A Finger-Picking Tour De Force! Gareth Pearson, “Black Mountain Rag”

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‘Black Mountain Rag’ from his new record ‘A Tweak On Antique’.
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:29:57pm

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:33:29pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:38:52pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:41:58pm

re: #1 Joe Bacon 🌹

“Hot Tub Crime Machine”

Well played.

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Belafon  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:49:33pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

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Yes he does! And everyone else will be hearing more about him shortly.

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sagehen  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:50:22pm

re: #1 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Some of those sound pretty good…

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:50:32pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:51:46pm

re: #5 Belafon

Yes he does! And everyone else will be hearing more about him shortly.

TREMENDOUS! HAVE YOU HEARD HIM PLAY GUITAR? JUST TREMENDOUS! HE PLAYED AT ONE OF MY CASINOS BACK IN THE 80S.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:52:26pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

TREMENDOUS! HAVE YOU HEARD HIM PLAY GUITAR? JUST TREMENDOUS! HE PLAYED AT ONE OF MY CASINOS BACK IN THE 80S.

You are getting way too good at that. Step away from the dark side.

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jeffreyw  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:54:24pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:54:32pm

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 7:57:13pm

re: #9 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

You are getting way too good at that. Step away from the dark side.

NEVER!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:14:02pm

A little something for everyone in this video: firearms, machine precision, Civil War history, high-speed photography. It ends with a promo for 23 and Me.

How to Measure to a MILLIONTH of an Inch (The Dawn of Precision) - Smarter Every Day 206

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jaunte  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:15:19pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:16:55pm

Every time Kasich starts improving in my opinion, he then does something like this:

cnn.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:23:04pm

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

Every time Kasich starts improving in my opinion, he then does something like this:

cnn.com

Remember folks, Kasich is a “Moderate Republican”…who still wants to criminalize women who have been raped, abused and molestedAND THAT’S NO DIFFERENT FROM TRUMP WHO WANTS TO PUNISH WOMEN WHO HAVE ABORTIONS!

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:23:47pm

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

Every time Kasich starts improving in my opinion, he then does something like this:

cnn.com

Like starting to trust the ex-husband and then he turns around and immediately pulls a douche move. Don’t trust anything he says. It’s all phony and designed to meet his needs, not anyone else’s.

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:26:07pm
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makeitstop  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:39:21pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:40:18pm

re: #17 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

Like starting to trust the ex-husband and then he turns around and immediately pulls a douche move. Don’t trust anything he says. It’s all phony and designed to meet his needs, not anyone else’s.

It’s that I am occasionally seduced by his seeming so superior to most of the other Republican contenders in 2016, certainly a very low bar. He gave an impassioned defense of immigrants a few days ago.

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sagehen  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:43:10pm

His foreign policy is not unreasonable, it’s on domestic issues that he becomes Talibangelical Repub.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:44:14pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:47:28pm

So Melania has flown to Mar-a-Lago in advance of the government shutdown. cnn.com

Her return flight won’t be essential travel. I would love that Trump be stuck in D.C., unable to take his vacation. Is the Secret Service paid during the shutdown? Or do they have to work unpaid and then receive their salaries when the shutdown is over?

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makeitstop  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:53:22pm

Agreed.

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makeitstop  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:56:41pm

That is insane.

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makeitstop  Dec 21, 2018 • 8:59:20pm

Don’t mind me, I went to see a friend play at a local bar. There was beer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:01:16pm

The government of the United States just officially shut down for the 3rd time in a year.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:03:48pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

The government of the United States just officially shut down for the 3rd time in a year.

Glad it’s not my fault.

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Targetpractice  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:05:07pm

re: #27 Eclectic Cyborg

The government of the United States just officially shut down for the 3rd time in a year.

Will the last one out please turn out the light?

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:06:32pm

re: #26 makeitstop

Don’t mind me, I went to see a friend play at a local bar. There was beer.

The Blarney Stone

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:06:33pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:07:00pm

re: #24 makeitstop

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Agreed.

Stephen Miller is pure evil but there is no reason to suspect him of involvement with the Russian conspiracy or the Trump crime family financial dealings.

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Interesting Times  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:07:07pm

Indeed it does:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:28:23pm

Yes they are that brainwashed!

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:30:18pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:32:10pm

SpaceX is going to try again in the morning at 8:55 EST.

OTOH, Blue Origin has put off the New Shepard launch till next year—that “ground infrastructure” problem must have been serious.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:39:05pm

re: #31 Single-handed sailor

I have always loved the Inuit culture. My grandfather worked with Inuits for many years as part of his job with the Canadian government. They loved him and he loved them.

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retired cynic  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:39:50pm

re: #32 Hecuba’s daughter

Stephen Miller is pure evil but there is no reason to suspect him of involvement with the Russian conspiracy or the Trump crime family financial dealings.

No. He has no excuse.

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:41:33pm
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Teukka  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:43:28pm


Spoilered because well…

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Targetpractice  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:45:26pm

Sorry folks, United States is closed. Moose out front should’ve told you

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:48:36pm

Mattis resignation, Trump’s big Christmas present to Putin with the withdrawal from Syria and the removal of sanctions from Russal, and RBG’s health are all making me increasingly nervous about our future. If RBG is replaced, the ACA is dead, Trump’s immigration policy will be upheld, Roe v Wade will be overturned. Darkness is falling over the land.

I was so happy after the election but now doom is encircling me again.

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Teukka  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:48:48pm

And some 8-bit-ish stuff to cleanse your brain:

Dyson Sphere – Soundtrack (2018)

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:50:09pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:53:47pm

re: #44 teleskiguy

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I got lucky this time. We got funded for the full fiscal year at Social Security. I feel terrible for friends in other agencies who are going through another Nightmare Xmas.

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Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea  Dec 21, 2018 • 9:56:13pm

re: #34 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes they are that brainwashed!

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A lot of those people were given the choice of getting shot or drinking poison.

And quite a few were kids and elderly people too debilitated to leave.

