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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 12:58:56pm

To me, the craziest Q&A from yesterday was Trump’s response to a question about a safety net for the unpaid/furloughed federal employees being that they’ll have “greater security” due to his wall. Marie Antoinette is in the afterlife going “Even I wasn’t this clueless when they hauled me to the guillotine!”

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 12:59:18pm

You can tell from his explanation that he only recently learned about the need to be able to see through a barrier.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:00:12pm

“Fentanol.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:00:29pm

re: #2 jaunte

You can tell from his explanation that he only recently learned about the need to be able to see through a barrier.

Like most shit he’s said/done, he had no fucking clue what he was talking about until somebody with actual experience spoke up. I’m surprised he didn’t due his standard “Not many people know this…” bit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:01:55pm

so fucking clueless

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:02:34pm

more #MoronWinning:

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:03:00pm

Apple is not going to manufacture in the U.S.

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:03:11pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

more #MoronWinning:

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Translation: “WE HAD A DEAL! YOU DON’T RAISE PRICES UNTIL I’M REELECTED!!!”

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:04:30pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

so fucking clueless

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I imagine if I checked the numbers, I’d find that the DNC are not asking for any more in foreign aid that what was allocated the last go around. Money that the GOP had no problem with until they needed yet more shit to sling against the wall in the hopes of finding something that voters outside their shrinking base would get outraged over.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:04:36pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

Translation: “WE HAD A DEAL! YOU DON’T RAISE PRICES UNTIL I’M REELECTED!!!”

Someone needs to hang a list in the White House that says “Thing’s Nixon did” and put a T next to them when Trump does it.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:05:31pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:05:31pm

Trump missed his calling selling kitchen gadgets on the boardwalk.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:06:38pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:08:02pm

re: #11 Belafon

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It’s over a year until the party convention, weeks to months before anybody formally announces their intent to run…and already the concern trolls are suggesting we need to nominate another white guy.

You know, it rather kills the whole “Hillary was uniquely unpopular and the DNC were wrong to nominate her” talking point if you then spin around to suggest that the DNC would be wrong to nominate another woman in ‘20.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:08:17pm

re: #343 PhillyPretzel

That is nice. This is better.
amazon.com

Well I posted my answer way after the last thread went dead, so let’s try again.

That would be, but this was a gift. I don’t think she’s going to tell him “why didn’t you send the whole set, you cheapskate?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:11:37pm

Dems are apparently standing firm

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:12:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:12:34pm

re: #9 Targetpractice

I imagine if I checked the numbers, I’d find that the DNC are not asking for any more in foreign aid that what was allocated the last go around. Money that the GOP had no problem with until they needed yet more shit to sling against the wall in the hopes of finding something that voters outside their shrinking base would get outraged over.

Conservatives have been outraged over foreign aid for generations (when Democrats are in charge).

They don’t seem to have problems shoveling tons of it toward dictatorships, autocrats, and paying for Israel’s socialised medical system which includes state coverage of abortion though.

It’s almost as if conservatism is about power and hypocrisy, rather than some principle.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:13:35pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

so fucking clueless

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The problem is, a bunch of people are taking that as the truth. Some of them are decent people, but they believe that shit! Drives me absolutely round the twist.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:13:54pm

re: #11 Belafon

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:15:42pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dems are apparently standing firm

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I doubt this is what he means, but I’m going to write it anyway:

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:15:45pm

Was going to photoshop a picture, but MAD Magazine beat me to it last year:

madmagazine.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:16:15pm

re: #11 Belafon

Concern trolls, specifically a reporter for the New York Times, employers of such luminaries as Russ Douthat and Trump Whisperer Maggie Haberman.

I think I need zero input from the newspaper which has yet to apologise for endorsing Hitler telling me what I should think about candidates of the party I am a member.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:17:40pm

re: #10 Belafon

Someone needs to hang a list in the White House that says “Thing’s Nixon did” and put a T next to them when Trump does it.

Someone tweet that at Trump.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:19:56pm

re: #3 jaunte

“Fentanol.”

Particularly dangerous when mixed with heroine and ethanyl.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:20:15pm

Driftglass did an extended rif on our Never Trumpers who are feeling the tingle as soon as Romney spoke up.

driftglass.blogspot.com

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AaronFromToronto  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:22:17pm

I know the tradition of presidents referring to the press by their first names goes back a ways, but it just seems vulgar and pushy when Trump does it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:23:35pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

so fucking clueless

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Rest assured that these Frank Luntz tested talking points will be recited in thousands of churches tomorrow by Pulpit Pimp Preachers and Priests.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:25:36pm

re: #27 AaronFromToronto

Especially when he calls them the wrong name.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:25:48pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

more #MoronWinning:

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You know what has historically been used to make sure companies aren’t just hoovering up all the money and being good corporate citizens - regulations and the tax code. But you and your Republican creatures gutted regulations and use the tax code to redistrubute money to the 1%. In other words, you can fuck right off.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:26:03pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

“…Customs and Border Protection data counts nearly 17,000 criminal aliens “encountered” by the Office of Field Operations and the Border Patrol in fiscal year 2018. But it should be noted that large portions of the immigrants being arrested at the Southwest border committed nonviolent crimes, like illegal entry or re-entry — the act of crossing into the US illegally — and driving under the influence of alcohol.”cnn.com

Like Matt Gaetz!

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:27:12pm

“…the majority of the heroin flow on the southern border into the US is through privately owned vehicles at legal ports of entry, followed by tractor-trailers, where the heroin is co-mingled with legal goods, according to the DEA’s 2018 annual drug threat assessment.”
cnn.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:28:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:28:26pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:29:14pm

re: #27 AaronFromToronto

I know the tradition of presidents referring to the press by their first names goes back a ways, but it just seems vulgar and pushy when Trump does it.

Everything Trump does seems vulgar and pushy.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:30:24pm

re: #35 Teddy’s Person

Everything Trump does seems is vulgar and pushy.

fixed

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:31:18pm

Current Mood

Iframe

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:37:25pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:39:00pm

Mfing loon is going to do it.

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unproven innocence  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:43:33pm

re: #39 jaunte

Mfing loon is going to do it.

No doubt it will be a very carefully thought out and planned national security emergency.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:46:14pm

Chuck Grassley gets a clapback:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:46:22pm

re: #39 jaunte

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Mfing loon is going to do it.

I would not be surprised to see Trump declare a national emergency and use Article 2 section 3 which says “in Case of Disagreement between them [the houses of Congress], with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he [the President] may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.”

He may have McConnell adjourn the Senate sine die and then try to shut the House down with this provision.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:56:27pm

re: #42 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would not be surprised to see Trump declare a national emergency and use Article 2 section 3 which says “in Case of Disagreement between them [the houses of Congress], with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he [the President] may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.”

He may have McConnell adjourn the Senate sine die and then try to shut the House down with this provision.

It’s odd, that’s the one thing McConnell has not done: Shut down the Senate. He has kept it open to keep Trump from doing some of the things we know he would like to do, like making recess appointments.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:56:28pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹

having a hard time understanding what Grassley was saying. funny how he was all about limiting artistic expression when it came to Piss Christ

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Danack  Jan 5, 2019 • 1:56:49pm

re: #42 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would not be surprised to see Trump declare a national emergency and use Article 2 section 3 which says “in Case of Disagreement between them [the houses of Congress], with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he [the President] may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.”

He may have McConnell adjourn the Senate sine die and then try to shut the House down with this provision.

If McConnell goes along with that, I would really like to find out the Kompromat the Russians have on McConnell before I die.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:00:54pm

Sanity break

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:02:27pm

re: #43 Belafon

It’s odd, that’s the one thing McConnell has not done: Shut down the Senate. He has kept it open to keep Trump from doing some of the things we know he would like to do, like making recess appointments.

TBH, McConnell has basically shut down the Senate from time to time for specific reasons (hello Merrick Garland we hardly knew ya).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:03:29pm

OK, back to…
WINNING ! ! !

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Jay C  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:04:26pm

re: #42 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would not be surprised to see Trump declare a national emergency and use Article 2 section 3 which says “in Case of Disagreement between them [the houses of Congress], with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he [the President] may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.”

He may have McConnell adjourn the Senate sine die and then try to shut the House down with this provision.

Well, I’m sure that if Congress gets any hint that Trump has made any serious plans along these these lines, any “Case of Disageement” about adjourning is going to be resolved in pretty short order. And likely not in your scenario…

Mrs. Jay and I were discussing current events (I.e. what a disgrace to the country The Idiot is) last night, and she raised the question if Trump really doesn’t want to leave office - one way or another. I said I thought it was a ridiculous notion, but after a bit of thought, I’m not so sure any more.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:04:27pm
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:08:22pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

so fucking clueless

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those numbers are all made up

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:08:48pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:10:24pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

Go Nancy Go.

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mmmirele  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:11:00pm

re: #49 Jay C

Well, I’m sure that if Congress gets any hint that Trump has made any serious plans along these these lines, any “Case of Disageement” about adjourning is going to be resolved in pretty short order. And likely not in your scenario…

Mrs. Jay and I were discussing current events (I.e. what a disgrace to the country The Idiot is) last night, and she raised the question if Trump really doesn’t want to leave office - one way or another. I said I thought it was a ridiculous notion, but after a bit of thought, I’m not so sure any more.

