Mini-Concert: Courtney Barnett Unplugged [VIDEO]

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The Strombo Show presents Courtney Barnett in an intimate performance from the House Of Strombo to celebrate her album, “Tell Me How You Really Feel.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 8:46:41pm

Snowflakes.

It’s not like Republicans ever did that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 8:48:06pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

L’il Lindsay didn’t get a chance to play today with his favorite toy!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 8:51:59pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 8:58:06pm

re: #3 Anymouse 🌹

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 8:58:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:01:37pm

And the cheers go up over at Rebecca Shoenkopf’s place:

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:03:31pm

From downstairs:

re: #521 ObserverArt

And why? Because it always the Democrats that (fold) help out in the long run so they come to expect the saving but will still blame them for letting it get out of control.

And what is the reason for their anger with the Dems?

They didn’t (fold) help earlier.

Listen to the media. We have an example right above. Anderson Cooper and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Cooper can’t even breach the Department of Defense budget. That is unquestionable.

I heard two comments today on local political programs (NBC 4 and CBS 10 local).

And what did they say? Oh gee, now that we have a Democratic House we are already seeing they can’t work together. No compromise. We are sick of it. Bad Democrats.

We really need that media to turn on Trump. That would help…maybe.

They started in on the DNC back when the shutdown began, that first weekend they were discussing aloud how long it would be before the DNC acquiesced to Trump’s demands for wall funding. They’ve been helping the GOP along the way, such as saying aloud that the DNC needs to be looking at what they can get out of the GOP (ex: DACA extension) and bashing the leadership over the head for not making that offer. I saw the suggestion (granted, it was the Daily Caller) where they said that Trump should pull up the Gang of Eight agreement from 2013 and get the DNC to vote against it.

Think about it this way: The media were absolutely certain that the shutdown last January would hurt the DNC in the midterms, that voters would not want to experience that again and so would vote in Republicans to avoid further showdowns over petty shit like Trump’s wall. And there, the dynamic was totally turned around, with the DNC in the position of making demands and the GOP in the position of offering nothing little more than reopening the gov’t. Unless this shutdown truly does continue for the next 2 years, then most people are going to have forgotten about the specifics of it by next year.

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MsJ  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:05:22pm

Apologies to my elders.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:07:33pm

re: #7 Targetpractice

From downstairs:

They started in on the DNC back when the shutdown began, that first weekend they were discussing aloud how long it would be before the DNC acquiesced to Trump’s demands for wall funding. They’ve been helping the GOP along the way, such as saying aloud that the DNC needs to be looking at what they can get out of the GOP (ex: DACA extension) and bashing the leadership over the head for not making that offer. I saw the suggestion (granted, it was the Daily Caller) where they said that Trump should pull up the Gang of Eight agreement from 2013 and get the DNC to vote against it.

What Chuck U Todd and his fellow Presstitutes can’t even conceive of is when all hell breaks loose when people don’t get their tax refunds timely. And people are going to get even more pissed when they see how small those refunds are OR if they have to wind up owing the IRS thanks to the way the RepubliKKKlans fucked them with the tax bill!

Think about it this way: The media were absolutely certain that the shutdown last January would hurt the DNC in the midterms, that voters would not want to experience that again and so would vote in Republicans to avoid further showdowns over petty shit like Trump’s wall. And there, the dynamic was totally turned around, with the DNC in the position of making demands and the GOP in the position of offering nothing little more than reopening the gov’t. Unless this shutdown truly does continue for the next 2 years, then most people are going to have forgotten about the specifics of it by next year.

What Chuck U Todd and his fellow Presstitutes are unable to conceive of is the collective anger that’s going to rise up if people don’t get their tax refunds. And people are going to get even more pissed off when they see how tiny their refunds are going to be or they will wind up paying more tax thanks to the way Republicans screwed them with the tax bill

My best friend at work quit because he found out that he won’t be able to deduct his alimony payments from his tax liability. He said that forces him to quit and take his pension to reduce his alimony.

Sure do want to thank those fucking Radical Xtians who enacted punishment to those who divorce…

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Belafon  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:10:47pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹

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There’s a whole lot of truth in that.

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Interesting Times  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:14:47pm

I also think AOC and other young Dems (plus the older ones who are exceptionally good at the social media game) also understand that current corporate media is also either sloppy at best, bad-faith GOPer-enabling garbage at worst. So, they take their message directly to the people. Sarah Kendzior advocates for a similar approach:

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:21:01pm

The press started this whole thing out from the position that the DNC are wrong and have not really budged from there. Hell, if there were truly being honest, they’d be asking aloud how you can consider the “negotiations” being conducted in good faith when it’s understood that Pence has no real power to negotiate because Donny can just promise to veto any “deal” reached. Or asking why Trump wants $5B and is offering nothing in return besides reopening the gov’t when he doesn’t seem to think it’s all that big a deal that the gov’t is shut down.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:29:39pm

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Mattand  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:32:53pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹

And the cheers go up over at Rebecca Shoenkopf’s place:

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Because I never get tired of posting this quote:

In a world of close to seven billion people, where the internet is exponentially becoming a greater part of people’s everyday lives, it is Hoft who deftly gazes upon the information around him and manages to shamelessly shit his pants publicly on a daily basis. If one man truly embodies the spirit of Reed Irvine by proudly disseminating ideologically driven ignorance for the purpose of making this world a somehow worse place, it is Jim Hoft, the Stupidest Man on the InternetTM.

Source: Jim Hoft Finally Officially Designated As The Dumbest Man On The Internet With Reed Irvine Award

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MsJ  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:33:14pm

This fucking guy.

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MsJ  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:34:58pm

re: #15 MsJ

This fucking guy.

Meant to post this.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:36:47pm

re: #16 MsJ

Meant to post this.

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Well after nearly a decade of operating under the Pedophile Rule where bills only supported by the GOP could be brought to the floor, it’s not surprising that wingnuts believe only the party in power may introduce bills.

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Mattand  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:37:12pm

Speaking of AOC: did anyone watch her interview on 60 Minutes tonight? The site The Slot (a subset of Jezebel) basically reviewed it as Anderson Cooper trying make her look foolish, and failing badly.

Was it a clumsy Devil’s advocate sort of thing, or was he in full MBF mode?

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:37:26pm

Just in case you want to become dumber, watch this video. It’s the crossing of two streams of idiocy.

NOTA BENE: I have not watched this video. Enter at your own risk.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:37:58pm

re: #16 MsJ

Meant to post this.

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I blocked that ass a while back when he made a snide remark about my son a la DF. I see the usual Boys in the Hoods are lapping up that twit’s Tweet.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:39:11pm

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

Just in case you want to become dumber, watch this video. It’s the crossing of two streams of idiocy.

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NOTA BENE: I have not watched this video. Enter at your own risk.

No thanks.

When it comes to Stossel Dr. Death didn’t smack him down enough!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:40:36pm

LOL. Someone didn’t follow the dog assembly instructions correctly.

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Mattand  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:40:42pm

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

Just in case you want to become dumber, watch this video. It’s the crossing of two streams of idiocy.

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NOTA BENE: I have not watched this video. Enter at your own risk.

It’s probably not possible for me to become dumber, but John Stossel is basically the poster boy for “Why Libertarians Suck”. I don’t need to be punching my monitor this late at night.

I respectfully decline.

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retired cynic  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:43:09pm

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹

LOL. Someone didn’t follow the dog assembly instructions correctly.

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I’ve had three Salukis. That looks very familiar.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:46:08pm

This news item has been making the rounds on Twitter, and I’m still a bit hazy on the back story, but it seems this young Saudi woman is seeking asylum because she fears her family will kill her if she returns home. Right now, she’s holed up in an airport hotel room, and the flight that she was going to be compelled to board has apparently left without her.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:49:33pm

re: #14 Mattand

That was long before I’d heard either of Wonkette or Little Green Footballs. I’ll have to go read it.

I’m going to sign out for the night. We’ll see y’all tomorrow (if we survive the windstorm).

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MsJ  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:52:38pm

How are these people not in prison?

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:52:57pm

What an ignorant fuck.

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retired cynic  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:56:11pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

What an ignorant fuck.

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THANK you, Sir!

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MsJ  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:58:45pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Well after nearly a decade of operating under the Pedophile Rule where bills only supported by the GOP could be brought to the floor, it’s not surprising that wingnuts believe only the party in power may introduce bills.

Didn’t that fucking guy teach at the fucking War College?

Fucking loser.

Another proof of rot concerning anything and anyone Republican.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 9:59:22pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

That brings back memories of my start with the Internet. I was working on the Sega Dreamcast software development team and tested their web browser late 1998/early 1999. First political sites I encountered were Buzzflash and Bartcop. From there I found Democratic Underground, Media Whores Online, Talking Points Memo and Daily Howler. Then came MyDD and Daily Kos and eventually I saw a DU post about Charles leaving the conservative movement that linked to Little Green Footballs.

20 years poking around the net…time flies…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:00:01pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

What an ignorant fuck.

They really are scared of her. Note they are not attacking other new Democrats, for example Ben McAdams from a red state (Utah).

They are clutching their pearls about Democratic women from blue districts (Cortez and Tlaib).

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:00:55pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹

They really are scared of her. Note they are not attacking other new Democrats, for example Ben McAdams from a red state (Utah).

They are clutching their pearls about Democratic women from blue districts (Cortez and Tlaib).

They’re going after Sharice, too!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:02:26pm

re: #33 Joe Bacon 🌹

They’re going after Sharice, too!

They’ve dialed back the endless attacks on Nancy Pelosi to go after those women. They really are frightened of them.

Good.

Now I really must go.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:07:29pm

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹

They’ve dialed back the endless attacks on Nancy Pelosi to go after those women. They really are frightened of them.

Good.

Now I really must go.

I got to get into the suspended animation pod too since 430 comes too early especially on Hell Day at the office.

FYI—Hell Day is the first Monday in the New Year where we’re flooded with calls.

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:10:04pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

Not only that, he misses the whole “House Democrats passed a Senate Republican appropriations bill that the Senate Republicans now refuse to take up” part. Literally, the House did its job, it passed a bill. The Senate is not doing anything.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:46:00pm

re: #36 KGxvi

Not only that, he misses the whole “House Democrats passed a Senate Republican appropriations bill that the Senate Republicans now refuse to take up” part. Literally, the House did its job, it passed a bill. The Senate is not doing anything.

It’s certainly not the traditional donor class that cares about the wall; are they all that afraid of the base?

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dell*nix  Jan 6, 2019 • 10:55:36pm

re: #37 Hecuba’s daughter

I wonder how long the Russians have been in GOP computer systems. Not much of that has been leaked yet as far as I know. And how long have they had honeypots in operation? Most likely as far back as the KGB days before the wall fell.

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freetoken  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:00:17am
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freetoken  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:00:25am

The US is not the only society in which there are residing atavists and religious nuts:

India scientists dismiss Einstein theories

Some academics at the annual Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had dismissed the discoveries of Issac Newton and Albert Einstein.

They had also said ancient Hindus had invented stem cell research.

Hindu mythology and religion based theories have increasingly become part of the Indian Science Congress agenda.

[…]

Hindu fundamentalists are every bit as bad as Christian fundamentalists.

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ckkatz  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:24:52am

re: #354 Teddy’s Person

Our classes started on the 2nd so the syllabus stuff is already done. Not a newbie. Just trying to improve some lecture material.

This is a belated reply from an earlier thread.

If I recall correctly, you were thinking about adding some interesting accents to Pre-English American history.

I am assuming that you already cover this, but, ideas might include discussions of the globalization of food, including recipes.

How the Native Americans processed Maize [nixtamalization] to avoid pellagra.(Vitamin B Deficiency) The English never figured this out and pellagra was a problem in many poor parts of the US until quite recently.

Maize (and other less well known grains), turkeys(named because someone thought that they came from turkey, or in the case of Hebrew, from India), tobacco, cacao, potatoes, squash, many bean varieties, tomatoes, cochineal, vanilla, cui :), sweet potatoes, (different from the African yam,), avocado, and chili peppers.

Perhaps why amaranth is so unknown.(Reportedly had an important role in Aztec religion, so the Spaniards suppressed it.)

And, of course, there is tlacatlaolli.

How the spice trade caused the discovery of South America by the Spanish and Portuguese. Beyond Columbus, European ships, in order to avoid Muslim control of the spice trade, had to sail around Cape of Good Hope, but the prevailing currents required that they sail out into the South Atlantic and then sail back. In 1500 a voyage by Cabral doing this bumped into Brazil.

The history of slavery in the Caribbean, and sugar plantations is another example. The depopulation of Native Americans, a Catholic priest who pushed not enslaving them, and the need for cheap labor led to the importation of Africans to work the sugar plantations. Tie-in might be 1811 Louisiana Slave revolt.

Or perhaps the death and destruction caused by the exploration by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado.

Or how Samuel Champlain set off the Iroquois Wars with his 1609 expedition.

And why the French did not settle Massachusetts. (European ships kidnapped, and apparently enslaved a bunch of Nauset tribesman. Who, in turn, started greeting Europeans in a rather hostile fashion.)

A big problem for the early French settlers in Canada was vitamin C deficiency/Scurvy. They turned to the local Native Americans to help them solve this.

Or how some historians believe that the Vikings were chased from Newfoundland because they traded cheese to the Native Americans. But the Native Americans may have had severe lactose intolerance. Thinking themselves poisoned may have caused the Native Americans to look less than kindly upon Vikings.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:43:08am

re: #41 ckkatz

My Chinese students in Hunan, where chili peppers are a distinctive part of their cuisine, were surprised when I told them chilis originally came from Central America. I guess they figured they were native to China.

