An Elegant Duet by Two Exceptional Musicians: Margaret Glaspy and Julian Lage, “Best Behavior”

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Margaret Glaspy and Julian Lage perform “Best Behavior” by Margaret Glaspy

Julian Lage is playing through a Supro Comet combo amp: suprousa.com

More info on Margaret Glaspy: margaretglaspy.com
More info on Julian Lage: julianlage.com

Recorded live at Atlantic Sound in Brooklyn, NY - atlanticsoundstudios.com

Video shot and edited by Simon C.F. Yu - simonyuproduction.com
2nd camera by Nikki Birch
Recorded/Mixed by Diko Shoturma at Atlantic Sound Studios

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1
Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 1:54:23pm

The conservative cruelty continues:

2-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Whose Mom Sued U.S. To See Him Has Died (Goes to Huffington Post, caution for auto-play video to run up your data plan, more at the link):

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The 2-year-old son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the country to be with the ailing boy has died, the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced.

Abdullah Hassan died Friday in UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, where his father Ali Hassan brought him in the fall to get treatment for a genetic brain disorder.

Ali Hassan is a U.S. citizen who lives in Stockton, California. He and his wife Shaima Swileh moved to Egypt after marrying in war-torn Yemen in 2016. Swileh is not an American citizen and remained in Egypt while fighting for a visa.

“We are heartbroken. We had to say goodbye to our baby, the light of our lives,” Ali Hassan was quoted as saying in the statement published by the council.

Swileh held her son for the first time in the hospital 10 days ago.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 1:57:35pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 1:58:33pm
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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:00:06pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

the trade was worth $12 billion in 2017

Maybe Trump’s single biggest own-goal?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:00:35pm

From the previous thread:

re: #403 MsJ

Still not seeing the direct correlation to how that applies to GFM.

GoFundMe’s terms-of-service prohibit soliciting for fraudulent campaigns. That first requires them to be able to identify the campaign was fraudulent. If they did not know the campaign was fraudulent, then they couldn’t do much of anything.

In the case of the people in New Jersey, GFM announced they would refund everyone’s money.

On the Donald Trump monument to racism they are running, it is clearly a fraud. The whole premise violates the law, and they stand to make a significant chunk of money from that funding campaign. They are deliberately ignoring a racist, fraudulent campaign to profit from racism.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:02:04pm

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:03:38pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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It’s only a billion dollars a month, I am sure that is a small price for the suckers in Trump country to take in MAGA.

Anxiously awaiting the NYT piece on the soybean farmers that are still 100% behind Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:07:51pm

re: #7 bd(Redacted)

It’s only a billion dollars a month, I am sure that is a small price for the sucker in Trump country to take in MAGA.

Anxiously awaiting the NYT piece on the soybean farmers that are still 100% behind Trump.

“Well sure he screwed us economically but at least he’s making sure we can say Merry Christmas again.” //

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:09:01pm

The libertarian who started up a company called Ambrosia to provide plasma from young people to older people to help them stay young (and dodged the FDA over testing on this) is starting to be unraveled.

He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That’s Missing Is Proof. (Huffington Post)

Huffington Post found that he was sourcing some of his plasma from non-profit blood banks in Texas, which when HP contacted them, ceased selling him plasma.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:09:06pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

“Well sure he screwed us economically but at least he’s making sure we can say Merry Christmas again.” //

Bankrupting yourself to own the libs……

They sure showed us….

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:10:21pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

And a principle argument against the idea the characters Adam and Eve could have sinned.

Not lawyer, logical deduction.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:14:30pm

re: #2 MsJ

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The shutdown is about Trump trying to keep Mexicans out. In addition, there are other things we have to pay attention to.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:14:30pm

re: #7 bd(Redacted)

It’s only a billion dollars a month, I am sure that is a small price for the suckers in Trump country to take in MAGA.

Anxiously awaiting the NYT piece on the soybean farmers that are still 100% behind Trump.

Your wish is my command.

Red-State Voters Stand by Republicans Despite Trump’s Trade War Pain (New York Times, more at the link):

In North Dakota, where soybean farmers have struggled with China’s retaliatory tariffs, 93 percent of Republican voters supported the president’s positions on trade, about the national average for Republicans, according to exit polls from CNN.

Nationally, less than a third of all voters said that Mr. Trump’s trade policies had hurt them.

The article goes on to talk about the failure of Democrats in the recent election.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:18:21pm

Question for the electrician or the DIYers here: Where can I find the transformer for the doorbell? I have looked in the attic and near the breaker box. Some have suggested it’s right near the inside ringer, but if that’s true, I will have to cut up drywall to get to it, and I don’t want to do that unless I am sure. I need to replace it with a higher volt-amp version to allow my (wife’s) new video doorbell to ring the existing system.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:19:06pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹

Your wish is my command.

Red-State Voters Stand by Republicans Despite Trump’s Trade War Pain (New York Times, more at the link):

The article goes on to talk about the failure of Democrats in the recent election.

oh dear:

“People are willing to deal with some short-term pain to serve a long-term goal,” said Eric Branstad, a former administration official in the Commerce Department who ran Mr. Trump’s campaign in the state two years ago.

Ask them what that long term goal is.

Dumbasses.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:20:09pm

re: #13 Anymouse 🌹

Your wish is my command.

Red-State Voters Stand by Republicans Despite Trump’s Trade War Pain (New York Times, more at the link):

The article goes on to talk about the failure of Democrats in the recent election.

Shooting em selves in the foot to own the libs.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:20:36pm

re: #15 bd(Redacted)

oh dear:

Ask them what that long term goal is.

Dumbasses.

Well for many of them frankly it’s making the country lily white as their states.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:22:15pm

re: #15 bd(Redacted)

oh dear:

Ask them what that long term goal is.

Dumbasses.

They buy the bullshit that trade balances are the end of the country.

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lawhawk  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:24:47pm

re: #14 Belafon

A few places to look - where is the ringer assembly itself? Also, check the closet closest to the door you’re trying to adjust. It might be there.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:25:37pm

re: #14 Belafon

Is there a wire drop in the attic or crawl space? Follow that if you can. It also may be inside a j box as well

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:26:35pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Well for many of them frankly it’s making the country lily white as their states.

They really screwed the pooch, Trump could have built 2 walls for what we are handing out to the soybean farmers because of this.

USDA has earmarked about $9.5 billion in direct payments for growers of soybeans, corn, wheat, sorghum and other commodities most affected by tariffs.

apnews.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:27:02pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Well for many of them frankly it’s making the country lily white as their states.

And per capita, my state has the most refugees.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:27:30pm

re: #21 bd(Redacted)

They really screwed the pooch, Trump could have built 2 walls for what we are handing out to the soybean farmers because of this.

apnews.com

Well that’s what happens when you elect a piece of Queens trash who knows nothing about agriculture and agricultural needs and only cares about pandering to bigotry.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:28:52pm

re: #21 bd(Redacted)

They really screwed the pooch, Trump could have built 2 walls for what we are handing out to the soybean farmers because of this.

apnews.com

And they can’t pay that $9.5 billion dollars, because the government is shut down.

In the meantime, loans for seed will become due, as will mortgages and other things on farms and equipment. I’m pretty sure the local banks aren’t going to take the OPM’s letter as an excuse for non-payment.

On the other hand, maybe I can afford to buy a farm when farm land crashes in price from foreclosures.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:29:26pm

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹

And per capita, my state has the most refugees.

Ah but I wasn’t talking about your state in specific here and as you get more and more rural in these states, you get less and less diverse and weirdly fearful about the newcomers even though you’re less likely to encoutner them.

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BlueGrl21  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:30:55pm

re: #23 HappyWarrior

Well that’s what happens when you elect a piece of Queens trash who knows nothing about agriculture and agricultural needs and only cares about pandering to bigotry.

He is very consistent in screwing over his base or trying his very best to do so. And yet, they stand by him. Battered spouse syndrome.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:31:34pm

re: #14 Belafon

Question for the electrician or the DIYers here: Where can I find the transformer for the doorbell? I have looked in the attic and near the breaker box. Some have suggested it’s right near the inside ringer, but if that’s true, I will have to cut up drywall to get to it, and I don’t want to do that unless I am sure. I need to replace it with a higher volt-amp version to allow my (wife’s) new video doorbell to ring the existing system.

I might be late, but did you look in the basement under the front door. Many times that is where they would be located.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:31:34pm

re: #26 BlueGrl21

He is very consistent in screwing over his base or trying his very best to do so. And yet, they stand by him. Battered spouse syndrome.

As long as they keep on hating PoC more than they hate improving their own lot, it’s going to stay that way.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:32:11pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹

The libertarian who started up a company called Ambrosia to provide plasma from young people to older people to help them stay young (and dodged the FDA over testing on this) is starting to be unraveled.