Trump tries to do this…OMG. My brother is no liberal or progressive but he is pissed off. He told me earlier this afternoon he would go to D.C. armed if Trump tried to shut down Congress. And being me, the first thing I asked him was if he had an approved lockbox for his Glock so it could be transported on a plane. His response: “Of course.”

My brother voted for Trump but the short fingered vulgarian has him really ticked.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:11:46pm

One of the many troubling things about the Trump regime is that it exposed how much our governmental institutions rely on people acting in good faith. (My first attempt to maket a longish quote as a private comment.)

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:13:26pm

re: #14 Targetpractice

It’s over a year until the party convention, weeks to months before anybody formally announces their intent to run…and already the concern trolls are suggesting we need to nominate another white guy.

You know, it rather kills the whole “Hillary was uniquely unpopular and the DNC were wrong to nominate her” talking point if you then spin around to suggest that the DNC would be wrong to nominate another woman in ‘20.

like i keep saying

the dems will nominate whoever wins the primaries
you know, that’s the person who demonstrated they:
- have the highest approval from those in the party
- are best capable of taking on whoever the R is (from the field of candidates)

there’s a process
you don’t pre-ordain these things (any more)

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:15:50pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dems are apparently standing firm

V.P. Mike Pence and team just left the White House. Briefed me on their meeting with the Schumer/Pelosi representatives. Not much headway made today. Second meeting set for tomorrow. After so many decades, must finally and permanently fix the problems on the Southern Border!

of course nothing happened

from wapo:

“Expectations for the meeting at the White House, led by Vice President Pence but lacking lawmakers whose sign-off would be needed to secure a deal, were low. While assigned by President Trump to oversee the meeting, Pence did not have the president’s blessing to float new or specific numbers

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:16:25pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Putting down the markers right away about which side is responsible. Good work.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:17:52pm

re: #29 plansbandc

Especially when he calls them the wrong name.

(steve)

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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:20:25pm

re: #41 Anymouse 🌹

Grassley is part of the religious right, whose political existence the past century or so is embroiled exactly on prohibiting certain artistic expressions.

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:20:56pm

re: #49 Jay C

Mrs. Jay and I were discussing current events (I.e. what a disgrace to the country The Idiot is) last night, and she raised the question if Trump really doesn’t want to leave office - one way or another. I said I thought it was a ridiculous notion, but after a bit of thought, I’m not so sure any more.

Outside of the emoluments, I’m pretty sure he hates his life these days. After two years of House Dems coming at him, I wouldn’t be surprised if he announced he was stepping down.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:21:53pm

re: #48 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OK, back to…
WINNING ! ! !

US Steel’s stock price is down 47% in the last year.

of course a buy opportunity

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:23:32pm

re: #57 dangerman (not steve)

of course nothing happened

from wapo:

In other words, it was yet more political theater from an administration that sees a shutdown as a “ratings booster.”

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:23:52pm

Late Novemember or early December someone here posted a link to a website where you could see if you were owed any unclaimed money. Yesterday, I received a check for $300. So, thank you to the lizard who provided this information.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:25:06pm

re: #64 Teddy’s Person

Late Novemember or early December someone here posted a link to a website where you could see if you were owed any unclaimed money. Yesterday, I received a check for $300. So, thank you to the lizard who provided this information.

(blushes)

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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:25:06pm

re: #64 Teddy’s Person

Was that the government website?

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:28:15pm

re: #66 freetoken

Was that the government website?

you start at missingmoney.com

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:30:03pm

re: #67 dangerman (not steve)

you start at missingmoney.com

there are also some (not all) state sites

florida’s for example is www.fltreasurehunt.org

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:30:57pm

re: #68 dangerman (not steve)

there are also some (not all) state sites

florida’s for example is www.fltreasurehunt.org

if you want to dig deep there are also sites for lost wages (if they werent turned over to the state), lost pensions and more

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:32:22pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:34:48pm

re: #65 dangerman (not steve)

I tried. They sent me to PA State website. PA says my name is not on the list.
I came I saw I left with empty hands.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:38:20pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:38:41pm

So the wife goes shopping and I look in the fridge to see a lot of leftover meats and veggies. Grabbed the slow cooker, sliced up beef and pork, cooked the last bacon, threw in fresh herbs carrots onions and garlic. No potatoes so rice went in. Beef stock, wine, leftover gravy.

Calling this “Fridge Broke stew”. It ain’t broke but the recipe would be the same.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:40:04pm

re: #65 dangerman (not steve)

(blushes)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:40:47pm

re: #64 Teddy’s Person

Late Novemember or early December someone here posted a link to a website where you could see if you were owed any unclaimed money. Yesterday, I received a check for $300. So, thank you to the lizard who provided this information.

Dare I say it… Hit the tip jar?

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:43:32pm

re: #70 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is what I was hoping for, just continuing to apply the pressure until something snaps. If Mitch ever allows a vote, that’s pretty much the end. The bills will pass with veto-proof majorities and Trump will no longer be able to say that Senate Democrats are holding up the reopening of the gov’t. Well, okay, he’ll be able to say it, but only the truly stupid (i.e. his base) will believe it anymore.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:44:14pm

And now, WET SLOTHS.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:45:13pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:45:15pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:46:01pm

re: #66 freetoken

Was that the government website?

I started at missingmoney.com. They directed me to a state website (VA)* where I had to enter some information to verify it was my money. I had to send them copies of some documents and in about 4 weeks had my check. In my case, I didn’t know how much money it was going to be.

* I had paid a little bit into Virginia State retirement either when I taught full-time as an adjunct for 2 semesters during grad school or when I had a visiting teaching gig after grad school. I need to dig through some paperwork to see which one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:48:28pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:48:46pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:50:22pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

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She’s basically under orders to give cover to her boss’ bullshit. Which should make it all the more amusing when she shows up for her public humiliation by House Dems.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:50:45pm

re: #82 Patricia Kayden

I love that question:” … did you misplace your backbone?”

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:51:06pm

re: #75 Unshaken Defiance

Dare I say it… Hit the tip jar?

Thanks for the suggestion and done. I wish it could have been more, but I’m in the middle of some expensive dental work.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:52:59pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:53:44pm
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jeffreyw  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:53:57pm

re: #73 Unshaken Defiance

So the wife goes shopping and I look in the fridge to see a lot of leftover meats and veggies. Grabbed the slow cooker, sliced up beef and pork, cooked the last bacon, threw in fresh herbs carrots onions and garlic. No potatoes so rice went in. Beef stock, wine, leftover gravy.

Calling this “Fridge Broke stew”. It ain’t broke but the recipe would be the same.

Just so

Imgur

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:56:12pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This makes no fucking sense. Every restaurant in town has the same wage, some prosper others don’t. The free market how does it work?

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Sea Mexican  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:56:22pm

Just going to leave this here:

kariculture.net

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:56:48pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

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Elections only have meaning when Repubs win. When they lose, you’re supposed to assume the public still supports the positions that they “won” on in a prior election. Hence the constant reverb that Donny won on building a wall in 2016 and so is keeping that “promise,” despite Dems winning just two months ago on promises to prevent that wall’s construction and the polls showing the public hates the idea of a wall right now.

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2019 • 2:57:55pm

Yellow West shenanigans in Paris…

The same yellow wests the reich wingers thinks are fine upstanding citizens…
Also, Vienna Convention anyone?

Edit, Swedish Newspaper on the incident, with video: aftonbladet.se

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:01:21pm

By the way, Hugh, I never want to hear “Obama promised you could keep your doctor!” bullshit ever again from you or any wingnut who now wants to argue that promises to make Mexico pay for the wall don’t matter.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:03:14pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

By the way, Hugh, I never want to hear “Obama promised you could keep your doctor!” bullshit ever again from you or any wingnut who now wants to argue that promises to make Mexico pay for the wall don’t matter.

But you will. It will never die.

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:04:12pm

re: #77 Charles Johnson

And now, WET SLOTHS.

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Wet Sloths is my new band name.

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:05:01pm

re: #95 makeitstop

Wet Sloths is my new band name.

The Wet Sloths can open for my band The Penguin Air Force.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:08:45pm
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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:10:09pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trying to get on Fox again, I see. She’s the Rupert Pupkin of Ann Coulters.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:10:32pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I find myself extremely suspicious these days of broad-cheekboned blue-eyed girls with awkward over-the-top hair who like guns and trolling a little too much. NRA’s social media wing is in danger of evaporating after people started following the Putin Funny Money flowing in, and her schtick smells like borscht. I could believe either way that she gets her scripts from overseas, or if she’s just imitating to get attention.

I could see her as a Hot-Pockets-and-Cheetos version of Butina (edit: Ramen Butina?), although I’m pretty sure she’s home grown.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:11:04pm

Motherfucker

“As Mr. Trump began exploring a presidential run in 2014, his political advisers landed on the idea of a border wall as a mnemonic device of sorts, a way to make sure their candidate — who hated reading from a script but loved boasting about himself and his talents as a builder — would remember to talk about getting tough on immigration, which was to be a signature issue in his nascent campaign,” The Times reported.

Source: Raw Story since I don’t subscribe to the Times

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:12:22pm

re: #96 William Lewis

The Wet Sloths can open for my band The Penguin Air Force.