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ckkatz  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:00:26am

re: #42 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

My Chinese students in Hunan, where chili peppers are a distinctive part of their cuisine, were surprised when I told them chilis originally came from Central America. I guess they figured they were native to China.

It is quite interesting where different foods and traditions developed.

One thing I know very little about at the moment is Chinese food history and culture. I grew up in the 1960’s and 1970’s when China was very isolated from the West. I have never fixed that deficit beyond eating at local Chinese restaurants. I will need to rectify that.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:08:00am

re: #43 ckkatz

It is quite interesting where different foods and traditions developed.

One thing I know very little about at the moment is Chinese food history and culture. I grew up in the 1960’s and 1970’s when China was very isolated from the West. I have never fixed that deficit beyond eating at local Chinese restaurants. I will need to rectify that.

Being a large country, China has several distinctive cuisines within its borders. Hunan and Sichuan provinces are noted for their liberal use of chili peppers and chili oil. Guangdong cuisine, on the other hand, tends to favor sugar and a lighter touch on seasonings. Since the first Chinese people to come to the USA were predominantly from Guangdong (Canton) and Fujian to the immediate east of Guangdong, most Chinese cuisine in the USA is Cantonese style.

One of the YouTubers I follow, laowhy86, has a tip for finding good Chinese restaurants. Ask the host/hostess if they have a Chinese language menu. If they do, chances are the restaurant has Chinese customers who like its food. The Chinese menu will not be the same as the English one, because some American Chinese dishes do not exist in China (General Tso’s Chicken, for example). So if you want more authentic Chinese food, ask if you can order off the Chinese language menu (with server help).

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freetoken  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:13:10am
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ckkatz  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:19:52am

re: #44 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Being a large country, China has several distinctive cuisines within its borders. Hunan and Sichuan provinces are noted for their liberal use of chili peppers and chili oil. Guangdong cuisine, on the other hand, tends to favor sugar and a lighter touch on seasonings. Since the first Chinese people to come to the USA were predominantly from Guangdong (Canton) and Fujian to the immediate east of Guangdong, most Chinese cuisine in the USA is Cantonese style.

One of the YouTubers I follow, laowhy86, has a tip for finding good Chinese restaurants. Ask the host/hostess if they have a Chinese language menu. If they do, chances are the restaurant has Chinese customers who like its food. The Chinese menu will not be the same as the English one, because some American Chinese dishes do not exist in China (General Tso’s Chicken, for example). So if you want more authentic Chinese food, ask if you can order off the Chinese language menu (with server help).

Checking to see if the local Chinese population views the food as authentic is a good point.

Some years ago I worked with two Chinese gentlemen, one from the Mainland and one from Taiwan.

As a courtesy, when I was present they would have their cultural discussions in English. I remember them discussing writing forms. The Mainland gentleman was familiar with the simplified format ?Pinjin? and not with the older full system. The reverse was true of the gentleman from Taiwan.

But both favored a specific restaurant near Fairfax Circle, Virginia.

Interestingly, the Taiwan gentleman mentioned that his family used an old Chinese poem when naming children. I do not remember how it worked beyond, apparently, one line or stanza per generation.

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ckkatz  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:32:52am

Well, now that I have killed the thread, off to bed with me. Best wishes to the morning shift when they arrive.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:39:07am

re: #46 ckkatz

The Mainland gentleman was familiar with the simplified format ?Pinjin? and not with the older full system. The reverse was true of the gentleman from Taiwan.

Pinyin is the romanized version of Mandarin Chinese, which the Communist government created in the 1950s to help with literacy and to establish a national language (Mandarin) in a nation with dozens of dialects that are mutually unintelligible. Meanwhile, they also “simplified” the characters to reduce the number of strokes required to write them. Again, the goal was to increase literacy by making the thousands of characters easier to remember and write.

Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Chinese elsewhere, on the other hand, use Traditional Characters and do not learn pinyin in school.

An example: door, gate
Pinyin: mén (the diacritical denotes rising or second tone)
Simplified: 门
Traditional: 門

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:40:20am

re: #47 ckkatz

I was eating ma dinnah.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 2:51:04am

An issue with Japanese restaurants in America is that they are mostly operated by Chinese or South Koreans. The food is usually quite good, but the tastes are definitely not the same as Japan. Usually sweeter.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 3:39:56am

re: #50 Barefoot Grin

An issue with Japanese restaurants in America is that they are mostly operated by Chinese or South Koreans. The food is usually quite good, but the tastes are definitely not the same as Japan. Usually sweeter.

Meanwhile, some Chinese places are run by Vietnamese. ;-)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 3:51:25am

re: #51 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Meanwhile, some Chinese places are run by Vietnamese. ;-)

A lot of the supermarket sushi places where I lived and worked (two different cities) in Indiana are operated by people from Myanmar. Not sure why.

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steve_davis  Jan 7, 2019 • 3:57:21am

re: #2 Joe Bacon 🌹

L’il Lindsay didn’t get a chance to play today with his favorite toy!

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that ain’t lindsay’s favorite toy. this is:

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:00:19am

re: #25 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

This news item has been making the rounds on Twitter, and I’m still a bit hazy on the back story, but it seems this young Saudi woman is seeking asylum because she fears her family will kill her if she returns home. Right now, she’s holed up in an airport hotel room, and the flight that she was going to be compelled to board has apparently left without her.

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The Thais have said they’re “not going to send someone to their death”.

The head of Thailand’s Immigration Bureau said a Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia will not be forcibly deported.

Speaking at the Bangkok airport where Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun refused to board a flight this morning back to the family she fled, Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn said just after 4 pm that Thailand has reversed course and will not deport her against her will.

“If deporting her would result in her death, we definitely wouldn’t want to do that,” he said. Asked if about Saudi Arabia’s death penalty for renouncing Islam, he said “their laws are like that.”

“Since Thailand is the Land of Smiles, of course we won’t send someone to their death,” he added.

khaosodenglish.com

Story goes that she renounced Islam - and in Saudi Arabia, under their particular interpretation of sharia, apostasy is punishable by death, though in her case, it’s perhaps more likely that her family would probably kill her for either apostasy or bringing “dishonor” to the family.

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jeffreyw  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:04:13am

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Good morning!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:12:30am

re: #54 Dr Lizardo

This is good news. I did notice that she was not wearing hijab, but had expected the family was upset that she found a non-Muslim as a boyfriend - or girlfriend, ftm. Renouncing Islam would be an even bigger deal.

I hope she’s allowed asylum in Australia.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:21:39am

re: #56 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

This is good news. I did notice that she was not wearing hijab, but had expected the family was upset that she found a non-Muslim as a boyfriend - or girlfriend, ftm. Renouncing Islam would be an even bigger deal.

I hope she’s allowed asylum in Australia.

Hopefully. If not Australia, then perhaps somewhere in the EU or Canada - I’d like to add the USA to that list, but with the current administration, I don’t see that happening.

Personally, if I were POTUS, I’d publicly announce a policy towards Saudi nationals much like we had towards Soviet Bloc nationals or Cubans who wished to defect - that if you fear being persecuted or being killed for being LGBT, or a religious minority or an atheist, the USA will grant you asylum, because we’re America dammit. And if the Saudi government doesn’t like it, well……that’s just too fuckin’ bad.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:30:49am

re: #57 Dr Lizardo

News from an hour ago:

Rahaf’s Twitter account is

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:33:34am

re: #58 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

News from an hour ago:

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I wonder if the Saudis are gonna pitch a fit or keep their heads down on this one so as not to draw attention to the internal situation regarding human rights abuses in the KSA.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:35:50am

re: #59 Dr Lizardo

I wonder if the Saudis are gonna pitch a fit or keep their heads down on this one so as not to draw attention to the internal situation regarding human rights abuses in the KSA.

Or that whole Khashoggi thing.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:36:21am

re: #59 Dr Lizardo

I wonder if the Saudis are gonna pitch a fit or keep their heads down on this one so as not to draw attention to the internal situation regarding human rights abuses in the KSA.

She might want to stay away from any Saudi consulates for a while.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:46:59am

And here. we. go.

Thousands of furloughed government workers will not get their paychecks on Friday, a consequence of the partial government shutdown that has moved into its third week without signs of compromise. And if the standoff continues into February, millions who rely on food stamps or expect to receive tax refunds may also be affected.

pbs.org

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:51:25am

re: #62 Dr Lizardo

And here. we. go.

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People had better be calling their Senators to give them a piece of their mind.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:53:27am

re: #63 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

People had better be calling their Senators to give them a piece of their mind.

I’d say about 250,000 angry protesters gathered in front of the US Capitol Building chanting, “Hey, ho, the GOP has got to go!” would be far more effective.

Nothing focuses the mind better than fear.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:54:59am

Speaking of so much winning …

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:55:22am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

I’d say about 250,000 angry protesters gathered in front of the US Capitol Building chanting, “Hey, ho, the GOP has got to go!” would be far more effective.

Nothing focuses the mind better than fear.

It may yet happen.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 4:59:21am

And right on schedule comes the Man Baby in Chief

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:05:19am

Rahaf’s father is a Saudi official, and he is flying to Thailand to try to drag her back to Saudi Arabia.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:13:50am

re: #68 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Rahaf’s father is a Saudi official, and he is flying to Thailand to try to drag her back to Saudi Arabia.

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Then the UNHCR in Thailand needs to make it absolutely crystal clear that Rahaf is under their protection and that Saudi laws do not apply in Thailand - or anywhere else outside of Saudi Arabia.

And if he doesn’t like that - well, again……..that’s just too fuckin’ bad.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:30:08am

Back later - off to work.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:35:41am

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

Talk about snowflakes, the reaction to Bale’s Golden Globes speech is hilarious.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:40:32am

re: #60 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

Or that whole Khashoggi thing.

Exactly….forcibly remove her from wherever she lands like they did not just with Khashoggi but that couple I read about a few days ago.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:42:45am

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

Aren’t Conservatives the biggest whiners of all? They actively push lies like the nonexistent War on Christmas in a country where the population is 70+ % Christian.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:47:18am

I don’t think I ever had a tweet take off like this. Over 1000 likes. Dang.

That thread by John Rogers is worth a read. It makes me so sad how my generation is being looked at by much of today’s youth.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:47:35am

Canada being Canada, eh?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 5:49:57am

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

Snowflakes.

It’s not like Republicans ever did that.

I thought Dems were responsible for shutting down the government?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:01:21am

re: #67 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

And right on schedule comes the Man Baby in Chief

We should all be thankful that government-reported economic data is now again accepted uncritically.

//

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Teddy's Person  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:10:36am

re: #41 ckkatz

Yes, looking for interesting accents (liking that phrase). Thanks for the info. Didn’t get much done yesterday so I’ll be working on it a bit today before class.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:17:55am

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

Just in case you want to become dumber, watch this video. It’s the crossing of two streams of idiocy.

NOTA BENE: I have not watched this video. Enter at your own risk.

John Stossell is still alive?

/

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:20:49am

re: #13 GlutenFreeJesus

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Liberal Dem media must have leaked the AOC dancing video just to get conservatives mad so they could criticize them for caring about the AOC dancing video.

Also, let’s let John Stossel and that Peterson guy tell us about not being a victim and how great responsibility is.
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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:22:18am

re: #79 Sir John Barron

John Stossell is still alive?

/

I suppose it depends on your definition of alive. :-D

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:24:11am

re: #67 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

And right on schedule comes the Man Baby in Chief

Somebody send president Man baby John Stossell’s tweet about not playing the victim and taking responsibility.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:25:21am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Trump is an extortionist. He’s a saboteur. He and the GOP are responsible for the ongoing shutdown and they lack any strategy going forward to reopen the government. That’s by design.

They don’t care if it reopens. They don’t care if essential government services aren’t being done. The GOP base thinks government is a waste to be cut, so they can get more sweet tax cuts. Sabotaging govt is what Trump has done best. It’s why his base continues to support him despite the fact that a majority of Americans want government reopened and don’t want a wall.

The wall is bulkshit and value signaling to his white nationalist base. He hasn’t made concessions or made statements offering to give anything up. He’s back to positions he was making earlier in 2018, which isn’t anything new or different. Pence is “negotiating” when he doesn’t have authority to get a deal because Trump will just as easily say no.

There’s no deal to be had with Trump. That’s why Democrats should hold the line and demand a clean CR and force the issue with McConnell. The IRS and NPS are two key areas where this can bite the GOP hard.

National parks are getting hammered during the shutdown because they’ve remained open but lack any essential services, which means that facilities are getting run into the ground adding to the costs. Damage is being done, and the parks are a critical economic generator in many GOP controlled states. Some of those Senators know this, and they have to speak up because their own constituents are going to get hurt the longer this goes on.

The IRS is long maligned, but if you want your refund, you better fund the IRS because they’re not going to issue refunds, conduct audits, and otherwise provide guidance to taxpayers and experts. That means millions of people depending on their refund checks will go without.

And we can throw in HHS and SNAP too.

Trump and the GOP don’t care. They’re reactionary know nothings who don’t even understand how government works or how to govern. They think this shutdown helps them, but in the long term it does the opposite (or it should if the media reported on this accurately instead of magic balance fairying the fuck out of this).

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:30:17am

re: #74 MsJ

I don’t think I ever had a tweet take off like this. Over 1000 likes. Dang.

That thread by John Rogers is worth a read. It makes me so sad how my generation is being looked at by much of today’s youth.

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Liked it!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:38:51am

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹

LOL. Someone didn’t follow the dog assembly instructions correctly.

