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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:02:08pm

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William Lewis  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:02:55pm

Ah, that is so nice. Thank you Charles.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:04:44pm

Nice remix. Like the warm/island-y feel.

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bratwurst  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:10:29pm

Is anyone really surprised that there was some sleight of hand involved in Trump’s “bone spur” diagnosis? Why is this any kind of topic of discussion?

Among the things I despise about the POTUS, this is not in the top 50. At least he didn’t get out of Vietnam and then later claim that he had “longed to be there” the way Mitt Romney did.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:11:49pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:12:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:12:59pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:23:17pm

Left behind on the last thread:

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹

Flying off the topic a minute, to discuss YouTube advert alogrithms.

I do not have a YouTube account, so I get mostly random adverts (except those based specifically on Missouri, I presume pulled from my ISP’s location).

I was watching a video in which the word “corn” appears several times, though the topic of the video was not about corn.

I got four adverts for corn seed suppliers or farm equipment suppliers (selling grain drills).

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ObserverArt  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:29:08pm

I agree with William. That was fun.

I like Thile in that he is a very accomplished serious musician, but doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. He can be goofy and get into the spirit of the fun. Loved it.

Good musicians all around in that.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:30:56pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹

Left behind on the last thread:

If you YT Last Tango in Paris, you get ads for butter and margarine.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:36:44pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:40:22pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:42:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:43:59pm

re: #12 Patricia Kayden

That is entirely inappropriate.

Look for the GOP to condemn this [who am I kidding]

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Charles Johnson  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:45:46pm

Fucking David Sirota back again. The creepy bad penny.

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:47:10pm

I remarked the other day that Trump seemed to be just ticking off boxes on his checklist for the 2020 campaign and here we are again, turning a visit to the troops that was long overdue into a campaign photo-op. He went there for a 2 hour photo-shoot which he’ll be using in campaign flyers and ads come next year.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:50:07pm

re: #16 Targetpractice

I remarked the other day that Trump seemed to be just ticking off boxes on his checklist for the 2020 campaign and here we are again, turning a visit to the troops that was long overdue into a campaign photo-op. He went there for a 2 hour photo-shoot which he’ll be using in campaign flyers and ads come next year.

And there’s the rub: The soldiers depicted in photographs may not object to their use in such a way. Regardless of whether they support or oppose Donald Trump, their photos are essentially public property.

You then wind up with the problem of a person used in an advert for a reëlection campaign, even if that person opposes Trump’s reëlection.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:52:31pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:57:30pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

Fetishising Mueller as the guy to fix all of America’s government turmoil is just QAnon for libs

Starting to appreciate the turmoil. What if Trump, the GOP, and his 40% were sliding through this on a smooth, slick course?

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:58:47pm
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Belafon  Dec 26, 2018 • 6:59:26pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

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Don’t quite agree with the comparison but entirely agree with the sentiment, which is why the people who have marched and run for office - and their helpers - rank way above those who hope Mueller fixes everything.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:02:09pm

We had a really good Christmas.
Private because they involve people besides me.

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:07:46pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

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For comparison’s sake, Hillary didn’t announce her 2016 run until the middle of 2015. Yet here we are, not even 2019, and already the BernieBros have begun a coordinated attack against the one man they view as their biggest threat for the youth vote.

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dangerman  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:09:34pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

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Fetishising Mueller as the guy to fix all of America’s government turmoil is just QAnon for libs

Deal (take it any way you like)

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:18:46pm

The Kennedy Center Honors was just on; Mnuchin and Flake were there.

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gocart mozart  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:22:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:22:14pm

re: #20 Patricia Kayden

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She’s had three attacks on him in the past month. They’re definitely threatened by him.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:22:58pm

re: #26 gocart mozart

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It’s bullshit and Tracey knows it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:23:13pm

These attacks on Beto are going to backfire on Bernie and his stooges.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:24:07pm

re: #28 HappyWarrior

It’s bullshit and Tracey knows it.

He doesn’t care. He’s in the same basket as Goodman. Both want to see it all burn down.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:24:15pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

For comparison’s sake, Hillary didn’t announce her 2016 run until the middle of 2015. Yet here we are, not even 2019, and already the BernieBros have begun a coordinated attack against the one man they view as their biggest threat for the youth vote.

They’re scared to death of Beto because Beto is more likable than Bernie will ever be. And though they’ll never admit it, Bernie ain’t likable.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:25:45pm

re: #29 Joe Bacon 🌹

These attacks on Beto are going to backfire on Bernie and his stooges.

One certainly hopes so.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:26:06pm

re: #29 Joe Bacon 🌹

These attacks on Beto are going to backfire on Bernie and his stooges.

They are. They’re showing their hand. After Trump himself, no one will miss running against Clinton more than Bernie will.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:26:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:27:00pm

re: #32 calochortus

One certainly hopes so.

I think it will. Certainly Beto deserves to have his record looked at but this will open the floodgates on Bernie’s lack of transparency regarding his and Jane’s taxes and his own shitty record on immigration.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:27:25pm

re: #30 Joe Bacon 🌹

He doesn’t care. He’s in the same basket as Goodman. Both want to see it all burn down.

They just don’t give a fucking shit. Fucking bros are the worst.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:27:51pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

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I’m guilty of that, tbh. It’s hard not to idolize Mueller when Trump appears to be getting away with so much mess.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:28:30pm

7 more days to go before Nancy opens the House and the subpoenas start flying to the Oval Office.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:29:29pm

re: #38 Joe Bacon 🌹

7 more days to go before Nancy opens the House and the subpoenas start flying to the Oval Office.

It will be a long 7 days for me. I take comfort in the fact it will presumably be a longer 7 days for Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:30:41pm

I expect him to double down on the stupid by next Wednesday.

The fun is really going to come when Maxine gets those tax returns and makes them public!

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Chrysicat  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:32:07pm

Grrr. Spent all of yesterday and most of today off Firefox, which is where I keep my LGF and Twitter tabs, in order to import my old computer’s profile to my new beast (it’s a 900-buck laptop that’s VR-ready!), and after all that I still didn’t do it right and ate my old profile entirely. I could have been posting these next couple, 6 hours ago!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:47:26pm

Man, Trump is really going to lose his fucking mind when the Dem House takes over.

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:49:02pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, Trump is really going to lose his fucking mind when the Dem House takes over.

He has a mind, fucking or otherwise, now?

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:49:06pm

I feel like posting the nuttiest ski line I’ve ever seen filmed, because reasons. Not for the faint of heart.

Extreme Skiing - Todd Ligare

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:53:48pm

re: #43 calochortus

He has a mind, fucking or otherwise, now?

So the rumors say.

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:55:13pm

It’s impossible to convey my love for LGF’s edit button with words.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 26, 2018 • 7:59:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:10:33pm

Italy’s Mt Etna shakes Sicily after eruptions trigger magnitude-4.8 earthquake (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ten people were injured in the earthquake, and several towns damaged (the article includes some photos). Experts say that the volcano is now calming down.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:17:15pm

Just a matter of time before Fox News and Breitbart will say the black toddler “instigated the encounter” and “the man feared for his life.”

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:22:00pm

re: #49 DodgerFan1988

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Just a matter of time before Fox News and Breitbart will say the black toddler “instigated the encounter” and “the man feared for his life.”

