Marc Ribot w/ Meshell Ndegeocello - “The Militant Ecologist (Based on Fischia II Vento)” (From “Songs of Resistance 1942 - 2018”)

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:46:50pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 29, 2018 • 8:47:31pm

Music thread!

I heard this music on the radio in my car early this morning.

Pō Mahina

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:05:28pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

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Yet another reminder that Donald Trump doesn’t need 280 characters for his tweets - he can say everything he wants in just 14 words.

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ObserverArt  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:12:04pm

re: #3 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Yet another reminder that Donald Trump doesn’t need 280 characters for his tweets - he can say everything he wants in just 14 words.

I can say all I want to Trump in 5 words.

Go fuck yourself Trump. Resign.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:23:14pm

Got CLed. Draggin”:
littlegreenfootballs.com

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:24:05pm
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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:26:56pm

re: #3 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Yet another reminder that Donald Trump doesn’t need 280 characters for his tweets - he can say everything he wants in just 14 words.

Or 88 characters.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:31:25pm
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Amory Blaine  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:39:36pm

I have pineapple and Canadian bacon pizza for lunch tonight. From Little Caesar’s. I’m dipping it in jalapeno cheese sauce and eating it with a fork. Fight me.

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jaunte  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:39:39pm
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retired cynic  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:44:07pm

re: #10 jaunte

Disgusting. Ashamed to have him called a member of the human race.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:44:23pm

Some new Kyary Pamyu Pamyu for you.

Youtube Video

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:45:54pm

re: #12 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Some new Kyary Pamyu Pamyu for you.

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Video

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Says Video unavailable.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:49:31pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

Maybe it’s region specific. Plays fine for me here in China.

Except not on LGF.

I dunno what’s up.

I’ll try another video link and see what happens:

Youtube Video

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MsJ  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:51:43pm

Very funny and true?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 9:54:22pm

re: #14 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

The first video is a new release. Maybe it’s got a time stamp for YouTube to share locally.

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austin_blue  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:06:45pm

From downstairs.

There are two things that everybody should be yelling at R’s on Social Media right now:

“Trump promised Mexico should pay for the wall! Why should we?

And this:

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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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:07:23pm

re: #15 MsJ

Very funny and true?

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Whisper “Russia” into a mirror three times, the old seafarers’ legend goes, and Glenn Greenwald will appear in your mentions calling you a warmongering neocon grifter, you fucking coward. He loves to fight, and truth be told, I almost left him off the list. It’s hard to say exactly where the asshole ends and the defensiveness begins. But then Greenwald tweeted this.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:08:13pm

Japanglish lesson

Tokyo Bon 東京盆踊り2020 (Makudonarudo) Namewee 黃明志 ft.Cool Japan TV @亞洲通吃2018專輯 All Eat Asia

Lyrics are in the comments. For example: スターバックス Sutabakkusu (Starbucks)

They do the same thing in China, transliterate foreign words into Mandarin. It takes a while to learn how to reverse the process to arrive at the original word or name. For example: 星巴克 xing ba ke (Starbucks) Though in this case, the Chinese name replaces “star” with its Mandarin equivalent “xing” and uses “ba ke” to phonetically replace “buck.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:11:33pm

re: #1 Patricia Kayden

My apologies for my foolish statements a couple days ago expressing concern that Trump would start behaving with decorum. Others here chastised me for suggesting that he would resist reverting to form. They are so right — Trump’s automatic response to anyone who dares criticize him is to spew lies and hatred.

Hopefully, our liberation will begin on Thursday. I am so ready for President Pelosi.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:22:50pm

re: #20 Hecuba’s daughter

My apologies for my foolish statements a couple days ago expressing concern that Trump would start behaving with decorum. Others here chastised me for suggesting that he would resist reverting to form. They are so right — Trump automatic response to anyone who dares criticize him is to spew lies and hatred.

Hopefully, our liberation will begin on Thursday. I am so ready for President Pelosi.

He’s getting more unhinged by the minute. Come Thursday he’s going to go into full meltdown mode.

I would not be surprised to see the Republicans using delay after delay to stall Nancy from being elected Speaker. Watch the Republicans demand that Mark Harris be seated and the Democrats say No. The Republicans will use every dirty trick in the book to stall the House from organizing.

We can’t let them get away with it.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:28:41pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s getting more unhinged by the minute. Come Thursday he’s going to go into full meltdown mode.

I would not be surprised to see the Republicans using delay after delay to stall Nancy from being elected Speaker. Watch the Republicans demand that Mark Harris be seated and the Democrats say No. The Republicans will use every dirty trick in the book to stall the House from organizing.

We can’t let them get away with it.

OTOH the Repugs might just use the Democrats as cover for getting rid of the Orange Menace. Pretty sure a fair number of the corporate Republicans would like to dump Trump, but don’t want to risk either his ire or the ire of his fans in 2020. Now, at least they can pin the blame (publicly) on Pelosi and the House Democrats, while (privately) saying to themselves “thank our lucky stars.”

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austin_blue  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:32:36pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s getting more unhinged by the minute. Come Thursday he’s going to go into full meltdown mode.

I would not be surprised to see the Republicans using delay after delay to stall Nancy from being elected Speaker. Watch the Republicans demand that Mark Harris be seated and the Democrats say No. The Republicans will use every dirty trick in the book to stall the House from organizing.

We can’t let them get away with it.

Well, we’ve been saying it for years, and it keeps not happening. Let’s face it. Drumpf is going to keep doing what he has been doing since he started his run for the Presidency until someone or something makes him stop. *Makes. Him. Stop.*

Until then, we are stuck with this endless reality show bullshit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:48:48pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s getting more unhinged by the minute. Come Thursday he’s going to go into full meltdown mode.

I would not be surprised to see the Republicans using delay after delay to stall Nancy from being elected Speaker. Watch the Republicans demand that Mark Harris be seated and the Democrats say No. The Republicans will use every dirty trick in the book to stall the House from organizing.

We can’t let them get away with it.

Legally, are there maneuvers that they can employ to postpone the election of the new Speaker? What tricks are you suggesting they can use to stop the House from organizing? And for how long can they actually prevent this?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:49:16pm

re: #22 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

OTOH the Repugs might just use the Democrats as cover for getting rid of the Orange Menace. Pretty sure a fair number of the corporate Republicans would like to dump Trump, but don’t want to risk either his ire or the ire of his fans in 2020. Now, at least they can pin the blame (publicly) on Pelosi and the House Democrats, while (privately) saying to themselves “thank our lucky stars.”

The FDA’s shutdown directly affects the bottom line of food manufacturers; there are companies out there that will not be able to further advance their product lines because my office is furloughed. Quite a few of those companies have very high powered K street law firms behind them. Of course, my perspective is very specialized and means little to most people, but my tiny slice of the shutdown isn’t unique in pissing off corporate America. I am curious how big money can push a change is the orange shit-goblin’s perspective, or if that outside push will have no effect?

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:52:13pm

re: #22 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

OTOH the Repugs might just use the Democrats as cover for getting rid of the Orange Menace. Pretty sure a fair number of the corporate Republicans would like to dump Trump, but don’t want to risk either his ire or the ire of his fans in 2020. Now, at least they can pin the blame (publicly) on Pelosi and the House Democrats, while (privately) saying to themselves “thank our lucky stars.”

Not really sure how that works since it all hinges on an impeachment conviction in the Senate.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:53:22pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s getting more unhinged by the minute. Come Thursday he’s going to go into full meltdown mode.

I would not be surprised to see the Republicans using delay after delay to stall Nancy from being elected Speaker. Watch the Republicans demand that Mark Harris be seated and the Democrats say No. The Republicans will use every dirty trick in the book to stall the House from organizing.

We can’t let them get away with it.

They won’t delay her. There’s nothing in it for them.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:55:17pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Not really sure how that works since it all hinges on an impeachment conviction in the Senate.

The theory as I saw it the other day was that the Congressional GOP may decide to force a Nixon-style situation, with enough House Republicans voting along with the Democratic colleagues to pass articles of impeachment, creating a situation where it seems very likely that the Senate will vote to remove him from office. Then the party leadership will sit him down and tell him that he needs to resign “for the good of the party.”

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:57:45pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

The theory as I saw it the other day was that the Congressional GOP may decide to force a Nixon-style situation, with enough House Republicans voting along with the Democratic colleagues to pass articles of impeachment, creating a situation where it seems very likely that the Senate will vote to remove him from office. Then the party leadership will sit him down and tell him that he needs to resign “for the good of the party.”

OK but the fatal flaw in that scenario is that Trump ain’t Nikon. Trump doesn’t give a shit about what the party leadership wants because he owns the fucking GOP base, and they know it.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:58:21pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

We can only hope that Mitch sees the light of day and realizes Trump is an albatross the GOP has to stop carrying around its neck.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:59:27pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

OK but the fatal flaw in that scenario is that Trump ain’t Nikon. Trump doesn’t give a shit about what the party leadership wants because he owns the fucking GOP base, and they know it.

He owns only a minority of the base. Not every rank-and-file Republican is a Trump fan.

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William Lewis  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:59:43pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

Except he only cares about what he thinks is good for the Trump crime family. He might resign to keep Ivanka out of prison but even that is unlikely.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 10:59:50pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

OK but the fatal flaw in that scenario is that Trump ain’t Nikon. Trump doesn’t give a shit about what the party leadership wants because he owns the fucking GOP base, and they know it.

True, but the base aren’t the ones paying the bills, the business wing of the party is. And they’ve every reason to want his orange ass gone post haste. If the economy takes a dive before next year, they may decide that kicking his ass out and running Pence or another candidate in 2020 is worth it.

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austin_blue  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:00:17pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

OK but the fatal flaw in that scenario is that Trump ain’t Nikon. Trump doesn’t give a shit about what the party leadership wants because he owns the fucking GOP base, and they know it.

Exactly right. You are dealing with a narcissistic sociopath here, not a normal functioning human being.

And it’s late, I’m out. Sweet dreams.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:01:31pm

re: #30 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

We can only hope that Mitch sees the light of day and realizes Trump is an albatross the GOP has to stop carrying around its neck.

That all depends on how long the turtle thinks he can ride that albatross (tiger) and get more stuff for himself because the base is still deranged and accommodating.

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Belafon  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:02:58pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

OK but the fatal flaw in that scenario is that Trump ain’t Nikon. Trump doesn’t give a shit about what the party leadership wants because he owns the fucking GOP base, and they know it.

And the rest of the GOP is scared of the base because if they abandon the party, Republicans are screwed.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:03:16pm

re: #35 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That all depends on how long the turtle thinks he can ride that albatross (tiger) and get more stuff for himself because the base is still deranged and accommodating.

I would not trust Mitch to do the right thing for the nation, I must admit. Mitch is like Trump in that he only cares about himself and his position in the party.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:05:03pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

OK but the fatal flaw in that scenario is that Trump ain’t Nikon. Trump doesn’t give a shit about what the party leadership wants because he owns the fucking GOP base, and they know it.

Yeah, he’s more of a Kodak Brownie.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:06:01pm

re: #35 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That all depends on how long the turtle thinks he can ride that albatross (tiger) and get more stuff for himself because the base is still deranged and accommodating.

Pence would pretty much put up the same judicial appointments as Trump would, perhaps better ones as he’d be reading off the Heritage checklist rather than the guys that Donny heard about off Faux. And his legislative agenda is DOA, even if he could move most of the bills past a Dem filibuster, Pelosi is going to stomp them flat in the House. The fights over those would play out much the same whether it was Donny or Pence in the White House.

The real window to get anything done has come and gone. Mitch now has no incentive to keep Donny in office and every incentive to consider a removal vote if it can be done under the cover of a very negative Mueller report.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:10:29pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

True, but the base aren’t the ones paying the bills, the business wing of the party is. And they’ve every reason to want his orange ass gone post haste. If the economy takes a dive before next year, they may decide that kicking his ass out and running Pence or another candidate in 2020 is worth it.

That’s probably the only plausible scenario but the problem I see is that even the business wing is wedded to a medium term game plan where small population Red states control the Senate, gerrymandering keeps the House in play and Trump’s judicial nominees tip the balance in the courts. It’s gonna take a long motherfucking lever to pry his ass out of the Oval Office.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:16:44pm

re: #40 goddamnedfrank

That’s probably the only plausible scenario but the problem I see is that even the business wing is wedded to a medium term game plan where small population Red states control the Senate, gerrymandering keeps the House in play and Trump’s judicial nominees tip the balance in the courts. It’s gonna take a long motherfucking lever to pry is ass out of the Oval Office.