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The dog is doing yoga. Is that the “Upward Dog” pose?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:45:20am

re: #74 MsJ

I don’t think I ever had a tweet take off like this. Over 1000 likes. Dang.

That thread by John Rogers is worth a read. It makes me so sad how my generation is being looked at by much of today’s youth.

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Great thread.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:45:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:49:09am

re: #42 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

My Chinese students in Hunan, where chili peppers are a distinctive part of their cuisine, were surprised when I told them chilis originally came from Central America. I guess they figured they were native to China.

yes, lactose tolerance along with pale skin, blond hair and blue eyes are the results of mutations and adaptions to life in cold, dark climates and are fairly recent in the scale of human development.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:52:00am

re: #87 Belafon

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I honestly don’t know about that. I think Trump is beatable in those states with other candidates too. I hate saying it because I do like her but Trump benefited immensely from having HRC as an opponent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:56:52am

re: #54 Dr Lizardo

Story goes that she renounced Islam - and in Saudi Arabia, under their particular interpretation of sharia, apostasy is punishable by death, though in her case, it’s perhaps more likely that her family would probably kill her for either apostasy or bringing “dishonor” to the family.

At least she did not get elected to Congress and use swear words…

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 6:59:15am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t know about that. I think Trump is beatable in those states with other candidates too. I hate saying it because I do like her but Trump benefited immensely from having HRC as an opponent.

Agree. And I just bring this up to point out that there are Democrats that will have to be brought into the 21st century as well, they might think they mean well, but are also struggling with the changes to the country. They’re the people who tell you “if you’ll just wait” and yet have trouble seeing what the makeup of the House Democrats means for the party and the country.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:00:32am

re: #58 wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam

News from an hour ago:

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Rahaf’s Twitter account is [Embedded content]

Are we sure they’re actual UN officials…..

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:01:24am

re: #55 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Jeffery, it looks like there is a huge bird back by those trees!

You must be feeding them the Super Bird Feed™ and they are getting really big.

Heh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:05:26am

re: #91 Belafon

Agree. And I just bring this up to point out that there are Democrats that will have to be brought into the 21st century as well, they might think they mean well, but are also struggling with the changes to the country. They’re the people who tell you “if you’ll just wait” and yet have trouble seeing what the makeup of the House Democrats means for the party and the country.

I just hope Biden remembers he was part of a ticket that a lot of insider types discounted.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:06:06am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

I’d say about 250,000 angry protesters gathered in front of the US Capitol Building chanting, “Hey, ho, the GOP has got to go!” would be far more effective.

Nothing focuses the mind better than fear.

How about to really send a message, the protesters start building a huge gallows or guillotine out on the Capitol grounds.

Not to use…maybe…just to send a message.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:07:43am

re: #90 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At least she did not get elected to Congress and use swear words…

Or do a dance video when she was in college, or use a nickname for a few years, or tweet mean things at conservatives who are definitely not snowflakes.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:10:04am

re: #13 GlutenFreeJesus

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It’s just after 10 am here on the East Coast. What’s the over/under for how many times Ben Shapiro tweets about AOC today?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:10:15am

re: #82 Sir John Barron

Somebody send president Man baby John Stossell’s tweet about not playing the victim and taking responsibility.

The funny thing to me is he’s actually creating a culture of victimization himself. The whole whining about people talking about oppression is a culture in itself and Peterson and others are a big part of that culture.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:11:14am

NO. WAY. Holy cow!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:12:24am

re: #97 Sir John Barron

It’s just after 10 am here on the East Coast. What’s the over/under for how many times Ben Shapiro tweets about AOC today?

He hasn’t gotten up yet probably and he really has no right to accuse anyone of having “dangerous ideas” after being a Breitbart hack and his current self for years. I think he hates her because she’s actually making something of herself other than being a pathetic hack who goes to college campuses and belittles people.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:12:30am

re: #94 HappyWarrior

I just hope Biden remembers he was part of a ticket that a lot of insider types discounted.

I’ve got two words about this.

No Joe.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:13:25am

re: #98 HappyWarrior

The funny thing to me is he’s actually creating a culture of victimization himself. The whole whining about people talking about oppression is a culture in itself and Peterson and others are a big part of that culture.

And they’ve been at it for over a decade, decades actually. The names and faces change somewhat but the shtick remains the same.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:13:44am

Now on my list of things to not eat, Casu marzu:

Casu marzu (Sardinian pronunciation: [ˈkazu ˈmaɾdzu]; literally ‘rotten/putrid cheese’), also called casu modde, casu cundídu and casu fràzigu in Sardinian, is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae (maggots). A similar cheese, casgiu merzu, is found in Corsica.

Derived from pecorino, casu marzu goes beyond typical fermentation to a stage of decomposition, brought about by the digestive action of the larvae of the cheese fly Piophila casei. These larvae are deliberately introduced to the cheese, promoting an advanced level of fermentation and breaking down of the cheese’s fats. The texture of the cheese becomes very soft, with some liquid (called lagrima, Sardinian for “teardrop”) seeping out. The larvae themselves appear as translucent white worms, about 8 mm (0.3 in) long.[2]

Casu marzu is created by leaving whole pecorino cheeses outside with part of the rind removed to allow the eggs of the cheese fly Piophila casei to be laid in the cheese. A female P. casei can lay more than 500 eggs at one time.[2][3] The eggs hatch and the larvae begin to eat through the cheese.[4] The acid from the maggots’ digestive system breaks down the cheese’s fats,[4] making the texture of the cheese very soft; by the time it is ready for consumption, a typical casu marzu will contain thousands of these maggots.

Casu marzu is considered by Sardinian aficionados to be unsafe to eat when the maggots in the cheese have died. Because of this, only cheese in which the maggots are still alive is usually eaten, although allowances are made for cheese that has been refrigerated, which can kill the maggots. When the cheese has fermented enough, it is often cut into thin strips and spread on moistened Sardinian flatbread (pane carasau), to be served with a strong red wine like cannonau.[4][6] Casu marzu is believed to be an aphrodisiac by Sardinians.[7] Because the larvae in the cheese can launch themselves for distances up to 15 centimetres (6 in) when disturbed,[2][8] diners hold their hands above the sandwich to prevent the maggots from leaping. Some who eat the cheese prefer not to ingest the maggots. Those who do not wish to eat them place the cheese in a sealed paper bag. The maggots, starved for oxygen, writhe and jump in the bag, creating a “pitter-patter” sound. When the sounds subside, the maggots are dead and the cheese can be eaten.

It is possible for larvae to survive in the intestine, leading to a condition called pseudomyiasis. There have been documented cases of pseudomyasis with P. casei.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:13:47am

re: #101 ObserverArt

I’ve got two words about this.

No Joe.

Yeah I like Biden but we need an insurgent type candidacy imo. It’s how Obama, Clinton, Carter, & yes Kennedy won.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:14:41am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

I honestly don’t know about that. I think Trump is beatable in those states with other candidates too. I hate saying it because I do like her but Trump benefited immensely from having HRC as an opponent.

We have a red state problem which means we have an electoral college problem and many of those red states will not vote for a woman, any woman. Not enough to get through the EC.

Pocahontas is entrenched. I like Warren but she cannot overcome that in the EC.

I honestly do not think any woman can. Not now. Who knows when.

I agree with Biden. Let him run with a kiddo (Beto, Castro, anyone).

We don’t have to just win votes, we have to win votes where they count to beat the EC.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:15:13am

re: #102 Sir John Barron

And they’ve been at it for over a decade, decades actually. The names and faces change somewhat but the shtick remains the same.

Just like (us) white people are the default when it comes to race, they are the default when it comes to being pampered. It’s not whining when they do it.

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William Lewis  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:16:20am

Oh, I am an idiot…

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:16:22am

re: #104 HappyWarrior

Yeah I like Biden but we need an insurgent type candidacy imo. It’s how Obama, Clinton, Carter, & yes Kennedy won.

I’m actually fine with Biden running. I would worry a bit about his being up for the job for four, let alone eight years.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:17:15am

re: #105 MsJ

We have a red state problem which means we have an electoral college problem and many of those red states will not vote for a woman, any woman. Not enough to get through the EC.

Pocahontas is entrenched. I like Warren but she cannot overcome that in the EC.

I honestly do not think any woman can. Not now. Who knows when.

I agree with Biden. Let him run with a kiddo (Beto, Castro, anyone).

We don’t have to just win votes, we have to win votes where they count to beat the EC.

Are P.A., WI, etc really red states tho? I just think playing it safe with Biden shouldn’t be Plan A. I don’t think Warren is the answer either but I think you need someone younger here and someone Trump can’t attack as part of the ‘swamp.”

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:17:51am

re: #105 MsJ

We have a red state problem which means we have an electoral college problem and many of those red states will not vote for a woman, any woman. Not enough to get through the EC.

Pocahontas is entrenched. I like Warren but she cannot overcome that in the EC.

I honestly do not think any woman can. Not now. Who knows when.

I agree with Biden. Let him run with a kiddo (Beto, Castro, anyone).

We don’t have to just win votes, we have to win votes where they count to beat the EC.

We’re not going to win any states with Biden that we couldn’t win with others.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:17:53am

re: #108 Sir John Barron

I’m actually fine with Biden running. I would worry a bit about his being up for the job for four, let alone eight years.

I’m fine with him running too. I just don’t want it to be assumed to be his.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:18:10am

re: #98 HappyWarrior

The funny thing to me is he’s actually creating a culture of victimization himself. The whole whining about people talking about oppression is a culture in itself and Peterson and others are a big part of that culture.

I just want to know one thing.

What are the responsibilities of those that succeed?

That is other than telling others they need to be responsible.

Success brings duties to society and the individual too. Maybe bigger and more important responsibilities.

Hmm. Maybe I should write a book and go yak about how the rich successful types should look to helping others and use their rewards to help that process.

Instead of making themselves feel good about preaching and getting big fees for speaking.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:18:12am

re: #106 Belafon

Just like (us) white people are the default when it comes to race, they are the default when it comes to being pampered. It’s not whining when they do it.

The world naturally owes them our gratitude and a living for just being the special people they are and it’s very rude of us to listen to other people.

/

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:19:42am
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William Lewis  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:20:00am

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Are P.A., WI, etc really red states tho? I just think playing it safe with Biden shouldn’t be Plan A. I don’t think Warren is the answer either but I think you need someone younger here and someone Trump can’t attack as part of the ‘swamp.”

Wisconsin disliked Clinton and had a bunch of Russian influenced votes go to Stein. Remove those influences and in this last election, despite the gerrymandering, EVERY statewide office went Democrat. Don’t think we have to have Biden - just someone who has positive name recognition rather than negative like Hillary had.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:20:21am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:21:43am

re: #114 I Would Prefer Not To

Well, we do have a POTUS who is known for his careful and elegant speech, so a swear word in this context is quite the anomaly.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:22:40am

re: #114 I Would Prefer Not To

I guess the use of a swear word is politically incorrect. According to some pundits. At least for some members of Congress.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:24:24am

re: #115 William Lewis

Wisconsin disliked Clinton and had a bunch of Russian influenced votes go to Stein. Remove those influences and in this last election, despite the gerrymandering, EVERY statewide office went Democrat. Don’t think we have to have Biden - just someone who has positive name recognition rather than negative like Hillary had.

Exactly my thoughts.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:27:00am

re: #118 Sir John Barron

I guess the use of a swear word is politically incorrect. According to some pundits. At least for some members of Congress.

It’s funny because these same pundits will also tell their readers why “political correctness” is ruining America. I’ve never cared that Trump curses on the stump. I have and continue to care that he’s always been nothing but talk and nasty ass rhetoric. Was motherfucker the best word to describe the President? Probably not but when your movement nominates and then elects a birther who repeatedly insults people, you don’t get to act outraged about language.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:28:40am

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Are P.A., WI, etc really red states tho? I just think playing it safe with Biden shouldn’t be Plan A. I don’t think Warren is the answer either but I think you need someone younger here and someone Trump can’t attack as part of the ‘swamp.”

If WI remains gerrymandered yes…for POTUS perhaps, perhaps not. PA not sure. All states, not sure. It depends on who the candidate is.

Here’s what will happen with a young candidate…

LOOK AT TRUMP! HE HAD NO EXPERIENCE! BUT HE DOES NOW!! YOU CANNOT VOTE ANOTHER NOVICE INTO OFFICE. MAGA!

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:29:58am

re: #120 HappyWarrior

It’s funny because these same pundits will also tell their readers why “political correctness” is ruining America. I’ve never cared that Trump curses on the stump. I have and continue to care that he’s always been nothing but talk and nasty ass rhetoric. Was motherfucker the best word to describe the President? Probably not but when your movement nominates and then elects a birther who repeatedly insults people, you don’t get to act outraged about language.

Yeah, it’s the same hypocritical flim flam they’ve been playing for years.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:30:09am

re: #121 MsJ

If WI remains gerrymandered yes…for POTUS perhaps, perhaps not. PA not sure. All states, not sure. It depends on who the candidate is.

Here’s what will happen with a young candidate…

LOOK AT TRUMP! HE HAD NO EXPERIENCE! BUT HE DOES NOW!! YOU CANNOT VOTE ANOTHER NOVICE INTO OFFICE. MAGA!

Gerrymandering doesn’t affect POTUS. As #115 William Lewis points out, the Democrats did pretty well this time in Wisconsin.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:31:21am

re: #123 Belafon

Gerrymandering doesn’t affect POTUS. As #115 William Lewis points out, the Democrats did pretty well this time in Wisconsin.

Yes, I know.

Sure Dems swept the last election…but who holds the majority in WI? And what fuckery will they be doling out before and during 2020?