To be fair, toddlers can be scary. They’re short and maneuverable so they get in and out fast…
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Dave In Austin  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:28:23pm

Adult rain in CenTex tonite.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:36:15pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

Adult rain?

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Dave In Austin  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:38:02pm

re: #52 Unshaken Defiance

Gully Washer…..

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:38:46pm

re: #53 Dave In Austin

Gully Washer…..

We drew straws to see who would ask you….

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stpaulbear  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:39:42pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

Adult rain in CenTex tonite.

We’re getting weird weather here. I ran some errands at about 9:00 and we we’re getting lots of big fluffy scenic snowflakes. It’s still snowing now but the temp is going up overnight and the snow is supposed to turn to rain soon and continue as rain all day tomorrow. We rarely get ice storms here so I’m hoping that we don’t get ice tonight. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow morning so I need to be out in it.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:39:51pm

re: #49 DodgerFan1988

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Just a matter of time before Fox News and Breitbart will say the black toddler “instigated the encounter” and “the man feared for his life.”

Dear Tweaker:

Have you ever considered Oxy as your new drug of choice? Shoot about 5 shots of fireball whiskey and down about five of those babies, and you will have the best high of your life!

Do it alone, away from friends.

{Sorry, not sorry.}

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calochortus  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:39:57pm

Good night all.
Hasta mañana

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Dave In Austin  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:41:01pm

I’ve heard farmers and Native Americans use it. My Brother and I reference it when comparing notes, he’s 80mi. south. HEAVY soaking rain.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:41:21pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

Adult rain in CenTex tonite.

weather.gov

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Dave In Austin  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:42:59pm

re: #59 austin_blue

weather.gov

We got hail up on the N. Shore of LT

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:45:59pm

re: #29 Joe Bacon 🌹

These attacks on Beto are going to backfire on Bernie and his stooges.

The Bernie people are irredeemable. Their goal is to damage any potential contender; I don’t know that they will accept anyone other than Bernie as the nominee.

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:46:12pm

We’re supposed to get major rain here tonight and tomorrow. Supposed to get up to 60 tomorrow, which is seriously warm, and may trigger some pretty decent storms. I’m driving tomorrow, so hope it keeps itself under control!

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:46:23pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

Adult rain in CenTex tonite.

We’ve been getting heavy rain here in Rockwall since about six. The flash flood warning should have just ended.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:47:02pm

re: #59 austin_blue

weather.gov

The Navajo call it “male” and “female” rain. Male rain is the summer monsoon/thunderstorm season. Female rain is the winter over-running fronts that result in soft precipitation.

What is pushing into Austin now is a squall-line rain complex that we normally see in September or October. This is a rare event for December. It’s also really damn warm. Thunder to the west, on its way.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:48:46pm

re: #60 Dave In Austin

We got hail up on the N. Shore of LT

I have no doubt. That line has got a shit-pot of energy in it, and it’s REAL tall.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:49:33pm

re: #63 Belafon

We’ve been getting heavy rain here in Rockwall since about six. The flash flood warning should have just ended.

Hail or just heavy precipitation?

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:49:46pm
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Belafon  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:55:12pm

re: #66 austin_blue

Hail or just heavy precipitation?

Just a lot of rain here on the east side of DFW. Don’t know about the other side.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 26, 2018 • 8:58:30pm

re: #67 Patricia Kayden

Ohhh, Lumpy is going to be butthurt about that.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:00:45pm

I have close to 2 inches in the gauge for the day. Bet I do 3-3.5 before it’s over. I’m in the middle of the stream now…..

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:03:04pm

I got to ski for an hour today. It was soft and fluffy, and I skied the double black diamond terrain on the east ridge for the first time this winter. There were a lot of face shots.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:05:14pm

re: #71 teleskiguy

I got to ski for an hour today. It was soft and fluffy, and I skied the double black diamond terrain on the east ridge for the first time. There were a lot of face shots.

Where are you this year?

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:05:47pm

I was hootin’ and hollerin’ in utter joy for a minute today.

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:06:51pm

re: #72 austin_blue

Where are you this year?

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Dave In Austin  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:07:59pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:09:01pm

Meanwhile no rain projected in the 15 day forecast for Los Angeles.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:11:27pm

re: #75 Dave In Austin

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Fights like Trump? Ahh — true that. Kirk lies, runs off at the mouth, and never physically confronts his opponents, but is happy to insult them.

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freetoken  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:13:35pm

re: #64 austin_blue

What is pushing into Austin now is a squall-line rain complex that we normally see in September or October. This is a rare event for December. It’s also really damn warm. Thunder to the west, on its way.

So, in response to this I thought I’d check the El Nino forecast page… and what do I find???

governmentshutdown.noaa.gov

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:17:05pm

re: #70 Dave In Austin

I have close to 2 inches in the gauge for the day. Bet I do 3-3.5 before it’s over. I’m in the middle of the stream now…..

We’ve had just a steady drizzle today until the last 20 minutes. It’s really beginning to roar into town now. A lot of horizontal rain. The donder and blitzen is still about five miles west. Interesting to see if it hangs together.

As you know these squall lines have a tendency to come apart as they cross the Balcones Fault complex, which drops the elevation almost 1000 feet. That loss of elevation often tears the thunderheads to pieces temporarilly, only to re-form east of Austin and beat the fuck out of Bastrop and points east.

Right now, the squall line appears to be losing strength to the west and north, and maintaining strength south of downtown as it sweeps east. Very loud out there.

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freetoken  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:21:41pm

The last prediction had a weak El Nino continuing until the middle of next year:

iri.columbia.edu

Equatorial Pacific sea surface continues to show above average temps:

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:24:01pm

re: #74 teleskiguy

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Gateway to Carbondale!

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teleskiguy  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:30:22pm

re: #81 austin_blue

Gateway to Carbondale!

Crystal Movie Theater on Main Street still screens art house flicks and independent films. And their radio station KDNK plays pretty kickin’ ass music.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:35:28pm

re: #82 teleskiguy

Crystal Movie Theater on Main Street still screens art house flicks and independent films. And their radio station KDNK plays pretty kickin’ ass music.

Sweet!

And the thunderheads are reforming. Two downtown towers just took strikes. Really loud. It’s raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock.

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retired cynic  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:37:53pm

re: #83 austin_blue

Sweet!

And the thunderheads are reforming. Two downtown towers just took strikes. Really loud. It’s raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock.

That saying is very common around here, which is up in rural Illinois. Interesting that it has such a national reach.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:43:13pm

re: #84 retired cynic

That saying is very common around here, which is up in rural Illinois. Interesting that it has such a national reach.

It’s a great visual that everyone understands.

At least, those who have seen a cow pissing on a flat rock.

Impressive precipitation.

;-)

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:48:25pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2018 • 9:55:28pm

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

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Personally think she should go ahead and C&P the current Senate CR (the one that passed last week with unanimous consent) and then put it to the full House for a vote. So that, when it gets to Mitch’s desk, she can then challenge him to explain why the bill was good enough for Senate Repubs just two weeks prior, but now is unacceptable to them.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:04:03pm

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

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I think she is going to come in with a comprehensive budget for the entire year and present it to the House Appropriations Committee on Day one, which will get passed to the House on Day two and then will be passed to the Senate on Day three.