He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That’s Missing Is Proof. (Huffington Post)

Huffington Post found that he was sourcing some of his plasma from non-profit blood banks in Texas, which when HP contacted them, ceased selling him plasma.

CEO and VP are charismatic, though:

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:35:16pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

Ah but I wasn’t talking about your state in specific here and as you get more and more rural in these states, you get less and less diverse and weirdly fearful about the newcomers even though you’re less likely to encoutner them.

As seen in obituaries here. You read an obituary of a person and you are almost guaranteed to read “lifelong resident of” whatever county.

For example, the Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph page today, almost every person listed is a lifelong resident of Cheyenne County.

suntelegraph.com

My obituary will be longer just listing the places I’ve lived.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:36:19pm

re: #14 Belafon

Question for the electrician or the DIYers here: Where can I find the transformer for the doorbell? I have looked in the attic and near the breaker box. Some have suggested it’s right near the inside ringer, but if that’s true, I will have to cut up drywall to get to it, and I don’t want to do that unless I am sure. I need to replace it with a higher volt-amp version to allow my (wife’s) new video doorbell to ring the existing system.

Trip the circuit breakers one at a time until the bell doesn’t respond. You’ll at least have the right circuit to explore.

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BlueGrl21  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:37:09pm

re: #28 HappyWarrior

As long as they keep on hating PoC more than they hate improving their own lot, it’s going to stay that way.

It’s cultural too in my part of the cultural gene pool. People are loyal to an absolute fault. Someone can be the worst person in the world but if he’s Cousin Bubba on your mama’s side, he’s part of the family as much as everyone else. And spouses are worse. I watched my own mother stay with a horrible man out of that loyalty, she had no financial reason to stay, she was the one working.

These people have adopted Trump. He’s family. They won’t budge.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:37:36pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹

It’s also why you get what my wife and I got at the village party right after we got back from Poland: “I couldn’t travel that far! They’re about to be overrun by ISIS!” (We really heard that from several people.)

We even get “I couldn’t go to a foreign country” on our trips to Canada .

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:39:06pm

re: #14 Belafon

Question for the electrician or the DIYers here: Where can I find the transformer for the doorbell? I have looked in the attic and near the breaker box. Some have suggested it’s right near the inside ringer, but if that’s true, I will have to cut up drywall to get to it, and I don’t want to do that unless I am sure. I need to replace it with a higher volt-amp version to allow my (wife’s) new video doorbell to ring the existing system.

re: #31 Decatur Deb

Trip the circuit breakers one at a time until the bell doesn’t respond. You’ll at least have the right circuit to explore.

Try this:

If you know where the doorbell wires run, trace them back to find the transformer’s location. Note: Newer homes often have doorbell transformers conveniently located in plain sight, high on a garage wall.

If you can’t find the doorbell transformer, check these places:
• A floor joist in the basement
• Below the doorbell chimes or bell
• In a nearby closet (perhaps the entry closet)
• In the attic. If in the attic, it may be buried under insulation)
• In a crawlspace
• Inside an electrical box near the electrical panel or the doorbell

When you find it, note the proper voltage rating. This should be stamped on the transformer and/or the doorbell mechanism.

hometips.com

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:41:08pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹

As seen in obituaries here. You read an obituary of a person and you are almost guaranteed to read “lifelong resident of” whatever county.

For example, the Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph page today, almost every person listed is a lifelong resident of Cheyenne County.

suntelegraph.com

My obituary will be longer just listing the places I’ve lived.

It is interesting because in some of these really rural places, you have families that have been there generations. I’m only a second generation Virginian. My parents were born here yes but their parents were transplants. Hell by the time my Dad was born, my Dad’s oldest three siblings were calling their fourth state home. I’m not against people staying if it makes them feel comfortable but I think not leaving home or travelling limits one’s perspective and I think that’s a shame.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:42:25pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹

It’s also why you get what my wife and I got at the village party right after we got back from Poland: “I couldn’t travel that far! They’re about to be overrun by ISIS!” (We really heard that from several people.)

We even get “I couldn’t go to a foreign country” on our trips to Canada .

See what I mean about limiting yourselves. I guess if I had been your neighbor, I’d be curious about what Poland was like- food, people, etc. FWIW I really enjoyed Krakow while I was there this summer. I prefer smaller cities to larger ones.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:42:41pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹

It’s also why you get what my wife and I got at the village party right after we got back from Poland: “I couldn’t travel that far! They’re about to be overrun by ISIS!” (We really heard that from several people.)

We even get “I couldn’t go to a foreign country” on our trips to Canada .

I was talking to someone over Christmas and he mentioned that he had an uncle in Iowa who never set foot out the COUNTY after serving in WW2. Decades…

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:45:04pm

re: #32 BlueGrl21

It’s cultural too in my part of the cultural gene pool. People are loyal to an absolute fault. Someone can be the worst person in the world but if he’s Cousin Bubba on your mama’s side, he’s part of the family as much as everyone else. And spouses are worse. I watched my own mother stay with a horrible man out of that loyalty, she had no financial reason to stay, she was the one working.

These people have adopted Trump. He’s family. They won’t budge.

I mean it sucks because I think loyalty can be a terrific thing but it can be done so wrong. Trump doesn’t deserve their loyalty. He doesn’t care about rural America. Rural America has never been on his mind ever yet it’s the part of the country that feels the most attracted to him and his brand. I have to admit this shocked me. I correctly did predict that Christie wouldn’t do well in the GOP primaries but I thought it was because Christie was too urban for the suburban increasingly rural base. I’ll observe once again that the people who knew Trump the most- Manhattanites in specific rejected him teh most soundly and the people who knew him the least- rural residents in the midwest and south embraced him the most.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:47:57pm

re: #37 bd(Redacted)

I was talking to someone over Christmas and he mentioned that he had an uncle in Iowa who never set foot out the COUNTY after serving in WW2. Decades…

I don’t think my mom’s dad ever traveled abroad again after Korea. Sorry, I did see you said county not country. My Dad’s parents did. And I guess it shows you how different my two sets of grandparents were even though all four were staunch Democrats. Mom’s parents were more happy with being more stationary. They were willing to take risks at times. After all, that’s why my mom and uncle were born here in Va and not in Pennsylvania where most of their aunts and uncles and cousins were born but my Dad’s parents? As I said, by the time my father was born, my older aunts and uncles were already living in their fourth state and my dad’s parents both traveled abroad to the country their parents/grandparents were from.

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BlueGrl21  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:51:08pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

I mean it sucks because I think loyalty can be a terrific thing but it can be done so wrong. Trump doesn’t deserve their loyalty. He doesn’t care about rural America. Rural America has never been on his mind ever yet it’s the part of the country that feels the most attracted to him and his brand. I have to admit this shocked me. I correctly did predict that Christie wouldn’t do well in the GOP primaries but I thought it was because Christie was too urban for the suburban increasingly rural base. I’ll observe once again that the people who knew Trump the most- Manhattanites in specific rejected him teh most soundly and the people who knew him the least- rural residents in the midwest and south embraced him the most.

Loyalty can be one of the most important things there is. When two people can stick together in life throughout everything that gets thrown at them and stay solid, it’s beautiful. But it can also SO be used as manipulation.

I’ve asked people in my family many times under many circumstances, “Yes, but do they DESERVE your loyalty? When did they earn it? And where is the good will they are showing you today?”

I am loyal to a very small group of people and almost none of them are family. Those people earned my loyalty 100 times over.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:51:28pm

I dunno guys. I just think for people who consider themselves the “True Americans”, there’s a lot about conservative America’s mindset that I think is at odds with what has made this country great. In the end, I guess it’s your choice how you live your life but I think you really limit yourself by not seeing the world and country beyond your backyard. You don’t even have to go abroad. Just seeing a major city or region different from yours helps.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:56:31pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Most of my travel was courtesy of Haze Grey Cruise Lines. (Travel is expensive)

For my own family, almost all still live in the same area of Michigan, though most have been to Ontario and Indiana at least.

My sister has been all over the country (partly due to the Army, as have my mother and I due to the Navy).

Many people here in the area have been to Wyoming or Colorado, mostly because they are so close. Some of the veterans have been to South Dakota (because our VA catchment area is the Hot Springs SD VAMC).

Beyond that, travel isn’t a big thing here. The general store owner travels occasionally to Ukraine to visit family. Beyond that, I’m not aware of anyone in town who travels much beyond the local area.