Problem is that the political reality has to give way to the economic reality, which is that Cheeto Benito is murder to their bottom line. Jamming the country into another recession in a presidential election year where the Senate map favors the DNC and the guy at the top of the ticket makes Nixon look like a piker? The midterms just proved that a big enough turnout can and will overcome their gerrymander firewall, so they can’t even really rely upon that going into 2020.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:18:16pm

re: #31 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

He owns only a minority of the base. Not every rank-and-file Republican is a Trump fan.

What? Trump owns a majority of the base. Every rank-and-file Republican serving in the Congress or Senate next year is either a Trump fan or at least kowtows to him. It’s possible that Dan Crenshaw will prove to be the exception. But anyone else?

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:20:26pm

Hell, there’s rumors going around right now that there will another round of Republican retirements between now and 2020, another election season where the Congressional GOP is stuck running in an unfavorable field with no incumbent advantage.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:27:40pm

re: #41 Targetpractice

Problem is that the political reality has to give way to the economic reality, which is that Cheeto Benito is murder to their bottom line. Jamming the country into another recession in a presidential election year where the Senate map favors the DNC and the guy at the top of the ticket makes Nixon look like a piker? The midterms just proved that a big enough turnout can and will overcome their gerrymander firewall, so they can’t even really rely upon that going into 2020.

In my experience most GOP donors don’t actually have that good a sense of their own economic self interest. Like most people they have an ideology, and the assumptions underpinning that ideology all too often do not comport themselves with reality, and when that happens these people tend to towards reevaluating their concept of reality instead of reexamining the assumptions behind the original hypothesis.

All that to say I don’t expect the Koch’s, Mercer’s, etc to change their tune any time soon.

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Targetpractice  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:31:54pm

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

In my experience most GOP donors don’t actually have that good a sense of their own economic self interest. Like most people they have an ideology, and the assumptions underpinning that ideology all too often do not comport themselves with reality, and when that happens all too often these people reevaluate their concept of reality instead of reexamining the assumptions in the original hypothesis.

All that to say I don’t expect the Koch’s, Mercer’s, etc to change their tune any time soon.

The Kochs hate the orange turd something fierce and have largely put up with him because he was getting some of the things they wanted done. In a scenario where there’s a good chance he’s gone and Pence has his own term or at least the remainder of Donny’s get shit done? They’ll ditch him in a heart beat.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 29, 2018 • 11:39:57pm

re: #45 Targetpractice

The Kochs hate the orange turd something fierce and have largely put up with him because he was getting some of the things they wanted done. In a scenario where there’s a good chance he’s gone and Pence has his own term or at least the remainder of Donny’s get shit done? They’ll ditch him in a heart beat.

I agree that if it was up to them they would, but it’s Dr Frankenstein vs. Frankenstein’s monster, and they know it. Also, key, is the fact that their only leverage is to stop donating now, after they’ve boosted invested Trump’s 2020 campaign above the $100 million mark. It’s not like they’re going to start donating to Democrats.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:04:20am

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

I agree that if it was up to them they would, but it’s Dr Frankenstein vs. Frankenstein’s monster, and they know it. Also, key, is the fact that their only leverage is to stop donating now, after they’ve boosted invested Trump’s 2020 campaign above the $100 million mark. It’s not like they’re going to start donating to Democrats.

Really, in the end it all depends on what Mueller says when his final report drops. Since the only “good” scenario that Donny might hope for at this point is an Iran-Contra-style “Everybody around the man is a fucking liar, but there’s no evidence he knew about any of it,” the most he can hope for is to be labeled as an “unindicted co-conspirator” and go down from there.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:19:50am
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sagehen  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:21:04am

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

All that to say I don’t expect the Koch’s, Mercer’s, etc to change their tune any time soon.

The Koch’s are 100% pragmatic and realistic. Their main interests are lowered taxes, and reduced regulation. They lie about global warming because some of their untapped reserves are under permafrost and it benefits them for it to melt (and none of their real estate interests are coastal); they don’t care at all about social issues, they just tolerate the religious crap because it provides voters.

The Mercers… I think they actually buy into the religious bullshit. They actually care about social issues, in addition to their financial interests.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:21:38am

A drunk prediction:

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:24:34am

re: #48 Single-handed sailor

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yeah, rub our nose in it whydoncha. Not that we don’t deserve it, but… very unCanadian of you.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:28:05am

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

A drunk prediction:

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MG: “You know, when I was your age I had the DDR high score at my local arcade!”

PPMGC: “…what’s an arcade?”

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:00:36am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:03:57am

It seems there is evidence from human genomics that the Aryans were not the original settlers of the Indian subcontinent, but came about a thousand years after another group originating from what is now Iran, and these two groups came into the subcontinent some 60,000 years after the original settlers who came out of Africa.

bbc.com

Right wing Hindus are not happy about these conclusions.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:11:48am
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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:14:12am

re: #54 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I work with some guys from Bangalore…. Mercy! Great guys but all about the Modi.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:37:10am

re: #56 Dave In Austin

I work with some guys from Bangalore…. Mercy! Great guys but all about the Modi.

The Chinese have a similar bias toward belief that they (the Han) could not possibly be descended from people from Africa, and that the Han are the bestest ethnic group in East Asia, despite being invaded and occupied at different times by the Mongols, the Manchu, the Japanese and others. The “official” explanation here is that the Homo erectus - Homo sapiens line that leads to the Han was a separate, parallel evolution from everywhere else in the world, a proposal that flies in the face of all common sense and more importantly DNA evidence. Dr Alice Roberts ran into this peculiar Chinese bias in the course of her documentary about human evolution and migration.

In a similar vein, many Native American nations are not very keen on the scientific evidence that strongly suggests their distant ancestors were Asians who migrated from what is now Siberia, and not peoples who were somehow created or born within the Americas.

It’s not just white people who want to believe they are somehow special.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Dec 30, 2018 • 2:27:06am

re: #38 Single-handed sailor

Yeah, he’s more of a Kodak Brownie.

He’d like his words to be considered Canon, but ‘Sony his opinion Agfa as I’m concerned.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 2:52:16am

re: #58 Grunthos the Flatulent

He’d like his words to be considered Canon, but ‘Sony his opinion Agfa as I’m concerned.

Updinged for Exakta-ly triple punnage.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:22:03am

re: #54 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Uhm… Isn’t that pretty much what linguistics told us to expect even if it couldn’t say when? Probably does throw a wrench in the history of the upanishads… ;)

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:25:19am

re: #60 William Lewis

Uhm… Isn’t that pretty much what linguistics told us to expect even if it couldn’t say when? Probably does throw a wrench in the history of the upanishads… ;)

Vedas that is & I forgot the whole Africa freakout because it’s so obvious to any study of evolution.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:26:11am

re: #60 William Lewis

Uhm… Isn’t that pretty much what linguistics told us to expect even if it couldn’t say when? Probably does throw a wrench in the history of the upanishads… ;)

Yeah, the linguists have Sanskrit as a descendant of Proto-Indo-European. It’s nice when the DNA evidence corroborates what other research suggests.

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:26:43am

re: #59 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Updinged for Exakta-ly triple punnage.

I’d leica to agree with that.

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:42:59am

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Good morning!

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:56:57am

re: #59 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Updinged for Exakta-ly triple punnage.

Rolleing over laughing.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 30, 2018 • 4:18:34am

Let’s see how Beloved Leader and his semi-functioning government handle this:

U.S. health care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska

startribune.com

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 4:35:36am

re: #65 Decatur Deb

Rolleing over laughing.

I’m gonna throw the bokeh at you!

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 30, 2018 • 4:40:34am

re: #48 Single-handed sailor

Would be some serious shade if the idiot in chief saw (and understood) it.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 4:42:23am

Yeah. Read this thread.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 4:51:51am

re: #68 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Would be some serious shade if the idiot in chief saw (and understood) it.

I’m starting to doubt if that moron can even read.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 4:58:09am

re: #69 MsJ

Yeah. Read this thread.

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Sarah Kendzior has also noted this habit of Trump and likens it to the disinformation campaigns of autocracies, which rewrite history or delete entire segments of history to suit their hold on power. It’s hard to say if Trump does his disinformation deliberately — which presupposes some kind of strategy — or whether it’s just a useful habit he developed in his youth. It’s a tendency even his lawyers and associates noted long before he started his campaign. Trump says whatever suits the occasion, whether it be true or not. He is a man completely divorced from objective reality.

Clearly, that’s a power others, like Bannon, can use to their advantage. Trump has a following, and his followers believe anything that comes out of mouth or his Twitter account. If he said the Earth is flat and the Sun a big glowing disk of fire, his disciples would accept it as objective truth. So, when he says everyone coming from Central America is a hardened criminal, even little kids, it’s objectively real to his disciples. Show them photos of bedraggled, starving kids with their moms, and they will see invaders coming to take their homes and jobs away.

Conceivably, Putin saw this power of Trump to alter reality and has decided to use it to his advantage, too.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:00:43am

re: #70 MsJ

I’m starting to doubt if that moron can even read.

There are those who say he’s dyslexic, or has ADHD, so reading is hard for him. Also, he refuses to wear eyeglasses, though he surely needs to, and he has the patience of a gnat. To top it all off, he’s maybe showing early signs of dementia.

So, yeah, a lot to worry about there.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:01:50am

re: #71 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Offhand, I’d say Trump’s been practicing disinformation his entire life, most likely since his childhood.

The child is the father to the man, as they say - it was probably a strategy he adopted early on in order to deal and cope with his parents and family.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:05:24am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

Offhand, I’d say Trump’s been practicing disinformation his entire life, most likely since his childhood.

The child is the father to the man, as they say - it was probably a strategy he adopted early on in order to deal and cope with his parents and family.

It’s a useful talent if you’re a salesman, or a con man.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:29:36am

re: #19 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Japanglish lesson

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Video

Lyrics are in the comments. For example: スターバックス Sutabakkusu (Starbucks)

They do the same thing in China, transliterate foreign words into Mandarin. It takes a while to learn how to reverse the process to arrive at the original word or name. For example: 星巴克 xing ba ke (Starbucks) Though in this case, the Chinese name replaces “star” with its Mandarin equivalent “xing” and uses “ba ke” to phonetically replace “buck.”

That was fun. About twenty years ago there was a government memo demanding that agencies cut back on the use of English loan words, but the memo itself was chock full of English loan words. Common English names usually end up getting shortened. So Sutabakkusu becomes Su-ta-ba, Makudonarudo becomes Makudo, etc.

There are so many Chinese tourists in Japan now that it makes me wonder if English will sometime become a thing of the past.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:34:18am

re: #75 Barefoot Grin

That was fun. About twenty years ago there was a government memo demanding that agencies cut back on the use of English loan words, but the memo itself was chock full of English loan words. Common English names usually end up getting shortened. So Sutabakkusu becomes Su-ta-ba, Makudonarudo becomes Makudo, etc.

There are so many Chinese tourists in Japan now that it makes me wonder if English will sometime become a thing of the past.

I suspect SF writers will turn out to be prescient, and the future common language will be amalgamation of English, Spanish and Chinese, with other useful words throw in as needed. At this point in history, though, English has primacy, courtesy of the British Empire and American dominance since WWII. Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and Arabic have many, many speakers each, but not worldwide influence - yet.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:38:18am

re: #76 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I suspect SF writers will turn out to be prescient, and the future common language will be amalgamation of English, Spanish and Chinese, with other useful words throw in as needed. At this point in history, though, English has primacy, courtesy of the British Empire and American dominance since WWII. Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and Arabic have many, many speakers each, but not worldwide influence - yet.

Yep. I think also that alphabet-based languages will have some advantage. (This neither here nor there, but some of my Chinese students have raised eyebrows when I explain that coinages for things like “democracy” and “human rights” came into Chinese from Japan during the Meiji period—they like to think the flow is one way.)

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:44:03am

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

Yep. I think also that alphabet-based languages will have some advantage. (This neither here nor there, but some of my Chinese students have raised eyebrows when I explain that coinages for things like “democracy” and “human rights” came into Chinese from Japan during the Meiji period—they like to think the flow is one way.)

Alphabetic languages have the advantage of being flexible and more easily learned, especially if they use the Roman alphabet. OTOH Chinese can convey a host of meanings more compactly, once you learn several thousand characters. I’m lucky if I recognize a few hundred.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:55:01am

good morning sunday lizards

in our house, today is “i love my wife sunday”

before she woke up, an effortless 13 was scheduled
the way i do it, came out closer to a tad more than 15

if you’ve been following my sunday exploits, i’ve been writing a bit about things a log book can tell you, and things to ignore

im in a wind down / taper before the big Dopey, and coincidentally am on a streak of consecutive days run
today i realized a sort of phenomenon related to these two things coinciding

- as the runs are getting shorter and easier, extending the consecutive streak becomes easier as well
- of course it does
- consider the opposite - building miles. adding 10% a week and trying to not take even one day off…

this kind of relationship is obvious once you see it
sometimes a log will point a thing out

today was run #68

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:08:25am

re: #69 MsJ

Yeah. Read this thread.