At which time Mitch will shit his pants. January sixth is the day that Drumpf plays chicken.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:06:53pm
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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:08:19pm

re: #87 Targetpractice

Personally think she should go ahead and C&P the current Senate CR (the one that passed last week with unanimous consent) and then put it to the full House for a vote. So that, when it gets to Mitch’s desk, she can then challenge him to explain why the bill was good enough for Senate Repubs just two weeks prior, but now is unacceptable to them.

This is also an excellent option! But less bold. Might be better, might not.

But if she wants to go full smashmouth, she can go with the budget she has had in her pocket for years.

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sagehen  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:09:01pm

re: #89 Single-handed sailor

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But still ahead of the Philippines? That doesn’t sound right.

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Targetpractice  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:24:42pm

re: #90 austin_blue

This is also an excellent option! But less bold. Might be better, might not.

But if she wants to go full smashmouth, she can go with the budget she has had in her pocket for years.

Might be better to save it for Feb, when the temporary CR is supposed to expire. Make it clear by voting on the Senate CR that the GOP are covering for Donny’s ass on the wall, rather than turning this into a fight over appropriations for the entirety of the gov’t.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:24:57pm

re: #91 sagehen

But still ahead of the Philippines? That doesn’t sound right.

5 journalists killed in US.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:29:53pm

re: #92 Targetpractice

Might be better to save it for Feb, when the temporary CR is supposed to expire. Make it clear by voting on the Senate CR that the GOP are covering for Donny’s ass on the wall, rather than turning this into a fight over appropriations for the entirety of the gov’t.

Excellent point.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:38:14pm

Oh!, and I got a Stonekettle Station pen from Santa!

I am very happy.

She Who Must Be Obeyed got an absolutely gorgeous lapis lazuli pendant with a 3mm yellow sapphire on the clasp in 14 carat gold. She is also very happy.

We understand each other. It makes a marriage work. It will be twenty five years in May.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:41:18pm

re: #93 Single-handed sailor

5 journalists killed in US.

And that was really sad, but any list without Russia far ahead of the US is suspect.

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Belafon  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:42:20pm

re: #95 austin_blue

Oh!, and I got a Stonekettle Station pen from Santa!

I am very happy.

She Who Must Be Obeyed got an absolutely gorgeous lapis lazuli pendant with a 3mm yellow sapphire on the clasp in 14 carat gold. She is also very happy.

We understand each other. It makes a marriage work. It will be twenty five years in May.

What day? Ours is the 16th and will be 25 years as well.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:42:22pm
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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:43:00pm

re: #97 Belafon

What day? Ours is the 16th and will be 25 years as well.

21st.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:48:49pm

Ann’s been hitting the sauce a wee too much.

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austin_blue  Dec 26, 2018 • 10:51:58pm

Night all!

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:08:21pm

re: #100 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Ann’s been hitting the sauce a wee too much.

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Does she have a job anymore?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:17:00pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

So the president of the US makes his first official visit to Iraq in more than two years, and doesn’t even bother to meet with the Prime Minister of Iraq?

Yes, that sounds like Donald Trump.

A visit like that has to be kept secret until the last moment due to security concerns and we have no idea how compromised the information network in Iraq is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:18:01pm

re: #18 DodgerFan1988

Fetishising Mueller as the guy to fix all of America’s government turmoil is just QAnon for libs

Except that he produces verifiable results and not just unfounded and self-contradicting conspiracy theories…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:29:49pm

re: #100 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Is hating on #Kwanzaa a thing among conservatives?

It’s a Black American creation based on African principles - which most of us barely observe though the ideas are perfectly positive enough.

Lol some snowflakes on the right are triggered by this because?

ostensibly because it is “artificial” and “created by liberals” but there seem to be some other deeper reasons for their rather visceral disregard for it…

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:35:14pm

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

ostensibly because it is “artificial” and “created by liberals” but there seem to be some other deeper reasons for their rather visceral disregard for it…

Indeed.

Honestly, they accuse liberals of being snowflakes, yet every RWNJ seizes upon the most petty things to be outraged about. No one is forcing them to observe Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, Festivus, pagan Solstice celebrations, whatever. The mere existence of such holidays is all that it takes to enrage them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:36:12pm

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Except that he produces verifiable results and not just unfounded and self-contradicting conspiracy theories…

Mueller himself is silent. His team doesn’t leak. Every hint comes from those who are called to testify before Mueller or court documents. We know nothing until a case goes to court, where some information is revealed — and other information is redacted. It can be as cryptic as QAnon at least until Mueller is ready to take a case to trial.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:40:55pm

re: #107 Hecuba’s daughter

Mueller himself is silent. His team doesn’t leak. Every hint comes from those who are called to testify before Mueller or court documents. We know nothing until a case goes to court, where some information is revealed — and other information is redacted. It can be as cryptic as QAnon at least until Mueller is ready to take a case to trial.

and it is driving us to distraction: we want bombshells and sensation and massive leaks but Mueller is playing his cards so close to his chest that he will have to have them surgically removed from his rib cage.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:45:48pm

re: #106 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Indeed.

Honestly, they accuse liberals of being snowflakes, yet every RWNJ seizes upon the most petty things to be outraged about. No one is forcing them to observe Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah, Festivus, pagan Solstice celebrations, whatever. The mere existence of such holidays is all that it takes to enrage them.

I will paraphrase this from a comment I left on Anymouse’s page on why pagans celebrate Christmas:

I have no problem with Christians choosing the Winter Solstice to celebrate the birth of their Savior. And I have absolutely no problem with their message of Peace on Earth and Good Will to Everyone.

But I get annoyed at their notion that they have some sort of exclusive claim to the season or its (often pagan) traditions and rituals

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:52:54pm

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A visit like that has to be kept secret until the last moment due to security concerns and we have no idea how compromised the information network in Iraq is.

That works both ways though, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that hard for us to figure out when the optimum time would be for the President to drop in on the the Iraqi PM, if that was our goal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 26, 2018 • 11:53:31pm

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

That works both ways though, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that hard for us to figure out when the optimum time would be for the President to drop in on the the Iraqi PM, if that was our goal.

No, the goal was to get the toddler out of the house for a few hours…

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 27, 2018 • 12:29:30am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No, the goal was to get the toddler out of the house for a few hours…

The WH equivalent of taking little Donnie to the mall for an hour or two to tire him out.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 27, 2018 • 1:45:13am
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Targetpractice  Dec 27, 2018 • 1:52:39am

re: #113 Single-handed sailor

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So, who wants to clue him in that ISIS was the remnants of Al-Q in Iraq, and that they’ll just create a new identity now that the old group is on its last legs?

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fern01  Dec 27, 2018 • 2:06:39am

re: #22 calochortus

We had a really good Christmas.
Private because they involve people besides me.

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fern01  Dec 27, 2018 • 2:08:59am

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, Trump is really going to lose his fucking mind when the Dem House takes over.

You are assuming facts not in evidence. He has no mind to lose.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 27, 2018 • 2:48:25am

So, looks like MSNBC has beat FNC for the first time in 17 years.

MSNBC beat out Fox News last week in key ratings for first time in 17 years, topping its competitors in total average viewers for the first time since 2000, according to a news release from MSNBC.
MSNBC averaged 1,558,000 total viewers during the “sales day” (6 a.m. to 2 a.m.) between Dec. 17-21, while Fox News averaged 1,541,000 total viewers. CNN, meanwhile, averaged 975,000.