You’ll forgive us if we’re a little slow getting off stage…

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:13:20pm

re: #71 PhillyPretzel

I tried. They sent me to PA State website. PA says my name is not on the list.
I came I saw I left with empty hands.

that means you were smart enough not to lose anything

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:13:22pm

re: #101 makeitstop

You’ll forgive us if we’re a little slow getting off stage…

Is it like live 70’s prog rock where the guitar & drum solo takes foooooreeeeeverrrrrrrrrrr?

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:14:23pm

re: #98 makeitstop

Trying to get on Fox again, I see. She’s the Rupert Pupkin of Ann Coulters.

Aww, nobody got my Kings of Comedy ref?

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:15:22pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy by Italian painter and poet Francesco Scaramuzza (1803 - 1886)

wasnt he briefly….like for 10 days or so….

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:15:59pm

re: #103 Pawn of the Oppressor

Is it like live 70’s prog rock where the guitar & drum solo takes foooooreeeeeverrrrrrrrrrr?

Extreme legato, baby! Watch me hold this note while I take 45 seconds to move my finger!

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:19:58pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

When I discuss #SchumerShutdown, lefty pals reply “@realDonaldTrump said Mexico would pay for the wall,” which is like pointing out @HillaryClinton won popular vote. So what? There’s a shutdown. Ds won’t negotiate or compromise b/c they oppose border security. Simple stuff.

so what?
SO WHAT?

- it was a PROMISE he made (promises made promises kept) to the american people - over and over again

- in EXCHANGE for their vote for him as president, if he won, he PROMISED to build a wall that wouldnt cost us a dime because mexico would pay for it

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:20:58pm

Paul Krugman says that AOC’s 70% tax rate on the rich is “in line with serious economic research.” He couldn’t be reached for comment about her dancing.

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Targetpractice  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:21:59pm

“Democrats are trying to prevent the President from fulfilling his campaign promise to the people to build a wall!”

“What about the promise that that wall would not cost them a cent because he’d make Mexico pay for it?”

“YOU CAN’T HOLD HIM TO THAT PROMISE!!!”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:23:50pm

re: #104 makeitstop

Aww, nobody got my Kings of Comedy ref?

I did—and I don’t think I’ve ever watched that all the way through.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:24:14pm

re: #101 makeitstop

You’ll forgive us if we’re a little slow getting off stage…

Wet Sloths’ lead singer dies from poorly grounded PA system….

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:26:01pm

re: #78 Patricia Kayden

We need the real numbers, so we can fight back!

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:26:11pm

re: #110 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I did—and I don’t think I’ve ever watched that all the way through.

One of my favorite movies. So dark. Even Jerry Lewis plays an asshole in that movie.

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:26:16pm

re: #108 Teddy’s Person

Paul Krugman says that AOC’s 70% tax rate on the rich is “in line with serious economic research.” He couldn’t be reached for comment about her dancing.

Conan O’Brien has some thoughts about Paul Krugman dancing:

New York City’s Worst Halloween Costumes - CONAN on TBS

(jump to 1:25)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:30:56pm

Via PZ:

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ipsos  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:31:05pm

re: #105 dangerman (not steve)

wasnt he briefly….like for 10 days or so….

…doing the fandango?

Yes.

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TedStriker  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:35:14pm

re: #111 Barefoot Grin

Wet Sloths’ lead singer dies from poorly grounded PA system….

KISS - Shock Me

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:39:56pm

re: #107 dangerman (not steve)

so what?
SO WHAT?

- it was a PROMISE he made (promises made promises kept) to the american people - over and over again

- in EXCHANGE for their vote for him as president, if he won, he PROMISED to build a wall that wouldnt cost us a dime because mexico would pay for it

He was promising it on all of those “campaign” rallies he had before the 2018 election. So the people voted!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:46:42pm

If only Weimar Germany’s non-Nazi parties had been more civil….

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:48:31pm

re: #48 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OK, back to…
WINNING ! ! !

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Trump’s tariff war was such a genius move. MAGA!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:48:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:50:23pm

Trump’s wall was a gimmick cooked up by advisers so he would remember to bash immigrants in speeches: report (Raw Story)

He had to be reminded of that?

President Donald Trump’s promised border wall — that Mexico would pay for — was the signature policy issue of his 2016 campaign.

The idea for the wall actually dates back to 2014 and started as a trick by his campaign advisors to keep Trump from forgetting to bash immigrants in speeches, The New York Times reported Saturday.

“As Mr. Trump began exploring a presidential run in 2014, his political advisers landed on the idea of a border wall as a mnemonic device of sorts, a way to make sure their candidate — who hated reading from a script but loved boasting about himself and his talents as a builder — would remember to talk about getting tough on immigration, which was to be a signature issue in his nascent campaign,” The Times reported.

Advisors Sam Nunberg and Roger Stone created the idea of the wall as a memory trick used to manage the candidate.

(more)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:51:19pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:52:31pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 3:54:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:00:06pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:02:37pm

I started listening to that video that is on top of the page. I could not get past 2 minutes. I hate that whining, nasal voice repeating lies and bullshit over and over and over.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:03:13pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:04:46pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

They’re actually concrete trucks. Why is this so hard? They say Concrete right on the side?

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:05:33pm

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:06:07pm

re: #123 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I hope Rick Barber lost.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:06:45pm

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

I started listening to that video that is on top of the page. I could not get past 2 minutes. I hate that whining, nasal voice repeating lies and bullshit over and over and over.

I’ve had the displeasure of hearing Trump as background noise in certain public locations and when I can’t find the remote control fast enough to mute him. I try to keep the remote at arms length at all times these days. I just can’t stand to listen to him or even watch his swaying and gestures that he does over and over.

I sense I’m not the only one.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:07:53pm

re: #132 Barefoot Grin

I sense I’m not the only one.

No you are not. I usually search out transcripts.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:26:55pm

I thought DeSantis was going to try to stop this from being implemented. Good to see I was wrong.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:35:40pm

re: #131 retired cynic

I hope Rick Barber lost.

You’ll love this one
//
(yes, he lost in the primary. Martha Roby (R-AL 2) still holds the seat)

Slavery

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:42:41pm

I made it to the 2:23 mark and had to shut it down. Would someone, anyone slip him a mickey and transport him to a secure undisclosed location for his own personal protection?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:45:37pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:48:48pm

re: #136 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

I made it to the 2:23 mark and had to shut it down. Would someone, anyone slip him a mickey and transport him to a secure undisclosed location for his own personal protection?

You lasted 30 seconds longer than I did.

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Skip Intro  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:50:30pm

re: #137 Patricia Kayden

It’s always that way with disasters Trump causes. I guess the media worked so hard to get him elected they don’t want to dwell on his thousands of total failures over the last two years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:50:36pm

O_o

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2019 • 4:53:48pm

Any Metalheads here tonight? From Mongolia - via NPR (!!!!) - may I offer, The Hu Band performing “Wolf Totem”

The HU - Wolf Totem

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:04:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:08:37pm

that always reliable new source…

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:11:08pm

Now playing in this lizards speakers:

Aphex Twin - Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:11:22pm

I didn’t know this idiot was even still alive.

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:13:34pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

I didn’t know this idiot was even still alive.

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If I were on twitter the answer would be “Civilization”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:13:51pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:13:56pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

I didn’t know this idiot was even still alive.

Wow. The concept of marginal tax rate really does not compute with these fuckers, does it.

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:15:36pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Some information relating to fuckery:

Facebook Post

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Dave In Austin  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:16:07pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

that always reliable new source…

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bd(Redacted)  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:16:08pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But if she apologizes Trump will graciously accept it, the wingnuts will be pleased and like her and it will never be brought up again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:16:55pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:17:42pm

re: #150 Dave In Austin

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The Jacob-apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:18:29pm

re: #149 Teukka

Some information relating to fuckery:

[Embedded content]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:19:35pm

re: #151 bd(Redacted)

But if she apologizes Trump will graciously accept it, the wingnuts will be pleased and like her and it will never be brought up again.

hahahahahahahahaahahahaaaaaa

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Skip Intro  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:19:50pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

I didn’t know this idiot was even still alive.

[Embedded content]

That’s 70% of the next billion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:23:36pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:24:27pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

Ocasio-Cortez must really have their dark money donors in a panic.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:26:12pm

re: #158 jaunte

Ocasio-Cortez must really have their dark money donors in a panic.

Oh, he knows, alright. Contrary to their public image, they’re not entirely stupid. They just say the stupid shit because the people who don’t know any better lap it up, repeat it, and then it becomes the truth.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:26:45pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hang tough, Speaker Pelosi. Not one penny.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:27:31pm

re: #160 Patricia Kayden

Hang tough, Speaker Pelosi. Not one penny.

I’ve honestly been up-and-down on her over the years, but right now I am SO up. You go, girl.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:28:15pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:28:57pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:29:51pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

She didn’t curse out Trump. Is ABCNEWS demanding that Trump apologize for all of his insults, bullying and bigotry? If not they need to shit the hell up.

The nerve.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:30:56pm

re: #159 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh, he knows, alright. Contrary to their public image, they’re not entirely stupid. They just say the stupid shit because the people who don’t know any better lap it up, repeat it, and then it becomes the truth.

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ~ Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:30:57pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:37:20pm
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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:39:14pm

re: #167 jaunte

How anyone with a conscience can work for Trump is beyond me. Trump needs to be isolated and then flushed down the drain of history.