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- yes, trump is engaging in disinformation
- no, we are not having an existential fight to own or define ‘the truth’

the truth will out (and the media would be just fine) if it were reported
- fairly
- simply
- dispassionately

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:09:52am

re: #73 Dr Lizardo

Offhand, I’d say Trump’s been practicing disinformation a liar his entire life, most likely since his childhood.

The child is the father to the man, as they say - it was probably a strategy he adopted early on in order to deal and cope with his parents and family.

ftfy maybe?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:14:57am

re: #81 dangerman

ftfy maybe?

Fair enough - disinformation is lying; it’s willful and deliberate, not misinformation, which is believing in or espousing erroneous info.

Disinformation can lead to a misinformed public, and that misinformation can end up spreading like wildfire (see modern flat earthers, conspiracy theorists, etc.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:18:01am

re: #80 dangerman

- yes, trump is engaging in disinformation
- no, we are not having an existential fight to own or define ‘the truth’

the truth will out (and the media would be just fine) if it were reported
- fairly
- simply
- dispassionately

I’m not so sure. These sorts of propaganda blitzes have happened in the not-so-distant past (Germany, Rwanda, &c).

The media is mostly controlled by a handful of corporations. They are not interested in truth, they are interested in profit.

Since I don’t have a television set, tell me how many Democrats are on the Sunday political shows today to argue why the Democrats are opposed to giving a single dime to a monument to racism which was promised another country would pay for, versus Republicans on those same shows blaming all of this on Democrats.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:27:08am
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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:34:53am

Good morning Lizards:

For being unleashed from the shackles of oppression and be able to say Merry Christmas again, I sure didn’t hear it a lot this year.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:35:24am

I could care less about watching Press the Meat, This Weak or Face The Nation and Lie Your Ass Off because the latest Republican talking points will be the only ones discussed.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:38:22am

re: #86 Joe Bacon 🌹

I could care less about watching Press the Meat, This Weak or Face The Nation and Lie Your Ass Off because the latest Republican talking points will be the only ones discussed.

They will have one “liberal” on the show to defend the republican framing that they adopt as the starting point.

Those shows are worse than useless

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:38:34am
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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:39:50am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

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yep, here is one of the average wingnuts welcoming a Russian cyberattack

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:43:42am

re: #89 bd(Redacted)

yep, here is one of the average wingnuts welcoming a Russian cyberattack

Put the fake news media out of business? I’d be very happy to see the Astroturf right wing outrage machine funded by the likes of the Mercers put out of business. That said, I wouldn’t want to invite a foreign power to attack anything in my country.

I suppose that’s the difference between a liberal and a conservative (felon in his case): I want our goals by legal means, conservatives want power by any means.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:49:12am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

Put the fake news media out of business? I’d be very happy to see the Astroturf right wing outrage machine funded by the likes of the Mercers put out of business. That said, I wouldn’t want to invite a foreign power to attack anything in my country.

I suppose that’s the difference between a liberal and a conservative (felon in his case): I want our goals by legal means, conservatives want power by any means.

AMERICA FIRST!!!

I have grown so weary of these authoritative, lying morons. It is sad that when they are out of power they will whine even louder even though what they hold as truth is a pack of lies and they know it is lies.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:49:31am

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not so sure. These sorts of propaganda blitzes have happened in the not-so-distant past (Germany, Rwanda, &c).

The media is mostly controlled by a handful of corporations. They are not interested in truth, they are interested in profit.

Since I don’t have a television set, tell me how many Democrats are on the Sunday political shows today to argue why the Democrats are opposed to giving a single dime to a monument to racism which was promised another country would pay for, versus Republicans on those same shows blaming all of this on Democrats.

Morning!

It is pretty easy to find out who will be on the political shows.

Go to this link…find the show listing on the network click on the “box” the show is in and they list the show, the guests and the panel. You can set your provider for your zip at the top.

I use this site to search for auto racing coverage and other sports. Since sportscar type racing is a niche sport it is sometimes difficult to find the shows. This site helps a lot with that.

zap2it TV Listings

For today’s shows (times, channels, etc are Spectrum/Time Warner for Columbus)

Meet the Press
EPISODE 48 • NEW
10:30 AM ON WCMH 4 • TV-G • STEREO • CC
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.); roundtable discussion with Kate Marvel, Carlos Curbelo, Michèle Flournoy, Craig Fugate and Anne Thompson.

This Week With George Stephanopoulos
EPISODE 52 • NEW
9:00 AM ON WSYX 6 • TV-G • CC
Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.); retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal; roundtable discussion with Mary Bruce, Matthew Dowd, Mary Jordan and Reihan Salam.

FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace
EPISODE 52 • NEW
10:00 AM ON WTTE 8 • TV-PG • STEREO • CC
Guest host Sandra Smith; panel discussion with Marc Thiessen, Philippe Reines, Anne Gearan and Charles Hurt.

Face the Nation
EPISODE 53 • NEW
10:30 AM ON WBNS 10 • STEREO • CC
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.); Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.); Gayle Smith, CEO of the ONE Campaign; panel discussion with historians Peter Baker, Michael Beschloss, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jill Lepore.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:53:06am

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

Put the fake news media out of business? I’d be very happy to see the Astroturf right wing outrage machine funded by the likes of the Mercers put out of business. That said, I wouldn’t want to invite a foreign power to attack anything in my country.

I suppose that’s the difference between a liberal and a conservative (felon in his case): I want our goals by legal means, conservatives want power by any means.

Wanting power by any means is the tool of the desperate. Politically, when you don’t really have the power given to you by a democratic process, you have to find ways to take it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:00:14am

re: #93 ObserverArt

Wanting power by any means is the tool of the desperate. Politically, when you don’t really have the power given to you by a democratic process, you have to find ways to take it.

It’s been said that when a conservative has to choose between power and democracy, they will choose power.

If Republicans face a choice between democracy and power, well, guess what? (Washington Post, opinion piece by Tom Toles, more at the link):

The thought experiment for today is how much Republicans actually care about representative democracy. But don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking it over, because it’s more than a thought experiment, and the results are already in.

It has been reported many times that overall, voters prefer the basic platform of the Democratic Party. They don’t like increasing wealth disparity, they want access to health-care coverage, they believe climate change is real, they believe in a moderate and humane immigration policy, they support reproductive rights for women, and of course, they support the federal safety net.

And yet, the government is controlled by the party that opposes all these preferences. Huh. How does that happen, exactly? It doesn’t happen by accident; that’s for sure. Yes, history has vicissitudes and anomalous outcomes, and no electoral system will produce results in perfect harmony with voter wishes all the time. But we are in a period where the divergence is so longstanding and becoming so stark that our democracy is being stretched to the breaking point.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:05:03am
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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:09:02am

I got a real kick out of reading that Huffingtonpost article linked in MsJ’s #15 above. That would be Ashley Feinberg poking media members for thin skin.

And congrats to her for lampooning herself by asking her boss if she too had thin skin for writing the article.

Good stuff…taking the stuffing out of some big egos.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:15:40am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:17:21am
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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:20:21am

re: #92 ObserverArt

Holy shit. I see Democrats on those Sunday morning shows.

This is the apocalypse.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:22:34am

re: #96 ObserverArt

I got a real kick out of reading that Huffingtonpost article linked in MsJ’s #15 above. That would be Ashley Feinberg poking media members for thin skin.

And congrats to her for lampooning herself by asking her boss if she too had thin skin for writing the article.

Good stuff…taking the stuffing out of some big egos.

Thanks for reading. 😉😁😂😭

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:22:58am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]
“Absolutely nothing” (on Russian Collusion). Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal. The Russian Collusion fabrication is the greatest Hoax in the history of American politics. The only Russian Collusion was with Hillary and the Democrats!

Dude you’re quoting a newspaper
You know the fake and failing media
And still not authoritative

Mueller’s in the on deck circle
When he gets to the batters box feel free to quote him at will

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:38:38am
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:44:47am

re: #54 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It seems there is evidence from human genomics that the Aryans were not the original settlers of the Indian subcontinent, but came about a thousand years after another group originating from what is now Iran, and these two groups came into the subcontinent some 60,000 years after the original settlers who came out of Africa.

bbc.com

Right wing Hindus are not happy about these conclusions.

I’ve been occasionally reading about Indian history and culture since the 1970’s, and I’ve never heard it suggested that the Aryans were the original settlers.

The fanatic “fundamentalist” segment is just getting noisier — which is going on everywhere these days. While not discounting its danger, I consider it an act of desperation by groups that are steadily losing influence, as temples lose business (just as churches are here).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:45:42am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

No way. He’ll shut that shit down as soon as he can. Grahams lips are firmly planted on Trumps ass.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:46:43am

Anger management, advanced level test.

Surveillance videos obtained by the Arizona Republic show migrant children being slapped, pushed and dragged by employees at a since-shuttered shelter run by embattled shelter provider Southwest Key Programs.

In one video, a male staffer at the Hacienda Del Sol shelter in Youngtown, Arizona, is seen pulling and dragging a young boy into a room before slapping him and pushing him against a wall. The child then appears to strike back at the employee who retreats from the boy and leaves the room.
huffingtonpost.com

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:47:16am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

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Middle America has a great deal to teach America. All of it object lessons, unfortunately.

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mmmirele  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:47:25am

re: #15 MsJ

You read all the way to the end, right? :)

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:48:58am

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

No way. He’ll shut that shit down as soon as he can. Grahams lips are firmly planted on Trumps ass.

Are you under the impression that Grassley was investigating Republicans?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:51:07am

Skip the stupid Sunday shows and just read this.

Today’s Doonesbury

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:54:40am

Ice jam down the river from me causing rapidly-rising flooding.

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Nebraska…
North Platte River at Lewellen affecting Garden and Keith
Counties.

.Ice jamming is occurring along the North Platte River near
Lewellen. Lowland flooding is possible and rapid fluctuations in
the river may occur due to the ice jamming.

I live near the Garden County line, so it’s something for us to watch here.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:57:58am

re: #89 bd(Redacted)

yep, here is one of the average wingnuts welcoming a Russian cyberattack

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I’d love to send Jacob to Russia to live. I don’t even think they’re paying him. I think he is that stupid that he thinks that Putin hating the same people he does makes Putin a good guy to him.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:06:38am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈

@Amy_Siskind
Why this matters:
“Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who will take over next week as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said he plans to continue some of the investigative work done by House Republicans.”
- @nytimes

Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈

@Amy_Siskind
I had missed this: Grassley is stepping down from the powerful position chairing the Senate Judiciary Comm and Trump sycophant Lindsey Graham is taking over.
nbcnews.com … via @nbcnews

So the Senate which had stayed clear of the House investigations of Hillary’s emails is now going to engage in the fray. The Republicans finally realized that the Goodlatte-Gowdy letter was the end of the road for them in the House and the new House majority was going to control the narrative when it came to investigations. The Republicans cannot let that happen; they have to resume dominating the news cycle and Graham is going to lead the charge. More Hillary nonsense is on the the way.

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:08:53am

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

No way. He’ll shut that shit down as soon as he can. Grahams lips are firmly planted on Trumps ass.

Maybe it’s just a misread: that piece says Graham might keep at “ investigations started by House Republicans”, IOW, HER EMAILS!!!!!, and other such dire threats to the nation…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:09:26am

re: #99 MsJ

Holy shit. I see Democrats on those Sunday morning shows.

This is the apocalypse.

I love Tester. He doesn’t take any #2 off of any Republican.

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:10:53am

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

I love Tester. He doesn’t take any #2 off of any Republican.

And Jerry Brown!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:10:58am

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

I love Tester. He doesn’t take any #2 off of any Republican.

One of the better bright red state Dems for sure. Manchin could take a few hints from him.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:11:40am

re: #115 Jay C

And Jerry Brown!

It’s too bad Jerry is over 80 because I think he’d be perfect against Trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:12:06am

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

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L’il Belle Lindsay has repeatedly said he will continue to investigate Hillary’s e-mails, Benghazi, Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

And I can’t wait for Dianne to just pimp smack him down.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:15:54am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹

Ice jam down the river from me causing rapidly-rising flooding.

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Nebraska…
North Platte River at Lewellen affecting Garden and Keith
Counties.

.Ice jamming is occurring along the North Platte River near
Lewellen. Lowland flooding is possible and rapid fluctuations in
the river may occur due to the ice jamming.