And the entire suicide scenario occurred after they’d all been terrorized for months with the “White Night” loyalty tests that involved drinking “poison” while exhausted, malnourished, and sleep deprived, *and* everyone was convinced they’d all be killed because of the assassination of Congressman Ryan.

I ain’t mad, but…it’s bad mojo conjuring with Jonestown. The apocryphal “they all just obeyed” story is comforting pap compared to what happened, and our current scenario has a bunch of disturbing resemblances to the actual Jonestown mass murder/mass suicide. If shit goes wrong, it’s not going to be the loyal soldiers jumping on swords; this is a pyramid scheme of narcissists, and narcissists tend to try and punish and annihilate anyone that made them feel shamed or disappointed.

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teleskiguy  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:00:01pm

re: #46 Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea

Your knowledge and strangely cosmic mojo on psychology and human behavior astounds. You, my friend, blow my mind from time to time, and I thank you for that, I am amaze with your words.

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Teukka  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:02:56pm

re: #46 Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea

A lot of those people were given the choice of getting shot or drinking poison.

And quite a few were kids and elderly people too debilitated to leave.

And the entire suicide scenario occurred after they’d all been terrorized for months with the “White Night” loyalty tests that involved drinking “poison” while exhausted, malnourished, and sleep deprived, *and* everyone was convinced they’d all be killed because of the assassination of Congressman Ryan.

I ain’t mad, but…it’s bad mojo conjuring with Jonestown. The apocryphal “they all just obeyed” story is comforting pap compared to what happened, and our current scenario has a bunch of disturbing resemblances to the actual Jonestown mass murder/mass suicide. If shit goes wrong, it’s not going to be the loyal soldiers jumping on swords; this is a pyramid scheme of narcissists, and narcissists tend to try and punish and annihilate anyone that made them feel shamed or disappointed.

A.k.a. Narcissistic injury and narcissistic rage.

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Belafon  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:05:38pm

re: #42 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m thinking RBG’s injury is a great analogy for Trump. There’s a lot of rot hiding in this country. If we hadn’t elected Trump, lots of it would have gone on too long for us too fix. Instead, we have a chance.

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retired cynic  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:11:53pm

re: #49 Belafon

I sure hope you are right!

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:17:45pm

re: #49 Belafon

I’m thinking RBG’s injury is a great analogy for Trump. There’s a lot of rot hiding in this country. If we hadn’t elected Trump, lots of it would have gone on too long for us too fix. Instead, we have a chance.

You may be right — we will have to wait to learn how this eventually plays out. When you are in the midst of a crisis, you cannot see what the resolution will be. As the film Charlie Wilson’s War said at the end, we’ll see.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:17:53pm
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Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:19:28pm

re: #48 Teukka

A.k.a. Narcissistic injury and narcissistic rage.

I’m having one of those days…and nights…where I have to sit with surviving all of that. If I seem sympathetic to the People’s Temple, it’s because I’ve been in almost exactly the same scenario.

But on the plus side I’ve used the hours to make a dent in my podcast backlog and explore Persian food. In a few minutes my fancy rice with tahdig will need to be taken off heat.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:21:43pm
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geosherman  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:21:57pm

Strangely watchable and some nice harmonies. Never heard of this band - Showed up on Wierd Bands on You Tube.

YouTube

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austin_blue  Dec 21, 2018 • 10:55:17pm

re: #19 makeitstop

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A high-rise window washers rig, with two looped canvas straps, attached by PVC pipes over the points and raised from the south side of the wall could allow any number of people to descend to the other side.

Hmmm… it seems that whatever wall was built, it would need to be manned full time by real people. All two thousand miles of it. Forever. That would be expensive wouldn’t it?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 21, 2018 • 11:02:45pm

Been checking the VIX (Volatility Index) all day and it just shot past 30 again a little while ago. Meaning that the stock market is going to become more unstable in the next week.

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austin_blue  Dec 21, 2018 • 11:09:21pm

re: #57 Joe Bacon 🌹

Been checking the ^VIX (Volatility Index) all day and it just shot past 30 a little while ago. Meaning that the stock market is going to become more unstable in the next week.

Well, yeah, I wonder why?

The combo of trade war, Brexit, and oil glut will do that.

Either cash out your Ross IRAs if they are mature and take your gains tax free or hold them for another five years and hope they recover.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 21, 2018 • 11:15:47pm

re: #58 austin_blue

Well, yeah, I wonder why?

The combo of trade war, Brexit, and oil glut will do that.

Either cash out your Ross IRAs if they are mature and take your gains tax free or hold them for another five years and hope they recover.

I cashed out months ago.

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austin_blue  Dec 21, 2018 • 11:24:28pm

re: #59 Single-handed sailor

I cashed out months ago.

Smart boy!

Oh, and there’s this:

“(CNN)A bill that would ban the most common abortion method used in the second trimester of pregnancy was signed into law Friday by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Senate Bill 145 prohibits the dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure, in which the cervix is dilated and the contents of the uterus extracted. Though there is no exception in the law in cases of rape or incest, there is one if the mother’s life is at risk.

Any abortion provider who defies this law could face fourth-degree felony charges, including prison time and fines.

The Republican governor’s decision to sign off on this legislation sparked immediate backlash from abortion rights advocates.”

I’m going to throw up and go to bed. Kasich is a Republican moderate? A moderate what? A moderate Nazi? A moderate misogynist?

Fuck him right up the asshole.

I’m out. Good night, all.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 21, 2018 • 11:59:44pm
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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:02:06am

Knowing Assange is having a bad day always makes me smile.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:11:38am

re: #62 Single-handed sailor

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Knowing Assange is having a bad day always makes me smile.

He’s an ungrateful SOB, isn’t he? If he ever leaves the embassy, the US authorities could get their hands on him, in which case he’ll sing like a canary. He knows that, and the FSB and GRU know it, too….