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:31:59am

re: #111 HappyWarrior

I’m fine with him running too. I just don’t want it to be assumed to be his.

I’m not. I think Joe is too old and sends the message of established old white men get the reigns and younger people do not have a voice.

I fear it damages the groundswell that is occurring in the younger voters and with women. I think he would actually hurt the vote energy that was built in the last election by younger types like Beto and Alexandria and the whole women’s movement.

They are the future, they need to feel they have a say in it.

Joe B., I love him. But he is not the future.

I am at retirement age and younger than Joe and Bernie. I am no longer interested in the politicians I am familiar with. Time for me to vote for those that will be having to deal with the very serious issues they will be facing.

And if anyone thinks the media and wingnut radio/tv is going to rip Liz Warren to shreds…do we need to revisit what they can and will say about Joe?

They will. Starting with plagiarism and his issues with Clarence Thomas.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:34:06am

re: #125 ObserverArt

Keep an eye on Tom Wolf the Pennsylvania Governor.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:34:20am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:34:21am

re: #121 MsJ

If WI remains gerrymandered yes…for POTUS perhaps, perhaps not. PA not sure. All states, not sure. It depends on who the candidate is.

Here’s what will happen with a young candidate…

LOOK AT TRUMP! HE HAD NO EXPERIENCE! BUT HE DOES NOW!! YOU CANNOT VOTE ANOTHER NOVICE INTO OFFICE. MAGA!

You’re going to have roadblocks either way. I don’t know. I just think people are overestimating Biden as a candidate. I get why people want him to run. I just think we’re making a mistake if we just go with him.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:34:31am

re: #118 Sir John Barron

I guess the use of a swear word is politically incorrect. According to some pundits. At least for some members of Congress.

For some reason I just remembered “This is a big fucking deal.”

Must have popped up from the morning discussions.

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William Lewis  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:35:04am

re: #124 MsJ

Yes, I know.

Sure Dems swept the last election…but who holds the majority in WI? And what fuckery will they be doling out before and during 2020?

2020 is the census. They hold the majority for now but will not after that. That was the single most critical thing about winning the Governor’s office last November. We now have someone who will rule according to the state & federal Constitutions.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:35:59am

re: #125 ObserverArt

I’m not. I think Joe is too old and sends the message of established old white men get the reigns and younger people do not have a voice.

I fear it damages the groundswell that is occurring in the younger voters and with women. I think he would actually hurt the vote energy that was built in the last election by younger types like Beto and Alexandria and the whole women’s movement.

They are the future, they need to feel they have a say in it.

Joe B., I love him. But he is not the future.

I am at retirement age and younger than Joe and Bernie. I am no longer interested in the politicians I am familiar with. Time for me to vote for those that will be having to deal with the very serious issues they will be facing.

And if anyone thinks the media and wingnut radio/tv is going to rip Liz Warren to shreds…do we need to revisit what they can and will say about Joe?

They will. Starting with plagiarism and his issues with Clarence Thomas.

Thanks OA. You’ve said it better than I could. I don’t doubt Biden could be a good candidate and I especially don’t doubt his presidential qualifications. No one who will run will be more qualified for the job than he is but I really do think we need someone younger and as you get at, Biden does have his faults too that will be pounced on.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:37:15am

re: #125 ObserverArt

I’m not. I think Joe is too old and sends the message of established old white men get the reigns and younger people do not have a voice.

I fear it damages the groundswell that is occurring in the younger voters and with women. I think he would actually hurt the vote energy that was built in the last election by younger types like Beto and Alexandria and the whole women’s movement.

They are the future, they need to feel they have a say in it.

Joe B., I love him. But he is not the future.

I am at retirement age and younger than Joe and Bernie. I am no longer interested in the politicians I am familiar with. Time for me to vote for those that will be having to deal with the very serious issues they will be facing.

And if anyone thinks the media and wingnut radio/tv is going to rip Liz Warren to shreds…do we need to revisit what they can and will say about Joe?

They will. Starting with plagiarism and his issues with Clarence Thomas.

I disagree. Biden is experienced which is what we need to sell right now to undo all the shit this trump thing has done. On any other election I might agree with you but not this one. His running mate should be young, smart, personable (I do not think we will ever see any POTUS of the future who is not, sadly) and able to pick up two terms after Biden has one.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:37:58am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

You’re going to have roadblocks either way. I don’t know. I just think people are overestimating Biden as a candidate. I get why people want him to run. I just think we’re making a mistake if we just go with him.

I am not saying Just. I am saying let him go. That’s what the primaries are for. Unless Bernie decides to fuck us all again.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:38:58am

re: #130 William Lewis

2020 is the census. They hold the majority for now but will not after that. That was the single most critical thing about winning the Governor’s office last November. We now have someone who will rule according to the state & federal Constitutions.

Isn’t the case before the Supremes? I do not think anything supporting fair elections will get through this court.

Just sayin’.

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William Lewis  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:38:59am

re: #125 ObserverArt

I’m not. I think Joe is too old and sends the message of established old white men get the reigns and younger people do not have a voice.

I fear it damages the groundswell that is occurring in the younger voters and with women. I think he would actually hurt the vote energy that was built in the last election by younger types like Beto and Alexandria and the whole women’s movement.

They are the future, they need to feel they have a say in it.

Joe B., I love him. But he is not the future.

I am at retirement age and younger than Joe and Bernie. I am no longer interested in the politicians I am familiar with. Time for me to vote for those that will be having to deal with the very serious issues they will be facing.

And if anyone thinks the media and wingnut radio/tv is going to rip Liz Warren to shreds…do we need to revisit what they can and will say about Joe?

They will. Starting with plagiarism and his issues with Clarence Thomas.

This.

Joe was great but his time is long past. He needs to stand aside for the good of the nation and of the party. Beto, Duckworth, etc need to step up.

Much as Speaker Pelosi is doing with congressional leadership, the party needs to set up a transition from the older generation to a younger one.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:39:27am

re: #133 MsJ

I am not saying Just. I am saying let him go. That’s what the primaries are for. Unless Bernie decides to fuck us all again.

Oh. I’m fine with him running. I just have a different perspective. I just think he shouldn’t run like it’s his to lose. He should run with pride with the Obama administration’s accomplishments but also as his own man too.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:39:54am

Bernie and Joe are fighting the last election. They think that old white guys are the future?

Sorry, but that’s not happening with the Democratic party that is energized by women (and specifically how women are treated like crap from every angle, including leadership).

Women have seen how strong politicians are treated like crap and that the double standards persist. Trump’s an addled know nothing who is emotional, vain, and is a reactionary know nothing, but Hillary was cast as the emotional one who was too sick/weak to do the job.

Don’t think for a moment that the GOP and media wont try to do the same with other leading women like Gillinbrand or Harris, etc.

And they’ll attack Booker, Harris, and other candidates who aren’t white as pushing racist policies (projecting like IMAX). Or they’ll smear the non-Bernie candidates as having taken from Bernie’s playbook.

There’s going to be an endless supply of ratfucking going into 2020, and people better be wise to this.

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William Lewis  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:40:42am

re: #134 MsJ

Isn’t the case before the Supremes? I do not think anything supporting fair elections will get through this court.

Just sayin’.

That’s regarding the current apportionment. It will be quite different after the census. And then any decision from SCOTUS is precedent … ;)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:40:52am

re: #135 William Lewis

This.

Joe was great but his time is long past. He needs to stand aside for the good of the nation and of the party. Beto, Duckworth, etc need to step up.

Much as Speaker Pelosi is doing with congressional leadership, the party needs to set up a transition from the older generation to a younger one.

I think Pelosi agreed to just that. She said she would step down in 2022 which I think is perfectly reasonable. It will have be experience dealing out of control the WH and hopefully in the WH starting in 2021.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:41:52am

We felt we really needed someone experienced to clean up Bush’s mess too FWIW. I’m just saying. Let’s not fall experience above all trap. New perspectives are needed badly IMO.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:44:04am

Netenyahu indictment watch:

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:44:26am
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plansbandc  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:50:37am

The other dogs’ reaction makes the video. :D

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:50:50am
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gwangung  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:50:58am

re: #133 MsJ

I am not saying Just. I am saying let him go. That’s what the primaries are for. Unless Bernie decides to fuck us all again.

The Iowa caucuses remain 13 months away, but a pent-up demand for change in the White House is tangible among Democrats eager for the 2020 campaign to start in earnest.

Suggests to me that Bernie MIGHT get a little lift from that, but that other, fresher faces might get a bigger one. And that Biden won’t get much notice.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:56:00am

re: #123 Belafon

Gerrymandering doesn’t affect POTUS. As #115 William Lewis points out, the Democrats did pretty well this time in Wisconsin.

Hillary lost Wisconsin because of voter suppression. Yes, Bernie voters directly lost the state for her, but without Republican voter suppression, the Bernie factor would not have mattered. This thread has been addressing every issue except that one. We also don’t really know what happened in Michigan — an Ann Arbor friend claimed there was something funny with many ballots.

In the mid-term, Stacey Abrams would have won if it weren’t for deliberate and malicious voter purges by Brian Kemp, the new governor. Throughout the South, felons who served their sentences have remained unable to regain voting rights, a policy instituted decades ago to limit African-American franchise. Of course, the Florida referendum passed in November will remove this obstacle in at least one state.

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sagehen  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:58:04am

re: #71 Patricia Kayden

Talk about snowflakes, the reaction to Bale’s Golden Globes speech is hilarious.

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Cheney can’t have many defenders; the final year of the Bush/Cheney admin, when Bush’s approval rating was in the mid-20’s… Cheney’s was in the single digits.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:58:11am

re: #146 Hecuba’s daughter

Hillary lost Wisconsin because of voter suppression. Yes, Bernie voters directly lost the state for her, but without Republican voter suppression, the Bernie factor would not have mattered. This thread has been addressing every issue except that one. We also don’t really know what happened in Michigan — an Ann Arbor friend claimed there was something funny with many ballots.

In the mid-term, Stacey Abrams would have won if it weren’t for deliberate and malicious voter purges by Brian Kemp, the new governor. Throughout the South, felons who served their sentences have remained unable to regain voting rights, a policy instituted decades ago to limit African-American franchise. Of course, the Florida referendum passed in November will remove this obstacle in at least one state.

Where was the voter suppression this time? Statewide offices have the same voter counts as president.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2019 • 7:59:48am

Indifference and apathy are the best ways to suppress the vote.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:01:04am

re: #145 gwangung

The Iowa caucuses remain 13 months away, but a pent-up demand for change in the White House is tangible among Democrats eager for the 2020 campaign to start in earnest.

Suggests to me that Bernie MIGHT get a little lift from that, but that other, fresher faces might get a bigger one. And that Biden won’t get much notice.

I honestly don’t care who makes it through the primaries. They get my vote.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:02:29am

re: #150 MsJ

I honestly don’t care who makes it through the primaries. They get my vote.

Oh absolutely.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:03:26am

re: #150 MsJ

I honestly don’t care who makes it through the primaries. They get my vote.

Me too!

I can’t see ever voting for a party that I want to see reduced to smoking rubble that can’t be rebuilt. Ever.

But I do hope for the best candidate that can really open up a strong future for Democrats, liberals and progressives.

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sagehen  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:15:14am

re: #112 ObserverArt

Success brings duties to society and the individual too. Maybe bigger and more important responsibilities.

Hmm. Maybe I should write a book and go yak about how the rich successful types should look to helping others and use their rewards to help that process.

Instead of making themselves feel good about preaching and getting big fees for speaking.

It’s called noblesse oblige. It used to be a thing,

A lot of the fury at the 1%, a lot of the increased appeal of socialism, is that noblesse oblige stopped being a thing.

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Skip Intro  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:16:13am

re: #81 MsJ

I suppose it depends on your definition of alive. :-D

70+ year old men who dye their hair and pornstache are just sad.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:23:15am

re: #153 sagehen

It’s called noblesse oblige. It used to be a thing,

It used to be a thing because the nobility knew they had to throw a few crumbs to the masses to keep from being beheaded.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:23:28am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:32:33am

re: #156 jaunte

Mexico will pay for the Wall the Wall is already built but the not built Wall that hasn’t been funded is a national security crisis.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:33:15am

I hope the cloud of mini-liars around Trump have their reputations ruined for the rest of their lives.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:38:14am
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Dr. Matt  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:42:13am

re: #159 jaunte

If 4,000 actual terrorists (which averages out to be nearly ~11 day) were detained on a yearly basis, Donnie and state run TV would be in an endless loop of pearl clutching and couch fainting.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:44:12am

re: #159 jaunte

4,000 known terrorists stopped.

That’s a bogus claim.

4,000 people were stopped because they were on a terror watch list. The list includes people who are known to be terrorists as well as those who share names with known terrorists.

And none of these were people who entered the country illegally or at the Southern border. They were prevented from flying into the US in the first place because they were on… no-fly lists.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:46:03am

re: #159 jaunte

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:47:17am

re: #161 lawhawk

4,000 known terrorists stopped.

That’s a bogus claim.

4,000 people were stopped because they were on a terror watch list. The list includes people who are known to be terrorists as well as those who share names with known terrorists.

And none of these were people who entered the country illegally or at the Southern border. They were prevented from flying into the US in the first place because they were on… no-fly lists.

Even if there were 10 people trying to get into the country (through airports or legal customs/immigration ports), with these fucking clowns in charge, that is terrifying to me!

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:50:09am

re: #163 MsJ

Even if there were 10 people trying to get into the country (through airports or legal customs/immigration ports), with these fucking clowns in charge, that is terrifying to me!

