:40am

re: #85 Ace-o-aces

Oh, he’s been cruel and crude for decades, but the pretending you’re not loosing your memory thing is something I see in dementia patients.

Ohhhh okay. Yeah you’re right about that. Nana had no idea. It was really sad. I still have the photo album she made me a few years before and some writings she did too recalling her childhood and romance with my grandfather. They’re priceless items to me.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:54:55am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:55:32am

re: #87 Ace-o-aces

Fear not, here’s a story about why some farmers are sticking with Trump. //

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Belafon  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:56:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:56:59am

re: #83 Alephnaught

This review of The Netflix cookery show “The Final Table” is pretty hilarious.

“bacon foam”…oh dear

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 6:58:52am
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CongoJack  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:00:12am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

I totally think he has dementia or some kind of aging disorder. He’s also just an asshole. My Nana had dementia too but she was never cruel or crude.

My wife worked in a dementia ward when she was putting herself through college. She sees so many signs from Trump that points to dementia. These include anger (people with dementia get a little mean to friends and family), rambling (see: Trump rallies), hand and face mannerisms, not being able to remember simple words, and refusal to understand reality. In short we have ‘angry Reagan’ in the White House.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:02:17am

hey Art:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:05:19am

re: #92 CongoJack

My wife worked in a dementia ward when she was putting herself through college. She sees so many signs from Trump that points to dementia. These include anger (people with dementia get a little mean to friends and family), rambling (see: Trump rallies), hand and face mannerisms, not being able to remember simple words, and refusal to understand reality. In short we have ‘angry Reagan’ in the White House.

Yeah this is Angry Reagan but with really really bad advisers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:05:22am

Hadeel Abdallah, the daughter of Younes Abdallah and Maissa Abdallah of Lexington, becomes the first Rhodes Scholar from UK since 1955. At Oxford, she plans on getting graduate degrees in refugee and forced migration studies and global governance and diplomacy. The Rhodes Trust named 32 winners across the United States.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:06:20am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

I really want to see these two grow old together like we have with the Carters and the older Bushes. You can tell he’s devoted to her so much.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:07:22am

re: #89 Belafon

Trump ran nothing. He basically convinced a bunch of investors to join with him in financing two casinos, which were managed by real casino operators. Trump knew nothing about running a casino. If he did, he would have known Atlantic City’s casino business had already hit market saturation by the time he arrived on the scene. and two more casinos, no matter how glitzy or Trumpified, were doomed from the start.

Like his purchase of the Plaza in Manhattan, the Trump casinos were just an impulsive rich boy’s attempts to be a Big Name in Real Estate. Despite large cash infusions from Fred Trump, Donnie went bankrupt and lost the casinos and the Plaza, but somehow managed to leave with money in his pockets. His fellow investors in the casinos, and the people working in them, and the contractors who never got paid, not so much.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:07:56am

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well earned. I hope we see her in our government some day. We need people with not only that kind of intelligence but that kind of passion for helping people.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:08:58am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

Yeah this is Angry Reagan but with really really bad advisers.

And no Nancy to hold him in check. If Ivanka is the one jangling the keys to get his attention, she’s doing a piss-poor job.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:09:38am

re: #99 wheat-dogg

And no Nancy to hold him in check. If Ivanka is the one jangling the keys to get his attention, she’s doing a piss-poor job.

Ivanka is an enabler using him for her own ends.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:10:12am

I. Am. So. Dying.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:10:58am
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Varek Raith  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:11:32am

re: #101 The Vicious Babushka

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

XD

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:12:00am

NO SHIT

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CongoJack  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:13:16am

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

NO SHIT

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Looks like Trump is starting to lose his hair again… please dog let him go bald… again.

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sagehen  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:13:59am

re: #80 lawhawk

Pretty sure International Men’s Day is 363 days a year. (excepting Mother’s Day and Secretaries’ Day).

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:16:30am

re: #69 Decatur Deb

We are not losing this country. We are just being drowned in a sea of noise.

Eight white-majority districts elected black members of Congress this year. That’s a breakthrough.

washingtonpost.com

Hopefully they are the screaming fits of a group realizing they are no longer going to have control.

They are welcome to join the future if they shut up now and accept reality.

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:17:07am

re: #106 sagehen

Pretty sure International Men’s Day is 363 days a year. (excepting Mother’s Day and Secretaries’ Day).

No, pretty sure that it’s still all about the guys on those days too - where the guys get to gush about how they’re the ones who bought X, Y, and Z for those women.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:18:37am

happy international men’s day!

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sagehen  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:19:41am

re: #97 wheat-dogg

Like his purchase of the Plaza in Manhattan, the Trump casinos were just an impulsive rich boy’s attempts to be a Big Name in Real Estate. Despite large cash infusions from Fred Trump, Donnie went bankrupt and lost the casinos and the Plaza, but somehow managed to leave with money in his pockets. His fellow investors in the casinos, and the people working in them, and the contractors who never got paid, not so much.

And the market analyst who warned that this would happen… was fired for it, and blacklisted from ever getting another job at any investment firm.