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sagehen  Dec 29, 2018 • 2:58:42pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

I dunno guys. I just think for people who consider themselves the “True Americans”, there’s a lot about conservative America’s mindset that I think is at odds with what has made this country great. In the end, I guess it’s your choice how you live your life but I think you really limit yourself by not seeing the world and country beyond your backyard. You don’t even have to go abroad. Just seeing a major city or region different from yours helps.

They built their prosperous farms all by themselves with no help from anyone.

Even though great-grandpa got the land from the federal govt at a price of $0 as a homesteader, after federal troops removed the people who’d lived there before him, and the federal govt paid for the railroad that made it possible for them to sell their crops, and the federal govt sent the scientists who reclaimed the land and made it fertile again after they’d over-cultivated it into a dust bowl…

But the federal government are meddlesome assholes who never did a thing for them and we must oppose them in every way.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:01:38pm

re: #43 sagehen

They built their prosperous farms all by themselves with no help from anyone.

Even though great-grandpa got the land from the federal govt at a price of $0 as a homesteader, after federal troops removed the people who’d lived there before him, and the federal govt paid for the railroad that made it possible for them to sell their crops, and the federal govt sent the scientists who reclaimed the land and made it fertile again after they’d over-cultivated it into a dust bowl…

But the federal government are meddlesome assholes who never did a thing for them and we must oppose them in every way.

See, that’s exactly it. It’s this whole delusion of the cult of the rugged individual. As you got at with the Homestead Act and railroads and Indian removal. There’s a lot of delusion in parts of this country about the role of government in society. For me, I grew up hearing stories about how the unions and New Deal helped out my mom’s grandparents especially, both her grandfathers were coal miners. And my grandpa was a beneficiary of the GI Bill. Wingnuts think liberals worship the government but the truth is we realize that government isn’t the abstract enemy that conservative propaganda loves to paint it as.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:03:59pm

re: #43 sagehen

Pretty much that whole “rugged individualism” thing coupled with “Protestant work ethic.”

Most people are resistant to asking for help, or seem to think help somehow makes you weak.

When I was growing up, my mother (who was eligible) refused food stamps. We lived in poverty that would have been relieved at least a little bit if she’d taken them, but she would not.

That’s pretty complicated for a number of reasons … some would shame her in the Sixties and Seventies (along with my sister and me) for being a “single mother” (never mind she is a military widow). On a side note, I hate the idea of those who disparage “single mothers” for being single (and not caring about why) and their children “are deprived a proper family life.”

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:05:25pm

In regards to the ‘rugged individual’ and ‘government is a Commie conspiracy’ beliefs, well, it’s easier than thinking.

Which is why such individuals don’t travel at all. Travelling opens up their mind and that hurts! So they don’t do it.

Rage is easier to handle than pain.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:07:31pm

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹

Pretty much that whole “rugged individualism” thing coupled with “Protestant work ethic.”

Most people are resistant to asking for help, or seem to think help somehow makes you weak.

When I was growing up, my mother (who was eligible) refused food stamps. We lived in poverty that would have been relieved at least a little bit if she’d taken them, but she would not.

That’s pretty complicated for a number of reasons … some would shame her in the Sixties and Seventies (along with my sister and me) for being a “single mother” (never mind she is a military widow). On a side note, I hate the idea of those who disparage “single mothers” for being single (and not caring about why) and their children “are deprived a proper family life.”

I always thought the PWE was a way of looking down on ethnics and PoC who were more supportive of government programs even though I’m sure if you looked at the rates of usage you wouldn’t find much different between the use of welfare by Protestant whites, Catholic whites, and PoC, etc. I know Weber the German sociologist who coined it perhaps had a different implication in Germany but from a Catholic cultural background, there’s always been something about the WASP attitude which is why I found Douhat’s article so repugant about why we should miss the WASPS.. Remember when Obama took shit for the you didn’t build that pick? Well? It may not have been politically correct but he was 100% right but our successes and might I add our failures are never 100% exclusively because of us. There are always other factors and people at play.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:08:12pm

re: #46 Romantic Heretic

In regards to the ‘rugged individual’ and ‘government is a Commie conspiracy’ beliefs, well, it’s easier than thinking.

Which is why such individuals don’t travel at all. Travelling opens up their mind and that hurts! So they don’t do it.

Rage is easier to handle than pain.

There is also the other reason: Travel isn’t cheap.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:09:10pm

The irony to me is the places where Eugene Debs was most successful running as an outright socialist are now the places that are staunchly Republican and claim to be against “big government” but the truth is conservative voters are fine with big government if it benefits them and theirs and that’s why I despise right wing politicians for not having the decency to be honest with them about the reality. Yeah? I benefit from government and you know what, I’m not ashamed of it. Everyone fucking does.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:11:43pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

The irony to me is the places where Eugene Debs was most successful running as an outright socialist are now the places that are staunchly Republican and claim to be against “big government” but the truth is conservative voters are fine with big government if it benefits them and theirs and that’s why I despise right wing politicians for not having the decency to be honest with them about the reality. Yeah? I benefit from government and you know what, I’m not ashamed of it. Everyone fucking does.

Oklahoma: The state which had the biggest presence of the Socialist Party.

Conservatives liking “big government” fits right in with everything else that seems to derive from conservatism: I only care about it if it affects me directly.

Big government? Oh hell no, you’re not going to tell me I can’t park my car in my yard.

My neighbour wants to play music at 2AM? Call the sheriff.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:14:33pm

=re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Oklahoma: The state which had the biggest presence of the Socialist Party.

Conservatives liking “big government” fits right in with everything else that seems to derive from conservatism: I only care about it if it affects me directly.

Big government? Oh hell no, you’re not going to tell me I can’t park my car in my yard.

My neighbour wants to play music at 2AM? Call the sheriff.

Or: Big government: They won’t let me discriminate against that gay couple who wants to get married but conversely wanting to deny Muslims the right to have a place of worship in one’s town. They just don’t see how that they’re fine with an intrusive government when it suits their agenda. If I had to boil down my personal ideology, I’d say I want the government out of my personal life and personal decisions but I’m fine with it being used to help me and others out.

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:16:21pm

re: #46 Romantic Heretic

In regards to the ‘rugged individual’ and ‘government is a Commie conspiracy’ beliefs, well, it’s easier than thinking.

Which is why such individuals don’t travel at all. Travelling opens up their mind and that hurts! So they don’t do it.

Rage is easier to handle than pain.

In fact, rage gets many of them off like sex or drugs.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:17:08pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

=

Or: Big government: They won’t let me discriminate against that gay couple who wants to get married but conversely wanting to deny Muslims the right to have a place of worship in one’s town. They just don’t see how that they’re fine with an intrusive government when it suits their agenda. If I had to boil down my personal ideology, I’d say I want the government out of my personal life and personal decisions but I’m fine with it being used to help me and others out.

“I want government to monitor what everyone does in their bedroom, but I hate big government.”

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:19:44pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

“I want government to monitor what everyone does in their bedroom, but I hate big government and they better keep their mitts off of the Medicare and Social Security that I earned.”

FTFY…

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mmmirele  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:20:17pm

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹

The libertarian who started up a company called Ambrosia to provide plasma from young people to older people to help them stay young (and dodged the FDA over testing on this) is starting to be unraveled.

He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That’s Missing Is Proof. (Huffington Post)

Huffington Post found that he was sourcing some of his plasma from non-profit blood banks in Texas, which when HP contacted them, ceased selling him plasma.

He apparently bailed on his residency under cloudy circumstances, but he still calls himself “Doctor.”

There is an asterisk to that story: On Feb. 29, 2016, Karmazin and his attorney signed a voluntary agreement with Massachusetts officials in which he promised to immediately stop practicing medicine in the state. Karmazin told HuffPost he signed the paperwork because he left his residency early, that doing so was “pretty routine,” there were no additional circumstances that he was aware of and that’s all he knew. That account seems unlikely. Karmazin was practicing under a limited license; such a license terminates automatically if a physician leaves a residency program early for any reason, according to George Zachos, the executive director of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. The board wouldn’t typically pursue such an agreement with a limited licensee for leaving a residency early, Zachos said. Such a public agreement is used to protect patient safety. Last year, only 12 physicians in Massachusetts reached similar deals.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:25:09pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

The irony to me is the places where Eugene Debs was most successful running as an outright socialist are now the places that are staunchly Republican and claim to be against “big government” but the truth is conservative voters are fine with big government if it benefits them and theirs and that’s why I despise right wing politicians for not having the decency to be honest with them about the reality. Yeah? I benefit from FUNCTIONING government and you know what, I’m not ashamed of it. Everyone fucking does.

FIFY

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:25:21pm

re: #54 TedStriker

FTFY…

“Keep your government hands off my Medicare.” (Tea Party protest sign)

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:26:50pm

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Big government? Oh hell no, you’re not going to tell me I can’t park my car in my yard.