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gocart mozart  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:39:25pm
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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:40:25pm

An insight into America:

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:41:03pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:41:20pm

re: #171 The Vicious Babushka

NO SHIT, SHERLOCK.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:42:36pm

First
Swallow,
Put down any fluid containers, or any objects for that matter.
Promise to maintain your composure.
Open the clicky

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:43:55pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I think I see a flaw in their reasoning.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:45:32pm

re: #174 jaunte

I think I see a flaw in their reasoning.

Ya think?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:46:46pm

re: #174 jaunte

I think I see a flaw in their reasoning.

“thoughts and prayers”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:46:54pm

I have to make this!

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[deleted]  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:48:01pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:48:34pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:48:49pm

re: #178 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

..

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:50:11pm

re: #178 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

….

Screwed up a private post.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:50:24pm

The secret to these complicated braided pie toppings is: Crisco!

Pie dough made with butter is too delicate to withstand too much handling and will fall apart if you try to get fancy with it.

Crisco shortening will keep its shape. The problem is that if you handle the dough too much it will get tough and not flaky.

I have not tried coconut oil in a braided pie topping.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:50:33pm

re: #179 jaunte

“Scrotelicking outrage pimps”

Ooh, that’s getting added to my insult vocabulary!

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:50:56pm

re: #181 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

We all make mistakes. We are human beings. :)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:51:46pm

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

“Scrotlicking outrage pimps”

Ooh, that’s getting added to my insult vocabulary!

Right up there with “tangerine shitgibbon”, I think.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:52:24pm

David Simon could write an insult dictionary.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:57:26pm

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

I have to make this!

Sorry, but I really hate you right now

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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 5:59:37pm

re: #182 The Vicious Babushka

My mother used to make good apple pies, which I think she probably learned from her grandmother.

Yes, she would use hydrogenated vegetable oils (e.g. Crisco), but that was after the real prime ingredient - lard - was replaced.

Animal fats (lard) have a higher melting point than the liquid fat in milk (which is turned into butter.)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:00:57pm

Good thing I read down to see if anybody came up with this:

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:02:07pm

I just started following this guy cause his bio is cool.

Adam Best Verified account
@adamcbest
@TheLeft newsletter (subscribe via link). Filmmaker. Ex-@FanSided CEO. A judge made Trump unblock me. Be Best is not my fault. One letter away from being Batman

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:03:42pm

re: #179 jaunte

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David Simon takes no fucking prisoners.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:04:01pm

re: #184 PhillyPretzel

We all make mistakes. We are human beings. :)

Yep, at least deleted mine before (I hope) it became a faux paux (siq).

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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:04:30pm

Broken record (my specialty) that I am, I want to state again that the ugliness of Trump is manifestation of a lot of ugliness that is resident in America.

My latest fascination - the problems with real estate and house flipping and TV shows which promote such - is revealing to me that a deep need to be “better” than the next guy is driving so much of our choices.

Resentment is a key ingredient in the revanchism upon which Trump draws his support.

And the young hip professionals are as guilty of this as the hate-bigot-preachers.

The need to impress others with one’s riches really is one of the great foibles of us humans. This is probably why so many religious warn of these things.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:04:37pm

re: #188 freetoken

My mother used to make good apple pies, which I think she probably learned from her grandmother.

Yes, she would use hydrogenated vegetable oils (e.g. Crisco), but that was after the real prime ingredient - lard - was replaced.

Animal fats (lard) have a higher melting point than the liquid fat in milk (which is turned into butter.)

I freeze the butter and then grate it like cheese, gently fold it in, and of course replace half the water with vodka, because glutenin and gliadin are not alcohol-soluble, so you have more liquid to make it workable without adding more water.

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Dizzy  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:06:13pm

With love.

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:07:02pm

re: #182 The Vicious Babushka

The secret to these complicated braided pie toppings is: Crisco!

Pie dough made with butter is too delicate to withstand too much handling and will fall apart if you try to get fancy with it.

Crisco shortening will keep its shape. The problem is that if you handle the dough too much it will get tough and not flaky.

I have not tried coconut oil in a braided pie topping.

I’ve seen recipes with various proportions of Crisco and butter, probably from J. Kenji Lopez Alt. I think he’s still my piecrust god. I don’t know much about kosher, but I understand Crisco is.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:08:28pm

re: #195 Dizzy

With love.

[Embedded content]

Doug: “What’s our topic for tonight, eh?”

Bob: “Impeaching the motherfucker.”

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:08:40pm

re: #179 jaunte

A good take:

And the funny one:

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:08:46pm

re: #194 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That is the Cooks Illustrated fool proof pie crust. They also have an all butter pie crust.
cooksillustrated.com[search_site_list][0]=cio&dFR[search_site_list][1]=cco&dFR[search_site_list][2]=atk&dFR[search_site_list][3]=cookbook_collection&dFR[search_site_list][4]=school&dFR[search_site_list][5]=shop

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:08:59pm

The LGF Meme Machine now lets you choose from a LONG list of fonts to use for your text.

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Dizzy  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:10:11pm

re: #197 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Doug: “What’s our topic for tonight, eh?”

Bob: “Impeaching the motherfucker.”

Koo-roo-kookoo-koo-roo-kookoo!

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:11:29pm

re: #194 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

… of course replace half the water with vodka, because glutenin and gliadin are not alcohol-soluble…

I detect Kenji influence. Or did you have that before he did?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:12:03pm

And I also just added the Winnie the Pooh/Piglet image to the Classic Pics popup.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:13:10pm

Does anyone know if there is a way to assess the total “tax rate” for each state, and what I mean by total is not only income or sales taxes, but property taxes and the fees people pay?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:13:53pm

re: #202 wrenchwench

I detect Kenji influence. Or did you have that before he did?

I got the vodka idea from America’s Test Kitchen like PhillyPretzel linked to. Freezing and grating the butter I came up with independently—if anybody else did it first, apologies.

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:14:26pm

re: #165 Teddy’s Person

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ~ Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

But Socialism *did* take root in America… Homesteading, federally funded railroads and highways and city mass transit and colleges and early education and farm subsidies, libraries, national parks, city parks, housing subsidies, every policy pushed by either Roosevelt, etc etc etc

Socialism held on really well as long as everybody paid into the pot, but only white people could get the benefits. As soon as there was a law that said it’s for everyone… that’s when white “christians” suddenly became “conservative” and didn’t like “socialism” anymore.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:14:44pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:15:13pm

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oedipus Rex was unavailable for comment.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:15:20pm

re: #188 freetoken

My mother used to make good apple pies, which I think she probably learned from her grandmother.

Yes, she would use hydrogenated vegetable oils (e.g. Crisco), but that was after the real prime ingredient - lard - was replaced.

Animal fats (lard) have a higher melting point than the liquid fat in milk (which is turned into butter.)

I get most of my pie recipes from Rose Berenbaum’s “Pie Bible” but she warns readers that pies made with shortening instead of butter are “inferior” they are Untertorten. She is a pie racist. But the fact is if you try to do any kind of complicated pie crust braiding with a butter crust it will just fall apart.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:15:26pm

Taxation=slavery?
Are there any taxpayer auctions scheduled soon? I know some fatcats I’d like to round up and sell to the Canadians or the Dutch. How much will they offer? Come to think of it, the Russians seem pretty happy with that big consignment they bought a while back.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:17:48pm

re: #193 freetoken

Broken record (my specialty) that I am, I want to state again that the ugliness of Trump is manifestation of a lot of ugliness that is resident in America.

My latest fascination - the problems with real estate and house flipping and TV shows which promote such - is revealing to me that a deep need to be “better” than the next guy is driving so much of our choices.

Resentment is a key ingredient in the revanchism upon which Trump draws his support.

And the young hip professionals are as guilty of this as the hate-bigot-preachers.

The need to impress others with one’s riches really is one of the great foibles of us humans. This is probably why so many religious warn of these things.

I really want to see if some of these mofos will go through the eye of a needle….

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:18:49pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:20:11pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:20:16pm

re: #213 Joe Bacon 🌹

Spoiler: Hewitt has no “lefty pals.”

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:22:06pm

re: #211 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:24:07pm

#ImWithHer

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:24:11pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:24:40pm

re: #215 jaunte

Spoiler: Hewitt has no “lefty pals.”

He’s got plenty of lefty acquaintances, from the green room at MSNBC.

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:24:49pm

re: #206 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I got the vodka idea from America’s Test Kitchen like PhillyPretzel linked to. Freezing and grating the butter I came up with independently—if anybody else did it first, apologies.

Never apologize for grating butter. Just don’t hang on to it too tightly.

Kenji lost control of his recipe because he was signed to some publisher when he invented it and they owned the rights. I was going to say they took it from him, but I guess it was legal. Kenji started his own thing after that. At least that was the story I read.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:25:18pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:25:25pm

re: #186 jaunte

David Simon could write an insult dictionary.

FuckMook!

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gwangung  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:25:32pm

re: #218 Joe Bacon 🌹

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And didn’t they give one of their own a pass when he called Obama a dick?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:25:40pm

Well if you want to be pedantic, Trump is a daughterfucker, not a motherfucker.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:26:35pm

Confession: Despite serving nearly a full career in the US Navy, it is extremely rare that I use vulgarities outside my home (hence you see me do things like put cautions when I link something with them, use euphemisms, put vulgar memes behind the privacy or hide bar, &c).