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:22:17am

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art:

I’m not a death penalty advocate, but if they are going to have it, this guy may be a good case for it should they easily find him guilty.

From what I gather those murders were extreme over kill like he enjoyed doing them.

What a disgusting family since it seems they were all in agreement to do it.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:22:56am

re: #110 sagehen

And the market analyst who warned that this would happen… was fired for it, and blacklisted from ever getting another job at any investment firm.

Ah, I had forgotten that part. Yeah, pretty much anyone who associates with Trump eventually gets trampled in the mud while Donnie skates away, relatively unsullied.
No wonder he’s having a meltdown now, because that insolent Mueller just won’t go away!

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Varek Raith  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:23:01am

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

NO SHIT

BUT THE PIVOT!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:24:05am

Dim Jim says the chicken entrails prove that Michael Avenatti did something.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:25:43am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

I would so like it if Avenatti went after Dim Jim as well as J-cob, and shut them both down.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:32:33am

Time for bed here. Had a long day. Toodles!

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darthstar  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:34:57am
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William Lewis  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:35:19am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

Good ol’ Dim Jim, forever forcing the Internet to say “Yes, he really is the stupidest man on the Internet”.

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:37:09am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

My analysis of the SMOTI site shows that yup, they’re fucking loons who spew conspiracy theories on the flimsiest of spewage.

And the people who believe this nonsense are even dumber and more gullible than they are.

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:38:13am
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plansbandc  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:45:43am

re: #60 Dave In Austin

Automatic petting machine? Naughty.

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darthstar  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:47:02am

Okay, so this is why Trump’s going on about bin Laden this morning…he’s still butt-hurt.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:47:31am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

Dim Jim says the chicken entrails prove that Michael Avenatti did something.

This is why you wouldn’t even get into Regent, Jim. You’re a shitty legal analyst.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:48:43am

re: #118 William Lewis

Good ol’ Dim Jim, forever forcing the Internet to say “Yes, he really is the stupidest man on the Internet”.

He was feeling jealous of Jacob Wohl attempting to steal his title.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:49:27am

re: #117 darthstar

He really has no idea about how any of this works.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:50:56am

re: #100 HappyWarrior

Ivanka is an enabler using him for her own ends.

But that’s my opinion of Nancy Reagan, too. She and her evil Old Man were the reason Ronnie was the way he was. He was just an easily manipulated simpleton.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:52:12am

re: #126 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

But that’s my opinion of Nancy Reagan, too. She and her evil Old Man were the reason Ronnie was the way he was. He was just an easily manipulated simpleton.

You’ll get no arguments from me on that. I think Reagan until Trump was one of the biggest shams the right ever pulled on this country. I’d take both Bushes, Nixon, and Ford over Reagan both for their presidencies and their personal. To go on that, I think Reagan was just as crooked as Nixon was but got away with it because he was more charming.

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plansbandc  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:56:16am

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 7:57:06am

Donnie continues to attack the military, our troops, and the Constitution. It must be a Monday.

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:01:36am

re: #118 William Lewis

Good ol’ Dim Jim, forever forcing the Internet to say “Yes, he really is the stupidest man on the Internet”.

I don’t know how you can be known as the stupidest man on the internet, be aware of it, and then go out daily to prove it.

That takes some dedication to your lack of craft.

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Jay C  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:03:10am

re: #117 darthstar

What “book” is The Idiot babbling about?
And has no one told him that the 1993 truck-bomb attack on the World Trade Center was NOT, in fact, a Bin Laden/Al-Qaeda operation (it was another gang of Islamists)?
Or is is it just likely that he saw a chance for a cheap shot at Bill Clinton?

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Jay C  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:04:59am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

Dim Jim says the chicken entrails prove that Michael Avenatti did something.

And got his brother Slow Joe to back him up! Incontrovertible proof!!!

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:10:33am

Shorter Donnie: Wouldn’t it have been nice if we would have gotten Adolf Hitler earlier than 1945?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:13:13am

re: #133 Dr. Matt

Shorter Donnie: Wouldn’t it have been nice if we would have gotten Adolf Hitler earlier than 1945?

Careful—wouldn’t want to be “prematurely antifascist”!

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:20:36am

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

No wonder she’s going to England; as Trump says, Muslims don’t assimilate, even after several generations.///

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:21:18am

Can’t wait for all the Donnie Nazis to start debasing Navy SEALS. Just wait.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:22:53am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:23:25am

re: #137 Patricia Kayden

Rubio is a coward. One of the worst the GOP has.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:27:24am

The Trumps have a local Washington forest floor buffed to a fucking gleaming shine libtards.

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Belafon  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:28:39am

re: #139 Amory Blaine

The Trumps have a local Washington forest floor buffed to a fucking gleaming shine libtards.

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That would make a great tweet.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:29:49am

re: #138 HappyWarrior

Rubio is a coward. One of the worst the GOP has.

I still think Cruz has little Marko beat.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:31:31am

THE LOWEST LOWLIFE OF THEM ALL

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:33:32am

re: #139 Amory Blaine

That looks like last year’s WH holiday installation.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:36:18am

“Pro-Life” y’all

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:41:32am

re: #141 Dr. Matt

I still think Cruz has little Marko beat.