I live near the Garden County line, so it’s something for us to watch here.

rivers need what your pipes need

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:16:20am
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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:17:09am

re: #113 Jay C

Maybe it’s just a misread: that piece says Graham might keep at “ investigations started by House Republicans”, IOW, HER EMAILS!!!!!, and other such dire threats to the nation…

yup this

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:18:30am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

You aided and abetted the Russian attack.

That wording about tRumps part in an attack by a hostile foreign government/agents against our democratic institutions:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:18:39am

re: #117 HappyWarrior

It’s too bad Jerry is over 80 because I think he’d be perfect against Trump.

this mornings electoral-vote.com

Democratic Presidential Candidate of the Week: Jerry Brown

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:22:01am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:25:23am

re: #123 dangerman

this mornings electoral-vote.com

I’d be shocked if he ran.But he still should be looked on to for advice and that would be another good thing about having Kamala on the ticket since I imagine her and Brown are fairly close since she was his AG.

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gwangung  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:33:45am

re: #125 HappyWarrior

I’d be shocked if he ran.But he still should be looked on to for advice and that would be another good thing about having Kamala on the ticket since I imagine her and Brown are fairly close since she was his AG.

Hmmmm…..a lot of folks are thinking that a Dem opponent has to be the opposite of what Trump is…and that might extend to demographics. A concrete symbol of change, so a not-white, not-male candidate on the ticket would work best.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:37:23am

re: #126 gwangung

Hmmmm…..a lot of folks are thinking that a Dem opponent has to be the opposite of what Trump is…and that might extend to demographics. A concrete symbol of change, so a not-white, not-male candidate on the ticket would work best.

Oh totally but I’m talking about in terms of governance. Brown has accomplished a lot in his tenure as California’s governor but you are right to point that out too. I myself of the likely contenders am undecided between Beto and Harris. I like Booker too.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:39:39am

re: #112 Hecuba’s daughter

So the Senate which had stayed clear of the House investigations of Hillary’s emails is now going to engage in the fray. The Republicans finally realized that the Goodlatte-Gowdy letter was the end of the road for them in the House and the new House majority was going to control the narrative when it came to investigations. The Republicans cannot let that happen; they have to resume dominating the news cycle and Graham is going to lead the charge. More Hillary nonsense is on the the way.

You may be getting your Senate committees mixed up.

The Senate Intelligence Committee would take over any investigation of Hillary’s emails. They are overseers of the federal government and its agencies. They also oversee the FBI and their findings.

Thankfully the Republican in charge of that is Richard Burr who for the most part acts like a real US Senator. You can tell by the fact they are still investigating the Trump mess and doing it in mostly legit ways.

If you watch Burr, you can tell he wasn’t real impressed with people like Jason Chaffetz, Trey Gowdy and the Free-to-be-dumb Caucus.

Graham would be the Senate Judiciary Committee and they are in charge of overseeing the Department of Justice. That is why they had the big deal with Kavanaugh. They also can look into the FBI as an office, not necessarily what it investigates.

So in a way, Graham can’t dig into Hillary. He will be worried about all the shit coming at Trump and the role of people like the Attorney General and his underlings.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:40:18am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:41:49am

re: #129 Anymouse 🌹

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So fucking needy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:42:11am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

Oh totally but I’m talking about in terms of governance. Brown has accomplished a lot in his tenure as California’s governor but you are right to point that out too. I myself of the likely contenders am undecided between Beto and Harris. I like Booker too.

I also like Kamala Harris.

On the GOP side, Jeff Flake is making noise about running a primary challenge to Donald Trump. Gee Senator, you might have established yourself as the so-called “voice of reason” in the Senate. How’d that work out?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:44:06am

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

I also like Kamala Harris.

On the GOP side, Jeff Flake is making noise about running a primary challenge to Donald Trump. Gee Senator, you might have established yourself as the so-called “voice of reason” in the Senate. How’d that work out?

Flake would flop big time I think because Trump would rightfully point out that Flake supported his agenda in the end. I like Harris too. She’s intelligent, down to earth, and has a solid record on both the issues but also accomplishing things.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:44:57am
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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:46:09am

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

L’il Belle Lindsay has repeatedly said he will continue to investigate Hillary’s e-mails, Benghazi, Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

And I can’t wait for Dianne to just pimp smack him down.

True: however - whatever bullshit “investigations” Graham’s (?)Subcommittee might gin up to try to deflect attention from Trump and his criminal Administration, since the GOP has the Majority in the Senate, they can basically do whatever they want (as long as Mitch McConnell signs off on it). A better idea (IMO) would be for Senate Democrats to boycott ol’ Lindsay’s sideshow altogether, and make it quite clear that it’s mere partisan hackery. But politely, of course: it’s the Senate….

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:47:17am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

Refusing to do so is a still a choice.

Isn’t that a paraphrase of a Rush lyric?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:48:10am

re: #135 makeitstop

Isn’t that a paraphrase of a Rush lyric?

“If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice”

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:48:13am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:48:29am

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

I also like Kamala Harris.

On the GOP side, Jeff Flake is making noise about running a primary challenge to Donald Trump. Gee Senator, you might have established yourself as the so-called “voice of reason” in the Senate. How’d that work out?

That was always his plan, I think. But his getting the left’s attention with his posturing on Justice Weepy-Rapey and the ACA repeal/gutting have pretty well guaranteed that no Dem will vote for him, while angering the Repugs so much that the Magats won’t either.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:50:23am

re: #137 Belafon

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I always point out to the libertarians and lefty types I know that their party or ideology never runs anyone for Lt Governor or AG here in Virginia. They want the high profile spots. That’s not how you fucking build a party. I will say even though they’re anathema to what I believe on economics, the Libertarians do seem to run more candidates for more offices than the Greens though. The Greens always seem to creep up when there’s a contested seat.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:52:47am

re: #138 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

That was always his plan, I think. But his getting the left’s attention with his posturing on Justice Weepy-Rapey and the ACA repeal/gutting have pretty well guaranteed that no Dem will vote for him, while angering the Repugs so much that the Magats won’t either.

Yeah he showed his true colors on Kavanaugh and ACA. If anyone’s going to get away with primarying Trump, it would probably be a governor like Kasich but I don’t see anyone primarying Trump. Trump is more liked by Republican voters than disliked. The person who primaries Trump has to realize that it will be career suicide if they primary Trump but it will also take out Trump more easily than had they stayed put. Is Kasich that person? I honestly doubt it given OA and BD’s stories about how arrogant and how much he wants POTUS but that’s what it would take.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:53:12am

I try to separate Lindsey’s ass kissing of Trump and threatening Clinton investigations (more ass kissing of Trump) from the reality of what he really can do.

He really isn’t going to be investigating Clinton unless it is through his being able to look into investigating members of the FBI that would stop any investigations of Clinton, or pushing to allow idiots like Whitaker or Barr to carry on further investigations.

Lindsey just has a big mouth. Big enough to kiss the entire Orange Trump Rump.

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fern01  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:54:59am

re: #66 Decatur Deb

Let’s see how Beloved Leader and his semi-functioning government handle this:

U.S. health care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska

startribune.com

I’m waiting for the GOP outrage against the President* that he could let such a thing happen - just like they did when that other guy was president.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:55:24am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹

one of the most important and dangerous things about algorithmic capitalism is that it just doesn’t work

much more important and dangerous is the current trend of mangling the very fundamental difference between “algorithm” and “heuristic”

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:57:05am

re: #130 HappyWarrior

So fucking needy.

and braggy

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:57:18am

re: #128 ObserverArt

You may be getting your Senate committees mixed up.

The Senate Intelligence Committee would take over any investigation of Hillary’s emails. They are overseers of the federal government and its agencies. They also oversee the FBI and their findings.

Thankfully the Republican in charge of that is Richard Burr who for the most part acts like a real US Senator. You can tell by the fact they are still investigating the Trump mess and doing it in mostly legit ways.

If you watch Burr, you can tell he wasn’t real impressed with people like Jason Chaffetz, Trey Gowdy and the Free-to-be-dumb Caucus.

Graham would be the Senate Judiciary Committee and they are in charge of overseeing the Department of Justice. That is why they had the big deal with Kavanaugh. They also can look into the FBI as an office, not necessarily what it investigates.

So in a way, Graham can’t dig into Hillary. He will be worried about all the shit coming at Trump and the role of people like the Attorney General and his underlings.

You’re right that I wasn’t looking at the specific missions of each committee. But wouldn’t a never-ending investigation into James Comey’s handling of Hillary’s emails come under Graham’s purview? And the Peter Strzok - Lisa Page relationship?

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:58:14am

So we walked away from that Max Kennerly tweet where someone confused him with a Kennedy, and some big-brain comes along and kicks it into an even higher level of stupid.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:58:20am

re: #143 dangerman

much more important and dangerous is the current trend of mangling the very fundamental difference between “algorithm” and “heuristic”

The former one of the many inventions of Clinton’s VP….

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:58:43am
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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:59:50am

re: #137 Belafon

You enact change at the bottom and work your way up. Vote for progressive locals and state elections and keep the same vein as you move up the election ladder.

i agree with this 100% and have always advocated it as the way forward
alas it requires time, patience and work
a lot of folks want it now or not at all

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:00:02am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹

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Did the same thing to me. Now I do root for the Packers but I certainly didn’t tell them that!

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:01:16am

I was looking for an appropriate JImmy Cagney quote last night, as the Trump circus seems to be channeling the genre.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:01:59am

OT I installed my Ring Video Doorbell. For the first time since I moved into this house I have a working door bell. I am also happy that I have video too.

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:03:17am

re: #152 PhillyPretzel

Let us know how it works for you. I’m considering getting one.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:04:12am

re: #139 HappyWarrior

I always point out to the libertarians and lefty types I know that their party or ideology never runs anyone for Lt Governor or AG here in Virginia. They want the high profile spots. That’s not how you fucking build a party. I will say even though they’re anathema to what I believe on economics, the Libertarians do seem to run more candidates for more offices than the Greens though. The Greens always seem to creep up when there’s a contested seat.

- im gonna suggest, with no evidence or reference that most of these folks dont want the spots
- they don’t want to participate in a government of compromises

- they dont want to ‘win’

- they want attention paid to their ‘issues’
- and the easiest way to get it is to jump in to the top races that more people watch

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:04:25am

re: #113 Jay C

Maybe it’s just a misread: that piece says Graham might keep at “ investigations started by House Republicans”, IOW, HER EMAILS!!!!!, and other such dire threats to the nation…

Yep, that was a misread.

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b_sharp  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:04:39am

re: #152 PhillyPretzel

OT I installed my Ring Video Doorbell. For the first time since I moved into this house I have a working door bell. I am also happy that I have video too.

I need a rear camera on my truck. When can you come up and install it?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:05:28am

re: #153 jaunte

So far it is working. It keeps telling me I have poor connectivity but I can live with that. Also the chime sounds nice.

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:05:31am

re: #141 ObserverArt

I try to separate Lindsey’s ass kissing of Trump and threatening Clinton investigations (more ass kissing of Trump) from the reality of what he really can do.

He really isn’t going to be investigating Clinton unless it is through his being able to look into investigating members of the FBI that would stop any investigations of Clinton, or pushing to allow idiots like Whitaker or Barr to carry on further investigations.

Lindsey just has a big mouth. Big enough to kiss the entire Orange Trump Rump.

Your analysis is probably right, but it doesn’t seem like The Belle Of Central* cares much about actually investigating anything, but is more interested in being able to appear to be. Generating negative publicity for Hillary/Democrats (which he probably - if IMO foolishly - thinks will be positive publicity for the Orange Anus) is more likely to be the main objective.

* Lindsay’s hometown, near where he lives today, in far-western SC

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:05:48am

re: #147 Barefoot Grin

The former one of the many inventions of Clinton’s VP….

well his parents, anyway….

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:05:54am

re: #156 b_sharp

Sorry. I cannot. :(

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:06:50am

re: #157 PhillyPretzel

Is is strictly a live camera or does it record?

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:08:22am

re: #148 jaunte

I challenge Mueller to put up or shut up. You have no evidence of the President being involved in a conspiracy with anyone including Russia to hack. And you also have no evidence of collusion. It’s been 2 years so submit a report to DOJ and we will answer it.

- it’s been 1 year 8 months, not 2 years

- mueller hasnt said a word (except for court filings)
- that doesnt remotely equal “you have no evidence”

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:09:22am

re: #162 dangerman

“They had nothing until they reported all the evidence.”

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:09:41am

re: #161 jaunte

Both. Live camera that will save to your account. I assuming that since I do not have that set up.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:09:44am

re: #151 jaunte

I was looking for an appropriate JImmy Cagney quote last night, as the Trump circus seems to be channeling the genre.