My neighbour wants to play music at 2AM? Call the sheriff.

If they think government is bad, wait until they have to deal with a homeowner’s association. 😉

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:27:58pm

The “Protestant Work Ethic” is a cruel joke. Conservatives I know seldom pass up a chance to disparage the work that other people do. Store clerks, hotel maids, and anyone else they classify as “menial” are fair game for any kind of abuse they can get away with: The work is too easy, they are stupid and lazy, lucky to have a job at all; if they were any kind of human being they would have a better job; just anything that helps the status seekers deny that their own achievements are really the result of chance and privilege. It is one reason I despise the status-seeker component of the middle class and I am not shy about letting them know it. It’s what happens when that poor trailer park kid at the McDonald’s window grows up and makes 20 million dollars. It is also a big part of the explanation for the much disparaged liberalism of wealthy entertainers. A lot of them waited tables or pulled orders or flipped burgers when they were young, and saw first hand what conservative America REALLY thinks of honest work.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:28:20pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

“I want government to monitor what everyone women and gays does in their bedroom, but I hate big government.”

FIFY II

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Jay C  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:34:31pm

re: #43 sagehen

Minor edit:

But the federal government are meddlesome assholes who never did a thing for them but spend billions on welfare for lazy, undeserving [minorities] and we must oppose them in every way.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:34:38pm

re: #21 bd(Redacted)

They really screwed the pooch, Trump could have built 2 walls for what we are handing out to the soybean farmers because of this.

apnews.com

So true. All that money which is going to the farmers because of Trump’s completely reckless and unnecessary trade/tariff war could have been earmarked for that phantom wall. Good point.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:34:40pm
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b_sharp  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:35:10pm

re: #59 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The “Protestant Work Ethic” is a cruel joke. Conservatives I know seldom pass up a chance to disparage the work that other people do. Store clerks, hotel maids, and anyone else they classify as “menial” are fair game for any kind of abuse they can get away with: The work is too easy, they are stupid and lazy, lucky to have a job at all; if they were any kind of human being they would have a better job; just anything that helps the status seekers deny that their own achievements are really the result of chance and privilege. It is one reason I despise the status-seeker component of the middle class and I am not shy about letting them know it. It’s what happens when that poor trailer park kid at the McDonald’s window grows up and makes 20 million dollars. It is also a big part of the explanation for the much disparaged liberalism of wealthy entertainers. A lot of them waited tables or pulled orders or flipped burgers when they were young, and saw first hand what conservative America REALLY thinks of honest work.

Psychological essentialism - the value of a person is determined by how much money they make which is a reflection of their essential being.

If people are essentially lazy they can never change. If they don’t make a lot of money they are lazy. Why should tax payers support people who are not worth anything and can never change?

Edit:
I forgot to mention that psychological essentialism is a real thing that is strong in children but normally less so in adults. Creationist adults retain a disproportionate level of it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:40:26pm

re: #15 bd(Redacted)

oh dear:

Ask them what that long term goal is.

Dumbasses.

My family would respond, “Who needs long term goals when we got…Jesus…and the Rapture is coming any day now…”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:41:01pm

re: #37 bd(Redacted)

I was talking to someone over Christmas and he mentioned that he had an uncle in Iowa who never set foot out the COUNTY after serving in WW2. Decades…

when I lived in Illinois, there were old-timers who had never traveled more than 5-10 miles away from their farms (and that would be to go into town on Saturday or Sunday).

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:45:17pm

re: #63 MsJ

I want to swap Rep. Adam Schiff for my Rep. Adrian Smith.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:47:53pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

My family would respond, “Who needs long term goals when we got…Jesus…and the Rapture is coming any day now…”

Those in my family who are religious are not that sort (they would be qualified as “moderate” Christians as United Methodists or Lutherans).

Nevertheless, they are still quite fine with banishing people who don’t believe as they from our family.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:49:21pm

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

I want to swap Rep. Adam Smith for my Rep. Adrian Smith.

Hey, Adam Smith is my Congressman, and you can’t have him! He’ll be Chairman of Military Affairs in January, though, and has interested himself in veterans’ issues especially.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:50:39pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

when I lived in Illinois, there were old-timers who had never traveled more than 5-10 miles away from their farms (and that would be to go into town on Saturday or Sunday).

My granddad who lived in rural Georgia always said “I’ll go anywhere in the world as long as I can sleep in my own bed at night.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:52:01pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

The irony to me is the places where Eugene Debs was most successful running as an outright socialist are now the places that are staunchly Republican and claim to be against “big government” but the truth is conservative voters are fine with big government if it benefits them and theirs and that’s why I despise right wing politicians for not having the decency to be honest with them about the reality. Yeah? I benefit from government and you know what, I’m not ashamed of it. Everyone fucking does.

re: #50 Anymouse 🌹

Oklahoma: The state which had the biggest presence of the Socialist Party.

Conservatives liking “big government” fits right in with everything else that seems to derive from conservatism: I only care about it if it affects me directly.

Big government? Oh hell no, you’re not going to tell me I can’t park my car in my yard.

My neighbour wants to play music at 2AM? Call the sheriff.

Add in North Dakota—the state that elected the first Socialist government in 1916 (Non-Partisan League)—the state that runs its’ own bank, concrete factory, grain mills…

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:54:02pm

I don’t like this guy but really. Great point.

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lawhawk  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:55:16pm

Trump can’t find anyone outside the admin, so he’s left to elevate the lessers to the positions he emptied.

This is how admins fail - they fail because no one wants to join them.

They fail because they corrupt from the inside, and this admin is more corrupt than all the prior ones combined.

And we’re just scratching the surface on the corruption and investigations as the GOP ran interference for two long years. Now, Trump gets to see how checks and balances really works.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 3:59:51pm

re: #69 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Hey, Adam Smith is my Congressman, and you can’t have him! He’ll be Chairman of Military Affairs in January, though, and has interested himself in veterans’ issues especially.

Fixed. I changed it to Adam Schiff. I should be slapped with a wet noodle for confusing the names with Adrian Smith.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:06:04pm

I see that Charles tweeted this.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:06:44pm

re: #58 MsJ

If they think government is bad, wait until they have to deal with a homeowner’s association. 😉

condo commandos

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:12:17pm

re: #70 Barefoot Grin

My granddad who lived in rural Georgia always said “I’ll go anywhere in the world as long as I can sleep in my own bed at night.”

Well, it’s kind of expensive to take your bed with you on an intercontinental trip, but you could do it. /s

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:12:22pm
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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:13:27pm

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

Well, it’s kind of expensive to take your bed with you on an intercontinental trip, but you could do it. /s

He could have been a vampire.

//

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:15:22pm

Oh Lordy. What a lineup!

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:15:57pm

re: #19 lawhawk

I tried following attic wires, but it’s hard. The inside doorbell is on the first floor, so there’s a whole floor between it and the ceiling. As for closets, there’s one downstairs, but it’s slightly farther from the door than the inside doorbell.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:15:59pm

re: #78 MsJ

They are going to have to make a real effort to present their professional creds, especially while going against the traditional distaste for tele-diagnosis. OTOH, the OSS spent a lot of effort on remote readings of Hitler’s tea-leaves.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:16:44pm

re: #80 Dave In Austin

Oh Lordy. What a lineup!

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If there has ever been a case for sleeping in late, there it is.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:17:46pm

re: #27 ObserverArt

I might be late, but did you look in the basement under the front door. Many times that is where they would be located.

Thanks, but I don’t have a basement.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:18:01pm

re: #79 bd(Redacted)

He could have been a vampire.

//

With enough money and a bunch of deployed Virgin/SpaceX ships he could get anywhere and back someday soon.

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Skip Intro  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:22:15pm

re: #63 MsJ

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lawhawk  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:23:15pm

re: #81 Belafon

One other possibility is that the transformer is actually at or near the electrical panel.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:25:22pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:34:43pm

re: #88 Patricia Kayden

Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen: Stop US Border Control from Detaining People in Iceboxes (Hieleras)

Great—we’re working on our own legendary hellholes, like the H Block or Abu Graib.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:35:49pm

re: #72 MsJ

I don’t like this guy but really. Great point.

[Embedded content]

Aren’t most of the Democrats doing just that…saying you said Mexico was going to pay for the wall?

I’ve heard many of them say it.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:36:48pm

Keep getting emails from the Republican National Senatorial Committee, telling me my charter membership is about to run out.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:37:55pm

Math and geography are hard for conservatives. There are forty-four countries in Europe.

