A Soulful Performance With Incredible Slide Guitar Work by the Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Midnight in Harlem”

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Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers a jaw-dropping performance of “Midnight In Harlem” during a live radio show taping for eTown. The audio is crystal clear, and Derek Trucks’ guitar solo is amazing!

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:09:08pm

My fave live band. We go see them whenever they come here.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:15:16pm

Meanwhile, Ontario Conservative MPs are just as butthurt as our GOP reps.

(four tweets)

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:17:25pm
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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:18:25pm

Natasha gets it.

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:22:08pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:23:07pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:27:27pm

re: #4 makeitstop

Natasha gets it.

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The GOP kept “BENGHAZI!!!” going for twice as long with 9 different investigations including a special committee and found nowhere near as much as Mueller did in just 1 year. 4 years and the GOP never managed to score a single indictment, much less a conviction.

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:27:46pm
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wrenchwench  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:27:57pm

re: #5 jeffreyw

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Where’s the gravy?

/looks like mashed potatoes and really good chocolate cake

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:29:54pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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I believe that’s a Rock reference. 1999 you is so embarrassed./:

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:31:34pm

Impksy a game in my phone sometimes

It’s called wordlink

Gives you scrambled letters you make until words

It just gave me S M O T I

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jeffreyw  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:32:36pm

re: #9 wrenchwench

Where’s the gravy?

/looks like mashed potatoes and really good chocolate cake

Dammit! I knew I forgot something. A little chocolate syrup is badly needed on that.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:33:46pm

re: #4 makeitstop

Natasha gets it.

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Seriously. This isn’t very hard.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:37:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:39:10pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

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Dude.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:43:02pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:45:26pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

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i rarely give out downdings but…

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:49:44pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

Hey Siri, how does one claw out one’s mind’s eye?

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:50:26pm

re: #11 dangerman

Impksy a game in my phone sometimes

It’s called wordlink

Gives you scrambled letters you make until words

It just gave me S M O T I

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Jay C  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:51:07pm

re: #11 dangerman

Impksy a game in my phone sometimes

It’s called wordlink

Gives you scrambled letters you make until words

It just gave me S M O T I

So it probably wouldn’t accept “jimhoft” as an answer?

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:51:22pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

The naked selfie is Stephen Miller and Sarah Huckabee Sanders recreating the kissing beach scene from “From Here To Eternity”.

— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 31, 2018

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:52:04pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

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Yo, I was planning on having dinner over here. So much for that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:52:32pm

re: #20 Jay C

So it probably wouldn’t accept “jimhoft” as an answer?

“moist”

same thing…

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:53:02pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:54:04pm

re: #14 Dave In Austin

dear god no…

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:54:14pm

Here’s the “Wall” around the Obama’s house. Those stairs should scare off Dotard.

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:54:20pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

“moist”

same thing…

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:55:42pm

My work here is done.

Happy New Year to All!

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:56:18pm

We’ve found a war crime worse than pineapple on pizza. Dog help us all.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:57:40pm

I keep thinking over and over…….

“Inverted Widows Peak”

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:58:00pm
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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 5:58:10pm

Austin keeps it weird!

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:00:26pm

re: #28 Dave In Austin

My work here is done.

Happy New Year to All!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:02:36pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

They want to bury us with lies so we can’t find the truth anymore.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:04:44pm

re: #26 The Vicious Babushka

Here’s the “Wall” around the Obama’s house. Those stairs should scare off Dotard.

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That really isn’t any different from most homes I’ve seen among DC’s more well to do.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:08:34pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

That really isn’t any different from most homes I’ve seen among DC’s more well to do.

They added those brick pillars next to the walkway and there will probably be some decorative ironwork added between the pillars.

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Chrysicat  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:09:19pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:09:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:09:59pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

They added those brick pillars next to the walkway and there will probably be some decorative ironwork added between the pillars.

I guess it’s the brickmason’s grandson in me but I do admire nice brickwork when I see it. They have a nice new home.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:11:01pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

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I keep on forgetting who’s triggered and who’s not? Who the hell goes to a comedian who is pretty well known not to be a fan of Trump’s and actually thinks A) he won’t mock him and B) won’t mock him even more when you ask him not do.

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gwangung  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:13:07pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

I keep on forgetting who’s triggered and who’s not? Who the hell goes to a comedian who is pretty well known not to be a fan of Trump’s and actually thinks A) he won’t mock him and B) won’t mock him even more when you ask him not do.

Really stupid people who DON’T know this stuff and DON’T know stand ups have plenty of experience of handling hecklers.

(TBH, I have no problem with Trump fans heckling; it’s up to Oswalt to handle it like any other standup).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:14:39pm

This may be the best colorization I have yet seen:

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:15:19pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:15:39pm

re: #41 gwangung

Really stupid people who DON’T know this stuff and DON’T know stand ups have plenty of experience of handling hecklers.

(TBH, I have no problem with Trump fans heckling; it’s up to Oswalt to handle it like any other standup).

Yeah and it seems like he handled it well without acting like Michael Richards. I like Patton. Always happy to see a local guy do well and he’s hilarious too.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:16:56pm

re: #43 jaunte

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Kind of like Hamilton. Why, this Broadway show written by a Puerto-Rican guy that is full of praise about immigrants isn’t going to be conservative? Why I’d never!

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Charles Johnson  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:17:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:19:51pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

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That sounds like a desperate cry for attention to me which I find pretty sad since TBH before the revelations came out about him, I liked his comedy but this is just going to be sad since it’s going to be Louie acting like his problems were the cause of a liberal conspiracy rather than his own fuck ups which is the right wing MO to a tee. And it’s going to make him a lot less funny by default since right wing humor sucks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:20:02pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Are there any right wingers left who aren’t horrible people??

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:20:38pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

Are there any right wingers left who aren’t horrible people??

Sure but they’re six feet under and probably would be moderates today.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:21:24pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

Are there any right wingers left who aren’t horrible people??

We’ll never know, wingnuts hate investigations that take over two years.

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TedStriker  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:23:58pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

Kind of like Hamilton. Why, this Broadway show written by a Puerto-Rican guy that is full of praise about immigrants isn’t going to be conservative? Why I’d never!

Speaking of LMM, I got roped into going to the movies on Christmas Day with my mom and brothers to see Mary Poppins Returns; I wasn’t initially thrilled to be going out on Christmas Day when I just wanted to chill, but, while it’s not a movie I would have picked to see myself (of what’s playing right now, I probably would have seen Bohemian Rhapsody or Creed II), I was still mighty impressed with it.

Definitely felt like old-school Disney, with what looked to be actual cel animation for those relevant bits; LMM, Emily Blunt, and the rest of the cast were great, with nice cameos by Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:25:54pm

re: #51 TedStriker

Speaking of LMM, I got roped into going to the movies on Christmas Day with the my mom and brothers to see Mary Poppins Returns; I wasn’t initially thrilled to be going out on Christmas Day when I just wanted to chill, but, while it’s not a movie I would have picked to see myself (of what’s playing right now, I probably would have seen Bohemian Rhapsody or Creed II), I was still mighty impressed with it.

Definitely felt like old-school Disney, with what looked to be actual cel animation for those relevant bits; LMM, Blunt, and the rest of the cast were great, with nice cameos by Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury.

Funnily enough I watched the Beauty and Beast remake last night with my niece. We liked it. I think the Disney princesses she has made her favorites: Belle, Moana, and Elsa/Anna are great role models for little girls and the stories are great. Moana is my favorite of the recent Disney movies though.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:37:30pm

re: #20 Jay C

So it probably wouldn’t accept “jimhoft” as an answer?

Nope

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:37:41pm

oh

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:38:34pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

How Conveeeenient!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:39:20pm

One thing I like about Traces of Texas is that they will include the bad along with the good.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:40:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:40:32pm

I had to point out to an older cousin using a meme to bemoan participation trophies that it was the boomers/early Gen Xers that gave them to the kids. TBH of all the stupid shit I see about my generation and I see a lot of stupid shit, I’m looking at you hot takes about avocado toast and home ownership or how we ruined American cheese which looks unnatural af and only really goes good on hamburgers if anything at all but the participation trophy is my favorite because it’s not like when I was a kid, I had to have my trophy. Yeah I got my trophy when I was 9. I probably had it in my room for a couple years and then it probably got lost during a move or room cleaning. Nearly 20 years after my last Little League game where I probably struck out, I don’t have any memories of my trophies. I do of my successes. Sorry to ramble but the whole crap on millennial for participation trophies is a trope I really hate and it makes me want to scream whenever I see it as a cheap attack on people my age by the people who are the same age of the parents and coaches who gave out the trophies.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:41:09pm

Tools! Fire!

Blacksmith Flatter

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:42:17pm

re: #56 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

One thing I like about Traces of Texas is that they will include the bad along with the good.

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That one needs to be colorized so that it doesn’t look so different from today.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:42:43pm

re: #56 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

One thing I like about Traces of Texas is that they will include the bad along with the good.

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That’s how history should be presented. If we’re taught that history was only good, how do we learn from the past? It’s not about “shaming” or “white guilt”, it’s about knowing that once upon a time that white people were so sensitive that they needed to make laws that separated things as mundane as water fountains by race and they needed to be taken kicking and screaming by that MLK guy we all love and sometimes use to shame black protesters we dislike to get beyond that.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:43:32pm

re: #60 Belafon

That one needs to be colorized so that it doesn’t look so different from today.

1956. All my aunts and uncles plus my Dad were born by then and my mom would be born three years later. Not that long ago.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:45:11pm

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:45:49pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:48:44pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

1956. All my aunts and uncles plus my Dad were born by then and my mom would be born three years later. Not that long ago.

That could almost be me in the picture. I was 7 in 1956; I think that kid is two or three years older.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:50:18pm

filed under ridiculously off-based headlines:

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:50:21pm

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹

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I’m sorry, but there’s a candidate for impeachment and conviction.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:52:04pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

1956. All my aunts and uncles plus my Dad were born by then and my mom would be born three years later. Not that long ago.

Far too many people think 1956 happened 300 years ago.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:55:12pm
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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:55:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:55:38pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:56:04pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

filed under ridiculously off-based headlines:

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Another story on that I saw had a headline of “Youtuber dies after…”

Like seriously? THAT is what you’re choosing to highlight about this guy??

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:56:46pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

1956. All my aunts and uncles plus my Dad were born by then and my mom would be born three years later. Not that long ago.

Hmm. My mother was still in high school, my father was just completing it and preparing for college, my uncle was getting ready to go in the Marines, and my aunt was in high school.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:58:49pm

re: #68 Belafon

Far too many people think 1956 happened 300 years ago.

I was born in 1956, sometimes I feel 300 years old, like when I try to straighten up after trimming my toenails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 30, 2018 • 6:59:13pm
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can't think of a decent username  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:00:08pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Y’all remember when HillBuzz/Kevin Dujan was a Democrat and Hillary campaigner?

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:00:10pm
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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:00:57pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:01:03pm

re: #70 jaunte

Wow, there’s a real pile of flaming racist poo on that guy’s Twitter feed (the one who doesn’t know how taxes work).

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:01:24pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“JUST FOLLOW THE RULES!” bellow the people for whom the rules do not apply.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:01:59pm

Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

If you like your coffee black, you may be someone who prefers strong flavours, takes good care of their health, or just wants to drink their coffee the way it’s supposed to be drunk.

Or, you may be a psychopath.

At least, that’s according to a new study published in the journal Appetite, which found a correlation between a love of black coffee and sadist or psychopathic tendencies.

The research surveyed more than 1,000 adults, asking them to give their food and flavour preferences. The participants then took a series of personality tests assessing antisocial personality traits, such as sadism, narcissism and psychopathy.

The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Innsbruck, found that a preference for bitter flavours was linked to psychopathic behaviour.

University of Innsbruck? Phooey! This is obvious Russian disinfo-false flag cointelpro, probably sourced from the kitchen of Putin’s dacha. I drink only the pure, wholesome, godly black coffee, with no cream, milk or other decadent cow or soy products to sap my body’s vital fluids!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:02:04pm

re: #65 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That could almost be me in the picture. I was 7 in 1956; I think that kid is two or three years older.

Or one of my uncles too. VA was still segregated when my uncles were coming of age in the early 50’s with my Dad. My grandmother has told us- she was from Pennsylvania about her shock as a waitress when she first witnessed racial discrimination in restaurants. It shocked her. Not that she was unaware of racism or somehow immune from it herself but seeing kids denied a meal because of their race genuinely shocked her.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:02:36pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

Immigrating legally requires a lot of paperwork, traveling and money. I’ve spent over $10 000 all told and I still have to cough up another $1200 to get my citizenship. It also takes time. I first applied in 2006 and did not complete the process and get my visa until April 2008. It’s not like you can decide to come here legally and just waltz across the border two weeks later.

Going through the whole process was challenging enough to do in a free country with well enforced laws. In a poverty stricken area where I’d have to worry all the time about drug dealers and mercenaries trying to blow my head off? Not a damn chance.

I’d run like hell, just like these people are doing.

There is NOTHING illegal about asylum. Hell, the things these people are trying to escape are why we have asylum laws in the first place.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:03:14pm

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

University of Innsbruck? Phooey! This is obvious Russian disinfo-false flag cointelpro, probably sourced from the kitchen of Putin’s dacha. I drink only the pure, wholesome, godly black coffee, with no cream, milk or other decadent cow or soy products to sap my body’s vital fluids!

And you’ll bury the body of anyone who disagrees in your flowerbed!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:03:43pm

re: #70 jaunte

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Hey Buzz, first off it’s a misdemeanor, secondly desperate times for these people, tehy’re feeling violence, and thirdly many are applying for asylum which you have to do in our borders. Read immigration law and actually talk to immigration lawyers before listening to punk asses like Trump.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:04:07pm

re: #83 Eclectic Cyborg

Immigrating legally requires a lot of paperwork, traveling and money. I’ve spent over $10 000 all told and I still have to cough up another $1200 to get my citizenship. It also takes time. I first applied in 2006 and did not complete the process and get my visa until April 2008. It’s not like you can decide to come here legally and just waltz across the border two weeks later.

Going through the whole process was challenging enough to do in a free country with well enforced laws. In a poverty stricken area where I’d have to worry all the time about drug deals and mercenaries trying to blow my head off? Not a damn chance.

I’d run like hell, just like these people are doing.

There is NOTHING illegal about asylum. Hell, the things these people are trying to escape are why we have asylum laws in the first place.

The reason they’re screaming “Follow the rules!” is because those they want to import can’t simply cross the border and apply for asylum, while those they wish to keep out can and do.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:04:31pm

re: #83 Eclectic Cyborg

Immigrating legally requires a lot of paperwork, traveling and money. I’ve spent over $10 000 all told and I still have to cough up another $1200 to get my citizenship. It also takes time. I first applied in 2006 and did not complete the process and get my visa until April 2008. It’s not like you can decide to come here legally and just waltz across the border two weeks later.

Going through the whole process was challenging enough to do in a free country with well enforced laws. In a poverty stricken area where I’d have to worry all the time about drug deals and mercenaries trying to blow my head off? Not a damn chance.

I’d run like hell, just like these people are doing.

There is NOTHING illegal about asylum. Hell, the things these people are trying to escape are why we have asylum laws in the first place.

I used to be naive and just thought “They should emigrate legally.” And while I still wish people would, I know that it’s not that simple and I know it’s definitely not that simple if you’re fleeing what a lot of these people are fleeing in Central America.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:05:06pm

re: #78 Belafon

Many of them know asylum is legal. The point is the propaganda.

“Why are people from Asia and Europe expected to get a visa and do it the legal way?”