Among people between the ages of 25 and 54, a key demographic for cable news networks, MSNBC also finished the week as the No. 1.

In prime time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), MSNBC continued to lead Fox News and CNN in total viewers and among that key age group for the fourth week in a row.

msn.com

I suspect that it’s because FNC viewers skew older - and to put it quite frankly, it’s a matter of attrition through simple mortality. FNC’s viewer demographic is - quite literally - dying off.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 27, 2018 • 3:43:56am
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Dave In Austin  Dec 27, 2018 • 3:56:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 4:05:13am

moron

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 27, 2018 • 4:17:38am

Here’s a satellite image of Anak Krakatau; the image on the left was taken before the December 22nd eruption, the image on the right was taken after the eruption. You can clearly see that a large part of Anak Krakatau is gone; that collapse was what triggered the tsunami in the Sunda Strait a few days back.

news.com.au

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lawhawk  Dec 27, 2018 • 4:49:33am

re: #121 Dr Lizardo

And for scale, those other three islands are the remnants of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption - Anak is the latest volcano to erupt from the caldera.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 4:49:48am

re: #75 Dave In Austin

Charlie Kirk fights like Trump, he stares down Antifa thugs in the streets, and he owns the libs like no one else. That is why Kirk is a 2018 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year!
— Free Beacon

Sir, this is a McDonald’s drive-thru. May I take your order?

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lawhawk  Dec 27, 2018 • 4:55:36am

re: #75 Dave In Austin

Who
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 4:58:29am

re: #121 Dr Lizardo

Here’s a satellite image of Anak Krakatau; the image on the left was taken before the December 22nd eruption, the image on the right was taken after the eruption. You can clearly see that a large part of Anak Krakatau is gone; that collapse was what triggered the tsunami in the Sunda Strait a few days back.

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news.com.au

Maybe it got moved East of Java?

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Targetpractice  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:09:50am

Start of week: “Oh yeah, all these furloughed employees love my wall and are glad to be going without paychecks to see it built!”

End of week:

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lawhawk  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:15:18am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Trump’s back after his 3 hour campaign tour stop in Iraq.

And he’s back to his lies.

He never stops lying. That’s the thing. His base loves his lies and the cognitive dissonance just grows stronger. It’s like a supermassive black hole of derp. The more Trump lies, the more his base loves him. Do they think this is winning? They’re not benefiting from Trump policies (the trade war hits manufacturing jobs and agriculture - not the tech jobs that power so much of coastal blue states). The lies are nonstop - like with Trump claiming that he oversaw a massive raise in military pay (it was a fraction of what he claimed). And then Trump violates federal law by turning the visit into a campaign stop and to reveal the identities of a SEAL team.

That’s not winning. That’s not improving national security.

That’s the opposite.

He’s a menace. He’s a clear and present danger to American national security. Even some GOP party leaders may acknowledge that in private, but they’re fucking cowards since they will continue to push the Trump position as it is their own. They’ll pack the courts with right wing extremists, even when those judges are ill-qualified, or completely unqualified by the ABA standards. They don’t care what happens to the nation so long as they get to change the course of the courts for the next 40-50 years in an attempt to roll back the social progress we’ve seen to date.

At its core, the GOP is a white nationalist party, and Trump echos/mirrors that white nationalism better than everyone else - mostly because he’s the most vulgar and direct on doing so. The GOP policies are a combination of misogyny and white nationalism because that’s what the GOP does to pander to their base. They think everything will be better if women and minorities lose the rights they’ve gained, and propose that things would be better if we went back in time and rolled back all the rights gained (to say nothing of the safety net that so many take for granted).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:17:38am

re: #126 Targetpractice

So he’s saying not many Republicans work in government?

Smh.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:20:02am
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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:26:20am

re: #126 Targetpractice

Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?

— Donald J. Trump

Such Presidentital very leadership

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:28:07am

re: #75 Dave In Austin

Charlie Kirk fights like Trump, he stares down Antifa thugs in the streets, and he owns the libs like no one else. That is why Kirk is a 2018 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year!
— Free Beacon

Just by the intimidating power of his massive stare-down, he terrifies the Antifa Thugs into submission and cowering fear, such a brave one we have here.

///

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:29:24am

re: #126 Targetpractice

Start of week: “Oh yeah, all these furloughed employees love my wall and are glad to be going without paychecks to see it built!”

End of week:

Good to know our POTUS doesn’t reduce everything to partisan terms and people or do things for purely partisan purposes.

////

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:31:49am

re: #128 Eclectic Cyborg

So he’s saying not many Republicans work in government?

Smh.

And for the ones who do, meh, they’ll just have to suck it up and sacrifice for the good of The Wall and Border Security.

/

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jeffreyw  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:36:27am

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Good morning!

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:38:29am

Proving once again that everything Trump touches turns to shit.

Politicians from both sides of Iraq’s political divide are calling on parliament to vote to expel U.S. troops. Approximately 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Iraq as part of the coalition against the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) group.

Foreign influence has become a hot-button issue in a year that saw supporters of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr win the largest share of votes in May elections. Al-Sadr has called for curbing U.S. and Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs.

Mr. Trump spent three hours at a U.S. air base meeting with American troops on an unannounced visit Wednesday. He left without meeting any Iraqi officials.

Lawmakers decried the visit as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

cbsnews.com

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:43:41am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

Proving once again that everything Trump touches turns to shit.

cbsnews.com

Oh, right. Forgot about the Iraqis….

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:47:23am

re: #134 jeffreyw

Where’s mah breakfast?

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:49:43am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

Proving once again that everything Trump touches turns to shit.

cbsnews.com

Maybe DJT would understand if the Iraqis wanted to build a Wall to at least keep out photo-oping miscreants.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:50:58am

Do I get to find out today if my forced* quiet-time is three or five weeks? These are my current guesses as to how long the temper tantrum lasts.

*-I was planning on taking off until the 7th of January, so nothings really different, so far. The kid and I may stay up in the Allegheny mountains until he has to start classes again….

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:52:18am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

“understand” is not something we should ever assume the orange shit-goblin can do.

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MsJ  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:53:45am

re: #49 DodgerFan1988

Do you not see the supremacy in that dude? I mean, balding, unattractive, unkempt, hateful…what’s not supreme about him?

(if my eyes rolled back any farther, I could see Alaska from my front porch…or something)

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:57:47am

re: #49 DodgerFan1988

Just a matter of time before Fox News and Breitbart will say the black toddler “instigated the encounter” and “the man feared for his life.”

Toddler was no doubt wearing a hoodie.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 27, 2018 • 5:58:18am

Got this on loop today:

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MsJ  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:04:14am

re: #117 Dr Lizardo

So, looks like MSNBC has beat FNC for the first time in 17 years.

msn.com

I suspect that it’s because FNC viewers skew older - and to put it quite frankly, it’s a matter of attrition through simple mortality. FNC’s viewer demographic is - quite literally - dying off.

Not fast enough.

Not sure if this should have /// or not. Let me think about that for a bit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:15:22am

re: #131 Sir John Barron

Just by the intimidating power of his massive stare-down, he terrifies the Antifa Thugs into submission and cowering fear, such a brave one we have here.