For the most part, we’ve been counting on civil servants to do their jobs, which is being undermined with this shutdown.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:50:43am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:51:35am

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:52:28am

re: #147 sagehen

Cheney can’t have many defenders; the final year of the Bush/Cheney admin, when Bush’s approval rating was in the mid-20’s… Cheney’s was in the single digits.

Yes, but you’re forgetting Cheney is hashtag TeamRepublican, therefore anyone not on hashtag TeamRepublican can’t say anything bad about him. Sort of the “nobody can talk shit about my little brother but me” thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 8:54:59am

re: #165 jaunte

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Fuck off Stalin President.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:00:47am

re: #165 jaunte

….The Fake News Media in our Country is the real Opposition Party. It is truly the Enemy of the People! We must bring honesty back to journalism and reporting!

— Donald J. Trump

But that one new congresswoman saying M….r is the real problem, so both sides.

/

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:01:44am

re: #169 Sir John Barron

Stalin, always so polite.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:02:25am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:03:13am

re: #165 jaunte

….The Fake News Media in our Country is the real Opposition Party. It is truly the Enemy of the People! We must bring honesty back to journalism and reporting!

— Donald J. Trump

But, surely, some day soon, DJT will truly pivot to being a real president.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:03:51am

re: #148 Belafon

Where was the voter suppression this time? Statewide offices have the same voter counts as president.

Edited

I think you’re mixing up the idea of voter suppression - preventing people from voting - and under voting - people not to vote for a particular office while voting for other offices. Under voting is typically a choice by voters to not vote in a particular contest - confusing ballots not withstanding (Florida, I’m looking at you). Voter suppression is things like culling voter rolls and/or making it vastly more difficult to vote by reducing polling places, reducing the number of machines available, etc.

It looks like turnout was down about 3% in Wisconsin from 2012 to 2016, which resulted in real vote difference of about 92,000 ballots. Trump won about 2,800 fewer votes than Romney did. Clinton won 238,000 fewer votes than Obama did. A lot more votes went to third party candidates it looks like.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:06:08am

re: #165 jaunte

Is Drump recycling his tweets now? Pretty sure we’ve heard this one before. Sad.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:08:25am

re: #174 Sir John Barron

Is Drump recycling his tweets now? Pretty sure we’ve heard this one before. Sad.

I just assume there are wingnuts in the back yelling “play freebird!” And you gotta play the classics, nobody wants to hear the new shit (literally heard Steven Tyler say this at an Aerosmith concert 20+ years ago when they tried to play something off the then new album)

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:11:28am

re: #174 Sir John Barron

Joseph Goebbels:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:12:42am

re: #156 jaunte

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Mercedes Schlapp, she’s married to this guy right?

Matt Schlapp - American Conservative Union Chairman and former vice president of federal affairs at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.
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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:13:01am

re: #173 KGxvi

I think you’re mixing up the idea of voter suppression - preventing people from voting - and under voting - people not to vote for a particular office while voting for other offices. Under voting is typically a choice by voters to not vote in a particular contest - confusing ballots not withstanding (Florida, I’m looking at you). Voter suppression is things like culling voter rolls and/or making it vastly more difficult to vote by reducing polling places, reducing the number of machines available, etc.

It looks like turnout was down about 3% in Wisconsin from 2012 to 2016, which resulted in real vote difference of about 92,000 ballots. Trump won about 2,800 fewer votes than Romney did. Clinton won 238,000 fewer votes than Obama did. A lot more votes went to third party candidates it looks like.

One more point I’ll add: in 2012 there was 1.29% of votes cast for third party candidates (39,483 votes), in 2016 it was 6.32% (188,330 votes). In both years, it looks like most of those votes went to Gary Johnson as the Libertarian nominee.

Ordinarily, I’d say there isn’t much reason to suspect voter suppression, but Scott Walker was governor, and he seems like a real shitheel, so I don’t think it can necessarily be ruled out, at least at the margins. At the end of the day, it was probably a small factor, but I wouldn’t say it was the leading factor.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:18:06am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:18:10am

re: #177 ObserverArt

Mercedes Schlapp, she’s married to this guy right?

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Yep both senior former Bush admin officials who think they’re not ‘Washington elites.”

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:19:42am

Guarantee: Trump will not be visiting any caged children at the border.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:20:48am

re: #176 jaunte

Joseph Goebbels:

Which is why, no matter how tired we might feel, we must call BS on anything the other side tries to say.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:23:40am

re: #161 lawhawk

4,000 known terrorists stopped.

That’s a bogus claim.

4,000 people were stopped because they were on a terror watch list. The list includes people who are known to be terrorists as well as those who share names with known terrorists.

And none of these were people who entered the country illegally or at the Southern border. They were prevented from flying into the US in the first place because they were on… no-fly lists.

hell, they’d be shouting it from the rooftops and point them out every single day

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:30:16am
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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:32:01am

Cotdammit, those last couple of comments I made about turnout in Wisconsin sent me down a rabbit hole comparing turnout in 2012 and 2016. Apparently, turnout was slightly up in 2016 (less than 1%, in terms of percentage of registered voters). In terms of real votes cast: 133.3m votes were cast in 2016, compared to 128.1m in 2012. But this is where it gets interesting - despite 5.2m more votes cast in 2016, Clinton actually slightly underperformed Obama’s total in 2012 (he had 62,000 more votes). Trump got just over 2m more votes than Romney did. The remaining additional 3.2m votes were for Gary Johnson.

I have no idea what to make of any of that.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:33:16am

re: #184 jaunte

Cue photos of Erickson hanging out with SMOTI in 3… 2… 1…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:36:24am

re: #184 jaunte

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Nah we’re not that clever haha.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:37:03am

re: #185 KGxvi

Cotdammit, those last couple of comments I made about turnout in Wisconsin sent me down a rabbit hole comparing turnout in 2012 and 2016. Apparently, turnout was slightly up in 2016 (less than 1%, in terms of percentage of registered voters). In terms of real votes cast: 133.3m votes were cast in 2016, compared to 128.1m in 2012. But this is where it gets interesting - despite 5.2m more votes cast in 2016, Clinton actually slightly underperformed Obama’s total in 2012 (he had 62,000 more votes). Trump got just over 2m more votes than Romney did. The remaining additional 3.2m votes were for Gary Johnson.

I have no idea what to make of any of that.

Some of that is too many people thinking Clinton would win.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:37:14am
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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:37:29am

re: #141 lawhawk

Pundits and Israelis alike are wondering WTF is up with Netenyahu’s spur of the moment presser from his residence this evening (Israeli local time). No one seems to know what he’s going to say/do:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will deliver a “dramatic announcement” set to coincide with the evening news broadcast.

Netanyahu said in statement on Twitter on Monday that he would broadcast a “special announcement to the press.”

The embattled prime minister’s mysterious statement left even veteran political reporters baffled as to its nature. There was speculation it was related to investigations into alleged corruption by Netanyahu.

There’s a poll circulating in Israel where more than half say he should resign if he’s indicted (and my guess is that he knows he’s getting indicted, so he wants to get ahead of this, but this isn’t his MO since he’s fought the allegations of being indicted for months now).

Needless to say, if he’s indicted, it throws the election set for April into chaos (more than usual), likely ends Likud’s run as the party controlling the Knesset, and opens the door to new blood across the Israeli political spectrum. If he resigns, Likud might have time to figure out a successor sooner (that might be part of the gambit here to try and handpick a successor).

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gwangung  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:38:10am
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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:38:16am

re: #187 HappyWarrior

Nah we’re not that clever haha.

The Occam’s Wingnut rule says Hoft is real!

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:39:15am

re: #179 jaunte

I thought President MAGA was going to solve all our problems, prevent crises, etc.

/

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:40:28am

re: #192 jaunte

The Occam’s Wingnut rule says Hoft is real!

And he has press corp credentials at this joke of a white house.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:42:04am

re: #161 lawhawk

4,000 known terrorists stopped.

That’s a bogus claim.

4,000 people were stopped because they were on a terror watch list. The list includes people who are known to be terrorists as well as those who share names with known terrorists.

And none of these were people who entered the country illegally or at the Southern border. They were prevented from flying into the US in the first place because they were on… no-fly lists.

If we were actually detaining 4,000 “known” terrorists on an annual basis, doesn’t that mean the current immigration laws are working?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:42:23am

re: #179 jaunte

“frontlines of the national security…crisis.”

This is gonna be ahelluva another Infrastructure Week.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:43:40am

re: #179 jaunte

Claiming that your own country’s border is in a crisis state two years into your own presidency is a weird kind of self-own.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:43:55am

re: #190 lawhawk

Pundits and Israelis alike are wondering WTF is up with Netenyahu’s spur of the moment presser from his residence this evening (Israeli local time). No one seems to know what he’s going to say/do:

There’s a poll circulating in Israel where more than half say he should resign if he’s indicted (and my guess is that he knows he’s getting indicted, so he wants to get ahead of this, but this isn’t his MO since he’s fought the allegations of being indicted for months now).

Needless to say, if he’s indicted, it throws the election set for April into chaos (more than usual), likely ends Likud’s run as the party controlling the Knesset, and opens the door to new blood across the Israeli political spectrum. If he resigns, Likud might have time to figure out a successor sooner (that might be part of the gambit here to try and handpick a successor).

Netenyahu doesn’t strike me as the sort that would willingly walk away. I’d expect him to try and fire the Minister of Justice or whoever is in charge of approving indictments.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:44:10am

re: #179 jaunte

Thankfully it’s already Friday.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:45:27am

re: #179 jaunte

President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon.

— Sarah Sanders

President Hillary Clinton’s re-election campaign is in serious trouble.

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sagehen  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:45:43am

re: #184 jaunte

I’m beginning to embrace the conspiracy theory that Gateway Pundit is a DNC backed site designed purely to generate “conservatives say” think pieces that paint all conservatives badly.

Just to double-check my memory — Erick Erickson was the one who called Justice Souter “a goat-fucking child molester”, no?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:46:34am

re: #201 sagehen

Just to double-check my memory — Erick Erickson was the one who called Justice Souter “a goat-fucking child molester”, no?

Same guy. He also had a tantrum about Kavanaugh’s accusers.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:46:55am

re: #201 sagehen

Just to double-check my memory — Erick Erickson was the one who called Justice Souter “a goat-fucking child molester”, no?

I’m beginning to embrace the conspiracy theory that Erick son of Erick is a DNC backed pundit designed purely to generate “conservatives say” pieces that pain all conservatives badly.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:47:27am

Huh, in addition to being Prime Minister, Bibi also is the Minister of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Health, and Religious Affairs. That’s a hell of a portfolio, no wonder he’s consolidated power like he has.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:48:45am

re: #198 KGxvi

He’s remained in power precisely because he knows how to manipulate the system to protect him and his cronies. I agree that it’s unlikely he’s resigning without a fight, unless the evidence is so overwhelming that he has no choice or that the latest polling he’s gotten shows he’s so far underwater that he’s looking up at the Marianas Trench.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:49:47am

Mueller has another Manafort Monday on tap:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:52:30am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:52:34am

Whadda coinky-dink!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:52:57am

re: #207 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Fuck that noise.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:53:38am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:57:20am

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

Whadda coinky-dink!

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Gah.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:58:07am

lolz

Pile on if you want to. This is hilarious.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:58:26am

Ah, Floridaman…..an endless source of bemusement.

A Florida Man denied ownership of three syringes removed from his rectum during a 4:30 AM strip search at a county jail, according to a criminal complaint.

Cops arrested Wesley Scott, 40, early Friday on an outstanding warrant charging him with drug possession. While being searched in the field, Scott denied having any illegal items concealed on (or in) his body.

But when Scott, seen at right, arrived at the Pinellas County jail and was subjected to a strip search, he “removed three syringes from his rectum and provided them” to a jailer. Scott then claimed that he “found” the syringes and that “they were not his.”

This explanation did not stop officials from charging Scott with introducing contraband into a correctional facility, a felony. He is being held on a $5000 bond.

The court filing does not reveal whether Scott named the purported owner of the syringes that had been found in his rectum. Or whether that individual had consented to his works being stored in such a facility.

thesmokinggun.com

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Skip Intro  Jan 7, 2019 • 9:58:56am

Let’s keep the focus on a woman who called the president a bad name.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:01:43am

re: #209 Barefoot Grin

Fuck that noise.

Too bad nobody will tell him he can’t do a televised address during the shutdown due to lack of funding.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:02:48am

re: #212 GlutenFreeJesus

lolz

Pile on if you want to. This is hilarious.

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Yeah Trump never lies or deceives or acts like he has Putin’s hand underneath his ass.

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KGxvi  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:03:45am

re: #206 lawhawk

Odds on a motion to be relieved as counsel being filed by midnight EST? Like 8:1?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:04:15am

re: #212 GlutenFreeJesus

lolz

Pile on if you want to. This is hilarious.

Hopefully the ratio really stands out on this one.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:05:02am

re: #212 GlutenFreeJesus

WRONG. He is not a puppet to anyone, never stole from the US, lied or deceived. It is ll in your imagination from reading all the BS you read from MSM. Get a life.

— I’mJustaGirl

At least we read.

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sagehen  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:05:13am

re: #203 Sir John Barron

I’m beginning to embrace the conspiracy theory that Erick son of Erick is a DNC backed pundit designed purely to generate “conservatives say” pieces that pain all conservatives badly.

a comment I just saw on a TPM story, that cracked me up (and made me wonder if TPM’s “Austin Dave” is LGF’s “Dave in Austin”)

I remember being at Disney World, 30 years ago, in a gift shop watching grown men try on mouse ears, and checking the fit in a mirror. In a world where mouse ears are normal attire, yours have to look just right, I guess.