Visas aren’t required to travel to the USA from most places, including almost all countries in Asia and Europe.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:05:11pm

What rules did Melania’s parents follow exactly? Have a daughter who married a horny rich old fuck who slightly resembled her Dad?

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:05:40pm

re: #87 HappyWarrior

I used to be naive and just thought “They should emigrate legally.” And while I still wish people would, I know that it’s not that simple and I know it’s definitely not that simple if you’re fleeing what a lot of these people are fleeing in Central America.

If we lived in a world where people could just choose to live where they wanted, they wouldn’t need to come here.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:06:22pm

re: #89 HappyWarrior

What rules did Melania’s parents follow exactly? Have a daughter who married a horny rich old fuck who slightly resembled her Dad?

Hey now, she’s doing a job that Americans wouldn’t.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:06:49pm

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

Many of them know asylum is legal. The point is the propaganda.

“Why are people from Asia and Europe expected to get a visa and do it the legal way?”

Visas aren’t required to travel to the USA from most places, including almost all countries in Asia and Europe.

And why aren’t we screaming about all those people who have overstayed their visas?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:07:09pm

re: #90 Belafon

If we lived in a world where people could just choose to live where they wanted, they wouldn’t need to come here.

Exactly. It’s not that simple. TBH until Trump came along, I always felt a certain pride in how we were on immigration. I think we did it better than many European nations. And to an extent, I think we still do somewhat btu that’s in spite of not because of Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:07:18pm

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

University of Innsbruck? Phooey! This is obvious Russian disinfo-false flag cointelpro, probably sourced from the kitchen of Putin’s dacha. I drink only the pure, wholesome, godly black coffee, with no cream, milk or other decadent cow or soy products to sap my body’s vital fluids!

And the popular press gets it wrong.

sciencedirect.com

The title of the study is “Individual differences in bitter taste preferences are associated with antisocial personality traits” and published in the world-famous peer reviewed science journal “Appetite.”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:07:42pm

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

University of Innsbruck? Phooey! This is obvious Russian disinfo-false flag cointelpro, probably sourced from the kitchen of Putin’s dacha. I drink only the pure, wholesome, godly black coffee, with no cream, milk or other decadent cow or soy products to sap my body’s vital fluids!

I’ve heard this before:

Mandrake, have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water, or rain water, and only pure-grain alcohol?

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:08:02pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:10:19pm

With the Russia investigation closing in on just where all that money came from in 2016, the year ahead is looking, um … interesting … for the NRA

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:10:30pm

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹

Many of them know asylum is legal. The point is the propaganda.

“Why are people from Asia and Europe expected to get a visa and do it the legal way?”

Visas aren’t required to travel to the USA from most places, including almost all countries in Asia and Europe.

Chinese citizens must get a visa, but now that visa is valid for 10 years. But each visit to the US is limited to 90 days, IIRC.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:11:16pm

re: #2 Anymouse 🌹

Meanwhile, Ontario Conservative MPs are just as butthurt as our GOP reps.

(four tweets)

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Yeah, our local barbarians won the last provincial election and, damn, they are a real bunch of incompetent dunderheads.

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jaunte  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:12:06pm

re: #97 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I just learned that in Arizona it is illegal to have more than two dildos in your house.

That must cut down on party-going for Freedom Caucus members.

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:12:36pm

I saw over at IMDB that the movie Joker about a failed comedian that becomes the DC universe’s killer clown. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, who I think could play a seriously creepy Joker.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:14:36pm

re: #98 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Chinese citizens must get a visa, but now that visa is valid for 10 years. But each visit to the US is limited to 90 days, IIRC.

I imagine it’s different for each Asian country and the Europeans, there’s more commonality since a lot of those European countries are EU and would fall under the same guidelines. I.E. A German would have the same guidelines as a Dutch.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:15:07pm

re: #101 Belafon

I saw over at IMDB that the movie Joker about a failed comedian that becomes the DC universe’s killer clown. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, who I think could play a seriously creepy Joker.

I can see that. That could be good.

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makeitstop  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:17:59pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh

Jesus. Everything everyone says is probably being monitored in real time.

Not only do the Russians have kompromat on all these clowns, they’re probably collecting more.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:19:04pm

I’m always frustrated by people who insist my ancestors did it the right way blah blah. Motherfucker, I’ve done much more genealogical research than you ever have and I can’t even tell you that about my line. I do know that my grandfather’s mother had to wait for my grandfather’s father though until she could leave NY though. And that chain immigration that Trump was bitching about all of last year? Every group that has ever come here did that. Hell Trump’s own mother was a product of Scottish siblings that had emigrated. My grandmother’s mother stayed with an uncle for a couple years after her arrival. Her father had stayed with a couple of distant cousins. The long truth of it is these anti immigration people don’t want people to follow the rules. They want people to look like them. They’re threatened by what is new.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:24:35pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

I imagine it’s different for each Asian country and the Europeans, there’s more commonality since a lot of those European countries are EU and would fall under the same guidelines. I.E. A German would have the same guidelines as a Dutch.

Offhand, I believe folks from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines do not need visas. Probably Hong Kongers, as well. As for the other Asian countries/territories, they probably do need visas.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:25:43pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

I see participation trophies as a reward for trying.

If you force a kid who’s lousy at sports to play a sport and they don’t do well, telling them they’re a loser afterwards doesn’t do wonders for their self esteem.

I’d know because I’m that kid.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:28:32pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

I thought Conservatives were all about free speech. Lol.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:28:40pm

RIP, sir.

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children dies aged 108

Georges Loinger used all his skill and cunning - and a large dash of chutzpah - to rescue Jewish children from deportation and near-certain death during the second world war.

The French Resistance hero, who has died at the age of 108, would set up ball games for children along the Swiss border in France. Having trained the children to run like the wind, he would throw the ball over the border and tell them to chase after it and then keep running.

theguardian.com

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:28:48pm

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

Offhand, I believe folks from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines do not need visas. Probably Hong Kongers, as well. As for the other Asian countries/territories, they probably do need visas.

I know for a fact people from the PRC do since I helped a client out with that. I think a lot of people who are far removed from immigration just don’t know what it takes. It’s a lot of paper work, a lot of $$$$, etc. If I were in the situation that a lot of these people in these poorer countries face, I probably would break the immigration statute too. I’m not ashamed to say that.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:28:49pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

Are there any right wingers left who aren’t horrible people??

Dead ones.

not sorry

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:31:15pm

re: #111 I Would Prefer Not To

Dead ones.

not sorry

You know, it’s tough for me because I do have a wingnut cousin who I do genuinely like and whose good side I do know about first hand but it’s tough to separate such ugly politics from people in these times. I think or rather I hope that he has doubts about what he supports since he didn’t want to talk about Trump when my Dad tried to goad him a little when he visited.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:33:26pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

You know, it’s tough for me because I do have a wingnut cousin who I do genuinely like and whose good side I do know about first hand but it’s tough to separate such ugly politics from people in these times. I think or rather I hope that he has doubts about what he supports since he didn’t want to talk about Trump when my Dad tried to goad him a little when he visited.

I hear you.

God may forgive people who think it’s OK to separate children from their parents, but I won’t.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:36:14pm

re: #110 HappyWarrior

I know for a fact people from the PRC do since I helped a client out with that. I think a lot of people who are far removed from immigration just don’t know what it takes. It’s a lot of paper work, a lot of $$$$, etc. If I were in the situation that a lot of these people in these poorer countries face, I probably would break the immigration statute too. I’m not ashamed to say that.

I think they believe it’s as easy as getting your state driver’s license or a US citizen getting a US passport. One office, one visit, one fee and Bob’s your uncle.

It’s only that easy in the Schengen zone. Every other place in the world, you have to jump through dozens of hoops to become a citizen — or if you’re a rich person, a sizable investment in the local economy.

Just to get a residence permit in China, I had to first get a Z visa (work visa) from the Chinese consulate before I came to China. This required an employer’s sponsorship and a shit ton of documentation, Then once in China, we had to visit four different offices to process different forms, and then I had to wait 20 days before my passport was returned to me with the residence permit affixed. I’m in that 20-day period now, because I renewed my passport earlier this month.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:36:40pm

re: #113 I Would Prefer Not To

I hear you.

God may forgive people who think it’s OK to separate children from their parents, but I won’t.

I know. It’s one thing if say we disagree on fiscal policy but on this, it’s not a difference of opinion, it’s a difference of morality. And I haev struggled with that so much in this era though I concede I’m luckier than most are since my immediate family for the most part is pretty sane politically.

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:37:05pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

I’m always frustrated by people who insist my ancestors did it the right way blah blah. Motherfucker, I’ve done much more genealogical research than you ever have and I can’t even tell you that about my line.

On my mother’s side, they came here at a time when the only immigration law was they had to be not-Chinese. They absolutely complied with that requirement; by accident, they weren’t even aware of it until they’d been here awhile.

On my dad’s side, they told me so many contradictory stories I can’t be certain which is “true”. I believe whichever one suits me at any particular moment.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:38:40pm

re: #115 HappyWarrior

I know. It’s one thing if say we disagree on fiscal policy but on this, it’s not a difference of opinion, it’s a difference of morality. And I haev struggled with that so much in this era though I concede I’m luckier than most are since my immediate family for the most part is pretty sane politically.

I broke with people very close to me over child separation. I regret the losses, not the decision.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:38:43pm

re: #114 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I think they believe it’s as easy as getting your state driver’s license or a US citizen getting a US passport. One office, one visit, one fee and Bob’s your uncle.

It’s only that easy in the Schengen zone. Every other place in the world, you have to jump through dozens of hoops to become a citizen — or if you’re a rich person, a sizable investment in the local economy.

Just to get a residence permit in China, I had to first get a Z visa (work visa) from the Chinese consulate before I came to China. This required an employer’s sponsorship and a shit ton of documentation, Then once in China, we had to visit four different offices to process different forms, and then I had to wait 20 days before my passport was returned to me with the residence permit affixed. I’m in that 20-day period now, because I renewed my passport earlier this month.

Yeah I really do think they think it’s that simple. One trip to one office, one fee, and whamo! It’s a lot of paperwork and you’d think that conservatives who are supposed to be adverse to big government and bureaucracy would be rubbed the wrong way by it. I didn’t even realize it until I worked at the firm I did from October of 2016 to October of this year. It taught me a lot and it’s definitely why I’m such a staunch liberal on immigration.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:38:56pm

re: #63 Patricia Kayden

By ‘free speech’ Doug Ford and his fellow barbarians mean, “You have to let racist, violent scumbags on to your campus.”

Next week they’ll announce, “Leftists, by which we mean anybody we disagree with, are a danger to freedom and must be silenced.”

Because barbarians don’t care about freedom, which limits power. They only care about power.

P.S. If the law is challenged in court and the challenge is won, Doug Ford will simply invoke the ‘Notwithstanding clause’ of Canada’s Constitution and the law goes into power anyway.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:39:24pm

Connie Schultz gave an upfist to Wonkette on her Facebook account, complimenting the author there about the article about her.

Some D-Bags Tried To Body Shame Connie Schultz. It Did Not Work.

Thank you, Robyn Pennacchia, for this. Makes me so darn happy when a young woman wishes, even jokingly, that I was her mom. Bonus round: I get to share this with my daughter.

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:39:55pm

re: #116 sagehen

On my mother’s side, they came here at a time when the only immigration law was they had to be not-Chinese. They absolutely complied with that requirement; by accident, they weren’t even aware of it until they’d been here awhile.

On my dad’s side, they told me so many contradictory stories I can’t be certain which is “true”. I believe whichever one suits me at any particular moment.

My mom’s side has been fairly easy to find the immigration records but my Dad’s side. Some I’ve found. And others I know I’ll never find. Looking for Joyces in the Potato Famine era in New York harbor. Good luck with that one.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:40:50pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Or Trump showed him the material that he’d release if Graham didn’t play nice. Trump is a liar so what could he have possibly said to make Graham feel more confident in an arbitrary military decision?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:44:09pm

re: #117 Unshaken Defiance

I broke with people very close to me over child separation. I regret the losses, not the decision.

I hate saying it but I do feel I’ve grown a little more distant with my one conservative friend. We still talk obviously and I really should give him a call tomorrow since he’s going through a tough time in his life on a personal level but it just breaks my heart when people can’t see what you and I can that the separating of the children is just so cruel. For me when the talking heads say “Oh just get over your differences, it’s only politics,”, I find that a very white privilege thing to say. As you and the others here know, I did work in a law firm that dealt with a lot of immigration cases, and while I won’t disclose personal details of my clients here out of respect, I do know we had clients that definitely have been petrified about what Trump’s immigration policies meant for their families and them. These all being good, hardworking people who came here for a better life because they believed in our country. They believed like Mr. Khan did in our country. I think that’s why I despise Trump so much. He attacks the very beauty of what it is to be an American that it doesn’t matter where you start whether it’s in an American hospital like me or overseas like many of my clients I did, it’s where you end up.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:45:32pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lord Dampnut is in a good mood?

He’s got something horrible planned.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:45:32pm

The one thing this has done is drawn me closer to people whose sense of morality and right/wrong I do share.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:46:03pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

“put into foster care or whatever”

Bastard.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:47:39pm

re: #118 HappyWarrior

Yeah I really do think they think it’s that simple. One trip to one office, one fee, and whamo! It’s a lot of paperwork and you’d think that conservatives who are supposed to be adverse to big government and bureaucracy would be rubbed the wrong way by it. I didn’t even realize it until I worked at the firm I did from October of 2016 to October of this year. It taught me a lot and it’s definitely why I’m such a staunch liberal on immigration.

It is so hard to emigrate to the US and then get a green card and eventual citizenship that only people who really, really want (or need) to do it ever bother with it. It’s not a decision taken lightly, and the people who become citizens (or residents) are as “true American” as anyone born in the States. Xenophobes don’t see that reality. They only see skin color and religion as threats.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:48:14pm

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Well, I am a sadist, although not a vicious one, so there is a little truth there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:48:29pm

re: #99 Romantic Heretic

Yeah, our local barbarians won the last provincial election and, damn, they are a real bunch of incompetent dunderheads.

That seems to be a feature of conservative parties, whether the Tories in the UK, the Progressive Conservatives in Ontario, the GOP here, &c.

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:48:39pm

I strongly regret giving Louis C.K. any of my money. That will never ever happen again.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:50:11pm

Me: Are the holidays over yet?

Ski area: No, not until next weekend. The beatings will continue until morale improves!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:50:32pm

re: #123 HappyWarrior

You’re a good person, HW. A lot nicer than I am.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:51:49pm

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

“put into foster care or whatever”

Bastard.

That was pretty much an admission of being fine with kidnapping.

What is this, Argentina under Peron?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:55:53pm

re: #133 Anymouse 🌹

That was pretty much an admission of being fine with kidnapping.

What is this, Argentina under Peron?

You’re thinking of the Processo. Peron was the Nazi lover :). The Processo was the right wing military dictatorship in the 70 that kidnapped children from political dissident women and then killed their mothers. Terrible stuff. I had no idea about it until I took a class on that region. I believe Pinochet, a man who has many admirers in the current right did the same thing in Chile.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:57:46pm

re: #130 plansbandc

I strongly regret giving Louis C.K. any of my money. That will never ever happen again.

I’m shocked at his about face turn into rightwing ideology. Wouldn’t have guessed. I suppose Bill Maher is next.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 7:59:02pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹

You’re a good person, HW. A lot nicer than I am.

Well there’s a few factors here. He is my oldest friend. Known the guy since before my brother whom I’m closest in age was born and what he’s going through is a tough thing for anyone to go through. It’s something I’m sort of experiencing myself a little too but it’s really tough for him for his reasons and I understand that. I also think he just got caught by stupid right wing simple bs and it’s not really him.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:00:01pm

re: #135 Patricia Kayden

I’m shocked at his about face turn into rightwing ideology. Wouldn’t have guessed. I suppose Bill Maher is next.