“made it ma. top of the world”
just before, well, you know…

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:10:40am

A singalong thread from Popehat…

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thecommodore  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:13:41am

I saw much crowing about this and figured it had to be the usual suspects race baiting like they always do, but apparently it is true - the Eureka, CA Women’s March 2019 has been cancelled.

Organizers cancel 2019 women’s march over diversity concerns

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:14:48am

re: #166 makeitstop

A singalong thread from Popehat…

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Heh, some of the replies are great.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:15:47am

re: #154 dangerman

- im gonna suggest, with no evidence or reference that most of these folks dont want the spots
- they don’t want to participate in a government of compromises

- they dont want to ‘win’

- they want attention paid to their ‘issues’
- and the easiest way to get it is to jump in to the top races that more people watch

Then they should say that instead of acting like they have some gripe with the two party system. You’re right. They don’t want to actually do the hard work of government. It’s one thing I notice that extremists throughout the ideological divide have in common. It’s all or nothing for them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:16:42am

re: #139 HappyWarrior

I always point out to the libertarians and lefty types I know that their party or ideology never runs anyone for Lt Governor or AG here in Virginia. They want the high profile spots. That’s not how you fucking build a party. I will say even though they’re anathema to what I believe on economics, the Libertarians do seem to run more candidates for more offices than the Greens though. The Greens always seem to creep up when there’s a contested seat.

The Libertarians run for offices up and down the ballot here in Nebraska. While they don’t run for every last seat available, neither did the Democrats (until the last election).

The Libertarian senator over on the other side of the state was reëlected.

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:20:15am

re: #152 PhillyPretzel

OT I installed my Ring Video Doorbell. For the first time since I moved into this house I have a working door bell. I am also happy that I have video too.

Where was the old transformer at?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:21:48am

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹

The Libertarians run for offices up and down the ballot here in Nebraska. While they don’t run for every last seat available, neither did the Democrats (until the last election).

The Libertarian senator over on the other side of the state was reëlected.

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The Libertarians do seem to contest more elections than most but my point is for all the bitching I see about the two party system from people, I don’t see much accountability on the local level. If breaking the two party stranglehold were truly the goal, they’d run every seat they could but they don’t and I think it’s because of what DM said, they want attention brought to their issues and I must add, a lot of those issues are legitimate ones we should be talking about but don’t insult us who vote for one of the major parties as “sheep” when your party/ideology has a clearly different end game. And frankly other countries technically have two party systems too but coalition governance in parliaments strengthen the third parties. We don’t have coalitions in Congress.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:22:08am

re: #171 TedStriker

Where was the old transformer at?

Cybertron?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:25:06am

re: #171 TedStriker

I didn’t use the old dead door bell. That is why I went for this one. The kit contains the wires and a diode so that you can use your existing door bell.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:30:15am

re: #145 Hecuba’s daughter

You’re right that I wasn’t looking at the specific missions of each committee. But wouldn’t a never-ending investigation into James Comey’s handling of Hillary’s emails come under Graham’s purview? And the Peter Strzok - Lisa Page relationship?

That could be looked at, yes. But that would probably be more realistic for the Senate Intelligence Committee. And I think they are already handling things like Trump lying to Comey and starting the whole Mueller investigation and where the facts are in any collusion and obstruction.

Lindsey’s real threat is what he does with the Justice Department’s upper management, like the AG, assistant AG and the like. He can muck with the Mueller Report.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:33:42am

re: #171 TedStriker

Where was the old transformer at?

That was Belafon. No update on his progress…yet.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:36:51am

re: #175 ObserverArt

That could be looked at, yes. But that would probably be more realistic for the Senate Intelligence Committee. And I think they are already handling things like Trump lying to Comey and starting the whole Mueller investigation and where the facts are in any collusion and obstruction.

Lindsey’s real threat is what he does with the Justice Department’s upper management, like the AG, assistant AG and the like. He can muck with the Mueller Report.

The Senate Intelligence committee appears to be run in a bipartisan fashion and will not be engaging in this dishonest fishing expedition. But you are right — Graham will do whatever he can to damage the Mueller investigation. The Senate GOP can no longer rely on the House to impede the investigation; now they will have to directly intervene themselves.

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:40:53am

re: #176 ObserverArt

That was Belafon. No update on his progress…yet.

Ahhh…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:42:21am

lying moron

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:46:12am

Makin’ frens…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:46:16am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:47:54am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

lying moron

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A bunch of Republicans left town too, you jackass.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:48:46am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

lying moron

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Go fuck yourself. You told both Pelosi and Schumer that oyu’d welcome the shutdown. Stop complaining and own it or deal with the fact that you ain’t never getting your stupid wall.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:48:47am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

Then they should say that instead of acting like they have some gripe with the two party system. You’re right. They don’t want to actually do the hard work of government. It’s one thing I notice that extremists throughout the ideological divide have in common. It’s all or nothing for them.

Then no one would listen to them any more

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:49:40am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kelly is as bigoted and classless as Trump is. And as big as a liar.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:50:37am

Current HuffPo headline:

6 TIMES TRUMP ‘HIT A NEW LOW’ IN 2018

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:51:02am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

The Libertarians do seem to contest more elections than most but my point is for all the bitching I see about the two party system from people, I don’t see much accountability on the local level. If breaking the two party stranglehold were truly the goal, they’d run every seat they could but they don’t and I think it’s because of what DM said, they want attention brought to their issues and I must add, a lot of those issues are legitimate ones we should be talking about but don’t insult us who vote for one of the major parties as “sheep” when your party/ideology has a clearly different end game. And frankly other countries technically have two party systems too but coalition governance in parliaments strengthen the third parties. We don’t have coalitions in Congress.

I think there’s also not enough of them to run up and down ballot everywhere

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:51:45am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

There is no limit to the lows. I predict that 2019 will be a record year for low. :(

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:52:47am

re: #187 dangerman

I think there’s also not enough of them to run up and down ballot everywhere

May well be but I just think so much of their complaints are hollow.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:53:14am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

Current HuffPo headline:

6 TIMES TRUMP ‘HIT A NEW LOW’ IN 2018

The plot twist is there is no new low for Trump.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:53:46am

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Go fuck yourself. You told both Pelosi and Schumer that oyu’d welcome the shutdown. Stop complaining and own it or deal with the fact that you ain’t never getting your stupid wall.

It was in all the papers
Might have made it to tv too

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:54:36am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

Current HuffPo headline:

6 TIMES TRUMP ‘HIT A NEW LOW’ IN 2018

Every time we think he couldn’t possibly go any lower….

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:55:27am

Butina’s Republican Honey-trap Makeover.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:56:49am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

Current HuffPo headline:

6 TIMES TRUMP ‘HIT A NEW LOW’ IN 2018

Only 6?

That goddamned lying fart hits a new low every fucking microsecond!

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:57:04am

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Go fuck yourself. You told both Pelosi and Schumer that oyu’d welcome the shutdown. Stop complaining and own it or deal with the fact that you ain’t never getting your stupid wall.

So Trump who publicly said that he is taking responsibility for the shutdown and that he wouldn’t blame Schumer is now tweeting #schumershutdown. But this is just standard practice for him; he’s incapable of being honest or telling the truth. And his base mindlessly repeats his lies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:58:20am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:02:58am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:04:41am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Miss Lindsay will blame the children’s murders on the Clinton Foundation…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:06:27am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:06:28am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

The biggest problem I see with parliamentary systems is when a party does not get an absolute majority. They then have to dig up coalition partners from minor parties to form a government.

That leaves the majority party beholden to every last demand of the minority partner if they want to remain in government (see: UK with the Conservative Party beholden to the DUP, Israel with Likud beholden to a bunch of minor religious parties, &c)

In effect, the majority party in the coalition then is beholden to the minority party’s voters, not their own voters.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:07:02am

re: #197 Anymouse 🌹

“THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering whether to grant a South Carolina request that would effectively allow faith-based foster care agencies in the state the ability to deny Jewish parents from fostering children in its network. The argument, from the state and from the agency, is that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act should not force a Protestant group to work with Jewish people if it violates a tenet of their faith.”

State sanctioned anti-Semitism.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:08:02am

re: #195 Hecuba’s daughter

So Trump who publicly said that he is taking responsibility for the shutdown and that he wouldn’t blame Schumer is now tweeting #schumershutdown. But this is just standard practice for him; he’s incapable of being honest or telling the truth. And his base mindlessly repeats his lies.

This is where the Dems should get organized and if they have to pay for that clip of trump to be run over and over…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:08:09am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:08:51am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

The biggest problem I see with parliamentary systems is when a party does not get an absolute majority. They then have to dig up coalition partners from minor parties to form a government.

That leaves the majority party beholden to every last demand of the minority partner if they want to remain in government (see: UK with the Conservative Party beholden to the DUP, Israel with Likud beholden to a bunch of minor religious parties, &c)

In effect, the majority party in the coalition then is beholden to the minority party’s voters, not their own voters.

In Israel if a party gets 1% of the vote it gets seats in Parliament.

Germany has a 5% threshold which is more reasonable.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:10:14am

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

The biggest problem I see with parliamentary systems is when a party does not get an absolute majority. They then have to dig up coalition partners from minor parties to form a government.

That leaves the majority party beholden to every last demand of the minority partner if they want to remain in government (see: UK with the Conservative Party beholden to the DUP, Israel with Likud beholden to a bunch of minor religious parties, &c)

In effect, the majority party in the coalition then is beholden to the minority party’s voters, not their own voters.

That’s a great point.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:10:16am

re: #197 Anymouse 🌹

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Stop taking federal funds

Easy

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:10:42am

re: #188 PhillyPretzel

It will be a new high in lows.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:10:44am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well boo fucking hoo.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:13:19am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

That’s a great point.

Yes but we have the same thing here with “Blue Dogs” who held liberal legislation hostage unless it is watered down. Such as when Joe LIEberman continually watered down the ACA.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:15:59am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What does that guy being pro-trump have to do with him losing his scholarship? nothing.

being a pro-trump asshole has temporary immunity for trumps only.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:16:44am

re: #209 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes but we have the same thing here with “Blue Dogs” who held liberal legislation hostage unless it is watered down. Such as when Joe LIEberman continually watered down the ACA.

True that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:16:59am

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

“THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering whether to grant a South Carolina request that would effectively allow faith-based foster care agencies in the state the ability to deny Jewish parents from fostering children in its network. The argument, from the state and from the agency, is that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act should not force a Protestant group to work with Jewish people if it violates a tenet of their faith.”

State sanctioned anti-Semitism.

Antisemitism, pro-racism, anti-Catholicism, anti-Islam, anti-atheism.

Those are the sorts of laws I fear here as an atheist. Libertarians and conservatives will argue “well muh property rights; if you don’t like that business you can go to another one.”

The usual argument I give to that is we have one store in my town. If they discriminate against atheists, then there is one store sixteen miles away. If that store (whose owner also knows me) discriminates against atheists, the next stores are sixty miles away.

The same would apply to any disfavoured group.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:19:28am

Irritating — irritating — irritating: someone on MSNBC repeated that Democrats were willing to provide 25 billion for the wall earlier in the year and then the rest of the panel failed to point out (as had been done previously in the day) that was contingent on making DACA permanent and providing other improvements to the immigration process. So this dishonest snippet was allowed to continue uncorrected.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:26:52am

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

“THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering whether to grant a South Carolina request that would effectively allow faith-based foster care agencies in the state the ability to deny Jewish parents from fostering children in its network. The argument, from the state and from the agency, is that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act should not force a Protestant group to work with Jewish people if it violates a tenet of their faith.”

State sanctioned anti-Semitism.

Don’t forget they are also hating on Catholics and other non-Protestant religions/faiths too.

WASPs only…all else go to hell.

How Christian of them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:28:33am
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:29:50am

That article on religious discrimination in adoptions leads to The Intercept. The final paragraph notes this isn’t just about Jews.

Even in the Miracle Hill’s online application for interested foster parents it’s clear they intend for children to be raised in a Christian home.

In addition to basic information, the application asks for “denominational affiliation,” a pastor’s name, phone number, and “a brief, personal testimony of your faith/salvation,” and that of a spouse, if applicable. If you and your partner are the same sex, Miracle Hill will not allow you to adopt children in their network, according to lawyers, foster parents and employees at agencies who have worked closely with Miracle Hill.

theintercept.com

They note the leaders of the adoption agency are tied to the leaders of South Carolina’s government, which is why the government is getting involved on their behalf.

The appeal by the state and Miracle Hill is to the Department of Health and Human Services, which has been stuffed with Evangelical Christians.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:30:43am

Wait…wut??

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:32:37am

re: #209 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes but we have the same thing here with “Blue Dogs” who held liberal legislation hostage unless it is watered down. Such as when Joe LIEberman continually watered down the ACA.