As as for walls, how many castles does Europe need to defend from invaders these days? Medæval thinking isn’t just for Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:38:20pm

re: #81 Belafon

I tried following attic wires, but it’s hard. The inside doorbell is on the first floor, so there’s a whole floor between it and the ceiling. As for closets, there’s one downstairs, but it’s slightly farther from the door than the inside doorbell.

not exactly your situation but the same method to search:
hometips.com

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:38:27pm

re: #91 Decatur Deb

Keep getting emails from the Republican National Senatorial Committee, telling me my charter membership is about to run out.

Tell them you’re still trying to find the Republican party, and that you don’t feel like donating to the NAZI party.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:39:53pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

I’ve been to the Holy See. They have an open border. Anyone can walk in, even atheists. Checkmate, conservatives. /s

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:40:45pm

re: #84 Belafon

Thanks, but I don’t have a basement.

Are you on a concrete pad, or do you have a crawl space? If you have a crawl space you might look under there near the front door. It might be on a floor support beam.

I am not at all familiar with Texas home construction!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:41:31pm

re: #81 Belafon

I tried following attic wires, but it’s hard. The inside doorbell is on the first floor, so there’s a whole floor between it and the ceiling. As for closets, there’s one downstairs, but it’s slightly farther from the door than the inside doorbell.

One of these might work. They’re cheap, different brands on Amazon.

google.com

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:42:45pm

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

Although I have never been to Europe I do recall during WWII that the Nazis painted lines around the Vatican so no one would cross those borders. I am sure that quite a few people did. Another example of a border/wall that was breached.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:42:51pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

not exactly your situation but the same method to search:
hometips.com

Thanks. It really looks like I’m down to figuring out if it’s in the wall behind the chime.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:43:37pm

re: #94 Belafon

Tell them you’re still trying to find the Republican party, and that you don’t feel like donating to the NAZI party.

Nah. I’m enjoying the periodic reminders of their delusion.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:44:19pm

re: #99 Belafon

Thanks. It really looks like I’m down to figuring out if it’s in the wall behind the chime.

If all else fails, can you detach old wires, install a new transformer and rewire power to it and then make a run to the doorbell chime?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:44:52pm

re: #99 Belafon

That is where it is in my post WWII Philly row home. I am going to install a Ring Video 2 doorbell without connecting to the dead doorbell. I am going to have it connected to my Wi-Fi.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:47:08pm

re: #91 Decatur Deb

Keep getting emails from the Republican National Senatorial Committee, telling me my charter membership is about to run out.

Act now!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:47:36pm

re: #99 Belafon

Thanks. It really looks like I’m down to figuring out if it’s in the wall behind the chime.

that really would be my guess

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:47:57pm

re: #98 PhillyPretzel

Although I have never been to Europe I do recall during WWII that the Nazis painted lines around the Vatican so no one would cross those borders. I am sure that quite a few people did. Another example of a border/wall that was breached.

The Swiss Guard has a shitload of automatic weapons (including M2s in those days). They would have used them and earned undying fame, like their forefathers.

” Its most significant hostile engagement was on 6 May 1527, when 147 of the 189 Guards, including their commander, died fighting the troops of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in the stand of the Swiss Guard during the Sack of Rome in order to allow Clement VII to escape through the Passetto di Borgo, escorted by the other 42 guards.”
—wiki

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:50:50pm

re: #78 MsJ

While I personally agree that Trump is more than a few fries short of a Happy Meal just by how he’s been acting, it always makes me uncomfortable when people play armchair doctor, attempt to diagnose complicated things like mental illness at a distance, and are putting it all out in the media/Internet to draw attention to it for political points.

Blame my former senator Dr. Bill Frist for doing that shit with Terri Schaivo’s PVS for that…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:55:00pm

she is the LtGov candidate running with Andy Beshear

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:55:21pm

re: #102 PhillyPretzel

That is where it is in my post WWII Philly row home. I am going to install a Ring Video 2 doorbell without connecting to the dead doorbell. I am going to have it connected to my Wi-Fi.

They make devices you can plug into outlets and connect them via wifi to the bell so you can get sound, but I would prefer to use the existing chime. Just a thing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:55:34pm

re: #106 TedStriker

While I personally agree that Trump is more than a few fries short of a Happy Meal just but how he’s been acting, it always makes me uncomfortable when people play armchair doctor, attempt to diagnose complicated things like mental illness at a distance, and are putting it all out in the media/Internet to draw attention to it.

Blame my former senator Dr. Bill Frist for doing that shit with Terri Schaivo for that…

That’s the problem though. He sure isn’t going to submit to examination, and he’s acting (to use my mother the psychologist’s technical term) crazy.

Several psychiatrists in the wake of the Trumptanic have called for dispensing with the Goldwater Rule (which prohibits diagnosing people without personally examining them). They argue that there is sufficient public footage and audio of Trump in the past and present that an accurate diagnosis can be made.

That said, Internet commandos aren’t generally psychologists or psychiatrists.

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:58:49pm

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹

That’s the problem though. He sure isn’t going to submit to examination, and he’s acting (to use my mother the psychologist’s technical term) crazy.

Several psychiatrists in the wake of the Trumptanic have called for dispensing with the Goldwater Rule (which prohibits diagnosing people without personally examining them). They argue that there is sufficient public footage and audio of Trump in the past and present that an accurate diagnosis can be made.

That said, Internet commandos aren’t generally psychologists or psychiatrists.

To wit, when PropaneJane was doing her thing with Trump, it kind of skeezed me out, because, as a medical professional, she should know better than most that it might be perceived as unethical (even if it actually isn’t), even though what she was/is saying can be corroborated with my own eyes and ears.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:58:59pm

Your daily reminder

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:59:02pm

re: #108 Belafon

Thanks. I want to see if my packages get delivered. I also had a few months ago someone who pounded on my door to give me a flyer on how prevent my car from being stolen. She was screaming at me that I have to listen to her because she was helping the police. I rather not open my door for someone like that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 4:59:15pm

Well let’s play amateur psychiatrist with Hucky Boo Boo!

Following the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant who had the flu, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed border agents were doing everything they can do to prevent loss of life. CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen spoke with doctors who disagree.Source: CNN

cnn.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:00:05pm

sadly true:

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William Lewis  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:00:31pm

Well, that sucked. I thought that ND would do a wee bit better than that. Now it’s up to Oklahoma.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:01:38pm

What a fucking monster.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:03:01pm

re: #81 Belafon

Check high up corners in nearby cabinets and closets as well.

Is it built into the chime itself?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:03:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:04:39pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

What a fucking monster.

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You have to be in this country to as apply for asylum you asshole and being undocumented is a misdemeanor compared with the felonies you commit on a daily basis. GFY.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:04:39pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

sadly true:

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“There is no rock bottom.”

Well, except this one:

The Rock - Rock Bottom Compilation

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:05:20pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

sadly true:

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Yeah it will get worse.

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:06:03pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

What a fucking monster.

Too bad there’s isn’t going to be a international human rights tribunal for him and his goons when he’s out of office, lest he, Miller, and his other willing fascist toadies end up as many of their kind did after WWII.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:07:00pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hook ‘Em

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:08:36pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

sadly true:

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We can count on Trump to go lower with each passing day.

But

REVENGE IS COMING NEXT THURSDAY!

I cannot wait to see Cummings tear Steven Miller apart for starters!

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TedStriker  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:14:23pm

re: #124 Joe Bacon 🌹

We can count on Trump to go lower with each passing day.

But

REVENGE IS COMING NEXT THURSDAY!

I cannot wait to see Cummings tear Steven Miller apart for starters!

Khan: “Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us ‘revenge is a dish that is best served cold?’ It is very cold…in space.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:16:22pm

Weather Service just issued a high wind warning for us in Los Angeles. The cold Santa Ana winds will be blowing thru New Year’s day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:16:26pm
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piratedan  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:16:36pm

re: #72 MsJ

while that one note response works well for the mouth-breathers (i.e. you said that you could keep your doctor) there are a good many of us that live in the world where context still matters. As much as I would like to be able to argue effectively with bumper sticker platitudes (and yes, they are effective for those that only see any particular issue as black or white) I also don’t like turning into the very damn thing I hate in regards to making only one-trick pony arguments and for the most part, Dems have been on message, the same message, presented in multiple ways… not only did you say Mexico would pay for it, now you want US to pay for it and everyone knows that its never so bleeping simple as building a wall, it’s all tied up with immigration, asylum, eminent domain, hell even building the wall thru natural habitat sanctuaries not to even mention the funding.