Has he gone fully into RW ideology? I’d like to see more first before. And nah Maher won’t go full right. He’ll just stay a dick. That won’t change no matter what his ideology is.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:01:49pm

re: #130 plansbandc

I strongly regret giving Louis C.K. any of my money. That will never ever happen again.

I never gave him any of mine but I did count him as a comedian I enjoyed. I’d like to see more of what Charles is talking about. TBH it doesn’t make me angry, it makes me kind of sad that he thinks this is how he should reinvent himself after that scandal. I’m for second chances even though what he did was disgusting and definitely deserving of scorn but fuck him if he’s going to use this to become a right wing manbaby and try to act like his problems were anything but self caused.

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ObserverArt  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:02:14pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

They added those brick pillars next to the walkway and there will probably be some decorative ironwork added between the pillars.

With Victorian era style points on the top!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:02:34pm

re: #134 HappyWarrior

You’re thinking of the Processo. Peron was the Nazi lover :). The Processo was the right wing military dictatorship in the 70 that kidnapped children from political dissident women and then killed their mothers. Terrible stuff. I had no idea about it until I took a class on that region. I believe Pinochet, a man who has many admirers in the current right did the same thing in Chile.

Correct. I have difficulty keeping my conservatives and their crimes separate.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:05:51pm

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹

Correct. I have difficulty keeping my conservatives and their crimes separate.

Easy to do. The funny thing though is the Argentina military fascists hated the Perons though. But both were right wing. There are thousands of children in Argentina whose biological parents were murdered by the state and then raised by Argentine military families or allies of the regime. It’s a disgusting chapter. It’ll take Argentina a long time to recover from it. Even longer than Peron hiding out the Nazi war criminals IMO because that kind of policy could have been fixed but this policy still lingers a lot to this day with grandparents who never got to know their grandchildren because of that cruelty. South America’s a great example of why I don’t like seeing Capitalism being equated to freedom. Argentina and Chile are great examples of why that’s not the case.

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:11:06pm

re: #138 HappyWarrior

There’s a video with a portion of his really unfunny recent set floating around on twitter. His very first “comeback” set included a rape joke. No really.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:13:19pm

re: #142 plansbandc

There’s a video with a portion of his really unfunny recent set floating around on twitter. His very first “comeback” set included a rape joke. No really.

I do not get why people think rape is funny in the slightest.

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plansbandc  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:14:14pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

It isn’t. He doesn’t get it.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:17:03pm

Louis C.K. was good. Real good. Funny stuff. Then his ego got to him, most egregious example is him taking Jerry Seinfeld out on his yacht for an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He felt invincible, even after years of documented sexual harassment, abuse, and overall lewd behavior around comediennes.

I don’t think the fuckin’ asshole will ever atone for his being a sleaze and a monster.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:18:12pm

re: #125 HappyWarrior

The one thing this has done is drawn me closer to people whose sense of morality and right/wrong I do share.

Life rewards choosing friends very carefully.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:18:44pm

re: #144 plansbandc

It isn’t. He doesn’t get it.

No he doesn’t. It’s sad he doesn’t after what happened.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:20:17pm

re: #145 teleskiguy

Louis C.K. was good. Real good. Funny stuff. Then his ego got to him, most egregious example is him taking Jerry Seinfeld out on his yacht for an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He felt invincible, even after years of documented sexual harassment, abuse, and overall lewd behavior around comediennes.

I don’t think the fuckin’ asshole will ever atone for his being a sleaze and a monster.

Seinfeld’s whining about the college kids of today ticked me off. I’m tired of old assholes whining about how offended everyone is. Adapt. It’s still possible to be funny. You can be funny without degrading people.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:20:43pm

re: #146 Unshaken Defiance

Life rewards choosing friends very carefully.

Well spoken.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:25:09pm

But I guess what I really don’t like about the whole OH THEY’RE SO EASILY OFFENDED is the truly great comedians have always found ways around stuff like that. I was watching North by Northwest for the first time and it TBH was the first time I’ve ever seen Cary Grant and I was just amused with how he slyly was talking about things that the censors wouldn’t let him get away with if he had been more blunt about with Eva Marie Saint. It was great. And TBH the best comedy show in the Obama years was Key and Peele, and Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key are two very gifted performers. A lot of their stuff is Chappelle inspired no doubt but a lot of it fit perfectly for the Obama era since Jordan and Keegan like President Obama too are biracial and I think that made their humor all the more funny to me. Plus their versatility in roles. I swear Keegan can play an Indian and be believable yet funny.- Snap Mr. Lewis. Or Jordan’s Meegan in drag- I’m over it.

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:31:30pm

re: #150 HappyWarrior

And TBH the best comedy show in the Obama years was Key and Peele, and Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key are two very gifted performers. A lot of their stuff is Chappelle inspired no doubt but a lot of it fit perfectly for the Obama era since Jordan and Keegan like President Obama too are biracial and I think that made their humor all the more funny to me. Plus their versatility in roles. I swear Keegan can play an Indian and be believable yet funny.- Snap Mr. Lewis. Or Jordan’s Meegan in drag- I’m over it.

Key & Peele - Obama’s Anger Translator - Meet Luther

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:32:32pm

re: #151 sagehen

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Yeah I forgot to mention but Jordan by far did the best Obama of anyone. And then you had Keegan as Luther which was perfect. I love how the real Obama had Luther with him IRL at one of the WH correspondents dinners.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:32:53pm

Paging Geosherman…

You might recall a chat we had about the wild orchids you found near Pt Mugu, I got really bad news. The Woolsey fire burned through there really hot. I hope the tubers underground made it for regrowth. Damn.

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MsJ  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:44:39pm

re: #136 HappyWarrior

Well there’s a few factors here. He is my oldest friend. Known the guy since before my brother whom I’m closest in age was born and what he’s going through is a tough thing for anyone to go through. It’s something I’m sort of experiencing myself a little too but it’s really tough for him for his reasons and I understand that. I also think he just got caught by stupid right wing simple bs and it’s not really him.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:45:13pm

re: #154 sagehen

Please come back, Mr. President.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:47:15pm

re: #155 MsJ

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

I’m aware of that trust me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:49:11pm

And, the conspiracies are rolling at YouTube about the power station fire in New York City.

“I’ve never been one to trust the government, or the police, or the mainstream media …” (or the people near the power station who filmed the power station on fire, or facts, or reason)

14:33, caution for coarse language from Godless Engineer taking apart a right-wing conspiracy hoaxer.

Conspiracy Theorist Reacts to New York Blue Sky || Conspiracy Debunked

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:53:01pm

re: #154 sagehen

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Ah, the days when we had a president who could take a joke at his expense and make jokes in kind, rather than a cry-baby who sends an underling to serve as his shield.

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DodgerFan1988  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:58:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 8:59:42pm

re: #160 DodgerFan1988

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Just because they weren’t’ speaking English doesn’t make them illegals, you stupid puta. And please stop using veterans to justify being a nativist asshole.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:01:13pm

re: #160 DodgerFan1988

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That’s the way it’s always been. “Illegals” today is the “Welfare Queen” of yesteryear, a byword for those that we think are getting an unfair advantage over “hard-working folks.”

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Belafon  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:01:54pm

re: #160 DodgerFan1988

Seriously struggling to believe it happened. And, even if the first part did, I bet the second part is made up.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:02:45pm

re: #162 Targetpractice

That’s the way it’s always been. “Illegals” today is the “Welfare Queen” of yesteryear, a byword for those that we think are getting an unfair advantage over “hard-working folks.”

That’s why Reagan shouldn’t be revered. Reagan helped pay the way for Trumpism in many a way.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:03:38pm

I’m behind because of work and stuff but

WHAT THE FUCK, HUH?!? I MEAN, WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?!?

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:05:51pm

re: #163 Belafon

Seriously struggling to believe it happened. And, even if the first part did, I bet the second part is made up.

It’s always bullshit, esp with the “I covered it” add on. Fuck That Guy. Where was he when veterans funding was the debate of the day? Why oh why is it always either or $ ? That’s the essential tell here. Bullshit.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:06:45pm

People who are here illegally cannot get food stamps. We have repeated this literally millions of times, citing chapter and case law, and challenging the wingnuts for proven examples, but they refuse to even entertain the idea. “Welfare immigrant” is holy writ to them, they believe it because, for some reason, their world would fall apart if they didn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:12:39pm

They’re always without fail using veterans to shit on immigrants. It’s disgusting.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:13:00pm

re: #167 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

People who are here illegally cannot get food stamps. We have repeated this literally millions of times, citing chapter and case law, and challenging the wingnuts for proven examples, but they refuse to even entertain the idea. “Welfare immigrant” is holy writ to them, they believe it because, for some reason, their world would fall apart if they didn’t.

Yeah but Rush said. //

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:13:40pm

Tomorrow i get to do a photo shoot for the company. Oh man playing with fire and metals on camera on the clock is great fun. Otoh the stakes are super high now.

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teleskiguy  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:21:43pm

re: #170 Unshaken Defiance

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:21:48pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

They’re always without fail using veterans to shit on immigrants. It’s disgusting.

I was a little annoyed with the bigot woman for boasting about the $12 shortfall she covered for the vet at the grocery store. This would probably not be necessary if we had leadership in Washington that assigned more importance to our solemn obligations as a society than to tax cuts for wealthy scoundrels.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:22:19pm

re: #167 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They come back with how the children can, as if that is something to be ashamed of instead of proud. How freaking cold is that?!?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:23:41pm

re: #167 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

People who are here illegally cannot get food stamps. We have repeated this literally millions of times, citing chapter and case law, and challenging the wingnuts for proven examples, but they refuse to even entertain the idea. “Welfare immigrant” is holy writ to them, they believe it because, for some reason, their world would fall apart if they didn’t.

I deal with callers at work every day who repeat this. I point out that it is clearly stated on Social Security’s webpage that they cannot receive benefits but callers REFUSE to believe that.

And the most stubborn folks who repeat this are on SSI.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:25:09pm

re: #171 teleskiguy

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:25:20pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:27:45pm

re: #176 GlutenFreeJesus

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:28:58pm

re: #160 DodgerFan1988

From the tweet you cited:

Just left the grocery store & I’m PISSED. Raise your hand if you think there’s a fucking PROBLEM when an elderly vet is $12 short to buy his food (yes, I covered him) but a group of non- English speaking ILLEGALS pays for 2 CARTS OF GROCERIES with FOOD STAMPS

Betcha it didn’t happen. Sort of like Ronald Reagan’s young bucks buying t-bone steaks on food stamps.

But say this did happen: A veteran was indeed short of money at the till and a person paid the difference. An act of kindness.

In my experience, a non-political person, or a liberal-leaning person, would have paid the money and that would be it. If it became apparent to the wider world, it would be because a third party (or the recipient) made note of the charity.

Whereas a conservative-leaning person seems to make it about themselves, or uses it as a weapon.

The dog-whistles “illegal” and “veteran” sort of give it away. “Why are we giving money to those (insert group) when we should be taking care of our veterans?” I can’t say how many times I’ve heard that myself, and I don’t recall any of them giving a crap about me when I was homeless (except to tell me to get a job you moocher).

If our friend here is concerned about veterans being short on money to buy food, perhaps he or she could vote for politicians in the local area or the federal government who give a crap about that. Hint: It’s never been conservatives.

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:32:40pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

They’re always without fail using veterans to shit on immigrants. It’s disgusting.

You could Mad-Libs this shit, because it’s always pretty much a cookie-cutter rant. Like Jacob Wohl always stumbling across a “hipster coffee shop” where the liberals are secretly Trump lovers, these wingnuts always have a “vet I helped out” story.

But it’s never simply “a veteran,” it’s always “a homeless veteran” or “a disabled veteran” or “an elderly veteran.” They always have to have a qualifier because that just makes the act of “charity” much more meaningful than if it were simply a vet.

And in place of the “illegals,” you could substitute the stereotypical “young buck” who sidled up to the register with a fresh lobster and case of beer or the “welfare queen” with a mess of ill-behaved kids who look like they all have different daddies.

About the only thing missing from this tweet (but, of course, in the replies) is the bit about how, after paying with food stamps, the “other” then took their groceries out to a brand-new vehicle (generally whatever is priciest at the time). And always flaunting something that shows they’re secretly bilking the welfare system, with jewelry or flashy clothes being the sign of yesteryear and “new” electronic devices being the sign these days.

New generation, same old shit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:39:32pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

But it’s never simply “a veteran,” it’s always “a homeless veteran” or “a disabled veteran” or “an elderly veteran.” They always have to have a qualifier because that just makes the act of “charity” much more meaningful than if it were simply a vet.

Don’t accuse conservatives of appealing to emotion or being emotional though. It’s liberals who are the “bleeding hearts” who have to invoke appeals to emotion to make a salient point.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:40:29pm

re: #180 Anymouse 🌹

PS: I fit all three categories of veteran you gave there (assuming the AARP coming after me for membership qualifies as “elderly”).

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Broad With Sass  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:53:52pm

Dropping this in way late, re:sideloading a kindle to make it google friendly….I love my kindles because they are sturdy well built toys, but love them more since I can play my google RPGs not available in kindle store

Love my kindle has the easiest path I found to sideload google

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sagehen  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:56:15pm

so I’m watching Deutschland 86 (the sequel to Deutschland 83), a spy series about East Germans… (worthwhile, if you haven’t seen it. it’s on Hulu)

and I get to an episode that an East German spy is working with an ANC operative; brings her to East Germany to train on some state-of-the-art untraceable sophisticated communications gear. For only $100,000 they can get a modem, a desktop computer at each end, and the encryption software…

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 9:57:34pm

re: #183 sagehen

so I’m watching Deutschland 86 (the sequel to Deutschland 83), a spy series about East Germans… (worthwhile, if you haven’t seen it. it’s on Hulu)

and I get to an episode that an East German spy is working with an ANC operative; brings her to East Germany to train on some state-of-the-art untraceable sophisticated communications gear. For only $100,000 they can get a modem, a desktop computer at each end, and the encryption software…

I was wondering when it’d debut. Whoot. Loved Deutschland 83.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:00:14pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

You could Mad-Libs this shit, because it’s always pretty much a cookie-cutter rant. Like Jacob Wohl always stumbling across a “hipster coffee shop” where the liberals are secretly Trump lovers, these wingnuts always have a “vet I helped out” story.

But it’s never simply “a veteran,” it’s always “a homeless veteran” or “a disabled veteran” or “an elderly veteran.” They always have to have a qualifier because that just makes the act of “charity” much more meaningful than if it were simply a vet.

And in place of the “illegals,” you could substitute the stereotypical “young buck” who sidled up to the register with a fresh lobster and case of beer or the “welfare queen” with a mess of ill-behaved kids who look like they all have different daddies.

About the only thing missing from this tweet (but, of course, in the replies) is the bit about how, after paying with food stamps, the “other” then took their groceries out to a brand-new vehicle (generally whatever is priciest at the time). And always flaunting something that shows they’re secretly bilking the welfare system, with jewelry or flashy clothes being the sign of yesteryear and “new” electronic devices being the sign these days.

New generation, same old shit.

I still think my favorite wingnut story was our old pal CCJ’s conversation with a black woman.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:03:20pm

1986…I bought an external memory upgrade for my original Macintosh that boosted storage to…512KB…

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BeachDem  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:12:30pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

You could Mad-Libs this shit, because it’s always pretty much a cookie-cutter rant. Like Jacob Wohl always stumbling across a “hipster coffee shop” where the liberals are secretly Trump lovers, these wingnuts always have a “vet I helped out” story.