Hmmm. Joe Lieberman. What state did he represent? Oh, yeah, Connecticut.

And what are Connecticut’s biggest industries?

Why, that would be finance and insurance.

Any wonder why he didn’t like the ACA?

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:33:02am

re: #217 makeitstop

Wait…wut??

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where to even begin?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:33:27am

re: #217 makeitstop

Wait…wut??

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A) He’s not popular with young people and B) There is nothing punk rock about him. C) You’re an embarrassment to our generation Candice and you’ll realize it as soon as you stop getting paid to shill for him.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:34:02am

re: #217 makeitstop

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:34:13am
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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:35:05am

re: #220 HappyWarrior

A) He’s not popular with young people and B) There is nothing punk rock about him. C) You’re an embarrassment to our generation Candice and you’ll realize it as soon as you stop getting paid to shill for him.

you forgot to mention just how popular punk rock is with today’s youth.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:35:07am

Hnsxsmkasx,kddsisewjkkdewjikjkjkji,jikkijikjkikjijkikik

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:35:39am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I mean people like her are why Ben Shapiro has appeal because he’s a genius compared to her stupidity and he says a lot of stupid shit too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:35:59am

re: #217 makeitstop

Wait…wut??

A reply to that tweet:

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:36:29am

re: #223 bd(Redacted)

you forgot to mention just how popular punk rock is with today’s youth.

Yeah that too. Kind of how Paul Ryan thought he was cool by being a RATM fan.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:37:24am

re: #220 HappyWarrior

A) He’s not popular with young people and B) There is nothing punk rock about him. C) You’re an embarrassment to our generation Candice and you’ll realize it as soon as you stop getting paid to shill for him.

As someone said in the comments to that tweet, I’d love to have him join us in an old-fashioned slam pit.

That would be fun.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:37:35am

re: #224 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Hnsxsmkasx,kddsisewjkkdewjikjkjkji,jikkijikjkikjijkikik

Back at ya.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:38:15am

re: #215 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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In other words the Big Tough Adult-in-the-White House® Marine General wouldn’t stand up to Trump.

All he apparently was doing was covering for Trump so he could collect the check and get his hate on for anyone he didn’t like.

What strong character! Pfffft.

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wrenchwench  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:38:54am

re: #217 makeitstop

Wait…wut??

[Candace Owens Claims Trump’s Popular With The Youth Generation Because He’s ‘Punk Rock’]

I’ve never seen anyone mistake Donald Trump for Beto O’Rourke before.

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A Cranky One  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:39:25am

re: #224 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Hnsxsmkasx,kddsisewjkkdewjikjkjkji,jikkijikjkikjijkikik

Yes, the keyboard is soft and warm, but only lizards are allowed to post.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:40:00am

re: #230 ObserverArt

In other words the Big Tough Adult-in-the-White House® Marine General wouldn’t stand up to Trump.

All he apparently was doing was covering for Trump so he could collect the check and get his hate on for anyone he didn’t like.

What strong character! Pfffft.

The only thing I will miss about Kelly is his leaking like a sieve.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:40:00am

Right wingers always use stupid hyperbole. It’s honestly embarrassing for me as a millennial seeing Candice represent our generation and attempt to speak for it by trying to make Trump into this anti establishment rebel. He’s not. He’s a bigoted crook. There’s nothing rebellious about Trump or supporting him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:40:11am

re: #230 ObserverArt

In other words the Big Tough Adult-in-the-White House® Marine General wouldn’t stand up to Trump.

All he apparently was doing was covering for Trump so he could collect the check and get his hate on for anyone he didn’t like.

What strong character! Pfffft.

At the point he was in the White House, he was no longer a general. He was a civilian.

He was in there for conservative grift just like the rest of them, and promoting hate and racism just like the rest of them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:40:48am

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Yeah that too. Kind of how Paul Ryan thought he was cool by being a RATM fan.

And RATM told him to go fuck himself.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:40:50am

re: #217 makeitstop

Wait…wut??

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Go away Candace.

Your time is up.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:42:00am

“Punk rock”? There is no ‘rock’ in Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:42:34am

My mother was on the telephone: she says my step-father continues to improve, and the hospital says they will probably release him in mid-January.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:42:51am

re: #237 ObserverArt

Go away Candace.

Your time is up.

The only thing going for Candace is that half of her fans think she is Omarosa

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:43:03am

re: #237 ObserverArt

Go away Candace.

Your time is up.

It shouldn’t have even started. Her and her pal Kirk are idiots even by wingnut standards.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:43:23am

Good.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:43:33am

re: #236 Joe Bacon 🌹

And RATM told him to go fuck himself.

Which was actually quite punk rock funnily enough.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:44:00am

re: #242 Patricia Kayden

Good.

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They should be. No excuse for that shit.

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:44:02am
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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:44:19am

re: #232 A Cranky One

Yes, the keyboard is soft and warm, but only lizards are allowed to post.

So literal cat-blogging, then?

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:48:21am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹

At the point he was in the White House, he was no longer a general. He was a civilian.

He was in there for conservative grift just like the rest of them, and promoting hate and racism just like the rest of them.

Don’t be so literal. I know he was no longer a general.

I used it because the media did and he was one of “Trump’s Generals™.”

Do a small sampling in your town.

Ask if anyone knows John F. Kelly?

Then ask is anyone knows General Kelly?

I bet you get more mileage out of General Kelly.

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wrenchwench  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:49:17am

re: #238 Barefoot Grin

“Punk rock”? There is no ‘rock’ in Trump.

Didn’t the punks used to put safety pins through their bone spurs?

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:50:50am

re: #240 bd(Redacted)

The only thing going for Candace is that half of her fans think she is Omarosa

Is that good or bad???

Say, what ever happened to Omarosa and all her recordings and revelations?

Maybe she got paid, eh?

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:51:20am
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:52:23am

re: #176 ObserverArt

That was Belafon. No update on his progress…yet.

Haven’t gone digging into the wall yet. I’ll get back to the wall when my dad can help me search for it. He has one of those cameras for looking into walls, but it requires a .5 inch hole.Right now, I’m trying to see if I can get my computer to learn to play Ms. Pacman (reinforcement machine learning). So far, 1050Ti and 16 GB of ram seems like it’s not going to be powerful enough.

As for those video doorbells, you don’t even have to have an existing doorbell. If you don’t they contain a battery you can recharge every 6-12 months. If you do have an existing system, it will charge from that. I am just trying to reuse some of the existing hardware, because it’s there.

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wrenchwench  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:54:20am

re: #249 ObserverArt

Is that good or bad???

Say, what ever happened to Omarosa and all her recordings and revelations?

Maybe she got paid, eh?

She figured out what was going to come from Michael Cohen and figured out nobody was going to pay attention to her. So they settled on a reasonable price and she shut up.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:55:24am

re: #250 Patricia Kayden

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Nah I’ll judge you on what he did do while you were his CoS.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:55:35am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

Which was actually quite punk rock funnily enough.

Are you saying Rage Against the Machine was a punk rock group?

I wouldn’t classify them as such as far as musical style. The name might hint it though.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:57:11am

re: #250 Patricia Kayden

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Great, so now he’s just surrounded by enablers and shitweasels like Miller.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:57:24am
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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:58:40am

re: #250 Patricia Kayden

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Trump didn’t resign while you were CoS, I hold you responsible for that then.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:58:42am

re: #254 ObserverArt

Are you saying Rage Against the Machine was a punk rock group?

I wouldn’t classify them as such as far as musical style. The name might hint it though.

No I’m saying that telling a VP candidate to fo was punk. Not intended as a commentary on their music Their music had more a metal sound to me. Remember when Ivanka talked about her punk days listening to Nirvana?

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:00:01am

re: #255 Barefoot Grin

Great, so now he’s just surrounded by enablers and shitweasels like Miller.

That will make the break with the GOP in Congress easier. Hopefully.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:00:20am

re: #256 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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I do not use Instagram. Is there a way for a non-user to see the break up???

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:01:19am

re: #256 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So all of Corsi’s clap trap bullshit was him covering up that he sang like a fucking Canary. Classic.

🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:01:39am

re: #260 ObserverArt

I do not use Instagram. Is there a way for a non-user to see the break up???

Open her tweet.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:01:49am
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:02:00am

re: #260 ObserverArt

I do not use Instagram. Is there a way for a non-user to see the break up???

I just looked up his page. The comments are all “wow, I had no idea Jerry Corsi was such a two-faced liar!” hahahahahahahaha

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:04:32am

re: #247 ObserverArt

Don’t be so literal. I know he was no longer a general.

I used it because the media did and he was one of “Trump’s Generals™.”

Do a small sampling in your town.

Ask if anyone knows John F. Kelley?

Then ask is anyone knows General Kelley?

I bet you get more mileage out of General Kelley.

I would use White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly, his correct title for the position he was in.

Trump didn’t hire him because he is a retired general (though he spun it that way). He hired him because he is a racist. Note other advisors he’s hired are not generals (Larry Kudlow, Bill Shine, Stephen Miller, &c). “General” was the cover story.

Most retired officers (or enlisted) do not introduce themselves with their rank or rating unless the particular event or situation warrants it.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:09:20am

re: #262 MsJ

Open her tweet.

Ahhh…I didn’t go to her tweet thread so I didn’t see the Instagram linkage. Now I see it.

I’ve only been on Instagram to access some images from a client. I’ll play around with it to see what I can dig into.

I’d love nothing more for those two scum suckers to throw each other to the wolves. The world will be better off with them out of business one way or the other.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:19:30am
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:21:52am

My grandkids are here (from Toronto) and they wanted to watch the Disney “Cars” video which they have already seen about eleventy bazillion times. I put on “Cars 2” so the parents can get some relief.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:21:54am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:23:20am

re: #268 The Vicious Babushka

My grandkids are here (from Toronto) and they wanted to watch the Disney “Cars” video which they have already seen about eleventy bazillion times. I put on “Cars 2” so the parents can get some relief.

Had the live action Beauty and Beast on last night for my niece. She seemed to enjoy it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:23:26am

Going through that “Trump is punk” thread, I ran across this one:

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:24:27am

re: #271 Anymouse 🌹

Going through that “Trump is punk” thread, I ran across this one:

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We all know that Ivanka is super goth okay.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:26:19am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹

I would use White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly, his correct title for the position he was in.

Trump didn’t hire him because he is a retired general (though he spun it that way). He hired him because he is a racist. Note other advisors he’s hired are not generals (Larry Kudlow, Bill Shine, Stephen Miller, &c). “General” was the cover story.

Most retired officers (or enlisted) do not introduce themselves with their rank or rating unless the particular event or situation warrants it.

You are getting into the weeds. I don’t want to go into the weeds!!!

I was just using “general’ in the general way he was referred to often. And Trump did add him into his general usage of “My generals.”

Reminder to self. Military members are all strict and shit about military terms.

But as a reminder…

Trump On ‘My Generals’ From ‘Central Casting’

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:26:39am

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

BUILD THE WALL!!!1!!11!!!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:29:17am

re: #273 ObserverArt

You are getting into the weeds. I don’t want to go into the weeds!!!

I was just using “general’ in the general way he was referred to often. And Trump did add him into his general usage of “My generals.”

Reminder to self. Military members are all strict and shit about military terms.

But as a reminder…

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I think that Trump definitely likes general. For Mattis, he probably heard that his nickname was “Mad Dog” and he thought that he had to have the guy even though he knew next to nothing about Mattis’s values. Mattis certainly is hawkish but more complicated than that and Kelly, I assume he read that the General’s son was KIA and that Kelly could and turned out did get a lot of the less savory parts of his agenda and personality ignored because of that. Trump I’ve concluded is all about image. Remember when he almost didn’t pick Bolton because he hated Bolton’s mustache?

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:29:57am

re: #267 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
Replying to @Green_Footballs
And Chuck Todd will now almost certainly have to show he’s “impartial” by having another show full of right wing deniers and liars. You know they’re screaming about it already.

I didn’t catch all of his show, but didn’t he say he was not going to allow deniers?

I get the feeling ol’ Chuck is going to hold to the truth on this topic.

If he was going to balance he would have done it today.

I don’t like Chuck, but if this signals he is going to stand up for truth and facts, maybe it will steel him to do the same on other issues.

I’m in for any positives at this time.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:30:10am

re: #270 HappyWarrior

Had the live action Beauty and Beast on last night for my niece. She seemed to enjoy it.

Their favorite movie before “Cars” was the Seinfeld “Bee Movie” which they watched eleventy bazillion and one times. I can’t find it in the DVD drawer any more. It’s like somebody took it out and threw it in the garbage or pounded it to bits with a shoe or something.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:33:15am

NO SHIT, MAGGIE

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:33:31am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:33:32am

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Their favorite movie before “Cars” was the Seinfeld “Bee Movie” which they watched eleventy bazillion and one times. I can’t find it in the DVD drawer any more. It’s like somebody took it out and threw it in the garbage or pounded it to bits with a shoe or something.