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:15:27am

I finally get a clear night to look for the comet and the full moon is right fucking there, just a few degrees away and glaring out the objective lenses of my binoculars.

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Targetpractice  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:37:11am

re: #61 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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You ever see or have a child throw a temper tantrum in a public place, only for some bystander with no dog in the fight decide to play “good cop” by saying that if you just give the kid what he’s demanding, it’ll shut him up?

That’s what the “liberal media” is gearing up to do: argue if the DNC would just give Donny the money for his steel slats, then the shutdown will end and everybody will be happy.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:46:01am
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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:06:55am
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Targetpractice  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:09:49am

re: #66 Dave In Austin

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The GOP proceeding to do exactly what caused them to eventually end the ‘13 Cruz Shutdown with their tails between their legs: Arguing that a shutdown “isn’t a big deal” and so there is no pressure on Dems to “negotiate.”

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Dave In Austin  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:01:33am

re: #68 Targetpractice

Contractors will keep things moving for the most part. These thing don’t effect a lot of them. I worked IT Infrastructure at a VA data center during the #CruzShutdown. Lots of pissed off nutters because they had to actually work. If this runs deep Jan. The Senate will have to do something. Trumps fault, it’s McConnells to fix

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:01:59am

re: #24 makeitstop

Stephen Miller would look like a natural in a black and white photo of him in a Gestapo uniform. In a lab coat and photoshopped into a black and white photo as an assistant of Dr. Mengele would work too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:05:42am

re: #25 makeitstop

Motorcycle Chariot Race at the New South Wales Police Force Carnival in Australia, 1936

That is insane.

Ben-Harley!!!

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:12:47am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:20:42am

re: #72 Single-handed sailor

Any person who sincerely claims they follow both Jesus and Trump probably knows very little about either.

They have come out with the argument that “God sends us flawed vessels to do his will.”

So they sent us a crackpot, I guess.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:30:49am

Huge pot recall ordered after lab is caught falsifying reports

Nearly 850 batches — tens of thousands of pounds of flower, edibles and marijuana products — will have to be returned and either destroyed or retested.

Investigators from the bureau of cannabis control conducted a surprise inspection of Sacramento based Sequoia Analytical Labs on November 27 and found the lab’s director Marc Foster had been falsifying reports since July.

Not a single batch of marijuana was tested for 22 known pesticides.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:37:30am

There’s a Great Horned Owl bleeting in the trees off the deck. I tried calling it in (at risk) but he/she stays illusive. No wonder the screech owls have been quiet.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:12:34am

*Insert Appropriate Holiday Greeting Here*

Angels We Have Heard on High - Malukah Cover

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:16:35am

Well, I think everyone is pretty damn lucky the markets are closed today

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:26:28am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:50:20am

re: #44 teleskiguy

As I’ve mentioned before, I work for FDA; while most of HHS is funded we are not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:56:00am

Hugh is a moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:58:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 4:59:40am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:03:58am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:05:29am

re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I think everyone is pretty damn lucky the markets are closed today

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Makes sense. Powell is one of his few not awful picks and he wants to fire him. This childish prick isn’t fit to lead.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:07:14am

re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m so glad that I have my 401k halfway in cash now. I don’t really have a good explanation why I haven’t been ALL cash for at least the past 6 months…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:16:16am
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Teukka  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:19:16am

Because of the security incidents at LGW / EGKK / London—Gatwick, just reminding any Urbex inclined lizardim what signs to respect when in Sweden and the latest on the security incidents here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:26:13am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:27:26am

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

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GIVE US MONEY AND YOU TOO CAN PRETEND YOU CARE ABOUT BORDER SECURITY DESPITE NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

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jeffreyw  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:30:35am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:31:56am

this thread may be wishful thinking but still fun

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:33:04am
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Eventual Carrion  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:35:30am

re: #66 Dave In Austin

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Firm grasp of the pulse of most Americans. “They can just borrow $100,000 from their parents to get through, right?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:39:38am

that House CR with the $5billion for the fucking wall?
this sneaky thing also happened:

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MsJ  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:41:04am

re: #40 Teukka

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Spoilered because well…

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steve_davis  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:58:10am

re: #46 Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea

A lot of those people were given the choice of getting shot or drinking poison.

And quite a few were kids and elderly people too debilitated to leave.

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And the entire suicide scenario occurred after they’d all been terrorized for months with the “White Night” loyalty tests that involved drinking “poison” while exhausted, malnourished, and sleep deprived, *and* everyone was convinced they’d all be killed because of the assassination of Congressman Ryan.

I ain’t mad, but…it’s bad mojo conjuring with Jonestown. The apocryphal “they all just obeyed” story is comforting pap compared to what happened, and our current scenario has a bunch of disturbing resemblances to the actual Jonestown mass murder/mass suicide. If shit goes wrong, it’s not going to be the loyal soldiers jumping on swords; this is a pyramid scheme of narcissists, and narcissists tend to try and punish and annihilate anyone that made them feel shamed or disappointed.

i’ve listened to about 10 minutes of the actual tape that was running the night of the suicide. that was enough for me. people arguing that maybe this wasn’t such a good idea. one true believer convincing Jones it was. It’s like listening to a paranoid lunatic’s interior monologue being played out with external pieces.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Dec 22, 2018 • 5:58:55am

I sometimes hate-listen to Rush Limbaugh and yesterday he went on and on about how insignificant government shutdowns are, while simultaneously blaming democrats for it and trying to name it the “Schumer shutdown.” Republicans know how bad this is for them.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:00:04am

re: #90 jeffreyw

Damn you!!

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:00:12am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:01:17am
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steve_davis  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:07:27am

re: #74 Single-handed sailor

Huge pot recall ordered after lab is caught falsifying reports

this is what happens when it becomes legal for the lab tech to sit back in his office with the giant bubbling hooka and several ounces of acapulco gold to “test.”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:10:15am

re: #77 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, I think everyone is pretty damn lucky the markets are closed today

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I’d wager the President sacking the chairman of the Fed would pretty much tank the markets. Meanwhile, nutjobs like Ron Paul are advocating abolishing the Fed entirely. If Trump catches wind of that, it’s anyone’s guess what might happen.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:10:17am

re: #101 steve_davis

this is what happens when it becomes legal for the lab tech to sit back in his office with the giant bubbling hooka and several ounces of acapulco gold to “test.”