Yeah Cruz wins because Trump accused his father of murdering JFK and insulted his wife and he still invited the asshole to campaign for him. Ted Cruz’s father is an awful guy too but ffs Ted have some courage to stand up for your own family.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:41:49am

re: #144 The Vicious Babushka

“Pro-Life” y’all

Gah.

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Interesting Times  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:45:34am

Ha:

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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:46:33am

LGF

i posted this yesterday and you’re damn right i’m still bragging:

yesterday was a fallback week so my training run called for “only” 13 miles

there was a local 10k race i wanted to run as well

so i got up at 4am, ran 7 miles, then walked to the park at the end of my road and ran the 10k race.

I set a personal record taking nearly 6 minutes off my last 10k time 1 year ago

and it turns out the last(!) mile was the fasted mile split i ever recorded racing.

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darthstar  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:48:54am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:49:08am

re: #142 The Vicious Babushka

THE LOWEST LOWLIFE OF THEM ALL

Is the Navy Seal one of the lowlifes of which lowlife Donnie speaks?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:49:32am

re: #147 Interesting Times

Ha:

She ain’t wrong. And she’s far more in touch with reality than the smug capitalist assholes who treat her like a stupid girl who just read Marx and decided she was a Dem Sociaslist.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:50:18am

re: #149 darthstar

I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center.

Policy time must not have taken this morning.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:50:36am

re: #149 darthstar

Oh you pointed him out in a book? Really shut the fuck up Donny. Really, why the fuck are you bitching about Bin Laden? I guess you’re mad because you know that history will judge Admiral McRaven, President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and others much better than you will.

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gwangung  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:51:33am
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nines09  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:52:15am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:54:09am

re: #149 darthstar

Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2018

Holy Fuck….is he actually tweeting this out today….in 2018?! FFS

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:54:18am

re: #154 gwangung

Heh.

Ocasio-Cortez Currently Backs Pelosi

I have a slightly different standard but she’s right about this:
“My standard in this is: I’m going to support the most progressive candidate that’s leading the party and right now that is Nancy Pelosi, in terms of running,” she continued. “I would like to see new, younger leadership, but I don’t want new leadership that’s more conservative.”
I want someone who is both progressive and effective. Nancy is that. Alexandria is much more pragmatic than she’s given credit for.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:54:46am

re: #156 Dr. Matt

Holy Fuck….is he actually tweeting this out today….in 2018?! FFS

Yes he is. He really thinks the country cares about him hindsight guessing about Bin Laden.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:55:33am

re: #124 HappyWarrior

He was feeling jealous of Jacob Wohl attempting to steal his title.

I overheard liberals at a hipster coffee shop saying Jim is going to have to work a lot harder to reach the levels of stupidity Jacob is achieving!

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CongoJack  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:55:55am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Yes he is. He really thinks the country cares about him hindsight guessing about Bin Laden.

South Park already did this…. Captain Hindsight… it didn’t work out too well for him in the long run either.

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Interesting Times  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:56:14am

re: #154 gwangung

Heh.

Ocasio-Cortez Currently Backs Pelosi

I’m beginning to think the only Dems genuinely opposed to her are extreme Blue Dogs in heavily GOPer districts (e.g. Abigail Spanberger, who won the seat that used to be Eric Cantor’s, and Tim Ryan, who represents a white rural or small-town Ohio district).

And given what a large majority the House Dems currently have, Pelosi might even be okay with them casing a symbolic vote against her in order to play to their voters back home.

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Jay C  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:57:33am

re: #154 gwangung

Heh.

Ocasio-Cortez Currently Backs Pelosi

So I guess the MSM is going to have to find another “face” for their “Dems In Disarray” thumbsucker Op-Ed’s. I’m sure someone will turn up….

And AOC isn’t wrong: a Speaker Pelosi is going to be highly unlikely to use her influence with the House D caucus to derail or kill reasonable progressive initiatives. Of course, the definition of “reasonable” is the hard part.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:58:08am

re: #161 Interesting Times

I’m beginning to think the only Dems genuinely opposed to her are extreme Blue Dogs in heavily GOPer districts (e.g. Abigail Spanberger, who won the seat that used to be Eric Cantor’s, and Tim Ryan, who represents a white rural or small-town Ohio district).

And given what a large majority the House Dems currently have, Pelosi might even be okay with them casing a symbolic vote against her in order to play to their voters back home.

Well Seth Moulton is an exception to that but I do think that’s the case. Abigail’s district isn’t as red as it was in the years Cantor held it though. I believe Clinton actually won it and OA will point this out but Ryan’s district really isn’t rural. It’s like Conor Lamb’s.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:58:45am

re: #162 Jay C

So I guess the MSM is going to have to find another “face” for their “Dems In Disarray” thumbsucker Op-Ed’s. I’m sure someone will turn up….

And AOC isn’t wrong: a Speaker Pelosi is going to be highly unlikely to use her influence with the House D caucus to derail or kill reasonable progressive initiatives. Of course, the definition of “reasonable” is the hard part.