///

Charlie Kirk would shit his pants were he ever confronted by actual street thugs.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:28:03am

re: #145 Eclectic Cyborg

Charlie Kirk would shit his pants were he ever confronted by actual street thugs.

Just who are these “Antifa Thugs”, anyway? What the pluperfect fuck are they talking about?

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Jay C  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:29:04am

re: #131 Sir John Barron

Just by the intimidating power of his massive stare-down, he terrifies the Antifa Thugs into submission and cowering fear, such a brave one we have here.

///

Hey! I’m sure if any “Anitfa Thugs” ever actually ran into Charlie Kirk, his steely glare and determined demeanor would leave them in a state of helpless paralysis!

Of course it would be because they would be laughing so hard at this ludicrous geek they would be unable to move, but still…

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:29:47am

re: #146 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just who are these “Antifa Thugs”, anyway? What the pluperfect fuck are they talking about?

People that actually call them out on their bs instead of acting like they own libs. Kirk is a more stupid and less successful Ben Shapiro.

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:30:13am

re: #126 Targetpractice

Start of week: “Oh yeah, all these furloughed employees love my wall and are glad to be going without paychecks to see it built!”

End of week:

Donald J. Trump ✔
@realDonaldTrump
Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?

39.5K
7:06 AM - Dec 27, 2018

Morning!

Looks like Big Donny is throwing crap at The Wall to see what he can get to stick.

You know many people think Donny is a complete ignoramus.

Do Republicans realize that most of America want to see them all out of office for protecting him?

And I believe statistics back that up, unlike all the crap Donny is tossing.

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jeffreyw  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:31:59am

re: #137 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Where’s mah breakfast?

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:34:09am

re: #134 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Squirrel: Damn, I must be late…all I see are scraps. Jeffrey…where are you Jeffrey? I need some damn service here on the buffet!

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jeffreyw  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:36:30am

re: #146 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just who are these “Antifa Thugs”, anyway? What the pluperfect fuck are they talking about?

These guys are rather famous antifa thugs.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:36:41am

Markets today are not looking so good compared with yesterday.
Gold and silver are up, equities are down.

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jeffreyw  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:42:51am

re: #151 ObserverArt

Squirrel: Damn, I must be late…all I see are scraps. Jeffrey…where are you Jeffrey? I need some damn service here on the buffet!

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He will have to take his complaint to the night crew supervisor.

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Jay C  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:43:57am

re: #146 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just who are these “Antifa Thugs”, anyway? What the pluperfect fuck are they talking about?

One of today’s stock rightwing boogeymen: in the “conservative” imagination, a sinister movement of black-clad, black-masked, violence-prone leftists/anarchists/Communists/whatever dedicated to fomenting street violence and riots to stifle free speech and prevent decent conservatives from ever making any public expression of their opinions, at risk of bodily harm.

These “Thugs”, btw, aren’t completely imaginary: black-clad counterprotestors DO occasionally show up at Nazi/neo-Nazi/racist demonstrations, but I would think (from what I’ve read) that if there are 200-300 of them in the whole country, that would probably be an overestimation.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:44:55am

Charlie Kirk would fill his diaper if he came face to face with this anti-fascist.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:46:39am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Curly-haired Kaitlin could never be as good as she was.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:48:37am

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:51:14am

re: #127 lawhawk

I see it with my own family’s facebook posts. The more Trump lies the more they defend him. And their racism is really coming out of the closet endlessly dumping on Maxine Waters…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:51:34am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Charlie Kirk would fill his diaper if he came face to face with this anti-fascist.

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Well, if that Moisin-Nagant was pointed anywhere in my direction, so would I….

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:52:07am

re: #146 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just who are these “Antifa Thugs”, anyway? What the pluperfect fuck are they talking about?

Charles Kirk actually did encounter them once at a Philadelphia restaurant when he was dining with Candace Owens newsweek.com

Other than someone pouring water over Kirk’s head, no one seemed to have emerged worse for the wear.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:52:41am

re: #161 Hecuba’s daughter

Charles Kirk actually did encounter them once at a Philadelphia restaurant when he was dining with Candace Owens newsweek.com

Other than someone pouring water over Kirk’s head, no one seemed to have emerged worse for the wear.

Pretty tame stuff tbh.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:52:47am

BTW, I wonder where Chuck C slithered off to…

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:53:23am

re: #153 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Markets today are not looking so good compared with yesterday.
Gold and silver are up, equities are down.

Remember — cannot tell what the market is actually going to do for the day based on the first few minutes (or even hours) of trading.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:53:27am

re: #157 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Curly-haired Kaitlin could never be as good as she was.

Because that one can actually shoot and isnt just polite pornography.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:55:57am

re: #164 Hecuba’s daughter

Remember — cannot tell what the market is actually going to do for the day based on the first few minutes (or even hours) of trading.

True. I suppose I should wait till they close before making any suppositions.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:56:53am

Today is Carrie Fisher’s 2nd Yorzeit.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:58:17am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

Today is Carrie Fisher’s 2nd Yorzeit.

Has it really been that long? RIP Carrie.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2018 • 6:59:14am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

Today is Carrie Fisher’s 2nd Yorzeit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:02:14am

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:05:50am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:05:52am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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Yeah Obama was a bad President. Go with that. And Biden has a very impressive legislative record. These idiots have no idea what they’re doing. But be a purer than thou prick and then act shocked that no one takes you seriously.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:06:22am

re: #171 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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That enraged the Bros too.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:09:42am

Hell I’ll take Beto over Bernie on his immigration record alone. Bernie has no leadership on the very issue that makes Trump so repulsive.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:10:15am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Yes because tearing down the first Black President is a way to engage the Democratic base in 2020.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:12:59am

re: #175 Patricia Kayden

Yes because tearing down the first Black President is a way to engage the Democratic base in 2020.

And then they wonder why voters of color want nothing to do with them. That’s something Bernie still doesn’t get and I saw earlier in the month he’s still being a dick to Vermont voters of color.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:13:48am

re: #176 HappyWarrior

And then they wonder why voters of color want nothing to do with them. That’s something Bernie still doesn’t get and I saw earlier in the month he’s still being a dick to Vermont voters of color.

And that’s why he’ll lose in the primaries once again. He’s not a Democrat and not respectful of the Democratic base.

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retired cynic  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:14:01am

re: #97 Belafon

What day? Ours is the 16th and will be 25 years as well.

Ours was also in May, on the 19th, and it would have been 45 years in 2019.

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MsJ  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:15:40am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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I don’t get the impression that this Stoller guy is a fan of Bernie (or any dems, actually) either.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:17:34am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:17:49am

re: #177 Patricia Kayden

And that’s why he’ll lose in the primaries once again. He’s not a Democrat and not respectful of the Democratic base.

I still remember him condescendingly saying the South is going GOP anyhow when he lost Southern stares. Pretty rich shit from the guy who won plenty of equally Republican states. And then there’s complaining about closed primaries while benefiting from caucuses. The man is a hypocrite charlatan and it’s too bad more on the left can’t see that since they’re so entranced by his ideas that they can’t see Bernie will always be about Bernie first.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:18:28am

re: #180 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Yeesh.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:19:19am

re: #180 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Gonna be hard for Blowsanne to BS before the Knesset since it just dissolved for new elections.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:20:14am

LOLOL!

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:20:25am

re: #179 MsJ

I don’t get the impression that this Stoller guy is a fan of Bernie (or any dems, actually) either.