At least it ain’t paraquat.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:11:31am

Spacex webcast is Live
I’m watching it on my TV for the first time

GPS III Space Vehicle 01

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:17:00am

re: #102 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I’d wager the President sacking the chairman of the Fed would pretty much tank the markets. Meanwhile, nutjobs like Ron Paul are advocating abolishing the Fed entirely. If Trump catches wind of that, it’s anyone’s guess what might happen.

I’m not sure the President can fire members of the Federal Reserve Board. I think it’s part of their separation from political interference

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:18:03am

re: #104 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Spacex webcast is Live
I’m watching it on my TV for the first time

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Scrub again

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:18:22am

re: #104 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Spacex webcast is Live
I’m watching it on my TV for the first time

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Weather Hold
SCRUB

Re-attempt tomorrow

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steve_davis  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:19:16am

re: #85 Sufficient unto the day…

I’m so glad that I have my 401k halfway in cash now. I don’t really have a good explanation why I haven’t been ALL cash for at least the past 6 months…

the only reason I haven’t is because for much of the last 6 months, I would have been sitting on the sidelines watching bitterly as Berkshire went from 195 to 220, amongst other things. There just isn’t any way to time the market. I tried a couple months ago when I saw a correction on the way to go into stocks that pay solid dividends. Regardless of how bad things get, I’m pretty sure that JNJ, BRK, KO, T, ABBV and a few others will still be there, still paying dividends, still owning real stuff, which means if we get to the point where they’re out of business, we’ll all be running around shouting “aim for the head!” to each other, and trying to rebuild civilization.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:20:29am

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Weather Hold
SCRUB

Re-attempt tomorrow

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:22:48am

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m not sure the President can fire members of the Federal Reserve Board. I think it’s part of their separation from political interference

Ideally, yes. But Trump still figures he’s the CEO of the USA, and can hire and fire at will. He might even try to sack Powell, because there’s no one left to tell him he can’t.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:30:12am

re: #110 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Ideally, yes. But Trump still figures he’s the CEO of the USA, and can hire and fire at will. He might even try to sack Powell, because there’s no one left to tell him he can’t.

Yeah, he can fire them “for cause”, But, I’m not sure it’s ever been attempted

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:33:51am

Yummy

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:36:25am

Don’t forget that after the shutdown we’re going to be doing the Debt Ceiling Follies again in a couple months.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:39:04am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:42:07am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:43:12am

re: #111 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, he can fire them “for cause”, But, I’m not sure it’s ever been attempted

It never has, because until 45 no president has wanted to challenge the independence of the Federal Reserve from political influence. The Fed chair would have to be grossly incompetent, negligent or corrupt to warrant such an action, and Powell is none of those. The Fed is doing what the Fed does. It’s Trump himself who’s tanking the economy.

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MsJ  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:56:46am
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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 22, 2018 • 6:58:04am

re: #116 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It never has, because until 45 no president has wanted to challenge the independence of the Federal Reserve from political influence. The Fed chair would have to be grossly incompetent, negligent or corrupt to warrant such an action, and Powell is none of those. The Fed is doing what the Fed does. It’s Trump himself who’s tanking the economy.

A perfect description of Trump himself! Which means that firing is the appropriate action to take.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:11:36am

re: #118 Hecuba’s daughter

A perfect description of Trump himself! Which means that firing is the appropriate action to take.

Unfortunately, the HR department is grossly incompetent, negligent and corrupt. We will need to wait until the new staff takes office in January.

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451_Montag  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:12:35am

Oops

nbcnews.com

Russia used Jill Stein to help Trump.

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Teukka  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:17:18am

Sorry to steal another Lizardims thunder, but some of the comments in this twitter thread…

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:21:21am

re: #120 451_Montag

Oops

nbcnews.com

Russia used Jill Stein to help Trump.

This is news??? A surprise to anyone??? Putin owned three candidates: Jill, Bernie, and Donald. Most of Jill’s votes came from Bernie Bros.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:21:38am

Right wing Twitter numpties seem absolutely delighted that Trump wants to shut down the government to get taxpayers to pay for his wall that Mexico was supposed to be paying for. I’m waiting for Trump’s inevitable betrayal of their fondest desires once he realizes he can’t get what he wants, and caves to reality. Should happen any day now, and there will be howls of indignation until the next shiny object gets their attention.

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Teukka  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:22:23am
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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:24:18am

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gittes’ bio:

She walked into my office. ‘A criminal stole the Presidency,’ she said. I knew this case would be trouble…but I poured her a drink. ‘When do I start?’ #Resist

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:26:23am

re: #123 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Right wing Twitter numpties seem absolutely delighted that Trump wants to shut down the government to get taxpayers to pay for his wall that Mexico was supposed to be paying for. I’m waiting for Trump’s inevitable betrayal of their fondest desires once he realizes he can’t get what he wants, and caves to reality. Should happen any day now, and there will be howls of indignation until the next shiny object gets their attention.

The only reason he’ll cave is that he wants to golf. And that might be difficult as long as the shutdown continues.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:34:44am

re: #126 Hecuba’s daughter

The only reason he’ll cave is that he wants to golf. And that might be difficult as long as the shutdown continues.

I can imagine Trump being stuck in the White House alone over the Christmas holiday will drive him even more crazy than he is now. His tweetstorms over the next few days will be bigly epic, I am sure.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:37:35am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:38:22am
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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:41:18am

A very minor ray of light with Donnie’s shutdown is that GOP politicians and their staffers are stuck in DC this weekend rather than beginning their holiday vacays at home. Karma, assholes.