She’s far more progressive than she is not. She’s definitely more so than Tim Ryan.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 19, 2018 • 8:59:42am

re: #156 Dr. Matt

Holy Fuck….is he actually tweeting this out today….in 2018?! FFS

Just wait till he starts tweeting about Obama’s birth certificate again.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:06:46am
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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:08:54am

re: #149 darthstar

Which book, chapter and page… Because I don’t believe that for a fucking second. I think Trump is like 80% of Americans who didn’t know what al Qeada was or who Bin Laden was before about 3 pm EST on September 11, 2001.

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makeitstop  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:11:28am

re: #147 Interesting Times

Ha:

That woman takes zero shit. Liking her more by the day.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:12:22am
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darthstar  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:12:46am

Given his contempt for the troops, I hope he never disgraces them with his presence.

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:13:10am

re: #169 The Ghost of a Flea

A $12 Billion Program to Help Farmers Stung by Trump’s Trade War Has Aided Few

Of course, because in the eternal debate of evil or stupid, the Trump administration enthusiastically says, “why not both?”

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Weaselone  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:13:36am

re: #164 HappyWarrior

She’s far more progressive than she is not. She’s definitely more so than Tim Ryan.

I suspect she’s far more progressive than even her previous history would suggest. She’s been a Democratic leader in the House for a good chunk of time and her votes and stated positions probably reflect that at least in part. With the make up of the new House, and Republicans in the driver’s seat in the Senate, I expect some pretty progressive legislation to pass out of the House. Even the few new Representatives who are relatively conservative, have some key areas where they have expressed quite progressive ideals.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:13:44am

re: #167 KGxvi

Which book, chapter and page… Because I don’t believe that for a fucking second. I think Trump is like 80% of Americans who didn’t know what al Qeada was or who Bin Laden was before about 3 pm EST on September 11, 2001.

It’s from his best-selling book, How I Would Get Bin Laden Before He Attacks Us in 1993, 1998, and 2001, from 1992.

/

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Weaselone  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:16:14am

re: #171 KGxvi

Of course, because in the eternal debate of evil or stupid, the Trump administration enthusiastically says, “why not both?”

re: #171 KGxvi

Of course, because in the eternal debate of evil or stupid, the Trump administration enthusiastically says, “why not both?”

Both would be (Stupid + Evil). This is more like (Stupid x Evil)2

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:16:31am

re: #171 KGxvi

Even though it’s being attributed to bureaucracy and a terrible structure, I find myself wondering if there’s going to turn out that the system of distribution will turn out to be skewed in some way as well.

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William Lewis  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:19:02am

Well, I have a bit of luck. Seems the gal I’ve been reconnecting with from High School has never seen The Princess Bride. Now that’s a fun little date movie if there ever was one.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:19:15am

re: #175 The Ghost of a Flea

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MsJ  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:19:18am

re: #114 wheat-dogg

Dim Jim says the chicken entrails prove that Michael Avenatti did something.

And, like Oprah…YOU GET A LAWSUIT AND YOU GET A LAWSUIT.

If this turns out to be some kind of setup, all these right wingers are going to lose everything they own and every possible thing they might have owned in the future.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:19:55am

re: #177 Amory Blaine

Ahem.

I am a farm owner.

Thankfully mostly in corn this year, but the people I hire to farm (you have to have a minimum number of acres to afford your own equipment, etc, and I’m not near there) might be in a pickle.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:20:33am

Well, this is embarrassing.

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A Mom Anon  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:25:03am

re: #179 The Ghost of a Flea

Is most of that money going directly to corporations who are supposed to be buying what the farmers grow? Because this is Trump, I don’t feel bad about assuming his motives are shit.

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:27:48am

re: #174 Weaselone

Both would be (Stupid + Evil). This is more like (Stupid x Evil)2

I’m constantly amazed that the one thing that seems to routinely save us from their terrible/racist/authoritarian/craziness almost inevitable ends up being their incompetence

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retired cynic  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:28:18am

Son of a gun:

Underwater Wheelchair

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:31:11am

re: #182 KGxvi

I’m constantly amazed that the one thing that seems to routinely save us from their terrible/racist/authoritarian/craziness almost inevitable ends up being their incompetence

I’m also… (for lack of a better word) impressed by their inability to learn nearly two years into the job that they can’t get better at what they do

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:33:28am

re: #141 Dr. Matt

I still think Cruz has little Marko beat.

they’re both comemeidras.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:35:50am

Markets are shitting themselves again. At midday the Dow is -451.67 (-1.78%).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:38:30am

re: #155 nines09

Sounds like something my grandmother, who lived to 105, might have said. When she was 102, she actually did tell a yokel TV station to go jump in the lake. The talking heads were doing an exploitation story about a current flu scare. They wanted her to come on and talk about the flu epidemic of 1918, presumably because she was the only still-coherent person they could find who could actually remember it. She often said it was the worst public event if her lifetime (she was 10 at the time) but she thought the TV people were trying to spread fear with an un-justified comparison and she would not be part if that. “When you start having ten thousand people a day die from this new flu, get back to me and I will talk about 1918. In the meantime you can just go jump in the lake.”

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makeitstop  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:38:31am

Hell, even I knew that Ruth started as a pitcher, and he was a little before my time.