It’s like everything else this one-trick-pony comes up with and even for that matter, the GOP itself. They think that policy needs to fit on a bumper sticker, they think life itself needs to fit on a bumper sticker and the reality is, it simply doesn’t and all of us that know otherwise loathe what these corrupt sanctimonious squishes have done to our laws, ethics and society.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:19:19pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:19:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:22:45pm

re: #130 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Here’s a proposal. Go fuck yourselves. We dealt with your obstruction of ACA. If Trump is so great at deals, he should be able to figure this out.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:23:02pm

Will not be on my reading list. Nope.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:25:31pm

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

Will not be on my reading list. Nope.

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What a load of stupid shit even for a hack like Baby Ben.

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Jay C  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:26:13pm

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

Will not be on my reading list. Nope.

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Well, he might be partially right: Ben Shapiro has a God-shaped hole in his head, so maybe it all evens out.

Bound to be a “conservative book club” best-seller: better book time at the pulping mill early…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:27:13pm

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

Will not be on my reading list. Nope.

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Somebody shows that they flunked classical Greek and Hebrew civilization!

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:27:16pm

re: #101 ObserverArt

If all else fails, can you detach old wires, install a new transformer and rewire power to it and then make a run to the doorbell chime?

I think I’d do that rather than start ripping out walls.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:27:56pm

re: #135 Joe Bacon 🌹

Somebody shows that they flunked classical Greek and Hebrew civilization!

Yeah seriously. What an abject hack.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:28:39pm

re: #134 Jay C

Well, he might be partially right: Ben Shapiro has a God-shaped hole in his head, so maybe it all evens out.

Bound to be a “conservative book club” best-seller: better book time at the pulping mill early…

I can’t wait for him to fade into irrelevancy and be reduced to needing government handouts to support himself.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:30:37pm

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

I rather get my history this way.
amazon.com

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:31:43pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:32:49pm

re: #134 Jay C

Well, he might be partially right: Ben Shapiro has a God-shaped hole in his head, so maybe it all evens out.

Bound to be a “conservative book club” best-seller: better book time at the pulping mill early…

I hate to break it to Baby Whiplash, but both the Old Testament & the ancient Greeks sanctioned slavery.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:33:16pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

sadly true:

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:33:38pm

re: #139 PhillyPretzel

I rather get my history this way.
amazon.com

Yeah but their vision of history isn’t Civilations I like rule, civilizations I hate drool. For someone who acts fancies himself an intelligent person, Shapiro has an unbelievably simple minded approach to history and philosophy but then again he’s a mediocre intellect that only seems somewhat intelligent because there are people like Crowder, Wohl, & Kirk that are even more ignorant.

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Jay C  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:33:58pm

re: #99 Belafon

Thanks. It really looks like I’m down to figuring out if it’s in the wall behind the chime.

I know you said you wanted to keep the existing chime, but if you just can’t get it powered, there are “wireless” doorbells with a chime unit/receiver that plugs in, and a push button transmitter that mounts on the door. There are also battery-powered models like the one I got for my current apartment (weirdly, the building was built without doorbells). - which also have the (admittedly minor) advantage of working even when the power is out.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:34:34pm

If the Dems are the ones “playing politics,” then why are some Republicans moaning that Nancy refuses to allow a single cent to go to the wall because she’s “shoring up support”? Or “denying Trump a win”? No offense, but it seems pretty political when you’re spending less time arguing the need for your wall and instead arguing about your opposition’s motives.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:35:55pm

re: #145 Targetpractice

Trump sent troops to the border as a political stunt before the midterms so Republicans can shut it with the “playing politics” accusations. They’re the ones who play politics.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:36:37pm

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

I hate to break it to Baby Whiplash, but both the Old Testament & the ancient Greeks sanctioned slavery.

It was a huge part of their societies. Denying it is such a load of shit but then again consider the source. A guy who kissed Milo’a ass and worked for Breitbart who spent his daughters birth raging at Obama. A pathetic child who never has grown up.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:37:05pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

Yes. I know. That is why I rather get it from someone like Lord Kenneth Clark or Simon Shama.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:37:41pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:38:06pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:38:55pm

A now blocked and former friend of mine in an FB message earlier today:

“So how does it feel knowing you support a party that kills little kids?”

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:39:05pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s so lovely! My niece is hearing impaired but I haven’t fully mastered sign language.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:39:57pm

re: #148 PhillyPretzel

Yes. I know. That is why I rather get it from someone like Lord Kenneth Clark or Simon Shama.

What they and yourself get is history is about contradictions as much the words written.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:40:03pm

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

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The Russians might have hacked the New York Times? How could you tell the difference?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:40:15pm

re: #147 HappyWarrior

It was a huge part of their societies. Denying it is such a load of shit but then again consider the source. A guy who kissed Milo’a ass and worked for Breitbart who spent his daughters birth raging at Obama. A pathetic child who never has grown up.

All he has done his entire adult life is whore for wingnut welfare.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:41:05pm

meanwhile in Kentucky:

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:41:09pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:41:37pm

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

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My goodness, imagine the nationwide wingnut meltdown if hackers disrupted 19th Century Fox!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:42:41pm

re: #155 Joe Bacon 🌹

All he has done his entire adult life is whore for wingnut welfare.

Indeed. He hasn’t worked a honest day in his life. He’s a sad little man who is nowhere cool, edgy, or intelligent as he or his cultish fan base thinks he is. He should try living in the real world for once outside right wing circle jerks telling him how great he is because he ain’t.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:42:44pm

re: #158 Joe Bacon 🌹

My goodness, imagine the nation wingnut meltdown if hackers disrupted 19th Century Fox!

The hackers already have the run of that place.

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Jay C  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:43:48pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

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Did you mean ”trope” or “tripe”?
Although it does work either way….

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:44:10pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:45:43pm

re: #162 The Vicious Babushka

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Which he doesn’t deserve. He doesn’t deserve hate for being Jewish. He deserves hatred for being a bigoted piece of shit who has a child’s approach to the issues.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:46:09pm

re: #162 The Vicious Babushka

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It doesn’t matter to Benjyboy. He’s like Gene Wilder in Silver Streak getting thrown off the Alt-Right train time and time again and climbing back on. Each time he moves further to the right and that still isn’t good enough for the KKKraKKKers on the train!

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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:48:16pm

re: #158 Joe Bacon 🌹

My goodness, imagine the nationwide wingnut meltdown if hackers disrupted 19th Century Fox!

“Russia, if you’re listening…”

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:48:44pm

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

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We don’t need a stronger concrete wall we need a stronger firewall!

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:50:48pm

Greg Sargent is one of the clear-eyed journalists at the Washington Post.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:52:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:52:28pm

re: #167 Charles Johnson

Greg Sargent is one of the clear-eyed journalists at the Washington Post.

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I hope he never gets his wall and he gets to see a DREAMer elected to Congress in his miserable life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:54:06pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD (WBFF) Officials say that at least six people were injured in a jet way collapse at Baltimore Washington Airport, on Saturday evening.

According to authorities, just before 8 p.m., officials responded to an incident at B.W.I. At least six people were transported to the hospital for non life threatening injuries.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department also tweeted that they are helping the BWI Fire Department with the incident at the airport.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:54:20pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow!!!!

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:54:20pm

what’s a jetway?

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sagehen  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:54:28pm

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

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If the hack means hostile foreign actors interfere with distribution, that’s inconvenient.

If the hack means hostile foreign actors rewrite the front page, that could be catastrophic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:55:12pm

re: #172 Single-handed sailor

what’s a jetway?

that tunnel thing you walk through between the terminal and the plane

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:55:24pm

Just a reminder that President Asshole and his kids can’t do math!

Donald Trump Does Math On ‘The Howard Stern Show’

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:56:07pm

re: #172 Single-handed sailor

what’s a jetway?

The tunnel you walk through that moves right up to the plane so you can board.

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Jay C  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:57:42pm

re: #172 Single-handed sailor

what’s a jetway?

The covered walkway from the terminal to the aircraft’s door: retractable and partially mobile.

Not high tech, I can’t recall ever hearing of one collapsing
Though stuck jetways are a fairly common occurrence.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:58:20pm

re: #172 Single-handed sailor

what’s a jetway?

Depends on the jet. Coupl’a tons, at least.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:58:39pm

re: #167 Charles Johnson

Greg Sargent is one of the clear-eyed journalists at the Washington Post.

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Not to mention they gave border security a unanimous vote a week ago…and again, Trump rejected it because it did not include money for his vanity project. This is an argument between a party that wants to address 21st century problems with 12th century bandages.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:59:41pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Depends on the jet. Coupl’a tons, at least.

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jeffreyw  Dec 29, 2018 • 5:59:48pm

re: #172 Single-handed sailor

what’s a jetway?

up to half a million pounds fully laden

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:00:31pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I thought Trump was going to fix our horrible airports?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:01:43pm

re: #161 Jay C

Did you mean ”trope” or “tripe”?
Although it does work either way….