That is my choice, and I am not offended when someone else uses them, particularly to describe an intolerable situation.

This pearl-clutching by the media to magic balancefairy what Rep. Tlaib said at a private party with the torrent of abuse that Donald Trump has heaped on everyone who crossed his path (including the same phrase) has gone into the theatre of the absurd.

Matthew Dowd is being deservedly roasted for his hot take.

As for Mr. Dowd and his (and they are all men) cohorts in the press and their endless fake outrage:

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:26:35pm

re: #219 sagehen

He’s got plenty of lefty acquaintances, from the green room at MSNBC.

And he’s lying about their attitudes to border security, which means they aren’t his pals.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:27:23pm

re: #158 jaunte

Ocasio-Cortez must really have their dark money donors in a panic.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:30:34pm

re: #196 wrenchwench

I’ve seen recipes with various proportions of Crisco and butter, probably from J. Kenji Lopez Alt. I think he’s still my piecrust god. I don’t know much about kosher, but I understand Crisco is.

Kosher does not allow mixing milk and meat products or even eating them together at the same meal. I avoid using butter for baking, unless it is something that is obviously dairy like cheesecake. I have used coconut oil as a butter substitute and it has a better (flakier) texture than Crisco but I haven’t tried a braided topping with it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:31:11pm

I have a sure-fire defense when the 99%ers have finally had enough. Alice Walton and David Barton live close by.
“Hey, don’t waste your pitchforks and torches on me! There’s a Walton heir and a rich pulpit pimp just over the hill!”

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:32:46pm

re: #227 Joe Bacon 🌹

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I think I keep coming up with something new every time I see this tweet from Steve (and he’s definitely a Trump Steve):

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:33:19pm

re: #146 William Lewis

If I were on twitter the answer would be “Civilization”.

That’s exactly how I answered the taxation question in my county newspaper’s candidate questionaire - I don’t like taxes, no one does, but with them we buy ciivlisation. (The question was whether I would vote to raise property taxes or impose a village sales tax. I led a defeat to a village sales tax a year ago when I served on the village board.)

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:33:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:34:29pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:35:06pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:35:52pm

re: #158 jaunte

Ocasio-Cortez must really have their dark money donors in a panic.

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Not to mention that you can dodge the 70% rate entirely by investing in something, anything, that will actually create jobs.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:36:34pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

I didn’t know this idiot was even still alive.

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You should check out the ratio on that one now.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:37:13pm

re: #229 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I have a sure-fire defense when the 99%ers have finally had enough. Alice Walton and David Barton live close by.
“Hey, don’t waste your pitchforks and torches on me! There’s a Walton heir and a rich pulpit pimp just over the hill!”

You poor devil, both of them live near you? My condolences.

If you’re that wealthy, you could be saved for later. /s

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freetoken  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:38:47pm

Feel free to retweet.

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:39:02pm

re: #231 Anymouse 🌹

That’s exactly how I answered the taxation question in my county newspaper’s candidate questionaire - I don’t like taxes, no one does, but with them we buy ciivlisation. (The question was whether I would vote to raise property taxes or impose a village sales tax. I led a defeat to a village sales tax a year ago when I served on the village board.)

Sales taxes are the least efficient tax to collect, if you count the labor of the retailer, which goes completely uncompensated in most states. Good job.

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TedStriker  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:39:33pm

re: #188 freetoken

My mother used to make good apple pies, which I think she probably learned from her grandmother.

Yes, she would use hydrogenated vegetable oils (e.g. Crisco), but that was after the real prime ingredient - lard - was replaced.

Animal fats (lard) have a higher melting point than the liquid fat in milk (which is turned into butter.)

Thing is, lard (and butter, for that matter) are, by and large, not any worse for you in the quantities typically used in things like baked goods than the synthetic alternatives, like margarine and shortening (which have their own problems).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:40:40pm

re: #240 TedStriker

Thing is, lard (and butter, for that matter) are, by and large, not any worse for you (in moderation) than the synthetic alternatives, like margarine and shortening (which have their own problems).

My mother’s mother, a Depression-era grandmother, kept a can of bacon grease on the stove. Whenever she would cook bacon, the grease went in the can. Whenever she cooked anything else… bacon grease went into it.

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The Ghost of Kung Fu Treachery  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:40:56pm

re: #236 Belafon

You should check out the ratio on that one now.

All I’m saying—the Venn Diagram of people okay with actual fucking slavery and people that say “taxation is slavery” has considerable overlap.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:41:22pm

re: #216 Belafon

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I remember 45 years ago as an undergrad at Pitt debating with a member of the Young Libertarian Alliance about taxation. Yes, that ass did repeat the “taxation is theft” mantra over and over again.

I had to remind that ass that if his tuition wasn’t subsidized by the Commonwealth he wouldn’t be able to attend college. Also he’d have a major problem trying to get to Pittsburgh from Paoli without any roads.

Then he replied that people can make “voluntary contributions” for services.

I replied that since he believed in Ayn Rand and he wanted her gospel to be the American playbook those “voluntary contributions” would wind up in a till with nobody overseeing it making it real easy to steal those gold coins.

His reply, “God will intervene to make sure that nobody would pinch the coins”.

I then said, “Just like God will intervene to make sure nobody dies from contaminated food and water”.

His reply, “God will always protect his flock.”

BTW, he eventually wound up on Medicaid and SSI, just like his God Ayn Rand did…

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nicdanger  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:41:45pm

re: #238 freetoken

I did .

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:42:51pm

re: #240 TedStriker

Thing is, lard (and butter, for that matter) are, by and large, not any worse for you (in moderation) than the synthetic alternatives, like margarine and shortening (which have their own problems).

Is “real” margarine (!) still supposed to go away forever next October, or has the tRump administration* rescinded that?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:42:58pm
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steve_davis  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:44:07pm

re: #73 Unshaken Defiance

So the wife goes shopping and I look in the fridge to see a lot of leftover meats and veggies. Grabbed the slow cooker, sliced up beef and pork, cooked the last bacon, threw in fresh herbs carrots onions and garlic. No potatoes so rice went in. Beef stock, wine, leftover gravy.

Calling this “Fridge Broke stew”. It ain’t broke but the recipe would be the same.

I bought some veggies to use with the bag of Red Mill vegi soup I got on a whim. decided instead to have a leq quarter with rice instead. now, of course, I’m thinking how delicious vegi soup combined with the meat from the other leg quarter would be. :-)

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garzooma  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:44:44pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Here’s the Globe and Mail story about this.

The distance from Aleppo to the lab at Montreal’s Trudeau airport where a young engineer-in-training is perfecting her first invention is 8,580 kilometres, but Shoushi Bakarian’s trajectory might better be measured in light speed.

Three years ago, Ms. Bakarian was sitting in Lebanon, part of a family of four Syrian refugees facing an uncertain future with hope of making a new start in Canada. Fast-forward those 36 months: Ms. Bakarian is in her third year of aerospace engineering at Montreal’s Concordia University. She has learned her fourth language, French - in addition to English, Arabic and Armenian. She’s got two part-time jobs with promising prospects in her field: one in the parts department at Bombardier Aerospace and another at Stratos Aviation, a small aviation and flight simulation firm. There, she’s co-created her first invention in the lab she’s building. Oh, and she leads a Scout troop where she hopes to influence her young charges. […]

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:44:45pm

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gocart mozart  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:45:06pm

Was in Harlem today helping a friend move and for lunch I had some “Mama’s Breakfast Pie” & a side of cornbread at the Red Rooster around the corner.

The ride home

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:46:35pm

re: #241 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My mother’s mother, a Depression-era grandmother, kept a can of bacon grease on the stove. Whenever she would cook bacon, the grease went in the can. Whenever she cooked anything else… bacon grease went into it.

My mother did the same thing. When I starting ordering breakfast in restaurants, I was confused by combos that had eggs but no bacon. How do you cook the eggs without bacon grease?

Sorry for quoting the wrong post the first time.

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steve_davis  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:46:37pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

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Upper right: Snakes on an Infernal Plane

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:47:20pm

For a change of pace, our new maltipoo puppy. His name is Oliver and he is about 10 weeks old!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:47:41pm

re: #237 Anymouse 🌹

You poor devil, both of them live near you? My condolences.

If you’re that wealthy, you could be saved for later. /s

I’ll be poor again by the time they run out of sacrifices in DFW-land.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:48:04pm

re: #251 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My mother did the same thing. When I starting ordering breakfast in restaurants, I was confused by combos that had eggs but no bacon. How do you cook the eggs without bacon grease?

Sorry for quoting the wrong post the first time.

It’s funny, but now that I think about it, my mom’s mom always did have a flavor to her homemade fried stuff that I never could find anywhere else. Bacon grease would go a long way toward explaining that. By the time I was a child/teenager, nobody used bacon grease anymore in a commercial kitchen.

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:48:48pm

re: #230 Belafon

Tell me how that guy who put his money into Wall Street actually earned it. Did he work? Did he save a life, write some code, pick up garbage, or flip a burger? Nope. He didn’t actually contribute anything of value.

Tell me how the guy whose income is mostly dividends from stock he inherited actually earned it. Did he have invent something useful, write a best-seller, direct his staff to build and sell something he designed?