But it’s never simply “a veteran,” it’s always “a homeless veteran” or “a disabled veteran” or “an elderly veteran.” They always have to have a qualifier because that just makes the act of “charity” much more meaningful than if it were simply a vet.

And in place of the “illegals,” you could substitute the stereotypical “young buck” who sidled up to the register with a fresh lobster and case of beer or the “welfare queen” with a mess of ill-behaved kids who look like they all have different daddies.

About the only thing missing from this tweet (but, of course, in the replies) is the bit about how, after paying with food stamps, the “other” then took their groceries out to a brand-new vehicle (generally whatever is priciest at the time). And always flaunting something that shows they’re secretly bilking the welfare system, with jewelry or flashy clothes being the sign of yesteryear and “new” electronic devices being the sign these days.

New generation, same old shit.

From one of the “Christian” comments:

.I love people but I’m getting a little snarky with some lately ..especially burka wearing ..Michael Kors wearing people on food stamps

So, are these two different groups or is Michael Kors now designed burkas? It seems the more crosses and bible quotes in their bios, the more repulsive they are (and why do they all have to express their support for ISRAEL??! Rhetorical question.)

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:22:48pm

Between the time spent on the media in the past few days whining that the DNC won’t “negotiate” and now all the efforts to further muddy the water by saying “wall” means “fence” means “cameras/sensors,” I’d say the shutdown is not going as swimmingly as the GOP had hoped it would.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:24:05pm

re: #187 BeachDem

From one of the “Christian” comments:

.I love people but I’m getting a little snarky with some lately ..especially burka wearing ..Michael Kors wearing people on food stamps

So, are these two different groups or is Michael Kors now designed burkas? It seems the more crosses and bible quotes in their bios, the more repulsive they are (and why do they all have to express their support for ISRAEL??! Rhetorical question.)

Oh man that kills me. But yeah you’re right. Always the smug bible verses professing how much they love Israel and the 2A. Some I assume are bots but some are legit too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:34:42pm

re: #185 HappyWarrior

I still think my favorite wingnut story was our old pal CCJ’s conversation with a black woman.

I missed that one. Is there an executive summary, or a link to the full Monty?

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William Lewis  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:36:57pm

re: #182 Broad With Sass

Dropping this in way late, re:sideloading a kindle to make it google friendly….I love my kindles because they are sturdy well built toys, but love them more since I can play my google RPGs not available in kindle store

Love my kindle has the easiest path I found to sideload google

Yep, my Fire became a 1000% more useful after loading the google materials. If NOTHING else I got Chrome instead of that thing they pretend is a web browser.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:38:15pm

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹

I missed that one. Is there an executive summary, or a link to the full Monty?

Oh no long gone now but the gist as I recall was he told her that black people had to stop killing white people and she agreed. It was just so farcical even for right wing bullshit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:51:03pm

worldtimezone.com

Map of all thirty-six time zones (really) showing where (numbered starting at 1) New Year’s Day appears (and for that matter, any other day).

01. First to observe New Year 2019
Samoa (Apia) and Kiribati- Christmas Isl (Kiritimati)

They are in time zone GMT +14.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 30, 2018 • 10:51:33pm

re: #170 Unshaken Defiance

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:00:59pm

re: #187 BeachDem

Insert one “reason I am an atheist” with comments like these.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:05:29pm

Gun safety groups outspent the NRA and other guns everywhere groups for the first time, during the recent midterm election.

opensecrets.org

The shift appears to have been the sustained advocacy of the high school students affected by the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas school shooting.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:11:31pm

I had this same suspicion about Bre Payton’s death.

H1N1 is an especially virulent strain of the flu. There have been several deaths here in China from it. And like the Spanish Flu of 1918, it hits people in Payton’s age cohort the hardest.

There’s no guarantee getting the vaccine would have prevented her death, but IMO it would have improved her chances. I wonder if she tried some “holistic” remedies instead of seeing an MD.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:13:29pm

On this day in 1946, President Harry S Truman declared the cessation of hostilities in World War Two.

President Truman’s proclamation:

trumanlibrary.org

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Targetpractice  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:17:01pm

Karma doesn’t act quick, but when she does act, she hits like a freight train:

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:18:03pm

re: #197 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I had this same suspicion about Bre Payton’s death.

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H1N1 is an especially virulent strain of the flu. There have been several deaths here in China from it. And like the Spanish Flu of 1918, it hits people in Payton’s age cohort the hardest.

There’s no guarantee getting the vaccine would have prevented her death, but IMO it would have improved her chances. I wonder if she tried some “holistic” remedies instead of seeing an MD.

I read the thread — some of the comments claimed that her post was from several years earlier and was, in fact, mocking anti-vaxxers. Of course, even people who are not anti-vaxxers may not have received the flu vaccine.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:18:08pm

re: #179 Targetpractice

You could Mad-Libs this shit, because it’s always pretty much a cookie-cutter rant. Like Jacob Wohl always stumbling across a “hipster coffee shop” where the liberals are secretly Trump lovers, these wingnuts always have a “vet I helped out” story.

But it’s never simply “a veteran,” it’s always “a homeless veteran” or “a disabled veteran” or “an elderly veteran.” They always have to have a qualifier because that just makes the act of “charity” much more meaningful than if it were simply a vet.

And in place of the “illegals,” you could substitute the stereotypical “young buck” who sidled up to the register with a fresh lobster and case of beer or the “welfare queen” with a mess of ill-behaved kids who look like they all have different daddies.

About the only thing missing from this tweet (but, of course, in the replies) is the bit about how, after paying with food stamps, the “other” then took their groceries out to a brand-new vehicle (generally whatever is priciest at the time). And always flaunting something that shows they’re secretly bilking the welfare system, with jewelry or flashy clothes being the sign of yesteryear and “new” electronic devices being the sign these days.

New generation, same old shit.

Yep. I don’t know how many conservatives I’ve argued this with, but they always seem to have a story about all these people they know who are on welfare and cheating the system. Really? How many people do you know who let you in on their financial situation? Did that conservative actually report the welfare fraud? I even give them the sites for their states to report welfare fraud. Of course, they never do because it’s just something they made up.

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Mattand  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:18:54pm

re: #197 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I had this same suspicion about Bre Payton’s death.

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H1N1 is an especially virulent strain of the flu. There have been several deaths here in China from it. And like the Spanish Flu of 1918, it hits people in Payton’s age cohort the hardest.

There’s no guarantee getting the vaccine would have prevented her death, but IMO it would have improved her chances. I wonder if she tried some “holistic” remedies instead of seeing an MD.

Not mocking this woman’s death, but am I supposed to have known who she was? I literally had never heard of her until CNN made her passing front page news. Was she really that important?

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:20:07pm

re: #197 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I had this same suspicion about Bre Payton’s death.

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H1N1 is an especially virulent strain of the flu. There have been several deaths here in China from it. And like the Spanish Flu of 1918, it hits people in Payton’s age cohort the hardest.

There’s no guarantee getting the vaccine would have prevented her death, but IMO it would have improved her chances. I wonder if she tried some “holistic” remedies instead of seeing an MD.

Isn’t that the flu strain that freaked everyone out years back and everyone was afraid to get vaccinated because…reasons? If so, if I got vaccinated back then, would that still work now?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:20:46pm

re: #202 Mattand

Not mocking this woman’s death, but am I supposed to have known who she was? I literally had never heard of her until CNN made it front page news. Was she really that important?

A favorite among RWNJs, because she was an attractive conservative woman. But like you, I had never heard of her until everyone started tweeting she had died at age 26.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:21:45pm

re: #200 Hecuba’s daughter

I read the thread — some of the comments claimed that her post was from several years earlier and was, in fact, mocking anti-vaxxers. Of course, even people who are not anti-vaxxers may not have received the flu vaccine.

My kids got it, but their dad took them while he had them. I was planning on getting it that weekend, too, and life interfered. And then I got really sick, sicker than I think I’ve ever been. I’m still not quite over it, so I’ve hesitated getting the flu shot yet. Ugh. The conundrum.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:24:47pm

re: #200 Hecuba’s daughter

I read the thread — some of the comments claimed that her post was from several years earlier and was, in fact, mocking anti-vaxxers. Of course, even people who are not anti-vaxxers may not have received the flu vaccine.

Anti-vaxxers should be mocked.

I don’t know if she was an anti-vaxxer or no, and I wouldn’t wish death by influenza on anyone, so mocking her seems inappropriate to me.

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Mattand  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:29:30pm

I went from 1976 to 2008 with no flu shots, mostly due to laziness on my and my parents’ part. May have had the flu a few times, but in retrospect, herd immunity save my ass.

Jenny McCarthy’s anti-vax rampage 10 years ago was the reason I started getting them again. No way I wanted to be part of the problem and there was no reason for me not to get them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:30:11pm

re: #203 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

Isn’t that the flu strain that freaked everyone out years back and everyone was afraid to get vaccinated because…reasons? If so, if I got vaccinated back then, would that still work now?

CDC recommends the vaccine every year.

This year seasonal flu appears to be three strains including H1N1:

Vaccine viruses included in the 2018-19 U.S. trivalent influenza vaccines will be an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus, an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus, and a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (Victoria lineage). Quadrivalent influenza vaccines will contain these three viruses and an additional influenza B vaccine virus, a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata lineage).

cdc.gov (CDC updated recommendations for this year’s flu)

Edited strains, as only one is H1N1

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:35:38pm

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹

CDC recommends the vaccine every year.

This year seasonal flu appears to be three strains of H1N1:

cdc.gov (CDC updated recommendations for this year’s flu)

In 2009 (IIRC) the Chinese government was so worried about bird flu and swine flu that all teachers were required to be vaccinated. We foreign teachers had the option to refuse. I got the vaccine and my colleague (a Brit) declined. Neither of us got ill, but there were some schools in our area that closed for a few days because so many kids were ill.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:41:29pm

Wow, on that thread about staffers for Bernie Sanders wanting to meet with the senator to discuss sexual harassment, there is a LOT of “whatabout Hillary” in that thread. One person keeps posting a Salon over and over again in the comments.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:43:30pm

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹

CDC recommends the vaccine every year.

This year seasonal flu appears to be three strains including H1N1:

cdc.gov (CDC updated recommendations for this year’s flu)

Edited strains, as only one is H1N1

I’ll see about getting my flu shot this next week. Better late than never. I think the stress I’ve been under lately has really compromised my immune system.

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gwangung  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:43:57pm

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, on that thread about staffers for Bernie Sanders wanting to meet with the senator to discuss sexual harassment, there is a LOT of “whatabout Hillary” in that thread. One person keeps posting a Salon over and over again in the comments.

Idiots.

I have no doubt sexual harassment is rampant in ALL campaigns. Here’s a chance to take leadership of an important issue, and seize the initiative, but their mindset is get offensive and blame other people.

(And seriously….if Sanders took the bull by the horns and got itself clean, it’d change my mind a little bit on him. But I very much think he’s like his followers in this respect.)

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:45:57pm

I remember with the H1N1 when the vaccine came out, even first responders were afraid to get it. There were limited doses and as soon as the first responders didn’t get theirs and next up were little children and their families, we went right to the health district and got the vaccinations. The kids had to go a couple of weeks later to get a second dose. I wasn’t taking chances with their lives!

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:48:05pm

re: #211 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

I’ll see about getting my flu shot this next week. Better late than never. I think the stress I’ve been under lately has really compromised my immune system.

My wife and I got ours as soon as they were available, though that was more luck than design. Safeway in Scottsbluff, flu shot sign, let’s do it. (Go in for a special trip for a water sample to the lab, come back with a sore arm.)

While I can get them at the VA, that’s a long drive for me. CHAMPUS/Tricare will pay for my wife and me.

Repealing the ACA though would screw up a lot of people on immunisations: The price on the receipt for anyone with insurance is $0.00 due to the requirement to completely cover vaccines.

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fern01  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:49:32pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Graham after meeting with Trump

I gather they didn’t talk about the government shutdown. When Obama was president Lindsay was ranting about the government shutdown.

They lie out of any side of their faces.

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fern01  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:54:22pm

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I like my coffee black cause when we were students I couldn’t afford to buy milk to have with the coffee. Not sure how that relates to being a psychopath - but if trump stays in power much longer - I may become one.

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Mattand  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:55:17pm

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, on that thread about staffers for Bernie Sanders wanting to meet with the senator to discuss sexual harassment, there is a LOT of “whatabout Hillary” in that thread. One person keeps posting a Salon over and over again in the comments.

re: #212 gwangung

Idiots.

I have no doubt sexual harassment is rampant in ALL campaigns. Here’s a chance to take leadership of an important issue, and seize the initiative, but their mindset is get offensive and blame other people.

(And seriously….if Sanders took the bull by the horns and got itself clean, it’d change my mind a little bit on him. But I very much think he’s like his followers in this respect.)

I’ve fucking had it with Bernie bots. There’s a guy in my neighborhood who is a big Sanders supporter. Every time he brings him up, there’s some fucking voter suppression conspiracy theory as to why Bernie lost the primary.

I’ve said to this guy’s face a few times the conspiracy consisted of Clinton being more popular with Democratic voters, some of whom were put off by his carpet bagger bullshit. Never sinks in.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 30, 2018 • 11:57:05pm

Frogs caught the night bus.

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Mattand  Dec 31, 2018 • 12:00:24am

Ugh, it’s 3 AM here. Why am I still up?

Rectifying that now. Happy New Year’s to all, if I fail to make an appearance before then.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 12:05:28am

re: #219 Mattand

Ugh, it’s 3 AM here. Why am I still up?

Rectifying that now. Happy New Year’s to all, if I fail to make an appearance before then.

Eight more hours to go hereabouts. I have prepared a bottle of rosé as a substitute for champagne.

Also, The Famous Grouse, just in case.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2018 • 12:27:54am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 12:29:11am

re: #193 Anymouse 🌹

worldtimezone.com

Map of all thirty-six time zones (really) showing where (numbered starting at 1) New Year’s Day appears (and for that matter, any other day).

They are in time zone GMT +14.

I guess Christmas Island can celebrate 60 years since the end of Operation Grapple….

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 12:51:27am

A whole of formerly copyrighted material will enter the public domain in the USA tomorrow. Works from 1923 are the first to qualify.

law.duke.edu

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 1:11:57am

re: #223 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

A whole of formerly copyrighted material will enter the public domain in the USA tomorrow. Works from 1923 are the first to qualify.

law.duke.edu

We should pass a Constitutional Amendment that Mickey Mouse will never enter the Public Domain so that Disney lobbyists will stop getting copyright extended and we can go back to the system we had from 1923 to 1963. This “Death plus 70 years” is bullshit, and it will only get longer and longer.

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sagehen  Dec 31, 2018 • 1:53:38am

Or they could just trademark the damn rodent; those are eternal.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 2:36:37am

re: #224 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We should pass a Constitutional Amendment that Mickey Mouse will never enter the Public Domain so that Disney lobbyists will stop getting copyright extended and we can go back to the system we had from 1923 to 1963. This “Death plus 70 years” is bullshit, and it will only get longer and longer.

In other parts of the world, though, early Disney films have become public domain. The lack of consistent and uniform copyright/intellectual property right laws around the world is one reason for DVD regions and YouTube videos that can be seen in some jurisdictions and not in others.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 2:40:56am

re: #225 sagehen

Or they could just trademark the damn rodent; those are eternal.