How about tropey tripe?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:02:28pm

JFC

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:03:25pm

Lying is the only thing Trump knows. He’s a one trick pony of the worst fucking kind.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:04:58pm

re: #105 Decatur Deb

I was just reading about that last week in a favoured book of mine; The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman

The book is about people in power who, despite many warnings, act against their self interest and the power of the polity they lead. She traced the history of three egregious examples; The Renaissance Popes (which included a Borgia and a couple of Medicis), Britain leading up to The American Revolution, and America in Vietnam.

If she was still around she’d probably be penning a chapter on Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:06:49pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:07:32pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:11:11pm

re: #132 Patricia Kayden

If Athens built America it’s the Athens that told the Melians, “The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must,” just before they killed all the men and sold the women and children into slavery.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:11:21pm

re: #186 Romantic Heretic

I was just reading about that last week in a favoured book of mine; The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman

The book is about people in power who, despite many warnings, act against their self interest and the power of the polity they lead. She traced the history of three egregious examples; The Renaissance Popes (which included a Borgia and a couple of Medicis), Britain leading up to The American Revolution, and America in Vietnam.

If she was still around she’d probably be penning a chapter on Trump.

Benvenuto Cellini was one of the defenders of Castel Sant’ Angelo. He wrote a great tale of it in his autobiography, when he wasn’t goldsmithing, casting giant horse bronzes, or dodging the law.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:11:30pm
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:12:43pm

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹

FYI, WHEN and not “if” the farmers’ foreclosures come due, it will fall incumbent upon the Democrats, as usual, to save the day and clean up the mess.

This Civil War in our country is being waged by the 35% who basically want to destroy the 20th Century and marginalize if not commit genocide against a sizeable chunk of the population inside the USA who are not specifically white protestant Christians.. This is the problem.

A significant portion of the farmers are with the 35%. They are with them because they are white supremacist, or simply allow it to go along uncontested. And they will go down with the ship to further white supremacy.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:15:09pm
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Amory Blaine  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:15:38pm

I watched Derry Girls on Netflix. Really focking funny.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:16:11pm

re: #193 Charles Johnson

Good. He’s another one I can’t stand.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:19:14pm

re: #193 Charles Johnson

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Good. Fuck that guy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:20:30pm

TEH STUPIDS IT BURNSSS

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:21:04pm

If you have an interest in BlackSmithing, Knifemaking, or Metal Arts, YouTube is bloody toxic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:21:33pm
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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:21:43pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Depends on the jet. Coupl’a tons, at least.

+1

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:23:18pm

re: #197 The Vicious Babushka

TEH STUPIDS IT BURNSSS

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The “Border Crisis,” brought to you by the same people who believe this is a “War on Christmas.”

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:23:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:24:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:24:28pm

If there’s a crisis, Trump created it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:24:45pm
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fern01  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:28:56pm

re: #4 jaunte

Maybe Trump’s single biggest own-goal?

The soybean farmers will blame the democrats - gives trump another political talking point.

(I am past thinking he has any idea what he does - other than it is never his fault)

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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:30:42pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:36:39pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

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Translation: “I’m making a big public deal about breaking with the party I’ll continue to vote for religiously because I’d rather blame them than accept I’m so far out of the mainstream I might as well be on Mars.”

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fern01  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:37:38pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹

It’s also why you get what my wife and I got at the village party right after we got back from Poland: “I couldn’t travel that far! They’re about to be overrun by ISIS!” (We really heard that from several people.)

We even get “I couldn’t go to a foreign country” on our trips to Canada .

On my only trip to the US met a lady at a bus station in Florida. A few people thought we were from the UK & when I said Australia, one lady asked was that “over the sea”. She told me she didn’t go over the sea, nor fly and was going, by bus, to visit her daughter in Canada. (So she did go to foreign places - but not many)

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William Lewis  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:38:00pm

re: #198 Dave In Austin

If you have an interest in BlackSmithing, Knifemaking, or Metal Arts, YouTube is bloody toxic.

Presuming you mean the comments? Or are the posters vile as well? Thankfully most of the HEMA stuff I watch is pretty good about that.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:38:54pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Depends on the jet. Coupl’a tons, at least.

Booooooooo!!!

Heh.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:40:49pm

re: #178 Decatur Deb

Depends on the jet. Coupl’a tons, at least.

What’s a Greek urn? A buck and a half an hour.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:42:35pm

nbcnews.com

Bre Payton, a writer for the conservative news site The Federalist and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other media outlets, has died suddenly at the age of 26.

The Federalist and a friend, Morgan Murtaugh, confirmed Payton’s death Friday in San Diego.

Murtaugh said Payton had been fighting swine flu and possibly meningitis. Murtaugh said she found Payton unconscious on Thursday morning.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:43:05pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

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re: #110 HappyWarrior

Haha. Poor Bill.

Washington Free Beacon’s 2016 Man of the Year quits the Republican Party.

freebeacon.com

I like that headline.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:46:13pm

re: #212 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

What’s a Greek urn? A buck and a half an hour.

What’s the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts?
Beer nuts are $1.25 and deer nuts are under a buck.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:46:18pm

re: #210 William Lewis

Note bd’s #214, below. That FreeBeacon contains a conervative’s story of hanging with the Liberal Gun Club.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:47:12pm
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fern01  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:47:27pm

re: #86 Skip Intro

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The sooner the democrats start investigating such contracts, the sooner trump will begone.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:47:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:49:57pm
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bd(Redacted)  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:50:08pm

re: #219 I Would Prefer Not To

Dinosaurs Got Extinct Because They Liked Pineapple On Pizza, New Study Claims

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Huge, if true.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:50:14pm

re: #219 I Would Prefer Not To

Dinosaurs Got Extinct Because They Liked Pineapple On Pizza, New Study Claims

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They deserved extinction then! They probably ate it with a fork also.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:51:23pm
“…She grew up in a Republican household. “When I was little,” she said, “I would sit with my grandfather on Saturday mornings and we would watch Fox News and he would say, ‘Never trust anybody that trusts a Clinton,’ and I still remember that.” So when Donald Trump came along with his chants of “Lock her up,” this resonated with her, as did Trump’s financial success. “He made very smart business decisions,” Maggie said, “and you would hope that he would hone in on these skills to build up this country.”

Swallowing the Fuhrerprinzip dished out by Fox, at her grand-dad’s knee.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:54:35pm

re: #217 jaunte

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I got about halfway before I realized it was the standard “They’re such victims!” whine-fest that has become indicative of the media’s efforts to rehabilitate Trump supporters.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:56:22pm

re: #224 Targetpractice

Some people actually go to college and learn about points of view different from their own, but these people are defensive about not changing away from their toddler programming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:56:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:56:45pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:56:51pm

re: #223 jaunte

“He made very smart business decisions,” Maggie said, “and you would hope that he would hone in on these skills to build up this country.”

In what universe did Trump make smart business decisions?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:57:03pm

re: #217 jaunte

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Then don’t cry if no one wants anything to do with you.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:58:08pm

re: #228 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I suppose settling the Trump U suit for $25 million instead of having to pay four times that is a “kind” of smart.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:58:25pm

re: #223 jaunte

Swallowing the Fuhrerprinzip dished out by Fox, at her grand-dad’s knee.

Reminds me of CCJ fondly remembing listening to Limbaugh with his grandmother.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:58:54pm

re: #228 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

In what universe did Trump make smart business decisions?

As I’ve said, the people who know Trump least like him best.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 6:59:44pm

re: #231 HappyWarrior

My dad took me to a Goldwater rally when I was a kid, but I’ve learned some things since then.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:01:56pm

re: #233 jaunte

My dad took me to a Goldwater rally when I was a kid, but I’ve learned some things since then.

I mean I took lessons from my grandfather too but I definitely see he had some flaws too with how he saw the world and her never trust anyone who trusts a Clinton is stupid given Trump praised HRC in the past.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:04:02pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

As I’ve said, the people who know Trump least like him best.

Most of these people only know him from the teevee show. They think reality TV = reality.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:04:50pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

I mean I took lessons from my grandfather too but I definitely see he had some flaws too with how he saw the world and her never trust anyone who trusts a Clinton is stupid given Trump praised HRC in the past.

There are photos of them together being friendly, even.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:05:27pm

re: #235 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Most of these people only know him from the teevee show. They think reality TV = reality.

And think that being rich means being “successful,” and that “success” is in some way a measurement of intelligence.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:07:01pm

re: #235 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Most of these people only know him from the teevee show. They think reality TV = reality.