Noen of the living Waltons or Kochs or Fords or Rockefellers ever “earned” anything. They’re coasting on dad’s or grandpa’s work, long after dad and grandpa have turned to mulch.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:49:10pm

Rain now just starting in Koreatown. Looking at the Weather Channel radar and see a big orange and yellow blob on the way as well.

Beats being in Chicago during the blizzards on 78/79 when I couldn’t get out of the apartment building and the streets weren’t plowed…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:49:14pm

re: #191 Teddy’s Person

David Simon takes no fucking prisoners.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:50:47pm

re: #257 Joe Bacon 🌹

Rain now just starting in Koreatown. Looking at the Weather Channel radar and see a big orange and yellow blob on the way as well.

Beats being in Chicago during the blizzards on 78/79 when I couldn’t get out of the apartment building and the streets weren’t plowed…

Minnesota still tells stories of the blizzard of 1978.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:51:04pm

barf

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:51:13pm

re: #253 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

For a change of pace, our new maltipoo puppy. His name is Oliver and he is about 10 weeks old!

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SQUEEEE!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:51:32pm
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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:51:48pm

I went by the TV to let the dogs outside and saw the Cowboys scored a touchdown right before the half. Went to tell my wife and she showed me a story about one of their players breaking his ankle. It was so bad that the still image they used in the story of him had the whole foot and ankle area blocked out. Probably pointing in a direction that will make you sick. As someone who just broke his fibula rolling his ankle and nearly passing out trying to make it to the house earlier this year, all I can say is OWOWOWOWOWOWOW!

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:52:04pm

re: #235 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Not to mention that you can dodge the 70% rate entirely by investing in something, anything, that will actually create jobs.

Or create a foundation that will eliminate polio and malaria. Or build and stock a few thousand libraries. Or sponsor a food bank, or subsidize an under-funded high school.

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steve_davis  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:53:00pm

re: #89 I Would Prefer Not To

This makes no fucking sense. Every restaurant in town has the same wage, some prosper others don’t. The free market how does it work?

the chik fil a here in Clemson starts workers at 12 bucks an hour, which is basically middle-class money for our standard of living. They have four hours every day where they have to have two employees out in the drive thru taking orders because the store is so busy. Somehow, paying far above minimum wage has not driven the poor franchisee out of business.

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TedStriker  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:54:16pm

re: #263 Belafon

I went by the TV to let the dogs outside and saw the Cowboys scored a touchdown right before the half. Went to tell my wife and she showed me a story about one of their players breaking his ankle. It was so bad that the still image they used in the story of him had the whole foot and ankle area blocked out. Probably pointing in a direction that will make you sick. As someone who just broke his fibula rolling his ankle and nearly passing out trying to make it to the house earlier this year, all I can say is OWOWOWOWOWOWOW!

Joe Theismann’s leg break pics still make me want to hurl…

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Danack  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:54:33pm

This is possibly related to Trump wanting to use the military to ‘eminent domain’ people’s property, and cause an immediate constitutional crisis.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:55:23pm

re: #266 TedStriker

This one is pretty bad. Thing snaps like a twig.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:56:35pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:57:41pm

re: #243 Joe Bacon 🌹

I remember 45 years ago as an undergrad at Pitt debating with a member of the Young Libertarian Alliance about taxation. Yes, that ass did repeat the “taxation is theft” mantra over and over again.

I had to remind that ass that if his tuition wasn’t subsidized by the Commonwealth he wouldn’t be able to attend college. Also he’d have a major problem trying to get to Pittsburgh from Paoli without any roads.

Then he replied that people can make “voluntary contributions” for services.

I replied that since he believed in Ayn Rand and he wanted her gospel to be the American playbook those “voluntary contributions” would wind up in a till with nobody overseeing it making it real easy to steal those gold coins.

His reply, “God will intervene to make sure that nobody would pinch the coins”.

I then said, “Just like God will intervene to make sure nobody dies from contaminated food and water”.

His reply, “God will always protect his flock.”

BTW, he eventually wound up on Medicaid and SSI, just like his God Ayn Rand did…

If you want to see a real big huge pile of Derp, Google image “Muh Roads”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:58:59pm

re: #239 wrenchwench

Sales taxes are the least efficient tax to collect, if you count the labor of the retailer, which goes completely uncompensated in most states. Good job.

All the retailers in my town thanked me. if that means anything. I opposed it on the grounds that flat taxes hurt the people with the least money and the rate we could legally charge really wouldn’t do much to raise funds anyway. (When I was on the board, I was the person with the lowest income.)

It was proposed by one of our Republican board members with the idea of taxing those who pass through town and stop at the general store, or seasonal hunters who come here and buy guns and ammunition at the gun shop. (The knock off effect would have imposed a sales tax on the beauty shop, co-op, lawn service, and art teacher/supply shop).

I managed to bottle up the ordinance for three months, and when it came up for a vote, it went down in defeat 1-4.

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TedStriker  Jan 5, 2019 • 6:59:15pm

re: #265 steve_davis

the chik fil a here in Clemson starts workers at 12 bucks an hour, which is basically middle-class money for our standard of living. They have four hours every day where they have to have two employees out in the drive thru taking orders because the store is so busy. Somehow, paying far above minimum wage has not driven the poor franchisee out of business.

TBH though, I’ve never seen a Chick-Fil-A that hasn’t done steady business even during off-peak times.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:00:57pm

re: #272 TedStriker

TBH though, I’ve never seen a Chick-Fil-A that hasn’t done steady business even during off-peak times.

Love them or hate them, their food is at least decent. I wouldn’t say it’s outstanding, but I do pick up food there regularly for myself and the fish family.

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:01:20pm

re: #253 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

For a change of pace, our new maltipoo puppy. His name is Oliver and he is about 10 weeks old!

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Maltese Falcon/poodle?

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:02:28pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

“…while it appears no policies were violated…”

Maybe they need a policy to tell armed K-9 handlers that they don’t need a German shepherd and a gun to deal with a chihuahua barking because they’re standing next to his territory.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:03:06pm

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

I started listening to that video that is on top of the page. I could not get past 2 minutes. I hate that whining, nasal voice repeating lies and bullshit over and over and over.

I had to bail. too. Once he started going on about how steel is stronger than concrete (Twin Towers, hello?) and how the wall/fence/curtain would be built by US Steel and how he knows so much about construction (LOL!), I quit. He was mansplaining basic construction to a reporter who asked about his campaign promise, and evading the question entirely with a Gish gallop.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:03:17pm

re: #234 goddamnedfrank

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Even fucking Bill Kristol can see how bizarre the bias is.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:05:38pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:06:13pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:07:07pm

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

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wrenchwench  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:07:10pm

re: #271 Anymouse 🌹

I opposed it on the grounds that flat taxes hurt the people with the least money

The regressivity of a sales tax is the most important reason for opposition. There are several other reasons, which need not be ranked here: Sales taxes suck.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:07:59pm

re: #243 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yup. My poor ex-Libertarian wife; I’ve corrupted her.

Well, to avoid people grifting from your local voluntary pool which submits donations for things like the fire brigade or policing to protect your property rights, you could select people who would oversee these things in your town. You might also select or hire an auditor and require those handling the gold coins or community property like fire trucks or police equipment to keep books and records.

Because it’s difficult to find people who would be willing to give up time for free to do all that stuff, and local businesses would be competing for the same people, you could pay them at competitive rates for the work they do.

Since there are those who would simply mooch off the system and not pay anything, you could impose other penalties (ostracise them, deny them those services, &c).

Congratulations, libertarians, you just reinvented government.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:10:56pm

re: #267 Danack

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Dave In Austin  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:12:05pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:12:48pm

Ross Douthat, of all people, skewers the GOP agenda.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:12:50pm

re: #274 wrenchwench

Maltese Falcon/poodle?

Yes! Exactly. However, because he’s mixed with a poodle, he has lost his flying capabilities. He can run like the wind, though.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:12:53pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:16:24pm
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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:19:02pm

re: #288 jaunte

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:20:03pm
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Belafon  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:24:10pm

re: #290 jaunte

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:24:38pm

re: #253 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

For a change of pace, our new maltipoo puppy. His name is Oliver and he is about 10 weeks old!

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good choice. He will bring joy into your house.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:26:42pm

re: #292 I Would Prefer Not To

good choice. He will bring joy into your house.

He’s really adorable. He has moments when he’s incredibly active and chewing and it has to get out of his system, then he calms down and likes to be cuddled or he’ll sleep. My eldest is having a hard time getting used to the very active side of him. I got a book on the breed that goes through all the stages, what to expect, and how to train them. She is overwhelmed when he’s like that, but I just keep encouraging her that she can handle it. LOL.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:27:05pm
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CleverToad  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:27:09pm

re: #253 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

For a change of pace, our new maltipoo puppy. His name is Oliver and he is about 10 weeks old!

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Dat nose! Major awww

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:27:37pm

re: #215 jaunte

Spoiler: Hewitt has no “lefty pals.”

Maybe he could may some at a hipster coffee shop.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:28:30pm

re: #291 Belafon

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:29:14pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:29:30pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:29:51pm

re: #259 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Minnesota still tells stories of the blizzard of 1978.

Across Lake Michigan, it was the ice storm of the century. My whole town was without power for over three weeks. School was closed, roads were impassible, &c.