Chinese companies will ignore both copyrights and trademarks as necessary. In my local mall, there is “Niu Ba Lan” sports shoe shop. The shoes have an “N” symbol on them which looks remarkably like a more famous sports shoe logo. There is also a pizza shop which uses the Pizza Hut logo, but which is not a Pizza Hut (Bi Sheng Ke) restaurant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 2:45:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 3:55:23am

to absolutely no one’s surprise here:

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:01:42am

re: #227 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Chinese companies will ignore both copyrights and trademarks as necessary. In my local mall, there is “Niu Ba Lan” sports shoe shop. The shoes have an “N” symbol on them which looks remarkably like a more famous sports shoe logo. There is also a pizza shop which uses the Pizza Hut logo, but which is not a Pizza Hut (Bi Sheng Ke) restaurant.

Heh.

I have a “Marina Militare” power reserve wristwatch - it’s obviously a copy of an Officine Panerai.

Image: m2-382-600x600.jpg

In any event, it does keep extraordinarily good time. I know a watchmaker here in town and after I got it, I took it to him to have the movement lubricated and have him generally check it out.

He said it was a very good, 21-jewel automatic movement, that it was well-engineered and was quite obviously a Chinese copy of the Valjoux 7750-P1 movement, and that as far as copies go, it was virtually identical to the original, suffering only from what he called a couple of “components that had minor cosmetic flaws, but nothing that would interfere with the operation of the watch”.

He ordered one for himself, LOL.

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steve_davis  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:05:13am

re: #42 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This may be the best colorization I have yet seen:

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and i guess before anyone says, “how do they know what the colors were?” it should be pointed out that even the colors in a modern digital pro camera are subjectively tweaked and then are capable of lots of tweaking through menus on camera and off.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:08:01am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

Heh.

I have a “Marina Militare” power reserve wristwatch - it’s obviously a copy of an Officine Panerai.

Image: m2-382-600x600.jpg

In any event, it does keep extraordinarily good time. I know a watchmaker here in town and after I got it, I took it to him to have the movement lubricated and have him generally check it out.

He said it was a very good, 21-jewel automatic movement, that it was well-engineered and was quite obviously a Chinese copy of the Valjoux 7750-P1 movement, and that as far as copies go, it was virtually identical to the original, suffering only from what he called a couple of “components that had minor cosmetic flaws, but nothing that would interfere with the operation of the watch”.

He ordered one for himself, LOL.

I bought a 21-jewel self-winding watch online, made by a Chinese firm, GuanQin, for a fraction of a similar Swiss-branded watch. I had a self-winding (aka automatic) watch ages ago and thought it was time to replace it after 40 years. I’m not even sure where the original one is now. Anyway, I read about GuanQin on a watch fansite, and the reviewer said the movement was just as good as a Swiss movement, because the Swiss watchmakers have their movements assembled in China anyway.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:13:53am

re: #232 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I’d never heard of GuanQin, so I looked ‘em up…..and I have to say, those are some damn nice-looking watches. And a price that won’t break the bank, either.

Might have to order myself one after the first of the year.

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steve_davis  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:16:03am

re: #68 Belafon

Far too many people think 1956 happened 300 years ago.

my brother was born 3 years later. my mother’s father was born in 1900. I worked with a man in TWO THOUSAND AND ONE whose grandfather was a slave. The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:22:17am

re: #233 Dr Lizardo

I’d never heard of GuanQin, so I looked ‘em up…..and I have to say, those are some damn nice-looking watches. And a price that won’t break the bank, either.

Might have to order myself one after the first of the year.

The styling is what attracted my eye, too. I forget what I paid for the one I have, but it was around $50.

October is another Chinese brand, maybe from Hong Kong. I have one of its quartz movement watches.

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steve_davis  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:28:22am

re: #107 Romantic Heretic

I see participation trophies as a reward for trying.

If you force a kid who’s lousy at sports to play a sport and they don’t do well, telling them they’re a loser afterwards doesn’t do wonders for their self esteem.

I’d know because I’m that kid.

I still have my Good Sportsmanship award from 1978 in elementary school. To this day, I am convinced I won it because I was the worst fucking baseball player in the history of baseball, but I was a good sport about it. (On the other hand, I was a helluva basketball player, which just goes to show that being horrific at one sport does not translate across the spectrum).

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:40:40am

re: #236 steve_davis

Our elementary school had a regulation ring and mandatory boxing for every kid during the school year. Candy prize fights were voluntary during the Summer. By a fluke of physiology I won all of my matches except one kid that handed me my ass. The theory was that it kept down unregulated violence—I was only in one playground fight during my 5 years there.

Times were different, then.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 4:41:50am

Heh. Via Anne Laurie @ Balloon Juice:

Wonder how long the waitlist on Art of the Deal is?

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Jay C  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:01:13am

re: #238 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Heh. Via Anne Laurie @ Balloon Juice:

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Wonder how long the waitlist on Art of the Deal is?

As long as it takes the buyer to locate the remainder bin?

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:08:07am

Hard to believe that it’s the last day of the year already.

I’m done with 2018 at this point, and 2019 is welcome to come in and take its best shot.

Happy New Year to Lizards far and wide.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:13:22am

re: #240 makeitstop

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:13:32am

re: #240 makeitstop

Hard to believe that it’s the last day of the year already.

I’m done with 2018 at this point, and 2019 is welcome to come in and take its best shot.

Happy New Year to Lizards far and wide.

Yep - less than 10 hours to go until 2019 here in Central Europe. So I’ll wish a Happy New Year to all Lizards, no matter where you are in the world. All the best for the coming year.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:14:28am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹

Wow, on that thread about staffers for Bernie Sanders wanting to meet with the senator to discuss sexual harassment, there is a LOT of “whatabout Hillary” in that thread. One person keeps posting a Salon over and over again in the comments.

It’s even more dumb when you consider these staffers who signed the letter are people who actually worked for the campaign. People who have a much inside sports view of what happened in the campaign. I hope he does take this seriously but Bernie is a huge disappointment about internal house cleaning and issues like this. Good for them tho. Sexual harassment isn’t a left or right issue.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:17:41am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:18:23am

re: #234 steve_davis

my brother was born 3 years later. my mother’s father was born in 1900. I worked with a man in TWO THOUSAND AND ONE whose grandfather was a slave. The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.

If your brother was born in 1959, I have no doubt he saw people who were former slaves. I’m not sure when the last slave died but I imagine they died less than 50 years ago. I’m only 31 but I have a great grandparent born not even a decade after the war’s end.

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Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:26:27am

It speaks…er, tweets:

A see-through concrete wall…okay, my curiosity is piqued.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:28:17am

re: #237 Decatur Deb

Our elementary school had a regulation ring and mandatory boxing for every kid during the school year. Candy prize fights were voluntary during the Summer. By a fluke of physiology I won all of my matches except one kid that handed me my ass. The theory was that it kept down unregulated violence—I was only in one playground fight during my 5 years there.

Times were different, then.

They would do that in the Navy when I was in (called “smokers”). I was entirely uninterested in such things, and the claim “it reduces violence” seems to be one of those “common sense” things everyone knew but no one could demonstrate.

The Navy ended them while I was still in the service. They are now back.

Back in 1905, a smoker was arranged between a black sailor and a Jewish sailor (yes, it was done for racist reasons). At that time, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt was a fan of boxing, so the administration promoted smokers across the Navy.

He also oversaw driving African-Americans out of the Navy (whether he knew about that policy or not). The point of that particular smoker was to prove the superiority of whites (and for the purpose of this, the Jewish sailor was white). He was the one killed.

buzzfeed.com
(with the histories of the two men and the story of the match - there were several different press accounts noted in the article). The Navy’s official telegram to his family was quite the piece of “we’re not tellin’ you nuthin’.”
documentcloud.org (Telegram to parents)

The Navy is back at smokers though. A report on one from 2012:
navy.mil

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:28:26am

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

University of Innsbruck? Phooey! This is obvious Russian disinfo-false flag cointelpro, probably sourced from the kitchen of Putin’s dacha. I drink only the pure, wholesome, godly black coffee, with no cream, milk or other decadent cow or soy products to sap my body’s vital fluids!

Mother’s milk leads to heroin

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:29:31am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

Yep - less than 10 hours to go until 2019 here in Central Europe. So I’ll wish a Happy New Year to all Lizards, no matter where you are in the world. All the best for the coming year.

17 and a half here in Mythical Time Zone.

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Jay C  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:30:38am

re: #245 HappyWarrior

If your brother was born in 1959, I have no doubt he saw people who were former slaves. I’m not sure when the last slave died but I imagine they died less than 50 years ago. I’m only 31 but I have a great grandparent born not even a decade after the war’s end.

Interesting. Slavery wasn’t legally abolished in this country until 1866 (Thirteenth Amendment). So if one counts infants born - even if technically - into slavery until the mid-1860s, the number of survivors (“ex-slaves”) will map to the expected distribution of centenarians/super-centenarians in that group. So probably the “last slave” died some time in the mid 1970s.
Seriously: not that much “past” at all.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:32:07am

re: #246 Targetpractice

Trump might as well tweet that the wall will be made of blue cheese with glitter and tassels because there will be no wall. Pelosi has no incentive to negotiate a wall with an increasingly unhinged, unpopular President who is under investigation on all fronts.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:35:29am

re: #87 HappyWarrior

I used to be naive and just thought “They should emigrate legally.” And while I still wish people would, I know that it’s not that simple and I know it’s definitely not that simple if you’re fleeing what a lot of these people are fleeing in Central America.

A subtle point and extremely important point:

Land based migrants…those presenting themselves at or near let’s say the southern border mostly..compared to someone who would have to fly or use a boat…

While they look the same, a migrant emigre and a migrant refugee are not the same thing.

The antis constantly conflate these two. On purpose

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:35:43am

re: #250 Jay C

Interesting. Slavery wasn’t legally abolished in this country until 1866 (Thirteenth Amendment). So if one counts infants born - even if technically - into slavery until the mid-1860s, the number of survivors (“ex-slaves”) will map to the expected distribution of centenarians/super-centenarians in that group. So probably the “last slave” died some time in the mid 1970s.
Seriously: not that much “past” at all.

Ueah. I think I read the last person with memories of slavery died in the 50’s but given infants, the last person was probably in the 70’s after the CRA 1964. One of the last known survivors of a lynching was alive not that long ago.

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jeffreyw  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:36:36am

Imgur


Good morning!

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:43:06am

re: #168 HappyWarrior

They’re always without fail using veterans to shit on immigrants. It’s disgusting.

Two easily recognizable and powerful symbols of “us”/”them”

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:45:09am

Two hours 15 minutes till the New Year

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:45:38am

re: #255 dangerman

Two easily recognizable and powerful symbols of “us”/”them”

Even though plenty of veterans are immigrants and I don’t even need to start on the numbers of Puerto Rican’s who are veterans who they disregarded during the hurricanes and their aftermath.

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Jay C  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:48:44am

re: #251 Patricia Kayden

Trump might as well tweet that the wall will be made of blue cheese with glitter and tassels because there will be no wall. Pelosi has no incentive to negotiate a wall with an increasingly unhinged, unpopular President who is under investigation on all fronts.

While you might be right in principle, as a matter of practical politics (something Nancy Pelosi is quite good at) it is going to be in her/the Democrats’ best interest to come up a halt to the present government shutdown. In which Republicans have a stake, too, as their plan to shift all the blame to the Dems (as in “Schumer Shutdown”, etc) doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of traction with the public. That may change if the shutdown drags on, especially given the biased nature of the “mainstream” press: so the incentive to come up with some -any - solution to the Wall impasse is fairly pressing.
Unfortunately, I think the center ring for the circus is going to be the Senate, not the House.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:51:17am

Huffington Post just put up an article saying Sen. Elizabeth Warren has put together an exploratory committee for a potential presidential run.

huffingtonpost.com

She also sent an E-mail with an accompanying video about it to supporters.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:52:41am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹

Huffington Post just put up an article saying Sen. Elizabeth Warren has put together an exploratory committee for a potential presidential run.

huffingtonpost.com

She also sent an E-mail with an accompanying video about it to supporters.

She’s running. I had no doubt of it all. TBH I like her more as a Senator than President.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:55:24am

re: #260 HappyWarrior

She’s running. I had no doubt of it all. TBH I like her more as a Senator than President.

I like a tree stump better than Trump though. We’re getting into the period where different politicians have to make that decision to try to run for the top office. If she becomes the nominee, I will happily vote for her.

Unlike Trump, I have no doubt she would seek out expert advisors to help her in areas she is not well-versed (such as foreign policy).

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:57:33am

Pre dawn greetings from NoHo. So, Liz Warren is in it to win it. Good for her.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:57:55am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

I like a tree stump better than Trump though. We’re getting into the period where different politicians have to make that decision to try to run for the top office. If she becomes the nominee, I will happily vote for her.

Unlike Trump, I have no doubt she would seek out expert advisors to help her in areas she is not well-versed (such as foreign policy).

Well shit, I will gladly support her as the nominee. Goes w/o saying imo but compared with other potential candidates, she’s low on my list. But I’d take her over Gabbard or Sanders but she’s way behind O’Rourke, Booker, or Harris.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:57:58am

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹

Anti-vaxxers should be mocked.

I don’t know if she was an anti-vaxxer or no, and I wouldn’t wish death by influenza on anyone, so mocking her seems inappropriate to me.

Exactly
They are poster boy crackpots
They don’t need to be reasoned with debated argued with or persuaded

They should be met with tubas

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 5:59:47am

re: #262 Unshaken Defiance

Pre dawn greetings from NoHo. So, Liz Warren is in it to win it. Good for her.

I mean I’m glad she’s running and I think she will raise some issues that need to be brought up. Anyhow GL to her. I mean that sincerely.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:05:50am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

I like a tree stump better than Trump though. We’re getting into the period where different politicians have to make that decision to try to run for the top office. If she becomes the nominee, I will happily vote for her.

Unlike Trump, I have no doubt she would seek out expert advisors to help her in areas she is not well-versed (such as foreign policy).

Warren has a special gift for getting under Trump’s flabby skin, and she takes no shit from him. If she were to win the nomination, Trump would go full freak on her.

I’m not sure whether she’s the ideal candidate, but she’d be living in Trump’s head 24/7.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:13:28am

re: #266 makeitstop

Warren has a special gift for getting under Trump’s flabby skin, and she takes no shit from him. If she were to win the nomination, Trump would go full freak on her.

I’m not sure whether she’s the ideal candidate, but she’d be living in Trump’s head 24/7.

She does get in his head for sure. I think what puts her lower on my list though is I haven’t seen much real beef to her on FP. I’m interested in seeing who will be advising her though. I know this may sound silly but when I saw that Samantha Power was advising Obama, I knew he was pretty serious about FP. I had actually first heard of Samantha Power when my then Republican Congresswoman recommended her book on genocide when he spoke to us when I was in high school a few years prior to that. But I like Warren as both a a Senator and person and I think she will bring a lot of good ideas to the discussion. I just want someone else as a nominee but it doesn’t mean she’s incapable of contributing positive ideas.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:13:53am

re: #261 Anymouse 🌹

I like a tree stump better than Trump though. We’re getting into the period where different politicians have to make that decision to try to run for the top office. If she becomes the nominee, I will happily vote for her.

Unlike Trump, I have no doubt she would seek out expert advisors to help her in areas she is not well-versed (such as foreign policy).

People talk about whether a large field is good or bad; the fact is, it’s bad for Democrats because a lot of them will peel off all butthurt when their favorite is eliminated and sit out the election. A large field is irrelevant for Republicans because they’ll fall in line regardless of who’s nominated—witness: tRump.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:19:56am

re: #268 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

People talk about whether a large field is good or bad; the fact is, it’s bad for Democrats because a lot of them will peel off all butthurt when their favorite is eliminated and sit out the election. A large field is irrelevant for Republicans because they’ll fall in line regardless of who’s nominated—witness: tRump.