The GOP is like that now. Everyone in the bubble is checking their mouse ears. And the rest of us, outside, are saying, “Those mouse ears look fucking ridiculous, no matter what size you decide on, because they are fucking mouse ears.”

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:08:03am

re: #207 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:10:14am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:11:54am

This has been obvious to me for a long time. I have suggested “Dunning-Krugerite” as a generic name for the Trump base.

Psychology Today:
The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support

In the past, some prominent psychologists have explained President Donald Trump’s unwavering support by alluding to a well-established psychological phenomenon known as the “Dunning-Kruger effect.” The effect is a type of cognitive bias, where people with little expertise or ability assume they have superior expertise or ability. This overestimation occurs as a result of the fact that they don’t have enough knowledge to know they don’t have enough knowledge. This simple but loopy concept has been demonstrated dozens of times in well-controlled psychology studies and in a variety of contexts. However, until now, the effect had not been studied in one of the most obvious and important realms—political knowledge.

A new study published in the journal Political Psychology, carried out by the political scientist Ian Anson at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, not only found that the Dunning-Kruger effect applies to politics, it also appears to be exacerbated when partisan identities are made more salient. In other words, those who score low on political knowledge tend to overestimate their expertise even more when greater emphasis is placed on political affiliation.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:17:22am

Trump:
“It’s going to be made out of hardened concrete, rebar, steel. …You ever see parking plank, where they set plank and it goes 90 feet long? … We’re going to set them in nice heavy foundations.”

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:24:20am

re: #224 jaunte

Trump:
“It’s going to be made out of hardened concrete, rebar, steel. …You ever see parking plank, where they set plank and it goes 90 feet long? … We’re going to set them in nice heavy foundations.”

There you go again, taking president MAGA literally figuratively symbolically instead of ontologically realistically politically ideologically metaphorically.

/

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:25:04am

Check out the way that psycho holds up the kid like a speaking prop.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:25:49am

re: #161 lawhawk

4,000 known terrorists stopped.

That’s a bogus claim.

4,000 people were stopped because they were on a terror watch list. The list includes people who are known to be terrorists as well as those who share names with known terrorists.

And none of these were people who entered the country illegally or at the Southern border. They were prevented from flying into the US in the first place because they were on… no-fly lists.

Ted Kennedy was on one of these lists:
nytimes.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:26:29am

And, this

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:27:31am
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Dr. Matt  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:30:59am

re: #229 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

@realDonaldTrump when u give ur tv speech Tuesday night deliver it as if u were conversing with Iowans not New Yorkers

— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) January 7, 2019

Translation: You can lie all you want because rubes from middle America will believe anything you say.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:33:07am

re: #230 Dr. Matt

Translation: the people most concerned about nonwhites in the US are those furthest from the border and who are least likely to encounter someone who isn’t white - in their entire lifetime.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:34:56am

re: #229 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Specifically those Iowan’s in Steve King’s district.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:35:15am

Cheryl Rofer @ Balloon Juice about Wikileaks’ list of 140 things the press mustn’t say about Assange:

It’s a thoroughly ridiculous document, not just because of the 140 verboten statements but because of the supercilious, aggrieved and self-aggrandizing tone. It reads as if Donald Trump, Les Moonves and Glenn Greenwald farted in the same elevator and the foul vapors swirled together, achieved a rudimentary sentience and gained access to a keypad.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:37:40am
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:39:59am

re: #234 jaunte

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And made of soybean cement held together with cow shit.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:40:48am

re: #235 Eventual Carrion

Maybe the friction-free paint material can be made from soybeans.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:40:48am

Bibi’s big address turns out to be a nothingburger trying to deflect and diminish the claims against him.

He wants chance to berate, belittle, and bury his accusers.

He gets indicted, and that’s exactly what happens. He’ll get to face trial and his lawyers can cross examine the witnesses. Until then, he doesn’t get to do anything except twist in the wind.

Accused doesn’t get to dictate the terms of a prosecution. That’s not how any of this works - not in Israel and not in the US (though Trump has tried this tact too).

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:41:21am

These evil fanatics have now done this twice. They had another baby while they were out on bail for murdering the first one. Fortunately, the State of Michigan seized the second baby in time to save her life. Cause was RH incompatibility.
Mother Refuses Medical Care for Baby After Home Birth & Baby Dies

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:41:30am

re: #224 jaunte

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Trump:
“It’s going to be made out of hardened concrete, rebar, steel. …You ever see parking plank, where they set plank and it goes 90 feet long? … We’re going to set them in nice heavy foundations.”

This is verbatim what he said in the summer 2015 rally I went to with my son. Then he said, “it’ll be so beautiful maybe I’ll put my name on it.” Because, he continued, no one knows building and construction like I do….

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:41:59am

Expect caterwauling when the networks refuse to run Trump’s nonsensical immigration message.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:44:50am

re: #234 jaunte

@realDonaldTrump when u give ur tv speech Tuesday night deliver it as if u were conversing with Iowans not New Yorkers

— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley)

Parody account? I know his tweets generally look like they were written by a stoned teenager but he doesn’t even include his Office in his handle?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:47:18am

re: #233 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Cheryl Rofer @ Balloon Juice about Wikileaks’ list of 140 things the press mustn’t say about Assange:

Wow, this bon mot has almost made my day.

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sagehen  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:47:25am

re: #237 lawhawk

He gets indicted, and that’s exactly what happens. He’ll get to face trial and his lawyers can cross examine the witnesses. Until then, he doesn’t get to do anything except twist in the wind.

Accused doesn’t get to dictate the terms of a prosecution. That’s not how any of this works - not in Israel and not in the US (though Trump has tried this tact too).

Israel has 1/20 the population of the US…. but they’re got just as many Jewish lawyers.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:47:35am

re: #241 Sir John Barron

Parody account? I know his tweets generally look like they were written by a stoned teenager but he doesn’t even include his Office in his handle?

Not all of the congresspeople do. Some also have multiple accounts, one with, and one without. I believe the one with is generally handled by staff.

Does it have a checkmark? I can’t see it from work.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:51:26am

re: #228 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

TRUMP wants primetime slot tomorrow to talk shutdown, @esullivannyt & @maggieNYT scoop

At least TWO major networks still deliberating - skepticism about handing over airwaves for political statement
— Michael M. Grynbaum

“The shutdown is actually good, it’s for a good cause, even though it’s the Dems fault…the furloughed workers all Support my Wall, which will be paid for by Mexico and the NAFTA agreement which is really Great. Anyway the furloughed workers are all Dems so who really cares about them anyway? I’m thinking of shutting the whole country down in a national emergency until we get the Wall built. Don’t listen to the Enemy of the People News Media about Me or the wall, just lies. “

Brit Hume, FNC: Just a fantastic speech by this great President, very fair, informative, which the mainstream media will ignore and criticize.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:51:49am

re: #197 Sir John Barron

Claiming that your own country’s border is in a crisis state two years into your own presidency is a weird kind of self-own.

The real crisis is Trump trying to hold onto his presidency.

That is why he is throwing everything at the wall hoping something will stick so he can claim one thing was done he promised his base.

Nothing else he said he was gonna do for them has worked out to the benefit of that base.

The humanitarian thing to do would be to force him out of office.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:54:09am

re: #204 KGxvi

Huh, in addition to being Prime Minister, Bibi also is the Minister of Defense, Foreign Affairs, Health, and Religious Affairs. That’s a hell of a portfolio, no wonder he’s consolidated power like he has.

The more you post about Netanyahu the more I think you are talking about Trump.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:57:25am

re: #247 ObserverArt

The more you post about Netanyahu the more I think you are talking about Trump.

Or Xi Jinping.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:58:16am
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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 10:59:48am

re: #207 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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That should say Trump wants a prime time slot to lie to the nation.

Because that is what he is going to do.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:02:37am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:05:42am

He’s going to try to perpetrate his fake “national emergency” tomorrow night.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:06:55am

re: #223 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This has been obvious to me for a long time. I have suggested “Dunning-Krugerite” as a generic name for the Trump base.

Psychology Today:
The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support

I’ve always said “too stupid to know how stupid you are.”

I keep my psychology theories simple.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:07:03am

re: #251 Charles Johnson

A joke told by a grad school professor mine about crediting sources went something like:

“Borrowing from one source is plagiarism, borrowing from many sources is called ‘research’. “

It’s kind of like that with DJT’s lies. He does it all the time so it’s expected. But everyone else is supposed to be accurate and non-hyperbolic all the time.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:08:29am

re: #252 Charles Johnson

I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.

— Donald J. Trump

About time someone stepped in to warn us of the danger Hillary Clinton’s presidency is putting us into on the border.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:10:49am

re: #252 Charles Johnson

He’s going to try to perpetrate his fake “national emergency” tomorrow night.

“I am pleased to inform you that tomorrow night I will Address the Nation and engage in some wonderful Self ownage.”

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:12:35am

re: #252 Charles Johnson

Phrase of the year:

Deluge of dishonesty.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:13:32am

[trump] WELCOME TO THE NO COLLUSION HOUR, TONIGHT I WILL EXPLAIN HOW THIS IS ALL THE AMERICAN HATING DEMOCRATS FAULT [/trump]

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:17:51am

Jesus Christ. This poor girl.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:18:45am

re: #257 lawhawk

Phrase of the year:

Deluge of dishonesty.

Runner up: miasma of mendacity.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:20:52am

re: #260 Charles Johnson

Runner up: miasma of mendacity.

Also - great band name - Miasma of Mendacity… they’re into lithium rock.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:21:42am

Just paged a rundown of my predictions for how the GOP winds up in a blind alley over Trump’s wall - they will be faced with either backstabbing the Fox/Trumpkin base, or losing CEOs (donors) and white suburban workers who want to use airports (swing voters).

The support in the Senate is softening.

Know how you can tell? Trump is trying to put the vise on McConnell:

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:22:11am

re: #261 lawhawk

Also - great band name - Miasma of Mendacity… they’re into lithium rock.

How ‘bout your word, Bulkshit by the Barrel?

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:22:45am
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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:23:15am

re: #263 Eventual Carrion

Nice… it’s Costco sized…

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:23:48am

re: #262 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Fake acct.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:23:57am
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:24:26am

re: #265 lawhawk

Nice… it’s Costco sized…

Welcome to Costco, I love you!

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Skip Intro  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:24:50am

re: #262 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

FAKE!

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:25:14am

Thread.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:26:48am

re: #267 Charles Johnson

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:29:13am

re: #15 MsJ

This fucking guy.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:30:43am

re: #270 MsJ

Thread.

Sounds like GG is trolling.

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:30:44am
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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:31:06am

re: #272 Scottish Dragon

Blocked by 20committee, I am missing out on Constitutional greatness!

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:31:21am

re: #273 Sir John Barron

Sounds like GG is trolling.

Does he ever do anything but?

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:31:22am

re: #256 Sir John Barron

“I am pleased to inform you that tomorrow night I will Address the Nation and engage in some wonderful Self ownage.”

Any bets on tonight going down in history as the Trump Reichstag Fire Speech?

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:33:22am

re: #274 MsJ

I know what you mean, but I am going to watch. I think tonight he will essentially try to become a dictator by declaring a state of emergency to override the Congress, and that is something we will be fighting on the streets, the courtrooms and across the country.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:35:21am

Funny how Trump never tried to get his wall during the 2 years he had both houses of Congress?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:36:15am

re: #278 Scottish Dragon

I know what you mean, but I am going to watch. I think tonight he will essentially try to become a dictator by declaring a state or emergency to override the Congress, and that is something we will be fighting on the streets, the courtrooms and across the country.

Yes, I think this is going to be more than just a speech full of lies. He said he was making a decision on the national emergency bullshit soon, and I think he’s going to go for it. He’s got nothing to lose at this point, and it will cause an immense amount of chaos, which is his friend.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:36:53am

Also guessing he will use the classic fascist dolchstoss myth technique to claim that Democrats have stabbed America in the back and he needs extraordinary powers.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:37:19am

re: #270 MsJ

Thread.

“OK, but besides all that…..”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:38:20am

re: #278 Scottish Dragon

I know what you mean, but I am going to watch. I think tonight he will essentially try to become a dictator by declaring a state or emergency to override the Congress, and that is something we will be fighting on the streets, the courtrooms and across the country.

Minor correction—tomorrow night. I’m sure he’ll be unable to stop from telegraphing what he’s going to say, though.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:38:22am

What’s the dollar figure you would need to watch that Trump address? I’d probably need 5 figures.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:39:22am

re: #272 Scottish Dragon

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Incredibly stupid take. But he sure showed AOC.//

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:39:35am

re: #261 lawhawk

Also - great band name - Miasma of Mendacity… they’re into lithium rock.

And they are all on lithium salts.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:39:38am

re: #280 Charles Johnson

Yes, I think this is going to be more than just a speech full of lies. He said he was making a decision on the national emergency bullshit soon, and I think he’s going to go for it. He’s got nothing to lose at this point, and it will cause an immense amount of chaos, which is his friend.

I’m so old I remember when RWNJ were all tyranny! with Obama’s executive orders. Imagine if Obama had tried the National Emergency Legislation route.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:39:54am

re: #284 Mike Lamb

What’s the dollar figure you would need to watch that Trump address? I’d probably need 5 figures.

6 figures and the best weed this side of Boulder.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:41:37am

re: #279 bd(Redacted)

Funny how Trump never tried to get his wall during the 2 years he had both houses of Congress?