The National Guard brought in a water tanker truck to provide water, but the water was this brown ick that almost no one could drink. On the edge of town, a farmer allowed people to use his windmill to get water.

That was not a fun winter.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:29:54pm

Watched the video. The president* is a fucking moron. Ugh.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:30:05pm

Yes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:30:47pm

re: #298 MsJ

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I have been curtly informed by Twitter that if I use any one of the Seven Naughty Words that you cannot say on television I will be permanently banned.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:31:57pm
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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:32:37pm

re: #230 Belafon

I think I keep coming up with something new every time I see this tweet from Steve (and he’s definitely a Trump Steve):

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I think this is who trump thought McC was.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:34:17pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:34:23pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:36:20pm

re: #289 Belafon

What the heck is Grover Norquist even trying to say there? “The thousand socialists who rebutted Einstein’s theories?” I’m pretty sure the people who went after Einstein’s theories were physicists and mathematicians, not socialists. I’m pretty sure Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity had to do with physics, not politics.

TL:DR, Norquist is an idiot.

[whimper, how did douchecanoes like him graduate from college and I never got to go at all]

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:36:23pm

I am trying to explain how the First Amendment works vis a vis Twitter and YouTube with right wingers, and not sure they get it.

Maybe the reason so many on the right are losing their accounts is that they more often violate the TOS of a particular platform than others do, not because the Left is targeting them.

They all want consequence-free free speech.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:37:20pm

re: #300 Anymouse 🌹

Across Lake Michigan, it was the ice storm of the century. My whole town was without power for over three weeks. School was closed, roads were impassible, &c.

The National Guard brought in a water tanker truck to provide water, but the water was this brown ick that almost no one could drink. On the edge of town, a farmer allowed people to use his windmill to get water.

That was not a fun winter.

Myself, I was a victim of the March 1998 snow and ice storm that knocked out power to the Northwest Indiana counties for nearly a week. We spent our nights on our enclosed porch with an independent gas stove, and my dad ran the generator to keep the pipes unfrozen and added an increasing load as we gained confidence in its ability to keep up. 3 days in, I had to run our 24” snowblower through a snow drift nearly 3.5’ tall to knock it down far enough for my dad to punch the truck through to go into town and get supplies. It was a crazy time.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:37:55pm

re: #308 Anymouse 🌹

What the heck is Grover Norquist even trying to say there? “The thousand socialists who rebutted Einstein’s theories?” I’m pretty sure the people who went after Einstein’s theories were physicists and mathematicians, not socialists. I’m pretty sure Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity had to do with physics, not politics.

TL:DR, Norquist is an idiot.

[whimper, how did douchecanoes like him graduate from college and I never got to go at all]

It wasn’t socialists. It was the National Socialists in the Reich who classified Einstein’s theories as “Jewish science,” and therefore unworthy of consideration.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:38:03pm
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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:39:02pm

re: #253 Sionainn, Fierce Mother

For a change of pace, our new maltipoo puppy. His name is Oliver and he is about 10 weeks old!

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Congratulations!! He’s adorable!!

How is the daughter? She loving him?

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makeitstop  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:39:31pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:39:39pm

re: #303 Joe Bacon 🌹

I have been curtly informed by Twitter that if I use any one of the Seven Naughty Words that you cannot say on television I will be permanently banned.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:40:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:43:00pm

re: #310 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Myself, I was a victim of the March 1998 snow and ice storm that knocked out power to the Northwest Indiana counties for nearly a week. We spent our nights on our enclosed porch with an independent gas stove, and my dad ran the generator to keep the pipes unfrozen and added an increasing load as we gained confidence in its ability to keep up. 3 days in, I had to run our 24” snowblower through a snow drift nearly 3.5’ tall to knock it down far enough for my dad to punch the truck through to go into town and get supplies. It was a crazy time.

Wow. In ‘98 I was safely homeless in Ocala. That’s a lot of snow.

During the ice storm when I was a teenager, we just did without electricity. We had a gas range in the kitchen, so we blocked off the rest of the downstairs and lived in the kitchen and dining room. (Still had to sleep in my bedroom upstairs with no heat though.)

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gocart mozart  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:43:10pm
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KGxvi  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:43:35pm

Not sure it’s been talked about, but on Trump’s claim that he can declare a national emergency to build the wall, legally speaking, he’s likely completely fucking full of shit.

This is basically the Youngstown Steel case. During the Korean War, there was a steelworker strike. This let to a shortage of steel. So Truman tried to nationalize the steel industry. The Supreme Court said that he couldn’t. The most famous bit of the case is from the concurring opinion which said there are three types of executive action: those which are expressly in line with congressional action (laws passed saying the executive can do something); a “twilight” area where Congress has not expressed an opinion on an issue; and a third where the president would be acting in direct conflict with the laws passed by Congress. It’s fairly clear that Congress, through repeated appropriation bills has made clear that there’s no support for the law. If he does attempt to exercise emergency powers, that’s an impeachable offense and should be treated as such

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:43:53pm

re: #308 Anymouse 🌹

What the heck is Grover Norquist even trying to say there? “The thousand socialists who rebutted Einstein’s theories?” I’m pretty sure the people who went after Einstein’s theories were physicists and mathematicians, not socialists. I’m pretty sure Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity had to do with physics, not politics.

TL:DR, Norquist is an idiot.

[whimper, how did douchecanoes like him graduate from college and I never got to go at all]

People like Johannes Stark and Philipp Lenard who created “German Physics” to counter Einstein et. al.’s “Jewish Physics” and labeled Werner Heisenberg a “White Jew” for contributing to Quantum Mechanics, putting him in danger of arrest, were uniformly not Socialists.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:44:08pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:44:16pm

Trump is going to be pissed!! Lol

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HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:44:24pm

re: #315 Anymouse 🌹

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You’re one to talk motherfucker. Fuck you.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:44:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:44:48pm

re: #322 Patricia Kayden

Trump is going to be pissed!! Lol

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Awesome.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:45:05pm

re: #311 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

It wasn’t socialists. It was the National Socialists in the Reich who classified Einstein’s theories as “Jewish science,” and therefore unworthy of consideration.

Oh, I get it now. Norquist is trying the old standby of Nazis were really socialists bit.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:45:09pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:48:33pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:49:09pm

re: #318 gocart mozart

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:50:09pm

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Teddy's Person  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:50:15pm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:50:27pm

re: #319 KGxvi

Not sure it’s been talked about, but on Trump’s claim that he can declare a national emergency to build the wall, legally speaking, he’s likely completely fucking full of shit.

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If he does attempt to exercise emergency powers, that’s an impeachable offense and should be treated as such

Now convince conservatives to have that trial in the Senate.

In the meantime, impeachment takes a long time. In that time Trump could do a lot of damage if he went through with this. Then there’s that pesky article in the Constitution that allows him to adjourn Congress and set a new time to open it if they don’t agree (Article 2, Section 3, Clause 3). If he chooses the time “never,” that still meets the qualification.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:51:04pm

re: #65 dangerman (not steve)

I had meaning to check that site ever since you posted it, and finally remembered to check it today. Turns out KY has some unclaimed property for me and my ex worth over $100. So I got that going for me.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:52:12pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:52:24pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:53:27pm

re: #321 Charles Johnson

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Lol! Good one.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:53:33pm

re: #324 Charles Johnson

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Those of us who grew up in the Seattle area seeing commercials with Ivar Haglund (Ivar’s Acres of Clams, etc.) will never see Yoda the same way the rest of you do….

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:54:02pm

re: #332 Anymouse 🌹

The court of public opinion — or actual criminal charges — is going to be more effective than impeachment in ridding us of Trump. He thrives on public adulation. He’s getting less of that now. Sooner or later, man baby is going to take his ball and go home.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:54:30pm

re: #92 Teukka

Yellow West shenanigans in Paris…

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The same yellow wests the reich wingers thinks are fine upstanding citizens…
Also, Vienna Convention anyone?

Edit, Swedish Newspaper on the incident, with video: aftonbladet.se

Ha! As I understand it, as they passed by the Swedish Embassy, vandals from the anti-government were throwing trash and set a pile of it in the middle of the street on fire. (Impressive fire, too!)

So the Swedish Ambassador Veronika Wand-Danielsson went out into the street, confronted the vandals, and yelled at them to stop it.

She said that she did not feel threatened; Some passerby started to help clean up the mess; And the police finally showed up. The biggest concern was that the embassy (and the Tunisian Embassy nearby) did not have any host country police nearby for a time.

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:55:01pm

re: #259 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

-81 degrees in Chicago. Not to mention about 12’ of snow. It was a bad winter.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:55:38pm

re: #340 MsJ

-81 degrees in Chicago. Not to mention about 12’ of snow. It was a bad winter.

Pictures of cars buried completely on Lake Shore Drive. I wasn’t alive then, but I saw the images.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:56:34pm

I remember the first time this came on the radio, Mom laughed all the way through it saying it was the stupidest disco song of all time.

“Get Dancin’” by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 5, 2019 • 7:59:47pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:00:14pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:00:24pm

Just getting back to reading from this morning. Been busy on a web site.

Anyway, that video on the thread topic is 100% pure bullshit.

I think there are tweets and videos that refute just about everything he said about his stupid wall. And everything else that leaked out of his trap.