Nice burn from the biographer, too. Everybody dunks on Preznit Lunk.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:39:04am

re: #180 Amory Blaine

Well, this is embarrassing.

I’m not like, bone-deep offended or anything.

It’s just that…it’s complicated. Most of the dudes around me are reflex-Republican voters, but they’re not axiomatically terrible. But even here at the top of the South there are people that vote for Democrats. Neither deserve this shit. But then again, nobody deserves the shit kicking that massive agriculture combines are dealing either.

re: #181 A Mom Anon

From what I understand, it’s going directly to growers, but in many cases the growers and the processers would be the same people. Big Ag—Monsanto, ADM, the groups that own those giant swaths of Kansas—both put soy/corn rotation in the ground and transform it into products.

Part of the reason I’m suspicious of corruption is “Sonny” Perdue strikes me as the kind of man who will hand out relief to his large, corporate buddies and fuck over small operators. I can’t say that this is 100% what’s happening, but a system in which the pool is first-come first-serve has interesting implications. The stupid criterion described in the article—no filing until the beans are in—I can view alternately as stupidity driven by the same fear that drives “welfare queen” moral panic…but also as a subtle way of making filing easier for very large soybean producer (with their own admin, with multiple grow sights across several states such that some beans will be processed early and thus filing can start faster).

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sagehen  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:39:07am

re: #172 Weaselone

I suspect she’s far more progressive than even her previous history would suggest. She’s been a Democratic leader in the House for a good chunk of time and her votes and stated positions probably reflect that at least in part. With the make up of the new House, and Republicans in the driver’s seat in the Senate, I expect some pretty progressive legislation to pass out of the House.

Nancy can do math. She’ll bring up every bill that has enough support to pass. And none that don’t.

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retired cynic  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:39:31am

I see on this link (yeah, it’s The Hill) that Nancy has pledged to go back to pay-go for all new bills. It might be the best policy, deficit-wise, but I think the Rs just don’t give a damn and will fund everything they want on the card, and let the Ds face the results. So I don’t like it.

thehill.com

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:39:38am

re: #186 Dr. Matt

Markets are shitting themselves again. At midday the Dow is -451.67 (-1.78%).

Wiping out the balance of the 2018 gains for the year.

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:40:40am

re: #186 Dr. Matt

Markets are shitting themselves again. At midday the Dow is -451.67 (-1.78%).

Now down about 200 points for the year. Though I always feel weird when we’re panicking over a 2% change.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:41:08am

re: #170 darthstar

Given his contempt for the troops, I hope he never disgraces them with his presence.

Technically that is not correct. He did stop to meet with service members in Europe last year during the back end of his Middle east “power orb” tour. And, he met with service members in South Korea last fall (though his trip to the DMZ was scrubbed by weather)

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gwangung  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:44:01am

re: #190 sagehen

Nancy can do math. She’ll bring up every bill that has enough support to pass. And none that don’t.

Which will prompt screams that she’s centrist or a corporate queen….but there’s a definite lack of counting abilities among some of the usual suspects.

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:44:07am

re: #193 KGxvi

We’re nowhere near a 10% correction, which would require the market slumping another 1000 points.

And most of the point losses are attributed to Apple warning.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:47:54am

re: #191 retired cynic

I see on this link (yeah, it’s The Hill) that Nancy has pledged to go back to pay-go for all new bills. It might be the best policy, deficit-wise, but I think the Rs just don’t give a damn and will fund everything they want on the card, and let the Ds face the results. So I don’t like it.

thehill.com

It makes it harder to get progressive priorities passed, but that doesn’t matter right now with a GOP Senate and President. Pelosi seems to be trying to save the Ds from the “tax and spend” label with this and another proposed rule to require a supermajority to increase taxes on the middle and lower classes, but the GOP will keep labeling them anyway.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:49:37am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:53:39am

re: #136 Dr. Matt

Can’t wait for all the Donnie Nazis to start debasing Navy SEALS. Just wait.

And so it begins…..

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:53:53am

re: #187 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

“IF” instead OF “OF.” It is quite impossible to hit the “O” rather than the “I” key on my phone’s key board unless you are concentrating specifically on doing so. It is impossible to edit on the phone because the damned keyboard covers the “save” icon and you cannot close the keyboard without closing the whole window.

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Interesting Times  Nov 19, 2018 • 9:56:00am
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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:02:42am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

I have a slightly different standard but she’s right about this:
“My standard in this is: I’m going to support the most progressive candidate that’s leading the party and right now that is Nancy Pelosi, in terms of running,” she continued. “I would like to see new, younger leadership, but I don’t want new leadership that’s more conservative.”
I want someone who is both progressive and effective. Nancy is that. Alexandria is much more pragmatic than she’s given credit for.

Ouch. A slap to the 5 Guys and especially to Tim Ryan.

Ryan is being boxed in by one of the oldest and the youngest. That has to sting.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:05:05am

re: #196 lawhawk

We’re nowhere near a 10% correction, which would require the market slumping another 1000 points.

And most of the point losses are attributed to Apple warning.