Damn that’s an old one. I took my youngest brother to see that one in theaters and he’s a HS senior now. That one wasn’t so bad. My niece’s favorites are Frozen and Moana. Though she enjoyed Coco too.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:34:00am

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

NO SHIT, MAGGIE

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Yet you continued to lie for him, Johnny.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:38:02am
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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:38:14am

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Their favorite movie before “Cars” was the Seinfeld “Bee Movie” which they watched eleventy bazillion and one times. I can’t find it in the DVD drawer any more. It’s like somebody took it out and threw it in the garbage or pounded it to bits with a shoe or something.

I was digging around on YouTube the other day and saw they had Cars 2 available to watch without paying.

So since you mentioned Cars 2, I just searched and found this link to a “Bee Movie” also free to watch on YouTube.

Is this the same movie?

Bee Movie (2007) Full Story

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:38:14am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:39:33am

re: #283 ObserverArt

I was digging around on YouTube the other day and saw they had Cars 2 available to watch without paying.

So since you mentioned Cars 2, I just searched and found this link to a “Bee Movie” also free to watch on YouTube.

Is this the same movie?

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Yeah that’s it.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:41:09am
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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:48:21am

re: #276 ObserverArt

I didn’t catch all of his show, but didn’t he say he was not going to allow deniers?

I get the feeling ol’ Chuck is going to hold to the truth on this topic.

If he was going to balance he would have done it today.

I don’t like Chuck, but if this signals he is going to stand up for truth and facts, maybe it will steel him to do the same on other issues.

I’m in for any positives at this time.

I’m feeling there’s a trade off here that we don’t know about and won’t like.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:48:36am
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freetoken  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:48:40am

More evidence that Brexitism is an attempt to bring back the good ol’ days:

UK ‘could set-up Far East military bases to become global player’ after Brexit

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:55:06am

re: #289 freetoken

More evidence that Brexitism is an attempt to bring back the good ol’ days:

UK ‘could set-up Far East military bases to become global player’ after Brexit

I guess they want to Make Britain Despised Again.

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:56:12am

re: #289 freetoken

Don’t they know the rest of the world has advanced since 1945?

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:56:24am

Life goals. 😂😂😂

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Alephnaught  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:59:54am

re: #89 bd(Redacted)

yep, here is one of the average wingnuts welcoming a Russian cyberattack

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Note: the above phrase used to thrown by right wingers in the UK at anyone remotely liberal, never mind left wing, who expressed being nice to their fellow humans.

Note those same people are now fanbois of Russia. So I throw back that phrase at them every time I can. :)

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:00:54pm
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freetoken  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:01:51pm

re: #291 jaunte

Don’t they know the rest of the world has advanced since 1945?

From the article:

He said there would be a political shift after Brexit, seeing the UK building deeper relationships with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Caribbean states and nations across Africa.

He predicted these countries would look to the UK for “the moral leadership, the military leadership and the global leadership”.

White father will civilize the savages.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:02:19pm

Not pretty enough for Fox. Not enough money from the other right wing possibilities. No actual news organization want anything to do with her.

So sad.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:03:29pm

re: #296 MsJ

Not pretty enough for Fox. Not enough money from the other right wing possibilities. No actual news organization want anything to do with her.

So sad.

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I don’t feel bad at all.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:03:43pm

re: #295 freetoken

From the article:

White father will civilize the savages.

Brexit Brits want their empire back, how cute.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:03:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:05:01pm

re: #293 Alephnaught

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Note: the above phrase used to thrown by right wingers in the UK at anyone remotely liberal, never mind left wing, who expressed being nice to their fellow humans.

Note those same people are now fanbois of Russia. So I throw back that phrase at them every time I can. :)

Oh if anyone deserves that phrase thrown at them, it’s Jacob. I think the kid is that stupid that he has no idea that the Russian government has been much more a force for bad more than good over the decades. He’s not some cynical asshole. He’s a dumb asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:06:27pm

re: #298 bd(Redacted)

Brexit Brits want their empire back, how cute.

I’m sure Alep and our other British isles Lizards would agree but British wingnuts are just as obnoxious as ours. They both share a nostalgia for a past that was never theirs and one that never existed.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:06:56pm

re: #296 MsJ

Not pretty enough for Fox. Not enough money from the other right wing possibilities. No actual news organization want anything to do with her.

So sad.

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Trying to gather pity or try to figure out a job that Sarah would be good at, I’m coming up with nothing on both counts.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:08:49pm

re: #297 HappyWarrior

I don’t feel bad at all.

It actually makes me rather joyful.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:09:40pm

re: #301 HappyWarrior

I’m sure Alep and our other British isles Lizards would agree but British wingnuts are just as obnoxious as ours. They both share a nostalgia for a past that was never theirs and one that never existed.

Just as stupid, too.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:09:42pm

re: #303 MsJ

It actually makes me rather joyful.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person for sure.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:09:56pm

re: #304 MsJ

Just as stupid, too.

Oh yes.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:10:42pm

re: #302 bd(Redacted)

Trying to gather pity or try to figure out a job that Sarah would be good at, I’m coming up with nothing on both counts.

Yeah I am too. And yeah at the risk of sounding shallow, she’s not pretty enough to be a FNC talking head like Dana Perino is. She doesn’t fit their model pun intended.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:12:19pm

re: #238 Barefoot Grin

“Punk rock”? There is no ‘rock’ in Trump.

Except in his head.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:13:09pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Yeah I am too. And yeah at the risk of sounding shallow, she’s not pretty enough to be a FNC talking head like Dana Perino is. She doesn’t fit their model pun intended.

Companies could hire her to visit their competition?
She could be an opening act for her Daddy’s TV show? Can she play the drums or tuba?

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:14:15pm

If you’re looking for a fantastic essay to read today, here it is:

A cut cable line was worth 10 points, whether we tried to fix it or not. We could try to splice it if we found the cut. Or we could maybe run a temp line. But you can’t run one across a neighbor’s lawn or across a sidewalk or street. That’s what happened with the guy who was adding a swimming pool. The diggers had cut his line. I knew before I walked in. But he still wanted me to come stare at the blank cable box while we talked. I did because the Fox News cult loves to call in complaints about their rude techs.

The tap, where the cable line connects, was in a neighboring yard. There was a dog door on the back patio of that yard. I like dogs, but I’m not an idiot. I told him it would be a week, 7 to 10 days to get a new line. He said through his teeth he needed an exact day. I gave him my supervisor’s number. This whole time, his wife was in the kitchen wiping a clean counter.

I was filling out the work orders and emailing my supervisor to give him a heads-up on a possible call from a member of every cable tech’s favorite rage cult, when his wife knocked on my van window. She stepped back and called me “ma’am.” Which was nice. Her husband with the tucked-in polo shirt had asked my name and I told him Lauren. He heard Lawrence because it fit what he saw and asked if he could call me Larry. Guys like that use your name as a weapon. “Larry, explain to me why I had to sit around here from 1 to 3 waiting on you and you show up at 3:17. Does that seem like good customer service to you, Larry? And now you’re telling 7 to 10 days? Larry, I’m getting really tired of hearing this shit.” Guys like that, it was safer to just let them think I was a man.

She said she was sorry about him. I said, “It’s fine.” I said there really wasn’t anything I could do. She blinked back the flood of tears she’d been holding since God knows when. She said, “It’s just, when he has Fox, he has Obama to hate. If he doesn’t have that …” She kept looking over her shoulder. She was terrified of him. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I just need him to have Fox.” I got out of my van.

The neighbor with the possible attack dogs wasn’t home. The next-door neighbor wasn’t either. But I looked up his account. I got lucky. He didn’t have TV service. I pulled up his modem on my laptop, perfect signal. There was an attenuator where the cable connected to his house-wiring to tamp down the signal — too much is also a problem. I got enough running a line from the neighbor’s house to theirs so the asshole would be able to get his rage fix from Hannity. I remember leaving a note on the neighbor’s door, some ambiguous lie about their internet service being urgent. I figured the neighbor might be more understanding about internet service than Fox. I sure as fuck was.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:14:23pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Yeah I am too. And yeah at the risk of sounding shallow, she’s not pretty enough to be a FNC talking head like Dana Perino is. She doesn’t fit their model pun intended.

And even the typical wingnut welfare gig of a radio show wouldn’t work, her voice is too annoyingly monotone. She could be a spokesperson for Nyquil.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:21:43pm

re: #291 jaunte

Don’t they know the rest of the world has advanced since 1945?

It’s not 1945 they want back.

It’s 1815.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:21:45pm

re: #310 goddamnedfrank

If you’re looking for a fantastic essay to read today, here it is:

That was a good read.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:22:31pm

re: #302 bd(Redacted)

Trying to gather pity or try to figure out a job that Sarah would be good at, I’m coming up with nothing on both counts.

She’s going to go on the right wing church circuit, bullshit about how persecuted she was and she’ll make a nice living from the tax exempt cash!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:24:03pm

re: #314 Joe Bacon 🌹

She’s going to go on the right wing church circuit, bullshit about how persecuted she was and she’ll make a nice living from the tax exempt cash!

Ah yeah I can see that.

316
HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:24:29pm

Any word who they’re going to replace her? All the shuffling around’s gotta be rough for the SNL writers too.

317
MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:25:22pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:26:25pm

re: #316 HappyWarrior

Any word who they’re going to replace her? All the shuffling around’s gotta be rough for the SNL writers too.

There are plenty of assholes vying to replace Hucky Boo Boo!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:27:07pm

re: #318 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are plenty of assholes vying to replace Hucky Boo Boo!

I’m sure.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:27:12pm

re: #318 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are plenty of assholes vying to replace Hucky Boo Boo!

Not so much.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:28:16pm

re: #300 HappyWarrior

Oh if anyone deserves that phrase thrown at them, it’s Jacob. I think the kid is that stupid that he has no idea that the Russian government has been much more a force for bad more than good over the decades. He’s not some cynical asshole. He’s a dumb asshole.

He may be the dumbest asshole ever.

I don’t think you can fake being that dense…unless you were a good comedic actor/satirist maybe. And surely he isn’t creative enough to be any of those.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:30:10pm

Ms. Lindsey is spewing on the TVzzzz.
“We got to stop hating each other but it’s hard to do from Hawaii” or some such 2faced bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:30:35pm

re: #321 ObserverArt

He may be the dumbest asshole ever.

I don’t think you can fake being that dense…unless you were a good comedic actor/satirist maybe. And surely he isn’t creative enough to be any of those.

Yeah it’s not an act. He really genuinely loves Russia as much as Trump.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:30:43pm

re: #318 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are plenty of assholes vying to replace Hucky Boo Boo!

Mulvaney?

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:31:17pm

re: #301 HappyWarrior

re: #298 bd(Redacted)

Brexit Brits want their empire back, how cute.

I’m sure Alep and our other British isles Lizards would agree but British wingnuts are just as obnoxious as ours. They both share a nostalgia for a past that was never theirs and one that never existed.

And apparently, also have the same propensity to fabricate “studies” to reinforce their inane opinions: viz: (from the Mirror linked piece):

The research showed that while “the rest of the world saw Britain standing 10 feet tall - when actually we stood six feet tall - Britons saw us standing five feet tall, not the six, and certainly not the 10”, he said.

Of course, they saw “Britain standing 10 feet tall” - when you’re ROFL, everything looks taller….

And who, exactly, is going to pay for all these new far-flung bases? And how? And why? As usual for the Brexiteers, Mr. Williamson seems rather long on overblown Imperial rhetoric, and fairly short on practical answers.
It’s what I’ve always thought about most Brexit-flogging: there has always been a nostalgia-for-Empire aura about it: as if, once “free” from their European “shackles”, the UK is going to boldly emerge into the glorious future. Of 1910.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:31:29pm

re: #322 Dave In Austin

Ms. Lindsey is spewing on the TVzzzz.
“We got to stop hating each other but it’s hard to do from Hawaii” or some such 2faced bullshit.

Says the guy who attacked a sexual assault victim just so he could get his federalist society toy on scotus.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:31:56pm

re: #318 Joe Bacon 🌹

There are plenty of assholes vying to replace Hucky Boo Boo!

Could be a comeback for The Mooch.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:32:04pm

re: #324 Hecuba’s daughter

Mulvaney?

That would seem like a demotion no?

329
HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:32:34pm

re: #327 Teddy’s Person

Could be a comeback for The Mooch.