He did do it, he built the Wall, it’s great but we need more bigger better Walls.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:41:42am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:42:17am

re: #285 HappyWarrior

Incredibly stupid take. But he sure showed AOC.//

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:46:05am

For everybody sick of all the goddam Nazis on Twitter/Facebook, well, MeWe launched last year and … it’s not really getting traction.

But maybe it should.

If we can help it respond to Nazis & harassment the way the ToS on Facebook/Twitter/MeWe says they are SUPPOSED TO … maybe we won’t fall into the paradigm of “Nazis spew shit - normal person is offended and reports - normal person is punished.”

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:46:26am

re: #277 Scottish Dragon

Any bets on tonight going down in history as the Trump Reichstag Fire Speech?

Reminder…it’s on Tuesday night.

We can all get together and ignore it then.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:46:54am

re: #291 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Can’t even be offended at that considering how stupid that is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:52:28am

re: #252 Charles Johnson

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He’s going to try to perpetrate his fake “national emergency” tomorrow night.

can’t be much of an emergency if we have to wait 30 hours for it

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:53:35am

re: #280 Charles Johnson

Yes, I think this is going to be more than just a speech full of lies. He said he was making a decision on the national emergency bullshit soon, and I think he’s going to go for it. He’s got nothing to lose at this point, and it will cause an immense amount of chaos, which is his friend.

Not gonna lie, Charles. I’m scared. This country has not faced a test like this since the middle of the Civil War. So far, we have been failing most of what has led to this moment.

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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:58:10am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 11:59:44am
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jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:00:33pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

Specialization is the sole of expertise.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:01:28pm

It’s a Mueller Monday….

Judge tells lawyers for one of the Russian companies indicted by Mueller, Concord Management and Consulting, to quit the infantile BS and buckle up, because their filings are inadequate and one of the lawyers even suggested he might withdraw from the case over the whole thing:

A stern-faced Friedrich, the newest of President Donald Trump’s three appointees to the district court in Washington, made clear Monday that she was not amused by what she called the “clever quotes.” She also chastised Dubelier for ad hominem attacks on Mueller’s attorneys and other prosecutors in the case.

“I found your recent filings, in particular your reply brief filed Friday, unprofessional, inappropriate and ineffective,” the judge said. She suggested the submissions were an effort to bully her into granting pending defense motions to give the owners and officers of Concord greater access to materials Mueller’s office has turned over to permit the defense to prepare for trial.

When Friedrich beckoned Dubelier to the courtroom lectern to address some more technical issues about the exchange of information, he declined to say anything of substance, declaring instead that the judge’s rebuke was so severe that he might need to withdraw from the case. He also accused Friedrich of bias.

“I need to go and discuss this with my client,” said Dubelier, a former federal prosecutor now with law firm Reed Smith. “There appears to be some bias on the part of the court.”

Some bias? That’s rich. Demanding a minimum standard for briefs and filings isn’t bias. Calling out the lawyers for an amateur hour move was entirely within the judge’s rights.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:02:11pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

Bare minimum to toe the line.

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bd(it's all true)  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:02:44pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

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Boo!

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:03:51pm

re: #300 lawhawk

They’re not used to judges wanting justice.

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Interesting Times  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:04:55pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:06:28pm

This infrastructure week is going to be best yet….

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Jay C  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:07:10pm

re: #267 Charles Johnson

IOW, merely keep in mind that audiences in Iowa are way less likely than New Yorkers to yell out “Go F*ck Yourself” in response to his gibberings…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:08:19pm

re: #305 Scottish Dragon

This infrastructure week is going to be best yet….

Isn’t a wall “extrastructure”, tho?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:08:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:08:35pm

re: #301 lawhawk

Bare minimum to toe the line.

no need to be arch about it.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:09:31pm

re: #303 Belafon

1) the lawyer involved was a former federal prosecutor.
2) the judge was one of Trump’s picks.

The world is upside down.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:09:38pm

re: #306 Jay C

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IOW, merely keep in mind that audiences in Iowa are way less likely than New Yorkers to yell out “Go F*ck Yourself” in response to his gibberings…

Hew Grassley. More people live and pay taxes in the borough of Brooklyn than in the entire state of Iowa. Kindly go fuck yourself.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:10:52pm

Noted domestic policy analyst and conlaw enthusiast… Axl Rose.

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freetoken  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:11:45pm

re: #306 Jay C

Grassley is now quite old and is, while not nimble, able to manipulate as much as the next politician.

He knows that Trump’s tariffs have hurt farmers and the industries built around farming. This is why 2 of 4 US House seats from Iowa were flipped by the Dems.

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:11:57pm

re: #304 Interesting Times

No point in focusing on foreign policy if we can’t do American policy.

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Jay C  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:12:39pm

And: in the “meaningless-if-oddly-significant-statistics” dept: I see our esteemed bloghost is closing in on the magic 700,000-karma level.
Only 9493 86 to go!

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Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:12:44pm

re: #313 freetoken

Grassley is now quite old and is, while not nimble, able to manipulate as much as the next politician.

He knows that Trump’s tariffs have hurt farmers and the industries built around farming. This is why 2 of 4 US House seats from Iowa were flipped by the Dems.

3

Never mind. One was already Democrat.

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lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:13:25pm

re: #311 I Would Prefer Not To

Not entirely true.

3 million live in Iowa. 2.6 million live in Brooklyn.

If you said NYC, you’d be on the ball (at 8.6 million and would more than double the population of Iowa).

318
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:13:49pm

re: #308 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Even in the ’90s, cars had a bunch of shit on them that drove me crazy. I remember spending five minutes trying to get our ‘93 Escort out of “Park” before I realized I had to literally have my foot on the brake to do so. I was on the level, I was going to back up instantly, why the hell do I need my foot on the frickin’ brake?

319
Eventual Carrion  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:13:54pm

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

no need to be arch about it.

I know, what a heel.

320
Teukka  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:14:24pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

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freetoken  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:14:41pm

re: #316 Belafon

3

One of the seats had already been held by a Democrat.

322
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:15:12pm

I tried to come up with a foot pun but couldn’t think of one. Now I feel like a heel.

323
Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:15:16pm

re: #316 Belafon

3

Never mind. One was already Democrat.

Reload.

324
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:16:28pm

re: #322 makeitstop

I tried to come up with a foot pun but couldn’t think of one. Now I feel like a heel.

With or without spurs of bone?

325
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:16:35pm

re: #312 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Noted domestic policy analyst and conlaw enthusiast… Axl Rose.

Woke Axl is actually pretty cool. I never would have expected that from him.

326
Teukka  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:17:39pm

re: #322 makeitstop

I tried to come up with a foot pun but couldn’t think of one. Now I feel like a heel.

Something with imperial vs. metric?

re: #324 wrenchwench

With or without spurs of bone?

Or fungus?

327
Jay C  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:19:04pm

re: #311 I Would Prefer Not To

Hew Grassley. More people live and pay taxes in the borough of Brooklyn than in the entire state of Iowa. Kindly go fuck yourself.

I can appreciate and endorse the sentiment, but the figures show otherwise (via Wikipedia - 2017 numbers)

Iowa: 3,145,711
Brooklyn: 2,648,771

Now when you throw Queens into the mix….

328
Kilroy was here  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:23:05pm

re: #326 Teukka

Something with imperial vs. metric?

Or fungus?

Proof you have no sole..

329
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:23:53pm

re: #327 Jay C

I can appreciate and endorse the sentiment, but the figures show otherwise (via Wikipedia - 2017 numbers)

Iowa: 3,145,711
Brooklyn: 2,648,771

Now when you throw Queens into the mix….

Well, he meant “Rural Iowa” anyway, so….

330
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:28:19pm

I wish all the networks would just tell Trump to fuck off.

331
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:30:00pm

re: #269 Skip Intro

FAKE!

Dammit!

Got fooled by the nym.

Sorry.

332
Jay C  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:31:59pm

re: #329 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, he meant “Rural Iowa” anyway, so….

Yeah, that would skew the numbers a bit, since:

Iowa’s population is more urban than rural, with 61 percent living in urban areas in 2000, a trend that began in the early 20th century.[64] Urban counties in Iowa grew 8.5% from 2000 to 2008, while rural counties declined by 4.2%.[78]

But then, I’m sure Sen. Grassley, like most Midwestern politicians, is a firm adherent to the traditional doctrine that the aroma of cattle dung (and its intensity) is directly equivalent to the “odor of sanctity”….

333
Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:32:18pm
334
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:34:16pm

Liar.

335
lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:35:07pm

Funny to me:

Oregon has a bovine manure tax credit of $3.50 for each wet ton. (A bulkshit tax credit).

336
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:35:36pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

Never try to go toe-to-toe with a foot fetishist.

“—because that’s the future we’re living in now.”

337
Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:35:57pm

re: #333 Scottish Dragon

The Supreme Court already told Truman that the reason has to be pretty significant.

338
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:36:15pm

A Fake Nude of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was Debunked By Foot Fetishists (Motherboard, about an hour ago)

Wikifeet foiled an attempt to shame the congresswoman with a fake Instagram post.

(more)

Yes, Wikifeet is a thing (don’t ask me how I know).

They really are desperate, aren’t they?

339
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:36:28pm

re: #312 lawhawk

Noted domestic policy analyst and conlaw enthusiast… Axl Rose.

Still can’t believe that the guy who puked on my cat back in the early 90s is now making more sense than anyone on Fox’n’Friends.

Next, the roadies for Anthrax that lived next to me are going to get nominated to the 9th Circuit, and start rendering amazing legal judgments…

340
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:36:31pm

re: #334 jaunte

But, Secretary Nielsen said it’s classified how many potential terrorists have been stopped on the southern border trying to enter the US.

Liar.

Didn’t she make up the number 4,000 just yesterday?

341
MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:37:21pm

From the Russian company fighting the courts and the nimrod who is their lawyer. How on earth does this guy have and keep his law license?

Lawyers — and judges — occasionally quote from movies, TV shows, and books, and use strong language in their writings, but Concord’s filings are unusual in how regularly they’ve criticized Mueller’s office for how it has pursued the case, the use of informal language, and the pop culture references.

In October, Concord’s lawyers began a response to one of the government’s briefs with, “To summarize: WRONG ANSWER,” and paraphrased Tweety Bird’s famous “I did, I did, I taw a puddy tat.” In August, they claimed prosecutors had entered “fairyland” with their arguments. In June, they argued the government’s requests to restrict the defense’s ability to use and share certain evidence was rooted in “a hysterical dithyramb about the future of American elections” and cited earlier cases that didn’t actually relate to the issue at hand.

“In short, fake law, which is much more dangerous than fake news,” Dubelier wrote.

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:37:33pm

re: #300 lawhawk

It’s a Mueller Monday….

[Embedded content]

Judge tells lawyers for one of the Russian companies indicted by Mueller, Concord Management and Consulting, to quit the infantile BS and buckle up, because their filings are inadequate and one of the lawyers even suggested he might withdraw from the case over the whole thing:

Some bias? That’s rich. Demanding a minimum standard for briefs and filings isn’t bias. Calling out the lawyers for an amateur hour move was entirely within the judge’s rights.

Even richer…the lawyer was cut down by a judge he claims is biased that is: the newest of President Donald Trump’s three appointees to the district court in Washington.

Yeah… sure…biased.

Sure are some great lawyers handling all the Trump scum. I guess the word is out no decent lawyer should get involved it is a career killer.

343
Scottish Dragon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:37:44pm

re: #337 Belafon

The Supreme Court already told Truman that the reason has to be pretty significant.

Banking on all those Federalist Society judges they rammed through last year.

344
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:39:57pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:39:59pm

re: #342 ObserverArt

Even richer…the lawyer was cut down by a judge he claims is biased that is: the newest of President Donald Trump’s three appointees to the district court in Washington.

Yeah… sure…biased.

Sure are some great lawyers handling all the Trump scum. I guess the word is out no decent lawyer should get involved it is a career killer.

tRump will create a new Cabinet Department to defend the administration* and appoint Larry Klayman Secretary.

346
MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:41:38pm

re: #334 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Liar.

The first one is some weird conglomeration of numbers over 12 years.

These are some pathetic charts. There is no meaning…just OOOH LOOK this goes up, this goes down.

347
Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:42:22pm

That orange asshole is going to declare a national emergency isn’t he?

348
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:43:24pm

re: #340 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Didn’t she make up the number 4,000 just yesterday?

She did. And Sanders repeated it on Fox yesterday and got her ass handed to her.

I’m still spinning from seeing her get fact-checked on Fox.

349
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:43:46pm

re: #347 Eclectic Cyborg

That orange asshole is going to declare a national emergency isn’t he?

Either that or dissolve Congress or declare the midterm election invalid. Maybe all three.

350
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:44:02pm

re: #346 MsJ

Notice that one category is labeled simply “Inadmissible Aliens.”
No option for Asylum Seekers.

351
Belafon  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:45:29pm

re: #349 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Either that or dissolve Congress or declare the midterm election invalid. Maybe all three.

At least declaring an emergency can be viewed as in his powers. Your suggestions would only get “huh?” out of people.

352
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:45:32pm
353
MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:47:43pm

Zero dollars raised. At least some humanity exists.

354
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:47:44pm

re: #351 Belafon

At least declaring an emergency can be viewed as in his powers. Your suggestions would only get “huh?” out of people.

I believe once he declares an emergency he has the power to close down Congress for the duration.

355
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:47:56pm

re: #342 ObserverArt

Even richer…the lawyer was cut down by a judge he claims is biased that is: the newest of President Donald Trump’s three appointees to the district court in Washington.

Yeah… sure…biased.