You mean the iPhone production cutbacks that the pundits hyperventilate about every fucking year, that turn out to be bullshit, and their predictions of low sales turn out to be spectacularly wrong every goddamn year, but still they’re back with the same bullshit every fucking goddamn year? That Apple warning?

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:06:23am

re: #203 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yup. That’s the one - all designed with intent to roil stock price.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:06:27am

re: #188 makeitstop

Hell, even I knew that Ruth started as a pitcher, and he was a little before my time.

Nice burn from the biographer, too. Everybody dunks on Preznit Lunk.

Yeah it’s not rare knowledge that Babe started out as a pitcher. Rare knowledge would be more this, Stan Musial started out as a pitcher. Trump has a tendency to insult the intelligence of everyone in his audience but somehow Obama was the patronizing condescending asshole but then again he wasn’t a white racist douchebag so that was okay to the Trumpers. Monville is great btw! I read his Ted Williams biography.

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makeitstop  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:11:02am

re: #198 Dr. Matt

THREATIN: How One Band Fooled The Music Industry To Book A World Tour

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Video

From NYT: The Story of Threatin, a Most Puzzling Hoax Even for 2018
A rock band went on tour in the U.K. and nobody came. Then it got weird.

That’s insane. Or Jered is. Maybe both.

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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:12:00am

re: #149 darthstar

Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!.

if you think “clinton famously missed his shot”, what’s that say about bush?

oh, and ps, this is idiocy on so many national security and intelligence levels

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:13:04am

I remember Eisenhower tweeting about how FDR botched Pearl Harbor and George Marshall was a huge huge Truman fan so that meant his opinions were invalid. //

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Amory Blaine  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:14:02am

This is flipping cool on a smartphone.

Black Hole VR

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:14:20am

re: #161 Interesting Times

I’m beginning to think the only Dems genuinely opposed to her are extreme Blue Dogs in heavily GOPer districts (e.g. Abigail Spanberger, who won the seat that used to be Eric Cantor’s, and Tim Ryan, who represents a white rural or small-town Ohio district).

And given what a large majority the House Dems currently have, Pelosi might even be okay with them casing a symbolic vote against her in order to play to their voters back home.

Just for clarity, Ryan’s area really isn’t what I would consider a small town and definetly not rural.

At one time Youngstown and Warren were like my old hometown, cities with around 70,000 people that had a lot of factory jobs. Youngstown had a big steel industry. Think of it as a little Pittsburgh.

It was also pretty well known as a meeting place for the New York and Chicago mob because it was half way between the two major cities.

And Dave Grohl is from Warren. Haha…does he seem rural or small town?

Ryan tries to be like Bernie and even Trump in promising those old great industrial age jobs will come back. They won’t. I think Ryan is worried if he gets too soft and liberal he will lose to a Republican that rides on Trump’s MAGA bullshit.

That whole northeastern section of Ohio, Cleveland, Akron Youngstown and Warren is angry and tough. I’m not a fan of Ryan, but he is in a tough area to keep that House seat. So, I guess I understand…to a degree.

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:15:39am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

Well Seth Moulton is an exception to that but I do think that’s the case. Abigail’s district isn’t as red as it was in the years Cantor held it though. I believe Clinton actually won it and OA will point this out but Ryan’s district really isn’t rural. It’s like Conor Lamb’s.

Heh. I just did!

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Archangelus  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:17:46am

Seriously, screw these scumbags…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:19:42am

re: #211 ObserverArt

Heh. I just did!

Yeah I knew you would and you did better than I could. I actually have distant family that lived in that district. The children and grandchildren of my grandfather’s first cousins may still live there. Don’t know for sure though. Their parents and grandparents wouldn’t have known my grandfather since they appear to have left Johnstown for Girard in the 20’s before Grandpa was bron.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:21:09am

re: #212 Archangelus

Seriously, screw these scumbags…

Yeah I’m sure you’d be just fine if Obama took cheap shots at Tommy Franks, GOP. Really go fuck yourselves and you know what, McRaven was RIGHT to be haev been critical of your orange fuhrer in 2016 and he’s right now because you and him are a bunch of undemocratic chickenshits.

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TedStriker  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:23:54am

re: #155 nines09

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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:25:04am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

I have a slightly different standard but she’s right about this:
“My standard in this is: I’m going to support the most progressive candidate that’s leading the party and right now that is Nancy Pelosi, in terms of running,” she continued. “I would like to see new, younger leadership, but I don’t want new leadership that’s more conservative.”
I want someone who is both progressive and effective. Nancy is that. Alexandria is much more pragmatic than she’s given credit for.

she hit the nail right there
- yes there’s lots of ‘not-pelosi’ talk and that can be attributed to specific people who say they’re gonna vote against (or at least not vote for her)

- so who’s the face of anyone willing to actually, you know, commit out loud and run against her?

- and personally, while new, younger leadership may be a good idea, i want someone who can do the job from day 1 - not someone who’s gonna spend a year or more figuring out how it (really) works

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:26:37am

re: #216 dangerman

she hit the nail right there
- yes there’s lots of ‘not-pelosi’ talk and that can be attributed to specific people who say they’re gonna vote against (or at least not vote for her)

- so who’s the face of anyone willing to actually, you know, commit out loud and run against her?