I think he is a Glenn Greenwald wannabe.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:20:37am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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I have read through his thread and still can’t get any sense of what HE (Stoller) believes in.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:21:09am

re: #161 Hecuba’s daughter

Charles Kirk actually did encounter them once at a Philadelphia restaurant when he was dining with Candace Owens newsweek.com

Other than someone pouring water over Kirk’s head, no one seemed to have emerged worse for the wear.

HE STARED THEM DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET RESTAURANT AND TOTALLY OWNED THEM!!!!

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Belafon  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:21:21am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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And my reply:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:24:10am

So yesterday I had to break off a friendship with a Libertarian dude I used to be close with because he would not give up on trying to convince me that Bernie Sanders was “The future of America” and I was stupid not to support him.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:24:29am

re: #186 Barefoot Grin

I have read through his thread and still can’t get any sense of what HE (Stoller) believes in.

Whatever his Putinbucks (Rubles?) tell him to believe in.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:25:18am

re: #188 Belafon

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Here’s the thing about Obama. He was the most vocal supporter of lgbt rights the Oval Office has ever had by far, he got health care passed, & you can’t ignore how he helped restore our reputation abroad. Those three alone are things I can’t see Bernie or any bro type being able to do. They hate Obama because he wasn’t FDR and ignore FDR’s faults. I have disappointments with Obama but all things considered and that he dealt with an opposition that hated him simply because he was a black man, he accomplished a lot.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:25:49am

re: #189 Eclectic Cyborg

So yesterday I had to break off a friendship with a Libertarian dude I used to be close with because he would not give up on trying to convince me that Bernie Sanders was “The future of America” and I was stupid not to support him.

A Libertarian who likes Bernie?

Nothing makes sense.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:26:10am

re: #186 Barefoot Grin

I have read through his thread and still can’t get any sense of what HE (Stoller) believes in.

Yeah I can’t figure that dude out either.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:26:15am

re: #189 Eclectic Cyborg

So yesterday I had to break off a friendship with a Libertarian dude I used to be close with because he would not give up on trying to convince me that Bernie Sanders was “The future of America” and I was stupid not to support him.

The guy who seems to be running against Herbert Hoover is “The future of America”? OK….

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:26:17am

re: #189 Eclectic Cyborg

So yesterday I had to break off a friendship with a Libertarian dude I used to be close with because he would not give up on trying to convince me that Bernie Sanders was “The future of America” and I was stupid not to support him.

The future of America isn’t a guy who will be 80 in 2021 and represents a state 95% white.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:27:04am

Dow -490 and dropping.

VIX just jumped over 33.

Another Bette Davis day on the market!

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:28:17am

re: #178 retired cynic

Ours was also in May, on the 19th, and it would have been 45 years in 2019.

My wife and mine will be 20 years on June 18th. Hard to believe the youngest (we both had previous children when we got married, youngest is ours together) is in college already.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:28:38am

TBH what I worry is say Bernie was elected, his plans being implemented wrong and having non stop court challenges to his EOs and legislation. And I’m just not sold on him knowing or caring about FP.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:28:54am

re: #195 HappyWarrior

The future of America isn’t a guy who will be 80 in 2021 and represents a state 95% white.

This was exactly the point I made. Repeatedly.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:31:16am

re: #199 Eclectic Cyborg

This was exactly the point I made. Repeatedly.

Hell it goes beyond that. He doesn’t see how representing a state 95% white skews his perspective. It’s easy to make everything about economics when you have so few PoC. Reading about what minority Vermonters think of him and how he considers their interests really soured me on him.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:37:04am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:41:00am

re: #201 Sufficient unto the day…

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See that just doesn’t matter because the entire system isn’t being destroyed. I can’t get denied anymore either- I have a heart condition.

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Jay C  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:44:00am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

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WTF is Stoller gibbering about here? “Obama ruined the Democratic Party”?? I mean, if he (Obama) was trying to damage the Party, he sure didn’t do a very good job, to judge by the 2018 midterm results.

Goddam purity-pony baffoon….

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nowherenorth2  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:48:50am

re: #203 Jay C

Exactly. Dude is grandstanding. Being critical is one thing. Being a buffoon with a purity complex is another

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:49:34am

re: #161 Hecuba’s daughter

Charles Kirk actually did encounter them once at a Philadelphia restaurant when he was dining with Candace Owens newsweek.com

Other than someone pouring water over Kirk’s head, no one seemed to have emerged worse for the wear.

I haven’t read that yet, but I already see the headline is questioning if Charlie and Candice set that up so they could get some mileage out of it as victims.

Am I going out on a limb to say that is a real possibility?

(Will read in a moment)

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dangerman  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:51:11am

morning all

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:54:53am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Is this what the Bernoid ratfuckers are going with? All righty then.

Matt Stoller ✔
@matthewstoller
There’s no honest debate among 2020 candidates without voters acknowledging Obama was a bad President. They have not done so. I’m going to keep hitting this point because it’s simple but unacknowledged. Obama ruined the Democratic Party.

8:43 AM - Dec 27, 2018

Whut?

And here I thought it was Bill Clinton that ruined the Democratic Party.

I guess every liked Democrat that has done a decent job against the onslaught of The Republican Machine ruined the party.

Dear Bernie lovers, go away. Your thinking, tactics and outcomes causes more ruin of our politics than you will ever admit.

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William Lewis  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:58:11am

re: #192 Sir John Barron

A Libertarian who likes Bernie?

Nothing makes sense.

Bernie could get him the racist policies he wants without right-wing taint?

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 7:59:26am

re: #181 HappyWarrior

I still remember him condescendingly saying the South is going GOP anyhow when he lost Southern stares. Pretty rich shit from the guy who won plenty of equally Republican states. And then there’s complaining about closed primaries while benefiting from caucuses. The man is a hypocrite charlatan and it’s too bad more on the left can’t see that since they’re so entranced by his ideas that they can’t see Bernie will always be about Bernie first.

That part in bold…that is a pure Trump-like excuse.

Bernie has skin as thin as Trump and seems to have some things to hide just like Trump.

Maybe David Sirota and Cenk Uygur and others like them are getting some help from Russia?

Hey, one can speculate, right?

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dangerman  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:00:43am

re: #203 Jay C

WTF is Stoller gibbering about here? “Obama ruined the Democratic Party”?? I mean, if he (Obama) was trying to damage the Party, he sure didn’t do a very good job, to judge by the 2018 midterm results.

Goddam purity-pony baffoon….

everybody must agree with my personal (unsupported) opinion!

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Mattand  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:01:23am

re: #144 MsJ

Not fast enough.

Not sure if this should have /// or not. Let me think about that for a bit.

I’m currently trapped in SC with a walking stereotype of a Fox News viewer. I share your ambivalence.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:01:59am

You think Jill Stein wil run again in 2020?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:04:05am

re: #209 ObserverArt

That part in bold…that is a pure Trump-like excuse.

Bernie has skin as thin as Trump and seems to have some things to hide just like Trump.

Maybe David Sirota and Cenk Uygur and others like them are getting some help from Russia?

Hey, one can speculate, right?

He’s more like Trump than most people realize imho.

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retired cynic  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:04:14am

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

That works both ways though, I’m sure it wouldn’t be that hard for us to figure out when the optimum time would be for the President to drop in on the the Iraqi PM, if that was our goal.