Now that I could believe. This shit show loves second acts.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:33:35pm

re: #328 HappyWarrior

That would seem like a demotion no?

No — He could be Acting Press Secretary.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:34:38pm

re: #329 HappyWarrior

Now that I could believe. This shit show loves second acts.

He’ll be slithering in directly.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:34:38pm

re: #330 Hecuba’s daughter

No — He could be Acting Press Secretary.

Isn’t he already acting acting chief of staff and acting acting acting OPM?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:34:43pm

re: #324 Hecuba’s daughter

Mulvaney?

Just the thought of Laura Loomer giving briefings…

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:34:59pm

re: #331 Teddy’s Person

He’ll be slithering in directly.

I’m sure he will be.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:35:22pm

re: #327 Teddy’s Person

Could be a comeback for The Mooch.

Steven Miller……
I would LOL!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:35:29pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just the thought of Laura Loomer giving briefings…

Ingraham is more believable because I doubt Trump knows Loomer.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:36:27pm

re: #335 Dave In Austin

Steven Miller……
I would LOL!

Hell bring back Spicey Sean. I love being yelled at and lied to by a Napoleon complex douche.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:37:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:37:41pm

re: #296 MsJ

Not pretty enough for Fox. Not enough money from the other right wing possibilities. No actual news organization want anything to do with her.

So sad.

[Embedded content]

she should just stay home and learn how to make a proper pecan pie

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:38:35pm

re: #302 bd(Redacted)

Trying to gather pity or try to figure out a job that Sarah would be good at, I’m coming up with nothing on both counts.

maybe she can learn to knit

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Teddy's Person  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:38:56pm

re: #335 Dave In Austin

Steven Miller……
I would LOL!

I don’t know. The bright lights of the press room might make his human suit crack and fall off his alien-like form. Ain’t nobody wanting to see that mess.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:41:32pm

re: #273 ObserverArt

You are getting into the weeds. I don’t want to go into the weeds!!!

I was just using “general’ in the general way he was referred to often. And Trump did add him into his general usage of “My generals.”

Reminder to self. Military members are all strict and shit about military terms.

But as a reminder…

[Embedded content]

well played

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:42:51pm

re: #328 HappyWarrior

That would seem like a demotion no?

No. Just another title. He’ll have them all at the end… Like collecting bottle caps.

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:43:18pm

re: #322 Dave In Austin

Ms. Lindsey is spewing on the TVzzzz.
“We got to stop hating each other but it’s hard to do from Hawaii” or some such 2faced bullshit.

Is he still blithering on about yesterday’s stale BS talking-point about it being some kind of “outrage” that Nancy Pelosi is (I think) on holiday in Hawaii with her family until Congress reconvenes next week? WTF is she going to do in Washington? Sen. Graham ought to think about his comments more: does he really want Madam Speaker back stuck in DC - with her main diversion being going in front of cameras to rake Trump and the Republicans over their obsessions and obstructionism?

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:44:18pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just the thought of Laura Loomer giving briefings…

She crashed and burned with her Twitter stunt. That’s way too loser like to get a good with trump. Stunts have to pay off. Hers didn’t.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:44:55pm

re: #336 HappyWarrior

Ingraham is more believable because I doubt Trump knows Loomer.

And she’s off the radio now, relegated to podcast status.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:47:05pm

Feel good story of the day.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:47:54pm

re: #347 MsJ

Feel good story of the day.

[Embedded content]

Up there with how Manafort’s assets are now funding the investigation.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:48:17pm

re: #333 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just the thought of Laura Loomer giving briefings…

LOL, White House press briefings banned from You Tube and Twitter.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:50:08pm

re: #349 bd(Redacted)

LOL, White House press briefings banned from You Tube and Twitter.

She’ll handcuff herself until someone listens to her!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:50:18pm

re: #302 bd(Redacted)

Trying to gather pity or try to figure out a job that Sarah would be good at, I’m coming up with nothing on both counts.

Evangelical preacher, or infomercial saleswoman.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:51:42pm

re: #347 MsJ

Feel good story of the day.

[Embedded content]

Oh, this is delicious.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:52:45pm

Good guy with a gun.
He also got in a shootout with police as he fled the scene, then stabbed another woman as he attempted to carjack her.(she’s alive)

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:52:51pm

re: #267 Charles Johnson

And Chuck Todd will now almost certainly have to show he’s “impartial” by having another show full of right wing deniers and liars. You know they’re screaming about it already.

i’ve been railing on this for quite a while. (I posted that poorly written polemic “Do not legitimize crackpots” on the right side some time ago).

I think the approach of confront, explain, persuade has been terribly damaging to ‘science’.
Thirty or more years have demonstrated that the idea that skeptics should face and cultivate in these people an understanding and love for the scientific outlook has not worked.

It legitimizes their crackpot ideas. And worse, it give every new one instant credibility as their lunacy is elevated to be equal with actual provable science right out of the gate.

When we give them legitimacy by explaining, debunking, etc., they then just cloak themselves in the trappings of science and reason we just gave them and then they tear the whole nature of science down.

With respect to global warming, “the overwhelming number of ….” is not science. It is a bad ‘argument’. It doesn’t ‘prove’ anything. It’s a persuader. And, again, it then bestows on the 3% the Galileo myth legitimacy. (what if you’re all wrong and I’m right…could happen.)

Yes, governments and private businesses lobby and control and spin. It doesn’t change the science. Yes I know the dangers of ignoring or ‘waiting’ w/r/t climate change. Still, the tool for ‘winning’, if that’s the word, is not “4 out of 5 dentists surveyed agree”.

It’s the science.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:53:01pm

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹

Evangelical preacher, or infomercial saleswoman.

Do the evangelicals listen to wimmen preachers?

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:53:22pm

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹

Back at ya.

Heh. That was my lovely and devious three-year-old granddaughter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:53:22pm

I know it’s Claude, but…

358
PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:54:21pm

I am still playing with my new toy. This video of the sun setting (it is going down behind the houses) is neat.

359
ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:55:19pm

re: #348 HappyWarrior

Up there with how Manafort’s assets are now funding the investigation.

Nothing more embarrassing in political sports than own goals.

Ascoli goalkeeper scores comical own goal against Palermo

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:55:38pm

re: #293 Alephnaught

If Russia helped put the Fake News Media out of business, that would be greatly appreciated by the American People

Note: the above phrase used to thrown by right wingers in the UK at anyone remotely liberal, never mind left wing, who expressed being nice to their fellow humans.

Note those same people are now fanbois of Russia. So I throw back that phrase at them every time I can. :)

the real ‘fake media’ or your fake ‘fake media’?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:55:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:56:53pm
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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:57:26pm

re: #299 MsJ

[Embedded content]

ok ok im slow as usual

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:58:28pm
365
Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 12:59:42pm

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Meanwhile, it seems the press shop itself has been nearly abandoned. This is not much of surprise — Trump has long considered himself to be his best spokesperson, and he has proven incapable of sticking to any coherent media strategy. And part of the problem, an anonymous source told Yahoo News, is that no one credible wants to work for the White House press office.

“No professional in good standing will even interview for a job,” the source said. “It’s a zombie comms shop. Night of the living dead.”

Trump and co. making the government less and less functional with each passing day.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:00:20pm

re: #359 ObserverArt

Nothing more embarrassing in political sports than own goals.

[Embedded content]

For sure. I can’t believe he really thought he’d still be controlling the House but then again so many of his cult really believed there was a red wave coming.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:01:12pm

re: #355 bd(Redacted)

Do the evangelicals listen to wimmen preachers?

There are several famous past and present women wingnut preachers. That goes all the way back to Aimee Semple.

Politico did a fluff piece on Sen. Sherrod Brown’s wife Connie. (He’s running. /s)

Like Chelsea Clinton, Connie Shultz is a very nice person. That means wingnuts went after in Politico’s comment section and on Twitter for her weight and looks.

368
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:01:15pm

I wonder who will take credit?

// (no I don’t, it’s inevitable)

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:01:29pm

re: #351 Anymouse 🌹

Head of PR for a dictator.

370
plansbandc  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:03:09pm

re: #338 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Boy that’s satisfying to watch.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:03:46pm

re: #363 dangerman

ok ok im slow as usual

It’s ok. We’re on the same page. 🙂

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:04:32pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:05:09pm

re: #364 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Keep telling yourself that Big Guy.

Nancy Pelosi seems to have rented the penthouse in Trump’s head.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:05:53pm
375
Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:06:47pm

the moron will call this fake news

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:09:15pm

re: #372 Backwoods_Sleuth

377
Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:10:10pm

re: #299 MsJ

How did he get away with that fake attack on Mueller? I’m hoping the FBI is investigating that.

378
Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:12:19pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:14:27pm

re: #374 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

This comment in that tweet thread is probably a good bet.

Phoenix Woman @PhoenixWomanMN 27 minutes ago

Graham’s trying to set up a rhetorical path to Trump’s signing the clean CR when it hits his desk next week.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:14:28pm

re: #368 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I wonder who will take credit?

// (no I don’t, it’s inevitable)

Meanwhile Federal Civil Servants get their pay frozen by President Shithead.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:16:02pm

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

[Embedded content]

Can we ask Rudy’s grandchildren how many times have told him that the Nigerian princes aren’t real.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:18:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:20:25pm

re: #382 Anymouse 🌹

[Embedded content]

I’ll say it again. Bernie and Trump are both going to miss Clinton big time in 2020.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:21:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:25:05pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:25:13pm

Hey Happy Warrior…the Browns must be moving up in the world of football.

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are doing the Browns vs. Ravens game.

387
HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:27:06pm

re: #386 ObserverArt

Hey Happy Warrior…the Browns must be moving up in the world of football.

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are doing the Browns vs. Ravens game.

Please beat the Ravens today. God if you guys could knock them out. That would be great. All wishing and hoping aside, I really think you’re on your way up. The key though I think will be finding a HC- I don’t know if Williams is your longterm HC and you’re going to need to continue to draft well. Drafting in the teens is a bit more tougher than in the single digits but if I were a Browns fan, I’d be excited.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:32:27pm

re: #387 HappyWarrior

Please beat the Ravens today. God if you guys could knock them out. That would be great. All wishing and hoping aside, I really think you’re on your way up. The key though I think will be finding a HC- I don’t know if Williams is your longterm HC and you’re going to need to continue to draft well. Drafting in the teens is a bit more tougher than in the single digits but if I were a Browns fan, I’d be excited.

No matter what happens today, I’m already a happy Browns fan. They already have a decent and very young team to build on.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:36:04pm

One note about the Ring Video Doorbell: The apps from Apple’s App Store work beautifully. I have both loaded to their respective platforms and I have so far very few problems. I tried to get the amazon version and stopped when I read the reviews. One would figure that paying for an app it would be a better one. According to the reviews it is not. So I did not download it. This means that my kindle fire tablet which I purchased to be used for this doorbell is not. Even when I went to the ring website it transferred me back to amazon’s App Store.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:39:06pm

re: #388 ObserverArt

No matter what happens today, I’m already a happy Browns fan. They already have a decent and very young team to build on.

Oh yeah there’s room for optimism no matter what happens today in Baltimore.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:44:47pm

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We’re not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The Earth is getting hotter. And human activity is a major cause, period. We’re not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled.”

close enough

i stand corrected
re: #354 dangerman

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:50:20pm

So worked the overnight shift at the hotel, filling in. Went to church. Came home and napped a bit. Decided that I really ought to use up the 1 kg pork roast my ex gave me. So I sauted it in the instant pot, added some herbs, some cream of mushroom soup for liquid, roughly chopped carrot and potato and gave the stew button a poke. In less than an hour I’ll have dinner for the next couple of days. My pot was a lizard gift last year and I remain profoundly grateful.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 1:55:41pm

re: #377 Patricia Kayden

How did he get away with that fake attack on Mueller? I’m hoping the FBI is investigating that.

No clue. Probably back burnered. Trump is the brass ring.

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 2:53:17pm

re: #389 PhillyPretzel

One note about the Ring Video Doorbell: The apps from Apple’s App Store work beautifully. I have both loaded to their respective platforms and I have so far very few problems. I tried to get the amazon version and stopped when I read the reviews. One would figure that paying for an app it would be a better one. According to the reviews it is not. So I did not download it. This means that my kindle fire tablet which I purchased to be used for this doorbell is not. Even when I went to the ring website it transferred me back to amazon’s App Store.

Could you not sideload the standard Android Ring app (which appears to be free)?

laptopmag.com

Edit: I didn’t notice that link was really old and that Handango doesn’t run an app store of its own anymore; see below for a way to get Google Play Store apps on Kindle Fire devices that’s much more recent:

howtogeek.com

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 3:17:55pm

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

the moron will call this fake news

Guess what happens when the middle class shrinks?


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