I really think the orange elephant anus in the room will mitigate some of that. However, I do think that’s a fair concern. I think it will be up to the candidates that lose to rally their supporters around the winner though. I’ll always be proud of gosh it’s going to be two years already starting tomorrow that while Tom Perriello whom I supported for governor over Ralph Northam lost the primary, he rallied his supporters and Governor Northam won by a huge amount and we got tons of Dems elected to the state legislature in 2017 too and of course swept governor, lt governor, and AG.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:21:44am

re: #268 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

People talk about whether a large field is good or bad; the fact is, it’s bad for Democrats because a lot of them will peel off all butthurt when their favorite is eliminated and sit out the election. A large field is irrelevant for Republicans because they’ll fall in line regardless of who’s nominated—witness: tRump.

You have not been paying attention. Dems who lost primaries this fall have become heartfelt supporters of their former opponent.

Most Democrats are not Bernie Sanders (and he’s not a Democrat at all).

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:23:26am

There are certain archetypes are going to be put on certain candidates. Someone will emerge as an establishment type favorite. Someone as the upstart. Someone as the guy all the kids love. Someone that the right wingers in the media will try to concern troll is “How Dems used to be before they went blah blah.”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:25:45am

re: #270 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

You have not been paying attention. Dems who lost primaries this fall have become heartfelt supporters of their former opponent.

Most Democrats are not Bernie Sanders (and he’s not a Democrat at all).

Yep. It’s a fair worry but I really think that sort of thing only comes after success. If you look at Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary in 2016, I can really see a lot in common for both candidates. Both were exceptionally qualified for the job they sought, both ran against someone whose intellectual gifts were nowhere near as theirs, both were following two popular two term Democratic Presidents, running in a strong economy, and both had the left insisting they weren’t good enough,

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MsJ  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:26:37am

re: #268 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

A large field is irrelevant for Republicans because they’ll fall in line regardless of who’s nominated—witness: tRump.

Thankfully Republicans continue shrinking in numbers. They don’t have as many replacements as the older generation dies off.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:31:26am

re: #273 MsJ

Thankfully Republicans continue shrinking in numbers. They don’t have as many replacements as the older generation dies off.

Can only hope. I really hope my generation doesn’t get older and then go right wing like some of the boomers did to keep right wing ideology alive.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:33:08am

i’m quoting this in full from the NYT via politicawire.com

“The television is on. The phone is never far away. And President Trump is repeatedly calling allies such as members of Congress and conservative radio hosts, telling them privately that he will not give in on his demand for funding for a border wall.”

“What the president who campaigned on his ability to cut deals has not done, nine days into a partial government shutdown over his signature campaign issue, is reach out to Democratic congressional leaders to strike one.”

“Virtually alone in the West Wing since the shutdown began, Mr. Trump has instead taken to Twitter to excoriate Democrats, and highlight that he canceled his own vacation to his private club in Florida while lawmakers left the city.”

this is not governing
this is not leading
this is not negotiating
this is not being ‘the president’

he’s not doing his job
he’s out to lunch
he’s not ‘at work’
he’s full time managing his image

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:51:39am

re: #272 HappyWarrior

Yep. It’s a fair worry but I really think that sort of thing only comes after success. If you look at Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary in 2016, I can really see a lot in common for both candidates. Both were exceptionally qualified for the job they sought, both ran against someone whose intellectual gifts were nowhere near as theirs, both were following two popular two term Democratic Presidents, running in a strong economy, and both had the left insisting they weren’t good enough,

sometimes we as a party are not too smart

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Dec 31, 2018 • 6:56:04am

re: #189 HappyWarrior

Their “love” for Israel usually extends only as far as how Israel and Jews in general can be fit into a particular End Times/Rapture mythology. To them, Jews are tools only…not “regular” people.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:01:58am

re: #277 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Their “love” for Israel usually extends only as far as how Israel and Jews in general can be fit into a particular End Times/Rapture mythology. To them, Jews are tools only…not “regular” people.

No doubt about that at all. It’s sick.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:03:35am

re: #276 dangerman

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sometimes we as a party are not too smart

Success spoils us. We’ll cross it when we come to it but I worry about the next time we have to replace a popular two term Dem President and the same thing happening again. I thought after Bush beat Gore with the help of the fishy business in Florida and with Nader’s help that the left would be beyond “There’s no difference between X and Y.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:04:02am

re: #234 steve_davis

my brother was born 3 years later. my mother’s father was born in 1900. I worked with a man in TWO THOUSAND AND ONE whose grandfather was a slave. The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.

I knew a lady who had seen Abraham Lincoln in person.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:08:46am

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:12:02am

re: #280 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I knew a lady who had seen Abraham Lincoln in person.

I am two degrees removed from seeing Lindbergh take off on his transatlantic solo flight. It would have been one degree if Dad could have played hooky.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:12:08am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:13:22am

re: #283 Belafon

Also his mom was not married at the time of conception. Just sayin’.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:15:06am

re: #284 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Also his mom was not married at the time of conception. Just sayin’.

But if you do it through the ear does that count? AFAF….

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:15:37am

re: #282 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I am two degrees removed from seeing Lindbergh take off on his transatlantic solo flight. It would have been one degree if Dad could have played hooky.

I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m a few degrees from the first World Series. Dad’s Pap-Pap(his mom’s dad) was according to family lore a personal friend of Hall of Famer Honus Wagner and he apparently liked going to baseball games in Pittsburgh where he and Nana’s family lived. I believe I even found an old article identifying him as a semi-pro player in the late 1890’s but I’m not sure if it’s him but I strongly suspect it is since he had a rare name and I haven’t found anyone else in the area with the name that would be close enough in age to be the same guy in my research. Really makes me wish I had known him or at least that my dad and his siblings had known him better but he died when Dad was just an infant and the older siblings didn’t know him that well since my dad’s parents moved around.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:18:25am

Trying to share this Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video again

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ - 音ノ国 , KYARY PAMYU PAMYU - OTO NO KUNI

It wouldn’t play yesterday.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:25:49am

re: #270 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

You have not been paying attention. Dems who lost primaries this fall have become heartfelt supporters of their former opponent.

Most Democrats are not Bernie Sanders (and he’s not a Democrat at all).

‘Pends.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:37:45am

I hate that this is a knock against Warren, but she is not going to be able to counter Trump calling her Pocahontas. He won’t get thrown out of debates for doing it. How is she going to get a message out when every news article states “President Trump uses ‘Pocahontas’ slur against Senator Warren again in last night’s showdown”?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:38:50am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:40:06am

Biff goofed, deleted and re-tweeted. But not fast enough.

The original said 3013

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:42:42am

re: #289 Belafon

I hate that this is a knock against Warren, but she is not going to be able to counter Trump calling her Pocahontas. He won’t get thrown out of debates for doing it. How is she going to get a message out when every news article states “President Trump uses ‘Pocahontas’ slur against Senator Warren again in last night’s showdown”?

That’s unfortunately very true. It’s too bad because she does have a good message but that will happen.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:42:58am

He’s on a roll.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:43:13am

re: #289 Belafon

She could begin referring to him as John Barron.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:43:59am
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:45:29am

re: #295 jaunte

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Mexico should just build a giant horse, and say it’s a special gift for Trump.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:46:20am

I would enjoy a series of border Ferris wheels.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:46:29am

re: #293 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

He’s on a roll.

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Stick it in your ass.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:49:58am

re: #293 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

He’s on a roll.

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We don’t want to know how many rolls he goes through during these sessions.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:50:25am

10 minutes to 2019

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:54:19am

One parting thought for 2018. I never listened to even one Louis CK routine before now, and probably will not in the future. So, sorry not sorry he’s all washed up now.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:56:14am

Oh, the wingnuts are never going to be able to figure out who to insult on this one:

On the one hand: Messicans. On the other hand: it’s a black guy. Gripping hand is: they interfered with his 2nd Amendment rights to murder people. What to do? Help us, Landru!

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 7:59:56am

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[seekrit New Year’s Eve message from Trixie the Cat)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:00:16am

re: #296 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Mexico should just build a giant horse, and say it’s a special gift for Trump.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:02:00am

re: #303 makeitstop

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[seekrit New Year’s Eve message from Trixie the Cat)

How is Trixie? Last pic I saw she still had her Cone of Shame™ on.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:02:25am

Happy New Year from China, lizards!

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:05:29am

re: #302 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Oh, the wingnuts are never going to be able to figure out who to insult on this one:

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On the one hand: Messicans. On the other hand: it’s a black guy. Gripping hand is: they interfered with his 2nd Amendment rights to murder people. What to do? Help us, Landru!

Upding for the Mote allusion. Another upding for the story. And a 3rd upding just for gripping the essence of wingnut mentality.

Edit: I’m debating removing an upding for the Star Trek allusion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:16:42am

such a morn

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:17:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:19:05am
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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:20:15am

re: #305 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

How is Trixie? Last pic I saw she still had her Cone of Shame™ on.

She’s doing great, thanks! She’s well adjusted to the absence of the eye and back to pushing all the other animals around.

I ran in and snapped a quick pic.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:21:28am

re: #306 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Happy New Year from China, lizards!

Happy New Year!
Following your example, yesterday I went out and raked a bit of my nearby forest.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:22:35am

re: #313 jaunte

Happy New Year!
Following your example, yesterday I went out and raked a bit of my nearby forest.

This is good. Now shovel some coal into the firebox!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:23:10am

re: #312 makeitstop

She’s doing great, thanks! She’s well adjusted to the absence of the eye and back to pushing all the other animals around.

I ran in and snapped a quick pic.

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Awww…still a pretty kitty!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:23:47am
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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:24:21am

re: #275 dangerman

i’m quoting this in full from the NYT via politicawire.com

this is not governing
this is not leading
this is not negotiating
this is not being ‘the president’

he’s not doing his job
he’s out to lunch
he’s not ‘at work’

he’s full time managing his image

Morning!

I saw this story line while checking my ATT Email. Chances are it might have already been covered in one of his tweets…I am not caught up since last nuight.

I guess if the people and the media do not give him the adulation he needs…he’ll give it to himself.

Daily Beast - Trump: I Should Be a ‘National Hero’

In his now-clockwork early-morning tweetstorm, Donald Trump lauded his own surprise-to-the-military actions on removing U.S. troops from Syria, suggesting that he be dubbed a “national hero” for taking on ISIS in his fashion. “If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero,” Trump wrote. “ISIS is mostly gone, we’re slowly sending our troops back home to be with their families, while at the same time fighting ISIS remnants.” He added: “I campaigned on getting out of Syria and other places. Now when I start getting out the Fake News Media, or some failed Generals who were unable to do the job before I arrived, like to complain about me & my tactics, which are working. Just doing what I said I was going to do!” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had announced hours earlier that Trump had agreed to a “pause situation” and would slow down the apparent sudden removal of U.S. troops from Syria. Commanders reportedly emphasized to Trump when he met with troops in Iraq last week that ISIS had not been “completely destroyed” as the president had earlier claimed.

Separately, Trump introduced the concept of a “see-through” wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico—as opposed to a concrete one. “An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media,” Trump said. “Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides). Makes sense to me!” The federal government’s shutdown over the matter has entered its 10th day.

(A couple Trump Tweets are connected to the article)

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:27:27am

Since I have moved over to sipping The Famous Grouse, I am playing The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards’ version of Auld Lang Syne.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:28:24am

re: #276 dangerman

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sometimes we as a party are not too smart

Goes to the old axiom: Democrats want to fall in love.

Not enough love for Al Gore or Hillary Clinton.

But for some damn reason there is for an old fart like Bernie.

Some things are just unexplainable.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:28:26am

He’s either whining or bragging or in this case a combo of both. No you shouldn’t be a national hero. Your name should be up there with Arnold.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:29:49am

re: #314 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

This is good. Now shovel some coal into the firebox!

“shovel more coal in the boiler…”

YouTube

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:30:49am

He can throw all the shade he wants at ‘failed generals,’ but it’s a safe bet none of them filed multiple bankruptcies.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:32:58am

re: #275 dangerman

i’m quoting this in full from the NYT via politicawire.com

this is not governing
this is not leading
this is not negotiating
this is not being ‘the president’

he’s not doing his job
he’s out to lunch
he’s not ‘at work’
he’s full time managing his image

and im gonna add something else because i wasnt just implying he should be doing something / anything about the shutdown exclusive of everything else.

the president’s job is huge.
there are hundreds, probably thousands of things he could be doing at his desk today.
you know…..working. like the rest of us are doing today

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:34:18am

Long distance, please. I’d like to make a person-to-person call.
Yes I’ll wait.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:36:56am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

such a morn

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And those are the tweets the Daily Beast article I posted was based on.

No Donny…you are not a hero. You are an assho’

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Alephnaught  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:40:39am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:40:48am

Oh shit. I see what Charles is talking about regarding Louis CK. Mocking Parkland kids and people who want their pronoun respected? Good luck Louie.

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Danack  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:42:39am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

Oh shit. I see what Charles is talking about regarding Louis CK. Mocking Parkland kids and people who want their pronoun respected? Good luck Louie.

Is there a transcript of what he said? I’d like to see exactly how far out of line he went, but I also am not in the mood for watching a sexual abuser ‘perform’.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:45:05am

re: #328 Danack

“They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing? You’re young! You should be crazy! You should be unhinged! Not in a suit… You’re not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t got shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?”
usatoday.com

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:46:59am

re: #328 Danack

Is there a transcript of what he said? I’d like to see exactly how far out of line he went, but I also am not in the mood for watching a sexual abuser ‘perform’.

Jaunte beat me to it but here’s the article from The Hill.
thehill.com

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:48:03am

re: #326 Alephnaught

I’ve noticed this “Have a nice Xmas… When it comes…” Is a thing. My immediate reaction is: “Well, it’ll be on Xmas Day, won’t it?”

Now I’m noticing this “Happy New Year… When it comes.” Um, it’s the 1st of January, unless I’m mistaken?

gesundheit
when your next sneeze comes

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:48:12am

re: #329 jaunte

We could ask the same about you. Why should we listen to you, Louie? Why should we listen to the NRA whose members don’t know first hand the effects of gun violence?

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:48:55am

re: #328 Danack

He’s upset he was outed by left ideology. Poor baby is acting out against everything he sees as PC.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:50:44am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

Oh shit. I see what Charles is talking about regarding Louis CK. Mocking Parkland kids and people who want their pronoun respected? Good luck Louie.

Sometime in the next few days he will make a statement to apologize, blame it on something in his life like stress from his earlier problems, tell everyone he is taking time off for a awhile.

Then he will close saying he is not that guy, he loves what the parkland students are doing and he was just trying to make humor out of a bad situation America is going through.

I’ve never been a big fan of his so I have no problem saying he can go fuck himself. I hope he just killed his career. I think his “jokes” were what he really thinks of the students.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:50:50am

re: #333 b_sharp

He’s upset he was outed by left ideology. Poor baby is acting out against everything he sees as PC.

He should be upset at his own actions. It’s not left ideology that tells you that masturbating in front of people is gross and makes them uncomfortable. But I’m sure he’ll find a place on FNC or whatever right wing network will have him. It’s honestly kind of sad because he is capable of being insightful and funny but he’s going down the road of being a raging dickaholic who clearly didn’t learn shit from why he became a pariah in the first place.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:52:44am

To all lizards worldwide— A very Happy New Year! May this year be one of good health and prosperity to all and (perhaps) be an end to the maladministration in D.C.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:52:58am

re: #328 Danack

Is there a transcript of what he said? I’d like to see exactly how far out of line he went, but I also am not in the mood for watching a sexual abuser ‘perform’.