This way it just announces to the world that we don’t trust him.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:04:21am

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

You think Jill Stein wil run again in 2020?

Yes.

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Mattand  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:06:27am

re: #161 Hecuba’s daughter

Charles Kirk actually did encounter them once at a Philadelphia restaurant when he was dining with Candace Owens newsweek.com

Other than someone pouring water over Kirk’s head, no one seemed to have emerged worse for the wear.

Jesus, I did not hear about this at all. Either I’m slipping or no one in the local media gave enough shits to cover it.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:07:14am

Good Morning from NoHo. Teleski guy if you see this later…
A friend sent this flat out amazing rad sport video. Para gliding like I never saw before.

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:08:02am

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

You think Jill Stein wil run again in 2020?

Why not. It is good for business ($$$) and what did it cost her?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:10:53am

re: #218 ObserverArt

Why not. It is good for business ($$$) and what did it cost her?

I hope the Berners know she will try to screw Bernie too if he’s nominated.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:12:46am

My Internet service has been restored.

cnn.com
ICE dumped people in custody for a third day at a Greyhound station in El Paso.

Greyhound’s station is too small for them, so the company brought up buses and ran them so families with small children stuck outside in the night could keep warm.

They’re expected to continue doing this. The alleged reason is time they are allowed to detain people is expiring. ICE is blaming inaction in Congress as the reason.

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austin_blue  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:15:24am

Well, just checked the rain gauge. That little frog strangler last night dropped 4.4” on South Austin.

Flash flood alley.

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ObserverArt  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:17:51am

re: #221 austin_blue

Well, just checked the rain gauge. That little frog strangler last night dropped 4.4” on South Austin.

Flash flood alley.

I cannot believe the amounts of rain Texas gets these days. It seems to always be deluges and not just a normal rain.

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retired cynic  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:20:10am

re: #180 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

She can sing their national anthem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:20:32am

ajc.com

Remember the Georgia GOP candidate who drove around the state with his wildly racist “deportation bus?”

Yeah, about him, he’s reported to jail for alleged fraud, claiming $300,000 in Bitcoin mining computers were stolen from him.

He is a current state representative, who is apparently now representing his district from jail.

The charges against the Forsyth County Republican, who will likely remain in office until mid-January, stem from a May incident in which [Michael] Williams reported his Gainesville campaign office was burglarized. At the time, Williams’ campaign manager said $300,000 worth of computer servers that were being used to mine cryptocurrency had been taken from the building.

Williams is accused of lying to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent when he said he was at home in Forsyth County, not in the Gainesville area at the time of the purported burglary. The indictment, which doesn’t say what allegedly actually happened to the servers, accuses Williams of making a false insurance claim related to the servers.

(more)

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:21:23am

Good morning all.
Keep an eye on the wackaloon religious extremists drafting along under Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:22:31am

re: #225 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Good morning all.
Keep an eye on the wackaloon religious extremists drafting along under Trump.

I wish he would just go rapture himself with a dull tool.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:22:33am

re: #222 ObserverArt

I cannot believe the amounts of rain Texas gets these days. It seems to always be deluges and not just a normal rain.

Well, Rick Perry did tell people to pray for rain there during the drought.

From the Principia Discordia:

Mal-2 [Malcalypse the Younger] was once asked by one of his Disciples if he often prayed to Eris. He replied with these words:

No, we Erisians seldom pray, it is much too dangerous. Charles Fort has listed many factual incidences of ignorant people confronted with, say, a drought, and then praying fervently — and then getting the entire village wiped out in a torrential flood.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:25:49am

re: #225 jaunte

Good morning all.
Keep an eye on the wackaloon religious extremists drafting along under Trump.

Here you go, Mr. Pompeo:

Blondie - Rapture

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:27:43am

re: #221 austin_blue

Well, just checked the rain gauge. That little frog strangler last night dropped 4.4” on South Austin.

Flash flood alley.

My wooded gully in the country is gradually being eroded into a creekside swamp.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:34:28am

Sheesh! Still 363 days till Christmas and people already have decorations out.

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Teukka  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:39:00am

re: #225 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Good morning all.
Keep an eye on the wackaloon religious extremists drafting along under Trump.

re: #226 HappyWarrior

I wish he would just go rapture himself with a dull tool.

The scenario that worries me is the Reich wingers deciding to speed rapture along, what someone in said thread calls “Ego-based pick-me-Jesus mentality.” Also, multiculturarism mentioned, which is sickening when you know where the word came from.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:45:42am

A friend in Peru posted this:

“Okay, boys, one last picture before we all get fired.”

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:46:01am

Nothing in the Steele dossier has been proven //

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makeitstop  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:48:16am

This is why I like having a camera handy…

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:49:42am

re: #233 Barefoot Grin

Cohen a proud owner of the first iTraveler autonomous phone.

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sagehen  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:52:38am

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Here’s the thing about Obama. He was the most vocal supporter of lgbt rights the Oval Office has ever had by far, he got health care passed, & you can’t ignore how he helped restore our reputation abroad. Those three alone are things I can’t see Bernie or any bro type being able to do. They hate Obama because he wasn’t FDR and ignore FDR’s faults. I have disappointments with Obama but all things considered and that he dealt with an opposition that hated him simply because he was a black man, he accomplished a lot.

Also, he made it 8 years without any of his administration being indicted. Any of them. For anything.

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makeitstop  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:54:30am

re: #233 Barefoot Grin

Nothing in the Steele dossier has been proven //

This is why I have zero sympathy for Cohen, or any of Trump’s lackeys.

They knew what was happening, they wanted it to happen, and they were positive they’d never get caught. They all deserve prison terms, at the very least.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:54:44am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:56:40am

re: #236 sagehen

Also, he made it 8 years without any of his administration being indicted. Any of them. For anything.

Yes he deserves credit for that as well.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:57:09am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹

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Soledad gets it.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:57:55am

re: #236 sagehen

Also, he made it 8 years without any of his administration being indicted. Any of them. For anything.

PETRAEUS!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 8:58:04am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

Today is Carrie Fisher’s 2nd Yorzeit.

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wrenchwench  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:02:45am

re: #232 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A friend in Peru posted this:

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“Okay, boys, one last picture before we all get fired.”

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sagehen  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:06:30am

re: #241 bd(Redacted)

PETRAEUS!!!

I’d forgotten about him…

But he pleaded to misdemeanor charges. Indictments are only for felonies.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:06:59am

re: #222 ObserverArt

I cannot believe the amounts of rain Texas gets these days. It seems to always be deluges and not just a normal rain.

Hmmmmm. The non-existent warming planet thingy seems to be causing more moisture in the air, possibly maybe?

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dangerman  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:08:53am

re: #236 sagehen

Also, he made it 8 years without any of his administration being indicted. Any of them. For anything.

a fave:

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:17:30am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:23:10am

re: #247 Anymouse 🌹

He couldn’t really be that stupid…could he?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:25:09am

re: #225 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Good morning all.
Keep an eye on the wackaloon religious extremists drafting along under Trump.

Ok, I get it: The world actually ended in 2012 and this is hell. Evidence? Where else would Fundy grifters be running things?

250
Barefoot Grin  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:25:31am

re: #248 Eclectic Cyborg

He couldn’t really be that stupid…could he?