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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:41:25am

Heisenberg messes with everything.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:43:25am

re: #129 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Saw an update today that the racist ref has been suspended pending an investigation.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:45:01am

re: #130 Dr. Matt

A very minor ray of light with Donnie’s shutdown is that GOP politicians and their staffers are stuck in DC this weekend rather than beginning their holiday vacays at home. Karma, assholes.

Unfortunately, so are Democratic politicians and staffers.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:46:37am

re: #129 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

IIRC, there was a similar issue a while ago with a young woman who was not allowed to compete in hijab, because the officials said her headwear and body suit presented a safety hazard.

duluthnewstribune.com

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:47:06am

re: #133 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, so are Democratic politicians and staffers.

Yeah. Hence “minor ray of light”. But, if I were in their shoes I would chalk it up to “taking one for Team America”. It’s a worthy cause. It’s a worthy fight.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 7:53:37am
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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:03:08am

Issues of bigotry aside, articles of clothing on the head and neck do present hazards in certain sports.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:08:24am

re: #129 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I understand safety issues. But with wrestling, they offer a hair covering thing for kids just like this. Tells you everything you need to know about everyone else there (especially coaches who should know) that didn’t mention it. If I was the coach, I would have told that ref to piss off.

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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:08:58am

re: #131 freetoken

Heisenberg messes with everything.

I’m uncertain about that.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:10:22am

No one has ever asked this wrestler to cut his hair….

//

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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:14:51am

Morning.

So, in about 45 minutes the Senators gather to…

…do what now?

Oh yeah, try to straighten out another Trump mess and try to blame it on the Democrats.

I’ve seen this show. I give it no stars.

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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:20:30am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:26:11am

re: #142 makeitstop

Good lord, they’re dropping like flies.

We have no functional government left.

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wrenchwench  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:27:36am

There’s a case in New Mexico in which a teacher called a student a ‘dirty Indian’ and cut off the student’s braid. I just found out this morning that the student is a girl. I thought they let the girls keep their hair.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:30:07am

re: #144 wrenchwench

There’s a case in New Mexico in which a teacher called a student a ‘dirty Indian’ and cut off the student’s braid. I just found out this morning that the student is a girl. I thought they let the girls keep their hair.

Apparently, it’s dependent on skin color now.

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wrenchwench  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:31:23am

re: #145 Eclectic Cyborg

Apparently, it’s dependent on skin color now.

Which is apparently determined by degree of cleanliness. Brown = dirt.

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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:32:54am

re: #144 wrenchwench

There’s a case in New Mexico in which a teacher called a student a ‘dirty Indian’ and cut off the student’s braid. I just found out this morning that the student is a girl. I thought they let the girls keep their hair.

The only thing they should have cut was the dirty teacher.

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wrenchwench  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:33:53am

re: #147 ObserverArt

The only thing they should have cut was the dirty teacher.

I think they’re working on that. I should find a link…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:35:06am

There are way too many racist assholes in this country.

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MsJ  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:37:59am

re: #122 Hecuba’s daughter

This is news??? A surprise to anyone??? Putin owned three candidates: Jill, Bernie, and Donald. Most of Jill’s votes came from Bernie Bros.

No one. Not one person paying attention is surprised. Not one.

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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:38:04am

re: #140 Dr. Matt

In real sports, not scripted dramas.

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MsJ  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:40:04am

re: #143 Eclectic Cyborg

Good lord, they’re dropping like flies.

We have no functional government left.

And trump doesn’t know, understand or care.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:42:12am

re: #151 freetoken

In real sports, not scripted dramas.

Oh yeah….tell that to Dr. D.

WRESTLING IS FAKE (watch before commenting)

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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:47:43am

re: #153 Dr. Matt

Oh yeah….tell that to Dr. D.

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Wrestling is a tv show where stuntmen do their own acting.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:50:14am

re: #143 Eclectic Cyborg

Good lord, they’re dropping like flies.

We have no functional government left.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:54:09am

re: #154 Belafon

Wrestling is a tv show where stuntmen do their own acting.

Speaking of a tv show where assholes stuntmen do their own acting….

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:54:47am
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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:55:17am
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Dr. Matt  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:58:27am

womp womp

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wrenchwench  Dec 22, 2018 • 8:59:48am

re: #148 wrenchwench

I think they’re working on that. I should find a link…

No link found. I’m so bad/good at finding stuff, I brought you this thread instead.

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wrenchwench  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:04:26am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

womp womp

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The media should drop that use of ‘neo’. They’re straight up Nazis. They’ve owned it. They’re trying to out-nazi the nazis of back in the day. ‘Neo’ seems like a diminishment. Not quite so evil.

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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:05:50am

Went to go see Spider-Man, and the projector broke before it started.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:07:50am

Want to hear a fun take on a Christmas Album? Cheered me up this morning.

open.spotify.com

Iframe

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Skip Intro  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:13:32am

re: #133 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, so are Democratic politicians and staffers.

Why are they even there? Doesn’t it take 60 votes? Why even show up?

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:17:21am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:17:22am

re: #142 makeitstop

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:22:27am

re: #141 ObserverArt

Morning.

So, in about 45 minutes the Senators gather to…

…do what now?

Oh yeah, try to straighten out another Trump mess and try to blame it on the Democrats.

I’ve seen this show. I give it no stars.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:23:09am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:25:40am

“Yeah, but those increased sales were helped by PATRIOTIC AMERICANS buying products, then burning them in protest to own Kaepernick, Nike and all the LIBTARDS. So those numbers aren’t sustainable”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:33:45am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:35:32am
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Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:39:45am

Guys, I just want to underline how hard the President is struggling to not use the word fence to describe a row of spaced slats bound together with horizontal crosspieces.

No seriously, this is hilarious, sad, and representative of the griftopia we dwell in.