- and personally, while new, younger leadership may be a good idea, i want someone who can do the job from day 1 - not someone who’s gonna spend a year or more figuring out how it (really) works

That’s exactly it. I don’t even think Ryan has been ranking member of a committee.

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BeachDem  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:27:17am

re: #172 Weaselone

I suspect she’s far more progressive than even her previous history would suggest. She’s been a Democratic leader in the House for a good chunk of time and her votes and stated positions probably reflect that at least in part. With the make up of the new House, and Republicans in the driver’s seat in the Senate, I expect some pretty progressive legislation to pass out of the House. Even the few new Representatives who are relatively conservative, have some key areas where they have expressed quite progressive ideals.

David Nir’s explanation of the chart:

For those unfamiliar with DW-Nominate scores, they’re considered perhaps the best measure of a member of Congress’ ideology. Don’t worry about the vertical axis—it doesn’t mean much. But the horizontal axis (labeled “Liberal ↔ Conservative” here) is what matters. And on that score, Pelosi is well to the left of all her loudest critics.

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TedStriker  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:29:03am

re: #176 William Lewis

Well, I have a bit of luck. Seems the gal I’ve been reconnecting with from High School has never seen The Princess Bride. Now that’s a fun little date movie if there ever was one.

One of the great movies with one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time; William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, and Misery (to name a few out of a long list of popular and critically-acclaimed films) and who just died the other day, adapted his own novel for the film (which he also did for Marathon Man, Magic, and Heat).

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:29:33am

re: #218 BeachDem

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David Nir’s explanation of the chart:

For those unfamiliar with DW-Nominate scores, they’re considered perhaps the best measure of a member of Congress’ ideology. Don’t worry about the vertical axis—it doesn’t mean much. But the horizontal axis (labeled “Liberal ↔ Conservative” here) is what matters. And on that score, Pelosi is well to the left of all her loudest critics.

BeachDem rolls out the big guns.

You should fire that graph and explanation off to both the NYTimes and WaPo.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:29:35am

re: #218 BeachDem

[Embedded content]

David Nir’s explanation of the chart:

For those unfamiliar with DW-Nominate scores, they’re considered perhaps the best measure of a member of Congress’ ideology. Don’t worry about the vertical axis—it doesn’t mean much. But the horizontal axis (labeled “Liberal ↔ Conservative” here) is what matters. And on that score, Pelosi is well to the left of all her loudest critics.

What the Sanders campaign didn’t tell you in 2016 is they got a lot of support from people who thought HRC was too liberal. It wasn’t just idealistic college kids despite the narrative put out.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:30:13am

re: #219 TedStriker

One of the great movies with one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time; William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, and Misery (to name a few) and who just died the other day, adapted his own novel for the film.

Misery, one of my favorite King adaptations.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:32:31am

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:34:13am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

And these are the same media assholes that belittle my generation for “safe spaces” and “PC run amok” and you’re too afraid to have a comedian mock you and POTUS. Cowardly asses.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:36:17am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

The White House Press Corpse strikes again!

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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:36:21am

re: #219 TedStriker

One of the great movies with one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time; William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, and Misery (to name a few) and who just died the other day, adapted his own novel for the film.

mrs dm is not a great fan
she has other qualities so i permit her to stay anyway

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makeitstop  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:37:06am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

The White House Correspondents’ Association is shelving its tradition of having a comedian roast the president and press corps at its annual fundraising dinner. Instead, the famed author Ron Chernow will speak at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

And with that, there go any meager ratings the dinner ever would have gotten.

They seriously think some dude getting up and pontificating about the long and illustrious tradition of the WHCA is gonna draw flies?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:37:55am

re: #226 dangerman

mrs dm is not a great fan
she has other qualities so i permit her to stay anyway

You’re a better man than I; I’m not sure if I would be so understanding.

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Archangelus  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:38:07am

re: #176 William Lewis

Well, I have a bit of luck. Seems the gal I’ve been reconnecting with from High School has never seen The Princess Bride. Now that’s a fun little date movie if there ever was one.

Never seen The Princess Bride?!

Giphy

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:38:44am

re: #227 makeitstop

And with that, there go any meager ratings the dinner ever would have gotten.

They seriously think some dude getting up and pontificating about the long and illustrious tradition of the WHCA is gonna draw flies?

To be fair Chertow did inspire Hamilton. It was his biography that inspired Miranda but yeah.

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TedStriker  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:38:48am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

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makeitstop  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:39:09am
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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:40:06am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

The White House Correspondents’ Association is shelving its tradition of having a comedian roast the president and press corps at its annual fundraising dinner. Instead, the famed author Ron Chernow will speak at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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ObserverArt  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:40:45am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

That decision says more about the press media than just cancelling the dinner. A true indicator of where they stand. Nowhere. They don’t take a stand, even scared of reporting actual facts.

Trump has actually made them into “fake” media.

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TedStriker  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:41:01am

re: #230 HappyWarrior

To be fair Chertow did inspire Hamilton. It was his biography that inspired Miranda but yeah.