Sure are some great lawyers handling all the Trump scum. I guess the word is out no decent lawyer should get involved it is a career killer.

Five Dollar Feminist wrote about that with the appropriate amount of snark.

Our Advice For Russian Troll Farm Company Is To Start Drinking Heavily (Wonkette)

Hey kids, PSA from your friendly neighborhood Wonklawyer. If ever you find yourself representing a Russian troll farm in federal court against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, DON’T DO THIS.

The Special Counsel’s argument is reminiscent of Otter’s famous line, “Flounder, you can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f**ked up … you trusted us. Hey, make the best of it.”

For reals, federal judges will not be impressed with your granular knowledge of seminal 1970s frat house flicks, and are quite likely instead to tear you a new asshole for being “unprofessional, inappropriate, and ineffective.” When the judge tells you to “knock it off,” do not turn around and accuse said judge of “bias” against you. And for the love of all that is holy, DO NOT tell the judge, “That’s your opinion.” Seriously, this will not end well.

(more)

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MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:48:33pm

re: #350 jaunte

Notice that one category is labeled simply “Inadmissible Aliens.”
No option for Asylum Seekers.

Yup. They are completely meaningless charts.

357
MsJ  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:49:25pm

re: #354 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I believe once he declares an emergency he has the power to close down Congress for the duration.

There has been several discussions surrounding that. It doesn’t appear cut and dried.

358
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:49:33pm

re: #350 jaunte

Notice that one category is labeled simply “Inadmissible Aliens.”
No option for Asylum Seekers.

I’ve never seen a definition for that nor breakdown by what made them inadmissible. I have seen it used for minors whose parents had been deported without them.

359
Maynard Ampersand  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:51:22pm

“predicting”

360
lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:51:49pm

re: #353 MsJ

Wait, she’s got money for that big screen tv, but nothing to sit on?

I remember a time when the right wing frothed about poor folks owning tvs and complaining about that when they sought SNAP aid, welfare, etc.

What is she doing except soliciting handouts. She can go pound sand (and letgo.com).

361
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:52:07pm

re: #358 wrenchwench

That (official U.S. Government) chart lumps all apprehensions and inadmissible aliens into one big number.

362
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:53:30pm

re: #359 Maynard Ampersand

“predicting”

NATIONAL EMERGENCY BORDER CRISIS!!!

363
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:53:30pm

re: #357 MsJ

There has been several discussions surrounding that. It doesn’t appear cut and dried.

It’s the kind of legal decision that is rendered by the 82ND Airborne.

364
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:53:41pm

re: #361 jaunte

That (official U.S. Government) chart lumps all apprehensions and inadmissible aliens into one big number.

Morons have taken over. Run.

365
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:54:41pm
366
makeitstop  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:55:45pm

This fucking guy…

367
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:56:20pm

re: #349 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Either that or dissolve Congress or declare the midterm election invalid. Maybe all three.

Remember when President Obama declared a national emergency, dissolved the elected Congress elected in 2010, canceled the 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections, and ruled by emergency decree?

368
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:57:52pm

re: #362 Sir John Barron

NATIONAL EMERGENCY BOARDER CRISIS!!!

Trump heard there was a boarder crisis, so he devised this shutdown strategy so a lot of people would get kicked out for not paying rent, and there would be boarders all over the place. Crisis solved!

369
Swampwitch  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:57:55pm

Once in awhile some of you make it kind of hard to be a 4th District Iowan around here. However, I’m sure you guys don’t mean ALL Iowans and ALL 4th District voters, etc…

Yeah, Iowa sucks right now. We’ve gone from “A State of Mind” to “At least We’re Not Florida…Yet”.

370
I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:59:31pm

re: #317 lawhawk

Not entirely true.

3 million live in Iowa. 2.6 million live in Brooklyn.

If you said NYC, you’d be on the ball (at 8.6 million and would more than double the population of Iowa).

Are you counting the 500,000 illegals living in Brooklyn. I’ve seen men in black, I know.

371
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:59:32pm

re: #333 Scottish Dragon

This should make quite the re-election campaign.

“American is BACK and Great Again!”

Also,

“AAAGHGHHGGHGHHGHGHHGHGHGHTHTHTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRRRRRUGHEHEUEDGHGHHGHGHHE THE BORDER CRISIS !!!!!! AA4RREHRHEJELRJOWFOSDOSJDFDSJSJDJKL!!!!!1”

372
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 12:59:50pm

re: #369 Swampwitch

Once in awhile some of you make it kind of hard to be a 4th District Iowan around here. However, I’m sure you guys don’t mean ALL Iowans and ALL 4th District voters, etc…

Yeah, Iowa sucks right now. We’ve gone from “A State of Mind” to “At least We’re Not Florida…Yet”.

We Alabamans don’t generalize.

Roll Tide.

373
Barefoot Grin  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:00:12pm

re: #369 Swampwitch

Once in awhile some of you make it kind of hard to be a 4th District Iowan around here. However, I’m sure you guys don’t mean ALL Iowans and ALL 4th District voters, etc…

Yeah, Iowa sucks right now. We’ve gone from “A State of Mind” to “At least We’re Not Florida…Yet”.

RAGBRAI is a pretty awesome demonstration of the welcoming character of Iowans.

374
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:01:31pm

re: #366 makeitstop

This fucking guy…

HE VISITED THESE LOOOOOSERS BY HIMSELF SACRIFICING HIS XMAS WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT?!?!??!?

375
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:02:01pm

re: #372 Decatur Deb

We Alabamans don’t generalize.

Roll Tide.

nor do we Kentuckians

reaching for the Everclear…

376
Flying Squirrel Girl  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:02:36pm

re: #369 Swampwitch

I’m from Texas. I feel ya.

377
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:02:48pm

So he’s gonna declare a national emergency over **checks notes** $5.7 billion for part of a wall?

378
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:04:08pm

re: #373 Barefoot Grin

RAGBRAI is a pretty awesome demonstration of the welcoming character of Iowans.

Everybody loves a swarm of hungry tourists who stop to eat and sleep, and promise to leave tomorrow morning.

379
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:04:59pm

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

nor do we Kentuckians

reaching for the Everclear…

Ft. Knox was the only place I’ve ever seen a human drink that stuff. My bunkmate used it to cleanse his palate during a chaw.

380
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:06:01pm

re: #379 Decatur Deb

Ft. Knox was the only place I’ve ever seen a human drink that stuff. My bunkmate used it to cleanse his palate during a chaw.

Were you above or below?

381
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:06:36pm
382
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:07:57pm

re: #308 Charles Johnson

Dear All Technology,
Remember the 90’s when you just WORKED??? I don’t need a ‘smart’ feature on my TV, thermostat, lights, music, refrigerator, security cameras, and f-ing car. You’re a major pain in all of our asses. You’re not worth it.
Signed,
Everyone

383
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:08:05pm

re: #380 wrenchwench

Were you above or below?

Next over in a 40-man bay. The day after I got out, his new 67 Mustang was flattened by an M60 who lost his brakes or his mind.

384
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:09:36pm

...

385
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:09:43pm

re: #379 Decatur Deb

Ft. Knox was the only place I’ve ever seen a human drink that stuff. My bunkmate used it to cleanse his palate during a chaw.

that stuff is deadly

386
wrenchwench  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:10:15pm

re: #383 Decatur Deb

Next over in a 40-man bay. The day after I got out, his new 67 Mustang was flattened by an M60 who lost his brakes or his mind.

Oh, man, 67 was my favorite.

387
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:10:15pm

Sorry, reload:

388
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:11:12pm

I see Ken PopeHat White is going to town on the Wikileaks 8 140 Simple Rules for Speaking of Our Great Leader Julian Assange.

389
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:12:44pm

re: #386 wrenchwench

Oh, man, 67 was my favorite.

About $3,000 then. That was also about the re-enlistment bonus for our specialty.

390
Kilroy was here  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:12:56pm

re: #379 Decatur Deb

Ft. Knox was the only place I’ve ever seen a human drink that stuff. My bunkmate used it to cleanse his palate during a chaw.

Mixed with Mountain Dew it wasn’t bad. Though it would eat right through a McDonald’s cup and spread misery everywhere..

Oh and Ft Knox was a great reason to drink.. Full of DATS and STUMPS..

19D

391
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:12:58pm

re: #387 jaunte

Sorry, reload:

So, everything is Fine then, is that it?

///

392
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:14:03pm

re: #391 Sir John Barron

Thinking about taking my block of wood offline.

393
lawhawk  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:14:59pm

Not the first time Pence has done the same thing Trump does.

394
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:16:29pm

re: #393 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Not the first time Pence has done the same thing Trump does.

the water bottle on the floor

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ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:20:28pm

Nicole Wallace show is reporting only 6 immigrants in terrorists database stopped by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the southern border in the entire first half of 2018.

Far from the 4000 that Sara Suck-A-Bee sanders claimed.

396
Sir John Barron  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:21:33pm

re: #395 ObserverArt

Nicole Wallace show is reporting only 6 immigrants in terrorists database stopped by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the southern border in the entire first half of 2018.

Far from the 4000 that Sara Suck-A-Bee sanders claimed.

So, 6, or 4,000, then.

397
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:21:53pm

re: #369 Swampwitch

Once in awhile some of you make it kind of hard to be a 4th District Iowan around here. However, I’m sure you guys don’t mean ALL Iowans and ALL 4th District voters, etc…

Yeah, Iowa sucks right now. We’ve gone from “A State of Mind” to “At least We’re Not Florida…Yet”.

Well, as long as Steve King stays on your side of the river, we’re cool. /s

Council Bluffs is quite a nice city. They probably vote for Steve King to get him the hell out of Iowa.

398
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:22:38pm

re: #390 Kilroy was here

Mixed with Mountain Dew it wasn’t bad. Though it would eat right through a McDonald’s cup and spread misery everywhere..

Oh and Ft Knox was a great reason to drink.. Full of DATS and STUMPS..

19D

F in Law was an E8 tanker. I was a Yankee draftee SPC4/SPC5 when I was dating his daughter—became a legend among the 73Cs.

399
Patricia Kayden  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:31:34pm
400
jaunte  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:32:19pm
401
Jay C  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:35:24pm

re: #395 ObserverArt

Nicole Wallace show is reporting only 6 immigrants in terrorists database stopped by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the southern border in the entire first half of 2018.

Far from the 4000 that Sara Suck-A-Bee sanders claimed.

So I’m sure the Admin will claim that this *proves* the need for The Wall, since if they only stopped 6 “terrorists”, it means that the other 3,994 got away…..

402
GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:36:31pm

re: #395 ObserverArt

Nicole Wallace show is reporting only 6 immigrants in terrorists database stopped by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the southern border in the entire first half of 2018.

Far from the 4000 that Sara Suck-A-Bee sanders claimed.

And they were stopped. Without a wall!

But you know what’s coming next.

“That means 3,994 snuck in successfully!”

403
Kilroy was here  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:37:10pm

re: #398 Decatur Deb

F in Law was an E8 DAT. I was a Yankee draftee SPC4/SPC5 when I was dating his daughter—became a legend among the 73Cs.

I learned a long time ago I can make fun of tankers.. but never screw with Finance Specialists..

Of course with tanker (DAT = Dumb assed tanker) (Stump = Stupid Tanker under military protection) you’d have to explain the joke.

404
Decatur Deb  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:37:12pm

Was hoping the US might avoid all that “2nd Republic”, “3rd Republic” shit.

405
ObserverArt  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:44:17pm

re: #369 Swampwitch

Once in awhile some of you make it kind of hard to be a 4th District Iowan around here. However, I’m sure you guys don’t mean ALL Iowans and ALL 4th District voters, etc…

Yeah, Iowa sucks right now. We’ve gone from “A State of Mind” to “At least We’re Not Florida…Yet”.

All of us that are not in New York, Florida or California get passed over as “fly-over country.”

Some of us even get called hillbillies.

There are arrogant assholes everywhere. Fuck ‘em!

406
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 7, 2019 • 1:46:09pm

re: #401 Jay C

So I’m sure the Admin will claim that this *proves* the need for The Wall, since if they only stopped 6 “terrorists”, it means that the other 3,994 got away…..

Lots of conservaderp in that thread is making precisely that claim.

Well, if they caught six, how many more got past HEENGHHH???


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Ryuichi Sakamoto - ‘Energy Flow’ (From BTTB) - Official Music VideoOfficial Music Video to "Energy Flow" by Ryuichi Sakamotofrom the BTTB 20th Anniversary release Directed by Neo S. Sora and Albert TholenProduced by Zakkubalanzakkubalan.comgoodbabyfilms.com
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Red Ribbon - Full Performance — KEXPkexp.org presents Red Ribbon performing live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 28, 2018. Songs:Seven MonthsOverdriveYour CarIdiot Orange Host: Sean MarrowAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin WilmoreEditor: Scott Holpainen kexp.orgavastrecording.com
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West Sacramento Goat Grazing Underway at Clarksburg TrailGoat morning all. More: West Sacramento goat grazing underway at Clarksburg trail
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The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread Third, we sometimes care more about social status and social relationships than about holding true beliefs. Consider, for instance, a parent who is friends with many vaccine skeptics. This person may choose not to vaccinate their child, and to ...
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Neil & Liam Finn - Where’s My Room Where's My Room Featuring: FAFSWAG and the Finn Familyfrom Neil & Liam Finn's album LightsleeperTo buy: musicglue.com Directed by Sam KristofskiChoreography: Pati TyrellProduced by Tara RiddellStunts by Jacob TomuriDOP: Darryl Ward2nd Unit: Alan Waddinton and Matthew Chaung ACS ...
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