I don’t usually invoke the Twitter flying monkeys, but absolutely everyone should be telling this man that’s he’s not going to get his FENCE that is obviously a FENCE.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:44:42am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:49:01am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:51:12am

So basically, Mcconell isn’t doing shit and hoping the Dems cave to Trumps demands.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:54:19am

re: #175 Eclectic Cyborg

So basically, Mcconell isn’t doing shit and hoping the Dems cave to Trumps demands.

He has to support his boss at all costs

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mmmirele  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:55:28am

re: #146 wrenchwench

Which is apparently determined by degree of cleanliness. Brown = dirt.

Holy shit. I knew girls in high school who refused to cut their hair because religious beliefs (they were apostolic pentecostals). If some teacher had told them to cut their hair, all hell would have broken loose. But they were white girls. Again, people who aren’t of the right color—their bodies are fair game.

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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:57:30am

re: #175 Eclectic Cyborg

So basically, Mcconell isn’t doing shit and hoping the Dems cave to Trumps demands.

They’re trying like hell to shift the blame away from the guy who said he’d proudly shut down the government.

Too bad he let the press pool into that meeting or they might have been able to swing it.

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mmmirele  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:58:49am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

womp womp

[Embedded content]

Jimmy Marr is still in the hospital as of yesterday. He’s 65 years old. The hospital, natch, can’t tell us what his problem, but it’s called a “medical event” so I’m thinking he probably had some sort of cardiac problem.

gazettetimes.com

Thumbs up to the paper for calling him what he is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 9:59:50am

re: #178 makeitstop

They’re trying like hell to shift the blame away from the guy who said he’d proudly shut down the government.

Too bad he let the press pool into that meeting or they might have been able to swing it.

They know that they just have to shout “Democrat shutdown!!!” long and loud enough and it will become Truth

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sagehen  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:02:38am

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

“The president, from whom we will need a signature, and Senate Democrats, from whom we will need votes…”

Or go back to the clean CR you had a few days ago, 100-0, press the house to sign on to it, and then you won’t need the President’s signature at all.

Just spitballing here…

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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:05:02am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know that they just have to shout “Democrat shutdown!!!” long and loud enough and it will become Truth

Maybe with the Red Hat knuckleheads, sure.

He said what he said. This shutdown is his.

And he’s not getting the pass on his shit that he was getting a few months ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:06:48am
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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:12:03am

I was just firing up my TV stream to watch a hockey game and I had MSNBC from last night on and that came right up. And who is on talking shit, why it is Mitch McConnell.

And he was saying he knows why the Democrats won’t give in to this deal. They are being pushed from the far left and they need to say no to Trump on everything.

Fuck that Mitch. Reports all week are that Trump is being pushed from the far right, wingnut media to build that damn wall. And it is Trump that is freaking out.

It is all out in reports. And yet, you shovel this shit.

So Mitch. Why did you agree on a unanimous vote for a clear resolution and not hold Trump to it? Because Mitch, you are being pushed by Trump and you don’t want to say no to him.

I’m glad I have some sports to watch today. Had enough politics for a week. Well, that and the filter of LGF to keep up on what is happening today.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:17:30am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

womp womp

[Embedded content]

F that Nazi.
G that Nazi
HIJKLMNOP that Nazi.

Assholes like him encouraged the freak who slaughtered 11 innocent people at the Tree of Life where I went to services when I was an undergrad at Pitt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:23:01am

a round of applause for the anti-vaxxers!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:24:08am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

a round of applause for the anti-vaxxers!

[Embedded content]

Can’t clap. Coughing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:27:05am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He has to support his boss at all costs

Actually Mitch is following Putin’s orders. He’s afraid of all the Kompromat Putin has on his sorry sleazy ass!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:28:24am

re: #179 mmmirele

Jimmy Marr is still in the hospital as of yesterday. He’s 65 years old. The hospital, natch, can’t tell us what his problem, but it’s called a “medical event” so I’m thinking he probably had some sort of cardiac problem.

gazettetimes.com

Thumbs up to the paper for calling him what he is.

[Embedded content]

Good. Soon there will be one less Nazi in the world.

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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:30:21am

I’d love to know where 41 Strange finds all this stuff.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:30:50am

re: #165 DodgerFan1988

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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:34:10am

Thread:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:34:36am

re: #191 Joe Bacon 🌹

They’re TOYS. Let kids be kids, it’s also a good opportunity to teach responsibility.

There was a time in America when that argument might have held some merit, but as mentioned earlier, Tamir Rice could not be reached for comment…

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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:36:10am

re: #172 Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea

Guys, I just want to underline how hard the President is struggling to not use the word fence to describe a row of spaced slats bound together with horizontal crosspieces.

No seriously, this is hilarious, sad, and representative of the griftopia we dwell in.

I don’t usually invoke the Twitter flying monkeys, but absolutely everyone should be telling this man that’s he’s not going to get his FENCE that is obviously a FENCE.

Steel Slat Staccatowall!

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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:37:21am

Wall, Interrupted.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:39:16am
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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:39:18am

Joyeaux NoWall

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:41:33am

re: #197 makeitstop

Joyeaux NoWall

Regret I have but one upding to give, etc…

I have suggested that Chuck should also introduce a “turbo upding”, which would award, say 5 or 10 updings at once but could be given only 1x per week or month…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:41:45am

re: #196 Charles Johnson

The Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine has been cranked up to 11 and it’s getting a turbo boost from the Russians according to the latest from Hamilton 68!

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:49:44am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

a round of applause for the anti-vaxxers!

[Embedded content]

It ain’t just whooping cough, either.

cbc.ca

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:50:05am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:53:31am

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

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$5.7 Billion won’t even cover the cost of all the eminent domain lawsuits that will be filed in Texas!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 10:55:17am
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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:00:31am

This is one hell of an essay at Slate: The Year of the Old Boys

The Old Boy is immensely fortunate, but his core drive is greed. He has power and wealth, but it’s always less than he thinks he deserves. He’s bratty and cross and past his prime. He doesn’t feel good. He’s distant from conventional masculine markers in ways a suit usually helps to mask. His defining features are a puffy softness and a basic, uncultured greed that’s fed by status symbols. The Old Boy has a vile temper and makes others responsible for his moods. But he has allies.