That’s all fine and good about Chertow inspiring Miranda, but the WHCA has shown again that they’re so deathly afraid of offending Trump and his toadies that they are shitcanning their own decades-long tradition.

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TedStriker  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:42:20am

re: #226 dangerman

mrs dm is not a great fan
she has other qualities so i permit her to stay anyway

///

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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:42:29am

re: #232 makeitstop

Senate Dems @maziehirono, @SenBlumenthal and @SenWhitehouse have filed a lawsuit arguing that Acting AG Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional because he has not been confirmed by the Senate and are asking a federal judge to remove him

yeah, this happens a lot so it’s not any kind of reflection on the administration

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BeachDem  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:44:54am

re: #220 ObserverArt

BeachDem rolls out the big guns.

You should fire that graph and explanation off to both the NYTimes and WaPo.

I’m guessing they’re pretty familiar with David Nir—he’s been the political director at KOS for many years and has been on Rachel’s show etc.

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:46:37am
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BeachDem  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:47:19am

re: #227 makeitstop

And with that, there go any meager ratings the dinner ever would have gotten.

They seriously think some dude getting up and pontificating about the long and illustrious tradition of the WHCA is gonna draw flies?

They’d be better off having Lin Manuel Miranda as the speaker.

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lawhawk  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:48:50am

re: #240 BeachDem

Let’s get that dude in front of a crowd…

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:49:31am

re: #239 lawhawk

You can’t replace something with nothing and I have not heard of a credible alternative to Pelosi.

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:49:56am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

The WHCA dinner is one of those things that should always remind us that Washington is just Hollywood for ugly people. It’s basically the DC version of one of the masterbatory award shows that the entertainment industry insists on hoisting upon us

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:50:32am

re: #235 TedStriker

That’s all fine and good about Chertow inspiring Miranda, but the WHCA has shown again that they’re so deathly afraid of offending Trump and his toadies that they are shitcanning their own decades-long tradition.

Nah I agree.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:50:33am

57 years yesterday. I was there too.

Facebook Post

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Interesting Times  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:50:44am

re: #223 goddamnedfrank

Pathetic fucking gutless bullshit.

Er…anyone else here who hasn’t even heard of Ron Chernow until now?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:51:19am

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Dr. Matt  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:52:07am

Borrowed from interwebs:

Republicans put party above our troops, even the ones who killed Bin Laden.

That’s the state of the GOP these days. It’s pathetic.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:52:23am

re: #243 KGxvi

The WHCA dinner is one of those things that should always remind us that Washington is just Hollywood for ugly people. It’s basically the DC version of one of the masterbatory award shows that the entertainment industry insists on hoisting upon us

Agreed, the only time anyone hears about the WHCA is when they suck. Apart from giving away token scholarships I have never seen the organization do good for the journalism industry or the 1st Amendment one bit.

They should have invited Jim Acosta to be their speaker.

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Interesting Times  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:52:52am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:53:23am

re: #247 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Deny, Deny, Deny

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:53:32am

re: #246 Interesting Times

Er…anyone else here who hasn’t even heard of Ron Chernow until now?

I’ve got his Hamilton biography on my shelf, it was a very good read. But to be honest, I get him and Joseph Ellis mixed up a lot.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:53:46am

re: #250 Interesting Times

Agreed. And Michelle was 119% right about SHS.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:55:36am

re: #252 KGxvi

I’ve got his Hamilton biography on my shelf, it was a very good read. But to be honest, I get him and Joseph Ellis mixed up a lot.

They’re probably the two eminent historians of that era. Chernow seems more interested in Federalists though and I don’t blame him because they are more than the Jeffersonians/anti federalists imo from an academic interest POV.

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KGxvi  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:55:42am

re: #249 bd(soros funded)

Agreed, the only time anyone hears about the WHCA is when they suck. Apart from giving away token scholarships I have never seen the organization do good for the journalism industry or the 1st Amendment one bit.

They should have invited Jim Acosta to be their speaker.

There’s a few I remember, but it’s usually the presidential address. There was Bush making fun of the WMD search (poor taste, but still). And then there were two Obama one’s I remember - him roasting the fucking shit out of Trump, and when he had Luther the anger translator on stage with him.

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BeachDem  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:55:43am

re: #241 lawhawk

Let’s get that dude in front of a crowd…

I wanna be in the room where it happens…

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dangerman  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:57:32am

re: #228 Colère Tueur de Lapin

You’re a better man than I; I’m not sure if I would be so understanding.

Blazing saddles and young Frankenstein

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HappyWarrior  Nov 19, 2018 • 10:59:01am

re: #257 dangerman

Blazing saddles and young Frankenstein

Cannot wait to introduce my niece to Mel’s films.

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nines09  Nov 19, 2018 • 11:07:34am

re: #187 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My mother told me tales of that horror. She grew up in Philly, as I did, and she was 8 or 10 at the time. She was never one to hold her tongue. Could care less what people “thought”.
Raised in a strict RC Irish family, she swore I would never endure that.
I sometimes wonder of the sheer insanity an outbreak like that would be like today.
There would be people shooting each other. Blockaded streets and towns.


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