Louis CK Jokes About The Parkland Shooting Victims

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:53:05am

re: #334 ObserverArt

Sometime in the next few days he will make a statement to apologize, blame it on something in his life like stress from his earlier problems, tell everyone he is taking time off for a awhile.

Then he will close saying he is not that guy, he loves what the parkland students are doing and he was just trying to make humor out of a bad situation America is going through.

I’ve never been a big fan of his so I have no problem saying he can go fuck himself. I hope he just killed his career. I think his “jokes” were what he really thinks of the students.

Nah I think he’ll double down and claim everyone’s too offended blah blah. TBH I used to be a fan. Never paid money for a show but I counted him as a comedian I liked but this is really fucked up. And I’ll ask again, why the fuck do people care about gender pronouns. Oh so you don’t like that someone wants to be called “they” or whatever, so the fuck what? Would you like it if someone called you “Anusface McDickfuck”

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Alephnaught  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:53:33am

re: #326 Alephnaught

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Somebody’s just sent me a better variation: “Happy New Year in advance”. It was in form of a brightly coloured flashing GIF, so after I responded with a thankyou, I added a subtle “Just as well I don’t have epilepsy! :)”

Honestly,, I’m a bit uncomfortable with this apolegtic implication of “Happy New Year, but I’m really sorry I can’t say it at the EXACT MOMENT it hits New Year.” What’s wrong with what we did before mobile phones and social media, and just say “Have a great New Year”, or something similar?

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:53:52am

re: #335 HappyWarrior

Of course he should, but he’s a child.

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:55:35am

re: #339 Alephnaught

Somebody’s just sent me a better variation: “Happy New Year in advance”. It was in form of a brightly coloured flashing GIF, so after I responded with a thankyou, I added a subtle “Just as well I don’t have epilepsy! :)”

Honestly,, I’m a bit uncomfortable with this apolegtic implication of “Happy New Year, but I’m really sorry I can’t say it at the EXACT MOMENT it hits New Year.” What’s wrong with what we did before mobile phones and social media, and just say “Have a great New Year”, or something similar?

Happy fucking New Year! May it be better than the previous fuck up.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:55:45am

re: #340 b_sharp

Of course he should, but he’s a child.

Introspection is for triggered people I guess. God there’s this toxic bullshit in a decent part of modern masculinity that I can’t stand. Oh you like eating veggies? You must be a soyboy beta cuck. That shit really needs to be wiped out. It’s so stupid and immature but hey joke’s on these guys when we’re living healthy and they’re shitting out their insides.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 8:55:54am

Sorry about using a Daily Caller video of Louis CK. It was used because it had his actual act.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:01:15am

re: #1 plansbandc

My fave live band. We go see them whenever they come here.

i am so glad these two found each other

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:03:08am

Happy…sports talk…

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:04:51am

re: #345 ObserverArt

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:06:51am

re: #345 ObserverArt

Happy…sports talk…

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:07:02am

re: #346 b_sharp

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NFL Football.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:07:29am

re: #343 ObserverArt

Sorry about using a Daily Caller video of Louis CK. It was used because it had his actual act.

From what I’ve read about it, I’m not going to watch.

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:09:35am

re: #348 ObserverArt

NFL Football.

Never heard of it. I only watch CFL.

(And that doesn’t mean compact fluorescent lamp)

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:09:35am

re: #349 NO SMOCKING GUN!

From what I’ve read about it, I’m not going to watch.

It is just a recording of his routine that has him in trouble…no video.

But I understand if you do not listen.

The other sad thing is…he got a good amount of laughs out of it.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:09:40am

re: #345 ObserverArt

Happy…sports talk…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:10:52am
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Alephnaught  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:10:54am

re: #326 Alephnaught

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Sufficient unto the day...  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:12:50am

Oh god…I have engaged in combat with a writer from PJ Media on the electric Twitter machine…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:13:11am
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:13:25am

re: #317 ObserverArt

“I Should Be a ‘National Hero’”

Fat fuck who cosplays as Hitler says what?

Guy sounds more and more like Last-Week-in-the-Bunker Mr. H every day.

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Old Liberal  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:13:33am

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹

Got my flu shot here in Ecuador. Free. Public Health Service. The government here knows that vaccines are cheaper than hospitalizations. In the US it’s all about private sector profit. Hospitalization of insured people is revenue.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:14:12am

re: #345 ObserverArt

Happy…sports talk…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:15:54am
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Danack  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:16:39am

re: #329 jaunte

Thanks.

Also, wow, that’s worse than I was expecting it to be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:17:09am
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:17:31am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:19:55am

re: #363 Belafon

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Snap

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MsJ  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:20:07am

re: #334 ObserverArt

Sometime in the next few days he will make a statement to apologize, blame it on something in his life like stress from his earlier problems, tell everyone he is taking time off for a awhile.

Then he will close saying he is not that guy, he loves what the parkland students are doing and he was just trying to make humor out of a bad situation America is going through.

I’ve never been a big fan of his so I have no problem saying he can go fuck himself. I hope he just killed his career. I think his “jokes” were what he really thinks of the students.

Ambien.

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:20:40am

re: #345 ObserverArt

Happy…sports talk…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:20:59am

re: #362 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:21:51am

re: #344 dangerman

i am so glad these two found each other

If Bonnie Raitt could play two guitars at a time, that’s what she would sound like. She’d need good backup…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:22:15am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:22:24am

re: #362 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think a spy swap is precisely what the Kremlin is angling for here.

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:22:24am

re: #367 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Countries you couldn’t pay me to visit: Russia, Iran, North Korea

I’m going to add the Trump USA to that.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:24:18am

re: #367 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Countries you couldn’t pay me to visit: Russia, Iran, North Korea

I have some curiosity about North Korea - it’d be fascinating to actually see it with my own eyes.

As far as Iran, it’s a land with such ancient history I’d be genuinely enthralled.

Russia - nope.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:24:20am

re: #371 b_sharp

I’m going to add the Trump USA to that.

Well I live here, right smack dab in the middle of Trump country, but we will fix it in 2020, if not sooner.

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:25:21am

re: #373 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Well I live here, right smack dab in the middle of Trump country, but we will fix it in 2020, if not sooner.

Please do so. When you do I’ll reevaluate my banned vacation destinations.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:25:44am

re: #372 Dr Lizardo

I have some curiosity about North Korea - it’d be fascinating to actually see it with my own eyes.

As far as Iran, it’s a land with such ancient history I’d be genuinely enthralled.

Russia - nope.

Enthralling, as long as you don’t get arrested on trumped up charges, a distinct possibility in any of those three countries.

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Jay C  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:26:07am

re: #363 Belafon

I’m guessing a lot of gun nuts probably have their own definition of an “enemy nation”. And it’s probably not Russia….

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:26:52am

re: #375 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Enthralling, as long as you don’t get arrested on trumped up charges, a distinct possibility in any of those three countries.

Fair enough. I guess it would depend on how badly the authorities there need a “spy” to parade in front of the cameras.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:27:47am

re: #362 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t think Steve understands how that phrase works:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:28:16am

re: #374 b_sharp

Please do so. When you do I’ll reevaluate my banned vacation destinations.

I predict 2019 is going to be a very bad year for Trump, as all of his crimes get exposed by prosecutors and Congress.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:30:23am

re: #379 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I predict 2019 is going to be a very bad year for Trump, as all of his crimes get exposed by prosecutors and Congress.

2019 could very well end being Trump’s year of hell.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:31:03am

Trump probably thinks he can fuck up Muellers investigation by sending Butina back to Russia.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:31:06am

re: #272 HappyWarrior

Yep. It’s a fair worry but I really think that sort of thing only comes after success. If you look at Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary in 2016, I can really see a lot in common for both candidates. Both were exceptionally qualified for the job they sought, both ran against someone whose intellectual gifts were nowhere near as theirs, both were following two popular two term Democratic Presidents, running in a strong economy, and both had the left insisting they weren’t good enough,

And IMO, both of them actually won the presidency.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:32:20am

re: #380 Dr Lizardo

2019 could very well end being Trump’s year of hell.

Or it could end being our year of hell…or was that this year?

//

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:32:39am

re: #359 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:32:56am

re: #372 Dr Lizardo

I have some curiosity about North Korea - it’d be fascinating to actually see it with my own eyes.

As far as Iran, it’s a land with such ancient history I’d be genuinely enthralled.

Russia - nope.

My wife and I have a standing invitation to travel to Russia with my sister-in-law. (She frequently travels there as she was once a Soviet citizen and has family there.) We have a standing “no thank you.”

There are things which would be interesting to see there (the Kremlin, the Hermitage Museum, &c) but not enough to entice me.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:33:13am

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:33:22am

re: #382 retired cynic

And IMO, both of them actually won the presidency.

Agreed.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:34:16am

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹

My wife and I have a standing invitation to travel to Russia with my sister-in-law. (She frequently travels there as she was once a Soviet citizen and has family there.) We have a standing “no thank you.”

There are things which would be interesting to see there (the Kremlin, the Hermitage Museum, &c) but not enough to entice me.

The history is fascinating. I’ve always wanted to do the Transiberian express.

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:38:37am

re: #366 William Lewis

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:39:05am

re: #367 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Countries you couldn’t pay me to visit: Russia, Iran, North Korea

Texas!

What???

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:40:01am

So I see Elizabeth Warren may run for President.

I hope you guys are ready for a ton of Pocahontas jokes because you know the wingnuts are going there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:40:45am

re: #378 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t think Steve understands how that phrase works:

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he’s a cat…cats don’t negotiate, period…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:41:32am

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Come Thursday, Orange Foolius will be hiding on the throne when Nancy gets the gavel.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:41:51am

re: #384 ObserverArt

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:42:02am

re: #380 Dr Lizardo

2019 could very well end being Trump’s year of hell.

Can we extend that to not only Trump but a year of hell for the Republican Party, FOX News, wingnut radio and wingnuts in general?

I like to go big.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:42:22am

re: #378 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t think Steve understands how that phrase works:

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Probably meant to say hostage takers, but that depends on the president. Reagan did it, but those after have not. As some of said, I wouldn’t be surprised if Butina is used in an exchange.

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MsJ  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:42:53am

re: #395 ObserverArt

Can we extend that to not only Trump but a year of hell for the Republican Party, FOX News, wingnut radio and wingnuts in general?

I like to go big.

I’m with you there, bud!

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:43:24am

re: #393 Joe Bacon 🌹

Come Thursday, Orange Foolius will be hiding on the throne when Nancy gets the gavel.

If he follows pattern, he will announce something like selling Alaska back to Russia just before the change.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:45:10am

re: #391 Eclectic Cyborg

So I see Elizabeth Warren may run for President.

I hope you guys are ready for a ton of Pocahontas jokes because you know the wingnuts are going there.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:47:54am

We are suffering from a spy gap! We need to grab some more Russian assets to trade for Whelan. I wonder if they would take Jerome Corsi and Alex Jones? Maybe throw in Hannity if they push really hard.
Nah, they aren’t that stupid.
Otoh, they did sink a lot of money into Texas and California secession so it might be worth a try.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:48:27am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yes they are already posting Pocahontas crap on my family’s facebook page calling her “un-American”.

23 and Me says 15% of my DNA is Native American in origin and it’s from my Mom’s side (My X chromosome has significant amounts of Native American DNA). I dare family members to call me “un-American”…but then they already do

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:49:19am

re: #395 ObserverArt

Can we extend that to not only Trump but a year of hell for the Republican Party, FOX News, wingnut radio and wingnuts in general?

I like to go big.

Oh, indeed.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:49:37am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“extreme far left”
FFS, these dupes wouldn’t know a Red if one jumped out and bit them on the ass or, these days, offered them a bag of cash.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:49:46am

re: #400 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

We are suffering from a spy gap! We need to grab some more Russian assets to trade for Whelan. I wonder if they would take Jerome Corsi and Alex Jones? Maybe throw in Hannity if they push really hard.
Nah, they aren’t that stupid.
Otoh, they did sink a lot of money into Texas and California secession so it might be worth a try.

Yes and they are still circulating petitions here in California to put secession on the ballot in 2021. Looks like the Attorney General tried to stop it but he got thwarted…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:49:50am
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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:50:18am

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ivanka in Florida. Jared is in Floriday. Kellyanne is in Florida. Melania is in Florida.

Is Trump really going to sit around rage-tweeting in his robe all day?

imagine him flying up late this PM and flying back tomorrow
while the gov’t is closed

you know he’s worried about having to refund all that ticket money
though his ‘appearance’ isnt what those people thought they were paying for

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:51:04am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good. Let them block it in the Senate. That makes it clear that this is yet another Republican shutdown.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:51:30am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Says the party that supports Trump- who is Ll that except far right.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:52:03am

*SPIT*

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:52:59am

re: #406 dangerman

imagine him flying up late this PM and flying back tomorrow
while the gov’t is closed

you know he’s worried about having to refund all that ticket money
though his ‘appearance’ isnt what those people thought they were paying for

Does anyone actually believe he’s going to refund those $200,000 tickets? Yes, I know there will be a lot of ignorant Christians dumbed down enough to believe that and their Pulpit Pimp pastors will justify Trump keeping the cash by saying he’s doing Gawd’s Will in Gawdless DC!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:53:40am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:54:02am

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

*SPIT*

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Hell his proxy Nina is urging the Dems not to investigate Russia while being fine with Pelosi being hated for not impeaching Bush.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:55:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:57:10am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:58:36am

re: #413 Dave In Austin

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I think Warren would know more than Trump and his cabinet of millionaire man babies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 9:58:38am

re: #401 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes they are already posting Pocahontas crap on my family’s facebook page calling her “un-American”.

23 and Me says 15% of my DNA is Native American in origin and it’s from my Mom’s side (My X chromosome has significant amounts of Native American DNA). I dare family members to call me “un-American”…but then they already do

Sorry to hear your family would say that about you.

In the meantime, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has her video up on her Twitter feed now.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:00:51am

re: #385 Anymouse 🌹

My wife and I have a standing invitation to travel to Russia with my sister-in-law. (She frequently travels there as she was once a Soviet citizen and has family there.) We have a standing “no thank you.”

There are things which would be interesting to see there (the Kremlin, the Hermitage Museum, &c) but not enough to entice me.

I visited Moscow in 2007, when my son was living there. It was a great vacation and we visited all the tourist spots: the Kremlin, Red Square, GUM (which is now a mall with very exclusive designer shops), Napoleonic Invasion museum, and the Pirate Mall (where you can get any hacked software & new movie release, malware & viruses included free!)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:01:48am

re: #416 Anymouse 🌹

Sorry to hear your family would say that about you.

In the meantime, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has her video up on her Twitter feed now.

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Right wing Pulpit Pimps turned my family into Republican Pod People 30 years ago. So I expect nothing else from them but the latest Republican BS talking points.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:04:06am

re: #417 The Vicious Babushka

I visited Moscow in 2007, when my son was living there. It was a great vacation and we visited all the tourist spots: the Kremlin, Red Square, GUM (which is now a mall with very exclusive designer shops), Napoleonic Invasion museum, and the Pirate Mall (where you can get any hacked software & new movie release, malware & viruses included free!)

I’ve always liked the Russian nesting dolls. I have one of Russian/Soviet leaders: Putin, Gorby, Khrushchev, Stalin, & Lenin. Got that in Berlin tho near Checkpoint Charlie. Russia is a fascinating place. I too would like to visit one day. I enjoyed Slovakia and Poland. Totally a different experience in large part because I was visiting family too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:04:13am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:04:44am

re: #407 Joe Bacon 🌹

Good. Let them block it in the Senate. That makes it clear that this is yet another Republican shutdown.

I wonder if this one could break the record for the longest shutdown ever which I believe was…’95 or ‘96??