“Tell me about the rabbits, Donald….”

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:25:52am
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Eventual Carrion  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:26:33am

re: #246 dangerman

a fave:

[Embedded content]

I have faith tRump will catch Nixon. Go tRump, you’re number one!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:28:01am

re: #248 Eclectic Cyborg

He couldn’t really be that stupid…could he?

Why yes, yes he could. He wasn’t hired for intelligence.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:29:18am

re: #225 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Good morning all.
Keep an eye on the wackaloon religious extremists drafting along under Trump.

How would an Italian guy like Pompeo get involved with this bullshit? I mean, I know they’ve got their own bullshit, but….

255
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:30:03am

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹

Why yes, yes he could. He wasn’t hired for intelligence.

His name is “Meatball” after all.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:47:11am

Conservatives and libertarians have to be over the moon:

The government shutdown hits the SEC starting Thursday - here’s how it’s impacted (Business Insider, more at the link):

Starting Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission will have a “very limited number of staff” available to respond to emergency situations.

In a full shutdown, the SEC plans to place about 94% of its staff on furlough.

Not a chance bought-and-paid for GOP Senators such as the Freedumb Caucus or Mitch McConnell are going to do a damn thing about that.

257
Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:49:50am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 9:49:53am

re: #254 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

How would an Italian guy like Pompeo get involved with this bullshit? I mean, I know they’ve got their own bullshit, but….

He was evangelised at West Point (because Christians are trying to take over the military).

He joined the Presbyterian Church (USA), but after they became LGBT friendly, he left that denomination and joined the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (wingnuts).

religionnews.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:01:27am

Thread (twenty-one tweets):

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:06:53am
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MsJ  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:07:50am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹

Thread (twenty-one tweets):

[Embedded content]

I have to agree.

But still…give trump a fucking cookie for doing the right thing.

The softest bigotry of the lowest possible expectations.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:10:33am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:11:07am

re: #261 MsJ

I have to agree.

But still…give trump a fucking cookie for doing the right thing.

The softest bigotry of the lowest possible expectations.

I’m far more concerned about the officer corps at that base subverting enlisted personnel in violation of military regulations and the law.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:13:32am

More on that Dumpster fire speech in Iraq:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:14:20am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:15:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:18:18am
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MsJ  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:19:19am

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹

I’m far more concerned about the officer corps at that base subverting enlisted personnel in violation of military regulations and the law.

How is this worse than selling the US out to Russia? Trump and his cronies don’t care at all about that…why should this be any different?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:20:14am

Conservative officers have been trying to subvert liberal enlisted personnel for a long time.

An anecdote:

The first Presidential election I voted in (Carter v Reagan), I voted by Federal absentee ballot while at sea. That ballot requires either a notary public to witness your signature, or in the case of deployed military personnel, an officer ranked O-4 or above.

My department on the ship required personnel to submit their ballots to their division officers open, allegedly to see if you were the person who voted on the ballot. (There is no way to tell that, but since you’re submitting it in person, it is a very good way to see how you voted.)

I was unsurprised that my “military bearing” grades on personnel evaluations were reduced for the rest of the time I was in that command, which hurt my advancement.

But complaining about your division officer violating Federal law to seek redress would mean going to the division officer’s boss (the department head who ordered that).

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:24:01am

re: #268 MsJ

How is this worse than selling the US out to Russia? Trump and his cronies don’t care at all about that…why should this be any different?

Because subverting the military to a particular political party means that political party controls the military. That means the military can be used to suppress opponents of that political party.

If the military’s officers in the USA become loyal to the GOP rather than the Constitution, it’s game over for a democratic republic.

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MsJ  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:25:23am

re: #270 Anymouse 🌹

Because subverting the military to a particular political party means that political party controls the military. That means the military can be used to suppress opponents of that political party.

If the military’s officers in the USA become loyal to the GOP rather than the Constitution, it’s game over for a democratic republic.

Do you think this hasn’t already happened? Look around.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:26:12am

re: #271 MsJ

Do you think this hasn’t already happened? Look around.

Not yet, but the GOP is trying like hell.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:30:42am
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jaunte  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:32:00am

Sounds familiar.

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Scottish Dragon  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:32:35am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

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jaunte  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:32:35am

Trump, the Pop Art president.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:32:39am
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:35:25am

Here is Diaper Dude seriously contending for the SMOTI title:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:36:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:37:28am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:40:52am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nebraska is closed for winter. See you in April. /s

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BeenHereAwhile  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:43:47am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will paraphrase this from a comment I left on Anymouse’s page on why pagans celebrate Christmas:

I have no problem with Christians choosing the Winter Solstice to celebrate the birth of their Savior. And I have absolutely no problem with their message of Peace on Earth and Good Will to Everyone.

[Embedded content]

But I get annoyed at their notion that they have some sort of exclusive claim to the season or its (often pagan) traditions and rituals

And add the date of Easter being based upon the lunar cycle.

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Alephnaught  Dec 27, 2018 • 10:45:10am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will paraphrase this from a comment I left on Anymouse’s page on why pagans celebrate Christmas:

I have no problem with Christians choosing the Winter Solstice to celebrate the birth of their Savior. And I have absolutely no problem with their message of Peace on Earth and Good Will to Everyone.

But I get annoyed at their notion that they have some sort of exclusive claim to the season or its (often pagan) traditions and rituals

Also, they can’t have it both ways: if Christmas is exclusive to your “kind”, then you can’t whine when others who are not of your “kind” don’t celebrate Christmas.

(* “kind” in scare-quotes because, well, it’s obvious what’s really at the root of this.)


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Oxford Suspends Research Funding From China’s Huawei LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. It’s another setback for Huawei’s image in Europe, an important market for the company, ...
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Season 3 Premiere of VictoriaFor those who are interested Season 3 of Victoria premieres this evening. Please check your local listings for times. Main PBS website:pbs.org
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Ten Reasons Why Gold Will Remain Above $1250 in 2019Fun fact- A healthy economy drops gold lower over time. Read with caution As far as investing goes, I read an indictment of economic policy from Trump in this. After a healthy consolidation period below strong resistance around the $1300 ...
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Season Pass for Victoria Season 3 at AmazonOT I am still surprised that there are people complaining about Victoria Season 3 on Amazon. The 3rd season of Victoria will start on January 13, 2019. I again wrote a review explaining the basic season pass rules and it ...
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Ghost-Note - Can’t Get Right - Old Growth Sessions @Pickathon 2017 S02E08 Old Growth Series - Season 2 - Episode 8 Outside Magazine presents Ghost-Note in this episode of the Pickathon Old Growth Series. Visit Outside Magazine (outsideonline.com) on the 1st Thursday of every month for a new Old Growth Series ...
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Clean Bandit - Baby (Feat. Marina & Luis Fonsi) [Official Video]Download or stream now: atlanti.crTaken from our new album "What Is Love?" - out now: atlanti.cr Click here to subscribe: bit.ly Follow us:Website: cleanbandit.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: instagram.comSoundcloud: SoundCloudSpotify: atlre.co.uk
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Khruangbin - Maria También (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Khruangbin performing "Maria También" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 26, 2018. Host: Cheryl WatersAudio Engineers: Tim Iseler & Kevin Suggs Cameras: Alaia D'Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgkhruangbin.com
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