The only thing the Old Boy hates more than being told no is being questioned. He is both fussy and smug—think of Paul Manafort seething, arms crossed, as he stared at underling Rick Gates in court, or Sen. Lindsey Graham theatrically yelling “This is hell” about a hearing process his own party devised.

The Old Boy is so essentially dishonest that his lies seem almost innocent. An Old Boy lies fluently and to your face, and he will explode in rage if you point this out to him not because you’re wrong (this is key) but because you don’t matter and neither does the truth; an Old Boy gets to say and do what he likes. The Old Boy recognizes some authorities. He smiles at those he considers fellow Boys—there’s a faintly embarrassing abjection to this performance when it happens. (See Kavanaugh bowing and scraping to Trump when Trump introduced him as his nominee, or how solicitously Trump acts around Vladimir Putin.)

The flip side is that the Old Boy considers his mere presence a gift to those he sees as his inferiors. As a result, any honor conferred upon him is no more than his due. So yes, he lies, but only because that’s what a blinkered world requires in order for him to get what he is owed. To bring about the correct outcome, he gets to lie, and you get to believe it. That’s your privilege.

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retired cynic  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:09:46am

Extraordinary Solar Halos

apod.nasa.gov

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:10:42am

re: #202 Joe Bacon 🌹

$5.7 Billion won’t even cover the cost of all the eminent domain lawsuits that will be filed in Texas!

I’ve been saying this from the day he opened his fat yap. No senator or border district representative wants images of their constituents being thrown out of their homes and/or their land.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:12:23am
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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:12:25am

re: #205 retired cynic

Way back when I was growing up in fly-over country, one of the more noticeable things on a winter morning were the sun dogs in the sky.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:16:04am

jfc

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:20:15am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

jfc

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I wonder who Rep. Norman is voting for in the census.

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retired cynic  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:20:33am

Weaponizing the Shut Down, a brief history on Juanita Jean’s

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Charles Johnson  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:20:48am
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Charles Johnson  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:24:22am
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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:24:59am
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dangerman  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:25:01am

re: #65 Targetpractice

You ever see or have a child throw a temper tantrum in a public place, only for some bystander with no dog in the fight decide to play “good cop” by saying that if you just give the kid what he’s demanding, it’ll shut him up?

That’s what the “liberal media” is gearing up to do: argue if the DNC would just give Donny the money for his steel slats, then the shutdown will end and everybody will be happy.

just give the kidnapper/blackmailer what he wants

H ell be happy and he won’t hurt us

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:26:41am

re: #212 Charles Johnson

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I’m liking the new hashtag #TrumpShakedown

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:36:16am
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Skip Intro  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:36:22am

re: #196 Charles Johnson

I’m sure Fox and hate radio never mentioned it so no, they have no idea.

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Skip Intro  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:37:13am

re: #202 Joe Bacon 🌹

$5.7 Billion won’t even cover the cost of all the eminent domain lawsuits that will be filed in Texas!

Need to see what the going price of a 100 foot long steel beam is these days.

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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:37:53am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s one of the standard bigot’s talking points.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:38:33am

re: #206 Ace Rothstein

I’ve been saying this from the day he opened his fat yap. No senator or border district representative wants images of their constituents being thrown out of their homes and/or their land.

as pointed out repeatedly here, those most in favor of The Wall are the ones farthest from the border

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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:39:17am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m liking the new hashtag #TrumpShakedown

Current trending hashtag is even better: #TrumpChristmasShutdown

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dangerman  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:39:23am

re: #214 Single-handed sailor

[Embedded content]
How much of a mutiny does there need to be before the President re-evaluates his national security decisions?/blockquote>

ask captain queeg
or bligh

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freetoken  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:41:12am

At least my Senator is making Trump own it:

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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:43:30am
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retired cynic  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:44:27am
Martin Longman: In some ways, Trump’s failings are masking conservatism’s failings. And this should be clearer if we stay focused on the fact that Trump let Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell largely define his legislative agenda during his first two years in office. His policies are unpopular because the Republicans’ policies are unpopular.

washingtonmonthly.com

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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:44:47am
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retired cynic  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:45:13am

re: #226 retired cynic

Edited to make it plainer it was a quote.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:47:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:49:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:53:50am
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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 11:54:50am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:07:29pm

“great steel barrier”

O_o

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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:08:42pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:08:50pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

The crisis of illegal activity at our Southern Border is real and will not stop until we build a great Steel Barrier or Wall. Let work begin!
O_o

The Crisis of Nazi rearmament will not be stopped until we build a line of fortresses along our border!

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retired cynic  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:09:46pm

“That [Trump] breezily agrees to the slaughter of our Kurdish allies is despicable beyond description.” ~ Martin Longman

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dangerman  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:13:59pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“great steel barrier”

O_o

what crisis?
what illegal activity ?
how will the existence of a wall stop it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:17:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:19:17pm

the deal is there…no wall

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:20:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:23:09pm
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CarolJ  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:23:24pm

To me, a wall is a 1950’s solution. They think that if they take that path, people would stop trying to seek asylum, trying to cross, or whatever they think the wall would prevent. All it would do is deter the poorest and most desperate from coming here. But they would still come and hope for an opening, or stay in Mexico until Mexico itself takes people across to relieve the pressure on them. Personally, I think we should have an NAU (A North/Central American Union). We would be able to extend American prosperity to them, and they in turn could come up for temporary work or whatever. But no, brown people means more than orderly and humane handling of people. But ask the EU how much money they have saved in border controls, in unemployment as people can seek jobs elsewhere, in being able to have a common security and legal framework that everyone can understand.

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retired cynic  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:24:44pm

I hadn’t heard this story at all, there has been so much going on.

Roger Stone Adds Shilling for the Chinese to His List of Sins, Washington Monthly.