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:06:59am

re: #420 Anymouse 🌹

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How about no?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:07:26am

re: #421 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if this one could break the record for the longest ever which I believe was…’95 or ‘96??

We went six fucking weeks with no pay because of Tooty Fruity Newty and Ass Hole Dole!

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ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:08:52am

I am now at the point I do not want to see or hear anything from Lindsey Graham. He makes me sick. Such an obvious suck up who seems more than compromised.

The worst thing about him, he is the new go-to guy for the media to stick a mic in front of to get his take on everything.

And he loves to be overly dramatic. Such a ham.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:09:39am

re: #423 Joe Bacon 🌹

We went six fucking weeks with no pay because of Tooty Fruity Newty and Ass Hole Dole!

We got lots of military training lectures on mutiny carrying the death penalty, and there is nothing in DD Form 2 that guarantees pay.

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:09:58am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:12:39am

re: #423 Joe Bacon 🌹

We went six fucking weeks with no pay because of Tooty Fruity Newty and Ass Hole Dole!

Only a matter of time before Putin yanks Li’l Lord Fauntlelindsay’s chain a little too much and the truth comes out about what Kompromat Putin has on him.

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:13:00am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

Burgess Everett

@burgessev
* 1h
Senate GOP immediately bursts bubble: If Trump won’t sign it, it’s not coming up in the Senate.

“It’s simple: The Senate is not going to send something to the President that he won’t sign,” says @StewSays

Burgess Everett

@burgessev
To be clear, the Senate could bring the bill up and amend it and send it back to the House. But the point remains that Pelosi’s plan won’t pass the Senate without Trump’s OK

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10:49 AM - Dec 31, 2018

I guess the Senate Republicans don’t understand this co-equal part of the government business, unless the President is a Democrat. So the new rule is that if Trump doesn’t approve, they won’t send it to him. Hmmm — does that mean that the kompromat is now so overwhelming that they cannot afford to cross Trump? Or is it that they are so afraid of their base, that they cannot stand up for what’s right? Or is it merely that they are all sociopaths who don’t care about this nation anyway?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:13:34am

re: #424 ObserverArt

I am now at the point I do not want to see or hear anything from Lindsey Graham. He makes me sick. Such an obvious suck up who seems more than compromised.

The worst thing about him, he is the new go-to guy for the media to stick a mic in front of to get his take on everything.

And he loves to be overly dramatic. Such a ham.

I just hope he’s not there as long as his predecessor was. His predecessor was another attention hungry drama queen prick.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:14:06am
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:14:44am

re: #430 The Vicious Babushka

Homeland security

Up to 88 percent of Department of Homeland Security employees are affected, including:

— 53,000 TSA employees.

— 54,000 Customs and Border Protection agents and customs officers.

— 42,000 Coast Guard employees.

— As many as 5,000 U.S. Forest Service firefighters.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:18:15am

re: #428 Hecuba’s daughter

I guess the Senate Republicans don’t understand this co-equal part of the government business, unless the President is a Democrat. So the new rule is that if Trump doesn’t approve, they won’t send it to him. Hmmm — does that mean that the kompromat is now so overwhelming that they cannot afford to cross Trump? Or is it that they are so afraid of their base, that they cannot stand up for what’s right? Or is it merely that they are all sociopaths who don’t care about this nation anyway?

As I noted yesterday, Mitch McConnell is the real power here, and he has effectively turned the Senate into one-party rule.

Kompromat may be involved here, but the GOP has sought destruction of democracy all my life. It is within their grasp now, and Trump makes a perfect scapegoat.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:21:02am

re: #415 HappyWarrior

I think Warren would know more than Trump and his cabinet of millionaire man babies.

Sen. Warren’s father was a janitor and her mother worked at Sears.

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jeffreyw  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:21:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:22:06am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:22:40am

re: #433 Anymouse 🌹

Sen. Warren’s father was a janitor and her mother worked at Sears.

Yeah she has a pretty modest background.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:24:07am

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I guess he believes all publicity is good but it makes him look like an asshole and reminds people why we hadn’t heard from him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:29:11am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:30:00am

re: #428 Hecuba’s daughter

I guess the Senate Republicans don’t understand this co-equal part of the government business, unless the President is a Democrat. So the new rule is that if Trump doesn’t approve, they won’t send it to him. Hmmm — does that mean that the kompromat is now so overwhelming that they cannot afford to cross Trump? Or is it that they are so afraid of their base, that they cannot stand up for what’s right? Or is it merely that they are all sociopaths who don’t care about this nation anyway?

The last. They’ve been campaigning on the platform of destroying government for 40 years. They’ve progressively dismantled it almost completely, now it’s shut down. What’s not to love?

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Hecuba's daughter  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:30:20am

re: #432 Anymouse 🌹

As I noted yesterday, Mitch McConnell is the real power here, and he has effectively turned the Senate into one-party rule.

Kompromat may be involved here, but the GOP has sought destruction of democracy all my life. It is within their grasp now, and Trump makes a perfect scapegoat.

When I was younger, most Republicans supported this nation and democracy. Our Republican governors in Illinois certainly did not promote tyranny — but then again, they were limited in power because the legislature is solidly Democratic. Our Republican Senators were not ideologues and would cooperate across the aisle. Politics has changed radically since the Gingrich “revolution” and Citizens United. McConnell is working on destroying this nation and there aren’t any Republicans in the Senate who object to this process at all. If ALEC gets its wish to rewrite the Constitution, there will be no turning back.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:34:10am

re: #386 makeitstop

I wouldn’t be surprised if he bailed and hopped on AF1 at closing time.

ding!

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:35:50am

I don’t have a pupper yet but want to be prepared.

Training for Doggo
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Skip Intro  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:37:59am

re: #370 Dr Lizardo

I think a spy swap is precisely what the Kremlin is angling for here.

Of course, and Trump/GOP/NRA will be happy to oblige with Trump taking the credit.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:43:23am

re: #442 BigPapa

I don’t have a pupper yet but want to be prepared.

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The folllow up to talking to your Cat about Shariah and the best selling talking to your goldfish about militias.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:45:46am

And awaaaayy we go…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:46:45am

Theory: Louis CK purposely said stupid shit to draw attention to himself and get his name in the news.

Alternate theory: He’s just a fucking idiot.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:50:02am

re: #446 Eclectic Cyborg

Theory: Louis CK purposely said stupid shit to draw attention to himself and get his name in the news.

Alternate theory: He’s just a fucking idiot.

Why not both?

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:51:35am

re: #445 The Vicious Babushka

Talibern are the worst, after Trumpers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:52:45am

Noam Chomsky: The Future of Organized Human Life Is At Risk Thanks to GOP’s Climate Change Denial (Goes to Democracy Now)

An important read on the effects of conservatives grasping for money and power; even if it means the destruction of human civilisation in the future, they care about their power now.

It’s something like Trump’s statement he wouldn’t be around for the national debt when it explodes, but for climate. Essentially, conservatism is an anti-life ideology.

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:53:22am

re: #448 BigPapa

Talibern are the worst, after Trumpers.

They are Trumpers from another mother.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:53:50am

re: #445 The Vicious Babushka

And awaaaayy we go…

[Embedded content]

Yeah we get it bro, the guy who got his immigration record praised by Steve King and is criticized as insensitive by his state NAACP and apparently had tons of sexual harassment problems inside the campaign is the only real progressive or the lady who turns a blind eye to Putin’s homophobia & appears on RT.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:54:42am

re: #448 BigPapa

Talibern are the worst, after Trumpers.

They’re all subspecies of the Ron Paul assholes of 2008.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:56:21am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:56:35am

re: #450 b_sharp

They are Trumpers from another mother.

They really are and I hate it because there are legitimate causes out there but no one but St. Bernie is good enough and that’s on Bernie himself for letting them create double standards and unrealistic expectations of candidates.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:57:34am

re: #452 HappyWarrior

They’re all subspecies of the Ron Paul assholes of 2008.

Yah. I haven’t thought of it for some time but I suspected many Bernouts used to be Paulians. Basically the ‘I’m not GOP, I’m a Libertarian!’ crowd.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 10:58:54am

re: #455 BigPapa

Yah. I haven’t thought of it for some time but I suspected many Bernouts used to be Paulians. Basically the ‘I’m not GOP, I’m a Libertarian!’ crowd.

It’s the same mindset. The same ignorance about government and economics.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:01:37am

By the way, Happy New Year to all those in the western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and eastern Asia.

As we’re always behind the times here in Mythical Time Zone, we’ll catch up eventually.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:04:10am

Hmm.

Do I sound like I have a low opinion of the human species? Oh hell yes. The only thing that was ever likely to force people to take climate change seriously was continuous sirens—big, bright, loud continuous sirens. Frankly, I’d be pretty happy if a tsunami destroyed the White House, just like in the movies. Or maybe a heat wave killed a hundred thousand people in Paris. With apologies to Washington DC and Paris, this is what it’s going to take to get the panicked level of attention we need: something big, something clearly climate related, and something that kills a lot of white people.

So 2018 was a good year for climate change, and we need more like it: bad enough to get people’s attention before the really bad stuff starts.

(more at Mother Jones)
motherjones.com

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gwangung  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:05:48am

re: #445 The Vicious Babushka

And awaaaayy we go…

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Yeah, well, he’s not incorrect, though.

It’s a flaw for Warren, and not something to be ignored. All candidates will have them. The purpose of the primary is to find the candidate with the least flaws and most appeal.

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bd(Redacted)  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:07:44am

re: #457 Anymouse 🌹

By the way, Happy New Year to all those in the western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and eastern Asia.

As we’re always behind the times here in Mythical Time Zone, we’ll catch up eventually.

AMERICA FIRST! TRUMP NEEDS TO MOVE THE DATE LINE TO A POINT RIGHT OFF OF MAINE, WE HAVE BEEN THE SUCKERS IN THE TIME ZONE WARS LONG ENOUGH!!

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:08:06am

re: #442 BigPapa

I don’t know why, but for some reason, I found that uproariously funny.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:08:39am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:08:48am

re: #459 gwangung

Yeah, well, he’s not incorrect, though.

It’s a flaw for Warren, and not something to be ignored. All candidates will have them. The purpose of the primary is to find the candidate with the least flaws and most appeal.

The handling of her NA ancestry yes but she shouldn’t have her progressive bonafides questioned over Bernie.

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gwangung  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:10:47am

re: #463 HappyWarrior

The handling of her NA ancestry yes but she shouldn’t have her progressive bonafides questioned over Bernie.

She’s good on a lot of things, bad on some. And she comes up way higher for me than Sanders.

I’m not looking for perfection (ain’t no such thing); I’m looking for people who can claim as many plusses as possible with as few minuses as possible.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:11:23am
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:12:00am

re: #464 gwangung

She’s good on a lot of things, bad on some. And she comes up way higher for me than Sanders.

I’m not looking for perfection (ain’t no such thing); I’m looking for people who can claim as many plusses as possible with as few minuses as possible.

Absolutely agreed

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:12:53am

re: #465 Charles Johnson

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KFC was really not setting well on 8/29 I guess.

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dangerman (not steve)  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:13:16am

re: #446 Eclectic Cyborg

Theory: Louis CK purposely said stupid shit to draw attention to himself and get his name in the news.

Alternate theory: He’s just a fucking idiot.

Porque no los dos?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:14:28am

re: #467 HappyWarrior

KFC was really not setting well on 8/29 I guess.

One too many spicy Twister wraps, I guess.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:16:02am

re: #469 Dr Lizardo

One too many spicy Twister wraps, I guess.

Donnie done devoured double downs.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:17:32am

re: #453 Patricia Kayden

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The Butlerian Jihad is arriving early.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:17:58am

re: #461 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know why, but for some reason, I found that uproariously funny.

Me too. The little bichon with the look on it’s face.

‘Some boy doggos like other boy doggos more than girl doggos. And cats own the means of production and oppress all the other doggos.’

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:19:10am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

The RNC will say that about any Democratic challenger. Who cares? Look at who they have running the country. The focus for Democrats needs to be on how unfit Trump is to be in the White House and the danger he poses to Americans and the world. I don’t care about what they call our side.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:21:57am

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:26:07am

re: #453 Patricia Kayden

Some efforts have been less effective than others:

One woman screamed at one of the vans, telling it to get out of her suburban neighborhood. A man pulled up alongside a Waymo vehicle and threatened the employee riding inside with a piece of PVC pipe.

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MsJ  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:27:31am

re: #475 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Some efforts have been less effective than others:

For those who don’t subscribe to the times, a cliff notes version?

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:27:37am

So, amazingly, this popped up on YouTube. The Ghoul, starring Peter Cushing and John Hurt - two fine actors who’ve certainly left us with many great performances. From 1975, directed by Freddie Francis.

1975 The Ghoul uncut version Horror Spooky Movie Dave

A bit of trivia regarding this flick: While the film was in production, Peter Cushing went through a great deal of emotional turmoil: before he signed on to do this film, he lost his beloved wife Helen to natural causes, leading him to wish he would die himself and soon. According to his co-star Veronica Carlson, director Freddie Francis made Cushing do multiple takes during the scene where he talks about his love for his late wife; this caused Cushing great distress and reduced the widowed actor and some of the crew to tears.

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freetoken  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:27:45am

Weather service keeps changing the local forecast… now saying it will be even colder this week than previously predicted….

Hatez winter.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:29:20am

re: #475 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A man pulled up alongside a Waymo vehicle and threatened the employee riding inside with a piece of PVC pipe.

“Stop the car or I’ll plumb!”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:31:10am

re: #430 The Vicious Babushka

Interesting, the article didn’t state that FDA is also unfunded.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:32:40am

re: #445 The Vicious Babushka

And awaaaayy we go…

[Embedded content]

Russian Trolls are out in force!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:33:04am

re: #476 MsJ

For those who don’t subscribe to the times, a cliff notes version?

The assailant slipped out of a park around noon one day in October, zeroing in on his target, which was idling at a nearby intersection — a self-driving van operated by Waymo, the driverless-car company spun out of Google.

He carried out his attack with an unidentified sharp object, swiftly slashing one of the tires. The suspect, identified as a white man in his 20s, then melted into the neighborhood on foot.

The slashing was one of nearly two dozen attacks on driverless vehicles over the past two years in Chandler, a city near Phoenix where Waymo started testing its vans in 2017. In ways large and small, the city has had an early look at public misgivings over the rise of artificial intelligence, with city officials hearing complaints about everything from safety to possible job losses.

Some people have pelted Waymo vans with rocks, according to police reports. Others have repeatedly tried to run the vehicles off the road. One woman screamed at one of the vans, telling it to get out of her suburban neighborhood. A man pulled up alongside a Waymo vehicle and threatened the employee riding inside with a piece of PVC pipe.

A Waymo spokes-droid goes on to make some pious statements about not being deterred by criminals, while locals complain that they weren’t consulted about being the site for a beta test.

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b_sharp  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:33:48am

-25C with a windchill of -31C. Now, there’s the winter we’ve been missing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:36:05am

re: #461 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know why, but for some reason, I found that uproariously funny.

There’s this: The trials and tribulations of being a cable repair tech. This poor woman even had to work on both Dick Cheney’s and Mary Cheney’s homes.

m-huffpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:41:20am

re: #483 b_sharp

-25C with a windchill of -31C. Now, there’s the winter we’ve been missing.

12°F (-12°C) with snow, and a wind chill of -12°F (-24°C) here now. Temp goes down to -4°F (-20°C) tonight.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:41:21am

re: #481 Joe Bacon 🌹

Russian Trolls are out in force!

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MsJ  Dec 31, 2018 • 11:46:08am

re: #482 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Thank you!


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