I remember him in the 90’s since he was on Howard Stern a lot and made a lot of pop culture cameos. I thought he was an obnoxious blowhard then too as I assumed most people did. Never thought he’d be anywhere near the WH. He’s an opportunist pure and simple.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:09:32pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔
@Green_Footballs
Maybe I’m old-fashioned but when children die while in the custody of the federal government I expect the president to not be a fucking asshole about it.

9:56 PM - Dec 29, 2018

That would hold true if our president wasn’t such a massive asshole. He is just acting as he is.

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b_sharp  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:12:03pm

re: #219 I Would Prefer Not To

Dinosaurs Got Extinct Because They Liked Pineapple On Pizza, New Study Claims

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Those deaths allowed the evolution of organisms who thrive on pineapple on pizza - mammals - and ultimately to the organism best suited to advancing the pineapple on pizza paradigm - humans.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:13:42pm

The reality of America:

If I say that I have a net worth of $400 million and own a business, people will think that my business must be successful because I’m so rich and thus I must have business skills to make it so.

If I say I’m worth $400 million because I won the lottery last year, then the estimation of my intelligence plummets because (we’re told) only a moron gambles on the lottery.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:15:00pm

the capitalization…yikes!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:15:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:17:33pm

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

the capitalization…yikes!

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I forget Donald, who has repeatedly praised Putin? Who goes out of his way to deny Putin is a bad guy? Hint it’s not the Dems or HRC. It’s you and you and Vlad are both fucked up losers who couldn’t stand that HRC is more intelligent and capable than you are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:19:40pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:20:50pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And I don’t care if you get harassed for being a right wing pig Kurt. GFY.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:22:04pm

WTF is he even talking about?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:24:00pm

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

WTF is he even talking about?

Obama rigged the election so that Clinton would lose, giving Trump the presidency, so that the Democrats could then go after Trump and try to remove him from office.

Try to keep up.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:24:07pm

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

WTF is he even talking about?

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Jesse Walters feeding more bs to the Fox rubes.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:24:31pm

Deep doodoo tweets.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:24:39pm

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

WTF is he even talking about?

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“Home Alone: the White House Version”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:24:40pm

re: #247 The Vicious Babushka

WTF is he even talking about?

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Whatever is on Fox right now, I’m assuming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:25:06pm
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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:25:24pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:26:44pm

re: #210 William Lewis

Presuming you mean the comments? Or are the posters vile as well? Thankfully most of the HEMA stuff I watch is pretty good about that.

No….. Addictive and informative. surprisingly, I don’t delve into the comment much. So far it’s politically benign. But most likely it’s seething right under the the edge. I’m still compiling the tool list when I can get a buck hidden from #BigDeductable.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:29:12pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:30:41pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

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KKKurt is a real KKKristian!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:31:14pm

re: #256 jaunte

Becuase why should the President give two shits about Federal employees??

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:33:09pm

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

Also, when would any White House official in this White House tell the press that the president* “felt bad” about any of his decisions?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:35:52pm

re: #258 Eclectic Cyborg

Becuase why should the President give two shits about Federal emotions employees??

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He doesn’t. He’s driving out all the competent civil servants. He’s not replacing them, rather he’s letting us die on the vine.

I have never been as tempted to retire as I am right now.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:37:16pm

re: #256 jaunte

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Odd. Haven’t there been other reports that Trump was willing to start to deal???

Hmmm. I wonder…wait no I don’t.

Call up a reporter for a big paper that usually reports what she hears and tell her those other stories were fake news and Trump is actually feeling good about it all and no deals.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Keep any story that sounds like he is not being a hard line asshole watered down. You don’t want to get your base upset.

How convenient to have such a service at hand.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:37:25pm

thread about Kamala Harris’ Canadian connection:

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:39:34pm

re: #256 jaunte

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Again, let’s remind the audience that Donny also thought putting soldiers on the border and screaming “INVADING HORDES!!!” would save the GOP in the midterms.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:44:54pm
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b_sharp  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:45:05pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread about Kamala Harris’ Canadian connection:

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Who gives a fuck?

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Skip Intro  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:45:36pm

re: #219 I Would Prefer Not To

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:46:07pm

Good night good people. I’ve had enough for today. I assume that tomorrow will be another day to scream the words that I want written on my headstone: “Fuck Trump!”

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:50:42pm

re: #266 Skip Intro

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Wingless thrush…..

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sagehen  Dec 29, 2018 • 7:52:57pm

re: #241 Targetpractice

The reality of America:

If I say that I have a net worth of $400 million and own a business, people will think that my business must be successful because I’m so rich and thus I must have business skills to make it so.

If I say I’m worth $400 million because I won the lottery last year, then the estimation of my intelligence plummets because (we’re told) only a moron gambles on the lottery.

And if you’re worth $400 million because you inherited $1.2 billion 20 years ago… how incredibly fucking stupid must you be!?!

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:02:36pm

Before the Border Patrol murdered 8-year-old Felipe Alonzo-Gomez and 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, remember they killed 19-month-old infant Mariee Juarez back in May.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:02:38pm

re: #269 sagehen

And if you’re worth $400 million because you inherited $1.2 billion 20 years ago… how incredibly fucking stupid must you be!?!

Old joke:
Fatcat “I owe everything I have to something my father told me on my twenty-first birthday.”
Flunky: “What was that?”
Fatcat: “‘Here’s a million dollars Don’t lose it.’”

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:03:13pm
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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:03:48pm

Excited grammar, but you get the message.

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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:04:58pm

From Sunday morning until now I’ve worked 75 hours up at the ski area. That’s why I didn’t comment *at all* yesterday. I got home from work and went to bed, and got up and did it again. Eight more days and the holiday season is over…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:05:18pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread about Kamala Harris’ Canadian connection:

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Right now Jerome Corsi is licking his lips as he fabricates another bunch of birther lies against Kamala.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:07:30pm
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retired cynic  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:09:45pm

re: #276 MsJ

Well, surprise me. Not.

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:22:50pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:27:21pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:29:15pm

re: #279 Patricia Kayden

I haven’t even looked at Fuckface Von Clownstick’s tweets today.

What a fuckin’ horrible callous human. A disgrace to all that is good in America.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:38:14pm

Putin has been waging war on the US for as long as he’s been working.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:39:23pm

Trump is an “active measure”.
Also a traitor.

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William Lewis  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:44:46pm

re: #255 Dave In Austin

No….. Addictive and informative. surprisingly, I don’t delve into the comment much. So far it’s politically benign. But most likely it’s seething right under the the edge. I’m still compiling the tool list when I can get a buck hidden from #BigDeductable.

Ah, like my sword fund (or, rather, the next up would be a Seax fund - todcutler.com) I had hoped to get it this Christmas but then the hours got cut back so the boy got schtuff instead of me ;) Soon enough, I’m sure.

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Mattand  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:46:41pm

Finally escaped conservative hell in South Carolina. I don’t know how you folks with Fox News-infected parents and relatives do it. It’s really a fucking nightmare. They just walk around in a constant state of fear and confrontation.

That was just one friggin week, and I’m mentally fried. I can’t imagine dealing with this shit on a regular basis. For all of my dad’s faults, I’m really grateful he never fell into that FNC/conservative talk radio pit. He could get ramped up pretty bad depending on who he was hanging with (particularly my racist uncle); shit like Hannity or Rush would have made things much worse.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:54:49pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:12:50pm

re: #283 William Lewis

Ah, like my sword fund (or, rather, the next up would be a Seax fund - todcutler.com) I had hoped to get it this Christmas but then the hours got cut back so the boy got schtuff instead of me ;) Soon enough, I’m sure.

This guy smiths in the Japanese method, In Japan I believe. Check out his forge and the simplicity and efficiency of it. And his sawyers anvil is a Gem…… He makes tools and sells them all over the world. A set of his tong will run $35 and shipping. Blacksmith Hammer Making Method - Part 1

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austin_blue  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:15:30pm

re: #145 Targetpractice

If the Dems are the ones “playing politics,” then why are some Republicans moaning that Nancy refuses to allow a single cent to go to the wall because she’s “shoring up support”? Or “denying Trump a win”? No offense, but it seems pretty political when you’re spending less time arguing the need for your wall and instead arguing about your opposition’s motives.

Why are the Republicans moaning when, as of today, Paul Ryan is the fucking Speaker of the House of Representatives? Pelosi is a representative from a district in California.

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austin_blue  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:59:31pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

From Sunday morning until now I’ve worked 75 hours up at the ski area. That’s why I didn’t comment *at all* yesterday. I got home from work and went to bed, and got up and did it again. Eight more days and the holiday season is over…

Yeah, but it’s a *much* more lucrative holiday season than last year!


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