The whole episode is bizarre enough on its own, but it’s even more bananas because Stone and Nunberg were engaged in this behavior at a time when they were both under intense investigation and probably subject to surveillance. Under those circumstances, why would they embark on a crazy plan to do the bidding of Xi Jinping and try to get a Chinese dissident seeking asylum extradited?

That they managed to turn it into an opportunity to destroy Bannon’s reputation on the right is just gravy.

This Russiagate story just keeps getting better and better.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:25:48pm

Senate adjourned until Monday 11 AM. The earliest government shutdown could end is Thursday, December 27. Mondays stock markets will probably have a bad day.

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terraincognita  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:26:50pm

re: #234 jaunte

Now, that is the type of Christmas story we want to hear. Expressions from the heart; no border wall in the way of that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:27:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:30:25pm
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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:30:39pm

re: #242 CarolJ

A “wall” is the most simple-minded symbol a con man could invent to prove to his believers that he’s doing something to solve the problem he invented. If built, it would only be effective in keeping out the most harmless.

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jaunte  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:31:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:37:37pm

good fucking grief…this moron…

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CarolJ  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:38:53pm

re: #248 jaunte

And think how long it would take to build, even assuming its buildable, given the inevitable construction delays due to weather, materials, what have you. By the time its finished, there would be homemade drones flying over the thing at the very least in areas that are poorly monitored or managed.

Far better (and cheaper) would be to invest in Central American development and democratization, let anyone with a good character in (this was our 1890’s policy) and update our vastly contradictory and racist immigration laws so that coming here is affordable, staying here easy to meet with good character, and a path to citizenship clear and rock solid to those who qualify.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:39:25pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…this moron…

This guy is really, absolutely, totally stuck on himself, isn’t he.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:40:25pm
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Belafon  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:41:30pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’ve also notices that most of these signs are only warnings for people with no necks.

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Very Cool Very Legal Ghost Flea  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:42:00pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

“great steel barrier”

O_o

NOTAFENCE NOTAFENCE NOTAFENCE

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:42:11pm

re: #254 Belafon

I’ve also notices that most of these signs are only warnings for people with no necks.

no worries that they’ll break, yes?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:44:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:46:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:49:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:51:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:53:23pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 12:55:56pm

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yikes that New York Times article is telling how out of control Trump is.

He is isolating himself. He can’t work with his own staff. He thinks he is the smartest person anywhere and he is getting paranoid thinking people are watching him too closely.

If we had a true United States Congress instead of a Russian influenced Senate there would already be calls for his ouster.

He’s gonna blow within days.

This shutdown is going to harder politically on him than anyone because he is going to get hammered.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:00:32pm

Brexit causing Third World problems for England

yahoo.com

who could have known?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:01:25pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:02:57pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Go Nancy Go. :)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:03:40pm

re: #262 ObserverArt

Yikes that New York Times article is telling how out of control Trump is.

He is isolating himself. He can’t work with his own staff. He thinks he is the smartest person anywhere and he is getting paranoid thinking people are watching him too closely.

If we had a true United States Congress instead of a Russian influenced Senate there would already be calls for his ouster.

He’s gonna blow within days.

This shutdown is going to harder politically on him than anyone because he is going to get hammered.

Not to mention it’s costing him golf time at Mar-a-lago.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:05:40pm

re: #265 PhillyPretzel

Go Nancy Go. :)

A clean CR has already passed the House. Won’t make any difference if Dems are in control there. Trump can veto as well.

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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:07:33pm

re: #234 jaunte

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What a great Christmas story.

A little 8 year old girl defeated a border fence with a balloon and found out not all Americans are hateful bigots.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:08:03pm

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay. May I please ask what is a “CR?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:08:14pm

LOL, you lazyass dirtbag.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:08:36pm

re: #269 PhillyPretzel

Okay. May I please ask what is a “CR?”

Continuing Resolution

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:09:12pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:09:28pm

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

A clean CR has already passed the House. Won’t make any difference if Dems are in control there. Trump can veto as well.

and the veto can be overriden, which is exactly what should happen

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:13:08pm

somebody finally told him

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makeitstop  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:14:47pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOL, you lazyass dirtbag.

Discovery’s a bitch, Dersh…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:15:17pm

teehee

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:16:29pm

indeed

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:17:38pm

also, his particular election wasn’t the only one

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:18:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:19:29pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:22:17pm

Well I finally reloaded all of my TV shows and movies. I have to remind myself not to update an app before Apple says it is okay to do so.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:26:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:27:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:28:11pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:28:51pm

re: #248 jaunte

A “wall” is the most simple-minded symbol a con man could invent to prove to his believers that he’s doing something to solve the problem he invented. If built, it would only be effective in keeping out the most harmless.

I think we need to think about one of the other reasons Trump wants that wall.

It is something that will last past his presidency. Trump most likely thinks it will be a symbol of his “power” as a president that will be there as a reminder of Trump.

It is a gift to his own ego. His own monument.

It doesn’t need to work. It just needs to be.

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ObserverArt  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:33:44pm

re: #252 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

This guy is really, absolutely, totally stuck on himself, isn’t he.

Nothing new. If the people did their study of the candidates they would he is nothing but an arrogant ass that thinks he is the greatest ever.

How many times did he express that in his campaigning?

I know more than the generals

I am like the smartest guy ever.

I have the best words.

I have the best people.

I, I, I, I, I, followed by blowing smoke up his own ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:33:59pm

he was extremely anti-brexit

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:38:11pm
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Danack  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:45:22pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*Lowers pants to half-way down leg in respect.*

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VegasGolfer  Dec 22, 2018 • 1:46:26pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

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also, his particular election wasn’t the only one

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fern01  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:02:15pm

re: #143 Eclectic Cyborg

Good lord, they’re dropping like flies.

We have no functional government left.

Haven’t had a functional Government since Jan 2017

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:04:24pm

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

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fern01  Dec 22, 2018 • 2:06:52pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mitch opts out of governing more than trump - they have no shame


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