I think he made a quite a few people very scared and angry with that crap. All the people that he is threatening to take their property. And he claims it can be done by the military and DHS. Whut?

I’m thinking his “good friend” Tim Cook will be wanting to choke him for the stuff he was saying about their earnings, tariffs, stock and where they should build their products.

Steel is better than concrete now. What happened to all that beautiful precast concrete he talked about during his campaign and at some of his loony rallies? Steel is in such great shape now. I guess that is why all the people that use it are seeing the prices for their products going up. And it is killing their businesses.

Now he is not worried about the stock market because he has a wall to build. Couldn’t stop talking about it until it started to go down.

And the government workers safety shield…pffft. They understand and they all want that wall. Fuck buying food, paying bills and saving.

And lastly…can we see an accounting of the billions of dollars that are coming in from both the new Mexico/Canada trade deals and also from all those tariffs?

What a fucking moRan!

Oh yeah…Kevin McCarthy sucks. Just stands there listening to that crap and nodding a bit from time to time. But who knows, McCarthy might not know how much of it is bullshit. He’s just as stupid as Trump.

Sorry for the long post. I needed to do it to wrap my mind around this insanity.

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:01:48pm

re: #329 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hot Stuff is the only Rolling Stones sing I like.

Don’t @ me. I’ve never been a fan.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:02:13pm
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KGxvi  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:02:47pm

re: #332 Anymouse 🌹

I suspect there will be multiple lawsuits to stop his actions. Just as there was in the Youngstown Steel case. That will slow him down. And as has been discussed above, McConnell hasn’t been too keen on adjorning the Senate, and I doubt he would go along with any attempt by Trump to trigger his adjournment power. As for the potential of no trial, I don’t think McConnell and team would be on board with that kind of political suicide

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:03:21pm

re: #342 Joe Bacon 🌹

I remember the first time this came on the radio, Mom laughed all the way through it saying it was the stupidest disco song of all time.

I’m kind of partial to “Disco Duck” for that prize myself.

Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots - Disco Duck TOTP ( 1976 )

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:03:41pm

re: #348 KGxvi

It depends on how hard Putin pulls their chains!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:03:55pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

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Just 346 more updings to 700k!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:05:08pm

re: #351 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Just 346 more updings to 700k!

345!

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:05:34pm

I want in on this action!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:08:30pm

re: #349 Anymouse 🌹

I remember the time Rick Dees went on Wally George’s Hot Seat. Now this was a hoot!

Start at the 29 minute mark.

Wally George was the forunner of Morton Downey, Jr and Rush Limbaugh

Rick Dees on Hot Seat - KDOC TV - 1986

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:09:58pm

Me too!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:10:09pm

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

I thought HBO told him to knock it off with that shit.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:11:30pm

re: #356 Ace Rothstein

I thought HBO told him to knock it off with that shit.

I doubt they own lines in Os.

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:11:38pm

re: #343 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:11:57pm

re: #356 Ace Rothstein

I thought HBO told him to knock it off with that shit.

You really think that would stop His Ass-Holeyness?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:12:54pm

re: #358 MsJ

Yeah, a strike would be if the government workers walked out. It’s the management what walked out on the workers, because the tangerine shitgibbon decided he wanted his penis compensation more than he wanted a functional government.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:13:51pm
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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:14:46pm

Out fucking standing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:15:32pm

re: #197 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Doug: “What’s our topic for tonight, eh?”

Bob: “Impeaching the motherfucker.”

Followup:

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:15:55pm

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:16:17pm

re: #362 MsJ

Out fucking standing.

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All I can feel is heartbreak that a precious little girl died.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:17:22pm

re: #364 teleskiguy

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:18:08pm

re: #365 NO SMOCKING GUN!

All I can feel is heartbreak that a precious little girl died.

For no damn reason other than hate.

One good thing, it’s TX. That fuckers going to die. No tears from me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:19:19pm

re: #351 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Just 346 more updings to 700k!

That gets an upfist from me. Hope it helps.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:21:53pm

re: #366 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:22:48pm

She takes no prisoners.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:22:54pm

re: #353 teleskiguy

I want in on this action!

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I got a kick out of the “overly attached girlfriend” videos.

She doesn’t do those any more, but she still does videos and still puts on that “leave me and I’m going to put a kitchen knife in your back” look.

youtube.com

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:23:35pm

re: #367 MsJ

For no damn reason other than hate.

One good thing, it’s TX. That fuckers going to die. No tears from me.

How can anyone hate a little girl. Its beyond comprehension.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:24:32pm
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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:24:55pm

re: #369 teleskiguy

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MsJ  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:27:52pm

I had my first real life sighting of our local Proud Boys (who are actually old white men) wearing they’re yellow jackets right here in my own little town, holding anti-immigrant signs.

Wild.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:29:36pm

re: #374 MsJ

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:29:52pm

re: #373 jaunte

My Spidey Sense is telling me that His Ass-Holeyness wants out and he’s going to feign a nervous breakdown or feign insanity.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:30:47pm

re: #376 teleskiguy

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Bombs away! Don’t miss.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:31:49pm

re: #353 teleskiguy

I went back and watched the original video again for a laugh … (3:01)

JB Fanvideo

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:33:21pm

re: #378 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Bombs away! Don’t miss.

I skied that pitch four times that day. I got my uphill ski stuck the first run and I somersaulted on the last run. Fortunately both times, the snow was soft and deep, and I skied away uninjured.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:37:33pm

re: #324 Charles Johnson

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So Charlie is perusing the site I see.

Welcome Hatchling! Spliff, Pie, Coffee, and beerz are welcome!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:37:42pm

re: #380 teleskiguy

I skied that pitch four times. I got my uphill ski stuck the first run and I somersaulted on the last run. Fortunately both times, the snow was soft and deep, and I skied away uninjured.

I really need to go skiing again. The one time I made a run at Hyland, I ran off-course and wound up sliding under a fence. Uninjured, but I freaked the fuck out.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:41:34pm

re: #382 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I really need to go skiing again. The one time I made a run at Hyland, I ran off-course and wound up sliding under a fence. Uninjured, but I freaked the fuck out.

It’s not for everybody. Heights are a big issue, a lot of times your’re pretty high off the ground on chairlifts. And it’s a sport where speed is your friend. Speed as in forward movement *and* reaction time. All that said, it is the funnest funnest funnest thing that I know of. There is no better fun.

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:42:32pm

re: #313 MsJ

Congratulations!! He’s adorable!!

How is the daughter? She loving him?

She is loving him, but she’s worried that she isn’t as good with him as her sister and I. I keep telling her it’s okay, that she’ll get used to his rambunctiousness and laugh at his antics instead of getting frustrated because she doesn’t know how to handle it. The book I got should help her as well. Her original plan was to try to train him as a therapy dog. I think he’d be really good at it once he is trained properly. We are working to make sure that he doesn’t think he rules the house. No “small dog syndrome” in our house!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:42:43pm

re: #383 teleskiguy

It’s not for everybody. Heights are a big issue, a lot of times your’re pretty high off the ground on chairlifts. And it’s a sport where speed is your friend. Speed as in forward movement *and* reaction time. All that said, it is the funnest funnest funnest thing that I know of. There is no better fun.

I managed to deal with the chairlift (at the time, my biggest hangup). I have decent reaction time, if I could just afford to get on the slopes to get some practice and get my confidence up. I would never be a world-class skier, but I would have fun on the slopes if I spent some time there.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:46:01pm

re: #385 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I managed to deal with the chairlift (at the time, my biggest hangup). I have decent reaction time, if I could just afford to get on the slopes to get some practice and get my confidence up. I would never be a world-class skier, but I would have fun on the slopes if I spent some time there.

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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2019 • 8:53:17pm

re: #136 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

I made it to the 2:23 mark and had to shut it down. Would someone, anyone slip him a mickey and transport him to a secure undisclosed location for his own personal protection?

Like this?

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Sionainn, Fierce Mother  Jan 5, 2019 • 9:00:39pm

re: #379 Anymouse 🌹

I went back and watched the original video again for a laugh … (3:01)

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Video

LOL! I’ve never seen that before. She had the perfect look - innocent and crazy at the same time.

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ckkatz  Jan 5, 2019 • 9:04:52pm

re: #371 Anymouse 🌹

I got a kick out of the “overly attached girlfriend” videos.

She doesn’t do those any more, but she still does videos and still puts on that “leave me and I’m going to put a kitchen knife in your back” look.

youtube.com

Thank you! I had not recognized the meme. Now I have another rabbit hole to go down. :)

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2019 • 11:35:23pm

re: #309 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

I am trying to explain how the First Amendment works vis a vis Twitter and YouTube with right wingers, and not sure they get it.

Maybe the reason so many on the right are losing their accounts is that they more often violate the TOS of a particular platform than others do, not because the Left is targeting them.

They all want consequence-free free speech.

Just for themselves.

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Ming5000  Jan 6, 2019 • 3:42:53am

re: #205 Belafon

Does anyone know if there is a way to assess the total “tax rate” for each state, and what I mean by total is not only income or sales taxes, but property taxes and the fees people pay?

Interesting question. I found this:
2018’s Tax Burden by State
They slice and dice the data a few ways.

Michigan is 26th in overall state tax burden. 8.53%
New York has the highest state tax burden at 13.04%.
Alaska has the lowest. 4.94%


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